2017 State of the District Dinner

Friday marked the Annual State of the District Dinner with more than 350 attendees. Local business, dignitaries and the District 123 community joined together to showcase our District’s performing and fine arts programs in addition to a presentation from Doug Harris, the CEO of the Kaleidoscope Group.

“The State of the District Dinner is our annual event to connect with the entire Oak Lawn Hometown community. Through a rich dialogue designed to engage participants and gather feedback we hope to build trust and enrich perspectives of all District 123 partners and community members. The aim of our event is to provide a more direct outreach opportunity by expanding face to face and meaningful two way engagement,” said Paul J. Enderle, Ed.D., Superintendent of District 123.

Guests were treated to performances from District 123 choirs, The Wizard of Oz cast, ukulele music students, dance team performances and artwork done by students. Following dessert guest speaker Doug Harris, the CEO of The Kaleidoscope Group, took the stage to share what it means to be one community. Harris stressed the importance of reaching across the table, to others with different views, to expand your knowledge.

The Kaleidoscope Group is a full service diversity and inclusion consulting firm in Chicago, the group has assisted organizations with successfully managing culture change and creating inclusion for over 30 years.