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June 15, 2021 Regular Meeting

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in-person in the LaGrange Highlands LRC. This meeting will not be simulcast.

The agenda for the meeting is available HERE.

PARTICIPATION

District 106 would like to provide our community with two ways to comment at the meeting. 

Option #1: Written Comment Form

Board members will read each submitted statement, however, these comments are not read aloud at the meeting.

This form will stop accepting submissions at 4:00 pm on Tuesday in order to allow sufficient time to process and submit them to the Board of Education.

Option #2: Speak at the meeting

Please arrive at the LaGrange Highlands LRC and enter the requested information on the “Participation Sign-In” form.

During the Communication, Visitor Comments, and Participation Agenda item, you will be called to the podium to make your statement. 

The Public Comment period will be limited to five minutes in order to allow for the rest of the agenda items to be discussed in a timely manner.

2021-2022 School Calendar

The official 2021-2022 school calendar can be downloaded by going to News/Events -> Calendar in the menu and then tapping on "Year". It will be on the 2nd page. Or you can view it directly by clicking here.

4th Graders Build Bridges in Steam Class

 4th graders used their engineering skills to build bridges that could hold a 10 ounce can. Students used a variety of materials such as cardboard, Legos, popsicle sticks, etc. Students tested their bridges using cans to see if it could support weight. Then they collected and analyzed data and made graphs. Here are some pictures of their work.

Download Student Examples

May 18, 2021 Regular Meeting

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in-person in the LaGrange Highlands LRC, as well as simulcast on YouTube at https://youtu.be/KlT02vV3tkY beginning at 7:00.

If you choose to attend the meeting, please keep in mind that in-person seating capacity will be limited.

The agenda for the meeting is available by going to Administration > Board of Education > Agenda

PARTICIPATION

Due to the recommended restrictions for in-person gatherings in Suburban Cook County, District 106 would like to provide our community with two ways to comment at the meeting. 

Option #1: Written Comment Form

Board members will read each submitted statement, however, these comments are not read aloud at the meeting.

This form will stop accepting submissions at 4:00 pm on Tuesday in order to allow sufficient time to process and submit them to the Board of Education.

Option #2: Speak at the meeting

Please arrive at the LaGrange Highlands LRC and enter the requested information on the “Participation Sign-In” form.

During the Communication, Visitor Comments, and Participation Agenda item, you will be called to the podium to make your statement. 

The Public Comment period will be limited to five minutes in order to allow for the rest of the agenda items to be discussed in a timely manner.

Vaccination Clinic at LTHS for Children 12 years & Up

Dear Parents,

With the recent emergency approval of the Pfizer 2-shot COVID-19 for children 12 and up, we have worked with our township partner districts to coordinate a vaccination clinic. 

To that end, a vaccination clinic will be hosted at Lyons Township High School’s South Campus. The vaccine will be administered through Albertsons (parent company of Jewel). The first shots are scheduled May 24 in the LTHS South Campus fieldhouse. The second dose will be administered at LTHS South Campus on June 14. 

This is not a walk-in event, and pre-registration is required. Register HERE to make an appointment. Your June 14 appointment will be the same time of day as your May 24 appointment time, and to register, you must be available both days. Masks and social distancing are required at the vaccination site. The vaccine is free, but you may be asked to share your health insurance card. 

While we recognize that the decision to vaccinate your child(ren) is personal, we want to provide you with options if you choose to vaccinate. 

We are fortunate to offer this opportunity to our families, and we thank the administrative team at Lyons Township High School for coordinating and hosting this event. 

Sincerely,

Steve Griesbach

 

Herbicide Application

A herbicide application planned for March 15-20th, 2021. The weather will determine the exact time and date but this application is planned for the evening hours.  This herbicide application will be made only to the landscaped beds.  If you have any questions about his application, contact:

Kent Hoefling

Director of Buildings and Grounds

708-485-3196-office

7th Grade Science - Sprinklers and Pressure

Last week our young 7th grade scientists created some homemade sprinklers to analyze the effect of pressure using fluids.  Lots of great data and creations were made while demonstrating great teamwork skills!

