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

    Principal: Heather Wilson
    Assistant Principal: Shaun Conway

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

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    October 2016

    Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    • POMS Tryouts
    • Interact Club
    • Halloween Dance
  • Keller McTeacher Night

    Keller flyer November 3 2016

    Keller November 3 2016 fundraiser slips

    Chromebook Support

    We are noticing many students coming to school with Chromebooks that are not fully charged.  It is essential that students charge their Chromebooks each evening to ensure instructional time is not interrupted to recharge the computer sometime during the day.  Students are sent to the library in the morning to receive a loaner and are required to call parents.  Please make sure your child knows the phone number to contact you. Students who chronically need to get a loaner will begin serving after school consequences.


    This week a group of our students were recognized for demonstrating the Key of Excellence of Ownership.   The key is about taking responsibility of our actions and part of that is taking ownership of who we are and who we want to be. We do whatever it takes to continue to move our lives in a positive direction and become anonymous extraordinaries. We own our dreams and the people who we choose to surround ourselves with to help us achieve those dreams.


    Halloween Dance

    Our PBIS focus for the month is reducing the number of tardies. We will be celebrating students who have two or less tardies to class from October 3rd through October 25th.  Students who can accomplish this goal will be invited to an after school Halloween dance on October 28th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Students will receive a dance ticket on Thursday, October 27.  Students must have this dance ticket to get into the dance. Students will be able to buy pizza and a drink for $2.50.

    Students will be able to dress in school appropriate costumes.   Please keep these guidelines in mind when choosing an appropriate costume….

    • No fake blood, gore, scary costumes or costumes depicting violence
    • No weapons or “look-alikes” of any kind (squirt guns, chains, whips, plastic swords, etc.)
    • Ensure that costumes are appropriate and inoffensive to all ages at our school
    • Be certain that your child can see through any mask or head covering

    Due to the recent national coverage related to alleged clown sightings, we are also requesting that students not wear clown costumes to school this year. This request is made with the hope that no child will be frightened during school celebrations, which are intended to build community and be positive experiences for all.

    Please encourage your students to use their passing periods wisely and get to classes in a timely manner. We are looking forward to celebrating student success in a fun way!

    PTA Hot Lunch and Chick-Fil-A Forms

    Keller lunch order form 2016 2017

    Foundation and Chick Fil A

    October Conferences

    Dear Keller Community~

    I would like to thank all of the families who attended student-led conferences this week.  The school and family partnership is essential to support students in their academic growth.  This year, students have been taking an active role in reflecting on their own personal learning.  For each subject area, teachers and students have been specific in identifying strengths for each essential outcome as well as areas to improve.  Please feel free to contact any teacher if you needed additional time outside of the conference window.

    8 Keys of Excellence

    ownershipThis month we will be focusing on the Key of Ownership for the 8 Keys Excellence.  Ownership focuses on being responsible for your thoughts, feelings, words, and actions.  Students are encouraged to own the choices they make and the results that follow.

    D211 PSAT Testing

    • 8th Grade High School Placement Exam: District 211 will be administering a placement exam for incoming freshman (current 8th grade students) on Saturday, October 1, 2016.  District 211 has posted some basic information on their website.
    • Room locations by high school

    Testing Room Assignments Conant 1

    Testing Posters Hoffman Estates

    Testing room Schaumburg

    Bus Routes:

    Conant HS

    Hoffman HS.pdf0_

    Schaumburg hs


    Please click here for more information.


    Erin’s Law

    During the month of October, Keller’s support staff will be presenting Erin’s Law lessons to the 7th and 8th graders in their health classrooms.  Erin’s Law is a result of Public Act 097-1147. This law expanded upon previous legislation and required child sexual abuse prevention education for children beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through all grade levels.  Please view the attached letter for details.

    Erin27s Law Parent Letter 2015 SPANISH

    Erin27s Law Parent Letter 2015 2

    District 211 Information Night

    • District 211 Information Night:  Keller invites our 8th grade students and their parents to attend our upcoming District 211 Parent/Student Information Night on Monday, September 19th, 2016, at Addams Junior High School. The presentation will be given in Spanish from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm in Addams media center.  The general English presentation will be held from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm.  Conant and Hoffman Estates High Schools will meet in the cafeteria.  Schaumburg High School will meet in the gym.  The presentations will be facilitated by District 211 student services directors Brigit Cain from Conant High School, Yassila Delgado from Schaumburg High School, and Jennifer Beers from Hoffman Estates High School.  The purpose of this evening program will be to explain the high school enrollment and preliminary registration process. This orientation will include information on the high school placement exam, the high school placement process, and program planning for student elective courses.  District 211 representatives will also entertain questions that parents may have pertaining to registration or the freshman high school curriculum. Please see the attached flyers for more information 211 information night 2016
    • 8th Grade High School Placement Exam: District 211 will be administering a placement exam for incoming freshman (current 8th grade students) on Saturday, October 1, 2016.  District 211 has posted some basic information on their website at http://211 HS Placement