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Upcoming Events
 
District 105 Announcements
PIC Presents: Adam Shames "Creativity & Education"
Please save the date for Tuesday October 21,2014.  Gurrie Middle School 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Creativity and Education:  How to Foster More Creative Kids in the World that Thrives on Innovation.
Seventh Avenue School Announcements
Dear Seventh Avenue Community,
I have the most wonderful news for you, Seventh Avenue has been named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School! Our staff and students have worked so hard over the past 3 years to ensure success and this is truly their SUPER BOWL moment!! Because we want to make this a special announcement for our students, we have planned to show Secretary Duncan's video announcement this Thursday at 1:00 pm & you are welcome to join us in the gym. 
 

Below is the email confirmation I received and I want to make sure you all get a chance to read it:

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON HONORS FOR 337 SCHOOLS
 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 337 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels. 
 
The Department will honor 287 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov.10-11 in Washington, D.C. In its 32-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on just under 7,900 of America’s schools.  “These great schools are fulfilling the promise of American education—that all students, no matter their name or zip code, can flourish when schools provide safe, creative, and challenging learning environments,” Secretary Duncan said. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are models of consistent excellence and a resource for other schools and districts. We celebrate them for their tireless effort and boundless creativity in reaching and teaching every student.” The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and 
high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. The award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. All schools are recognized in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, 
subgroup student scores and graduation rates:
• Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates are also at the highest levels. 
• Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five years. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates for each subgroup are at high levels. 
Specifically, for the 2013-2014 award year, the Department strengthened the focus of both  categories’ performance criteria around subgroups within a school and improving graduation rates for all students. The Department invites National Blue Ribbon School nominations from the top education official in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Education Activity and the Bureau of Indian Education. The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates private schools. A total of 420 schools nationwide may be nominated, with allocations determined by the numbers of K-12 students and schools in each jurisdiction. The U.S. Secretary of Education invites nominated schools to submit an application for possible recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School. 
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photographs and brief descriptions of the 2014 National Blue Ribbon 
Schools are available at http://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschoolsnationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov
 
On behalf of the staff, thank you for helping us enjoy feeling BLUE!
Erin 


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Seventh Avenue staff to support the D105 mission, "Empower students to pursue their interests, talents and dreams". We also strive to help students reach their Hopes and Dreams by creating a school and classroom climate in which all students feel that they belong, are significant, and are challenged to meet their full potential.
Wednesday Folders and Notices sent home
Please click here to see the contents of the Wednesday folder from 09/24/14. 
Please 
click here to see the contents of the Wednesday folder from 09/17/14.
Please 
click here to see the contents of the Wednesday folder from 09/10/14.
 
PTO Meeting, Wednesday 10/01/14 at 7:00
Link to the District Curriculum Page
Click here to visit our District Curriculum Page. This page contains information about Common Core, instructional materials, specific grade level learning goals, curriculum renewal cycles, student performance data, and parent resources for each curricular area. We are proud to serve the children of School District 105.
Seventh Avenue School Receives Academic Excellence Award
For the 2011-12 academic year, Seventh Avenue Elementary School received the Illinois 2012 Academic Excellence Award. Seventh Avenue School was recognized with this award based on at least 90 percent of students meeting or exceeding standards in reading and math for three consecutive years.

More information on the award and the selection criteria can be found HERE.