Daniel Wright Junior High School Newsletter - Jan. 17, 2020

Eighth-Grade Information

  • On Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. eighth-graders and their parents are invited to an informative and interactive program at Daniel Wright Junior High School: Simplifying Stevenson, led by Stevenson's Principal, Troy Gobble. No RSVP needed! The question and answer format will involve former DW students to share information that helps parents and students navigate SHS. This program is for eighth-grade students and their parents. The event is held in the Daniel Wright cafeteria.
  • For end of the year activities and graduation information, please visit the school's website page.

Activity Picture Day

Stuart Rodgers Photography will take group pictures of clubs on Friday, Jan. 31. Groups being photographed are band, catalyst team, chess, show choir, chorus, debate, Leaders in Learning, math team, newspaper, orchestra, Robotics (Fall & Winter), Scholastic Bowl, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, student council, Wright Way Club, and yearbook. A schedule of the picture times for each group and picture order forms have been posted in the school news section of the website. Club times for pictures are also available on the website. Please call 847-295-1560 if you have any questions.

Geographic Bee Competition

The geographic bee final competition will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, DW cafeteria. Parents and guardians of the students participating in the geographic bee are welcome to attend. In order to avoid any interruptions or distractions to the contestants, we ask that you arrive before 2 p.m., remain seated, and turn cell phones or other technology devices to the silent mode. Buses line up along the DW driveway so cars must be parked in the parking lots.

No School Monday, Jan. 20

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, District 103 schools will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20. The 103 Club is in session on Jan. 20. The American federal holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around Dr. King's Jan. 15 birthday. You can get to know Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by viewing a biography from The King Center. We will see the students back in school on Tuesday, Jan. 21.


  • Don't miss the DW sixth- and seventh-grade winter orchestra concert beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.

  • Students interested in working with the DW Special Olympics team as “Allied Partners” should sign up for this program on RevTrak. Students will be trained to work with and coach Special Olympics athletes. They will also be leaders in developing the Special Olympics program and plan practices, events, and competition to make the Special Olympics season meaningful and fun for both allied partners and athletes! Please reach out to Ms. Funk and Ms. Healy for details for the program.

Make Your Voice Count

DW parents you're almost there with 14 percent of parents responding to the Illinois 5Essentials Survey that the district has sent out. We need a 20 percent response rate in order to read the results. Please consider participating in the school climate and learning conditions survey. This 10-minute survey is a great way for D103 parents to provide input into the five indicators from the survey that affect and predict school success:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction



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