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A Message from Our Superintendent

Greetings to the Bellwood School District 88 Community:

First and foremost, I would like to extend a warm welcome back! I hope your summer was relaxing, invigorating, and all that you wanted it to be. This year, our district institute days' theme is "education, activate, motivate." We hope the theme resonates throughout the school year. Whether you are administering a school, teaching our students, engaging with parents or students in the office, driving a school bus, preparing meals, maintaining facilities, establishing district policy, or working in any one of the many other important capacities in our district, you are integral to ensuring that our schools are highly effective centers of learning.

District #88's continued focus this year will be on teaching and learning. We have adopted a new science program and are excited by all that Amplify Science offers. We have selected Imagine Learning, which is a program providing individualized targeted instruction, to enhance literacy and math. This year, we will continue our CHAMPS rollout with an emphasis on chapter three, management plan. We are excited about our new Acellus STEM lab at Roosevelt Middle School and look forward to our students becoming familiar with coding. These exciting new programs will have a positive and direct impact for our students and staff. 

As Malala Yousfzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, stated, "One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world." My hope is for each of us to be the change agent for our students. I look forward, as always, to our shared commitment in moving the district forward.


Mark Holder