Dear Mead Community,
It’s hard to believe that today is our last day of school. It has been a truly fantastic school year. I thought it would be fun to highlight a Top Ten List, in no particular order, for our 2014-2015 school year. It was extremely hard to only pick 10 but here goes!
Top Ten List:
- The accomplishments of our magnet students throughout the History Fair Competitions. Good luck at Nationals next week!
- 193 students without zero behavior referrals for the entire school year! Many smencils given out this school year!
- Close to $4,000 raised for Autism Awareness
- 72% of our students met/exceeded individual growth targets on Reading MAP and 87% met/exceeded individual growth targets on Math MAP
- A successful first PTA sponsored Mead Trivia Night!
- Mead’s Got Talent hosted by our Mead Prep students with over 30 student and teacher acts!
- Staff vs Student Volleyball and Basketball Games
- The overwhelming support of our students and community to provide gifts to our community for our annual Giving Tree
- District Champions/Tournament Champions for many of our sports teams
- Our first successful year with Club Unify and their participation in our Acceptance and Tolerance Week and D54 Young Athletes Track Meet
Thanks for supporting your child(ren) to make this school year so successful!
Please read below for some end of the year updates:
8th Grade Dance Photo booth Update:
All pictures can be viewed and downloaded for free on our website www.photoboothofthestars.com. Click on the “View Your Photos” tab, find your event (Mead Jr. High), and enter the password “joyful.”
Mead’s Garden Club is on its journey to harvesting. However, we are in need of your help to maintain and harvest our garden over the summer. Our gardens produce tomatoes, thyme, rosemary, basil, lettuce, bush beans, green peppers, peas and green chilies. We have also extended our garden to the surrounding trees and planted hostas to make our gardens inviting. If you are interested in helping us during the summer, we are meeting at 1 o’clock by door 17 on the following Tuesdays: The meeting dates are: June 16,June 30,July 14, July 28, August 11. Students and parents are welcome!
A Message from High School District 211 School Nurses-Physical Exams for 8th Grade Students:
If your eighth grade student will be going for a sports physical and you would like that physical to count as their 9th grade physical for District 211, the physical exam must be completed on the DHS State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Exam form revised 2/2013 which can be found on the high school website. Incoming 9th grade physicals will not be accepted on IHSA forms or any other DHS form revised prior to 2/2013. Please make sure you also complete the answers in the parent portion and sign the form. In order for the physical to be accepted all above items must be completed.
Enjoy your summer break and I will see you in August!