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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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