Recent News Articles for Field Elementary School
(From LEFT): Katelyn Kahn and Grace Janes, both Emerson Middle School; District 64 Superintendent Philip Bender; Maria Francque, Lincoln Middle School
Artwork from Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 students at all grade levels is showcased this spring in two public venues for the enjoyment of community members.
Now in its fifth year of a unique partnership, District 64 students’ works fills 42 frames from May through October and Brickton Art Center exhibits children’s projects from November thru April in a permanent gallery at the Le Peep Restaurant, 100 Euclid Ave., Park Ridge.
Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 at the May 20 Board of Education meeting recognized students for their outstanding achievements during the 2012-13 school year, including remarkable academic, artistic, literary and musical efforts.
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
The Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 Board of Education at a May 20 Committee-of-the-Whole meeting explored the first draft of a tentative budget for the 2013-14 school year.
As the 2012-13 school year draws to a close, Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 is celebrating career milestones of 29 teachers and staff members.
Board of Education members at the May 20 meeting congratulated 13 teachers who will achieve tenure. Tenure marks the successful completion of four consecutive years as a probationary teacher in District 64 and is an important achievement in a teacher’s career, according to Superintendent Philip Bender.
The Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 Board of Education at its May 20 meeting is expected to approve the transfer of Roosevelt School Assistant Principal Andy Petroline to the same post at Washington School.
Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 has garnered more than $1,000 in grants to boost “green” initiatives at schools this year.
The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) awarded $200 grants to four District 64 elementary schools to help reduce waste and increase recycling:
A class of Roosevelt School grade 4 students in Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 are eagerly preparing to Skype with their new “mates” in England on Wednesday, May 22.
Teacher Jean Kulnig arranged the opportunity through the family hosting her son who is playing soccer there. The host family’s 9-year-old is in the equivalent grade as her Roosevelt fourth graders.
The Board of Education of Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 conducted its organizational meeting on May 6. New Board members Terry Cameron, Vicki Lee and Dathan Paterno along with re-elected member Scott Zimmerman took the oath of office for their four-year terms expiring in 2017.
A team of two grade 8 students and two teachers from School District 64’s Lincoln Middle School will be at the State Capitol on May 7 to showcase for the public and State legislators how technology is being used in Park Ridge-Niles classrooms to improve student achievement.
For the fourth consecutive year, Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 has earned a perfect 4.0 score on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) School District Financial Profile. This again places District 64 at the peak of ISBE’s “Financial Recognition” range, the highest category of financial strength.
This is the sixth year that District 64 has been ranked in the top category.
District 64 Jazz Festival Rescheduled to May 8; Arts Grant Brings Jazz Community Big Band to Perform with Students
The District 64 Jazz Festival will now be held on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m. at Emerson Middle School (multipurpose room), 8101 N. Cumberland, Niles. The event was rescheduled due to an April storm-related school closing.
A well-timed email from District 64’s Emerson Middle School band teacher Jamie Hestad to Australian composer and music educator Jodie Blackshaw has resulted in a delightfully unexpected opportunity for students to work personally with her and perform one of her pieces at a Thursday, May 2 concert that luckily overlaps with the composer’s Chicago trip.
Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 has been rated in the top 9% of school districts across Illinois and has earned the 2013 Bright Red Apple Award for educational excellence from SchoolSearch, an independent research and consulting firm. It’s the 19th year that District 64 has been selected for “providing students with an outstanding educational envir