Welcome to Forest Ridge Elementary School District 142

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Today Matter's - Superintendent's Blog - October 2, 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 Kerkstra Elementary School a 2015 recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Award for Exemplary High Performing Schools.  We are extremely proud of our staff and students for achieving this lifetime distinction. 

You can see the announcement from the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan at https://youtu.be/iDhvIhG62uo.  

For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/index.html


Congratulations to Kristin Vargas, Math Specialist, on receiving the Award of Merit in the 2015-2016 Those Who Excel Education Awards through the Illinois State Board of Education. Mrs. Vargas was nominated for the Those Who Excel Education Award based on her continued commitment to the students of District 142.  __________________________________________________________ New Playground Dedication - September 3, 2015
Representatives from Forest Ridge School District 142, Mayor Hank Kuspa's Office and City Administration, and Oak Forest Park District formally cut the ribbon for the new playground at Gene Leonard Park, across from Kerkstra Elementary. 
  Click here to see more playground dedication photos. 
  __________________________________________________________ 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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