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Mrs. Chmiel’s virtual office

Strategies and tools that support self-regulation and social-emotional learning at Deerwood.

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Apply today for Educational Benefits Program

Formerly known as the Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program, approved applications are more than just for meals but also provide your school with critical funding. 

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Providing an exceptional educational environment where students thrive and grow.

We believe in working collaboratively with our families and focusing on teaching and learning that addresses the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of our students.



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District 196 is accepting applications from families interested in having their students attend a magnet school in the 2024-25 school year. The deadlines to submit applications are Jan. 5 for the five elementary magnet schools, Dec. 15 for Valley Middle School of STEM and Dec. 22 for the School of Environmental Studies optional high school for juniors and seniors.

Deerwood Elementary launches new website

Our new website features a media-rich, mobile-first design that is visually pleasing, practical on content and accessible to visitors with disabilities. The design provides a unified look across the district.