Community Survey Results 

The results of the Community Survey were presented by School Perceptions at a Special Board of Education meeting earlier this week. Click Here to watch the presentation about the results. The Daily Herald attended the meeting and reported about the results, Click Here.  

Thank you to the over 1,400 community members who participated in the survey. We appreciate your interest in our school district.  

The Board of Education will discuss the results at the next Board meeting this coming Monday, December 5 at 7 p.m. All are welcome!  In addition, the meetings are live streamed and video recorded, Click Here

Cyber Safety Parent Presentation

All District 41 parents are invited to a presentation by cyber safety expert Liz Repking on Monday, January 30 at Hadley Junior High, 240 Hawthorne in Glen Ellyn, at 7 p.m. For more information and resources for parents, 
Click Here.

Thank you to Dr. Adam Saylor of Saylor & Murphy Orthodontics in Glen Ellyn for sponsoring this event! 

Hadley Winter Band Concerts

Please join Hadley students for an evening of winter band concerts!

6th Grade Bands
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6:15 pm in the  Hadley Auditorium

7th Grade Bands
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
7:45 pm in the  Hadley Auditorium

8th Grade Bands
Thursday, December 8, 2016
7:30 pm in the  Hadley Auditorium

5Essentials Parent and Staff Survey

Every other year, the State of Illinois requires school districts to administer a survey called 5Essentials. Please take the 5Essentials survey and let us know your feedback.

To take the survey, please Click Here and select the PARENT or STAFF survey to begin. The survey closes on January 16.

UChicago Impact administers the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is based on the Five Essentials for School Success, an evidence-based framework developed by the University of Chicago. This framework identifies how school performance on five factors or "essentials" can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains.

The 5Essentials are:
  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environment
  • Ambitious Instruction
For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit . If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or

Thank you in advance for providing your feedback! 

No Shave November at Hadley 
Through the month of November, Hadley staff members participated in No Shave November. In an all-school event to raise cancer awareness, people were encouraged to let their hair grow wild and free, an action that cancer patients lose. Some staff grew their hair, others wore T-shirts and wristbands, and students participated in a raffle. All funds donated through No Shave November were donated to the Matthew Hill Foundation, a group who works with the American Cancer Society.

Even those who did not want to grow hair participated, as shown below. Here are Hadley support staff getting in on the action! Way to go, Wildcats!

Franklin Students are Problem-Solvers! 
During their recent Problem-Based Learning project, Benjamin Franklin fourth graders conducted research and created innovative solutions to inspire more kids to read. The students shared their ideas with a panel of real-world professionals this week. Literacy experts from District 41 as well as experts from outside of the district, including the Glen Ellyn Public Library and Wheaton College, served as panel members. The students received feedback, collaborated and revised their ideas. 

Hadley Students Share Gratitude 

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Hadley Junior High dedicated one of their Wildcat Lessons to expressing gratitude. During "Gratitude Day," students were asked to identify what they are grateful for within the Hadley community, as well as the community at large and acknowledged a staff member for their work and efforts. They created cards that represent what they are thankful for at Hadley and focused their efforts on staff who make a difference in their lives.

The student NBN (Nothing but nice) Club played a huge role in making Gratitude Day happen. NBN Club is a 7th grade club created last year to promote good will and a positive attitude in the Hadley community. It is supervised by Sharon Dunham, 7th grade counselor.  

Thank you, Hadley students, for expressing your gratitude! 

Hadley students pose for a "gratitude" photo.