February Board Briefs

The District 123 School Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting February 26, 2018. View the agenda.

Highlights from the meeting include:

IMEA Honor Band Festival Participants Recognized:

IMEA Honor Band Festival participants are honored by the board.

IMEA Honor Band Festival participants are honored by the board.

Superintendent Paul Enderle welcomed Oak Lawn-Hometown Principal Kristin Simpkins, students from the Concert and Jazz bands and Beth Lyons, the band conductor, to recognize them for their recent participation in the Illinois Music Education Association Honor Band Festival. 

The state-wide festival celebrates the arts, featuring the best of the best from schools throughout Illinois. Each student had to prepare music on their own and then audition to be accepted into the honors festival.

“Overall a fantastic event, I want to thank the board for all for your support over the years. Not only are these wonderful musicians but they are quality kids that go above and beyond in our program and we are really really proud of them,” said Beth Lyons.

Camille Listowski, from Concert Band, Georgia DeRousse, Anna Enderle, and Miranda Reis, from the Jazz Band, were present at the meeting to share their experience from the IMEA Honor Band Festival with the Board.

“It was a really cool learning experience, I feel like I really learned a lot and grew so much just in that day alone,” said Listowski.

Superintendent Report

During his Superintendent Report, Dr. Enderle encouraged the District 123 community to attend the 2018 State of the District Dinner on Friday, March 9, 2018.

“This year we want to celebrate the concept of together we are stronger, after dinner, we will feature thirteen breakout sessions to showcase how different groups in our community work together as a hub to produce value to our community,” he said. 

The next Board of Education Meeting will be Monday, March 19, 2018, at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School.