Arabic: الترجمة العربية
Polish: Polskie Tłumaczenie
March 18, 2022
Dear Palos 118 Families,
At its monthly board meeting last Tuesday, the Board of Education assisted Palos South school administrators with distributing the President's Education Award for Academic Excellence to 89 very deserving students. It was wonderful to see the gymnasium full of proud parents once again to celebrate the continued success of our Palos 118 students.
According to the most recent data released by the Illinois State Board of Education, Palos 118 is performing in the top 10% of all elementary school districts statewide. In the South Cook region, our students ranked first in math and second in reading. Our special education students, English learners, and low-income students are all top performers in our region compared to their peers. Just recently, the school district was notified that one of our schools was nominated for a prestigious national award for consistently high student performance.
Throughout the pandemic, Palos 118 has been a leader in providing high-quality education during a public health crisis. We were one of the first school districts to return students to the classroom for full-day instruction and were able to do so because our board, administration, teachers, and parents knew how important in-person learning was for our students, particularly our most vulnerable students. By working together, we were able to minimize learning loss while keeping our staff and students safe.
With COVID-19 statistics remaining favorable, Palos 118 will continue to safely transition our schools out of pandemic mitigation measures as appropriate. We are excited to welcome back visitors and volunteers to our schools for the 4th and final quarter of the school year. I hope to see you at one of our spring events soon!
Portrait of a Graduate Update
Thank you to the members of our Portrait of a Graduate planning committee who participated in our workshop meeting on March 3. The group spent the night synthesizing the feedback from our public forums, focus groups, and online survey into a short list of the key traits our Palos 118 graduates will need to be successful. Their work has been given to a graphic designer who is now creating our portrait.