Weekly Warrior

for the week of May 16, 2022

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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, May 16, 2022 (12:15 - 2:15)

Moving District 15 Forward - WCJH/WCE - Tuesday, May 17, 2022 [6:00PM - 7:30 PM]

Harper Promise Presentation to 8th Graders - Wednesday, May 18, 2022 [5th Period]

National Jr. Honors Society Induction - Wednesday, May 18, 2022 [6:00PM - 7:00 PM]

Memorial Day [No School] - Monday, May 30, 2022

Graduation and Half Day for 8th Graders- Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Last Day and Half Day for 7th Graders - Friday, June 3, 2022

Harper Promise Presentation for 8th Graders

We were able to secure Sean Warren-Crouch, the Harper Promise Scholarship Manager, to come talk to our 8th grade students about how they can attend Harper College for free after they graduate from Palatine High School.

The idea for this assembly originated from one of our 8th grade teachers, Stacey Schilke, after she realized many of her 8th grade students were unaware of this amazing opportunity to go to college and obtain an Associate's Degree tuition free.

We will have an assembly this Wednesday, May 18th in the GYM from 10:30 - 11:15 am (5th period). We will escort the 8th grade students to the gym directly from lunch and the 5th period 8th grade teachers will report to the GYM to help supervise the students. After the assembly, the students will head to their lockers and then to their 6th period classes.

This is such an important message our soon to be freshman need to hear so they can be motivated to do well in high school and to show up everyday to qualify for the Harper Promise, which will continue to help our students past High School graduation.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Reyes reyest@ccsd15.net

8th Grade Chromebook Collection

Dear 8th Grade Students and Parents,

As the end of the school year approaches, please begin making preparations to return the District 15 issued Chromebook and charger. These items will be collected on Tuesday, May 31st. Each of you will keep the protective case.

Please prepare for the Chromebook collection day in advance by:

  • Bringing your Chromebook to the Library if it is damaged or not working properly so that it can be evaluated and sent in for repairs;

  • Saving any material that you have created in your District 15 Google account that you would be interested in keeping on a personal flash drive or use Google Take Out.

  • Removing any stickers that you have added to the Chromebook.

In the event that the Chromebook or charger has been damaged, you may be assessed a fee for repair or replacement.

If you were issued a hotspot, please bring the hotspot to return as well. Hotspots should be returned to the school. Hotspots will be deactivated and no longer work on June 6th, 2022.

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THIS WEEK!!! Moving District 15 Forward

We are delighted to announce that the Moving 15 Forward initiative is going on the road this spring!

Board of Education President Lisa Scuzupaj and Dr. Laurie Heinz will share the specifics of the proposal and seek feedback from stakeholders across our communities. We also will be meeting with other organizations and groups within the communities we serve.

At the presentation, you can expect to receive an overview of the Moving 15 Forward plan with a particular focus on why this comprehensive plan is focused on repairing and restoring our facilities, updating learning spaces, improving student transitions, as well as providing full-day kindergarten, enhanced educational opportunities, and the chance to learn at near-neighborhood schools. In addition, each presentation will include detailed information specific to the host school(s) that evening. All sessions will include time for questions and answers.

We urge you to attend the session dedicated to your school(s) if possible, but you are welcome to attend any session that fits your schedule.

We hope that you are able to join us in person. If you are unable to attend, please visit the Moving 15 Forward website to view the proposed plan details, videos, and a Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you have further questions at any time, we invite you to let us know via this form or email Moving15Forward@ccsd15.net. We will do our best to provide answers to your questions.

We are so pleased to be taking Moving 15 Forward on the road this spring. We value your feedback and look forward to sharing more with you about this exciting initiative.

Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee (MPAC)

The Multilingual Parent Advisory Committee (MPAC) will be hosting two meetings in May! On Wednesday, May 18, the MPAC will host a virtual Moving 15 Forward information session from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please use this link to view the flyer and registration details. In addition, the MPAC will be providing parents the opportunity to attend the 16th Bilingual Parent Summit. The conference will take place in Oak Book, IL, on Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Please use this link to view the flyer and registration details.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeffrey Tadelman in the Multilingual Programs Department by phone (847-963-3203) or email (tadelmaj@ccsd15.net).

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BPAC Moving 15 Forward

La Asociación de Padres Bilingües organizará una sesión informativa de Moving 15 Forward el 24 de mayo en Winston Campus Junior High. Utilice este enlace para más información.

The Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee will be hosting a Moving 15 Forward information session on May 24 at Winston Campus Junior High. Please use this link to view the flyer.

8th Grade Graduation Signs

Are available in the office. Please swing by and pick up yours!

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 6:35AM - 3:05PM. 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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