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  • Dist. 62 launches teacher development program Aug 18, 2014 6:21 PM
    Des Plaines Elementary District 62 will host a community event Tuesday to kick off the district’s new professional development program, D62 Teacher Leadership Corps. Officials say the program will train teachers about how to integrate educational technologies and digital media into classroom instruction.

     
  • Vandals to $6,600 in damage to Des Plaines school Aug 2, 2014 3:32 PM
    Vandals did an estimated $6,600 in damage to Orchard Place Elementary School, 2727 S. Maple St., Des Plaines, according to police reports.

     
  • Rivers Foundation donates $38,300 to Cumberland school Jul 21, 2014 3:10 PM
    On the last day of school, Rivers Foundation representatives Kate McMahon, Jill Wilcox and Jackey Valadez made a very important visit to Cumberland Elementary School, 700 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Wilcox and Valadez presented a $39,300 check to Colleen White, Cumberland principal, to expand the number of digital devices available to students for classroom instruction and testing.

     
  • Des Plaines plans to restructure special tax district Jul 2, 2014 4:11 PM
    Des Plaines officials want to restructure a special taxing district that’s long operated in the red, with an eye toward making the area more enticing for developers. City officials want to take out three properties from TIF 6 and put them in a new TIF 7 that would set up lower baseline property values. “Those properties have been bringing this whole thing down,” said City Manager Mike Bartholomew. “Now we’ll reset the base value, and essentially start from scratch.”

     
  • Des Plaines teacher wins national award Jun 29, 2014 4:16 PM
    Anne Beranek, a physical education/health teacher at Iroquois Community School in Des Plaines, is among 39 teachers nationally who will receive the 2015 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence.

     
  • ‘Speed date’ your local officials in Maine Twp. Jun 16, 2014 6:31 PM
    Local officials will meet the public in a unique “speed dating” format at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Prairie Lakes Community Center in Des Plaines.

     
  • Dist. 62 Forest kindergartners strike a pose Jun 13, 2014 1:26 PM
    Continuing a 34-year tradition, the Dist. 62 Forest kindergarten had their hat show, where students use hats to express their hobbies and interests.

     
  • Police: Kids playing with fireworks cause fire at Des Plaines middle school May 25, 2014 7:58 AM
    Three kids playing with fireworks sparked a fire at Algonquin Middle School Saturday afternoon, police said. The blaze caused about $20,000 in damage, said John Pahlman, Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 director of maintenance and operations.

     
  • New South School principal in Des Plaines May 20, 2014 1:40 PM
    A new principal has been appointed to South Elementary School in Des Plaines. Amy Garcia Cengel, currently a Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 instructional coach, will begin her new position July 1. Her promotion was confirmed Monday by the school board.

     
  • Des Plaines second-grader wins handwriting contest May 4, 2014 4:42 PM
    A second-grader at Iroquois Community School in Des Plaines has won a state grade-level handwriting contest and will now have the chance to compete for a national title.

     
  • Mom from Morocco finds early childhood program invaluable May 3, 2014 8:00 AM
    Since she discovered Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54’s early childhood program, mother-of-two Housna Ghazoualine has found peace of mind in more ways than one. Not only has the program helped her older daughter, 5-year-old Zaynab Hakimi, with her English and other skills, but Ghazoualine has benefited from the social network that helped her overcome feelings of isolation after emigrating from Morocco.

     
  • New early learning centers in suburbs help make Illinois a leader May 3, 2014 8:00 AM
    A wave of new, purpose-built early learning centers among suburban school districts stands as local evidence for the claim of experts and advocates that Illinois is a national leader in the field of early childhood education. “If you look at where you can be best invested to make a difference, preschool is one of the best investments you can make,” said Larry Joseph, research director for Voices for Illinois Children.

     
  • Paralympic gold medalist speaks to school students in Des Plaines Apr 21, 2014 12:35 PM
    Kevin McKee, who was on the USA Paralympic Sled Hockey team this year, visited Algonquin Middle School in Des Plaines last week. Approximately 70 students and staff members attended the event to hear McKee, 24, talk about his disability and his athletic career.

     
  • Wheaton author wins state library association award Apr 18, 2014 1:24 PM
    Joanne Zienty, a resident of Wheaton and the library media specialist at the Forest School Library in Des Plaines, was the first winner of the first Soon to be Famous Illinois Author award for her book “The Things We Save” at an award ceremony held April 16 at the RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) headquarters in Burr Ridge.

     
  • Dist. 62 Foundation benefit a big success Mar 17, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: On Feb. 21, the School District 62 Foundation Board hosted a benefit dinner at Café la Cave in Des Plaines. On behalf of the children in the District 62 schools, the Foundation board members would like to thank all of the community members, businesses, local officials, teachers and parents who supported this fundraising effort.

     
  • Iroquois School in Des Plaines reopens Friday Jan 9, 2014 4:13 PM
    School will be back in session Friday for students of Iroquois Community School in Des Plaines, which canceled classes unexpectedly Wednesday and Thursday after a sprinkler system pipe burst half-hour into the school day Wednesday.

     
  • Burst pipe closes Des Plaines school at least through Thursday Jan 8, 2014 5:50 PM
    Wednesday was a short-lived first day back for students at Iroquois Community School in Des Plaines following winter break and two additional off days because of cold weather. A half-hour into the school day, a sprinkler system pipe burst in the school’s front vestibule entrance, flooding hallways and forcing school officials to cancel classes for the rest of the day, as well as Thursday.

     
  • Moylan visits Central Elementary in Des Plaines Jan 7, 2014 11:32 AM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines) recently toured Central Elementary, located in downtown Des Plaines, with Principal Kelly Krueger.

     
  • Dist. 62 winter card win shared by two Dec 30, 2013 1:29 PM
    Page 3 - 4 pics, run in color D 62 Board of Education President Brenda Murphy awarded first place to Juhi Soni and Emily Kulaga in the 2013 District 62 Winter Card Design Contest. Soni, an Iroquois Community School fifth-grader, and Kulaga, a Central Elementary School fourth-grader, share the distinction of winning.

     
  • Dist. 62 board president honored Dec 24, 2013 10:50 AM
    Des Plaines Elementary District 62 Board President Brenda Murphy has been named the 2013 Thomas Lay Burroughs Award recipient by the Illinois State Board of Education.

     
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