Schools Closed for Spring Break - March 27 thru March 31

All schools will be closed next week for spring break. District 41 wishes everyone a safe and fun break with your families. The District 41 Central Services Office will remain open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Registration Deadline is April 5 
 
Registration for the 2017-18 school year is due by April 5. Click Here to register. Schools are starting the process for assigning students for next year and your student must be registered to be placed in a class. If your child will not be returning to District 41 next year, please let the school office know of your plans. 
 

Referendum Ballot Question - Vote April 4 
 
Glen Ellyn School District 41 seeks voter support for a $24.2 million referendum that will eliminate portables at Hadley Junior High School and address infrastructure and safety issues at all of the district's 5 schools. The ballot question will read:


Shall the Board of Education of Glen Ellyn School District Number 41, DuPage County, Illinois, build and equip an addition to, eliminate the portable classrooms at and improve the site of the Hadley Junior High School Building, alter, repair and equip the Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Churchill and Forest Glen Elementary and Hadley Junior High School Buildings to provide life safety, restroom and other improvements and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $24,200,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

For more information, go to www.d41.org/facilityplan
 

PARCC Info from the Illinois State Board of Education

In April, all District 41 3rd through 8th graders will participate in PARCC testing. As a reminder, Federal law requires the Illinois State Board of Education to administer certain assessments to all students who attend public schools in the state. This test is a requirement by the State of Illinois. From a letter from the ISBE, "... federal and state law does not authorize districts or schools to excuse students from testing. ISBE does not provide guidance on 'opting out' because such an option would violate the law."

Click Here for a letter to parents from the ISBE regarding PARCC testing.

  

Hadley Orchestra Honored with 1st Division Ratings 

Congratulations to the Hadley String Orchestra for receiving 1st division ratings at the Illinois Grade School Music Association District Organization Contest held at Addison Trail Junior High School on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The orchestra received wonderful scores and feedback from the three experienced string judges. The Hadley String Orchestra now qualifies to perform at the IGSMA State Festival which will be held end of April. Beautiful solo's were performed by Gabriella Di Domenico on violin, Elizabeth Eichin on cello and Genevieve Ick on piano. Fantastic teamwork orchestra members!





Hadley Band Performed on Northwestern University Stage 

The Hadley Jr. High 8th Grade Bands performed in the Northshore Concert Band Festival of Music on Saturday, March 18 in the world-renowned Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on the Northwestern University campus. This is the first-time Hadley Jr. High School musicians have performed on the Northwestern University stage. The performance venue is the residence for all of Northwestern University's large ensembles and regularly features artists from around the world.

The Northshore Concert Band Festival of Music offers students a comprehensive musical experience. The day included a performance on the Pick-Staiger Concert Hall stage followed by a clinic with a professional music educator and clinician. Each of the Hadley Jr. High 8th Grade Bands (Period 1 and Period 4) worked with Mr. James Stombres, one of Illinois' top music educators. Mr. Stombres was very complimentary of the Hadley Band students and its band program. The non-competitive, non-rated format of these clinics emphasizes education and growth rather than an overall rating. This was a wonderful opportunity for all bands to perform in an outstanding venue with their friends and peers, with the purpose of constantly improving and striving for musical excellence.