The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome more than 60 new teachers and administrators to District 428. The 8th annual event was held at the DeKalb High School Cafeteria with more than 140 attendees present to enjoy lunch provided by sponsor Hy-Vee. Each new teacher and administrator was presented with a welcome bag complete with items from more than 50 DeKalb Chamber members. These bags are also distributed to other local schools such as St. Mary School DeKalb and Cornerstone Christian Academy for a total of 70 bags distributed to welcome new teachers.
The New Teachers Welcome and State of the District Event is presented by the Northwestern Medicine, First Midwest Bank and Hy-Vee. Additional Sponsors include Banner Up Signs, Daily Chronicle, First National Bank, Foster, Buick, Conklin, Lundgren & Tritt, Illinois Community Credit Union, Morningstar Media Group, OC Creative, Redeemed Furniture Outlet, Siepert & Co., and SundogIT.
All funds raised from this event are given to scholarships presented to DeKalb High School students that attend a local college, university or trade school. To date the DeKalb Chamber has raised almost $10,000 for these scholarships.