Welcome to the
Millburn District 24
for the 2018-19 School Year!
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Millburn Elementary School
18550 Millburn Road, Wadsworth
If you have a child who will turn five years old on or before September 1, 2018, please take note of the following information. Millburn District will be accepting registration for kindergarten on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Millburn Elementary School, 18550 Millburn Road, Wadsworth. ALL registrations will be accepted at Millburn Elementary School. You must call the school to request a registration packet. Millburn Elementary's main office phone number is 847-356-8331. Before the registration date, all the necessary paperwork should be completed and brought with you to begin the registration process. If you are unable to attend the registration date, you may drop off the completed packet prior to April 4. Kindergarten screening for readiness will take place in August prior to the start of school.
What else should parents bring to registration?
1) Your child's original birth certificate - the one from the county of birth, not the hospital one - we will make a copy, no charge.
2) Registration fees will be collected at this time. Cash or check made payable to "Millburn District" is acceptable.
3) Proof of Residency (The registration packet will contain a form with a list of required documentation).
4) Your calendar - you will be able to make an appointment for the August screening process.
FIRST GRADE - if you have a child enrolled in a kindergarten program other than the Millburn District, please notify the office if you intend on registering your child for First Grade in Millburn. Your child must be six years old on or before September 1, 2018 to register for the first grade in this district.
If you know anyone in our district who may not receive this notification, please ask them to contact the school. We appreciate your help as we prepare for the next school year!
The Millburn Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams performed this past Saturday at the state meet.
Head Coach, Don Perusich states, "Last Saturday's results were a fitting end to an amazing season for both teams."
Congratulations to the Millburn Cross Country Teams and to coaches, Mr. Perusich, Mr. Schroeder, and Ms. Hoetzer for an outstanding season.
We are proud of all your efforts!
Congratulations to the Millburn District 24 Board of Education on the receipt of the 2017 School Board Governance Recognition!
Carissa Casbon LaTourette, Board President Denise Ide, Board Member
Casandra Slade, Board Vice President Brendan Murphy, Board Member
Jim Guziak, Board Secretary Maggie Wentzell, Board Member
Irshad Khan, Board Member
The Millburn Board of Education is one of twenty school boards to earn this distinction awarded by the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB). This recognition is designed to acknowledge those school boards that have engaged in activities and modeled behaviors that lead to excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.
The application process for this recognition is rigorous and requires the involvement of board members and the superintendent over a two-year period. Evidence is shown in the areas of:
Thank you for your commitment, responsibility, and dedication
to the Millburn students, staff, and community.
L to R - Brendan Murphy, Jim Guziak, Casandra Slade, Denise Ide, Maggie Wentzell, Business Mgr. Stephen Johns, Carissa Casbon LaTourette, Irshad Khan, Superintendent Jason Lind attended the IASB Fall Division Meeting, 10/11/2017 where they were recognized for School Board Governance.
Dear Millburn Community,
Over the summer Bernadette Hanna handed me a document that was written by a former superintendent at Millburn, and I found it very interesting. I am wondering if you can guess what year the following excerpt was written?
The School Year XXXX-XX could probably be called the year of confusion for American Public Education. You could, with only the effort of asking a question about education, get an opinion from almost anyone or any group on the state of our schools. The candidates for President and other federal offices had education opinions, the Governor of the state had an opinion, religious groups had opinions, and probably you and your parents had, and have opinions. As I observed our students, teachers and most parents, the Millburn Community felt our school was on the right track even though we were not perfect. Millburn school represents a school which has only one goal – educating children to be successful future students and adults in this world. As another year passes, we continue to believe this is what education is all about. We do not intend that education at Millburn will abandon this objective in the future.
I often wonder how much has really fundamentally changed over the past thirty years? Have we “figured out” education? Is there still confusion? Have we changed for the better, or worse? Yes, Mr. Framke wrote the above passage to parents after the 1984-85 school year, over 30 years ago!
Here is what I do know. Millburn school continues to have one goal- educating students to be successful in their future endeavors. Our staff has worked exceptionally hard in maintaining a focus on our students’ educational experience during some VERY challenging times. I am proud to work with a staff that is so dedicated to our children’s education!
Millburn continues to produce strong academic performance even through drastically increasing class sizes, a transition to new state standards, a new grade configuration, decreased funding, and leadership transition. This is a testament to how we have all worked together for a common purpose. Our circumstances may have changed, but our core principles have not been shaken.
Superintendent - Millburn Schools
Millburn Elementary School
Millburn Middle School