"Once you have learned to read you will be free forever."
Developing strong readers and writers is one of the paramount goals of any school district. Students and teachers spend most of their day at Gurnee District #56 working towards enhanced skills in these areas. While primary students are learning to read and write, students in the mid to upper grades are reading and writing to learn, across all content areas. In a society with ever increasing technology leading the way, the need to be a fluent reader and writer has not diminished. The challenge for teachers is to craft lessons and opportunities for students to continually work on these skills while learning the ever expanding content that is created every day across our world.
2019 - 2020 - Professional Development in the area of Language Arts is available on an as needed basis. New staff receive support from their mentor teachers on existing programs.