Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - March 13, 2020

Celebrate DW

The Daniel Wright Diversity Committee invites parents and students to share their cultural diversity in music, dance, art, games and more during Celebrate DW from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 22. If you would like to participate in our celebration, please complete our Community Participation Interest Form.

Summer School Registration Closes Next Week

D103 Summer School registration closes Friday, March 20. Summer School offers Enrichment and Intervention Summer School courses at Half Day School for students currently in grades K-7. Be prepared to register by reviewing the Course Descriptions for information about course offerings or view the Summer School Schedule. Please note: Cooking K-2 and Cooking 5-7 have been canceled.

Spring Sports Set to Begin

Track and Field sign up begins the first week of March. Students should see their gym or health teacher to sign up. Please visit the RevTrack Web Store to pay. The fee must be paid by April 6 in order to participate.

Sixth-Grade Dental Forms Due

Illinois law states all children in kindergarten, second, and sixth grade must have a dental examination on file with their school by May 15. Please download the dental form from the Illinois Department of Health website. For assistance with dental exams, please visit the Lake County Department of Health.

Register Now for Spring ASAs

Spring After School Activities registration is now open and closes at 8 p.m. March 17. Please register on the RevTrak Web Store for these classes. Classes begin in early April. Clubs include Art Club, Book Cafe, Fiber Arts, Flute Choir, History Club, Improvisation, Rubik’s Cube, Special Olympics, and Steam Club.

Parent Volunteers Needed

The PTO is seeking volunteers to help with the DW After Dark event on April 3. After Dark needs volunteers to help in the different activities that will be planned after school. Sign up through the PTO Memershiptoolkit website.

Run for D103

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Run for D103 5K Run/Walk. This PTO sponsored event will be held at Daniel Wright Junior High School on Saturday, May 9, at 8 a.m. Not a runner but looking to volunteer? The 5K Run/Walk Committee could use your help. Choose from over 50 opportunities and find the one that works best for you.

This annual event is a marquee fundraiser that D103 students and families look forward to every year. It has become known in the community as a fun, family race event hosting over 600 runners and attendees.

With a focus on health and fitness, entertainment, and education, over the past five years, the event has funded approximately $150,000 for D103 schools recreational sports fields, playgrounds and most recently the PTO helped fund the replacement of the existing "spine out" book shelving at the Sprague Elementary library with an innovative "face out" shelving system. This year, all proceeds raised from the event will go toward equipping the brand new STEM Lab currently under construction at Daniel Wright.



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Principal Michelle Blackley

Assistant Principal Thomas Herion

Assistant Principal Melody Littlefair