Weekly Warrior

for the week of January 17, 2022

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Mission Statement

"Inspiring a community of learners to believe in themselves and achieve their potential"

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Important Dates Coming Up

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day [No School] - Monday, January 17, 2022

Teacher Institute Day [No Student Attendance] - Tuesday, January 18, 2022

ACCESS TESTING Continues - Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Board of Education Meeting - Wednesday, January 19 - 7:00 PM [Sundling]

Algebra 8 and Geometry (Benchmark Test) - Staring Week of January 24, 2022

Spirit Days

  • Friday, Jan 21, 2022- Mismatch day [wear as many styles as you can]
  • Friday, Jan 28, 2022- Winston Spirit

Welcome, Dr. Sherman!

Due to Mr. Da Costa being out recovering from arm fracture surgery and Mr. Olson being out on paternity leave, we have some temporarty administration changes.

We are very proud to share that Mr. Tomas Reyes will be working as the acting principal of WCJH. He will be joined by Dr. David Sherman, as the interim assistant principal. Dr. Sherman holds a Doctorate of Education in Administration and Supervision from Loyola University and has over 20 experience as a building administrator. He retired from the Deerfield Public School in June, 2020 where he was a principal for 15 years. Before that he was a principal in Elmhurst and an assistant principal in Wilmette.

Dr. Sherman will be starting on Thursday, January 20. Please give him a warm Winston Family welcome.


Beginning January 11th, students and teachers in District 15 and across Illinois are asked to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey gathers data related to five indicators that can be targeted to improve important student outcomes, including attendance and state test score gains. The 5Essentials Survey asks questions about:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

All District 15 teachers and 4th through 8th grade students will be asked to take this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if at least 50% of the teachers and students complete the survey. If at least 20 percent of parents from your child’s school complete this survey, a parent supplement will also be generated for the school and is an important source of information from parents.

Your identity and survey responses are completely confidential. The school does not have access to individual survey responses and cannot connect any survey responses to you or your child.

In District 15 the Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers will be conducted from January 11 to March 11, 2022 You may take the survey between these dates by visiting https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ and selecting the appropriate survey to begin.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit https://www.isbe.net/Pages/5Essentials-Survey.aspx.

We need your help during drop-off and pick-up

As we wait for the new 3 tier bussing and winter tempetures and weather continue to remind us why we love to live in Chicagoland during the summer months, more cars will be coming to school to drop-off and pick-up students. This is causing more than usual congestion. In order to ensure the safety of our students and families, and working towards making drop-off and pick-up more efficient, please read the following:

  • During school hours, the speed limit around the school drops to 20mph.
  • Please do not use cellphones or other hand held devices.
  • Remind your student that you love them and wish them well, but please keep the line moving.
  • Students should ALWAYS exit a car on the passenger side.
  • Students need to be exremely alert of traffic as they cross the street, and follow crossing guidelines.
  • Please be patient as cars are stopping frequently to drop off students.
  • Only enter the parking lot off Babcock Dr if you need to park, otherwise use all designated drop-off locations.

Please think of the safety of all of our students and families during these times of the day.

Warriors Wear Masks

Per Governor Pritzker's Executive Order, all students, staff and visitors at any K-12 schools in the State of Illinois are required to wear masks.

Chromebook Reminders

Students should be charging their Chromebooks nightly. We encourage familes to create a system that everynight at a certain hour, the student puts their Chromebook to charge as they pack their backpack for the following day.

Reporting an Absence

If your student will be absent for any reason, please give us a call on the attendance line.


Here to Serve You!

We want to make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed. The Winston Campus Jr. High Office is open starting at 7:00AM - 3:30PM. Additionally, our Administrators are available via phone and e-mail. We are here to serve you, so please do not hesitate to reach out!

Martin Da Costa - Principal

(847) 963-7405 dacostam@ccsd15.net

Tomas Reyes - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7404 reyest@ccsd15.net

John "Jack" Olson - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7423 olsonj@ccsd15.net

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