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Jeanne Keane Appointed Senior Director of Buildings and Grounds June 27, 2017 Donna Middleton Appointed New Director of Special Education June 23, 2017 Khan Resigns as Principal of Brooks Middle School June 20, 2017 Registration Information for New or Transfer Students June 12, 2017 Media Assistants Returning for the 2017-18 School Year June 8, 2017 Public Hearing on Proposed Physical Education and Food Service Waivers - June 23 June 7, 2017 District 97 Partners with Park District and Library on Parks Passport Program May 12, 2017 Eboney Lofton Appointed New Senior Director of Student Services May 9, 2017 District 97 Schools Earn Top Awards in Global Virtual Classroom Contest May 3, 2017 Brooks Selected as Special Olympics Illinois Unified Champion School Award Recipient May 3, 2017 Information about the OPRF Food Pantry's Free Summer Meals Program for Kids and Teens May 2, 2017 District 97 Nominees for 2017-2018 Those Who Excel Awards April 21, 2017 WSCAE Student Art Expo - April 29 April 7, 2017 District 97 Appoints Dr. Lisa Bucciarelli-Carlos New Principal for Lincoln Elementary School March 15, 2017 District 97 Adopts Resolution Declaring Schools Safe and Welcoming for All Children March 15, 2017 Community Conversation with Superintendent Kelley - May 31 March 13, 2017 BRAVO Program Earns Prestigious Awards at Inaugural National Junior Theater Festival West February 24, 2017 District 97 Earns First Place at Speech and Drama Festival for Seventh Consecutive Year February 24, 2017 Information about CASTSummer Programming February 9, 2017 D97 Seeking Community Feedback on Key Terms from District's Vision January 12, 2017 Title I and Overall Resource Allocation December 6, 2016 District 97 Students Selected for Illinois Music Education Association's District I Jr. Honors Ensembles November 11, 2016 Superintendent Kelley - Our Beliefs as a District November 10, 2016 District 97 Launches Let's Talk Communication System November 7, 2016 Board of Education and OPESP Approve New Three-Year Agreement November 7, 2016 District 97's Vision and Big Rocks for the 2016-17 School Year October 24, 2016 District 97 Offering Free Early Childhood Screenings October 13, 2016 Presentation from the "Tech Night with District 97" Parent Workshop September 22, 2016 Board of Education and OPTAA Approve New Contract for Teacher Assistants September 16, 2016 Julian Teacher John Colucci Finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year September 2, 2016 Results of District 97's Water Quality Testing August 26, 2016 Several Members of the District 97 Community Earn Those Who Excel Awards August 23, 2016 Registration Information for the 2016-17 School Year August 11, 2016 Fee Information for the 2016-17 School Year June 28, 2016 Update from Superintendent Kelley on Vision Planning Process June 24, 2016 Summary of the Findings from the April Community Conversations June 7, 2016 District 97 Board of Education Appoints Three New Administrators May 13, 2016 Oak Park Students Earn Top Spots at the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament; Qualify for the World Finals April 8, 2016 District 97 Nominees for 2016-2017 Those Who Excel Awards April 5, 2016 Dr. Alicia Evans Appointed New Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations March 24, 2016 District 97 Board of Education Announces Intent to Run a Referendum in April 2017 March 15, 2016 District 97 Earns First Place at Speech and Drama Festival for Sixth Consecutive Year March 1, 2016 Mid-Year Report on District 97's Goals for 2015-16 January 15, 2016 Superintendent Kelley's 100-Day Report December 3, 2015 District 97's Special Olympics Unified Soccer Team Earns Bronze Medal November 5, 2015 Brooks and Julian Authorized as IB World Schools September 11, 2015 District 97 Board of Education Earns Prestigious Recognition from IASB September 11, 2015 Several Members of the District 97 Community Earn Those