Sarah Knezevic , 1 day ago
The Digital Backpack on the district website is being updated with new flyers regularly! Check often for great activities/opportunities...summer is right around the corner!
Sarah Knezevic , 8 days ago
As a result of the April 2nd election, there is a vacancy on the Palos Heights School District 128 Board of Education, effective April 2, 2019. In order to qualify for school board membership, an individual must be: • a U.S. citizen; • a resident of Illinois and the school district for at least one year preceding election; • at least 18 years of age; and • A registered voter. Please send a letter of interest by May 7th to the Palos Heights School District Board of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the district office at 12809 S. McVicker Ave., Palos Heights, IL.
Dawn Green , 12 days ago
Due to transportation factors we have proposed to the BOE moving up our districts start and end times by 15 minutes starting next school year. One of the biggest issues this year was late buses due to sub or new drivers. The reason why we tend to get a lot of sub/new drivers is that because of our school times, the drivers cannot do another route after taking our children home. This means less money for the driver. As soon as there is an opening for a route that is longer, our drivers put in for that. This means for us, sub/new drivers who do not start on time, who do not know the routes, and who do not know the children. All of this is bad for our children and our families. We want the highest quality of driver with our children and consistent pick up and drop off times. In addition, since our drivers cannot do additional routes, the costs of running our buses is set to increase 28% over the next three year contract. If we move to times that allow drivers to take additional routes, those costs increase 14% over the next three year contract instead. By moving our day up 15 minutes our drivers can do another school's route after ours. This means drivers can earn more and will hopefully equate to better consistency and quality of drivers for our buses. So, next year your child's day would change by 15 minutes. It won't get any longer or shorter, but the start and end times will be moved up. We hope that by getting this information out as soon as possible it will allow you time to start preparing for August of 2019. We realize our working families may have some adjustments to make with childcare, etc. Feel free to send me an email if you have questions or concerns. We understand that these earlier times may affect those before school activities that take place. The times below reflect the new start and end times proposed for 2019-2020 school year. INDIAN HILL (this includes preschool) students 8:45-2:45 staff 8:00 -3:00 PLC students out 1:15 CHIPPEWA students 8:15- 2:50 staff - 8:00 -3:00 PLC 1:15 NAVAJO students 8:00 - 2:35 staff 7:45 - 2:45 PLC 1:15 INDEPENDENCE students - 7:55 - 2:43 staff - 7:45 - 2:45 PLC - 1:15
Sarah Knezevic , 14 days ago
We are excited to announce that the various outside flyers that are typically sent home in your child's backpack are now available on our website! Just click on Explore, then check out our new Digital Backpack!
Dawn Green , 19 days ago
Reminder to check for your 2019-2020 registration packet that came home yesterday with your child. Thank you!
Event: Chippewa/Navajo Choir Concert
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event: Early Dismissal - PLC Day
1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Event: Board Meeting
Event: Kindergarten Mother's Day Spa
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Event: PFA 8th Grade Dinner Dance
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event: PreK PCA Picnic
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Event: PreK New Parent Orientation
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
April 11 Mrs. Sopkin, our reading specialist, hosted the Title I information night for parents. The presentation is posted on the District website, and you will find helpful suggestions for summer...
Dr. Mike Lynch recognized by Palos Heights Mayor Bob Straz for his 25 years of service on the D#128 Board of Education. Well deserved recognition. Thank you Dr. Mike for your tremendous service to...
As a result of the April 2nd election, there is a vacancy on the Palos Heights School District 128 Board of Education, effective April 2, 2019. In order to qualify for school board membership,...