We are pleased to provide families with the School District 103 Student Handbook. The Board of Education, administration, and staff are dedicated to providing the best possible instructional program for every student. The more guardians and students are aware of the goals, aspirations, and operations of their schools, the greater the possibility for mutual cooperation and positive support for one another.
Within the following pages, you will find some of our District’s regulations, an explanation of the various services we provide, as well as our expectations for the education of your child. We hope you will find this information to be valuable. This handbook is a summary of Board policies and procedures governing the District and is not a comprehensive statement of school procedures. The Board’s comprehensive policy is available to the public at the District 103 Administration office and is also accessible online in our Policy Manual. This handbook may be amended during the year without notice, and all persons who are expected to execute and comply with any changes will be notified via email and website posting. All guardians and students are required to indicate their review of the Student Handbook as part of the registration process in order to promote a better understanding of our school rules and expectations.
We look forward to serving you and your children throughout the school year. We welcome your suggestions and concerns so that we can provide the educational program you expect for your children.
~ Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 Board of Education
Board of Education
The Board of Education represents and serves the residents of the community in an effort to provide the best educational program possible for our young people. The Board determines policies and long-range district performance goals, employs and supervises the superintendent, responds to recommendations regarding curriculum, major projects, personnel, and facilities, and adopts a yearly budget.
- Anne van Gerven, President, 2025
- Kate Harper, Vice President, 2025
- Marissa Grossenbach, 2023
- Rana Hashemi-Haeri, 2023
- Michael Odongo, 2023
- Maria Peterson, 2025
- Michael Weaver, 2025
(The year following each board member’s name indicates the end of the term of service.) For additional information, please contact the Board Secretary, Mary Campbell, at (847) 295-4030.
District 103 Background
Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 is a nationally recognized, award-winning elementary district located in Lake County, IL. The school district serves approximately 1,850 students from the communities of Lincolnshire and Prairie View and portions of Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mettawa, Riverwoods and Lake Forest.
The District serves students through three schools: Laura B. Sprague School for students in Early Childhood to grade 2; Half Day School for students in grades 3 through 5; and Daniel Wright Junior High School for students in grades 6 through 8. The administrative center for the District is located at 111 Barclay Boulevard in Lincolnshire, IL. For more information about District 103 and its award-winning schools, contact (847) 295-4030, visit www.d103.org, or send an e-mail message to Ask103@d103.org. Like our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SchoolDistrict103, and follow us on Twitter at https://Twitter.com/District103.
Mission, Values, Strategic Plan
Our Board of Education and school community are committed to this mission: To provide innovative learning experiences which empower each student to excel and make a difference in a diverse and interconnected world.
- Academic Excellence
- Meeting Individual Student Needs
- Social Responsibility
- Global Preparedness
- Continuous Improvement
- Safe and Healthy Environment
- Long Term Perspective
- Partnership Among All Stakeholders
- Critical Thinking
- Global Citizenship
Vision D103 - The D103 Strategic Plan
Vision 2025 is the framework through which the district supports its schools to ensure the academic success of each student. The vision, focus areas of study, and goals set forth by the Board of Education and the Superintendent form the core of the strategic plan. In the fall of 2019, District 103 facilitated a strategic planning process to help guide the work of the district for the next 5 years. Five focus areas were determined by the Board of Education:
- Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
- Individualized Learning
- Social/Emotional Learning
School District 103 Honors & Awards
U.S. Department of Education
All three District 103 schools are nationally recognized for excellence in education as Blue Ribbon Schools.
National Board Certification®
Thirteen District 103 staff members have achieved this prestigious recognition from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Golden Apple Awards
Two teachers were previously honored as Golden Apple Award winners. One principal has been recognized with the Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award honoring exemplary performance.
Symetra Heroes in the Classroom
Three teachers across our district have been recognized with this award for outstanding leadership and instructional skills.
District 103 has earned the Financial Recognition Award, the highest possible, from the State of Illinois for 17 consecutive years.
School District 103 Achievement
The School Report Cards from the State are updated each year. An interactive resource for comparisons is available at http://illinoisreportcard.com/.