Weekly Warrior

for the week of December 6, 2021

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Mission Statement

"Inspiring a community of learners to believe in themselves and achieve their potential"

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Important Dates Coming Up

Shield Testing - Monday, December 6, 2021

Orchestra, Chorus, and Mariachi Concert -Thursday, December 9, 2021

WCJH Spelling Bee - Monday, December 13, 2021 - Library [2:45 - 4:00]

Band and Jazz Band Concert -Thursday, December 16, 2021

End of Quarter 2 PBIS Celebration - Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Winter Break - Thursday, December, 23 - Friday, January 7

Spirit Days

  • Friday, Dec 10, 2021- Ugly Sweater
  • Friday, Dec 17, 2021- Winston Spirit

Connecting with the Principal

As we wrap up 2021, I would love to have parents come in for informal chats to see ways we can continue to improve the students and family experience at our school. We take a lot of pride in the growth of our school over recent years, but know that COVID put a strain on the home-school relationship.

If you are interested in coming in, please e-mail Mr. Da Costa dacostam@ccsd15.net to arrange a time. We will arrange coffee/tea.

Upcoming Parent Night: Supporting our Children through Stressful Times

Please join District 15 for this free, virtual workshop that will share information for how we can support our children through life’s stressful and adverse experiences to help them cope and build their resilience.

Supporting Youth Through Stress & Trauma

December 6, 2021

7-8 pm


Join the google meet using the link above

Presented by: Dr. Meghan Meyer, Trauma Informed Intervention Coordinator

Spanish translation services will be offered.

Pre-Registration would be greatly appreciated

so please fill out this form.

We are also taking questions from our audience that will be answered during the workshops so please pre-register. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please email Keli Swierczek at swierczk@ccsd15.net.

Parent Night Flyer: December 6, 2021

one-five Foundation Fundraiser

Mini-Grant Fund-A-Thon

The one-five Foundation is once again offering an annual mini-grant program for staff members of Community Consolidated School District 15. These proposed projects support a wide range of opportunities for the students of the District with a focus on programs or technology.

This year, 13 grant applications have been preliminarily approved by the Foundation for funding. While the one-five Foundation Teacher Mini-Grant Committee has preliminarily approved these projects, additional funds are needed to make them a reality. These amazing projects could have an impact on thousands of students across all grade levels in 12 different school locations throughout the district.

You can help! Please consider making a donation to the one-five Foundation Teacher Mini-Grant program to help our teachers help our children. Project details can be found on the one-five website along with options for online donations.

Thank you in advance for your support of our teachers and staff members and their proposed projects!

💚 WCJH Cheer & Poms Travel Mug Fundraiser 💚

The cheer and poms teams are still working towards their goal to raise enough money to be able to purchase much needed new uniforms.

The online store will close on Sunday, Dec 12th.

Here is the link to our online store: https://abc.launchfundraising.com/orderinfo/FKB2TD

When ordering, the website will ask you for a seller's name - please feel free to put the first & last name of any of the girls on the team or coaches (Wagner, Bobbit, or Passarelli).

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Boys Basketball Games this Week

We have two home games this week:

  • Plum Grove at WCJH on Tuesday
  • Barrington Station at WCJH on Wednesday *No Student Spectators without an adult due to late start*

We have to limit the student attendance to 100. First Come, First Serve.

Form for Tuesday game will be shared on Monday directly to students. Student spectators have to arrange their own transportation or receive permission from their parents to walk home.


All students must have the form below submitted to participate in any intramural sport.

Meet in the main gym after school on the dates listed above.

Students will take the activity bus home at 4:10.

If you have questions contact Mr. Reid.

Kyle Reid


CLICK HERE - to complete the required form

Intramural Dates and Sport

Thursday 12-9 - 2:30-4:00 - Volleyball and Basketball

Tuesday 12-14 - 2:30-4:00 - Volleyball and Basketball

Wednesday 12-15 - 2:30-4:00 - Volleyball Only

Thursday 12-16 - 2:30-4:00 - Volleyball Only

Monday 12-20 - 2:30-4:00 - Volleyball Only

Tuesday 12-21 - 2:30-4:00 - Volleyball Only

Dress Code

Appropriate student dress helps the school maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning not only during school hours, but also at all school functions.

