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Sutherland LSC Meeting This Evening April 22, 2014 6:30pm

Sutherland LSC Meeting to be held at The Sutherland Auditorium at 6:30pm Tonight
This meeting will include the Principal Evaluation and Principal Selection among other topics.

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  • Last night a car crashed on the side of our house into a tree on 77th Street. Saw a plain clothes detective chasing someone down the street, then a massive amount of squad cars and street blockings and a helicopter for about an hour. Later all I heard down 77th Street were ambulances, sirens, the helicopter was hovering by then and the squad cars began to gradually disperse. Anybody know why all this occurred Saturday night?

  • Warm weather brings out the urban predators.

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Man missing from Beverly since Friday found

Isaiah Williams, 18, was last seen Friday morning about 10 a.m., when he drove away from the 9900 block of South Malta Street, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

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Updated Apr 10

Sutherland LSC Vote is in

The Sutherland LSC vote is in and I sincerely wish all of the members but especially the new LSC members the best on the tough road ahead. Hopefully they will have the strength and tenacity to fight for cooperation and transparency. Speaking of TRANSPARENCY here are the TRUE results: 907 people voted, each person had the opportunity to vote 5 times. The slate candidates received a total of 1834 votes, there were 5 on the slate and those 5 got...

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The Sutherland LSC vote is in and I sincerely wish all of the members but especially the new LSC members the best on the tough road ahead. Hopefully they will have the strength and tenacity to fight for cooperation and transparency. Speaking of TRANSPARENCY here are the TRUE results: 907 people voted, each person had the opportunity to vote 5 times. The slate candidates received a total of 1834 votes, there were 5 on the slate and those 5 got back on the LSC. The 9 Independent candidates received 2640 votes, (including 36 votes for Luke S. a former slate member). 3 new independent candidates are on the new LSC. So, the numbers prove that more community members chose independent candidates. They just did not play the political game. Once again politics enters the school where it has no place. Independent members and supporters stay strong and vigilant! Insist on open dialog, cooperation, transparency and accountability. Know the majority of community backs you. Thank you for all you have done and for the difficult journey you will travel. Work to help the entire LSC put politics and personal agendas aside and do what is best for the community and our children.

  • Karen Lux Resident

    There were 907 ballots representing 907 voters. The top vote getter for either parent or community rep was Tom McGourty with 391 votes or 43.1% of all voters choosing him. The next highest vote getter was Laurie Cleary with 42.1% of all voters choosing her, and so on. The eight...

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    There were 907 ballots representing 907 voters. The top vote getter for either parent or community rep was Tom McGourty with 391 votes or 43.1% of all voters choosing him. The next highest vote getter was Laurie Cleary with 42.1% of all voters choosing her, and so on. The eight candidates that won are the candidates which the community selected and supported. Representatives of both slates (yes there were two) and also some of the other 5 independent candidates were at the polling place all day handing out literature and trying to convince voters to select them. All of the candidates were doing a good job getting the word out about their vision. The voters listened and chose who they want to represent them. Done.

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Apr 07

Sutherland LSC election today, Monday April 7 until 7:00 PM

Election at Sutherland school, 10015 S. Leavitt. Gym door entrance. This is your chance to help shape the future of our community. As a current LSC member running for re-election, I am very excited with what our future has in store. We will be getting new leadership with fresh ideas and vision. This is a great time to be in Beverly and be a part of the Sutherland community.

Apr 07

Updated Apr 07

Sutherland Community VOTE!

Sutherland Community- today is the day to decide 6am-7pm @Sutherland, do you want politics, hidden agendas, last minute meetings, skating the fine line of board protocol to suit an agenda and BULLY tactics or do you want REPRESENTATION, COOPERATION, TRANSPARENCY and OPEN. DIALOG? VOTE for INDIVIDUALS that share your values. Not the Bully slate that manipulate the rules and data to meet the agenda of a few. Sutherland boundary- 97th S side -107th N / California to Wood. You do not have to have children in the school to vote.

