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Welcome to the Curriculum and Assessment Department

Esther Mongan Assistant Superintendent, Grades K-12
Kristine Bushman Curriculum Liaison K-5
Dann Schuth Curriculum Liaison 6-8
Bernadine Matthews Administrative Assistant

Phone     (847) 464-5867     Fax     (847) 464-6021


Curriculum by Grade or Subject
Kindergarten 1st grade 2nd grade
3rd grade 4th grade 5th grade
6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
9-12 grade K-12 Curriculum [subject]
Curriculum Coordinating  Council   State School Report  Cards



CCC Members

District 301 Approved Curriculum

Common Core State Standards




District State Report Card

Central High School

Central Middle School

Prairie Knolls Middle School

Country Trails Elementary

Howard B. Thomas Grade School

Lily Lake Grade School

Prairie View Grade School

Learning Resources
Popular web sites for Parents!


This website offers many recommended favorite books for primary grades through adult.




Looking for an interactive website to motivate young children to learn to read?  This site uses a systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice and is perfect for Pre-K through Second grade, special education students and English Language Learners.


This website is loaded with hundreds of website links for families ranging from pre-school through high school. Many of the links are free and include a plethora of educational activities, games, art projects, holiday projects as well as social-emotional topics.  


Reader girlz was awarded a "Reading Innovators" Award this year from the National Book Foundation. Designed to help teen girls connect with their favorite authors and other readers, it has lots of fun features like playlists of favorite tunes from writers:


Jon Scieszka's fabulous site Guys Read has been revamped and recharged so it is more useful and fun than ever.  We've featured the site before, but you might want to revisit, scroll down, and read through the new categories of books for guys.  My favorite is books with "At Least One Explosion."   His picks are bound to appeal to even the most reluctant boy readers:


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Projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal grant money must credit the Federal government for the Federal government’s portion of the financial support. This web page citation informs the public that the use of Federal dollars in Central Community Unit School District 301 meets the Stevens Amendment requirement. Staff development opportunities, resource purchases and personnel have been funded in whole or in part with Federal entitlement dollars.

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