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Naperville District and Curriculum

In Naperville Community Unit School District 203, the teachers and administrators work hard to help students become independent thinkers who contribute to society by being accountable for their actions, well organized, and healthy. Students who graduate from Naperville Schools will have the skills to work in a team to produce quality work through critical thinking and 21st Century technology skills. The Naperville Community Unit School District 203 uses a curriculum program for early literary for kindergartners through second graders. Project LEAP is for early elementary students who do not qualify for special education services, but have difficulty reading.

We currently cover the following Naperville-area school district: Naperville Community Unit School District 203.

Schools in Naperville include:

Meadow Glens Elementary School is located at 1150 Muirhead Ave, Naperville, IL 60565. Meadow Glens Elementary School covers Kindergarten through fifth grade. Contact Meadow Glens Elementary School at (630) 420-3200. The mission of Meadow Glens Elementary School is to produce students who are Self Directed Learners, Collaborative Workers, Complex Thinkers, Quality Producers and Community Contributors. Like other students in the state of Illinois, students at Meadow Glens Elementary School are taught a curriculum based off of the Illinois Learning Standards. These standards establish the expectations for the knowledge and skills students should know and be able to demonstrate at each grade. They are also designed to prepare students for going to college and having a career. These standards cover English Language Arts, Fine Arts Learning, World Language, Math, Health / PE, Science, Social Studies, and Technology. The English Language Arts standards for K-5 focuses on students being able to determine the key ideas and details of a text, examine the craft and structure, including how how to interpret words as they are used in a text. Grade two students learn to ask and answer questions related to who, what, where, when, why and how, in order to demonstrate their understanding of key details in a text. For comparison, in grade 5 English Language Arts and Literacy, students are expected to write opinion pieces on topics or texts. They must be able to introduce their topic, and then support their point of view using evidence and reasoning. They are also expected to use increasingly sophisticated language and organization as they progress into later grades. For more information on the English Tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Kennedy Junior High School is located at 2929 Green Trails Dr, Naperville, IL 60532. Kennedy Junior High School covers sixth grade through eighth grade. Contact Kennedy Junior High School at (630) 420-3220. The mission of Kennedy Junior High School is to provide all students with a program that meets the needs of its students, emphasizing academics and cognitive development. According to the Illinois educational standards, students in grade 8 science learn about earth and space sciences, life science, physical science, and technology/engineering. In physical science, students learn about matter and its interactions. They also learn about motion and stability and Newton’ laws with how they relate to forces. In life science, they learn about the structures and processes of organisms and molecules, with a focus on genetics. Students also learn about heredity and how traits are inherited and vary across generations due to random mutations.  Furthermore, they believe that a large part of success depends on the ability to teach students content as well as a “hidden curriculum,” which includes topics such as how to organize and link information and ideas together. They see their job as teaching with explicit instruction, but also making sure students are learning the implicit topics as well, such as how to make good choices and how to interact appropriately with their peers.

Naperville Central High School is located at 440 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL 60540. Naperville Central High School covers ninth grade through twelfth grade. Contact Naperville Central High School at (630) 420-6422. Naperville Central has courses from the typical academic core, as well as foreign language and basic career courses, along with honors offerings for a small number of widely taken subjects. Most students who desire to take advanced or specialized classes feed in to more specialized programs, such as the AP programs, and the Gifted Academy Programs. After high school, many students make the decision to attend a postsecondary institution. Many also choose to take SAT and ACT tests to put on their applications. For more information on the SAT and ACT test preparation tutoring sessions we offer, please contact SchoolTutoring Academy. Naperville Central also commits to providing students with an integrated approach to STEM education. Through integrated, rigorous curriculum in the associated disciplines, students develop the ability to ask authentic questions, interpret situations, and create innovative solutions. Focused, cross-disciplinary experiences equip students with the knowledge and skills to contribute and compete in a global economy.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Naperville District Curriculum

Writing is a central part of the Language Arts curriculum. At the middle school level, students should be able to write informative documents by analyzing written material using correct grammatical skills and provide supporting documentation. In reading, middle school students should demonstrate an understanding of textual material, identify key ideas and understand word choice. High school students must demonstrate an ability to write positional documents on chosen topics using research skills, and supplying ample and relevant evidence for any argument.

