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  • 2018 Gingerbread House
    2018 Gingerbread House
    On December 5th Sunnybrook held their annual Gingerbread House event. This year was another great success. Thanks to all the families that came out it was great seeing everyone have such a good time.
  • On December 5th Sunnybrook held their annual Gingerbread House event. This year was another great success. Thanks to all the families that came out it was great seeing everyone have such a good time.
  • On December 5th Sunnybrook held their annual Gingerbread House event. This year was another great success. Thanks to all the families that came out it was great seeing everyone have such a good time.
  • On December 5th Sunnybrook held their annual Gingerbread House event. This year was another great success. Thanks to all the families that came out it was great seeing everyone have such a good time.
  • On December 5th Sunnybrook held their annual Gingerbread House event. This year was another great success. Thanks to all the families that came out it was great seeing everyone have such a good time.
  • On December 5th Sunnybrook held their annual Gingerbread House event. This year was another great success. Thanks to all the families that came out it was great seeing everyone have such a good time.
  • On December 5th Sunnybrook held their annual Gingerbread House event. This year was another great success. Thanks to all the families that came out it was great seeing everyone have such a good time.
  • On December 5th Sunnybrook held their annual Gingerbread House event. This year was another great success. Thanks to all the families that came out it was great seeing everyone have such a good time.
  • On December 5th Sunnybrook held their annual Gingerbread House event. This year was another great success. Thanks to all the families that came out it was great seeing everyone have such a good time.
  • On December 5th Sunnybrook held their annual Gingerbread House event. This year was another great success. Thanks to all the families that came out it was great seeing everyone have such a good time.
  • On December 5th Sunnybrook held their annual Gingerbread House event. This year was another great success. Thanks to all the families that came out it was great seeing everyone have such a good time.
  • On December 5th Sunnybrook held their annual Gingerbread House event. This year was another great success. Thanks to all the families that came out it was great seeing everyone have such a good time.
  • On December 5th Sunnybrook held their annual Gingerbread House event. This year was another great success. Thanks to all the families that came out it was great seeing everyone have such a good time.
Letter from the School Board President
Board Update – IASB Conference November 16th-18th, 2018

What an amazing time we had fellowshipping and learning at the 2018 IASB conference. This year the keynote speaker for Saturday was American Civil Rights Activist Ruby Bridges. She was the first African American child to desegregate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. It is one thing to read about her or even hear Sunnybrook’s very own Mrs. DeBartolo and Mrs. Bozich teach about her but it’s a completely different experience to hear about her experience from the perspective of a 6-year-old child. She reminded us of the innocence of children and the difference that one teacher can make in a child’s life. She also challenged us to focus on good and that the notion of a village is still very meaningful in today’s times. Ruby captivated an entire room, inspired us to be better and even made some of us emotional. It was a beautiful start to our day.

Some of you may have heard about the important IASB Delegate vote on the student safety and protection resolution. Mr. Altgilbers represented the Sunnybrook Board during this tense and emotionally charged meeting. The vote tally was 179 in favor and 203 against so the resolution failed. This is a discussion that many districts are having and will probably remain a topic of conversation as districts determine what’s the best way to protect students and staff.

There were many conference sessions available to the attendees and this year’s hot topics seemed to center around active shooter safety, social media and boards pushing the envelope in pursuit of greatness within their respective districts. It’s important to attend these sessions so that we can remain educated on new legislation, innovative technology and educational initiatives. These are times where we get to step outside of our world and see what other districts are doing to improve student and staff performance. The 2018 IASB conference did not disappoint and we were able to walk away with food for thought. The Sunnybrook School District 171 Board of Education is proud of the positive changes that have been made but we are very clear on the fact that there is more work to do. We will continue to seek out ways to move from good to great at a pace that makes sense for our students and staff. Happy Holidays!

HMS 7th Graders read to NHS Kindergarteners

about 1 month ago


Heritage Middle School students read Fall book to Nathan Hale Kindergarteners.  The Kindergarteners and their teachers loved it!!! Awesome Job!!! HMS students



Thank you for the school supplies

3 months ago


Sunnybrook School District Board of Education honors Elim Christian School and Mr. Glenn Spoolstra for their generous donation of school supplies.  The school supplies were distributed to students during the District's Back to School Bonanza which was held on August 20, 2018.

Pictured are:  Ms. Jada Curry, Board President, Glenn Spoolstra, Elim Christian representative and Dr. Erica Millhouse-Pettis, Assistant Superintendent.

Plaque being presented

A very successful Million Fathers March

4 months ago

We would like to thank all the fathers and father figured that came out today to take their child to their first day of school this year. We had a great turn out for this years march. Fathers got a chance to learn about what is going on in the district and ways they can get more involved in the day to day lives of their students when it comes to school. We look forward to seeing even more fathers next year.






Thanks for Coming out to the Back to School Bonanza!

4 months ago

By Mike McGowan

We want to thank everyone who came out to make the first annual Back to School Bonanza on August 20th it was a great success.  Our students got to burn off some energy in the bounce houses.  Mr. Kent had a line going all night for some popcorn.  Hot dogs and snow cones were enjoyed by many.  Our young men were able to get hair cuts but our four great volunteer barbers.  Parents got a chance to learn about many great programs going on in the district.  And most importantly students had a chance to receive some free school supplies for the year.

Even despite the rain the turn out was great and fun was had by all.  We look forward to doing this again next year.