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Olweus Bullying Prevention Program – During the 2011-2012 school year, Des Plaines School District 62 implementied the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. This research-based program has been approved by our Board of Education and supports a safe and respectful learning environment for all students. Learn more...

For assistance with bullying prevention please contact:

Peter Martin, Social Worker
(847) 824-1532, or

Debra Kaufmann, Social Worker
(847) 824-1532, or

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  • Observation Request Form

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Bullying Prevention

Booster Day

Students at Chippewa participated in a meaningful PBIS Booster Day! Our school is proud to be recognized as one of Illinois' Positive Behavior and Supports schools. This booster day focused on team-building and anti-bullying activities. The day was extremely successful, and we know our entire school community will work hard to Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.

Bullying Expert Advises Parents to Get Involved

  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents - Bullying Toolkit - English | Español

Nodding heads, tears, and hugs signified that a respected bullying, cyber-bullying, and teen depression expert’s parenting suggestions hit home. Tuesday evening John Halligan, who lost his 13-year old son Ryan to suicide, shared Ryan’s Story with District 62 parents. The audience embraced the lessons that Halligan learned from his family’s ordeal, as well as strategies and insights that parents could use.

Earlier in the day, Halligan shared his story with Algonquin and Chippewa Middle School students. Halligan talked with students about the consequences of being the perpetrator or receiver of bullying. He also discussed the role of bystanders and the importance of students talking with their parents, teachers, and/or school administrators when bullying begins. Halligan openly answered student questions and admitted where his family made mistakes. His message was so poignant, that many students returned with their parents for the evening presentation.

In his evening presentation, Halligan advised parents to get involved in their child’s cyberspace by sitting at the computer with them and letting the child teach them about Internet use. He also stressed establishing clear and enforceable guidelines and questioning how much technology and access does a child need. Please visit for more information about Ryan’s Story and to learn more bout bullying, depression, and suicide prevention.

District 62 Foundation sponsored middle school and parent presentations.

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Leon Smaage
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777 East Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6281