On October 30, 2017, the Board of Education approved the employment of Joan Woolwine as Chief Academic Officer of District 181 for the 2018-19 school year. Ms. Woolwine is currently Interim Assistant Superintendent of Learning (Curriculum and Instruction) for the District.
Parents, staff and community members have the opportunity to review and comment on District 181 Board of Education policies that have been placed on public display.
Registration is now open for the first of three 2017-18 Community Speaker Series events - "The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed." The 90-minute event is being hosted at The Community House on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. and on Friday, November 17 at 9:30 a.m.
On Sunday, September 30, six Hinsdale Middle School students participated in the Vandercook College of Music Middle Level HonorFest.
Prospect School students, staff, and families came together on September 22 in Clarendon Hills to participate in not only one of the school's largest and most successful fundraisers, but an event to celebrate the school community. The third annual "Dash n' Bash" raised nearly $65,000.
Elm third graders were the leaders in a school-wide read-a-thon fundraiser that generated over $5,000 to purchase supplies for a school in Houston, Texas recovering from Hurricane Harvey.
The District 181 Board of Education has announced it is seeking proposals from school board attorneys to provide legal services to the Board. Responses must be received no later than 3:30 p.m. on October 10, 2017.
On September 15, Madison School Principal Kim Rutan, Media Resource Center Director Nancy Gadzala, and Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Presidents Jen Baskel and Larysa Domino cut the ribbon to officially celebrate the opening of the school's new weCREATE (Coding-Robotics-Engineering-Art-Technology-Exploration) Lab.
Hinsdale Middle School sixth graders recently engaged in a hands-on activity to explore archaeology using fossils from around the world that were provided by Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.
Prospect School students recently participated in International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration. The event, which occurred September 15, is based on the book "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds.