Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - Jan. 10, 2020


  • Don't miss the DW sixth- and seventh-grade winter orchestra concert beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.

  • Battle of the Books tryouts will take place Wednesday, Jan. 15 during lunches in the library. Please bring your lunch and a pen or pencil.

  • Scholastic Bowl tryouts are approaching fast. Mark your calendar for the following tryout dates:

    • Seventh- and eighth-graders: Tuesday, Jan. 14, Room 203
    • Sixth-graders: Thursday, Jan. 16, Room 203
    Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in January and February. Meets will run twice a week until May. Questions? Please reach out to Jan Lamberti at jlamberti@d103.org.

Make Your Voice Count

DW parents you're almost there with 14 percent of parents responding to the Illinois 5Essentials Survey that the district has sent out. We need a 20 percent response rate in order to read the results. Please consider participating in the school climate and learning conditions survey. This 10-minute survey is a great way for D103 parents to provide input into the five indicators from the survey that affect and predict school success:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction

Pizza Orders

Families may now place pizza orders for winter/spring 2020. The orders for winter/spring will consist of 18 weeks of pizza on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 21. The deadline to order pizza is Wednesday, Jan. 15.

LFF STEAM Conference Next Week

The Learning Fund Foundation is offering a variety of STEAM workshop sessions to students on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration takes place online using the RevTrak Web Store. Price per student is $2.50/workshop session.

While students enjoy the STEAM conference, the PTO invites parents to a Camp Fair that showcases local summer camps, day programs and other summer opportunities! This is a chance to learn about a variety of programs to keep your kids from ages 4-14 active, engaged and learning – whether it is in the arts, music, sports, educational or day camps. During the conference, there will be a variety of programs showcasing what they can offer you throughout the year and during those summer weeks.

CEO of the Brain

Presented by Dr. Mandi Croft Petosky & Amanda Moons, Neuropsychologists of Neuro Educational Specialists, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, Vernon Area Library, Main Conference Room. Save a seat for yourself by registering for the program today.

➢ What is Executive Functioning?

➢ What is the development of Executive Functioning Skills at different ages?

➢ How do different disabilities (ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety) impact executive functioning?

➢ What are strategies to help build executive functioning skills at home.



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