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  • Dist. 59 choral festival Saturday in Des Plaines Feb 25, 2015 5:42 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary School District 59 will host its annual choral festival 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Friendship Junior High School, 550 Elizabeth Lane in Des Plaines.

  • Elk Grove District 59 kindergarten registration begins Feb 23, 2015 1:56 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 will offer kindergarten and new student registration for the 2015-2016 school year from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at all of the district’s elementary schools. Registration continues at each school from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on days that school is in session.

  • District 59 offers new student registration Feb 20, 2015 1:02 PM
    School District 59 will kick off its kindergarten and new student registration for the 2015/2016 school year Thursday, Feb. 26, with a special evening registration from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at all of the district’s elementary sites.

  • Problem prevention at the Dist. 59 Invention Convention in Des Plaines Jan 27, 2015 4:11 PM
    Kristin Hahn, advanced language arts and social studies teacher, and her eighth grade students hosted the second annual Invention Convention at Friendship Junior High School in Des Plaines. “I loved to see the pride and confidence on student faces as they presented their products to visitors,” Hahn said.

  • Elk Grove High School performs at Clearmont Elementary Dec 18, 2014 1:05 PM
    The Elk Grove High School choir, Chamber Singers (formerly called the Town Criers), visited Clearmont Elementary for a holiday performance on Monday, Dec. 15. The Chamber Singers performed a variety of traditional holiday classics as well as a song entirely in French and a beatbox mix.

  • Elk Grove District 59 appoints key finance official Dec 16, 2014 1:59 PM
    Vickie Nissen, a school official in DuPage County, has been named the new assistant superintendent of business services/chief school business official for Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59.

  • Des Plaines school’s ‘Mulan’ production a learning experience Dec 15, 2014 1:20 PM
    This December, students from Friendship Junior High School in Des Plaines brought the 1998 Disney classic “Mulan” to their performance stage. Friendship students performed a morning matinee for fifth-grade students from Brentwood and Devonshire elementary school in Des Plaines and Robert Frost elementary school in Mount Prospect as a way of introducing the students to their future school.

  • Elk Grove library trustee proposes expanding services to unincorporated residents Dec 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    There’s an effort to expand the services of the Elk Grove Village Public Library beyond the town’s borders into unincorporated areas that supporters say would benefit a currently underserved population. But they’ll have some convincing to do since the proposal to create a library district requires approval by voters, who must decide if they want library services in exchange for a new property tax.

  • 3 suburban school districts recognized at White House Nov 21, 2014 9:20 AM
    Barrington District 220, Elk Grove District 59 and Gurnee District 56 were among about 100 school districts across the country recognized at the White House Wednesday by President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan for helping transition their schools to digital learning. “Having a robust digital environment is certainly the message here today from the president," said District 220 Superintendent Brian Harris.

  • Suburban school districts honored at White House Nov 18, 2014 7:34 PM
    Three suburban superintendents will be at the White House Wednesday to be recognized for helping transition their school districts to digital learning, officials said. Barrington High School District 220, Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 and Gurnee Elementary District 56 are among 100 districts being recognized by President Barack Obama

  • Elk Grove District 59 early learning center construction set to begin Nov 12, 2014 5:54 PM
    Construction will begin this month on an $18 million, 55,000-square-foot building addition at Holmes Junior High in Mount Prospect to accommodate Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59’s early learning center.

  • Dist. 59 to expand full-day kindergarten to all schools Nov 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 appears posed to offer full-day kindergarten at all elementary schools as soon as next school year. A majority of school board members on Monday favored Superintendent Art Fessler’s plan to expand full-day kindergarten from 6 to 11 schools, though a formal vote is expected at the board’s next meeting Dec. 8. “How can you argue having our kids twice as long is not good for them?” Fessler said.

  • Dist. 59 gets zonning for early learning center at Holmes Junior High Nov 7, 2014 12:08 PM
    Mount Prospect trustees on Wednesday approved the zoning for a 55,000-square-foot building addition at Holmes Junior High to accommodate an early learning center despite objections from a couple of residents.

  • Clearmont Elementary ‘Bear Down’ on Bullying Oct 14, 2014 2:34 PM
    Elementary schools at CCSD59 participate in PBIS (, an initiative that supports appropriate student behaviors and helps create a positive school environment.

  • Mundelein High students using laptops in all classes for new tech initiative Aug 31, 2014 6:43 AM
    Starting this school year, all 2,110 Mundelein High students have personal laptop computers to use on campus, at home or wherever they choose to do schoolwork. Many students are excited about the new tech, saying they help them stay organized and learn better, while some experts doubt their effectiveness.

  • Dist. 59 back-to-school event could become annual Aug 23, 2014 6:17 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 hosted a back-to-school celebration Saturday with about 100 families throughout the district gathering at Grove Junior High School in Elk Grove Village.

  • Dist. 59 to host back-to-school event Aug 17, 2014 5:38 PM
    A back-to-school celebration for Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 families is scheduled for Saturday at Grove Junior High School.

  • Elk Grove Dist. 59 board approves $118 million budget Aug 13, 2014 6:52 PM
    The Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 school board has approved a $118 million budget for the upcoming school year. The spending plan includes $16 million in capital projects, among them an addition to Holmes Junior High School in Mount Prospect to house a new early childhood learning center.

  • End summer with positive back-to-school routines Aug 13, 2014 6:00 AM
    Many school-aged youngsters and their families are preparing for the annual ritual of returning to the classroom. Both parents and teachers agree a smooth transition from summer to school life is key to a great first day.

  • District 59 to host Back-to-School Celebration Aug. 23 Aug 14, 2014 3:30 PM
    The District 59 Education Foundation will sponsor a Back-to-School Celebration for all District 59 families from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at Grove Jr. High School in Elk Grove Village. The event is free to all District 59 students, parents and staff.

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