Welcome to Forest Ridge Elementary School District 142

District Announcements/Events 

Parent Teacher Conferences 

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Please be advised that scheduling is on a first come, first served basis.

You may access Kerkstra teachers at: http://d142.odynsolutions.com/kerkstra

You may access Foster teachers at: http://d142.odynsolutions.com/foster

You may access Hille teachers at: http://d142.odynsolutions.com/hille

Upcoming Musical Concerts


Wednesday, December 2nd - 6:00 PM
  • 4th/5th Grade Foster & Kerkstra Choir and 5th Grade Band Concert @ Hille Middle School
Wednesday, December 2nd - 7:30 PM
  • Hille Jazz Band at Hackney's restaurant in Palos Park. We're opening for the Brass Tracks Jazz Band. 
Tuesday, December 8th - 7:00 PM
  • Hille Choir Concert @ Hille
Thursday, December 10th - 7:00 PM
  • Winter Band Concert - 5th-8th grade bands  @ Hille
Please stop by and show your support of our amazing students!!!
Kyle Grace, Sandy Kim, Joy Latka & Steve Nendza
District 142 Music Staff

Today Matter's - Superintendent's Blog - November 6, 2015 Click on the link below to read the latest entry about the Blueprint Strategic Plan. Today Matter's - Superintendent's Blog Read past postings to learn more about how District 142 is committed to being a district "where children always come first." Today Matter's is posted on the first and third Friday of the month. __________________________________________________________

Congratulations to Teacher Teri Thibedeau's 5th Grade Class at Kerkstra Elementary for winning a $200 gift card from Marquette Bank in Oak Forest as part of their Adopt-a-Classroom Program. Marquette Bank representative, Christie Cox, was on hand to award the $200 gift card to Mrs. Thibedeau's class. For the past four years parents, teachers, and local residents have had an opportunity to enter a classroom into this special prize drawing. Classrooms are chosen at random and Mrs. Thibedeau's 5th Grade Class was one of 24 winners. The 5th Graders in Mrs. Thibedeau's class are considering purchasing a new karaoke machine, to be used as a microphone/amplification system for student presentations; other ideas for use of the $200 gift card include bean bag chairs and books or poems on CD to add to the class library. 

__________________________________________________________ Student Registration - call (708) 687-5550 or  
Click Here for the Registration Page 

View the ISBE CPR Training Video which is part of Public Act 098-0305.  __________________________________________________________

Board Approved 2015-2016 Calendar:  icon 2015-2016_School_Calendar

Public Act 98-63, Firearms Concealed Carry Act Information: We want to advise you that to be in compliance with Public Act 98-63, Firearms Concealed Carry Act, the District is in the process of obtaining the necessary signage stating that firearms are prohibited at schools and will post the signs at all of our buildings.  


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