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A Message from Our Superintendent

Greetings to the Bellwood School District 88 Community:

Happy spring? Mother Nature has certainly had some different thoughts. Hopefully, we will have some warm and sunny days during our spring break. Our students’ spring break officially begins on Friday, March 30. Students return to school on Monday, April 9.   

When we return from spring break, on Wednesday, April 11 there will be no school for our students. Teachers will be conducting parent/teacher conferences from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. There will be a lunch break from 1:00–2:00 p.m. in all district schools. We will send more information home concerning conferences from the individual schools and teachers.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 18 for our STEAM Expo. Roosevelt Middle School will host this event. The expo is from 6:00–8:00 p.m. We have many outside vendors participating in our expo promoting science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

We have some good news to share with our educational community. We are pleased to announce that District #88 has been selected to host U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis’s Educational Forum. Educational leaders, along with Congressman Davis, will be participating in this forum on April 20. We are excited to be hosting this event and look forward to hearing what is happening from Washington, DC’s perspective. 

Also, Roosevelt Middle School's 7th grade advanced STEM class competed in a national mathematics competition. There were approximately 400 entries from across the nation. RMS submitted five entries. All five of our students’ entries received votes placing them in the top 100 in the first round. In the second round, judges for two of the five entries consisted of MATHCOUNTS staff, educational technology experts, and mathematics education professionals. They ended in the top 20 of all submissions and received recognition as math national semi-finalists. These two entries will receive awards and will be on the website as semi-finalists.

On April 2, we will find out if they become national finalists. If they become finalists, the students will get an all-expense paid trip, along with one parent and Mr. Williams (our STEM teacher), to Washington, DC and participate in the Raytheon National Competition. Regardless of the outcome, we are extremely proud of our students.

As your superintendent, I am encouraged to see our district, but more importantly our students, shine. Good things are indeed happening in #88.


Mark Holder