Video: Stories from CCSD 89

  • February 2020: Glen Crest students get to use the 'short story machine'

    Glen Crest students had the opportunity to print short stories at the push of a button, thanks to the Glen Ellyn Public Library.

    December 2019: U.S. Marine surprises first-grade brothers at Briar Glen

    In December 2019, Private First Class Nikko Bertone returned to his elementary school for a special visit.

    October 2019: Using the sports-ed model to engage all learners in physical education

    Briar Glen teacher Mike Casmer explains how he brings all sorts of skills to PE units. 

    September 2019: Helicopter visits Glen Crest Middle School

    Glen Crest Middle School students had the opportunity to step inside an Illinois Army National Guard helicopter.

    May 2019: Park View fifth graders play "Twelve-bar blues"

    Fifth-grade students from Park View perform "Twelve-bar blues" for younger students.

    May 2019: Chicks hatching in CCSD 89 preschool

    CCSD 89 preschool students learned about the life cycle of a chicken as they watched a chick go from egg to baby chick in 29 days. After the chicks are born, they are returned to a local farm.

    May 2019: Disability Awareness Week in CCSD 89

    From March 18 to 22, 2019, students across CCSD 89 participated in Disability Awareness Week - an event that challenged their thinking about visible and hidden disabilities.

    March 2019: Save a life donate blood at CCSD 89

    CCSD 89 hosts regular blood drives at Glen Crest. Learn more about donating blood:

    March 2019: How Make-A-Wish inspired a CCSD 89 student

    CCSD 89 annually raises funds for Make-A-Wish. Learn more about Jason Cook-Bey and the CCSD 89 annual Make-A-Wish campaign

    December 2018: Glen Crest Middle School sixth-grade band performs at Yorktown Mall

    The Glen Crest sixth-grade band played a concert at Yorktown Center on Friday, December 7, 2018. 

    October 2018: Good morning, kindergarten! 

    Students in Julie Cufaude's kindergarten class at Arbor View Elementary School begin their day with a handshake, a fist bump, or a hug from the class greeter!

    October 2018: Developing lifeling fitness for young learners in CCSD 89

    In Glen Crest Middle School physical education classes, students are learning more than just rules and sportsmanship. Teachers are using technology to develop fitness habits that will empower kids to build lifelong healthy habits.

    August 2018: Opening the new playground at Arbor View Elementary

    On August 30, 2018, Arbor View cut the ribbon on a brand-new playground. The brief ceremony marked the culmination of months of fundraising and construction work.

    May 2018: The boys who built the bench

    During the 2017-18 school year, seven Glen Crest Middle School students helped build a bench to be used near the front entrance to the school. Most of the boys had never built anything or used power tools before.

    March 2018: Briar Glen wants you to 'Rock the PARCC test!"

    With PARCC testing on the way, the staff at Briar Glen staff, found a fun way to encourage their students to "Rock the PARCC test!"

    December 2017: CCSD 89 students performing on ukuleles

    At the Community Consolidated School District 89 Board of Education meeting on December 18, 2017, students from Arbor View and Briar Glen elementary schools performed four ukulele songs.

    September 2017: Whatever it takes for Hazel

    Hazel is a 5-year-old preschool student in the Specialized Academic Classroom at Arbor View Elementary in Community Consolidated School District 89. As an infant, Hazel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Hazel was later diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. This video shows the team that has come together to support Hazel's growth and development as a student.

    September 2017: Dedication of the Park Programming Center at Westfield

    On Thursday, August 31, 2017, Westfield Elementary dedicated the new Park Programming Center, a space in the school’s library that will be used to teach students coding and programming skills. The Programming Center is named in honor of Catherine Park, the mother of three CCSD 89 students.

    January 2017: What happens on a Teacher Institute Day?

    Teacher Institute Day. School Improvement Day. We see them on school calendars. We know the students are at home and the teachers are still in school. But what exactly happens on Teacher Institute and School Improvement days? And how does that time impact student learning?

    January 2017: Veterans Day Assembly at Park View

    Park View Elementary School listened to World War II veterans John Ullinsky, 96, and Edward Manthey, 93, talk about their service and their experience on an Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C. At the end of the assembly, Manthey lead the school in an impromptu rendition of “God Bless America.”