Who Excel Awards September 11, 2015 Report on Results of the 2015 Illinois 5Essentials Survey September 10, 2015 Board of Education and SEIU Approve New Contract July 22, 2015 District 97 Launches New Online Payment System for Food Service Program July 6, 2015 Oak Park Teacher Among 2015 Golden Apple Award Recipients May 17, 2015 Oak Park Students Perform at National Theater Festival May 12, 2015 Holmes Students Earn Top Award for Reading Olympics April 30, 2015 District 97 Students Excel at the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament; Qualify for the World Finals April 30, 2015 Board of Education and OPTA Approve New Teacher Contract January 29, 2015 Update on Administration Building Project January 27, 2015 Passage of OPTA Collective Bargaining Agreement January 27, 2015 Implementation of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program January 27, 2015 Update on OPTA Negotiations December 17, 2014 Update on Student and Staff Absences; Cold and Flu Prevention Tips December 15, 2014 Mann Community Raises Money for Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry November 20, 2014 Julian Students Earn Top Awards at Guerin Prep Math Competition November 14, 2014 Lincoln Teacher Selected 2014 Illinois Foreign Language Teacher of the Year October 31, 2014 Whittier Dedicates Outdoor Learning Classroom to Former Principal October 31, 2014 District 97 Students Excel in Special Olympics Bocce Ball Tournament October 31, 2014 Update on OPTA Negotiations October 3, 2014 Brooks Students Celebrate Banned Books Week September 26, 2014 Several Members of the District 97 Community Earn Those Who Excel Awards August 29, 2014 Students from Brooks Write and Illustrate Book about South Africa August 29, 2014 District 97 Appoints New Directors of Curriculum and Instruction August 12, 2014 Music and Art Students Team Up to Create Murals for Brooks June 13, 2014 Holmes School Among Winners in Learning Garden Challenge June 11, 2014 District 97 Appoints New Director of Technology June 10, 2014 Julian Team Excels at State Track and Field Meet May 30, 2014 District 97 Appoints New Principals for Mann and Whittier May 27, 2014 Whittier Students Raise Money to Benefit Schools for Salone May 23, 2014 Julian Students Make Blankets to Benefit Project Linus May 23, 2014 Students from Brooks Excel at Music Festival May 21, 2014 Active Transportation Alliance Brings Bike Training Program to D97 Schools May 13, 2014 District 97 Schools Earn Top Awards in Global Virtual Classroom Contest May 8, 2014 Olympian Emery Lehman Visits Brooks Middle School May 8, 2014 Update on OPTA Negotiations April 30, 2014 Hatch Community Participates in Walk/Run to Honor Memory of Student April 30, 2014 Mann Students Decorate Bags for Earth Day April 22, 2014 Special Education Parent Workshop "Maximizing Student Strengths to Achieve Your Summer Goals" - May 10 April 15, 2014 District 97 Middle School Students Excel in Math Competitions April 9, 2014 Oak Park Students Earn Top Spots at the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament; Qualify for the World Finals April 9, 2014 Brooks Student Earns Scholar Attitude Award April 4, 2014 District 97 Nominees for 2014-2015 Those Who Excel Awards March 19, 2014 District 97 Students Earn Top Rating and Perfect Scores During Choir Contest March 18, 2014 District 97 Earns First Place at Speech and Drama Festival for Fourth Consecutive Year March 18, 2014 District 97 Receives Nearly 20 Nominations for 2014-2015 Those Who Excel Awards March 7, 2014 District 97 Offering Tuition-Based Summer Math Enrichment Classes to Current Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Graders March 7, 2014 Brooks and Julian Middle Schools Raise Awareness and Money for Pink Shirt Day February 26, 2014 Brooks Students Hosting Event to Benefit Hope for Ariang February 26, 2014 Irving Students Participate in Read Across America Activity February 26, 2014 Calendar for the 2014-15 School Year February 