Congratulations, Billy!

This article in the Dispatch displays a great example of humility, grit, and perseverance.  It was also very timely as our teachers went through a full day of inservice on Monday, January 15th that centered around concepts of student growth and how important it is that we all employ a “growth” mindset.  While it’s important to celebrate specific milestones– like winning your division in the Geneseo Wrestling Invitational, or being selected for ILMEA Music All-State, or scoring well on your SAT test– it’s also important to focus on what that 1% additional, daily steps towards improvement can make.

Thank you, Billy, for reminding us of the progress and growth that you have made; and for reminding all of us that tomorrow we can choose to work to be a little bit better than we are today!

Millikin School Design and Construction Recognized in Chicago

At the 2017 Joint Annual Conference in Chicago, Millikin School was recognized for the design and construction which led to our renovated and expanded learning environment.

Many thanks to Scott Johnson, from Richard L. Johnson Associates, our architect; and our partners from Hodge Construction, for the beautiful new space we are enjoying today.

Thank you also to the Board of Education and school community of District 228 for the support through two referenda and some calendaring glitches.  What a wonderful space that students and staff will enjoy for years to come!