District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

January 17, 2019

REMINDER: Institute Day on January 21

District 41 schools are closed on Monday, January 21 for Institute Day. See the 2018-19 School Calendar here

Dual Language Informational Meeting for Parents of Incoming Kindergartners

Parents of incoming kindergartners who are interested in the District 41 Dual Language Program are invited to attend an information meeting on Tuesday, February 5, Churchill School (240 Geneva Rd, Glen Ellyn), at 6:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided.

Applications of Interest forms will be available after the meeting.Additional forms will be made available throughout the application period at the District 41 Central Services Office, 793 North Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. The application period will begin the evening of February 5 and continue until Friday, February 15.

All Applications of Interest forms are due to the Central Services Office by 4 p.m. on Friday, February 15. Forms may be submitted (1) after the informational meeting,(2) dropped off at the Central Services Office, 793 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL, or (3) e-mailed to Theresa Ulrich at tulrich@d41.org. For additional information, please contact Director of Language Programs Theresa Ulrich at tulrich@d41.org or 630-534-7251.

Glen Ellyn 55th Annual Community Awards Nominations Due February 8

The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from the community for the Community Awards, including District 41 Educator of the Year. Click here for information on how to nominate a District 41 educator!
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Hadley Wildcats Compete in National Geographic GeoBee

Hadley participated in the National Geographic GeoBee, an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Students from nearly 10,000 schools nationwide are competing in this year's GeoBee for a chance to win college scholarships and to be GeoBee Champion. Hadley's winner, 8th grader Jack McCollum will now move on to compete at the state level. Good luck, Jack!

Hadley’s Triple Fret to Perform at State Music Conference

Hadley’s Triple Fret, an extracurricular ensemble, will perform at the Illinois State Music Conference in Peoria at January 24. Triple Fret is a "fretted orchestra.” A fretted orchestra is much like a traditional orchestra of violins, violas, cellos and bass, but with fretted instruments such as bass guitar, guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. Students perform arrangements that range from modern pop songs, to classic Beatles songs, to Classical masterpieces.

Late last school year, Triple Fret students and Director Paul Marchese were invited to the Illinois Music Educator's Conference in Peoria, a gathering of thousands of music teachers throughout the state, to perform a demonstration clinic showing how a school can take non-traditional "folk" instruments and teach music literacy. Students learn to read music using these instruments if given the opportunity to. Triple Fret is the first music ensemble to be invited to play at the Illinois State Music Conference.

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8th Grade Orchestra Visits Glenbard West for Joint Rehearsal

The 8th grade orchestra class attended a field trip to Glenbard West for a joint rehearsal and luncheon this month. Students learned about the orchestra program at West and performed with other advanced high school orchestra students.

Thank you to Orchestra Director at Glenbard West Mr. Bill Ortega for organizing this special event. Ms. Georgia Alemis, Hadley Orchestra Director stated that, "This type of educational experience inspires our 8th grade orchestra students to continue playing at Glenbard West and to continue performing for years to come."

Glenbard Parent Series Presents Rachel Simmons Jan. 29-30

Today's teens may seem more successful yet they’ve also never struggled more with anxiety, stress and depression. Author Rachel Simmons exposes the dilemma of a narrow, unattainable vision of ‘success’, translates the toxic messages that teens have internalized, and provides the tools young people need to practice self-compassion. The public is invited to this free event which will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the COD McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn, and again at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Marquardt School District 15 administration center in Glendale Heights. For more information about these GPS events CLICK HERE.
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