“This is truly an amazing achievement for both our students and teachers. Through student feedback and our partnership with the College Board, we continue to review our AP® course offerings and expand our selection to accommodate more students and their interests in different subject areas,” said Dr. Johnnie Thomas, superintendent.
District 155 offers 29 AP® courses in eight subject areas including English, fine arts, industry and careers, math, music, science, social studies, and world languages. During the 2015-16 school year 31.5 percent of students completed at least one AP course. Students took 3,507 AP exams and 78 percent received a 3, 4, or 5.
The Illinois Department of Public Health requires that students entering 12th grade must be immunized for meningococcal disease. This vaccination will prevent your student from a severe form of bacterial meningitis as well as other illnesses caused by this bacterium.
All 12th graders will need to show proof of receiving two doses unless the first dose was administered after 16 years of age. In this case, only one dose after 16 years of age is required.
Documentation must be provided to the school nurse before Distribution Day in August 2017. You can submit documentation to the nurse anytime between now and Distribution Day. If you have questions about the meningococcal vaccination, please contact your school nurse.
Cary-Grove: Martha Manno - Phone: (847) 639-3825 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Lake Central: Linda Haman: (815) 459-2505 or Email email@example.com
Crystal Lake South: Colleen Wing: (815) 455-3860 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prairie Ridge: Patti Secrest: (815) 479-0404 or Email email@example.com
“I went to Cary-Grove and have been very blessed to have my career at Cary-Grove also. It is a very special place with a great administration and wonderful teachers and staff. It is hard to put into words what this means. I don't do my job for the outward rewards, I get my reward by helping others. ,” said Saffert.
Safferts path to becoming vice principal at her alma mater is unique.
“I received a bachelor's degree in finance. I worked for General Electric for seven years, but did not feel like I was doing anything for others. I had always wanted to teach, so I went back and got my teaching degree. I taught math for 10 years, then became a dean for eight years before becoming vice principal,” said Saffert.
Principal Jay Sargeant nominated Rebecca for the award because of her dedication.
“I think she is an outstanding leader in the district, but in particular our building. She will do anything to help our staff and our kids. Rebecca routinely goes above and beyond, and she deserves some recognition for that. Our team is extremely grateful to have her as a colleague and a peer every single day at Cary-Grove,” said Jay Sargeant, principal.
Rebecca serves on several committees including Parent University, GEMS, 1:1 Vision Committee, Assessment Evaluation Committee, Parent Advisory Committee, District Instructional Team, District Operations Team, Graduation Credit Committee, and the D155 Safe Driving Program.
“I am very proud of our student services team. I have been impressed with their desire to help our students realize their potential. Our student services team has spent countless hours improving programs and implementing new ones to strengthen the variety of services and resources we provide,” said Scott Shepard, principal.
The process to be recognized included creating a mission, vision, and goals. The student services department focused on interventions, analyzing curriculum results, developing a curriculum that spans all four years of high school addressing the academic, social emotional and post-secondary domains.
“We started exploring the process four years ago. We also created a parent advisory committee that has met for the last three years. Our goal aims to increase student performance in academics,” said Josh Nobilio, student services director.
RAMP applications are reviewed by teams of school counseling professionals. Crystal Lake South High School will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Denver, Colorado on July 10.
“This prestigious recognition acknowledges our staff’s commitment to our students. I truly appreciate the time our staff has dedicated to ensure our students are supported and that all of our students succeed,” said Dr. Johnnie Thomas, superintendent.
Since the program’s inception, over 650 schools have been designated as RAMP recipients. Prairie Ridge High School was recognized as a RAMP school during the 2015-16 school year.
“We are excited to have an international speaker, such as Mr. Mandela, address our students and staff. We want our students to be aware of both the local and global community. The visit also gives us an opportunity to showcase to the world our amazing community,” said Dr. Johnnie Thomas, superintendent.
Ndaba will spend the morning at Crystal Lake South High School meeting with International Studies teachers, a small group of student leaders, and present to a large group of World Studies students in the auditorium. He will then travel to Crystal Lake Central High School for an afternoon session with teachers, student leaders, and World Studies students.
During his presentations, Ndaba will share his lessons learned from his grandfather and how one person can make a difference. He will also talk about the challenges South Africa faces today and how life compares in South Africa to life in America.
Dates & Times:
Feb 24 - 7 p.m.
Feb 25 - 7 p.m.
March 2 - 7 p.m.
March 3 - 7 p.m.
March 4 - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
March 10 - 7:30 p.m.
March 11 - 7:30 p.m.
March 12 - 2:00 p.m.
March 16 - 7:00 p.m.
March 17 - 7:30 p.m.
March 18 - 7:30 p.m.
March 17 - 7:00 p.m.
March 18 - 7:00 p.m.
March 19 - 2:00 p.m.
Two men in love with the same woman. Two cities swept up in revolution. One last chance for a man to redeem his wasted life and change the world. Appropriate for all ages and audiences, this musical based on Charles Dickens' masterpiece is a classic story of love, revolution, and redemption and is a show the Associated Press called, "the return to the era of big blockbusters such as Les Miserables, Phantom, and Miss Saigon."
Dates & Times:
March 3 - 7:00 p.m. March 4 - 6:00 p.m. March 9 - 7:00 p.m. March 10 – 7:00 p.m. March 11 – 1:00 p.m. March 11 – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are only available online and at the door. Tickets will be available to purchase online on January 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets, here.
If you have an issue with ordering tickets online please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I thought it was a cool way to get involved. I've learned how the components go together and the mechanics to get the robot to function. There is also a lot of problem solving,” said Joe Wajrowski, a senior, who is interested in pursuing a career in the engineering field.
The team already competed at three First Tech Challenge (FTC) contests this year. Each team competes with one robot and they are paired with other teams to complete challenges. This year, robots are suppose to push a button to get it to light up, push balls up a corner vector, and lift a ball onto plastic prongs. Teams earn points for each part.
Haarisudhan Sureshkumar, a junior, programs the robot. He often times is working until 2 a.m. the day before the competition to troubleshoot any programming issues.
“I'm really interested in programming in Java. I knew the platform was Java. I've learned about programming and different methods. I’ve learned a lot about gear ratios too,” said Sureshkumar.
The cost to initiate the club cost about $3,000. The team received a $1,500 state grant and they have sought independent sponsors. The CLS Boosters, Arctic Heating & Cooling, and Coilcraft have contributed funds which has allowed the club to purchase parts for the team’s robot. Students have been innovative and work with teachers in other departments to create parts with 3D printers and in the woods shop. Limited funds has been a disadvantage for the team, but they have preserved.
“Our theme at South this year is resilience; they have put in a lot of time. We were so excited when the robot moved at the first competition, and we grew so much at the second competition. The hard work has been rewarding,” said Katie Koch, CLS Robotics Club sponsor.
The final FTC, which is also the largest, is Saturday, February 11 at McHenry County College.
Sureshkumar is also the team captain. He emphasizes that it take the entire team to be successful.
“Building the frame is a team effort, and we all work together.”