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November 8, 2022 - Issue 6

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Honoring Veterans This Week!

There IS school on Veterans Day this Friday and we already know there are a few special celebrations planned in some of our buildings. Stay tuned to DPS 109 on Facebook and follow along!

109 Gives Back Food Drive Underway!

Make sure to bring items the rest of the week to support the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry! Collection bins are located inside each school. The food pantry has kindly requested that they are NOT in need of any canned items.


Suggested items: paper towels, toothpaste, toothbrushes, coffee, tea, applesauce, shampoo, conditioner, cereal, granola bars, oatmeal, and jellies/jams

What's Good in 109: A Very Special Ride To School, Halloween Engineers, and Rockstar Musicians!

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.


Two Kipling kindergarteners won a coloring contest from the Deerfield Bannockburn Fire Department and won a VERY special ride to school the other day. Check it out below!

Thank you so much Deerfield Bannockburn Fire Department for this incredible experience! We had two Kipling kindergartners win a coloring contest, hosted... | By Deerfield Public Schools District 109 | Facebook

Congratulations to the following middle school musicians for auditioning and qualifying for ILMEA All District 7 Honors Ensembles! They performed this past weekend!


Caroline S. - Caruso Band

Addie G. - Caruso Choir

Reese L. - Caruso Choir

Alana M. - Caruso Choir

Abby V. - Caruso Choir

Joshua S. - Caruso Orchestra

Annabel C. - Caruso Orchestra

Lawrence O. - Shepard Band


We will celebrate these students at our upcoming board meeting!

We loved having 5th graders from South Park join us at the last board meeting to talk about their Halloween-themed volume projects they worked on. Click below to watch them in action (right around the 50:00 mark) and to read the recap of the most recent BOE meeting.
DPS 109 Board of Education Regular Meeting: 10/27/22

School Board Member Appreciation Day

November 15th is School Board Member Appreciation Day. As Mr. Simeck likes to say, "public education is a team sport" and we are certainly lucky to have this dedicated team working for the children of this community. Thank you, school board members!
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Community Corner - Sharing Information & Resources

Looking for something to do on an upcoming weekend? DHS has a family movie night and Deerfield Family Theater is putting on their latest production. See below:
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The Month Ahead - Upcoming Dates to Know


  • November 11: School IS IN SESSION (Veterans Day)
  • November 11: Last day for the 109 Gives Back Food & Supply Drive!
  • November 17: Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.
  • November 21: Parent/Teacher Conferences in the evening
  • November 22: NO SCHOOL (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
  • November 23-25: NO SCHOOL