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Cathy Kedjidjian

Director of Communications and Strategic Planning
(847) 486-7861
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Melanie Neuman

Administrative Assistant
(847) 998-5019
Students working in a garden supported by community partnerships

Parent & Community Partnerships

The District 34 strategic plan lists the following goal: 

Parent & Community Partnerships: Build strong partnerships with families and the community to create a system of care, support, and extended learning opportunities for students. 

The Department of Communications ensures that the District works to meet this goal every day by providing clear, consistent, transparent and timely communication with our community. 

Email/Text Messages

District 34 uses Swift K12 to send email, text and phone messages to parents and staff. You can update your contact information in PowerSchool to ensure that you receive important notifications. Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, you will be able to use PowerSchool to select the types of messages that you receive.

If you're a community member without children in District 34 schools, you can sign up for our community email list. We regularly send news and information to the greater community, and ask for your input. 

Social Media

We use Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to make it easy for our community to connect with the District, our schools and individual classrooms. We support and encourage active use of social media by our teachers and staff; we want to share all the great things happening around the District, and make it easy for you to reach us and get the information you want, where and when you want it.  

COMING SOON: Our list of social media accounts.

Stay Connected

District 34 values input from stakeholders, and actively seeks that input through surveys and focus groups, at Board of Education meetings, and at special programs. Community members often are invited to participate in special task force initiatives, as well as on strategic planning teams. In addition to this website, we use multiple channels and tools to connect with our community. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact the Director of Communications. 

Brand Guidelines

In 2019, District 34 gained a new look, with a new brand. The District follows brand guidelines to ensure that the logo is used consistently and that all stakeholders can easily recognize communication from District 34. 

You can review the Brand Guide Book for use of the logo and font and color options. 

If you have questions, please contact the Director of Communications


In order to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, websites must meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as instituted by the World Wide Web. District 34 is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for students, parents, and members of the community with disabilities. If you have any issues accessing information on the website, please contact the Director of Communications.