Leyden Pride

September 26, 2022

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Important Dates

Sept 26-30 Homecoming Week

Oct 10 No School

Oct 17 No School

Oct 18 Parent/Teacher Conferences

Oct 22 Make a Difference Day

Nov 8 Election Day, No School

Nov 23-25 No School

Dec 21 Last day of Semester

Dec 22 Jan 8 Winter Break

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Homecoming 2022 - Trip Down Memory Lane

Sept 29 - Pep Rally West Leyden Field House 6PM

Sept 30 - Football Games on Triton's Campus 7PM

Oct 1 - Homecoming 2022 East Leyden Commons 7- 10PM

  • $15 per person, guest forms required
  • Tickets on sale during the lunch periods (9/26-9/30)
  • Formal dress encouraged

Spirit Days

Monday (9/26)

East: Decades Day (Freshmen: 1920s; Sophomores: 1950s; Juniors: 1970s; Seniors: 2000s)

West: Movie Monday (dress like your favorite movie star)

Tuesday (9/27)

Twin Day

East & West

Wednesday (9/28)

East: Teen Beach Day: Bikers v. Surfers

West: Superhero Day

Thursday (9/29)

East: Adam Sandler Day

West: ThrowBack Thursday (Decades Day)

Friday (9/30)

Blue and Gold

East & West

Parent Teacher Conferences - October 18

First Semester Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Tuesday, October 18. To best fit the needs and preferences of our families, Leyden will be offering virtual conferences from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and in-person, on campus conferences from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Upon request, translators will be available for both virtual and in-person conferences. More details will be coming in the weeks ahead on the process for registration, but for now, mark your calendars!

Leyden hosts financial aid workshops

October 5 at West, 6 p.m.

October 12 at East, 6 p.m.

Applying for college financial aid is a graduation requirement and the process for families begins October 1. To receive federal financial aid, a student must be a citizen or eligible non-citizen of the United States with a valid social security number. To begin the process, visit studentaid.gov or the Leyden website (EAST) (WEST) for additional information, or attend one of the upcoming workshops for direct assistance.

Monthly community job fair for students

Leyden High Schools is hosting a series of job fairs for local employers needing to hire. Many companies are struggling to find individuals to fill hundreds of vacancies in companies across the area. To help address this problem, Leyden High School job fairs will be in-person events for high school aged candidates looking for job opportunities.


Wednesdays, monthly throughout the school year, 2:40 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • October 19 (West)

  • November 16 (East)

  • December 14 (West)

  • January 25 (East)

  • February 22 (West)

  • March 22 (East)

  • April 19 (West)

Attention local businesses interested in hiring students:

This event is free for all business and community participants. Interested companies must RSVP to participate. Reserving a booth is easy! LINK: registration form

Businesses that are unable to attend but would still like to share job opportunities with students via Leydens Online Jobs Board at www.LeydenJobs.com may do so by sending the info to BMcGee@leyden212.org. Please note if the position requires special skills, or language proficiencies.

For additional information, please contact Frank Holthouse, Director of Careers, at 847-451-3031 or email fholthouse@leyden212.org.

Leyden hosts vaccine clinic

On October 17, Leyden will host a community clinic offering vaccines for COVID-19 (boosters), Pneumonia, Tdap, Flu and Shingles. The clinic will be open 2 - 6 p.m. at West Leyden located at 1000 Wolf Road in Northlake and is open to all residents regardless of insurance or immigration status. Reservations are encouraged and available online. Link: Schedule Appointment

The curtain set to rise on fall play

Starting October 14, something odd will be happening on the West Leyden stage! The Odd Couple, both the female and male versions, runs October 14-15 (male version) and 21-22 (female version), in the West Leyden auditorium. Neil Simon’s hilarious play features two mismatched roommates and all of the funnies that go along with it! Tickets cost $2 for students and $3 for adults and are available online through the Leyden website link.

Cast includes: (Male Version) Daniela Castro, Armani Gennell, Korneliusz Kopera, Sonya Morales, Jairo Reina Perez, Oliver Prus, Dylan Ramirez and Alexander Suryovch; (Female Version) Mari Alvarez, Kathy De Jesus, Luna Diaz, Gianna Figueroa, Mia Herrera, Kaya Kozlowski, Des Morad and Roy Torres.

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Mrs. O’Connor and Mr. Russotto have been named Leader Teachers by Uncharted Learning for their work with the Leyden incubator program.

12 community business came out to recruit and hire Leyden students at the monthly job fair.

Huge shout out to Shavaughne Loiacano and Sean Keen (East Class of '98) for participating in our first IncubatorEDU Expert Round Table Discussion.

A young Eagles golf squad placed 5th at the WSC Gold Division Meet. On to IHSA Regional this week!

In the News

Eddie Biondo Fall Fest offers parades, pumpkins

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