• This Saturday: Technology Symposium

    Posted 03.31.14

    On Saturday, April 12, District 181 is hosting a free, conference-style Technology Symposium open to all community members, taking place at Elm School (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.). Walk-Ins welcome! Click Read More below for details.

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  • Clarendon Hills Middle School Students Win ‘MathCounts’ Competition

    Posted 04.03.14

    Clarendon Hills Middle School Math Team members recently competed in a state math competition following a 1st place win in the suburban division of the regional MathCounts Competition. The regional event took place February 22. Participating CHMS students included Annika Agrawal, Daren Chen, Chuqi Zheng, and Kevin Jin, with students Nathan Cruz Walma and Hayward Melton serving as alternates. The state contest on March 8 included 300 students from over 75 schools; the event was organized by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) to recognize achievement in math skills. CHMS teacher Mary Sprengnether is the team’s sponsor and says this was the first time in 17 years she can recall CHMS winning the first place prize at the regional event and bringing a whole team to the state competition. She also noted that four of the team members are 7th graders, who competed against many 8th graders.

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  • District 181 Offers Monthly Preschool Screenings

    Posted 04.03.14

    Community Consolidated School District 181 is continuing to conduct monthly preschool screenings during the 2013-14 school year. A screening is designed to identify any students who may need further evaluation and may be eligible for Early Childhood Education and/or for speech and language services.

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  • Clarendon Hills Middle School Encourages Million Word Readers

    Posted 04.03.14

    Clarendon Hills Middle School Media Resource Center Director Sally Duffy is collaborating with her CHMS colleagues in coordinating the second year of the “Million Words” activity. In the 2012-13 school year, Duffy adopted the reading-focused program that was used at another school district. “A Million Words” is a school-wide effort that challenges students, staff, families and neighbors to read one million words in a three-month period. After reading a book, users enter the book in an online system, which also provides word counts for many titles. Dozens met the challenge individually and as teams in 2012-13, including 68 students. Duffy is hoping even more students, staff and teams will meet the challenge this year.

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  • Supt. Learning Committee Applications Now Accepted

    Posted 03.24.14

    District 181 is welcoming applicants for a new Learning Committee being formed for the purpose of providing input on major curriculum, assessment, instruction, and student services practices and policies. The application deadline has been extended; applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18.

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  • District 181 Foreign Language Materials on Public Display

    Posted 03.21.14

    District 181 community members have the opportunity to review and comment on the recommended foreign language support materials for Grades 6-8.

    District 181 teachers and administrators collaborated with Hinsdale Township High School District 86 to choose resources that would better prepare students for foreign language classes in high school. The materials chosen are the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt resources Bien Dit 2013 (French) and Advancemos 2013 (Spanish).

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  • Elm Students Celebrate Biography Research in Living Museum

    Posted 04.02.14

    Elm School students created a living wax museum on February 28. The project was the culminating event to the third graders’ biography research on famous individuals. Students dressed as their character and shared information about their lives with classmates and visiting families.

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  • Walker School Honors Paralympics in P.E.

    Posted 04.02.14

    To honor and celebrate the 2014 Paralympic Games, Walker Physical Education teachers Melissa Marshall and Dan Kolar designed a multi-day series of activities mirroring the Games’ events. With a clever re-purposing of gym equipment, Marshall and Kolar enabled students to participate in such events as wheelchair curling and ice sledge hockey. Students not only engaged in physical fitness, but also more fully appreciated the athletes’ physical challenges. “Student learn that even if it hurts or it’s hard, you can’t give up,” Marshall said.

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  • Prospect Kindergartners Perform in Parent Concert

    Posted 04.02.14

    The Prospect School kindergartners appeared in their first parent performance on March 14. The three class presentations were based on music concepts and alphabet experiences; the groups ended with songs about gardening.

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  • Board of Education Honors HMS Ambassadors of Excellence

    Posted 04.02.14

    A number of Hinsdale Middle School students were recently honored by the District 181 Board of Education as Ambassadors of Excellence for honors in the Captain Hubbard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest, selection in the National Poetry Contest Anthology, the VFW Patriot's Pen essay contest, the Latin School Math Contest, and basketball conference success.

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