232 E. Cleveland St. • Ladd, IL 61329
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Help US Be the Best We Can Be

Parents, we need your help. We are striving to make Ladd School the best that it can be for your children. We would really appreciate your input on how we can improve. Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out the 5Essentials Survey.

The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

Effective Leaders

Collaborative Teachers

Involved Families

Supportive Environments

Ambitious Instruction

Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit https://www.5-essentials.org/illinois. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.


Thank you for your time and support, 

Dana K Dawson


Spirit Wear Winner Announced

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Sears! Kaitlyn is our 2019 Spirit Wear Contest Winner. Her incredible design will be available through the Locker Room in Spring Valley until Friday, November 1. 

Veteran’s Day

We hope you will all join us to celebrate our Veteran’s this Monday, November 11 at 10:30am. Our ceremony will be kicked of with a presentation of the flags from our American Legion and local Boy Scouts. Our presenter this year is our own Ladd Police Chief Gaefcke in Kuwait. Please come to Ladd School and join us in celebrating all of our veterans. Student Council will be serving a lunch for veterans and their families in the library immediately following the ceremony. 

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