November 27, 2019
Sharing a note I sent to the North Shore School District 112 Community with greetings of holiday cheer and links to some recent success metrics in our District.
“You don’t owe me a thing, I’ve been there too
Someone once helped me out,
Just the way I’m helping you
If you really want to pay me back,
Here’s what you do
Don’t let the chain of love end with you” – Rory Lee Feek and Jonnie Barnett, performed by Clay Walker, The Chain of Love,1999
Dear North Shore School District 112 Community,
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday this year, I want to share a message of gratitude on behalf of the Board of Education and the leadership team of North Shore School District 112. In District 112, we have so much for which we are thankful. Each day, when I reflect on our service and work, I am so thankful. I am lucky to work with so many talented, professional and effective educators in such an engaged and thoughtful community!
We have accomplished so much in just over one year, we’re optimistic that our future is going to be bright and exciting! As you know, we are on a journey of continuous improvement. The important work we do puts our children on the path to success. Some highlights of our successful work include the following:
- Improved student performance and growth
- Improved organizational culture
- Before and after school care for all students in grades K-5
- Five-year labor agreements
- Portrait of a Graduate
- Investment in standards-aligned curricular resources
- Long-Range Plan for modernization with Northwood and Edgewood in process
To our community members who make supporting the local schools a priority and a focus – we thank you as well! We firmly believe in educating all children in a learning environment with high expectations. As the center of the community, all of the schools in Highland Park and Highwood are honored to Inspire, Innovate and Engage all students every day. We are grateful to our teachers, support staff, parents, grandparents, community members, administrators, and members of our Board of Education.
Michael Lubelfeld Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools