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CCSD21 is a school district comprised of 13 schools across 6 different communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.



School District 21 prides itself on its Professional Learning Community and its rich tradition of professional collaboration, high levels of professional development, and family-like atmosphere. If you see the opportunity to work with colleagues in making a difference in the lives of students and families in a truly diverse setting, School District 21 seeks your application.

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End-of-trimester timelines 2016-2017

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For 2016-2017, we will continue using the same process that we have been using for a number of years to close out the trimester for grades K-8, verifying grades, and publishing report cards. Please note that Kindergarten teachers are now included in this process for second and third trimester. There is no longer a paper-based […]

2015-2016 Trimester III Report Card Timelines

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As typically takes place each year, the Board of Education approved the official last day of school at the April Board Meeting. The last day of classes will be on June 1, 2016. As a result, we can now communicate the end of trimester timeframe for academic grades, Learner Qualities, Power Standards, and comments. For […]

End of Tri 3 Report Cards Timeline

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At the Board of Education Meeting on April 16, 2015, the final day of school for the 2014-2015 school year was officially announced. As a result of the cold days this winter, the last day of classes will be June 9, 2015. As we’ve been doing for a couple of years, there will be no […]

End of year assessment reporting tips

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At the end of each school year, School District 21 parents of students in grades 1-8 receive two reporting documents with information regarding the performance of their children: Trimester 3 Report Card Power Standards Summary Report   If teachers and teams have been collecting assessment data throughout the school year and entering it in the […]

PowerTeacher Gradebook: Entering elementary school Learner Quality marks

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In the elementary schools, rather than receive an overall grade for each Learner Quality, students in grades 1-5 receive a mark for the specific Learner Quality descriptors.   Learner Quality Marks scale Students who are performing according to expectations receive no mark, so most students should have a mostly blank sheet for the Learner Quality […]

PowerTeacher Gradebook: Entering Middle School comments

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Middle school teachers have entered comments in the Gradebook in the same manner since PowerSchool launched the Gradebook. Middle school teachers are able to provide up to two comments per area of assessment. Areas of assessment include both academic grades and the Learner Qualities for both core teams and exploratory classes.   Comment Bank Rather […]

Student course assignments & English Language Learners

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As part of School District 21’s long-term focus on student learning and the implementation of our Professional Learning Community, all students in School District 21 are enrolled in courses that meet their needs within their instructional programs. Additionally, all students are the responsibility of all teachers on the team. Taken together, these points have resulted […]

PowerTeacher Gradebook: Entering elementary school comments

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Elementary school teachers in School District 21are able to “free-write” Report Card Comments for each of their students. (There are no comments on Power Standards Summary Reports.) Report Card Comments are one important element of our system of communication with families about student progress. Before entering any Report Card Comments in the Gradebook, it is […]

PowerTeacher Gradebook: Overriding grades

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The Gradebook greatly enhances the efficiency of teachers and teams in collecting and organizing data, grouping and re-grouping students, and differentiating assessments and instruction. Additionally, when teachers use the Gradebook throughout the trimester, there are only a few tasks that remain to be completed at the end of the trimester or end of the year. […]

PowerTeacher Gradebook: Report Card tasks

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At the end of each trimester as well as at the end of the school year, there are a number of tasks that teachers and teams need to complete in order to ensure that Trimester Report Cards and Year-End Power Standards Summary Reports can be successfully printed in school offices and sent home to parents. […]

Each District 21 school is named after an American author, and learning and literacy is at the center of our Professional Learning Community. The Modern Pen provides a collaborative location in which District 21 teachers can come together to learn the skills that will enable their students to learn new skills and to understand concepts at an even different level than before.