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Mission Statement: District 88 mission: To work for the continuous improvement of student achievement. Through that mission, District 88 schools have been named as Top Schools in America by Newsweek and the Washington Post.

 

District 88 partners with local businesses, workforce development committees and chambers to provide students with real-world opportunities in the workplace

Pictured is District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton.

At District 88, our mission is to work for the continuous improvement of student achievement.

As part of that focus, we partner with local colleges, businesses, workforce development committees and chamber of commerce groups to provide our students with the skills and knowledge to be career ready and successful in the workforce.

These initiatives not only help accomplish our mission, but they also are an integral part of our Strategic Plan. We met with more than 700 stakeholders throughout the 2018-19 school year to update our Strategic Plan, which was approved by the District 88 Board of Education in February 2019 after the recommendation of the administration. We updated our Strategic Plan to retool and enhance the existing 2010 plan and to ensure the focus remains on accomplishing our mission. The 2019 plan reflects a focus on the whole student, with an emphasis on cultural competency and culturally responsive classrooms, to ensure students are college, career and world ready. Read more about our Strategic Plan – and see our updated Goals and Indicators – at www.dupage88.net/StrategicPlan2018.

Below are several examples of initiatives we've implemented.

Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership: Willowbrook works with the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership to provide opportunities for students such as:

Addison Workforce Development Committee: The focus of this group is to collaborate to provide opportunities to train students and adults for jobs available in the area (as well as offer programs such as internships and job shadowing) and to develop a directory of local businesses (including contact information, open positions and skills employees need to have).

Recognizing successes:

Business partnerships:

Top left: Mark Livesay (center) with OUR HOME iMPROVEMENT (OHi) speaks with District 88 staff and administrators. The groups met on Aug. 16 at Addison Trail to discuss a new partnership between the company and the district to provide Addison Trail and Willowbrook students with real-world work experiences. Top right: District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton (right) discusses the new program with (from left) Livesay and Nick Kautz Jr. from OHi, Willowbrook Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department Head Mary Barney and Willowbrook CTE teacher Kevin Quinn. Bottom left and right: Addison Trail CTE teacher Jeff Angle (right) shows the woods workshop to (from left) Kautz Jr., Livesay and Quinn during a tour of the school on Aug. 16.

We look forward to continuing these efforts and to developing new partnerships, programs and initiatives. If you’re interested in learning more or would like to partner with District 88, feel free to contact me at shelton@dupage88.net or 630-530-3990. Thank you for your continued support of District 88.

With District 88 Pride,
Scott J. Helton, Ed.D.
District 88 Superintendent

DuPage High School District 88
2 Friendship Plaza Addison, IL 60101
Phone: 630-530-3981 Fax: 630-832-0198
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