13, 2014 Wednesday Journal Publishes Article about VEX Robotics Teams from Brooks and Julian January 22, 2014 Mann Students Don Wacky Hairdos for Charity January 8, 2014 BRAVO Named Finalist for Playbill Community Service Award January 7, 2014 Public Notice Regarding Destruction of Temporary Special Education Records January 3, 2014 Mann School's Holiday Spirit Benefits Oak Park Public Library December 20, 2013 Information about the Firearm Concealed Carry Act - Effective January 1, 2014 December 19, 2013 Eighth Graders from Brooks Meet with 2013 Winner of the UN Humanitarian Prize December 13, 2013 Holmes School Participates in Annual Giving Thanks Campaign December 5, 2013 Mann School Aids Victims of Typhoon Haiyan December 5, 2013 Lincoln Students Excel in AATSP Poetry and Oral Recitation Competition November 22, 2013 District 97 Students Participate in CivicAction Weekend November 8, 2013 Whittier Certified as Common Sense School November 8, 2013 Statement from Superintendent Roberts about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey Results November 1, 2013 District 97 Students Earn Top Spots in Oak Leaves' Scary Stories Contest November 1, 2013 Dates for District 97's Early Childhood Screenings October 22, 2013 District 97 Board of Education Earns Prestigious Designations and Awards from IASB October 1, 2013 Annual Student Performance Report for District 97 September 26, 2013 District 97 Participates in Harvard University Conference on Closing the Achievement Gap September 26, 2013 District 97 Receives Unqualified Audit for 2013 Fiscal Year September 26, 2013 Information about Air Conditioning in District 97 Schools September 13, 2013 Tribune and Wednesday Journal Publish Articles about Human Chess at Lincoln September 9, 2013 Several Members of the District 97 Community Earn Those Who Excel Awards August 30, 2013 Outdoor Classroom at Hatch Dedicated to Principal Sheila Carter August 23, 2013 Story about Beye Student Fundraiser to Fight Human Trafficking Featured on WCIU-TV August 21, 2013 Wednesday Journal Publishes Story about New Field at Irving August 21, 2013 Oak Park-River Forest Patch Publishes Back to School Q&A with Superintendent Roberts August 15, 2013 Steve Cummins Appointed New HR Director for District 97 August 6, 2013 Irving PTO Earns Prestigious Award July 16, 2013 Julian Teacher Joe Parratore Selected for 2013 James A. Gates Oak Park District 97 Scholarship June 19, 2013 Information about BRAVO's Summer Season June 19, 2013 Information about CAST's Summer Season June 19, 2013 Updated Enrollment Projection for District 97 June 13, 2013 A Crowd of 500 Visits District 97's Booth at Day in Our Village June 6, 2013 Brooks Student Captures Top Spot in 1600 Meter Run at State Track Meet May 24, 2013 Students from Beye Travel the Oregon Trail May 24, 2013 Brooks Student Excels in Statewide Art Contest May 24, 2013 Longfellow School Wins Eco-Art Contest May 14, 2013 Brooks Collects Food and Monetary Donations to Benefit Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry May 3, 2013 District 97 Schools Earn Top Awards in Global Virtual Classroom Contest May 2, 2013 District 97 Middle School Students and Staff Help Raise Money for Misericordia May 2, 2013 Districts 97 and 200 and Village Approve Early Childhood Agreement and Contract April 26, 2013 District 97 Nominees for 2013-2014 Those Who Excel Awards April 11, 2013 Dates and Times for BRAVO's Performance of Legally Blonde Jr. April 10, 2013 Presentation about Common Core in Oak Park - April 29 April 8, 2013 Forum on Teacher Evaluations Being Rescheduled for Fall March 22, 2013 Report on the Results of the Third Grade Implementation of Fast ForWord March 20, 2013 Presentation about Common Core from the March 12 Forum March 20, 2013 Calendar for the 2013-14 School Year March 15, 2013 Wednesday Journal Publishes Feature Story about Beye's Reading Challenge March 14, 2013 Local Newspapers Publish Feature Stories about Brooks Bullying