Greetings Country Club Hills School District 160 Community,
Monday, March 20th marks the first day of Spring! We welcome the new season and hope the warm weather is on its way. Below are a few updates for the Country Club Hills School District 160 community.
I believe parent involvement is very important to student success. Whether you are mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, uncle, aunt, or guardian, showing interest in your student encourages them to do their best and can decrease the need for attention from their peers. Ways you can be consistently involved in their education include; attending a parent-teacher conference, a class or school event, participating in school fundraising, serving as a volunteer on a school committee; and attending at least one school or PTO meeting during the school year.
Studies show that students with involved parents/guardians, regardless of income or background, are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, pass their classes, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior and adapt well to school, graduate and go on to post-secondary education.
Community-wide Health & Wellness Fair and Parent University - April 21st at Southwood Middle School, 4pm - 8pm. Save the date and be prepared to experience, healthy eating demonstrations, massages, line dancing, workshops, activities and more!
NAMM Foundation Support Music Community Forum - April 7th at Southwood Middle School, 10am - 4pm. Country Club Hills School District 160 is excited to announce that our students are winners of the "What Makes Music Education Great in My School District" video competition! This forum will include panel discussions and student performances from Sykuta, Meadowview and Southwood. The community is also invited to tour the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at Southwood from 3pm - 4pm.
District-wide Art Gallery & Spring Musical - May 11th at Rich South High School 6pm. Join us as we celebrate our students musical and art talent!
PARCC Testing - The window for PARCC testing is March 7th through April 28th. Here are a few tips to prepare our students for testing. Eat breakfast. Having food in your stomach will give you energy and help you focus but avoid heavy foods which can make you groggy. Keep a positive attitude throughout the whole test and try to stay relaxed. If you start to feel nervous, take a few deep breaths to relax. Pace yourself, don't rush. Read the entire question and pay attention to the details.
Let’s finish the year strong, giving Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day!
Dr. Sandra Thomas, Superintendent