Order school pictures

Posted October 5th, 2015 by J. Kasinger

School Pictures

The following information is from our school picture company, My Life Touch.  You can still go online to purchase pictures.

Haven’t ordered yet? Don’t miss this year’s school picture!

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code located in your picture package

Erin’s Law

Posted October 5th, 2015 by J. Kasinger

Erin’s Law

This week our guidance will be presenting the district Erin’s Law lessons to students. Please see the linked file Erin’s Law for more information about these lessons.

Principals’ Message 10/2/15

Posted October 5th, 2015 by J. Kasinger

Good afternoon Eisenhower community,

It has been a busy few weeks here at Eisenhower.  Here are a few announcements from Eisenhower.

Homework Club Invites

As you know this year we started to offer students the opportunity to stay after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays for extra help or a quiet place to complete their homework.  We are thrilled that so many students are taking advantage of this opportunity.

Completing assigned homework is vital to preparing students for success on the assessments that they take.  We have found that students that do not stay caught up with their homework do not do well on the assessments and find themselves with D or F grades in these classes.  We want all of our students to be successful so in order to help our students continue to be successful, starting on Tuesday, October 13th each week we will be requiring students with 5 or more missing assignments to stay afterschool on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, until they are caught up.  We will give students a letter on the last day of the week listing their missing assignments.  We ask that they share this letter with you so that you can also be aware of their missing work.  Receiving this letter the prior week gives the student the opportunity to complete the missing work over the weekend and to turn it in on the first day of the following week.  Students that do not get caught up will be expected to attend Homework Club until they are up to date on their assignments.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this program.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Please remember that due to parent / teacher conferences this week students have a ½ day of school on Thursday and do not have school on Friday.   You should have received a letter in the mail confirming your time slot for the student-led conference.  Please call the office on Monday if you did not receive this letter or do not have a conference scheduled.  We would like to have 100% of our parents come in for parent and student conferences.

 Emergency Closing Information

Due to a change in the Federal Communications Commission regulations, District 54 needs to receive permission to call your phones when school will be closed. You will not receive a phone call when we are closed due to weather.

School District 54 uses the SchoolMessenger Notification System to communicate with our families and staff in a variety of ways. Specially, we use SchoolMessenger to call and email staff for weather-related closings.

If you would like to sign up for this service, please follow the directions in the attached letter.

8th Grade Explore Assessment-  MARK YOUR CALENDAR

On November 18th, 2015 8th grade parents are invited to attend a parent presentation to get more information about the Explore assessment and general information about high school.  The presentation will be given by support staff from the High Schools.  This presentation for our parents will take place at Addams Junior High School.  A separate presentation will be given from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm for Spanish speaking parents.  The general presentation will be given from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

We hope that you have a great week!  We are looking forward to seeing you at the parent / teacher conferences.

Steve Kern            Brandon Todd
Principal                Assistant Principal

Cheerleading & Boy’s Basketball are starting soon!

Posted October 1st, 2015 by J. Kasinger

Cheerleading Clinics are Monday, Oct. 19 & Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Cheerleading Tryouts are Thursday, Oct. 22.  First practice and mascot tryouts are Friday, Oct. 23.  Permission slips and physicals are due by Oct. 14.


Boy’s basketball tryouts are Monday, Oct. 19 & Tuesday, Oct. 20.  Permission slips and physicals are due by Oct. 16. 

The Eagles Boys basketball season is just around the corner.  7th and 8th grade boys basketball try-outs will be held on Monday, October 19th and Tuesday, October 20th from 2:15 to 3:50 in the gym.  In order to try-out for boys basketball all participants must have a signed parent permission slip as well as a current sports physical on file with the school nurse.  The dead line for all permission slips and physicals is Friday, October 16th.  No exceptions will be made to this dead line.  Coach Koss and Coach Sander have been making this announcement every day to all gym/health classes.  This announcement is also being aired daily on our morning announcements.  Permission slips and physical forms are available in the gym, health room, or main office.

Get students involved!

Posted October 1st, 2015 by J. Kasinger

Getting Students Involved!

Currently students can get involved in the following after school clubs or intramurals by completing the application or permission form.  Information about these clubs can be obtained by your child in the cafeteria, during their lunch period.

  • Frisbee Golf
  • PTA Reflections Program
  • Aquaponics
  • Fishing Club
  • Student Council (already in progress, see Mrs. Kirkwood or Mrs. Bratt for more information)
  • Yearbook Club  (already in progress, see Mr. Kissamis for more information)
  • Craft Club will be starting October 15.  Permission slips are due by Oct. 8.
  • Media Club is starting October 13.  It will meet 2 Tuesdays a month.

