Welcome to the District Digest for Glen Ellyn School District 41. This email will be sent to you periodically and will include district happenings and updates.

Those Who Excel Awards

School District 41 welcomes nominations for the Those Who Excel Awards. Those Who Excel is a district awards program that recognizes individuals who best represent excellence in our school district. 

Nominations must be submitted by the end of the school day on FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015. Individuals can be nominated in any of the following categories:

  • CERTIFICATED STUDENT SUPPORT PERSONNEL (school nurse, psychologist, social worker, guidance counselor, media specialist/librarian, speech/language therapist)
  • EDUCATIONAL SERVICE PERSONNEL NON-CERTIFICATED (aides, cafeteria workers, custodians, secretaries, bus drivers, crossing guards)
  • EDUCATIONAL TEAM (teams of teachers or administrators, civic organizations, parent organizations, school boards, etc.)
  • LIFE ACHIEVEMENT IN DISTRICT 41 (staff members with over 25 years of service to our District in an exemplary manner)

  • CLICK HERE to submit your nomination.

    Thank you!

    Facilities Community Task Force

    As mentioned at a recent Board of Education meeting, the District is in the process of creating a new community task force. If you are interested in further exploring facilities across the district (as it relates to the possibility of offering full-day kindergarten and improving the physical space of our schools) we hope you will consider serving on the District 41 Facilities Community Task Force. We are in the process of developing the meeting schedule and framework for the work of the Task Force. A call for participants will be sent out soon. Thank you in advance for your help and support.

    Latino Parents Book Club

    Earlier this school year, District 41's Department of Bilingual and ELL Services started a book club program at Churchill Elementary School as a way to engage Latino families. Gaby Escobar, District 41's bilingual liaison, brought moms together in a setting where not only books were discussed, but schooling and children topics were also covered.

    The book club's first book was "El poder para lograrlo" (The power to make it happen) by TV news anchor and motivational speaker Angelica Atondo. Moms met every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss the book. After reading and analyzing the book, author Angelica Atondo attended the final session where she shared the story of her successful career as TV news person and the elements that motivated her success - her parents.

    If you are interested in joining the book club, please contact Gaby Escobar at (630) 534-7633.

    Hadley Symphonic Band and Hadley String Orchestra will Compete at State

    Congratulations to the Hadley Junior High School Symphonic Band for receiving a Division I rating for their performance at the Illinois Grade School Music Association District Festival on March 21. Hadley band directors Mr. DePalo and Mrs. Tribley are "incredibly proud of the students' musicianship, commitment, and character." An ensemble receiving a Division 1 rating qualifies to perform at the Illinois Grade School Music Association State Contest on Saturday, April 25 at Addison Trail Junior High School. The ensemble will perform Proud Spirit by James Swearingen, Deir in De arranged by Warren Barker and Bright Sunny Days by Andrew Boysen, Jr.

    Congratulations also to the Hadley String Orchestra for having one of the best orchestra performances of the day at the Illinois Grade School Music Association District Organization Contest. The contest was held at Blackhawk Middle School in Bensenville last Saturday, March 21. The orchestra received the highest score of the day from the three judges. The Hadley String Orchestra now qualifies to perform at the state competition. Orchestra Director Georgia Alemis applaudes the "fantastic teamwork" of the orchestra members!

    Congratulations and good luck to the Hadley Symphonic Band and Hadley String Orchestra!


    Churchill Students Walk Over 1,000 Miles

    Congratulations to the Churchill Elementary School Winter Walking Club for walking over 1,000 miles this winter season! The following are the total number of laps per grade level and miles walked:

    1st Grade 4,345 laps = approx. 362 miles
    2nd Grade 2,711 laps = approx. 225 miles
    3rd Grade 1,649 laps = approx. 137 miles
    4th Grade 1,031 laps = approx.85 miles
    5th Grade 2,397 laps = approx. 199 miles
    Walking Club Overall Total = 12,133 laps or 1,011 MILES

    The Winter Walking Club will transition back to the Churchill Movers Recess Running Club in the coming weeks. Thank you, Brent Barker, PE teacher, for keeping the kids moving all winter!