CCSD 89 social media
In order to keep residents up to date on the latest district news and celebrations, Community Consolidated School District 89 uses social media in addition to the website.
You can follow the district on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CCSD89
You can follow the district on Twitter at: @CCSD89
You can also follow all the CCSD 89 schools on Twitter:
Arbor View: @ArborViewSchool
Park View: @ParkViewCCSD89
You can watch videos from the district by searching “Community Consolidated School District 89” on YouTube or by going here
District news will continue to be shared on the district’s website, district newsletters, and school newsletters as well. These social media tools are supplements to the regular communications from schools and teachers.
Additionally, the District will continue to update the website - www.ccsd89.org - with important information. You can continue to reach District 89 staff through traditional phone and email as well.
While the District encourages a robust community conversation about public education, the Facebook page includes a message indicating comments can be deleted if they include profanity, defamation of students or staff, or commercial solicitations, among other reasons.
Video: Stories from CCSD 89
December 2022: 'Buddy system' helps older students develop mentoring skills
At the November 2022 Board of Education meeting, Westfield Elementary School highlighted its school-wide "buddy system" that pairs students from different grades for shared learning experiences. Younger and older students work together on lessons that build community, reinforce expectations, and develop mentoring skills.
November 2022: Librarian reminds students to 'treat your book like a baby'
To remind students of how they should treat the school's books, Arbor View Elementary librarian Joy Yerly leads students through a special song before they leave the library!
October 2022: Community can get, share books at Glen Crest 'Little Library'
Do you have a book you’d love to share with everyone? Interested in finding a literary surprise? Everyone in the community is invited to stop by the Little Free Library at Glen Crest Middle School, 725 Sheehan Avenue, Glen Ellyn, to share or borrow a book! Read more: https://bit.ly/3VQuGDF
October 2022: Meet the family-engagement liaisons
The Community Consolidated School District 89 family engagement liaisons are community members focused on fostering relationships with parents to facilitate family engagement between home and school.
September 2022: Author shares tips for young writers
On September 21, 2022, Gina Lehman, the author of "Onions Mean I Love You", shared her book with third-grade classes at Park View Elementary School. "Onions Mean I Love You" is Lehman's first book. In it, she explores how simple acts of service to others - no matter how big or seemingly small - show family, friends, and strangers that we love them. After sharing her book, Lehman asked the students to reflect on people in their life who love them.
May 2022: Community-based learning at Glen Crest Middle School
Students in the Glen Crest Middle School specialized academic classroom have cognitive or intellectual special needs. Once each month, these students take trips into the community, where they can apply their learning in a real-world setting.
April 2022: Using universal design for learning (UDL) to meet every single student's learning needs
Park View Elementary teacher Jaime Stavros worked with the district’s universal design for learning specialist to build reading lessons that are personalized by - and personalized for - each of the students in her third-grade class. The interdisciplinary lessons increase engagement and ownership of classwork in order to meet the needs of every single student.
March 2022: Schoolwide Writing helps build writing skills
The Schoolwide Writing system helps students develop their writing and research skills. This framework is used through eighth grade, adding depth to each step every year.
February 2022: Inside Out/Junior Leaders Club
The Inside Out and Junior Leaders clubs help develop young leaders.
January 2022: Morning meetings create classroom connections
Elementary students start their day with a morning meeting that helps them get ready for the day - and does a whole lot more.
November 2021: GECRC afterschool tutoring program
Learn more about the volunteer afterschool tutoring program at Glen Crest Middle School.
November 2021: Westfield student expectations
Westfield students created videos to teach classmates about school expectations for being safe, responsible, and respectful.
November 2021: Student suggestion boxes
Students can share suggestions for improving their school through "student suggestion boxes" in each building.
November 2021: Arbor View Veterans Day ceremony
Arbor View Elementary invited local veterans and Cub Scouts to a Veterans Day ceremony.
October 2021: Helping kids develop literacy skills
Guided reading is used from kindergarten through fifth grade to help every single CCSD 89 student become an engaged, independent reader.
September 2021: Number corner improves math skills at Briar Glen
Elementary students use number corner in their classrooms to develop their math skills.
September 2021: What is social-emotional learning?
CCSD 89 staff members explain the importance and role of social-emotional learning at a Family University session.
September 2021: How nurses respond to a positive case
Learn more about how the CCSD 89 nursing team responds when there is a positive COVID-19 case in one of the schools.
September 2021: September 11 Briar Glen flag ceremony
Cub Scouts from Briar Glen Elementary held a live flag ceremony to honor the school's nurse, a veteran, and remember Sept. 11, 2001.
May 2021: Briar Glen time capsule opening
Briar Glen Elementary School held a live event to open a 25-year-old time capsule.
February 2021: CCSD 89 Teacher of the Year Chris Gillis
Briar Glen preschool teacher Chris Gillis is surprised with the announcement that she is CCSD 89 Teacher of the Year.
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: www.ccsd89.org/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 lifelong 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.”