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Main Office Hours:
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Attendance Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:25 a.m. -3:25 p.m.

(7:30 a.m. - 8:18 a.m. B/O/C)

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Office Contacts

Pogue Reeder, Gina
Principal gpoguereeder@elmhurst205.org
Cunningham, Peter
Assistant Principal pcunningham@elmhurst205.org
Kragel, Mary
Lead Secretary mkragel@elmhurst205.org
Haugan, Marina
Assistant Secretary mhaugan@elmhurst205.org
Gallegos, Maria
Parent Liaison mgallegos@elmhurst205.org
Weppner, Katie
School Nurse cweppner@elmhurst205.org

Staff

Important Upcoming Dates

 

Aug 9 Web Leader Training 8:30 - 1:30 PM
Aug 10 Web Leader Training 8:30 - 1:30 PM
Aug 11 6th Grade Orientation 8:30 - 11:30
Aug 18 First day of school - classes begin at 8:25 AM
Aug 23 Color Portraits - School Pictures
Aug 25 Open House - 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Blue & Gold - CHARGER NEWS

5/27/16

Choir signups are now occurring for the 2016-2017 school year!  Join us to learn how to sing in harmony, perform several concerts a year, and go on fun music field trips!  Please see the attached form for more information.  To sign up, return the form to the Churchville Office, or fill out the online google form here.  

 

If you are currently enrolled in choir at Churchville, you do not need to sign up again.  You are already in!

 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lindsay Sickinger at lsickinger@elmhurst205.org.

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5/27/16

It was a bittersweet evening saying “goodbye” to our 8th graders last night. The Class of 2016 will always be very special to Mr.Cunningham and to me, as they were our first class as a new administrative team. We look forward to watching them proudly at York. We know they will do amazing things!

 

 

On Tuesday, several Churchville Student Council members presented to the School Board their work over the course of the year on the potential logo rebranding process they have followed. The entire School Board was amazed and impressed by their research and dedication and has encouraged and approved the students to move forward. The data they have collected has overwhelmingly told us that we will be updating our logo next year. Because the history of the Churchville community has always been student centered, we will be giving this back to the students in the fall with a challenge to create the next logo. We thank Student Council for working with a graphic designer to give us the inspiration for change. Now we want and need to ensure that the new logo has our students at the center by giving them the voice to create it.

 

 

Choir sign-ups are now occurring for the 2016-2017 school year! Join us to learn how to sing in harmony, perform several concerts a year, and go on fun music field trips! Please see the attached form for more information. To sign up, return the form to the Churchville Office or fill out the online google form here.

 

 

If you are currently enrolled in choir at Churchville, you do not need to sign up again. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lindsay Sickinger at lsickinger@elmhurst.org.

 

 

Spring MAP reports for 6th and 7th grade students will be emailed today. Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions.

 

 

For those attending our Summer School, we look forward to seeing you on June 8th!

 

 

Have a wonderful summer!

 

 

Respectfully,

 

 

Gina Pogue Reeder, Principal

 

 

 

 

Fue una noche agridulce el tener que decirles "adiós" a nuestros estudiantes de 8vo grado la noche de ayer. La clase de 2016 será siempre muy especial para Mr.Cunningham y para mí puesto que ellos fueron nuestra primera clase de nuestro nuevo equipo administrativo. Esperamos verlos con orgullo en York. ¡Sabemos que va a hacer cosas increíbles!

 

 

Antes de irse, algunos de nuestros estudiantes de 8vo grado en el Consejo de Estudiantes (junto con otros miembros) presentaron a la Junta Escolar su trabajo durante el curso del año dando seguimiento sobre el potencial renombramiento del logotipo de nuestra escuela. Toda la junta escolar quedaron sorprendidos e impresionado por su investigación y dedicación y han alentado y aprobado a los estudiantes para avanzar. Los datos que los estudiantes han recogido nos tiene indecisos, lo cual nos dice que estaremos actualizando nuestro logo el año próximo. Porque la historia de la comunidad de Churchville siempre ha estado centrada en el estudiante, daremos de vuelta este desafío a los estudiantes en el otoño para crear el siguiente logotipo. Agradecemos al Consejo Estudiantil por trabajar con el diseñador gráfico, por darnos la inspiración para el cambio. Ahora queremos y debemos garantizar que el nuevo logotipo sea la prioridad de nuestros estudiantes, dándoles la voz para crearlo.

 

 

Las calificaciones finales serán publicadas hoy. Los reportes de las Pruebas de Primavera de MAP de los estudiantes de 6to y 7mo grado serán enviados por correo el día de hoy. Por favor, siéntase libre de contactar a la oficina si tiene alguna pregunta.

