• www.cusd200.org March 6, 2015
    Building Leaders, On and Off the Court
     
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    For the last five years, Wheaton North Athletic Director Matt Fisher and Wheaton Warrenville South Athletic Director Mike Healy have gathered more than 50 student athletes for an Athletic Leadership Conference during the Spring Teacher Institute Day. The conference brings together sophomore athletes from both schools to listen to guest speakers and work through scenarios of tough situations they might face. Upper classmen from both of the schools guide the underclassmen through the activities. Each varsity sport coach recommends two sophomores to attend the conference. The upper class leaders are students who participated in the workshop as sophomores.

    Both Fisher and Healy agree that being a student athlete means living in the spotlight. Athletes have a unique ability to influence their peers in a positive way. This conference teaches athletes how to maintain a positive self-esteem, resist negative peer pressure and develop responsible decision-making skills.

    This year students enjoyed listening to guest speakers Adam Finney and Bob Swanson, marathon wheelchair racers and members of a nonprofit, Spinal Cord Injury Sucks. Their friend and fellow member Geoff Kent, graduated from Wheaton North High School. During their presentation, Finney and Swanson encouraged students to be positive leaders, especially in difficult situations where they may experience a lot of peer pressure.

    Getting teenagers out of bed early on a day off school usually is not an easy task. However, according to Wheaton North teacher and Girls Cross Country Coach, Brian Zeglin, students specifically request to attend the conference and look forward to it each year. Elissa Schwass, a Dean at Wheaton Warrenville South, believes it’s important for younger athletes to learn from the older athletes. “Being a leader is not easy and it is important for us to continue to developing leadership skills in our athletes from both schools,” says Schwass.
     
    District 200 Spring Parenting Seminars
     
    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.

    Adolescence: Letting Go, Setting Free
    April 16th from 12:00 - 1:00p.m.
    Wheaton Community Center, 1777 Blanchard Rd, Wheaton
    Not only do we have to let go of our children, we have to set ourselves free. Dr. Michael Maniacci, Clinical Psychologist, will outline the skills that will help teens to be successful in the transition to independence and how parents can support this process.

    What Does “Going Out” Really Mean?
    April 23rd from 12:00 - 1:00p.m.
    Wheaton Community Center, 1777 Blanchard Rd, Wheaton
    Therapist Mandy Burbank, Alexian Brothers, will explore the role of relationships in adolescent development, including the role of social media, identifying unhealthy relationships and the importance of parental involvement.

    Do You Know Where Your Children Are Online?
    April 28th at 7:00PM
    Hubble Middle School
    Today’s youth have integrated the use of digital devices into their daily lives and utilize social media apps to communicate with the world around them as well as to express themselves. While exciting for children, it can be challenging for parents and teachers as they work to keep them healthy and safe. Join the Internet Safety Specialist from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office for an informative evening focusing on how we can work together to protect and
    educate our children.

    Registration is free. Call Donna at (630) 821-3558 to indicate your choice of sessions. If you have questions call Donna Kozica at (630) 821-7900 or Gary Luckey at (630) 784-7208.

    New E-School Bag Postings (Week of 3/2)
    WWSHS Mother & Son Brunch
    Family Day of Play
    Warrenville Public Library – Paws for Tales
    Warrenville Public Library – Reading Matters Newsletter, Spring 2015
    Winfield Public Library – ACT Practice Test
    Hornets Youth Sled Hockey vs Admirals Hockey Club Benefit Game
    Warrenville Park District – March 2015 Newsletter
    Wheaton Public Library – Children’s Chatter, Spring 2015
    Wheaton Public Library – Career Workshop – Grades 7-10
    Wheaton Public Library – Common Core and The New SAT
    Wheaton Public Library – Teen Tech Week – DIY Tangle-free Headphones
    Wheaton Public Library – Pastry Class 101
    What Parents Needs to Know….Stress and Anxiety 

    To visit our E-School Bag, click here.
    CUSD 200 In the News…
     
     
     
     
    Upcoming Board Meetings 
    Wed, March 11th at 7:30 p.m
    Wheaton North High School
    Regular Meeting
     
    To view Board Meeting Agendas, highlights from previous Board Meetings and more, click here.
     
    Upcoming Events
    Stress & Anxiety – We’re in this together!
    Wednesday, March 11th from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
    Join Dr. Laura Koehler from Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital for an informative discussion.
    Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL 60540
     
    The 8th Annual WWS Choral Classic Show Choir Invitational
    Friday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14
    Wheaton Warrenville South High School
    Full event details.  
     
    WWS Winter Guard Friends and Family Night
    Sunday, March 15th at 5:00 p.m.
    Wheaton Warrenville South Orange & Black Gym
    Come and see our show, Living for The Stage.
     
    10th Annual Wheaton North Swing Dance
    Saturday, March 21st from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    Wheaton North High School
    Read more... 

    ACT Practice Test at Winfield Public Library
    Saturday, March 21, 1:00-4:30 p.m.
    This free practice test simulates actual test conditions. Be on time and bring #2 pencils, an approved calculator, and a snack if you choose. Results will be returned to students shortly after test day. Presented by Kaplan Test Prep. Grades 9-12. Register online. 
     
    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.
     
    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 rrgrutz@comcast.net.
     
    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 gina.guzdziol@cusd200.org with questions.
    Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
    630-682-2000     erica.loiacono@cusd200.org
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