March Board Briefs

The District 123 School Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting March 19, 2018. View the agenda.

Highlights from the meeting include:

Hannum Students and Staff Encouraged to “Be the Change”:

Principal, Anne Marie McGovern, presented the board the theme for Hannum School this year, “Be the Change”. The principal chooses a theme for every school year to encourage students and staff to be the best version of themselves.

“We do a theme every year and I show how we illustrate that theme through school events or just day to day. It’s a fun way to look back on the year and see how our school has made a positive impact,” she told the board.

This year, Hannum School is illustrating being the change through big events like their St. Baldricks event, which raised $30,000 this year and taking part in other district activities that encourage making the world a better place like Feed6.

Superintendent Report:

During his Superintendent Report, Dr. Enderle praised the community for making this year’s State of the District Dinner a success. More than 200 attendees came out to the event to enjoy a meal together, attend 12 break-out sessions, and find out what’s new in D123.

Dr. Enderle also praised the students and staff at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School for their peaceful participation in the National School Walkout on March 14. 830 students participated in the walkout.

“I want to commend the leadership at OLHMS for how they handled the delicate situation. Allowing students to express themselves and their beliefs in a peaceful way. I was at the middle school during the Walkout and I was so impressed by our students, you could hear a pin drop,” said Dr. Enderle.

Students were allowed to participate during their advisory.

The next Board of Education Meeting will be Monday, April 23, 2018, at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School.