Update from District 97

Board Meeting Tonight
The next District 97 Board of Education Meeting will be held tonigh at 7 p.m. in the board room of the administration building (970 Madison Street). The items on the agenda include:
Public hearing for the tentative 2011-2012 budget
Approval of school recognition applications
Annual approval of grants
Approval of new committee charges
Approval of the establishment of the Committee for Legislative Action, Intervention and Monitoring
Approval of the board’s goals and superintendent’s goals for the 2011-2012 school year
Discussion about the vision statement for the district
Please click here to access the packet of materials for the meeting.
“Those Who Excel” Awards

Several members of the District 97 community have earned awards in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education’s “Those Who Excel” educator recognition program, including:
The Board of Education (Award of Excellence)
Tywone Smith, teaching assistant at Holmes Elementary School (Award of Excellence)
Ashley Kannan, teacher at Julian Middle School (Award of Merit)
Mary Beth Hausken, community volunteer (Award of Merit)
They will be among the individuals honored at a banquet being held in Normal, IL on October 22, 2011.

The “Those Who Excel” program annually recognizes and honors people who have made outstanding contributions to public and non-public elementary and secondary education. You can access additional information about the program by visiting http://www.isbe.state.il.us/those_who_excel.htm.CAST Program’s Film Premiering at Lake Theatre
“What the Playground Knows,” an original film produced by the CAST program at Julian Middle School, will premier at the Lake Theatre on Saturday, September 17 at 10 a.m. You can access the article about the film that was posted on the Wednesday Journal’s Web site by clicking here. You can access additional information about CAST by clicking here.

Helpful Links
Below are links that feature important school and district-related information and resources.
Digital backpack – http://www.op97.org/digital-backpack/index.cfm
Food service program – http://www.op97.org/business-office/Food-Service.cfm
District and school calendars – http://www.op97.org/School-Calendars.cfm
Bus routes and Safe Walking Routes – http://www.op97.org/Transportation.cfm
Reminder – District 97 is on Twitter
You can follow District 97 on Twitter by visiting http://twitter.com/#!/OakPark97.

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