Panther Pride


BOE Meeting

The District 181 Board of Education will convene on Monday, Nov. 15, in the Hinsdale Middle School Cafetorium, 100 S. Garfield St., Hinsdale, for its regular business meeting. The meeting will begin with executive session at 6 p.m. with the regular business meeting to follow.

Meeting Preview:

  • Board of Education Celebrations / Board Member Day
  • D181 FY22 Update
  • Fall MAP and SIP Update
  • Curriculum Update
  • Placement Criteria Discussion
  • Inclement Weather Update
  • FOIA Update
  • Tax Levy Presentation and Resolution - Estimated Amounts Levied

COVID-19 Protocols

The State of Illinois continues to require masks in a school setting, regardless of vaccination status. As a result, masks and social distancing are required during the meeting. Community members may still access the meeting via live stream at

Public Comment

Any member of the public may attend the meeting in person to make their comment. Masks are required during public comment. Per Board Policy 2:230, each public comment will be limited to 3 minutes.

View the Agenda on BoardDocs


We look forward to connecting with next week at conferences. As a classroom teacher, this was one of my favorite times of the year. I loved sharing everything we were doing in my busy classroom and bragging about all of my amazing students.

I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving with family and friends as well a deserved break!

Winter is here- Recess Outside

Friday's weather was definitely a reminder that we live in Chicago and the weather can turn on a dime. We have been so spoiled up until now and have been able to enjoy our time outside.

We will continue to go outside for lunch/recess and mask breaks during the winter months. We will hold indoor recess if the windchill or temperature drops below 0 degrees, otherwise we will most likely be going outside.

Please send your child to school with a winter coat, hat, gloves, etc. so they can participate in outdoor activities and stay warm. Students may leave an extra pair of gloves, hats, winter boots at school inside their locker if needed.

Safety Reminders


Due to safety and health concerns, pets may not be brought into school or on school grounds before, during, or after school. Recognizing that some children fear animals, please avoid bringing pets on school walking routes. We have seen many pets this year on Prospect's school grounds at arrival and dismissal.

Please follow the information above that can be found in the K-8 student handbook.

Car Line

Drop-off and Pick-up Reminders

  • During drop-off and pick-up hours (8:25-8:40, 11:25/12:15, 3:05-3:20), please don’t walk through the car line. For example: if you are volunteering and leaving the school at 3:05, please walk to the parking lot exit and cross safely at the crosswalk that leads into the parking lot.

  • We ask that children exit/enter vehicles on the right side of the vehicle. Please do not get out of your car and walk your child to the other side.

  • The staff parking lot should also not be used as a means to avoid waiting in line. Please do not pull into a parking spot and have your children walk across the carline as this is extremely dangerous.

  • Please do not park in the handicap spots in the staff parking lot to drop off or pick up your children.

  • For safety reasons, please do not park in the overflow lot and let your children walk through the car lane.

  • Please do not pull in off of Prospect Avenue into the parking lot and enter the line. All cars need to pull in off of Chicago Avenue near CHMS.

Please communicate this information to babysitters, nannies, grandparents, etc.

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Non-COVID Related Absence

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COVID Related Absence

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D181 COVID Dashboard

The D181 Positive Case Report Spreadsheet is posted on the D181 website and updated daily on student attendance days at 4 p.m.

ALL K-5 Prospect Families - Before and After the Bell

The Community House will be offering their Before and After the Bell programs at Prospect School to help meet the needs of our families.

Before the Bell Registration Link

After the Bell Registration Link

For more information about either program, please contact Taylor Enger at 630-323-7500 ext. 248 or at

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