District Update – Jan. 26
Posted on 01/26/2024
Calendar for 2024-25 Academic Year
This past Monday, the Board of Education approved the school calendar for the 2024-25 academic year, with the school year set to start with an early release day on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2024. The calendar is also available on the D39 website.

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.

Board of Education Meeting
The Board of Education conducted its regular business meeting this past Monday. The Board approved a fee of $3,230 for 2024-25 for KEEP39, the District’s optional afternoon enrichment program for kindergarten students. The Board also approved the school calendar for the 2024-25 academic year and conducted first reading of several important Board policies. Agendas and materials for all Board of Education meetings are posted online the Friday prior to the meeting.  

D39 Summer Enrichment Program
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. Please visit our D39 Summer Enrichment Program website for more details. The list of offered courses will be available online this coming Monday (Jan. 29). 

Join the Fun for the District 39 Educational Foundation Bingo Night!
Get your tickets now for the D39 Educational Foundation’s Annual Bingo Night on Friday, Feb. 9 from 6-8 pm at the Highcrest cafeteria! Excitement is in the air as the cards are covered and everyone is on the edge of their seats ready to yell “Bingo!” Winners select prizes from a table-full of games, toys, gift cards, etc. This fundraiser is fun for the whole family. Visit the D39 Ed Foundation website for more information and to purchase your tickets.

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 Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 11 am. You may join us in-person at Harper for this event 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.

Additionally, the North Shore Coalition for Drug Free Communities is sponsoring a screening of the latest documentary in the “Screenagers” trilogy titled “Screenagers Under the Influence: Addressing Vaping, Drugs, and Alcohol in the Digital Age.” This event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 6 pm at Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook (3080 West Lake Ave., Glenview) and also features a Q&A session after the screening. Online registration is now open for this event.

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.