Aiming to Keep You Informed
February 21, 2020
From the Office
Today, marks the end of the 2nd Trimester. Report cards will be mailed home the week of March 3rd. Students will be notified of their official GPA on their report card and will also receive their Honor Roll ribbons with the report card if they earned a 3.2 or higher.
Honor Roll Recognition - March 20th
We are hosting our 2nd Trimester Honor Roll recognition on March 20th from 7:40am - 8:10am in our Athletics Gym, entrance 32. Students who earn a 3.2 or higher GPA for the Second Trimester, will be eligible to attend. Students in each of the Honors, High Honors, and Highest Honors will be recognized in groups. Parents and relatives of Honor Roll students are also invited to join us! Our PTO will be providing drinks and treats & the morning will include a performance by our Westfield Choir. At 8:15, students will be dismissed from the gym to go to their lockers and all parents and guests will be required to exit the building. Attending the Honor Roll recognition is optional. Honor Roll ribbons will be sent home with report cards.
Tonight - Basketball Brawl starting at 6:30pm
Tickets are required for our annual staff vs. student basketball game and have been sold in advance. Due to the capacity of the gymnasium, visitors without tickets will not be able to enter. Thank you to everyone who has purchased a ticket. We look forward to a fun night!
Looking ahead...Teacher Institute Day - No School for students on Friday, February 28th.. ...Casimir Pulaski Day - No School on Monday, March 2nd.....School Improvement Day 1:40 Dismissal on Wednesday, March 18th.
Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!
- End of Trimester 2: February 21st
- Begin Trimester 3: February 24th
- Foodies Club: February 25th
- Graduation Portraits: February 26th & 27th (see info below)
- Chamber Music Concert: February 27th at 7pm in Commons
- Teacher Institute Day/NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE: February 28th
- Casimir Pulaski Day/NO SCHOOL: March 2nd
8th Grade End-of-the-Year Dates
8th Grade – End-of-the-year events
We have a few dates, some of which are still tentative, that we would like to share regarding end of the year events for 8th graders. Due to the potential for weather related school closings, the date for 8th Grade Graduation may not be official until late March/early April, when the Board of Education officially approves the end of the school year calendar.
More information on each event will be shared in the coming weeks and months, but please pencil in the following dates:
- 8th Grade Dance (Sponsored by the PTO) – Tuesday, May 26th @ 7:00pm at the Bloomingdale Golf Club
- Warrior Excellence Awards Night (Open to all 8th graders and their families) – Wednesday, May 27th @ 6:30pm at Westfield
- 8th Grade Graduation – (Tentative) Monday, June 1st @ 6:00pm at Lake Park West Campus
Location: Lake Park West High School Auditorium
Tickets: 4 per family (Graduates do not require a ticket as they will be seated on stage)
Tentative Date: June 1st, 2020 (Pending Board of Education approval)
Order forms for Graduation tickets will be sent home in April. More detailed information regarding Graduation and end of the year activities for 8th graders will be sent home as soon as it becomes available.
WESTFIELD THIS WEEK:
Creating advertising websites for The Great Barrier Reef
Testing designed, assembled 'cars' for speed in 8th grade Science
Traversing wall in PE class
Graduation Portraits for 8th Graders
Graduation portraits will be taken by Color Portraits on Feb. 26* & 27** from 5:30-7:30pm at Westfield. The schedule by last name initial is: (If the day/time does not work for your schedule, please come either day, any time slot.)
WEDNESDAY: 2/26 (*in the Commons; enter through gym doors)
A - B: 5:30-6pm
C - E: 6-6:30pm
F - J: 6:30-7pm
K - L: 7-7:30pm
THURSDAY: 2/27 (**Mrs. Vreeland's Room #103; enter through main doors -There is a Concert in the Commons)
M - N: 5:30-6pm
O - R: 6-6:30pm
S - T: 6:30-7pm
U - Z: 7-7:30pm
8th Graders! Bring in Your Baby Picture to School for the Yearbook
To be included in the 8th grade 'baby pages', submit one picture from age newborn to toddler BEFORE MARCH 6th by the following options:
Option 1: Put the picture in an envelop with the student's name on the front. Bring it to your 1st period class or give it to Mr. Wojcicki.
Option 2: Email the picture to Mr. Wojcicki at email@example.com with student's first and last name in the subject line.
NEW! Club Create/TEK Event: Watercolor Painting
Famous Author Visitng Westfield
Interact Club is Helping Animals
Order Your Student's Yearbook Here
To get delivery in time fo the end of the school year, order now--your student will be able to get their yearbook signed by teachers and friends in May 2020! The Westfield Passcode is: 1014041382501890
'Lancer Select' Basketball Program
Nominate Someone Who is an Example of Great Character
Please fill out the Character Counts! Nomination Form before April 3, 2020 if you know of a child or adult who exemplifies one (or all!) of the Character Counts! Pillars. If chosen, they will be recognized at the Annual Awards Breakfast. Click Here for the Nomination Form
It was Bloomingdale School District 13 that brought the Character Counts! Coalition to our town. The CCC reinforces and recognizes examples of character in our community. For more information about Character Counts!, click here!
A Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors Who Attended District 13 Schools
Walk, Run & Roll! Marklund Children's Home Fundraiser in Bloomingdale
Save the Date!
Did You Know...?
Each year, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) releases the annual School Report Card, available to view on the ISBE website: www.illinoisreportcard.com. The Report Card shows district and individual school progress on a wide range of educational goals. One component of the School Report Card is the summative designation – a descriptor of how well our schools are meeting the needs of all students. This designation is based on eight indicators of academic success and school quality. We are proud to share that all Bloomingdale District 13 Schools have earned high designations for overall data for all accountability indicators as well as data for individual student groups. DuJardin Elementary School received the Exemplary designation, which indicates overall performance in the top 10% of all schools. Erickson Elementary School and Westfield Middle School both received the Commendable designation, with overall data indicating no underperforming student groups.
For the first time ever, these designations and academic indicators appear on the School Report Card alongside site-based expenditures – how much money the district spends per student. With these two data points, the District has the opportunity to take a closer look at the relationship between financial investments and student outcomes.
District 13 welcomes this opportunity to dive into our data and talk about additional improvements and investments that can be made to support every student in reaching their goals. Bloomingdale School District 13 is strongest when we all work together as a greater community to achieve these goals.
Forgot Something at School?
If you find that you left an item at school after dismissal, the Main office is open until 4:00pm and the custodians will check the Front Door once again at 4:50pm if you need to enter the building briefly to retrieve an item.