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Bullying Prevention Month in Waukegan Schools
10/03/2022
As part of our District 60’s ongoing anti-bullying efforts, and in observance of National Bullying Month, this October the students and staff of Waukegan Public Schools are pledging to “Buddy Up” against bullying in Waukegan Schools.
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District 60 Phone Lines Restored
10/03/2022
We have an exciting phone update regarding our phone system. As of late last week, our phone system has been completely restored, and each of our District’s 1,200 school, office and classroom lines should be functioning properly. We thank everyone for their patience as we worked to address this issue.
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Diverse Learner Resource Fair Oct. 6
09/29/2022
Waukegan Public Schools’ Diverse Learner families will have the chance to learn more about the variety of specialized resources available to them during the District’s Diverse Learners Special Education Resource Fair on October 6.
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Recap of September 27 Board Meeting
09/28/2022
The Board of Education voted to approve the services from HeyTutor for the purpose of daily, in-person, intervention/tutoring and acceleration opportunities at each elementary, middle and the high school for the amount of $1,672,650. This service will replace Varsity Tutors.
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Financial Literacy Seminar Series
09/27/2022
Waukegan Public Schools is rolling out a new series of financial literacy seminars for the month of October, designed to help families better manage their money and build financial security.
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WHS Sophomore Selected for ISBE Advisory Council
09/26/2022
Waukegan High School sophomore Victor Hinojosa has been selected to serve on the Illinois State Board of Education's Student Advisory Council (SAC) for the 2022-2023 school year.
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Indigenous Peoples and Immigrants Day Celebration
09/26/2022
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 will host its second annual Indigenous Peoples and Immigrants Day Celebration on October 5. The celebration will celebrate Native American culture as part of Indigenous People’s Day beginning at 5:30 p.m. Little Fort Elementary School, 1775 Blanchard Rd.
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New Art Workshops Series with Black Marigolds
09/26/2022
District 60 is partnering with Waukegan-based youth art nonprofit Black Marigolds to give 20 families the opportunity to take part in a free, hands-on, 8-week art workshop. Through the program, families will study the work of several Black, Indigenous, (and) People of Color (BIPOC) artists, while exploring the dynamics and importance of color in art.
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Notice of September 13 Board Meeting
09/25/2022
A meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. for Open Session, 5:30 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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Pasta & Pops on October 6
09/23/2022
Tickets now on sale for the Waukegan Association of Music Partners’ (AMP) annual Pasta & Pops dinner.
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Election Packets for 2023 BOE Candidates
09/23/2022
Nominating petition packets for the April 4, 2023, consolidated election for the Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 Board of Education are available through the Office of the County Clerk. Three seats on the seven-member Board of Education will be filled during the April election. All three seats will serve four-year terms expiring in April 2027.
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Special Education Network Meeting Sep. 29
09/19/2022
District #60 will host its first Parent to Parent Special Education Network of the 2022-2023 school year this month.
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Notice of September 20 Board Committee Meetings
09/18/2022
On September 20, 2022 the regularly-scheduled Student Achievement and Operation Services Committee meetings will be held beginning at 6 p.m in the Lincoln Center Board Room. No formal Board action will be taken during the meetings.
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Black Parent Network Kick Off Meeting Sep. 29
09/16/2022
Our District's Black Parent Network (BPN) will host its first meeting of the 2022-2023 school year later this month for parents interested in learning more about the BPN and connecting with other WPS60 families. The kick off will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, at the Genesee Theater, 203 N Genesee St.
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WPS is Proud to Observe Hispanic Heritage Month
09/15/2022
Hispanic Heritage Month begins today, and we are thrilled to start our annual celebration of Hispanic History and Culture throughout our District.
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Recap of September 13 Board Meeting
09/15/2022
The Board of Education voted to approve mechanical improvements at John Lewis Middle School and Miguel Juarez Middle School, to be performed by McDonough Mechanical Services at a cost of $91,509. The Operations Department has worked with a local contractor, McDonough Mechanical, to help troubleshoot some air conditioning concerns that are recurring in District 60.
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D60 D.O.G.S Meeting on September 21
09/14/2022
Waukegan Public School’s D60 Dads of Great Students (D.O.G.S) will host its September meeting on Wednesday, September 21. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the library of the Waukegan High School - Brookside Campus Library, 2325 Brookside Ave.
