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Posted on: May 11, 2016

Simpler Residency Proof for 2016-17

Over the past few years, parents have been asked every year to prove that they live in the boundaries of the District. This year we have streamlined the process. Most District residents will skip the Residency proof table at school this August. Residency ...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Board approves preliminary conceptual designs for Early Childhood Center expansion

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The School Board approved preliminary conceptual designs for the Early Childhood Center expansion at Tioga School, set to begin. The $4.3 million addition to Tioga School's existing Early Childhood space includes six classrooms, with two reserved for Dist...Read on...

Click here to view the approved floor plan.
Posted on: May 9, 2016

Village River Forest construction may affect BH7 and T6 bus routes beginning May 9


The Village of Bensenville is set to begin construction on River Forest Drive and River Forest Court on May 9. The construction may result in sporadic delays for the BH7 and T6 bus routes. District 2 will adjust bus stops in the area to account for these ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

BMS Jazz Ensemble receives 1st Place rating at State Jazz Contest!


Congratulations to the BMS Jazz Ensemble, which received a 1st place Division rating at the Illinois Grade School Music Association State Jazz Contest on Saturday, April 30th, at Lisle Senior High School! In addition to being honored for a stellar perform...Read on...

Click here to listen to the performance!
Posted on: April 28, 2016

Tioga School celebrates Children's Day!


Students at Tioga School celebrated Children's Day on Thursday, April 28th with a morning of performances and activities for the whole school!

Children's Day is an international holiday celebrated around the world. The United Nations established the ho...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Tom Schimmer Speaks to D2 Parents

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On Monday night Tom Schimmer spoke to District 2 parents about Standards Based Reporting. Schimmer is an education author, speaker and consultant from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is recognized as a leader and expert in the areas of assessment for lear...Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Check out W.A. Johnson School's Fine Arts Fest Performances!

Last Thursday W.A. Johnson students danced, displayed their artwork and put on fantastic musical performances for the annual Fine Arts Fest! Check out a few of their awesome performances on Ms. Skibbie's website below!

3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Hand Chimes...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Congratulations BMS 6th & 7th/8th Grade Bands!

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Congratulations to the Blackhawk Middle School 6th Grade Band on a beautiful, nuanced performance on Saturday, April 23rd at the Illinois Grade School Music Association State Contest! The BMS 6th Grade band received a 1st Place Division rating and was jus...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Returning Student Registration Opens ONLINE May 6th!

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Returning student registration for the 2016-17 school year opens Friday, May 6th! Beginning this year, student registration will move ONLINE! The new system will help to streamline the entire registration process and reduce errors.

Watch for more info...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

Blackhawk Student Council raises money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

This spring, Blackhawk Middle School's Student Council sponsored Pennies for Patients, a fundraiser supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Students set a goal of $650 before spring break-- around $1.00 per student. During the two-week fundraiser stud...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

BMS 8th grade Hawks service group feeds 74 children for a year


On March 23, the Hawks, an 8th grade service group at Blackhawk Middle School, donated their time to pack food for malnourished children around the world. The Hawks volunteered at the Feed My Starving Children location in Schaumburg. In total, they fed 74...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

BMS Scholastic Bowl Team Ends 2016 Season Strong


The Blackhawk Middle School Scholastic Bowl team just completed their 2016 season. The students were able to utilize their knowledge in a variety of subjects in academic competitions with other schools in the area. The season culminated with the Varsity a...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Tioga 4th and 5th Graders record song with internationally accomplished music producer

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Internationally accomplished music producer Nyne Forte helped Tioga 4th and 5th Graders record their original song, 'Be a Super Hero' on Wednesday, March 25.

Mr. Forte, owner of the independent recording label Prescription Music LLC, brought his profe...Read on...

Posted on: March 22, 2016

College of DuPage’s Teacher Prep Program names Bensenville’s Project CARE its Program of Choice

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Over the past twenty years, Bensenville School District 2's Project CARE has grown from a dozen mentors helping students with their reading skills to more than 300 mentors working with students in every subject area at Blackhawk Middle School, Johnson Sch...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

Twelve District 2 teachers share their knowledge at conferences around the country and the globe

District 2 is honored to recognize our teachers who have been asked to share their knowledge of content and practice with state, national and international education organizations in the 2015-2016 school year. Over the course of this school year, 12 teach...Read on...

Posted on: March 9, 2016

Expect Occasional Bus Delays due to Construction on Irving Park Road


Irving Park Rd. will undergo a new traffic configuration beginning March 10th that will remain active the rest of the school year. Traffic volume on other area roads is now greater than before, as drivers detour around the closed area.

Irving Park Rd. ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

Tioga Elementary School welcomes new Co-Principal, Carlos Azcoitia

Bensenville School District 2 is pleased to announce our district’s newest principal, Carlos Azcoitia, who will start as co-principal at Tioga Elementary School on July 1, 2016.

Azcoitia has served as principal at Horace Greeley Elementary School, a t...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2016

Bensenville School District 2 moves to standards-based reporting for 2016-17 school year

Bensenville School District 2 is pleased to announce the movement to a standards based report card in Grades K – 8, beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. This year, the district has been researching and field testing. The change comes from an analysis ...Read on...

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: 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: 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...

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