February 12, 2024

BSD2 News & Notifications | District & Community Flyers | BSD2 Events Calendar


All parents are encouraged to schedule a spring conference

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences are Friday, February 16.

All parents are encouraged to schedule a spring parent-teacher conference, as they are designed for teachers to discuss with parents information about their child’s progress, strengths, and areas where improvement is needed. 

Appointments can be scheduled online through Wednesday, February 14, at the links below:

Teachers can make alternate arrangements for parents/guardians who cannot attend conferences during regularly scheduled times. Additional conferences may be arranged as needed by teachers or requested by parents/guardians.


We want to hear from you!

Parents, this is your opportunity to share your thoughts on crucial elements of success for your child's school!

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Ambitious Instruction
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environment

By collecting data on these topics, the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey helps District 2 improve teaching and learning by improving the culture and climate in its schools and classrooms. Your survey responses drive future decisions about your school, and support the school improvement process.


Please click the link below and take the 5Essentials before the survey window closes on March 29.


Johnson and Tioga Schools will host kindergarten registration on Tuesday, March 5

Incoming kindergarten students who are NOT currently enrolled in the District's pre-kindergarten program will be able to register for the 2024-2025 school year on Tuesday, March 5, from 3-7 p.m. at:

  • Tioga School, 212 W. Memorial Road
  • W.A. Johnson School, 252 Ridgewood Avenue

Students will need to register at their home school, so parents who are unsure which school their child will attend should call the Educational Administration center at 630-766-5940.

Registration requirements are as follows:

  • Child must be present during registration to be assessed for kindergarten.
  • Parent or guardian must present a certified copy of an original birth certificate indicating the child will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024.
  • Parent or guardian must also present the following proofs of residency at the time of registration:
  • A lease or mortgage statement
  • A driver's license or current photo identification
  • Three additional proofs of residency.

Click here for the kindergarten registration flyer.


Kindergarten parents interested in District 2's Dual Language Program should attend February 29 information night

Parents of incoming kindergartners are invited to an informative presentation and Q&A session on Bensenville School District 2's Dual Language Program.

This will be the program's fourth class of kindergartners, since the District launched the dual language program at the kindergarten level three years ago. 

The BSD2 Dual Language Kindergarten Parent Information Night will be held Thursday, February 29, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the BSD2 Family Resource Center located at Tioga School, 212 W. Memorial Road in Bensenville.


District 2's free Birth-to-3 Parent Education Program helps nurture newborns' developmental growth

The first three years of life are a period of incredible developmental growth. The experiences a child has during this time help build lifelong skills such as language, self-regulation, and social/emotional competence.

The mission of the BSD2 Birth-to-3 Program is to encourage warm, nurturing parent-child interactions that lay the foundation for school readiness, emotional competence, and positive mental health.

The Birth-to-3 Program uses the BabyTALK curriculum to promote healthy relationships during the critical years of child development, and facilitates quality activities that strengthen the parent-child relationship.

The BSD2 Birth-to-3 Program operates year-round and is FREE to all participants. It offers the following activities:

  • Home visits with targeted educational supports based on family needs 
  • Age-appropriate educational activities that promote healthy brain development and self-regulation skills 
  • Developmental assessments 
  • Referrals to community resources 
  • Monthly educational workshops in the areas of brain development, nutrition, discipline, and literacy 
  • Outings to the Bensenville Community Public Library that build literacy and social skills 
  • Field trips to increase family engagement

To learn more about the Birth-to-3 Program and qualifying requirements, please contact Erika Vilchis at evilchis@bsd2.org, 630-766-2602 Ext.4579.


Sodexo’s new menu app provides parents with easy access to key information about students’ meals

Sodexo - District 2’s Food Services provider - is transitioning to a new online menu platform, Nutrislice.


In addition to providing parents convenient access to their schools’ daily meal menus on their phone, the Nutrislice app also helps them plan for dietary and allergy restrictions.


Through the app, parents can review key information for any meal item, including photos, descriptions, ingredients, carb counts, allergens, and special dietary information. They can also subscribe to receive notifications about menu item substitutions. 

The Nutrislice app is translated into more than 50 languages, and families can download the Nutrislice app for Apple or Android.


Artistic creations foster feeling of belonging and showcase what's special about Johnson's classes

Classroom crests are now on display throughout W.A. Johnson School. Take a look in the photo gallery linked below, Johnson parents - spot your students' class crest, and ask them to explain the meaning and symbolize within their collaborative artistic creations.

Teachers and their students created these crests to showcase what's special about their little communities, and to foster a feeling of family and belonging within their classrooms.

The project grew out of the Johnson staff's book study of Jonathan Alsheimer's Next Level Teaching: Empowering Students and Transforming School Culture this year.

Everyone from the front office staff to interventionists and lunch and recess supervisors created crests to represent their different identities.


Blackhawk's spring musical - Disney's Frozen JR. - will hit the stage in March

Rehearsals for Disney's Frozen JR., Blackhawk Middle School's spring musical, are looking and sounding great!

Frozen JR. will bring Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show will feature all of the memorable songs from the animated film, and the same cast of beloved characters. Loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! 

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Stay tuned for more info.


Kindergartners celebrate 100 days of school

Friday, February 2, was the 100th day of the 2023-2024 school year.

Kindergarteners celebrated the occasion with a variety of fun activities featuring that HUGE number.


Johnson students rewarded with video-game themed celebration for their MAP growth

Students in Ms. Childress's third- and fourth-grade ISP class at W.A. Johnson School recently combined to set new "high scores" for their MAP tests.

The class celebrated this academic growth on Thursday, February 1, with a Mario Party.

Students dressed as the famed video game characters, decorated their classroom to look like the video game's setting, and - of course - enjoyed fun games and activities featuring Mario, Luigi, and friends!


 It's volleyball season at Blackhawk

Girls and boys volleyball season kicked off last week at Blackhawk Middle School.

The teams are serving up some exciting action that you won't want to miss.


 If you're active on social media, please like and follow the BSD2 Facebook and X pages

If social media is your thing, we’d love it if you’d visit our Facebook and X pages, click the “like” button, and follow our postings to keep up with the latest BSD2 News.

Just login and search for “Bensenville School District 2.”

You’ll know you’re where you belong when you're on a page with the District's new "Learning & Growing Together" logo shown to the right.


Here are the current community flyers posted on the District's website

District 2 has gone "green" in its approach to distributing community flyers.

Rather than sending flyers home with each student via backpack mail, District and community flyers are posted on the BSD2 E-Flyers page for parents to view or print 24/7.

It is estimated that this saves our schools hundreds of hours per year spent sorting and handling the materials, not to mention the number of trees and other resources saved in producing them.

Bensenville School District 2
210 S. Church Street
Bensenville, IL 60106
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