Weekly Warrior

for the week of May 2, 2022

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Mission Statement

"Inspiring a community of learners to believe in themselves and achieve their potential"

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Message from the Principal

Regardless of who you ask, teachers across the country would tell you this has been the hardest year in their careers. Throughout the United States, teachers are leaving their jobs as part of the Great Resignation. However, how is it that not only has Winston Campus Jr. High has survived, but THRIVED, in this climate? OUR STAFF!


The week of May 2 - May 6 is known as NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK. I want to thank our teachers and staff for always being positive, flexible and putting our kids first! I am the luckiest person alive because I get the pleasure of doing this work besides you. You are incredibly appreciated!

Important Dates Coming Up

Teacher / Staff Appreciation Week - Week of May 2, 2022


Shield Testing - Monday, May 2, 2022 (12:15 - 2:15)


6th Grade Orientation- Thursday, May 5, 2022 [5:00PM - 5:30PM]


Winston Campus Jr. High Open House & Fiesta- Thursday, May 5, 2022 [6:00PM - 7:00PM]


Teacher Institute Days [No School] - Thursday, May 5, 2022 and Friday, May 6, 2022


National Jr. Honors Society Induction - Wednesday, May 18, 2022 [6:30PM - 8:00 PM]


Memorial Day [No School] - Monday, May 30, 2022


Graduation and Half Day for 8th Graders- Wednesday, June 1, 2022


Last Day and Half Day for 7th Graders - Friday, June 3, 2022

Teacher Appreciation

The Winston Campus Jr. High PTA is in the process of restarting up, after a COVID hiatus. With things returning slowly back to normal, we will return to our tradition of providing treats to teachers/staff for their Appreciation Week during the week of May 2nd.


We will be accepting donations of treats or monetary donations and they can be dropped off at the home of Joan Scovic (234 N Cady) or to the school office. The drop off times at Joan’s home will be any time including evenings and over the weekend, and for school anytime between 6:35 AM - 4:00 PM. While we are open to all donations we were thinking individually packaged grab and go items: Snacks, sweet treats, granola/protein bars, beverages like teas, bubbly, etc. and then donations of gift cards for a random prize drawing.


We will be appreciating teachers all week. Please drop off by Tuesday 5/3. Thank you for your appreciation of the amazing staff at Winston Campus!

Join us for a Fiesta!

As part of our Winston Campus Jr. High Open House on Thursday, May 5th 6PM - 7PM we will have a Mexican themed FIESTA for Cinco de Mayo. We will serve light Mexican refreshments in the cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you then!

Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee (MPAC)

The Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee (MPAC) will be hosting two meetings in May! On Wednesday, May 18, the MPAC will host a virtual Moving 15 Forward information session from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please use this link to view the flyer and registration details. In addition, the MPAC will be providing parents the opportunity to attend the 16th Bilingual Parent Summit. The conference will take place in Oak Book, IL, on Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Please use this link to view the flyer and registration details.


If you have any questions, please contact Jeffrey Tadelman in the Multilingual Programs Department by phone (847-963-3203) or email (tadelmaj@ccsd15.net).

BPAC Moving 15 Forward

La Asociación de Padres Bilingües organizará una sesión informativa de Moving 15 Forward el 24 de mayo en Winston Campus Junior High. Utilice este enlace para más información.


The Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee will be hosting a Moving 15 Forward information session on May 24 at Winston Campus Junior High. Please use this link to view the flyer.

8th Grade Graduation Signs

Are available in the office. Please swing by and pick up yours!
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Moving District 15 Forward

We are delighted to announce that the Moving 15 Forward initiative is going on the road this spring!


Board of Education President Lisa Scuzupaj and Dr. Laurie Heinz will share the specifics of the proposal and seek feedback from stakeholders across our communities. We also will be meeting with other organizations and groups within the communities we serve.


At the presentation, you can expect to receive an overview of the Moving 15 Forward plan with a particular focus on why this comprehensive plan is focused on repairing and restoring our facilities, updating learning spaces, improving student transitions, as well as providing full-day kindergarten, enhanced educational opportunities, and the chance to learn at near-neighborhood schools. In addition, each presentation will include detailed information specific to the host school(s) that evening. All sessions will include time for questions and answers.


We urge you to attend the session dedicated to your school(s) if possible, but you are welcome to attend any session that fits your schedule.


We hope that you are able to join us in person. If you are unable to attend, please visit the Moving 15 Forward website to view the proposed plan details, videos, and a Frequently Asked Questions page.


If you have further questions at any time, we invite you to let us know via this form or email Moving15Forward@ccsd15.net. We will do our best to provide answers to your questions.


We are so pleased to be taking Moving 15 Forward on the road this spring. We value your feedback and look forward to sharing more with you about this exciting initiative.

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Chromebook Reminders

Students should be charging their Chromebooks nightly. We encourage familes to create a system that everynight at a certain hour, the student puts their Chromebook to charge as they pack their backpack for the following day.

Reporting an Absence

If your student will be absent for any reason, please give us a call on the attendance line.


(847)963-7401

Here to Serve You!

We want to make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed. The Winston Campus Jr. High Office is open starting at 6:35AM - 3:05PM. Additionally, our Administrators are available via phone and e-mail. We are here to serve you, so please do not hesitate to reach out!

Martin Da Costa - Principal

(847) 963-7405 dacostam@ccsd15.net

Tomas Reyes - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7404 reyest@ccsd15.net

John "Jack" Olson - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7423 olsonj@ccsd15.net

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