2013-14 School Supply List
Central | Chippewa | Cumberland |
North | Orchard Place | Plainfield | South | Terrace
Free and Paid Bus Rider Alert –
All school offices are closed for summer recess, the 2013-14 enrollment forms are now accepted at the School District 62 Administration Center located at 777 East Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016.
Important: Please ask for Sylvia Ortega at the front desk when delivering your student's registration and transportation enrollment information.
Middle School Registration and Transportation – Algonquin |
Elementary School Registration and Transportation – Central |
Cumberland | Forest |
North | Orchard Place |
Plainfield | South |
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Two Elementary School Principal Named
DES PLAINES, IL – Michelle Flores has been named the principal of South Elementary School in School District 62. Her appointment was unanimously approved at the June 17 Board of Education meeting.
Flores, who is a National Board Certified Teacher, served as associate principal in at Oak Terrace Elementary School in North Shore School District 112. She has held that post since 2010. Flores began her career in education as a dual language teacher at Northwood Junior High School in North Shore School District 112. In addition to teaching in North Shore School District 112, Flores was an athletic/activity supervisor and summer school director. Prior to entering the field of education, Flores was the Estudiante to Student Mentor Program Director with the City of Highland Park.
Flores earned master degrees in supervision and administration, and teaching from National-Louis University and a bachelor's degree in journalism and Spanish from the University of Iowa.
Flores assumes the South Elementary School principal position on July 1, 2013. She replaces Lori Poelking who accepted a principal position in Libertyville Elementary School District 70.
DES PLAINES, IL – Howard Coleman, Sr. has been named the principal of North Elementary School in School District 62. His appointment was unanimously approved at the June 17 Board of Education meeting.
Coleman served as a principal in Pembroke Community Consolidated School District 259 in Hopkins Park, IL. He held that post since 2011. Coleman began his career in education as a middle school teacher in Posen-Robbins School District 143.5 in Posen, IL. He also taught middle school in Matteson, IL and served as an assistant principal in Ford Heights, IL. Prior to entering the field of education, Coleman was managing owner of a realty management company.
Coleman earned a master's degree in administration from Governors State University and a bachelor's degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University. He is a Chicago State University Honors recipient.
Coleman assumes the North Elementary School principal position on July 1, 2013. He replaces Carol Gibbs who will serve as a curriculum coordinator in the District 62 Instructional Services Department.
Community Consolidated School District 62 educates almost 4,791 students in eleven preK-8 schools and employs almost 770 certified and support staff.
Community Leaders Share Career Experiences – On Monday May 20, South School's fifth graders were visited by community leaders who shared information about their education, experiences, and careers.
The community members were: Sarita Rivera, a supervisor and instructor for the Transportation Security Administration at O'Hare International Airport; Josephine Lee, president and artistic director for the Chicago's Children's Choir; Ji Hye Kim, associative director of Kan-Win; Barbara Ryan, executive director of the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce; and Bob Neil, former police officer.
During the presentations, Rivera shared information about the technologies used at the airport to ensure passenger safety; Lee shared videos of students performances, and taught an Afro Cuban song “Yen Yeré Guma,” which included a dance; Kim spoke of the relationship between bullying and domestic abuse; Ryan discussed her experiences as an entrepreneur, and Neil provided anecdotes from his career as a police officer.
Our fifth grade students were very fortunate and appreciative to have shared an afternoon with such engaging guests!
Students Succeed – Community Leaders Share Career Experiences
The K-2 students of Terrace Elementary School put on a fabulous musical Go Fish! – It was about celebrating our differences, and if we were all the same, how boring life would be! All K-2 students memorized songs, lines, and choreography which they performed on May 9, 2013. Their music teacher, Mrs. Prost, directed the musical and is so proud of everyone!
U.S. Representative Checks Out Financial Literacy Class – Wednesday, May 1, Dr. Jane Westerhold, Superintendent of Schools, Principal John Swanson, and Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Carrie Willman, welcomed Jan Schakowsky, U.S. Representative for Illinois 9th Congressional District to Algonquin Middle School to observe a financial literacy class. The class about checking accounts is a part of a four-course curriculum called Banking on Our Future and teaches the basics of banking and the importance of credit and investment. These financial literacy classes are taught by specially trained employee volunteers from Alliant Credit Union. Alliant Credit Union President and CEO David Mooney, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Affairs Lee Shafer, and Sr. Marketing Representative & Civic Affairs Manager Rob Russell, and Operation Hope Program Manager Karen Kuramitsu assisted Alliant Credit Union Human Resources Manager Jill Okowita, who taught the class.
Classes occur during each quarter of the school year for 8th grade students at Algonquin and Chippewa. Over several years, almost every District 62 middle school student has participated in these classes. The program was developed by Operation HOPE, a national organization that helps people succeed through financial literacy and economic empowerment.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF DES PLAINES
The City of Des Plaines and School District 62 acknowledged Arbor Day – April 26, 2013, with the signing of an official Proclamation and the planting of a Linden Tree at Plainfield School, 1850 Plainfield Drive. Accompanied by School District 62 Superintendant Dr. Jane Westerhold, Associate Superintendent Paul Hertel, Plainfield Principal Guillermo Heredia, Plainfield 5th Grade Students Marlene Tapia, Ruby Patino and Bryan Gomez, Acting Mayor Mark Walsten shoveled dirt onto the school’s newly planted tree acknowledging the day that celebrates trees “as a source of joy and spiritual renewal. “ Prior to the planning, coordinated by the City’s Public Works and Engineering Department with School District 62, an assembly was held at which time students sang a song about trees and Acting Mayor Walsten read a proclamation stating, “In 1872 J. S. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees.”
The City of Des Plaines has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for 26 years.