Naperville has several curriculum programs for gifted and talented students. They include programs like Project IDEA, Honors Mathematics, and an Elementary Enrichment program. The teachers and administrators provide support for parents who have gifted and talented students.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Naperville Educational News

  • Yuks for Youth - The Annual Yuks for Youth raises money for the Naperville Education Foundation. The Second City Comedy troupe is performing to help the Foundation raise money for programs like Math Camp and the school Breakfast Program. Second City involves high school students in their night of improvisational comedy, lending a hand to the school community.
  • A Day Made Better - Five teachers in Naperville schools received $1000 of school supplies from OfficeMax in the "A Day Made Better" program. The teachers were surprised with the gifts from the AdoptAClassrom.org.
  • Golden Apple Awards - Two teachers from Naperville Schools were awarded a Golden Apple Award out of the ten awarded in the state of Illinois. From the over 500 early elementary teachers, these two were chosen and they receive six months off to study tuition-free at Northwestern University and they receive $3,000. They are also added to the Fellowship program where they mentor new teachers in the Illinois Public Schools.

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About Naperville, Illinois

Naperville, Illinois is the county seat of DuPage County; Naperville is relatively large, covering an area of 106.3 km2 . Naperville has a population of 147,853, and is the fifth largest city in Illinois. Naperville is ranked as the wealthiest city in the Midwest, and the eleventh wealthiest in the nation. It was also ranked with the nation’s safest cities by USA Today and Business Insider. It was also voted second best place to live in the US by Money Magazine, and first on the list of best cities for early retirement by Kiplinger. It was named as one of most educated cities in America as well.

Naperville was founded in 1831 by Joseph Naper on the edge of the DuPage River. In a year or so, over one hundred settlers lived in Naper’s settlement. Naperville officially became a incorporated in 1857, at which time it had 2000 people living there. In 1887, a furniture factory was established, and it became the main employer in the area, along with the largest furniture manufacturer in the world. The site was closed in 1978.

There were 141,122 people, 53,408 households, and 36,289 families residing in the city. As of April 2016, Naperville was the 176th most populous city in the United States. According to the 2016 American Community Survey, the population density was 3708.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 53,408 housing units. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.9 years.

DuPage Children’s Museum

DuPage Children’s Museum has over 30 years of experience in making families laugh, learn, and love spending time together. They accomplish this through their exhibits, programs, and special events — every experience is designed to help children develop a strong foundation of creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills, as well as to build their confidence. These strengths will help them grow to become more resilient, more innovative, and life long learners. The museum’s core beliefs include respect for all children and their learning capabilities, the power of play as a basis for knowledge, and the importance of the child-adult learning partnership. Their vision includes a world where there is a dedicated time and place for each and every child to reach their full and unique learning potential through play and hands-on activity. The museum was founded in 1987 by two childhood educators from the area, and they moved into the full time pilot location in 1992, before moving to their current location in 2001, which allowed them to vastly expand their ability to serve children and families in the community. For more information, please visit their website located here.

Naper Settlement Museum

The Naper Settlement Museum believes that history is all around us, especially at locations such as itself. The museum’s furnishings, buildings, exhibits, and extensive collections are all kept pristine by climate controlling their environment, and keeping them maintained by the curatorial department. Programs offered there include the oral history program, which records people’s stories of the past, and the historic structures plague program, which recognizes historic homes and buildings. They run these programs in order to preserve local history in the community. Some of the exhibits housed in the museum include “Brushstrokes of the past: Naperville’s Story,” which is a massive, 3500 square foot gallery that combines artworks, artifacts, historic photographs, and interactive pieces in order to tell the tale of Naperville’s development form a frontier settlement to an established 20th century city. For more information, please visit their website here.

Interesting Facts

  • In 1946, Naperville was the site of one of the worst train disasters in Chicago history. Two Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad trains, the Advance Flyer and the Exposition Flyer, collided ‘head to tail’ on a single track just west of the Loomis Street grade crossing. The accident killed 45 and injured approximately 127 passengers and/or crew members.
  • Naperville has been ranked wealthiest city in the Midwest, eleventh wealthiest in the nation, among the safest cities in the nation, second best place to live in the US, best cities for early retirement, and one of the most educated large cities.
  • Naperville was one of the ten fastest growing communities in the United States during the 1990s.

Chalk Talk: How to Use 21st Century Technology

You may have heard of 21st Century Technology, but not be entirely sure what that entails. In the educational world, 21st Century Technology skills are vital to the success of the students who will soon be entering the work world. The newest Internet tools are often referred to as Web 2.0. These Internet sites are more than just informational sites; they are sites that allow the users to become involved. They allow students and teachers to make their own websites, follow each other in a safe social networking arena, and they also allow students to make interesting infographics. Many Web 2.0 tools are free to users or they charge a very small fee. Web 2.0 sites are always changing and it can be fun for students and teachers to find new ones and play around with them.

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