District Update – Feb. 2
Posted on 02/02/2024
Registration for 2024-25 Academic Year
Registration for the 2024-25 academic year is now open. ALL students, including those already attending D39 schools, must register via PowerSchool for the 2024-25 academic year. For returning students, visit the PowerSchool Parent Portal, click on the registration link, and follow the instructions. For students who will be new to D39, visit wilmette39.org/enroll for instructions on the new student registration process. We encourage parents with new kindergarten students to enroll as soon as possible. D39 is also offering its optional KEEP39 afternoon enrichment program for kindergarten students. You can register your child for KEEP39 at the same time that you register for kindergarten. Additionally, you can also register your child(ren) in our Lechner Early Education Program (LEEP) for three- and four-year-old students at this time.

D39 Summer Enrichment Program Courses Now Available
Looking for a fun and educational summer experience for your child(ren)? Learn more about our District 39 Summer Enrichment Program! This program runs from July 2-31 and provides a variety of both academic and hobby-based courses for students currently in grades K-7. This year, K-3 courses will be held at Romona Elementary School with grades 4-7 being offered at Highcrest Middle School. Offerings for Summer 2024 are posted online now! Please visit our D39 Summer Enrichment Program website for more details on this wonderful summer option.

Parent Education Event
Please make plans to join us for our next Parent Ed event, “To Rainbow Infinity and Beyond: Cultivating and Celebrating a Positive Neurodivergent Identity,” scheduled for this Wednesday (Feb. 7) at 11 am. This presentation will be led by Amanda Besinger, MS, MSW, LCSW at kiND Therapy + Wellness on Chicago’s Northside. You may join us in-person at Harper or participate virtually via Zoom. Please register online to reserve your spot and visit our Parent Education page for our full schedule of events, registration links, and archived recordings.

Village of Wilmette's Black History Month Contest
The Village of Wilmette’s Human Relations Commission is sponsoring its annual Black History Month contest. This year’s Black History Month theme, “African Americans the Arts,” encompasses the impact that African American artists have had on cultural movements and more. Students are invited to submit posters, essays, poetry, and/or art/multimedia/music entries for this contest. Entries are being accepted now until Feb. 15 and can be sent or delivered to Wilmette Village Hall (attn: Human Relations Commission, Village Manager’s Office), 1200 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette. Visit the Village of Wilmette website or click the link above for more information.

Crossing Guard Update
We are proud to share that the Village of Wilmette has filled all of its permanent crossing guard spots. Thank you to all of our families for their efforts to help fill these openings as well as their patience while the Village worked through their staffing shortage. There is still an opportunity and a need for substitute crossing guards. If you, or anyone you know, might be interested, please see the attached flyer for more information and visit the Village of Wilmette website to apply online.

New Trier Winter Carnival is Coming
New Trier is hosting its Winter Carnival on Friday, Feb. 23 from 5:45-8 pm on its Winnetka Campus (Trevian Way Entrance). The entire New Trier Class of 2024 will work with their adviser rooms to transform the school into various carnival attractions for children. In addition to various activity booths, ranging from Face Painting and Bozo Buckets to Glowing Dance Party and Mini Bike Race, the event will include carnival confections such as cotton candy and snow cones. This year’s carnival will also feature an additional Dinner and Magic Show, alumni raffle, and more! All proceeds of the event benefit 2024 Senior Class Service Project.