Community Survey and Facility Information Sessions 

If you live in the District 41 boundary area, watch your mailbox for a community survey in the next couple of weeks! The survey will include information and questions related to the district overall and specifically about the facilities needs at each school.  Your feedback will directly impact the Board of Education's decision to possibly go to referendum in the spring of 2017.

If you would like more information about school facility needs, including a review of concept plans, join us for any of the below Community Facility Information Sessions . Sessions will be held at the District 41 Central Services Office, 793 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn.

Wednesday, November 2, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 3, 7 p.m.

Thank you in advance for your time engaging with us!

Students Help Develop Profile of a District 41 Learner

As a part of the process to create a new Long-Range Plan, the district is developing a student profile. Over the past year, Superintendent Gordon has worked with groups across the district including teachers, staff and parents to help create the profile. This week, he surprised two 8th grade classes with an activity to learn directly from them! The students shared their thoughts and engaged in deep conversation around the challenges they face as a generation and the qualities and skills they feel a student their age needs to succeed.

Problem-Based Learning Brings Community Organizations Together

Sixteen community organizations and area businesses came together at Hadley to learn about the district's Problem-Based Learning work. Representatives from DuPage County DOT, Northwestern Medicine, Wheaton College, Habitat for Humanity, Cantigny Park, Bridge Communities, DuPage Children's Museum, and others attended the annual PBL Networking Meeting.

our Hadley students shared their PBL experiences including the ways in which Problem-Based Learning has allowed them to interact with experts and make positive contributions to the community. Current PBL partners spoke about the power of collaborating with District 41 students. The Glen Ellyn Public Library, for example, used student recommendations when redesigning their children's area. McCormick Museum Educator Stephanie Moyer commented that the exhibits designed by 4th and 5th grade students had been turned into teacher resources and inspired new learning stations.

Organizations and businesses new to PBL contributed "problems" to further challenge students and continue District 41's work in deep learning through real world problem solving. Click Here for more info about District 41Problem-Based Learning

Hadley's Orchestra Teacher Georgia Alemis Honored with Prestigious Award 

Georgia Alemis, who has conducted the Hadley String Orchestra to First Division Ratings for 22 consecutive years, was awarded the prestigious Cloyd Myers Memorial Award for Excellence in Music Education from the Illinois Grade School Music Association. Ms. Alemis was chosen from the many music educators from across the state.


Coffee and Conversation with the Board 

All community members are welcome to join members of the Board of Education for Coffee and Conversation on Saturday, October 22 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Central Services Office, 793 N. Main Street in Glen Ellyn. We look forward to seeing you there!

News from the Hadley Band 

Hadley Junior High School 8th Grade Band students performed for actor-author Jason Segel as he arrived to school on Thursday, September 15. Mr. Segel was welcomed into the building while the band members lined the hallways and played a variety of pop/rock tunes such as Timber and Just Dance. The students also showed him a little school spirit by playing the Hadley school song.

Hadley 8th Grade Band students participated in the Annual Marching Band Day at Glenbard West on Friday, September 23. Over 100 8th grade band students met members of the Glenbard West Marching Band, rehearsed a portion of their current show, rehearsed music, and experienced the in's and out's of marching band. This combined experience is intended to promote and encourage a smooth transition to the community's high school program and ensemble. Mr. DePalo and Mrs. Tribley said, "we are always so happy to see so many of our Hadley students continue making music an important part of their lives in high school." A special thank you to Mr. Jonathan Walsh and Mr. Bill Ortega at Glenbard West for all their time and efforts in making this a wonderful experience year after year.

Author Visits

Hadley Junior High will host Jordan Sonnenblick tomorrow, Friday, October 7,  at 9:30 a.m. His new book, Falling Over Sideways, was recently released and will be the focus of his presentation. The presentation is for 7th and 8th graders, and parents are also welcome to attend. Parents should arrive early. If you have questions, contact Chris Abbott, Hadley Library Media Center, at

Forest Glen School will welcome author Henry H. Neff on October 12. Mr. Neff will be speaking to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders about his book Impyrium. For more information about the author, Click Here