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WHS Athletic Summer Camps 2024
04/16/2024
Waukegan Public Schools’ summer sports camp registration is now underway. There are several opportunities for middle school and high school student-athletes to participate in a variety of sports. Most sports camps are open for students in grades 6-12, and boys' soccer has opportunities for students entering grades 3 and above.
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Reminder: Two-Way Dual Language Program Information Session
04/16/2024
We’d like to remind our families there is a new opportunity for District 60 families enrolling their child in preschool. 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 April 18 at Oakdale Elementary School. ​
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District 60 Awarded Meritorious Budget Award
04/15/2024
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 has been recognized with a Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for the 2023-2024 budget year from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO).
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Notice of April 16 Special Board Meeting & Committee Meetings
04/14/2024
A Special Closed Session Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, to discuss a personnel matter. 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. A brief Open Session with public comment will precede the closed session. The meeting will precede the Board's regular monthly committee meetings.
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Multicultural Event for EL Families
04/13/2024
District 60 EL families are invited to join in on an afternoon of international fun during our Bilingual Multicultural event later this month.
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District 60’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Celebration
04/10/2024
Waukegan Public School’s Family and Community Engagement Department will host its districtwide Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration on May 3. The theme of this year’s event is “Innovation” and it will celebrate the innovations and contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). The event will be held on Friday, May 3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Jack Benny Middle School, 1401 Montesano Avenue.
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District 60 to Host Diverse Learner Notice of Procedural Safeguards Informational Presentation
04/10/2024
Our District's Diverse Learner Department will be hosting an informational Zoom presentation later this month to educate parents on the Notice of Procedural Safeguards For Parents/Guardians of Students of With Disabilities.
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Student Board Member Applications Now Being Accepted for TWO Positions!
04/09/2024
The Waukegan Community Unit School District Board of Education is seeking two students to serve as Student Board Members for the 2024-2025 school year. Any student who will be a sophomore, junior, or senior next year is eligible to apply.
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WAUK-PAC Presents Willy Wonka Jr. April 19, 20
04/09/2024
District 60’s new K-8 theater company, the Waukegan Performance Arts Company (WAUK-PAC), will host its first performance later this month, as it debuts its production of Roald Dahl's WIlly Wonka Jr.
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Two-Way Dual Language Program Information Session
04/08/2024
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 April 18 at Oakdale Elementary School.
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Notice of April 9 Board Meeting
04/07/2024
A regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, April 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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Activate your Abre Student Token & Enter for a Chance to Join Our Team at Six Flags
04/03/2024
Waukegan Public Schools is taking over Six Flags Great America in May and you could be joining us! Our District is hosting an opportunity for some lucky Waukegan families to enjoy a day of excitement and fun. The trip will take place on Saturday, May 11. Winners will receive free admission, parking, and a meal voucher.
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2023-24 5Essentials Survey Closes March 29
03/28/2024
District 60 families and students have until this Friday, March 29, 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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Middle School Music Festival on April 2 and 3
03/27/2024
Waukegan Public Schools’ annual Middle School Music Festival is next week! The popular event will be hosted Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3 at the Genesee Theatre in downtown Waukegan.
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Upcoming State Assessment for Grades 3-8
03/21/2024
Waukegan Public Schools will administer the annual state-mandated Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) to all students in grades 3-8 upon our return from Spring Break. The IAR consists of two sections of English Language Arts and three sections of Mathematics. It is administered over 3-5 days. Assessment results will be shared with families in the fall.
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2024/2025 Returning Student Registration is Now Open
03/20/2024
Registration is now open for students who will be returning to Waukegan Public Schools for the 2024-2025 school year. All returning students will once again be registered through our Parent Portal.
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Spring Break Meal Distribution - March 25
03/19/2024
Waukegan Public Schools will host a free meal distribution event on Monday, March 25 from at the Waukegan High School-Brookside Campus. Meals will be available between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Families can pick up food by driving up to door 29, which is located at the back of the Brookside Campus. Families will be asked to stay in their cars, and students are not required to be present to pick up meals.
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Notice of March 19 Special Board Meeting and Committee Meetings
03/17/2024
UPDATE ON MARCH 19: The special closed and open session meetings scheduled for 6 p.m. have been canceled. The committee meetings will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Special Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. The meeting will be in Closed Session beginning at 6 p.m. in Room 120 at Lincoln Center, 1201 N. Sheridan Road, and in Open Session at 6:45 p.m., in the Lincoln Center Board Room. The meeting will precede the Board's regular monthly committee meetings.
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An Important Message About School Safety
03/12/2024
I am writing today on a matter of the utmost importance regarding the safety of our students and school environments, and to reiterate our District's policy regarding weapons.
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Notice of March 12 Board Meeting
03/10/2024
A regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 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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Retroactive Credit for Volunteering in Lieu of Student Fees
03/08/2024
Our District recently sent out information regarding our District's new Volunteer Policy, where parents and students can volunteer at school and district events to earn credit toward fees owed. Since we announced this policy last month, we have been happy to see parents already take advantage of it.
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New Kindergarten Registration Event March 9
03/07/2024
Parents new to District 60 looking to enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2024/25 school year still have time to reserve a time slot to complete the registration process during one of our upcoming New Kindergarten Registration events.
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Environmental Club’s 2024 Tree Sapling Sale
03/06/2024
Waukegan High School’s Environmental Club is once again hosting a community-wide tree-planting initiative to help offset the environmental impact of the school's energy consumption.
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District to Host Diverse Learner Parent-to-Parent Meeting March 14
03/06/2024
Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 will host its next Parent-to-Parent Special Education Network at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the Welcome Center, 742 W. Greenwood Ave.
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Diverse Learner Special Education Rights Webinar: The Behavior Intervention Plan
03/04/2024
District 60’s Diverse Learner Department will host a Special Education Rights Webinar later this month discussing Behavior Intervention Plans and the purpose behind these plans. The training will be conducted by the Family Resource Center on Disabilities.
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Notice of March 4 and March 5 Board Meetings
03/02/2024
A continuation of the February 27, 2024 Regular Board of Education Meeting will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. for Open Session. The February 27 meeting was recessed due to a tornado warning. The March 4 meeting will resume where the February 27 meeting was stopped. The meeting will be conducted in person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road.
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Diverse Learner Parent Advocacy Leadership (PAL) Program
03/01/2024
Waukegan Public Schools’ Diverse Learner Department will host a series of virtual special education training sessions as part of its Parent Advocacy Leadership (PAL) program. PAL is a free eight-week training program from the Family Resource Center on Disabilities that is designed to help parents navigate the special education process in Illinois.
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Middle of Year Data and Supports
02/29/2024
Our District has once again created a presentation for families and the community related to middle of the year (MOY) student assessment data. You can view a video presentation narrated by Dr. Jonathan Brown, our Director of Assessment and Data by clicking here. YouTube will feature subtitles in your preferred language to follow along with the narration.
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Kindergarten Registration Information For Fall 2024
02/27/2024
Waukegan Public Schools has begun registering incoming kindergarten students for the 2024-2025 school year. Parents of children who will turn 5-years-old prior to September 1 can begin registering for the fall, depending on their current enrollments. See below for information on various timelines.
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Notice of February 27 Board Meeting
02/25/2024
A regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 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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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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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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