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Ashley Home Store Summer Family Fest summer fest

The Ashely Home Store in Burbank is hosting a Summer Family Fun Fest on July 29 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  Click here for more information.  

Invitation to Participate in Back to School Rally bounce
District 111 will be hosting a Back to School Rally again this year on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Liberty Junior High School. All local business and organizations are invited to participate in the mini-vendor fair.  This is the perfect opportunity to advertise your business or spread awareness about your organization.  We will have an area designated for information tables or you can simply walk around and pass out flyers, coupons, or freebies.  We provide the table and chair(s) at no charge.
Band Pool Party - New Date! band pool party

All District 111 band members from beginner, cadet, intermediate and Liberty Jr. High bands are invited to attend our end of the year pool party on July 25.  We will have full use of the Burbank Water Park from 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. so come on out and have a great time with everyone from District 111 Band!   Click here for more information.

Board Briefs - June BOE Meeting brief

The regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on Wednesday, June 28.  Click here for a brief summary.

District Office Summer Hours summer hours

Effective June 9 - August 4, 2017, the district office hours are as follows:  Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and closed on Fridays.  

Ashley Furniture Hope to Dream Program mattress

The Ashley Home Store's Hope to Dream Program provides mattress sets and bedding to children in need.  Mattress sets are provided to children between the ages of 3 and 16.  To nominate a child, simply visit https://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com/a-hope-to-dream or fill out and mail in the application form. 

Last Day of School - Friday, June 2 summer

FRIDAY, June 2nd is the last day of school and a half day of attendance. Elementary students will be released at 11:15 am and junior high students will be released at 11:45 a.m. Report cards will be sent home with students on Thursday. Have a fun and safe summer! See you again in August.

Liberty Graduation will be Live Streaming grad

Liberty's 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony is Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m.  Congratulations to the class of 2017!  The ceremony will be videotaped and streaming live.  Click the following link to tune in...    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sterling-live-2015  

Seamless Summer Food Program lunch

When school is out, thousands of children must search for nutritious meals – and too often these meals cannot be found at home.  USDA’s Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option help bridge the gap by providing FREE food to children at various sites in the community during the summer.

 

Burbank School Groundbreaking Ceremony shovel

Burbank School District 111 will be having a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of the new Luther Burbank School.  Please join us for a brief ceremony followed by photo opportunities on Friday, June 2, 2017 at noon at Burbank School, 8235 S. Linder.   

Burbank Park District Teen Mixer mixer

The next Burbank Park District Teen Mixer is Friday, May 19 at Liberty from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. 6-8th grade students only. $5 at the door with valid school ID.  

Summer Teen Mixers at the Water Park pool

Burbank Park District will be hosting two summer teen mixers at the Burbank Water Park on July 27 and August 10 from 8:15 to 10:00 p.m.  Entrance is $5 at the door for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders only.

InfoSnap Enrollment is Open for New and Returning Students infosnap

New to District 111?   Just click the registration/enrollment link on the district website and start a new registration......New Student Registration

Returning Students should have received a personalized letter via U.S. mail that includes a secure log-in (snapcode).  Simply enter your snapcode to start the process.....Returning Student Registration.

Fry School Presents Cinderella Kids cinderella kids

Fry School invites you to their production of Cinderella Kids on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 pm at Liberty Junior High School.  Tickets are available at the door for $3.00.  Refreshments are available for purchase prior to the play.  All proceeds benefit the Fry Drama Program.  

EL Parent Art & Music Night lakeshore

The next EL Parent / Family Night will focus on art and music!  The event will be held Wednesday, May 10 at 6:00 pm at Maddock School.  Click here for the flyer/RSVP form.

Summer Art Youth Programs art

The LSV Senior Center is hosting summer youth art programs for children age 3 and up through high school.  Click here for more information.

Gallery 111 gallery

Burbank School District 111's Art Exhibition was held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The artwork of our outstanding artists was displayed and proudly  exhibited for everyone to view and admire.  Three winners were selected from each school and those pieces are currently on display in the board room at the Administration Building.  

District 111 Town Hall Meetings TH

Dr. Franzy Fleck, Superintendent, will address the state of the district and school enrollment.  Student enrollment in District 111 has increased from 3,262 in 2011 to 3,601 today.  We would like to seek input from the community regarding school enrollment across the district and long-term planning. 

Singin' In the Rain singin

Liberty Junior High School Drama Club presents Singin' In the Rain.  The musical will have two showings:  May 5 at 7:00 pm and May 6 at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $3 for students and $4 for adults.  Tickets may be purchased at the door.   

