Dear Learning Community,
On Monday we will open our doors and welcome our students and families back for another exciting school year in District 161! Whether your child is new to the District 161 family or returning, we promise to provide all of our students, staff, and families with a safe, inviting, and exciting place to learn. Your students will be challenged to explore their full potential and encouraged to try new approaches to learning. Our teachers and administrators will celebrate your student’s success throughout their journey this year and provide the supports they need along the way.
We welcome questions and support from our school community and will continue to build partnerships that help our students learn beyond the school day. As we enter our second year of the district’s Strategic Plan, we are excited to continue developing programs around STEM and Restorative Justice that will provide even more valuable learning experiences for our students.
We will also host our first annual District 161 Cultural Fair. This will be an opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity in our community. We will provide more information on this in the coming months.
Please be sure to join your child’s school for the open house activities. This will be a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and principal and tour the building. We are confident that the 2016-2017 school year will be a success.