Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled this year on Thursday, October 20 from 3:00 pm until 8:30 pm and on Friday, October 21 from 8:00 am until 11:30 am. In our continuing effort to assist you in scheduling a set Parent-Teacher conference time for your student, District 202 is once again offering on-line conference registrations utilizing our SOCS website software. This software has several advantages including:
1.Parents have the ability to view and schedule up to eight teachers on the screen at one time.
2.Parents have the ability to view and select from any of the teacher’s available time slots.
3.Parents have the ability to schedule conferences with non-classroom teachers (counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses).
4.Parents who have previously registered as a user for Calendar reminders on the District website are already registered for SOCS PTC.
SOCS PTC has been designed to be as easy-to-use as possible and requires little experience using the web. Nevertheless, assistance will be available to you through the Helpdesk. Please refer to the enclosed grade report to assist you in selecting the teachers for your conferences.
Parents may register on-line for a Parent-Teacher conference anytime between 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 4 and 3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 12. You can access instructions for accessing the SOCS PTC by in document or video form by clicking the links below. Should you experience any problems with this system for establishing a conference for your student, please contact the Helpdesk for assistance. The Helpdesk can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 630.493.8030 between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on school days.
Due to the limited time frame for each conference, we ask parents to arrive on time and to honor the 10 minute conference time period. We also realize that some families with students at the Junior High may not be able to see every teacher during these two days. Therefore, parents are reminded that they may contact teachers at any time to establish a mutually convenient conference.
Over the course of the past two years, Lisle 202 and the citizen-led Vision 202 facilitating team invited all community stakeholders such as current parents, future parents, past parents, community members, alumni, community partners, and business owners to engage in conversations about the future of our school district. Through these conversations a clear recommendation to address the need for further study and development of a long-term Facilities Master Plan emerged.
During the summer of 2015, professional evaluations of our current school facilities by Perkins & Will, an architecture and design firm, determined that while each facility has some needs, both elementary schools are in need of costly improvements. Community input was again a key factor in determining community preferences to develop next steps for the Facilities Master Plan.
While Lisle Junior High School and Lisle High School will both receive improvements as recommended by the architects’ evaluation, the facilities plan in the next five years will primarily focus on addressing the needs identified by both the professionals and the community for the elementary schools.
We invite you to take a look back at the process leading up to the elementary facility decisions by the Board of Education by clicking here to access a summary of the process.
We also encourage you to review the in-depth Facilities Master Planning Data Compilation Report to examine the extensive research and community input that was provided to the Board of Education for consideration. This report and other information can be accessed at www.vision202.org.
The Lisle Education Foundation (LEF) is a valuable partner of the Lisle CUSD 202, working with community businesses and individuals to enrich student learning experiences. Formed in 1987, the LEF serves as a link between the community and the schools to provide funds and resources enhance educational opportunities for all District 202 students that would not otherwise be possible. The Foundation provides resources beyond the normal operating budgets for educational programs and activities for students that support the District’s priority of excellence and quality education for all students.
Lisle Educational Foundation members as well as Event Sponsors are committed to supporting our school district. The LEF would like to thank IC, a Navistar Company, for being an Event Sponsor since 2011, Evviva Eatery, Yerbabuena, Williams Chiropractic, Lisle Savings Bank, Lisle FC, Leeco Steel, Allegra Print & Imaging, Midwest Auto Body of Lisle and many other businesses in the area for their donations and sponsorships. The Foundation would also like to send a warm thank you to all the volunteers who helped at Eyes to the Skies and the Golf Outing.
As a result of these generous sponsorships, donations and fundraising efforts, the Lisle Education Foundation awarded numerous grants that directly and positively impact the students in our schools. Here are a few of the ways the Lisle Education Foundation has supported each school:
This program will target students living in homes where a second language is spoken. The goal is to build a box of fiction and non-fiction children’s books in a student’s home language as well as English. The box will be researched to reflect the culture of families’ home language/country as well as traditional favorites from America.
The Monarch and Bluestem Award: 2017 Illinois’ Readers’ Choice Award selections will be used to identify high quality books to engage our young readers. This program will help supplement K-5 classroom libraries with a range of titles. Teachers may use these books as read-aloud stories to help promote close-reading in the classrooms or for individual readers.
Lisle Jr. High School sixth grade students’ will have the opportunity to see the Middle Ages in action as Medieval Knights dressed in medieval tunics explain period weapons and cultures. Students will interact with the knights in relation to the feudal system and ask questions of the knights at the end of the presentation.
Seventh grade students have the opportunity to engage in team building activities at an outdoor education facility in Olympia Fields.
Eighth grade students will travel to the Illinois Holocaust and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois and have the opportunity to see actual artifacts from this time period as well as to hear the story of a survivor’s first-hand experience at the museum.
The goal of this project was to make the space a relevant common place for Lisle High School students. As a result of the changes implemented, the LRC is now an active, learning space where students can find information at any time. The Lisle Education Foundation provided funds for the purchase of furnishing to make the library a friendly and inviting environment where students will want to go to study and collaborate together.
The Lisle Education Foundation continues to work with its partners and the school district to raise funds that directly support student experiences such as these. Events and programs such as the Commemorative Bricks available for purchase to place in front of the high school, the upcoming 24th Annual Golf Outing and of course participating in Eyes to the Skies are what make all of these grants possible. For more information about any of these events and programs or to get involved, find out more on the Lisle Education Foundation page.
Lisle Community Unit School District 202 will have five (5) School Board seats to be filled at the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election. Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2021.
Candidates interested in the Office of School Board may begin to circulate nominating petitions for signatures beginning September 20, 2016. The period for filing nominating papers begins December 12 and ends December 19, 2016.
Election information and blank petitions may be downloaded from the DuPage County Election Commission’s website, http://www.dupageco.org/Election/37317/. All school districts use “Format 2”.