JJHS Update

May 28, 2021

Spring MAP Testing

Jefferson will be administering the spring MAP test on June 1st and June 2nd from 8:00-10:00am. We will have an altered schedule those days. The bell schedule can be found on the JJHS website. Online only students are encouraged to come to the building on those dates to take the assessment.

In addition, Dual Language students will take the Spanish Reading MAP test on June 3rd during their ELA block. Online only students are also encouraged to attend school that day.

Please reach out to Mrs. Niederman with any questions at 630-420-6362.

Gifted Testing

Identification and Placement for Academically Talented and Gifted Services

Each year, students in Grades 3-7 have the opportunity to be considered for placement in Honors Math (HM), Project IDEA (PI), and Project IDEA Plus (PI+). For the 2020-2021 school year, the identification and placement process will begin with the administration of the spring NWEA MAP Growth assessment given at schools, exact dates and times TBA.

For Grade 3, all students will be invited to take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and Iowa Assessments as part of the identification and placement process for Honors Math (HM), Project IDEA (PI), and Project IDEA Plus (PI+) for the 2021-2022 school year.

For Grades 4-7, the results from the spring NWEA MAP Growth assessment will be used to determine eligibility for further testing as a part of the identification and placement process for Honors Math (HM), Project IDEA (PI), and Project IDEA Plus (PI+) for the 2021-2022 school year.

The following flowcharts outline this year’s process and eligibility criteria.

These flowcharts along with a complete timeline of the identification and placement process are posted on the Identification and Placement page of the district website. Please address additional questions to your school administration or to giftedservices@naperville203.org.

Sign Up to Donate to 8th Grade Moving On Celebrations

Patriot Families, we need your help to make our 8th Grade Moving On Celebrations a success! Please go to our Sign Up Genius to see if you can contribute materials or donations. JJHS and Home & School would like to thank Jim Oberweis and Family for donating ice cream for our entire 8th grade class! If you or your business would like to help support 8th grade celebrations, please email jjhshandsvp@gmail.com.

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THANK YOU to Celebrate Big for providing an outdoor yard sign for our 8th Grade Moving On Ceremony. Jefferson Jr. High eighth graders and their families are welcome to take advantage of this photo opportunity to commemorate their special day!

Please Return All Books

All math textbooks were collected during the week of May 24th. Please have your student bring their Big Ideas textbook to school if they have not done so already. Online learners can return their textbooks to the front office.

All library books and language arts extended texts are overdue. Emails will be sent to students (and their parents) who still have items out. Please arrange to return these materials by sending them in with your student or dropping them off at the main entrance.

Chromebook Return for 8th Grade Students

Eighth grade students and 6th or 7th graders who will not return to Jefferson, must return their chromebook, charger, and stylus at the end of the school year unless you are in the dual language program. We will collect these items from 8th grade students during 9th period on June 4th. 8th grade students will not need their chromebooks for instruction and/or activities scheduled for June 7th, 8th, and 9th with the plans for the week. All virtual 8th grade learners are asked to return their chromebook to the main office at JJHS by June 10th.

Material Drop Offs for Virtual Learners

As you've noted from the messages above, we are asking that families of virtual students ensure that all textbooks, novels, classroom library texts, and books checked out from the library are returned by the last week of school. Please return to the main office at JJHS.

8th Grade in-person students will be asked to turn in their chromebook on June 4th during 9th period. All virtual 8th grade learners are asked to return their chromebook to the main office at JJHS by June 10th.

2021-2022 School Supply List

School supplies for the 2021-22 school year are available for purchase! Online orders for supply kits purchased through Carlson will be available for pick up in August if ordered by June 13, 2021. You can find more information here.

Remember Your Water Bottles

Please remember to bring your water bottle every day. Students do not have access to drinking fountains this year, but they can refill their water bottle.

Jefferson Beautification on 6/5/21

Join the DVR Service Club to help make JJHS pretty for the summer months. We will plant on June 5th from 9-11am. RAIN OR SHINE, COLD OR HOT we can use your assistance with our project. Please know that any time you and your family can give will be appreciated. If you could bring gardening tools and water for yourself, we will provide you with gloves and the work! We have some beds that need some TLC and hope you can join us! Here's the link to sign up!