  • Good evening,
    The problem in comparing ISAT scores from the state report card is that a major change in cut scores occurred in 2013 and because of that, meets/exceeds scores dropped state-wide. You'll find this pattern reflected in the school's scores, as well as state scores. Comparing the 2012-13 results...

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    Good evening,
    The problem in comparing ISAT scores from the state report card is that a major change in cut scores occurred in 2013 and because of that, meets/exceeds scores dropped state-wide. You'll find this pattern reflected in the school's scores, as well as state scores. Comparing the 2012-13 results with 2011-12 results and assuming a decrease in relative performance is not appropriate.
    Scores on the School Profile Report suggest strong growth in both reading and math. Sutherland has also shown a reduction in suspensions and strong 5Essentials results.
    While we take no position in LSC election matters, the School Profile Report data are indeed reliable and indicate substantial growth in critical indicators of school performance at Sutherland in the 2012-13 school year.
    Please feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance.
    John Barker

  • Today is the Day. Get Out and Vote!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebd6gUfkBfg

Apr 07

Kellogg LSC Voting Today, Monday April 7, 2014

If you live in the Kellogg School boundary, please vote today. Voting will be held from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm at Kellogg. Don't forget to bring photo identification.

I would humbly ask you to vote specifically for two candidates, Sue Bever and Sue McLaughlin.

Thank you,

Michael

Apr 03

Updated Apr 06

  • Dear Dr. Byrd Bennett,
    The Sutherland community would very much appreciate your help in clearing up some confusion over our official test scores. Incumbent Bulldog LSC members claim that the official test scores Sutherland received from CPS, which show a bump in student achievement that helped our school's ranking increase...

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    Dear Dr. Byrd Bennett,
    The Sutherland community would very much appreciate your help in clearing up some confusion over our official test scores. Incumbent Bulldog LSC members claim that the official test scores Sutherland received from CPS, which show a bump in student achievement that helped our school's ranking increase from level 2 to level 1 in the past year, are unreliable and should be disregarded.
    They claim that instead we should look at State scores, which they say show a drop in performance. This supposed decline in our students' performance is one of the reasons they cite to support their decision to not renew principal Gannon's contract.
    When I look at our official school data from the link below, I see that our children's performance is strong and improving. There has been much confusion and debate over how to read these scores, especially since incumbent candidates are citing our school's decline in performance as a campaign issue.
    Could you please look at this data and help to clear up confusion? Does Sutherland's official state data show that the performance of Sutherland students is in decline, or is our students' performance strong and improving?
    We would appreciate a prompt response to this question as the LSC election is Monday.
    Thank you very much for your help,
    Corinne Rose
    Sutherland Parent
    ISAT Scores
    http://www.sutherlandschool.org/pdf/2013_Performance_Policy_Schlid_ES_610195.pdf
    http://www.sutherlandschool.org/pdf/2013_Performance_Policy_Schlid_ES_610195.pdf
    SUTHERLANDSCHOOL.ORG
    http://www.sutherlandschool.org/pdf/2013_Performance_Policy_Schlid_ES_610195.pdf
    www.sutherlandschool.org

  • Remember Voting is tomorrow April 7th at Sutherland for the LSC from 7am to 7pm.
    Please bring two forms of ID

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Updated Apr 06

95th street between Ashland & westren ideas?! :)

A few years back I relocated to the city and noticed the cut off between Ashland and westren so far as retail and consumer shops are concerned,with the evergreen plaza closing has anyone brought up any ideas on how to restore 95th street back to its intended purpose? I think this strech could really use some classy 30+ nightlife and a good variety of the chic outdoor cafès. what do you all think?

  • @matu....this isn't court there's nothing to defend,those restaurants you mentioned are cool..that's where folks can go for the cocktails you mentioned that would go with this great dinner you also mentioned so there's no need for MORE of the same up and down 95th when they already line western from 95th south.

  • Anne Beverly resident and cyclist

    It would be great to have some ethnic cuisine on 95th - cuisines that are not represented nearby (or are at places that are TOO popular - tough to get into). Greek, Middle Eastern, Thai, Ethiopian or others. I'd love to have a few places like that - and for...

