July 24, 2014

Greetings Families & Friends of Medinah District #11, 

Medinah's record setting SNOW DAYS was not the only record set this year.  The 8th grade class of 2014 achieved the highest MAP and EXPLORE scores in recent school history, and exceeded national norms!  Besides stellar assessment data, over fifty 8th grade students participated in an athletic event this year with great accomplishments, including winning a few conference tournaments (Girls' Volleyball and Girls' Track).  Medinah District #11 is proud of our seventy-eight 2014 graduates and know they are prepared for their next academic journey.  Congratulations to the 8th grade class of 2014!

Summer in Medinah

Summer in Medinah will be filled with lots of engaging learning.  Each school will once again be offering summer interventions for students.  Each library will be open during select time periods.  Please visit the school web pages for specific times.

PAWS for Reading, the district's K-8 summer reading incentive, will kick-off next week, so please be sure your child(ren) continue their reading and complete the charts for the start of school.

Smart Start

The annual Cookie Socials will be held on August 18.  Grades K-2 will be held at Medinah Primary School from 1:30-2:30, while grades 3-5 will be hosted at Medinah Intermediate School from 2:00-3:00.  Feel free to wear your Medinah Spirit Wear to celebrate with us as a new school year begins.

NEW THIS YEAR:  The District will purchase general school supplies for all K-8 students.  Families, please shop for school clothing, backpacks, lunch cases, and reading books/family games for home.


On behalf of the Medinah School District #11 Board of Education and Medinah Learning Community, a heartfelt thank you to our outgoing PTO Board - Tina Beyer, Suzanne Schwarz, Julie Williams, and Tom Lothian.  They have spent many hours dedicating their time for students and staff.

Have a happy and healthy summer! 


Dr. John K. Butts, Superintendent


New Immunization Requirements 2014-15

Please be sure to check with your child's doctor to be sure that all immunizations are up-to-date.  The changes are as follows:

2 doses of Varicella (chicken pox) for all grades

2 doses of Mumps for all grades

2 doses of Rubella for all grades

Note:  The above two vaccinations are usually combined into 1 - called MMR

3 doses of Hepatits required by 6th grade


STARTING IN THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR  (click the link below)