Posted April 21st, 2015 by J. Kasinger
I am very proud of our Eisenhower Eagles and the effort that they are putting forward during MAP testing. They are demonstrating what the results can be to hard work and determination. I am confident that our students’ growth scores will be representative of the learning that took place all year!
Please see below for a few important announcements and enjoy your weekend!
Steve Kern Brandon Todd
Principal Assistant Principal
Eighth Grade Graduation Practice
Parents of eighth-grade students: As you may know, the 2014-15 school year was extended by five days due to the cancelation of school on severe weather days. The District 54 Board of Education recently approved an amended school calendar establishing Friday, June 12, as the last day of school for students in early childhood through seventh grade.
In collaboration with District 211, District 54 has set the last day of school for eighth-grade students as Tuesday, June 9. That same evening all District 54 junior highs will conduct their graduation ceremony. Our graduation is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. at Hoffman Estates High School. Eisenhower Junior High School will conduct their graduation practice on Monday, June 8th.
We are aware of potential conflicts for students due to the fact that some activities and summer school programs in District 211 begin June 8 and June 9, respectively. Because District 211’s registration process is ongoing, we are unable to identify a complete list of impacted students.
At no point, will your child be penalized for their enrollment in a District 211 program. If a conflict applies to your child, please call me at your earliest convenience.
Missing Assignments Letters
We will begin mailing letters to families of 8th grade students with missing assignments. Our goal is to have 100% of our students eligible to attend the 8th Grade Graduation, which means students need to have all of their 3rd trimester assignments turned into their teachers by 2:15 on Tuesday, June 2nd. Starting in May students with five or more of missing assignments will be required to stay after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and possibly Fridays. That means that if a child has missing assignments and is currently on the Track team they will be required to miss Track practice to attend this study session to help them get caught up so that we can ensure their eligibility for the graduation ceremony.
Schaumburg Parent University – May Classes
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 May.
- Merengue Away. This dance class is for children in early childhood through sixth grade and their parents. It will be from 6 to 7 p.m. May 5 at Stevenson School.
- Concussions: Risks and Intervention. Jill Dorflinger, a pediatric neuropsychologist for Alexian Brothers, will discuss typical brain development and the best interventions if your child suffers a concussion. This class for parents only will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rafferty Administration Center.
If you are interested in attending these events, please see the attached flyers. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
Notes from the Nurse
8th grade parents—The high school nurse needs a copy of the student’s current physical in her office by June 5 if the student is participating in a summer sports camp at the high school.
If your student needs a copy of the physical, they need to inform the Eisenhower nurse first period, and the copy will be ready at their lunch period.
Dental Clinic The Smile Illinois Dental Clinic will be available for Eisenhower students on May 15, 2015. The clinic provides dental examinations, cleanings, and fluoride treatments. The clinic will be held at Lincoln Prairie School, and the Eisenhower nurse, Mrs. Harte RN, will provide the transportation that morning. The Mobile Dentists provide grants to families who require full financial assistance and subsidizes fees for those who need financial aid. The student may also attend if the family has dental insurance, or Medicaid. A permission form must be completed and brought to Mrs. Harte by April 24. Please contact Mrs. Harte RN if you have a question or have not received a permission form at #847-357-5447.
7th Grade Registration Form
Earlier this year 7th grade parents were mailed a registration form to review and send back to school. Even though they were due by April 10th, it is extremely important that these forms be reviewed, signed and returned to Eisenhower. Thank you in advance for your attention to this.