109 News

February 14, 2023 - Issue 12

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Students Showing Heart in Their Learning

Master Facility Planning Underway

We are excited to continue down the path of the master facility planning process. Watch this short video from Superintendent Simeck below and visit www.dps109.org/ourfuture to learn more. We pledge to keep you updated as the process moves along.
Planning For The Future of Our Facilities in DPS 109

2023-2024 New Student Enrollment Now Open

We enjoyed meeting some of our newest 109'ers at the district office in the last few weeks!

If you have (or know of) an incoming kindergartener, you should be registering NOW!

The district is better able to plan for the upcoming school year when families register as early as possible. Click below to read more information and start the registration process.

Community Connection: Working With Our Local Partners!

From District 113: Yale Researcher and Professor Dr. Marc Brackett, Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, will present The Power of Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Well-Being and Success in School and Life at the Highland Park High School Auditorium at 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 21. The event is free and open to all but registration is requested to help us staff the event appropriately. See the flyer below for more info.

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Community: The Anti-Drug's February newsletter has information on new alcohol products that are appealing to kids and tips for effective communication. In this Issue:

  • Is it Soda or Alcohol?
  • Developing Emotional Stability
  • YOU MATTER campaign
  • 60 Second Conversation Starter

What's Good in 109

We like to share What's Good in 109 in every newsletter, at every board meeting, and on social media as much as possible. Check out some of the latest good things below.
Shepard's first-ever Pack The Place was a success! Thanks to everyone's participation, they were able to raise $1,000 for the 100 Club of Illinois. The 100 Club provides resources to both the families of first responders killed in the line of duty and active duty first responders. Such a fun event for a great cause. Thank you to everyone who came out!
Thanks to Dr. Revelins at Caruso for sharing this collage of the Flying Blue Jays Drone Racing Club! They competed in their second event of the season against high schoolers from New Trier! One team placed first in the JV division. Way to go, Flying Jays!

The Month Ahead - Upcoming Dates to Know

  • February 16th: Board of Education meeting at 6:30 p.m. (closed session) Open Session begins at 7 p.m.
  • February 20th - No School
  • February 21st - No School For Students - Teacher Institute Day
  • March 6th - No School