William Hatch School News

District 97 is hosting a pair of sessions about class placement that will feature guest speaker Dr. Amanda Lewis. During these sessions, Dr. Lewis will talk about how class plac...

The Illinois State Board of Education is now accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 Those Who Excel Awards, which honor people who have made outstanding contributions to public...

District 97 has developed a new online Bullying Report Form that will help us improve and strengthen the culture, climate and sense of belonging in our schools. The concept and ...

Based on the emergency days that have been used to date, the last day of school for the 2018-19 school year will be moved from Tuesday, June 4, to Thursday, June 6. Please note ...

District 97 will host an information session for families of children who are seeking early admission to kindergarten or first grade. The event will be held Feb. 13 from 6:30...

The National Weather Service is forecasting dangerously frigid weather for the next few days. Based on this forecast, District 97 has the made the following decisions ...

Students at Hatch Elementary School are going "gaga" for the newest addition to their playground. On Dec. 3, a group of former Hatch students gathered after sc...

District 97 Families: Please join us in reading our latest selection, "Whistling Vivaldi." Learn the myriad ways that threats to our identities exert a powerfu...

District 97 will be administering the Illinois 5Essentials Survey again this year to certified staff and parents/guardians from all 10 of our schools, as well as students in gra...

District 97 is committed to creating a learning environment that preserves, protects and supports the health and safety of all our students. It is with this important goal in mi...

In April, the District 97 Board of Education began working with its Committee for Community Engagement to collect feedback on the draft of the district's equity policy....

This year, District 97 is launching a campaign titled "We are D97." As part of this campaign, we plan to profile one student or staff member each month to help highlig...

Hatch PTO is proud to offer after-school enrichment classes at Hatch. This program is called: Hatch After Hours (HAH). HAH has a great team of parent volunteers that work har...

In June, the Board of Education and Oak Park Teachers' Association (OPTA) reached an agreement on a new teacher contract. One of the notable changes in this contract is...

A short video about the Hatch Elementary School garden was selected to be screened at the One Earth Film Festival in March. The school's Green Team partnered with the Hat...

The District 97 Board of Education is currently in the process of creating a policy that will not only formalize its steadfast commitment to equity but also guide the work ...