News from Sundling Junior High

February 28, 2022

Letter from the Principal

It is hard to believe, but we will be wrapping up the 3rd quarter of school in just a few short weeks, Friday, March 11th to be exact. 3rd Quarter final grades will be posted in Infinite Campus Parent Portal on Friday, March 18th. With that said, our 8th graders are one step closer in the tranisition to high school, while our 7th graders will be thinking about the move to 8th grade, and becoming the leaders of our school. Students should continue to stay focused, and set goals for the 4th quarter of school, ending the year on a positive note both academically and socially/emotionally. We have accomplished some amazing things during difficult and unique situations this school year, and pushed through the day to day challenges of junior high school, but still have work to do until we end in June.

As a note, our 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony has been scheduled at Palatine HS for Wednesday, June 1st (rain date June 2nd). This date is tentative, and pending Board of Education approval in April, but can be used to help our 8th grade families with end of year planning. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.

As always, thanks for your continued support of our school, students, and staff! Looking forward to more sunshine, warmth, and better weather in the coming months!

Jason Dietz

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Sundling Yearbook 21/22- Order Today!

Have you ordered your 2021-2022 Sundling yearbook yet? If not please head over to and enter our school code: 14528122. Yearbooks won't be on sale for much longer so secure your copy now. Yearbooks are hardcover and cost $15.00.
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District 15 Online Registration

Online student registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open. If you have not already started this process for your student(s), please visit our registration page to start this process.

Registration is the first step in getting ready for the up-coming school year. After you register your child online you need to:

  1. Pay student fees. Our student fee webpage outlines the District’s student fee structure and the three ways fees can be paid.

  2. If you have a student that is starting Kindergarten, entering fourth grade, or entering 7th grade, you are required to prove residency in District 15. Our residency webpage outlines the documents you will need to provide to prove residency.

All three steps of the enrollment process must be completed prior to the start of the school year. Students of families that, when required, do not prove residency, will not be able to attend class in a District 15 until the family’s residency is verified.


View the recorded CCSD15 Parent University sponsored registration webinar. For written registration instructions, please watch our Campus Parent - An Introduction.

In the event that a family is unable to provide any needed documentation because of a temporary living situation, please contact Julie O'Hara, 847-963-3210,; or Min Goodwin, 847-963-3209,, in the Superintendent's Office.

Think you may be eligible for a student fee waiver? Visit our student fee webpage to learn about the requirements and how to apply.

Think you may be eligible for services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act? Please contact Tiffanie Jefferies, Ed.D., Director of Student Services, 847-963-3152.

Thank you.

The District Improvement Team

5Essentials Parent Survey

Each school year, teachers, parents, and students have an opportunity to share their views and perceptions about their school by participating in the 5Essentials Survey. 5Essentials survey information is a valuable tool used by your school to identify priority areas for improvement. As a parent, the 5Essentials survey is an opportunity to share your thoughts on the school's effectiveness.

The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, is anonymous and asks questions about five areas that are related to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and learning. The five areas focused on are:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction

The survey is managed by the University of Chicago and the school does not have access to your identity or survey responses. The 5Essentials Survey window opens on February 3, 2022 and closes March 5, 2022. To take the survey please visit

Orland Park Dental Services- District 15

Community Consolidated School District 15 will be hosting Orland Park Dental Services (OPDS) coming up in March through May. OPDS has provided in-school dental services for all eligible children in the State of Illinois since 1999. Dental services will be accessible to children eligible for public aid as well as for those with private insurance.

Anyone signed up will receive a free dental exam and a toothbrush. For those that qualify or provide private insurance information, the additional services may include a cleaning, fluoride treatment, and sealants. All services done will be given to the child in a take home form describing the services determined, areas of concern, overall oral care score, and any additional care needed. If any additional help is needed for the child a comprehensive list of available local dentists will be given with no limits of insurance. All these in-school services will be provided by licensed dentists, hygienists, and assistants with state-of-the-art portable equipment and ensuring a clean, safe, and comfortable environment at your child’s school.

Browse the website for more information at

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District 15 & PATH Community Closet

Every year, many children in the Palatine area lack proper clothing for the Illinois’ winter weather. District 15 has a long-standing partnership with the PATH Community Closet. The Community Closet serves the Palatine area by providing donated clothing to children and families in need. The impact of COVID has left the Community Closet with less donated clothing than in past years. We are hoping you can help by donating any unwanted clothing items at your school’s yellow clothing donation bin. The bin is located in your school’s lobby. Parents or children can place clothing items into their school’s yellow bin during regular school hours. This is a great way to put your children’s gently used and outgrown clothing to good use! All clothing, especially winter wear, is much appreciated and will be put to good use.

Important Dates- March '22

March 1- Chorus Open Rehearsal 6:50 AM

March 3- March Music Mania- Orchestra Clinic & Concert (during school day)

March 4- March Madness Band Concert (during school day)

March 9- D15 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM

March 11- Quarter 3 Ends

March 11- 8th Grade Lifetouch Graduation Picture Retakes (AM)

March 14- March 18 - Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR) Testing

March 16- WRS PTA Meeting 7:00 PM

March 18- Quarter 3 Progress Reports available on Infinite Campus (afternoon)

March 19- March 27- NO SCHOOL- Spring Break

WRS PTA Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee

Please help Sundling PTA find our next leaders! The role of the Nominating Committee is to help recruit for the following PTA officer positions for 2022-2023 school year: President Elect, 1st VP Legislation, Secretary. Please e-mail: if you'd like more information on this commitment.

WRS PTA Needs You!

We are seeking PTA Officers for the 2022-2023 school year!

President Elect: president in training to prepare for the 2023-2024 school year (if you've been in a leadership position at the elementary school, jr high PTA is a LOT less of a time commitment!)

1st VP Legislation: work with president to review the Sundling PTA bylaws and obtain signatures on final document (super easy, 1 time activity that takes a couple e-mail conversations/phone calls during the winter)

Secretary: Attend the monthly meetings, take notes/minutes

If you interested in finding out more information about any of these positions, please e-mail

One-five Foundation 50/50 Raffle!

Win up to 30,000! Tickets go on sale beginning February 16 through March 17, 2022!

One winner takes 50% of the sales! Each ticket costs $100. The drawing will be held on March 17, 2022.

  • Only 600 tickets will be sold! The more tickets sold, the bigger the pot!

50/50 Raffle

District 15 Job Fair


Monday, March 7, 2022


Palatine Library

700 N. North Court

Palatine, IL 60067



We are looking for the following positions:

Bus Drivers - no experience necessary; paid training; free benefits (employee only); pension; paid holidays

  • Substitute Teachers and Substitute Program Assistants - set your own schedule!

  • Full time Program Assistants

  • Office and Library Clericals

  • Maintenance/Laborers/Custodians

  • And more!

Please contact Chanell Lopez at or Lori Thum at with any questions

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