Supply List for 2014-2015

Posted May 5th, 2014 by J. Kasinger

Time to start planning for next school year!  Click on the SUPPLY LIST 14-15 to find out what your student will need for the upcoming school year.  Be on the lookout for summer sales on the listed items.  Supply bundles will be available at school information day on Aug. 14th 9-12AM & 6-8 PM.

Parents can take the 5 Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement

Posted April 14th, 2014 by J. Kasinger

From March 17th to April 25th, teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help us guide school improvement.  The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains.   Click here to take the survey

For more information review the Parent Survey letter or the Parent Survey letter in Spanish.

Heart Dance Feb. 5th

Posted January 9th, 2014 by J. Kasinger

 The Heart dance will be held Friday, February 7th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. If you would like to attend, you must fill out the attached permission slip, include a parent signature, phone number at the bottom of the form and give it to your 1st period teacher with $4 cash by Wednesday, February 5th.    Heart Dance permission slip

Eisenhower Food & Supplies Drive Jan. 13th- Feb. 3rd

Posted January 9th, 2014 by J. Kasinger

 School District 54 Food Pantry Partnering with Alexian Brothers Women’s & Children’s Hospital and conducting a food drive!  Bring supplies to the student’s first period teacher between January 13th and February 3rd.  See the attached flyer for a list of recommended donations                     Food Pantry Flyer



Erin’s Law

Posted October 10th, 2013 by J. Kasinger

Governor Quinn signed Public Act 097-1147, also known as Erin’s Law, into effect on January 24, 2013. This law requires child sexual abuse education for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Previous legislation only included grades 6 through 12. We, in School District 54, wanted to bring this change to your attention and explain how we intend to put this new law into practice in our schools.

Get more information at Erin’s Law Information Letter

Join Eisenhower PTA

Posted August 16th, 2013 by J. Kasinger

 The Eisenhower PTA is dedicated to making Eisenhower Junior High a better place for our children. Each PTA membership supports the PTA, so it can provide materials, activities, and events for the school, such as assignment notebooks, cultural arts assemblies, school newsletter, end-of-the-year field trips, and diploma covers.   Use the linked membership form to join today!  2013-14 Eisenhower PTA Membership Form

Summer Reading List

Posted May 24th, 2013 by J. Kasinger

The junior high summer reading list has been posted.  You can see it below:


Author and Title

Aronson, Marc. Trapped: how the world rescued 33 miners from 2,000 feet below the Chilean  desert

Avi. The Seer of Shadows

Ayres, Katherine. Macaroni Boy

Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship Breaker

Bradbury, Jennifer.  Shift

Bradman, Tony. My Dad’s a Punk: 12 Stories About Boys and Their Fathers

Brereton, C., Steele, P., & Wilson, Hannah.

Warriors Verses Warriors: Ten Fighters, Five Battle, ONE WINNER

Bruchac, Joseph. Skeleton Man

Bryant, Jen. Pieces of Georgia

Bunting, Eve. Blackwater

Burns, Loree Griffin. Tracking trash: flotsam, jetsam, and the science of ocean motion

Cadnum, Michael. Redhanded

Capuzzo, Mike. Close to Shore: the Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916

Card, Orson Scott. Ender’s Shadow

Carlson, Lori M. Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems for Growing Up Latino in the United States

Carter, Ally. I’d Tell You I Loved You, but I’d Have to Kill You

Carvell, Marlene. Sweetgrass Basket

Carvell, Marlene. Who Will Tell My Brother?

Cole, Henry.  A Nest for Celeste

Colfer, Eoin. Airman

Connor, Leslie. Waiting for Normal

Cummings, Priscilla. A Face First

Cummings, Priscilla. Blindsided

Cummings, Priscilla. Red Kayak

Curry, Jane Louise. The Black Canary

Draper, Sharon. Out of my mind

Ellis, Deborah.  Bifocal

Falkner, Brian.  Tomorrow Code

Frost, Helen.  Diamond Willow

Fox, Helen. Eager

Gaiman, Neil. Coraline

Gorman, Carol. Games

Haddix, Margaret. Claim to Fame

Haddix, Margaret. Double Identity

Han, Jenny.  Shug

Hayes, Daniel. The Trouble with Lemons

Herlong, M.H.  The Great White Sea

Holm, Jennifer L.  Middle School is Worse than

Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff

Holm, Jennifer L. Penny from Heaven

Johnson, Angela. Bird

Johnson, Maureen. The Key to the Golden Firebird

Ketchum, Liza. Into a New Country: Eight Remarkable Women of the West

Key, Watt.  Alabama Moon

Lawrence, Iain. Lord of the Nutcracker Men

L’Engle, Madeleine. The Arm of the Starfish

Littman, Sarah. Confessions of a Closet Catholic

Lord, Cynthia. Rules

Lupica, Mike.  Million Dollar Throw

Lupica, Mike.  The Batboy

Lupica, Mike. The Underdogs

Mack, Tracy. Birdland

Martin, Ann. A Corner of the Universe

Mikaelsen, Ben. Touching Spirit Bear

Moore, Wes. The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

Mulligan, Andy. Trash

Murdock, Catherine Gilbert.  Dairy Queen

Myers, Walter Dean. SLAM!

Nelson, Kadir. We Are the Ship

Nelson, Peter. Left for Dead

Nelson, Theresa. Ruby Electric

Nixon, Joan Lowry. The Other Side of Dark

Osborn, Shane. Born to Fly: The Heroic Story of Downed U.S. Navy Plane Pilot Lt. Shane Osborn

Palacio, R.J. Wonder

Paulsen, Gary. Soldier’s Heart

Reeve, Philip. Larklight

Rex, Adam.  The True Meaning of Smekday

Robinson, Sharon.  Jackie’s Nine: Jackie

Robinson’s Values to Live.

Rodman, MaryAnn.  Jimmy’s Stars

Rose, Malcolm. Framed

Roy, Jennifer. Mindblind

Sappey, Maureen Stack. Letters from Vinnie

Scrimge, Richard. From Charlie’s Point of View

Selzer, Adam.  I put a Spell on You

Selznick, Brian.  The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Shafer, Audrey. The Mailbox

Sherlock, Patti. Letters From Wolfie

Smith, Roland.  Elephant Run

Smith, Sherri L.  Flygirl

Sonnenblick, Jordan. Drums, Girls &Dangerous Pie

Soup, Cuthbert.  A Whole Nother Story

Starmer, Adam.  DWEEBS

Stewart, Trenton Lee.  The Mysterious Benedict Society

Walker, Sally M.  Written in Bone: Buried lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland

Warren, Andrea. Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy

Weeks, Sarah .So B It

Woods, Ron. The Hero

Zevin, Gabrielle. Elsewhere Series Books

Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games Series

Cooney, Caroline. The Face on the Milk Carton Series

Horowitz, Anthony. Stormbreaker Series

Jacques, Brian. Redwall Series

Lupica, Mike. Come Back Kid Series

Noel, Alyson. The Evermore Series











Age Appropriate Book Choices

Posted June 22nd, 2012 by J. Kasinger

Each year the International Reading Association polls thousands of students to determine top book choices for each age group.  Below is a link to 100 titles suggested by IRA based on the poll results.  These titles were chosen for the junior high age group.