Naperville Now 08-21-18

August 21, 2018
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Full Day Preschool

Last night the District 203 Board of Education passed the Full Day Community Preschool tuition rate of $490 per month. This comes after the district was awarded three competitive early childhood grants, which will support the efforts to ensure that every child between birth to 5 years old receives high quality learning experiences, particularly those who are at-risk or in special education. The most notable addition the grants will bring 203 are the opening of four full-day early childhood classrooms for the 2018-19 school year, which will serve 65-70 students.


District 204’s First Day

A rainy morning couldn’t dampen the spirits of these kids and parents coming in for the first day back at May Watts Elementary School. Today, teachers and the principal played music and cheered as they welcomed students in for the new school year. Classes resume district-wide in 204 and kids are sure to face a day full of reunions, icebreakers, and maybe even some homework.


Edward Foundation Exectutive Director

The Edward Foundation has named Brett Skeen as its new executive director. The Naperville resident comes to the foundation with 20 years of experience in fund development. He will helm the charitable fundraising organization for Edward Hospital that has raised nearly $50 million in the past 28 years, in its mission to support community healthcare initiatives. Skeen takes the role after former executive director Meghan Moreno took a similar position with AMITA Health.


National Soccer Rankings

One of the top prep soccer websites in the country,, recently released their preseason All-American watch lists and the national top ten team rankings. Two-time defending state champion Naperville North will start the season ranked at number two nationally and number one in Illinois. The Huskies have three members of their team named to the All-American watch list including, Ty Konrad, Colin Iverson and the Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year, 6’8 goalie Tommy Welch. Metea Valley also has a pair of forwards on the preseason watch list in seniors Evan Lang and James Lynch. Only 250 players nationally make this preseason list.