Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - Feb 19, 2021
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School Calendar Changes
We would like to inform you of upcoming dates and changes to the DW Bell Schedule:
Early Dismissal for Students on Friday, Feb. 19 at 11:30 a.m. - DW Remote and In-person students will attend periods 1-4 DW February 19th 1/2 Day Bell Schedule
Early Dismissal for Students on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. - DW Remote and In-Person students will attend periods 5-10 DW February 24th 1/2 Day Bell Schedule
No School Thursday, Feb. 25 (virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences)
No School Friday, Feb. 26 (Teacher Institute Day)
No School Monday, March 1 (Casimir Pulaski Day)
Please visit the District 103 school calendar for updates on other holidays and teacher institute days when school is not in session. The D103 school calendar for the 2021-2022 school year is now available for your review.
Spring After School Activities
Registration for the spring sports and activities opens Monday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Please use the RevTrak Web Store platform to register for all programs listed here. Programs do fill up and are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. The clubs are open to all Daniel Wright students. Classes begin the week of April 5 and run for six weeks.
Clubs and Activities
- Art Club: Art Club is an enrichment opportunity for students to develop their art skills and create original artwork.
- Digital Audio Production: Are you interested in composing or mixing your own music? What about recording and editing a podcast? Students in Digital Audio Production will use digital audio workstations.
Fiber Arts Club: Fiber Arts is a workshop where students can learn a new skill in the fiber arts or practice skills they already possess. Fiber Arts includes but is not limited to: sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, felting, weaving, etc.
History Club: For students who enjoy all areas of history, this is a great opportunity to show off your knowledge!
- STEAM Club: The STEAM Club offers students the opportunity to learn about various STEAM topics such as biology, physics, and engineering, while engaging in hands-on projects and labs.
Dangers of Vaping
Catalyst Club is a leadership group dedicated to supporting and encouraging a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle for the youth in our community. Students from Daniel Wright work in partnership with Stevenson High School and other feeder middle schools to spread the word on healthy living.
This month, Catalyst Club focuses on the dangers of vaping. Stevenson members asked us to design a postcard for parents, to highlight our commitment to making good choices. Please take a moment to read the Catalyst postcard and discuss with your children. Our hope is that all Daniel Wright Warriors will commit to healthy choices.
Have you checked out the latest parent resource for reviewing Daniel Wright student assignment marks and homework completion? Shortly after school got underway in August, parents should have received an email from TeacherEase that explained how the platform works and how families can review homework assignments and grades. The email was sent to the primary parent contact as listed in Unified Classroom. Unified Classroom provides families with students’ final grades while 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.
Library Open to All Students
In-Person Book Checkout:
Please use this Google Form to request print books from the DW Library if you are an IN-PERSON DW student! Books will be delivered within 48 hours to your Advisory teacher. Please fill out the form completely, including your Advisory teacher's name AND room number.
Remote Learning Book Delivery:
Remote learning Daniel Wright students are able to receive DW library books delivered to their home! Thanks to a collaboration with the District 103 Transportation Department, students may use this Google Form to request up to three books at a time. The "DW Book Bus" will provide contactless delivery of requested materials to your front door on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Requests for a Tuesday delivery must be submitted by Sunday evening. Requests for a Thursday delivery must be submitted by Tuesday evening. Please return books to the school's main entrance or drop them off when picking up lunches.
Not sure what books we have? Search our Destiny catalog. From the DW Homepage (https://www.d103.org/Domain/10), select "Students" and "Destiny". Questions? Please contact Mrs. Otto, DW Librarian, at email@example.com or Library Assistant, Mrs. Walker, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions Due by Tuesday
Orphans of the Storm Fundraiser
Please donate newspapers and cloth towels to the box in the vestibule outside the DW front office. The Wright Way Club is collecting the items on behalf of Orphans of the Storm. Wright Way Club's fundraiser runs through Wednesday, Feb. 24. Orphans of the Storm goes through over 100 newspapers each day! Your support would greatly help out!!!
Other District 103 News
Fall Planning Survey
Your Opinion Counts
Parents, students, and teachers are invited to participate in giving feedback on school climate and learning conditions in District 103 through the state-administered, Illinois 5Essentials Survey.
This 20-minute survey is a great way for D103 parents to provide input into the five indicators from the survey that affect and predict school success:
This 5Essentials survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child's school. As a parent, this opportunity allows you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child's school.
The D103 Learning Fund Foundation provides a scholarship opportunity for Daniel Wright eighth-graders. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying eighth–grader in memory of former parent Dawn Anderson.
The Dawn Anderson Scholarship was established in honor of Dawn Anderson who passed away in 2017. While her children progressed through the District 103 school system, Dawn followed them, volunteering for any and every school or teacher-based project available. Motivated by her love of children, Dawn continued volunteering after her children moved on in their education. To honor her legacy, the Learning Fund Foundation established the scholarship to recognize a D103 graduating eighth–grade student who displays a passion for volunteering and serving others. This $2,500 award must be used for education at a post–secondary school. For more information, please visit the Learning Fund Foundation's scholarship website page. The deadline to apply is Saturday, April 10, 2021. Please contact the foundation at email@example.com with questions.