District Update – Sept. 8
Posted on 09/08/2023

Curriculum Nights

Thank you to all the parents who joined us at our schools this week for our elementary and 6th grade Curriculum Night presentations. As a reminder, we ask WJHS families to mark their calendar for their upcoming Curriculum Nights (7th grade: Thursday, Sept. 14; 8th Grade: Thursday, Sept. 21)

D39 Communication Survey

District 39 is committed to providing timely and relevant communication in ways that fit your needs. In alignment with Goal 4 of our strategic plan, we are gathering feedback from families on District- and school-level communication preferences. Please take this brief survey to help us learn how to continue to effectively and efficiently communicate. Note: this survey does not include classroom-level communication from teachers.


Parent Education Events 

Join us next Wednesday morning (Sept. 13, 11 am) for our next Parent Education event titled “Supporting your Neurodivergent Learner: Strategies for Success.” This presentation will be hosted at Central School and participants can join either in-person or via Zoom. This is the second of an outstanding lineup of family-focused programming throughout the year geared towards providing tips, guidance, and support for our parents! Our opening event of the year, “Feeling Safe in District 39 Schools,” is available for your review via the recorded or slide deck presentation. Please check out our Parent Education page for our full schedule of Parent Ed events and registration links. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

District 39 is committed to providing a safe and equitable learning environment that fosters a mindset of empathy, respect, and belonging for all district students and staff. One way to develop and enrich that mindset is increasing our knowledge of religious and cultural holidays of importance for those in our learning community. This calendar provides dates and information on many celebratory dates for students and staff of District 39. 

Information from New Trier High School for Upcoming Football Games

New Trier High School is proud to welcome middle school and junior high school students to their home football games. These events are wonderful opportunities for community-building! As you plan for your child to attend this Friday’s first home football game, please take a moment to review New Trier’s new procedures for K-8 students:

  • Students in grades K-8 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian to enter and remain in the stadium.
  • Tickets must be purchased using New Trier’s GoFan account. Cash will not be accepted at the gate.

New Trier High School Open House and Dedication

All community members, friends, and family of all ages are invited to New Trier High School’s Winnetka Campus TOMORROW (Saturday, Sept. 9) from 2-4 pm for an open house and dedication ceremony. New Trier recently opened its new East Side Academic and Athletic Facility featuring new gyms, a new six-lane indoor track, 14 new classrooms, a climbing wall, cardio and strength training areas, a spirit shop, and more! Come check out the new spaces during this community celebration featuring student performances, self-guided tours, demonstrations, and refreshments. The event begins at 2 pm with a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside the doors to the new Competition Gymnasium, followed by a brief dedication ceremony. The building will be open for self-guided tours until 4 pm. Parking is available in the lots along Essex Road and Trevian Way. New Trier’s Winnetka Campus is located at 385 Winnetka Avenue.