The superintendent has determined that the weather we are currently experiencing presents a risk to the safety of students and staff. Please keep your children home from school tomorrow, January 26th, for a full schedule of remote learning.
Please check Schoology and Seesaw for the latest details from teachers regarding what information each student will need to learn remotely. Please review this change with your child or children. We believe it is important to discuss how this remote learning is a continuation of what students have been doing this school year and that they will follow our regular agendas and schedules. Please make sure your school provided device is charged and ready for learning in the morning. Your child should have a place to work free of distractions during school hours.
Additional updates and news can be found on the School District 106 website at http://www.district106.net.
We have been and will continue to monitor the current Winter Storm Warning and its projected snow totals. Should conditions warrant full remote instruction due to a weather emergency on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, we will communicate via email, the website, social media and our automated phone system as a decision has been made.
During inclement weather or in emergency situations, our first priority is the safety of our students and staff. At the same time, the closing of school buildings can be burdensome to families. As you know, we consider closing school buildings to be an exception; we place a strong emphasis on keeping buildings open.
Thank you in advance for your patience as we weigh each factor and as we collaborate with our neighboring Lyons Township school districts.
Eight members of the Highlands community are running for seats on the D106 Board of Education. The League of Women Voters will host a Candidate Forum on March 4. If you are interested in learning more about the candidates, please register for this webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/
A Special Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually and simulcast on YouTube beginning at 6:30 due to the covid-19 global pandemic and can be accessed at https://youtu.be/5i8o02O9woI
The agenda for the meeting is available by going to Administration > Board of Education > Agenda
Due to the recommended stay-at-home advisory for Suburban Cook County, District 106 would like to provide our community with two ways to comment at the Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Education.
Option #1: Comment Form
Board members will read each submitted statement, however, these comments are not read aloud at the meeting.
This form will stop accepting submissions at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in order to allow sufficient time to process and submit them to the Board of Education.
Option #2: Speak During the Simulcast
Please complete the following form if you wish to speak via Zoom during the Communication, Visitor Comments, and Participation agenda item.
This form will stop accepting submissions at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in order to allow sufficient time to process these requests.
- Please leave your name, address, email address, and phone number on the form
- On Tuesday after 5:30, you will receive information via email to access the meeting through a video conference
- You will be admitted to the meeting by a moderator and have your microphone muted until your name is called during the public comment session
- The public comment period will be limited to allow the rest of the agenda items to be discussed in a timely manner
- Each individual will have a maximum of five (5) minutes to address your comments to the Board of Education. You will then be removed from the meeting and can continue to watch via the public stream on YouTube
Announcement of Superintendent Vacancy
LaGrange Highlands Elementary District 106
The Board of Education of LaGrange Highlands Elementary School District 106 has announced the opening of a search for a new Superintendent who will assume responsibilities on July 1, 2021. This opportunity provides a long term, career-focused educator the forum for leading a progressive, successful, and high achieving school system. Several exciting initiatives are underway as the district moves aggressively to increase student academic performance and to provide students with a comprehensive list of educational options.
LaGrange Highlands School District 106 is located in prestigious western Cook County, Illinois, approximately twenty miles west of the city of Chicago. The student population of almost 1,000 is representative of the communities of LaGrange, Western Springs, Indian Head Park, and Countryside. District 106 has two modern, updated schools on a large campus setting. The schools are separated by grades EC-4 and 5-8.
The District 106 schools are supported by a strong administrative team and by a dedicated Board of Education. Additional information can be found at www.district106.net
Interested candidates should complete the online application process at www.bwpassociates.com as soon as possible. This will be considered a “ROLLING SEARCH” and applications will be screened as they are received with interviews tentatively held in late February/early March. Applications will not be reviewed if received after February 21, 2021
An application should include:
* A completed applicant data form
* A letter of application indicating reasons for interest in the position
* A current resume
* A brief description of major professional accomplishments
* College/university transcripts
* Three or four letters of recommendation
* Evidence of Superintendent Endorsement in Illinois or equivalent
All of the requested materials must be submitted online at www.bwpassociates.com.
Application materials will be treated as confidential. Applicants are requested not to contact members of the Board of Education
A regionally competitive salary package will be offered to the successful candidate. Applicants will be informed of the Board’s selection and appointment of the new superintendent. The final selection and appointment is the sole responsibility of the Board of Education.
BWP and Associates, Ltd
872 South Milwaukee Avenue, #221
Libertyville, Illinois 60048
For additional information, please contact BWP consultants:
Dr. Mark Friedman 847-975-8393
Dr. Glenn Schlichting 630-988-0920
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The PTC will be offering a "to go" Jimmy John's PTC Lunch next week for in person and remote learners! If you are not sure if you ordered please look under the School Life, Hot Lunch tab on the district website.
Wednesday, January 27th: A Day ES students, 5 day ES students, Lunch Pick Up for ES and MS remote families.
Thursday, January 28th: MS in person students and B day ES students.
*NEW * Families new to the district and families that did not order the Jimmy John's lunch at registration you now have the opportunity to order this lunch! Please click on the link provided in the PTC email to order and pay. Orders MUST be placed by the end of the day this Friday, January 22nd. If you are not sure if you ordered please look under the School Life, Hot Lunch tab on the district website. If you have questions please reach out to the PTC.
*Remote Families* Please let the PTC know that you will be picking up your child(ren)'s PTC lunch. They NEED all remote families who ordered the Jimmy John's lunch to RSVP by clicking on the link provided in the PTC email. Lunch pick up for both ES and MS students will be 12:40 - 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, 1/27 by the ES doors (new location). Please note if you choose to not pick up your lunch or do not respond, it will be considered a cash donation to the PTC, and a lunch will not be ordered.
*Volunteers* The PTC needs volunteers to help us pack lunches.
If you have any questions please contact the PTC at email@example.com