The Slinky Lab
- Shark Tank: Application available Friday, Sept. 22
- ASA Registration: Closes Monday, Sept. 25
- Principal's Coffee: Begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, for families new to DW
- Lunch & Learn: Virtual "Power of Play" presentation begins at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27
- Picture Day: Thursday, Sept. 28
Panorama Survey: Opt out deadline is Friday, Sept. 29
- Subscribe to DW Calendar: We encourage you to subscribe to the Daniel Wright calendar so meetings and events can automatically be added to your personal calendar. Copy the calendar url, paste the url in a new window, download the calendar.
Shark Tank Challenge
Dive into innovation and make your ideas swim with the Learning Fund Foundation's (LFF) Shark Tank program. Submit a Shark Tank application, which opens Friday, Sept. 22. LFF is offering an eight week after school enrichment program in entrepreneurship at DW, punctuated by a Final Pitch event. Participation is limited to 12 teams with two to four students per team. The program meets after school on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 11.
SEL: Everyone is someone and we all fit "Wright" together
Eighth-graders have the opportunity to hear New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin speak about his career and discuss his new book, "Impossible Escape." Mr. Sheinkin will visit DW on Monday, Oct. 2. Students may purchase the author's books on the RevTrak Web Store. Books purchased by Monday, Oct. 2, will be signed and personalized by the author.
Educational Technology Appreciation Day
Please take a moment to celebrate all the ‘techies’ in your school who are behind the scenes making sure your classrooms run smoothly with educational apps installed, devices operating, high speed internet connectivity, and so much more.
The celebration on Friday, Sept. 22, includes a wide range of hardworking professionals such as technology specialists, network administrators, webmasters, data managers, technology coaches, administrators, and others. You might quickly think of all the professionals who help facilitate your teaching and your students’ learning. Showing them how much they matter is the purpose of Educational Technology Appreciation Day.
Education Technology Appreciation Day is important because our technology teams play a critical role in providing rich learning opportunities for our students. Long hours of work and planning go into the set up and maintenance of networks, hardware, software, and other elements necessary for digital learning. The establishment of a day honoring technology staff communicates our appreciation of their efforts and their importance in our schools.
“Please join me in celebrating our creative and innovative Instructional Technology Team members who dedicate their time to supporting so many different stakeholders each and every day. This team tirelessly looks for ways to better support the systems and people that make up the incredibly special learning and working environments within D103,” said Craig Chatham, Director of Technology and Assessment.
The Power of Play - How Play Can Help Children Learn Lessons for Life
In this virtual presentation, parents will hear from Dr. Rebecca Isbell, an internationally renowned educator & speaker on how play can be utilized to help advance learning for children. We will also be joined by Ms. Ann Hofmeier, principal at Sprague School, who will reflect on how teachers at Sprague use play daily to promote educational concepts in their classrooms.
- Register -> bit.ly/45PdK6e
Neighbors need neighbors to make a difference. Give blood, save lives, and strengthen your community from 2:30 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 30 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire.
The next Caudill book discussion takes place 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, through the local library. Students may sign up online with the Vernon Area Public Library District. Participants will get a free copy of the book, "Daughter of the Deep," by Rick Riordan.