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

No school May 25

Posted May 21st, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

There is no school on Monday, May 25.  Memorial Day

News from Addams 5/20/2015

Posted May 21st, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Jane Addams Community:

We hope that everyone is having a wonderful week!  We appreciate the support and collaboration that exists between the Addams PTA and our staff. Ultimately, the students of Jane Addams benefit from this supportive relationship. In addition to the newsletter, read below for some upcoming building and district events.

District 54 Foundation Event:

Be sure to mark your calendars for a fun night out with the family.  The District 54 Foundation will be doing a fund raiser at the Schaumburg Boomers game on May 29th at 6:30 in the evening. Please see the attached flyer for details.


Important Dates:

  • May 25 – Memorial Day – no school
  • May 27 – 7th/8th grade Chorus concert at 7 pm
  • May 28 – 7th/8th grade Band concert at 7 pm
  • June 1 – Records Day – no school
  • June 2 – 8th graders must have ALL missing assignments turned in to take part in the dance and the graduation ceremony
  • June 2 – Addams Talent Show from 6-8 pm
  • June  4 – Band/Orchestra/choir assembly during the school day
  • June 5 – Yearbooks distributed
  • June 5 – 8th grade dance from 6-8 pm
  • June 8 – 8th grade graduation practice and activity day
  • June 9 – 8th grade graduation 6:00 pm at Schaumburg High School
  • June 12 – Last day of school for 7th graders

Chris Bingen


Jane Addams Junior High



Addams Orchestra

Posted May 15th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Join the Addams Orchestra Wednesday, May 20 at Addams at 7:00 pm.  (Note: This is a change in location from the Schaumburg Library.)
7th Grade Orchestra members are encouraged to join Summer Orchestra this summer from July 7 – 24 (Monday – Thursday) at Mead JH from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.  See Mrs. Banaszewski or contact the District Office for an enrollment form. The cost is only $35.00.
8th Grade Orchestra members:  sign up for the High School Orchestra Retreat where you will learn lots, have tons of fun, and take home new friendships that will help to smooth the transition into high school!

Flowers for Algernon

Posted May 15th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

8th Grade LA students will be reading “Flowers for Algernon.” We are excited to hear what students think about Charlie Gordon’s journey to intelligence in this famous story. Students will be creating Rorschach Tests as part of this unit as well.


Posted May 15th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

“In Ms. Cortez’s class her students are creating public service announcements to create awareness about people whom are homeless. In groups they will research the topic of homelessness and create a commercial, PowerPoint, skit, or poster about what we can do to help. This will kick off their Random Acts of Kindness week, which they will be finishing up their year with.”

8th grade novels

Posted May 12th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

8th Grade LA students are taking everything they have learned in LA this year and applying it to novels they are working through with their guided reading groups. They are practicing pacing themselves with their work as well as multiple reading strategies.

Track news for the week of May 11

Posted May 10th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Track news for the week of May 11

Monday- Conference track and field meet at Conant High School.  5:00 pm start.  NO buses to and from meet.  Athletes need to arrive by 4:40.
Please click here for a meet schedule timesheet 2015.
(Rain date is Monday, May 18, 5:00 pm at Conant High School. There will be practice on Thursday and Friday only if the meet is cancelled on May 11.)

Tuesday- Optional pizza party for all athletes $5.00 to your coach.  Please turn in uniform.

End of regular season

News from Addams, Cancer Walk Pledge sheet, 5/4/15

Posted May 4th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Addams Community,

I hope you are having a great start to the week! I wanted to let you know that there is still time to make a difference in the fight against cancer by filling out the attached donation sheet. Cancer Walk Pledge Card May 2015   Have your child return it to his/her 1st period teacher or the main office by this Friday, May 8 (we have extended the due date). The annual Jane Addams Junior High Cancer Walk will take place this Wednesday from 9:15 am to 10:30 am. Parents are welcome to join the staff and students as we walk to raise awareness to find a cure.

Thanks in advance for your generosity.


Chris Bingen


Jane Addams Junior High



Half day of school

Posted May 4th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

There will be a half day of school on Wednesday, May 6 for teacher institute day .  School will be dismissed at 10:40.