Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - Nov. 6, 2020

Spelling Bee Competition

This year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has developed an online testing platform that will allow Half Day and Daniel Wright (students in grades fourth through eighth) to host a school spelling bee program, whether your children are learning in classrooms or remotely from your homes.

In place of our traditional spelling bee program, round one will be a grade-level competition through the online spelling and vocabulary tests. The first step to the Spelling Bee participation is for you to register for the Scripps National Spelling Bee's online testing platform.

We encourage you to watch this video tutorial that will walk you through the registration process.

Once you have registered, the Spelling Bee coordinator, Mrs. Sotos, will be able to assign the appropriate grade-level test to your child. The first round (grade-level) competition test will be available the week of Dec. 7-11. Your child must complete the test before the given deadline, and these tests can be taken on any device with a web browser, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

The top five students from grades fourth through eighth with the highest scores will move on to compete at the school level.

This year, our school-level competition will be administered in person on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 at Daniel Wright Jr. High School, while we attend to all safety COVID-19 protocols. This competition will also be administered through the online program. While we are prepared to provide an in-person experience, we also understand that we may need to move to a remote competition if necessary.

The District champion will then move on to represent District 103 in the Lake County regional spelling bee program, which also may include online tests in lieu of in-person spelling bee events.

The first step to spelling bee participation is to register at Scripps National Spelling Bee's online testing platform. Please register before Wednesday, Dec. 2. If you have already registered in the online testing platform for another child, you can log in to your account and add an additional child to that same parent account. There is no need to register a different email address for each child in your household.

Please check the district extracurricular pages if you have any questions about our school spelling bee program.

Gobble Up Hunger

Please consider donating food for the Wright Way Club's Gobble Up Hunger Food Drive. The club is collecting until Nov. 20 canned meals (Stew, Chili, Hormel, etc.), canned chicken, canned tuna,

peanut butter, and boxed pasta.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Our Fall Remote Parent-Teacher Conferences via Zoom are scheduled for 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 and Monday, Nov. 23 from (Session #1) 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and (Session #2) from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Conference scheduling in our new PTC Wizard system will open Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. and close on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

Please refer to the recent newsletter for more details.

D103 School Board Consolidated Election on April 6, 2021

Four seats on the Board of Education for Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District #103 will be up for election on April 6, 2021. Each of the seats will be for a four-year term, or until April 2025. Information is available at the District 103 office located at 111 Barclay Boulevard, Suite 100, Lincolnshire, IL 60069. Circulation period and filing information can be found on the Lake County Elections website.

Petition Packets

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 was the first day to circulate nomination papers for the April 6, 2021, consolidated election. Petition packets may be downloaded from the Lake County Clerk’s website.

Filing Period

Nomination papers are filed with the Lake County Clerk’s office located at 18 N. County Street, Room 101, Waukegan, IL 60085.

  • December 14, 2020 – First day to file nomination papers.
  • December 21, 2020 – Last day to file nomination papers.

ELC Food Pantry Open to D103 Families

D103 families are invited to participate in the Exceptional Learners Collaborative breakfast and lunch program open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pick up meals at the ELC site, 990 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills. The collaborative is also seeking the following food pantry items:

  • paper bags
  • hamburger helper
  • canned chicken/tuna
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • canned pasta (chef boyardee)
  • cereal
  • canned veggies
  • rice
  • soup
  • oatmeal
  • dried beans
  • canned fruit

For questions, please reach out to the ELC Director Kristen Bordonaro at kbordonaro@elced.org.

SHS Musical

Stevenson High School invites you to enjoy Disney's Newsies, a musical performance featuring the talents and hard work of over 120 students as cast, pit orchestra, and production crew in a 2.5 hour+ performance. The performance is available after Nov. 19.

Daniel Wright Junior High School

Principal Michelle Blackley

Assistant Principal Nina Nusbaum

Assistant Principal Melody Littlefair

Fall Spirit Wear

The PTO now offers Spirit Wear year round. Check out hoodies, long sleeve tees, sweatpants and more.