Dear Harvey School District 152 Community,
I trust you had a wonderful summer break filled with new experiences and spending quality time with family and friends. On behalf of our District 152 team, I would like to welcome you to the 2019 – 2020 school year.
The leadership team, faculty and staff have done a wonderful job preparing for the new school year. We are excited about the growth and achievement that awaits our students. Our goal is to develop global learners who will successfully navigate and compete in our fast-paced and technology-first world. We look forward to exposing our students to new levels of learning and the District has invested in areas to accelerate learning in three ways:
- Our teachers have received professional development in areas designed to improve instructional delivery and ultimately improve academic achievement.
- We have invested in more technology resources to provide real world experiences to the learning process.
- We are developing a Prek – 2 Strategy to align learning to expected outcomes in our upper grades.
Looking ahead to the 2019-2020 school year, we are also enthusiastic to work with the community in new ways. We will embark on a new strategic planning process to spark collaborative conversation and action planning to take District 152 to new heights. We will visit with community members and undergo a fact-finding mission to hear and share thoughts around how we can, together, improve academic performance and build social and civic strengths.
Additionally, you can expect even more transparency as the District will publicly share our indicators of success and progress towards moving the needle on student learning via our robust interactive website. We also launched a new online registration app to provide more efficient and effective services to our families. Stay tuned for more innovative and efficient rollouts aimed at improving our performance.
This is going to be a great school year and we hope you share in our excitement for all that we will accomplish and learn – together.
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact me or our administrative team at (708) 333-0300.
John F. Thomas