Wharton Wildcat News

September 23, 2022

Building Character, accountability & responsiblity

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As our students in 5th grade are transitioning into young responsible citizens. Following directions, not only shows how you honor yourself but how you honor the person instructing you. We all have a responsibility to each other, to our school, ourselves to be the best we can be. Let us leave every situation better than which we found it.


In School District 104, safety is our priority. The students have been participating in various safety drills. School safety requires training, education and community engagement to meet the needs of our students.


Sept. 22nd, Thursday: First Day of Fall

Sept. 27th, Tuesday: Picture Day (non-uniform)

Sept. 29th, Thursday: Midterm 1st Trimester

Argo Homecoming Parade

Argo HS annual homecoming parade took place on September 10th. Summit Library was out their to remind the community that "Readers are Leaders." Stop by the library!

M-Th: 10AM-7PM

F-S: 10AM-2PM

S: Closed

Get involved, join a club!

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Welcome Mr. Tedeschi!

This week, the students were introduced to the band program. On Friday, Sept. 23rd students are encouraged to go to HMS to try three instruments and ultimately decide which instrument they would like to play. (3:30-8:30 PM) There, they will sign up to begin renting the instruments. Band will begin once students have received their instruments in early October. Email Mr. Tedeschi with any questions. stedeschi@sd104.us

Curriculum Night HighLight

At Curriculum Night, families joined Ms. Zucker in making art together. We turned our scribbles into drawings!

From Our Social Worker

Students in Mr. Murphy's and Ms. Frick's class prepared caramel apple sundaes for the staff! They created the order form, tallied the totals for supplies and built the sundaes. Once they were delivered, they enjoyed treats for themselves. Happy fall to all!!

Ms. Schilsky

Mexican Independence Day

The staff and students celebrated Mexican Independence Day!

Seesaw updates

If you haven't done so already, sign up for seesaw to get updates on your child's work and communicate with their teacher! Please call the office if you are not connected with your child's current teacher! You will be sent an "invite" via email/text or receive a paper copy of a QR code.

Please click on the video below to learn how to navigate the updated Seesaw message tool !

Regular School Hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

7:50 AM (arrival)

2:50 PM (dismissal)

Wednesdays (Late Start)

8:50 AM (arrival)

2:50 PM (dismissal)

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM



Breakfast will be available every morning.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays starting at 7:30 AM.

Wednesdays at 8:30 AM.

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Students will have lunch daily at 11:30 AM. District #104 will offer one lunch entree. If your child does not eat meat and the entree for the day is a meat dish, your child will need to bring a sack lunch to school. No lunch entrees are made with pork.
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Students are required to wear a maroon collared polo or dress shirt with long/short sleeves. The polo/dress shirt may be plain or have the district logo. No other logos are allowed. Plain black or white undershirts may be worn under the maroon collared shirt. Shirts must extend to waistline.


Students may wear a plain black or maroon sweater/sweatshirt over their collared school shirt or over a plain white or black undershirt.


Must be black or khaki and worn at the waist. This includes shorts, Capri pants, and skirts. Leggings may be worn, but only when a shirt extending to mid-thigh is worn as well.


Students may wear their Wharton school spirit shirt with jeans every Friday.

All students must comply with the following:

  • Student clothing (including accessories) may not advertise, promote, or a picture of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, violent behavior, or other inappropriate images.
  • Student clothing (including accessories) may not display lewd, vulgar, obscene, offensive language/symbols nor gang signs.
  • Hats, coats, bandanas, and sunglasses may not be worn inside the building, during the school day.
  • Dress and accessories that pose a safety hazard are not permitted in the bathrooms and educational classrooms.
  • Clothing with holes, rips, or tears, that reveal skin and/or undergarments may not be worn at school.
  • The length of shorts or skirts must be appropriate for the school environment.
  • Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. Open-backed footwear is not permitted.

Students clothing that causes a substantial disruption of the orderly process of school functions or endangers the health or safety of other students, staff, or others may be subject discipline. If there is any doubt about dress and appearance, the building administration will make the final decision.


The Wharton office will have District school shirts available for purchase. Sizes currently available are (adult) small, medium, large and XLarge.

Questions? Call the office at 708-458-0640.


Please make sure your child brings their device and charger each day.

Having problems with your child's device? You can call our Main office or contact the tech department via phone or email.

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