Good afternoon Eisenhower community.
I want to share with you the amazing job that the students are doing taking the MAP test! I am impressed with the dedication to detail that the students are showing as they work through the test questions. Preliminary reports are showing that our students are making significant growth in the areas of Math and Reading. We will be sending the official results home once all testing has been completed.
Attention parents of 8th grade students
At Eisenhower we would like to wish our 8th graders good luck taking the High School Explore test. As you already know, the Explore Test will be taking place this Saturday (tomorrow) at the High School. Please note that in the event that weather or another emergency forces the cancellation of the placement testing, an official announcement informing parents and students will be posted on the High School’s District website at www.d211.org. It will also be made available to area media for broadcast on channels 2, 5, 7, 9, FOX and CLTV between 6:30am and 7:15am Saturday morning…and radio stations AM-670, 720 and 780. We are not anticipating any cancellations, but please be aware of these announcements and where to find them if necessary.
Boys Basketball Tournament
On December 8th Eisenhower will host the first round of the 7th grade boys tournament. On the same day Mead will be hosting the first round of the 8th grade boys tournament.
The Semis and Finals for both 7th and 8th grade will be played at Mead Junior High.
Semi-Finals will be played on December 9th and the Finals will be played on December 11th.
This is a chance for all boys and girls interested in playing recreational basketball after school. Teams will be picked each day of participation. All players MUST have a current physical on file with the school nurse by December 9th in order to play. Students will need to arrange for transportation at 4:00 p.m. each day of participation. The 4:00 p.m. bus will be available. If students do not take the bus they will need to be picked up by 4:00. Permission slips are due to Mr. Diaz or Mrs. Hebda by December 9th.
December 11th and 15th are for 8th grade only.
December 12th and 16th are for 7th grade only.
December 18th is open to both 7th and 8th grade
An informational meeting will take place after school on Monday, December 15th for anyone interested in joining the boys’ wrestling team. Students must have a current sports physical on file with the school nurse in order to participate.
Club Unify (formerly the Partner’s Club) will begin after Winter Break for any interested students. Permission slips are available in the cafeteria. Permission slips are due back by December 12th.
Afterschoolapalooza and Missing Assignments
The next Afterschoolapalooza eligibility window started on November 24th and will continue to January 9th. Each Thursday I am sending emails to the parents of students that have three or more missing assignments. You will be able to find out more about the missing assignments by logging into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. Please call the office for assistance if you do not already have an account setup.
2015-16 School Calendar
The School Board has recently determined the school calendar for the 2015-16 school year. Please go to http://sd54.org/calendars for a copy of this letter.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Steve Kern and Brandon Todd