Lombard District 44 Update

District 44 Update: March

Ms. Allie Hahn Honored for Leadership in District 44

We are proud to share that the Illinois State Board of Education has selected Ms. Allie Hahn, Director of Operations, as the recipient of a "Those Who Excel" award. Ms. Hahn was nominated for this award by administrators, teachers and parents due to her outstanding leadership.


“The Teacher of the Year and Those Who Excel programs recognize the people who make education In Illinois so exceptional,” said State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carmen I. Ayala. "Our students have been in the most capable hands despite the challenges of the past two years. Our Illinois educators and their level of commitment, passion, and dedication have been a guiding light for students and communities in a time when we have needed it the most. I am so proud of each and every one of our honorees and especially of our finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year. This recognition is the highest honor in our profession."


ISBE will recognize all its Teacher of the Year awardees and Those Who Excel awardees at a banquet later this summer. For more information about ISBE’s Those Who Excel program, visit the Those Who Excel webpage.

Science Fair Registration Deadline Quickly Approaching

The 2022 Science Fair Online Registration for K-8 must be submitted by Friday, March 11. Below you will find helpful information to support you in this process:


Please read the FAQ documents to get answers for the technology tools, the process for uploading reports, and to understand the most frequently asked questions for the 2022 Science Fair.

CDC Update: Masks No Longer Required on Buses

The CDC recently updated its guidance regarding masks on transportation. Masks are optional on all D44 school buses, effective March 1, 2022. Students who use a taxi to get to school should continue to follow the company’s rules on masking found on their on websites.


Regardless of the community level, the CDC recommends that people stay up to date on vaccines and get tested if they are sick. The CDC also recommends that people with symptoms or exposure to someone with COVID-19 wear a mask.