Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter Nov. 8 2019

Registration Open for Clubs and Activities

Daniel Wright offers over 25 clubs and activities in which students are encouraged to participate. Some extracurricular activities are competitive in nature and require students to tryout for the club. Other activities are meant for student enrichment and are open to all students depending on space.

Registration opened this week. Please register on the RevTrak Web Store. For descriptions of the classes, please read the school's news bulletin. Classes begin in January.

Canned Food Drive

Please consider donating canned foods to the Wright Way Club's We CAN Gobble Up Hunger Food Drive. The club is donating the food items to the Vernon Township Food Pantry on Friday, Nov. 15. For requested food items, please consult the club's flyer.

2020-2021 Calendar Available

The D103 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 school calendar at a recent meeting.

  • Due to construction scheduled for Daniel Wright, the first day of school for students will be Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.

  • School will end on Friday, June 4, 2021, if no emergency days are used.

  • Winter Break is set for Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, through Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.

  • Spring Break is set for Monday, March 22 through Friday, March 26, 2021.

For all other scheduled days off, please refer to the D103 Calendar 2020-2021 at a Glance.


  • AMC 10 Exam is being offered at DW. Please see the school's news bulletin for details.

  • Daniel Wright is seeking veterans who are willing to speak to small groups of students about their experience of serving in the military. The event will take place on Monday, Nov. 11. Please reach out to Kristine Rickert at krickert@d103.org if you have someone in mind.

Join Us in Honoring Our School Board

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 is joining communities throughout the state to say "thank you" to local school board members on Nov. 15, 2019. Our seven board members share the vision of educational leadership in D103.

At the regular meeting of the Board of Education beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Daniel Wright, District 103 will publicly recognize the efforts of its Board members and show appreciation for their dedicated service to its students and community. Please join District 103 in thanking the Board of Education:

  • Anne van Gerven, President, resides in Lincolnshire, serving since 2013

  • Kate Harper, Vice President, resides in Lincolnshire, serving since 2013

  • Malathy Dwaraknath, board member, resides in Vernon Hills, serving since 2015

  • Marissa Grossenbach, board member, resides in Lincolnshire, serving since 2017

  • Rana Hashemi-Haeri, board member, resides in Lincolnshire, serving since 2019

  • Michael Odongo, board member, resides in Buffalo Grove, serving since 2017

  • Liang Yang, board member, resides in Vernon Hills, serving since 2017


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