May fun lunch form

Posted April 24th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Please click here to open the May fun lunch form.

Orders are due by May 3rd.

MAP video

Posted April 22nd, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Please enjoy our Addams MAP video

Track news 4/21/2014

Posted April 21st, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Track news for the week of April 21-25

Monday- Track meet vs. Eisenhower and Lincoln Prairie at Eisenhower.  3:00 start.  Boys run first

Tuesday- Practice

Thursday- Track meet vs. Keller and Lincoln Prairie at Eisenhower.  3:30 start.  Girls run first

Friday- Practice

News from Addams 4/17/14

Posted April 21st, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Jane Addams Community,

I hope everyone is doing well on this beautiful sunny day! I know both the students and staff are looking forward to the long weekend! We hope you enjoy.

We wanted to make everyone aware that we will begin the spring administration of the MAP assessments this coming week. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to demonstrate how much they have progressed so far this year. All students, with the exception of those with small group or individual accommodations, will take the assessments with their respective reading and mathematics teachers.


Tue., April 22 Mrs. Wilk, Mrs. Lundeberg, Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. Thomas
Thur., April 24 Mrs. Vogt, Mrs. Collins and Ms. Czaja
Fri., April 25 Ms. Cortez, Ms. Rivkin and Mrs. Blenner
Mon., April 28 Mrs. Mikolajczak
Tue. April 29 Mrs. Mikolajczak, Mrs. Verstat and  Mr. Kelly
Wed. April 30 Ms. Ironside, Mrs. Verstat and Mr. Kelly
Thur., May 1 Ms. Ironside, Mrs. Grabarek and Mrs. Cipolla
Fri., May 2 Mrs. Jannotta, Mrs. Grabarek and Mrs. Cipolla
Mon., May 3 Mrs. Jannotta


A few other noteworthy items:


  • Article from the Superintendent: Superintendent DuRoss’ most recent article written for the Daily Herald was published in print today. The article is accessible on the District 54 website at Mr. DuRoss also appears in a video related to the article content. The link to the video, which is cited in the article, is


  • 8th Grade Dance: The 8th grade dance will be held on May 30th, 2014 from 6-8 PM. Students must attend the full day on May 30th in order to participate in this event. Although this event is a dressy occasion, casual dress attire is welcomed.  Students must also adhere to the school dress code.  Skirts and dresses must be at an appropriate length. With hands at side, clothing must be longer than longest fingertip. Skirts should not be higher than three (3) inches from knee.  No spaghetti straps, low-cut, or see through tops should be worn. Pants below the waist are not permitted. Please contact me if there are any questions in regards to the dress attire for this event.


  • If your child is going to Hoffman Estates High School next year, please see the attached form for an opportunity for he/she to tour the building led by Hoffman Estates staff and students. Students will receive a hard copy of the form next week. Space is limited, so if interested please send the sheet back to the Jane Addams guidance office soon. If you have questions regarding the event, you can contact Mr. Michael Murphy or Mrs. Jennifer Murray, School Counselors at Hoffman Estates High School, 847-755-5630.


Have a great weekend!




Chris Bingen and David Szwed



Chris Bingen

Jane Addams Junior High



MAP Testing

Posted April 21st, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

LA students are MAP testing this week. We can’t wait to see everyone meet and exceed their growth targets! Make sure you get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast.

Track practice 4/14 and pictures 4/15

Posted April 14th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Today, April 14, there will only be track practice for the 7th grade teams.  The 8the grade teams can go home at 2:15.

Tomorrow, April 15, we will have team/ individual track pictures in the gym.


No school Friday, April 18

Posted April 14th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

There will be no school on Friday, April 18.

Jamba Juice fundraiser

Posted April 11th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa


Monday, April 28th     The Therapeutic Day School is having a Jamba Juice fundraiser!

16 oz Smoothie for $5.00

Choose 1 of 3 flavors:
Strawberries Wild -  Strawberries,  Banana, Frozen Yogurt
Razzmatazz  Strawberry Banana,  Mixed Berry
Mango A-Go-Go Mango, Passion Fruit, Pineapple Sherbet

Please click here for the Jamba Juice order form

Money must be turned in by Wednesday, April 23

LA students prepare for MAP testing

Posted April 11th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

We can’t wait to hear the class of 2014 present their speeches this week! As we prepare for MAP, 8th grade LA students will be reading an article about the positive and negative effects of stress and anxiety. We hope they all feel calm and ready for the upcoming assessment!

Track pictures

Posted April 9th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Track and field pictures will take place on Tuesday, April 15 from 2:30- 4:00.

Team pictures will be taken.  There is also the opportunity to take individual pictures as well.

Picture forms will go home with athletes on Friday, April 11.