Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - Jan. 31 2020

We're Almost There!

We only need 14 Daniel Wright parents to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. We need a 20 percent response rate in order to read the results and if 14 parents complete the survey we'll have met our goal. Please consider participating in the school climate and learning conditions survey. This 10-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:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction

We Need Your Assistance

The district is seeking student and parent volunteers for Saturday, Feb. 8 for an Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) Contest to be held at Daniel Wright. District 103, Music Boosters and the PTO NEED YOUR HELP to showcase how great our district is. We need student and parent volunteers to work in shifts throughout the day as room monitors, runners and helping out at the concessions stand. (No musical expertise is required!) We are expecting 1,500 people throughout the day. Please consider this volunteer opportunity for yourself, your DW student or high school student. Please sign up to volunteer on the PTO SignUpGenius platform. For questions, please contact either Matthew Clark at mclark@d103.org or Hazel Weaver at d103musicboosters@gmail.com.

Spirit Wear Sale

The second Spirit Wear sale of the school year is underway. There are lots of trendy shirts, hoodies and lounge pants on the spirit wear website. Order your eighth-grade graduation t-shirt today.

Stressed Out Children

The D103 PTO invites parents to a discussion on anxiety in children and what parents can to do help. For more information and to register for the 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 6 event, please visit the PTO Eventbrite page.

Student Volunteers Wanted for Special Olympics

Students interested in volunteering with the DW Special Olympics team as “Allied Partners” should sign up for this program on RevTrak.

STEAM Event Sunday, Feb 2

A weekend enrichment workshop is being offered by the Center for Gifted for our students in grades kindergarten through eighth. Students will focus on the following STEAM activities at the Daniel Wright location:

  • Kindergarten through fourth-grade: Slime/Science of Art/Physics
  • Fifth-eighth grade: Electromagnetic Energy/Density/Microbiology

Enroll in the workshop today. Please read the center's brochure about the program activities.



Upcoming Events

Daniel Wright Junior High School

Principal Michelle Blackley

Assistant Principal Thomas Herion

Assistant Principal Melody Littlefair