Pick-Up/Dump Truck For Sale sale

Burbank School District 111 no longer has substantial need for its dump truck.  For that reason, it intends to sell this truck via a sealed-bid approach.  Click here for description of the vehicle and bid-process.

Reavis Dance Fall Season Tryouts dance

Reavis High School will be holding Fall Season Dance Team Tryouts on May 2.  A dance workshop will be offered on May 1 with two sessions available.  

Teachers' Flea Market sale

A Teachers' Flea Market will be held on April 29, 2017 at Maddock School from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Sellers' tables are available - $20 for 7ft or $30 for 14ft.  To reserve a table or request additional information, please contact Charise at TeachersMarket@aol.com.   

Autism Awareness Fundraiser ausome shirt

In an effort to advance Autism awareness and acceptance at Burbank School District 111, and also throughout our community, teachers, staff, administration, and all of Liberty’s A.E.R.O. students will be wearing their “Au-Some” shirts.  Mrs. Browne, Liberty SPED teacher, has conducted a successful fundraiser to support our A.E.R.O. class stationed at Liberty.    

Special Career Day Presentation career

Victor Pacini's purpose is to design unique experiences that inspire and teach children to create, value, and share their confident voice with the world.  He has taken his passion for singing to a new and exciting level by designing life changing inspirational programs for young people.  By incorporating the skills that he mastered while earning a degree in graphic design, he has created several multi-dimensional programs that present thought provoking concepts and lessons through original songs, captivating graphics and images.  He will be inspiring the students at Liberty Junior High School on Friday, April 28th at 2:00 pm as the key note speaker during career day. 

 

Ben Carson Reading Room Tribute Video carson logo

The Carson Scholars Fund and Advocate Christ Medical Center granted Burbank School District 111 with two additional Ben Carson Reading Rooms located in McCord and Fry Schools!  Each room has been designed to inspire and create an environment to encourage independent reading. 

Fourth Annual Multicultural Night world

Burbank School District 111 is hosting our Fourth Annual Multicultural Night on Thursday, April 27, 2017.  The event will be held at Liberty Junior High School...doors open at 5:30 pm. 

Burbank Park District Teen Mixer mixer

The next Burbank Park District Teen Mixer is Friday, April 21 at Liberty from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. 6-8th grade students only. $5 at the door with valid school ID.  

Two Ben Carson Reading Rooms to Open in District 111 carson logo

Through the generosity of Advocate Christ Medical Center, the Carson Scholars Fund is pleased to announce the opening of two Ben Carson Reading Rooms in Burbank School District 111.  A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. 

EL Family Social Studies Night lakeshore

The next EL Parent / Family Night will focus on social studies!  The event will be held Wednesday, April 19 at 6:00 pm at Kennedy School.  

Spring Sale at Schoolbelles shirt

Schoolbelles is having a spring sale from April 13 to April 22.  Check out their flyer for more details. 

Burbank Jazz Jam jazz

Looking for all our Jazz Fans! In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month Liberty Junior High will be hosting a "Burbank Jazz Jam" on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm Featuring: LJHS Jazz Band and Reavis High School Jazz Band with Special Guest Todd Kayton Quintet! This will be a night you will not want to miss!

It Pays to Get 'A's Raffle eye care center

Bring your report card to The Eye Care Center of Burbank, 8525 S Harlem Avenue.   At the end of each Quarter bring your report card to get your name entered in a raffle for each grade of “A”or “1” for one of the following prizes:  7 Inch Tablet, iPod Shuffle, Toys R’ Us $50 Gift Card. 

Featuring.... McCord School mccord

Check out this video highlighting the events and activities hosted by McCord School throughout the year.   

"It's Time for PARCC" at Fry School PARCC

Hey class!  Hey What?  Are you ready?  For what?  To PARCC!   Fry Students are going to rock the PARCC this year.  Click "read more" to view their video.  

School Board Election - April 4 election

Burbank School District 111 will have four school board seats to be filled at the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election.  Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2021.

Special Offer on School Uniforms polo

Zemsky's has a special offer on school uniforms.  Save $5 with coupon and your school gets $2.  Click here for coupon and more information.

EL Family Science Night science

The next EL Parent / Family Night will focus on science!  The event will be held Tuesday, March 21 at 6:00 pm at McCord School.  Click here for the flyer/RSVP form.

Board Candidates Meet & Greet meet&greet

The Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview is hosting a meet and greet for board member candidates on Sunday, March 19 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Education Center.  This is an opportunity for board candidates to meet families and a couple students will speak about the roles and responsibilities of school boards and members.  The invitation is open to everyone in the District 111 community.  The Education Center is located at 9260 S. Octavia in Bridgeview.     

