• Madison Student Honored for Book, Anti-Bullying Advocacy

    Posted 10.27.14

    Madison School 4th grader LaNiyah Bailey was recently honored with a “Kids Rock Award” for Best Author and has been recognized for her anti-bullying work.

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  • D181 Schools Host Food Allergy Awareness Presentation

    Posted 10.27.14

    On October 23, Oak School and Madison School welcomed presenter Kyle Dine for a special assembly dedicated to food allergy awareness.

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  • HMS Students Talk Books With Author Neal Shusterman

    Posted 10.27.14

    On October 21, the Hinsdale Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization sponsored a visit from Neal Shusterman, author of the 8th graders’ class novel Unwind, to speak with students and lead a small group writing workshop.

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  • Oak School Media Resource Center Director Launches Podcast Series

    Posted 10.15.14

    Oak School Media Resource Center (MRC) Director Mary Morgan Ryan believes in the power of sharing ideas and is particularly passionate about sharing among her colleagues in school libraries across the country. “It makes all of us stronger,” she notes. “In many places, there is only one librarian per school, so it can be a challenge to share with colleagues in the same position who understand what you do each day, aside from those in your own district.”

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  • Superintendent's Community Letter on Facilities

    Posted 10.15.14

    Superintendent Dr. Don White shares a letter to the community regarding a key focus area for the 2014-15 school year - D181 facilities.

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  • District 181 Student Artwork Displayed at Clarendon Hills Fire Open House

    Posted 10.15.14

    Each year, Prospect School invites the Clarendon Hills firefighters who are on duty during 4th grade art classes to come to the school and speak with the students. This year, Prospect had nine different firefighters visit. The students drew firefighter figures and then finished them with their choice of medium and style. Walker School completes a similar project each year, with their artwork connected to the firefighters’ theme. The Clarendon Hills firefighters’ theme this year was smoke detectors, so the students produced POP Art featuring images of smoke detectors and the words “beep, beep, beep.” The exhibit was on display throughout the Fire Department’s Open House during the weekend of October 10.

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  • Oak Named a 2014 Blue Ribbon Award School

    Posted 09.30.14

    Oak School has been honored with the esteemed 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award from the U.S. Department of Education for academic excellence. Oak is the fifth of nine schools in Community Consolidated School District 181 to earn the Blue Ribbon Award, joining Clarendon Hills Middle School (2009), Hinsdale Middle School (2009), Madison School (2009) and The Lane School (2011).

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  • HMS Teacher Completes Iron Man; Shares Life Lessons

    Posted 09.25.14

    On September 7, Hinsdale Middle School 8th grade science teacher Jane Fetty achieved a goal nearly two years in the making – she completed the Iron Man with a smile on her face.

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  • Monroe School Celebrates International Peace Day

    Posted 09.25.14

    On September 19, the students of Monroe School joined children around the world in the tradition of celebrating International Peace Day. In a special assembly, students sang, read poetry, and staff members displayed the school's giant dove.

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  • "Queen Bees and Wannabees" Author Comes to D181 Community

    Posted 09.25.14

    All families are invited to attend the next event in the Family Education Series, which is the first event in the District 86 Community Speaker Series. Rosalind Wiseman, author of “Queen Bees & Wannabes” and “Masterminds & Wingmen” will speak at the Hinsdale Central Auditorium on Tuesday, October 7 (7pm) and at the Community House on Wednesday, October 8 (10am). Both presentations are free but advance registration is required. Visit www.d181.org > Learning > Family Education Series to register today.

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