Leyden Pride

March 14, 2022

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Driver education “behind-the-wheel” to be held at East

The driver education behind-the-wheel program will run for four sessions at nine days per session. There will be no instruction on June 20, and July 4 to July 8. The driving session dates and times are as follows:

Session 1

Thursday, June 2 – Tuesday, June 14 = 9 Days

7:45 am - 9:45 am

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 2

Wednesday, June 15 – Tuesday, June 28 = 9 Days

7:45 am - 9:45 am

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 3

Wednesday, June 29 –Monday, July 18 = 9 Days

7:45 am - 9:45 am

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Session 4

Tuesday, July 19 – Friday, July 29 = 9 Days

7:45 am - 9:45 am

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Register either through the MySchoolBucks website or through the MySchoolBucks mobile app. Registration for behind-the-wheel instruction will begin on:


  • Seniors: Tuesday, April 5
  • Juniors: Monday, April 11
  • Sophomores: Monday, April 18


Registration closes on Friday, April 22. After the student’s registration has been approved, an invoice for payment of $250.00 will be sent by email. All payments are due on Friday, April 29.


For questions regarding in-seat driver education classes taken during the school year, please contact Department Chair Chris Cook ccook@leyden212.org.

For questions regarding summer behind-the-wheel instruction, please contact Dean Dennis Byrne dbyrne@leyden212.org or Dean James Powers jpowers@leyden212.org.

Reminder: Parent-Teacher Conferences are March 15

Leyden’s Second Semester Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place Tuesday, March 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Conferences will be held virtually and appointments are required.

Parents/guardians must sign-up electronically to be able to meet with each individual teacher. The registration scheduler is accessible through Home Access Center (HAC). A slide deck with instructions is available online, and contains parent/guardian login information. The registration period closes on Tuesday, March 15, at 5 p.m.


If you need any assistance with signing up for the conferences, please feel free to reach out to the main offices at 847-451-3122 (West) or 847-451-3000 (East).

Leyden continues to celebrate Women's History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month we celebrate Maya Angelou, an American poet who was a crucial figure in the Civil Rights Movement. Not only did she have the honor of working with great historical figures such as Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X, but became one herself when she wrote I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, an autobiographical story which explores themes such as racism, rape, and identity. Through her works, she challenged the genre of autobiographical fiction, and portrayed the black experience for generations and many more to come.

Learn more: https://edsitement.neh.gov/teachers-guides/maya-angelou-phenomenal-woman

Alice in Wonderland auditions announced

Alice in Wonderland Auditions will be held in the West Leyden Auditorium at 3:30 PM on March 15. All are welcome to try-out , no experience needed. For more information email fbavone@leyden212.org with any questions.


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Inspirational Eagles Named for 2021-2022 School Year

On March 8, 2022, Leyden celebrated twelve of our finest students for the Seventh Annual Inspirational Eagle Awards. These Awards go out to students for accomplishments in improving or maintaining academic excellence, attendance, behavior and overall citizenship. They are nominated by faculty, and are chosen for their incredible stories of triumph over adversity.

Congratulations to Mia De Leon, Sierra Gibson, Xander Kieffer, Valentina Ly, Guise Salas, Grace Wardisiani, Patrick Gadocha, Alejandro Gonzalez, Eveline Ibarra, Azul Rios, Alondra Rodriguez and Rodolfo Torres.

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