3:15 PM - 4:00 PM JSSPVA Ice Skate Exchange (Blacktop)
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Drop-In 7th & 8th Grades (VH)
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Student Awards Breakfast (MPR)
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Girl Scout Meetings (FH) (MPR) (VH) (PA)
12:05 PM - 1:00 PM Chess Club - 1st Grade (FH)
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Cub Scout Den Meeting - 2nd Grade
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Cub Scout Meeting - 2nd Grade
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Cub Scouts - 2nd Grade (MPR)
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Welcome to The Joseph Sears School District #38
The Joseph Sears School’s tradition of excellence began in the 1890s when Joseph Sears, Kenilworth’s founder, donated land for a schoolhouse and what he conceived as a model community. Today, Kenilworth School District No. 38 provides a Junior Kindergarten through Eighth Grade education at The Joseph Sears School for approximately 600 students living in Kenilworth, as well as a portion of Winnetka and a section of Wilmette.
Sear’s students consistently rank in the 98th to 99th percentile nationally on standardized tests. In statewide testing by subject areas, Sear's ranks among the top districts in the state. The Illinois State Board of Education recognized the Joseph Sears School with the 2012 Excellence Award for exemplary academic performance on the Illinois Learning Standards, as well as the 2012 Certificate of Financial Recognition, the highest financial rating provided. Additionally, SchoolSearch recognized Sears School as “a top school district” in Illinois in August 2012 and Chicago Magazine recently rated Sears School the top school in Cook County.
The size, intimacy and structure of Sears affords students a unique learning experience over a long period of time. Small class sizes favor optimal participation, personal development and a sense of belonging. Kindergarten through Fifth Grade classes are self-contained other than for art, world (foreign) language, music and physical education. In Sixth Grade through Eighth Grades, instruction is departmentalized. With the education of the individual child as the central focus, Sears strives to provide an educational climate in which each child builds a core body of knowledge, masters key skills and develops useful habits of study, including an understanding of the creative process and superior critical thinking abilities
In addition, our faculty helps each child acquire self-knowledge and expects each child to develop strong values and standards for themselves, as well as to practice responsible citizenship within the broader community. We also follow the Common Core State Standards, which will serve as a universal guide as to the best practices in education today. According to the Illinois Board of Education, “the goal is to better prepare Illinois students for success in college and the workforce in a competitive global economy." In addition, students and teachers will continue to grow in their use of hardware and software as Sears stays committed to being prepared for 21st-century learning.
Since the District is small, all children live within walking distance of the School. A tunnel provides safe passage for students crossing Green Bay Road. Children have the option to go home for lunch or to participate in a fee-based lunch program sponsored by the Joseph's Sears school parents volunteer association (JSSPVA). Kindergarten through eighth graders attend school from 8:20 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. with 55 minutes for lunch. Junior Kindergarten available, to four-year-olds on a tuition basis, meets in the morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. We look forward to providing our students with an outstanding educational experience!
Board of Education Members:
View presentation by Dr. Tony Frontier on the Synthesis of Achievement and Perception Data 12-17-12 BOE Meeting