March 1, 2015



Greetings Families & Friends of Medinah District #11, 

It's hard to believe that another winter season is here.  With this in mind, if District #11 requires a school closing due to weather conditions or other emergency situation, several means of communicating this information are as follows:

1)  A telephone call using our rapid phone notification system

2)  An email will be sent via Blackboard Connect

3)  Posted on the District website, Facebook and Twitter

If you haven't done so already, "like" us on our new Facebook page, and don't forget to follow us on Twitter!

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

Illinois 5Essentials Survey - available online at from January 12 - March 13.  Parents are asked to take this survey in order to identify strengths and weaknesses in Medinah's learning environment.

Bingo Night

Medinah PTO is hosting a Bingo Night, Friday, March 6th from 6-9PM at Medinah Middle School. Please make plans to come and enjoy an evening of fun!


Kindergarten registration for 2015-16 will be held on March 12th at 6:00 p.m. at Primary School.  Call 630-529-9788  for more information.

Preschool screening will be held on March 17, please call Medinah Primary School at 630-529-9788 to register.

Student registration for 2015-16 for grades 1-8 will be held on May 20th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Medinah Middle School 700 E. Granville Avenue, Roselle.


The Illinois State Board of Education has provided information on PARCC:

PARCC Online Tutorials: 

PARCC Online Practice Tests:



Several Safety Reminders

  • Always check-in at the front office.
  • If you see any suspicious activity, contact the school principal and/or the local police.
  • Please stop your vehicle when a bus STOP arm is out.
  • Hands-on cell phone use is prohibited while in a moving vehicle. 


Dr. John K. Butts, Superintendent









PARCC Item of the Week - 8th Grade English Language Arts Sample Item

PRESCHOOL Screening for students who are ages 3-5 and ready to start preschool in August 2015.

Sign your children up for our preschool screening. Please call Medinah Primary at

(630) 529-9788 to register for an appointment for you and your child by March 12th.

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Where: Medinah Primary School

Measels Fact Sheets

There has been a recent increase in measles cases in the U.S. across several states (including Illinois), largely due to cases among under- or unvaccinated persons from the U.S. and abroad. Due to the presence of measles in our region, we would like to provide you with some information to increase awareness, disease recognition and reporting, the importance of prevention through vaccination, and most importantly, to help control and prevent the spread of measles in the community.