Congratulations to our Winter Card Contest Winners!
Posted by Janet Bishop on 12/7/2017
Thanks to the 47 D63 students who submitted entries for our 2017 Winter Card Design Contest! Representing all seven of our schools, our young artists created whimsical, beautiful, wintery scenes that filled the District office with holiday cheer.
Top honors went to Melzer 5th grader Shalini Patel, whose winter scene graces the front of the D63 2017 card. Congratulations are in order also for Honorable Mention winner, Apollo 4th grader Sky Hana and for the rest of our "Best in Grade" winners, who were honored at the December 7 Board of Education meeting. You can find all of the winning entries in our online photo album (just click the "i" in the top left-hand corner of each picture for details.)
To catch a glimpse of all contest entries, stop by the Niles-Maine Public Library District throughout December. You'll find a beautiful display case (pictured above) on the first floor showcasing our students' work!
District 63 Teacher Bridget Hellstrom Recognized as a Symetra Hero in the Classroom
Posted by Janet Bishop on 11/9/2017
Washington Special Education Teacher Bridget Hellstrom was in the middle of a staff meeting on November 9 when she was surprised by an unexpected visit from a crowd of well-wishers. The occasion? Hellstrom is one of 16 2017 recipients of a Symetra Heroes in the Classroom Award!
Sponsored by the District's insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher, Gallagher's health insurance partner Symetra, and the Chicago Bears, the award recognizes the passion and dedication of K-12 teachers. Hellstrom, who works with 1st and 2nd grade special needs students, was honored for her strong, structured academic planning and implementation, unshakable positive attitude, and enthusiasm for the children she supports
This year's award recipients were selected from a pool of 500 nominations. In addition to receiving a $2,000 donation to the school, Hellstrom will attend the November 12 Bears-Packers Game - where she'll be recognized during an on-field presentation!
In 2017, District 63 is kicking off a facilities master plan to address several long-term space-related challenges. Ultimately, these changes will enable the District to better serve its families and the community. Learn more about the plan, costs, and timeline.
Now Hiring Substitute Teachers & Teacher Assistants
Enjoy working with children? District 63 is hiring substitute teachers and teacher assistants. Substitutes must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education. Teacher assistant candidates must have appropriate licensing; positions are full time during the school year. Apply online.