Announcements

Tuition Based Pre-School
There are still limited openings in our wonderful Tuition Based Pre-School for the 2014-2015 school year. Contact the school for more information. Click here for application information.
2014-2015 Lottery and Enrollment

The Lottery and enrollment process for the 2014-2015 school year has concluded. We want to welcome all of our new Disney families! An orientation session will be scheduled for all of our new Disney families on the first day of school. More information will be posted later this summer. 

Kindergarten families can expect to receive a letter in August about first day procedures.

Everyone should note that Disney has a new start time of 7:30 a.m

Supply Lists for 2014-2015
Shop at Office Depot for school supplies to get 5% back to the school!

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.

Tuition-based PreK

Kindergarten

1st Grade POD100

2nd Grade - POD 220

3rd Grade - POD 210

4th Grade - POD 200

5th Grade - POD 320

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Disney Teacher Tom Szymanski selected as a Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

The 2014 Fellows, a group of twenty-five highly respected educators from the United States and Canada, will embark on Lindblad voyages aboard National Geographic Explorer for a hands-on experience for professional development.The Fellows will travel later this year on in-depth, eight- to 14-day expeditions to locations including Arctic Svalbard, Iceland, Greenland, the Canadian Maritimes and Antarctica. They will experience firsthand the landscapes, wildlife and cultures unique to these parts of the world, including formidable glaciers, polar bears and penguins, through hiking, kayaking, Zodiac excursions and cultural outings. Led by expert Lindblad-National Geographic expedition team members, including Lindblad naturalists, a National Geographic photographer and an undersea specialist, the Fellows will gain a wealth of knowledge to develop activities and lesson plans for their classrooms and to share with professional colleagues and communities upon returning home.

Mr. Szymanskiis deeply honored to be selected as a 2014 Grosvenor Teaching Fellow and the opportunity of delivering the natural-world laboratory experience to the classroom for his students, whole school and Do Your P’art Foundation where students across the Chicago region will develop a call to action to be positive agents of peace and change socially, culturally and environmentally because of this experience. The world is the best classroom; this experience will transform how he brings the world directly to the lives of students.

Visit the National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program web site to discover more about this wonderful program and to learn more about Mr. Szymanski. http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/programs/grosvenor-teacher-fellow/?ar_a=1
"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/

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, 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

 

1st QTR 2014 Shared Facilities Click here
Shop at Office Depot for school supplies to get 5% back to the school!
2014 - 2015 Supply Lists
School Bus Information
TumbleBookCloud's Graphic Novel Summer Reading Program 
iPads at Disney - see what Disney students are doing with their iPads...
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
Get access to Connect2 Compete's low-cost computers and deeply discounted high-speed internet today.

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