EJH Weekly Update

"A Bright Future Begins Now!"

December 2, 2022

EJH Families,

We hope that all of our EJH families enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving and have had a great first week back! We would also like to thank all of our parents that were able to join us for conferences last week. It is always nice to be able to partner together to support our students.

Also, the December PTA meeting will be Monday evening at 7:00 in the General Headquarters. We hope to see you there.

Upcoming events

  • EJH Sports Booster Meeting

  • EJH PTA Meeting

  • PTA Buona Beef Fundraiser

  • Spirit Week

  • Friday Night Live

General Information

  • EJH Spelling Bee

  • Deck the Halls

  • Canned Food Drive

  • Band Booster Value Cards

  • 22-23 Yearbook Order

  • GoGuardian Parent Portal

  • Hinsdale South Registration

  • D61 Wellness Committee

  • Advisory Lessons Next Week

  • D61 Food Service

  • 2024 Washington DC Trip


  • Science Students of the Week

Athletics and Activities

  • Athletic Highlights

  • 8to18

  • Sports Boosters

  • Intramurals

Stay safe and please let us know if you have any questions.


Jacob Buck

Upcoming Events

EJH Sports Booster Meeting

The EJH Sports Boosters will meet at 6:30 on Monday, December 5th.

PTA Meeting

The EJH PTA will meet at 7:00PM on Monday, December 5th.

PTA Buona Beef Fundraiser - December 5th

Let’s ring the Dinner Bell! Join us Monday, December 5, at the Buona Beef in Darien, 7417 S. Cass Avenue. 20% of sales will benefit the EJH PTA.
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Winter Wonderland Spirit Week

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Friday Night Live

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General Information

EJH Spelling Bee - Coming Soon!

The EJH Spelling Bee is coming soon. This year the Spelling Bee is an optional after school activity.

The Grade Level Spelling Bee will be Thursday, December 15th at 2:30 - 3:30 at EJH.

  • Students will take a grade level test on an online testing platform.

  • The top 4 winners per grade will move on to the district level.

Parents will need to register their students by Monday, December 12th. Please follow all the steps in this link to register your child. Students can sign up for this Google Classroom, pok5mks, for updates and more information.

Spelling Bee Study Materials

2023 School Spelling Bee Study List Link

*If you want a printed copy of these materials please see your ELA teacher.

The District Spelling Bee will be on Friday, January 13th at 9:30 at EJH.

Deck the Halls!

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Canned Food Drive

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Band Booster Value Cards

Love a good discount? Then you're in luck! Our EJH Band Boosters are selling their annual Value Cards. They are $10 a card and expire 11/30/2023. Please see a Band member for more details!
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22-23 Yearbook Order

Please see the attached flyer for information on ordering the 22-23 EJH Yearbook. Yearbooks will be available to purchase for $30 until 12/31/22, and $35 between 1/1/23 and 3/3/23. Orders will not be accepted after 3/3/23.

To place an order, please follow the link below.


EJH Yearbook Flyer

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GoGuardinan Parent Portal

District 61 will be granting you access to GoGuardian Parent on Monday, a mobile app designed to provide parents/guardians insight and control over their student's online activity when on school-managed devices and accounts. First, the GoGuardian Parent app provides an overview of your children's online activity on school-managed devices and accounts - this overview includes the apps, extensions, documents, and websites your student visited. Second, GoGuardian Parent provides you with an additional set of internet controls that you can set for out-of-school hours. GoGuardian Parent was created to help provide students with additional educational support and is a companion to our school's classroom engagement and internet filtering tools.
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Hinsdale South High School Registration

8th Grade Families - Submit initial registration information to District 86 via https://hinsdale86il.infinitecampus.org/campus/OLRLoginKiosk/hinsdale?configGroupID=3. Please submit soon to avoid missing important information about high school course selection.