Sidewalk Project FAQ

To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the sidewalk projects near the school, please click here.  

Special Board Meeting

District 106 Community:

Tonight the D106 Board of Education held a special meeting to recognize the retiring board members and welcome the incoming board members that were elected on April 6. 

District 106 would like to say thank you to Natalie Watkins, Laurie Scheer, Dr. Nathan Phillips and John Corcoran for their time and dedication to our students, staff and community.  

“The last fourteen months brought unprecedented times because of the pandemic. With the guidance of our Board of Education, we were able to navigate some pretty difficult waters. We are thankful for its leadership.  Outgoing Board members John Corcoran, Nathan Phillips, Laurie Sheer, and Natalie Watkins made critical contributions to the Board and to make District 106 a safer and better place for children to learn," said Interim Superintendent Steve Griesbach.

As we say goodbye to four board members, we also say hello to four new board members. Kristi Bruno, Katy Fattaleh, Jodi Golm, and Jenny Mitchell were officially sworn in by Board President, Andy Taylor.  Andy Taylor will continue to serve as President, Jennifer Gusentine as Vice President and Katy Fattaleh as Secretary.   

If you missed tonight's meeting, please click here.  The next board meeting is May 18.

Sincerely,

District 106 Administration Team

2nd Graders Explore Robotics

2nd graders learned about robots and robotics. They used apps to code real robots and used their creativity to create their own robot with a specific purpose.

Download robot pics

April 27, 2021 Special Meeting

A Special Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in-person in the LaGrange Highlands LRC, as well as simulcast on YouTube beginning at 7:00 due to the Covid-19 global pandemic and can be accessed on our website at this link

If you choose to attend the meeting, please keep in mind that in-person seating capacity will be limited.

The agenda for the meeting is available by going to Administration > Board of Education > Agenda

PARTICIPATION

Due to the recommended restrictions for in-person gatherings in Suburban Cook County, District 106 would like to provide our community with two ways to comment at the April 27, 2021 Meeting of the Board of Education.

Option #1: Written Comment Form

Board members will read each submitted statement, however, these comments are not read aloud at the meeting.

This form will stop accepting submissions at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in order to allow sufficient time to process and submit them to the Board of Education.

Option #2: Speak at the meeting

Please arrive at the LaGrange Highlands LRC and enter the requested information on the “Participation Sign In” form.

During the Communication, Visitor Comments, and Participation Agenda item, you will be called to the podium to make your statement. 

The Public Comment period will be limited to five minutes in order to allow for the rest of the agenda items to be discussed in a timely manner.

April Board Meeting Review

District 106 Community:

Tonight the D106 Board of Education held it’s regularly scheduled meeting for the month of April. The district recognized the 20-21 SCOTY(School Citizen of the Year) winners, Sophia Losavio (8th Grade) and Abrielle Welsh (4th Grade).  SCOTY awards are presented annually to students in both elementary and middle schools who display outstanding citizenship both at school and in the community.  

Katie Hannigan was introduced as the new Director of Finance and Operations.  Katie comes from Downers Grove District 58, where she was the Manager of Business Services.  Katie will replace Mike Duback, and will start her duties with D106 on July 1, 2021. 

Ali Beiermeister presented the board with a current learning update, an update to summer school learning and insight as to what the 21-22 school year might look like in the fall. To view the presentation, please click here

Mike Duback presented the tentative amended budget for 2021-22 which was approved by the board.  

Saliva screening will continue through the end of the school year for students. D106 staff will no longer be required to provide a saliva screening if they are vaccinated.          

If you missed tonight's meeting, please click here.  Thanks for your partnership and support.

Sincerely,

District 106 Administration Team