Referendum Construction Groundbreaking
Thanks to community support and a lot of collaboration and hard work, District 41 is now beginning the referendum construction approved by the community a year ago. We broke ground this week at Hadley Junior High with Board members, Village of Glen Ellyn officials, representatives from FQC and Wight & Co. along with community members, staff and students.

These projects, to be completed over the next 18 months, will eliminate the remaining portables, improve safety and address infrastructure needs. The majority of the work through summer 2018 takes place at Hadley and Churchill Elementary School. All schools will be impacted by construction through the fall of 2019.

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Collective Bargaining Agreements Signed and Posted
The teacher and support staff collective bargaining agreements have been signed and ratified. The agreements are posted on the District 41 website.
Click Here for the Teachers Collective Bargaining Agreement (GEEA)
Click Here for the Support Staff Collective Bargaining Agreement (AFSCME)
Thank you to the Board of Education and the negotiating teams for your time working through these approved agreements.

Spanish Summer Camp
District 41 will offer Spanish Summer Camp in July. At Spanish Summer Camp, students will experience culture and customs of a Spanish-speaking country while learning new vocabulary, practicing reading and math skills, sampling food, and creating crafts. Students will document their adventures through activities across the four language domains: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Camp Details
Location: Forest Glen Elementary School  | 561 Elm St. Glen Ellyn, IL
Dates: July 9 - 13
Cost: $40 per child

Choose from two sessions:
Session A  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Session B  12:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.

Choose from 5 different camps:
-Current Dual Language Kindergarten/1st grade FLES
-Current Dual Language 1st grade/2nd grade FLES
-Current Dual Language 2nd grade/3rd grade FLES
-Current Dual Language 3rd grade/4th grade FLES
-Current Dual Language 4th grade/5th grade FLES
More details and an application to participate will be sent home to families by FLES and Dual Language teachers.

Hadley 8th Grade Boys are Champions
Congratulations to the 8th Grade Boys Volleyball Team! They went undefeated in conference, took 2nd place at the Glenbard West Toppers Volleyball Tournament, and finished out the season winning the 8th Grade Boys Volleyball Conference Championship! The boys started the tournament by beating Jay Stream, and then beating Stratford in two games to round out a perfect season in conference with no losses. Great job, team! Coach Winkelmann would like to thank the team for all of their hard work and for a fun season!

All Students Skate in Hadley PE  
Rollerblading and skating in PE is a great way to get all our students moving together, learning new skills, working on balance, and socializing with friends through lifelong activities. Striving to provide options for all our students, Hadley PE has incorporated skates, scooters, a balance bike, and even a personal trike to make sure all our students have the opportunity to be on wheels with their peers during class. PE teacher Mr. Derek Winkelmann stated that "Students have been so supportive of each other during this unit by helping others get their skates laced up and protective gear on correctly while working with first time skaters to become comfortable moving around the gym, and motivating each other everyday!"

Students Working to Solve Colony Collapse Disorder 
As part of their Problem-Based Learning unit, Hadley 6th graders presented to a panel of beekeepers and other experts on the topic of colony collapse disorder (CCD). Their task was to propose a researched solution that included civic action applied to the problem of bee population decline. Students presented historical and general background knowledge on bees and research on CCD and its probable causes. A special thank you to our guest speakers and panelists including Keith McClow (Manager of Heritage Education from the DuPage Forest Preserve), Professor Gene E. Robinson (Swanlund Entomology Chair at the University of Illinois), Jim Truesdale (Klein Creek Farm beekeeper), Bill Whitney (City Bee Savers beekeeper), Chris Pakarek (Golf Course Superintendent at Village Links)  and Erica Nelson (D41 School Board Member).