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


November 17, 2018
State school board association: Don't arm teachers in schools
The Illinois Association of School Boards on Saturday decided not to support legislation that would let local school boards arm trained faculty members inside schools.

November 17, 2018
Despite changes to Illinois Report Cards, suburban school officials push for more comprehensive student data
Officials in several northwest suburban schools are giving the new approach to Illinois Report Cards an “A” for effort, but they say the state’s data fails to tell the full story of students’ success.

November 14, 2018
Des Plaines Seeks Safe Routes To School Funding
Sidewalk improvements totaling at least $200,000, funded through the Illinois Dept. of Transportation, are planned near Terrace and Plainfield elementary schools in Des Plaines.

November 14, 2018
Education Foundation Announces 38 Grant Recipients
Des Plaines’ School Dist. 62 Education Foundation awarded 38 grants totaling $23,991 for the 2018-2019 school year. The grants provide educational experiences for students of Dist. 62.


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.