Butler SD 53 News

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.

Butler School District 53 is proud to present our draft strategic planning documents. Feedback welcome.

The Board of Education heard its annual Student Achievement and Performance Report for 2016-17, which showed some remarkable test scores and student growth.

Parents, please take the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey by January 30, 2018. Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement.

Board Meeting Date Change

December 29, 2017

The date for the January Regular Board of Education meeting has changed from 1/8/18 to 1/22/18.

Kindergarten Registration

December 21, 2017

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 same time. (Current Butler District 53 kindergarteners do not need to register for first grade at this time.)

Butler School District 53 Board of Education Secretary Ahmad Sulaiman served as guest teacher in Brook Forest’s 5th grade classroom on Dec. 19.

Science Olympiad

December 18, 2017

Congratulations to Butler District 53’s Science Olympiad teams on their first competition of the season, which was held at the British International School of Chicago on Dec. 9.

Survey Deadline Extended

December 11, 2017

Butler School District 53 has extended the timeline for completion of its strategic planning survey to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18.

If you do not want your son or daughter to participate, fill out the form and ask your child to return this sheet to his or her teacher by December 18th.

Butler School District 53 is launching a strategic planning process this fall and would like to invite the community to participate.

Please note that the survey will remain open until December 11th.

Fall 2017 newsletter

November 21, 2017

The fall 2017 newsletter has been published.

The Butler Junior High Math Team took home some big hardware and a clean sweep at two recent competitions.

All Oak Brook residents will have access to a limited number of complimentary tickets to the performance of 42nd Street at Drury Lane.

Of 18 comparable schools, Butler ranks second

Please note that the Board of Education Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 13th, will start at 6:00 p.m. in the Administrative Center.

Parent teacher conferences are coming soon! Parent Teacher Conferences may be scheduled from from 10/26/17 at 9:30 am until 11/03/17 at 11:00 pm. Click here to access the scheduling website.

Butler School District 53 will conduct a free developmental screening of children ages 3 to 5 years old. The screening will take place on Thursday, October 12th at the Oak Brook Park District.

Healing Field

September 12, 2017

Students and staff from Brook Forest and Butler Junior High came together at the Oak Brook Healing Field of Honor on Thursday. They participated in a short ceremony honoring those who lost their lives on Sept. 11.

News for you

August 11, 2017

Read up on the latest happenings in the District 53 community newsletter Newsline, which was mailed last week to all homes in District 53 in July.

Eighth graders graduated from Butler Junior High on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. We couldn’t be more proud of the Class of 2017!

Brook Forest families made dozens of extra lunches for the needy as part of Student Council’s newest fundraiser.