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    Preparing all students for the futurespecialdelivery
    District 200's Transition Program is for students age 18-22 who have completed their time in one of our high schools but still qualify for further services. The program creates opportunities for students to build upon post-secondary goals in the classroom, vocational and community settings. This year, there are 35 students in the program. 
    If appropriate, some Transition students secure competitive employment and receive on-the-job coaching from a program vocational coordinator. However, many of the young adults in the program may run into challenges securing employment in the community. 
    Program coordinators Debi Thomas and Kim Graziano brainstormed how to provide an employment opportunity for students in-house that allows them to gain critical skills like following instructions, focused selection, packing items in a detailed, organized manner and more.
    The Transition Program Team formed Special Delivery Illinois, a family oriented monthly subscription box service. The contents of the packages are personalized and designed to bring families together. Each month families receive a box that includes an activity, project and/or product designed to enhance a family's time together. Students participate in designing the box contents and packing them. Please consider them when planning your holiday gift giving!
    According to Kim Graziano, program coordinator, "Special Delivery IL gives our students who truly want to work an opportunity to do so. They have such focus when they are putting together boxes and have such pride in their finished products."  
    For more information, visit their website, www.specialdeliveryIL.com.  
    Transition students pictured above from left to right: Mathias Morgan, Christy Kosirog, Jessica Wheeleer and Victor Vo.   
    investing Elementary Facility Projects
    District 200 schools have significant and critical facility needs. As part of our Facility Master Plan, all 13 of our elementary schools have highly prioritized projects. Projects at the elementary level include: 
    Interested in learning more about projects at your elementary school? Visit this page on our website for specific projects at each of our 13 elementary schools. You can watch a video or read a PDF of projects for each school. 
    Water Testing Update
    In working with our municipal partners, we have confirmed that all of our incoming water sources are free of any lead. Earlier this fall, District 200 proactively began testing interior water fixtures (sinks, water fountains, etc.) at all 20 of our schools. We have taken 1,200 samples to date and will complete testing over the winter break.

    Initially, we had 38 samples test at an elevated level. Those fixtures were retested and all came back well below federal standards. Should any of our final tests come back with issues, we will share that information with the community.
    Upcoming Board Meetings 
    Weds., Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
    Emerson Elementary
    Regular Meeting 
    Weds., Jan 11 at 7:30 p.m.
    Lincoln Elementary
    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 North Holiday Dazzle Falconwear Sale - Saturday, Dec 10 from 9am --- 2pm. At Wheaton North, enter at Door 26 (by Cafeteria). Loads of NEW Falconwear - T-shirts, sweatshirts, Flannel PJ Pants, Windbreakers, Hats & More!!! Cash, Check, or Charge Accepted.
    Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
    ph 630-682-2469  e erica.loiacono@cusd200.org   erica.loiacono@cusd200.org
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