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Cox, Susan
Special Services Secretary
Lewe-Brady, Marjory
Director of Partnerships for Wellness, Safety, and Achievement
Smith, Sarah
Coordinator of Partnerships for Wellness, Safety, and Achievement

National Incident Command System Training

Click here to connect to the Emergency Management Institute's Independent Study Program.

Good online courses include 

IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command Systems, ICS-100

IS-100.SCa Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools

IS-700.a National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) An Introduction

WeCan Wellness Newsletters

Emergency Management, Social and Emotional Learning and Wellness

New Resource for Parents

NBC's Education Nation developed a Parent Toolkit full of resources on academic, health, and social-emotional development. Toolkits are available for youth from PreK all the way to 12th grade. Tools include growth charts, helpful tips for parents, and guides on child development. Links to the guides in English and Spanish are below.

Parent Toolkit in English

Parent Toolkit en Español



Let's be healthy

District 33's Wellness Initiative is to eat more fruits and vegetables and be active every day. 

Be sure to get your rest and drink plenty of water.


7th Annual Wellness Walk

On April 24, 2015 District 33 students, staff and community partners participated in the 7th Annual Wellness Walk.  We walked a total of 10,017 miles, surpassing last years goal of 8,642 miles by 1375 miles.  GREAT JOB everyone, we did it!

Continue to WALK, MOVE, PLAY throughout the summer.  We'll see you at the end of August, healthy and fit for the new school year.





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Social and Emotional Learning Initiative


West Chicago School District 33 Social and Emotional Learning Initiative



We, the students, staff, families and community members of West Chicago Elementary School District 33, are committed to providing a safe and positive school culture, valuing and supporting the social and emotional learning of each student. We will foster self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and responsible decision-making and relationship skills.

The Initiative was developed through a district/community represented committee. This committee fostered the development of building SEL committees. Both the district/community committee and the building SEL committees are ongoing and work together to assure quality sustainable implementation.

            Basics of the 5 core competencies

            Creating the environment

            The strength and power of our language

            The importance of each adult being a role model

            The importance of each student feeling connected


Tool: The Power of Our Words by Paula Denton, EdD

Tools: Caring School Community for Elementary (website )  and Second Step for Pre-School and Middle School (website )


For more information about Social and Emotional Learning, please visit the Collaborative on Academic, Social and Emotional Learning  website.  

SEL Bullying Policy and Procedures Update


October 23, 2012

District 33 SEL and Bullying Plan Update

District 33 has a standing Board Policies (7:180) on Preventing Bullying, Intimidation and Harassment and Student Social and Emotional Development (6:65) which provide clear definitions and course of action for keeping our students safe and engaged in a healthy learning environment.

The District’s two policies are supported by the District’s Social and Emotional Learning Initiative. Social and emotional skill development, peer relationship skills and ensuring a positive learning culture are provided for students’ preschool through eighth grade. We are using evidence based curriculums for the students and professional development opportunities for staff to promote our SEL Initiative.

Recently, District Administrators reviewed the SEL and bullying policies and their corresponding action plans to ensure compliance with the intent of our policies for a safe and positive learning environment.

District-wide, we track all disciplinary actions and investigate all potential bullying situations. All disciplinary actions are review by district level administrators. School social workers in every building take bullying behaviors very seriously and quickly work with the students involved, their classmates and their families to address and remediate for a sustainable resolution.

Parents and members of our community are welcome to join District 33’s SEL Steering Committee or one of the school buildings’ SEL Steering Committee to help us achieve a bully-free community and support the development of strong socially and emotionally healthy students.

To read the policies in their entirety: Go to the District 33 website, www.wego33.org, select School Board from toolbar close to top of page, from the drop down list, choose Official Documents, select Board Policy Manual on the right of the page.

For further information please contact Marjory Lewe-Brady, Director of Partnerships for Wellness, Safety and Achievement at [email protected] /* */


Safety and Emergency Management

Safety of students, staff and visitors is of the utmost importance.  Therefore, safety is the responsibility of everyone and must be consistently integrated into our attitudes and daily routines.  The District has partnered with the community to develop and implement an emergency management plan to ensure preparedness through ongoing training and planning.

Our plan outlines West Chicago School District 33's approach to emergency management and operations.  It has been developed to assist West Chicago School District 33 to protect its staff and students during an emergency situation.  This plan takes an all-hazard approach to emergency management and plans for mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.  

Please use the following documents to learn more about District 33's Emergency Management Plan.

community safety guide -English

community safety guide - Spanish

Social and Emotional (SEL) Development Guides

Guias de Desarrollo Social y Emocional (SEL)

Food Access

Wellness Resources

Go Smart app: A fitness resource for children ages 0-5 and their parents.


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