Articles written by Hector Garcia

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  • D181 continues to build brighter future

    Hector Garcia|Updated Dec 27, 2023

    As the final bell rings on the 2023-24 calendar year, District 181 celebrates a year of remarkable achievements and success. Over the past year, I have seen our students grow and shine in various areas, from the stage to the classroom and everything in between. I’m immensely proud of our students, staff, and those who have joined us in making District 181 a premier learning environment. We are proud of our continuous efforts of finding new ways of enhancing our students’ lea...

  • D181 focus on success, teamwork in '22

    Hector Garcia|Updated Dec 28, 2022

    Our staff and D181 community should once again feel very proud that we have not been distracted by ancillary issues and have instead been able to keep our keen focus on the success of our students. This success has come in various forms and across many areas of the district, from the classrooms to the district office, the school board and everything in between. This past semester, we saw evidence that our students continue to show outstanding growth and achievement compared...

  • District 181 has reasons to celebrate

    Hector Garcia|Updated Dec 29, 2021

    It’s not just holiday cheer you can feel throughout District 181 schools this month. This school year, many of our staff have been recognized for prestigious awards, our students are showing outstanding growth and achievement when compared to their peers at similar schools, and for the third consecutive year, one of our schools (Prospect Elementary) was named a National Blue Ribbon School. All D181 schools also earned the “Best Elementary” or “Best Middle” school badge fro...

  • D181 celebrates 2019 as a standout year

    Hector Garcia|Updated Dec 23, 2019

    It's been a standout year at D181 filled with new partnerships, prestigious recognitions, and high-level academic performances by our students. As we reflect on the past several months, we're filled with gratitude for our staff, families, and community partners. A few highlights come to mind: this summer, Prospect, Walker, Madison and Elm schools were named in Chicago Magazine's Top Elementary Schools List for DuPage County. This was based on student growth, district spending...