Five schools from Winnekta Public Schools District 36 were given the honor for sustaining high academic performance for three consecutive years.
Winnetka Public Schools
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Dr. Thomas Hagerman will lead Winnetka Public Schools through June 2017.
Superintendent Dr. Thomas Hagerman's contract with Winnetka Public Schools has been extended through June 2017, the district announced Tuesday. Hagerman started his job July 1, 2011 with a three-year contract. District 36 voted unanimously to extended the contract for another three years following a formal review of his performance, according to a press release. Earlier: School Board Names New District 36 Superintendent “We are impressed with and grateful for the leadership Dr. Hagerman has demonstrated in the District since last July," said Board President Dana Crumley in the press release. "He has worked thoughtfully with teachers and administrators to tackle a long list of annual goals and has also embarked on a thorough strategic …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Winnetka Public Schools District invites parents to attend a lecture on Monday night.
If you're looking for a good way to avoid the rainy weather, consider attending District 36's "The Freedom to Learn: Creating a Culture of 'Do' in a World of 'Know'" Monday night. Sam Chaltain, author of several books about education in America, will be speaking in the Skokie School Auditorium, 520 Glendale Ave. Chaltain, who also contributes to the Huffington Post and CNN, will present at 7 p.m. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. The talk will engage parents on the subject of 21st century learning and the ways to adapt earlier methods with newer technology. It is open to the public. Related: Winnetka Grade Schoolers Live in Wired World At the District 36's most recent board meeting, Matt Fuller presented “Tap the Screen: Technology …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The deadline for the Winnetka Public Schools' survey was extended until Sunday, May 6.
About 20 percent of parents filled out District 36's Strategic Planning Survey as of May 3, according to Marcia Sutter of the district. The district extended the deadline for completing the survey until Sunday. Related: Winnetka Grade Schoolers Live in Wired World Information, including the access code and directions, were sent to residents' homes.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
As part of its Strategic Planning Process, Winnetka Public Schools District 36 releases data from focus groups earlier this year. The district is also asking that residents participate in its current survey.
It's been a busy time over at District 36 HQ. On Tuesday evening, the Winnetka Public Schools District 36 Board will meet for a special meeting at 5 p.m., a board organizational meeting at 7:15 p.m. and the regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. The board packet for the April 24th meeting includes some results from 25 focus group meetings. The priorities for the staff and the parent/community are featured in the Patch Media Uploader, as well as the board packet itself. In addition, the district asks residents to participate in the next phase of their Strategic Planning Process. A survey was mailed with a unique code for residents to use. Read more in the district's announcement on Patch.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Parents, family and community members voiced their concerns about the handling of David Wartik's case.
More than eight hours after its scheduled start, the District 36 Board voted unanimously to dismiss fourth-grade teacher David Wartik from employment and to suspend him without pay. The verdict was met with boos from some in the crowd, which included several dozen who spent their days at The Skokie School in support of Wartik while the board met in executive session. Earlier: Diverse Crowd Rallies in Support of Teacher in Question The tenured teacher at Hubbard Woods School had been put on leave due to concerns about an Evanston police investigation into a possible incident that happened in the late 1990s at a private North Shore school. "Today we are faced with very bad choices," said Winnetka Public Schools Board President Dana Crumley, …
District 36 administrators moved their meeting to a larger venue to accommodate about 80 people at the special board meeting Wednesday morning.
The public outcry was loud, harsh and long over The Winnetka Public Schools District's treatment of fourth-grade teacher David Wartik on Wednesday morning. "I don't like the way the district has proceeded in this matter," said Melissa Mizel, a parent to two children who had Wartik as their teacher, and who was third in line at the podium. "It's been precipitous and unfair to David." About 80 people assembled at the open session meeting of the District 36 board members to voice their support for Wartik, who has been put on leave due to concerns about an Evanston police investigation into a possible incident that happened in the late 1990s at a private North Shore school. During one hour of public comment, a variety of community members …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The board met on Monday morning to discuss the behavior of David Wartik, a fourth-grade teacher at Hubbard Woods School.
Winnetka school officials have put a fourth-grade teacher on leave due to concerns about an Evanston police investigation into a possible incident that happened in the late 1990s at a private North Shore school. During a special meeting on Monday morning, the school board for District 36 agreed to issue a notice to remedy, which is a mandate for performance improvement, to the teacher at Hubbard Woods School. David Wartik, who has worked within The Winnetka Public Schools district for more than a decade, teaches fourth grade. The teacher's behavior was called into question after the Evanston Police Department informed the district about an investigation that involved Wartik, who was placed on leave Feb. 29. "Specifically, this [notice to …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Process and development of strategic planning is among top issues during session on Winnetka schools.
District 36 kicked off its Strategic Planning Process, a planning project intended to last several months, to usher in a new phase of learning that will be implemented and monitored for the next several years.* Board members convened for a special meeting Tuesday at the Carleton Washburne Resource Center where they focused on what has been identified as one the district’s biggest priorities – “a vision of the future of the district,” said superintendent Thomas Hagerman. RELATED: Board Does 'Heavy Lifting' on District 36 Goals Bringing Goals to Reality The newly-approved Winnetka Public Schools’ district goals states that strategic planning seeks to develop a comprehensive process that ensures long-term success of its high quality …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Approval of $41 million budget is among issues tackled during session on Winnetka schools.
District 36 board members came to a preliminary agreement on Winnetka public schools’ 2011-2012 goals and approved a nearly $41 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year on Monday. The continued goal-setting discussion picked up where members left off and ended with a consensus on the six broad goal categories and subgoal projections drafted for the district's schools. Earlier: Goal Discussion Procedes Slowly in District 36 Swift Goals Setting The last meeting’s lengthy and tense debate focused mostly on the top goals of curriculum, instruction and assessment. A discussion on the No. 2 goals of metrics and reporting was tabled. But this time around, board members breezed through the remaining goals of communication, human resources, …