News from the District

Kindergarten Registration Begins Online February 14
District 181 kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year begins online on February 14. The first step of registration is to go to the registration page of the District website ( > Parents > Registration), click the link to register, and complete the online registration process. Then, parents should go to their child’s neighborhood elementary school on February 14 or February 15 (9am – 3pm) to bring in residency documents and the child’s certified birth certificate to be copied. Parents who cannot come during the day have the option of attending a District-wide evening registration event to turn in materials; that event will be held Thursday, February 15 at Prospect School (5:30 – 7:30pm). A list of acceptable documents to show residency is posted online. We look forward to enrolling incoming kindergartners!

Save the Date for March 8 Summer Camp Expo
All community members are invited to the annual D181 Summer Camp Expo, taking place Thursday, March 8 at Prospect School (6-8:30pm). This is a one-stop-shop to meet with exhibitors one-on-one and learn about local and regional overnight camps, sports camps, fine arts programs, science and educational camps, recreation activities, and more. New exhibitors are added every year. Children are welcome, and no registration is needed.

Nominations Due March 23 for “World Changer” D181 Employee Awards
Has your family been deeply and positively impacted by the actions of a D181 employee? The call for nominations is open now through March 23 for “The District 181 World Changer Awards: A Celebration of Exceptional Employee Achievements.” This program, hosted in partnership with the D181 Foundation, recognizes the above and beyond contributions of teachers, support staff, and administrators in District 181. Visit > Our District > World Changer Awards to access the Awards Overview for more information about eligibility and the nominating process. Then, if you have a staff member you would like to nominate for this honor, complete the online nomination form linked on the D181 website.

Community Speaker Series Event Registration Open for Dr. Michael Bradley: Crazy Stressed: Saving Today’s Overwhelmed Children
The next event in the Community Speaker Series is “Crazy Stressed: Saving Today’s Overwhelmed Children” featuring Dr. Michael Bradley. He will be speaking at The Community House on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00pm and Thursday, February 22 at 9:30am. “New research tells us: Our kids are not all right. Too many are struggling with excessive academic loads, extracurricular demands, sleep deprivation, and 24/7 connectivity, causing epidemic rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and suicide. While teen brains are hardwired for risk-taking and overactive emotions, their coping abilities are at all-time lows. Dr. Bradley first explains what’s driving today’s adolescent anxiety, depression, and negative behaviors and what the latest brain development research is telling us. Then with proven strategies from his three decades of practice and his own years as a father, Dr. Bradley provides practical advice on how to connect with your children to build their life-saving resiliency and what to do when you’re facing a major mental health issue.” Registration is open now and can be completed online at See flyer for more information.