On April 17, our local newspaper, Addison Independent, released an article entitled “ATHS, WBHS recognized as two of ‘America’s Most Challenging High Schools’ with a subtitle that reads ” A column submitted by District 88 Superintendent Scott Helton… This write up continues to say…
“But we continue to succeed at District 88 because of the dedication of our staff, Board of Education, parent/guardians and community members. Our students are achieving at the highest levels academically, as well as in sports and activities, and they continue to give back to their communities.
Because of that commitment Addison Trail and Willowbrook have once again been recognized as two of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” by the Washington Post…
Addison Trail and Willowbrook have received this honor since 2011, and we recently were informed both schools ranked in the top 6 percent of U.S public high schools for 2014.
District 88 is proud to provide a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum for students to prepare them for college and careers, and these accomplishments would not be possible without everyone working together to build futures for our students. It’s because of your continued support that we’re able to move forward and achieve our mission of working for the continuous improvement of student achievement.
After reading this exciting publication, I quickly called my daughter, Alexandra, a 2011 Addison Trail High School’s graduate. She replied that Dr. Helton really likes the school, and she will make time to visit before school ends. It’s awesome to hear that ATHS’ past students stay connected and are proud of the education that they received from their well prepared Superintendent, Principal and teachers and all involved in preparing its students for a superb future. I will take this opportunity to share that my daughter was a previous Addison Trail’s Orchesis Dance Performer. These dancers are also featured in this issue. Today, Alexandra is a Uic Dancing Flames performer. On this April 12th, “UICDT is so excited to be bringing home a 3rd place NATIONAL title in Division 1 Hiphop! the Dancing Flames are now the highest nationally ranked team in the Horizon League and in Illinois”. Cheers!!!
I will take this opportunity to acknowledge Dr. Scott Helton as a previous Principal for giving me and my team the opportunity to educate his students at ATHS about my native country Haiti since 2009. I shared an article that I published entitled “Haiti Goes Pearl Again” in 2007. Also, we educated about Healthcare in Duchity, Haiti in collaboration with a committed Registered Nurse.
ATHS and Willowbrook as parents we’re proud of you and wish you continued success.