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Liberty celebrates $3.8K toward cancer research: District-wide total reaches $14K
  • District 99 News

This past fall, four elementary schools in District 99 — Columbus West, Goodwin, Liberty and Roosevelt — pledged to donate as much money as they could toward the 2019-2020 fundraiser drive for Pennies for Patients, an organization which raises money to support the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

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New York Times Best-Selling Author Reyna Grande to Keynote Cicero School District's Parent University Event
  • District 99 News

For the past 11 years, Cicero residents have flocked to Cicero District 99 to attend its program — a signature event developed to connect local parents with guest speakers and provide educational resources to bridge the gap between socioeconomic barriers and academic success, presented in both English and Spanish. Kicking off the spring 2020 program on Saturday, March 21, District 99 is welcoming award-winning author Reyna Grande as the event's keynote speaker.

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A 'wheel' sweet deal: Drexel first-graders taught lesson of kindness with surprise scooter donation
  • District 99 News

365体育投注This past Friday, the entire first-grade class at Drexel Elementary School was in for the ultimate gift-giving surprise of the year as standout high-school student athletes from across Chicagoland flooded the school's gymnasium to gift the students with brand-new scooters.

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Classroom knowledge and creative skills on display at annual Academic Showcase
  • District 99 News

Students from all schools in District 99 came to Unity Junior High School on Wednesday, Feb. 19 for the District's annual Academic Showcase — an opportunity for children from grades K-8 to put the lessons learned in the classroom into practice with trivia games, STEAM-based building races, project posters and artistic displays.

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Growing and growing: High improvements in MAP scores recognized at Cicero East
  • District 99 News

Last month, students at Cicero East Elementary School were celebrated by staff and administrators for outstanding MAP Test growth. Trophies were given for top scores and top growth in reading and math, both individually and by class, and all students who exceeded expected growth received certificates of achievement.

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D99's Very Own: Elvia Arellano and Lezley Harmon
  • District 99 News

This month, Cicero District 99 recognized Elvia Arellano, fifth-grade teacher at Warren Park Elementary School, and Lezley Harmon, special-education teacher at Columbus East Elementary School, for exemplary service and outstanding leadership in District 99.

Arellano, a 2006 graduate of Unity Junior High School, has proudly worked in the District since graduating college, and Harmon has worked for District 99 for five years.

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Lincoln student sole IL resident presented with top reading award from Achieve3000
  • District 99 News
While school work is probably the furthest thing from the minds of most kids during their winter breaks, one District 99 sixth grader proved that continuing to practice reading skills during down time pays off in more ways than one.

365体育投注In January, Elaine Dominguez, a student at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, was recognized by Achieve3000 as an outstanding user of its literacy software during its Make the Break contest — a national initiative launched by the digital instruction platform to encourage students to continue using its reading tools over their holiday breaks to maintain growth achieved during the first half of the school year.

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