8th grade LA students are putting the “Be Addams” philosophy in a broader context while reading the drama of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Not only are discussions based on character traits and plot, but also on the importance of treating all people with respect.
Track and field permission slips are available in the cafeteria, main office and the gym. The permission slip should be turned in to a track coach and the physical examination form should be turned in to the school nurse. Both forms must be turned in by Friday, March 14.
Please click her for the 7th grade Track permission form
Please click here for the 8th grade Track permission form
Dear Addams Community,
Today was another inspirational day at Jane Addams Junior High! We ended the day with a “Be Addams” assembly which showcased many of the talented students and staff members at our school. First, as part of our “monthly challenge,” Mr. Szwed and I showed a video of students who had brilliant ideas to “Rock the ISATs”. Also, a couple of students performed an original ISAT rap. Some of the remarkable members of the Ambassador Council then spoke to the student body about taking a pledge as part of the campaign entitled “Spread the Word to End the Word.” They eloquently spoke about why the r-word (retard) should be taken out of everyone’s vocabulary.
Next, we congratulated the Ambassador Council and the entire student body for the recent success of a fundraiser entitled “Pennies for Patients”. Through the generosity of the Addams staff and students, our school raised nearly $2500 for Leukemia and Lymphoma cancer research.
During the awards portion of the assembly, we honored our wrestling and girls’ volleyball teams for the successful seasons that were just completed. Also, we gave out “habit loop awards” to students who were observed by their teachers as pledging and maintaining a new habit this winter. The assembly ended with some new chairs (decorated by the Art Club) being given out to four deserving staff members.
Finally, we spoke to the 8th graders specifically about our expectations for them as move through the 3rd trimester. They were reminded that “everything counts” from here on out as they finish their time at Addams. By district policy, 8th graders with ANY missing assignments are not allowed to take part in the graduation ceremony (date TBA soon). Also, we reminded them that the administration reserves the right to prohibit students from the graduation ceremony and/or the 8th grade dance if they have not “lived above the line” in meeting behavioral expectations during the 3rd trimester.
It was an informative and exciting way to end the week, and we know our students are motivated to “rock the ISATs” come Monday!!
The following are additional noteworthy district and school items and events:
8th grade Graduation Pictures and Retakes:
- · 8th grade picture orders are due by March 7. Retakes will occur on Tuesday, March 11. If students are getting their picture retaken, they must turn the proofs to the photographer. Any orders turned in after March 11 are subject to a $10 late fee. Students who are getting their picture retaken are reminded to adhere to the district dress code.
- · 2nd trimester report cards will be sent home with students this coming Tuesday, March 4.
Superintendent’s Monthly Message:
- · Superintendent DuRoss’ most recent article written for the Daily Herald was published in print this week. The article is accessible on the District 54 website at http://sd54.org/. Mr. DuRoss also appears in a video related to the article content. The link to the video, which is cited in the article, is http://sd54.org/board/mission/.
STC Elementary Scholarships:
- · As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs/camps to District 54 students currently in 1st through 7th grades who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.
Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the program/camp up to $125.00. Please return a completed application in a sealed envelope to the school office by Thursday, April 3rd, 2014. Parents of applicants must be PTA members at the school the student attends by March 1st. Candidates will be notified after May 1st, 2014.
More details including the application deadline and a complete list of the guidelines, along with the full application, can be obtained on SD54 Parent Teacher Association website at http://pta.sd54.org/elementaryscholarship/ . Thank you parents and District 54 for all you do for our children.
Questions? Contact Lora Marasco at (847) 529-5421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PBIS- Join us for a PBIS Family and Community Meeting about Cyber-bullying in (English and Spanish) on March 13, 2014:
- · Click here for more information
Important Upcoming Dates:
- · 2/28- Foundation Mardi Gras Event
- · 3/3-3/11- ISAT Testing
- · 3/24-3/28– Spring Break (No School)
- · 3/31 – School Resumes
Chris Bingen & Dave Szwed
Jane Addams Junior High
7th and 8th grade LA teachers wish students the best of luck with their last ISAT test. We know they are well prepared to rock it!
As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs/camps to District 54 students who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences. The program is being offered to students currently in 1st through 7th grades. Scholarships will be awarded for the FULL cost of the program/camp UP TO $125.00. A parent of the applicant must be a PTA member by the application deadline. Scholarship Applications, program rules, applications, and detailed information can be found on SD54 Parent Teacher Association website at: http://pta.sd54.org/elementaryscholarship/. Please note: This is not a needs-based scholarship.
Japanese Taiko Club will practice on Monday afternoon, March 10, 17 and 31. Participants will perform at the Multi Culture Festival at the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday April 5.
If you are interested in joining the Japanese Taiko(drum) club, please sign the permission slip and submit by the end of February. The permission slip will be located in Cafeteria or click here for the Taiko Club permission slip.
Hey Volleyball Fans!
Volleyball Intramurals will be the first week of March including: March 3,4,6 and 7. That is everyday except Wednesday and will last until 4pm. Volleyball Intramurals is open to all 7th and 8th graders.
Permission slips are available in the Cafeteria and in the Gym. Players must have their slips turned in to Mr. Belluomini by Thursday, Feb. 27. Players must also have a physical on file with the nurse in order to play.
Please click here for the Spring Volleyball Intramurals permission slip.
Looking forward to the action and hope to see you there!
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” 8th grade LA students will analyze this famous line of poetry by Robert Frost and other poems this week.
Ambassador Council will meet on Monday, 2-24-14, in Mrs. Larsen’s room after school. We are going to get ready for the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign.
Our Pennies for Patients collection has come to an end. Thank-you to everyone who contributed from the smallest gift to the largest gift.
Now for the top 5 classrooms in the collection competition:
in 5th place Mrs. Banks’ class with $122.12
in 4th place Mrs. Verstat’s class with $136.72
in 3rd place Mr. Kelly’s class with $205.40
in 2nd place Mr. Belluomini’s class with $329.94
and in 1st place Mrs. Caliendo’s class with $419.19
Mrs. Caliendo’s class will be enjoying a delicious Olive Garden lunch very soon. We would also like to invite Mohammed Q. from Mr. Belluomini’s class to lunch. Mohammed contributed over $230. Way to go!
More importantly than earning a luncheon, together we have made an impact on our community & helped fund research to cure a deadly disease!!
We raised an amazing $2,470.36 for Leukemia and Lymphoma cancer research!
We are proud of you Addams Crusaders!!