Oak Park School District 97 News

The Illinois Education Association Foundation is proud to announce that it has awarded a $1,000 grant to the EcoEagles’ International Bird Hotel of the Oak Park Teachers&#...

During the May 26 meeting of the District 97 Board of Education, Superintendent Carol Kelley presented an update on the district’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and the ...

District 97, in collaboration with the Oak Park Teachers' Association (OPTA), has decided to make Thursday, June 4, the last day of student attendance for the 2019-20 school...

The District 97 Student Services Department is hosting a special education parent workshop on Saturday, May 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  The following topics w...

Irving Elementary School teacher Joel Blecha was heartbroken when the 2019-20 school year had to end with remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The kindergarte...

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois is under a stay-at-home order through the end of May. Additionally, Gov. JB Pritzker has issued an executive order that waive...

District 97 will be closed on Monday, May 25, due to Memorial Day. The district's weekly meal distribution will take place on Tuesday, May 26, at Longfellow Elementary ...

District 97 Art Teachers are pleased to announce a district-wide, end-of-year art show called "Physically Distant: Socially Connected." This is going to be FUN! ...

Dear District 97 Community, As we close out the final weeks of this unprecedented school year, we know our students, families and staff are already looking ahead to August an...

Todd Fitzgerald has resigned as the principal of Julian Middle School to accept the superintendent position in Komarek School District 94 in North Riverside. His appointment was...

In District 97, our priority continues to be the safety and health of our students, staff and families. As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, we are committed to...

We hope this message finds you well. As we prepare for the end of the school year, there are two updates from the District 97 Technology Department that we want to share: Fir...

Thank you to the families and community members who submitted questions last week for our first virtual Q&A session with Superintendent Carol Kelley! Joining ...

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois is under a stay-at-home order through the end of May. Additionally, Gov. JB Pritzker has issued an executive order that ...

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...

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), registration for the 2020-21 school year in District 97 will be entirely online.   An email s...

District 97 is now accepting applications for the early childhood blended classrooms at Whittier Elementary School for the 2020-21 school year. We are seeking students...

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) launched the Pandemic EBT application for families on May 1 at https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/. P-EBT&n...

During its April 21 meeting, the District 97 Board of Education approved an agreement with Hanover Research Council LLC to support the commitments outlined in the district&rsquo...

Oak Park and River Forest High School announced Wednesday that all camps for youth through eighth-grade, including Huskie Swim Lessons Camp, have been canceled due to the ongoin...

During its April 21 meeting, the District 97 Board of Education approved the appointment of Felicia Starks Turner as the district’s Associate Superintendent of Education. ...

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois is under a stay-at-home order through April 30. Additionally, Gov. JB Pritzker has issued an executive order that waives a po...

Dear District 97 Community, As you have likely already learned through news reports, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday afternoon that all public and private K-1...

The Oak Park community will have the opportunity to see award-winning films focused on sustainability that are directed by three District 97 elementary school students. In ho...

The Illinois State Board of Education is now accepting nominations for the 2020-21 Teacher of the Year awards, which recognize the best of the teaching profession in Illino...