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  • 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.

  • Orchard Place open house shows off Des Plaines school’s renovations May 20, 2013 5:55 PM
    Des Plaines Elementary District 62 will conduct a community open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday to show off renovations and improvements made at Orchard Place Elementary School, 2727 Maple St., Des Plaines. The school's new wing features Technology Integrated Learning Environments, classrooms, a multipurpose room, cafeteria, and a renovated playground.

  • Iroquois School in Des Plaines hosts open house May 6, 2013 10:34 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 5:10 PM
    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.

  • District 62 names assistant superintendent for student services Apr 17, 2013 11:07 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 11:07 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 10:42 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.

  • Close Encounters of the Chemical Kind lands at Forest Mar 1, 2013 1:44 PM
    Forest Elementary School’s PTC recently sponsored a chemistry assembly staged by Science Alliance called “Close Encounters of the Chemical Kind.”

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