News from Addams, 6/30/2015

Posted June 30th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Jane Addams Community:

I hope that you are enjoying your summer! We know that families are many times looking for opportunities to work on reading and mathematics skills over the summer break. To assist with this, we have put together some materials to help.

For a literacy opportunity, please click on the following link.

And for math please check out these review packets. Completion of the review packets is voluntary, but highly suggested. To help differentiate by student need, the information is broken down by class that your child will be entering this fall:

· Math 710 Pre-algebra packet  Incoming 710 Summer Review

· Math 810 Algebra packet  Incoming 810 Summer Packet

· Math 715 Accelerated Pre-algebra packet  Incoming 715 Summer Review     715 Summer Review Answer Key

· Math 930 Accelerated Algebra packet part A and B  Incoming 930 Review Part 1  Incoming 930 Summer Review Part 2

· Math 830 Geometry (for those that completed Math 930 this past year and were recommended for Math 830)

830 Geometry – Summer Algebra Review

Chris Bingen


Jane Addams Junior High


Final News from Addams, 6/12/2015

Posted June 13th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Addams community:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your partnership in the success of our students this year! And what a year it has been. Addams students took on the “8 Keys for Success” while excelling both inside and outside the classroom. We wish our graduates all the best as they continue to reach new heights in high school. As for our returning students, we look forward to them becoming role models as they show the new Crusaders how to live above the line through developing positive habit loops at Jane Addams next fall.

Some important dates to remember for the 2015-2016 school year are:

  • August 13 – (9:00-11:00 am and 6:00-8:00 pm) Information Day
  • August 13 – 2nd Annual Addams block party (4:30 pm – 6:00 pm)
  • August 24 – First Day of School 7th grade ONLY
  • August 25  – Both 7th and 8th graders in attendance
  • September 9 – Curriculum Night

More specific information regarding these events will go home in early August.

We wish all of you a restful and relaxing summer break. See you in August!


Chris Bingen and Dave Szwed

Jane Addams Junior High




School supply list 2015-16

Posted June 10th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Please click here to open School Supplies 2015-2016

News from Addams, 6/5/2015

Posted June 7th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Addams Community:

Our 8th graders are getting so excited about graduation!  At this point students should have received their graduation gown.  Please remember that we have a limited number of seats for family and friends to attend the graduation.  Please keep guests to immediate family. We will be running our graduation practice for the 8th graders on Monday along with having some fun activities.  All 8th graders need to be at school on Monday for practice.  We know that many of our 8th graders will be attending District 211 summer school, which starts on Tuesday the 9th.  If you have not already notified us, please be sure to call Addams if your child is attending District 211’s summer school on Tuesday, June 9th.  Students who are not at school on the 9th due to attending the District 211 summer school, will not be penalized in any way.  These students can completely be a part of our evening graduation!  We hope that this helps.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Starting next week we will not be having students stay after school.  Therefore, we will not be running 4:00 buses.

Finally, as a graduation reminder please remember that our graduation event is designed to honor each of our children.  The following are a few guidelines for the ceremony.

Graduation Ceremony and Etiquette:

  • If you plan to take pictures, please do not stand in an area that will interfere with the students entering and leaving the ceremony.
  • The graduation ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Graduates need to be at Schaumburg High School by 5:15 pm.
  • If you are giving flowers and gifts they should be given to students after the ceremony.
  • Balloons are not to be brought into the building as they will obstruct the view of other parents in the audience.
  • Cheering will occur at the beginning and end of the ceremony.  No cheering will take place during the reading of the student names.
  • Please remember that applause is the appropriate response at graduation, and it should occur at the conclusion of the ceremony to allow for every family to hear the name of their child being read.

Other information for the end of the year:

  • Summer Reading Opportunity for Jane Addams incoming 7th and 8th graders:

If your child is attending Jane Addams for the 2015-2016 school year, we would like to offer an exciting summer literacy opportunity for them. Please follow the link below for more information:

  • We have a limited number of yearbooks still available for sale. If your child is interested, have them bring $30 to school on Monday to purchase a yearbook.
  • The last day of school for 7th graders is Friday, June 12th.  This will be a full day of attendance.
  • All report cards will be mailed home on Friday, June 12th.


Chris Bingen and David Szwed


Jane Addams Junior High



Spirit Week June 2nd – 5th

Posted June 3rd, 2015 by Mr. Truppa



Nachos for sale 6/3

Posted June 2nd, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Nachos will be sold during all lunches for $3.00 on Wednesday, June 3.

8th grade LA

Posted May 29th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

We are so proud of all the hard work our 8th graders have done in LA this year. Students will complete one final writing assignment to wrap up the year. Reflecting on their time in junior high, students will write a letter to themselves. LA teachers will save these letters and mail them to students when they are seniors in high school.

No school June 1

Posted May 29th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

There will be no school on Monday, June 1

Book trailers

Posted May 29th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

In seventh grade Language Arts this week, the students are making book trailers utilizing Windows Photo story 3 on computers. The students are doing a terrific job of finding images, and creating presentations to bring their novels to life and enticing other students to read! We will be doing screenings in class next week and the week after.

Rocket Club Update

Posted May 22nd, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Thank you all rocket club students for working diligently on your rockets. It was wonderful to see how  this year’s rockets were constructed from just paper and glue! Your final products look amazing. Our rocket launch day will be on Monday June 8, at 8 am (more information to follow). We look forward to see all our rockets soar in blue skies.

Commander Reinkingh and Pilot Pfeifer