and Bystander Initiative March 14, 2013 District 97 Earns Bright Red Apple Award March 14, 2013 District 97 Students Earn Top Rating and Perfect Scores During Choir Contest March 12, 2013 District 97 Conducting Study of Teacher Compensation Models March 12, 2013 District 97 Receives Nearly 30 Nominations for Those Who Excel March 8, 2013 District 97 Earns First Place at Speech and Drama Festival for Third Consecutive Year March 6, 2013 Oak Leaves Publishes Story about Young Scientists Conference March 6, 2013 District 97 Participating in State's Kindergarten Individual Development Survey Pilot March 4, 2013 Mann Students Win Flimmaking Award March 1, 2013 Middle School Students Excel in Math Competition March 1, 2013 Presentation about Understanding the IEP Process and Special Education Terminology - February 23 February 15, 2013 Information about 2012 ISAT Cut-Score Adjustments for District 97 February 15, 2013 Post Office Run by Hatch Students Raises Money for Charity February 15, 2013 District 97 Students Excel in Math Competition February 1, 2013 Brooks Eighth Grade Boys' Basketball Team Wins Village Tournament January 30, 2013 Brooks Student Reaches Finals of International Art Contest January 25, 2013 BRAVO Program Earns Prestigious Awards at the National Junior Theater Festival January 24, 2013 District 97 Teacher Earns National Board Certification January 15, 2013 Update on Status of Board Goals for 2012-13 School Year January 9, 2013 Wednesday Journal Publishes Feature Story about Student Author from Hatch January 2, 2013 Julian Students Participating in International Conservation Project January 2, 2013 Julian Students Earn Top Award in Contest Sponsored by the Shedd Aquarium December 11, 2012 Irving Students Collect Pennies to Aid Victims of Hurricane Sandy December 11, 2012 Lincoln School's Hungry Minds Pasta Dinner Raises Money and Awareness for Hunger Relief December 11, 2012 Brooks Student Wins Statewide Art Contest December 10, 2012 Whittier Students Spread Holiday Cheer to the Troops November 30, 2012 Oak Park Education Foundation's 2011-2012 Annual Report November 30, 2012 Julian Students Aid Victims of Hurricane Sandy November 29, 2012 Holmes Students Support the Holiday Food & Gift Basket Program November 29, 2012 Dates, Times and Locations for Upcoming Early Childhood Mini-Screenings November 27, 2012 Update regarding Proposed Sharing of Administrative Facilities November 16, 2012 Wednesday Journal Publishes Feature Story about Building Engineer Frank DiPaolo November 14, 2012 Vex Robotics Program Receives Grant from Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation November 13, 2012 District 97 Climate Survey Report October 31, 2012 District 97 Students Earn Top Spots in Oak Leaves' Scary Stories Contest October 26, 2012 Facilities Advisory Committee's Annual Report October 19, 2012 District 97's Annual Student Performance Report October 19, 2012 New Members of the Finance Oversight and Review Committee October 18, 2012 Lincoln Students Serving as Consultants on Renovation of Ben Fuller Farmhouse October 15, 2012 District 97 Team Excels at Special Olympics Bocce Ball Tournament September 26, 2012 Fast ForWord Presentations, Research and Videos September 26, 2012 2012-2013 Meeting Schedule and Action Plan for World Language Advisory Committee September 24, 2012 District 97 Teacher Named Finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year September 10, 2012 Oak Park.com Acknowledges District 97 Award Recipient September 7, 2012 Beye School Officially Opens New Schoolyard September 7, 2012 Oak Leaves Publishes Feature Story about Julian Teacher Elizabeth Chu August 30, 2012 Several Members of the District 97 Community Earn Those Who Excel Awards August 30, 2012 Beginning Band/Orchestra Registration August 28, 2012 District 97 Special Education Status Update and Plan for 2012-13 August 22, 2012 Presentation and Adoption of Tentative Budget for 2012-13 August 22, 2012 Wednesday