Referendum Update

On April 4, the community voted on a $24.2 million bond referendum to eliminate portable classrooms at Hadley as well as address infrastructure and improve safety at all schools in the district. Yesterday was the last day for the DuPage County Election Commission to count ballots
(vote by mail received after the Election and Provisional votes cast in the polling place).

Election Results
Total number of Precincts: 37
Total Votes: 5,322
Yes: 2,666    50.09%
 No: 2,656    49.91%

The Election Commission has a Board Meeting scheduled at 9 a.m. on the 24th to certify the results. After that point the results are considered official.

Author/Actor Craig Robinson to Visit Hadley on Thursday, April 20  
Author/actor Craig Robinson will visit Hadley this Thursday, April 20 at 1:50 p.m. (please note the date change). Parents are invited to attend. A former music teacher, Robinson will speak about his career and will deliver a positive message to students about finding their talents. Robinson is the author of the new book "Jake the Fake Keeps it Real." Thank you to the Hadley LMC for working with parents and community members to make this author visit a reality! 

Autism Awareness Month at Hadley
April is Autism Awareness Month, and Hadley's Circle of Friends is selling autism bracelets in hopes to raise money for Autism Speaks. 43 Hadley teachers purchased Autism Awareness shirts to wear during Fridays in April and the morning announcements include facts about Autism.

Band Concerts Coming Soon - Please Mark Your Calendars   
Spring Band Concert: 5th Grade Bands:
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:15 pm at Hadley

Spring Band Concert: 8
th Grade Bands:
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:45 pm at Hadley

Spring Jazz Band Concert:
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Hadley

Hadley 7th Grade Jazz Clinic   
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Hadley PTA, the Hadley 7th Grade Jazz Band has participated in jazz clinics with Mr. Mike Lehman of Lake Park High School during the month of April. Mr. Lehman is the Director of Bands at Lake Park High School in Roselle, Illinois, and was previously on faculty at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois and Edison Middle School in Champaign, Illinois. Mr. Lehman has been awarded seven "Citations of Excellence" awards from the National Band Association and is an active clinician, guest conductor, and guest lecturer throughout Illinois. Mr. Lehman regularly presents lectures on "Rehearsal Techniques and Breaking the Boundaries of Middle School Jazz Band," "Suggestions for Young Jazz Bands," and "Choosing Repertoire for Developing Jazz Bands." Mr. Lehman is a member of Illinois Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, Jazz Education Network, and was invited to join the International Bandmasters' Fraternity (Phi Beta Mu) in 2014. Mr. Lehman also served as the ILMEA District 3 Junior High School Jazz Band Chairman for seven years. Mrs. Tribley and Mr. DePalo thank the Hadley PTA for their support of our school music programs!

Village of Glen Ellyn Market Francais   
The Village of Glen Ellyn invites all District 41 families and staff to Market Francais on Wednesday, April 26. There are many activities for families to enjoy and to learn about Glen Ellyn's Sister City in France. Click Here for more information.

French Street Mime: As a new addition this year, a French Street Mime will be providing entertainment throughout the entire event, and will offer balloon artistry for children.

Caricature Artist: Former Walt Disney World caricature artist will be on hand to draw live caricatures for participants throughout the event. A $10 donation is requested, with the proceeds helping to offset the Market Francais event expenses.

French Bulldog Parade: New this year, 8-10 rescued French Bulldogs will be in attendance. There will be a brief parade at 6:30 p.m., followed by one on one meet and greets with willing guests.

Unveiling of Sister City Mural: A mural depicting the Sister City partnership and the unity of the two cities will be unveiled during the event. The mural, to be painted by community members on April 22, will be unveiled at Market Francais and ultimately housed in the Village.

Virtual Reality Experience: The Glen Ellyn Public Library will be offering attendees the opportunity to virtually visit France, with the ability to see certain landmarks and even visit our Sister City itself. The age range for this VR experience is 8-and-up. Children between the ages of 8-18 will need to have a parent sign the VR waiver, which will be provided.