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Four items from one School Board meeting in one minute!

1. Perry Elementary School students invited Board members and Dr. Bregy into a festive drum circle to showcase their “Beating The Odds” social-emotional learning program. Afterward they proudly led the Pledge of Allegiance. As introduced by Perry Principal Kristin Sainsbury, Assistant Principal Brittany Porsche, and Music Teacher Cindy Blachowski, the students included Yvonne Castro, Andres Montoya, Pedro Garcia, Julian Suarez, Luis Castro, Lukasz Plewa, Andrea Zavala, David Lopez, and Natalia Plewa.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is now open through April 25 for District 300 parents, teachers, and certified staff across all grade levels, as well as middle and high school students.  Research has shown that schools with strong survey scores on most of the 5Essentials were much more likely to improve student learning.  The “five essentials” that the survey looks at are:

The last day to register for D300 Middle School Summer Band Camp is this Friday, April 11.  This is a unique opportunity for band students currently in 5th through 7th grades to receive additional instruction on their band instruments and continue building their skills, while also having fun with other D300 student musicians.

The camp will be held at Westfield Community School in Algonquin from Monday, June 2, through Thursday, June 12 (excluding Friday, June 6). Students are placed based on their grade levels for the 2014-2015 school year, as follows: 

Now through April 17, the public is invited to enjoy the amazing artwork of D300 high school students at the 2014 Fox Valley Conference Art Exhibition.

The exhibition is held at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake.  The public is welcome to stop by MCC during regular hours to enjoy the student artwork, which will be displayed in the hallways of the lower wing of A buildings in the Epping Gallery, art space 144, and the student gallery cases near the Art Department.

All students and staff are encouraged to raise autism awareness by dressing in BLUE SHIRTS each Wednesday throughout the month of April, in honor of Autism Awareness Month. 

Did you know? 

Spring Break is Monday, March 24, through Friday, March 28.  Offices will be open with limited staff from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on these dates. Many Central Office staff will be transitioning to their new location at Hampshire High School (1600 Big Timber Road, Hampshire) over Spring Break, and your patience is appreciated during the transition.  (There will not be any changes to Central Office phone numbers and email addresses.)

Four items from one School Board meeting in one minute!
1. Westfield Community School students proudly led the Pledge of Allegiance.  As introduced by Assistant Principal Dr. Angela Reincke and Teacher Dori Petersen, they included Colin Van, Sadie Boehm, Kyle Petersen, Ryan Patel, Sahasra Kotarkonda, Veronica Perez, Nicholas Hasser, Kyle Mc Nally, Rafael Sobrepena, and Haley Combs.

Superintendent Dr. Michael Bregy shared this solemn statement with the D300 community during a moment of silence in honor of Jon Herath at the March 10 School Board meeting: 

"For the second time this year, I have the heavy burden of sharing the news with you that we have lost another member of the D300 family.  Lakewood School Music Teacher Jon Herath passed away this Saturday due to complications from kidney disease. He had remained hopeful over the past few months while he was on the waiting list for a kidney transplant.  

Pursuant to Illinois’ Lawn Care Products Application Notice Act: 415 ILCS 65/3(f) Structural Pest Control Act: 225 ILCS 235/10.3 , School District 300 would like to create a registry of Parents, Guardians and Employees who would like to receive personalized notice for the application of Pest Control Products. If you are interested in receiving notice please send your name, home address, phone number, and email address to

District Office
Phone: 847-551-8300
Fax: 847-551-8413
Community Unit School District 300

NEW! Office Location:
1600 Big Timber Road
Hampshire, IL 60140

NEW! Mailing Address:
2605 Bunker Hill Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
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