Oak Park School District 97 News

Holmes Elementary School and Julian Middle School are fostering community, kindness and belonging through their new "Come Together" community engagement campaigns. ...

District 97 families, staff and community members are invited to attend an upcoming facilities advisory committee/special board meeting, where we will provide an overvi...

Last trimester, we introduced our new "Making MyD97 Better" Award, which recognizes staff, students, parents, and community members who are making District 97 a better...

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...

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced Wednesday, Dec. 18, that 11 school districts, including Oak Park Elementary School District 97, have been named ...

The 2019-20 school year is well underway, and we are so proud of all the wonderful things that are happening in support of our students, staff and schools. This fall, we reaf...

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...

First, we want to express our appreciation for everyone who attended our public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 10, to share their thoughts and feedback regarding the tax levy.  ...

In November 2019, District 97 introduced its new "Making MyD97 Better" Award, which recognizes staff, students, parents and community members who are making ...

Dear District 97 Families and Oak Park Community, First, the District 97 Board of Education would like to thank everyone who shared their thoughts and concerns regarding our ...

Continued safety inside our school buildings is one of the highest priorities for District 97 schools. We are committed to identifying and investing in new resources to further ...

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...

Please click here to access information about the tentative 2019 tax levy. District 97 is seeking individuals to serve as substitute teachers and substitute teaching assistan...

District 97 Families, We are so excited to be working with your student(s) this year to support their Spanish language acquisition and cultural competency in our class. L...

The District 97 Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, has been canceled. The board will instead hold a brief business meeting following a previously sche...

District 97 staff members were recognized Saturday, Oct. 19, during the Illinois State Board of Education's "Those Who Excel" awards banquet in Normal, IL. The&...

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...

An early childhood special education classroom at Whittier Elementary School hosted a "Purple Party" on Monday, Oct. 28, for Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. O...

Partnering with parents is critically important to supporting our students and achieving our goals of ensuring every D97 student is…  Known, nurtured, and cele...

A Message from Our Nurses

October 28, 2019

Flu season is here. The flu is a serious illness and the best way to prevent flu for you and your child is to do the following: Encourage hand washing Keeping ...

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...