BrainPop uses animated cartoons and robots to give you advice on math, history, English, and more. Find free movies, fun games, and interactive quizzes to get ahead in your classroom!
To access at school or home: School username and password is available from a media specialist, teacher or principal
Find books and resources from your local school's library and media center.
Automatic access at school. Student ID number and password required for Destiny Quest.
OverDrive is District 99's source for digital books. You can read books from our library right off your tablet, phone or chromebook.
To access at school or home: Click on the button "Log in using your account with Destiny"
Encyclopedia Britannica is an “all in one” information resource for any school topic. Find images, videos, and articles on any subject. For our Spanish Encyclopedia be sure to check out Britannica Español.
(Automatic access at school. To access at home: username and password is available from a media specialist, teacher or principal)
Discovery Education is a fun and interactive website to help you learn about fascinating people, places and events. Become an expert in all cultures with Discovery Education.
No password needed if signed into your Google Account
Need help with your History or Social Studies homework? Check out World Book Encyclopedia to get information on affairs around the World! With the new feature “Timelines” you can see the progression of events in the field of Arts, History, Sports and much more!
(Automatic access at school. To access at home: District username and password is available a media specialist, teacher or principal. If the computer you are using has a subscription, you will not need district information.)
Read interactive books from your laptop, tablet or phone with Tumblebooks.
(To access at school or home: District username and password is available from a media specialist, teacher or principal)
TeenBookCloud is an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offer junior high students access to an amazing range of content.
District 99's Elementary Band Program is FREE to all 4th-6th grade students
Classes are once a week during the day and once a week after school
Students are provided with an instrument
The Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation (DMSF) was started in 1989 to provide educational opportunities to Chicagoland students who, without financial assistance, would not have the chance to attend high-performing private high schools outside their zip code.
Each year, 125 eight-graders are selected to receive the scholarship, and if chosen get to pick any parochial and day schools in Chicago or boarding schools across the U.S.
Since its inception, DMSF has awarded more than 2,400 students with scholarships.
The initial application requires THREE distinct portions to be filed by the student, a parent, and the student's teacher and principal or guidance counselor. Students answer short questions and two long essays on academic aspirations and personal goals, parents must both respond to questions and provide financial information, and school staff must complete recommendation forms and submit report card and standardized test results.
Following review, select students are asked for an interview with their parents, where students meet with three panels of members from the DMSF Education Department and will receive a decision two weeks after submission.
Every summer, a large group of seventh and eighth graders get to take a summer trip to the Great Smoky Mountains by airplane, flying into the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. From there they hop on a bus and ride 200 miles north toward the mountains that reside on the Tennessee-North Carolina boarder.
The trip is filled with hiking and exploring at local state parks, collecting nature samples along trails, and zip lining!