Anderson Weekly News! 3/15/22

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Dates to Remember


  • Fri. Mar. 18th 6-9 PM St. Baldricks Event at East High School
  • Wed. Mar 23rd: Early Release Day: Dismissal at 2:10 PM
  • Tue. Apr. 19th: Walburgers St. Charles Dine Out Fundraiser 11am-7pm
  • March 28th-April 1st. SPRING BREAK!


  • Mon Apr. 4th: School Resumes
  • April 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 - IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness)
  • Fri. Apr. 15th - No School (School Improvement Day)
  • Wed. Apr. 27th Early Release Day 2:10 Dismissal


  • Mon. May 2nd, 5th Grade Band Concert 6:40 PM Thompson Middle School
  • Tue. May 3rd, Beginning Orchestra Concert 5:30 PM North High School
  • Tue. May 3rd, Advanced Orchestra Concert 7:00 PM North High School
  • Thu. May 5th PTO Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Wed. May 11th, Incoming Parent Wredling Middle School 6:30-7:30 PM
  • Fri. May 13th, Fifth Grade Band at Cougars Game 5:30 PM.
  • Wed. May 25th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
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Last Call! Anderson Wild Fox Run Club! Sign up closes Thursday at 3:30 PM.

Have you viewed your child's report card?

February 25th was the end of Trimester 2 for elementary schools. Report cards are available to parents in Home Access Center on March 9, 2022. It is very important that every family reviews their child's report card. If you need support logging into the Home Access Center (HAC) please call the school office. We are happy to help. You can always click, FORGOT PASSWORD if you are like me and can't remember which of your 17 passwords you used for HAC. :)

D303 Parent Focus Groups

As part of the district’s equity audit, parent 1 hour focus groups will be held across the district via Zoom during the month of April to give families an opportunity to share their thoughts on our district’s strengths, areas of need, and long-term opportunities for providing the best educational experience for all students. Focus groups will be constructed and led by our partners in the equity audit process- the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC). There will be morning and evening focus groups available for parents. Every school’s goal is to have 15 families agree to participate in a focus group. During the week of March 21st, a member of our school staff will begin calling parents from a document with families’ names listed in random order to invite prospective participants to be part of a focus group. All parents are welcome to email your own written responses to the focus group questions to CEC should you not be selected to participate in a focus group but desire to share your opinions (A list of the focus group questions and a place for submitting your answers to them will be posted on the district website beginning April 4th). We thank you for your commitment to equity in education, and we are excited about this next step in gathering the voices of our district so that we can create a comprehensive plan to move forward. If you have any questions regarding the focus group process, please contact our Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Dr. Tracy Taylor, at

IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

Please click HERE regarding a letter about this year’s state assessments. Anderson will administer IAR on April 6th, April 7th, April 8th, April 12th, April 13th, and April 14th.

Third, fourth and fifth graders will take three English language arts and three math tests. We only take one test per day. Our teachers build a positive testing environment focused on encouragement and every student doing their best. We encourage students to eat breakfast and get a good night’s sleep so they are at their best for their tests. When each grade level finishes their tests we go outside and celebrate by throwing water balloons at their teacher or principal. :)

Anderson Book Fair!

The Anderson Book Fair is in full swing. The students are browsing the virtual fair during their LRC lesson this week. Please consider supporting our school and a local business by purchasing books from the book fair. Simply order online at Thank you for building our library as you build your home library!
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From the Anderson PTO

ONE LAST CHANCE!!! Order Your Yearbook TODAY!

THURSDAY, MARCH 17th is the FINAL DAY TO ORDER YOUR 2021-2022 YEARBOOK! NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE! Softcover color yearbooks are $15 each. To order your yearbook visit: and enter code: 64012B.

Anderson Spirit Wear

Show your school spirit! Order your Anderson spirit wear at the link below. All orders will be placed online again this year. The store will be open throughout the school year. Items will ship directly to your home. Questions? Contact Lisa at:


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