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From left to right, Faith Cole and Lindsay Pietrzak
From the community

District 97 Appoints New Middle School Assistant Principals

During its meeting on June 26, 2012, the District 97 Board of Education unanimously approved the appointments of Faith Cole as an assistant principal at … Read more ›

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More than 600 people visit D97 booth at Day in Our Village

A crowd of more than 600 people visited District 97's booth during the recent Day in Our Village event. Superintendent Al Roberts and members of … Read more ›

From left to right (back row): BMO President & CEO, Mark Furlong, Oak Park Residents: Youth Guidance Board President, Scott Myers and Youth Guidance CEO, Michelle Adler Morrison with Andrew Carnegie elementary students.
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Youth Guidance Teams with BMO Harris Bank to Transform A Play Site for Chicago Youth

Recently, a team of BMO Harris Bank employee volunteers – led by BMO Harris Bank’s President and CEO, Mark Furlong, and Vice Chair, Peter McNitt … Read more ›

From the community

Bravo celebrating its 10th summer season

The Bravo Performing Arts Academy is proud to premiere its 10th anniversary summer season. The program has run under the artistic direction of Tina Reynolds … Read more ›

Heidie May, in charge of swimsuits in the girls locker room, holds a faded school-issued swimsuit at Oak Park and River Forest High School. The swimsuits start out a deep navy or royal blue and fade to a light gray or tan due to frequent washing. (Keri Wiginton, Chicago Tribune / May 16, 2012)

Required high school swimming classes don’t leave much to imagination

For Haleigh Callahan, school-provided suits for freshman swimming at Oak Park and River Forest High School have worn a little too thin. “It’s awkward. You … Read more ›

State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook, works on the House floor on pension reform Monday in Springfield. ( Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune / May 28, 2012 )

Pension reform clears first hurdle

A pension reform plan that aims to save tens of billions of dollars surfaced at the Capitol today, but questions remain about a controversial provision … Read more ›

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Julian Middle School Earns Blue Ribbon Award

The physical education department from Julian Middle School earned the Blue Ribbon Award from the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) … Read more ›

Students take part in the popular forensic science class, one of more than 50 challenging courses offered in Dominican University's Summer Gifted and Talented Program.
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Applications Being Accepted for Dominican University Summer Gifted and Talented Program

Dominican University’s School of Education is accepting applications for its Summer Gifted and Talented Program. The highly regarded program is open to students who will … Read more ›

Sam LeDeaux

New principal named in wake of testing problems

Oak Park School District 97 appointed Sam LeDeaux as the new principal of Horace Mann Elementary, where the current principal is stepping down following allegations … Read more ›

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District 97 Middle Schools Earns Top Honors at Music Festivals

On Saturday, May 19, students from Brooks Middle School's BRAVO program earned several top honors during the Music in the Parks National Music Festival held … Read more ›