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June 8, 2020 
Dear Parents and Community Members,
In the words of Martin Luther King, "We will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends." 
I write to you to address events taking place in our country and their implications for our schools. As a community leader I cannot help but reflect on what this means for our community. This is a time for all educators and school systems to reflect upon and act regarding issues of equity and racism. 
I am proud of the work of the Medinah School District over the last several years regarding social and emotional learning. I believe that our focus on Medinah Chooses Kind has had a positive impact on our students and families. Our district motto is "Every Student, Every Day" and we do our best to live up to that challenge. The District has adopted the following Mission Statement and Core Beliefs: 
Sharing responsibility with families and community, we will develop lifelong learners by providing a high quality education for every student, every day. 
1. Children are inherently curious.
2. All children can learn.
3. The motivation to learn is discouraged by failure.
4. Children learn in a variety of ways.
5. Children demonstrate what they know in a variety of ways.
6. Students learn from their peers.
7. Learning empowers people.
8. Learning is a lifelong process for staff and students.
9. Each individual deserves respect and has dignity.
10. All children have the right to be educated in a safe and healthy environment.
11. It is important to recognize the emotional and physical needs of students.
12. Education is a shared responsibility among student, family, school, and community.
13. Education of the child is our highest priority.
Current events challenge us on these issues. We need to reflect to ensure that our actions match our words. 
The Medinah School District must stand as a beacon of hope, anti-racism and educational opportunity for all of our students and their families. We must commit to ensuring that our schools are a haven for all where they find safety, tolerance and inclusion. We must commit to holding each other accountable for the learning environment and experiences we provide our students. We must reflect on our past practice and focus on how we can address these issues going forward. 
You have my commitment that this work will be a priority over the next few weeks and months, and will be part of our plans for moving forward. 
John K. Butts, Superintendent




special meeting Agenda - july 9, 2020 7:00 p.m.

Click here for agenda 



Artwork from our Medinah students 2019-2020







# years teaching: 20 1/2
# years doing supervision: 1 1/2
# years total in district: 22 years

Most Memorable Moment:
I don't know if I could pinpoint just one particular moment that stands out as there have been so many.  A few that do stand out: I remember all the staff being so scared on 9/11 but all coming together to support one another and make all students and staff feel safe. A great memory is how a parent has thanked me for helping their child learn how to read. This event happened so many times, always rewarding and making me feel like a made a difference. My final thought on this subject is how all of Medinah staff and administration pull together in all kinds of events from tragedy to treasure.

Advice:    I would tell anyone starting at Medinah that they are joining a real "team" school and that people will always help no matter what the situation.

Starting Day:  I will probably be taking my dog for his usual morning walk and having my coffee afterwards and just enjoying the day.

Potential Snow Day: Out helping my husband clear the snow from the driveway and sidewalks.
I love to shovel snow, good exercise!

Future Plans: Hopefully lots of travel whenever we feel like it and some volunteer work.

Special Quote: "That's not what I thought was going to happened"  a little 1st grade boy said that after rolling in the mud and being sent to the office to change clothes. (He thought he'd get sent home).  It always makes me laugh because isn't that really how life is? Expect the unexpected.

Finally I just want to say I've enjoyed working in Medinah and have made so many life long friends. I wouldn't trade that experience for anything!




Medinah School District #11 Early Childhood Department offers the following services for children ages 3-5:

  • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
  • Partnering to Achieve Literacy Success (PALS)
  • Preschool Program   
  •                                                                                                                                                Click here for information on Early Childhood Programs & Preschool Program

     2019-20 Developmental Screening Brochure - Spanish

    Upcoming Events
    REGISTRATION 2020-21
    Returning Student Registration is now open!   
    Click on the link in the email that was sent on May 25th. This will take you to your student’s information.   
    If you did not receive your student’s SnapCode from InfoSnap, please email [email protected]
    PushCoin Payment - Medinah School District 11 is using a convenient service for paying school fees and funding student lunch accounts called PushCoin. 
    IF YOU HAVE NOT CREATED A PUSHCOIN ACCOUNT YET, follow these steps to create and link your parent account to your student. Please click here for Push Coin instructions 
    Student Supply List 
    2020-2021 District Calendar - Click here
    Medical Forms and InformationClick here
    New Student Registration - Email [email protected] to request a packet. 
    Technology Information - Click here
    Medinah School District #11 takes the residency requirements outlined in The Illinois School Code as well as the District #11 Board of Education's corresponding Policy 7:60 seriously. If you know of families living outside of District boundaries and sending their child/children to school within District #11 or have related concerns or suspicions, please contact the Residency Hotline at (630) 523-5610. The identities and personal information of callers will remain anonymous unless the caller gives the District permission to use their identity.  

    Homeless Information

    Medinah School District implements the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which provides students who are identified as homeless with certain support services to assist them with their educational success. 

    Under the definition in the law, the term “homeless” includes individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, this may include children or youth who are:

     - Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship

     - Living in a motel/hotel, trailer park, or camprgrounds due to lack of alternative accomodations

     - Living in emergency or transitional shelters.

     - Have a primary night residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accomodation for human beings, or

     - Living in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, or bus or train station

    Children who meet the federal definition of homeless will be provided a free apropriate public education in the same manner as all other students of the District.

    Contact Us 

    For more information about services for homeless students and local resources, please contact Medinah School District's Homeless Liaision George Gouriotis at (630) 893-3838 or [email protected]  


    National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

    Medinah School District 11
    700 E. Granville Avenue
    Roselle, Illinois 60172
    Phone: 630.893.3737 • Fax: 630.893.4947
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