Long-Range Plan 2017-2021
 
At the Board of Education meeting last night, District 41 officially launched a new Long-Range Plan that will guide the District through 2021. Thank you to the countless individuals - staff, parents, community members, and students - who participated in this process over the past year.  Click Here for the Long-Range Plan website.

As a part of the Long-Range Plan development process, we collaboratively created a District 41 Student Profile. The Student Profile was created to provide a vision for our students. It highlights the key attributes that our students attain as they grow from year to year. Students are why we have a Long-Range Plan. The student profile brings this purpose into focus for all of us.
 
Click Here  to see a video and hear students talk about the Student Profile.
 

Winter Wellness Tips
 
This is the time of year that we like to remind our school communities to practice healthy habits such as handwashing with soap and water especially after using the restroom or eating/preparing food. The district has already been proactive with more intense cleaning of all schools over the past couple of weeks. We will continue this practice to ensure we keep our school communities as healthy as possible.

If your child experiences symptoms such vomiting or diarrhea with or without a fever, please keep your child home until he/she is symptom free for 24 hours. We are asking the same of staff members.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.


Facilities Informational Open Houses

Hadley portables
The Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education voted to put a $24.2 million bond measure on the April 4, 2017 ballot. If approved, these bonds will fund projects to:
  • Eliminate portable classrooms with a new addition at Hadley Junior High School
  • Address infrastructure and health life safety issues at all schools
  • Add additional ADA accessible restrooms at all of the schools
  • Enhance safety with a secure entrance at Churchill School
  • Reduce congestion in the neighborhood around Hadley by adding a bus lane on district property
The District invites all residents who want to learn more about the projects to attend an Informational Open House at Hadley Junior High School. Tours of Hadley will be available.
  • Wednesday, February 22, 7 p.m.
  • Monday, February 27, 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m.
In 2018, the District will pay off bonds that funded past building projects.  This reduction of debt payments would give the community an opportunity to invest the $24.2 million to address some facilities needs and have a tax decrease over the taxes paid in 2016.  
Example: If a community member pays $8,000 in 2016, the District 41 debt portion of their tax bill would decrease by approximately $85.

For more information, go to the Districrt 41 Facilities Planning website, www.d41.org/facilityplan

Voting takes place on April 4.


5Essentials Parent and Teacher Survey - Deadline is Jan. 30

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 about your experiences with our schools.  

To take the survey, please Click Here and select the PARENT or TEACHER survey to begin. The survey deadline has been extended to January 30.


Cyber Safety Presentation for Parents

All District 41 parents are invited to a presentation by cyber safety expert Liz Repking on Monday, January 30 at 7 p. m. at Hadley Junior High School. Come learn how to keep your kids safe in this digital world. For more information:
Thanks to Saylor & Murphy Orthodontics in Glen Ellyn for sponsoring this event!



Parent Camp Sign Up Now Open 

All parents and staff are invited to spend a few hours engaging in conversation with other parents and teachers/staff from all District 41 schools on Saturday, February 4, from 8 a.m. - noon at Hadley Junior High School.  The keynote address will be presented by Glenbard West Assistant Principal for Instruction Dr. Rebecca Sulaver.

To view the list of topic sessions and to sign up for Parent Camp,


Incoming Kindergarten Dual Language Program Information Night 

Families of children who will be entering kindergarten in District 41 next year are welcome to attend a Dual Language Program Information Night on March 1 at 6 p.m. at Churchill School in the Art Room.

In the Dual Language Program, students are in a class of 50% native speakers and 50% English speakers,  receive Literacy instruction in Spanish and English, and become functionally proficient and develop high levels of literacy in both English and Spanish by the end of 8th grade.

The Dual Language Program is open to any incoming District 41 student.  All students start the program in Churchill School and then move to Hadley Junior High School.

For more information, contact Dr. Katie McCluskey at


Problem-Based Learning Spotlight

Teachers are working with students on Problem-Based Learning (PBL) units in pre-k through 8th grade. Several PBLs are receiving some attention in the community as students present solutions to problems presented by community partners.

Cantigny Robert R. McCormick Museum
Hadley Junior High School students worked with Cantigny to enhance their Robert McCormick Museum exhibits for children during field trips to the museum through Problem-Based Learning. Student visited Cantigny, toured the museum, tested some exhibits and worked on solutions to create even more interactive exhibits for kids.The students presented their solutions to Cantigny representatives and Cantigny is planning to implement some of the student ideas.  

Click Here for the Daily Herald article.  Click Here for the My Suburban Life article.

Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission
Churchill 4th graders were recently asked a question: Could local residents benefit from the installation of a renewable energy source? The students set to the task of recommending either a solar or wind energy installation within the Village of Glen Ellyn. The students began by learning about these renewable forms of energy as part of their physical science unit. They worked in collaborative groups to select either wind or solar energy as the best option for the community. Then, each group identified a Glen Ellyn location in which to install the energy producing equipment. Finally, the students presented their solution to experts for feedback, including a professor from the College of DuPage and the chair of the Village of Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission. Two student groups were selected to present at an Environmental Commission meeting on January 17 at the Glen Ellyn Village Office.