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Mar 06, 2024
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Longfellow PTO Meeting
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Mar 18, 2024
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Preschool Non Attendance Day
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Mar 19, 2024
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No School - Election Day
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Mar 21, 2024
7:00p - 9:00p
Board of Education Meeting
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Mar 22, 2024
1:00p - 3:30p
Sweat Shop Assembly - 1:05 and 2:15 PM Assemblies
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Mar 25, 2024
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No School - Spring Break
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Mar 26, 2024
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Mar 27, 2024
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Mar 28, 2024
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Mar 29, 2024
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No School - Spring Break
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Apr 01, 2024
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Apr 18, 2024
7:00p - 9:00p
Board of Education Meeting
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Apr 26, 2024
8:00a - 3:30p
Preschool Non Attendance Day
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May 01, 2024
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Longfellow PTO Meeting
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May 16, 2024
7:00p - 9:00p
Board of Education Meeting
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News and Happenings View All News >

Feb 28, 2024
CCSD21 to seek volunteers for student-based health center advisory board
As work on the student-based health center continues to progress, Community Consolidated School District 21 will soon start to seek volunteers to fill an advisory board that will be tasked with making recommendations and providing community support and feedback.  Dr.…
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Feb 27, 2024
Cooper's Jazz Band I takes home top honors at Jazz in the Meadows
  Cooper Middle School’s Jazz Band I took home top honors from the 39th Annual Jazz in the Meadows festival, which was held on Feb. 24 at Rolling Meadows High School. The band placed first in the middle school division,…
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Feb 27, 2024
Cooper eighth grader wins District 21 Spelling Bee
  After an I-N-T-E-N-S-E 20 rounds of competition, an eighth grader from Cooper Middle School emerged as the victor of the District 21 Spelling Bee, which was held on Feb. 7 in the Community Service Center and Administrative Office. This…
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Feb 26, 2024
CCSD21 approves contract with WANRack for private fiber wide area network solution, services
The Community Consolidated School District 21 Board of Education on Thursday, Feb. 22, formally approved a contract with WANRack for a private fiber wide area network solution and services. The district’s current WAN contract was coming up for renewal, and…
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Feb 23, 2024
Four CCSD21 educators among ISBE’s honorees for extraordinary contributions to education
  Four educators in Community Consolidated School District 21 were among the Illinois State Board of Education’s 2024 recipients for the Those Who Excel & Teacher of the Year program. The program honors educators who have made significant contributions to…
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Feb 20, 2024
Celebrities visit Riley Elementary School
Riley Elementary School hosted a variety of celebrities last Thursday, including Michelle Obama, Frida Kahlo, Babe Ruth, Walt Disney, Jane Goodall, King Tut, Christopher Columbus, Michael Jordan, Florence Nightingale, Rosa Parks, and many others.  Third graders in Mrs. Abel’s and…
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Feb 2, 2024
The February 2024 Family Newsletter is now available!
The February 2024 family newsletter is now live! Follow the links below to access your specific version: English Spanish Ukrainian Russian
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Feb 1, 2024
Introducing ParentView, a real-time tracking tool for school buses
In continued partnership with our transportation provider, First Student, we are delighted to announce the upcoming launch of a new initiative aimed at enhancing the overall experience for our students and families – the introduction of ParentView, a powerful tool…
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Feb 1, 2024
CCSD21 making 'good progress' on transportation committee
Community Consolidated School District 21 is making good progress on its transportation committee, according to Micheal DeBartolo, assistant superintendent for finance and operations. The committee – which includes parent volunteers and administrators – was formed to review the current practices,…
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Feb 1, 2024
Kindergarten and new student registration for 2024-2025 is now open!
Registration for the 2024-2025 school year for students new to the district at any grade level, including kindergarten, is now open! A child is eligible to attend kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year if they were five years old on or…
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Jan 26, 2024
IPA names London's Netzel, Field's Jimenez as regional principals of the year
Poe's Christy Campbell, Frost's Catherine Joy also nominated for Elementary School Principal of the Year The North Cook Region of the Illinois Principals Association formally recognized Anastasia Netzel and Crystal Jimenez as its Middle School and Elementary School Principals of…
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Jan 22, 2024
Schools Open Today - Jan. 23, 2024
All CCSD 21 schools are open today, Tuesday, January 23, 2024.  Road conditions are icy and untreated surfaces are slippery so please allow for extra time and take extra precautions during the morning drop off to school.  Buses are running…
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Feb 13, 2024
My Why - Dennis Depcik, CCSD21 Parent
If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet Buffalo Grove resident Dennis Depcik yet, you’re missing out on knowing a local renaissance man – a cultured, compassionate and open-minded person who has worn many hats during his long, rich life.…
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Feb 12, 2024
My Why - Josue Velazquez, P.E. Teacher
While Josue Velazquez’s main role as a physical education teacher at Twain Elementary School is to teach the students how to be fit and keep active, he’s much more than that. If you look up the word “mentor” in the…
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Jan 30, 2024
My Why - Donna McDonagh, LMC Assistant
Donna McDonagh “makes this place what it is,” says Amy McCall, literacy equity teacher at London Middle School, as she’s heading out of the library and media center for the day. “She makes it all look easy and is incredibly…
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Dec 1, 2023
MY WHY - Cindy Gonzalez, Part-Time Library Assistant
Cindy Gonzalez is a huge fan of the TV show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. As a child, she watched the show regularly and shares much of the same philosophy as the famous host, including the knowledge that children are easily influenced…
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Nov 7, 2023
My Why - Heather Popilek, Fifth Grade General Education Teacher
  “Learning is all around us. It’s everywhere,” says Heather Popilek, fifth grade teacher at Longfellow Elementary School. “It’s not just within the four walls of my classroom. What we learn in school can be used outside the classroom and…
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Oct 24, 2023
My Why - Colleen Conley, Kindergarten Teacher
“I love that every class is unique and special in their own way. Each class feels like a family to me that has private moments that only we share,” said Colleen Conley, kindergarten teacher at Kilmer Elementary School.  Conley has…
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Oct 24, 2023
My Why - Gustavo Atempa, Spanish Interpreter/Translator
  Since Gustavo Atempa was in the second grade, he’s been interpreting. English to Spanish and Spanish to English. Starting with his parents who immigrated from Mexico, Gustavo helped them fill out government and medical forms. He didn’t want them…
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Oct 24, 2023
My Why - Jaimie Kalinowski, Second Grade General Education Teacher
You might think it strange that Jaimie Kalinowski keeps nuts and seeds in her car. But this nature lover feeds the squirrels, birds, chipmunks and whatever wildlife comes her way each day. She even greets squirrels in the Riley Elementary…
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Oct 24, 2023
My Why - Joyce Masciopinto, Resource Teacher
It’s no surprise that Joyce Masciopinto only takes in rescue dogs. “I have a tendency to care for animals I find that have been abandoned by their mothers,” she states. “I have also sheltered birds, bunnies and even a baby…
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Sep 29, 2023
My Why - Melanie Serevo - Preschool “Specials” Teacher
Melanie Serevo became a teacher after she experienced first-hand the impact that teachers had on her and she wanted to give that same sense of success to other students who were struggling. “I felt like no one wanted to help…
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Sep 1, 2023
My Why - Officer Devin Ladesic, School Resource Officer
For someone who describes himself as a closet nerd, Wheeling Police Officer Devin Ladesic is far from it. Raised by a single mother, Ladesic attended Whitman Elementary and Holmes Middle Schools. He exudes a youthful, fun spirit that will serve…
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Sep 1, 2023
My Why - Officer Lukasz Czapla, School Resource Officer
A move from Poland to the U.S. when Lukasz Czapla was 14 years old was the impetus for helping other students navigate the school environment. He and his family landed in LaSalle-Peru, Illinois where he didn’t know a word of…
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Rising Stars View All >

