Weekly Update – February 3

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 3

  • PTO Meeting | 3:15 PM

  • Wrestling @ Northwood MS (Woodstock) | 4:30 PM

  • Jazz Band | 5:00-6:30 PM

  • Jazz Strings | 6:00-7:00 PM

Tuesday, February 4

  • Builders Club | 7:35 AM

  • Yearbook Club | 3:00-4:15 PM

  • G-Force Club | 3:00-4:30 PM

  • Winter Running | 3:15-4:00 PM

  • 6th Grade Girls Volleyball Clinic | 3:15-4:45 PM

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball – Home | 4:00 PM

  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Clinton-Rosette | 4:00 PM

Wednesday, February 5

  • Bowling Team Info Meeting | 8:00 AM

  • 7th Grade Math Help | 3:00-4:00 PM

  • 8th Grade Math Help | 3:00-4:30 PM

  • Newspaper Club | 3:15-3:45 PM

  • Sci Fi Club | 3:00-5:00 PM

Thursday, February 6

  • High School Volleyball Info Meeting (for 8th Graders in ELA) | 7:50 AM

  • 6th Grade Art Club | 3:10-4:00 PM

  • 6th Grade Girls Volleyball Clinic | 3:15-4:45 PM

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Huntley (Dekalb) | 4:00 PM

  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball – Home | 4:00 PM

  • Wrestling @ Flinn MS | 5:00 PM

Friday, February 7

  • Green Sheets Due (8th Graders)

  • Magazine Fundraiser Materials Due

  • Student Council | 7:35 AM

  • First Chapter Friday | 7:35 AM


Magazine Sales/Fundraiser

Please remind your students to turn in any magazine orders that they have sold. The school code for the “gifts” portion of the fundraiser (www.forfundsonline.com) is 62527. Everything is due to the Main Office by Friday, February 7. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Pritchett.


There will be an informational meeting about the SMS Bowling Team on Wednesday, February 5 at 8:00 AM in the 6th grade ELA. The SMS bowling team is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Athletes will need a current physical on file in order to practice. 

Erin’s Law 

Your child’s classroom will be receiving the Erin’s Law presentations during the week of February 10, 2020. Information about the presentations is available on our district website

Free Smoke Alarm Installation

The American Red Cross is offering free smoke alarms and installation for anyone who may need this support. If you are interested in this free service please call 815-963-8471 Ext. 8 to request an appointment.

PTO Staff Lunch

This month’s PTO Staff Lunch will be a Pasta Party on Wednesday, February 19 at 11:30-1:00 PM. If you are able to donate or volunteer your time, please sign up here.

Presidents’ Day

Due to the fact that there were no weather-related school cancellations before February 1, there will be NO school on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

5 Essentials Survey 

Districts throughout Illinois are asked to participate in the 5Essential survey to gather information from our faculty, students and parents to gain insight into 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. 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. For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org.

To take the survey, click here

Virtual Backpack

Don’t forget to check the Virtual Backpack for information about sports, camps, competitions, and events from non-profit organizations, intergovernmental agencies, and business partners.

“Empowering All Learners to Succeed in Their World”