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Hampshire Middle School and the Gary D. Wright Student Council are teaming up to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Wright Principal Don Wicker and HMS Principal Kurt Rohlwing,  along with students and staff from both schools, have pledged to plunge into the icy waters of Lake Bluff on March 7th for the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge.

This event will directly benefit 100 Special Olympic athletes from D300 schools (6 of which reside in Hampshire and Pingree Grove).

Dear Parents,

I have been monitoring several weather services to determine the status of school for tomorrow, Monday, February 23rd. 

As a reminder, our District uses temperatures between -25 to -30 as an initial threshold for temperature related closures. Other factors include precipitation and/or road conditions. This practice has served us well. To date, we have had five closures and these have also been consistent with neighboring districts.

I'd like to to extend a personal invitation for you to join us for the D300 Legislative Forum on Monday, February 23rd from 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm in Jacobs High School Auditorium.

The D300 Legislative Forum will feature a panel of state legislators and District 300 administrators discussing important issues that impact your child’s education, including:

Community Unit School District 300’s Board Community Engagement Committee will host The District 300 Legislative Forum at Jacobs High School on Monday, February 23 at 6:30pm.

The District 300 Legislative Forum features a panel of local legislators and District 300 administrators who will discuss the latest legislative issues impacting education and take questions from the audience.

Peer Jury CANCELLED for February 19; next Peer Jury session will be Thursday, March 5, at the D300 Central Office

Community Members: Child Care Option 

Lil Wonder’s Development Center in Hampshire at 220 Keyes Avenue will be open tomorrow (2/19) from 6:30am until 6pm.

Lil Wonders’ is available to parents of Hampshire Elementary, Gary D. Wright, and the Charter School in Pingree Grove.

Dear Parents and Guardians:

In alignment with District 300’s commitment to transparency, I would like to provide important updated information regarding statewide testing.

For the 2014-2015 school year, District 300 is required to administer assessments to students as follows:

Many questions are addressed and can be found at the PARCC website ( If you don’t find the specific answer to your question, either in this document below or on the PARCC website, feel free to contact your home school's main office, where your question can be directed to an available staff member who can best answer your question(s).

Community Unit School District 300 takes the health and safety of all students, staff and visitors who are on school premises very seriously. All District 300 schools are equipped with Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) and each building has staff members that have been trained in the use of these devices. Opportunities are also made available throughout the year for staff and coaches to receive Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and AED training. Distrct 300 encourages staff, parents and students to become familiar with Hands Only CPR and the use of an AED.

Students currently in grades 5, 6, and 7 can register now for D300’s 2015 Summer Band Camp. 

Band Camp runs from June 1­-11 (no camp on Friday, June 5). 

Information about band camp including location, times, registration and cost can be found at

Questions regarding Summer Band Camp should be directed to the band director at your school.

District Office
Phone: 847-551-8300
Fax: 847-551-8413
Community Unit School District 300

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