Half Day School Weekly Newsletter - December 3, 2021
On Thursday night, 285 Half Day chorus students performed at Stevenson High School in their first concert in two years. Musicians were excited to sing for their family and friends and performed wonderfully. Classes also celebrated with a variety of activities like decorating mugs to other creative arts to help ring in the New Year and get students excited about winter break.
School Schedule Reminder
Please note the change in D103's school schedule. Students will not be in session from Monday, Dec. 20, through Monday, Jan. 3, due to winter break. Classes will resume for students on Tuesday, Jan. 4.
12 Days of Computer Science
Enjoy 12 computer science activities developed by Half Day's Technology Coach Italy Wallace that your child can engage in during the break. The creative, fun activities can be completed in any order. Enjoy!
Spelling Bee Qualifiers
Congratulations to the following students for qualifying for the district level of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The district level competition takes place on Saturday, Jan. 22.
After School Activities Registration
Yearbook Cover Contest Deadline Looming
The Half Day Yearbook contest deadline ends Friday, Jan. 7. The yearbook committee is seeking artists to design a cover for the 2021-2022 school yearbook. The yearbook cover designs should be related to our school and may include our mascot, school colors (blue, yellow, and white), students, the school building, class subjects, etc. Please review the Yearbook Cover Design Contest flyer for detailed information.
District 103 News
Requesting Vaccine Cards
If you have had your child fully vaccinated for COVID, please send us a copy of your child's vaccination card so it can be added to your D103 students' health records. At this time, fully vaccinated students are not required to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact as long as they remain asymptomatic. Students are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose was received. Students that show COVID 19 symptoms will still need a negative test prior to entering school regardless of vaccination status. You can track the percent of students vaccinated on our D103 COVID Dashboard.
Please use one of the following methods to provide us your child's vaccine card along with the student's first name, last name, and grade level: fax, email, mail, or physically dropping off a copy to the school.
Kelsey Zeller, R.N. BSN
239 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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Board of Education Meeting
State Art Contest
The contest includes four entry levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. A panel of judges will select a winner and two runners-up in each entry level. All winners and runners-up will have their work displayed by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from Feb. 12 through March 18, 2022. The student whose work is chosen as "Best in Show" will be featured on a poster to celebrate Illinois Arts Education week. They will also be recognized at an ISBE board meeting and their framed work will be displayed in the Board office.
All entries must be received by mail, postmarked no later than Friday, Dec. 17. Mail entries to:
100 North First Street, E-222
Springfield, IL 62777