Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - March 12, 2021
Creative Colorful Masks
Mix It Up Day
Mix It Up Day on Wednesday, March 17. Remote students are asked to share an email with their parents detailing supplies they will need for the Mix It Up Day activities that they will do with their classes during the day. In-person learners will do the activities at school during the day.
In an effort to keep students and teachers connected during the Mix It Up activity, students are assigned to new Zoom groups based on an interest survey. In their Mix It Up sessions, students will complete a craft project, play a game or learn about a special topic. Students were informed of their session on March 10, giving them ample time to gather regular school supplies. Daniel Wright provides special supplies to remote students during supply pick up and in-person students during the Mix It Up session.
"We look forward to the Mix It Up time as a chance to socialize outside the class pods. Daniel Wright fosters the Wright Way in a myriad of settings to help students Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Positive in and out of the classroom," said Erinn Vincent, an SEL curriculum chair with Alissa Lyman.
ASA Registration Closes Next Week
Registration for the spring sports and activities closes on Tuesday, March 16. Please use the RevTrak Web Store platform to register for all programs listed here. Programs do fill up and are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. The clubs are open to all Daniel Wright students. Classes begin the week of April 5 and run for six weeks.
T-Shirt Orders Due Next Week
Find your updated Class of 2021 news on a website created for eighth-grade graduates.
What We Need
- Baby Picture (age 0-1). One picture, one face is all we need.
- Kindergarten School Picture. We will be showing each student's Kindergarten and 8th grade pictures at the graduation ceremony.
- Any Group Pictures you have of the students through the years. From the first days of Kindergarten through the last days of DW... any group pictures! Think class Halloween pictures, band concerts, sports pictures, etc.
- If Your Student Did Not Take An Eighth-Grade School Pickture we will need a current picture of your student in a pose resembling a typical school picture on a plain background. If your student took an eighth-grade school picture, no action is necessary as we will obtain it from the school.
How To Submit Photos
To help us stay organized, please name your pictures with your child's first and last names. And then please submit your pictures using the following links:
- Baby Picture
- Kindergarten Picture
- Group Pictures
- Eighth-Grade Picture (if your child didn't take a school picture at DW this year)
**IMPORTANT: Please save your photos with the name of your child. If will help us stay organized!
Please submit these pictures by April 2. The earlier the better!
Please join fellow eighth-grade Daniel Wright students and their parents at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, for an informative health event that will cover relevant topics such as:
- Friendships and Romances: Building the Foundation for Healthy Adolescent Relationships
- Managing Stress: How to Develop Your Emotional Toolbox for the Transition to High School
- What Parents Need to Know to Help Middle Schoolers be Healthy, Happy Students in their High School Community.
District 103 News
Summer School Registration Closes Soon
Please review D103 In-person Summer School offerings and remote summer school courses for students in grades K-7. For detailed information about summer school, please read the recent e-notice on summer school registration. Registration closes Friday, March 19 at 9:00 p.m. - No late requests to enroll will be allowed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Vision Screening Required
Students in the eighth-grade are mandated by the State of Illinois to have a vision screening. Please use this Google form to indicate whether you want your child to be screened or if you would like to defer the screening at this time.
Meet the BOE Candidates
Virtual 5K Run/Walk
D103 PTO's virtual 5K run/walk event is now open.
In order to keep our community safe and continue to raise funds for our school district, the D103 PTO will host its first ever (hopefully only) Run for D103 VIRTUAL 5K Run/Walk. Please visit the Run for D103 website to learn more about the event and register.
The D103 Learning Fund Foundation provides a scholarship opportunity for Daniel Wright eighth-graders. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying eighth–grader in memory of former parent Dawn Anderson.
The Dawn Anderson Scholarship was established in honor of Dawn Anderson who passed away in 2017. While her children progressed through the District 103 school system, Dawn followed them, volunteering for any and every school or teacher-based project available. Motivated by her love of children, Dawn continued volunteering after her children moved on in their education. To honor her legacy, the Learning Fund Foundation established the scholarship to recognize a D103 graduating eighth–grade student who displays a passion for volunteering and serving others. This $2,500 award must be used for education at a post–secondary school. For more information, please visit the Learning Fund Foundation's scholarship website page. The deadline to apply is Saturday, April 10, 2021. Please contact the foundation at email@example.com with questions.
Enrichment Summer School
The Center for Gifted offers in-person spring and summer classes in Long Grove and Elmhurst. Please visit the Center for Gifted website. Masks are required, social distancing is enforced, and hand sanitizer must be non-scented. All classes are a maximum of 10-12 children. Students need NOT be tested or identified as gifted, just eager to learn!
SHS Writing Club
SHS Hockey Clinics
Community Dialogue on Race
Women United (United Way) is offering a virtual event, "Community Dialogue on Race: Moving from Ideas to Action" from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7. Please register for this event.