CCSD15 Staff Newsletter

August 16, 2019

Welcome back to school!

Dr. Heinz was thrilled to welcome everyone to our all-staff event on Aug. 12 at Harper College! We hope you enjoyed the presentation from DeEtta Jones, as well as hearing updates from the Board of Education and district leadership.


A video recording of the entire event is now available to view online. Thank you to Mark Radtke for filming the entire three hour session for us! The video is only available to those with CCSD15 email accounts, so be sure you are logged in to that account when clicking the link above.


Have a wonderful start to the school year!

Opening Week Photos!

Using Google Chrome with New Laptops

Now that you’ve received your new staff laptop, we want to make sure you’re using Google Chrome! Here are directions on changing your default browser to Chrome and how to log in! By logging in to Chrome, your bookmarks, extensions and settings are available!

Barnes & Noble Institutional Discount

Exciting update from Barnes & Noble! We receive an Institutional Discount on ordering books. We understand that better pricing for you and your team means more funds available to you for more and better resources for your students! Please kindly share with the appropriate members of your team.


First, here is a link to sign up for the free Educator Discount Card to share with any colleagues who might be interested: https://educator.barnesandnoble.com/signup/form


Below are the new discount guidelines applicable to most book orders :


  • Orders up to $1,000 - 20% - 25% off list price
  • $1,000 - $4,999 - 30% off list price
  • $5,000 and up - 35% off list price
  • Orders over $10,000 will be reviewed by our Business Development leadership team so that we can offer our best discount available
  • And a quick reminder that there is no shipping charge


Some titles may be non-discountable but we can review those if that is the case. This new structure does not include Classroom Library Sets, STEM resources, Educational Toys & Games etc. which have a separate discount structure.

New: Classroom Libraries (it will ask for an email sign in but you have option to skip).


There is also search availability to look for title related to the areas of learning we discussed (SEL e.g.): https://online.flippingbook.com/view/207093/

Please visit the website of our publishing company, Sterling Publishing. There are a variety of titles including Barnes & Noble Classics which we are able to offer at an amazing value should you need any classic titles.