News from the District

The last day of classes is June 6

June 4 now designated as student attendance day Because of the Feb. 9 snow day, Board members approved the administration’s recommendation of a revised school calendar for this school year. The revised calendar includes designating June 4 as a student attendance day. June 4 had been designated as a Grading Day (no student attendance), but with the revised calendar the Grading Day will move to June 7. Therefore, the last day of school will remain as June 6. Middle school graduation dates will also remain unchanged and are set for June 4. Please click here to see the final 2017-18 calendar.


March 23 is deadline for World Changers Award

 March 23 is the deadline to submit nominations for the District 181 World Changiner Awards.

World Changer Awards is a program conducted in conjunction with the D181 Foundation designed to recognize truly exceptional work of D181 staff members that was so impactful it “changed the world” of a student, colleague, family, or the community at large in a positive and deeply meaningful way.  Any staff member of District 181 is eligible to receive a “World Changer Award,” including part-time employees. Exceptions include the Superintendent, Director of Communications, and previous award winners.

Nominations may be submitted by any District 181 stakeholder, including parents, students, staff, residents, and local employees and volunteers. An employee cannot nominate himself/herself. Nominations must be made via the official online form at Click on “Our District” and then on “World Changer Awards.” Up to 10 winners will be selected by a committee from all nominations. The Awards will be presented May 21.


Foundation’s Parent Education Events 

Raising Healthy Teens in a Digital Age:  Sex Ed

Presented by Robert Crown Center for Health Education in partnership with the District 181 Foundation

  • Monday April 9, 2018, 7pm at CHMS MRC
  • Tuesday April 10, 9:30am at The Community House

The District 181 Foundation is proud to partner with the Robert Crown Center to provide this program for parents about teenage sexuality.  The program will describe the trends and stresses in the lives of today’s teens, provide understanding of youth development and decision making and share tools and strategies to support conversations about sex.