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Engaging families and the community as partners to support student success.

Our district and its schools are the centers of the community. As such, the district believes that community engagement and collaboration between our staff, parents and residents are pivotal to the success of our students.

Annual Report

District 62 has maintained financial recognition status by the Illinois State Board of Education for the last 17 years. Financial recognition is the highest designation for a school district to receive.

I am very excited about our future here in District 62. We are focused on several key initiatives that are centered around supporting children with their academic as well as social emotional needs. Our team is also very focused on enhancing our safety measures in the district.   

-Superintendent Dr. Amadei

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Annual Report - English Annual Report - Español

Annual Report - Polski


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Jennifer tempest bova

Director of Community Relations

Meet Our Team

District News Highlights

Operation North Pole
Orchard Place

Orchard Place Elementary School collaborated with the organization Operation North Pole tp provide winter coats for all students. 

  • Orchard Place
4th Grade Culture Fair

Cumberland's fourth graders took part in a culture fair last week in which the students interviewed their family members about their cultural traditions, food, clothing, music and more. 

  • Cumberland
Family Literacy Night

Forest Elementary School hosted its annual Family Literacy Night last week.

  • Forest
Fall Fest Fun at the ELC!
Early Learning Center

The students at the ELC had a fun time particpating in the Fall Fest parade.

  • Early Learning Center
Students Take Flight!

Flight Club at Algonquin Middle School is all about aviation.

  • Algonquin
A New Take on Fairy Tales

Terrace fourth graders had a fun English assignment in which they could take a classic fairy tale and put their own spin on it.  

  • Terrace
Kiwanis Club: Shoes for Kids Event

The Kiwanis Club of Des Plaines recently sponsored an amazing event that resulted in 159 children getting a new pair of shoes or boots! 

  • CCSD62
Thank You to Our Veterans!

Second and third graders at South Elementary School said thank you to veterans in a musical performance this week. 

  • South
Plainfield Spreads Kindness

Plainfield Elementary School embarked upon a journey to celebrate World Kindness Day this week and to spread kindness throughout the school community.

  • Plainfield


The district has a volunteer program in place designed to strengthen partnerships between schools and our communities while preserving and enhancing educational opportunities for all students within the school district.

Volunteer Program

Board Briefs

Board Briefs, Newsbits & Press Releases

We invite you to sign up for our newest e-newsletter, NewsBits to stay informed on the latest happenings in the district. In the same form you can also subscribe to our Board Briefs and Press Releases. The Board Briefs are published following regularly scheduled meetings as well as our Press Releases.

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Celebrate 62

We were very happy to showcase the artwork that is on proud display at our Administration Center which we have now termed “Celebrate 62”.

View the Student Artwork

Winter Card Contest

 Over 30 entries were submitted this year.

All entries will be on display at the Des Plaines Public Library through the month of December.

The winning design will become District 62’s official winter card that will be mailed out next month to the community.

Learn more 

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Middle School Students You Should Know

District 62 middle school students were recognized at the May 15 Board of Education Meeting as part of the Middle School Students You Should Know recognition program.

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Staff Thank You Postcard!

We invite you to take a minute to thank a staff member here in District 62. With over 900 employees in our district, we recognize that these individuals make significant contributions in our district. Please take a moment to thank someone who has made a difference.

Community support means so much.

To get started, make sure you have their e-mail address! Then click on a postcard below. Write a brief message and we've got it from here.

Peacock Design Postcard

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Merci Design Postcard

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Heart Design Postcard

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The Office of Community Relations shares news and updates on District 62 developments and serves as the main point of contact for all media inquiries.

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