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  • 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.

  • Des Plaines’ school hosts first Paw Market Dec 16, 2013 2:32 PM
    Cumberland Elementary School hosted its first Paw Market on Friday, Nov. 8, which was the culminating activity for its Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports celebration.

  • D62 staff honored by State Board for contributions to education Nov 19, 2013 11:41 AM
    Six School District 62 staff members were among approximately 200 statewide educators that were recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) at the 2013 “Those Who Excel” awards banquet in Bloomington-Normal.

  • Bears mascot kicks off health program at South School Nov 13, 2013 9:26 AM
    Staley, the Chicago Bears mascot, presented an informative, hands-on, educational health show, “First and Goal: How To Score A Touchdown For A Healthy Life!” to all South School students and staff.

  • Des Plaines Dist. 62 approves teacher assistant contract Oct 28, 2013 5:34 PM
    Des Plaines School District 62 officials have inked a new four-year contract with the district’s 96 teacher assistants that calls for salary increases averaging about 3 percent over the course of the agreement. The contract, which is retroactive to Aug. 1, covers employees at the district’s 12 schools who assist teachers in special needs classrooms and act as tutors for students in which English is a second language.

  • Dist. 62 names new North Elementary assistant principal Oct 28, 2013 3:29 PM
    Stephen Scarfe has been named the assistant principal of North Elementary School in Des Plaines School District 62. His appointment was unanimously approved Oct. 21 by the District 62 Board of Education. Scarfe assumes the assistant principal position immediately. He is filling a position at North that was created because of rapidly growing enrollment.

  • District 62 students can enter Winter Card Design Contest Oct 11, 2013 9:41 PM
    The School District 62 Community Relations Department invites all kindergarten through eighth-grade District 62 students to participate in a contest to design a winter greeting card for School District 62. The first-place winner’s design will appear on a card that will be sent during the holiday season and displayed on the district’s website.

  • Teacher’s union president tours Des Plaines promoting Common Core Sep 11, 2013 3:32 PM
    “There’s a lot of confusion about the Common Core standards,” said Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, the country’s largest teacher’s union, after a tour of Des Plaines schools Wednesday. Van Roekel met with the Daily Herald Editorial Board to discuss the new Common Core State Standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia to better prepare students for college or a job.

  • Most primary schools in Northwest suburbs reopened today Aug 21, 2013 1:43 PM
    Many of the elementary school districts in the Northwest suburbs began a new year of school on Wednesday. Among the districts where classes resumed were Wheeling Township Elementary District 21, Prospect Heights Elementary District 23, Arlington Heights Elementary District 25, River Trails Elementary District 26, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 and Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59.

  • D62 Foundation announces officers Aug 5, 2013 1:03 PM
    The School District 62 Foundation announces its executive officers for the 2013-2014 school year.

  • Des Plaines’ National Night Out Aug. 6 Jul 26, 2013 11:43 AM
    The Des Plaines Police Department's National Night Out is from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the north parking lot of Maine West High School, 1755 S. Wolf Road. Members of the police department invite and encourage the community to attend.

  • District 62 hires new assistant principal for Algonquin Middle School Jul 16, 2013 9:50 AM
    Jennifer Rosenzweig has been named the assistant principal of Algonquin Middle School in Des Plaines School District 62. Her appointment was approved unanimously Monday by the district’s board of education. Rosenzweig has served as dean of students at Larkin High School in Elgin Area School District U-46 since 2009.

  • District 62 appoints two elementary principals Jun 21, 2013 10:50 AM
    The Des Plaines Elementary District 62 school board this week appointed two new principals for South and North elementary schools. Michelle Flores was named principal at South, and Howard Coleman was named North’s principal. Their first day is July 1.

  • North fifth-graders cruise Chicago River Jun 17, 2013 10:59 AM
    On Friday, May 10, North Elementary School fifth-grade students took an architectural boat tour in Chicago. The cruise featured histories of many famous buildings that grace the Chicago skyline.

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