5th Grade Information

Parkland School - McHenry, Illinois

Dear 5th Grade Students and Families,

First, we want to send well wishes to you all and hope you are happy, healthy, and safe! We know that the past months have been a challenge for everyone. We miss being around our students and friends, seeing each other in school each day, and wish we could have had our traditional end of year celebrations. With that being said, I want to thank you for making the best of this difficult time. You’ve all done your best to stay engaged with school while taking care of the most important things in life and your efforts are greatly appreciated.


Mr. Adams - Principal

Mrs. Vosburgh - Assistant Principal

Mr. Atchley - Dean of Students

Video for Our Incoming 6th Graders!

Check out this video from our Parkland 8th Grade Leadership Club and our Parkland Staff!

Video for Incoming 6th Graders

5th Grade Virtual Visit Presentation 2020 - ABC's of Parkland

Click the link below to see our 5th Grade Visit presentation!

5th Grade Virtual Visit Presentation 2020 - ABC's of Parkland


We are excited to welcome you as our newest members of the Parkland Family, students and parents alike! Part of that welcome will hopefully be a day during the week before school starts, when you can come see the building, set up your locker and meet a few of your teachers. We will communicate with you over the summer to make sure you have the information you need to start the year off on the right foot. Please check out our website for information and look for emails from us in Early August.

Click Here for our Parkland Website!

5th Grade Newsletter

Be sure to check out or 2020 5th Grade Newsletter (linked below)

for even MORE incoming 6th Grade information!

Academic Teams

Our teachers are organized into grade level, multi age, and unified arts teams.

Click Here for the list of all of our Academic Team Websites!


Our 6th grade students have tons of opportunities to join clubs at Parkland! Here is a list of our clubs that they can join next year:

  • Art Club
  • Builder's Club
  • Chess Club
  • Drama Club
  • Fishing Club
  • Golf Club
  • International Club
  • PALS
  • Soccer Club
  • Snowball
  • Spirit Club
  • Yearbook

Click Here to check out more information about our clubs at Parkland!


Be sure to check out our Athletics Page for more information about how our 6th Grade Students can get involved in sports next year!


For those students who are interested in joining the chorus, please take a look at these videos sharing what the choir program is all about, how to sign up, and a few examples of some of the music that Parkland students are making during our stay at home learning. Feel free to contact Mrs. Walter at LWalter@d15.org anytime if you have questions regarding the Parkland Choir program.

Click Here to register for Choir

Click here for an overview of the Choir program

Click Here to visit the Parkland Choir YouTube Channel


Band is a class where we make great music together with brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. The experience is fun, rewarding, and most of all musical.

All you need to do to secure a spot in the fall is to have your parents fill out the google found on this website -----> https://www.d15.org/Page/1516!

We'll get the rest figured out once the new year begins!