Journal Publishes Feature Story about CAST and Program Director Bill McGlynn August 15, 2012 Registration Information for New District 97 Students August 14, 2012 Information about Instrumental Music for 4th and 5th Graders August 13, 2012 District 97 Implementing International Baccalaureate at its Middle Schools August 8, 2012 District 97 Audit Reveals No Internal Control Deficiencies July 24, 2012 Changes at the Middle Schools for the 2012-2013 School Year July 12, 2012 Elizabeth Chu Selected for 2012 James A. Gates Oak Park District 97 Teacher Scholarship July 1, 2012 District 97 Appoints New Middle School Assistant Principals June 26, 2012 More Than 600 People Visited District 97 Booth at Day in Our Village June 20, 2012 Bravo Celebrating Its 10th Summer Season June 20, 2012 Update regarding Fast ForWord June 14, 2012 Video of Irving School's Solarbration June 11, 2012 Julian Middle School Earns Blue Ribbon Award May 24, 2012 District 97 Appoints LeDeaux as New Principal of Mann School May 22, 2012 District 97 Middle Schools Earn Top Honors at Music Festivals May 21, 2012 District 97 Middle Schools Excel at State Track Meet May 21, 2012 District 97 Schools Earn Top Awards in Global Virtual Classroom Contest May 3, 2012 Verification of Residency Information April 24, 2012 Court Dismisses Appeal of Referendum Lawsuit Filed Against District 97 April 17, 2012 District 97 Earns Bright Red Apple Award April 6, 2012 District 97 Nominees for 2012-2013 Those Who Excel Awards March 30, 2012 Vex Robotics Teams Excel in National Championship March 19, 2012 Mann School Earns Stand Up/Stand Out Award March 19, 2012 District 97 Students Earn Medals in Special Olympics Gymnastics Meet March 16, 2012 Julian Eighth Grade Girls Volleyball Team Goes Undefeated March 16, 2012 District 97 Earns First Place at the West 40 Speech and Drama Festival for the Second Consecutive Year March 8, 2012 Beye Teacher Featured on WLS-TV February 26, 2012 Julian and Brooks Team Up to Win Regional Vex Robotics Championship February 13, 2012 Results from the 2012 Vex Robotics Competition February 2, 2012 Irving First Graders Celebrate School's 100th Anniversary February 2, 2012 Julian Student's Album Picked Up By Indie Label January 24, 2012 Award-Winning Author Shares His Experiences and Work with District 97 Students January 24, 2012 District 97 Seeking Qualified Minority Candidates for Teaching Positions January 23, 2012 Information about Kindergarten and Open Enrollment Registration January 18, 2012 Fast ForWord Info January 13, 2012 District 97 Students Help Governor Quinn Launch "Walk Across Illinois Challenge" January 9, 2012 Board Member Peter Traczyk Named Villager of the Year by the Wednesday Journal January 4, 2012 Strategic Plan Update Presented to the Board of Education on December 13, 2011 December 13, 2011 District 97, District 200 and Village of Oak Park Approve Settlement Agreement to Resolve TIF Litigation December 13, 2011 Julian's Participation in Holiday Food and Gift Basket Program Featured on WLS-TV December 9, 2011 Longfellow Shows Its Support for the Troops December 8, 2011 Follow-Up Report on Fast ForWord Program Presented to the Board of Education on November 29, 2011 November 30, 2011 Brooks Honored for Efforts to Fight Hunger November 28, 2011 Report on the Fast ForWord Pilot Presented to the Board of Education on November 8, 2011 November 9, 2011 District 97 Teachers Nominated for Golden Apple Award November 8, 2011 Principal Carter Earns Administrator Award November 8, 2011 State Report Cards for District 97 and its 10 Schools November 1, 2011 Brooks Student Captures First Place at State Meet October 17, 2011 District 97's Annual Student Performance Report September 28, 2011 Facilities Advisory Committee's Annual Report September 28, 2011 Superintendent Roberts' Podcast Regarding No Child Left Behind September 23, 2011 Follow District 97 on Twitter September 2, 2011

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