Eisenhower student, Ally C. places 3rd in Special Olympics Bocce Competition

Posted September 29th, 2015 by J. Kasinger

Yesterday, District 54 Special Olympics traveled to Pioneer Park in Arlington Heights and participated in the 2015 Unified Bocce Tournament.

Please help me in recognizing and congratulating one of our own Eisenhower students, Ally C.

Ally competed with her Mom in the Bocce Doubles competition finishing in Third place in their division. 

Ally did a great job representing Eisenhower school and District 54 at this competition .

Great job Ally!

Eisenhower participates in Run to Read

Posted September 28th, 2015 by J. Kasinger

Eisenhower Junior High School was well represented at the 11th annual District 54 Run to Read on Sunday, September 27th!  Congratulations to all of the runners for making the event a huge success!!

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Principals’ Message Sept. 25th

Posted September 28th, 2015 by J. Kasinger

Good afternoon Eisenhower community,

Our students had an amazing time on Friday at our first AfterSchoolApalooza for the 2015-16 school year.  Our next afterschool event will be the Halloween Dance on October 23rd.  In order to be invited to this evening event students may not have any missing assignments or Office Documentations given to them starting on Monday, September 28th.  We hope that 100% of our students will qualify to attend this fun event.  It is important to also note that any students that attend the Halloween Dance must be dressed such that they are in compliance with the school dress code.  Students costumes MUST be school appropriate and cannot include fake weapons.

We hope to see you at tomorrow’s Run to Read!  There is race day registration for those that still want to attend.

Here are a few announcements from Eisenhower.

Steve Kern          and        Brandon Todd
Principal                            Assistant Principal

Yearbook Purchases

Don’t forget that if your child purchases their yearbook by Oct 1 they will save $5.

Fire Drill

On Friday our students and staff practiced our first building evacuation drill.  We did an amazing job and had the building clear within 1 and ½ minutes.  Great job Eagles!

Academic Excellence

With MAP testing complete our students are now beginning the student goal setting process.  The culmination of student goal setting is our Student-led conference, which takes place on October 8th and 9th.  We are looking to have 100% of our parents and students come in for student led conferences.  Please send your preference sheet back to school with your child on Monday, unless you have already completed it, so that we can complete the schedule.  Confirmation letters will be mailed home to you soon.  Your child’s student led conference will take place for the first 15 minutes of your assigned window.  You will then have another 30 minutes to go and talk to teachers that you specifically want to see.

Getting Students Involved!

Currently students can get involved in the following after school clubs or intramurals by completing the application or permission form.  Information about these clubs can be obtained by your child in the cafeteria, during their lunch period.

  • Student Council
  • Frisbee Golf
  • PTA Reflections Program
  • Aquaponics
  • Fishing Club
  • Yearbook Club

Run to Read

The District 54 Run to Read race will take place Sunday, September 27, at Dirksen Elementary School.  This event includes a 5K competitive race for those interested, as well as a 1 mile family walk and 100 and 400 yard dashes for our younger children.  It isn’t too late to register for the event!  Please visit our district website for more information (  All of the proceeds from the Run to Read are used to purchase books for classroom libraries.

Schaumburg Parent University – October Classes

Posted September 28th, 2015 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 evening programs scheduled for October.

  • The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs and Schaumburg Parent University co-host The 411 on Crisis Prevention and Communication in District 54 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Keller Junior High School, 820 Bode Road, Schaumburg. Learn how we aim to keep children safe, how we prepare in case there is an emergency and how we will communicate with parents in a crisis situation. This presentation is for parents only, but babysitting will be provided.
  • It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus … and Cupcakes! Learn how to make healthier treats and decorate the cupcakes to take home. There is a $5 fee per child for supplies. This class for parents and their children in kindergarten through sixth grade will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

Morning Drop Off

Posted September 28th, 2015 by J. Kasinger

The new parent drop off lane is working very well.  I appreciate how parents are dropping off their children and continuing to exit the parking lot so that we can keep the flow of traffic moving.  Please remember that after the buses unload at our school they move onto their elementary route pickups.  Therefore, we will have to hold up parents from exiting the parking lot once the buses are ready to leave.

We are starting to notice that in the morning the parent drop off lane is  starting to get backed up closer to 7:30.  This is causing some cars to occasionally be backed up on Rosedale and Hassell.  Given that this is occurring when the weather is nice, I am anticipating that as bad weather approaches more parents will be coming to drop off students, causing cars to back up onto Hassell and possibly make it difficult for buses to exit.  This could ultimately become a larger problem if we do not plan for a solution.  To help us be proactive, and to avoid these issues, we are asking that you drive around the block by going down Carling.  Carling will bring you around to the same driveway entrance.  This will help to keep the flow of traffic moving.  Please see the diagram below for more information about this route.