District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

February 13, 2019

District 41 Educator of the Year

The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce District 41 Educator of the Year is Superintendent Dr. Paul Gordon. Dr. Gordon received 35 community nominations and was further vetted by the District 41 awards committee. Dr. Gordon will be honored at the 55th Annual Community Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, February 26.

Dr. Paul Gordon has been the Superintendent of District 41 since 2013. Prior to being Superintendent, Dr. Gordon served as Chief Academic Officer to over 42,000 students—charged with overseeing curriculum and instruction, innovation, grants, professional development, student services, and strategic planning in the Adams 12 Five Star School District in Colorado.

Congratulations to Dr. Gordon!

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SIP Day Friday 2/15 - No School Monday 2/18

This Friday, February 15 is a SIP Day. Students in grades 1-8 will have early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. to allow time for District staff to work on school improvement activities. Please note that half-day students (Early Childhood Special Education, Pre-K, and Kindergarten) do not attend school on SIP days. For the full list of 2018-19 SIP days, Click Here.

Also, in celebration of President’s Day, all District 41 schools will be closed on Monday, February 18.

‘Intelligent Lives’ Screening at Hadley

Don’t miss a special opportunity to engage in a community changing conversation! The film 'Intelligent Lives' will be shown on Monday, February 25, 6:30 p.m., at Hadley Junior High. All community members are invited as we learn about how all lives can be shaped and supported regardless of any disability. This film takes us through the lives of three incredible people who are living amazing lives because of their own potential and the people who have lifted them up. After the screening, International Inclusion Expert Dr. Julie Causton will guide a community conversation. For more information Click Here. Watch the movie trailer below:


Hadley Students Compete in Scripps Spelling Bee

Last week, 8th graders participated in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Students first participated in classroom bees to qualify for the all school spelling bee. Congratulations to Ashley Risden for winning the all school bee! She will compete at the DuPage County Spelling Bee on February 27. Runners up were Enayan Chishty and Ayman Bhuiyan.
Great job, students!

Hadley’s Ms. Alemis Serves as Guest Clinician

Congratulations to Ms. Georgia Alemis, Hadley Jr. High School Orchestra Director for being a guest clinician for the Jackson Middle School Orchestra in Villa Park on Friday, February 8 in preparation for their IGSMA District Contest. Ms. Alemis shared and demonstrated her musical expertise with a very motivated and talented string ensemble. She was very excited to assist the orchestra students and their director, Mr. Dave Farquhar.