District Update – May 5
Posted on 05/05/2023

“Solarbrations” Are Coming! 

This month, District 39 schools will be holding “solarbrations” to celebrate the installation of our new solar panels. The panels are the result of a grant received from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, providing educational opportunities and energy to our schools. D39 has a strong commitment to sustainability initiatives and these solar panels also provide a wonderful teaching and learning opportunity for our students, faculty, and staff. We are very proud that all six of our schools now have solar panels! Check your child’s school(s) newsletter for more information on this upcoming celebration.

Student Fees Information 

The Board of Education approved student fees for the 2023-24 academic year during its April business meeting last Monday night. With families beginning to look ahead to next year and should you wish to learn more about these fees, we invite you to use the April Committee of the Whole and April Board of Education meetings as resources, as the Board engaged in very informative discussions on this topic. Recordings for both meetings are available on the District 39 YouTube channel. We are grateful to the Board for its guidance as we prepare for a busy end of the 2022-23 school year while also making plans for the fall.

Thank You Jeff Dees! 

Wilmette Junior High School 7th Grade Level Administrator Jeff Dees was approved as the new Associate Principal for Curriculum & Instruction at Round Lake High School earlier this week. Mr. Dees’ dedication and passion for educating our students made him a valuable member of our WJHS leadership team and learning community for the past five years and we wish him tremendous success in his new position. He will continue in his current role at WJHS through June 30.