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


January 14, 2019
District 62 kindergarten registration begins Feb. 5
Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5, at all elementary schools.

December 19, 2018
Maine West to host District 62 choirs
Maine West High School will host Des Plaines Elementary District 62 choirs in the collaborative 2nd Annual Choral Festival at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 14, in the spectator gym, 1755 South Wolf Road, Des Plaines. The concert is free and open to the public.

December 27, 2018
Orchard Place Neighbors Ask For New Fence
As of Tuesday (Dec. 18), more than 20 residents near Orchard Place Elementary School in Des Plaines signed a petition calling for an improved fence between the school and nearby homes.

December 19, 2018
Plainfield School Hosts Chicago Bears Mini Monsters Clinic
Plainfield Elementary School hosted a Chicago Bears Mini Monsters Clinic from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the school, 1850 Plainfield Dr., Des Plaines.


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.