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Rise of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Respiratory Illness Cases Reported
Several hospitals in Illinois and Missouri have recently reported clusters of severe respiratory illness in community members, especially children. In two of these hospitals, enterovirus was identified as the cause of the illnesses. Learn more...

Call For Student Entries 2014

District 62 Students - Enter the Winter Card Design Contest!
The School District 62 Community Relations Department invites all kindergarten through eighth grade District 62 students to participate in a contest to design a winter greeting card for School District 62. Learn more...

2014-15 YEA!

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is a class that teaches Junior High students in School District 62 old how to start and run their own business, or non-profit organization. There are a limited number of spots in the class. Applications are being accepted until September 22. Scholarships are available for all students. Learn more...

Student schedule pick-up will take place on Friday, August 15, 2014 in the Chippewa Middle School main office between the hours of 8am and 3pm. If you are unable to pick your student's schedule up on this date, your student will receive their schedule on Monday, August 25th, the first day of school. Please note that schedules will be available ONLY on the August 15th pick-up date. Thank you, and enjoy the rest of your summer! -- Mrs. Fernandez Assistant Principal, Chippewa Middle School


This summer, Chippewa Middle School is continuing its summer reading program. All incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will be expected to read one book off the 2015 Rebecca Caudill book list. The 2014-2015 school year will begin with the expectation that all Chippewa students read a Rebecca Caudill book and complete a bookmark. Book discussions and follow-up activities will take place on August 25th. 2015 Rebecca Caudill Student Notes


Independent reading is a vital component of young adults’ development and academic success. Young adults who read regularly during the summer maintain and often increase their reading skills. Please help support our summer reading program by making sure your student is ready with their Caudill book and completed bookmark on Monday, August 25th.

For program information, please contact Cathy Sears, Reading Resource Teacher, Chippewa Middle School via email

2014 Chippewa Students NJHS

58 Chippewa Students Inducted into NJHS
On May 27, 2014, 58 Chippewa Middle School (CMS) students were inducted in the James A. Roy chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). New members, family, faculty, administrators and school board members, attended the evening candle-lighting ceremony.

Following welcoming remarks by NJHS advisor Matthew Mylinksi, and introductions by Dr. Leah Kimmelman, CMS principal, five students spoke about the standards of the National Junior Honor Society. Ali Chaus, Elanor Kurutz, Zayna Hai, Ahtziri Alviso and Jennifer MacDonald spoke about scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship, respectively. Tianna Lavelle presented a tribute to the parents of the inductees. In addition to the students mentioned previously, the following were inducted into the NJHS: Jessica Martin-Ranft, Olena Andrushko, Treshur McDonald, Katelyn Aragon, Jordan Meo, Julie Brizzolara, Emily Modloff, Victoria Capasso, Matthew Montanile, Sara Centineo, Michael Montanile, Caitlin Chan, Daniel Nach, Varun Nair, Alecia Corey, Nicole Palarz, Tatsu Cornegan, Meghan Paluch, Lianntzeitel David, Alec Paschos, Julio Diez, Juhi Patel, Allison Eby, Maggie Pegoraro, Dennis Gaitan, Anthony Ponce-Sidlo, Almond Gamwo, Darelys Rivera, Henry Grant, Charles Rodd, Daniela Grimaldi, Connor Ryan, Mary Schafer, Catherine Hickey, Cory Scholler, Darius Hong, Tina Shah, Katlyn Johnson, Elizabeth Sofinet, Catherine Johnson, Greta Sorensen, Samantha Kedziora, Emily Sprague, Casandra Kopec, Sandra Stasiak, Emily Tao, Sabrina Larbi, Jenna Temple, Anjaly Thomas, Natalie Trytko, Bianca Manda, and Natalia Wolny.

Board of Education President Brenda Murphy and Dr. Kimmelman, presented certificates, pins, and stoles to inductees. The ceremony concluded with students presenting carnations to their parents.

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.”

Chippewa Students Compete at Science Olympiad – This past weekend, Chippewa Middle School students participated in the Regional Science Olympiad Meet at Oakton Community College. Fifteen students participated in events such as Meteorology, Anatomy, Rocks and Minerals, Heredity, Helicopter, Boomilever, Disease Detectives, Experimental Design, Shock Value and Write It/Do It. Some of the events were written tests that students completed with a partner. Other events involved moving between stations completing tasks, and other events involved building something prior to the meet. The students earned several medals taking 3rd in Meteorology and 4th place in Anatomy.


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Tues – Thurs: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Absentee calls (847) 824-1503

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


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Chippewa Middle School
123 N 8th Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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