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Thanksgiving break

Posted November 24th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

There will be no school Wednesday, November 26 thru Friday, November, 28 for Thanksgiving break.

Happy Thanksgiving.

LA students are analyzing symbolism in poetry

Posted November 21st, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

8th Grade LA students are analyzing symbolism in poetry this week. As a culminating activity, students are excited to be creating unique symbols that represent their own personalities and interests.

News from Addams 11/18/2014

Posted November 18th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Jane Addams Community,

I hope that everyone is surviving the unseasonably cold weather that we are currently enduring! Let’s hope we see some temperatures above freezing in the coming days. The latest edition of the November Addams Apple. Thank you to the Addams staff and PTA for continuing their partnership in the education of our students. Please peruse the document to find out the latest information from our school.

The following are a couple of additional noteworthy items:

High School Placement Assessment:

The District 211 Explore Test will be held for 8th graders on Saturday, December 6th. Addams Social Worker, Ms. Heidler will explain the assessment process to all 8th graders during their Social Studies classes next Tuesday, November 25. Parents can read the document to learn more about the EXPLORE Test. Additionally, you can visit the following website for sample assessment questions: http://www.act.org/standard/instruct/pdf/EXPL_CRS_MatchtoItemsBooklet.pdf . If you have any additional questions about the Explore Test, please contact the high school directly.

Village Tavern Night Out:

See the attached document for another way to raise money for the Addams PTA and our students. Tuesday 12_9_14 Village Night

Regards,

Chris Bingen

Principal

Jane Addams Junior High

847-357-5900

BASE and GEMS

Posted November 18th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

BASE is meeting Thursday and Friday this week in room 208

GEMS is meeting Thursday and Friday this week in room 213

Fun lunch form Winter – Spring 2015

Posted November 13th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Please click here to open the Addams Hot Lunch Winter-Spring 2014-2015

BASE and GEMS

Posted November 13th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Do you enjoy doing experiments in Science or STEM?  We have another opportunity for you if you do! BASE – Boys Achieving in Science and Engineering and GEMS- Girls Engaged in Math and Science will be starting soon! We will be meeting on Thursdays and Fridays for the rest of November and December.  Permission slips can be found in the Café or from your science teacher.  Boys please turn your permission slip into Mr. Kelly in room 230 and Girls please turn your permission slips into Miss Treacy in room 213. Space is limited so sign up soon!

BASE application letter

GEMS application letter

 

 

Cheer calendar

Posted November 10th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Please click here to open the Cheer Calendar 2014

News from Addams 11/10/2014

Posted November 10th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Addams Community,

As mentioned in Friday’s community email, Jane Addams had the privilege today of hosting an all-school assembly led by the MWAH!  (Messages Which Are Hopeful) performance troupe.  The topics covered in the assembly included bullying, racism, abuse, and addiction and made connections to recent news and current events. The presentation was without question one that left a lasting impression on our students. We understand that not all students respond to events in the same way and that students may walk away from this powerful presentation with differing emotions. We encourage you to discuss with your child their take-aways from today’s MWAH! performance.    As always, know that we as a school are here to support and empower your children. It is through presentations like today’s that we are able to reinforce and sustain the positive culture of Jane Addams.  Should any questions or concerns come to light, please do not hesitate to contact the school social workers or administration. We appreciate all that you do in support of our school and our students.

Have a great evening!

Regards,

 

Chris Bingen and Dave Szwed

Principals

Jane Addams Junior High

847-357-5900

 

News from Addams 11/7/2014

Posted November 7th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Addams Community:

Once again we had a magnificent week of learning for both students and staff at Jane Addams. While students were enjoying the day off on Tuesday, the staff was hard at work taking part in staff development in mathematics and language arts to further support student learning across curriculums.

We are also looking forward to this coming Monday when we will have the privilege of holding an assembly for the troupe MWAH! (Messages Which Are Hopeful!). This interactive assembly will feature many of our own students as they sing and dance alongside some extremely talented young adults from MWAH! The assembly will be emotionally charged dealing with current event issues such as cyberbullying, racism and drug abuse. The end message, however, will be equally powerful in that we have the ability to change the world through our actions. You can visit the MWAH! website at http://www.mwah.net/ for more information. We invite any parents that would like to come see the assembly to join us. The presentation will begin at 8:20 am and last for ninety minutes. We intend to have follow-up sessions with our students throughout the year.

How can you help our school? If you have a Target Red Card (debit or credit) and designate Jane Addams Junior High as your school of choice, 1% of every purchase you make will go back to our school. Additionally, please keep bringing in your Box Tops for Education tabs to the main office. Our PTA oversees this program that can also have great direct benefit for our kids.

Winter MAP Testing Session: The next round of MAP testing begins November 17, 2014.  We are excited to monitor the progress of the goals we reviewed with your child earlier this year.  Shortly after the conclusion of the MAP testing window, we will share those results with you.

Starting this testing season and similar to how PARCC will be administered to students in grades 3-8, the MAP test will be web-based on a secure browser.  This web-based format does not change the test or how student results are calculated, but it does provide many advantages including more question types across broader ranges of levels, better proctoring tools for teachers, and additional reports for teachers so we can continuously improve our instruction based on these results.

We are excited to see the growth our students have made since the fall MAP administration.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Regards,

Chris Bingen and Dave Szwed

Principal

Jane Addams Junior High

847-357-5900

 

RFID tags

Posted November 7th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Districts in several states have started implanting RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips into student ID badges in order to track where students are located at all times during the school day. Is this a great way to keep students safe or an invasion of privacy? 8th Grade LA students will be debating the issue in the form of a formal argumentative paper this week. Students may choose to bring a flash drive to continue typing at home.