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Coding club

Posted August 31st, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Please click here for information about the Addams coding club.

http://addams.sd54.org/science/addams-coding-club/

 

News from Addams 8/28/2015

Posted August 28th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Addams Community,

The first week of school was a roaring success! The 7th graders are quickly getting used to opening their lockers and finding their way around this large building while the 8th grade students are assuming the challenging role of being the student leaders of the school.  Teachers have spent time going over school rules and “cool tools” for ensuring a successful school year. Mr. Szwed and I also met with all students for “administrative chats” to explain our academic and behavioral expectations for the year. Please take some time to ask your child what was discussed at the assemblies. Also, you can refer to the student handbook inside the district calendar that you received on information day.

On Tuesday, students in all classes took part in PBIS kick-off activities for the year. We utilized our first FLEX schedule of the year. FLEX (or alternate) schedules are used on many Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year to enable us to provide enrichment or intervention opportunities for our students. Although we followed the “science” FLEX schedule on Tuesday, the time was used by the staff to provide a lesson on “Developing the Growth Mindset”, our overarching theme for the year.  Students were given information about effort being as equal a contributor to success as intelligence. With a growth mindset, you believe that you as the learner have the power to get better and achieve any goal that you set.

The following are other valuable reminders from Addams and District 54:

  • Picture Day is Friday, September 4th

–  Picture forms will be sent home with students on Monday, 8/31. Please complete the form and include payment

–  Cash payments must be for the exact amount

–  Payments by check must be made out to LIFETOUCH.

–  Students should bring completed picture form and payment to school on Friday, September 4th.

–  Orders for pictures can also be placed online. Customize each sheet of your package.

–  Visit mylifetouch.com and enter Picture Day ID: RN305370Q0Place Order!

Picture Retake Day is scheduled for Thursday, October 22nd.

Please see that attached letter for PTA fun lunch information. Orders are due by Friday, September 4.

  • Box Tops for Education:

– We do collect box tops at Addams

–  Students can bring in their box tops to the main office at any time throughout the year.

–  Proceeds go to purchasing materials for different content classes to support students and their instruction.

  • Run to Read:

District 54 is hosting its 11th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a t-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Sept. 4. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register online, visit http://sd54.org/runtoread.

Finally, remember to mark your calendars for Curriculum Night which will be held on Wednesday, September 9th from 6:00 pm to 8:10 pm. Please see the attached document for more information. Curriculum Night 2015  Your child will bring home a paper copy next week.

Have a great weekend! As always, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Szwed or me if you have any concerns or questions.

Best regards,

Chris Bingen                       David Szwed

Principal                               Assistant Principal

Jane Addams Junior High

847-357-5940

 

 

News from Addams 8/23/2015

Posted August 25th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Good evening Addams community,

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. I know that tomorrow is going to be the start of another amazing school year at Jane Addams Junior High School!

Here are a few announcements and reminders to help our students get a strong start to the year.

First Days of School

August 24th is designated for 7th grade only.  The students can bring their school supplies to school to set up their lockers.  Please make sure that students bring a lunch to school. A significant amount of time of the day will be spent getting the students acclimated to the building, their lockers and being comfortable at Addams!

August 25th:  All students should be in attendance.  8th grade students can bring their school supplies to school.  All students will report to their first period class.

August 26th:  All students in attendance. Students are dismissed at 1:45 pm on Wednesdays.

Girls Basketball Tryouts

For those girls interested in trying out for basketball, there will be a meeting and open gym on Thursday, August 27 until 4:00 pm. Late buses will begin on Thursday. 8th grade basketball tryouts will be held on Friday, 7th grade tryouts will be on Monday, August 31. Final cuts will be made on Tuesday. Sports physicals must be turned to the office by Thursday for students to participate in tryouts.

Boys and Girls Cross Country

Cross country begins on Thursday until 4:00 pm. This is a NO cut sport. All those who enjoy running are welcome, however, sports physicals must be turned in to the nurse prior to students being able to participate.

