Be Part of the Portrait Design!

Community-Wide Engagement

Following winter break, all staff, students, families and community members will have the opportunity to join the design process. We are planning multiple pathways for feedback, including interactive events at all 10 schools, virtual sessions and at-home activities. Stay tuned!

Affinity Group Listening Sessions

Our design team has been intentional in centering and prioritizing groups who have historically been underserved in District 97 and other settings. Our affinity listening sessions will focus directly on the experiences and perspectives of these groups and will ensure that they are a key part of the Portrait design process.

  • Multilingual families (Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Families of students with disabilities (Thursday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Black families (Monday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Oak Park senior residents (Wednesday, Nov. 15, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • LGBTQ+ families (Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.)