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East Prairie School District #73

3907 W. Dobson
Skokie, IL 60076
PH 847-673-1141
FAX 847-673-1186

East Prairie School District 73 will create a learning organization that promotes experimentation,
invention and personal growth so that all learners will be successful in a global society.


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Parking & Traffic at East Prairie School

November 20th, 2014

Keeping our children safe is our number one priority. In order to do this, we need to work together to keep the flow of traffic moving and watch out for pedestrians. Please help us by adhering to the following procedures:

Do not Double Park on Dobson Street. Buses and emergency vehicles need to be able to get down the street at all times.

Children should not be let out in the middle of the street. Doing so in the state of Illinois could earn you a ticket (it's against the law) and create a safety hazard for your child.

Do not park in the bus lanes. We have buses in the morning and the afternoon. Buses need to be able to get down Dobson Street and park in front of the school. The bus lanes are the yellow painted curbs on Dobson. Do not park in these areas. On early dismissal days, we have four buses ...
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EPS Health Update

November 13th, 2014

To all East Prairie School District 73 Families and Staff:
You may have heard news media reports of a new virus that is causing clusters of severe respiratory illness in the Midwest, including in Illinois, affecting children. District 73 is not experiencing an outbreak at this time. However, this message is intended to provide information on how to protect your children and other family members from becoming ill.

About the virus
Testing of some cases by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified an enterovirus, EV-D68. While there are more than 100 types of enteroviruses, which are very common viruses of respiratory illness, EV-D68 is less common.

Symptoms of enterovirus illness may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, wheezing,
and body aches. Because EV-D68 has ...
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Community Forum Hosted By Village Of Skokie

October 15th, 2014

The Village of Skokie will host a Community Forum for Skokie residents on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oakton Community College, 7701 Lincoln Avenue. Participants will engage in facilitated small group discussions about programs, services, and priorities, they think are important for the future of the community. Each group will report to the larger group after small group discussions are concluded. The information shared at the forum will be analyzed by Village staff and the Board.

Registration is required and RSVP's are accepted through October 24, 2014. Please contact the Village Manager's office at 847/933-8210 or email

Please let me know if this request can be accommodated.

Janelle Silva
Village of ...
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Admin News

East Prairie School District 73 to Begin Strategic 5-year Planning Process

December 16th, 2014

Dear Families,

During the 2014-15 school year, East Prairie School District will be using a strategic planning process to create a 5-year plan. This plan will consist of goals and objectives that will become the driving force behind major decisions made over the next five years. An important part of this planning process is meeting with various stakeholder groups to gain their input into the strengths, challenges, and dreams for District 73.

With this in mind, the strategic planning committee has identified the following focus groups to meet at East Prairie: parents, students, teachers, community members, and support personnel. The groups will begin meeting after the first of the year and continue work until plan completion. The teachers and students will meet during the school day. If you are interested in ...
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D73 Board of Education Member Election News - Election 2015

September 22nd, 2014

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, an election will be held for the purpose of electing three members to the East Prairie Skokie School District 73 Board of Education. The three candidates elected will serve four-year terms, which will expire in 2019.

If you are interested in serving on the District 73 Board of Education, or would like more information, please review the IASB website and click on the links included:

Procedures for the upcoming April 7, 2015, have changed significantly. Unlike previous years, changes in the state election laws have moved the responsibility of school board elections from the local board secretary. For example, instead of picking up and filing nomination petition forms at our District office, candidates must do so with ...
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Technology News

Online Registration For 2014-2015 Is Open

May 1st, 2014

Online Registration Features Within Powerschool

Registration for the 2014-2015 School year is now open. Just like in years past, this can be done in Powerschool Parent Portal, in which you have the ability to double check the majority of the student enrollment, and registration information online. Now, by using the Powerschool Parent Portal, you will have the ability to review all of the current registration information that we have on file for your child(ren).

Some of the items that you will need to double check with our online demographics page, will include phone numbers, addresses, birthplace, birth certificate numbers, all of the child's mothers and fathers demographic information including work, home, and cell phone numbers. There will be fields in which you can enter previous schools that children have ...
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Powerschool Parent Sign On Process

May 1st, 2014

The Single Sign On or SSO, enables parents to create their own PowerSchool account, choosing the username and password they wish to use, and then assign each of their children to their own account. This will allow the Parents to keep track of all grades for all of the children in their family, with out having to login separately.

Enabling this feature will require that all parent/guardians to create a new account to access to PowerSchool

Before you begin, make sure you have received your confidential parent/guardian access ID and password assigned to you for each of your children. This was issued by the school. If you are a parent who has logged into PowerSchool in previous years, the username and password you used then is now the access ID and access password for that child that you will enter when you add that ...
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Sports News

Girls Basketball Season Is About To Start!!

October 22nd, 2014

The East Prairie girls basketball season is about to start. There will be three teams this year for the Panthers (6th grade, JV, Varsity). Please check out the game schedules at Good luck Panthers! Click for full story


Learning Center News

Snapshots of a Very Busy School Library

February 1st, 2012

The Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) gives the Bluestem Award and the Monarch Award to the authors whose books receive the most votes from children throughout Illinois Students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grades take their voting very seriously for the Monarch Awards and intermediate students grades 3-5 mark their choice for the Bluestem award.

The Skokie Public Library Bookmobile visits EPS every Tuesday from 3:15-3:45. Each of the intermediate classrooms has visited the ...
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Look What’s New

January 5th, 2012

The final shelving units for our School Library were installed over Winter Break. Jerry McDonald and his crew deserve a big thank you! These shelves give us more room for the heavy picture books as well as much need out-of-sight storage. The number of books checked out has increase by 4000 items from 2 years ago. The number of items in active circulation is now up to 19,000. We have increased our collections numbers through the following avenues.

Purchases of new books
Purchases of used ...
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2014 Foundation Fundraising Event - March 8th 2014 6:30pm

March 8th, 2014

2013-14 Dinner Dance Fundraiser - Calling All Superheroes! March 8, 2014 6:30 - 11:30 pm
Monastero's Ristorante & Banquets | 3937 W. Devon Ave.| Chicago, IL 60659

Our annual event to raise money to support educational programs that our School District is unable to fund.
Our theme this year is asking our supporters to be our Superheroes! We would welcome any items, including bulk items for door prizes or "goody bags."

The mission of the East Prairie School Foundation is to enhance and enrich the East Prairie educational program by providing independent financial support for projects, activities, equipment and other educational initiatives.
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