April 19, 2024

Dear Addams Families,

One of the many things that makes Addams a great place to learn and grow is the amount of sports and clubs that we offer. Boy’s volleyball season is in full swing and our track team has over 200 students participating! In addition, we have a wide array of clubs occurring this spring including Drone, Multicultural, Aspiring Teachers, Board games, Choir Clubs and many others, along with our upcoming Talent Show. We are also excited to announce the formation of a brand new club offering this spring for our future millionaires entitled Entrepreneur Club. Please visit our website to see all offerings, and if your child is not getting involved, encourage him/her to do so. It is our goal to have over 90% of our students participate in an activity outside of the school day this year. 

Have a great weekend!


Chris Bingen          Bill Musselman
Principal                 Assistant Principal 

Upcoming Dates:

  • 5/17 – 8th grade dance, 5 to 7:30 pm
  • 5/22 – Half day in-service (10:40 am dismissal)
  • 5/27 – Memorial Day, no school 
  • 5/31 – Last day of school for 8th graders
  • 6/2 – Graduation 
  • 6/3 – Last day of school for 7th graders


2024 Personal Assessment of Core Competency Survey
District 54 is committed to ensuring not only the academic success of each child, but also their social-emotional well-being. Similar to this winter, we are asking for your insight as a parent/guardian in creating the most well rounded picture of your child’s strengths and opportunities for growth. To gather your perspective, District 54 sent families of students in grades 3-8 an email link for each child to the D54 Social Emotional Learning Survey on Monday, April 15.  Thank you in advance for participating in this survey, as we believe the home-school collaboration is critical to best support your child’s overall well-being. The deadline to complete the survey is May 10.

Class of 2024 T-Shirts

Time is running out to order an 8th grade t-shirt!  Use the QR code on the flyer below or visit our Addams Spirit Wear store to place an order for your child. Orders placed will be filled within 2 weeks. We will continue to fulfill and deliver t-shirts to any student that orders all the way until the week before graduation. If you are in need of financial support to receive a t-shirt., please email Mr. Bingen with your child’s size and we would be happy to place an order for you. 

8th grade Graduation Gowns and Medallions 
8th grade graduation is going to be here before you know it! All graduates will be required to purchase a gown and a keepsake medallion for the ceremony. 8th grade parents, you have the option to pay for the gown and medallion by logging on to the Infinite Campus parent portal and locating the “School Store” tab. The price for both of these items is $25 plus a small processing fee. If you prefer, you can send a check (made out to Jane Addams Junior High School) or $25 cash with your student to the main office. If purchasing the gown/medallion represents a hardship for any family, email Mr. Bingen and the school will be happy to provide financial support. 

Save the Date – 8th Grade Dance
We will be holding a dance at Jane Addams Junior High for all interested 8th graders on Friday, May 17 from 5 to 7:30 pm. More information will be forthcoming. 

8th grade Graduation
We are excited to announce that this year’s event will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 pm on Sunday, June 2, 2024 at Wintrust Field, also known as the Schaumburg Boomers Stadium. In order to accommodate all families, we will be limiting each family to six tickets. Students will sit on the field with their classmates, while families will sit in the stands. In the event of rain, we will hold our graduation ceremony on Monday, June 3, at 5:30 pm at Hoffman Estates High School. Either way, the last day of school for eighth-grade students will be Friday, May 31. District 211 summer school classes start on June 3 and we want to ensure our eighth-graders can participate in those classes.

PTA Summer Elementary Scholarship Applications
The PTA is currently accepting applications for Summer 2024 Elementary Scholarships. All scholarship applications are due by April 8. Please click on the links below for more information. 

STC Elementary Scholarship Application
STC Elementary Scholarship Application – Spanish
Spirit wear
Addams Spirit Wear is still available! Show your school spirit by ordering yours today. Order yours online here.

District 54 Summer Camp Information 
Keep the mind and body engaged and moving this summer by joining a Summer of 54 camp! District 54 students can build robots, design a t-shirt, learn a new sport, brush up on music skills, start a business, and so much more! 
Registration will open in your Parent Portal on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 9:00 AM and will close on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 12:00 PM (Instrumental Music due by Friday, May 24, 2024). 
Seats fill up fast so sign up to be a part of the Summer of 54 Camp family! If you would like more information on each camp and the courses, please view the brochure at the link below:
 2024 Summer of 54 Camp Brochure
2024 Summer of 54 Camp Brochure (SPANISH)

Addams Jr. High PTA Executive Board for 2024-2025
* President: Jhina Tabulina O’Brien
     * 1st Vice President: OPEN
     * 2nd Vice President: OPEN
     * Secretary: OPEN
     * Treasurer: Zara Ajdari
We still need help for next school year. If you would like to be a part of the board, please fill out the volunteer form.

District 54 Virtual Backpack
 District 54 shares information about community events with our students and families through our Virtual Backpack.  We know that parents are interested in extracurricular activities. At the same time, we don’t want the homework, letters from the teachers, school news and other important district information to get lost among the countless other pieces of paper in our students’ backpacks.  Please click here for additional information.

2023-2024 District Calendar
The 2023-2024 District Calendar can be viewed HERE.  You can also access the SD54 calendar at a glance PDF right above the calendar once you click on the li