District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

March 14, 2019

SIP Day March 22 and Spring Break

Friday, March 22 is a SIP Day. School will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. and there is no attendance for Pre-K, Early Childhood and Kindergarten. District 41 spring break then begins Monday, March 25. Classes will resume on Monday, April 1. The District Central Services Office will remain open with regular hours, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., during spring break. For the full 2018-19 School Calendar click here. Wishing all of our families and staff a safe and fun spring break!

Police Training to Take Place at Hadley During Spring Break

A special joint training with Glen Ellyn Police, Wheaton Police and the College of DuPage will take place at Hadley Junior High School on Tuesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 28, from 6am-6pm. These agencies will be using the Hadley building to practice police response to a threat at a school. There will be no admittance to the school during the times they will be training. Signs will be posted around the school advising of the training in progress. Please direct questions about this training to the Glen Ellyn Police Department, (630) 469-1187.

Social Media Sessions for Parents

Hadley Junior High School presents two educational sessions about social media for parents. The goal is to educate parents on current social media trends, understanding the need for a positive online footprint, increasing parents comfort and awareness regarding teenagers and their use of cellphone apps. It is important to know the challenges children face every day in their online life and provide practical strategies for parenting in this hyper-digital age. Our presenter will be Cyber Safety Expert, Liz Repking.

What’s Happening Now? Social Media Updates

Thursday, April 4 at Hadley Junior High, 6:30-8pm

This presentation is geared for parents who are familiar with social media but would benefit from a discussion about Snapchat and Instagram - what they are, what are the benefits and dangers, and identifying where the safety features are. In addition, there is online gaming information and etiquette, and how to build healthy tech habits. Teenage behavior regarding their safety and online activity is changing - let’s improve communication with our children.

Fundamentals of Social Media and Your Child’s Cell Phone

Monday, April 15 at Hadley Junior High, 6:30-8pm
New to the world of cellphones or thinking about giving your student a cellphone? Come to this presentation, which is focused on topics for parents to learn the fundamentals: features of smartphones, group texts, social media applications, and more. Practical, technical instruction on the apps and devices that children are using every day will be provided. An additional piece to this presentation is knowledge of how current teens are interacting with each other and how to help parents through difficult situations.

*Spanish translator will be present

Hadley 8th Grade Band Perform at the Northern Illinois Music Conference

The Hadley 8th Grade Band performed in the Northern Illinois Music Conference Festival on Saturday, March 9 at Hawthorn Middle School South in Vernon Hills. The ensemble received written commentary, verbal feedback, and a clinic workshop from all three adjudicators. The day’s adjudicators included: Cody Halberstadt (Director of Bands and Student Activities Director at Crystal Lake South High School), Kevin Carroll (Director of Orchestras, Assistant Director of Bands, and Director of Guitar Studies at Rolling Meadows High School), and James Garbrecht (Band Director emeritus from Hawthorn District 73 in Vernon Hills).

The Northern Illinois Music Conference Festival is an educational performance opportunity centered around the growth and education of the middle school musician. It is also a wonderful opportunity for all students to perform in a venue with their peers with the purpose of constantly improving and striving for musical excellence.

In preparation for this festival, the Hadley Jr. High 8th Grade Bands worked with Dr. Peter Griffin, Professor of Music and Music Department Chair of Elmhurst College, in a 5-hour clinic setting. Mr. DePalo and Mrs. Tribley continue to be so proud of their students’ efforts and commitment to their musicianship. Great job, students!

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Hadley Boys Volleyball Finishing Strong

Congratulations to Hadley's 8th grade boys volleyball team for their 2nd Place finish at the Glenbard West Tournament and for finishing the regular season 10-2. Hadley's 7th grade boys volleyball team finished the regular season 12-1 and went undefeated in conference play. Both 7th and 8th grade boys will finish the season in a single elimination tournament at Leman on March 19 competing for their spot to play for the conference championship!
Go Hadley volleyball!

Hadley Chorus Talks To Composer Online

The Hadley 7th Grade Chorus and Vocal/General Music teacher Paul Marchese had the opportunity to Skype with the composer of one of the pieces of music they will be singing this week. Composer, director and clinician, Ryan Main writes music for choirs and bands at all levels. An award-winning composer, his music has been published and performed internationally. His titles have earned multiple Editor’s Choice distinctions from JW Pepper, and have been performed at honor choir events, honor band events, and conferences around the nation, including the Midwest Band Clinic and the American Choral Director's Association national conference. This last minute skype session was a great opportunity for the students! Thank you to Mr. Main for his time and engagement with the kids!
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