Spartan Weekly Update

Friday, March 10

Green River...

Happy Weekend Spartan Families:

Whether you're headed downtown to watch the river dyeing, busy with sports and family activities or headed for a weekend of rest and relaxation, we wish you a great Saturday and Sunday!

Below you will find some picture highlights, a Track and Field update, information on our upcoming Illinois Assessment of Readiness testing, a final chance to take the 5Essentials Survey and some highlights and upcoming events around District 109.

We also want to wish Coach Stan and our wrestlers (Jorey and Alex) the very best of luck at the Illinois State Wrestling Tournament at the University of Illinois.


Chris Cybulski, Principal

Marie Zlotnikov, Associate Principal

Ginger Logemann, Coordinator for Student Services

Extracurricular Activities Calendar

Click Here for Access to Our Extracurricular Calendar (Note: This calendar is live, so changes and updates will be made throughout the school year).

Track and Field

Missed the Track and Field Meeting?

Our first practice will be Monday, March 13th from 3:00-4:00.

Reach out to Coach Ramsden ( and Coach Rummelhart ( if you have any questions.

8th Grade Graduation Information

8th Grade Families:

8th grade graduation will be here before we know it. Please check out our quick answers to some of the questions you may have. We will continue to update our communication about the ceremony as it becomes available.

Quick Answers to the questions you may have:

1) When is graduation? June 1st, 2023

2) Where is graduation? The Warrior Gym at DHS

3) What time is graduation? 5:30pm

4) When will we receive our tickets? Your student will bring them home following graduation practice on Wednesday, May 31.

5) How many tickets does each student receive: Each of our students will receive 6 tickets for the ceremony (your 8th grader does not require a ticket).

For those who may need additional tickets, you may join the waitlist by calling 847-948-0620. We suggest you reach out to your community of 8th grade parents to see if anyone has any extras prior to requesting a ticket from the office. We will alert those who will receive an additional ticket when we have a final head count.

Charge Those Chromebooks

Just a friendly reminder to add "Charge Chromebook" to list of nightly to-dos for all of our 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

-It is also best practice for students to keep their charger with them during the school day

Upcoming Dates

March 15 - 8th Grade Illinois Science Assessment

March 24 - End of Quarter 3

March 27-31 - NO SCHOOL for Spring Break

April 3 - Quarter 4 Practical Arts Begin

Week of April 10 - Illinois Assessment of Readiness Testing

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Art Show

Check out the 2023 Art Show Webpage!

The visual art students at Shepard Middle School have been creating some amazing artwork...marvel at the skill, the creativity, and the group projects! Take a step inside Gallery 440...

Quarter 1&2 Art Projects are up for viewing. Students who have Art during quarters 3&4 will choose projects to load later in the year.
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Illinois Assessment of Readiness (April)

Students in grades 3 through 8 will be participating in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) in English/Language Arts and Mathematics between April 4th through the 22nd.

As a district, the IAR helps us understand how students are growing academically year to year, while also providing an achievement comparison to grade-level peers across the state. The overall performance of each school, by grade, is also reported on the Illinois School Report Cards, which are released at the end of October.

The format of the Illinois Assessment of Readiness includes three Math exams and two English-Language Arts exams. All are administered on the Chromebook. Buildings will individually create a testing schedule to accommodate the learning needs of their students. This schedule will be shared with you by the building prior to testing. If you have questions about the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, please reach out to your child’s principal.

As always, we encourage our students to do their best every day. Thank you for your continued partnership in your student’s academic success.

Illinois 5Essentials Survey (Last Call)

Help us get important feedback about our school! You only have a short time left to take the 5Essentials Parent Survey. Please visit and select the appropriate survey to begin. Your identity and responses will be kept completely confidential and will not be connected to you or your child.

The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. Thank you for your support.

Come Learn About The #109Way
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Caruso Auditorium Ribbon Cutting

Deerfield Public Schools District 109 is proud to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated auditorium at Caruso Middle School this upcoming Thursday, March 16th at 5 p.m. There will be a guided tour that starts shortly after the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 as well as a self-guided tour option as well. You can see a slideshow of the progress of the project at

From Deerfield High School

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