Clothing and accessories that display undesirable and/or unhealthy images (such as, but not limited to, alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, violence, or gang-related symbols) do not belong in a school setting. Also inappropriate are depictions of vulgar actions/language/behavior, gang signs, or sexually suggestive pictures or statements. Any obvious combinations of current gang colors will not be allowed. These policies will be strongly enforced.

A determination that a student’s dress is inappropriate will be made by the principal, assistant principal, or police liaison officer. The following guidelines are used in determining whether the attire is appropriate. They include, but are not limited to:

  • No bare midriffs.
  • No bare or lace-up backs.
  • Cover buttocks and all undergarments
  • Shoulders must be covered by at least two inches of fabric.
  • Shorts should measure no less than 8 inches above the knee (5 - 7 inch inseam on shorts)
  • Skirts must not be shorter than 6 inches above the knee.
  • Tops may not be lower than an imaginary line drawn from armpit to armpit.
  • No hats, hoods or bandanas are to be worn inside the building except when entering or preparing to leave the building unless they are for religious or medical purposes.
  • The dress code applies to school field trips and all school events

For safety reasons, students should follow these guidelines:

  • Footwear which is safe for indoor and outdoor physical activity should be worn at all times. (Shoes with wheels are not allowed; platform shoes and thong-style sandals are discouraged.)
  • No belts, necklaces, or bracelets with spikes or chains, including chains connecting wallets to a belt.
  • No pants or skirts that drag on the floor.
  • No coats, jackets, or other outerwear in the classroom.

cellphone policy

Student possession and/or use of cellphones and other electronic devices while at school is governed by Board of Education Policy 7:190 Student Behavior. Here is the excerpt related to cell phones:

The school administration is authorized to discipline students for gross disobedience or misconduct including, but not limited to:

  • Using or possessing a cellular phone, video recording device, or other electronic device in any manner that disrupts the educational environment or violates the rights of others, including using the device to take photographs in locker rooms or bathrooms, cheat, or otherwise violate student conduct rules. Prohibited conduct specifically includes, without limitation, creating, sending, sharing, viewing, receiving, or possessing an indecent visual depiction of oneself or another person through the use of a computer, electronic communication device, or cellular telephone.
  • All electronic devices (i.e., cell phones, earbuds, headphones, cellular wrist devices, etc.) must be kept powered-off and kept in the locker during the regular school day unless: (a) use of the device is provided in a student’s individualized education program (IEP); or (b) it is needed in an emergency that threatens the safety of students, staff, or other individuals

Warriors Wear Masks

Per Governor Pritzker's Executive Order, all students, staff and visitors at any K-12 schools in the State of Illinois are required to wear masks.


Parents and guardians, please make sure that you are screening your student(s) daily for COVID-like symptoms before sending them to school and asking the self-certification questions in the back of the lanyards. If your student or anyone in the household is experiencing any symptoms please keep them at home and have them get tested.

Chromebook Reminders

Students should be charging their Chromebooks nightly. We encourage familes to create a system that everynight at a certain hour, the student puts their Chromebook to charge as they pack their backpack for the following day.

Reporting an Absence

If your student will be absent for any reason, please give us a call on the attendance line.


Here to Serve You!

We want to make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed. The Winston Campus Jr. High Office is open starting at 7:00AM - 3:30PM. Additionally, our Administrators are available via phone and e-mail. We are here to serve you, so please do not hesitate to reach out!

Martin Da Costa - Principal

(847) 963-7405 dacostam@ccsd15.net

Tomas Reyes - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7404 reyest@ccsd15.net

John "Jack" Olson - Assistant Principal

(847) 963-7423 olsonj@ccsd15.net

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