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Leyden High School District 212 Is a First Place Magna Award Winner for 2014


Leyden High School has been notified that they are a First Place Magna Award Winner for 2014.

Go to this link for the program at District 212 for which they are being recognized :

About the Magna Awards 2014 Program
A general announcement about the Magna Awards 2014 honorees was made March 5; writeups of this year’s honored programs were posted on the webpage on that date, and can be found in the “Resources” section. You do not need to be a subscriber to access these resources.

Every year the American School Board Journal Magna Awards highlight best practices of school district leadership. Nominations are accepted in the fall and winners are recognized at the Best Practices for School Leaders Luncheon at the NSBA Annual Conference. Sodexo has been a proud sponsor of the awards since 1995. This year’s Best Practices for School Leaders Luncheon will be held Saturday, April 5, 12:00-2:00 p.m., at the New Orleans Convention Center, during NSBA’s 74th Annual Conference. This year’s luncheon will feature a dynamic speaker – Sonia Nazario, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist, and author of Enrique’s Journey – who will speak about how one in four children in public schools across the United States are now immigrants or the child of an immigrant, and discuss the tremendous traumas many of these children face even before landing in American classrooms

CRITERIA To determine the winners of the Magna Awards 2014, the judges looked for programs that were:

  • Developed or actively supported by the school board.
  • The result of appropriate school board leadership.
  • Successful in view of the program’s primary objectives.
  • Important in promoting the district’s mission and advancing student learning.
  • Capable of being replicated by other school boards with similar conditions and resources.
  • The result of collaboration between the school board and others. 

Schiller Park School District 81, Washington School Students, Presenting the Performance of The Musical, “Annie” on Thursday, February 13, 2014

annieSchiller Park School District 81′s Washington School students are putting on the musical “Annie” on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 6:30 pm in the Little Theater at Lincoln Middle School at 9640 Soreng Avenue.  The 4th and 5th grade students as well as staff have worked very hard in putting this production together.

Everyone should plan on reserving their evening on Thursday to come out and support the children’s performance.  This has become quite an  tradition for the Washington School students to perform in their annual musical show.

It is great to see the wonderful talent and opportunities for all of the children of the District through the numerous productions and performances that the Schiller Park School District Board of Education and Administration support.

A special thank you needs to go to the District 81 staff for the countless hours that they annually invest in the development and education of the children in these numerous opportunities.