CELEBRATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN’S WEEK The State of Illinois proclaimed May 3-7 as Exceptional Children’s Week! This dedicated week gives us all time to recognize, extend our appreciation of, and gratitude for the children and adolescents with special needs. We also recognize, extend our appreciation of, and gratitude for the talented professionals among us who […]
National Teacher Appreciation Week Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-8, 2021. We are saying ‘thank you’ this week, and throughout the year, to the extraordinary educators who have worked tirelessly with students and families to keep things moving forward, despite such an unpredictable year.
This month, help celebrate the amazing OT staff who serve our students. Their support and expertise in assisting our students with their fine motor and sensory needs is greatly valued. Thank you to our team of OTRs: Kathy Wassink, Brittany Field, Carol Grapperhaus, Katie Larson, Jennifer McDonald; and COTAs: Maria Dodge, Joy Ferry, Beth Hunter, […]
School social workers play a pivotal role in our school districts. They help with district-wide behavior incentive programs, they help Early Intervention students transition to IEPs upon turning 3, they give critical outside counseling resources to families, they provide behavior intervention suggestions, and among so many other supports they provide, the most crucial support they […]
All 13 Mid-State member districts earned a “Meets Requirements” under the new Illinois Special Education Accountability System! Data from previous school years through 2019-20 were applied to the Compliance and Results Indicators in numerous areas. This is one measure of the quality of services being provided to our students and is credited to the collaborative […]