High School District 214
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District 214 Launches App - Download it Today! 

Need on-the-go information from District 214? There's now an app for that. The District has launched a free new iPhone- and Android-supported app that gives students, parents, staff and community members mobile-friendly access to District news, co-curricular calendars and school information.


The app, the first to be launched by a large comprehensive high school district in Illinois, was officially unveiled at last night's Board of Education meeting.


It provides easy access to District 214's growing social media presence through clickable links to the Twitter, Flickr and Facebook feeds, and offers a password-activated Contact Manager system that lets parents, students and staff receive text messages in the case
of closings or emergency situations. Parent instructions
for managing that system can be found here:
Parent instructions for managing that system can be found here:


Staff instructions can be found here: 


Keith Bockwoldt, District 214's Director of Technology Services, told the Board the app allows for even more transparency and better communication with the community, and utilizes innovative technology - already
a staple in District classrooms - to meet the community where they're at and deliver information.


The District 214 app features maps, direct links to the Board of Education and employee contact pages of District 214's main website and web links for all six
of the District's comprehensive high schools and three alternative programs.


The app is available for download through the Google Play and iTunes stores.


Scan the QR code or click the link below.
NSSEO Presents Proposed 2014-2015 Budget 

The Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO) provides intensive, comprehensive educational programs and support services to students with special needs enrolled in school districts across the northwest suburbs.


For example, District 214 contracts with NSSEO to coordinate a program for students from across our
District who are deaf or hard of hearing. Housed at Hersey, the NSSEO program is designed to provide intensive academic, language, listening and speech instruction that addresses the unique educational needs
of students.


NSSEO Articles of Agreement require the NSSEO Board to prepare and adopt an annual budget that must be submitted to and ratified by member school districts.
Last night at the District 214 Board meeting, a NSSEO representative presented its proposed 2014-2015 budget. It is anticipated that the District 214 budget with NSSEO will include a reduction of 6.88 percent representing a review of need and usage formulas. This will not impact the quality of services offered.


The Board will vote on this matter at the April 17 Board meeting.

District 214 Recognitions


The extraordinary talent of High School District 214 students is amazing. At Thursday's Board of Education meeting students from across the District were recognized for their achievements in academics and athletics. Highlights include:

  • Elk Grove High School senior Amelia Rafferty placed fourth on Floor Exercise and in the All Around competition at the Girls Gymnastics State Finals Competition.
  • Hersey's DECA Business Club juniors Elizabeth  Niersbach and Halle Lyon were named regional champions in both the Economics and Travel and Tourism categories. They went on to be named State Champions in the Travel and Tourism Management category. They will represent Hersey and District 214 at the National DECA competition in Atlanta, GA in May. 
Click here to see photos of these amazing students being recognized by the Board of Education.  
About High School District 214
We are the second largest high school district in Illinois, serving more than 12,000 students from eight communities. Our nationally recognized district includes six comprehensive high schools and four alternative programs, offering more than 600 academic courses and 140 co-curricular opportunities.

Friday, April 4, 2014

After the Gavel

Board action included:


Administrative and Supervisory Appointments:


The Board named veteran teacher Wendy Relich the new Division Head for English and Fine Arts at Elk Grove High School, effective July 1.  


The Board appointed Annette Terzic to the role of School Nutrition Services Manager at John Hersey High School, effective July 1.



Jessica Thunberg
Director, Community Engagement & Outreach
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