Superintendent's Scoop

April 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:

I am so honored!

There was a surprise in store for me at the April meeting of the Educational Foundation. With my retirement coming fast, the Ed Foundation generously created a fund in my honor – The Ray of Light Fund – to promote positive experiences through inclusion. This video we made to share with staff captures some of the excitement. I thought others might enjoy it as well -


Summer Construction

Summer construction will kick into high gear at Harper with the start of the work for Kindergarten Enrichment in D39. Construction at Harper will require two summers to complete, and the bids came in lower than expected. In addition, Highcrest Phase II construction begins and will include the new Learning Commons and renovation of some special education classrooms.


Neighbor email lists

In an effort to build better connections with residents who do not have children in school, we launched a new D39 Neighbor email distribution list. We will provide news about District changes, individual school events, or construction for those who live near D39 buildings. Residents can sign up on our website by choosing the neighbor email list for their school of choice. Please feel free to share this information with neighbors.



D39 annual student registration has begun. Parents have received an email with log-in and general registration instructions. We begin student scheduling before too long, so we ask all parents to please register your children!


Your partner in education,

Dr. Ray Lechner
Wilmette Public Schools District 39

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