Spanish Dual Language kindergarten enrollment now open district-wide
An update from 
Community Consolidated
School District 15

March 19, 2018

Spanish Dual Language

District 15's Spanish Dual Language Program for the 2018-19 school year is now available to a limited number of incoming kindergarten students district-wide. Previously restricted to host school students (Jane Addams and Winston Campus Elementary), District 15 will now accept letters of commitment from incoming kindergarten students from other areas of the school district.

District 15's Spanish Dual Language program is a two-way language immersion where students are taught literacy and curriculum in both Spanish and English beginning in kindergarten. The program will be available to 2018-19 kindergarten students and will be housed at Jane Addams and Winston Campus Elementary Schools. The goal of the Dual Language program is to develop bilingualism, biliteracy, academic achievement, and cross-cultural competencies for students. Learn more about the program by clicking here.

To be considered for the 2018-19 cohort of Spanish Dual Language, you must have an incoming kindergarten student and complete district registration forms. You must also submit your letter of commitment to the Spanish Dual Language Program no later than April 3, 2018.
Students whose home school is Jane Addams or Winston Campus Elementary School (Spanish Dual Language host sites) will be given preference into the program. If there is more interest than available space, students will be entered into a district-wide lottery.
District-provided transportation to the dual language school sites is not guaranteed. Students selected to be part of the program will be notified if school bus transportation can be provided. If transportation cannot be provided by the district, families can elect to provide parent/caregiver transportation to and from school or choose not to enroll in Spanish Dual Language. Families will be notified of their placement into the program by April 27, 2018.
District 15 has right of school assignment regarding Spanish Dual Language. Families cannot indicate a preference of Winston Campus or Jane Addams when submitting their letters of commitment into the program.

PTA Reflections_ Elizabeth D.

Congratulations to the 32 D15 students who qualified for the state competition of the PTA Reflections contest. Winston Campus Junior High School student Sky Ramirez was named the state winner in the photography category for her piece titled, "Sky's the Limit." Sky also earned an honorable mention rating in the film category.

In addition, two Pleasant Hill students received honorable mention ratings at the state level: Sophie Wang (music) and Matthew Kim (visual). Read about all of the state qualifiers by reading this article.

Reflections is the National PTA arts program that asks children to get creative. Students are invited to create works of art in any of six different arts categories, reflecting upon a different theme each year. The six arts categories are dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

Strategic Planning

The District 15 Board of Education and members of the administration participated in a strategic planning retreat March 16 and 17, beginning the process of developing a road map for the district to follow over the next several years.

At the event, the district created a draft plan to take the district from community values to student success through a number of board priorities, administrative goals and school and district improvement plans. The draft plan will be shared with the community in the coming weeks, and opportunity for input and engagement will take place this spring. 

Spring Break

Don't forget to mark your calendars for District 15's Spring Break, beginning Monday, March 26. Students and staff return to school on Tuesday, April 3. 

We hope you enjoy a restful break from school! 

Dueling Pianos

Please save the date for an upcoming fundraiser benefitting the one-five Foundation. The popular dueling pianos event is back on Saturday, April 28 at Durty Nellies in Palatine. 

Tickets will go on sale soon. The Foundation supports and enhances learning opportunities for students district-wide, including funding for League Robotics Clubs, teacher classroom grants and more. Learn more about the one-five Foundation by visiting its website.
Morgan Delack
Chief Communication Officer
(847) 963-3204
Community Consolidated School District 15, 580 N. 1st Bank Drive, Palatine, IL 60067
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