District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

May 30, 2019


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 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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Hadley Celebrates “School to Watch” Designation

On Friday, May 24, Hadley Junior High School hosted two special assemblies celebrating their recent designation by the Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS) as an “Illinois Horizon School to Watch.” Principal Steve Diveley accepted the award from Executive Director of AIMS John Viano on behalf of the entire school community. Students, staff, administrators, and Board members were on hand to help celebrate this significant accomplishment.

Read more about Hadley's award here: https://www.smore.com/cv3uy

First Class of Dual Language Program Students Head to Hadley

The first class of students who have participated in the Dual Language Program starting in kindergarten through 5th grade were celebrated during a special event on May 18. The 5th graders were recognized as the programs' student pioneers as they head off to Hadley Junior High! The night began with a potluck where all families brought their favorite dishes. The families also participated in a team building activity where the students acted as language ambassadors and assisted their parents in communicating with each other. The evening concluded with a video of all the students in action doing activities in Spanish and English at every grade level. Congratulations, students!

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District 41 Chorus Students Sing National Anthem at Cougars Game

The District 41 4th and 5th Grade Chorus sang the National Anthem last weekend at the Kane County Cougars game. Awesome job, students!
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End of the Year Recognition Celebration

District 41 celebrated the following individuals with Those Who Excel Awards at the annual End of the Year Recognition Celebration on May 22. The Those Who Excel Award honors those who have made exemplary contributions to education and are outstanding ambassadors for District 41. Congratulations to the following Those Who Excel Award recipients:


Marci Conlin, Assistant Superintendent For Human Resources - CSO

Certificated Student Support Personnel

Marcie Callicoat, Digital Literacy Specialist - Forest Glen

Linda Puetz, Psychologist - Forest Glen

Community Volunteer/Partner

Sgt. Craig Holstead, Glen Ellyn Police Department

Educational Service Award

Patricia Deegan, Paraprofessional - Abraham Lincoln

Cheryl Schaefer, Payroll Specialist - Central Services Office

Jesse Sierra, Buildings & Grounds - Central Services Office

Javier Tellez, Buildings & Grounds - Central Services Office

Elementary School Classroom Teacher

Susan Selzer, 2nd Grade Dual Language - Churchill

Middle School Classroom Teacher

Tina Booth, Literacy - Hadley

School Board Member

Erica Nelson

Lifetime Achievement

Susan Rauch, EC - Program Aide - Forest Glen

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