District 89 To Hold Dual Language Program Information Sessions Throughout May

Sunday, May 4, 2014 

District 89 will be a hosting a series of informational sessions about the Dual Language Magnet School that will open next school year.  District staff and the Board of Education will share details about enrollment, supporting research and curriculum expectations.  According to parents who’ve attended the sessions, officials will also be passing out interest of participation forms for all families who are seeking to enroll their children. The following chart, pulled from the District’s website, lists upcoming dates, times and locations of the sessions:

Informational Sessions

More information from the website:

Informational Meetings Hosted by the Board of Education

The District 89 Board of Education hosted three informational meetings for the public to address the reorganization. Sessions consisted of a presentation on the middle school locations, benefits, and rationale behind the decision. The concept of the dual language magnet school that was approved on January 9th was also explained. Potential boundary changes, recommendations for the repurposing of schools, and other relevant concerns were addressed in the presentation along with other questions that were be submitted by the public.

These informational sessions were to ensure that members of the public had accurate data concerning the Board discussions. If you were unable to attend, please view the presentation and frequently asked questions. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.

Click here to view the presentation from April 2nd. Spanish version.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the District Reorganization.

Click here to view the presentation that was shared with all staff on February 25th.

Dual Language Magnet School

On January 9, 2014, the Board of Education voted to open a dual language magnet school beginning in the 2014-15 school year. This is a magnet school that will be open to all of District 89’s students. This is NOT a school that is designed to serve only our bilingual population. Half of the students will be native Spanish speakers and the other half will be native English speakers. Outside of the usual academic pursuits, all students who leave the school in 5th grade will be bilingual and bi-literate in both English and Spanish. More detailed information can be found in the dual language report to the Board and the summary documentthat followed.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the dual language school.

Coming soon: Magnet School Application and Criteria

Special Links:

PBIS Flyer

PBIS Flyer (Spanish)

Reorganization Presentation April 2, 2014

Reorganization Presentation (Spanish) April 2, 2014

District Reorganization February 25, 2014

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