Past, Present Unite to Celebrate Centennial
Nearly two dozen former Board members and administrators, including a past superintendent, reunited at a reception preceding Thursday's Board of Education meeting to officially launch the High School District 214 Centennial Celebration.
The group toured a walk-through historical exhibit showcasing 100 years of educational excellence and was honored publicly at the meeting by President Bill Dussling, who noted several had traveled from other states to attend.
"That speaks volumes about the passion you have for District 214," Dussling said. "We owe all of you a debt of gratitude for the role you played in inspiring students' futures."
The Board adopted a resolution honoring the hard work and dedication of thousands of current and former staff, students and alumni; looking forward to the next 100 years of innovation in public education; and proclaiming February 5 through 7 as the Centennial Celebration weekend. The weekend also included a Friday Arts Showcase and Saturday Centennial Classic basketball event.
"Those that came before us laid the groundwork for this day," Superintendent Dave Schuler said in his Thursdayremarks. "It is the collaboration, creativity and leadership of generations of students, families, staff and entire communities that has made District 214 the nationally recognized District it is today."
Mayors and village presidents from four of District 214's communities also attended.
Click here to view a video highlighting a century of academic excellence
Click here to view photographs from the evening.
Board Recognizes School Counseling Week
The Board marked National School Counseling Week by approving a resolution recognizing the significant role counselors play in inspiring student success.
National School Counseling Week was celebrated February 2-6. Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, it focuses public attention on the unique role of professional school counselors in U.S. school systems.
The Board specifically noted the achievements of Dustin Seemann, a former Prospect High School counselor and District 214's current coordinator for student services, who was recognized January 30 at the White House for being a 2015 School Counselor of the Year semifinalist.
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