Summer Book Talks: Week 7

Posted July 29th, 2015 by Mrs. Villanova


Back-to-School Event

Posted July 29th, 2015 by Mrs. Villanova

On Thursday, August 20, Dirksen will be hosting its Back-to-School event. The schedule of events is as follows:

5:00-7:30 PTA picnic in the gym and on the blacktop outside of Doors 2 and 3
5:00-5:15 Supply drop off for Kindergarten and 3rd/4th grade classrooms-in your child’s classroom
5:15-5:45 Curriculum presentation for Kindergarten and 3rd/4th grade- in your child’s classroom
5:45-6:00 Break
6:00-6:15 Supply Drop off for 1st/2nd and 5th/6th grade classrooms-in your child’s classroom
6:15-6:45 Curriculum night presentation for 1st/2nd and 5th/6th grade-in your child’s classroom

We hope to see all of our Dirksen families there!

Summer Book Talks: Week 6

Posted July 22nd, 2015 by Mrs. Villanova

Summer Book Talks: Week 5

Posted July 15th, 2015 by Mrs. Villanova


Summer Book Talks: Week 4

Posted July 9th, 2015 by Mrs. Villanova

Summer Book Talks: Week 3

Posted July 3rd, 2015 by Mrs. Villanova


Summer Book Talks: Week 2

Posted June 23rd, 2015 by Mrs. Villanova


Summer Reading Book Talks by Our Dolphins

Posted June 18th, 2015 by Mrs. Villanova

Happy Summer, Dirksen Dolphins! Each week, we will be featuring some book talks by our very own students. Be sure to check back each week to get some great recommendations for books to read this summer!

This week, we are featuring books that two of our 5/6 students enjoyed.


Registration for 2015-16

Posted May 4th, 2015 by Mrs. Villanova

Registration for the 2015-2016 school year was due to the main office on Friday, April 10th.  If you have not already, please send in your child’s registration form as soon as possible.  This information is very helpful to us as we plan for next year’s classes.  Similarly, if your child will not be attending Dirksen School next year, please let the office know.  As a reminder, the school fee is not due until the beginning of next school year.  If you have any questions, please call us at (847)357-5600.

Illinois State Report Cards

Posted November 3rd, 2014 by Mrs. Villanova

The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district, and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals, and also shares other information related to staff and student demographics, the school environment and more. The report card is available in two formats. The At-a-Glance version is posted on the District 54 website. An interactive report card is available online. You can find Dirksen’s report card by clicking the ‘About’ tab above and choosing ‘State Report Card.’

The Illinois Standards Achievement Tests are used to measure individual student achievement. The state of Illinois uses the results to report student achievement to the public. Please note that the tests are only one measure of student learning at a particular point in time. The results, combined with other tests (including Measures of Academic Progress – MAP), classroom assessments and teacher observations, help shape the district’s instructional program.

If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at 630-357-5600. If you want copies of the report cards from more than one of District 54’s schools, please call the District 54 Community Relations Department at (847) 357-5027.