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A message from the Superintendent

March, 2018


Good afternoon,


District 100 is proud to announce that the Board of Education adopted new vision, mission, and belief statements at last month’s meeting.  The process of developing a new vision for the district began in May of 2017, with an initial survey being sent to all parents and staff members. The survey helped us identify what was most important to our school community, and a community meeting in July of 2017 allowed us to narrow down the priorities that became the basis for ongoing work over the past several months.   Teachers and administrators continued to meet with small groups to finalize a proposal for the Board of Education that not only included a vision and mission, but also included belief statements that drive the educational philosophy of our district.  The final proposal was presented to the Board of Education in January and was officially adopted at the meeting on February 28th.


The vision of Berwyn South School District 100 is to inspire a passion for learning in every child.


Our mission is to create inclusive learning environments where students take ownership of their academic and personal growth, embrace diversity, and strive to be positive influencers in our changing world.


We believe in providing students with rigorous and personalized learning opportunities that prepare them for academic excellence and future success.


We believe in utilizing innovative instructional practices that encourage collaboration, creativity, and exploration.


We believe in student-centered classrooms and schools that are supportive, safe, and responsive to the social and emotional needs of students, staff, and families.


We believe in using several measures to determine student success and to make informed decisions that lead to continuous student growth.


We believe in engaging with families and community members to create partnerships that actively support students’ development and learning.


We believe in creating and maintaining a culture where students and staff learn from each other, share ideas, and build supportive, collaborative relationships. 


We believe in enhancing our academic program by providing a variety of extra-curricular opportunities for students to develop and explore individual interests and talents.


Our district improvement goals will continue to serve as measurable goals and we will make updates to our goals based on progress at the school and district level.  Please look for updates to district communication with our new vision, mission, and belief statements in the weeks ahead.  Thank you for your participation and feedback throughout this process.


Mary Havis



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