Articles filed under Des Plaines District 62

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  • Dist. 62 kindergarten registration announced Jan 14, 2015 3:04 PM
    School District 62 Kindergarten registration is Feb. 10, and it will be preregistering students who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2015.

  • Who’s running for school board seats in the Northwest suburbs Dec 29, 2014 10:54 AM
    Now that the deadline to file as a school board candidate has passed, here’s a look at the candidates vying for seats in the Northwest suburbs.

  • ‘Tech, Tech Baby’ video a big winner for Des Plaines school Dec 22, 2014 9:50 AM
    Dorothy Henson has found entering students in competitions can be motivating -- and empowering. That was the case earlier this month at Algonquin Middle School in Des Plaines, when it was announced that a video Henson and co-teacher, Cathy Hanley, had helped students produce won a national contest and up to $60,000 worth of education technology. “Working together on a competition gets the kids involved,” Henson said, “and it teaches them that they can succeed.”

  • Des Plaines school wins technology in national video contest Dec 10, 2014 7:41 PM
    Algonquin Middle School in Des Plaines won up to $60,000 worth of education technology and support after a class led by teachers Dorothy Henson and Cathy Hanley produced a video for a national contest.

  • Des Plaines school hosts Scholastic Book Fair Nov 17, 2014 6:44 PM
    The Scholastic Book Fair at Algonquin Middle School in Des Plaines is coming this week and the online book fair is now open!

  • Kiwanis deliver birthday bags to families in need Nov 12, 2014 1:10 PM
    Des Plaines Kiwanis representatives Paul Hertel, Eldon Burke, and Brenda Murphy dropped off birthday bags for South Elementary School families in need to help celebrate their child’s birthday.

  • Rivers Foundation Grant Enhances Student Learning Nov 10, 2014 7:36 AM
    Rivers Foundation Grant Enhances Student Learning

  • Des Plaines school video a national finalist Nov 9, 2014 4:25 PM
    Algonquin Middle School in Des Plaines could be in line to receive more than $57,000 worth of technology-related upgrades if it wins an online video contest.

  • Second Language Parents Honored for Leadership Oct 29, 2014 7:33 AM
    Second Language Parents Honored for Leadership

  • D62 Staff Honored by State Board for Contributions to Education Oct 29, 2014 7:22 AM
    D62 Staff Honored by State Board for Contributions to Education

  • Des Plaines speech language specialist earns national honor Oct 16, 2014 3:08 PM
    Meet this week's Neighbors in the News, people of accomplishment in the Northwest suburbs.

  • District 62 students can enter Winter Card contest Oct 1, 2014 2:34 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 appears on a card that is sent during the holiday season and displayed on the district’s website and at the Des Plaines Public Library.

  • Walking It Forward Sep 30, 2014 9:02 AM
    North Elementary School students and staff raised $3,000 in their second annual Walk to Off campaign to benefit the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation.

  • OP Speech Pathologist Honored for Student Reading Improvements Sep 30, 2014 8:58 AM
    Dana Yala, Orchard Place Elementary School speech language pathologist, was selected as a 2014 Champion of Literacy by Scientific Learning.

  • District 62 Recognized for Outstanding School PR Publications and Projects Sep 30, 2014 8:53 AM
    Dr. Jane Westerhold, Superintendent of Schools, and Mindy Ward, Director of Community Relations, joined school communications professionals, superintendents, school boards, and other school leaders from across the state last Friday, September 26 at the Illinois School Public Relations Association’s (INSPRA) Annual Communications Contest and Golden Achievement Awards luncheon. District 62 was the recipient of three awards.

  • Dist. 62 Foundation reports at school board meeting Sep 3, 2014 3:27 PM
    Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 Foundation officers Susie Adams and Julie Luck Jensen reviewed the grants that were funded during the 2013-2014 school year and presented the goals for the 2014-2015 school year at a recent school board meeting.

  • Des Plaines tax increment financing plans move forward Aug 29, 2014 2:59 PM
    Plans to restructure an existing tax increment financing district in Des Plaines are moving ahead.

  • 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.

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