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Illinois School Report Card - 2012
District 62 students consistently perform at or above the state minimum target for attendance, reading, mathematics, and graduation. Reading score 83.1% is close to meeting the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) target of 85.0% meeting or exceeding standards. Students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 8 made gains from 2011 to 2012. Scores in grades 4 and 7 remained consistent.
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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015 | 4:30 – 7:30 PM

D62 Kindergarten Registration Announced

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 is a very important date in School District 62. When the day is over, Iroquois Community School and every elementary school will register the first members of the School District 62 Class of 2024. This annual event is called Kindergarten Registration, and is the tradition of pre-registering students who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015.

Kindergarten Registration Flyer: English | Español | Learn more...

To register, parents or guardians must bring the child’s birth certificate and proof of residence in District 62. Parents can apply to the county clerk in the county where their child was born to receive a copy of the birth certificate. Registration forms, immunization requirements, and other materials will be distributed at each school.


Announcing Inclement Weather and School Closings
Community Consolidated School District 62 understands that when winter weather arrives, students, parents and staff want to be informed quickly in the event that schools are closed on any particular day.

These decisions are made through a collaborative discussion by the Superintendent of District 62, Dr. Jane L. Westerhold, working with Superintendents from Elementary Districts East Maine 63, Park Ridge-Niles 64, Pennoyer 79 and Maine Township 207. Working together, the superintendents assess weather and road conditions, forecasts and other relevant factors.

In the rare event that the superintendents decide at night to close schools the next day, that decision generally would be made by 9:30 p.m. and publicized through automated phone calls, District 62 website postings, the Emergency Closing Center emergencyclosingcenter.com and District 62 social media by 10:00 PM.

More often, superintendents make these decisions in the early morning, when they have a more complete and accurate assessment of conditions for that day. In these cases, a decision about opening or closing school will be made by 5:30 a.m. Any decision to close schools is publicized by phone, District 62 web sites, Chicago TV stations, the Emergency Closing Center emergencyclosingcenter.com and District 62 social media as quickly as possible after that time.

Parents can help ensure that they get the word of any closings by making sure that their contact information on file with District 62 is up to date by calling their child’s school. Adapted from Keeping an Eye on the Winter Weather prepared by Maine Township 207.




Algonquin Wins! Congratulations to Algonquin Middle School for winning the Grand Prize for grades 6 – 8 in the 2014 Compass Learning Classroom Refresh Contest for their video Tech Tech Baby. Thank you to everyone who voted for the AMS team. Check out the Compass Learning website classroomrefresh.shycast.com for more information.


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Audiovisual: Daniel Chianelli, and Pablo Sands


2014 Algonquin Students NJHS

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2014 Algonquin Students NJHS

Thirty-six Algonquin Students Inducted into NJHS
On April 30, 2014, thirty-six Algonquin Middle School students were inducted in the Henry C. Lashway chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at an induction ceremony. New members, friends, family, faculty, administrators and school board members, attended the evening candle-lighting ceremony.

Following welcoming remarks by Algonquin Middle School principal John Swanson, and a speech by school board member Ronald Burton, five students spoke about the importance of the standards of the National Junior Honor Society. Romar Paul Harayo, Josselyn Cruz, Catherine Buchaniec, Joshua Wastyn, and Grasiela Victor spoke about scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Jelena Pejovic served as the mistress of ceremonies. Swanson and Burton presented certificates and medallions to the inductees. Each student presented a carnation to his/her family.

The National Junior Honor Society is a national service organization, designed to “create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.”



STEM Club + GE = Ignited Minds – For the next four weeks, General Electric (GE) engineers and project managers will meet with the Algonquin Middle School STEM Club on Tuesdays from 3-4 PM. This particular visit focused on retail math and discounts. Igniting Minds, which is a ten-week program, features GE professionals working with AMS students in activities such as Roller Coasting Through Functions, Math Bingo, Invest in Your Education and Supreme Court Handshakes. Algonquin is the first middle school in the northwest suburbs to participate in this program.



Over 300 students, over half of Algonquin students donated to fundraiser and raised $930. Our teacher Kristin Vaziri organized the fundraiser for HopeKids (kids with cancer). The HopeKids powerlifting event takes place on Saturday, March 29th. Links about the fundraiser and HopeKids: Emily video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnaR647ssM8, and Relentless intro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdE7k6fteYM.



The Stars Shine at Algonquin – Students, families, and members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomy Club joined Algonquin Middle School teachers at the second annual Astronomy Night. Beam me up, Scotty!



Former Algonquin Student Wins Big at Karate Nationals

Bailey Radnitzer, Maine West High School, won first place in the 14-year old category of the USA Karate Nationals in Greenville, SC. Radnitzer attended Algonquin Middle and Forest Elementary Schools.


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Mon and Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tues – Thurs: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Absentee calls (847) 824-1205


The mission of the Des Plaines Community Education System is to equip our students with the skills necessary for their success as responsible citizens, productive workers, and lifelong learners by providing the best possible educational climate, curriculum, resources, and staff.


For 2014-15 School Year



Algonquin is proud to announce

Plus One

The purpose of our Saturday School program include:

  • Addressing academic needs of 6th, 7th and 8th graders who have received a U in any class.
  • Providing a constructive alternative for students who struggle to complete class and homework and are not motivated by consequences that are already in place.
  • Providing a “walk-in” environment for students who:
    • would like to work on group projects,
    • would like to get help from a teacher or peer,
    • would like an alternative to working at home,
    • need computer/internet access to complete school work.
  • Providing a positive alternative to school suspensions.
  • Provide small group instructional opportunities.
  • Provide enrichment opportunities for advanced students.

Times: 8:00 – 11:00 a.m., Students should arrive on time and stay for the entire session unless previous arrangements have been made.
Students should bring snack, materials such as pens/pencils, paper, calculator, notebooks and school books as necessary, a book for independent silent reading, and a good attitude is recommended!



D62 Parent and Staff Notification System – District 62 uses Blackboard Connect 5 to notify parents, staff, vendors, and the Board of Education of emergency and weather related school closings, cancellations, late starts, and general announcements. Learn more...



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Algonquin Middle School
767 E. Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-824-1205
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