PARCC Testing

Posted March 4th, 2015 by lkowalski

PARCC testing begins Monday March 9th.  Make sure you are getting a good nights sleep, eating a good breakfast, are on time to school and try your best!!!

You be the Chemist!

Posted February 26th, 2015 by lkowalski

Congratulations to Anay K, Archisha G, Ankit P and Toby P for their awesome job representing Keller last night at the regional You Be the Chemist competition.

Message from the Principal

Posted February 20th, 2015 by lkowalski

Dear Keller Families,


It has been a crazy unpredictable winter this year.  We are hopeful that next week we can get back on a normal schedule.  Since the weather has been extremely chilly, please encourage your child to wear appropriate winter clothing to school.


Keller’s chorus students did an exceptional performance on Wednesday evening at Frost Junior High School.  I was extremely proud of not only their amazing talents but also for the way they presented themselves as professional performers.  A special thanks to Ms. Perlman for providing this wonderful learning opportunity for our students.


On February 26th, Keller students will be hosting their annual talent show during the school day.  Students have been busy preparing for this amazing event for the past few weeks.  Parents are welcomed to attend.  The show will take place from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.


Next week Friday, students will celebrate following the PBIS standards during the second trimester.  There will be a friendly volleyball competition between staff and students.


Important Information


We are beginning to prepare for the PARCC assessment.  The assessment window is from March 9th – March 20th.  It is essential that students are present at school during this time.  Please keep these dates in mind when scheduling appointments or vacations.


Keller’s PARCC Schedule

March 9th, 10th, and 11th – Literacy (all grades)

March 12th, 13th – Math (all grades)



Yearbooks will be arriving at school around May 18th, and we need to place our order with Jostens by Feb. 20th.  If you have not ordered, please go to to order online or bring money to the office.  Yearbooks will increase to $25.00 after the February 20th date. 


PBIS Celebrations (Dance)

On February 27th, Keller will be hosting an after school dance for students who have completed all homework assignments and have not received more than three minor referrals for the month or a major referral.  Students will have up to Monday morning, February 23rd, to hand in any missing assignments.


Community Readiness Survey The Schaumburg Township Community Coalition for Positive Youth Development wants to hear from you. District 54 is a member of this coalition and is therefore supporting its efforts to reach out to our community. We are looking for all community members, whether you live and/or work in the community, to give you input on what issues you think the community faces, and what the community’s priorities should be in addressing these issues.  Please take our brief online survey at





As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs/camps to District 54 students currently in 1st through 7th grades who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.  Please read the attached cover sheet and application.


Please keep in mind the following:


  • Students can fill-out the application on the computer but they must print it out as there is a sheet that must be signed by both the student and the parent/guardian.
  • Parents should not be dropping the applications off to the district office.
  • The applications should come to Keller’s office in a sealed envelope, marked Elementary Scholarship.  You are not allowed to open the envelopes.  Any applications not in a sealed envelope are automatically disqualified.
  • The due date for the application is Friday, March 13, 2015 no exceptions.
  • The students are NOT guaranteed the scholarship.  We do our best to award as many scholarships as possible, but only have a certain amount of money to do so.
  • The application and its cover letter can be found on the District Website for people who may be looking for it there.
  • New change to the application this year is – Proof of payment is required for summer camp/class

Any questions contact Mary Mestas at



February 21st-  8th grade VB tournament @ Mead, 7th @ Eisenhower

February 23rd- GVB tournament semi @ Eisenhower

February 24th-  Boy’s JV Wrestling tournament @ Addams

February 26th-  Boy’s V Wrestling tournament @ Addams


Important Dates:

February 20th-  End of trimester 2

February 27th-  February Dance

March 9th – 20th-  PARCC Assessment

March 23- 27th-  Spring Break

April 8th – 20th-  MAP Assessment


Keep Warm,

Heather and Cory

School will be in session Friday Feb. 20th

Posted February 19th, 2015 by lkowalski

District 54 plans to have all schools open Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, as temperatures are expected to climb into the double-digits.

We realize it will still be cold in the morning and encourage all parents to make sure their children are dressed appropriately.

We will continue to monitor the weather throughout the evening. In the event of any change, all parents/guardians and staff will receive a phone call and an email.

School is Closed Tomorrow, Thursday Feb 19th, 2015

Posted February 18th, 2015 by lkowalski

All District 54 schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The National Weather Service has issue a wind chill advisory until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -26.

Our number one priority every day is keeping children safe. We have about 8,000 students who ride a bus. The other 6,500 students either walk or get a ride to school. We cannot assume that all students can get a ride to school on a cold weather day. We also can’t assume that all children will be dressed appropriately for this weather.

All after-school and evening activities at schools are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open and the School Board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. will be held. Thank you for your understanding and support.

The District 54 Choral Festival scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, will still occur. The event is located at Frost Junior High School.

Child Care

The Hoffman Estates Park District, Schaumburg Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. For more information, visit the websites below.

Hoffman Estates Park District


Posted February 9th, 2015 by lkowalski

Congratulations goes out to Matthew W, who won two gold medals in the Winter Special Olympics.  He competed in Giant Slalom and Super 2.  Anarud P competed also and won a gold and a silver.  Great job!

Literacy Night

Posted February 9th, 2015 by lkowalski

Literacy night at Keller is Thursday Feb. 12th from 6-8!


Posted February 5th, 2015 by lkowalski

If you haven’t ordered your yearbook yet do it soon!  On March 20th the price of the yearbook for this school year will go up to $25.  You can order online directly from Jostens or you can use Keller’s order form.  Reserve yours today to be guaranteed one in June!!

Good Luck!

Posted February 4th, 2015 by lkowalski

Good luck to 7th grader Matthew W as he competes in the Winter Special Olympics this week!

Author Visit

Posted January 27th, 2015 by lkowalski

Several students will be given an opportunity to attend an author’s visit on January 28th from 8:40 am to 9:20 pm.  The requirement for students to attend this visit was to read a book from the author Adam Gidwitz.