The District 25 Dish

Fourth Edition, 21-22 School Year | September 17, 2021

what you'll find, as you scroll...

This edition of the District Dish features the following:

Thank you! Click around and enjoy!

Big picture
Big picture


What is RULER and why has it come to District 25?

Dr. Marc A. Brackett, Founding Director of RULER, joined Sharon Nelles, Literacy Coordinator, for a Parent Zoom session to discuss how RULER is being implemented at District 25. RULER is an evidence-based approach to social-emotional learning (SEL) developed at the Yale Center for Emotional intelligence.

Click here to watch the recorded meeting.

Click here to view the presentation slides.

Out & About | PTA's Impact
How can you have a major impact on your community without leaving your couch? It's simple... Join your local PTA! Listen as PTA President, Nicole Barbieri, describes the ways PTA dues directly support your community.
Big picture


Dryden | Learning the Word Can

This little unicorn learned how to spell C-A-N in her class. Check out what else she learned.

We're on Instagram!

Follow us on Instagram to view a recap of Olive’s Funnel Friday!

You can also catch up on our previous events by viewing the highlights on our profile.

IG: AHSD25Social

Big picture

Food Service Employee

Arlington Heights School District 25 has an opening for a part-time (3 hours/day, Monday-Friday) Food Service Employee.
Starting salary is $15.00/hour.

Click here to apply for the Food Service Employee position at any school.

Special Education Teaching Assistant

Arlington Heights School District 25 has an opening for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Communications Special Education Teaching Assistant at Windsor Elementary School, Ivy Hill Elementary and Olive- Mary Stitt for the 2021-22 school year. Starting salary is $17.05/hour.

Click here to apply for the Special Education Teaching Assistant position in any of the three schools.

Crossing Guards

Have a few extra hours in the day and want to make some extra cash? District 25 is looking for crossing guards at South Middle School, Patton Elementary and Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary. Click here to apply directly.

Administrative Assistant to the Department of Student Learning

Arlington Heights School District 25 has an opening for a full-time Administrative Assistant for the Department of Student Learning. This is a 12-month position with full benefits. Please click here to apply and for more information.

Social Science Teacher | South Middle School

Arlington Heights School District 25 has an opening for a full-time (1.00 FTE) 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher at South Middle School, beginning September 27, 2021. Please click here to apply and for more information.
Big picture


You should have received Dr. Bein's email letter today updating the community on the SHIELD Testing program. If you have not seen that letter, please click below:

SHIELD Update Letter

  • Start Date
  • Testing Schedule
  • Testing Process
  • Help Needed

English | Spanish | Polish

This year, all students will attend school in-person, 5 full days a week. As guidelines and protocols change throughout the year, we will continuously update our COVID-19 Protocols & Guidelines Q&A Document.

Since the previous District 25 Dish, the following categories have received updates:

That document and all other COVID-19 related topics can be found on the COVID-19 Hub section of our website:

Check out the video below for an overview of the quarantine options the District offers.

Quarantine Video | 21-22

COVID-19 Dashboard

The District 25 COVID-19 Dashboard is now live and available to access on our website under the COVID-19 hub ( or by clicking here. This Dashboard will report weekly, on Mondays, the positive COVID-19 cases per school from the past week, as well as the positive case trend district-wide for the year. This Dashboard will also report the District's SHIELD testing data.
Big picture
Big picture

Upcoming BOE Meeting:


As a reminder, our board agendas are made public the Tuesday before each board meeting and can be accessed via our BoardDocs online program. To access BoardDocs, visit our website: or click here.


Please be advised, there are two separate links to livestream the September 23, 2021 BOE meetings.

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm | Committee of the Whole Meeting (NO ACTION)


No action can be taken at a Committee of the Whole meeting. This Committee of the Whole meeting will focus on the Board's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training. Click here to watch this meeting live:

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm | Regular Meeting of the Board

This meeting will be held at the Dunton Administration Building and will be live-streamed via YouTube. Click here to watch this meeting:

Big picture


Out & About | 9/11 Reflection by our 6th Graders
What does our youth think about 9-11? These two Thomas sixth graders, both born nine years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, share their perspective after reading the novel Ground Zero by Alan Gratz.
Big picture

Food Menus & Labels

Elementary and Middle School food labels are now available our website ( and by clicking the links below.

*PLEASE NOTE, due to the supply chain disruptions and shortages, items linked below could change without notice.*

Big picture
Our teachers teach from a personal place. #d25ItsPersonal has become a way for our teachers and staff to share daily occurrences, and reasons why they do what they do for a living and why it's fulfilling, right here in District 25. Here is a look at a few tweets that show our staff's personal side!