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How cr1 Started

District 69, District 67, and District 219 have entered into a historic agreement to make sure that all elementary students will be college and career ready. This partnership ensures that all District 69 and District 67 families will have a consistent, family-friendly school experience from the time a child enters Kindergarten to the day she graduates high school.

The high school and elementary districts will work together closely to make sure that every student has learned key, specific academic concepts at the appropriate grade level before moving on to the next grade. Teachers will help students and their parents monitor their individual progress so they know if they are on track to succeed. If not, their teachers will implement specific interventions to help the students achieve the targeted outcomes.

Classrooms First is a pilot project that is meant to develop curricular initiatives and best practice methods that can be implemented by other sender school elementary districts in Niles Township.

The districts will focus on the K-12 core curriculum of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), and Literacy. D219 has created three positions: an Executive Director of K-12 STEM and Literacy, a Director of K-12 Mathematics, and Director of K – 8 Literacy . These curriculum leaders will work with District 69 and District 67 to align curriculum and instruction to the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

Classrooms1st Timeline

August 14, 2014 – District 219 approves Classrooms First Intergovernmental Agreement

August 19, 2014 – District 69 votes to join Classrooms First

May 2015 – Eureka Math curriculum chosen

June 2, 2015 – Summer Enrichment program begins

July 28-30, 2015 – Eureka Math Regional Conference held at Niles North

July 30, 2015 – District 67 votes to join Classrooms First

August 4, 2015 – D219 approves Classrooms First Agreement with District 67

August 2015 – STEM Modules are taught at all grade levels (K – 5)

July 27-29, 2016 – Eureka Math Regional Conference held at Niles North

October 25th, 2016- First Literacy Leadership Team meeting

August 2017 – Writers Workshop model of instruction utilized at all grade levels K – 8

March 2018 – Grades 6 – 8 adopt the TCI science curriculum

August 2018 – Fountas and Pinnell Classroom implemented for reading instruction in Grades Pre K – 3.

August 2018 – Schoolwide reading implemented for reading instruction in grades 5 – 8 (Golf) and 6 – 8 (Lincoln Jr. High).

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