Hadley Student Yousuf Khan Named "TIME for Kids" Reporter 

Congratulations to Hadley Junior High student Yousuf Khan on being chosen as one of only 10 TIME for Kids reporters in the nation. Yousuf is the only TIME for Kids reporter in Illinois and was chosen out of 400 applicants. "We are extremely proud of Yousuf. This is a significant accomplishment and we applaud his success. We look forward to following Yousuf as he begins his journey as a Time for Kids reporter," said Superintendent Paul Gordon.

Click Here for the Chicago Tribune article featuring Yousuf.


PARCC Test Results Update

State-level results from last spring's PARCC standardized assessment are being released, however the state is not releasing any local data at this time. We expect to get our district-level results later this fall. We will share our local data once we receive the report and review the information.


'Most Likely to Succeed' Film Screening

In recognition of American Education Week, Glen Ellyn School District 41 and the Glenbard Township High School District 87 will present the 2015 Sundance Film Festival's "Most Likely to Succeed" on Wednesday, November 18, 7 p.m. in the Auditorium at Glenbard West High School.

Click Here to view the trailer.

Please join us for this free special screening event!

SIP Day 

A reminder that this Friday, September 18, is a School Improvement Day (SIP) for all District 41 schools. Grades 1 - 8 will have noon dismissal. There is no school for PreK or kindergarten. SIP days are scheduled eight times a year to allow for school teachers and staff to engage in school improvement planning, trainings and workshops.

Click Here for the 2015-16 SIP Day schedule

Student Services Parent Advisory Council (SSPAC)

SSPAC is an open group available to parents, teachers, and staff promoting awareness, education, advocacy, and acceptance of different learners within Glen Ellyn School District 41. All are welcome to the first meeting of the year!

Thursday, September 24, 2015 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Forest Glen School Library - 561 Elm Street, Glen Ellyn

The meeting will serve as an opportunity to hear from Michelle Gallo, Director of Student Services, as well as a chance for the group to share information and network. All are welcome!

MAP Testing Message from NWEA

Due to a technology issue at the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), the organization that administers the MAP test, District 41 schools have had to make minor adjustments to MAP testing during the school day. The impact on MAP testing and daily school work has been minimal for District 41, however we will continue to monitor. Testing is continuing as scheduled at all schools. See below for information from NWEA explaining the issue.

"...What happened: NWEA systems have been attacked several times starting on September 8, 2015, up to and including today (September 14, 2015). The impacts of the attacks have varied in duration, with the shortest being 10 minutes, and the longest 88. However, we recognize that the actual duration of the impact does not represent the disruption to your schedules, which can last considerably longer.

What NWEA is doing to combat the attacks: NWEA has industry-standard protocols in place to detect and mitigate attacks within minutes. We employ best-in-class network monitoring to ensure early detection of attacks generally within seconds. Additionally, we are proactively filtering traffic to prevent the impacts of attacks. When new attacks are detected, traffic is filtered so that it can no longer impact our systems and partners can once again use NWEA products normally."


In the "Academic Testing Information" item last week, September 10, the information about the grade levels that take the PARCC assessment was incorrect. The PARCC assessment is given to 3rd through 8th graders, not all grade levels. Last year these students took a Performance Based Assessment in March and an End of the Year Assessment in May. This year students in grades 3 - 8 will take one PARCC Assessment in April.