Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - Feb 26, 2021
School Pictures Available
Stuart-Rodgers photographs for in-person students were distributed to students this week. Remote learning student pictures will be available on the Materials Pick Up Days, March 12-13. If you would like to pick up your student's pictures earlier feel free to stop by the Daniel Wright office during school hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you have any concerns about your student's pictures please contact Stuart-Rodgers Photography directly. Contact information is provided inside the picture envelope.
Science Olympiad Competes Nationally
Vision Screening Required
Students in the eighth-grade are mandated by the State of Illinois to have a vision screening. Please use this Google form to indicate whether you want your child to be screened or if you would like to defer the screening at this time.
Spring After School Activities
Registration for the spring sports and activities is now open. Please use the RevTrak Web Store platform to register for all programs listed here. Programs do fill up and are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. The clubs are open to all Daniel Wright students. Classes begin the week of April 5 and run for six weeks.
Clubs and Activities
- Art Club: Art Club is an enrichment opportunity for students to develop their art skills and create original artwork.
- Digital Audio Production: Are you interested in composing or mixing your own music? What about recording and editing a podcast? Students in Digital Audio Production will use digital audio workstations.
Fiber Arts Club: Fiber Arts is a workshop where students can learn a new skill in the fiber arts or practice skills they already possess. Fiber Arts includes but is not limited to: sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, felting, weaving, etc.
History Club: For students who enjoy all areas of history, this is a great opportunity to show off your knowledge!
- STEAM Club: The STEAM Club offers students the opportunity to learn about various STEAM topics such as biology, physics, and engineering, while engaging in hands-on projects and labs.
Other District 103 News
Your Opinion Counts
Parents, students, and teachers are invited to participate in giving feedback on school climate and learning conditions in District 103 through the state-administered, Illinois 5Essentials Survey.
This 20-minute survey is a great way for D103 parents to provide input into the five indicators from the survey that affect and predict school success:
This 5Essentials survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child's school. As a parent, this opportunity allows you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child's school.
The D103 Learning Fund Foundation provides a scholarship opportunity for Daniel Wright eighth-graders. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying eighth–grader in memory of former parent Dawn Anderson.
The Dawn Anderson Scholarship was established in honor of Dawn Anderson who passed away in 2017. While her children progressed through the District 103 school system, Dawn followed them, volunteering for any and every school or teacher-based project available. Motivated by her love of children, Dawn continued volunteering after her children moved on in their education. To honor her legacy, the Learning Fund Foundation established the scholarship to recognize a D103 graduating eighth–grade student who displays a passion for volunteering and serving others. This $2,500 award must be used for education at a post–secondary school. For more information, please visit the Learning Fund Foundation's scholarship website page. The deadline to apply is Saturday, April 10, 2021. Please contact the foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.