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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

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  • 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

    October Conferences

    If you have not had the chance to sign up for student-led conferences on October 6th and 7th, please call our office at 847-357-6500 to set up an appointment.

    Curriculum Night

    Curriculum Night is a great opportunity for parents to develop an awareness of what their child experiences at junior high.  An overview will be given of the supports we have in place for Keller wildcats, school behavior expectations, celebrations when expectations are followed, and extra-curricular activities. A letter was sent home this week to provide detailed information about this event.  On Wednesday, September 7th, Keller students will bring a copy of their schedules home.  Please bring this schedule with you on Curriculum Night. Curriculum night is a parent’s only meeting. 

    We will be hosting a food drive during Curriculum Night to help support families within our community that needs assistance.  Please help support your community by bringing in items that are not expired.

    Canned Food Drive

    Bring in at least one non-perishable food item to help fill Keller’s food pantry from Sept 6-Sept 16 to support our food pantry! Cans can be turned into your first period teachers and you can also purchase a coupon good for one can for 10 wildcat tickets each morning by Wildcat Woodfield. If we reach our goal of 550 cans, which is 1 can per student, then we will have our Walk-a-Thon celebration September 21. Let’s work together to stomp out hunger

    Picture Day

    School pictures will be on Friday, September 9th.  Picture day forms will be sent home on Friday, September 2nd.

    The easiest way to get school pictures is by ordering at mylifetouch.com
    • No need to send cash or flyer back to school
    • Get more background choices online
    • Customize your package online with different portrait sheets
    • New MyFamily rewards program available online.

    Please submit your portrait order by Friday, Sep 9 for free shipping to school.

    Picture Day ID: RN036072Q0

    Pick Up and Drop Off Safety Procedures

    Pick Up and Drop Off Safety Procedures: 

    • Please make sure to pull into the lane closest to Bode Road. The lane closest to the school is designated for buses.
    • The lane closest to Bode Road will be two lanes during pick up and drop off times.  The lane closest to the school is for vehicles that are waiting for students.  The lane closest to the Bode Road is to allow vehicles to pass and allow room for other parents to pick up their child.
    • When dropping off, students can exit vehicles prior to approaching the cross walk.  To ensure the safety of the students, please remind your child to walk to the adult near the cross walk and to not cross between the cars.
    • Students are asked to only cross Bode Road where there is a cross walk.
    • Refrain from using your cell phone when driving in a school zone.
    • Doors open at the school at 7:30 am.  Please make sure students are not dropped off at school before 7:20 am.  There is not adult supervision outside until 7:20 am.  The exception is if a student will be working with a teacher in the morning or part of morning announcements.  Students who need to enter the building early will be issued a blue pass.

    We appreciate your help and support, and thank you in advance for recognizing the importance of ensuring the safety of every student at Keller!

    Welcome Students!

    Dear Keller community,

    I would like to thank all of the families who attended Information Day and our Back Yard Bash on August 11th.  This is always an exciting event for our students as they anticipate their classroom selections over the entire summer.  Many families had an opportunity to participate in a Chromebook session to learn the expectations of our students this year on the one to one devices.

    We are excited to begin another successful year at Keller.

    SIncerely,

    Heather Wilson, Prinicipal

    Shaun Conway, Assistant Principal

    Run to Read

    District 54 is hosting its 12th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 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 in the size you requested if you register by Sept. 2. 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