Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School News

On Friday, March 20, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10, requiring all residents to stay in their homes to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The ord...

Dear District 97 Families, Thank you for your extraordinary support over the past several days as we have worked together to protect our community during the growing coronavi...

District 97 has been working with our food service provider, Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200, to ensure that all students who receive free/reduced lunch will ...

On Friday afternoon, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that he is closing all public and private schools in the state beginning Tuesday, March 17, through Monday, March 30. ...

We are continuing to monitor the latest updates regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), and we have been taking proactive steps as a district and school community to ensure the health...

The following information was sent to all District 97 families and staff in the Weekly Wrap-Up newsletter on Friday, March 6, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Updates and Resour...

Oak Park Elementary School District 97 is currently monitoring the news regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). We have been following recommendations from the Illinois Department of ...

Dear 7th Grade Brooks Parents/Guardians, Thank you to the parents who have already registered for one or both of our upcoming trips! As a reminder, Janorise Robinson organ...

Two former Oak Park Elementary School District 97 students have been named National Merit Scholarship finalists by The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Eva Homberg...

The Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, Oak Park Elementary School District 97, and DePaul University’s Community Counseling Center have partnered to deliv...

BRAVO Performing Arts was honored with Outstanding Production for the 11th consecutive year during the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. The annual festival...

Updated Jan. 6, 2020 Dear District 97 Families, Over winter break, District 97 administrators were notified of three confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) at Longf...

Salvador Martinez, an eighth-grader at Brooks Middle School, earned a gold medal at the Special Olympics state bowling competition, which was held Saturday, Dec. 7, in...

District 97 believes that all students should be challenged and supported to develop to their maximum potential. For children who demonstrate high ability or may benefit from&nb...

District 97 is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers and substitute teaching assistants in its eight elementary schools and two middle schools. “Being a s...

Dear District 97 Families, Staff and Community, On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released our annual School Report Card, which shows how we...

After participating in auditions that drew more than 1,500 children from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, more than 60 students from Brooks and Julian middle schools we...

District 97 is administering the Illinois 5Essentials Survey again this year to parents/guardians from all 10 of our schools. The parent survey is available now, and the su...

This is a reminder that all District 97 schools and offices will be open on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. In accordance with school code, we will recognize Indigenous Peoples&#...

Dear District 97 Families, For those of our families who celebrate Halloween, many of you are starting to discuss costumes choices with your child. Although students are not ...

The Village of Oak Park has extended the closure of the Home Avenue pedestrian bridge over the I-290 Expressway through Friday, Oct. 11. The bridge, which has been closed to ...

Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 will be hosting three additional community information sessions on their plans for&nbs...

Update: Sept. 4, 2019 Please be advised that students using the alternative safe walking route on Oak Park Avenue will be required to use the sidewalk on the east side of the...