School News

Summer Meal Distribution Available Through August 9
Alex LeMoine

Free meals will be available for pick up each Monday beginning Monday, May 24 to Monday, August 9 at Crystal Lake Central High School at the field house entrance off of Walkup Ave.

FREE meals will continue to be distributed once a week throughout the summer. Meals will be available for pick up each Monday beginning Monday, May 24 to Monday, August 9 at Crystal Lake Central High School (45 W. Franklin Ave.) at the field house entrance off of Walkup Ave.

To accommodate summer holidays, meals will be distributed on Tuesday, June 1 and Tuesday, July 6.

Please email distmail@d155.org with any questions regarding summer meal distribution.

2021-22 Registration Now Open
Alex LeMoine

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. It’s important to follow the three-step process to complete registration to ensure a faster process. Please note, student information can be completed without payment.

If you are new to the district, please contact the Student Services office of the school your child should attend. 

For further registration information, please visit the Registration webpage.

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Ya está abierto el registro para el año escolar 2021-22. Es importante que las familias cumplan el proceso de tres pasos para completar el registro a fin de asegurar un proceso más rápido. Tenga en cuenta que la información del estudiante se puede completar sin pago.

Para mas informacion, haga clic aquí

D155 Schools Nationally Recognized by U.S. News & World Report
Alex LeMoine

U.S. News & World Report ranked all four District 155 high schools in the top twelve percent of high schools ranked nationwide and all four high schools earned a spot in the top 100 in the state of Illinois.

U.S. News & World Report ranked all four District 155 high schools in the top twelve percent of high schools ranked nationwide and all four high schools earned a spot in the top 100 in the state of Illinois. The annual list conducted by U.S. News and World Report is determined based on six factors, including how well students performed on state exams and college preparedness.

Nationwide, nearly 24,000 public high schools in all 50 states were considered and approximately 17,860 were ranked. Cary-Grove ranked 1,500th, Prairie Ridge ranked 1,536th, Crystal Lake South ranked 1,617th and Crystal Lake Central ranked 2,142nd.

In Illinois, 647 schools were considered. Cary-Grove placed 63rd in the state and Prairie Ridge was right behind, ranking 65th in Illinois. Crystal Lake South came in 73rd overall, and Crystal Lake Central was ranked 89th. 

“Each year, I am incredibly proud of the work of our outstanding students and staff that has earned all four D155 buildings a place on this list,” said Steve Olson, superintendent of District 155. “The dedication and perseverance our teachers and staff have displayed in order to continue to provide meaningful education to our students, even in the midst of adversity, is truly inspiring. We look forward to continuing to offer a first-rate educational experience to our students and community.”

To view the Illinois’ Best Public High Schools list, and further detailed results of D155 high schools, please click here.

Adult Living Students at Haber Oaks Open Haber Mart
Alex LeMoine

Students at Haber Oaks Campus in Anne Tubridy’s Adult Living class have debuted the Haber Mart, an in-school store that makes necessary items such as food and hygiene products available to all students who attend Haber Oaks.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, students in Adult Living noticed a need amongst their classmates for essential items at an accessible price and decided to offer a selection of meal items. clothing, winter gear, and more at the Haber Mart.

“I know COVID was hard...people like lost jobs couldn’t afford that much stuff, really, or food,” said Kevin Moysen, a junior at Haber Oaks. “I know we have some good food and some pretty good clothes that [students] would like and I can see them wearing.”

Students are able to use their school currency, known as “academy bucks”, to purchase items curated, priced, and sold by the Adult Living class. Academy bucks are given out for positive achievements both in and outside of the classroom and can be redeemed for a variety of items, from snacks and meals to clothes to wear on an interview.

“I am so grateful to our Adult Living students for their hard work to develop and implement this part of our vision.  Both our holiday store and our school store are anchors to the culture at Haber Oaks Campus.  Having essentials that students can now purchase with their token economy is a dream of ours they have made a reality,” said Julie Duncan, the Coordinator of Off Campus Programs at Haber Oaks.

A list of items to donate to the Haber Mart can be found below. We truly appreciate any donations and support from the community.

Washed and lightly used:

  • Coats and jackets

  • Sweatshirts, half zips

  • Sweatpants

  • Hats, mittens, scarves

  • Basic hygiene supplies

Food Items:

  • Small size Jif® peanut butter

  • Jelly

  • Ramen noodles/ cup of noodles

  • Mac and cheese

  • Tuna

  • Small mayo

  • Saltines, Club, Ritz crackers

  • Pasta noodles

  • Marinara sauce

  • Canned peaches, mandarin oranges

  • Canned corn

  • Boxed Mixes- brownies, cookies, cake 

  • Pancake Mix

  • Syrup

  • Carnation Instant Breakfast

Haber Oaks also welcomes gift cards to any local grocery store to purchase the above items.

Rosecrance Presents Coffee and Coping: A Virtual Parent Discussion Group
Alex LeMoine

Rosecrance has announced the 2021 schedule for Coffee and Coping: A Virtual Parent Discussion Group. Sessions are held virtually and links will be provided upon registration. 

Rosecrance has announced the 2021 schedule for Coffee and Coping: A Virtual Parent Discussion Group. Sessions are held virtually and links will be provided upon registration. 

Each session will begin with an informational presentation followed by an open, honest discussion to deal with the challenges of parenting in the pandemic. All meetings are confidential.

January: Isolation & Engagement
Facilitator: Meghan Chamberlain

Tuesday, January 19, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 21, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, January 26, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 28, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

February: Conflict Resolution 
Facilitator: Shawn Garry

Tuesday, February 2, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 11, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, February 16, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 25, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

March: Emotional Support
Facilitator: Melissa Walton

Tuesday, March 2, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 11, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 16, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 25, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
 

Rosecrance is a leading provider of treatment services for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. Nearly 50,000 children, teens, adults, and families receive help each year.