District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

March 22, 2019

Spring Break

District 41 spring break begins Monday, March 25, and classes will resume on Monday, April 1. The District Central Services Office will remain open with regular hours, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., during spring break. For the full 2018-19 School Calendar click here.

Wishing all of our families and staff a safe and fun spring break!

Police Training to Take Place at Hadley During Spring Break

A special joint training with Glen Ellyn Police, Wheaton Police and the College of DuPage will take place at Hadley Junior High School on Tuesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 28, from 6am-6pm. These agencies will be using the Hadley building to practice police response to a threat at a school. There will be no admittance to the school during the times they will be training. Signs will be posted around the school advising of the training in progress. Please direct questions about this training to the Glen Ellyn Police Department, (630) 469-1187.

Construction Update

The construction funded by the support of the community through the passed referendum is continuing with completion scheduled before the beginning of next school year. The last of the once 32 portables in the district will be removed from Hadley Junior High right after this school year ends!

Some classes will be moving into the new Hadley addition after spring break and an open house with ribbon cutting will be scheduled for the addition before the end of the school year. A heavy construction schedule will continue and school buildings will mainly be closed over the summer months. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the construction as we continue to work on making the needed improvements to our buildings.


Board Coffee and Conversation - Save the Date

The next Coffee and Conversation hosted by the Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Hadley Junior High School. Please stop by and join Board members for conversation about District 41.

Reflections Celebrated at Board of Education Meeting

Seven students who had art projects advance to the state level of the PTA Reflections program were recognized at the Board of Education meeting this week. The theme of the contest this year was "Heroes Around Me." Great job, students!

New District 41 Monthly Feature in Glen Ellyn Living Magazine

The March issue of Glen Ellyn Living magazine launched the first District 41 “Kids' Corner” monthly feature. Each month the magazine will work with the district to highlight happenings at our schools. This is a great opportunity to feature and celebrate our amazing students. Thank you to Glen Ellyn Living for this opportunity! Click here for the March Issue (scroll to pg 44).

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Rock Your Socks

March 21 was World Down Syndrome Day. The date was chosen to symbolize the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down Syndrome. To bring awareness, people across the world are wearing crazy socks, including the District 41 Central Services Office staff! Thank you to Board of Education Secretary Jason Loebach for providing the staff with official “Rock Your Socks” socks!
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NFL Football Player Visits Forest Glen

In the fall, Mrs. Magrini's Forest Glen 5th graders analyzed a news article about NFL player Matt LaCosse which focused on the struggles he has overcome in his life. Matt's mother, Forest Glen's own PE teacher Kim LaCosse, shared this with Matt, which led to a surprise visit this week! Mr. LaCosse answered questions about motivation, what helps him in stressful situations, achieving goals and how failures can lead to positive outcomes. Mr. LaCosse, who just signed with the New England Patriots, personalized autographs for each student. Thank you to Matt and Kim LaCosse!
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Hadley Orchestra to Perform at State Festival

Congratulations to the Hadley String Orchestra for receiving First Division Ratings at the Illinois Grade School Music Association District Organization Contest held at Jackson Middle School in Villa Park on Saturday March 16. The orchestra received very high scores from all three judges. This was the orchestra’s best performance all year thus far! Wonderful solo’s were performed by Francesca D. on violin and Sean J. on cello. The orchestra now qualifies to perform at the IGSMA State Festival on Saturday April 27! Fantastic teamwork, orchestra members!
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