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Here's what's happening at Westmont School District 201

Jun 04, 2015 01:33PM ● By Katelyn Nelson

CUSD 201 offers summer school

Community Unit School District 201 is offering a comprehensive Summer School Program for the 2015 summer. This summer there will be opportunities for struggling learners at the elementary, junior high and high school levels. The focus of these programs will be math and literacy skills. The students who participate will have additional instruction and practice to strengthen their skills in these critical academic areas. High school students, who are behind in graduation credits, will have the opportunity to recover some of the credits and get back on track to graduate.

There will also be opportunities for academically talented learners at all grade levels. Enrichment in math and reading at the elementary level will focus on developing critical thinking, and inquiry based learning. In addition to the math and reading offerings at the junior high, students will also have the opportunity to take a course that focuses on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) areas. High school students, who are taking an AP course in the fall, will have the opportunity to take summer courses that will prepare them for the rigorous Advanced Placement curriculum.

CUSD 201 recognizes retirees

Community Unit School District 201 congratulates our employees who are retiring at the end of 2014-15 school year. Thank you for all of your years of service to the students and staff of CUSD 201.

Doug Beguin, Social Studies, Westmont High School

Carl Crooks, Social Worker, Manning and Miller Elementary Schools

Judy Duhai, Business Office Administrative Assistant, District office

Laura Fonferko, Payroll, District office

Judy Macchia, Teacher Assistant, Westmont High School

Judy McMahon, Superintendent’s Administrative Assistant, District office

Mitch Allen


Westmont High School announces Valedictorians and Salutatorian

Westmont High School is pleased to announce that for the graduation class of 2015, Mitch Allen and Yuechen (Amy) Pan are Co-valedictorians and Aryn Wodecki is the Salutatorian. Mitch and Aryn are planning on attending the College of DuPage next fall. Amy’s plan is to attend the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Aryn Wodecki

Register students for the 2015-16 school year

CUSD 201 registration will take place on July 21 from 2pm until 7pm and on Aug. 10 from 2pm until 7pm at Westmont Junior High School. All families with children attending CUSD 201 schools must attend registration to provide residency verification. A late fee will be assessed to any family that does not register on one of these dates. Online pre-registration will once again be completed prior to the registration dates using Skyward Family Access. More information regarding online pre-registration will be available in the registration materials sent home to families.

Westmont High School recognized as one of America’s most challenging high schools

The Washington Post recently published the “High School Challenge Index.” The index ranks high schools across the state and is based on the number of AP tests taken divided by the number of seniors who graduated. AP is considered the most rigorous curriculum students can be exposed to and students who take AP courses and take an AP exam, regardless of how well they perform, are more likely to be successful in college.

Westmont High School is ranked 18th in the state and second in DuPage County. Nationally, Westmont High School ranks in the top 3% of all high schools.

Westmont High School Guidance Department receives recognition

The Westmont High School Guidance & Counseling Program has met the criteria to become a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) by the American School Counselor Association!

This national designation is awarded to schools that align with the criteria set by the ASCA national model. A RAMP designated school counseling program must demonstrate a comprehensive, data-driven program that meets the needs of all students, and the designation is held for five years. Nearly 600 schools have been designated as RAMP recipients since the program’s inception. As of 2015, Westmont High School is now one of 39 schools in Illinois that have received the RAMP designation.

2015–2016 Calendar

Aug. 24           First full day of school

Sept. 7            No School—Labor Day

Sept. 30          Early Dismissal—SIP Day

Oct. 9              No School—Teacher Institute

Oct. 12            No School—Columbus Day

Oct. 22            First quarter ends; Evening Parent/Teacher conferences

Oct. 23            Morning Parent/Teacher conferences

Nov. 25           No School

Nov. 26           No School—Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 27           No School

Dec. 6             Early Dismissal—SIP Day

Dec. 18           Second quarter ends

Dec. 21–Jan. 1            No School—Winter Break

Jan. 18            No School—Martin Luther King Day

Feb. 10           Early Dismissal—SIP Day

Feb. 15           No School—Presidents’ Day

March 3          Third quarter ends

March 4          No School—Institute Day

March 14        Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 15        Morning Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 25        No School—Good Friday

March 28–April 1      No School—Spring Break

April 13          Early Dismissal—SIP Day

May 30           No School—Memorial Day

June 2           Last Day of School

June 3–9         Emergency Days