News from the District


November 10: HMS Project Community Meeting
Representatives from Bulley & Andrews, the construction manager for the HMS project, welcome all community members to their upcoming monthly meetings. At each session, project leaders discuss the timeline and status of the construction efforts, including an outline of recent on-site activity. Each event also includes time for Q&A. No registration is required. The next sessions are slated for November 10, December 8, and January 12. They begin at 8am and meet in the job site trailer at HMS. Comprehensive information about the project – including an image gallery, webcam link, budget details, and bid news – is available on the D181 website: > Our District > HMS Construction.

November 16: Parent Event – Executive Functioning for Students with an IEP or 504 (Grades 3-5)
Executive Functions are cognitive processes that allow people to plan, organize, make decisions, pay attention, and regulate behavior. The next event in the District’s Special Education Parent Series focuses on these skills among students with an IEP or 504 in Grades 3-5. Parents are invited to Monroe School on Thursday, November 16 (6-7:30pm) to learn about the Executive Functions program from the Rush NeuroBehavioral Center (RNBC) and the curriculum in effect for D181 students. The event speaker is Dr. Georgia Bozeday of RNBC. No registration is required. FLYER

November 16-17: Community Speaker Series Event “The Gift of Failure”
The Community Speaker Series presented jointly by D181 and District 86 begins its 5th season with Jessica Lahey, author of New York Times bestseller, “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.” Her presentation will take place at The Community House on Thursday, November 16 (7pm) and again on Friday, November 17 (9:30am). Registration is required and can be completed online at