for the week of April 4, 2022
Celebrate Assistant Principal Week!
Mr. Reyes and Mr. Olson always go above and beyond for students, families, and staff. The week of April 4th is Assistant Principal Appreciation Week. Please share an positive anecdote, recognition, or positive words about either of them that we will share with them anonymously at the end of the week.
Important Dates Coming Up
Shield Testing - Monday, April 4, 2022 (12:15 - 2:15)
District Closed [No School] - Friday, April 15, 2022
Winston Campus Jr. High Open House - Thursday, May 5, 2022 [6:00PM - 7:00PM]
Teacher Institute Days [No School] - Thursday, May 5, 2022 and Friday, May 6, 2022
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
End of the year MAP testing will begin this week and go through the end of the month. MAP scores, along with teacher recommendations and grades, are used to determine placement for next year.
When taking the MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions. As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. Although the tests are not timed, it usually takes students about one hour to complete each test.
Teachers met with students last week to discuss their scores from the beginning of the year and establish growth goals for the upcoming test. All students who meet their growth goals will be recognized with a t-shirt to celebrate their academic growth. Please use the upcoming days to talk to your students about the MAP test. If you have any questions, please reach out to your students' math or reading teacher.
Transitioning Back to the Cafeteria
one-five Teacher Tribute
Teachers inspire us all year long, but next month is a special time for you to show how you feel. Teacher Appreciation Day is May 3, 2022. The one-five Foundation offers a wonderful way to acknowledge someone who has made a lasting impact and supports innovative education. It is easy to participate in this much-appreciated TEACHER TRIBUTE PROGRAM. Your contribution will be a welcome recognition for the teachers or staff you name, and it will help the Foundation continue its work on behalf of all District 15 students.
Tributes will run from April 4-28, 2022. For additional information please visit www.one-five.org.
Plastic Bag Recycling Drive
For Earth Month - April 2022, we will be conducting a Community-Wide Plastic Bag Drive working with a local non-profit.
Why are we having this drive?
None of the trash haulers - Republic, Flood Brothers, Groot, Waste Management and Lake Shore Recycling - allow plastic bags into the recycling bins because the plastic bags harm their equipment. For this reason, most plastic bags end up in the landfill.
Clean Up - Give Back's goal is to collect thousands of pounds of these bags during Earth Month and donate them to a company that makes outdoor furniture and equipment. This company will use some of the plastic bags to make a bench which we will present to the community in September 2022.
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.
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.
District 15 is excited to be partnering with local agencies to present information on the following topics for parents, guardians, families and community members. Mark your calendars and join us for these free, virtual workshops!
Motivation to Finish Strong
April 12, 2022
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. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Keli Swierczek at email@example.com.
Spanish translation services will be offered during workshops.
District 15 Job Fair
April 4, 2022
700 N. North court
Palatine, IL 60067
12:00pm - 3:00pm
We are looking for the following positions:
Bus Drivers- no experience necessary, paid training, free benefits (employee only), pension, paid holidays
Substitute Teachers and Substitute Program Assistants - set your own schedule
Full-time Program Assistants
Office and Library Clericals
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 ꞏ firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomas Reyes - Assistant Principal
(847) 963-7404 ꞏ email@example.com
John "Jack" Olson - Assistant Principal
(847) 963-7423 ꞏ firstname.lastname@example.org