Butler SD 53 News

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Board appoints new member

November 8, 2018

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.

Have you ever wondered how Butler District 53 stacks up to other school districts? Have you asked what is the true value of an excellent education?

Read up on the latest happenings in the community newsletter Newsline. See photos of graduates, read excerpts from their speeches, see photos from Exploremore Day and learn more about the plan to move the District to the next level of excellence.

The Butler School District 53 Board of Education has announced the appointment of Laura Bieselin as a new Board member.

Butler District 53 Superintendent Dr. Heidi Wennstrom was honored for her long-time support of education with a Distinguished Service Award of Excellence by the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association’s (INSPRA).

Fifty-nine 8th grade students celebrated their years at Brook Forest and Butler Junior High during their May 30 commencement.

Dozens of Brook Forest and Butler Junior High students were recognized at the District 53 Board of Education meeting May 14, 2018.

Butler School District 53 Board of Education member Cabin Kim resigned from the Board, effective May 16, 2018. School board officials are actively seeking to fill the vacancy and invite District 53 residents to consider applying to fill the unexpired term.

Please update your calendars to reflect the following date changes.

Winter 2018 Newsletter

March 27, 2018

The District 53 community newsletter Newsline was recently published. Stories on the Hour of Code, new playgrounds at both schools and details on the Student Performance and Achievement Report were all highlighted. Read the stories here.