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Posted on: April 22, 2014

Building a Bridge to Middle School

Middle school students took a field trip to Tioga School Friday to extend a friendly hand to 5th graders, who, now that spring has arrived, are probably thinking about what life will be like at middle school as 6th graders.

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Posted on: April 22, 2014

2014 Annual Report coming to your mailbox

Watch for the 2014 Annual Report to the Community coming to your mailbox soon. The publication provides an overview of accomplishments and activities in Bensenville School District 2 in meeting the Board of Education's... Read on...

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Posted on: April 17, 2014

What does a 3rd grader do all day?

The latest BSD2 video provides a glimpse into the full days of 3rd graders at Tioga School. Learning involves engaging activities all day long.

Watch the video
Posted on: March 28, 2014

Tioga School Open House & Surplus Sale

A community open house and surplus sale will be held at Tioga School, 212 W. Memorial Road, on Sunday, May 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Take a walk through the historic halls that have hosted students since 1931 and reconnect... Read on...

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Posted on: March 26, 2014

There's an app for us!

Now you can access information quickly and easily from your smartphone with the new BSD2 mobile app, available free through Google Play and iTunes.
You can be a finger tap away from school menus, homework and... Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2014

2014-15 School Calendar Set

The first day of school in 2014-15 will be Aug. 20, the third Wednesday in August. After considering the results of a parent survey and input from the teachers association and school committees, the start date was moved... Read on...

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Posted on: March 13, 2014

State survey gives parents input on school environment

Having a voice in school improvement and student success is important for all parents. To help give parents that voice, Bensenville School District 2 is participating for the second year in a row in the Illinois 5Essentials... Read on...

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Posted on: March 15, 2014

Improving Student Assessments

The Illinois State Board of Education recently produced a short video to provide parents with more information about the new state assessments that will be implemented in 2014-15. Bensenville District 2 will be participating in the field tests.

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Posted on: February 27, 2014

State grant feeds hunger for books

Johnson library

District 2’s youngest readers will have more books to choose from in their native language next year thanks to a state grant.

The District was awarded a $5,000 Another Opportunity for Back 2 Books Grant, a competitive... Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2014

Weather days impact last day of school

This is an unusual year where four emergency days have been used due to weather. The two days used this week, combined with Jan. 6 and 7 push the last day of school to Tuesday, June 3.

Each district is required to... Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2014

District 2 gets early look at new state assessments

Bensenville School District 2 students, teachers and administrators will get an early look at the new statewide assessments being developed for the 2014-15 school year by participating in field tests this spring.

The new... Read on...

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Posted on: November 25, 2013

District 2 Team Presents New Teacher Evaluation Plan at State Conference

Members of the Board of Education and the District 2 presentation team were at the Joint Annual Conference to talk about the District's new Teacher Evaluation Plan. The conference draws more than 9,000 education leaders from across the state.

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Posted on: November 21, 2013

District 2 Stands Out as Model in School Reform

Bensenville School District 2 is emerging as a leader in the state and in the Midwest due to the work of the Board of Education, teachers and administrators in implementing the Common Core State Standards and school reform... Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2013

District 2’s High Credit Rating Affirms Financial Health

Bensenville District 2’s credit rating of AA+ is a reflection of strong finances and a favorable outlook on the Bensenville area in general.

Standard & Poor’s Rating Services reaffirmed the District’s credit rating in... Read on...

Posted on: November 11, 2013

New Schools Win Design Awards

Design Award

Tioga School received a Silver Award and W.A. Johnson School received an Award of Merit for design of an institutional building by the Association of Licensed Architects. Board members and Superintendent Dr. James Stelter... Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2013

Board Members Recognized for Commitment to Office

Two Bensenville Elementary School District 2 Board of Education members were recognized for professional development by the DuPage Division of the Illinois Association of School Boards at the Oct. 29 meeting.

Cindee Hazen... Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2013

Superintendent Receives State 'Those Who Excel Award'

Superintendent Dr. James Stelter with students

Dr. James Stelter, Superintendent of Bensenville School District 2, has received an Award of Recognition from the Those Who Excel Awards Program from the Illinois State Board of Education.

The Those Who Excel Awards... Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2013

2013-14 budget reflects steady revenues and expenses

The 2013-14 proposed operating budget reflects a steady course on District spending and expected revenues even in light of state budget woes.

The proposed $43 million spending budget includes construction at Tioga School,... Read on...

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Posted on: August 9, 2013

District 2 works with village to relieve neighborhood flooding

The school district and village are working together to enlarge the detention area on the property where Chippewa School once stood to help alleviate neighborhood flooding.

The Board of Education approved an... Read on...

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