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Year-round school in Elk Grove begins new year

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  • Students gather to start a new school year Wednesday at Ridge Family Center for Learning in Elk Grove Village. The school operates year-round.

      Students gather to start a new school year Wednesday at Ridge Family Center for Learning in Elk Grove Village. The school operates year-round.
    Submitted by District 59

  • Classes for the new school year began Wednesday at Ridge Family Center for Learning in Elk Grove Village. The school operates year-round.

      Classes for the new school year began Wednesday at Ridge Family Center for Learning in Elk Grove Village. The school operates year-round.
    Submitted by District 59

  • Ridge Family Center for Learning Principal Michele Ramsey and Art Fessler, the new superintendent of Elk Grove Township District 59, were on hand Wednesday to welcome staff and families to the new school year. Ramsey took over July 1 from interim superintendent Mark Friedman.

      Ridge Family Center for Learning Principal Michele Ramsey and Art Fessler, the new superintendent of Elk Grove Township District 59, were on hand Wednesday to welcome staff and families to the new school year. Ramsey took over July 1 from interim superintendent Mark Friedman.
    Submitted by District 59

  • Buses arrive for the new school year Wednesday at Ridge Family Center for Learning in Elk Grove Village. The school operates year-round.

      Buses arrive for the new school year Wednesday at Ridge Family Center for Learning in Elk Grove Village. The school operates year-round.
    Submitted by District 59

 
Submitted by District 59

The Ridge Family Center for Learning, a year-round school in Elk Grove Village, welcomed in the 2013-14 school year at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

All families were invited to spend the first day with their child, with classes ending at 2:30 p.m.

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Students from across the district are eligible to attend the school at 650 Ridge Ave. Aside from its year-round calendar, the school offers an extended learning day that runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., full-day kindergarten, problem-based learning experiences, and active parent involvement in the educational process. It is part of Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59.

Ridge parents met with their child's teacher, and also with the principal and other staff for orientation regarding expectations for students and parents.

For more information on the school, contact the office of Principal Michele Ramsey at (847) 593-4070.

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