Talk 203 from 5/26/2021: Moving On Ceremony

May 26, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are excited to provide you with an update regarding our 8th Grade Moving On Ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, June 8th. This year, there will be two ceremonies. The Epic Team ceremony will be at 9:00A.M. and the Journey Team ceremony will be at 12:30 P.M. in the Wood Gymnasium. There is now an opportunity for parents/guardians to attend in person. We will also livestream the ceremonies. In order to comply with the CDC guidelines, masks must be worn at all times when on school property, including individuals who may be fully vaccinated. Please carefully review the following information for families to help ensure an enjoyable experience.

Please read the message below from Ms. Posey, Assistant Superintendent - Secondary Education.

Good Afternoon Jefferson Junior High School Parents,

I hope this email finds you enjoying the last few weeks of school with your 8th grader and looking forward to a relaxing summer before entering the world of high school! The Moving On Ceremony is a rite of passage that our 8th grade students look forward to each year and this one is especially important to us! Each Junior High has planned a special experience for their students in person and have modified our original plans to include parents given the changing requirements for gatherings in Illinois. Given each school’s unique space configurations, class size and other considerations, they have been given the autonomy to create a lasting, fun memory that serves their students and school community while still adhering to the guidelines of CDC. They need your help to make this event as enjoyable as possible for students, the focus of the day, and will be asking you for some information to assist them in planning for a seamless, exciting ceremony! Please understand that we are still under limitations for capacity and space which are different at each school. Masks and social distancing will be required and each family will be restricted to a maximum of two tickets to attend in person. Due to the size differences in the classes, there may be split ceremonies to accommodate students and parents to the greatest extent possible. Each school will provide the pertinent information needed for you to be prepared to enjoy the event with your child to the fullest and to honor our 8th graders as they move on to the next chapter of their school careers.

Thank you for your patience and support,

Stephanie Posey

Asst. Supt.- Secondary Education

Two Guests & Live Streaming: We are excited that we can now allow a limited number of parents/guardians in for this event! When arriving at school for the ceremony, you will check in at the front entrance and two guests per student will be invited in. Due to our current Health & Safety Guidelines, we are only able to accommodate two guests per family. The ceremony will continue to be livestreamed for friends and family who are unable to attend. The link will be sent via email in advance of the ceremony.

Attendance and Early Dismissal: Parents/Guardians must pre-register to attend the ceremony and provide critical information for our planning purposes. We are only able to accommodate two guests per student. Please complete the Moving On Ceremony Registration Form no later than noon on Tuesday, June 1st.


    • Students are encouraged to dress in dress pants, nice shirts/tops, or dresses for the ceremony.
    • Parents may park in the school parking lot or on the street and enter through Door 3.
    • We will begin the check-in process for the Epic Team ceremony at 8:30A.M. and the check-in process for the Journey Team ceremony at 12:00P.M.
    • Anyone needing special assistance upon entry please notify the office staff.
    • Guests are encouraged to sit 3 feet away from any non-household guests in attendance.
    • We are asking that guests do not bring balloons to avoid obstructing the views of our guests and our cameras for live streaming.
    • All guests MUST wear a mask while in the building, including individuals who may be fully vaccinated.

Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to this important occasion for all our students.

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DuPage County NAACP: STEAM Scholars Camp 2021 June 28th-July 24th

DuPage County NAACP is offering our STEAM Scholars2 camp to scholars this summer. It is an innovative camp that will be held with a “Curiosity...about the Pandemic'' theme this year. Our camp is an inclusive, multi-faceted problem-solving initiative designed to increase the exposure of students to coding, chess, art, game design, science, math, STEM careers, and the college experience. The classes are taught by educators, teacher candidates, and STEM professionals who provide students with 12 hours of engaging weekly instruction. Each week students will receive weekly materials for the camp.

We offer scholarships for those students and families who have the greatest need. Seats are limited and fill quickly.

Registration link- https://forms.gle/C9qDN69PvsHrPJLw7