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Walker School Information
120 Walker Ave.
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
Royal Blue and Gold
8:40 a.m. -11:25 a.m.
12:20 p.m.-3:05 p.m.
8:40 a.m.-3:05 p.m.
Walker is truly a community-based school, made so by many wonderful people. Our students are eager to learn and to make a positive difference. Our staff members are committed to child-centered learning, and we work to make sure that every student has his/her needs met. Our parents and community members partner with us, and together we provide excellent learning opportunities for our students.
At Walker, we practice the “Fish Philosophy” (Strand, Christensen & Halper). The four components of this philosophy are: Make Someone’s Day, Choose Your Attitude, Be There/Be Present, and Play. Walker is a great place to learn and grow!
In the fall of 2013, District 181 embarked on a five-year curriculum renewal cycle for mathematics. In year one (2013-14 school year), the District 181 Math Committee worked to research best practices, gain a deep understanding of the Common Core, develop a philosophy statement, and write curriculum aligned to the new standards. In the spring of 2014, the Math Committee completed the last phase of year one by recommending materials to be piloted for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year. The recommended materials were presented at the May 27, 2014 Board of Education meeting. We have established new communications to engage families in the math pilot progress, including adding a new section of our website, available here. The page includes links, resources, and FAQs.
District 181 has received the Association of School Business Officials International’s (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. The District was recognized for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending 2013.