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Parent Volunteering in Lieu of Student Fees Information
02/21/2024
We are very excited to officially unveil details of our new volunteer policy, where parents and students can volunteer at school and district events to earn credit toward fees owed. This policy revision has been in the works for a long time, and I want to thank the staff and parents who worked on the various aspects of this policy, to ensure a fair and equitable process by which our families can earn volunteer credit. Below are relevant details about this new policy.
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Staffer Recognized by ISBE with ‘Those Who Excel’ Award
02/20/2024
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has honored Glenwood School Psychologist Ms. Shelby Thommesen with a “Those Who Excel Award.” Ms. Thommesen is one of more than 500 educators across Illinois recognized by ISBE earlier this month. She was honored with an Award of Meritorious Service in the Student Support Personnel category.
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Notice of February 20 Board Committee Meetings
02/18/2024
On February 20, 2024, the monthly Student Achievement and Operation Services Committee meetings will begin at 6 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. No formal Board action will be taken during the meetings.
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Two-way Dual Language Program Information Session
02/13/2024
A new opportunity for families in Waukegan School District 60 will begin next year! Students enrolling in preschool for the 2024/2025 school year will have the option to enter the lottery for our new Two-way Dual Language program. Interested families are encouraged to attend our informational meeting held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on February 29 at Carman-Buckner Elementary School.
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Notice of February 13 Board Meeting
02/11/2024
A regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 7 p.m. for Open Session, and 6 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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WHS Presents February 9 to 11
02/09/2024
Waukegan High School Theatre students will put on a double feature this weekend: "Everyone Gets Eaten By Sharks" and "Everyone Gets Abducted By Aliens" Trapp Auditorium of the WHS - Brookside Campus on February 9 to 11.
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Diverse Learner Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Discipline Webinar
02/07/2024
Our District's Diverse Learners Department will be hosting an informational Zoom Presentation later this month designed to help parents gain a better understanding of students’ rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) concerning student discipline.
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Applications for Prospective Lyon Students Available
02/06/2024
Lyon Magnet Elementary School is now accepting applications for parents wishing to enroll their children in the school for the fall. The online application can be accessed here. The deadline to complete the application is April 26, 2024
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Notice of February 6 Board Workshop
02/02/2024
A Special Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 6 p.m. for Open Session. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a Strategic Plan Board workshop. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Attendance at the meeting will be determined based upon capacity limits.
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Black History Month 2024 in Waukegan Schools
02/01/2024
District 60 is proud to celebrate Black History Month, as we recognize the contributions, accomplishments, and history of African Americans in our nation. As part of Black History Month, our schools will celebrate and study African-American history, culture, and leaders through various activities, lessons, and events.
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2023-2024 Illinois 5Essentials Survey Is Open
01/31/2024
District 60 families and students will have the chance to share their views on how to improve their school by participating in the 2023-24 statewide 5Essentials survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey can be accessed here.
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JROTC’s Valentine’s for Veterans 2024 is February 3
01/29/2024
Waukegan High School’s JROTC program will host its fifth annual Valentine’s for Veterans event this weekend, to support local veterans.
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Loteria Night with the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee
01/27/2024
Families who have children in Waukegan Public Schools’ bilingual and ESL programs are invited to attend the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) meeting on February 2. The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Miguel Juarez Middle School.
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ESSER III Survey Update - Winter 2024
01/26/2024
Our District is once again seeking stakeholder feedback as it relates to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Fund was authorized to provide states with funding to support the nation's schools in safely reopening and sustaining safe operations of schools while meeting the academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs of students resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Applications for Prospective Cooke Students Available
01/25/2024
Cooke Magnet School is now accepting applications for parents wishing to enroll their children in the school for the fall. The online application can be accessed here. The deadline to complete the application is Sunday, March 31.
