Wildcat Weekly

Springman Middle School - October 1st

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October 1st, 2021

Happy Friday Springman Families!

Welcome to a new month and season! There are so many reasons to love this time of year from creating these fun fall crafts to picking out the perfect pumpkin for pumpkin decorating at one of your favorite pumpkin farms, you and your family have plenty of ways to stay busy in the Fall weeks ahead. As you head into the weekend we would like to share a few updates and reminders. Take a look below and we hope you have an amazing weekend and Fall!

WOW (Wildcat of the Week)

Each week students and staff will be nominated for successfully showcasing the #WildcatWay! Congratulations to our Wildcats of the Week!


Respectful.On Task.Always Safe.Responsible


Upcoming Important Events + Updates

Springman Book Fair

October 11-14th

Your students will have an opportunity to browse the fair and purchase books during the school day. Due to Covid restrictions, we are unable to have family members browse the in-person fair as we have in the past. However, there is a virtual option for families to order our books! Please see the following handout for directions on ordering books virtually.

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School Photos Are In!

School photos have just arrived at Springman, and they will be handed out to students next week by B-block teachers. Students who did not order photos will receive a proof sheet with a student specific ticket code that will allow you to order photos. If your student does not come home with a proof sheet this week, you may request your student's ticket code from Color Portraits via their parent help center located HERE.

I do not like my photo and would like a retake, what do I do?

Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, October 12th. No need to sign up. Simply bring your photograph packet back to school on the 12th, hand it to the photographer, and SMILE :)

If you did not receive pictures, no worries! Students will get the picture taken during the grade level time and simply provide their name.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, October 15th

Conferences can be held on Zoom. Teachers will host conferences from their classrooms and be on the lookout for an email from your student(s) team on Monday on how to sign up.

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Get Involved

Students wishing to try out for a sport should pick up a packet that contains the following:

Interscholastic Parent Authorization Form

Concussion Information Form


Physical exam that was conducted within the last 395 days. standard physical exams with authorization to participate in interscholastic sports OR a completed pre-participation examination form are acceptable.

Additional materials, signature pages, and schedules may be included for each sport, so please review packets carefully. Students should bring completed forms to the nurse FIRST so that she can confirm that they have medical clearance to participate in tryouts. She will sign the form and the student may bring packets to tryouts or return them to the coach.

7th and 8th grade Boys and Girls Basketball tryouts are only a few weeks away! Anyone interested in trying out, needs to pickup a MANDATORY tryout packet from the following locations:

8th Grade Boys Basketball - Mr. Stoltz in the West Gym

7th Grade Boys Basketball - Mr. Kieronski in the East Gym

8th Grade Girls Basketball - Mr. Stoltz or Ms. Partaker in the West Gym

7th Grade Girls Basketball - Mr. Harner in the East Gym

Activity Bus Information

Only those students with pre-scheduled activities may utilize the busses. Every Springman student is has an assigned an activity bus. The bus will pick up at 4:10 pm and is available Monday - Thursday. Activity routes can be located here: https://www.glenview34.org/departments/transportation

Unfortunately, the LRTC is NOT open after school at this time. If things change, we will follow up with additional information

Glenview's Got STEAM is excited to offer free workshops again this year for our feeder school students. Our next workshop is Thursday, October 7th and is on 3D printing! We are once again partnering with the Glenview Library and here is registration information for this event.



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Snack Donation Sign-Up

Click HERE to sign up for a date to donate snacks for the Springman teacher's lounge!


Wildcats In Hard Hats

A weekly visual check in on the building improvements at Springman! Thank you to everyone for your daily dedication and hard work!


Highlights of what to expect in the future Wildcat Weekly communications are below:

Upcoming Communication

  • New Happenings
  • Important Dates for the Week
  • Student/Staff Wildcat of the Week (WOW)
  • Club Announcements - Club Fair being offered in early October
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - Information on how to sign up - look for an email from teachers on Monday!

Important Dates - *more info for each event will be shared soon

  • Thursday, September 30th: T1 Midterm
  • Friday, October 15th: Parent/Teacher/Conferences

You can always find important District-wide information on the "Back2School" pages of the D34 website, and we will put Springman-specific information on the Springman website




Have a wonderful weekend,

Megan Russell - Principal

Dan Polonsky - Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning

Karen Schwartzwald - Assistant Principal for Student Services

Lisa Engel - Student Success Coordinator