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    It would be great to have some ethnic cuisine on 95th - cuisines that are not represented nearby (or are at places that are TOO popular - tough to get into). Greek, Middle Eastern, Thai, Ethiopian or others. I'd love to have a few places like that - and for them to have the option of an incidental liquor license - within easy walking distance of home. Having places like that on 103rd between the Metra tracks and Wood would be great too. We need to have more businesses that can be easily accessed by bikes and pedestrians. This helps promote more of a sense of community and encourages business *districts*, not just individual businesses.

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Gresham School Meeting

I also attended the Gresham School meeting about CPS designating Gresham a 'turn around " school. Not only was Ald. Brookins there but Doris Lewis Brooks, candidate for Alderman of the 21st. ward was also there. Brookins, who was the first speaker, stated that he fully supported the residence, after which a comment was made in the crowd "yea cause he wanna turn it into a charter school". There were several chuckles heard about that comment. There were many other...

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I also attended the Gresham School meeting about CPS designating Gresham a 'turn around " school. Not only was Ald. Brookins there but Doris Lewis Brooks, candidate for Alderman of the 21st. ward was also there. Brookins, who was the first speaker, stated that he fully supported the residence, after which a comment was made in the crowd "yea cause he wanna turn it into a charter school". There were several chuckles heard about that comment. There were many other speakers there, mainly community residents, some of the children, and teachers. None of the speakers agreed to the turn around plan. Ms. Brooks took the mike and stated that "this is a slap in the face to all of the dedicated , hard working teachers that are trying to do a good job". She went on to say that " if resources were available to the school that they (CPS) wants to give the turn around people, Gresham would do better too!". Her comment was met with thunderous applause It was also stated that several other schools had lower scores for much longer than Gresham so why now? I took the mike and asked if any of the residents ever been on the bike path down at Navy Pier? Not one person said yes. I stated that the $60 MILLION dollars that the alderman and mayor signed off of to provide a bike and pedestrian fly way over Navy Pier is where your school funding is, lets go get it! Wonder what the residence got in return? One of the white teachers stated that they will make this a turn around school, fire all of the staff then bring back new teachers who will be mostly white.

Apr 05

Sutherland LSC VOTE APRIL 7th 2014 - GET OUT AND VOTE FACTS

Dear Dr. Byrd Bennett,
The Sutherland community would very much appreciate your help in clearing up some confusion over our official test scores. Incumbent Bulldog LSC members claim that the official test scores Sutherland received from CPS, which show a bump in student achievement that helped our school's ranking increase from level 2 to level 1 in the past year, are unreliable and should be disregarded.
They claim that instead we should look at State scores, which they say show...

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Dear Dr. Byrd Bennett,
The Sutherland community would very much appreciate your help in clearing up some confusion over our official test scores. Incumbent Bulldog LSC members claim that the official test scores Sutherland received from CPS, which show a bump in student achievement that helped our school's ranking increase from level 2 to level 1 in the past year, are unreliable and should be disregarded.
They claim that instead we should look at State scores, which they say show a drop in performance. This supposed decline in our students' performance is one of the reasons they cite to support their decision to not renew principal Gannon's contract.
When I look at our official school data from the link below, I see that our children's performance is strong and improving. There has been much confusion and debate over how to read these scores, especially since incumbent candidates are citing our school's decline in performance as a campaign issue.
Could you please look at this data and help to clear up confusion? Does Sutherland's official state data show that the performance of Sutherland students is in decline, or is our students' performance strong and improving?
We would appreciate a prompt response to this question as the LSC election is Monday.
Thank you very much for your help,
Corinne Rose
Sutherland Parent
ISAT Scores
http://www.sutherlandschool.org/pdf/2013_Performance_Policy_Schlid_ES_610195.pdf
http://www.sutherlandschool.org/pdf/2013_Performance_Policy_Schlid_ES_610195.pdf
SUTHERLANDSCHOOL.ORG

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