Beardsley News

February 18, 2022

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Celebrating Miss May!

Miss May was honored this week as one of the District 47 Elevate Award Winners! She was nominated for this award by 2 of her students acknowledging her dedication and sincere caring and connection with her students. Miss May is a 7th-grade science teacher on the Irish team. Congratulations, Miss May!

MCC’s Career Discovery Series for Middle School Students

MCC’s Career Discovery Series for Middle School Students

McHenry County College is hosting a virtual career exploration series on February 22-24, 2022. The event is open to middle school students and parents/guardians. See the flyer for details.


Serie de descubrimiento de carreras de MCC para estudiantes de secundaria

McHenry County College está organizando una serie virtual sobre exploración de carreras del 22 al 24 de febrero de 2022. El evento está abierto a estudiantes de secundaria y padres/tutores. Vea el volante para más detalles.

Reaching Our Goal! 3% remaining!!! We can do it with your help!!

In order for us to receive the results/report of the 5Essentials survey, we must have 20% of our parents complete the survey. At this point, we only have 17% participation! If you have not completed the survey, please consider doing so. We really would appreciate hearing your views.

See instructions below. Thank you!

5Essentials Parent Survey

​​Parents/guardians: Please take a few minutes to complete the 5Essentials parent survey for our school. The survey is administered online by UChicago Impact and is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of Illinois schools. The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and is available in English and Spanish. To take the survey, visit Families can submit one survey for each child. The survey window will be open until March 11, 2022. Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions at our school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Thank you for your consideration and support!


Padres/tutores legales: Por favor toma algunos pocos minutos para completar la encuesta de 5Essentials para padres para nuestra escuela. La encuesta es administrada en línea por UChicago Impact y diseñada para generar una imagen detallada de los funcionamientos internos de las escuelas de Illinois. La encuesta toma aproximadamente 10-15 minutos para terminar y está disponible en inglés y español. Para tomar la encuesta, visite Las familias pueden someter una encuesta para cada niño. La ventana de la encuesta estará abierta hasta el 11 de marzo de 2022. Su participación en la encuesta para padres nos ayudará a entender las condiciones en nuestra escuela y guiar el mejoramiento. Sus respuestas de la identidad y del examen serán mantenidas totalmente confidenciales y nunca conectadas con usted o su niño. ¡Gracias por su consideración y apoyo!

Fastbridge Assessment Reports

Date Correction: The Fastbridge Reports will be posted at the same time as the end-of-term reports on March 9th.

The individual student reports will be posted in ParentVUE and be available for families in conjunction with our Trimester 2 progress reports on March 9. Parents will be notified to view these reports.

Upcoming Events


21 - President's Day, No School

23 - Early Release, 1 pm Middle School

24 - 8th grade to Prairie Ridge HS for Musical

25 - Trimester 2 Ends

28 - New term begins


9 - Progress Reports and Fastbridge Reports posted in ParentVue

Contact Information

Attendance Line (English and Spanish) (815)788-5758

Main School Line (815)788-5750

Fax number (815)479-5119

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Stephanie Alters - Admin Assistant (

Kathleen Gluck - Admin Assistant (

Deedee Freemire - Admin Assistant (

Cathy Alberth, Principal (

Shannon Heckman, Assistant Principal (

Josh Gschwend, Assistant Principal (

Todd Skarr, Dean of Students (

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