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.  
Adult Education

Adult Education courses will be held this fall at several locations throughout School District 124. Participants can select from a variety of classes. Topics include Current Events, Dance, Foreign Language, Music, Relationships, and Technology.

Program details, including dates, times, locations, and fees, as well as a registration form can be found here.  

Message From State Superintendent Christopher A. Koch
This week, the Board will be holding its annual planning session and regular business meeting in Utica. Board members will be briefed on the upcoming legislative veto session and will begin developing their legislative priorities for next spring's legislative session. In addition, they'll receive a briefing on the latest developments with regards to Senate Bill 16, which is legislation to change the state's school funding formula.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday and will be audiocast live over the Internet via www.isbe.net.

Last week, we hosted a Back-to-School Webinar with our partners at the Illinois PTA. Nearly 400 participants joined us for a discussion on the implementation of new learning standards and assessments, as well as parent engagement and other timely topics. We entertained a number of great questions and I encourage you to share the Back-to-School materials we've developed to assist you in communicating with your constituencies. You may access these communication pieces at our hot topics page at http://www.isbe.net/hot-topics.htm.

We recorded this latest Back-to-School Webinar and it is posted on our hot topics page. We will also take some of the questions we didn't have time to answer and develop a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document that will be posted soon. We have also posted a FAQ sheet from the Back-to-School Webinar for educators we hosted in August on the hot topics page and I want to thank those of you who took time to provide us with feedback on that webinar. We will keep your thoughtful suggestions in mind as we plan future webinars.

We have selected 12 finalists for the 2015 Illinois Teacher of the Year, who will be named during the "Those Who Excel" banquet Oct. 25 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal. The state's annual educator recognition program will acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments of more than 200 educators and school personnel from throughout the state and honor one individual as the Illinois Teacher of the Year.

The 2015 finalists for Teacher of the Year are:

Seth Brady - Naperville Community Unit School District 203.
Susan Diggle - Germantown Hills School District 69.
Lisa Doughan - Community Unit School District 4 in Paris.
Steven Elza - Township High School District 211.
Lauren Hoeft - Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96.
Jamie Jones - Alton Community Unit School District 11.
Heather Kraus - Oswego Community Unit School District 308.
Mary Lynn Meredith - McLean County Unit 5.
Lynne Olsen - Rockford Public Schools District 205.
Jennifer Smith - Monticello Community Unit School District 25.
Emily Weiss - Grayslake Community High School District 127.
Mary Wirth - Sparta Community Unit School District 140.

Pam Reilly is the 2014 Illinois Teacher of the Year. Pam teaches second grade at Woodbury Elementary School in Sandwich Community Unit School District 430.

Have a great week!

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