Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel

Community Unit School District 200

130 West Park Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60189

P: 630.682.2000 F: 630.682.2227 March 20, 2015
Madison Goes Bald, Again 
For the second year in a row, Madison Elementary hosted an assembly to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives. During the month of March, there are hundreds of events where participants shave their heads in an effort to raise money and awareness for the foundation. 
In total, 55 Madison students and staff members shaved their heads and nine female students cut off  their ponytails for Locks of Love. An even more impressive number is the $23,000 (and growing) that the school community was able to raise this year. 
Several special guests were at today's assembly including Jefferson student Chase Ewoldt and his mom, Eleanor. Chase was diagnosed with an atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor at just 2 years old but has been such an inspiration and fighter that he is one of this year's five St. Baldrick's Ambassadors. Every year, the foundation selects five ambassadors to represent the thousands of kids touched by childhood cancer from many different geographic areas, age groups, disease types and more. These brave kids serve as a reminder that childhood cancer doesn't discriminate and that one in five kids diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. 
Another exciting event feature included a student-driven contest for 5th grade teacher, Mr. Tom Grace. Mr. Grace has been growing a very long beard for the last year or so. Students collected money in several pots for Mr. Grace to either shave his beard, shave his head or shave both his head and beard. As of assembly time, Madison Principal Tim Callahan announced that students raised enough money for Mr. Grace to shave his head - however students were only $19 short of Mr. Grace shaving his head and beard. Just as Mr. Grace took the stage to shave his head, District 200 Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler took the floor to announce he did not have a chance to donate. With Dr. Schuler's $40 donation, Mr. Grace walked out of the gym with no hair at all!
To view more pictures from today's assembly, please visit our Facebook page.
Public Invited to Candidate Forum
On Thursday, March 26th, the community is invited to a candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters and the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. Candidates for District 200 School Board and the Wheaton City Council will be present. The event is hosted at Wheaton North High School with a meet and greet scheduled at 7:00 p.m. and the forum to follow at 7:30 p.m. For questions please contact Missey Wilhelm at 
Three seats on the seven member Board of Education will be filled at the April 7 election. The candidates will serve four-year terms expiring in April 2019. The following candidates will be on the ballot: Chris Crabtree, Jim Gambaiani, Gary Tonn, Jim Vroman, and Judith Zapf.  
Healing Field on Display in Warrenville this May
This May, the Warrenville VFW Post 8081 will be transformed into a field of 500 American Flags arranged in perfect rows and columns. It will be an awe inspiring tribute to honor those men and who sacrifice the time, talents, and even their lives for our freedom and for this great land. Each flag will fly in honor of a hero, family member, friend, of loved one and will be tagged with your personal words of remembrance and/or honor.

The Healing Field® Committee would like to welcome the community to be part of this event. Purchase a flag in honor of all who serve and sacrifice, and at the event’s conclusion, continue the tribute year-round as you take this flag home or share it with your loved one.

All area residents are invited to visit the Healing Field® display and walk amid the flags. Those who have visited a Healing Field® display in surrounding communities know to expect an inspiring and memorable event, and those who are first time visitors will find that the amazing display must be experienced to be fully appreciated. You can get more information here...

New E-School Bag Postings (Week of 3/16)

Sandburg’s Cook’s Day Off at Steamboat Barbeque
Wheaton College Basketball Camp – Boys and Girls Grades 1-9
Kiwanis Fish Release
WWSHS Variety Show 2015
Spirit Day Post Prom Fundraiser for WNHS and WWSHS at Chick-fil-A
Technology Center of DuPage Culinary Camp Summer 2015 (Entering Grades 8 – 10)
Victory Sports Camp, Summer 2015
WWSHS presents Cabaret 2015

To visit our E-School Bag, click here.
CUSD 200 In the News…
Upcoming Board Meetings 
Wed, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.
School Service Center
Committee of the Whole Meeting
Wed, April 8 at 7:30 p.m
Hubble Middle School
Regular Meeting
To view Board Meeting Agendas, highlights from previous Board Meetings and more, click here.
Upcoming Events
Going out to eat? Support our local PTAs. Click HERE for a full listing of Cook’s Night Out events.
Wheaton Warrenville South Variety Show
Friday, March 20 & Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Wheaton Warrenville South High School
10th Annual Wheaton North Swing Dance
Saturday, March 21st from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wheaton North High School
Wheaton North Oratorio Concert
Tuesday, March 24, 7:30PM
St. Michael's ChurchCombined Choirs and Orchestra

Requiem for the Living - By Dan Forrest
For questions contact
Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: Helping to Manage Failure
April 9th from 12:00 - 1:00p.m.
Wheaton Community Center, 1777 Blanchard Rd, Wheaton
Join Adam Russo, CEO of Edgewood Clinical Services, to explore how to help kids manage failure. This workshop will also talk about improving a child’s ability to manage anxiety in order to remain focused, composed and confident in order to achieve future success.
Wheaton Warrenville South Cabaret
Friday, April 10 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 11 at 2:30
Dinner/Show: Saturday, April 11 at 5 pm
Location: Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Ticket Prices: Start at $10 for General Admission seating
Family Day of Play - Come play with us!
Saturday, April 11th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Open House)
Hubble Middle School, *enter through Door 21
Join other families for a fun morning of activities for young children. This FREE event will feature activities for children & resources for their parents. Event flier.
Clare Woods Spring Craft Fair
Saturday, April 11 from 9:00 a.m -2:00 p.m 
Clare Woods Academy 
The fair will feature local crafters and vendors. Specialty items, handcrafted by the students of Clare Wood's Vocational Department, will be featured. Spaces are still available for local crafters. For further information please contact Linda Shillington at 630-289-4221 or
NEW 200 Distinguished Teacher Awards 
Monday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Join us for a fun night to honor our teachers and sample pizzas from local restaurants! Event flier
Tiger PAWS Mother / Son Brunch
Sunday, April 19th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Medinah Country Club
Event flier. For questions or to register, contact Rosanna Grutzmacher at
Wheaton North Falconettes Dance Team Tryouts
Clinics: April 20th and 21st from 4-6pm in Schomas Theatre
Tryout: April 23rd from 3:30-5:30pm in Schomas Theatre. Please contact Coach Churchill at with questions.
Trek for Tech 5K
On April 25th, join the NEW 200 Foundation for some fun at the family-friendly 5k on April 25 to help increase access to technology in the classroom.  
Event flier Please contact or with questions.  
Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
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