Wrapping Up a Great Year…and Planning for the Future!

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District 114 is proud to celebrate the successes of our students, staff, families, and community as we continue to partner together to make sure all students learn at high levels. While none of us could have anticipated the challenges this school year brought us, there’s lots to celebrate and so much to look forward to in the summer and in 2021-22! 

Celebrations

  • We navigated the twists and turns of COVID, finally welcoming our students back onsite full time for learning. EVERYONE who wants to be onsite is back, and it’s amazing! 
  • With the passage of the March 2020 referendum, we have replaced the Stanton roof, which was in serious need of renovation. 
  • Our Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee continues to grow, making sure that all D114 families  feel a part of our community. 

Looking Ahead
We’ll be DOUBLING our summer programming for students. Camp Curiosity allows for up to 8 weeks of in person instruction focusing on literacy and math. Our goal is to bridge learning for students, get more time in person in school, and keep them excited about their progress and learning even more! We’re able to do this by combining our usual budget for summer with COVID impact funding provided by the federal government. 

Speaking of COVID relief funding, we are also using these monies to purchase classroom furniture that allows for social distancing and flexible seating. These upgrades will help us meet safety requirements now but also build our abilities for students to collaborate in classrooms as we move forward. 

We also continue to plan for the capital improvements promised to our community as a part of our referendum efforts. The next major wave of this will be to retrofit Stanton Middle School with air conditioning, upgraded mechanical and electrical systems, and a full inside sprinkler system. 

We are so incredibly proud of our students, staff, and families for showing resilience through this challenging year, always holding onto the belief that WE CAN DO THIS. As always, Fox Lake 114 remains one team…all in! 

With commitment to our students, families, and community, 

Heather Friziellie
Superintendent of Schools 
Fox Lake School District 114