Maddock's Special Invitation to WE.org Annual Event we.org

On Wednesday March 1, 2017 WE.org held their annual WE event at the Allstate Arena!  Ms. Kryzstof's classroom received a special invitation to the event for all their cultural, global, local and school humanity projects! 

Kindergarten Registration Opens March 1 K Reg

Burbank School District 111 is excited to offer online kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year.  Your child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2017.  

Liberty Power Outage lightning

As you know, there were power outage issues at Liberty which resulted in transporting students to Reavis High School today.  We’d like to thank Superintendent Dan Riordan and the Reavis staff, Liberty faculty and staff, district office staff and the Burbank Police Department for their efforts during this situation.  The collaboration between the schools and the community made it a seamless process.  We would also like to thank our families for their patience and cooperation.  The safety and well-being of our students is always a top priority.  

2017 Young Authors Contest Winners author

Congratulations to all the participants in the 2017 Young Authors Contest!  The winning stories written by our very talented Burbank School District 111 students are now available to read and enjoy right here on our website.

St. Baldrick's Day - March 15 baldrick

Burbank School District 111 is proud to host the Third Annual St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser event on Wednesday, March 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Liberty Junior High.  St. Baldrick’s is an amazing non-profit organization that is devoted to the elimination of pediatric cancers. 

Blooming Expressionists Art Exhibition art

District 111 is hosting a district-wide art exhibition on May 2 at Prairie Trails Library.  Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade are eligible to participate.  All entries must be submitted by April 3, 2017. 

Liberty Students Receive Lesson on GMOs via FaceTime gmo

On Friday, February 10, 2017, Liberty Junior High Resource Teacher, Mrs. Browne, invited Genetic Scientist, Mrs. Ehlert, to participate in a class discussion, via a FaceTime conference call, to help address the issue of genetically modified organisms or GMOs.  As a result of this real life experience, so many students were motivated and empowered to keep researching, on their own, and continue on their learning quest about GMOs and other equally important issues in science.

Park District Teen Mixer hearts

The next Burbank Park District Teen Mixer is Friday, February 17 at Liberty from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. 6-8th grade students only. $5 at the door with valid school ID.  

Stickney Township Offers Pre-School and Summer Programs rainbow

Stickney Township Youth Commission offers Summer Programs for children age 3-8 and Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds in the fall.  Programs are available to residents of Stickney Township.  Click here for additional program details and registration information. 

 

2017-18 School Calendar calendar

The 2017-18 Official School Calendar has been approved by the Board of Education.  Click here to view the calendar.

Little Free Libraries library

Burbank School District 111 will be opening eight new Little Free Libraries located outside every school in the district!  You are invited to attend the official dedication at Tobin School 8501 S. Narragansett.  We will introduce the “Literally Loving Literacy” project that has been organized to support and maintain each Little Free Library.  The core mission of this event is to address children’s access to books before and after school and all summer long!  Click here for more information.

Parent Curriculum Night curriculum night

Please join us for our upcoming Parent Night on February 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Liberty Junior High School.  The topic will be Stress and Children: Creating a Calm Environment.  In today’s rapidly changing world, children face unique social and emotional challenges.  Many children feel increased stress and anxiety.  Educators and parents can assist students in developing a life-long capacity for concentration, patience and resilience.  Professional staff from Sertoma Center will provide parents with the tools they can use to empower their students to engage in techniques to relax their minds and calm their bodies.

Park District Teen Mixer mixer

The next Burbank Park District Teen Mixer is Friday, January 27 at Liberty from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. 6-8th grade students only. $5 at the door with valid school ID.  

 

Raptor Technologies Visitor Management System raptor

District 111 has implemented the Raptor Visitor Management System.  The Raptor System is the latest effort in increasing security in our schools.  Click here for more information.

Reavis Kiddie Camp Fundraiser dance

Reavis Dance Team is hosting their 2017 Kiddie Camp Fundraiser.  Campers will attend a dance clinic to learn a short routine to perform with the dance team during half time of a varsity basketball game on February 10!

Reavis Cheer Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance dad dance

The Reavis Cheerleaders will be sponsoring a Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance on February 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the cafeteria at Reavis High School.  All District 111 K-6 female students and their dads.  

 

 

Young Authors Night author

District 111 is hosting a Young Authors Contest again this year.  The contest is open to all kindergarten through 8th grade students and entries are due January 20.  The Young Authors Contest promotes writing and creativity by encouraging children to write an original story and present it in book form.

5Essentials Survey essentials

Burbank District 111 is once again joining the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the fourth statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for teachers, students, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. Teachers, students, and parents will be asked to take a 20-minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. This survey will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation.  Parents, please take this opportunity to respond to the 5Essentials survey now at:  https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/  The deadline is January 16, 2017.

