D103 News

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Sept 16, 2020

Extending MAP Testing

Instructional Technology Support

Good afternoon Daniel Wright students, parents, and guardians,


This morning we experienced a higher than normal volume of connectivity issues with NWEA MAP testing today. Students and teachers did a great job of troubleshooting and demonstrating patience, yet we still had students who could not finish testing. We have contacted NWEA and they are working to resolve the issues prior to our next testing session. NWEA has confirmed that the issues were not due to our execution of the test, but the problem resides on their end.


In order to give NWEA time to resolve the connectivity issues students experienced today, we have decided to reschedule tomorrow’s test session. Students in grades 7 and 8 will take the Reading MAP test on September 24, 2020, starting at 12:25 p.m. For those students who were unable to finish MAP testing today a make up session will be scheduled and communicated to students and parents as soon as possible.


Students will have access to their teachers during their usual periods tomorrow afternoon during the time that MAP testing would have taken place. Please have your children log into their zoom classes to check in with their teachers - they will be given time to work on asynchronous work that has been assigned to them this week.

Other School News

DW Spirit Wear Deadline Approaching

The Spirit Wear Store is now open to order our puzzle piece shirts! Some of you already have one but these are new and improved - featuring our new mascot. You also have the option to purchase a DW mask!

Suicide Prevention

Elyssa’s Mission® provides resources to help prevent teen suicide. The community-based organization was founded in 2006 in honor of Elyssa, a bright, gifted and outgoing Chicagoland girl who bravely battled post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Elyssa’s Mission® provides hands-on support to area public and private schools in order to educate students, staff, parents and guardians on how to recognize and assist those teens most at-risk. We have helped educate over one million students, staff and parents since inception. For resources, please visit the website, Elyssa’s Mission on Suicide Prevention.

Library Offers Year-Long Program for Teen Volunteers

Due to the demand for more teen volunteer opportunities and the success of the Junior Volunteer program, the Vernon Area Public Library is implementing a year-long online teen volunteer program.


This program is designed for teens in grades 7-12 and will provide them an opportunity to earn volunteer hours from home. Students do not need to fill out applications or go through any training. There is also flexibility because teens can volunteer as their schedule allows.


For information on the teen volunteering program, please visit the library's teen volunteering web page.

Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Family During COVID19

The D103 PTO Parent Education invites parents to attend an online webinar to help Manage Stress and Anxiety in the Family During COVID19. It is important to register for this virtual event that takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 23.

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