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Posted on: August 30, 2016

Illinois State Board of Education recognizes three District 2 staff

Angie Adams, Christina Mellen and Patty Vlangos were each recognized with the Illinois State Board of Education's Those Who Excel Award of Recognition for their work in District 2.

The award honors educators who have made significant contributions to ...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Volunteers needed for Sept. 9 KaBOOM! playground build

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Help give more than 500 BSD2 students a safe place to play at the former Mohawk School site!

On Friday, Sept. 9 District 2 is partnering with KaBOOM!, Target, the Village of Bensenville and Bensenville Park District to build a brand new, custom playgr...Read on...

To volunteer, click here.
Posted on: August 23, 2016

BSD2 to extend partnership with Northern Illinois Food Bank

In an effort to increase food availability to the Bensenville Community, BSD2 is extending our partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to include a pop-up pantry at both Tioga and Johnson Schools.

The first pop-up pantry will be Tuesday, Sept....Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Sept. 17: B-Well Bensenville Walkathon and Family Fest with Free BBQ Lunch

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Get ready to walk on Saturday, Sept. 17!

The 3rd Annual B-Well Bensenville Walkathon and Family Fest begins at 10 AM on Sept. 17 at Tiny Tot School and ends at 11 AM at Redmond Park. There are multiple stops along the way where walkers can join in!
...Read on...

Click here to see starting times/locations!
Posted on: August 15, 2016

Bensenville School District 2 to Expand Mohawk Playground Site

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Bensenville School District 2 will expand the new Mohawk Playground following the Sept. 9 KaBOOM! build!

The initial build will give the community north of Irving Park Road and east of Route 83 a 3,000 sq. ft. playground for ages 2-12 on a soft, rubbe...Read on...

To see more pictures, click here.
Posted on: August 4, 2016

New CDC K-12 Guidelines for Zika virus

The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) recently released Zika virus guidance for K-12 schools. Here's what you need to know:

- "There is no evidence that risk for transmission on school properties will be higher than in other areas of the local communit...Read on...

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

Sept. 17: B-Well Bensenville Walkathon and Family Fest with Free BBQ Lunch

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Get ready to walk on Saturday, Sept. 17!

The 3rd Annual B-Well Bensenville Walkathon and Family Fest begins at 10 AM on Sept. 17 at Tiny Tot School and ends at 11 AM at Redmond Park. There are multiple stops along the way where walkers can join in!
...Read on...

Click here to see starting times/locations!
Posted on: July 21, 2016

School District 2 awarded custom-built playground at Mohawk site

An open field at the southern end of the former Mohawk school site, where the KaBOOM! playground will be built.

National retail company Target Corporation selected Bensenville School District 2 as one of 26 recipients of a unique, custom-built playground in partnership with KaBOOM!

“Play is essential for the normal development of children,” said District 2 Supe...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

School District 2 Bus Parking Moves to Blackhawk School’s Rear Parking Lot

District 2 is parking its buses behind Blackhawk Middle School. The rear parking lot is several hundred feet from Church Road. The Blackhawk walking path will remain accessible, using a new sidewalk to be built alongside the parking lot before school begi...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Bensenville School District 2 to Expand Mohawk Playground Site

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Bensenville School District 2 will expand the new Mohawk Playground following the Sept. 9 KaBOOM! build!

The initial build will give the community north of Irving Park Road and east of Route 83 a 3,000 sq. ft. playground for ages 2-12 on a soft, rubbe...Read on...

To see more pictures, click here.
Posted on: July 11, 2016

Tioga Students Release First Professionally Recorded Song!

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What does it mean to be a superhero? Last spring, Tioga students answered that question with a song, written with the help of hit songwriter Steve Seskin, who's previously worked with Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney and Mark Wills; and recorded by professional...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

New Playground Expected Soon at Mohawk Site

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District 2 is partnering with KaBOOM! to plan and build a new playground at the former Mohawk School site. The construction is anticipated to be this fall – completed in just one weekend! A formal announcement from KaBOOM! is expected this summer.

Ka...Read on...

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: 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 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...

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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...



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