District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

October 3, 2019

Parent Safety Session - TONIGHT

Glen Ellyn School District 41 and the Glen Ellyn Police Department will host a Safety Information Night for parents TONIGHT Thursday, October 3, 7 p.m., at Hadley Junior High School, Library Media Center. Information will be shared related to safety drills in the schools including the new requirement to conduct active shooter drills within 90 days of the start of school. District 41 will conduct these drills in all schools prior to winter break. This will be the second school year District 41 has conducted active shooter drills. In District 41, the staff and students learn the Run. Hide. Fight. technique and the drills are conversation based only. The children do not practice running, for example.

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Glencoe Street Construction Near Hadley

One lane of Glencoe Street will be closed beginning on Monday, October 7, due to City of Wheaton road work between Geneva Road and Hawthorne Blvd. This is the street Hadley buses use to get in and out of the bus lane. We expect some impact to bus traffic and student drop off and pick up. It is possible that buses could be arriving home late during this time. The City of Wheaton predicts the work will be on-going for at least four weeks. Thank you for your patience as we manage this inconvenience.

Institute Day on October 14 - No School for Students

Monday, October 14, is a district-wide Institute Day. The day will feature professional development and training opportunities for teachers and staff. For the 2019-20 School Year Calendar, Click Here.

Bestselling authors visit Hadley

Hadley students were treated to a visit from The Darkdeep authors Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs this week. The New York Times bestselling authors discussed their passion for writing, explained the idea process for some of their stories and revealed that after becoming successful authors they both went back to school to further their creative writing skills. The authors also quizzed the students and touched on pop culture themes of today and of their childhood.

Forest Glen poet in residence

Musical artist and poet Bill Buczinsky is spending the week at Forest Glen Elementary. Mr. Buczinsky started with kick-off assemblies for all grades. Throughout the week, he is visiting every classroom in the school to help students learn, enjoy and write poetry. Activities are also planned for the Early Childhood/Preschool classrooms at Forest Glen. The week will culminate Friday evening with an open mic night when students will read poetry they created during the week. Open mic night will be held in the new Library Media Center during the Fall Festival. For more info on Mr. Buczinsky visit www.poeticclassroom.com. Thank you, Mr. Buczinsky.