Weekly Update – December 17

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 17

  • Spirit Day: Holiday Socks and Accessories
  • News Team | 7:35AM-8:00AM and 3:10PM-4:30PM
  • Spartan Singers | 7:35AM
  • MAP Testing | Make-ups
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts | 3:00PM-5:30PM
  • Jazz Band | 5:00PM-6:30PM

Tuesday, December 18

  • Spirit Day: Wear Red and Green
  • News Team | 7:35AM-8:00AM and 3:10PM-4:30PM
  • Spartan Singers | 7:35AM
  • MAP Testing | Make-ups
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts | 3:00PM-5:30PM
  • Winter Running | 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • Peer Pals | 3:10PM-4:10PM
  • Gift Wrapping Event for Teule | 3:15PM-5:30PM
  • 6th & 7th Grade and Elementary Choirs @ SHS Auditorium | 7:00PM

Wednesday, December 19

  • Spirit Day: Wear Holiday Headgear (Antlers, Elf Ears, Hats)
  • MAP Testing | Make-ups
  • Newspaper Club Meeting | 3:00PM-3:45PM
  • 7th and 8th Grade Math Tutoring | 3:00PM-4:30PM
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts | 3:05PM-5:30PM

Thursday, December 20

  • Last Day to Add or Drop Performance Music Classes for Third Quarter
  • Spirit Day: Holiday Sweaters
  • Builders Club | 7:35AM
  • MAP Testing | Make-ups
  • Last 6th Grade Art Club | 3:00PM-4:00PM

Friday, December 21

  • Institute Day | NO SCHOOL



As a reminder, school will not be in session Friday, December 21 for Teacher’s Institute and Monday, December 24 – Friday, January 4 for winter break.  Classes will resume Monday, January 7.


Get your gifts wrapped on Tuesday, December 18 from 3:15PM-5:30PM at SMS!  For a third year, students will be running a gift wrapping event to benefit Teule, a children’s home in Kenya.  The funds raised will be used to purchase school uniforms. For every $20 donated, we can purchase a school uniform for a child!  To learn more, contact Megan Gallagly at mgallagly@syc427.org


If you are interested in helping the PTO by providing assistance at the next PTO Teacher luncheon on December 19, please click here.

If you are interested in helping the PTO by chaperoning or providing treats for the treat table at the next dance on Friday, January 11, please click here


Due to the snow day on Monday, November 26, school will be in session on Monday, February 18.


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 visithttps://illinois.5-essentials.org.

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


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