Congratulations Mr. Polanco

Posted January 22nd, 2015 by lkowalski


Our own Mr. Polanco was nominated by a student at Keller for Teacher of the Month on WGN.  WGN picked Mr. Polanco for teacher of the month from her nomination form.
Today WGN was in to interview and film Mr. Polanco and his art classes.
Tune in to the 9 o’clock news on January 28th to see Keller’s very own, Teacher of the Month.

Geography Bee

Posted January 20th, 2015 by lkowalski

Congratulations to

Shaan T., 8th grade, came in 1st place

Keshu K, 8th grade, came in 2nd place

Toby P., 8th grade, came in 3rd place
Shaan is now preparing for the state level.  We will be notified if he makes state in March.


Wrestling and Volleyball Season

Posted January 20th, 2015 by lkowalski

Wrestling season begins on Thursday with their first meet, away at Addams.
Volleyball begins their season with their first match home vs. Addams.
Good luck to all!

Illinois offers 5Essentials Survey

Posted January 13th, 2015 by lkowalski

Illinois offers 5Essentials Survey

Teachers, parents, guardians and students across Illinois are encouraged to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help guide school improvement.

The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are 10 times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments and ambitious Instruction.

All District 54 parents are encouraged to take this optional survey – whether your child is in an early childhood program, elementary school or junior high.

If parents have more than one child at a school, they should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school.

The state is not providing hard copies of this survey; however, our schools will make computers available to parents. Call your child’s school if you are interested in taking the survey at a District 54 school.

The parent survey results will only be generated by the state if at least 20 percent of parents at a school respond to the survey. Last year none of our schools met this target. If at least 20 percent of parents participate, this data will be made available to principals.

To take the parent survey, please visit before March 13, 2016. When searching for your school’s name, look up the full name (for example, look under J for Jane Addams Junior High School, not A for Addams).

Student Survey – for 6th through 8th grade The state is only allowing students in grades 6 through 12 to take the survey. Students are required to take the survey at school and will be given time in District 54 during the week of Feb. 2.

Teacher Survey All District 54 teachers will be asked to take the survey on Jan. 28. The State Board of Education is only administering the survey to certified teachers whose primary responsibility involves teaching students for the majority of the school day and year.

The identities of anyone taking a survey will be kept completely confidential and survey responses will not be linked to any individual. More information can be found online at



Terri McHugh, APR Community Relations Director School District 54 524 E. Schaumburg Road Schaumburg, IL 60194 847-357-5028


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Student Led Conferences

Posted January 13th, 2015 by lkowalski

Student led conferences are this Thursday and Friday.  Thursday is a half day, there is no school on Friday.  If you need to schedule a conference, please call the office.

Emergency School Closing Information

Posted January 5th, 2015 by lkowalski

Winter weather is upon us.  Please refer to the emergency school closing information page in case of inclement weather.

Winter Sports

Posted January 5th, 2015 by lkowalski

Winter sports begin today.  8th grade girls’ volleyball tryouts are today and 7th grade girls’ volleyball tryouts are tomorrow, Tuesday.  Wrestling starts today.

Winter Break

Posted December 16th, 2014 by lkowalski

Winter break begins Friday Dec. 19th at 2:15.  School will resume Monday Jan 5th.  Have a safe and relaxing break!

Toy Drive

Posted December 9th, 2014 by lkowalski

Keller’s toy drive is in full swing.  We are collecting new and used toys and books.  All donations are due by Tuesday December 15th.

Patriot’s Pen Contest Winner

Posted December 9th, 2014 by lkowalski

Congratulations to 7th grader Yumna S.  Yumna was the winner of the VFW Patriot’s Pen writing contest.  Her essay will now advance to the next competition.  Congratulations and good luck!!