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News from Westmont Community Unit School District 201

Westmont High School Alumni Association

CUSD 201 and Westmont High School is starting an Alumni Association and is reaching out to graduates. The District is looking to connect with alumni and learn of your many accomplishments.  It is an opportunity to read and share alumni news, organize reunions, and continue your legacy. Please use this link to find the alumni page.


Miller Community Service Day

Miller School hosted their annual Community Service Day on the last day of school, June 6th. Students had the opportunity to either learn about making a difference in our community or making a difference in the community. Fifth-grade students packed food at Feed My Starving Children. Fourth grade packed up meals and items at the West Suburban Community Pantry. Third grade worked around the school to help beautify the building and get the grounds ready for a family planting day coming up on Friday, June 21st from 9-1pm. Second grade visited the bowling alley and bowled with a group of senior community members. First grade visited a home farm, pet store, and made kindness rocks for the school building. Kindergarten received tours of the Westmont Public Library, Police and Fire Departments and saw first-hand how these municipal departments impact the community. These activities help enrich the culture of the Miller community and the community that surrounds us. We thank all of our sponsors and families that helped out in making this day special. 


Manning Visual Storytelling - 5th Grade Self-Portraits

With the help of an amazing parent, Roxanne Engstrom, the 5th-grade students learned about visual storytelling.   Each student worked to capture a moment that helped to tell a story about themselves. This project has been adopted as a yearly event for each 5th grade so that the college of their portraits becomes a part of the legacy of this school.  


Westmont Junior High School Designated Illinois Horizon School to Watch

Congratulations to Westmont Junior High School. The Junior High School has been designated as a 2019 Illinois Horizon School to Watch (IHSTW) by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades reform and the Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS). Westmont Junior High is one of approximately 400 schools nationally and one of 24 schools in the state of Illinois to achieve this designation.

Westmont Junior High went through a rigorous application process that included an audit and site visit. To achieve the designation of a Horizon School to Watch junior highs and middles school need to demonstrate that:

  • They are academically excellent — these schools challenge all students to use their minds well; 
  • They are developmentally responsive— these schools are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence; 
  • They are socially equitable — these schools are democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources, and supports.


Westmont High School Named a Model PLC School

Congratulations to Westmont High School as well. The High School met the rigorous selection criteria and has been named a Model PLC (Professional Learning Community) School. This achievement is a result of the staff’s commitment to learning, continuous improvement, staff cohesiveness, and a focus on the needs of all of our students. 

There are over 28,000 high schools in America, there are thousands that have implemented PLC concepts, but only 32 high schools in the country have received this distinction


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