• Monroe School PTO Donates Speed Feedback Sign to Village of Hinsdale

    Posted 04.22.14

    Following a new initiative coordinated by the Hinsdale Police Department, members of the Monroe School PTO have made a donation to the Village of Hinsdale for the purchase of a speed feedback sign for Monroe School.

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  • D181 Teacher Earns NAEA Outstanding Teacher Award, Chosen for ADE Global Institute

    Posted 04.21.14

    District 181 art teacher Theresa McGee has earned the Art Education Technology Outstanding Teacher Award from the National Art Education Association (NAEA). The honor is awarded annually to one educator in not only K-12 school systems, but universities and museums, as well. McGee accepted the award at the NAEA conference in San Diego in March, where she also presented a ten-minute spotlight on the work of her Monroe School students and how she integrates technology in curriculum. In other exciting news, McGee was chosen to attend the Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Global Institute this summer.

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  • Prospect School to Host ‘Studio 100’ Event with Chicago’s Improv Olympics, Art Show

    Posted 04.21.14

    Prospect School is holding its 8th annual Studio 100 event on the evening of May 15. The 90-minute program will feature activities for families to explore the arts together, a display of Prospect student artwork and improv session led by iO (improv Olympics) Chicago. The Deltones of iO Chicago will host a series of 20-minute improv sessions on the themes of trust and respect and will welcome attendees to join in the fun. The Deltones will close the event with an improv performance. All community members are welcomed; the program begins at 6:30 p.m. at Prospect School (100 N. Prospect, Clarendon Hills).

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  • Technology Symposium on Saturday, April 12

    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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