Wrestling information

Posted December 19th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Wrestling begins right after winter break. First practice is January 5th from 2:15-5. Permission slips are in the cafeteria. Turn them into Miss Jesenovec and make sure you have a current physical on file with the school nurse.  Please click here for the Wrestling Calendar

National History Bee

Posted December 18th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Our 8th grade Social Studies students will be participating in the National History Bee when we return from winter break. Students will be taking the Intramural Bee on January 5th, 2015. If anyone would like to preview the website or take the practice test please visit the following website:

News from Addams 12/17/2014

Posted December 17th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Addams community:

Happy holidays from Jane Addams Junior High! We wish our students and their families a happy, healthy and joyful holiday season. It has been an amazing fall of learning at Jane Addams. We are truly thankful as we know that this can only occur with the supportive and collaborative approach of our staff and families.

Also, please be on the lookout for winter MAP reports which should be coming home with your child tonight. Although the winter MAP administration is just one of the many ways we use to measure students’ academic progress, we are extremely pleased at the growth being shown by individuals and the building as a whole. During student-led conferences in January parents will be able to ask specific questions regarding their child’s data. Signup information for the conferences which will be held on January 15th and 16th will be sent out during the winter break.

Finally, 8th students will be given Course Selection Sheets along with District 211 Curriculum Guides this afternoon. The information needs to be filled out and returned to Schaumburg or Hoffman Estates High School, not Jane Addams. Please contact the appropriate high school with questions regarding the information.

All the best,
Chris Bingen and Dave Szwed


Jane Addams Junior High




Posted December 16th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

8th Grade LA students are enjoying practicing their skills of word choice and voice by writing spoofs of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” this week. We love their sense of humor!

Spirit week

Posted December 16th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Spirit Days brought to you by Ambassador Council

This week Wednesday Dec 17- Friday December 19th

Wednesday: Pajama/Sweat Pants Day

Thursday: “Blue-out” 7th grade

“White-out” 8th grade

Friday: Ugly Sweater/Holiday Gear

Winter break

Posted December 15th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Winter break begins at the end of the school day on Friday, December 19.

School resumes on Monday, January 5, 2015

News from Addams 12/12/14

Posted December 15th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Addams Community:

There is a lot of Crusader pride flowing through the building this week. Having already won the conference championships, our boys’ basketball teams completed their seasons yesterday in spectacular fashion. First, the 7th grade boys won the consolation game, finishing in 3rd in the district tournament. Then as if that was not enough excitement, the 8th grade boys completed a stellar season by winning the District 54 tournament championship with a 41-34 victory over a formidable Eisenhower team. We would like to congratulate the teams along with coaches Mr. Glesne, Mr. Hallman and Ms. Zydlo.  Additionally, “shout outs” go to the cheerleaders and pom squads along with their coaches Mrs. Cerny, Ms. Jesenovec, Mrs. Larsen and  Ms. Cortez for their outstanding sportsmanship and accomplishments as well.

Additionally, we enjoyed a wonderful performance by the orchestra under the direction of Mrs. Banaszewski this past Wednesday night. We look forward to hearing the sweet sounds of the choir and band under the capable direction of Mr. and Mrs. Caliendo this coming Tuesday and Thursday evenings respectively.

Finally, we are still waiting on some makeup assessment scores, but the initial numbers look favorable that our students will meet our school wide winter growth goal for MAP. The numbers bear what we already knew, which is that the academic progress of our students has been outstanding. As our thoughts begin to drift towards winter break, we are fueled by the positive energy coming from our students’ academic, behavioral and extracurricular performances this fall. We look forward to the students finishing strong during this final school week of 2014.


Other noteworthy items from Addams:

  • Elective Selection Sheets: For parents of incoming 7th and 8th graders, elective selection sheets were due today. If your child has still not turned in their form, we need them ASAP. Believe it or not we are already starting the long and arduous task of scheduling the building for next year. An extra form is attached 8th Grade Course Selection Sheet 2015-2016
  • PTA Hot Lunch Forms: Hot lunch order forms are due back by December 18. Please look at the Addams web site for the order form.
  • 2015-16 School Calendar: The School Board has recently determined the school calendar for the 2015-16 school year.  Please go to for a copy of this letter.


Important dates:


  • Tue., 12/16 – Chorus concert
  • Thur., 12/18 – Band concert
  • Fri., 12/19 – Winter break begins at the end of the school day
  • Mon., 1/5 – Students and staff return from winter break
  • Thur., 1/15 – Student-led conferences
  • Fri., 1/16 – Student-led conferences
  • Mon., 1/19 – MLK holiday observed, No school


Have a great weekend!



Chris Bingen and Dave Szwed


Jane Addams Junior High



News from Addams 12/9/2014

Posted December 9th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Dear Addams Community,

Please help our school and students by ordering takeout or dining at the Village Tavern today. 20% of all bills will be donated back to the Addams PTA. See the attached Tuesday 12_9_14 Village Night  flyer for more details. You must have the flyer with you to take part in this valuable fundraiser.



Chris Bingen


Jane Addams Junior High


Coding club

Posted December 9th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Please click here to open the Addams-Coding-Club-Permision-Slip


Posted December 8th, 2014 by Mr. Truppa

Nachos will be sold at all lunches on Friday Dec. 12th