Sprague School students are living the Wildcat Way and in first-grade students practiced kindness by painting rocks pretty colors and designs and hiding them around the school for other students to discover. Teachers Jennifer Vander Pas and Jennifer Larsen show how students practiced kindness in this brief video. You can also find pictures of the students' kindness activity in Sprague's Google folder.
ASA Registration Opens Tonight
Sprague School is offering two After School Activity classes beginning Wednesday, Oct. 5, through Thursday, Nov. 10. ASA registration opens at 6:30 p.m. Today, Sept. 22.
Vision and Hearing Screenings
Vision and hearing screenings will be starting in your child’s school. We send out this courtesy reminder yearly, no action needs to be taken unless you are filing a religious exemption to decline a vision and hearing screening. To review the state mandates we follow, please review the vision and hearing notice.
Student Drop Off & Pick Up Reminder
Please stay in the vehicle/car line if you are dropping off or picking up a student at school. Parking is limited around Sprague and vehicles parked in front of the school are limiting traffic and bus movement. We appreciate your cooperation.
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 25-27), and the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur (Oct. 4-5), are two of the most important holidays for our Jewish families. District 103 wishes our Jewish families a very Happy New Year! You may find these short clips on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur useful if you would like to learn more about the High Holiday season.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated (Oct. 23-27). The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that are lit outside homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. We wish all of our families who celebrate this holiday happiness and prosperity.
We understand students will be absent on religious holidays of all faiths throughout the year, and we know how important it is for us to support our students as they practice their faith. Please refer to our procedure, Homework Procedures and Religious Holidays, that District 103 uses to guide students during their absence.
Please notify your child's school in advance of a planned absence using the following methods:
Sprague: 847-945-6686 or Ls_attendance@d103.org
Half Day: 847-634-1484 or Hd_attendance@d103.org
Daniel Wright: 847-604-5280 or DW_attendance@d103.org
District 103 is committed to being flexible to ensure all of our students can practice their faith and feel supported. Thank you for partnering with us as we raise our Leaders in Learning.
All the best,
Scott Warren, Ed.D
Superintendent of D103 Schools
Educational Technology Appreciation Day
Please take a moment to celebrate all the ‘techies’ in your school who are behind the scenes making sure your classrooms run smoothly with educational apps installed, devices operating, high speed internet connectivity, and so much more.
The celebration on September 23 includes a wide range of hardworking professionals such as technology specialists, network administrators, webmasters, data managers, technology coaches, administrators, and others. You might quickly think of all the professionals who help facilitate your teaching and your students’ learning. Showing them how much they matter is the purpose of Educational Technology Appreciation Day.
Education Technology Appreciation Day is important because our technology teams play a critical role in providing rich learning opportunities for our students. Long hours of work and planning go into the set up and maintenance of networks, hardware, software, and other elements necessary for digital learning. The establishment of a day honoring technology staff communicates our appreciation of their efforts and their importance in our schools.
“Please join me in celebrating our creative and innovative Instructional Technology Team members who dedicate their time to supporting so many different stakeholders each and every day. This team tirelessly looks for ways to better support the systems and people that make up the incredibly special learning and working environments within D103,” said Craig Chatham, Director of Technology and Assessment.
Join the Team in D103
D103 is looking for highly motivated and caring individuals to join our team! We have openings for teachers, office staff, associates, bus drivers, and before and after school care. Part time and full time positions are available. Benefits include health insurance, paid sick and personal days, and participation in the retirement pension system. Open positions can be found on our district employment website. Come join the D103 team and apply today!
Improved Lunch Menus
Quest has updated the lunch menus on the FD MealPlanner platform so they are easier for parents to view.
Please check your child's Quest lunch balance through the MySchoolBucks platform. Turn on the auto replenish option so your child's account doesn't go into a negative balance. Families may also sign up for low balance alert emails, which lets them know when they need to replenish a lunch account.
Stevenson High School offers a cheerleading clinic for grades kindergarten through eighth from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.
- Principal Ann Hofmeier
- Assistant Principal Jennifer Arroyo