Articles filed under Glen Ellyn District 41

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  • Project Innovation aims to inspire students about math, science Mar 2, 2015 5:35 AM
    Two Glenbard West High School students have made it their mission to show area eighth-graders all the career choices the world of STEM has to offer. STEM — which stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics — took center stage during Hadley Junior High School's recent Project Innovation program in Glen Ellyn.

  • Glen Ellyn District 41 to hold off on multiage expansion Feb 26, 2015 5:42 AM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 is won't expand its multiage instructional program for the next two years. “We have some early success through anecdotal information and achievement data, but I really just want to watch it and monitor it for the next two years to ensure that everything that we're doing is working as well as the initial data is reporting that it is,” Superintendent Paul Gordon said.

  • District 41 candidates debate full-day kindergarten facility options Feb 25, 2015 5:30 AM
    When it comes to implementing full-day kindergarten in Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41, the seven candidates vying for three spots on the school board disagree on the best way to house the proposed program.

  • Glen Ellyn District 41 to continue studying full-day kindergarten Feb 24, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board voted Monday to allow district officials to continue exploring facilities solutions that support adding full-day kindergarten in the district and the removal of the remaining portable classrooms at Hadley Junior High School.

  • BAM! Glen Ellyn Dist. 41 workshops about growing up Feb 19, 2015 5:09 PM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 will sponsor a series of workshops Saturday at Hadley Junior High to help empower boys in middle school. The new event, Becoming Amazing Men (BAM!), will start at 9 a.m. at 240 Hawthorne Blvd. and feature an improv workshop by ComedySportz comedians, a music workshop led by Glen Ellyn’s School of Rock and a health session.

  • Full-day kindergarten vote expected soon in District 41 Feb 10, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board is expected to decide on Feb. 23 if it wants a full-day kindergarten program implemented in the district.

  • Glen Ellyn District 41 discusses full-day kindergarten facility solutions Jan 27, 2015 12:08 AM
    Three facility solutions to support full-day kindergarten in Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 were presented at Monday’s board meeting, with the cheapest option costing at least about $15 million.

  • New classrooms ready at two Glen Ellyn schools Jan 3, 2015 7:30 AM
    Some students at Lincoln and Franklin elementary schools in Glen Ellyn will get the chance to do their learning and exploring in a completely new setting when classes resume Monday. Classroom additions at each school have been completed, with furniture already in place, to greet students when they return from winter break. Each school now has four new classrooms and additional storage space.

  • Candidates aplenty in DuPage County’s hottest school races Dec 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    Six seats; 26 candidates. That pretty much defines what are likely to be the two hottest school board races this spring in DuPage County, where 14 candidates are pursuing three seats on the College of DuPage board of trustees and 12 candidates are seeking three seats on the Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board.

  • Glen Ellyn District 41 liaison reaches out to Spanish-speaking families Dec 11, 2014 11:55 AM
    Since meeting Gabriela Escobar, Maricela says she has received nothing but help. Escobar has given the mother of two Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 students rides and helped her access services such as food pantry resources and park district scholarships. Escobar, 40, is the Spanish liaison for District 41, the bridge between the district and its Spanish-speaking families who helps them access resources and better understand the school system.

  • Video helps refugee share his story with Glen Ellyn classmates Dec 11, 2014 1:51 PM
    Fourth-grader Soe Ka Maw may not always have the words to express himself in the language of his classmates at Glen Ellyn’s Churchill Elementary School, but with a computer and a few drawings he has been able to show his classmates his past, present and future as a refugee.

  • Glen Ellyn schools, other groups helping kids in need Dec 10, 2014 5:50 PM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 will be spreading some Christmas cheer to families in need this month through its Holiday Sharing program.

  • Glen Ellyn Dist. 41 hires firm to study full-day kindergarten spaces Nov 25, 2014 5:30 AM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 board members voted Monday to hire a firm that will study the possibility of building an early learning center and modifying the district’s current schools so that the district could implement full-day kindergarten through either option.

  • District 41 classroom addition project on schedule Nov 13, 2014 5:27 PM
    Construction is on track for classroom additions and associated space at all four elementary schools in Glen Ellyn District 41, officials said. The roughly $13.5 million project is scheduled to be finished next year, Assistant Superintendent Bob Ciserella said. The additions will allow the district to reduce its use of aging portable classrooms. With the additions, each school will gain four new classrooms, and Churchill also will get a new art room and two bathrooms.

  • District 41 faces challenges in all-day kindergarten talks Nov 12, 2014 4:58 PM
    There’s support for an all-day kindergarten program among administrators in Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41, but they caution there will be some major challenges — both in terms of cost and space — to implement it at their four schools. Superintendent Paul Gordon told school board members this week the district received 642 responses to a community survey on the topic, including 374 from parents of future kindergartners.

  • Glen Ellyn District 41 considering full-day kindergarten Oct 13, 2014 4:29 PM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 officials are asking residents if they would support implementation of a full-day kindergarten program. The district has launched an online survey that residents can fill out by Oct. 20.

  • Glen Ellyn Park District won’t provide land for District 41 school Aug 28, 2014 9:47 PM
    If Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 officials decide to build a new school, it won’t be on park district land, officials say. Leaders from both agencies met recently to brainstorm possible locations for a new school, but park officials made it clear they won’t make any of their open space available. “The park district believes that it would not be within the scope of our mission at this time to sacrifice open space for the purpose of building a new school,” park officials wrote on their website.

  • Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 adopts 2014-2015 fiscal budget Aug 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 has adopted a 2014-2015 budget with a projected deficit of almost $12.7 million because of construction projects. Operating revenues total about $51.7 million, but the district will be spending about $64.4 million.

  • Glen Ellyn district sets new rules on student cellphones, tablets Aug 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    Despite some concerns from parents, the Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 board has agreed to limit how students can use personal devices such as cellphones and tablets in school. The policy comes after students were caught viewing pornography at school earlier this year.

  • Crews building classroom additions in Glen Ellyn District 41 Jul 25, 2014 5:30 AM
    Crews are working this summer on the start of a two-year, $15 million project to add classrooms to all four elementary schools in Glen Ellyn District 41. When the work is complete, Churchill, Franklin, Lincoln and Forest Glen schools each will have four new classrooms. Churchill also will get an additional art room and two bathrooms.

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