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Message From the Superintendent
Mr. Anthony M. Scarsella
Superintendent of Schools

Yvonne Leschkies
Administrative Associate to the Superintendent and Board

8800 W. 119th St.
Palos Park, IL  60464

Ph: (708) 761-5801
Ph: (708) 761-5815

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

As we settle into September, students are establishing their routines, learning new skill sets, and hopefully becoming involved in one of the many extra curricular activities offered at our schools. I would like to thank our staff, administration, PFA, Educational Foundation, and you the parents, for a successful start to the 2014-15 school year. Turnout at the Back to School Family Picnic last month and at each of the school's Curriculum Nights earlier this month was very strong. It is a testament to the dedication of parents in our school district.

Progress is an important element in the growth and development of a successful and safe school district. To that end, Palos 118 has completed the construction of a new transportation facility, and upgraded the playground, parking lot, and walking path at Palos East. We are pleased with the final results and that all of the hard work has greatly improved the safety of our staff, students, and visitors.

Another improvement is on the horizon at South. Middle school is a time when students begin to discover their own talents, abilities and interests.  Involvement in extracurricular activities is critical to their growth. In an effort to enable more students to join extracurricular clubs, we are happy to offer an activity bus at South departing at 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  South parents will be receiving more detailed information in the near future. We are hopeful our activity bus will begin transporting students the week of September 29.

I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Palos 118 Educational Foundation for a successful Laps for Literature event on September 12. Their dedication to education is truly appreciated, and so are all of the volunteer efforts that make our schools a great place to learn.

Looking forward, the Music Program's Harvest Fest will take place at Palos South on October 17, showcasing entertainment by the Palos East, West, and South bands and choirs. Watch for details in upcoming ecouriers. The PFA's Cardinal Chase 5K Run/Walk is quickly approaching on October 5.  I look forward to seeing everyone at these two upcoming district-wide events.


Anthony M. Scarsella,
Superintendent of School