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School News

Sandwich grads making the grade at Waubonsee, Board of Ed told

The Sandwich School District 430 Board of Education received positive news at its recent meeting.  

The board learned from Waubonsee Community College that 25 percent of the 2016 Sandwich High School graduating class attended WCC and during that time the Sandwich students maintained a 3.0 grade-point average.

That compares favorably with the averaged grade-point average of 2.57 from other in-district high schools, according to Sandwich High School Principal Tom Sodaro.

During the meeting, the board also heard a presentation given by Dummer School Principal Lynette Ford and Haskin School Principal Dawn Greenacre about the school district’s professional development.  

The teachers told of having scheduled monthly school improvement days with student dismissal at 11:10 a.m., and four full days per year for teacher institutes that could have guest speakers. In fact, every other year, one of the full-day institutes is county-wide.  

Some of the subjects covered during the half-day and full-day institutes include the curriculum, student growth, assessment, grade level/department meetings, AdvancED, and vertical/horizontal articulation. 

During the session, the board also took action by approving leaves of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act for Nichole Devereaux, high school science teacher; Ronnie Crane, reading teacher at Prairie View School; Caitlin Riley, second-grade teacher at Woodbury School; and Vince Zito from the transportation department.

The next regular school board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Sandwich Middle School’s Resource Center. 

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