MONTICELLO (Journal-Republican) — Monticello’s Lincoln and White Heath Elementary schools have received an award for their dyslexia screening and intervention program that was put into effect in 2012. Intervention teacher Jenna Branch and special education instructor Mary Rhodes received training on how to identify those with dyslexia, and since 2012 have screened about 110 incoming elementary students per year.
The efforts have been recognized by Everyone Reading Illinois, which awarded the schools with the 2015 “It Takes a Village” award.
“The award is nice, but I think mainly I see that we’re helping kids, and bottom line that is what is most important to me,” said Rhodes, who along with Branch will be a presenter at the ERI fall conference, “Dynamics of Dyslexia” on Oct. 7 in Naperville.
The Monticello CUSD #25 Board of Education invites you to attend a Community Town Hall Meeting scheduled for October 8 at 7:00PM at Monticello High School Moore Gym. At this meeting we will share additional details about facility options being considered, we will have renderings of what both options could essentially look like, we will formally announce the potential site if the New HS Plan is selected, we will discuss how our schools will work differently if a long term plan is approved and we will answer your questions about both of the options.
We look forward to seeing you at the Town Hall Meeting. Cookies and lemonade will be provided.
Information on the two options, why we need to consider improvement, the costs, the tax estimates, and the meeting can be found here.
The historic mansion of Robert Allerton will be transformed into a Las Vegas style casino for one night only on Friday, November 6 from 7:00pm-11:00pm. Food, drink, raffles, and auctions will accompany our many gaming tables. Unlike Vegas, the house doesn’t always win because all proceeds will go to support the MAEF and its mission to support, enrich, and enhance the educational opportunities and initiatives in Mon-ticello CUSD #25. Get your tickets now as they will go fast. Check out "Viva Las Sages 2015" for tickets.
(Newsweek) – The Newsweek High School Rankings—recognizing the achievements of the best public high schools in the United States for college readiness—have been published for more than a decade. Since 2014, Newsweek has published two separate lists in an effort to address the complexities of assessing the “best” high schools when students’ socioeconomic backgrounds are taken into account. Now, in collaboration with research partner Westat, Newsweek on August 19 will present the 2015 list of “America’s Top High Schools”—an ‘absolute’ list that ranks schools solely based on performance—and “Beating The Odds,” a ‘relative’ list that ranks schools based on performance, while also accounting for student poverty rates.
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