Principal’s End of the Year Message

Posted May 31st, 2016 by J. Kasinger

Good morning Eisenhower community,

It has truly been a fantastic year!  Our students have worked so hard and accomplished so much.  You will soon see a small snapshot of what they have done when you receive the report card and MAP results from our Spring testing session.

For our 8th graders going to high school, the Eisenhower staff wishes you good luck and good fortune!  We are confident that you are leaving us with the skills to help you be successful in high school!

For our 7th graders returning to us next year we hope that you have a wonderful summer break.  We are looking forward to seeing you continue to grow next year here at Eisenhower!

Parents, thank you again for your unending support!

Principal’s Message May 24th

Posted May 25th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

Here are a couple quick reminders:


Today 8th grade students will bring home their graduation gowns, graduation tickets, and pins or ribbons if they were purchased.  I suggest that students take the graduation gown out of the package and hang it up to try to get some of the creases out.

Also, please remind your child that all missing assignments must be turned in by the end of the day Friday, May 27th. Per Board policy, 8th grade students that have missing assignments will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony on May 31st.


All students that purchased a yearbook will be given their yearbook during 9th period today.  We have a limited amount of extra yearbooks that will be available for purchase on a first come first served basis.


We have been reminding students that in order to attend the end of year field trips later this week, students may not have any missing assignments.  Students with missing assignments, or more than 2 major documentations, will not attend the end of year field trip.  During 9th period today we will be giving students that have missing assignments a form notifying them of the assignments that need to be completed.  If there is an error in the record keeping students simply need to have the teacher sign the form and turn it into the office by the end of the day on Wednesday so that we can adjust our list in the office.  Please encourage your child to get these done so that they can participate in the end of year activities!

This is an exciting time of the year, please let me know if you have any questions.

Steve Kern

Proud to Be Bilingual: May 25th

Posted May 24th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

Dear Eisenhower community,

Below you will find an important announcement regarding an upcoming opportunity for parents.

Enjoy the warm weather!

Steve Kern

Proud to Be Bilingual: Creating a Strong Native Language Environment in Your Home Bilingual Parent Advisory Council| May 25, 2016|6:30-7:30p.m.

You are invited to join us on May 25th as Maria Barba, a Golden Apple Award Winning Dual Language teacher in District 54, shares how her parents created a strong native language environment in the home and the positive impact it had on her life. We will also be sharing results from this year’s ACCESS test and information regarding the 2016-2017 Title III state grant. We are looking forward to seeing you on the 25th and hearing your ideas as we begin to plan for the upcoming school year! Click here for an informational flyer.

Location:   Professional Learning Center |524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

Please enter through door C2

Orgulloso de ser bilingüe: Creando un ambiente fuerte de Lenguaje Nativo en su casa Consejo Asesor de Padres Bilingües | 25 de mayo de 2016|6:30-7:30 PM

Usted está cordialmente invitado a acompañarnos el 25 de mayo donde tendremos  a la Maestra de Lenguaje Dual del Distrito 54;  Maria Barba, ganadora del Golden Apple Award, como oradora invitada. Ella compartirá cómo sus padres crearon un ambiente fuerte usando su lengua materna en el hogar y el impacto positivo que tuvo esto en su vida.   Estaremos también compartiendo los resultados de la prueba ACCESS y la información sobre la subvención del estado de Título III  para el año escolar 2016-17.  ¡Estamos deseosos de verle el día 25 y escuchar sus ideas mientras comenzamos a planificar para el próximo año escolar! Para más información oprima aquí.

Ubicación: Centro Profesional  de Aprendizaje| 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg,

Por favor utilice la puerta C2 para entrar


School Supplies List

Posted May 18th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

2016-2017 Supply List

This year parents and students will not be able to pre-purchase school supply kits through the school or the PTA for the 2016-17 school year.  Our staff has been working to determine what changes we needed to make to the supply list to ensure that parents were not being asked to purchase supplies that would not be used.  Unfortunately companies that provided school supply kits needed these lists much earlier in the year to ensure that parents would get discounts that would match those offered during the summer.  We are letting you know about this now so that you are able to take advantage of any school supply sales as they come up during the summer. Attached is the supply list for next year.

8th Grade Graduation

Posted May 18th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

Please note that per School Board Policy   “In order for eighth (8th) grade students to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, all academic assignments must be completed by the student and received by the teacher by May 27 to the ceremony. Advance notice of this guideline shall be provided to all eighth (8th) grade students and their parents/guardians.”

– The date of graduation is Tuesday, May 31, at Hoffman Estates High School at 7:00 p.m.

– In order to attend students may have no missing assignments February 22 through May 27

– Students receiving a major documentation from now through May 31st may be excluded from the graduation ceremony.  Parents will be contacted if there is an issue.

Missing homework letters will be MAILED home to all 8th grade students on the following dates: 5/13, 5/20

7th & 8th Grade Field Trips

Posted May 18th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

– 7th Grade trip is May 27

– 7th Grade…No missing assignments from May 2 – May 27

– 7th Grade…No more than 2 major documentations from Feb. 22 – May 27

– 8th Grade trip is May 26

– 8th Grade…No missing assignments from Feb. 22 – May 26

– 8th Grade…No more than 2 major documentations from Feb. 22 – May 27

8th Grade Dance Eligibility and Information

Posted May 18th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

– The 8th grade Dance will be held on May 20

– In order to attend students may have no missing assignments from Feb. 22 – May 20

– Students may have no major documentations from May 2 – May 20

– Students must wear the dance shirt, without alterations, in order to attend.

PTA Reflections Honorable Mention

Posted April 13th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

The theme of the 2015-16 Reflections Program was “Let Your Imagination Fly.” District 54 students were able to submit an entry in any of the following six arts areas:  film production, dance choreography, literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts.

Honorable Mentions

District 54 is proud to announce that Sean, a seventh-grader at Eisenhower, received an honorable mention at the state competition for a piece entitled “Moose-n-around.”


Visit to Harper College

Posted April 8th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

Eisenhower students had a phenomenal time visiting Harper College to learn more about post high school options.  The staff at Eisenhower saw our students getting excited about their future and the options that they will have when they graduate from high school.  Harper College organized an amazing day for us where students were exposed to several different college and career pathways.  Our trip was not designed to help them pick a major or career but instead to open their eyes to professions that they might not have known even existed.  Throughout the next couple months we will include powerpoint slides, that the students helped create after the field trip, as part of our morning announcements to expose the students to professions that they were not able to see during the field trip.

As a result of the visit we have already seen in some students the level of personal Determination rise.  Students are already looking forward to picking a career that they will find rewarding and setting a path to ensure that nothing will get in their way!  We are thrilled that as a building we are able to help our students plan for the future to ensure their success in junior high school and beyond!

8th Grade Graduation Policy

Posted March 30th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

In order for 8th grade students to participate in the end of the year Graduation Ceremony they must have all of their missing assignments completed at an acceptable level and turned into their teachers.  Students that currently have missing assignments from the third trimester should develop a plan for completing the assignments.  Having even one missing assignment will make it so that the 8th grader will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.  Our goal is to have 100% of our 8th grade Eagles attending the graduation ceremony.  Please talk your child about the importance of keeping caught up on the assignments given to them by their teachers.