Weekly Update – December 3

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 3

  • News Team | 7:35AM-8:00AM and 3:10PM-4:30PM
  • Spartan Singers | 7:35AM
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball (Home) | 4:00PM
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball @ Prairie Knolls | 4:00PM
  • Wrestling Meet @ Sycamore Middle School | 4:45PM
  • Jazz Band | 5:00PM-6:30PM
  • Jazz Strings | 6:00PM-7:00PM

Tuesday, December 4

  • News Team | 7:35AM-8:00AM and 3:10PM-4:30PM
  • Spartan Singers | 7:35AM
  • MAP Testing | 8th Grade and 6th Grade Reading
  • Winter Running | 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • Yearbook Club | 3:00PM-4:15PM
  • Peer Pals | 3:10PM-4:10PM

Wednesday, December 5

  • MAP Testing | 8th Grade and 6th Grade Math
  • 7th and 8th Grade Math Tutoring | 3:00PM-4:30PM

Thursday, December 6

  • Builders Club | 7:35AM
  • New Kids on the Block Officers Meeting | 7:45AM
  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball Informational Meeting | 7:50AM
  • MAP Testing | 7th Grade Reading
  • Art Club | 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • Scholastic Bowl | 3:00PM-4:30PM
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Clinton-Rosette | 4:00PM
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball (Home) | 4:00PM
  • Wrestling @ Yorkville | 4:30PM

Friday, December 7

  • Student Council Meeting | 7:35AM
  • MAP Testing | 7th Grade Math
  • Chess Club | 3:00PM-4:00PM

Saturday, December 8

  • Saturday School | 8:00AM-11:00AM
  • Wrestling Meet @ Rockford East | 9:00AM


For any students who just love to run, we will begin winter running this Tuesday, December 4. Students interested should come prepared to go out in the cold and run about 2-3 miles. We will meet every Tuesday from 3:00PM-4:00PM by the Lincoln statue. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Hames or Mrs. Anderson.

The electric car competition sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory and CNH Industries is back! If you have any questions or missed the meeting last week, please see Mr. Boltz.

There will be two informational meetings about girls basketball in the next couple of weeks: 8th Grade will meet this Thursday, December 6 at 7:50AM in the 8th Grade ELA. Next Tuesday, December 11, 7th Grade will meet in the 7th grade ELA at 7:50AM. All students wishing to participate in tryouts must have a current physical on file and be registered on 8to18.com before the first day which is Monday, December 17.

Attention all boys and girls 1st – 6th Grade. Tuesday, December 4 is Registration Day 2 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at South Prairie Elementary School. Saturday, December 8 will be evaluation of players by coaches.

At least every other year, districts throughout Illinois are asked to participate in the 5Essential survey to gather information from our faculty, students and parents to gain insight in the key components of all successful schools. These areas include effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction.

The results of the survey responses are reported back to the schools for their review and planning for future school improvement focus items within the five areas.

We need your assistance and your feedback. As a district, we have chosen to provide the opportunity for you, the parents/guardians of our students, to offer us feedback via the 5Essentials parent survey. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be completed on your smart device.

Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions here at the school and guide improvement. Your identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

To take the survey, click here.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org.

Thank you, in advance, for your time and participation.

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