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    January 16, 2022

     

    This week: 

    Mon., Jan. 17 - Martin Luther King Day, NO SCHOOL

    Tues., Jan. 18

    • SHIELD Testing in Commons, students need their IDs

    Wed., Jan. 19 - End of Quarter 2, PE/Electives switching classes on Monday 1/24

    • Basketball Try-outs 7th Grade at 6:45 AM, 8th Grade at 3:00 PM
    • WWS Visit for 8th Graders
    • Glenbard Parent Series - Amy Morin, 13 Things Mentally Strong Kids Do, 7-8:00 PM

    Thurs., Jan. 20

    Fri., Jan. 21 - Teacher Work Day, NO SCHOOL

    BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ORDERS

    All students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch all year, but students must pre-order! We ask students to order on Fridays for the coming week. The links do not work for parents; they only work for students using their student cusd200 account. Students who did not order Friday should order no later than Monday during Daily Den. 

    Food Service Pre-Order: Jan. 18-20

    QUARTER ENDS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19 (PE/Elective switch is Mon., Jan. 24)

    The quarter is ending soon! Students should check StudentVue and ensure that all their work is turned in. If students were out for an extended period of time and have questions about assignments, they should reach out to their teachers as soon as possible! Final quarter 2 grades will be posted in StudentVue on January 26. 

    WWSHS STAFF VISITING 8TH GRADE CLASSES JANUARY 19

    Several WWS department chairs and counselors will be presenting information about WWS courses when they visit Edison on January 19. Students will listen to a large group presentation in the auditorium and will have small group opportunities for Q&A in their language arts classes afterward. More information will be sent to parents following the presentation. 

    2022 ILLINOIS PARENT SURVEY

    The 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for all students, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. The five indicators that positively affect school success are:

    1. Effective Leaders
    2. Collaborative Teachers
    3. Involved Families
    4. Supportive Environments
    5. Ambitious Instruction

    Research derived from the Five Essentials for School Success has proven that schools strong on at least three of the 5Essentials are 10 times more likely to improve student outcomes. Students, teachers and parents are all asked to complete the survey which is administered online by Chicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/. The survey is open through March 11, 2022.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLIMBING UNIT

    The climbing wall unit in P.E. is quickly approaching. Please click here for information about the unit. The required permission slip can be downloaded and printed here. If you have any questions, please contact your student's P.E. / Health teacher.

    INTRODUCE A GIRL TO ENGINEERING DAY 2022 (VIRTUAL) - FEB. 18, 8:30 AM-2 PM

    Argonne‘s ​IGED ​gives ​young ​female ​students ​a ​unique ​opportunity ​to ​discover ​engineering ​careers ​alongside ​world-class ​scientists ​and ​engineers. ​Participants ​will ​enjoy ​motivational ​presentations ​by ​female ​Argonne employees, ​tour ​Argonne’s ​cutting-edge ​research ​facilities, ​connect ​with ​a ​mentor, ​engage ​in ​hands-on ​engineering ​experiments, ​and ​compete ​in ​a ​team ​challenge — all designed specifically for 8th grade girls. Students will be paired with mentors and will be encouraged to participate in large and small group activities that provide them opportunities to learn about a number of STEAM careers. For more information, visit Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Virtual 2022

    BUILDING RESILIENCE IN OUR CHILDREN - TUES., JAN. 25, 6:30 PM (VIRTUAL)

    The DuPage County Regional Office of Education and Dr. Melissa Sadin invites the public to join them for a live-streamed event as they share the impact social distancing and social isolation had on students, parents, and teachers.  Dr. Sadin, an expert on developmental trauma will explain the impact of the pandemic on children. Specific strategies for supporting your children and healing from the pandemic will be provided.  Participants will leave this engaging session with hope for a brighter future.  Click here to register for this livestream event or you can go to the live YouTube link here.

    FREE GLENBARD PARENT SERIES WORKSHOPS

    GPS is a resource for parents, educators, students, and community members to foster self-empowered children who collaborate, communicate, embrace diversity, create and think critically. Programs are offered free of charge, no registration is required, and the public is welcome to attend. More information about upcoming events are listed here

    • Wed., Jan. 19 @ 12-1 PM and 7-8 PM - Amy Morin presents, “13 Things Mentally Strong Kids Do.” Caregivers often struggle with how to best help their children balance it all—homework, extracurricular activities, chores, friendship drama, and family. Too often as our youth try to look perfect on the outside, and in control they may feel rotten, anxious, and insecure on the inside. Prominent psychotherapist Amy Morin is here to share the tools preteens and teens need to train their brain, to think, feel, and act stronger than ever inside and out. 

