I am Lori Owens-Stranc.
I am so excited to be here in Sunnybrook District 171. I have worked in education for 20 years, and have served the educational community in many capacities. I have been a teacher, a guidance counselor, an assistant principal, a principal, an Executive Director of Elementary Education, and now, I am honored to be Sunnybrook’s Director of School Improvement.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at:
Phone: (708) 895-0750 ext. 2270
Fall: August 27 - September 18
Winter: January 11 - January 29
Spring: April 26 - May 12
The state of Illinois uses Common Core Standards as a means to ensure students across each grade level are taught high consistent content matter throughout the state to prepare them for college and career success.
The link below will take you to the Illinois Priority standards:
Here at Sunnybrook we use the following textbooks:
ELA K-5 use Journeys by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ELA 6-8 use Collections by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Math K-8 use Go Math by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Science 4-5 use Inspire Science by McGraw-Hill
Science 6-8 use IScience by McGraw-Hill
Social Studies 6-8 use Network by McGraw-Hill
Technology Support Programs:
To further support our students academically, we utilize Freckle ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies. The Freckle platform allows teachers to differentiate instruction as a means to provide the support each student needs in their knowledge quest and skill set acquisition.
Freckle has also created focus standards for teachers. These standards were formulated to assist teachers with closing the achievement gap caused by COVID-19 and summer loss. The link below will take to the focus standards