D61 Wellness Committee

Did you have a chance to stop by the wellness table at parent-teacher conferences? If you did not receive our handouts including “Winter Wellness Tips” or “Ways to Stay Active Indoors” Please follow the links to view the information that was shared. If you are unable to access the information through the link, please reach out to wellness@darien61.org and a copy can be sent via email.

The Wellness Committee is committed to providing students, teachers, and families with wellness information that promotes a positive, happy, and healthy lifestyle. We have created a quick survey for families to provide feedback . This information will help the team provide more targeted information for families of Darien 61. The survey will be open until Winter Break. Thank you for your participation.


You can also follow us on Twitter @d61wellness for additional information. Stay Well :)

Advisory Lessons Next Week

6th Grade

Lesson 10: Responding to Online Bullying


In this week’s lesson, your child will use what they know about in-person bullying to compare it to online bullying. They’ll learn and apply different strategies for responding to online bullying in a safe and healthy way.


Tell your child your thoughts on how social media has changed since you were in school. Ask your child about their thoughts on the benefits and disadvantages of social media in the world today.

7th Grade

Lesson 10: The Effects of Sexual Harassment


In this week’s lesson, your child will learn about the effects of sexual harassment, and how to identify support resources available at school.


Help your child brainstorm a list of trusted adults at school who can help if they, or a peer, experiences sexual harassment. Remind them to report any incidents of harassment to you as soon as they can.

8th Grade

Lesson 6: My Future Self


In this week’s lesson, your child will imagine who they want to be in the future.


Ask your child what they want their life to look like in the future. What skills or abilities do they want to have? What qualities or values do they want to develop?

D61 Food Service

Parents! Remember the yearly meal application to qualify for free or reduced meals are

available on the Darien District website or at school offices. Questions for student meal

accounts and the application process please contact Lillie M. Lillie, Director of Food Service

At 630-869-6056 or email llillie@Darien61.org

2024 Washington DC Trip

Please see the attached information regarding the 2024 Washington DC Trip. There will be a virtual parent meeting on Tuesday, November 1st at 7:00 PM. Please see the attached flyer for more information and the meet link.

Class of 2024 Washington DC Info

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If you are interested in supporting our teachers, students, and school, please consider joining the EJH PTA. We’re a much smaller organization that the PTA at the grade schools, and every little bit counts.

Please visit our webpage to join or donate (or both!). We’d love to have you.



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Athletics and Activities

EJH 8 to 18

We have some exciting news!!! We are transitioning to the 8 to 18 platform for athletics at EJH.

If your child is interested in playing a sport at EJH please create an 8 to 18 account. This is mandatory to try out for a sport at EJH.

It is easy to set up an account. Directions are attached to this email. Start by going to https://eisenhowerjh.8to18.com/ Your 8 to 18 account will go with you to the high school.

Currently, boys basketball and wrestling are open. When it comes closer to a season (example: January girls volleyball will be open) we will communicate with you to sign your child up for the sport. If your child ran cross country or is on girls basketball or cheerleading still sign up for an account. Again, it is mandatory for all athletes to have an 8 to 18 account to try out in the future.

Visit our new website: https://il.8to18.com/eisenhowerjh/home

8to18 Instructions

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EJH Sports Boosters

The EJH Sports Boosters is made up of volunteer parents and staff trying to make a difference for our school, our athletes, and our community. We work with all coaches in the athletic department to fulfill requests for improvements to equipment, facilities, tournaments, and more with various events and fundraisers throughout the year. Being a member, you allow for more opportunities for the student athletes and the athletic programs here at EJH.

Join the EJH Sports Boosters today, as our membership drive is the most important fundraiser that we have. Support our athletes, become a volunteer, and help us make a difference.

Become a member TODAY!

Click HERE, print and turn in the membership form to the office - t-shirt included!

Follow EJH Sports Boosters on Facebook

Check out the Sports Boosters webpage

Contact ejhsportsboosters@gmail.com for more information or if you have any questions.

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