|Partners are key to student success
For more than 40 years, the Technology Center of DuPage (TCD)
has offered DuPage County area high school juniors and seniors 20 career and technical education programs
as part of their high school curriculum. Together with our high schools, TCD helps students prepare for their next step in life, whether that is college, career or both. In addition to high school credit, TCD students may concurrently earn college credit.
Each semester, approximately 150 students from Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South High Schools take courses at TCD. Students enrolled at TCD spend part of their day at their home school and part of their day at TCD taking specialized classes in their respective programs.
This week, students in TCD's Fire Science & EMT program conducted a hazmat scenario simulation. During the simulation, students acted as firefighters, hazmat officers, paramedics and incident commanders. Two instructors slowly walked students through all parts of the simulation posing questions, encouraging students to look up various terms in their manuals and eventually debriefing all aspects of the exercise.
Wheaton North principal Matt Biscan holds TCD in high regard. "By the time a student finishes their program at TCD they are able to answer a simple, but very critical question, 'what can you do?'. Not only can our students answer that question, but they have a skill set to prove it," says Biscan. "Education is about creating options. TCD gives students real options for after high school."
District 200 students currently enrolled in TCD's Fire Science & EMT Program are Kaitlyn Anusewicz (WN), Christopher Musulin (WWS), Jonah Sangorska (WN), David Sutton (WWS), Kevin Wilson (WWS), Quinn Dzija (WWS), Conall Murray (WN) and Ricky Rose (WWS).
Pictured above: Students in TCD's Fire Science & EMT Program discuss their participation in a hazmat simulation. District 200 students pictured include Conall Murray of Wheaton North (far left firefighter) and Quinn Dzija of Wheaton Warrenville South (third firefighter from left).
Call for Nominations - NEW 200 Distinguished Teacher Awards
Do you have a favorite District 200 teacher who has inspired you and made a difference in your life or your child’s life? Please fill out a nomination form
and let the foundation know who they are! Nominations are due February 15, 2016.
NEW 200 will present six teachers with our Distinguished Teacher Award. Awards are presented to one teacher at each school level (preschool/elementary, middle, and high school), for each the North & South portions of the District. Awards will be presented at our Distinguished Teacher Awards event on April 26, 2016. Learn more about the nomination process here
Jefferson Now Accepting Applications for 2016-17
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Monroe Eagle Extravaganza - Friday, January 22 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Monroe Middle School. All families are welcome. See the flier for more details.
Parenting Seminar: Age of Opportunity: New Science of Adolescence with Dr. Laurence Steinberg - January 26 at 7:00 p.m. at COD. All District 200 parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. See the flier for more details.
Give Kids a Smile Day
- Feb. 5 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at CDH Foundation Clinic (416 E. Roosevelt Rd.). Children age 18 and under are eligible for free dental services. Learn more here
ACT Prep Class Benefiting NEW 200
- Between now and February 15, take the ACT or SAT practice test with C2 Education and the $20 fee will go back to the foundation. Learn more about registration here
What is Erin's Law? Parent Night - Feb. 24 at 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. at Wheaton Community Center. Please RSVP to Donna at 630.393.3558. Starting this school year, District 200 will provide child protection lessons to students in early childhood through grade 3. To learn more about District 200’s implementation of Erin’s Law and how to keep your child safe, please join us on February 24. Event flier
Special Education Resource Fair - Thursday, March 10 from 6:00 - 8:15 p.m. at Hubble Middle School. Hear an informational speaker on topics pertaining to government benefits, special need trusts and guardianship. Following, gain information about local community agencies, services, and resources. Families are welcome to attend with their loved ones. See the flier for full details.