• www.cusd200.org March 13, 2015
    STEM Night at Whittier 
     
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    As part of a continued, district-wide emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the Whittier PTA organized a STEM Night for hundreds of the school’s students and families. The February 23rd event brought in outside organizations related to STEM - the heart of today’s high-tech, high-skill global economy.

    Beginning at the middle school level, students are able to take classes like robotics & engineering and design & modeling. However, the Whittier PTA and school principal Chris Silagi believed it was important to expose students and parents to the opportunities in the real world related to STEM, even at the elementary level.

    At STEM Night, students and parents were able to experience computer design, robotics, 3D printers (pictured), hovercrafts, and athletics. Several students even hosted their own exhibits. Elementary orchestra teacher Jeanne Johannesen hosted a music table, “String Instruments and Sound Creation.” At her exhibit, students were able to experiment with a string bass, cello, viola and violin by plucking strings, watching vibrations and experimenting with strings to see how the length, thickness and tightness affected the sound of the instrument.

    Johannesen said the evening was exciting for the students, parents and staff. “It was great seeing the students and parents alike become engaged in activities and see the possibilities for a future in these fields. Several of my orchestra students said they didn't realize there was such a variety of scientific and mathematical jobs, and that musical instruments have so much to do with physics, sound, and other science fields,” said Johannesen.
     
    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 misseywilhelm@comcast.net. 
     
    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.  
     
    Trek for Tech 5K 
    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.

    Spring finally seems like it is around the corner. Get some friends or family together for the annual 5k Human Race by Giving DuPage to make a team. Sign up to walk or run to support classroom technology via our District's education foundation, NEW 200, which receives 50% of registration fees. If you have friends or family that wants to support your 'trek' and donate to support classroom technology, they can donate here, scroll down to see if your school's PTA has a fundraising team set up as donations will be split 50/50 with the school and NEW 200. Please contact Pamela.Paulsen@new200.org or caitlin.spencer@bairdwarner.com with questions.
     

    New E-School Bag Postings (Week of 3/9)
    Monroe PTA Cook’s Night Out at Augustino’s
    All Night Rage (6th – 8th Graders) Sponsored by 4 Local Churches
    Morton Arboretum – 2015 Summer Science Camp
    COD – Youth Academy Programs Summer 2015
    Whittier Cook’s Night Out at Capri Pizza and Pasta

    To visit our E-School Bag, click here.
    CUSD 200 In the News…
     
     
     
     
     
    Upcoming Board Meetings 
    Wed, April 8 at 7:30 p.m
    School Service Center
    Committee of the Whole 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.
     
    Johnson Elementary Variety Show
    Friday, March 13th at 7p.m.
    Hubble Middle School, Auditorium
    It's Showtime! Come join in the fun and watch the talented students of Johnson Elementary School perform for one night only! Tickets are only $2 per person!  
     
    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
     
    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.
     
    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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