Dear Channahon District 17 Students, Families, and Community Members:
On behalf of the District 17 Board of Education and each of our outstanding schools, I am proud to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year. This year, we will build on last year's success as we continue to meet our students' academic, social, and emotional needs. We will emphasize the development of the 21st Century learning skills through the use of cutting edge educational resources and innovative classroom practices. Additionally, we will continue implementation of our standards-based grading initiative. We invite you to attend informational meetings to learn more about these topics (Standards-Based Grading: Oct. 24, 2016 4:30 - 5:30pm; 21st Century Learning: March 20, 2017 4:30-5:30pm). It is certainly an exciting time to be a part of our community and I feel honored to partner with our passionate team to serve our future leaders, your children!
In Channahon District 17, we believe that every student should have a meaningful learning experience in which they develop a passion for learning in a safe environment where they can discover their personal strengths, interests and potential. Channahon District 17 educators are committed to achieving this by building personal relationships with every child while equipping them with the experiences, skills and tools they need to thrive in the 21st century.
Channahon District 17 looks forward to engaging with you, our students, parents and community members in 2016-2017 to continue to build upon the legacy and the solid foundation that has been established. We are grateful for your continued support and wish you success in the year ahead!
Nicholas M. Henkle
Channahon School District