The District Line for 109

March 15, 2019

A Look Around 109

Important Dates

  • March 15 - Elementary Report Cards Posted

  • March 15, 7 pm - Caruso Middle School Musical

  • March 15, 7:30 pm - Shepard Middle School Musical

  • March 16, 3 pm - Caruso Middle School Musical

  • March 16, 7 pm - Caruso Middle School Musical

  • March 18, 7 pm at Shepard Middle School - Regular Board of Education Meeting

  • March 19, 4 pm - 109/113 Band Festival

  • March 20 - Early Release Day

  • March 25 - Spring Break Begins

  • April 1 - School Resumes

  • April 1 - Illinois Science Assessment Window Opens

  • April 3 - Early Release Day

  • April 5 - Quarter 3 Ends

  • April 8 - Illinois Readiness Assessment Window Opens

  • April 10 - Early Release Day

  • April 12 - MS Report Cards Posted

  • April 15 - Board of Education Committee of the Whole Meeting (check the website closer to April 15 for the location)

PTO Events and Information

South Park PTO

  • South Park PTO is proud to bring back Spring Boutique and introduce the NEW Kidpreneur (more details below) Event on April 7. We are looking for vendors to reserve tables for both events. Do you or someone you know have a business that would like some new exposure? We are looking for vendors who provide goods and /or services. Click here to find out more information and to sign up!
  • Calling All K-8th graders! The South Park Kidpreneur Event is looking for kids who have wanted to start a business. Are you an artist, jewelry or fashion designer or mad scientist? Sign up and join us April 7! Click here for more details. Please contact Jessica Shlafrok at with any questions.

Community Information

  • Our school district regularly sends parents and guardians of our students informative newsletters from Community -- The Anti-Drug Coalition (CTAD). CTAD strives to build and sustain a safe and healthy community in which our youth feel protected, confident and empowered to make drug-free choices. To do so, CTAD brings together input and contributions from schools, parents, youth, government, healthcare, law enforcement and the faith community to transform the environment around our youth so that the drug-free choice is the easy choice. In this issue:

    • Fast Facts on Drugged Driving by Highland Park Police Chief Jogmen
    • Drugged Driving PSA (video)
    • Sober Passover Seder hosted by North Shore Congregation Israel
    • Social Media Safety Resources
    • 60 Second Conversation Starter
  • 8th Grade Parents: The transition from 8th to 9th grade is a huge leap! Learn what to expect from the ultimate insiders on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 in the DHS Cafe. Check the flier for more information.
  • Save the date for future DPN events

Share Your Expertise with District 109

District 109 maintains a database of volunteers of parents and community members willing to share their expertise. Some opportunities will be in classrooms, while others may be virtual (via Skype or FaceTime) if experts are not local or their schedule doesn't permit them to be on site. Please share this form with friends and family around the country - or around the world! Note that this information will not be used for any other purpose than to support the work of educators and students in District 109. Teachers regularly check this form when they are looking for experts to come talk about specific topics.

If you're interested, please fill out this form.