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Posted on: February 4, 2016


Bensenville School District 2 offers fantastic substitute teaching opportunities for degree holders. We've included more detailed information below for students or interested applicants who have further questions, along with flyers that you can post or ha...Read on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

Digital reading program gets students online and into books


This summer District 2 piloted the myON online reading program. Since the start of the program, students have read nearly 4,000 hours and 13,500 books! The program was expanded this past fall and the district looks forward to even more reading progress wi...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

BMS Jazz Ensemble, soloists win big at Jazz Jamboree

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Congratulations to the BMS Jazz Ensemble on a stellar performance at the 19th Annual Thomas Middle School Jazz Jamboree in Arlington Heights. The band received a clinic and comments from educators Greg Helton and Mark O'Connor. In addition to receiving an...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2016

Schools Need Crossing Guards

Bensenville School District 2 is seeking a dependable mature individual to work as a crossing guard for both Blackhawk Middle School (BMS) and WA Johnson School (WAJ).

The times are listed below for EVERY school day.
BMS: 6:50 am - 7:50 amWAJ: 8:00 ...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2016

Blackhawk Jazz Ensemble performs on WGN

The BMS Jazz Ensemble appeared on WGN's Midday Fix in December, performing "Dance Brazil," by Rick Stitzel. George Andrikokus directed the talented group of 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

The band has a busy schedule ahead of them, with an invitational jazz...Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

Students Involved with Technology Conference at Blackhawk Middle School

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Registration deadline is January 22, 2016 for mailed registrations and January 29, 2016 for online registrations. Registration is LIMITED and there will not be on-site registrations.

Reserve your spot today for the Students in Technology Conference (SI...Read on...

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Posted on: December 10, 2015

PARCC Reports Coming…


Last spring, your child took new state tests in English language arts and mathematics known as PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) tests. These tests measured how well your son or daughter had mastered the knowledge and...Read on...

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Posted on: December 9, 2015

New State Tests-Message from Tony Smith, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Education

This past spring, Illinois students took a new state test to measure how well they are mastering the skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. The tests are designed to provide accurate information so that teachers, parents and students can work toge...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2015

National Influenza Week is Dec 6 through Dec 12


Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

* fever...Read on...

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Posted on: December 2, 2015

PARCC -Preliminary PARCC Scores Give Us New Baseline, Show Us Where We Need to Go

In September, the Illinois State Board of Education released the preliminary results of the PARCC test that students took for the first time last spring. PARCC stands for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, and it is the f...Read on...

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

American Education Week

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According to the National Education Association, “American Education Week—November 16-20, 2015—presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2015

Nutrition Workshop with Dietitian Sylvia Klinger


Last week, many district 2 families attended the first of a three-part nutrition workshop hosted by Sylvia Klinger, a licensed and registered dietitian, and culinary consultant. Sylvia has been featured on several news outlets giving her expert advice on...Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2015

District 2 Approved for $2.6 Million of Low-Interest Bonds

District 2 has been awarded permission to issue $2.6 million of low-interest bonds. Its award is the second-largest among the ten winning districts selected by the Illinois State Board of Education. The bond proceeds will be applied to the renovation cost...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2015

Mohawk Site to Re-Open to Community

Mohawk Site to Re-Open to Community

The Board of Education endorsed plans to re-open the former Mohawk site to the community as soon as it is safe to do so. This requires grading to control water run-off, then seeding, and then finally fence removal. T...Read on...

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Posted on: June 22, 2015

Bensenville Elementary School District 2 Scores High in Innovation and Reform

Bensenville Elementary School District 2 Scores High in Innovation and Reform
At its June 17th Board of Education meeting, Julie Evans, Supervisor, Center for Performance and Race to the Top Lead, from the Illinois State Board of Education informed the B...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2015



We are excited to announce that parents can now pay student fees online through our new Bensenville SD 2 Web Store! Parents can make payments online from their home or work computer, any time of the day. For...Read on...

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