 

 

¡Para aquellos que asistirán a nuestra escuela de verano, esperamos verlos el 8 de junio!

 

 

¡Que tengan unas maravillosas Vacaciones de Verano!

 

 

Respetuosamente,

 

 

Gina Pogue Reeder, La Directora​

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5/23/16

Is there a new family in your neighborhood? Please let them know that families should enroll new students beginning Tuesday, July 12 at the District 205 Center. Information about documentation needed for enrolling students can be found on the New Student Enrollment page.
 

July 12, 8 a.m. - noon

July 14, noon - 4 p.m.

July 18, 8 a.m. - noon

July 20, noon - 4 p.m.

July 22, 8 a.m. - noon

July 26, noon - 4 p.m.

July 27, 8 a.m. - noon

July 28, noon - 4 p.m.
 

Grades 9-12:
York High School (by appointment, call 630-617-2487)

 

Pre-K:
Madison Early Childhood Center (by appointment, call 630-617-2385)

Evening enrollment hours will be held on August 2 and August 8 from 4 to 8 PM at the District 205 Center and at Conrad Fischer Elementary, 888 N. Wilson, during those same dates and times (for students attending Fischer only).

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5/16/16

The DuPage East Illinois PTA Reflections art competition selected nine Elmhurst School District 205 art projects to advance to the Illinois PTA Reflections competition, where students’ artwork and creativity were featured among the top young artists in the state. The PTA Reflections art competition annually invites students nationwide to reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. This year’s theme was “Let Your Imagination Fly…”

 

The following nine Elmhurst District 205 students advanced to the state competition:

  • Isabella DeBlasio Sandburg Middle School, in the Film category for her film, "A Dragon’s Story.” Isabella received Honorable Mention at State.
  • Ella Glosner - Jefferson Elementary School, in the Literature category for her piece, "If Animals Could Talk.” Ella received Honorable Mention at State.
  • Ella Glosner - Jefferson Elementary School, in the Visual Arts category for her artwork, "Rainbow Trees.”
  • Morgan Hrody - Jackson Elementary School, in the Literature category for her piece, "Limitless.”
  • Sydney Lee - Jackson Elementary School, in the Literature category for her piece, "Tour the World in an Elevator.”
  • Victoria Lynch - Edison Elementary School, in the Photography category for her artwork, "Come Fly With Me.”
  • Brigid O’Brien Sandburg Middle School, in the Visual Arts category for her artwork, “Limitless.” Brigid received Honorable Mention at State.
  • Noveena Thakar - Jefferson Elementary School, in the Literature category for her piece, “It’s A Big Surprise.”
  • Grace Wang - Hawthorn Elementary School, in the Visual Arts category for her artwork, "One Starry Night.”

Kudos to these District 205 students, who advanced to the regional competition:

  • Jackie Fisher, Julia Jardon, Kevin Schultz – Bryan Middle School
  • Angelica Palomino – Churchville Middle School
  • Madeline Hsieh - Edison Elementary School
  • Lilliana Costa, Oliver Jacobs, Cynthia Trajevski – Emerson Elementary School
  • Camryn Adams, Alexandra El Etr-Garofalo, Kieran Goldstein, Darby Helm, Miles Locigno, PJ MLafferty, Edith Piacenza, Keil Rosen, Casidy Wehrle - Field Elementary School
  • Mikayla Southwell - Jackson Elementary School
  • Ella Glosner, Nikhita Thakar - Jefferson Elementary School

Area students were recognized for their artistic achievement in the PTA Reflections program at a ceremony hosted by the DuPage East Region of Illinois PTA on May 11th at the Glenn Westlake Middle School in Lombard, IL.

 

by Michelle Wehrle, District 205 PTA Council Reflections Chairman

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5/13/16

This summer, when school is not in session, children ages 18 and under may receive healthy, free meals (breakfast and lunch) at Conrad Fischer Elementary and Churchville Middle Schools. Sponsored by the National School Lunch Program, these meals are available to all area children in need and will be served Monday through Thursday from June 8 to July 13 (with the exception of Monday, July 4).

 

Breakfast will be served at Fischer from 9:00 to 9:15 AM and in the foyer at Churchville from 9:30 to 9:45. Lunch will be served at Fischer from 10:45 to 11:00 AM and in the foyer at Churchville from 11:15 to 11:30 AM.

