Pioneer Community Weekly *Volume 1, Issue 12
8th Grade PARCC Testing Continues
8th graders will be taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA). HERE is the schedule for each of the 7 tests. They will test daily until Friday. A few reminders for testing days:
- Get a good night’s rest and eat a good breakfast
- Be in attendance for all testing days
- Please send students with a charged Chromebook each morning
- Students will need a set of headphones or earbuds
- Cell phones are not allowed in the testing room
- Calculators can be used on math sessions 2 and 3 (Scientific calculators - No Graphing)
- Please have students bring a good book for when they finish
American Legion' Speech Contest Finalist
Spring Dance Next Week
Marching Band T-Shirts
Watch out for the Cones!
As spring sports begin, the front circle drive may be coned off for practices. Parking will be available in the lot via the south entrance. Cones are usually removed at 4:00 p.m. for normal traffic and student pick up.
Thank you for your assistance in keeping our student-athletes safe.
BAM T-Shirt Sale
See the Events Section below for information on our first BAM event and purchase a BAM T-shirt Today! Accepting Orders until Friday, April 14 @ 3 pm! T-shirt mock up is viewable on the website HERE. You can print an order form from website or pick-up an order form from the student services office or during your lunch.
T-shirts are $10 each and available in sizes from Youth Large- Adult XXXL
- Make Check Payable to Gregory Middle School
- Include Phone Number on Your Check
- Write T-Shirt Size in the memo
District 204 Easier Residency Verification Process
District 204 is moving to a more efficient residency verification process that will be easier for parents. Currently, prior to registration, all parents who have students entering grades kindergarten, 3, 6, 7, 9, and 11 are required to bring three documents to school to demonstrate proof of residency.
Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third party vendor to automatically verify student address information for ALL students. We anticipate the overwhelming majority of our families will be electronically verified. If your residency is electronically verified, you will receive a letter of confirmation and there will be no need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries.
A letter will also be sent to families whose residency we are unable to verify electronically. The letter will provide details on additional information you will need to provide by April 21, 2017 in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.
Verifying residency is an effort to protect taxpayers and district resources by identifying non-residents attending District 204 schools. Illinois law mandates that parents demonstrate residency prior to enrollment in school and allows for periodic verification to validate compliance with the law.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
Power of Choice - Parent Newsletter
Individuals who recognize that they have the ability and power to influence their world are more likely to get involved. This sense of purpose can motivate and empower individuals to take actions and make choices that improve the world as well as enhance their own competence, character, and sense of connection. Use this month’s Parents Use Your Power newsletter to guide your child adolescent toward a life of contribution.
Individuals and families who contribute become stronger and more resilient and recognize that they are a valuable part of making the world a better place. Each family has the power to become a positive influence in their community. Use this month’s PowerTalk activity to explore ways that your family can use the unique talents of each individual member to make a difference.
Club and Athletic News
Girls Soccer Wins Season Opener.
Congratulations to the girls’ soccer team on their win in their season opener against Scullen!
NVHS Wildcat Summer STEM Camp
Neuqua Valley High School Science Olympiad Coaches and team members are sponsoring Wildcat Summer STEM camp again this summer.
More camp information is included HERE. Camp sessions fill quickly so don’t delay! Take a look and sign up now!
Thursday, April 13th, 6-8pm
2621 Springdale Circle
STEM night is back and is taking on a NEW format! We will be hosting CHEMISTRY: Close Encounters of the Chemical Kind! Science Event. There will be an open session to start the evening with a demonstration for all participants. Students will then have the opportunity to travel to different stations where they can create and participate in some hands-on science.
These sessions will be open to only a limited number of participants. Due to this limit on participants, this year’s STEM night will only be open to current GREGORY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS with parent chaperones.
We are very excited to participate in this new venture. We hope you will consider attending.
Please fill out the Google form below if you and your child will be attending.
Friday, April 21st, 6-8pm
2621 Springdale Circle
DJ and Basketball
Friday, April 28th, 6-9pm
2621 Springdale Circle
Gregory boys you are invited to Gregory Middle School’s 1st BAM event on Friday, April 28 from 6pm-9pm. Come have fun with friends and a trusted adult male to have some fun and learn what your community has to offer. Try self-defense techniques, music production, cartooning, team building, volunteering, and much more at this year’s BAM event. RSVP today! See Mrs. Leibfried or visit the BAM website HERE for event details.