COMMUNICATIONS

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

62 NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

April 21, 2020
Dist. 62 Releases Survey For E-Learning Input; Administrators Weigh In On End-Of-Year Events.
With the announcement Friday (April 17) that all schools in the state would remain closed through the end of the school year, Des Plaines Elementary School Dist. 62 is looking for feedback about its online learning program.

April 6, 2020
Illinois districts were urged to prepare e-learning plans for students in case of emergency. Most didn't do it.
Long before the coronavirus crisis shut down Illinois schools, state education officials had encouraged districts to prepare for circumstances when...

April 6, 2020
It's Exhausting': Illinois Special Needs Parents Struggle With Remote Learning Days
Betsy Crosswhite says it felt like a punch in the gut when her son’s school closed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. That’s when she realized she would need to become her son Shane’s teacher and therapist.

April 6, 2020
Schools of more than 90 percent of the world’s students closed during this pandemic. This graphic shows how fast it happened.
Schools in 188 countries had shuttered by March 4, affecting 91.3 percent of students from the earliest years through college...

ANNUAL REPORT

The 2019 annual report to the community takes a closer look at the first year of our five-year strategic plan. In June of 2018, the Board of Education adopted a strategic plan with the involvement and engagement of staff, students, parents, community members and business leaders.

STRATEGIC PLAN

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.

CREDITS: AUDIO & VISUAL - DAN CHIANELLI AND PABLO SANDS

FAMILY & COMMUNITY

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.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

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 Volunteers

Middle School Students You Should Know

Illinois Chapter of the School Public Relations Association

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OFFICE OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Jennifer Tempest Bova
Director of Community Relations
bovaj@d62.org

Please contact Kathy Ryan, Administrative Assistant, via email ryank@d62.org, (847) 789-5102.