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The Elmhurst District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra students and 6th – 8th grade choir students to continue with instrumental music instruction in June and July. Regular practice during the summer months is critically important for band and orchestra students to reinforce the concepts and skills that they have learned and practiced during the school year. Moreover, learning and playing music is an activity that should be enjoyed year ‘round.
The District 205 Summer Instrumental Program is designed to accommodate students who go on vacation and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend whenever they can! Students who practice their instruments during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band and orchestra. We strongly encourage your son or daughter to participate as much as he/she is able!
To view a schedule of events and activities at Bryan, please see the attached Bryan Weekly Bulletin.
Congratulations to Ellen Garey, Bryan Orchestra teacher recognized as Star Educator for February!
The parent said:
I have had the pleasure of working as a parent volunteer with Ellen Garey for five years and with the Elmhurst Music Boosters. I have great admiration for all the music directors in the Elmhurst District 205 orchestra, band and chorus programs. Elmhurst has an outstanding -- and award winning -- music program, starting in fourth grade and continuing through high school. Ms. Garey represents the true spirit of teaching -- she's knowledgeable, talented, skilled, personable, tough when she needs to be, fun when she's allowed -- and serves as an excellent role model for our young musicians. The sheer love of music she exudes every day is inspiring, and she works tirelessly to ensure students achieve their best results. She is one of the hardest working teachers in Elmhurst, and I would love it if she received recognition for her many years of dedication and service. She's one of the reasons Elmhurst stands out in the field of music education.
Karin Dochhoff presented the award from Kickoff for Kids. Kickoff for Kids (KoK) is an Elmhurst-based charity that raises funds for initiatives that support children in our community. This initiative seeks to recognize local educators whose hard work makes a difference in the lives of children.
The testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3 – 8. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students will be tested within this window.
The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive and is asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, they have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. The drive will begin on Monday, March 6th and conclude on Friday, May 12th. Look for collection bins in our school foyers. Soles for Kids is a charity organization that collects gently used shoes and sends them to needy children and adults in Africa, as well as to Indian Reservations in the United States.
At its February 28 meeting, the Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school year calendar, which includes parent-teacher conference dates/times; student late arrival dates/times; and quarter/trimesters/semesters. It is posted at www.elmhurst205.org/events_calendar.
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Bryan's Vision Statement
The vision statement describes the characteristics of the school we hope to become in the areas of curriculum and instruction, school climate, student community, professional community, and community partnerships.