State Teacher of the Year Recognition
The Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL) will present Spanish Teacher Erinn Vincent with the Foreign Language Teacher of the Year Award on Friday, Nov. 17. Ms. Vincent was awarded for "her efforts to provide outstanding World Language instruction to your students," said ICTFL Co-Chairs Samantha Godden-Chmielowicz and Kathleen Priceman.
Principal Kendra Perri said, "This is a phenomenal recognition! I am very proud of Erinn for earning this esteemed honor."
"I am excited to spend the year discussing with teachers across the country about the importance of embedding Social Emotional Learning into the world language classroom. It’s important that students center themselves and know who they are, so they can navigate relationships positively and with empathy across languages and cultures. I am lucky to teach Daniel Wright students who come to class every day ready to share themselves and to learn about each other," Ms. Vincent said.
- Early Release Day: Friday, Nov. 10
- Winter After School Activities: Registration opens at 7:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10
- Donate While You Dine: Monday, Nov. 13, through Thursday, Nov. 16
- Teacher Conference Scheduling: Closes at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14
- Report Cards: Emailed to families after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15
Power of Belonging: Parent Ed presentation at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15
Fall Conferences: Thursday, Nov. 16, and Monday, Nov. 20
Early Release Day: Monday, Nov. 20
No School: Tuesday, Nov. 21 through Friday, Nov. 24
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Food Pantry Donations Requested
The Wright Way Club is ready to give back this Thanksgiving season with the annual food drive "We can Gobble up Hunger". Bring in your nonperishables Monday, Nov. 13, through Friday, Nov. 17. Please donate in the box provided in the office vestibule. The items that we are specifically collecting are canned meals, canned chicken, canned tuna, peanut butter, boxed pasta, canned beans, rice, canned vegetables, and applesauce. Items will be donated to the Vernon Area Township Pantry.
The Daniel Wright Library is excited to help students give thanks for their teachers with a "Thank a Teacher, Win a Pie" contest! Enter your detailed, heart-felt ‘thank you’ on a notecard by Tuesday, Nov. 14, for the chance to win a pie for you and a pie for your teacher! See the bulletin board outside the library for details!
Paws Fundraiser a Big Success
The Wright Way Club is excited to announce that the Candy for a Paws fundraiser was an incredible success! We raised $830 for the Orphans of the Storm animal shelter! We will continue to collect newspapers to help support the shelter. There is a collection box in the front office vestibule. The Wright Way Club members would like to thank students, teachers, and the community for their support, generosity, and kindness.
The SEL Trait of the month is Emotional Awareness. We celebrated our students who demonstrated respect for the month of October. Please take a moment to see what we're doing to showcase Emotional Awareness @ DW and how you can discuss respect at home!
Crossing Guard Update
On Monday, Nov. 6, the crossing guard at Riverwoods Road and Yorkshire Drive was reassigned to Daniel Wright leaving this intersection without someone to assist students with crossing. Beginning Monday, Nov. 27, all crossing guard positions will be suspended until after Spring Break.
Donate While You Dine
Support the Learning Fund Foundation at Culver's of Lincolnshire from Nov. 13-16. Name the foundation and Culver's will donate 25% of sales to the organization.
Power of Belonging
Join SACEE and Parent Ed virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss how to create an environment where everyone can thrive and every student feels a sense of belonging.
This critical conversation will explore why a student’s sense of belonging is so important to their overall success and well-being and the role parents can play in supporting this most basic need. Our speaker Sabrina Rahman has helped the nation's top companies and government institutions build healthy, high performing organizational cultures.
After the presentation, Sabrina will be joined by Katie Reynolds, assistant superintendent and Kendra Perri, interim principal of Daniel Wright Junior High School, to field your questions about fostering belonging in our schools.
- Register online -> https://bit.ly/3ZQyDfi
Bowl for Kids
SHS Key Club and the local Kiwanis Club are rolling into action with a BOWL-for-KIDS Fundraiser event that promises an evening of strikes, spares, and all-around good times while raising money to benefit the youth in and around our community. The event takes place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10.