May 6, 2024

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Thank you, BSD2 teachers and staff!

Greetings BSD2 Families, Students, Staff and Community Members,

This week, May 6-10, is Teacher Appreciation Week. 

Please join us in extending our sincerest gratitude to each and every one of our District 2 teachers and staff members for their dedication and hard work. Every day, their individual and collective efforts make the magic of teaching and learning happen in schools and classrooms across this District. Day after day, year after year, that tireless work has a profound and far-reaching impact on the lives of our students and families. 

So thank you, BSD2 teachers and staff, for your commitment to education and for your exceptional service to our community. Your contributions are truly valued and appreciated. 

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Dr. Katie McCluskey

Superintendent of Schools

Bensenville School District 2


Six BSD2 students honored at DuPage Chapter of the Illinois Principals Association Student Recognition Breakfast

Congratulations to the following fifth- and eighth-grade students.

Before completing their careers at their respective schools, these students were selected by their principals from among their grade-level peers to attend the DuPage Chapter of the Illinois Principals Association Student Recognition Breakfast on April 30 at the Abbington Banquet Hall in Glen Ellyn:


Keya Shah

Kaylee Roman


Mikenzie Callahan

Liam Marcussen


Hazel Myhre

Arlen Rivera



Keep your children safe when they go online

Thank you to our parents who attended our April 23 parent information session on cyberbullying and unwise social media use.

Dr. Sameer Hinduja's informative presentation is available to watch online, along with a catalog of resources to help parents keep their children safe when they go online. Check it out!

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Learn about our mental health supports and improved emergency response procedures

Thank you to our parents who attended our April 30 parent information session on strengthening school safety.

District and school administrators explained the programs in place to support the mental health and emotional well-being of our students.

They also reviewed investments made to the physical security of our facilities and improvements made to our emergency response procedures.

If you missed it, check out a recap video of the presentation, as well as parent resources on mental health and emergency response procedures, at the link below.


Elmhurst University tour provides eighth-grade Latina students a sneak peak of college experience

A group of 25 Latina eighth graders at Blackhawk visited Elmhurst University last week, spending the gorgeous spring day walking the campus, touring the facilities, and meeting students and staff. 

The students began the day by learning about El Centro de la Promesa Azul, which is Elmhurst's center dedicated to providing the Latino community with career and financial resources on campus; it is funded by the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program. Next, the students received a campus tour and explored the key buildings on campus. Then a student panel allowed students to learn and ask questions about the college experiences of Latina students at Elmhurst. 

For many of these BMS students, this was the first time they had ever visited a college campus, and it was made possible by the "Dare to Dream - Get Educated" program at Blackhawk. 

The Dupage and suburban Cook County-based "Dare to Dream" program works with middle school and high school Latinas and their families to encourage and support their efforts to graduate from high school, to encourage college enrollment, and to introduce them to college and career role models.

Since February, Blackhawk's "Dare to Dream" students have learned about the steps they need to take in high school to prepare for college, the significance of inclusivity on college campuses, and how to tackle obstacles they may encounter as they pursue their higher education dreams, including gender discrimination, racism, and economic hardships.

The "Dare to Dream" program at Blackhawk is funded through a federal CURES grant with the goal of exposing students to college and career opportunities.


Tioga families enjoy an evening of science, tech, engineering, art, and math activities

Thank you to all of our families who attended STEAM Night last week.

The evening featured fun for the whole family: a scientific art activity, Ozobot programming puzzles, paper airplane design contests, seed planting, kite flying, and engineering challenges featuring plastic straws and aluminum foil boats.

It was a wonderful showcase of this community’s work to prepare the next generation to be problem solvers and innovative thinkers through science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics education!


Bilingual fourth graders use camouflage to hide butterflies throughout their classroom

As the seasons shift toward summer, you may begin seeing more and more butterflies fluttering by.

However, in Ms. Luna's and Ms. Mercado's bilingual fourth-grade class at Tioga, they're more difficult to spot!

As part of their Animals & Information Processing unit, students read a short informational text about butterflies, their senses, and their ways to defend themselves against predators. As an end-of-topic mini-project, they were given a blank butterfly template to camouflage in a spot around the classroom.

Once all of the students' butterflies were camouflaged, the class invited some other students and staff to see if they could spot all 22 butterflies!

It was a fun time seeing the visiting “predators” try to find them. Every time they tried, at least one or two butterflies were left undiscovered before the big reveal.


Dual-language second graders create dioramas showcasing wildlife in their natural habitats

Johnson's dual-Language second graders embarked on an incredible safari without even leaving the school!

For this fun project, the students selected an animal to research. With the information they collected, they wrote reports about their chosen creatures, and created colorful, detailed dioramas showcasing the species they each selected in its natural habitat.

Finally, they presented their projects to other students and staff, who were excited to hear what they had to say about the wildlife they researched, and - of course - examine the environments they'd created for their animals.


Kindergartners get close-up, hands-on introduction to reptiles and amphibians

Lizards, snakes, frogs, and turtles!

Kindergarteners at Tioga and W.A. Johnson Schools recently got up-close, hands-on introductions to a variety of reptiles and amphibians.

Thank you to Brendan Baker and Joe Purkart of Traveling World of Reptiles for dropping by the schools and teaching the students about the cold-blooded creatures they care for as pets!


 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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