Brook Forest Elementary School News

Value of a Butler Education

February 17, 2017

• In a recent study, Chicago Agent magazine noted that Butler School District 53 was the No. 1 in-demand school district in DuPage County. • Test scores showed that Bu...

5Essentials Survey

January 19, 2017

The Illinois 5 Essentials Survey window has been extended until January 30. This survey provides the District with important information about the quality of our schools. Inform...

Registration for students entering kindergarten next fall will be held this month on the following dates. Registration for students new to first grade will also be held at the s...

Brook Forest School held an assembly Friday to receive an award from Schoolwide, but thanks to the school’s leadership team, the assembly was turned into a surprise thank you fo...

Community members are invited to run for a seat on the District 53 Board of Education. December 19 is the last day to file nominating papers.... Butler School District 53 Board ...

It was a night of celebrations for Butler School District 53. The new safety vestibule at Butler Junior High was opened to the public with a ceremonial ribbon cutting prior to t...

PARCC Results Released

November 13, 2016

Butler District 53 students fared well on the second year of the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) exams. Of 18 school districts that are s...

Board Appoints New Member

October 26, 2016

The Butler School District 53 Board of Education has announced the appointment of Ahmad Sulaiman as a new Board member, beginning immediately. Sulaiman, an Oak Brook attorney, w...

Honoring our principals

October 20, 2016

A school principal has a daunting task. They must create a learning environment that sparks innovation and enthusiasm for learning. They must build the culture that values each ...

Preschool Screening

October 5, 2016

Butler School District 53 will conduct a free developmental screening of children ages 3 to 5 years old who live within District 53. The screening will take place on Thursday, N...

Construction has begun at the District Office. Please access the District Office from the front door of Butler Junior High School. (2801 York Road). During the summer the office...

The 90 – yes 90! – members of the student council have a full agenda this year. They raise money, collect goods for special care packages, volunteer their time in school, run a ...

Young Scientists

May 2, 2016

A Science Fair is a chance for students to plan an idea and investigate, to manage a project and meet deadlines, keep a log book and analyze data and present ideas and discuss t...

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PARCC Assessment

March 9, 2016

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Two Butler District 53 teachers were recently named National Board Certified Teachers. First grade teacher Renee Tomita and junior high science teacher Kim Krupicka were honored...

Students in Renee Tomita’s 1st grade class are choosing to write books instead of watching a movie during indoor recess. And, they’re having play dates after school so they can ...

Butler 53 mobile app released

December 22, 2015

We are excited to announce the release of our new Butler 53 mobile app! The intuitive app provides up-to-date information in one convenient location. The app enables easy access...

PARCC Results Released

December 11, 2015

Butler District 53 students fared very well on the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams given for the first time last year. Superint...

Blue Ribbon Assembly

November 27, 2015

With students, parents and dignitaries present, Butler Junior High celebrated its National Blue Ribbon Award at an all-school assembly Nov. 19. “This is a big deal,” said Juli...

Blue Ribbon Acceptance

November 12, 2015

In Washington D.C. on Nov. 10, Butler Junior High Principal Amy Read and Teacher Jen Janis proudly accepted the National Blue Ribbon plaque on behalf of the Butler school commun...

Being a principal isn’t an easy job. In fact, said Superintendent Dr. Heidi Wennstrom, “It is nothing short of a demanding job.” But through it all, the principals and assistant...

Meet our new teachers

September 7, 2015

New teachers and staff have joined the Butler District 53 faculty this academic year, an accomplished group of educators dedicated to doing their best to meeting the needs of ea...