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Notice of January 23 Board Meeting
01/21/2024
A regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 7 p.m. for Open Session, and 6 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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Two-Way Dual Language Program Information Session
01/20/2024
A new opportunity for families in Waukegan School District 60 will begin next year! Students enrolling in preschool for the 2024/2025 school year will have the option to enter the lottery for our new Two-way Dual Language program. Interested families are encouraged to attend our informational meeting held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on January 25 at Oakdale Elementary School.
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WPS60 To Host Black History Month Gala Feb. 22
01/19/2024
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60’s annual district-wide celebration of Black History Month will feature an exciting new twist this year, when the District hosts a modern gala.
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Diverse Learners Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy Training Jan. 24
01/17/2024
District 60 will be hosting an online informational presentation for Diverse Learner families this month, to help train parents on a variety of skills and techniques that will allow them to more effectively advocate for their child.
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Schools are Open on Wednesday, January 17
01/16/2024
Our school district will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17, 2024. Schools will operate under their normally scheduled bell schedule. Please note that tomorrow is the third Wednesday of the month, and several of our schools are scheduled to have professional learning days (late start/ or early release.)
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Tuesday, January 16 is an e-Learning Day
01/15/2024
Due to anticipated inclement weather, Tuesday, January 16 will be an e-learning day in Waukegan Public Schools. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning for our area in anticipation of extreme cold temperatures.
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Notice of January 18 Board Committee Meetings *UPDATED*
01/14/2024
The January 16 meetings have been postponed to January 18 as a result of inclement weather. On January 18, 2024, the regularly-scheduled Student Achievement and Operation Services Committee meetings will begin at 6 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. No formal Board action will be taken during the meetings.
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Friday, January 12 is an e-Learning Day
01/11/2024
Due to anticipated inclement weather, Friday, January 12 will be an e-learning day in Waukegan Public Schools.​ During e-Learning Days, students will receive instruction virtually. Students can expect to receive lessons, assignments, and schedules from their schools and teachers.
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Free Varsity Tutors Access for Students
01/10/2024
Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 is excited to announce that the online tutoring tool Varsity Tutors is now available for free for all of our students.
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18 WHS Seniors Recognized as Illinois State Scholars
01/10/2024
Eighteen members of the Waukegan High School Class of 2024 have been recognized by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) as “Illinois State Scholars.” The honor is given annually to students across the state for their exceptional academic achievement.
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Cold Weather Information for WPS Schools
01/10/2024
With December now upon us, and extreme winter weather soon to follow, we wish to remind everyone of cold weather policies in Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60, as well as changes that can be expected this year.
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Two WHS Student Musicians Selected for IMEA’s All-State Concerts
01/09/2024
Two Waukegan High School senior musicians have been selected to participate in the prestigious Illinois Music Education Association’s All-State Concerts series later this month.
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Notice of January 9 Board Meeting
01/06/2024
A regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 7 p.m. for Open Session, and 6 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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Black Parent Network & D.O.G.S Parent Groups to Meet Jan. 12
01/03/2024
Our District's FACE Department will host a Black Parent Network (BPN) and D60 D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) meeting next week.
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Notice of November 21 Special Board Meeting & Committee Meetings
11/18/2023
A Special Closed Session Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, for the purpose of discussing negotiations and litigation. The meeting will be in Closed Session beginning at 6 p.m. in Room 120 at Lincoln Center, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. No official Board action will be taken at this meeting. The meeting will precede the Board's regular monthly committee meetings. On November 21, 2023, the regularly-scheduled Student Achievement and Operation Services Committee meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Board Room.
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Professional Learning Days Schedule 2023/2024
08/01/2023
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 schools are again participating in Professional Learning Days this school year. These days will allow for additional professional development opportunities for staff members, and will result in altered bell schedules on these days.
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New Facility Scheduling and Work Order Software
06/01/2023
Waukegan Public Schools is excited to announce we will soon be rolling out a new facility scheduling and work order software. Later this summer FMX will officially replace SchoolDude. Our district-wide launch will take place in August.
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