February 2019

Wilmette Public Schools District 39

Wilmette Public Schools District 39
Mikaelian Education Center
615 Locust Road
Wilmette, IL 60091

Dear District 39 Community,

Here are some D39 updates:

Transition to our New Superintendent

Dr. Cremascoli and I have been in frequent contact, and transitioning is well underway! Kari has been spending time in D39, already participating in the interviews and selection of Aaron Dubnow to be the next Harper Principal; she’ll do the same for some other key positions this spring. She has met with our District administrators and will be returning soon to spend some time in each of our schools. Save the date for an April 17th Meet & Greet for parents and community members to have an opportunity to get to know Dr. Cremascoli – details to come.


Summer Enrichment Program Registration

Registration for our Summer Enrichment Program is open until March 18th. Some of the popular classes such as Kids in the Kitchen, Sculpture & Ceramics, 3D Printing & Engineering, and Coding Camp are already reaching maximum limits, so register soon!


Kindergarten Enrichment

D39’s two-phase plan to offer an optional tuition-based Kindergarten Enrichment program is on track to begin welcoming students in the fall of 2020. Construction at Harper is the first step; the Board will be reviewing bids for approval in April, with work getting underway this summer.


Highcrest Construction

Phase II of construction for Highcrest is ready to move forward. We had many qualified bidders that were lower than projected. The Board approved the bid at the February Board meeting earlier this week, and work at Highcrest will begin in June when school is out. Special education classroom renovation will be completed in August with the Learning Commons finished by November 2019.


Your partner in education,

Dr. Ray Lechner
Wilmette Public Schools District 39

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