Schiller Park School District 81′s Washington School students are putting on the musical “Annie” on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 6:30 pm in the Little Theater at Lincoln Middle School at 9640 Soreng Avenue. The 4th and 5th grade students as well as staff have worked very hard in putting this production together.
Everyone should plan on reserving their evening on Thursday to come out and support the children’s performance. This has become quite an tradition for the Washington School students to perform in their annual musical show.
It is great to see the wonderful talent and opportunities for all of the children of the District through the numerous productions and performances that the Schiller Park School District Board of Education and Administration support.
A special thank you needs to go to the District 81 staff for the countless hours that they annually invest in the development and education of the children in these numerous opportunities.
After the Village of Schiller Park Board meeting on October 3, 2013, I had the opportunity to chat with Irene in the Village parking lot for an extended period of time. During that discussion I came to the realization how fortunate for Schiller Park residents that Irene and her husband chose to settle in Schiller Park in 1957. She and her husband James Del Giudice have been extensively involved in the community and St. Beatrice parish. But after James, her husband, passed away in the late 1980′s, Irene continued her civic and parish participation.
Few people realize that it was through Irene Moskal-Del Giudice’s efforts that Washington School became the first school sound proofed adjacent to O’Hare International Airport. In fact through her efforts a program was established that has now resulted in 137 schools being sound proofed adjacent to the O”Hare International Airport to date.
Irene Moskal-Del Giudice served as a member of Triton’s Board of Trustees from 1989 thorugh 2013, and a Schiller Park resident since 1957. She also is a former Triton employee and retired from the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office in 2006 after 18 years. In addition to Triton’s Board, Del Giudice was a long-time member of the Schiller Park District 81 School Board, where she was a proponent of sound-proofing the schools, and a Schiller Park trustee.
Irene and I have not always politically agreed and have been political adversaries at different times in our lives, but we both agree that we care about Schiller Park and its residents and at times have seen solutions through different prisms.
I believe that even those who have disagreed with Irene over the last 50 years consistently agree that she has worked tirelessly for the good of Schiller Park as well as the Triton community.
We all have to agree that Schiller Park is a better place because Irene has participated in the community and worked tirelessly for its residents.
In June of 2013, Irene not resting on her laurels has been elected as the president of the Polish American Congress.
The newly elected president of Polish American Congress has promised to focus on building ties between newly elected Polish-American officials in Chicago land suburbs and to rebuild prestige on political arena. As well, she encourage participants to invite new candidates in order to build future for Polonia in the land of Lincoln.
The Polish American Congress-Illinois Division is an umbrella organization for many Polish American organizations in Illinois that have thousands of members. They support common objectives of the Polish American Community in Illinois.
Now Irene who could retire and relax sees her continuing mission as working for the good of humanity.
Thank you Irene Moskal-Del Giudice for being who you are………….continue your good works……………don’t be afraid to disagree with anyone of us.
We need to hear your unfiltered concerns and admonishments.
It was clearly evident Friday night, February 15, 2013, to all of those who attended the Washington School musical, “The Little Mermaid”, that the entire community should be proud of the staff and students of their schools for the promotion of the arts in their educational experience. The awesome abilities of the staff of the District in supporting and training the students for the musical were self evident in the quality of the performance by the students. Clearly, the evening would not have been such a success without the commitment and skill of the educators in preparing the students to perform.
The community should be very thankful and appreciative for the opportunities that have been afforded to the students who attend Schiller Park School District 81.
What is the value of the arts education that the District has made available to our children ?
An “arts education” brings every subject to life and turns abstractions into concrete reality. Research demonstrates that students who receive their education in an artistically promoted environment:
- are more prepared for the global workforce as adults
- increase their academic success
- have higher self esteem
- achieve higher test scores
- develop higher success rates in group collaborations
The District needs to be recognized and thanked for encouraging the students’ creative and artistic expression, and development of interest in visual arts, music, dance and drama. The Board of Education has done an excellent job of supplying the resources to achieve this significant success.
Finally, the children of the District have truly distinguished themselves in their performance and their commitment to excellence.
The Schiller Park School District 81, Washington School students, are putting on the school’s musical production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” tonight, February 15, 2013, at 6:30 PM at the Lincoln Middle School’s Little Theatre. Everyone is invited to see our talented students in action. The energy and efforts of the school staff and students in putting together these productions is awesome. Anyone attending will have a truly amazing time. It is hard to believe that the performers are 4th and 5th grade students when you witness the professionalism in the production and the performance. Last year’s performance of the Disney “Beauty and the Beast” was quite memorable. Anyone attending will find it a great way to start a weekend.