Butler SD 53 News

Butler District 53 students and their families are invited to learn about STEM and participate in STEM activities at Brook Forest School STEM Night. It will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. March 21 at Brook Forest, 60 Regent Dr. Oak Brook. It was originally scheduled for February but canceled and rescheduled because of extreme weather conditions.

The Butler School District 53 Board of Education has named Dr. Paul O’Malley to the district’s top administrative role as Superintendent of Schools beginning July 1, 2019. He will succeed Dr. Heidi Wennstrom, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

Butler Junior High Principal Amy Read was selected as a 2019 finalist for the distinguished Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Leadership, it was announced Feb. 7.

Butler District 53 students and their families are invited to learn about STEM and participate in STEM activities at Brook Forest School STEM Night.

With temperatures plunging into bitter cold and school closed for two days, Butler School District 53 (Oak Brook, IL) initiated a groundbreaking alternative learning day for both teachers and students.

Registration for students entering kindergarten next fall will be held in January. Registration for students new to first grade will also be held at the same time. Parents are asked to make an appointment by calling 630-368-4520 or sending an email to registration@butler53.com.

Illinois ASCD, an association of educators dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching and leading, has awarded Butler District 53 with its Whole Child Award for Healthy - one of the five tenets of whole child learning.

The District 53 newsletter, Newsline, was recently published and distributed to the Oak Brook District 53 community. It contains news of student test scores, the appointment of new board members, initiatives of whole child learning and photos and information on the new playgrounds at both schools.

Butler District 53 released its Student Achievement and Performance Report for 2017-18.

Butler School District 53 Seeks a Superintendent who possesses the leadership skills required to respond to the opportunities and challenges presented by an ethnically and culturally diverse community...

The Butler School District 53 Board of Education at its meeting Nov. 6 approved the appointment of Dr. Sanjay Rao as a new Board member. Dr. Rao is an eye surgeon and the Director of Refractive, Cornea and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery at Lakeside Eye Group in Chicago.

Parents, your input is important to us. Please give us the time to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey by January 18, 2019. Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement.

School board officials are actively seeking to fill a board vacancy and invite District 53 residents to consider applying to fill the unexpired term.

Long-time Butler School District 53 Board of Education Member Lou Paskalides resigned from the Board Oct. 15 after nearly eight years of exemplary service to the District’s children and staff.

The Butler School District 53 Board of Education invites community members to participate in the process to select its next superintendent of schools.

District 53 is aware of the proposed development plans for the current commercially-zoned McDonald’s Soccer fields on Jorie Avenue at Kensington.

Board appoints new member

October 18, 2018

The Butler School District 53 Board of Education at its meeting Oct. 15 approved the appointment of Keith Carlson as a new Board member.

Parent Teacher Conferences

October 9, 2018

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on Thursday, November 8th, Wednesday November 14th, and/or Wednesday, December 5th (for BJH only). Sign up starts 10/10/18.

District’s 53 has a strong commitment to whole child learning. At its Sept. 17 meeting, the Board of Education heard a report on the tenets of whole child learning and how the schools support social, emotional, health and physical education for students.

Thanks to of the generous community endowment fund created by the Paul Butler family, Butler District 53 families and all Oak Brook residents are invited to attend a performance of Beauty and the Beast at the Drury Lane Theatre.

School board officials are actively seeking to fill the vacancy and invite District 53 residents to consider applying to fill the unexpired term.

Butler School District 53 Board of Education President Dr. Elizabeth Chun resigned from the Board after completing eight years of distinguished service to the children and families of the district.

The Butler School District 53 Board of Education and the Oak Brook Education Association (OBEA) have agreed to a new five-year contract covering the 46 full-time and 10 part-time faculty members in the District.

After five years leading Butler School District 53, Superintendent Dr. Heidi Wennstrom notified the Board of Education that she will retire at the end of the 2018-19 school year. The Board has immediately begun the process to search for a replacement.

This school year, District 53 will be utilizing our newly updated PowerSchool Parent Portal to communicate back-to-school information with parents.