Recent News Articles for Roosevelt Elementary School
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 environment,” the award notes.
Priority registration for residents of Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 for the “Worlds of Wonder” 2013 summer school program for students completing grades K-7 will end on Friday, April 19. Tuition per three-week class will then increase from $105 to $125 and tuition per six-week class will increase from $210 to $250.
The Board of Education of Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 adopted its 2012-13 budget as legally required in September, and plans to adopt an amended budget at its April 22 meeting to include revenue increases, as well as salary adjustments from labor agreements with teachers and other staff members that were finalized during the year.
The amended budget for 2012-13 continues to show a surplus of revenues over expenditures for the year of almost $1 million.
A radio personality, an architect and a helicopter pilot are among the parents and community members who will encourage District 64’s Carpenter School students to look ahead to the interesting world of work at the annual Career Day on April 18.
The Symphonic Band from Emerson Middle School in Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 has been selected to perform for educators from across Illinois at the April 12 opening session of the Illinois Education Association’s representative assembly. The group will offer a special “good morning” concert to entertain teachers gathered at the Chicago Hilton before the business session gets underway.
District 64 Names New Principal at Washington School; Search to Begin for Shared Assistant Principal at Carpenter/Franklin Schools
The Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 Board of Education at its April 8 meeting confirmed the appointment of Jessica Hutchison as principal of Washington School for the upcoming school year. Hutchison is currently assistant principal at the school, which has also been guided by Interim Principal Kathy Creely during the 2012-13 school year.
District 64’s Lincoln Middle School Sets March 14 for St. Baldrick’s Fund-Raiser; On Track to Surpass Its Own “Top 10” Nationally Ranked 2011 Event
The 20 expected volunteer barbers and stylists will be in overdrive on Thursday afternoon, March 14 when almost 200 students and teachers at Park Ridge-Niles School District 64’s Lincoln Middle School will have their heads shaved as part of a St. Baldrick’s Foundation fund-raiser in support of pediatric cancer research.
With pledges of more than $45,000 already in hand and more streaming in daily, Lincoln hopes to surpass its 2011 record of $57,509.56, which ranked in the “top 10” school events nationwide that year for St. Baldrick’s.
The Jazz Band from Emerson Middle School of Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 will score a “hat trick” with its third annual pre-game concert for the Chicago Wolves Hockey team. The students will perform on Saturday, March 9 at 6:00 p.m., prior to the 7:00 p.m. puck drop at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont when the Wolves will face off against the Milwaukee Admirals.
Emerson Middle School jazz students from Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 will team up with the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra in a special concert on Sunday, February 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge. Students will have the exciting privilege of “opening” the afternoon’s entertainment with a 20-minute concert ahead of the Orchestra’s program. Admission for all students is free.
Competing in five team events to solve ingenious, fun challenges in science and engineering, the 2013 Science Olympiad drew 233 eager Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 students in grades 3-5 this year. The extracurricular event was held on Saturday morning, February 2 at Emerson Middle School.