The Frontier

Week of April 1, 2019

Upcoming Events

Mon - No School - Spring Break

Tues - No School - School Improvement Day

Wed - No Scheduled Events

Thurs - Fiddle Fest @ Scullen (7:30pm)

Fri - Track Meet @ NVHS (4:30)

Pioneer Pride

7AA Girls Win it All

Our 7AA Girls Basketball team completed a perfect 14-0 Season by defeating Jefferson Junior High in the Championship game of the Naper-Prairie Conference tournament. The Pioneers cruised through the regular season averaging over 40 points a game but battled through adversity, illness and some tough defense in the tournament. With everyone contributing to the effort, the girls got it done to finish off a magical season. Team members: Caitlin Washington, Zoe Navarro, Lauren Milani, Abby Meyers, Kate Scardina, Kylee Norkus, Leah Dennison, Ayanna Toney, Mia Serra and Eleanor O’Neal. The team was coached by Coach Wes & Coach Crowe.

News and Announcements

IAR Testing

IAR Testing starts next week. Starting April 8th, 6th graders will be taking the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, or IAR. HERE is a copy of a letter explaining IAR in more detail. 7th will begin testing on Friday, April 10th and 8th graders on Wednesday, April 12th.

A few reminders for testing days:

- Get a good nights rest and eat a good breakfast

- Be in attendance for all testing days

- Please send students with a charged Chromebook each morning

- Students will need a set of headphones or earbuds

- Cell phones are not allowed in the testing room

- Calculators can be used on the math portion (4 function 6th and 7th grade; scientific 8th Grade) no graphing calculators

- Please have students bring a good book for when they finish

HERE is the schedule for each of the grade levels.

Report Cards

3rd Quarter report cards were made available to view on March 22 through HAC. If you have any questions, please call the main office.

Raging Waves Fitness Log

If you are interested in earning a free weekday pass to Raging Waves Water Park, pick up a fitness log from one of the P.E. teachers. Each time you complete 30 minutes of exercise, color in one section of the fitness log. Once you have reached a total of 25 hours over the next several weeks, have your parent sign it to verify it and then turn it in to Mr. Crowe no later than April 8.

POWer (POWERFUL Outstanding Women) Event

Calling ALL Gregory Girls & Women! GIRL POWER!!

Who: Gregory Girls & the Special Adult Women in Their Lives

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 8am-1pm

Where: Gregory Middle School

What: POWer (Free Event) aka Powerful Outstanding Women


Come spend some invaluable one-on-one time with your favorite Gregory Girl on Saturday, April 13 from 8am-1pm at Gregory Middle School’s 6th annual POWer event. POWer is an event designed to help girls discover their unique gifts and talents, flourish self-esteem, dream big and have FUN with friends and family. At POWer 2019, you will have the opportunity to:

· Meet Ultimate Ninja Cristin Taylor and American Ninja Warrior Jr. Maggie Owen

· Try Wheelchair Basketball with Synergy Adaptive Athletics

· Paint Girl Power Signs with Lakehouse Lessons

· Practice Creative Self-Care with The Center of Creative Arts

· Create Your Own Journal and Learn All the Benefits from Journaling with Good Therapy

· Learn to Code with Codinu

· Women vs. Girls Challenge

· Participate in a Focus Group with STRONG self(ie) that Helps Empower Others

· Learn How & Why Spreading Kindness Helps Others & You

· Discover New Things Your Community Offers Your Girls

· And More To Be Announced Soon!

There are lots of opportunities to win AMAZING RAFFLE PRIZES, capture your memories in a PHOTO BOOTH, SHOP at the trade show, Talk, Laugh & have FUN! We have lots of goodies and other surprises scheduled for the day that you won’t want to miss! You can RSVP for this FREE event and find more event details at Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions please contact School Counselor Michelle Leibfried

TEAM IPEF Half Marathon or 5K - Join the Team!

JOIN TEAM IPEF! We invite you to consider representing our school as part of Team IPEF in 2019. Click the following link to see who's already signed up to run for us! It’s about more than just running. Team IPEF offers a unique opportunity to run for a cause and make a difference for your school. Last year 519 runners raised $201,775 to help enrich education in all District 204 schools. Runners commit to raise a minimum of $204 for 204 as they train and complete the Naperville Half Marathon or 5K on Sunday, October 20, 2019. All charity runners receive a discount off race registration and get to choose a District 204 school they would like to represent. Visit​ to learn more or sign-up. Registration deadline is April 15.

GMS Social Emotional Learning with Second Step - Next Week's Lesson Home Connection

Lesson 22

Grade 6 & 7, Lesson 22

Family Lesson Summary

This week’s lesson teaches students to recognize roadblocks: common issues that get in the way of resolving serious conflicts. Students will work together to come up with ways to overcome these roadblocks so they will be ready to resolve any serious conflicts they get involved in.

Family Lesson Questions

6th & 7th Grade: Ask your child how roadblocks can make resolving conflicts difficult. Ask him or her what some common roadblocks are. Together, come up with a plan to overcome one of these roadblocks.

Grade 8, Lesson 22

Family Lesson Summary

This week’s lesson teaches students to identify reasons why conflicts may be hard to resolve and to explore ways they can help their friends in these situations. This practice helps students come up with strategies they can use in their own lives.

Family Lesson Question

8th Grade: Ask your child about a time he or she was able to help a friend with a conflict. Talk with your child about why conflicts are sometimes hard to resolve. Together, come up with ideas for how best to help a friend in these situations.

CHECK OUT PARENTEENCONNECT.ORG, a free website for parents and their teens created by the makers of the Second Step Program, is a great resource for middle school families. It provides expert advice and practical tools for dealing with real parent-teen issues.


8th Grade Information

Important 8th Grade Dates

March 7, 2019 -- 8th Grade Formal Portrait Retakes

April 26, 2019 -- Team 8-2 - Holocaust Museum Field Trip

April 29, 2019 -- Team 8-4 - Holocaust Museum Field Trip

April 30, 2019 -- Team 8-1 - Holocaust Museum Field Trip

May 17, 2019 -- PTA Sponsored Decades Dance (Parents and Students)

May 28, 2019 - 8th Grade Breakfast (Students Only)

May 31, 2019 -- Centennial Beach Trip (Students only)

*June 6, 2019 -- 8th Grade Team Promotion Ceremonies – Parents are invited to attend their child’s team assembly in the East Gym

Team 8-1: 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. (parent arrival at 8:10 a.m.)

Team 8-4: 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. (parent arrival at 9:30 a.m.)

Team 8-2: 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. (parent arrival at 10:45 a.m.)

*8th Grade Students will be dismissed to a parent immediately following their team’s promotion ceremony. The ceremonies will take place on the last day of school for all students. 6th and 7th grade students will be dismissed at 3:00 on that day.

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