More Than 600 People Visited District 97 Booth at Day in Our Village
June 20, 2012
A crowd of more than 600 people visited District 97's booth during the recent Day in Our Village event. Superintendent Al Roberts and members of the Board of Education spent the day greeting event attendees, answering questions about our schools and providing updates about the progress the district has made following the passage of the referendum in April 2011 (http://www.op97.org/referendum/). They also promoted the importance of literacy by having children decorate bookmarks that they can use in conjunction with their summer reading; and gave each child a pencil and backpack.
In addition, there was a sign-in contest among the schools. The school that had the most people sign in at the booth based on the percentage of school population would win the opportunity to have board members volunteer at their building during the start of the 2012-2013 school year. The winner of the sign-in contest was Holmes Elementary School, with Hatch Elementary School coming in second and Longfellow Elementary School coming in third.
The district would like to thank the Costco store located at 8400 West North Avenue in Melrose Park for its generous donation of the backpacks, the members of our buildings and grounds crew for their help with the logistics for the event, and the citizens of Oak Park for their continued commitment to education and support of our schools.