"The State of District 88" video segments 2015

District 88 partners with Addison Community Television (ACTV) to film “The State of District 88.” The show takes place several times throughout the school year and highlights student successes, as well as important information about the district.

In Addison, the show can be viewed on Comcast Cable Channel 6 and on AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, or online at www.addisonadvantage.org.

In Villa Park, the show can be viewed on Comcast Cable Channel 6 and on AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, or online at www.tvvpstyle.com/watch. The program is simulcast at 7 a.m. every Thursday.

We are excited about this opportunity to share with you the great accomplishments of your hometown high schools. To view the video segments, click on the links below.

 

Jan. 27, 2015

  • Recognize Addison Trail senior Mike Rybarczyk: Named to the 2014 Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA) 7A All-State Team. He is a tremendous leader on and off the field and is looking to play football at the collegiate level.
  • Recognize Willowbrook senior Kelly McNamara: Won the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Girls Swimming & Diving 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.83 seconds. It is the first title for the Addison Trail-Willowbrook Girls Swim Team. McNamara finished in second place in the 100-yard butterfly last year and was named as an All-American this past spring. Athletes who receive that honor are in the top 100 high school swimmers in the U.S. for a given event. She has been swimming for more than 10 years and plans to continue with the sport in college.
  • PARCC: Present information about the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam and how it will be administered.

March 24, 2015

  • Recognize Addison Trail senior Anthony Metallo: Competed in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Wrestling State Tournament, which took place from Feb. 19 to 21 at State Farm Center in Champaign. He competed in the 145-pound division. The Addison Trail Wrestling Team won the West Suburban Conference Gold Division title this year for the third year in a row.
  • Recognize Addison Trail sophomore Kennedy O'Neill: Competed in the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet, which took place on Feb. 20 and 21 at Palatine High School. She competed in the all-around, bars and beam events and finished in 12th place on beam. The Girls Gymnastics Team placed 3rd overall in Conference this year with their highest team score of 133.25 this season.
  • Recognize Addison Trail senior Amanda Jastrzebski: Competed in the IHSA Girls Bowling State Tournament, which took place on Feb. 20 and 21 at the Cherry Bowl in Rockford.
  • Recognize Willowbrook senior Alex Lapinski: Named to the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) All-State Honors Chorus for the second year in a row. Lapinski also competed in the IHSA Individual Events State Tournament, which took place on Feb. 20 and 21 at Peoria Civic Center in Peoria. He competed in the Humorous Interpretation event.
  • Recognize Willowbrook junior Matt Rowland: Competed in the IHSA Wrestling State Tournament, which took place from Feb. 19 to 21 at State Farm Center in Champaign. He competed in the 152-pound division and finished in 2nd place.
  • Recognize Willowbrook freshman Jack Jessen: Competed in the IHSA Boys Wrestling State Tournament, which took place from Feb. 19 to 21 at State Farm Center in Champaign. He competed in the 170-pound division and finished in 2nd place.
  • Vision 20/20: Present information about Vision 20/20, a new education initiative with the goal to unite the education community and develop a long-range blueprint for improving public education in Illinois. 

May 26, 2015

  • Recognize members of the Addison Trail Business Professionals of America Team: Three Addison Trail students earned top-10 finishes at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference, which took place from May 6 to 10 in Anaheim, Calif. Senior Joanna Villalobos won 1st place in Banking & Finance, senior Franc De Guzman came in 2nd place in Legal Office Procedures and senior Julia Dziabis earned 3rd place in Legal Office Procedures and a top-10 finish in Business Meeting Management Concepts.
  • Recognize the Willowbrook Boys Gymnastics Team: Competed in the Illinois High School Association Boys Gymnastics State Meet, which took place on May 15 and 16 at Hinsdale Central High School. The team finished in 4th place, and three members of the team also competed in individual events. Freshman Adam Sousa competed on floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar. Senior Bret Golz competed on rings, vault and high bar. And senior Keawe Winstead competed on floor, pommel horse, rings, parallel bars and high bar.
  • Recognize Willowbrook seniors Sydney Planz and Brooke Bimber: Competed in the Illinois High School Association Girls Badminton State Tournament, which took place on May 15 and 16 at Eastern Illinois University.
  • Financial update: District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton and Chief Financial Officer Ed Hoster share information and a presentation about the financial state of District 88 and Illinois.
  • New roles: Michael Bolden has been named as the ninth Principal of Addison Trail, effective July 1. He will succeed Addison Trail Principal Adam Cibulka, who will move to the position of District 88 Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Also moving to the District 88 Office is Willowbrook Assistant Principal Sam Bentsen, who has served in that position since 2008. He will assume the role of Director of Student Services starting on July 1.

July 28, 2015

  • Recognize Addison Trail students who competed in the Special Olympics Summer Games: Six Addison Trail students competed in the Special Olympics Summer Games, which took place from June 12 to 14. Those students are George Pappas-Papaioannou, Aleks Iskali, Austin Vitello, Johnny Rodriguez, Michael Andejeski and Angelica Stewart.
  • Recognize Willowbrook students who competed in the Special Olympics Summer Games: Six Willowbrook students competed in the Special Olympics Summer Games, which took place from June 12 to 14. Those students are Isabella Iasillo, Ashley Ashetzie, Laura Mayen, Shane Worden and Quinntin Dent-Howell. Sean Worden also competed with his Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) Soccer Team.
  • Perks & Possibilities Café: District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton, District 88 Transition Program Vocational Coordinator Christine DiRienzo and Addison Public Library Outreach Coordinator John Kokoris speak with three students in the District 88 Transition Program (John Orrico, Mayra Alburto and Christina Jewell) about the café. The café is inside the Addison Public Library and is run by students in the Transition Program, which helps cognitively disabled students ages 19 to 21 learn life skills, obtain job training in a community setting and transition to life after District 88. The café celebrated its fifth year this past spring, and it’s through community partnerships and support that the café continues to thrive.