Welcome to Forest Ridge Elementary School District 142

In the News

Read Dr. Paul McDermott's new bi-monthly blog, Today Matters

Foster Elementary students support fellow student and raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis InstituteClick here to read the article.  

Kerkstra Elementary students raise $8,200 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Click here to read the article.  

Ridge Early Childhood Center Preschool Program earns Gold Circle of Quality in the ExcelRate Illinois Program.  Click here to read the article. Jack Hille Middle School 7th & 8th Graders Take Part in Career Day  Click here to read the article. 

Foster Elementary 4th Graders Present a Living Museum.  Click here to read the article.

Kerkstra Elementary nominated as a National Blue Ribbon School.  Click here to read the article. 

District 142 Kids explain magic of Disney's 'Frozen'.  Click here to read the article. 

Kerkstra EarlyAct Club raises money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Click here to read the article. 

Foster students take part in S.T.E.M. museum workshop.  Click here to read the article. 

 Appointments are being scheduled NOW for 
New Students for the 2015-2016 school year!
Click Here for the Registration Page 

District Announcements/Events

Returning Student Registration for 2015-2016 

June 30, 2015 – All returning student online forms, fee payments (full or partial payments), and residency proofs are completed July, 2015 All School Offices are Closed   August 3, 2015– School Offices Re-open August 5, 2015 - (3:00 - 7:00pm at Hille) Last chance to re-prove residency (for those who were notified and missed the June dates).                                       

Monday, August 17, 2015 - Packet Pickup at Hille (3:00 - 7:00pm) Monday, August 24, 2015 - FIRST DAY OF CLASSES FOR STUDENTS


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

Read about the impact Senate Bill 16 will have on District 142:  Click here to read how you can help.

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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