From the Desk of Dr. Dubec
Our last annual Board of Education Awards Meeting highlighting student achievement was held Tuesday evening at East. Parents, families, and friends filled our gyms at each award night. Thank you to everyone who came out to these events to support our students. I am happy to announce that collectively, 233 Palos 118 fifth and eighth graders have earned the President's Academic Award. This award recognizes academic excellence and requires a student to have a 3.5 grade point average for the past two years, and achievement in the 85th percentile or higher in math or reading on Scantron for the current school year. The district uses GPA, ISAT, and Scantron assessments to track this information. We commend and celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our students.
As the school year comes to an end, I want to take this time to thank our parent volunteers and district organizations, including the PFA and Educational Foundation for all they do throughout the year. We are grateful for all of their support, which enables us to provide the best opportunities for our students.
It seems like we just enrolled our graduates in kindergarten, and now we are sending them off to high school. Our eighth graders will be graduating at Stagg High School on May 30, and we wish them well as they continue their education.
Enjoy a safe and relaxing summer, and please encourage your children to read.
Joseph M. Dubec, Ed.D., J.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Named Palos East Assistant Principal
Mrs. Terri Dodds has been appointed the new assistant principal at Palos East School for the 2013-14 school year. Mrs. Dodds has taught special education at East for the past 11 years, and demonstrates strength in her understanding of student discipline and her ability to work with special needs pupils in both conduct and instruction. She received her bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University in Elementary Education and her master's degree in Educational Leadership from St. Francis University. Mrs. Dodds lives with her husband and two children and enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also likes to visit museums, restaurants, sightsee in Chicago, and attend Cubs games. We welcome Mrs. Dodds to her new leadership role at Palos East for the upcoming school year.
Registration Discount Ends June 1
REGISTER TODAY FOR
2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR
Savings of $25 per student if fees paid
before June 1, 2013
Infosnap, our new online returning-registration program is being implemented for the upcoming 2013-14 school year.
Look for your family's personal "snapcode" on the back of the registration letter that was mailed last month to begin the registration process.
Visit our website at www.palos118.org and click the REGISTRATION link. Simply enter the requested information along with your "snapcode" on the back of the registration letter that was mailed last month.
Complete registration and pay fees before June 1, 2013 to receive a $25 per student discount.
|- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED -
August 21, 2013
5:00-7:30 p.m. at South
Contact Yvonne Leschkies to volunteer: