January 27, 2020 –
If only 1 in 4 kids are ready for kindergarten, then Illinois is not ready at all
Most people are of the general view that children are ready for kindergarten when they have mastered the most basic of skills, such as tying their shoes, reciting the ABCs and identifying colors and shapes.
January 17, 2020 –
Online Application Process In Works For Iroquois Community School
A new online form will accept student applications for Des Plaines Dist. 62’s year-round school, Iroquois Community School, starting next month.
January 16, 2020 –
Murphy announces library grants to local school districts
Six local school districts will receive more than $28,000 in grants through the Illinois Secretary of State's School District Library Grant program, State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) announced today.
January 15, 2020 –
SPARK registration in Des Plaines District 62 begins Feb. 5
Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 will hold registration for the 2020-2021 SPARK Early Childhood program beginning at 7 a.m. Feb. 5, at the Jane L. Westerhold Early Learning Center, 1375 S. Fifth Ave., Des Plaines.
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.
The Office of Community Relations shares news and updates on District 62 developments and serves as the main point of contact for all media inquiries.
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