Portrait Engagement Calendar

District 97 is hosting events throughout February and March 2024 that are open to staff, families AND students. The full schedule is included below. CLICK HERE to access the District 97 Portrait Google Calendar.

About the Community Sessions

We’ve designed the sessions to be different from typical community forums:

  • Staff and families will have the opportunity to walk around, learn about our draft Portrait, and provide feedback on definitions and learning experiences. We’ll also have some kid-friendly activities for students.
  • The events will be “open house” style, meaning you can come for 15 minutes or stay the whole time—whatever works best for you.
  • If you can’t make it to your home school, please join us at another session! The district will host 15 events this winter—including three virtual.

CLICK HERE to access a Spanish version of the image below.

Visual engagement calendar (click to access PDF in English and Spanish)

School-Based Sessions (6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

FEB. 12 Irving Elementary School
FEB. 15

Lincoln Elementary School

FEB. 20

Mann Elementary School

FEB. 26

Brooks Middle School

FEB. 28

Longfellow Elementary School


Julian Middle School


Hatch Elementary School


Whittier Elementary School

MARCH 20 Holmes Elementary School
MARCH 21 Beye Elementary School

Virtual Sessions (Links TBD)

FEB. 22 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Additional Community Sessions (6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.)

FEB. 29

Affinity Groups (Multilingual, Students with Disabilities, Black Families, Oak Park Senior Residents, LGBTQ+) - CLICK HERE to learn more.

Location: Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.

MARCH 12 District 97 Alumni

Location: Community Recreation Center (CRC), 229 Madison St.