Dear Mead Community,
Fall is officially here! We want to extend a huge thank you to all our families who attended our student led conferences. It was great to have everyone in the building talking with their children and our teachers about individual strengths and areas to continue to improve upon. The Mead staff, Mrs. Smith and I are always thrilled to hear all the successes that your children are sharing and the areas they have decided to create goals around. These goals are created to focus in on specific areas, create action plans to drive their learning and monitor their own progress over the course of the school year. It is our hope that your children can turn these goals into successes that they share with you at the end of the year. Thank you for supporting your student’s education.
This week’s PBIS Focus Expectation is getting to class on time. Please have conversations with your children over the weekend regarding arriving to class on time.
Mead is a 90/90 School
Mead is being recognized by the District 54 Board of Education as a 90/90 school. During the 2013-14 school year, our students performed above the 90th percentile (top 10% nationally) in meeting individual student growth targets in reading and math as measured by Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). We are so excited to share this recognition with you as we continue to ensure our students are meeting their growth targets this year.
We will be hosting our annual Halloween Dance at Mead Junior High on Friday, October 24th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A professional DJ will be performing in the gymnasium and Jimmy John’s sandwiches will be served in the cafeteria. Tickets will be sold for $5.00 during students’ lunch periods in the cafeteria from October 20th-October 24th. Students need to bring their purchased ticket, including a parent signature, with them to the dance in order to enter. Parents should arrange transportation to and from the dance, and all students need to be picked up promptly at 8:30 p.m. There will be a costume contest where prizes will be awarded for Most Original, Scariest, Funniest, and Best Group costumes. Please be aware that look-a-like weapons are not allowed as accessories to your child’s costume. For safety reasons, face masks and fake weapons are not allowed. We hope all students can attend the dance for a fun and festive evening.
Mead Spirit wear:
Last week Thursday, the 2014-2015 Mead Spirit Wear form was handed out to all students. The order form is attached and on the Mead website available for you and your child to view in color. All sizes are adult only. Checks can be made out to Mead Jr. High and all order forms will be due to the office no later than Friday, October 24, 2014.
Mead Spirit Wear 2014 Order Form
There is an upcoming PTA Blood Drive at Rafferty Center located at 524 E. Schaumburg Rd in Schaumburg on Oct. 23rd from 2:30-7:00pm.
PARCC Practice Websites:
This spring, students will be taking the PARCC Assessment. At Mead, we are providing purposeful learning opportunities that will prepare students to demonstrate their abilities on the PARCC Assessment. If you are interested in finding out more about PARCC or looking for opportunities to practice, here are two websites to get you started:
Have a wonderful weekend!
Jillian Sagan and Lily Smith