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Lawn Application

Due to weather, the fertilizer and herbicide application planned for March 26-28th has been rescheduled for April 10 & 11, 2021. The weather will determine the exact time and date.  This fertilizer/herbicide application will be made to lawn & bed areas.  The fertilizer/herbicide for this application is defined as any herbicide, fertilizer, or other compound designed to promote healthy grass plants.  If you have any questions about his application, contact

 

Kent Hoefling

Director of Buildings and Grounds

708-485-3196-office

D106 Names New Superintendent
Highlands Community - 
 
Tonight the Board of Education of LaGrange Highlands School District 106 named John Munch as its next superintendent.  Munch’s appointment concludes a search, conducted with the assistance of BWP and Associates, that produced over 40 qualified candidates.  
 
In announcing the Board’s decision, Board President Andy Taylor shared that Munch quickly rose to the top of a very competitive candidate pool.  “John clearly understood what has made Highlands a great school district, and he shared a vision for how we can get even better.”  
 
Munch has a broad background in education—as a teacher, school social worker, middle school assistant principal, and elementary school principal.  For the past seven years, he served as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources for Hinsdale School District 181.
 
Munch, who will earn his doctorate in educational leadership in December from National Louis University, is eager to build upon District 106’s past, with a keen eye on the future.  “We’ve learned a lot about teaching and learning and each other over the past 18 months,” said Munch.  “We will be thoughtful as we incorporate those lessons into our plans when students return in August, focusing on both instruction and relationships.”  Click here to read Mr. Munch's letter to District 106 families.  
 
In approving Munch’s three-year contract, Taylor referenced broad community input as critical in the Board’s decision-making process.  “We benefited from the wisdom captured from the 587 members of our community who completed a survey, as well as data from focus groups and community forums.”
 
Munch will begin his duties on July 1, 2021.
April 5, 2021 Special Meeting

Special Meeting of the Board of Education 

Monday, April 5, 2021

7:00 p.m. 

 

This meeting will be held in the LaGrange Highlands Learning Resource Center (LRC) and simulcast on YouTube via the following link: https://youtu.be/JN8VUK-yJQQ

The agenda for this meeting is available by going to Administration > Board of Education > Agenda

PARTICIPATION

District 106 would like to provide our community with two ways to comment at the April 5, 2021 Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Education.

Option #1: Written 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 April 5, 2021 in order to allow sufficient time to process and submit them to the Board of Education.

Option #2: Speak at the meeting

Please arrive at the LaGrange Highlands Learning Resource Center (LRC) and enter the requested information on the “Participation Sign-In” form.

During the Communication, Visitor Comments, and Participation Agenda item, you will be called to the podium to make your statement. 

The Public Comment period will be limited to five minutes in order to allow for the rest of the agenda items to be discussed in a timely manner.

Saliva Screening Reminder

We wanted to take this time to remind everyone participating in the saliva screening, that D106 screenings will take place twice a week.for the weeks of March 29 and April 5.  As we return from several days off, the saliva screening plays an important role in keeping our students and staff safe and in school.  We will be using the following schedule the next two weeks:

  • Mondays - All D106 students and staff
  • Wednesdays - Elementary School students and staff
  • Thursdays - Middle School students and staff  

Screenings can be done the night before and please remember to not eat or drink thirty minutes prior to providing the screening sample. 

Lawn Application

A fertilizer and herbicide application for the lawn areas is planned for March 26-28th, 2021.  The weather will determine the exact time and date.  This fertilizer/herbicide application will be made to all the school lawn areas.  The fertilizer/herbicide for this application is defined as any herbicide, fertilizer, or other compound designed to promote healthy grass plants.  If you have any questions about his application, contact:

Kent Hoefling

Director of Buildings and Grounds

708-485-3196-office

March 24, 2021 Special Meeting

A Special Meeting of the Board of Education

will be held on:

March 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm

The agenda for this meeting is available on our website under: 

Board of Education > Agenda

March 19, 2021 Special Meeting

A Special Meeting of the Board of Education

will be held on:

March 19, 2021 at 5:30 pm

 

The agenda for this meeting is available by going to 

Administration > Board of Education > Agenda

March 16 Board Meeting

If you cannot attend in person, you can view the March 16 D106 Board Meeting here.  

2021 Summer School Registration Now Open!

Summer School Registration is now open! Go to Student Info --> Summer School to register. 

Check out the 2021 Summer School Catalog to view all of our exciting classes.

Registration will close on Sunday, April 4, 2021.  We are looking forward to another summer of fun here at Highlands!

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns -- abeiermeister@district106.net, 708-485-3054

March 16, 2021 Regularly Scheduled Meeting

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in-person in the LaGrange Highlands Learning Resource Center (LRC)

The agenda for the meeting is available by going to Administration > Board of Education > Agenda

PARTICIPATION

District 106 would like to provide our community with two ways to comment at the Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Board of Education.

Option #1: Written 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, March 16, 2021 in order to allow sufficient time to process and submit them to the Board of Education.

Option #2: Speak at the meeting

Please arrive at the LaGrange Highlands Learning Resource Center (LRC) and enter the requested information on the “Participation Sign In” form.

During the Communication, Visitor Comments, and Participation Agenda item, you will be called to the podium to make your statement. 

The Public Comment period will be limited to five minutes in order to allow for the rest of the agenda items to be discussed in a timely manner.

March 15 & 19 Special Meetings of the Board

Special Meetings of the Board of Education

will be held on:

March 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm

March 19, 2021 at 5:30 pm

 

The agendas for these meeting are available by going to 

Administration > Board of Education > Agenda

Lunch Update

Beginning on March 15, we will once again be offering lunch through our food service provider, QuestDue to the constraints of COVID, lunches will be provided to all families at no cost!

Quest will be providing hot lunches. A reduced menu is required in order to plan for ordering and safe preparation. Lunches are cooked fresh each morning and are then sealed for safety. The current menu can be found by clicking HERE.

This year, orders must be placed with more notice, and a week at a time. The ordering schedule is:

Lunch Ordering Deadline       

For the Week of...

Friday, March 12, 10:00am

March 15 - 19

Friday, March 19, 10:00am

March 29 - April 2

Thursday, April 1, 10:00am

April 5 - April 9

Thursday, April 8, 10:00am

April 12 - April 16

Thursday, April 15, 10:00am

April 18 - April 22


The schedule continues accordingly through the end of the year: orders must be placed on Thursday by 10:00am with at least a week’s notice.

If you would like to place an order, please use the district’s online ordering software, MyMealOrder, by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact your school office.