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Early Dismissal Friday 27 - 2:45 p.m. grades 6 – 8; grades 1 – 5 and afternoon kindergarten 3:15 p.m.

Spring Recess - All District 62 schools will remain closed Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3. Classes will not meet on Monday, April 6 Non-Attendance Day. Classes resume Tuesday, April 7.

Wednesdays, April 4 – May 12

Presenter: Peter Martin Social Worker – Chippewa Middle School
You are invited to join us for a Free Parent Education Group

Parenting the
Love§Logic Way

This 6-week course will teach you a fun and practical approach to raising wonderful kids. During the course, you will learn about the Two rules of Love and Logic, the Anticipatory Consequence, ways to neutralize arguing and much more.

SPRING SESSIONS: You will walk out with information and ideas that you can use right away! The group will meet in the Chippewa Library, on Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30 pm on these dates, Session 1 - April 7 | Session 2April 14 | Session 3April 21 | Session 4April 28 | Session 5May 05 | Session 6May 12.

For more information, please contact Peter Martin, Chippewa Middle School Social Worker,, (847) 824-1532.

Love§Logic provides simple and practical techniques to help parents and care givers have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids.

6th-grade student ready to go “Bald for Baldricks” – Cancer had taken away Samantha Poplawski’s father before she knew him. Now as a 6th-grader at Algonquin Middle School, she is going to go “Bald for Baldricks” and shave her head in his memory to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Read more...

The Gallery 62 – In celebration of Illinois Arts Education Week the Board of Education hosted a special recognition of student art. – Read more...

YBTCC-Veronica Kleinschmidt

When Veronica Kleinschmidt competed last year in the “You Be The Chemist Challenge,” she lost in the fifth round. This year as an 8th grader she took that loss to heart and studied again. Harder. That extra work paid off March 3 when she beat out 39 competitors from 14 schools to win the area You Be The Chemist competition. She will be representing Algonquin Middle School and District 62 in the state championship April 25, 2015 at Benedictine College. Read more...


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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.

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Leon Smaage
Administration Center

777 East Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6281