Cicero officials join food drive effort at Unity Junior High school

Cicero officials join food drive effort at Unity Junior High school Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero Board including Clerk Maria Punzo-Arias, Supervisor Joe Virruso, Assessor Emilio Cundari, Collector Fran Reitz, and Trustees Victor Garcia, Larry Banks, Bob Porod and John Cava joined Committeewoman Blanca Vargas, Cook County Commissioner Frank Aguilar and officials from Morton School District 99 including Board President Tom Tomschin, District 99 Supt. Rudy Hernandez and District 99 board [Learn More]

District 99 Bands Join Together For First Concert

The post-holiday blues did not last long at District 99 as the three school bands collaborated for the first concert of the academic year on Jan. 13. Students who belong to Beginning Band made their debut performance just three months after picking up their instruments for the first time. They were joined by the Cadet Band and the Concert Band classes to play a selection of pieces ranging from the blues to familiar holiday tunes. [Learn More]

Cicero West Gives Back to Cicero Kids In Need

Embracing the holiday spirit, Cicero West teachers collected wish lists from children who may not have a pleasant Christmas with one mission in mind: deliver the letters to Santa. More than 250 students from the school were able to receive gifts from the jolly elf during a Dec. 11 celebration where kids opened boxes filled with shoes, warm jackets, sweaters and even a pair of reading glasses for one special kid. “The holiday spirit is [Learn More]

District 99 Prepares for Professional Learning Communities

In an effort to bolster the performance of students in the elementary school levels, District 99’s teachers have been embracing the Professional Learning Communities approach this year. The philosophy behind PLC is to accelerate learning by promoting a collaborative academic culture between teachers as well as administrators while also maintaining open parent-teacher communications. The culture has been fostered at District 99 after many teachers and administrators attended workshops this fall in San Diego for training [Learn More]

District 99 Superintendent Lays Out District Goals

Rudy Hernandez, District 99 Superintendent of Schools, has laid out five goals to achieve academic and professional growth throughout the school system for the school year. Each goal is focused on taking the district to a new level of achievement, Hernandez said, and are all achievable. “At the start of the year, I told my staff that we would be taking our district to the top,” Hernandez said. “This is a challenge that I am [Learn More]