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For the second year, District 300 and the Algonquin Area Public Library have joined efforts to celebrate Black History Month.

Chris Vallillo from The Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar Speakers Bureau and award-winning folk singer will provide a presentation to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Vallillo will also perform essential songs that inspired and sustained participants in the Civil Rights Movement and discusses the importance of music to this vital chapter of American History.

District 300 is thrilled to introduce Sue Sliwoski as the next teacher in District 300’s Educator Spotlight Series.

The goal of the Educator Spotlight Series is to seek out innovative educators who go above and beyond the call of duty to educate our students, to inspire them, and to empower them with the tools they need to be successful in the classroom and to flourish in the workplace.

For the second year, District 300 and the Algonquin Area Public Library have joined efforts to celebrate Black History Month. 

A message from the Dundee-Highlands Elementary Student Council who are hosting a “Souper Bowl” collection drive this week:

“Did you know that the Super Bowl is the second biggest eating day of the year in America?  While we are all watching the game and eating our snacks, there are a lot of people who don’t have enough food to eat.  You can do something about it! 

Judges are needed for the 58th Annual Robert E. Hart Science Fair at Hampshire High School on Wednesday, February 18th at 6:30pm.

A background in science is not necessary, only a willingness to listen to students. 

The Robert E. Hart Science Fair represents the work of students from District 300 high schools and includes winning projects from the District’s middle schools.

Each year, the Science Fair Coordinators request the help of people interested in talking with children about their project and assist in the judging process.

The revised District 300 calendars (in response to the January 6, 7, and 8 school closures) have been approved by the Board of Education and are now available to be viewed on the District 300 website.

The revised 2014-2015 District 300 Calendar can be viewed here.

On Saturday, January 24, 2015, Hampshire and St. Edward Catholic High Schools will particpate in “Pack the Place” at Hampshire High School in partnership with the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program.

This event will promote cancer awareness throughout the community and raise funds for the Relay For Life in District 300.  These games will be dedicated to helping the American Cancer Society save lives and finish the fight against cancer. 

Here is the game schedule for the day:

1:00 pm:  Freshman Boys

At approximately 8:55am on January 15, 2015, a District 300 school bus was involved in a multiple vehicle accident on Route 72 in Gilberts, Illinois.  Our driver was not at fault and was struck by another vehicle that swerved to avoid a third vehicle.  We are very fortunate that at the time of the accident there were no students onboard and that the driver was not seriously injured.

When accidents occur, it provides an opportunity to review the existing emergency protocols District 300 has in place for these situations.

The Rotary Club of Dundee Township is offering a free leadership conference for high school students who reside in Dundee Township. The conference is called RYLA: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Students selected to participate in RYLA will attend an all-expense-paid three-day camp at Edwards Camp and Conference Center in East Troy, Wisconsin. The camp dates are March 12-15, 2015, or April 16-19, 2015. 

District 300 strives to ensure every single parent and community member has an opportunity to share feedback.

During the last week, many parents and community members have contacted the District to communicate very valid concerns or to share commendations.

As Superintendent of District 300, it is my goal to make certain that District 300 listens to and addresses your concerns.

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