Engaging families and the community as partners to support student success.


students at Orchard Place plyground

March 13, 2019
Orchard Place To Install New Fence This Summer
Des Plaines Elementary School Dist. 62 intends to replace a fence separating Orchard Place Elementary School from neighboring homes this summer.

March 6, 2019
Illinois scraps controversial PARCC test in favor of shorter exam with new name
Students in third through eighth grades across the state will begin taking a new standardized test this month, leaving behind the widely panned PARCC test.

March 1, 2019
AP Algonquin ‘Chillionaries’ Named For 2d Quarter
Algonquin Middle School students participate in C.H.I.L.L., a school-wide positive behavior program where they earn CHILL Bills for being safe, responsible, and respectful towards each other and staff. The bills provide a chance at weekly raffle prizes, as well as an opportunity to have their names drawn for a larger prize at the grade level CHILL Celebrations held at the end of each quarter.

February 26, 2019
Dist. 62 Summer School Dates Announced
Dates for four different summer school programs held at Des Plaines Elementary School Dist. 62 facilities were announced Tuesday, Feb. 19.


The five strategic plan goals identify 13 priorities for the district to assess and analyze. Beginning this fall, the district action plan committees will study and define next steps.


Our district and its schools are the centers of the community. As such, the district believes that community engagement and collaboration between our staff, parents and residents are pivotal to the success of our students. The district has a volunteer program in place designed to strengthen partnerships between schools and our communities while preserving and enhancing educational opportunities for all students within the school district.


The district prides itself on the accomplishments of its staff and students as well as the contributions of our families and residents who volunteer their time to the schools.

Winter Card Contest

Distinguished Service

Middle School Students You Should Know

Illinois Chapter of the School Public Relations Association


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Jennifer Tempest Bova
Director of Community Relations

Please contact Kathy Ryan, Administrative Assistant, via email, (847) 789-5102.