Posted April 28th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane
Dear Mead Community,
As warm weather is upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to talk about appropriate school attire.
The following are inappropriate during school hours at a junior high:
- Revealing clothing such as bare midriffs, bare backs, spaghetti straps,
- Pants and shorts that cannot be worn at or above the hips. No excessively baggy pants;
- See-through fabrics, low-cut tops, low-riding pants, short shorts, or short skirts;
- Clothing with inappropriate slogans or pictures such as depictions of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gangs, vulgar language, or violence;
Students should come dressed for school in clothing that is modest, suitable for school activities, and reasonable for the purposes of maintaining health, reducing distractibility, and increasing safety in the school. Suitability of clothing for school is subject to the judgment and discretion of school staff members.
Thank you for your support in helping our students develop a sense of responsibility for dressing appropriately!
The first week of MAP testing has been extremely successful. All our students have put forth incredible effort to work towards meeting their reading target growth!
Our Math MAP testing window begins on Monday, April 28th. Please review the schedule below to know when your child(ren) will be testing.
- All MAP math tests will be completed from April 28th –May 2nd in student math classes.
- The testing schedule is: all Orenstein, Musselman, Lorenc and Rezk classes will test on Monday and Tuesday and all Loudermilk, Paulson, Koepke’s classes will test on Thursday and Friday.
Superintendent DuRoss’ most recent article written for the Daily Herald was published recently. The article is accessible on the District 54 website at http://sd54.org. Mr. DuRoss also appears in a video related to the article content. The link to the video, which is cited in the article, is http://sd54.org/board/mission/.
Remember to call Mead’s student absence line (847-357-6002) which is available 24 hours a day if your child will be missing school. Please call by 7:00 a.m. if your child will be absent from school. Any absence without parent contract will be considered an unexcused absence.
8th Grade Panoramic Picture:
On May 6th, we will be taking our annual 8th grade panoramic photo. More information and order forms will be coming home in the upcoming weeks.
Registration for the 14-15:
In order to ensure that we can create a schedule for your child next year, please complete the registration process as soon as possible. Without completing the online registration for a student(s) on the Parent Portal, we are unable to move forward creating a schedule for them for the 14-15 school year with classes and elective choices.
Summer Tech Camp:
Please click the link for details regarding this summer’s tech camp.
We are excited to announce that our 4th Annual Career Fair at Mead Junior High will be held on May 30, 2014. We are currently looking for a wide variety of people willing to come to Mead and share about their career with the 8th grade student body. Click the link above for all the specific details. As we only need one presenter for each type of career, please let us know if you are interested right away to ensure a spot in our program. Thank you so much for your willingness to inspire the 8th grade students.
Celebrate Reading and Writing:
Our annual Celebrate Reading and Writing is Tuesday, May 6th, from 6:00-6:45 pm. This year’s event will be in Room 108 and will include staff performances connecting their hobbies/interests to reading and writing. Please stop by before you head to our Fine Arts displays and the Chorus Concert.
Moms and Mustangs:
As we strive to encourage and promote the importance of mothers and their role in our students’ lives, the Mead PTA will be hosting their annual Moms and Mustangs on Friday, May 9th. Moms or other important females in the lives of our students are invited to spend some quality time with their student during breakfast and then have an opportunity to experience their child’s morning routine here at Mead. Click the link for additional details.
Have a great weekend.
Jillian Sagan and Lily Smith