2020-21 Student Handbook
THIS IS A DRAFT DOCUMENT
Successful Schools - Successful Students Touchstone
For all students of CHSD 230, we will provide programs and services so that each student will demonstrate:
- Character that embodies accountability, responsibility, integrity, ethical citizenship, respectful relationships, and positive leadership
- Ethical, effective communication and “real world” skills necessary for success as an active participant in a rapidly changing, technologically global community
- Critical thinking, effective problem solving, and organizational skills
- Their fullest potential by setting future-focused goals that result in adaptability for an ever-changing career climate
- Growth through learning experiences that balance and blend rigor, relevance, and relationships
Mission and Values
Mission of District 230
The mission of Consolidated High School District 230, a student-oriented center of learning, is to graduate young adults prepared to realize their life-long potential in an ever-changing world. This is accomplished by caring students, staff, family and community through a shared commitment to core values and our Successful Schools-Successful Students Touchstone.
Student Centered: Our schools maintain a learner-oriented climate which emphasizes high expectations for all students. We help all students meet their potential by providing a comprehensive education, co-curricular activities, and support programs. Policies and programs of the district are designed to create learning experiences that balance rigor, relevance, and relationships.
Mutual Respect: Our schools actively engage staff, parents, students, and community partners in legitimate dialogue to add valuable insight and ongoing improvement to District 230 programs. Decision-making processes and communication methods are characterized by mutual respect and integrity and are driven by opportunities to affect positive change.
Human Potential: Human potential of all staff and students is recognized, developed, and respected. Ongoing staff development is aligned to the Successful Schools-Successful Students Touchstone. Staff and students’ satisfaction is regularly assessed and reported and is aligned to the goals of the district.
Continuous Improvement: A continuous improvement organizational planning model is implemented to meet the changing needs of our students and our rapidly changing technologically global community. Continuous improvement is characterized by decision-making based on measured needs, orientation to problem-solving, and sharing knowledge on research-based programs throughout the organization.
Resource Efficiency: Our school system demonstrates resource efficiency in budgets and facilities focused on staff and students. The budgeting model emphasizes value-added (cost-benefit) approaches and encourages innovation to assure safety and efficiency. Facility planning creates equitable opportunities for students and access for community partners.
Tony Serratore, President
Melissa Gracias, Vice-President
Susan Dalton, Secretary
Dr. James Gay, Superintendent
Dr. Kim Dryier, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services
Dr. Julia Wheaton, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
Mr. John Lavelle, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
School Board Meetings
The District 230 Board of Education meets at 7:00 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. Meeting places for the school year are as follows:
Aug - Oct. Andrew
Nov - Jan. Sandburg
Feb - Apr Stagg
May - July Administration Center
*From time to time, meeting dates and start times can be altered. Please see the district website for additional information.
In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any individual in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in or benefit from attendance at a public meeting of School District 230 should contact the District Office at (708) 745-5211 as soon as possible before the meeting date.
History of District 230
Miss Dorothy Emily Davis, a graduate of the University of Chicago, came to Orland and Palos Townships in 1919 in order to organize an accredited Chicago high school for the students in the area who were unable to attend the Chicago high schools. The Orland High School was established through a provision in the Community High School Law of 1917, making it possible to secure funds for all costs, except building and equipment, from the non-high school district revenue of the State of Illinois.
Miss Davis and the first thirteen students of Orland High School had classes in one room located on the second floor of the old village hall in Orland Park. In March of 1920, the high school was accredited by the State, making graduates eligible to enter the Chicago high schools without entrance examinations and providing full credit for courses taken at the Orland High School.
The next year, Miss Davis and twenty-eight students moved into two rooms in the new bank building. At the end of that school year, the original thirteen students were graduated.
After occupying the old grammar school building for the first part of the third year, Miss Davis and thirty-one students moved to a new five-room school building designed by Mr. Pashley and built by Mr. Mahaffy of Palos Park. In June 1921, another thirteen students graduated. For the next thirty years, makeshift facilities were used to house the expanding high school enrollment. In the 1940s, classes were held in the basement of the grammar school building, in the basement of the Lutheran Church, and in two abandoned stores in the Village of Orland Park. By this time, students were graduating from a fully accredited four-year high school. On May 5, 1952, the voters of Palos and Orland Townships voted to create a new high school by combining High School Districts 221 and 222 into Consolidated High School District 230. A year later, the voters held an election to select the site for the new high school as well as to vote the necessary bonds to construct the building.
Carl Sandburg High School
Construction of the first high school in the newly consolidated district began in May 1953. By September 1954, classes were in session at Carl Sandburg High School at 131st Street and Route 45 in Orland Park. This school now serves the central part of the district.
Colors Blue & Gold
Athletic Teams Eagles
Sandburg School Song
Stand up for Sandburg
The mighty gold and the blue;
Let’s cheer our team on to VICTORY
And to this emblem we’ll be true
Come on and win now, you Eagles;
You’ve got to fight on for our fame.
Our team will fight on to VICTORY
Go Sandburg High and win this game!
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
On May 26, 1962, the voters in the district approved a $2,100,000 bond issue to finance the construction of the second high school in the district located at 111th Street and Roberts Road in Palos Hills. Stagg High School opened in September 1964.
Colors Blue & Orange
Stagg School Song
We’re the Chargers, team of fame;
We will always win the game.
Blue and orange is the flag,
Proudly waving in the sun,
Stagg’s the name we’ll carry high;
Alma mater do or die.
Ever loyal to our school’s name
‘til the game is won!
Victor J. Andrew High School
The third high school in the district opened in the fall of 1977, housing freshman and sophomore students. The first class graduated in 1980. Andrew High School, located at 171st Street and 90th Avenue in Tinley Park, serves the south part of the district.
Colors Black & Gold
Andrew School Song
Raise the flag for Andrew High
Lift your spirit to the sky.
We fight on to fame and glory;
Praise them in song and story.
Our Thunderbolts will win today.
Black and gold our colors fly;
Victory will be our cry.
So stand up and cheer them;
All teams will fear them.
Fight on for Andrew High!
School Year Calendar
Emergency School Closings
In the event that District 230 needs to close school because of inclement weather or some other emergency, check these sources for information between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Radio: WGN AM 720 and WBBM AM 780
Television: CBS 2, NBC 5, ABC 7, WGN 9, FOX 32, and CLTV News
The district will send an “all call” phone message to families announcing a school closing. In the event of an early dismissal due to an emergency, this message will be sent to all emergency contacts provided in Skyward. It is important for families to provide accurate information during the registration process.
Late Start Due to Inclement Weather
The school district may institute a Late Start in the event that weather conditions warrant a delay to the start of the school day, but not a school closing. The same transportation and school schedule that is used on Late Start Wednesdays would be implemented. The same communication channels listed above would be utilized to announce a Late Start Due to Inclement Weather.
A decision to cancel athletic competitions, co-curricular contests, concerts and other school events schedule on a day when the school has been closed will be made later that day.
Weather Related Delays
On some occasions, weather conditions or power outages may dictate that we delay the opening of school rather than closing for the day. Here are some very important details about the Late Start Schedule.
- Classes will begin at 9:30 AM.
- Zero Hour will be CANCELLED.
- Period 2 will not meet on weather-related days.
- Students with Zero Hour should ride their regular assigned bus, NOT the Zero Hour assigned bus.
- Buses will pick up students one and a half hours later than the regularly scheduled pick up time.
- Dismissal will be at 3:00 PM, as usual.
Weather Related Delay Schedule
On weather-related delay schedules, classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the school day will end at 3:00 p.m. The Late Start Schedule will be followed.