Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - Feb. 14, 2020

Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling

Our winter parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., and on Friday, Feb 28 from 9 am. to 12 p.m.

Conference scheduling in our PTC Wizard system will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb 18 and close at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 25. Parent/guardian contacts should have received an email communication on Thursday, Feb. 13 about scheduling. For directions on using the PTC Wizard, please read the e-notice that will go out to parents on Monday.

No School Days & Other Reminders

There is no school Monday, Feb. 17 for President's Day. Other calendar updates follow:

  • Report cards are available on Unified Classroom on Wednesday, Feb. 26

  • Thursday, Feb. 27 is an Early Dismissal Day (Sprague 11:15 a.m., Half Day 12:00 p.m., Daniel Wright 11:30 a.m.) for parent-teacher conferences

  • Friday, Feb. 28 there is no school for students due to Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • Monday, March 2 is a non-attendance day for students

Stage Crew Positions Available for Musical

Students who are interested in working behind the scenes as backstage crew for the DW musical, Guys and Dolls, can pick up an application now in Mr. Clark's room 124 or download it from the musical extracurricular page. Applications are due to Mr. Clark by February 24.

Shark Tank a Big Success

Shark Tank teams concluded their final presentation this week to local judges who selected team, Gomb, as the first place winner for creating a hairbrush that can gel hair while brushing hair.

Nine teams competed for first place. Winning with Gomb were eighth-graders Richard Xu, Alex Xie, Aaron Gan, Colin Zhang, and Chelsea She. The D103 Learning Fund Foundation program presented the team with a $75 check for their efforts. Second place went to sixth-grader Krish Shah for his invention of creating a glove to charge cell phones. He received a $50 check. Eighth graders Nathan Chen, Bill Guo and Dariana Yu placed third for their invention they called, Quick Pocket, a portable multi-layer pocket that fit phones, pens, etc. and they were rewarded with a $25 check. Please visit the school's news page for details of the program. For pictures of the event, please visit the school's Facebook page.

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.

Family Day with the Wolves

Join the Learning Fund Foundation at a Chicago Wolves game on Sunday, Feb. 23 to help support District 103 students and teachers! The Learning Fund Foundation Family Fun Day is held at the Allstate Arena. Please purchase your tickets using the Foundation Family Day link.



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Principal Michelle Blackley

Assistant Principal Thomas Herion

Assistant Principal Melody Littlefair