September 24th, 2018

Twitter Highlights: Week 5

Please click on the above link to see highlights from this past week. We are working to create a positive learning environment that is equitable, inclusive and focused on the whole child. No need to have a twitter account to view!

Please provide Curriculum Night Feedback

We would appreciate you taking a few moments to provide some feedback regarding your experience during Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 13th.

Please complete this brief survey.

Click HERE to order a Yearbook

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The 2017 -2 018 PARCC Scores were sent home with students on Friday, September 21. If you have any questions, please contact the main office.
Strengthening Families Program Flyer

First Meeting is on Tuesday, September 25th from 6pm to 8pm at Julian Middle School. Click button to learn more.

Oak Park Public Library - Restorative Justice Conference

The OPPL is holding a restorative justice conference on Saturday, Oct.6th and Sunday Oct. 7th. Here is a link to the FLYER.

D97 News and Information

District Attendance Goals

The Oak Leaves published an article last week about the district's attendance goals and the critical role that we believe regular attendance at school plays in improving student achievement and creating a sense of belonging. Check out the article >

Substitute Teachers and Teaching Assistants

We are currently looking for people to serve as substitute teachers and teaching assistants. Substitute teachers earn $103 per day, while substitute teaching assistants earn $90 for a full day and $45 for a half day. You can access additional information about these positions by visiting

We are D97 Campaign to highlight a student or staff member across the district

This year, District 97 is launching a campaign titled "We are D97." As part of this campaign, we plan to profile one student or staff member each month to help highlight the tremendous work being done across the district to advance our vision, achieve our goals, and create a strong sense of community and belonging. These profiles will be posted on our website, included in our weekly email blasts and shared via our social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter). If there is someone you believe should be recognized for their contributions to their school, the district or the community, please use the brief form found at to nominate them for our monthly profile feature.

Recognizing Staff who Make a Difference

If you or your student would like to recognize any staff member (a teacher, a teacher assistant, social worker, librarian, front office staff, lunchroom staff, custodial staff or school administrator) please take a moment to complete this form. The staff member will receive a certificate detailing the information shared through this form.

Brooks PTO News and Information

Brooks Community Meeting

Join us for our next Brooks Community Meeting on Monday, October 1 from 7:00 - 8:30. We will hear about the new assessment policy at Brooks and about standardized testing.

Second Annual Food Truck Social a Success

Thank you to everyone who attended the Food Truck Social last week. It was great to see familiar faces as well as new ones. A special thanks to Sarah Miyata and Sloan Watson for organizing the event!

Clubs and Sports Information

2018 -2019 Extra-Curricular Activities

For more information you may view this spreadsheet. The first tab has information about Sports. The second tab contains information about Clubs organized in order of start date.


Clubs Started in September:

  • Ulmtimate Frisbee Clubs - Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:30pm. Meets on the field. Contact Mr. Gillespie with questions
  • EcoEalges - Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:30 pm in room C202. Contact Ms. Stamp with questions
  • Best Buddies: Here is the year long calendar that can be downloaded. Contact Ms. Beauprez with questions
  • Unified Soccer: Any questions please contact Tim McDonald
  • Chess Club: Contact Mr. Hausfeld with questions
  • RAD: Contact Ms. Dajani with questions
  • Girls on the Rise: Meets week on Wednesdays from 3:45pm to 4:45pm in room C105
  • ORFF: Contact Mr. Carrillo with questions
  • World Language Club: Contact Mr. Lagioia with questions
  • Rainbow Tribe: Contact Ms. Berman with questions
  • Spoken Word Club: First meeting Monday 9/24 in B205 (3:30 - 5:00 pm) with Mr. Lee and resident poet Christian Robinson. Contact Mr. Lee with questions.
  • Service Club: First meeting is Friday 9/29 from 8am to 8:50am in room B209. Contact Ms. Walsh with questions
  • BRAVO Guitar Club & Dance Hip Hop Studio started on Monday, September 17. There is still time to sign up! Click on links above to access permission slips. These clubs are FREE to ALL Brooks Students.

Clubs Starting in October:

  • Yearbook Club: First meeting is on Monday, 10/1 in room B202 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Contact Ms.Turner-Reid or Ms. Pabellon with questions or
  • Math Team: First meeting is on Monday, 10/1 in room B204 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Contact Mr. Sam Kahn with questions.
  • Art Club: First meeting is on Thursday 10/4 in room D301 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Contact Ms. Murray with questions.