Schaumburg Parent University District 54 is excited to once again offer our families the Schaumburg Parent University (SPU). The Parent University is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. We offer two types of classes – Practical Parenting for adults only and Time Together, where families learn and play together. Most classes are free and childcare is provided. Our first session will be Family Literacy Night on Sept. 14. Click on the attachments for more information about the rest of the fall classes or visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu. Registration information is also found at this website.  Fall 2015 Course Description (English)   Fall 2015 Course Description (Spanish)

Run to Read

District 54 is hosting its 11th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a T-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Sept. 4. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register online, visit http://sd54.org/runtoread.

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Regards,

Chris Bingen

Principal

Jane Addams Junior High

847-357-5940

 

 

Fun Lunch form for September through December

Posted August 23rd, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Please click here for information about the Fun Lunch form for September through December.

ADAMS HOT LUNCH ORDER FROM FALL 2015 (3)

ADAMS HOT LUNCH ORDER FROM FALL 2015 (1)

News from Addams 8/12/15

Posted August 12th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Addams Community:

As we look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow, please read the following information:

 Pardon our Dust…

A considerable amount of construction has taken place at Jane Addams this summer. The entire 2nd floor has been re-carpeted and crews are in the process of completing all new, state-of-the-art science labs. For anyone that has gone through a home remodel process, you realize that there is a level of inconvenience that must occur while projects are being completed. For example, our gym is currently full of the entire contents of the second floor. It will be amazing to see the transformation that occurs between now and the first day of school.

This will have some impact on usual Information Day opportunities. For example, we will NOT be able to offer building tours this summer. Rest assured, plenty of time has been allocated for 7th graders and new 8th graders to get acclimated to the building on the first days of school. Also, for safety concerns we ask that families only visit those areas designated for Information Day.

 Student Schedules:

The process of scheduling a junior high school of 700 students is extremely complex. All students were given the opportunity this past winter to pick two elective choices, but were told that their choices were not guaranteed. While we tried to honor these requests, not all students will receive the elective they chose. As such, we will not be able to change schedules if students did not receive their first choice for electives. Doing so would create unbalanced classes and upset the instruction environment for all. Thank you in advance for understanding.

Jane Addams 2nd Annual Block Party: On Information Day from 4:30-6:00 pm, we will be holding our 2nd Annual Block Party. This will provide an opportunity for our Addams students and parents to mingle with some of the Addams staff. Old Town Pizza and Culvers on Wise Road will be generously donating some pizza, water and custard. Bring a blanket and enjoy some DJ music and good friends.

Best regards,

Chris Bingen and Dave Szwed

Principal

Jane Addams Junior High

847-357-5940

 

 

News from Addams 8/3/2015

Posted August 8th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Addams Community,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Jane Addams Junior High!  We hope everyone is having a relaxing and enjoyable summer break.  Each year, it seems that the summer flies by more quickly!  Once again, August is here and it’s time to start thinking about “back to school”.  We are excited for another highly successful year. Included in this email is information that will be helpful to you and your child in preparing for the first day of school.

INFORMATION DAY

Information Day is Thursday, August 13th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  On Information Day, Addams students will receive their schedules, pay their consumable fees, and buy their PE uniforms and student agendas. Also, supply lists will be available. Parents must accompany their student to Information Day.
We encourage parents to check their registration and update all email addresses and phone numbers.  If you moved over the summer, please bring in proper documentation to serve as proof of residency (lease, closing documents, in lieu of lease).  If your lease expired over the summer, please bring the new lease in on Information Day or you will not be enrolled for the school year.  It is important that all students register so they will have a smooth start to the school year.  If you plan on being out of town on August 13th, you may register upon your return to Addams.

During this day, you will also have the opportunity to sign up for our PTA.  We have an absolutely amazing and dedicated PTA that works diligently to support our students.  Please stop by the PTA tables to receive hot lunch forms, purchase spirit wear and learn more about how you can help this organization that provides meaningful learning opportunities for your children.

