News from the District

Preschool Registration for 2017-18 Open Now; Kindergarten Registration Begins Feb. 22

We are now enrolling 2017-18 registrants for our three and four year-old D181 Preschool program. Benefits of our program include state-certified teachers, a high quality curriculum aligned to Illinois Early Learning Standards, competitive tuition, and low student-teacher ratios. Preschool registration is accepted at Oak School during school hours. Space is limited; registrants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Kindergarten registration for 2017-18 will take place February 22 and February 23 at the child’s neighborhood elementary school (9am-3pm). All D181 parents also have the option of attending evening kindergarten registration at Prospect School on Wednesday, February 22 (5:30-7:30pm). Registration for returning students entering Grades 1-8 is slated to begin after spring break. Please visit our website for more information about D181 registration.

D181 is Seeking Your Input on School Times and Special Education
We are interested in your feedback on two very important topics. Two online surveys are open now through February 7. (Check your email for the links.) The first survey is focused on the concept of potentially changing our school start and end times, with three options being presented for consideration, including an option to leave the times as they are now. Your input is essential in helping to inform a recommendation to the Board of Education. The second survey seeks feedback on services provided to special education students, as well as topics for future professional development and training. Your input is truly appreciated as we consider the best ways to invest time and resources in support of our students.

Community Invited to Heroin Education Event
We are hosting a Heroin Education event on Tuesday, February 28 at Hinsdale Middle School (7-9pm). D181 families and residents from all neighboring communities are welcome. The evening will include information on the heroin epidemic in DuPage County, signs and symptoms of addiction, early intervention strategies, current local statistics, and information on what is being done to address this issue locally. The event will conclude with the personal story of a D181 family who dealt with addiction challenges. This event is not recommended for elementary-age children. Registration is requested can be completed online at

Simplify Summer Planning with the Summer Camp Expo
All community members are invited to the annual D181 Summer Camp Expo, taking place Thursday, March 9 at Prospect School (6-8:30pm). This is a one-stop-shop to meet with exhibitors one-on-one and learn about local and regional overnight camps, sports camps, fine arts programs, science and educational camps, recreation activities, and more. New exhibitors are added every year. Children are welcome, and no registration is needed.

Oak School

950 S. Oak St., Hinsdale, IL 60521

630.861.4300 |

School Hours

AM Kindergarten - 8:30 am -11:25 am | PM Kindergarten - 12:20 pm -3:05 pm

Grades 1-5 - 8:30 am - 3:05 pm (lunch 11:25-12:15)

Use the Social Media links to get a glimpse into the daily activities at Oak School. All social media postings are managed by the Oak MRC Director and conform to D181 social media guidelines.