Last night District 204 held its third Engage 204 meeting. The topics this time were academics and Future Ready 204. The district’s big focuses are reducing the achievement gap and building students’ skills in critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. Parents who spoke at the meeting said they also wanted to see class sizes reduced and more professional development for teachers. There are two more Engage 204 sessions planned – one on the district’s facilities and the other on its budget.
Future Energy Jobs Act Impact
Also last night, local business and municipal leaders and residents learned how the Future Energy Jobs Act affects them and DuPage County. The Future Energy Jobs Act began this year and will create jobs throughout Illinois by expanding solar and renewable energy programs. More than 100 people came to listen to speakers from organizations like the Illinois Sierra Club and Illinois Solar Energy Association.
Nominate a Veteran
Do you know a veteran who deserves to be honored? In celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial, DuPage County is taking nominations from residents. The Illinois Bicentennial Committee and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs will honor as many as 200 veterans at a celebration of statehood event on December 3. Veterans chosen to receive awards will attend a gala event at the United Center in Chicago. Nominations can be mailed to the Illinois Department of Affairs by July 31.
The DVC wrestling championship was held on Saturday at Metea Valley, and the state series is only a week away. Naperville North’s Ben Kruk won the 120-pound division in overtime against Neuqua Valley freshman Bryce Boumans. Naperville Central took the 113-pound championship with a win from Kyle Guttosch. Neuqua Valley’s Jacob Boumans won the 170-pound division, winning the most valuable wrestler of the meet in the process. Naperville Central finished in fourth while Neuqua Valley took third, its best ever finish at the DVC meet. Glenbard North returned to the winner’s circle, edging out last year’s champion Wheaton North.
And Metea Valley cheerleading finished in second in the co-ed division at the Andrew Sectional, sending the DVC champion Mustangs to state this weekend.
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