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Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - March 8, 2020

Mathletes to State

A team of middle school Mathletes® from Daniel Wright will compete this weekend in the state competition at Joliet Junior College in Joliet. The DW team advanced to state after winning the local 2020 MATHCOUNTS Lake County Chapter Competition held in mid-February at the College of Lake County, Grayslake. DW’s team beat out 107 students from across Lake and McHenry counties who participated in the chapter competition this year.


Members of the winning Daniel Wright Junior High School Team from Lincolnshire are Angela Guo, Vedanti Joshi, Keona Liu, and Vedant Rathi.

Summer School Registration Opens Tuesday

D103 Summer School registration opens Tuesday, March 10 with Enrichment and Intervention Summer School courses at Half Day School for students currently in grades K-7. Be prepared to register by reviewing the Course Descriptions for information about course offerings or view the Summer School Schedule. Please note: Cooking K-2 and Cooking 5-7 have been canceled.

Spring Sports Set to Begin

  • Track and Field sign up begins the first week of March. Students should see their gym or health teacher to sign up. Please visit RevTrack Web Store to pay for track. The fee must be paid by April 6 in order to participate. Our first meet will be on April 7. A parent meeting is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 in the band room.
  • Boys volleyball tryouts for grades seven and eight begin at 3:45 p.m. Monday, March 9. Please visit the volleyball website for details.

Sixth-Grade Dental Forms Due

Illinois law states all children in kindergarten, second, and sixth grade must have a dental examination on file with their school by May 15. Please download the dental form from the Illinois Department of Health website. For assistance with dental exams, please visit the Lake County Department of Health.

Register Now for Spring ASAs

Spring After School Activities registration is now open and closes at 8 p.m. March 17. Please register on the RevTrak Web Store for these classes. Classes begin in early April. Clubs include Art Club, Book Cafe, Fiber Arts, Flute Choir, History Club, Improvisation, Rubik’s Cube, Special Olympics, and Steam Club.

Run for D103

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Run for D103 5K Run/Walk. This PTO sponsored event will be held at Daniel Wright Junior High School on Saturday, May 9, at 8 a.m. Not a runner but looking to volunteer? The 5K Run/Walk Committee could use your help. Choose from over 50 opportunities and find the one that works best for you.

This annual event is a marquee fundraiser that D103 students and families look forward to every year. It has become known in the community as a fun, family race event hosting over 600 runners and attendees.

With a focus on health and fitness, entertainment, and education, over the past five years, the event has funded approximately $150,000 for D103 schools recreational sports fields, playgrounds and most recently the PTO helped fund the replacement of the existing "spine out" book shelving at the Sprague Elementary library with an innovative "face out" shelving system. This year, all proceeds raised from the event will go toward equipping the brand new STEM Lab currently under construction at Daniel Wright.

Eighth-Grade Health Night

Please join fellow eighth-grade students and their parents at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, Daniel Wright, for an informative health event that will cover relevant topics such as:


  1. Friendships and Romances: Building the Foundation for Healthy Adolescent Relationships
  2. Managing Stress: How to Develop Your Emotional Toolbox for the Transition to High School
  3. What Parents Need to Know to Help Middle Schoolers be Healthy, Happy Students in their High School Community.


Please RSVP to Health Night to inform the PTO that you will attend their sponsored event. If you have a topic you would like Dr. Cortesi to speak on, please fill out this Google Interest Form before the presentation.

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