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Sept. 15 Board Workshop Meeting Postponed
09/14/2022
The Special Board of Education workshop meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 15 has been postponed to a date to be determined. A new date and time for the Strategic Planning workshop will be announced when it becomes available.
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Navigate Your Child’s IEP Presentation
09/13/2022
Waukegan Public Schools’ Diverse Learner Department is hosting an informational event to help DL families better understand their child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).
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District 60 Recognized for Communication Efforts
09/13/2022
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 was recently recognized with three communication awards in the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association's annual communications contest.
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Notice of September 15 Board Meeting Workshop
09/13/2022
A Special Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 6 p.m. for Open Session. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a Strategic Plan Board workshop with Mr. Marvin Bembry.
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Strategic Planning Survey
09/12/2022
Our District is seeking input from stakeholders to assess progress on our District’s Strategic Plan, Destination 2022. Our current plan is built around five primary initiatives: Student Achievement, Organizational Effectiveness, Community Engagement, Institutional Access, and Supportive Climate.
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Notice of September 13 Board Meeting
09/11/2022
A meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. for Open Session, 6 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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‘Celebration of Languages’ Reading Circle
09/07/2022
Waukegan Public Schools is teaming up with the Education Equity Program to host a special reading circle celebrating a variety of cultures later this month.
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School Links Informational Facebook Live Event
09/02/2022
District 60 will host its next Family Institute Facebook Live event next Thursday, September 8. The event will begin at 6 p.m. on the District's Facebook page, and provide an overview of the District's new College and Career Readiness Platform: School Links.
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Alumni Homecoming Endzone Party
09/02/2022
Calling all Waukegan High School alumni! Our annual Alumni Homecoming End Zone Party will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 16 during the varsity Homecoming Game versus Mundelein High School.
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District 60 to Host ELL First Friday Workshops
08/30/2022
Waukegan Public Schools is hosting a series of Informational Workshops for English Language Learner (ELL) and Bilingual parents as part of its new First Friday Workshop events. The events begin this week.
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Join the 2022 WHS Homecoming Parade
08/29/2022
Anyone interested in registering their group or organization to participate in this year’s Waukegan High School Homecoming Parade can submit their entry here.
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Notice of August 30 Special Closed Session Meeting
08/28/2022
The Board of Education of Community Unit School District No. 60, will meet in Special Closed Session meeting on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 6 pm in Room 120 at Lincoln Center, 1201 North Sheridan Road, Waukegan, IL. This will be a closed session meeting; and no action will be taken. Prior to closed session a brief open session will be conducted with public comment. The entirety of the meeting will be held in Room 120.
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State Assessment Data Presentation
08/25/2022
Last week our District presented to the Board and community the results of our 2021-2022 Spring state assessments taken by our students last school year. The information gained from State testing also helps us to evaluate our instructional programs and better plan for our students’ in the upcoming school year. A recording of the presentation can be found here.
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National Library Sign Up Event Sep. 1
08/25/2022
Waukegan Public School is teaming up with the Waukegan Public Library to help our families get better acquainted with the various resources available at our local library in observance of National Library Sign Up Month.
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Recap of August 23 Board Meeting
08/24/2022
The Board of Education voted to renew software license for Infinite Campus for $173.891 to maintain our student information system.
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District 60 to Host Hispanic Heritage Celebration
08/24/2022
As part of its Districtwide observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 will host its annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration next month.
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Proposed Graduation Policy Changes
08/23/2022
In recent months our District has been hard at work reviewing various Board of Education policies in an effort to identify any unintended barriers that prevent our students from thriving and succeeding educationally and socially-emotionally. This work was done as part of our ongoing Equity Policy Review process. One of the most important policies that’s been under review is our current Graduation Policy.
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Enroll in Academia60 Para Padres Courses Today
08/22/2022
Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 will again be offering a variety of resources and classes for bilingual parents through its Academia 60 para Padres program.
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Notice of August 23 Board Meeting
08/21/2022
A meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. for Open Session, 6 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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District to Host Parent Portal Workshop
08/18/2022
Waukegan Public Schools is hosting a Facebook Live event to help parents better familiarize themselves with the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. The event will be hosted on our District's Facebook page beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.
