Winston Churchill School serves over 600 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The school was built in 1965 and over the past several years we have expanded our building to meet the needs of our growing community.
The Churchill staff continuously strives to improve student achievement and social emotional well-being. Teachers meet regularly during Professional Learning Communities to plan and differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of every child. During our PLC, teachers work collaboratively to provide lessons and activities that challenge students who are ready to move forward, as well as provide additional support for those who need further assistance. This model is known as the acceleration block and it occurs in both reading and math on a daily basis.
We utilize balanced literacy instruction, and encourage student growth in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. We make it a priority to ensure students master the Illinois Learning Standards. Common Assessments are given at regular intervals and the data is analyzed to determine the needs of our students. PLC teams use this data to structure daily blocks of time to accelerate learning in both literacy and math for all children. This time ensures our students will receive targeted instruction to meet individual learning needs.
Churchill students utilize the GoMath! curriculum, which builds on fundamental mathematical concepts to help students solve problems and become mathematically literate.
We provide innovative learning spaces, as well as a Creation Studio to support District 54’s strategic focus area of cultivating innovation in learning space and instructional design.
All students receive an hour of formal instruction in art, music and physical education each week. Students also visit the Learning Resource Center (our school library) for one hour each week to participate in Makerspace/STEM Activities.
The Churchill staff’s most important job is to provide the best possible education for our students. We support the educational and social emotional success of all students with programs and sponsored clubs such as PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports), GEMS (Girls Engaged in Math and Science), Art Club, Choir, Field Day, Battle of the Books, Rocketry Club, Student Ambassadors, among a variety of others.
Churchill has an active PTA organization. The PTA provides family events, as well as both academic and social programs, such as Book Fairs, Dine Out Nights, hot lunches, treat days and more. Together, with the support of our dedicated parent community and our PTA we are able to accomplish so much and provide a variety of experiences for our students.
Colors: Blue and Gold
School Motto: We are Churchill… Hear us ROAR!