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


May 18, 2023
Des Plaines Middle School Students Honored
School District 62 middle school students were recognized at the May 15 Board of Education...

May 5, 2023
Haring the likely nominee for open seat on District 62 board
A candidate who fell short in last month's race for three seats on the Des Plaines Elementary...

April 28, 2023
A Tree Named Terry: Terrace School Celebrates Arbor Day
Area Arbor Day celebrations gifted warmer weather for Terrace Elementary School students Friday afternoon...

April 26, 2023
Letter To Our Editor: ‘Food Fight’ Produces 10,472-Lb. Haul
The 2023 February Food Fight, hosted by the Des Plaines Chamber...

Covid-19 Resources

Ending SHIELD (COVID-19) testing, effective Monday, March 20 Learn more
Safe Return to In-Person, Continuity of Services & Use of Funds Plan Learn more
SHIELD Illinois Opt In: Opt In Form | Formulario de suscripción | Zaakceptuj formularz
Teaching and Learning Plan for COVID-19 Quarantined Students: English | Español
Illinois and CDC Guidance: Vaccination, Masking, Distancing, Testing, and Prevention
Food Service Update: See Nutrition Program Website
D62 Families Resources: English | Español
Covid-19 Surveillance Data | Covid Data by Zip Code | D62 Covid-19 News Archive


I am very excited about our future here in District 62. We are focused on several key initiatives that are centered around supporting children with their academic as well as social emotional needs. Our team is also very focused on enhancing our safety measures in the district. -- Superintendent Amadei
District 62 has maintained financial recognition status by the Illinois State Board of Education for the last 17 years. Financial recognition is the highest designation for a school district to receive


I am very optimistic about this school year. I intend to be present and available throughout the district, connecting with students and families. Understanding what is happening in our schools, buildings and throughout the district will be one of my priorities this year as it aligns with my focus on developing relationships with families and 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.


We invite you to take a minute to thank a staff member here in District 62. With nearly 830 employees in our district, we recognize that these individuals make significant contributions in our district. Please take a moment to thank someone who has made a difference.

Community support means so much.

To get started, make sure you have their e-mail address! Then click on a postcard below. Write a brief message and we've got it from here.

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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

Inspra Excellance

The Gallery 62

Prize Patrol Awards


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Jennifer Tempest Bova
Director of Community Relations

Please contact Tracy Sommerfeldt, Administrative Assistant, via email, (847) 789-5102.

Virtual Bulletin Board

Guidelines for the Distribution of Materials Via District 62 Virtual Bulletin Board can be found HERE.