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Nacho Day Friday, April 22nd

Posted April 18th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

Our students have been working so hard to show what they know on the state standardized tests.  In recognition of their hard work the PTA is going to be giving the students free nachos this Friday, April 22nd.  In order to get the free nachos student must have the Food Permission Slip signed and in the office by Friday morning.  Most families have already completed this form to allow students to purchase pizza on Wednesdays and nachos on Fridays.  However, there are a few students that have not turned the form into the office.

Because we want to make sure that all students have the opportunity to receive the free nachos I have attached the permission form and the letter explaining the form for you.  Students can also pick up a blank copy of the permission form in the main office.  Students will need to have the form, signed by you, turned into the office by the end of first period on Friday if they would like to receive the nachos.

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.”

Sean

Dental Clinic April 25th

Posted April 8th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

Smile Illinois Dental Clinic is available for Eisenhower students on April 25, 2016. The clinic provides dental examinations, cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants by a dentist and dental hygienists.  Mobile dentists provide grants to families who require full financial assistance and subsidized fees, and will accept Medicaid or dental insurance.

Notify the Eisenhower school nurse if your child would like to participate and you have not received an application form.

All dental permission forms are due in the nurse’s office by April 14, 2016.

PARCC Testing

Posted April 8th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

PARCC (Attachment PARCC Parent Letter English and Spanish.pdf )

The PARCC test (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, a state assessment) will begin on April 11th.  Please see the attached letter for more information about this state assessment.

Most students will be taking their tests with their 8th period teacher in their homeroom locations.  During our testing sessions, the building will be silent to ensure that all students can focus and give their full effort.  You can help your child do his/her best on the test by:

  • Making sure, if possible, that your child attends school on the days of testing;
  • Making sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before the testing;
  • Providing a nutritional breakfast on the mornings of the testing;
  • Reminding your child to ask the teacher questions if he/she does not understand the test directions;
  • Letting your child know that you are confident in his/her ability to do their best;
  • Stressing to your child not to worry about the test – just to do the best that he/she can.

During the testing weeks we will be running a modified bell schedule and lunch periods will be at the following times.

Monday, April 11th students will take the English Language Arts Unit 1 Test

Lunches will be from…

4A 10:49 – 11:05

4B 11:05 – 11:21

7B 12:32 – 12:48

8A 12:51 – 1:07

Tuesday, April 12th students will take the English Language Arts Unit 2 Test

Lunches will be from…

4A 10:49 – 11:05

4B 11:05 – 11:21

7B 12:32 – 12:48

8A 12:51 – 1:07

Wednesday, April 13th students will take the English Language Arts Unit 3 Test

Lunches will be from…

4A 10:27 – 10:43

4B 10:43 – 10:59

7B 12:06 – 12:22

8A 12:25 – 12:41

Thursday, April 14th students will take the Mathematics Unit 1 Test

Lunches will be from…

4A 10:25 – 10:41

4B 10:41 – 10:57

7B 12:20 – 12:36

8A 12:39 – 12:55

Friday, April 15th students will take the Mathematics Unit 2 Test

Lunches will be from…

4A 10:25 – 10:41

4B 10:41 – 10:57

7B 12:20 – 12:36

8A 12:39 – 12:55

Monday, April 18th students will take the Mathematics Unit 3 Test

Lunches will be from…

4A 10:25 – 10:41

4B 10:41 – 10:57

7B 12:20 – 12:36

8A 12:39 – 12:55

Visit to Harper College

Posted April 8th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

On April 1st our 8th grade 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!

Our 7th grade students will visit Harper on Friday, April 29th so that they too can start to become more knowledgeable about career and college options for them as well. More information about this trip will be sent home to parents at the middle of April.

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.

Schaumburg Parent University – April Classes

Posted March 30th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two upcoming evening programs.

