• School Information

    Helen Keller Junior High School
    820 Bode Road
    Schaumburg, Ill. 60194

    Principal: Tom Barbini
    Assistant Principal: Shaun Conway

    Phone: (847) 357-6500
    Fax: (847) 357-6501

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    September 2017

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  • October Conferences

    The October 5th and 6th parent-teacher conferences are quickly approaching.  Conferences at the junior high are broken down into two parts.  The first part is the fifteen minute student-led portion where your child will have an opportunity to share with you his/her academic progress and goals.  The second part is the individual conference portion where you will have the opportunity to briefly meet with all of your child’s teachers.  During this time, we ask that you please limit your conference to five minutes out of respect for other parents.  Parent-teacher conference times for Thursday, October 5 are from 12:00 – 4:00 PM and 5:00 – 8:00 PM.  On Friday, parent-teacher conferences are from 7:30 – 9:30 AM.

    This October, we are utilizing an electronic reservation system to sign up for conferences.  Please know that if you are having any issues with this site you can just call our office at 847-357-6500, and we will help you reserve your time slot.  Our hope is that this online system will help you to quickly reserve a time slot that fits your schedule.  The window for online access will close at midnight on Wednesday, October 4.

    • Step 1:  Click here
    • Step 2:  Fill out the student and parent information.  To complete this step, you will need to know your child’s Inspire/Advisory teacher.
    • Step 3:  Select your preferred time slot.  Please note that once 4 families have reserved the same time slot, that time slot will not be shown as a preference for other families.

    Once the process is complete, you will receive an email confirmation of the date and time of your conference.

    District 211 Information Night


    Keller invites our eighth grade students and their parents to attend our upcoming District 211 Parent/Student Information Night on Tuesday, October 2, 2017, at Jane Addams Junior High School. The presentation in Spanish will begin at 5:30 pm and the presentation in English will begin at 6:30 pm.  The presentations will be facilitated by District 211 student services directors from our feeder high schools.  The purpose of this evening program will be to explain the high school enrollment and preliminary registration process. This orientation will include placement test topics and high school placement as well as program planning for student elective courses.

    *Attached is a flyer for the District 211 Information Night:  D211 Parent Info Night 2017.docx

    Homework Calendars

    All courses at Keller are now sharing homework through Google Calendars.  The calendars are accessible by both parents and students.  Students have spent class time directed by their classroom teachers to include these homework calendars in their Google Calendars.  Students see each course as a specified color scheme.  Parents may choose to view these homework calendars by visiting the Keller Homework website.

    Use the menus at the top of the screen to find the courses your student is enrolled in.  You may add these calendars to your Google Calendar or bookmark the sites for quick access.  The link below will provide visual directions for adding these calendars to your Google Calendar.


    Picture Day

    Picture Day is Friday September 8th.  Bring your best smile and your picture form with payment.

    For more information, you may choose to open this Flyer provided by LifeTouch.


    Curriculum Night

    Curriculum night is Wednesday Sept 6th beginning at 6 pm in the gym.

    Fall Sports

    Cross Country and girls basketball start THIS THURSDAY!!!.  Physicals must be up to date in order to try out and participate.




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    Order your yearbook by Sept 15th and get a free icon!  Order forms can be found in the office or print the flyer from Jostens that is linked below.  Return all forms to the office.

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    Tom Barbini – Keller Principal

    Tom Barbini will become the new principal at Keller Junior High School in Schaumburg, replacing

    Headshot of New Keller Principal Tom BarbiniHeather Wilson who will be the principal at Eisenhower Junior High School. Current Eisenhower principal Steve Kern will move to the principal position at Churchill Elementary School, replacing Lisa Hopkins who is taking a new role as a special education director for District 54.

    Barbini is currently the assistant principal at Addams Junior High in District 54. Previously he was the assistant principal at Frost Junior High School. He was originally hired by District 54 in 2005 as a mathematics teacher at Mead Junior High School, where he also served as Mathematics Department Chair.

    “I am extremely grateful for all of the support and opportunities that District 54 has provided me throughout my career,” Barbini said. “I am looking forward to being a part of the Keller community, and excited to work with and learn from the staff and students.”

    Barbini has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in school leadership from Concordia University.

    Run to Read

    District 54 is hosting its 12th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a T-shirt and goody bag if you register by Sept. 1. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register online,  Run to Read

    Chrome Book Protection Plan

    Chromebook Protection Plan: Optional Chromebook Protection Insurance is now available through Revtrak, our online payment system. You can select this fee just like the yearly consumable fee for each student by visiting the site: