District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

May 21, 2019

Lincoln School Students Presented at the Board of Education Meeting

Abraham Lincoln School students presented information about a student-led Walk for Water Experience to raise awareness about the clean water crisis in Africa and also raise funds for building a water well. Over 500 students, staff, parents, and community members attended the Walk for Water Experience. Students also created a number of other events and fundraisers to raise money to build a water well in Africa. To date, they have raised over $10,000. Superintendent Paul Gordon and the Board members asked the students questions about the work they are doing to help in Africa and about what they have learned along the way. Dr. Gordon praised the students and presented them with inspirational words about their leadership at the school. Dr. Gordon also thanked Principal Schwiekhofer for her leadership and giving students space to grow and learn.

Congratulations to Hadley Teacher Teresa Shea

The Board of Education celebrated teacher Teresa Shea at the Board of Education meeting last night for becoming a National Board Certified teacher. See below for a video that was shown at the Board meeting about this accomplishment.



The Last Day of School for Early Childhood Special Education, PreKindergarten, and Kindergarten is Wednesday, June 5. The Last Day of School for Grades 1 thru 8 is Thursday, June 6 with an 11:30 a.m. dismissal. June 6 is also a SIP Day.


The Glen Ellyn Police Department and Illinois State Police will host a FREE car seat safety check at Churchill School. Come and have your car seat checked by a Certified Car Seat Technician on Wednesday, May 22 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Churchill School, 240 Geneva Road, Glen Ellyn. Questions about types of seats and recalls will be answered! Please join us.

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Hadley Graduation

The Hadley Jr. High School 8th Grade Graduation will take place on Thursday, June 6, at the Glenbard West Biester Gym, 670 Crescent Boulevard in Glen Ellyn. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Graduates should report to the Glenbard West field house between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and all guests must have a ticket. For all details and ticket info CLICK HERE.

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PTA Council Scholarship Awarded to Glenbard West Senior

Glenbard West senior Lauren Fox received the 2019 PTA Council Scholarship and was celebrated by the PTA Council last week. Lauren attended Benjamin Franklin School and Hadley Junior High. She will be attending Indiana University in the fall and is majoring in elementary education. Congratulations, Lauren!
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Hadley Students Design A Ninja Obstacle Course

Mr. Winkelmann's Hadley 7th grade PE class has been working to design a ninja-style obstacle course for students. Considerations include space, ease of assembly/disassembly, repurposing existing equipment, safety, and accessibility for all students. The students worked with Hadley equipment and used a CAD program for drafting. The 7th graders then presented their ideas to a panel of experts including Nate Aye from Chicago Ninja Academy, Kelly Nordlund, PE teacher from Glen Crest Middle School and Jason Stubbeman from Synergy Adaptive Athletics.
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“At-Home Learning” Projects on Display at Benjamin Franklin School

Franklin 4th grade students built bridges during their assigned At-Home Learning activities last month. The bridges are now on display in the school’s Library Media Center. Check them out!