109 News

February 15, 2022 - Issue 13

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What's Good in 109

**Do not try this without your teacher's permission** :)


5th grade students at Wilmot had a really fun introduction to geometry last week in Ms. Field's class.
How To Cover Your Teacher's Desk in Foil (And Not Get In Trouble)
Students in Mr. Greenberg's class at Kipling have been busy competing in Olympic events!
Kipling PE Olympics

109 Gives Back!

Walden students celebrated Valentine's Day yesterday by participating in a really nice tradition they have done for years, creating squares for Project Linus. It's an organization that puts blankets in the hands of kids who could really use them! Students got to design their own square, and these will be put together to form larger blankets. We are proud that our Wildcats are showing love for others!

COVID Information & Latest Protocols

Remember, you can visit www.dps109.org/covidinfo for the latest information as it pertains to our district.


We update this page when we get new guidance from healthcare agencies or modify any of our protocols, most recently in January with the new CDC quarantine guidance. We have gotten some questions about the criteria for returning to school after a 5-day quarantine. That is covered in the most recent IDPH guidance linked there.



Thursday's Board Of Education Agenda

Below you can find the agenda for Thursday's meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the District Office. We are pleased to be joined by students from South Park, our featured school of the month! Mr. Simeck will update our COVID mitigation protocol plan as part of his Superintendent's Report.

Social Media & Digital Safety Nights Recording

In a change of schedule, we will not be able to stream tonight or tomorrow's events live, but we will make a recording! Watch for that in your principal email at the end of the week and in the next edition of 109 News.

CTAD February Newsletter

89% of local high school students say they support their friends. They listen, they look out for each other and laugh together. The theme of CTAD's February newsletter is support - friends supporting each other, parents supporting their children, and community supporting all of us. In this issue:

  • "You Support Your Friends" newest drug prevention poster at DHS and HPHS
  • Highwood Library helps build community
  • "I had no idea" free parent webinar Wed. 2/16
  • Empathy has no script
  • CTAD Volunteer Spotlight and 2022 Board of Directors

Upcoming Dates to Know

  • February 15: 5th Grade Social Media & Digital Safety Night at CMS, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • February 16: 5th Grade Social Media & Digital Safety Night at SMS, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • February 17: Regular Board of Education meeting at 7 PM
  • February 21: NO SCHOOL
  • February 22: NO SCHOOL