Announcements

2014-2015 Lottery and Enrollment

Welcome to all who have been accepted a position to attend Walt Disney Magnet School in September 2014!

Parents are required to enroll their child(ren) during the week of April 28th – May 2nd, 2014 from 9:00am until 12:00noon.  In order to expedite the registration process, we ask that you come on the recommended date (based on the first letter of your last name); if you are unable to come on that date, please select an alternate date:

Last names, A-C:              Monday, April 28th
Last names D-H:              Tuesday, April 29th
Last names I-M:               Wednesday, April 30th
Last names N-R:              Thursday, May 1st
Last name S-Z:                 Friday, May 2nd

Appointments are not necessary; parents should expect to spend 30-45 minutes to enroll.  Disney staff will not be able to provide tours during this time.  Parking is available on the southwest side of the building in the parking lot off of Clarendon.

 If you are enrolling a future Kindergartner, please plan to bring him/her with you so that we can administer a short one-on-one assessment.
You must bring the following documentation with you when you come to enroll:

  • Your child's original birth certificate;
  • Two proofs of address (preferably a current utility bill and Illinois driver's license or identification card);
  • Medical information ( click here for detailed information);
      • Health Exam form
      • Dental Exam form
      • Vision Exam form
  • Any current assessment data (MAP or DIBELS) you might have.

If you do not register during the week of April 28th – May 2nd, you will lose your opportunity to enroll/attend Disney! Disney will begin calling students from the wait lists on May 5th!

"Art education alum Kim Varner continues to gladly learn and teach..."

Ms. Varner, our wonderful art teacher, is featured in an article on the Illinois State University’s web site. Read about her visit to Australia last summer along with other work in which she is involved. arts/art-education-alum-kim-varner-continues-gladly-learn-teach/

Supply Lists for 2013-2014

Please send your child to school with the necessary supplies on the first day of school.  Click the grade level below to get a copy of that grade's supply list.

Welcome to Walt Disney Magnet School

There is always something exciting going on at Disney. Our outreach for grants and additional resources provides opportunities such as;
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Gourmet Dining
  • Urban Gateways
  • Children's Film Festival
  • and many more thrilling experiences for children

Other special events at Disney include:

  • Early Childhood's Halloween Carnival
  • Gifted Open House
  • Science Fair
  • Young Author's Competition
  • Academic Olympic

Additional resources and teacher grants allow our staff the opportunity to do special projects such as creating school gardens, chess club, and a "peaceful playground.

In Memorium
Diane Disney Miller was an elegant, soft spoken, remarkable woman who carried her family's legacy with grace. We were fortunate to have known her. She enriched the lives of the Disney family with her generosity and her undying support of our vision. May she rest in peace knowing that she brought so much to so many with her personal style and representation of her father's genius. We will miss you, Diane, but you will always be a part of what we do at Disney because you believed in us. And dreams do come true. ~ 11/13/2013
  DISNEY DATES IN HISTORY:
  • November 9, 1955:
    The Mickey Mouse Club airs on ABC-TV. "Today is; Anything Can Happen Day."
  • November 9, 2004:
    Diane Disney Miller (the daughter of Walt Disney) helps dedicate a $250,000 animation lab that her family helped fund at Walt Disney Magnet School in Chicago, Illinois

 

3/22/14 "4 Disney students win medals at the 6th Annual Chinese Speech Contest"...
4th QTR Shared Facilities
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Dear Parents:
Please read the attached documents for information about safety at Disney and other resources provided by CPS:
Memo from Dr. Hagstrom
Letter and Parent Resources from Barbara Byrd Bennett

Disney parents and students,
Please click on the image for information on Walt Disney Magnet sports offerings for students in grades 5-8, including game schedules, photos and required permission slips.

Disney 21 - 21st Century Projects at Walt Disney Magnet School

Disney's 21st Century Classroom
Disney's Technology Highlights
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