  • Using Technology to Support Student Learning:  District 54 instructional coaches Hobbs Behrouzi and Becky Meyer will discuss how our teachers are integrating technology into the curriculum to support students, foster collaboration and differentiate learning.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 14 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Childcare is available.
  • The Truth About Nutrition:  Registered Dietician Samantha Woulfe will explore common facts and myths about nutrition in an interactive workshop for children in third through eighth grade and their  parents. The program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. April 20 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Childcare is available for younger children.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Harper Field Trip

Posted March 30th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

Teachers and staff at Eisenhower Jr. High School are initiating College & Career experiences to assist our students in learning about opportunities after high school.  Harper College has given Eisenhower an opportunity for our students to visit a college campus and give them a hands-on experience in some of their college courses. Our 8th grade students will be going to Harper on Friday, April 1st.  We will be sending home a hardcopy of the permission slip on Tuesday, March 29th.  A copy of the Harper Permission Slip is linked here. Permission slips need to be returned to the school office by Thursday, March 31st.

Our 7th grade students will be going on their Harper field trip experience on Friday, April 29th.  The 7th grade field trip permission slip will be sent home closer to the event.

Schaumburg Council of PTAs 2016 Elementary School Scholarship Application

Posted March 10th, 2016 by Mr. Kern

As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs/camps to District 54 students currently in Kindergarten through 7th grade who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.

A full and complete application must include all the following:

    • Completed Identification & Verification Form
  • Student Statement (consisting of one (1), two-part question with a maximum of 300 words) on the STC application form provided. Statement must fit on the front only of the page either typewritten, computer generated or neatly handwritten with text able to be clearly copied.
  • A copy of the summer camp/program brochure with description (including cost information). Do not send entire catalog/website information.

 

  • A copy of the completed application/registration form (no exceptions)
  • A copy (not the original) of the parent/guardian PTA/PTSA membership card for the 2015-16 academic year, or written verification of PTA/PTSA membership from local unit membership chair or local unit president. (Parent/Guardian must be a PTA member at the school attended by the child applying for the scholarship. Must be a PTA member by March 1, 2016).Please note that any application not meeting all the criteria will be disqualified.
  • No materials will be returned. Please do not staple/tape/paperclip anything together.

Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the summer program/camp up to $125.

 All scholarship checks will be forwarded directly to the summer program/camp.

*One application per student

*No household will be awarded more than one (1) scholarship each year

*No student will be awarded a scholarship for more than two (2) consecutive years.

The summer program or camp must start on or after June 1, 2016 and be completed by September 1, 2016.  To comply with the Bylaws of PTA, to be “noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan,” a camp with the purpose of religious instruction will be ineligible for a scholarship.

Please return a completed application in a SEALED envelope to the school office marked Elementary Scholarship.

The deadline for submitting an application is WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30.

All candidates will be notified of committee decisions after May 1, 2016.

Scholarship recipients are encouraged to notify STC describing the benefits of having attended the camp/program for which the scholarship is received.

Please note that this program is not the same, nor is it affiliated with the Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation Memorial Scholarship Grant program.

Please click here for a copy of the grant application. Application 2016

“New” Homework Club

Posted March 5th, 2016 by J. Kasinger

Homework Club will resume on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We are making a couple changes  starting on Tuesday, March 1st to address a concern that has recently developed.  Homework Club is designed as a place for students to get help and complete work that is assigned by teachers.  We are finding that we have many students who are just staying for Homework Club even though they do not have work to complete.  Many of these students are instead using this time as more of a social time, which is making the study environment distracting for those who are staying to complete work.  In order to improve the work environment of Homework Club we are going to make a couple changes.  Starting this week in order to stay for Homework Club students will need to obtain a pass from their teacher.  Teachers will give students a pass if the student has work that they need to complete for that teacher.  Students will then present this pass to the Homework Club supervisors as they are entering into the library for Homework Club.  Students that do not have a Homework Club pass will not be allowed to stay.