Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - June 4, 2021

Color War Parade & Fun Run Wraps Up School year

Color War, a three-month social emotional learning experience for remote and in-person students, wrapped up its spirit competition with a parade and fun run. The Color War program brought remote and in-person students together to build community and to work together to make 2021 unforgettable in a good way. Enjoy the Color War pictures posted on our Facebook page.

Congratulations Graduates

There were 242 students who were promoted to high school in a ceremony this week at SHS. Check out some of the preparation and excitement of the graduates on the school's Facebook page. Watch the graduates cross the stage in these pictures on Facebook. Watch the recorded graduation ceremony on our YouTube Channel. Congratulations to the following individuals for winning the following awards:
  • American Legion Award - Morgan Cohen and Aidan Bardic

  • Daughters of the American Revolution Award - Tej Kosaraju

  • Learning Fund Foundation Dawn Anderson Scholarship - Vedanti Joshi

  • Learning Fund Foundation Dr. Oscar Bedrosian Scholarship - Michael Kim

  • PTO Dawn Anderson Volunteer Angel Award - Teresa Hansen

  • PTO Dr. Oscar Bedrosian Student Award - Andrew Wolf

For more about the award winners please watch the video where the presenters explain why these individuals won the awards.

Check PowerSchool for Grades

Check Unified Classroom PowerSchool sometime today, June 4, where you will find final student grades. TeacherEase updates families along the way on how a student is progressing in a given subject matter. For questions about TeacherEase, please reach out to DW_FamilyTechSupport@d103.org for assistance with logon issues. For questions regarding assignments, please email the teacher directly.

Enjoy Final Choir Performances

The Daniel Wright Choir finished the season with spectacular Zoom performances. Enjoy their music here:

Happy Pride Month

Here at D103, we strive to affirm and celebrate diversity in our community, including our LGBTQ students, their families and our staff. June is LGBTQ Pride Month across the globe. To celebrate, Sunday, June 6, Daniel Wright and D103 will be hosting a stop in the Buffalo Grove Pride Parade at 111 Barclay Boulevard, Lincolnshire. The Free 2 Be club will be working the stop to help celebrate diversity in our community and our LGBTQ students and staff. Families are encouraged to drive through the parade on Sunday from 12-3pm. See the Pride Project for more details!

Pick Up Medication from School Nurse

Parents are reminded to pick up their child's medication by the end of the school year or it will be safely disposed of by June 22, 2021. Those students who are attending summer school can have keep their medication at Daniel Wright once the parent notifies the nurse's office by calling 847-295-1560 or emailing mpastori@d103.org. Parents must pick up their medication at the end of summer school.

Claim Lost and Found Items

If your student did not attend the last days of school and did not clean out his/her classroom space, please be sure to visit the DW Front Office Vestibule Area. ** IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL items remaining will be disposed of or donated on July 1.**

District 103 News

Sign Up for Free Summer Lunches

Please fill out this Google interest form if you would like to pick up meals for your D103 child(ren) during the Summer 2021.

Meals include breakfast and lunch. Pick up will take place from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Mondays, D103 Transportation Department, 1370 Riverwoods Rd., Lincolnshire (located to the south of Daniel Wright Junior High School). Families will receive seven lunches and seven breakfasts per child. Meals will be handed out June 7 through August 2.

There is no charge for these meals.

Communications Survey

Reaching an entire school community in today's digital and mobile world requires planning. As a district, we are examining what the best methods are to connect with families, and the feedback we receive from this D103 Communication Survey will help us as we work to update our District 103 communication guidelines.

The anonymous survey is divided into two parts: School and District. If you have children in multiple schools, we ask that you please take a separate survey for each school so we can accurately distribute the results. Please only complete the district section once. It should take between 5-10 minutes to complete.

Brief Survey about Pandemic School Year

Please take a moment to provide feedback to the district about teaching and learning during COVID-19 by completing this survey. This survey should be completed separately for each child enrolled in District 103. Results from this survey will be used in creating goals for the 2021-2022 school year. Please complete the survey by Thursday, June 10.

We're Hiring Teacher Associates for Fall

Teacher Associates for the 2021-2022 school year are needed for D103 schools! Apply on our employment website page. Salary and qualifications can be found in this e-notice.

Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board meeting will occur on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The notice and agenda can be found on the District 103 Board meeting website page.

Partnership News

Order School Supplies Without Leaving Your Home

The D103 PTO makes ordering school supplies super easy.

  1. Place your order
  2. Receive supplies sent to your home

This year, our vendor, 1st Day School Supplies, will assist parents in purchasing the exact supplies needed for the upcoming school year without the RISK of shopping in a store or experiencing a shortage of branded products. 1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, they have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands.

Please Note:

  1. The school supplies are grouped by school zip code. When you type 60069, you will see Stevenson High School on the list with the D103 schools.
  2. Remember to choose school supplies based on your child's incoming grade in the fall of 2021.
  3. The last day to order a school supply kit is Wednesday, July 1, 2021.
  4. School Supplies will be delivered to your home before students meet their teacher in August.
  5. A portion of the sales goes toward PTO programs, which directly benefits your child.
  6. Questions? Email Tika Harli at tika.harli@gmail.com

Community News

4th of July Festivities

Lincolnshire takes back summer with a 4th of July celebration.

Lincolnshire Art Festival

Plan to visit the 23rd Annual Lincolnshire Art Festival at the Village Green (100 Village Green Drive) on June 5 and 6. Art Festival hours on both days are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free admission and on-site parking. Advanced reservations are encouraged and the State of Illinois safety guidelines must be followed. Visit the event website for more information and reserve your time slot today.

Vaccine Clinics for Ages 12 and Older

D103 is pleased to announce that there are several nearby clinics offering vaccines to children ages 12 and older.

There are COVID-19 vaccines available at PediaTrust for 12-years-old and older community members. Their vaccination site is located at 2215 Sanders Road, Northbrook.

Appointments can be made at the Lake County Fairgrounds through the AllVax system, or at the Round Lake site through Curative. Questions regarding these sites can be answered at 847-377-8130 or email allvax@lakecountyil.gov.

Summer Coding

Illinois chapter of Codivate is dedicated to helping students improve their computational thinking and practical programming skills through free virtual classes.

Daniel Wright Junior High School

Principal Michelle Blackley

Assistant Principal Nina Nusbaum

Assistant Principal Melody Littlefair