    WWSHS INCOMING FRESHMAN VIRTUAL ORIENTATION - FEB. 2, 6:30 PM

    Welcome Future Tigers! The faculty, staff and administration of Wheaton Warrenville South High School look forward to meeting the Class of 2026. We invite you to attend our Incoming Freshman Virtual Orientation on Feb. 2, 2022 at 6:30 PM. The purpose of this evening is to provide you and your student the opportunity to learn about high school life. You will meet with your counselor to learn about freshmen classes. Upperclassmen will share their high school experiences and tips. Finally, you will have an opportunity to explore electives and ask questions. Each family will receive an email with links and details closer to the date of the event. We look forward to a great evening. GO TIGERS!

    ILLINOIS YOUTH SURVEY (8TH GRADE ONLY) ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4

    All 8th grade students are being asked to participate in a voluntary survey called the Illinois Youth Survey, the purpose of which is to better understand Illinois youth risk and protective behaviors as they relate to students and their success. Participation will involve completing a survey (with no names or identification numbers) that will be confidentially administered by a classroom teacher, counselor, or community member who has received training on administering this survey. Your child’s participation will last no more than one class period (40-45 minutes). Risks related to participating are minimal, but some questions ask about sensitive topics and personal behavior that might make some students feel uncomfortable. Examples of potentially sensitive topics include questions about substance use, bullying, dating violence, school climate, and screen time. The benefits related to this research include improving your community’s ability to develop programs and strategies to prevent youth problem behaviors and enhance youth development. The alternative to participating in the survey is an alternate activity such as quiet reading in the classroom. If you do not want your child to participate in the survey, please complete the opt-out form that you will receive in your email on Monday, January 3, sign it, and return it to the school within 2 weeks. Your decision to refuse permission will not in any way influence your future relationship with your child’s school. Should you have any questions, please contact Lauryn Humphris.

    SAVE THE DATE: ALL WHEATON CHESS TOURNAMENT - FEB. 5, 2022

    The All-Wheaton Scholastic Chess Championship 2022 will be held at Edison Middle School on Saturday, February 5, 2022 starting at 9 AM. $20 per player. All K-8 students enrolled in CUSD 200 schools or private schools located in the Wheaton area, Wheaton residents enrolled in schools outside of Wheaton, and homeschooled students residing in Wheaton/CUSD 200 borders are invited. For grades 6-8, schools within Edison’s Conference may also compete.Students residing in CUSD 200 borders enrolled in private schools outside of the District may bring their school chess team. Register through your school’s Chess Club or individually by contacting Annie Myung at 630-510-1347 (landline) or magicsquare3@yahoo.com

    STATE ASSESSMENT FEEDBACK WANTED

    The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is exploring improvements to the state assessment system.  An important part of this process is collecting feedback from stakeholders across the state to help us identify the priorities and potential options for moving forward. 

    Working with the Center for Assessment ISBE has designed a survey to collect feedback.  There is also a short video with the survey that provides some important background information to complete the survey.  It will take about 30 minutes to watch the video and respond to the survey, which you can access here: https://tinyurl.com/yckne5et  This survey is one part of a larger process of meeting with stakeholders and advisory groups.  ISBE is scheduled to bring recommendations to the State Board in spring 2022. Spanish survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedDrStqexXzI9LZpAzXbWVGUqhagr_Km_1goAIMA_XJTW7xg/viewform 

    2022 WATER’S WORTH IT ESSAY COMPETITION 

    The 3rd annual Water’s Worth It Essay Contest for Illinois middle school students is now accepting research and creative writing essays! This year’s essay topic asks students to look at their local water supply and determine, where does it come from? Where does it go?  Not only is this an excellent opportunity for kids to learn about their local water supply and the human impact on the natural water cycle, but also to gain an appreciation for the infrastructure, energy, and impacts on nature that our water use requires.Students must reside in Illinois and be in grades 6-8. Essays must be submitted in Word or PDF format by the end of the day, April 15, 2022.

    2022 ILLINOIS RADON POSTER CONTEST 

    Illinois citizens ages 9-14 are invited to create a radon poster that will increase public awareness of radon gas and encourage other Illinoisans to test their homes. A state committee will select the top three winning posters from the entire state of Illinois to receive awards: 

    • 1st place winner will receive $200
    • 2nd place winner will receive $150
    • 3rd place winner will receive $100

    Full contest details and additional radon information is available at www.Lung.org/radon. If you have questions about the contest, please email PosterContest@lung.org. Entries should be postmarked on or before March 18, 2022.

    YEARBOOK ORDERS DUE MARCH 25

    All yearbook orders should be placed online, through the following website: www.book.hrimaging.com. The cost is $25.

    Shine on! 

    With #EdisonPantherPride, 

    Rachel Bednar, Principal 

     

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