Superintendent Blog

On Monday evening KCSD96 families and faculty proudly celebrated our Class of 2017 at graduation ceremonies for our Woodlawn and Twin Groves 8th graders. A common theme in many ...

Before we know it, we’ll be turning the page on March and spring break and moving into the part of the school year that always seems to fly by…. When our students...

As we prepare to register our returning students and plan for the year ahead, I want to tell you about some changes in the next school year that I’m eager to share with ...

Would you prefer to LISTEN to this message? CLICK HERE   Congratulations! I am pleased to share that at their December 13th meeting, the Board of Education approv...

The time I spend in District 96 classrooms with our students and faculty confirms daily that our mission to help every child succeed to his or her maximum potential is, indeed...

Summer flew and we’re back to school. We’ve made a great start! I hope you’ll take a few moments to read my Superintendent Messages throughout the year, with...

It seems summer in our community is never lazy. We’re making the most of longer, warmer days–whether at camp, on a family vacation, or at home. As first June and n...

What’s good about District 96? Does it seem to you, as it does to me, that this school year flew by? It’s no surprise, really. We got off to a running start&nda...

Ms. Meghan Kennedy has accepted the position of Woodlawn Assistant Principal, effective Aug. 1, 2016. At their April 19 Board of Education meeting members unanimously approved...

There is a new face at the Kildeer Countryside Board of Education table. At their regular meeting on Apr. 5, 2016, the Board unanimously appointed Meg Woodman to join them in ...

Among the actions the KCSD96 Board of Education took at their March 1, 2016, meeting is their appointment of new elementary principals for Country Meadows and Kildeer Count...

It’s only February–way too soon, unfortunately, for Chicagoans to be anticipating opening the windows in our homes and other pleasures of the warm months that will...

The passing of KCSD96 Board of Education member Lauren Gordon on Feb. 2, 2016, is a deep loss to the District community. Mrs. Gordon’s heartfelt passion for childre...

Only 15 days left in December!?? As we look forward to spending time with family and friends in the last of 2015, I’m already thinking about what’s coming next&h...

What do visitors see when they look inside our classrooms? I’m proud to say they see exemplary learning environments fostering innovation, leadership, and educational ...

I truly enjoy the work I do as Superintendent of District 96 schools–especially when I see that actions we take as a District now will benefit children significantly not...

What happened to summer? It flew by in a blur of bike rides and ballgames, camp sessions and cookouts. Next week a new school year begins. The mood in District 96 is definitel...

The end of the school year was a blur of activity, with our students and staff wrapping up a stellar year. If we had a District 96 cup to hoist for 2014-2015, I’d defini...

Whether Spring Break was a “staycation” at home or involved suitcases, I hope it was a good one for you and your family. We are fully focused on a strong finish ...

Dear District 96 Families, As you know, the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) Assessment is replacing the ISAT (Illinois Standards ...

Perhaps you are like me–looking forward to warmer days ahead, when we’ll need more sunscreen and less Chapstick? We have 56 days to go before the official arrival ...