Wright-ings E-Notice

Daniel Wright Junior High School E-Notice - October 23, 2020

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The national Red Ribbon Week observance is scheduled for the end of October. We will be participating in related activities at Daniel Wright during the week of October 26th-October 30th. The purpose of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to raise awareness of alcohol and other drug use, bullying and to promote a drug-free, bully-free environment through a unified commitment of all segments of the community. At Daniel Wright, we support Red Ribbon Week mainly by promoting the development of the student’s self-esteem and by helping them learn to make healthy choices.

Weeklong Activities

  • Families, teachers and staff are encouraged to tie Red Ribbons around trees or fences to show support in the community.
  • Sixth through eighth-grade students will view and discuss public service announcement videos during their daily advisory.
  • Students can participate in a mask decorating contest! One winner per grade level will receive a mystery gift card!
  • Advisories will participate in a virtual background contest. One advisory winner per school will win a prize from SHS!
>This year revolves around the Red Ribbon Week theme: “Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free”
>Judging will take place on Friday, Oct. 27 by Stevenson High School’s Catalyst team.
>There will be one advisory classroom winner from ALL SHS Sender Schools. (SHS Catalyst Program will pick the winner) and a school wide prize will be announced.

Daily Activities

  • Monday, October 26: “Put a CAP on drugs” -- Wear a hat and put an end to drugs!
  • Tuesday, October 27: “Sports Day” - Wear a jersey or shirt to be on a drug-free team
  • Wednesday, October 28: “Beach Day” -- You are too bright for drugs!
  • Thursday, October 29: “Pajama Day” -- Don’t be caught sleeping, say no to drugs!
  • Friday, October 30: Wear RED for Red Ribbon Week

Parents, please help your child participate in all of these activities. By showing your support for these activities and for the idea that it is important to be drug-free, you are modeling an important value for your child. Your child needs to begin to adopt that value at this age, so that they will be strong enough to resist temptation and peer pressure when they are older.

If you have any questions about the parent information or Red Ribbon Week activities, please email:

Parent Participation

The following statements provide parents with information to further the unified fight against drugs. Students will be signing the “pledge wall” at school. This is a pledge for you to use when talking with your children. Please keep this pledge at home, and refer to it as needed in the future.

Parents’ Pledge

  • We will talk to our children about the dangers of drug abuse. We will set clear rules for our children about not using drugs.
  • We will set a good example for our children by not using illegal drugs or medicine without a prescription, or abusing prescription drugs.
  • We will monitor our children's behavior and enforce appropriate consequences, so that our rules are respected.
  • We will encourage family and friends to follow the same guidelines to keep children safe from substance abuse.
  • We pledge to set guidelines to help children grow up safe, healthy, and drug-free.

Principal Appreciation Day

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Today, Oct. 23, is Principal Appreciation Day. Please, #ThankAPrincipal for how well they run your child’s school.

District 103 principals are second to none! Each day, our committed group of principals work with our staff to provide a safe, caring and intellectually challenging experience for our students. From the early morning to late evenings, our principals dedicate themselves to ensuring each student is cared for and given a high-quality education in a nurturing environment.

Please join District 103 in recognizing the dedication and commitment of our school administrators as they lead our teaching and learning communities to provide innovative learning experiences which empower each student to excel and make a difference in a diverse and interconnected world.

Daniel Wright Junior High School:

  • Michelle Blackley, Principal
  • Melody Littlefair, Assistant Principal
  • Nina Nusbaum, Assistant Principal

Tonight at the Library

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Virtual Play by SHS

Stevenson High School presents OLIVÉRio: A Brazilian Twist taking place virtually this weekend. Get tickets now for this modern day Oliver play.

School Picture Days Cancelled

School picture days scheduled for each of the District 103 schools this fall have been cancelled. Principals will look into rescheduling picture day in early 2021.

Book Bus

Daniel Wright students learning remotely can receive library books delivered to their home. Thanks to a collaboration with the District 103 Transportation Department, students may use this Google Form to request up to three books at a time. The "DW Book Bus" will provide contactless delivery of requested materials to your front door on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Requests for a Tuesday delivery must be submitted by Sunday evening. Requests for a Thursday delivery must be submitted by Tuesday evening. Books must be returned to the drop container located outside of the DW entrance; books may not be sent back with our D103 bus drivers due to COVID protocol.

Please use this Google Form to request print books from the DW Library if you are an in-person DW student. Books will be delivered within 48 hours to your Advisory teacher. Please fill out the form completely, including your Advisory teacher's name AND room number.

Not sure what titles we have? Search our Destiny catalog found on students' iPads. Please read the FAQs for further details. Still have questions? Please contact Mrs. Otto, DW Librarian, at totto@d103.org or Library Assistant, Mrs. Walker, at lwalker@d103.org

Fall Spirit Wear

The PTO now offers Spirit Wear year round. Check out hoodies, long sleeve tees, sweatpants and more.

Baseball Registration

Daniel Wright Junior High School

Principal Michelle Blackley

Assistant Principal Nina Nusbaum

Assistant Principal Melody Littlefair