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Notice of June 18 Board Committee Meetings
06/16/2024
On June 18, 2024, the Student Achievement and Operation Services Committee meetings will begin at 6:00 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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June 14 FACE Meetings Moving to Virtual
06/13/2024
District 60’s two Family and Community Engagement Meetings – the Black Parent Network and D60 Dogs – planned for Friday, June 14 are being moved from in-person to virtual. See below for login information for both meetings.
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Waukegan Schools Honored for PBIS Work
06/11/2024
All 24 Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 school buildings were recently recognized by the Midwest PBIS Network for their PBIS implementation during the 2023-24 school year. Buildings recognized included all 15 elementary schools, five middle schools, the Lightfoot Early Learning Center, AOEC, and both high school campuses.
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Notice of June 11 Board Meeting
06/09/2024
A regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 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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Important Policy Updates on Promotion and Grading
06/06/2024
Last week our Board of Education voted to approve updates to two important policies that impact students academically. The most significant policy is the re-introduction of our promotion/ retention policy, which affects how students move from grade to grade each year, based on academic performance. Below are more details on this policy, as well as more minor changes to our grading policy. Please take a moment to read up on these changes, and be on the lookout for more information on these policies in the near future.
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District Bus Tracking App is Now Live for Summer School
06/04/2024
District 60’s Bus Tracking App is now live for students utilizing the buses to and from summer school.
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District 60 to Host Mental Health De-Escalation Strategies Meeting June 5
06/04/2024
We’d like to remind our families that tomorrow our District’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) department is hosting an informational Parent University presentation designed to help educate parents on strategies to help better manage their children's mental health.
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Notice of June 5 Special Board Meeting
06/03/2024
A Special Closed Session Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, to discuss the Superintendent’s Evaluation. 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.
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BOE Budget Workshop # 1 Notice - June 4
06/02/2024
Budget Workshop # 1 for the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road.
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District 60 Summer Meals Program Begins Week of June 3
05/29/2024
Waukegan Public Schools’ Summer Meals program will begin the week of June 3rd at 14 school sites across the District. During the Summer Meals program, all Waukegan children, including those enrolled in the District's summer programming, are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch. Meals are served on days in which schools are in session between June 3 and July 1, Monday through Friday.
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Notice of May 28 and 29 Board Meetings
05/25/2024
A regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 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. Additionally, a Special Closed Session Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, to discuss the Superintendent’s Evaluation.
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Mental Health De-Escalation Strategies Meeting
05/22/2024
Our District’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) department is hosting an informational Parent University presentation later this month designed to help educate parents on strategies to help better manage their children's mental health.
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Happy Summer Vacation!
05/21/2024
As we reach the end of another school year, I want to express my appreciation for everyone’s efforts to make this school year a success. This has been a wonderful year, and our students, families, and staff have demonstrated remarkable resilience, compassion, and teamwork throughout.
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Notice of May 28 Public Hearing
05/21/2024
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Community Unit School District Number 60, Lake County, Illinois (the “District”), will hold a public hearing on the 28th day of May, 2024, at 7:00 o’clock P.M. The hearing will be held at the Lincoln Center, 1201 North Sheridan Road, Waukegan, Illinois. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive public comments on the proposal to sell bonds of the District in the amount of not to exceed $30,000,000 for the purpose of increasing the working cash fund of the District.
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Wraparound Center Preparing for Limited Rollout Opening
05/20/2024
We’re excited to announce that we will soon be opening our Wraparound Center in downtown Waukegan, where we will focus on supporting the well-being of our community. The Wraparound Center is a one-stop location for students, families, and other residents to receive therapeutic support and access to services and resources from community agencies. The Waukegan Wraparound Center is expected to open with a limited rollout later this month. We are partnering with our direct service providers, A Safe Place and CYN Counseling Center to create a nurturing and empowering environment where families can access the resources they need to thrive.
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Notice of May 21 BOE Special Meeting & Committee Meetings
05/19/2024
A Special Closed Session Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, to discuss probable or imminent litigation; specific personnel matters; and the purchase or lease of property. 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.
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Class of 2024 Graduation Information
05/15/2024
Waukegan High School will host its 151st commencement exercises on Friday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. at Weiss Field. An expected class of more than 900 students will make up the Waukegan High School’s Class of 2024.
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Foundations in Personal Finance Classes
05/13/2024
District 60 is offering students entering grades 8-12 an opportunity to attend a series of free financial education classes this summer. The class, titled: Foundations in Personal Finance, will meet five days a week from June 3 through June 28. Each class will be held from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Miguel Juarez Middle School in Room 155.
