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    Tues., Jan. 15

    • Boys Basketball Conference Tournament
      • 7th Grade - 3:45 PM at Stratford
      • 8th Grade - 3:45 PM at Edison
    • Wrestling v. Leman and Hadley at Hadley, 4:15 PM

    Wed., Jan. 16

    • Boys Basketball Conference Tournament
      • 7th Grade - 3:45 PM at Hadley
      • 8th Grade - 3:45 PM at Leman

    Thurs., Jan. 17

    • Boys Basketball Conference Tournament at Hubble
      • 7th Grade Game 3:45 PM
      • 8th Grade Game 4:45 PM

    Fri., Jan. 18

    • No School - End of 1st Semester Teacher Work Day

    Mon., Jan 21

    • No School - Martin Luther King Day

    Student Character Dare

    Character Dare Forgiveness

    Edison News and Events

    7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts -

    • 7th Grade Girls
      • Tuesday, January 22, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
        Wednesday, January 23, 6:45 AM – 7:45 AM
        Thursday, January 24, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
    • 8th Grade Girls
      • Tuesday, January 22, 6:45 AM – 7:45 AM
        Wednesday, January 23, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
        Thursday, January 24, 6:45 AM – 7:45 AM

    **You must have a physical (within the last year) on file before you can try out. If you have an updated physical, please bring it to Ms. Bruhn**

    You must enter through door #5 for the morning tryouts. If you have any questions please see Mr. McAuslan or Mr. Kroehnke.

    5Essentials Survey - The 2018-19 Illinois Parent Survey window is open until February 15, 2019. Please follow this link to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/. We appreciate your feedback!

     Panther Night is coming up Friday, January 25, 6:30pm-8:00pm! Don't miss it!  Again, there is only one this year.  It will be a fun night of games, basketball, volleyball, pizza, karaoke and more! PLUS - all students who attend will be entered in a raffle for fun prizes!

    PARENTS, we need your help to make this a successful event! So please consider volunteering and hang out with us at Edison.  We can't do this event without you! Please contact Catherine Glover: katiechallis@yahoo.com OR Jackie Knasel at jknasel1@sbcglobal.net Sign up link to follow.

    WWS 8th Grade Parent Orientation is Wednesday, February 6 at 6 PM - Wheaton Warrenville South’s Incoming Freshman Parent Orientation will take place at Wheaton Warrenville South in February. The agenda for the evening is available here: Freshman Parent Orientation. Please note that this evening is for parents only. Wheaton Warrenville South will host the students for an orientation in August.

    PSAT Results - On Friday, January 11, 8th grade students were given their 2018 PSAT results, the PSAT test booklet, and parent letter to bring home. Please ask your child about these items to make sure they made it home. An email was sent Friday afternoon with a copy of the letter explaining how the district uses the PSAT results as just one piece of information in the high school course recommendation process. For more information about the transition to high school, please visit our High School Transition FAQ page.

    WWS Tiger Football for Incoming Freshmen – Attention parents of 8th graders who are interested in playing football at Wheaton Warrenville South in the fall of 2019: The annual Football Parent Program Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Wheaton Park District Community Building at 1777 S Blanchard St., Wheaton 60189. The meeting will be held in the Atten Central/Arrowhead Rooms on the second floor. This meeting is for any parent whose child is considering playing WWS Football in the fall of 2019 - all levels. The coaching staff will provide program information for the season and for summer camp, which starts in June. The 2019 Calendar will be distributed. We are looking for volunteers! If you are an 8th grade parent, and would like to be considered to become a Freshman Team Parent, please contact Audra Haw at tomnaudi@comcast.net or 630-404-4859. See the WWS Football Flyer for more information.

    Sixth Grade Dental Exams Due By May 15, 2019 - A friendly reminder to all 6th grade parents: Your student is required to have a proof of dental exam on file in the health office. Forms can be found here or on the district website under Health Services or in the Edison health office. Options for getting an exam if families do not have dentist:

    District News and Events

    CUSD 200 PACE Testing for Students Currently in 6th and 7th Grade - Testing results will be used to qualify students for 7th grade Fast Paced Language Arts, 7thgrade Fast Paced Mathematics (FPM), 8th grade Fast Paced Language Arts, and 8th grade Fast Paced Mathematics (FPM)✪ for the 2019-2020 school year. Any middle school student who lives in the District 200 attendance area is eligible to participate in testing. Students are invited to test based on parent and/or teacher recommendation. PACE testing will be held February 19 - March 22, 2019. Specific dates and times are to be determined. Results will be made available by May 1, 2019.

    Should your student be interested in PACE testing for possible PACE placement for the following year, please complete the parent referral form and submit by email to the PACE office at pace@cusd200.org by February 1, 2019. The next possible testing time will be made available in the summer.

    ✪ Entering 8th-grade students whose scores initially qualify for FPMath will also need to complete and pass a High School Algebra 1 Class (summer school) and CUSD 200 Algebra Local Assessment before finally qualifying for 8th grade Fast Paced Math for the school year 2019-2020.

    *Students who currently attend a private school or are homeschooled, but reside in the District 200 attendance area, are eligible for the PACE Testing. If a student qualifies for the PACE Program under these special circumstances, it becomes the parent’s responsibility to provide transportation to and from classes. The parent must consider scheduling issues when making a decision regarding participation in the PACE Program.

    Community News and Events

    Glenbard Parent Series (GPS): Navigating Healthy Families - The Glenbard Parent Series (GPS): Navigating Healthy Families is an educational consortium dedicated to presenting distinguished high-profile authors, clinicians, and educators who share their research-based knowledge and experiences. Programs are offered free of charge, no registration is required and the public is welcome. Upcoming sessions include the following:

    • Tue., Jan. 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. Jodi Norgaard presents, “Persistence, Passion, Grit: Finding Your Unique Talent”. Jodi Bondi Norgaard is the founder of “Dream Big Toy Company” and the creator of the award-winning “Go! Go! Sports Girls” line. She is regularly featured on national media to discuss the need to close the gaps in our workforce by providing children with diverse role models and eliminating the stereotypes that hold them back.
    • Tues., Jan. 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm and Wed., Jan. 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm. Rachel Simmons presents, “Enough as They Are: Helping Teens Move Beyond the Impossible Standards of Success.” Today’s teens may seem more successful yet they’ve also never struggled more with anxiety, stress and depression. Rachel Simmons translates the toxic messages about achievement that teens have internalized, and teaches parents the tools to help young people practice self-compassion, redefine success, pursue purpose, and—most importantly—let them know they are enough as they are.

    Metra Safety Poster and Essay Contest - For the 13th straight year, Metra asked the region's students to illustrate through posters or essays the importance of safe behaviors near railroad tracks and rail crossings. The theme for the 2018-2019 school year: “Use Your Senses" emphasizes the importance of being aware and using all your senses -- including common sense -- when around trains and railroad tracks. The contest is open to all students in grades K through 12 living or attending school in Metra’s six-county service area: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will. The deadline for all entries is Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Information on the winners of the 2017-2018 contest can be found herehttps://metrarail.com/riding-metra/safety-environmental-compliance/safety-poster-essay-contest

    Have a great week!

    With #EdisonPantherPride,

    Rachel Bednar

     

     

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