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


August 13, 2019
Community Backpack Project Continues To Grow
Des Plaines’ Community Backpack Project, a grassroots initiative aimed at feeding local children, continues to grow. Since late last year, participants have increased from 65 to at least 90.

August 8, 2019
Rosemont wants to give all of its children equal opportunities for summer activities.
Sponsors Help Local Kids All Enjoy Rosemont Day Camp Activities

August 7, 2019
New TIF District To Provide Boost
Des Plaines residents interested in the proposed creation of a Tax Increment Financing District (TIF) along a stretch of Oakton Street.

August 5, 2019
District 62 Middle Schools To Host Incoming 6th Grade Orientations
in an effort to engage and prepare incoming sixth graders for their journey into middle school, Algonquin Middle School and Chippewa Middle School in Des Plaines will host orientations.


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.


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 Volunteers

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.