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CONTACT: Mindy Ward, Director of Community Relations, 847-824-8070

District 62 Salutes Community/Corporate Partners and School Volunteers

Parent, grandparent, retiree, and community/corporate involvement is a significant factor in the success of District 62. During the past decade, school systems throughout the country have accepted the services of dedicated volunteers to assist professional educators. More than 1,050 volunteers and 43 partners offer their time, encouragement, and meaningful contact with students. By volunteering, parents and community members provide invaluable contributions to the education of District 62 students. Volunteers assist teachers and staff with the day-to-day activities that provide balanced educations for students and are an important part of a team that strives to ensure that each and every one of our students succeeds. During the school year, countless volunteers spend innumerable hours serving schools in the District 62 as chaperones, mentors, after-school tutors, club leaders, parent group members, guest speakers, classroom helpers, coaches, and in countless other ways.

District 62 will observe National Public School Volunteer Week at a reception, that is scheduled from 4:30-6 PM, Thursday, April 25, 2013. The Time to Shine Volunteer and Partner Awards Reception takes place at Chippewa Middle School, 1123 N. 8th Avenue in Des Plaines, IL. The highlight of the event will be the announcement of the 2013 District 62 Community Relations Ambassador of the Year, and new this year, the 2013 Students Succeed Partner of the Year. All District 62 volunteer and community/corporate partners are invited to attend.

For more information about volunteering in District 62 or partnering with one of the District 62 schools, please contact Mindy Ward, director of community relations, at 847-824-8070 or

Des Plaines School District 62 educates more than 4,990 students in eleven schools and employs more than 770 employees.

For more information, please call:
Mindy Ward
Director of Community Relations


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For more information, please contact:
MeLinda Ward
Director of Community Relations

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