Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The man was taken to the hospital, the Daily Herald reported, and no other injuries were reported.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, April 17
A retired Chicago police officer was accidentally shot in the leg when his loaded gun fell on the floor at a school in Des Plaines on Monday, the Daily Herald reported. The man was taken to the hospital, the Daily Herald reported, and no other injuries were reported.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The City of Des Plaines, in coordination with the Active Transportation Alliance and School District 62, is pleased to announce the installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) at the Fifth Avenue school crossing of Algonquin Road.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Dr. Jane Beyer Westerhold, superintendent of Community Consolidated School District 62, was given special recognition by the Illinois Association of School Administrators.
The following information was submitted by Mindy Ward, director of community relations for school district 62. It is an announcement from the Illinois Association of School Administrators regarding the naming of Superintendent Dr. Jane Beyer Westerhold as Superintendet of the Year: Dr. Jane L. Beyer Westerhold, superintendent of Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District 62, has been selected the 2013 Illinois Superintendent of the Year by the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA). The award was presented Sunday (Nov. 18) during the Joint Annual Conference in Chicago co-sponsored by the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) and the IASA. “I am …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The evening will combine a presentation by the Terrace PTC, with teacher classroom presentations, and student council guided tours of the school. Refreshments will be served.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Surveys completed online and sent by mail, covering five key areas, will be completed through Oct. 15.
District 62 is seeking input from parents, community members and businesses in a survey which will help inform new goals for the district, according to a statement from the administration on Friday. The survey, which will be mailed the first week of October, may be completed online or by mail, will cover five areas the board of education is considering in setting new goals: programs and services, communications, technology, facilities and overall satisfaction. Dr. Jane L. Westerhold, superintendent, said parents will be asked for additional feedback throughout the survey. “The reason for offering a survey is the need for inclusiveness,” Westerhold said, “We want to ask our stakeholders to give feedback on how the district is doing and plan…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Students take the adaptive test online three times per year.
School administrators said the latest results from a computerized assessment indicate District 62 students are performing well when compared with other districts. Dr. Janice Rashid, assistant superintendent for instructional services, gave board members an annual update on the district’s performance in the Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP assessment, at their meeting June 18. Rashid told board members, based on MAP results, 72 percent of District 62 students are expected to meet or exceed standards on the reading part of the Illinois Standard Achievement Test, or ISAT, and 86 percent on the math part. Stay connected: Receive an email from Des Plaines Patch with headlines in the morning. In an interview with Patch, Rashid and Erica …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Improvements include new computers, interactive whiteboards, projectors, iPads, a new student information system and video distribution server.
Community Consolidated School District 62 has completed most of a series of planned technology updates, and is on track to complete all of them sometime next year as part of the district’s master plan, Seth Bowers, director of information and instructional technology, told board members in a progress report at Forest Elementary School on April 16. The upgrades include new computers for teachers and students, interactive white boards, also known as SMART Boards, a school-wide audio system, increased bandwidth, full wireless access and other infrastructure improvements. Of the 2,000 computers dedicated for student-use in 2008, only 46 had the ability to read DVDs, Bowers told board members. “Now we can’t roll these things out fast enough,” …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
First cases reported in years.
In a previous story on whooping cough, we reported that Des Plaines was in the area of the state that has experienced the largest increase in reported cases of the disease, which is also known as pertussis. There have been six cases of whooping cough reported in Community Consolidated School District 62 so far this year, said Mindy Ward, director of community relations for the district. Ward said there were no cases reported in the 2010-2011 school year, and couldn’t recall a case being reported the year before that. In an email to Patch Ward wrote that the County Health Department notifies the district when a case is diagnosed, and the district sends a letter prepared by the health department to families at schools with reported cases. “…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
It's easy to upload a picture of your holiday decor.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a $100,000 gift to Des Plaines public schools.
Patch is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Here’s how the contest works. Beginning on Dec. 8 and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 through Jan. 8 …