Erin's Law erins law

Governor Pat Quinn signed into law House Bill 6193, or Erin’s Law, on January 24, 2013.  This law mandates that Illinois public schools extend their current mandated educational programs regarding personal safety, abuse education and prevention curriculum to students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades.  The goal of the law is to teach children to avoid situations that may lead to abuse and to report any instances of abuse they may have endured.

D111 Talent Show Video talent show

On Friday December 2, 2016 Burbank School District 111 held its Third Annual Talent Show.  The stage was filled with talent from every school.  Almost every seat in the house was filled with family, friends and staff.  We are so proud of all our students that performed in our talent show! 

Parent Curriculum Night parent curriculum

Join representatives from Carnegie Learning and the Curriculum Department as we dive into how students think, learn and apply new knowledge in math!  Parents and community members are invited to attend this evening’s discussion focused on our new grade 6-8 math program, Carnegie Learning.  This session will focus on this innovative, research-based math curricula, Standards for Mathematical Practice and why math looks so different (but truly isn’t!).  Students are encouraged to attend with their parents.  Click here for more information.

Holiday Countdown Kindness Calendar kindness calendar

Tis the season of kindness in District 111.  Here's a holiday countdown kindness calendar for daily ideas for the month of December......  /userfiles/3/my files/holidaycountdownkindnesscalendar 2.pdf?id=20988

District 111's Got Talent talent show

District 111 students will be showcasing their talents on Friday, December 2 at Liberty.  The show begins promptly at 7:00 pm.  Tickets will be sold for $2 at the door.   

Exclusive Offer for District 111 Faculty and Parents seat

The Ashley Homestore in Burbank. has an exclusive offer for District 111 Faculty and Parents.   Click here for more details.

Park District Teen Mixer mixer

The next Burbank Park District Teen Mixer is Friday, November 18 at Liberty from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. 6-8th grade students only.  $5 at the door with valid school ID

Veterans Day Video american flag

This Veterans Day please take some time to watch this video that was created and filmed by Burbank School District 111 Fry teacher Mr. Tony Pak. This is an amazing video that is sure to touch your heart as you remember and honor all our veterans. Thank you to Fry School for sharing this memorable video. BSD111 wishes everyone a very special Veterans Day!  http://tinyurl.com/hweooa2

Stickney Township Family Art Program stickney

Stickney Township is offering a Family Art Program at the Senior Center.  Click here for more information.   ** Please note that the start time has been changed to 2:45 pm to accomodate travel time after school.  

School Board Members Day board member day logo

November 15 will mark the eighth annual “School Board Members Day” in Illinois. This is the district’s and community’s opportunity to thank local board of education members for their commitment in providing a local governance voice for your public schools.

November Health News leaf

November is Diabetes Awareness Month – Talk to you health care provider about the risk factors in your family, take precautions, & support the people you know with Diabetes!  Continue to say “BOO”  to the Flu!  – This year, the Centers for Disease Control advise everyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu shot during the months of October and November.  Talk to your doctor. 

Burbank All Star Games volleyball

The Burbank All Star Games will be held on Saturday, November 5 at Liberty Junior High School.  The staff volleyball tournament will begin at 10:00 am.  Come on out to cheer on your school and show your team spirit.  May the best team win!   

Looking for a Tutor? tutor

If you are interested in tutoring services for your child, please feel free to contact any of the teachers listed who provide the subject and grade level service you are interested in obtaining.  Click here for more information on tutoring and the list of tutors available.    

Walk to School Day at Fry walk

National Walk to School Day was held on October 5th.  Communities and schools are using Walk or Bike to School Day as the first step to change community culture and to create options for getting around that are more inviting for everyone, both young and old.  Here's a video highlighting the morning at Fry School. 

EL Family STEM Night STEM

Our Burbank School District 111 EL Staff is partnering with Lakeshore to present a STEM filled, fun and educational family engagement night at Maddock School on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The event will start at 6:00 pm.  Click here for more information.

Stickney Public Health Parent Workshop bully

Stickney Public Health District's behavioral health Division is hosting a parent workshop:  Let's Talk About Bullying.  Click here for more information.

Fall Into Fitness Wellness Fair and 5K t-shirt design

Our T-Shirt Design winner is... Cooper Munoz from Byrd School!  Congratulations to this talented artist for the winning 2016 t-shirt design!!  On Saturday October 29, Burbank School District 111 is hosting the annual family health and wellness fair including the second Fall Into Fitness 5k run/walk. Join us for the entire 5k race or join us for a few laps!  All fitness levels are encouraged to come out and participate!! You do NOT need to participate in the 5k to order a shirt so everyone Order Yours TODAY!!!  Click here for registration/waiver and t-shirt order form.

