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Jefferson Teachers at National Reading Conference

Congratulations to Cara Gutzmer and Phil Wilder on their recent presentation at the National Reading Conference in Orlando, Florida. Educators from across the nation saw first-hand the power of solid curriculum development coupled with a clear philosophy of learning, instruction and professional development through the lens of poetry instruction. Kudos to Mrs. Gutzmer and Mr. Wilder!

Jefferson Middle School Receives Award

Dr. Gary Weilbacher, Illinois State University, presents Jefferson Middle School principal Dr. Susan Zola with the Illinois Horizon School to Watch award. The Schools to Watch designation is the culmination of more than a year of review and preparation to receive this distinction. The presentation was made at Jefferson's Honors Night on Tuesday, April 26. Jefferson will be recognized at the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform in Washington, D.C. in June, where Dr. Zola will be a presenter.

Jefferson named Horizon School to Watch

Jefferson Middle School has been designated as an Illinois Horizon School to Watch. The Schools to Watch designation is the culmination of more than a year of review and preparation to receive this distinction. Jefferson will celebrate this achievement at their Honors Night event scheduled for Tuesday, April 26th at 7:00.  Jefferson will be recognized at the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform in Washington, D.C.

Mikel Leshoure holds press conference at Centennial

Mikel Leshoure, alumnus of Westview Elementary, Jefferson Middle School and Centennial High School, held a press conference at Centennial today to announce his decision to enter the draft of the National Football League.  Leshoure told students in attendance that the most important step to success is “to work hard in the classroom.”  Leshoure, a running back for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini, signed autographs and spoke with reporters after the press conference.  Superintendent Arthur Culver made

Congratulations to new National Board Certified Teachers!

Congratulations to the new National Board Certified Teachers:

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