The first rollout of iPad tablets will begin this fall in grades 3-5. The expansion continues in the 2014-2015 school year at the middle schools. The total cost for the iPads — along with software, accessories and staff development — comes to roughly $2 million.
The District 200 Finance Advisory Committee hosted its second meeting on Aug. 5. The committee was formed by the school board to examine the high school's fund balance and whether it's the proper amount for OPRF, and to make a recommendation to the board last this year as to its best use.
Maywood native La'ren Vernea knew she would pursue her dream to open her own theater company after visiting the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, where Africans were trafficked in the transatlantic slave trade.
Visitors entering Oak Park and River Forest High School's Welcome Center just beyond the Scoville Avenue main entrance have long had to stop and register with security staff. But when the school reopens this fall a new wall of glass doors will surround the Welcome Center as another layer of security.
District 97 administrators and staff would no longer worry about ceilings falling down on their heads if the school district moved into the proposed Madison Highlands office project – assuming the long stalled project ever gets built.
Developing a racial consciousness among all school staff is among the goals outlined in Oak Park and River Forest High School's ambitious strategic plan. The plan is still in draft form, but the District 200 Board of Education, which governs OPRF, is expected to approve a final plan in the next few weeks.
A school playground has never been more welcome than at Oak Park's Ascension School. On Saturday, July 20, volunteers were out at Ascension, 601 Van Buren St., to put together the new playground for preschoolers. The would-be craftsmen, and women, worked from the early morning till around noon.