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Notice of May 14 Board Meeting
05/11/2024
A regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 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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2024 Middle School Art Show
05/10/2024
Waukegan Community Unit School District #60’s annual Middle School Art Show is now underway at the Waukegan Public Library through Friday, May 17.
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Greenwood Support Staff Member Recognized with Educator of the Year Award
05/09/2024
Congratulations to Mr. Trujillo Estrada at Greenwood Elementary School, who was recently named a winner in the student support personnel category as part of the Regional Office of Education’s annual Educator of the Year Awards program.
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District 60 Celebrates 2024 Retirees
05/09/2024
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 honored more than 30 employees, with combined service of more than 800 years, at the annual Board of Education Retirement and Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, May 8.
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Waukegan High School Honors 2024 Senior Athletes
05/08/2024
Waukegan High School honored more than 70 student-athletes during its annual Senior Sports Awards program on Tuesday, May 7. The awards ceremony recognized athletes in 27 sports for their achievements on the field and in the classroom.
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New Middle Schools Schedules for 2024-25
05/07/2024
Our District is excited to announce that beginning next year, all five Waukegan middle schools will be implementing a new schedule model as part of our Middle School Redesign. This is a model that has been tested at Lewis Middle School this year.
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WHS Music Ranked 3rd in Illinois Again
05/02/2024
For the second year in a row, Waukegan High School’s Waukegan High School’s music program has finished its competition season as the 3rd ranked program in Illinois. Musicians in the band, choir, and orchestra combined for a 3rd place finish among all Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class AA schools.
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Middle School Promotion Events on May 20 and 21
05/01/2024
All 8th-grade promotion exercises for Waukegan Public Schools middle schools will once again be hosted at the Genesee Theatre in downtown Waukegan. The events are scheduled for May 20 and May 21.
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Public Meeting for Parents of Private/Parochial & Home-Schooled Students
04/29/2024
District 60 will hold a public meeting to discuss the District’s plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools or are home schooled within the District for the 2024-2025 school year.
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Auditions for WAUK-PAC’s Seussical Jr. May 16
04/25/2024
District 60’s K-8 theater program, the Waukegan Performing Arts Company (WAUK-PAC) is holding auditions for its next production, Seusseical Jr. next month. Auditions will be held at Cooke Magnet School, 522 Belvidere Road, on Thursday, May 16, from 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. All K-8 students are welcome to audition.
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Notice of April 26 Special Board Meeting
04/24/2024
A Special Closed Session Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Friday, April 26, 2024, to discuss personnel performance, employment; and probable or imminent 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. A brief Open Session with public comment will precede the closed session.
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Kindergarten Registration Event April 27
04/24/2024
Parents new to District 60 looking to enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2024/25 school year still have time to reserve their spot to complete the registration process during one of our final New Kindergarten Registration events this weekend.
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Returning Student Registration Ends April 30
04/24/2024
Waukegan Public School’s families returning to the District for the 2024-2025 school year have until Tuesday, April 30 to complete the online registration process for the upcoming school year.
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Waukegan Public Schools Summer School Information 2024
04/23/2024
Planning for Waukegan Public Schools’ 2024 Summer School programming is being finalized, and parents of eligible students should soon hear from their child’s school about summer options. Summer School for grades K-12 will run from June 3 to July 1.
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District 60 Diverse Learner Social Security Benefit Presentation April 29
04/23/2024
Waukegan Community Unit School District’s Diverse Learner Department will host an online informational presentation on April 29 on Social Security benefits, and how they relate to children and adults with disabilities.
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Notice of April 24 Special Board Meeting
04/22/2024
A Special Closed Session Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, to discuss personnel performance; Board self-evaluation, practices and procedures, and professional ethics in a meeting with the representative of the Illinois Association of School Boards; and probable or imminent 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. A brief Open Session with public comment will precede the closed session.
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Whittier Elementary Earns IB Authorization
04/22/2024
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 is excited to announce that Whittier Elementary School has officially been authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Whittier last week earned IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) authorization, following a more than four-year process. The rigorous process of securing IB authorization underscores Whittier’s dedication to providing a globally-minded education that empowers students to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners.
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Notice of April 23 Board Meeting
04/21/2024
A regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, April 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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WHS Presents "Little Shop of Horrors" April 25-27
04/19/2024
The Waukegan High School Theatre Department will debut its production of "Little Shop of Horrors" April 25-27 in the Trapp Auditorium of the Waukegan High School-Brookside Campus.
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2024 Elementary Art Show at the WPL
04/19/2024
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60’s annual Elementary Art Show is now underway at the Waukegan Public Library through April 26. More than 250 pieces, including pencil and paper work, watercolor paintings, marker drawings, 3D models/ sculptures, found object art, and more, were submitted to teachers from all 15 WPS elementary school throughout the school year.
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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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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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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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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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