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Update to Incident at Washington Campus
11/14/2019
At around noon today, an altercation occurred in one of our restrooms between two students which escalated to one student allegedly stabbing another student with a sharp object. Directly following the incident, the Washington Campus was placed on soft lockdown, and our school day continued without further incident. This incident is being investigated by the Waukegan Police Department, as well as school and district officials.
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Board of Education Seeking Student Board Member
11/13/2019
The Waukegan Community Unit District 60 Board of Education is looking for current WHS sophomores and juniors to apply for its soon-to-be open Student Board Member position for 2020.
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Recap of November 13 Board Meeting
11/13/2019
Special Recognitions and Presentations - Representatives from Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority made a presentation in memory of Ms. Isabelle Buckner, the former Principal at Carman-Buckner Elementary School. A celebration of her life will be held December 14 at Carman-Buckner Elementary. - The Board of Education recognized District schools that recently eared Commendable and Exemplary designations with the State of Illinois. - Staff from Miguel Juarez Middle School made a special presentation detailing the schools restorative practice measures.
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WHS Presents ’12 Angry People’ Nov. 15-17
11/13/2019
Waukegan High School students will perform 12 Angry People the Trapp Auditorium this weekend, on November 15-17. The play is an adaptation of the popular 1950s dram 12 Angry Men, which tells the story of jurors deliberating the fate of a teenager in a murder case.
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4 WHS Musicians Selected for District Festivals
11/12/2019
Three Waukegan student musicians performed at the Illinois Music Education Association’s (IMEA) District Senior Festival last weekend at Grayslake North High School as part of the IMEA’s District 7 Music Festival. The students performing over the weekend make up three of the four Waukegan High School student musicians selected to participate in either the IMEA Jazz or Senior Festival concerts this month.
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Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 6 & 7
11/05/2019
Waukegan Public Schools’ Parent-Teacher conferences will take place on November 6 and 7. Conferences will be held from approximately 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each evening. Parents with questions about conferences should contact their child’s school.
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District 60 to Host Guest Principal Day November 4
11/01/2019
The principal offices in Waukegan schools will look a bit different, on Monday, November 4, when Waukegan Public Schools hosts its inaugural Guest Principal Day. During this special day, community leaders, business leaders, community partners, and one special K9, have signed up to serve as Guest Principals in a school.
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Report Card: Student Growth, 1st Exemplary School
10/30/2019
New designations from the Illinois State Board of Education mark a historic first for Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60, as one of its schools has earned the highest distinction possible on this year’s State Report Card, while the majority of District 60 schools continue to be rated in one of the two highest tiers.
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Advanced Placement Exam Registration Now Open
10/29/2019
Advanced Placement (AP) courses offer students rigorous, college-level curriculum as well as an opportunity to earn college credit through AP exam performance*. Waukegan High School strongly encourages all students to complete the AP experience by taking their AP exams in May 2020. To further support our AP students, Waukegan Public Schools will continue to fund the $94 exam fee in full for students currently enrolled in the AP course(s) for the exam(s) ordered. The College Board has made some changes to the AP Exam registration process including a new timeline for students to register for AP Exams. This year, students must register for their AP exams by November 11, 2019.
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Service Information for Dr. Terry Ehiorobo
10/28/2019
Visitation services for Dr. Terry Ehiorobo will be held at Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home, 4600 County Line Road in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 8. The following day, on Saturday, November 9, visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, 7333 Green Bay Road, in Kenosha. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Kingdom Hall beginning at 4 p.m.
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District 60 Mourns Loss of Terry Ehiorobo
10/25/2019
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 is mourning the loss of Waukegan High School Co-Principal, Dr. Terry Ehiorobo, who passed away suddenly this week. Dr. Ehiorobo worked as Principal of Waukegan High School’s Washington Campus since August 2017.
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District 60 to Host Trauma Workshop October 30
10/23/2019
Waukegan Public Schools will again host a special workshop exploring how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect academic performance. The event, titled: “When You Know Better, We Do Better,” will be led by Dr. Kevin Brown, District 60’s K-8 Director of Teaching and Learning, will be October 30.
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Recap of October 22 Board Meeting
10/23/2019
Action Items -The Board of Education voted to approve the waiver of facility usage fees for Child Evangelism Fellowship of Illinois Northeast Chapter being held at Glen Flora School, Clearview School and McCall School from September 2019 through March 2020. Total Cost of fee waiver is $4,640. The Child Evangelism Fellowship of Illinois Northeast Chapter is requesting facility usage fees be waived for the Good News Club.
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Staff, Board Member Recognized by ISBE
10/21/2019
The Illinois State Board of Education recognized several Waukegan Public Schools staff members, and a Board of Education Member, during its annual “Those Who Excel” awards banquet last weekend. ISBE honored District # 60 educators in four different categories during the awards program.