JANE ADDAMS 2nd ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY On Information Day, we will be holding our 2nd Annual Block Party. This will provide an opportunity for our Addams students and parents to mingle with some of the Addams staff. Old Town Pizza and Culvers on Wise Road will be generously donating some pizza, water and custard. Bring a blanket and enjoy some DJ music and good friends.  See the flyer for more information.  Block Party Flyer 2015 a

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first full day of school on Monday, August 24 is for seventh grade students ONLY.  This day is designated for seventh grade students to help them get acclimated and comfortable with Jane Addams Junior High.  The first day of school for both seventh and eighth grade students will be Tuesday, August 25.

 SCHOOL HOURS

School hours are 7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. with first period beginning at 7:38 am.  Please note: beginning Wednesday, August 26, every Wednesday is designated for staff development.  Students are dismissed 30 minutes early at 1:45p.m.

OFFICE HOURS

School office hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Remember that our student absence line (847 357-5900) is available 24 hours a day. Please call by 7:00 a.m. if your child will be absent from school.

FALL SPORTS

Girls basketball tryouts will occur during the first week of school. Also, any boy or girl is welcome to join the Addams cross country team. In order participate in these or any sport, an approved physical examination must be on file with the school.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS

If your child plans to try out for one of our athletic teams and/or participate in intramurals, per School Board Policy, current physicals are required of all students to be on file prior to try-outs and/or participation in any inter-scholastic or intramural sport.  All new students entering our district must present proof of immunizations and a health examination prior to the first day of attendance.  Please note that physical examinations are good for one year from the date of the exam.

On Information Day at Addams, Alexian Brothers Women’s & Children’s Hospital will be providing Sports Physical Exams for all students at a reduced price of $39.00 and for students enrolled in the Free/Reduced Lunch Program at a discounted price of $5.00.  Please call 1-855-367-5439 to set up an appointment—space is limited.  Information about the Alexian Brothers sports physical exams is attached.  D54 Play It Safe Physicals 2015   D54 Play It Safe Physicals 2015 Spanish   If you have any additional questions about your child’s physical, please contact our school nurse.

RUN TO READ

As you may know, District 54 will be hosting the 11th annual Run to Read Event on Sunday, September 27.  All profits from this event will be used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54.  It would be great to see the Jane Addams Junior High community well represented at this event!  Feel free to encourage friends and family to join in the fun as well. If you would like additional information regarding the race, please go to the district web site at www.sd54.org.
This year promises to be a great one!  Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer and prepare yourself for what is sure to be an exciting school year.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the coming school year, please feel free to contact my assistant principal, Dave Szwed or me at any time at (847) 357-5900. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Regards,

Chris Bingen                       David Szwed

Principal

Jane Addams Junior High

847-357-5900

 

 

Cross country information

Posted August 8th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Cross country information.

The first day of practice will be Thursday, August 27.  All are welcome.
A current physical must be on file with the nurse in order to participate in cross country.

Please click here for  a 7th and 8th grade Cross Country permission & info – 2015

Please click here for a  2015 Cross Country Schedule

The cross country coaches would like runners to start running NOW!!!  Begin by running a few blocks and then build up to running a mile and then two or three miles.  Also, incorporate some sprinting in your workouts.  Stretch before and after you run.  Drink plenty of water and eat healthy.  Add some core work to the workout.  Please talk to your parents about running and safety.   If you have any questions you can email Mr. Truppa at EricTruppa@sd54.org

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
Regards,

Chris Bingen

Principal

Jane Addams Junior High

847-357-5940

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!

Regards,

Chris Bingen and Dave Szwed

Jane Addams Junior High

847-357-5900 christopherbingen@sd54.org

 

 

School supply list 2015-16

Posted June 10th, 2015 by Mr. Truppa

Please click here to open School Supplies 2015-2016