District 39’s mission is to nurture, guide, and challenge students to become creative thinkers, collaborators, and responsible, compassionate, and productive citizens of a global society.  The Statement of Inclusion articulates our commitment to a safe and equitable learning environment that fosters a mindset of empathy, respect, and belonging.

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Recent News

District 39 Message On Highland Park Tragedy
07/04/2022
I hope you all have enjoyed the early weeks of summer and were able to safely celebrate the holiday weekend with friends and loved ones. Today our neighbors in Highland Park experienced a terrible tragedy while celebrating the 4th of July. We have been in contact with members of our learning community who live in Highland Park and have pledged our unequivocal support as we continue to stay strong and stay together in the face of tragedy.
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Family Resources in Response to Robb Elementary
05/24/2022
We were deeply saddened to hear the news of the shooting today at a Texas elementary school and the tremendous loss to the Uvalde community. I want to assure you that the safety of our students is our top priority and that our schools have a comprehensive safety plan in place that is reviewed and updated annually in partnership with the Wilmette Police Department.  
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District 39 Concludes "Read for Refugees" Project
05/04/2022
Spearheaded by student councils and other student-led groups across all six schools, District 39 recently completed its "Read for Refugees" initiative. This project, which centered on helping those displaced during the Ukrainian crisis, continues D39’s rich tradition of giving back to those in need.
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District 39 Awarded Renewable Energy Grant
04/18/2022
District 39 has been awarded a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation as part of its K-12 Solar Schools program, which fosters the teaching of science, math, technology, and the environment through the use of solar panels to create energy.
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Board of Education Adopts Reduced Mitigations Plan
02/22/2022
During this evening’s special meeting, the District 39 Board of Education voted to approve the D39 Reduced Mitigations Plan. Per Board directive, this plan will be implemented tomorrow, Wednesday, February 23, ​in all District 39 schools.
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District Update – Feb. 18
02/18/2022
With our landscape changing on a seemingly daily basis, we wanted to share a couple of brief updates as we prepare for the upcoming Special Meeting of the Board of Education, which will be held on Tuesday, February 22 at 7 pm at Wilmette Junior High School. 
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District 39 Reduced Mitigation Planning – Feedback Requested
02/16/2022
On Feb. 14, we gathered for our Board of Education Committee of the Whole meeting, where our proposed D39 Reduced Mitigation Plan was a primary item for Board review and discussion. An in-depth presentation of the proposed plan was provided, followed by discussion by the D39 Board of Education and public comment from parents and community members. We are now moving into a review and feedback period wherein the Board is actively seeking input from all stakeholders on the proposed Plan.
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Update from District 39
02/13/2022
I want to start by expressing my gratitude for your partnership and support of District 39, our schools and, most importantly, our students and staff. While the last two years have certainly presented plenty of challenges, the collective spirit of our learning community has allowed us to continue to provide a first-class education to our students.
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Important Update from District 39
02/06/2022
We are proud of the ways in which we have continued to collectively navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, including the recent surge, to provide our students with invaluable in-person instruction. We thank you for your partnership in support of these efforts. The purpose of this letter is to update you on court rulings that took place in Sangamon County. 
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Winter Weather Procedure
02/02/2022
As we continue to navigate cold weather season, we want to share some important information regarding District 39 protocols and procedures for dealing with inclement weather and school closure considerations. Although we hope to avoid the cancelation of classes, the safety of our students and staff is always our top priority.
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District 39 Receives Prestigious Aaa Rating from Moody's Investors Service
01/27/2022
Wilmette District 39 has been awarded the highest possible rating, an Aaa, from Moody’s Investors Service. The Aaa bond rating for General Obligation Debt Certificates (GOLT) is at the top of Moody’s rating scale and reflects the District’s commitment to financial responsibility, stability and long-term planning.
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Registration Now Open for 2022-23 Academic Year
01/26/2022
Registration for the six District 39 schools is now open for the 2022-23 academic year. Families with returning students should visit the PowerSchool parent portal. For families new to D39, please visit www.wilmette39.org/enroll for instructions on the registration process.
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