The Mather Memo
Message from the Principal
At Mather, there is so much to look forward to. While the hard work in our classes continues, new and additional opportunities for students to engage outside of the classroom are happening, too. Whether you choose a club to participate in virtually or want to get outside and join one of our spring sports (which are opening up), there are opportunities for you. One of note recently, our Black Student Union (BSU) led a powerful conversation on the impact of black heroes both past and present. I am proud of the leadership shown by our students and look forward to the future impact this group will have on our school and our community. This is just one example of the many opportunities to be involved and make Mather Matter to you! See the messages below for ways to get involved!
Keep up the great work! The second semester will be a busy one - make every day count.
There's still snow on the ground but summer is right around the corner. Check out our SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES including jobs, internships, virtual camps, opportunities to earn college credit and more!
Do you need to reach out to a counselor? Contact our Counseling Clerk who will get you in contact with them today! Ms. Khan: firstname.lastname@example.org or 773/534-2350
Dates to Remember:
March 12: Progress Reports will be mailed out
March 12: Ranger Day
March 19: Senior Photo Retakes
March 26: Ranger Day
March 29 - April 2: Spring Break
April 13: SAT Exam - (All 11th graders, and 12th graders who have not taken the school-based exam)* Graduation Requirement
April 5 - May 25 - ACCESS Testing (English Language Learners)
April 15: Quarter 3 ends
April 22: Spring Report Card PIck-up
Where oh where will our seniors go next?
Athletics Are Happening At Mather! How to make sure you can play!
If you're interested in playing sports during our spring (starts in March) and summer (starts in April) season please continue to read this important information. Understanding that Winter Sports are just starting, the Spring Sports Season is supposed to start the first week of March. The IHSA (Illinois High School Association) has set the start date for Boys Soccer for March 1, Football for March 3, and Girls Volleyball for March 8th. With that being said, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Illinois Department Of Public Health (IDPH) will still need to approve an appropriate starting date for CPS.
If you anticipate playing a sport at Mather you will need to accomplish 2 important tasks in the next few days. Both of these tasks need to be completed before athletes can participate in practices.
1. Register on Mathers Registration for all the sports your student desires to participate in (once the link is clicked, click Registration at the top of the page). This allows us to make sure that we communicate sport-specific information with those registered for that sport. Please see this video if you need help with the registration process.
2. Before a student can participate, we need medical clearance that the student can participate. This form is a Sports Physical After registering in Step 1, you should receive a document which is the common IHSA Sports Physical document. Take this form to a doctor's office or clinic when you schedule an appointment with the student's physician. In the event that you cannot get a physical scheduled prior to the start of the desired sport, you can visit a Minute Clinic, Walgreens , and Physicians Immediate Care which are all located within a few blocks of Mather. For a small fee, they will do a Sports Physical on-site for your student. You can also contact Heartland Alliance to schedule an appointment
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ken LeComte at email@example.com
Are you experiencing a technical challenge?
Are you having a password issue? Did your Chromebook break? Check out the links on your Google Classroom "Class of" page and we will help you out!
Do you still need a Chromebook for your student to log into their classes? There is a link on the "Class of" page as well! Students can access this page and add parents!
Martial Arts Club
Black Student Union
African Heritage Club
Student Voice Committee
And SO SO MUCH MORE!
Make sure you check us out this Friday, March 12