Dec 14, 2023
Meet - Keely H.
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Dec 14, 2023
Meet - Isaiah D.
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Dec 6, 2023
Meet - Nell S.
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Nov 21, 2023
Meet - Ethan A.
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Nov 13, 2023
Meet - Jonathan J.
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Nov 10, 2023
Meet - Cristal A.
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Nov 9, 2023
Meet - Alianna N.
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Nov 7, 2023
Meet - Katherine S.
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Nov 7, 2023
Meet - Jayce U.
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Nov 3, 2023
Meet - Jovan P.
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Oct 24, 2023
Meet - Morgan S.
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Oct 19, 2023
Meet - Pranshu G.
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Meet our Alumni View All >

Jan 9, 2024
Matt Pomilia - '98
  Matt Pomilia is earning his second master’s degree. This comes after earning two other degrees from other higher education institutions. Education is important to Pomilia. “It’s the process of self discovery,” says Pomilia. “It’s a way to accentuate yourself…
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Oct 30, 2023
Maggie Khayyata - '20
Maggie Khayyata “Lights Up” (a song from Harry Styles' Fine Line album)  when talking about being able to see her favorite artist in concert. Besides her love for Harry there is so much more to know about her. Maggie attended…
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Sep 27, 2023
Joseph Eckert - '93
  Joseph Eckert is one of four physical education teachers at Cooper Middle School and believes middle school P.E. is one of the most important classes students take. “Students learn social, cognitive and physical skills when they are doing athletic…
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Jul 6, 2023
Jasmine Rene - '22
Meet Jasmine Rene, a current sophomore at Wheeling High School. She is the youngest of five older brothers and graduated from Mark Twain Elementary and Holmes Middle School. During her time at Twain a very memorable experience was her gym…
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Apr 30, 2023
Henry Allan - '14
Since he was 2 years old, CCSD21 alumnus Henry Allan has been performing. His first depiction, Jon Bon Jovi – and he nailed it!  Since then, his life has been filled with creative endeavors: writing, directing, singing, composing, arranging and…
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Mar 27, 2023
Noah Festenstein - '11
CCSD21 alumnus Noah Festenstein embraces life. Always has. “I like to take in new experiences, explore and embrace moments,” said Festenstein. As a child at Riley Elementary School, he participated in the homework club, which helped him do well in…
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