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Professional Learning Days Schedule 2024/2025
07/16/2024
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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District 60 Back to School Resource Fair is July 27
07/12/2024
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60’s annual Back to School Resource Fair is just around the corner. This year’s Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 at the Waukegan High School - Brookside Campus, 2325 Brookside Avenue.
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Student Health Requirements 2024/2025
07/12/2024
The Illinois Department of Public Health requires a number of immunizations and exams before students can attend school in the State of Illinois. Below is a detailed list of those requirements and the grades affected by each prerequisite. Parents are asked to please plan for the 2024/2025 school year and begin scheduling these immunizations and exams.
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EPIC Preschool Walk-in Registration & Screening Event July 20
07/09/2024
District 60 will host an EPIC preschool walk-in registration and screening event later this month, where families will have an opportunity to complete the registration process to enroll their child in Pre-K for the 2024-25 school year.
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Three New Student Registration Events Planned for July
07/05/2024
Parents of children new to District 60 will have the chance to complete the new student registration process for the 2024-2025 school year during one of three new student registration events this month.
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Explaining the District's Recent Bond Action
07/03/2024
Last week our Board of Education approved the issuance of nearly $30 million in working cash bonds. This is a strategic financial decision aimed at funding several important capital improvement initiatives that will enhance our facilities and improve the learning environment for all students. This is an uncommon action, but an important one for our District and community. Below you can read more about what this action means for our schools, students, families, and our taxpayers at large.
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Our Strategic Plan - Destination 2028
07/01/2024
Today, July 1, is the final day of summer school, thus officially wrapping up instruction for 2023-2024. July 1 also serves as the official start of our fiscal year. With these milestones in mind, today I am excited to announce the official launch of our much-anticipated strategic plan, Destination 2028.
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New Co-Principal at WHS -Brookside
06/27/2024
The Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 Board of Education appointed Mr. Eric Hamilton as the new Interim Co-Principal at Waukegan High School - Brookside Campus this week.
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Notice of Board Quorum - June 26
06/26/2024
Members of the Board of Education are dedicated to the students of Waukegan, and to the community itself. Board Members routinely attend special events throughout the school district and the community. At times a majority of a quorum of Board of Education members may be in attendance at the same event. On June 26 multiple Board Members will attend the African American Males Achievement Initiative committee meting.
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Board of Education Appoints Two New Student Board Members
06/26/2024
The Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 Board of Education appointed Waukegan High School students Melanie Rosales and Brianna Bravo to serve as its newest Student Board Members during its June 25 meeting. New this year, two students were selected to serve in the position, as the Board desired to have one individual represent each Waukegan High School campus.
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Notice of June 25 Board Meeting
06/23/2024
A regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 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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Back to School Resource Fair is July 27
06/21/2024
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60’s annual Back to School Resource Fair is just around the corner. This year’s Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 at the Waukegan High School - Brookside Campus, 2325 Brookside Avenue.
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Notice of June 20 Special Closed Session Board Meeting
06/18/2024
A Special Session Board Meeting to conduct individual interviews with the finalists for the Student Board Member position will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in Room 120 at Lincoln Center. This meeting will be held in Closed Session. A brief open session with public comment will precede the closed session. No official Board action will be taken at this meeting.
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WAUK-PAC Presents Seussical Jr. June 28, 29
06/17/2024
District 60’s K-8 theater program, the Waukegan Performing Arts Company (WAUK-PAC) will debut its next production, Seussical Jr. later this month. Nearly 40 Waukegan students representing nine schools make up the cast and crew of the production.
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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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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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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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