Peek at the Week

Week of 8-5-19

Mon., Aug. 5

Student Schedules/Team Letters Emailed to Families Today

New Teacher Orientation at KJHS


Wed., Aug. 7

New Teacher Orientation at KJHS

New Teacher Mentor Meeting from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at PJHS


Thurs., Aug. 8

Walk-in Registration from 3-6 p.m.

Corrected Class Lists Available to Staff on Infinite Campus


Fri., Aug. 9

Deadline for Before School Supervision Family Sign-Up

TEDxBloomington - Shawn Achor - "The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance"

Special Notes, Week of 8-5-19


  1. Team Letters: District-wide, we are moving to electronic communications instead of mailings. Student schedules and team letters will be delivered electronically on August 5.

  2. Student Schedules: We will give paper copies to Language Arts teachers to hand out as needed at Back to School Night and/or the first few days of school.

  3. Master Schedule: Link to Master Schedule

  4. 8th Grade Lunch Supervision Needed: We are still in need of supervisors for 8th-grade lunch. Please, everyone, don’t storm the door. Form a nice orderly line, and we will take volunteers on a first-come, first-served basis. :)

  5. More Lunch Supervision Needed: If you know of a parent or community member interested in supervising at lunch, please let me know. It's $10 an hour! We need a few more people! Thank you!

  6. General Supervision Schedule Revisions: Please take a look at the 19-20 supervision schedule. We are revising it to ensure that everyone has a chance to sign up for the open sections. Please add your name to any open time that works well for you. The document is open for editing.

  7. Paraprofessional Openings: We continue to have two paraprofessional openings. If you know someone who is positive, professional and passionate, please ask them to give me a call. We are looking for a team member who is student-centered and interested/able to build positive relationships. Thank you!

  8. Staff Update: Congratulations to Darcie Sivyer, new 6th-Grade Social Studies/Language Arts teacher! Welcome to the PJHS Family!

  9. Student ID’s: Student ID's are needed when getting on and off the bus for all bus rides, including field trips and athletic events. The first replacement of student ID is free. After that, ID’s are $3.00 each. This will be handled in the office as it was last year using student accounts. Let's think of a plan to help our students keep track of their ID's.

  10. Full 2019-2020 Calendar Link: As things are added or changed, I will add them in bold. If you see a problem or want to add items to the weekly notes or the calendar, please let me know.

  11. Contact Information: If you need assistance, please feel free to call or text Suzi at: 217-274-2715 or DeAndre’s at: 309-212-1760.

Back to School Night Celebration!

  1. Back to School Night, August 14, Purpose: This is a night to start the important work of building positive relationships so that our students and their families know they BELONG at PJHS! Our families are invited to celebrate the beginning of the school year, enjoy being a part of the PJHS community, and feel comfortable and prepared for the start of school.

  2. Back to School Night, August 14, Logistics:

  • Times: 6th Grade: 5:30-6:00 p.m. and 6th-8th Grade:6:15-7:30 p.m.

  • Parking: Staff, please park at Parkside Elementary to make room in our parking lot for families.

  • Please wear your new "You Belong" T-shirt.

  • Procedures:

    • 6th grade will have team meetings in the cafeteria or gym from 5:30-6:00 p.m.

    • Food Trucks: Kona Ice, Healthy in a Hurry, Curbside Grillin’, and Mr. Softee.

    • We will have tables set up outside.

    • Families will receive a checklist when they enter the building that encourages them to visit various areas of the school. The checklist ends with a visit to the Language Arts Teacher for a special treat (office will provide)!

    • Language Arts Teachers will have extra paper copies of student schedules.