999 West Dundee Road
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-537-8270

Superintendent: Dr. Michael Connolly

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CCSD21 is a school district comprised of 13 schools across 6 different communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.



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CCSD21 announces late August student engagement opportunities

May 24, 2019

Topic: Student Activities

Summer 2019 will be longer than normal to accommodate the large amount of construction CCSD21 is undergoing to bring air conditioning, secure entrances, and more to the District. Outlined below are a variety of Summer Bridge opportunities offered by CCSD21 and its community partners to engage your children during the later weeks of August — “bridging” the gap between the traditional start of school and the delayed start of the 2019-2020 school year. Minimum and maximum enrollment limits may exist and vary between programs. Please click the appropriate link for more information or to register.

In addition, the Seamless Summer lunch program is back this year and bigger than ever before! Children 18 years of age and younger can receive a free, daily sack lunch throughout the majority of the summer. This year’s program features expanded locations throughout our community.

CCSD21 Summer Bridge

Students will engage in fun indoor and outdoor activities with their peers. Activities will be planned by the CCSD21 curriculum team and students may also participate in “field trips” to the Wheeling Park District indoor pool and Heritage Park. Program made possible in part by the Illinois Healthy Communities Grant. AM and PM bus transportation will be available; lunch will be served. Hosted at London Middle School and Whitman Elementary School.

  • Dates: August 19-23
  • Time: 9 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Cost per student: $25 for the week
  • Registration deadline: Friday, July 12


Camp Invention & Invention Project

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, students will collaborate on hands-on STEM activities with their peers. Students entering grades K-5 enroll in Camp Invention (maximum enrollment 120). Students entering 6th-8th grade can enroll in Invention Project (maximum enrollment 25), or, alternatively, students entering 7th or 8th grade can enroll as a “Leader In Training” (maximum enrollment 10) and help support the Camp Invention program. AM and PM bus transportation will be available; lunch will be served. Hosted at London Middle School.

  • Dates: August 19-23
  • Time: 9 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Cost per student: Varies; $130-260 for the week
  • Registration deadline: Friday, July 12 Deadline extended! Now accepting registrations on a rolling basis.

In addition to the information and online application linked above, registration materials can also be printed, completed, and mailed in: Camp Invention or Invention Project. Families who qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch, or a fee waiver, may qualify for a scholarship for Camp Invention or Invention Project. Scholarships would cover a portion of the registration fee. Please contact Kara Beach at [email protected] for more information.


Buffalo Grove Park District Field Trips

Families who have enrolled in Clubhouse for 2019-2020 or were “Field Trip Only” families in 2018-2019 are eligible to participate in field trips during the weeks of August 19 and 26. Details will be provided to families via email by the Buffalo Grove Park District.

  • Dates: August 19-23, 26-30
  • Cost per student: Please contact Buffalo Grove Park District


Wheeling Park District Post-Camp

Participate in Wheeling Park District’s traditional summer camp — all of the fun indoor and outdoor activities, extended for an extra week! For students entering grades K-8. Hosted at the Wheeling Park District CRC.

  • Dates: August 12-16
  • Time: 7 AM – 6 PM
  • Cost per student: $65 per day


Camp 21

Students entering grades K-5 can participate in classic outdoor summer camp activities and experiences, including arts and sports. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack included. Hosted at the Northwest Family Center in Buffalo Grove.

  • Dates: August 12-16, 19-23, 26-30
  • Time: 6:45 AM – 6 PM
  • Cost per student: $60 per day or $270 per week


Indian Trails Library drop-in programs

Children can visit Indian Trails Library with an adult and participate in free programs, available to all CCSD21 families. Indian Trails is located at 355 Schoenbeck Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090.

Movie screening

  • August 15 from 2-4 PM
  • August 20 from 2-4 PM
  • August 29 from 2-4 PM

Craft time

  • August 16 drop-in between 2-4 PM
  • August 22 drop-in between 2-4 PM

Carnival games and fun

  • August 30 drop-in between 1-3 PM


Arlington Heights Park District Extended Summer Care

The Extended Summer Care program will have lots of fun activities and games planned. A detailed schedule of activities will be available later this summer.

  • Dates: August 19-23, 26-30
  • Time: 9 AM – 3 PM, with 7 – 9 AM and 3 – 6 PM extensions available
  • Cost per student: Please contact Arlington Heights Park District