Making a Difference One Day at a Time

Nasro Shire

In the early morning hours at North Junior High School, you’ll find Nasro Shire sporting her blaze orange hall monitor vest. She wears it proudly while assisting and directing kids to class. Shire is the kind of student that believes in making an impact on her surroundings. “School is fun, a lot of kids don’t think so, … Read more






Kindergarten Enrollment: You May Not Be Ready, but Your Child Is

Enrolling in kindergarten.

It’s that time of year again! Parents of soon-to-be kindergartners may start biting their nails with anxiety about getting their child enrolled in kindergarten. Although walking through the door at the Welcome Center may seem nerve-wracking, parents can rest assured that the Welcome Center staff are experts! Kindergarten enrollment is under way at District 742. The staff at the … Read more






Language Immersion: It Was the Best Decision We Ever Made

Paris and classmates

We were like any other parents nervous about enrolling their child in kindergarten. All the questions that run through your mind. Which school? What are the best opportunities? Is there busing? Is there before or after school care available? Then another thought crosses your mind. The choice we make now will potentially set the course for … Read more






“Everybody Should Have the Opportunity…”

Grover and Cloud

New to District 742 this year is the American Indian Program, a program designed to assist and give support to  American Indian students enrolled throughout the District. Heading the program is director of equity services, Sebastian Witherspoon, along with Lacey Lokken, the new American Indian coordinator. “My non-technical description of the program is about closing … Read more






A Special Thanks for Thanksgiving

Community BBQ

During this holiday season, we are reminded of our friends, family, community and other relationships. As a District, we are grateful for many people. Let’s make a point to share with our students that they are the reason that we as teachers and staff continue to push forward and share our passion for education and learning. … Read more