Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter Oct. 4, 2019

Author Speaks to Sixth-Graders

Author J.A. White spoke to sixth-graders about his latest books, "Archimancy" and "Nightbooks". He also spoke about reading, writing, research, and what the life of an author is like. Before meeting with the group, he signed about 50 books purchased by students. Daniel Wright was fortunate to secure Mr. White's visit through a partnership with The Book Stall in Winnetka.


  • Join us for coffee with Principal Blackley from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28 if your child is new to Daniel Wright. Please click on the Google Form to register.
  • If you would like notifications if your child’s bus is running behind schedule, if there is a substitute driver, or other matters affecting your child’s bus route, please sign up for D103 Bus Bulletin messaging system.
  • Picture re-takes will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 30 starting at 8:35 a.m. Please visit the school's news bulletin for details.

Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Children

Attend this powerful seminar on Marijuana 2020 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 to learn how the legalization of marijuana will impact our families.

Dr. Susan Sirota, pediatrician and assistant professor at Northwestern Univiserty will answer questions like:

  • How does marijuana impact the developing brain of children and teenagers?
  • How is today’s marijuana different than the marijuana of prior generations?
  • What topics should we consider as we discuss the legalization of marijuana with our children?
  • What impact will legalization have in our community?

Show your interest in attending this event at Daniel Wright by registering on eventbrite.

Cultivating Empathy in Your Child

Learn from a national presenter on the skill of empathy and how it is the key to raising compassionate, courageous, resilient and successful children. Author Michele Borba will speak about her new book, "UnSelfie: Why Empathic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World". The presentation is scheduled for the Vernon Area Library from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Show your interest in the attending this event by registering.


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