Welcome to Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124
 


Our website is your gateway to information about Evergreen Park public schools grades Pre-K through 8. We invite you to visit frequently for the latest news and information.  
 
 
School Report Cards
Click here for School Report Cards 
Middle School Transitions
Each of the following documents listed below will serve as a resource for parents and guardians to better understand the transition that will take place next school year as sixth grade students move from elementary school to middle school.

The Nature of Middle Level
Transition to Middle School
The Transition from Elementary School to Middle School

 
Senate Bill 16: A Letter from D124's Superintendent Dr. Robert Machak
Please click here for an update on Senate Bill 16. 
Architechtural Services RFQ
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Addenda
 
It's Official: District 124 Now Joins the Facebook Community
School District 124 is pleased to announce that we are now a member of the Facebook community! Please be sure to visit and “like” the official Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124 page by visiting www.facebook.com.
 
Evergreen Park's The Village Pantry Coalition to Hold Annual Food Drive
The Village Pantry Coalition will be holding its annual food drive from October 17 through December 19. To learn more about the various ways you can help to make a difference in the lives of others, please select one of the links below.

The Village Pantry - English
The Village Pantry - Spanish
 
Senate Bill 16- School Funding Reform Act of 2014
Senate Bill 16, the School Funding Reform Act, passed the Illinois Senate in May and is now in the House of Representatives. If this bill passes in November, School District 124 stands to lose $873,000 – or 43% - of our annual state funding. Our $873,000 loss would be redistributed to other school districts throughout the state. This bill adds no new dollars to fund schools across the state; it redistributes current funding based on “local ability to pay” formula. More than 460 school districts around the state stand to lose a percentage of their current state funding under this legislation. We are asking community members to contact our local legislators to express your concern over this potentially catastrophic loss to our District. Please contact:

-Bobby L. Rush – US Congressional District #1 – (773) 224-6500; www.rush.house.gov

-William Cunningham – Senate District #18 – (773) 445-8128
Senator Cunningham voted “no” on this bill last May and will join us here October 7th!

-Kelly Burke – Representative District #36 – (708) 425-0571; kellyb@ilga.gov
-Richard Durbin – US Senate – (618) 351-112; durbin.senate.gov
-Mark Kirk – US Senate – (312) 886-3506; www.kirk.senate.gov
-Pat Quinn – Governor – (217) 558-3085; www2.illinois.gov/gov

We will be posting more information on our website and sending information home to parents in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please visit www.isbe.net/efac and www.edgeillinois.com for more information about this legislation.
 
Message From State Superintendent Christopher A. Koch
Last week state legislators met in Springfield for veto session. They took action on a number of items, but no major issues impacting education were finalized.

The House held a hearing to discuss Senate Bill 16, legislation that would alter the way education funding is distributed in Illinois. Nine panels presented testimony regarding the legislation and more than 10,000 people submitted witness slips online in support or in opposition to the bill. The agency provided testimony expressing our appreciation that lawmakers are studying the formula, but our concern is that more work needs to be done. The bill's sponsor will not move forward with the bill during veto or lame duck sessions. It is likely that it will be a significant part of the discussion during the spring legislative session.

Over the weekend Dave Dickson of Grant Park CUSD 6 was named the 2014 recipient of the Thomas Lay Burroughs Award. ISBE created the award for school board presidents in 1991 to honor Thomas Lay Burroughs, who served as chairman of the State Board of Education and the Board of Education for the Collinsville School District. The award recognizes extraordinary educational leadership at the local level, including leadership:
• on behalf of improved student learning and educational excellence;
• in resolving a crisis or major difficulty; and
• on behalf of equal education opportunities.
Dickson has served on the Grant Park CUSD 6 Board for more than eight years, including five years as president. Grant Park is a unit district located in central-eastern Illinois, approximately 60 miles south of Chicago. The district serves more than 500 students in grades pre-K to 12.

As we prepare for the holidays, Governor Quinn invites elementary school students across Illinois to help spread a little cheer this season by making holiday cards for our injured service members. Each year before the General Assembly reconvenes, Governor Quinn has made it a priority to personally deliver greeting cards from Illinois schoolchildren as a thank you to the troops for their courageous service. Governor Quinn welcomes your students to share in this holiday tradition.

Cards can be sent to:

Office of Governor Pat Quinn
Attn: Holiday Cards to Troops Program
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601

General Guidelines:
• Holiday cards of all types are welcome (i.e., Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, etc.)
• Cards created by grade school students only.
• Cards should be no larger than a regular 8.5x11 piece of paper.
• Cards may be handmade or computer generated.
• Stack cards neatly and bundle with rubber bands.
• Include one index card with your school's name and mailing address.
• Cards Only - We are unable to accept items other than holiday cards.

Cards must be received no later than Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Any questions about Governor Quinn's Holiday Cards to Troops Program can be directed to GOV.Cards4troops@illinois.gov.

Happy Thanksgiving.
Chris
 
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