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  • Iroquois School in Des Plaines hosts open houseMay 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Iroquois Community School will showcase student science demonstrations and feature a local science expert during a FOSS science night and open house at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9. The event will give school officials a chance to show off the 45-year-old school, which was recently renovated.

  • Retired cop accidentally shoots own leg at Des Plaines school Apr 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    A retired Chicago police officer visiting his grandson's Boy Scout troop meeting at a Des Plaines school accidentally dropped a loaded gun and shot himself in the leg Monday night, a Des Plaines police official said Wednesday. No one else was injured, police said.

  • Ellen Teelucksingh, District 62 assistant superintendent

    District 62 names assistant superintendent for student servicesApr 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Des Plaines Elementary District 62 has named Ellen Teelucksingh the assistant superintendent for student services, effective July 1. Teelucksingh replaces Brad Voehringer, who was recently hired to lead Pennoyer School District 79 in Norridge. Teelucksingh currently serves as the assistant superintendent for special services in Lombard District 44.

  • Dist. 62 registration, transportation enrollment now open Apr 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Spring Registration and Transportation Enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year is now open. District 62 parents and guardians must submit Registration Accounting and Transportation Enrollment forms by May 3. Both forms are available on the district website and will be sent home with students the week of April 8.

  • Plainfield school in Des Plaines to show off renovations Apr 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Plainfield Elementary School in Des Plaines will showcase building improvements and renovations during a community open house 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. This event will give school officials a chance to show off the 47-year-old school.

  •  Forest fifth-grader, Israel Zacarias, joins Science Alliance creator Bill Bosworth in demonstrating chemical reactions and experiments during the “Close Encounters of the Chemical Kind” assembly.

    Close Encounters of the Chemical Kind lands at Forest Mar 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Forest Elementary School’s PTC recently sponsored a chemistry assembly staged by Science Alliance called “Close Encounters of the Chemical Kind.”

  • Dist. 62 Foundation raises $17,000 to help schools Feb 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    What creative classroom activities can $17,000 fund? Des Plaines Elementary District 62 teachers have until Aug. 30 to answer that question and obtain mini-grants from the District 62 Foundation. The foundation raised about $17,000 during its annual dinner and fundraiser Feb. 22 at Café la Cave in Des Plaines.

  • Stephanie Chambers-Duckmann: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Stephanie Chambers-Duckmann, running for Des Plaines Elementary District 62 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • James Poskozim, running for Des Plaines Elementary District 62 School Board (4-year Terms)

    James Poskozim: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for James Poskozim, running for Des Plaines Elementary District 62 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Ronald Burton, running for Des Plaines Elementary District 62 School Board (4-year Terms)

    Ronald Burton: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Ronald Burton, running for Des Plaines Elementary District 62 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • District 62 Foundation benefit Feb. 22 Feb 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Reach to Teach Benefit sponsored by the Des Plaines Elementary District 62 Foundation will be held from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at Café la Cave, 2777 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines. Proceeds support programs and initiatives that enrich learning for District 62 students. The event includes hors d'oeuvres, dinner, cash beverages, raffles, a silent auction, and a trivia competition. Silent auction and raffle items are still needed.

  • Illinois State Superintendent of Education Christopher Koch awards the Academic Excellence Award on Monday to River Trails Elementary District 26 schools Euclid Elementary School, represented by Lynn Fisher, and Indian Grove Elementary School, represented by Laura Gammons and Dane Delli. The awards were passed out at the John Jay Elementary School in Mount Prospect.

    Northwest suburban schools on Illinois Honor RollJan 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    The State Board of Education named 26 Northwest suburban elementary schools to the Illinois Honor Roll on Monday — half of them from one district alone. School districts receiving the honor included Wheeling Township District 21, Arlington Heights District 25, River Trails District 26, Schaumburg Township District 54, Mount Prospect District 57, Elk Grove Township District 59 and Des Plaines District 62. District 54 alone has 13 schools on the list.

  • Jean Wilson, retired Cumberland Elementary School teacher, and Betty Murphy, Reach to Teach Benefit co-chairman, discuss what they will bid on at the D62 Foundation Reach to Teach Benefit. All proceeds provide learning opportunities for D62 students.

    Trivia competition comes to Dist. 62 Foundation benefit Jan 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Trivia Competition fans should buy tickets now for the annual District 62 Foundation dinner benefit, which is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22.

  • Des Plaines officials to address chamber members Jan 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Des Plaines City Manager Mike Bartholomew and his staff will present the city's 2013 plans for Des Plaines, review the 2012 accomplishments and discuss the continuing relationship between business and local government at a Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Manzo's Banquets, 1571 S. Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines.

  • School officials skeptical of pension reform plan Dec 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    The devil is in the details for Northwest suburban school officials who met Saturday with Rep. David Harris to talk about shifting some pension costs from the state to the schools. School officials questioned how much they will have to pay, how they will get the money, and whether the Legislature will keep pushing more costs on them in future years.

  • D62 OKs 6.6 percent increase in tax levy Dec 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 school board last week adopted a 2012 levy request of approximately $64.4 million, an increase of $4.1 million or 6.6 percent from the 2011 levy. About $2.3 million of the projected increase comes from new property, while $1.8 million comes from the Consumer Price Index increase that is authorized by state law, which this year is 3.0 percent.

  •  First place card designed for the District 62 Winter Card Design Contest by Algonquin Middle School eighth-grader Theresa Li.

    Algonquin Middle School student wins card design contest Nov 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    District 62 School Board President Brenda Murphy awarded first place to Theresa Li, Algonquin Middle School, in the 2012 District 62 Winter Card Design Contest. Li, an eighth grade student, designed a card featuring a pair of cardinals set on a snowy background.

  •  Des Plaines Elementary District 62 Superintendent Jane Westerhold received the Illinois Superintendent of the Year award Sunday at the Illinois Association of School Administrators’ Joint Annual Conference.

    Dist. 62 chief is ‘Superintendent of the Year’ Nov 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Jane Westerhold, superintendent of Des Plaines School District 62, has been selected the 2013 Illinois Superintendent of the Year by the Illinois Association of School Administrators. “I am extremely honored and humbled to be recognized by my peers, and although I am extremely proud of District 62’s accomplishments over the past eight years, I certainly cannot take the credit in isolation,” Westerhold said.

  •  Pictured are: Todd Struble, Dean Chapman, Ellen Caya, Marilyn Jackson, Jennifer Larison-Augustine, Anne Brinkmann, Jen Edwards, Plainfield Principal Guillermo Heredia and Jennifer Bergstrom (seated).

    Des Plaines teacher gets $1,000 in school supplies Oct 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    More than 90 percent of teachers spend their own money on basic school supplies for their students, according to a recent survey. Recently, local OfficeMax representatives surprised Des Plaines' Plainfield Elementary School teacher, Jennifer Bergstrom, with $1,000 worth of school supplies.

  • Last chance to weigh in on District 62 future Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Residents and businesses within Des Plaines Elementary District 62 boundaries have until Monday, Oct. 15, to provide feedback to the school board on Master Plan renovations and the future of the district’s academic, technology, and communications plans.

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