Posted April 20th, 2015 by lkowalski
Dear Keller Families,
This week we concluded the math portion of the MAP assessment. I’m extremely proud of the hard work our students have put forth this year. Our end results reflect their dedication and commitment to make every day count towards their progress. On April 28th through May 1st, we will be taking the End of the Year PARCC assessment.
Our PBIS dance for homework completion and behavior was a huge success. More than 175 students participated in the event.
8th Grade Graduation and Events
The 8th grade graduation date has been set. Keller’s graduation ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 beginning at 8:30 PM at Schaumburg High School. We do not issue tickets and seating is on a first come, first seated basis. We ALWAYS have enough room for all to attend!
Graduation Requirements-Each junior high school holds a graduation ceremony for eighth grade students. All eighth grade graduates are required to rent gowns for the ceremony. In order for an eighth grade student to participate in the graduation ceremony, the student must complete all academic assignments one week prior to the graduation ceremony. It will be the student’s responsibility to turn in all late or missing assignments. Failure to turn in even one assignment will cause the student to be excluded from the graduation ceremony. Extreme inappropriate behavior could also cause a student to be excluded from the graduation ceremony at the discretion of the school administrators.
Each Tuesday we are sending letters home to 8th grade parents if their child is missing work. 8th grade students will be required to stay after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays if they are missing even one assignment. It is essential for students to keep up on their work. Dates have also been set for students to miss out on end of the year celebrations if they are missing assignments.
End of Year Conflict
8th Grade Parents: As you may know, the 2014-15 school year was extended by five days due to the cancelation of school. The District 54 Board of Education recently approved an amended school calendar establishing Friday, June 12 as the last day of school for students in Early Childhood through 7th grade.
In collaboration with District 211, District 54 has set the last day of school for 8th graders as Tuesday, June 9. That same evening all District 54 junior highs will conduct their graduation ceremony. Our graduation is at Schaumburg High School and 8:30 PM. Keller Junior High school will conduct their graduation practice on Monday, June 8th.
We are aware of potential conflicts for students due to the fact that some activities and summer school programs in District 211 begin June 8 and June 9, respectively. Because District 211’s registration process is on-going, we are unable to identify a complete list of impacted students. At no point, will your child be penalized for their enrollment in a District 211 program.
If a conflict applies to your child, please call me at your earliest convenience.
8th Grade Pictures:
8th grade pictures are scheduled for April 23rd. Students will only be given the option to take one picture in their graduation gown.
Keller Junior High and families,
Hi! Spring is here again, and so is Visions Photography! We’re excited to be coming to your school soon to provide our services to your families. We have attached the parent letters and order forms to this email.
We are once again offering your families the choice to order photographs traditionally by pre-selecting a package, pre-paying, and having us pick the best pose, OR for a small additional charge to the package price, they can choose to have all of their child’s images uploaded to our website. There they will have the options to view all of the photographs, crop images as they desire, choose to add black and white or sepia, among other options.
By adding the option to choose, we hope we will be giving your families the choices they desire in ordering photographs of their children. Those who want to order the traditional way need to fill out the regular order form and enclose payment. Those who want the online option need to only fill out an online viewing and order form. No package choice or payment will be necessary when choosing the online option.
Please feel free to forward this entire email to your families. We hope that this will answer any questions they may have, and to also let them know they can call us at 847-524-9605 or email us at VisionsPhotography@sbcglobal.net. We are also including a link to our website VisionsPhotographyInc.com. We usually start first thing in the morning and are finished before lunch. If there’s anything else we can do for you, please feel free to contact us. Once again, thank you very much, and see you on April 23rd.
They can either use the other forms at the school, or download them from here and turn them into the school on April 23rd.
Visions Photography Inc.
517 Morse Ave
Schaumburg, IL 60193
8th Grade Dance:
The 8th grade dance will be held on May 29th, 2015. Students must attend the full day on May 29th in order to participate in this event.
Smile Illinois- Mobile
Once again we are pleased to have Smile Illinois-Mobile Dentists return to Keller! The dental team will be coming on May 15th at a nearby school where a dentist will provide exams, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, and sealants. Applications were sent home on April 2nd to accepted participants. Please return the applications by April 20th, 2015. Remember to sign the dental form before sending it to the nurse. Please feel free to call the nurse at 847-357-6510 for any questions. Don’t miss this great opportunity!
District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra
Registration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!
District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.
Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Mead Jr High*.
Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at http://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.
*Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances, this is a change in location from previous posts.
If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or
District #54 Instrumental Music Staff
Schaumburg Parent University – May Classes
Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two evening programs scheduled for May.
- Merengue Away. This dance class is for children in early childhood through sixth grade and their parents. It will be from 6 to 7 p.m. May 5 at Stevenson School.
- Concussions: Risks and Intervention. Jill Dorflinger, a pediatric neuropsychologist for Alexian Brothers, will discuss typical brain development and the best interventions if your child suffers a concussion. This class for parents only will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rafferty Administration Center.
If you are interested in attending these events, please see the attached flyers. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
April 23rd– 8th grade pictures
May 6th– No School PM
May 27th– 8th grade dual language celebration
May 27th– Orchestra and chorus concert
May 28th– Band concert
May 29th– 8th grade dance
June 1st– Student non-attendance day
June 8th– 8th grade graduation practice
June 9th– Last day- (8th grade only)- Graduation- Schaumburg High School 8:30.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Heather and Cory