Little Rams Wrestling Club rams

Reavis High School is hosting a Little Rams Wrestling club for kids 5-14 years old.  Registration is October 4.  Click here for ore information.

Little Rams Wrestling Club reavis

Reavis High School is hosting a Little Rams Wrestling Club for kids 5-14 years old.  Regiastration is October 4.  Click here for more information.

October Health News pumpkin

Kids who are healthy make happier and better students and they miss less school — as parents and teachers at Burbank School District 111 know well.  Here's 10 Steps to Your Healthiest School Year Ever!

Fall Into Fitness T-Shirt Design Contest t-shirt

Calling All District 111 Taleneted Artists!!  We are asking students to submit a t-shirt design for our Fall Into Fitness Wellness Day on October 29, 2016.  Click here for official rules.  All entries must be submitted by Wednesday October 5 so start your designs now!

Art for the Sky

Daniel Dancer operates an artist program called Art For The Sky.  It is a unique team building and perception activity that deepens the students' relationship to the sky, earth and one another.  Dr. Sheehan and the Tobin Team worked together with the entire community to learn about the power of collaboration and the beauty of our interconnection to all life.  

Fall Fertilization & Weed Control Application

Weather permitting, the grounds of Burbank School District 111 will receive applications of fertilizer and weed control this weekend, September 24-25, 2016.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Chief School Business Official at jmatise@bsd111.org. 

2017 School Board Elections election

Burbank School District 111 will have four school board seats to be filled at the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election.  Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2021.  Candidates for the office of school board can begin to circulate nominating petitions for signatures beginning September 20, 2016.  The candidate filing period begins on December 12, 2016 and ends December 19, 2016.

 

District 111 Welcomes New Board Member announcement

A special board meeting was held September 13 to interview seven candidates for our board member vacancy.  All residents who submitted letters of interest were interviewed.  The board was impressed with each applicant’s quality of thought and vision for 111.  After much deliberation; we are pleased to announce the board of education unanimously appointed Trish Saunders.  

 

2016-2017 Updated Liberty Bus Routes

In an effort to help decrease the number of students on the Liberty school buses, we have added several new bus routes.  The new routes for Liberty will go into effect Monday, September 19, 2016.  2016-2017 Updated Bus Routes

Two Day Cheer Camp

Calling All Future Rams!  Reavis High School's Cheerleading Squad will be hosting a two day cheer camp! Campers will attend a cheer clinic on October 13 to go over some cheer basics and also learn a routine. They will perform their short routine during the varsity half-time show on October 14.

Talent Show Auditions

Burbank's Got Talent!  District 111's Third Annual Talent Show will be held on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 pm at Liberty.  Auditions are open to all students in grades 5-8 and will be held at Liberty in the MPR at 3:30 pm.  

Back to School Nights

Back to School Nights are coming up soon!  The schedule is as follows....

September 6, 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Liberty 7th Grade 
September 7, 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Liberty 8th Grade
September 8, 6:30 - 8:00 pm - All Elementary Schools

Arbor Management Food Service

Burbank School District 111 has partnered with Arbor Management, Inc. to offer nutritious, healthy food options to all students. Burbank 111 participates in the USDA sponsored National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, and all meals and snacks served meet or exceed the standards required by these programs. Arbor Management is a privately held, employee owned business that has provided services to school districts in the Midwest for over thirty years. 

Online Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications can now be submitted online at www.lunchapplication.com.  Click here for step by step instructions for filling out an application online.

 

 

Join Girl Scouts Today!

Your local Girl Scouts troop is hosting a variety of recruitment activities this fall.  Click here for more information.

Back to School Rally - August 27 rally

The Back to School Rally is Saturday, August 27 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Liberty.  We'll be on the North Field outside Door #8.  This is a family friendly event to celebrate the new school year!  Show your school spirit and wear your school colors or spirit wear!

Board of Education Seat Vacancy get on board

On behalf of the students, families, and staff of Burbank School District 111, we would like to thank David Kasper for his service as a Board Member for the past seven years.  His dedication and commitment to the students in District 111 has been truly appreciated.  We wish Mr. Kasper well in his future endeavors.  Due to this resignation, we now have a vacant seat on the Board of Education. 

Back to School Newsletter

We're busy getting ready for school to begin on August 23.  Check out the Back to School Newsletter for details on the upcoming 2016-17 school year.

Board Briefs - July 27 Meeting brief

The regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.  Click here for a brief summary of what happened at the meeting.