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D60's Equity Advisory Council Seeking New Members
08/16/2022
Waukegan Public Schools’ Department of Equity and Inclusion is seeking applicants to join District 60’s Equity Advisory Council for 2022-2023.
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Notice of August 16 Special Board Meeting & Committee Meetings
08/14/2022
A Special Closed Session Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. No formal Board action will be taken at this meeting. The meeting will precede the regularly-scheduled Student​Achievement and Operation Services Committee meetings, which will begin at 6 p.m.
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Recap of August 9 Board Meeting
08/10/2022
The Board of Education voted to approve the purchase of a new school signs for North Elementary School, AOEC, and Glen Flora Elementary at a total cost of $89,358.
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Update on District 60 Phone Lines
08/08/2022
We are writing today to provide an update on our District's ongoing phone line maintenance. Late last week we were able to get our schools’ main phone lines operational. This means that main office lines at buildings should be able to make and receive calls. Parents who have been using backup lines for most of our buildings may begin using main office lines. A list of those lines can be found below.
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Notice of August 9 Board Meeting
08/07/2022
A meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. for Open Session, 6 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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Changing Our COVID Notification Messaging
08/05/2022
As we prepare to begin the new school year, we wanted to provide an update on how we will be handling COVID case general notices moving forward. We will no longer be sending general notification emails and texts regarding COVID cases in our buildings. Our District's contact tracers/building investigators will continue to monitor and report cases as required, and individuals identified as close contacts inside our buildings, will be notified separately.
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Notice of June 14 Board Meeting
06/12/2022
A meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. for Open Session, 5 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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Summer Family Field Trips 2022
05/31/2022
Waukegan Public Schools summer family field trips are returning! Our District’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department has three trips planned for this summer for a variety of adventures. The Family Field Trip program is open to all WPS families. All three field trips will include free bus transportation to and from to the destination.
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Supports and Safety in Waukegan Schools
05/25/2022
It is with great sadness that I write to you all today, on the heels of another senseless and tragic school shooting.
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Recap of March 21 Special Meeting
03/22/2022
The Board of Education voted to approve the purchase of a 66-passenger yellow bus and two (2) 14-passenger activity buses. The buses will be used to shuttle between high school campuses, athletics, field trips and other transportation services as needed, at a cost of $147,500.
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Upcoming Illinois Science State Assessment
03/08/2022
During the week of March 14, students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will participate in the Spring 2022 Illinois Science Assessment administration. The Illinois Science Assessment is given yearly to measure student proficiency in general science. The results of this assessment will provide information that district staff can use to inform appropriate curricular decisions.
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Waukegan Schools Masking Survey
02/18/2022
As COVID-19 metrics continue to improve in Waukegan, Lake County and beyond, our school District will eventually begin to transition some of its COVID mitigation strategies. One potential change is our current requirement, which mandates that masks be worn inside all District 60 buildings. In advance of any change, we are seeking parent, student and staff feedback through a short survey.
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Notice of Jan. 19 Closed Session BOE Meeting
01/17/2022
A Special Closed Session Board Meeting to conduct individual interviews with the finalists for the Student Board Member position on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually in closed session.
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Recap of January 11 Board Meeting
01/12/2022
The Board of Education voted to approve the Emergency Contract Amendment request from Preferred Meals effective January 1, 2022, and ending on June 30, 2022. The amendment's estimated value is $330,877 based on projected meals counts for the Spring 2022 semester. The request is necessitated by industry cost increases for food, packaging, labor and transportation for delivery of goods.
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Notice of January 11 Board Meeting
01/09/2022
A Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2021, at 7 p.m. for Open Session, 6 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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Notice of June 1 Board Equity Workshop
05/30/2021
A Special Equity Workshop for the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. for Open Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the gymnasium of Whittier Elementary School, 901 N. Lewis Avenue.
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District to Host Finance Information Sessions
02/08/2021
We are inviting you to attend a virtual Finance Information Session where our District’s finance team will present an overview of the District’s strong financial condition, and answer questions that you might present on the subject. These remote meetings will take place on the following dates and times:
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