Posted December 13, 2013
During the week of December 16 and over winter break, we are installing a new phone system throughout the District that will result in improved school safety, greater reliability, stronger consistency between schools and more convenience for staff and the community. All phone numbers within the District will be new, including the schools’ main offices and staff extensions. We anticipate announcing the new numbers on December 19 or 20, as soon as they are confirmed. (The current main school numbers will still work through the rest of the school year, but current extensions will no longer be valid.)More
Highlights of the Phone System...
Posted November 20, 2013
Parents, staff and community members have the opportunity to review and comment on a Community Consolidated School District 181 Board of Education policy that has been placed on public display. The draft policy is 7:060 Residence. The revised policy is scheduled for a Board approval vote on January 27, 2014. The policy will be available for review at the following locations: Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 North Prospect Avenue; Hinsdale Public Library, 20 East Maple Avenue; District Administration Center, 6010 S. Elm, Burr Ridge; and here at www.d181.org under News. Click on the related file on the right side of the page to view the policy. Comment forms are available at all locations. The public also may comment on the policy by sending an e-mail to the Board of Education at email@example.com. The policy will be on display until Friday, January 24, 2014.More
Posted October 18, 2013
District 181 has earned several awards for communications projects in the 2013 National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Publications and Electronic Media Awards Program. NSPRA competition included nearly 900 entries from public and private schools across the country. The District’s entry of the Fall 2012 Community Engagement event podcast won an Award of Merit. The podcast was created by Superintendent Dr. Renée Schuster and produced by Assistant to the Director of Communications Audrey Galvin.
In the statewide Communications Contest sponsored by the Illinois Chapter of NSPRA (INSPRA) with more than 150 submissions...More
Posted November 26, 2013
We are inviting the public to purchase used student and staff Macbook laptops. An estimated 67 devices will be listed and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Computers can be purchased online with a credit card at hobi.com/hinsdale181 starting Monday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. The laptops are used, but in good condition, says Director of Technology Eric Danley. The Macbooks have a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 2G Ram, a 160G hard drive and a super drive (DVD burner). The laptops are being sold for $300 plus tax, as well as shipping and handling, which is arranged by the distributor HOBI. Danley notes, “After making a number of laptops available first to District families in need, we are pleased to invite our District community to purchase these devices at an affordable cost.” Funds from the sale will be used to offset technology-related costs in the District.More
Posted October 30, 2013
We are inviting parents, residents and staff to complete an online survey, open now through November 26. The surveys for each group of constituents are accessible on the District website: www.d181.org > Board of Education > Survey. Survey questions address several areas, including communication, transparency, the District’s social emotional learning education and the District Vision for the year 2020. Superintendent Dr. Renée Schuster notes that the community’s feedback will help the Board and administration develop a strategic plan keying in on five to seven years from now.More