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5/12/16

Members of the District 205 Middle School Task Force (MSTF) presented their Annual Report to the Board of Education on May 10, 2016 regarding their work this school year, as well as the results of the recent District Management Council (DMC) survey of the parents of middle school students, 31% of whom also have children currently enrolled at York High School.

Superintendent Dr. David Moyer introduced his co-chair of the Middle School Task Force, Michele Bowles (Bryan), as well as Katy Padberg (Elmhurst Teachers’ Council President and a teacher at Sandburg), middle school principals Linda Fehrenbacher (Sandburg), Jackie Discipio (Bryan) and Gina Pogue Reeder (Churchville), along with presenters Michelle Kalchik (Bryan) and Dr. Carrie Emrikson (Sandburg). The MSTF includes additional staff from the three middle schools – six from each – who represent a variety of disciplines and all three grade levels, sixth through eighth.

The idea of a Middle School Task Force came out of the most recent negotiated agreement between the Board of Education and the Elmhurst Teachers’ Council. The purpose of the Task Force is to define the philosophy of the D205 Middle School Program. Facets of implementation and development of consistency across the middle schools shall incorporate the following guiding principles:

  • Use research-based, best practices for learning and teaching;
  • Consider individual needs of students while maintaining consistency across middle school buildings; and 
  • Communicate clearly the specific reasons for any changes.

The District Management Council’s proposal, presented to the Board of Education last September, was to:

  • Codify the school’s priorities and theory of action for serving students
  • Review each school’s program offering, use of time, and schedules
  • Review supports and services for struggling and gifted students
  • Review the cost-effectiveness of staffing patterns and practices
  • Create and help implement a phased-over-time plan for continuous improvement

MSTF timeline and process:

  • August: TA reached on certain contractual items, including Middle School Task Force
  • September: Board approves consulting contract with District Management Council
  • September: Communication with MS faculties (Bowles, Moyer, Padberg, Jim Woell)
  • October: ETC identifies members for MTSF to include representation from all buildings and content areas
  • October: Initial organizational meeting of MSTF
  • November: DMC conducts Focus Group interviews of approximately 100 employee and parent stakeholder groups
  • January: DMC conducts MS Time Study
  • January - March: MSTF studies District Student Achievement Objectives and best educational practices to include Professional Learning Communities, Effect Size Research, Assessment, Middle School Philosophy, Interventions, and identifies core values
  • March: DMC presents findings
  • April: Parents survey conducted to elicit feedback on findings of study; MSTF identifies current building practices related to interventions
  • May: MSTF begins action planning for next steps

Parent Survey Results:

  • the survey was sent to 3,157 unique email addresses, representing 1,999 middle school students; about 31% of the respondents also have a child at York High School
  • 390 parents took the survey (an approximately 12% return rate)
  • 38% of the parents ranked instructional coaching as the top opportunity for the District to consider pursuing
  • An overwhelming majority of parents expressed an interest in learning more about the four opportunities for growth presented in the survey
  • Open responses fell into five general categories
  • Results will be included into a final report, which will be posted publicly
  • Additional opportunities for input and feedback: Middle School Task Force Website and Fall parent meetings

The opportunities gaining the most traction among parents taking the survey were:

  • Coaching for general education teachers to support continued professional development in lesson planning and responding to a wide variety of students' needs in the classroom (known as differentiated instruction)
  • Creation of an intervention/enrichment block in order to provide dedicated time for struggling students to gain grade-level mastery, as well as opportunities for increased enrichment for students on or above grade-level.

Overall, parents expressed an interest in learning more; communication continues to be an important part of this work. Plans call for each middle school to hold parent information nights next fall to discuss the work of the Task Force, answer questions and gather ideas.

 

The Board took no action and will continue to hear reports and recommendations from the Middle School Task Force. The work of the Middle School Task Force (including a summary of survey results) is featured as part of the new District 205 Committees website. To access the Middle School Task Force tab directly, click here.

While the survey collected many open-text box comments from parents, which the District continues to read through and analyze in depth, there will be opportunity for further feedback through a comments box accessible from the Middle School Task Force pages. Parents are urged to share any and all ideas related to the Middle School Program on the comments page or submit a question to be added to the FAQ page.

To view the May 10 Board of Education meeting online, please visit http://elmhurstcusd205-il.admin.schoolloop.com/meetings.

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The mission of Churchville Middle School, as a partner with family and community, is to promote each student's intellectual growth while also cultivating social, emotional and physical development, to help individuals learn to make responsible choices, to foster respect for individuality and diversity, and to help students contribute to the common good within a unique and nurturing environment.