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Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - May 21, 2021

Upcoming Events

School Board Recognizes Students

The D103 School Board at its meeting this week recognized the student and coach achievements of the following teams: History Bee and Geography Bee, MATHCOUNTS, Scholastic Bowl Team, Science Bowl Team, and Science Olympiad Team. The Science Olympiad will compete over the weekend in a virtual Science Olympiad Tournament. Congratulate and cheer the team on by watching this virtual video parade. Please review the DW Student Achievement Recognition e-notice of teams who competed this year at their highest level.

Testing Expectations

Please review the Daniel Wright testing expectations for the upcoming week, May 24-28 ~ https://www.smore.com/8p1h5 ~.

Bring Water Bottles to School

As the weather is getting warmer please remind your student to bring their own water bottle from home. Daniel Wright does NOT supply individual bottles of water. There are filtered refillable water bottle stations throughout the school. Label your personal water bottles with your student's name on it so it does not get lost.

iPad Collection

All students who are not attending summer school are expected to return their school-issued iPad. iPads should include the iPad and full case (back cover, rubber siding and keyboard).

  • Friday, May 28: Eighth-grade iPads are due along with charger and cord
  • Friday, June 4: Sixth- and seventh-grade iPads are due
  • There is a collection box in the vestibule next to the front office for devices.


We collect iPads at the end of the school year to assure that they are updated and in good working condition for the next school year. Summer school students will turn their iPads in at the end of June. Please fill put a note on the iPad if you have a concern about the device.

SHS Art Fair

Please visit the Stevenson High School Virtual Consortium Art Show to view some of our students amazing artwork now through Monday, May 31. While this year is quite different from years previous, this year’s virtual event reflects the continued commitment to showcasing our students’ artistic growth and achievements! Daniel Wright has the artwork of over 100 students highlighted and each classroom has a student representing the wonderful talent at our school. Please visit the SHS website to read about the 41st annual Consortium Art Show. I hope you get a chance to check out the AMAZING artwork Daniel Wright students created! There is so much talent, and I congratulate the students on this well-earned honor!

Pick Up Medication from School Nurse

Parents are reminded to pick up their child's medication by the end of the school year or it will be safely disposed of by June 22, 2021. Those students who are attending summer school can have keep their medication at Daniel Wright once the parent notifies the nurse's office by calling 847-295-1560 or emailing mpastori@d103.org. Parents must pick up their medication at the end of summer school.

Claim Lost and Found Items

If your student did not attend the last days of school and did not clean out his/her classroom space, please be sure to visit the DW Front Office Vestibule Area. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL items remaining will be disposed of or donated on July 1.**

Musical, Road Trip

DW's virtual musical, Road Trip, will be streamed as a YouTube premiere on Matthew Clark’s YouTube channel. The musical revue uses songs from other musicals and popular genres and weaves them together into a new story. With guidance from the directors, the script was written entirely by students! The Live Premiere on YouTube begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 22. The performance will be available permanently beginning June 1.

Wright Way Club Fundraiser

Support the Wright Way Club Lemons of Love fundraiser by purchasing Leider Greenhouses gift cards. Twenty percent of your proceeds will go toward a donation to Lemons of Love.


Lemons of Love is an organization focused on supporting anyone impacted by cancer. They deliver chemo care packages, provide programs, and make moments for anyone impacted by cancer.


The fundraiser runs through Friday, May 28. Please purchase the Leider Greenhouses, 1625 Leider Ln, Buffalo Grove, gift cards in the school's RevTrak Web Store.

Returning Library Books

  • Friday, May 21: All books checked out by eighth-graders need to be returned to Daniel Wright

  • Wednesday, May 26: Students in Grades 6 and 7 should return all print books to DW

  • Monday, May 24 to Friday, May 28: All remote students may return books during in person testing

Yearbooks for Sale

Yearbooks can still be purchased through the school office. Please bring either $25 exact cash or a check made payable to School District 103. There is typically a yearbook signing at the close of the school year.

District 103 News

Board Recognizes Retirees and Years of Service

The D103 Board of Education honored three educators who have spent a portion of their lives teaching and serving our children.

  • Daniel Wright Technology Specialist Ann Blomberg will retire after 25 years in District 103

  • Daniel Wright Secretary Janet Lyman will retire after 24 years in District 103

  • Sprague First-Grade Teacher Helen Friedli will retire after 9 years in District 103


Read their stories in a recent e-notice that went out this week along with other staff recognized for their years of service.

Vaccine Clinics for Ages 12 and Older

D103 is pleased to announce that there are several nearby clinics offering vaccines to children ages 12 and older.


There are COVID-19 vaccines available at PediaTrust for 12-years-old and older community members. Their vaccination site is located at 2215 Sanders Road, Northbrook.


Parents of 12-15-year-olds can schedule their child's vaccine at the Patty Turner Center in Deerfield on May 17, 20, and 24. Appointments can be scheduled at ~ https://tinyurl.com/VAX1215 ~.


Appointments can be made at the Lake County Fairgrounds through the AllVax system, or at the Round Lake site through Curative. Questions regarding these sites can be answered at 847-377-8130 or email allvax@lakecountyil.gov.


The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be available during a COVID-19 Student/Family/Staff Vaccination Clinic on Sunday, May 23, at Daniel Wright. For more about the D103 clinic, please read the D103 e-notice that was emailed to families.

Returning Student Registration is Underway

Returning student registration for preschool through seventh-grade is now underway. (Students entering kindergarten need not register.) Please register through Unified Classroom. Please visit the D103 Registration website page for necessary documents and for fax cover sheets.

Partnership News

Run for D103

The D103 PTO happily reported that it raised $13,115 from its recent Run for D103 Virtual 5K fundraiser. The money is being earmarked for Half Day School's stage lighting project. Please check out some of the fundraising participants on our Facebook page.

Volunteers Needed for Color War Events

Volunteers are needed for the Color War Parade and Fun Run on Tuesday, June 1. If you can help out, please sign up on our MembershipToolkit.


If you have any questions about the event, email Cristina López-Tapia at crimlopez@gmail.com and/or Teresa Hansen at agent00t@aol.com.

PTO Pool Party

The D103 PTO is hosting a pool party for the DW Class of 2021 from 12-3 p.m. Thursday, June 3, Lincolnshire Swim Club, 2 Yorkshire Drive, Lincolnshire. Please register by Friday, May 28. For more about the pool party, please visit the DW Class of 2021 website.

Community News

Athletic Camps

Carmel High School offers athletic camps for grades kindergarten through high school.

Daniel Wright Junior High School

Principal Michelle Blackley

Assistant Principal Nina Nusbaum

Assistant Principal Melody Littlefair