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Elwood Welcomes Back Students for an Exciting New School Year

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Despite the unwelcome inclement weather, the district’s students enjoyed an exciting first day of school on Sept. 9, successfully returning to classes at John Glenn, the middle school, Boyd and Harley Avenue.

“Rain could not dampen our first day spirits,” said Dr. Kenneth Bossert, the district’s superintendent. “Students and staff alike were all happy to be back and hard at work.”

“It was great to welcome back our students and start the year off with all students in the building,” said High School Principal Carisa Burzynski. “We missed their energy and are excited for a new school year.”


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Preparing for a new school year and future educational challenges, the district offered professional development sessions for teachers during August, including “Basic Spanish and Supporting our English Language Learners,” a two-day course presented by Nicole Gendjoian that covered basic Spanish for communication with ELL students in the classroom as well as ways to understand these students to build relationships with them and make connections with their homes.

“We also talked about specific strategies to use to support all students in the classroom,” said Gendjoian, a Spanish teacher at the high school who created the course three years ago. “There were a lot of group discussions and sharing. Every school in the district was represented, so it was nice to hear everyone’s experiences and perspectives from all different levels and content areas. I think they got a lot out of it.”