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Dear Titan Families,

I would like to take an opportunity to wish our families a wonderful Holiday Season. Many of you will be traveling to visit friends and relatives during the winter break. For most of us, this is an ordinary and anticipated part of our lives during this time of year.  Although celebrating the holidays is wonderful for many, it can also be a very trying time for others.  The Holidays stir up many memories and emotions.  Be sure to reach out, and be aware of our families, friends and neighbors who might be struggling.  A simple smile can be enough to brighten someone’s day.

I can’t believe that the second semester is about to begin.  You had recently received the performance results of your child on the 2018-2019 Illinois Assessment of Readiness.  There is a wealth of data for you to review as it pertains to your child, and the District as a whole.  You may visit www.illinoisreportcard.com/ for additional information.  One area that we saw great overall improvement was that of our SAT achievement.  In the area of ELA, we realized a 5% gain (10% improvement), and in the area of Math, we realized a 7% gain (14% improvement) among our 11th grade students who are now seniors.  In addition, we have once again received a Commendable rating at each of our six schools. 

I would also like to commend the 47 seniors recently named as 2020 Illinois State Scholars.  This is a distinguished group of students that have been recognized among the top ten percent of seniors throughout the state of Illinois.  This is an impressive accomplishment!

Finally, as we all know, the weather conditions vary greatly in central Illinois.  School closings may occur due to severe weather conditions.  I have provided this link (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t4LC2kpwZcaHNbRiyFNSEK_8z0ItLqJVr60KL_ES-Ak/edit?usp=sharing) to a document that contains important information related to inclement weather and the process behind making the decision to close school if the occasion occurs. 

Please be sure to enjoy the Holiday Season and be safe in your travels! 

With Titan Pride,

Supt. Dr. Douglas Wood


Douglas A. Wood, Ph.D

Address: 201 W. Mulberry, Chatham, IL 62629

P: 217-483-2416| F: 217-483-2940 | E: dwood@bcsd5.org