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District Internet Connectivity
10/18/2019
In recent weeks District 60 has experienced several instances of intermittent Internet network connection. These outages have affected the Internet connectivity district wide, and have occurred for a variety of reasons outside of our control. We know the inconsistent Internet this month has caused frustrations in classrooms and offices. The lack of reliable Internet has affected testing and instruction, and it’s significantly hindered our staff and students' abilities to complete some day-to-day tasks. For this, we want to apologize, and ensure everyone that we are working diligently on these ongoing issues.
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Upcoming FACE Events - October 2019
10/10/2019
Waukegan’s Family and Community Engagement department will host four informational and/or activity-based events this month on a variety of topics ranging from family field trips to special educational presentations. More information on these upcoming events can be found below.
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United Way Jeans Day October 11
10/09/2019
Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 is again partnering with the United Way of Lake County to raise money for the charity during this year’s Jeans Day on October 11.
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Recap of October 8 Board of Education Meeting
10/09/2019
Special Presentations -Representatives from Bravo Waukegan gave a presentation detailing some of the work the organization has done recently to assist Waukegan music students. Personnel Items -The Board of Education voted to approve the appointments, resignations and retirements of 19 employees, including the appointment of Mr. Issac Kirkwood as Interim Principal at Jack Benny Middle School.
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Promotion Policy and FACE Strategic Plan Presentations Planned
10/04/2019
Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 will be hosting a series of informational presentations this month designed to help parents better understand the district’s new Promotion Policy, as well as the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) department’s new three-year strategic plan.
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Cooke Teacher Receives 2019 iCON ‘Knowledge Builder’ Award
10/02/2019
Cooke Magnet School STEM/ Drama teacher, Ms. Rebecca Voight, was recently recognized by the Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization for her contributions to the school’s STEM program.
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District Earns Four Communications Awards
10/01/2019
Waukegan Public Schools was recently recognized for its communication efforts with awards from the Illinois Chapter of the National Schools Public Relations Association (INSPRA). INSPRA recognized the school district with four honors during its annual Communications Contest last month, which celebrates school district communication efforts across the state.
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Passing of Ms. Isabelle Buckner
10/01/2019
District 60 is saddened to report the passing of Ms. Isabelle Buckner, who passed away Monday in California at the age of 86. Ms. Buckner, Waukegan’s first African-American female principal, served as principal at Carman Elementary School, for many years, until her retirement in 1995. The school was later renamed Carman-Buckner in her honor. Information on local services to honor Ms. Buckner will be announced at a later date.
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Clearview Recognized for PBIS Supports
09/30/2019
Clearview Elementary School was recently recognized as a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Gold Level School by the Midwest PBIS Network. Clearview was one of 400 schools across Illinois recognized in one of four categories based upon its implementation of PBIS and outcome data during the 2018-2019 school year.
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WHS to Host Two Upcoming Financial Aid Events
09/26/2019
Waukegan High School will be the host of two upcoming college financial aid events, aimed at familiarizing parents and students with the financial aid and FAFSA process.
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2019 Pasta & Pops Tickets on Sale
09/25/2019
Tickets are now on sale for the Waukegan Association of Music Partners’ annual Pasta & Pops dinner. The popular event, which features performances by the Waukegan High School orchestra, choir, and band, will take place on Friday, October 11 in the gymnasium of WHS Brookside Campus. This year’s event will again have seatings and performances at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Students perform popular music from Broadway and Hollywood.
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Recap of September 24 Board of Education Meeting
09/25/2019
Special Recognitions and Presentations -Representatives from the Chocolate Chips Association discussed the organization’s relationship with Oakdale Elementary School, and they work they are doing with students. -The District’s Communication Department discussed some of its recent awards from the Illinois Chapter of the National Schools Public Relations Association.
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SHINE Accepting Applications for Pharmacy Program
09/24/2019
Waukegan Public School’s SHINE program, funded by Workforce Development of Lake County, is again offering an innovative program aimed at helping two dozen young adults through its comprehensive Pharmacy Technician Program. The Pharmacy Technician Program is seeking 24 Lake County residents between the ages of 18 and 24 to participate in a six-month curriculum, which will guide participants through pharmacy technician training. The Pharmacy Technician cohort will begin in January 2020.
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2019 WHS Homecoming Week Activities
09/19/2019
Waukegan High School’s homecoming week runs from September 22 to September 28. Below is a full list of home varsity sports contests, spirit week celebrations and homecoming events perfect for showing off your Bulldog pride. This year’s Homecoming Week theme is “Enchanted Forest.”
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Four District 60 Educators Awarded IRTAF Grants
09/18/2019
Four Waukegan Public Schools educators were recently awarded grants from the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation (IRTAF). The IRTAF award grants throughout the state that allow educators to enrich their instruction with materials not otherwise available to them.
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Register for the Run with the Bulldogs 5K
09/16/2019
The annual Run With the Bulldogs 5K will be held on Sunday, September 22. Waukegan High School's Student Council will be hosting this new-look race, to kickoff the school’s annual Homecoming Week festivities.
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