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Mead Update – Last day of School!

Posted June 5th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Community,
As I look back at the year, I am amazed at what we have accomplished.  The students at Mead have made tremendous gains in and out of the classroom.  Many of these gains can be seen in our students’ MAP results and ISAT performances.  It can also be seen in the participation of the students in the many extracurricular activities we offer at Mead.

Some important dates to remember for the 2014-2015 school year are:

August 14        (9:00-12:00pm and 6:00-8:00 pm) Information Day

August 26        First Day of School 7th grade ONLY “Camp Mead”

August 27        1st Day of School for 7th and 8th grade “Training Camp”

September 10   Curriculum Night

More specific information regarding these events will go home in early August.

I would like to thank the entire community for supporting our staff and students throughout the year.  Our success is a direct result of your hard work and dedication as a parent, ensuring your child has a positive school experience.

Thank you for a great year and have an enjoyable summer.
Jillian Sagan

Graduation Reminders

Posted June 4th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Eighth Grade Mead Community,

As a reminder, the 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. at Conant High School, 700 E. Cougar Trail in Hoffman Estates on Wednesday, June 4th.  Graduates should arrive no earlier than 5:30 p.m. and report to the cafeteria.  Students must enter through Door 1.  Graduates with last names A-K will be seated on the east side of the gym, while L-Z will be on the west side.  Use these guidelines when selecting your seat.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, parents and family will not be allowed in the cafeteria, so please meet your graduate outside Door 1.  The graduation ceremony should be a meaningful, pleasant experience for you as well as your graduate.  For that to happen, we need your cooperation.  When taking pictures, please do not stand in an area that will interfere with the students entering and leaving the ceremony.  Flowers or other gifts should be given to students after the ceremony.  Balloons should not be brought into the building.

Please remember that applause is the appropriate response at graduation, and it should occur at the conclusion of the ceremony to allow for every family to hear the name of their child being read and their academic achievements.  If you choose to hoot and holler for your child, our action will be to not give your child his/her diploma tonight.  If your child’s diploma is taken, you will be able to pick it up from me during school hours next week.  I will ask that you call in advance and make an appointment with me.

Finally, during our graduation practice tomorrow, we did pass out our academic achievement certificates to students.  When students’ names are called to receive their diploma, we will announce any and all academic recognitions.  The academic recognitions are as follows:

  • President’s Education Award – Gold:  Student maintains a 4.0 grade point average over the 2 years at Mead plus achieves high MAP scores
  • President’s Education Award – Silver:  Student maintains a 3.5 – 3.99 grade point average over the 2 years at Mead plus achieves high MAP scores
  • Scholastic Achievement Award:  Student maintains a 3.0 or better grade point average over the 2 years at Mead

We are looking forward to a special ceremony tomorrow night.

Jillian Sagan and Lily Smith

Mead Update 5-30-14

Posted June 2nd, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Community,

It is hard to believe the school year is coming to a close.  If your child has misplaced prescription glasses, please have him or her check in the office. We have 5 pairs, plus house keys, phones, flash drives and jewelry.  Next week will be a week of celebrations for all the hard work and effort put forth by our students this past school year!  We will be running special schedules every day next week.  Please note the lunch periods will change and that students are responsible for bringing a lunch every day.

  • Monday, June 2nd:
    • 4a 9:15-9:35  4b 9:35-9:55  5a 9:58-10:18  5b 10:18-10:38 
    • 6a 10:41-11:01 6b 11:01-11:21 7a 11:24-1:44  7b 11:44-12:04
  • Tuesday, June 3rd: All students will eat from 10:40-11:30.  We will be having Movies at Mead to celebrate our MAP growth and meeting our PBIS Trimester 3 goal.  Students can bring in a few dollars if they would like to purchase concessions.
  • Wednesday, June 4th: 7th grade lunch from 10:30-11:00 and 8th grade lunch from 11:00-11:30
  • Thursday, June 5th: 7th grade lunch from 10:45-11:15.

PBIS:

The PBIS Focus Expectation is for students to be respectful and on-task.  Mead will promote on-task, respectful, and compliant behaviors by rewarding students who exhibit these behaviors with tickets.
We are looking for a parent volunteer for our Universal and Tier II meetings.  It would be one meeting a month from 3:15-4:15.  Please email me if you are interested.

End of the Year Expectations:

Missing assignments, missing textbook/books and student behavior are taken into account for students to be able to participation in both 7th and 8th grade end of year activities, graduation and report card distribution.

Field Day:

On Wednesday, June 4, 7th graders will be participating in Field Day. Students will need to bring a lunch for themselves and wear gym shoes to school.  A snack will be provided.

8th Grade Graduation Information:

  • During the day on Wednesday, June 4, 8th graders will be practicing for graduation at Mead. Students will need to bring a lunch for themselves.  A snack for them will be provided.
  • Graduates are to be in the Conant Cafeteria at 5:30 PM – enter Door #1
  • Graduates will be ready to walk into gym at 5:45 PM
  • Please take pictures before coming to the graduation ceremony  because the graduation gowns will be returned immediately after the ceremony
  • Mead needs to leave the Conant area after the ceremony, as Frost will be graduating at 8:30 PM
  • If you have questions, please call our office at 847-357-6000
  • There is plenty of seating, but it is first come, first served
  • A photographer will be present during the ceremony to take pictures of the students. If you are interested in purchasing a picture, go to www.lifetouchevents.com after June 4, pull up Mead Junior High and use the password:  RNMead.

Yearbook Distribution:

Yearbooks will be distributed during homeroom on June 2, for those who have already placed an order.  If you did not order a yearbook, but would still like to purchase one, there are some extras that will be sold the morning of June 3.  The cost is $35, cash or checks made payable to Mead Jr. High.  Extras will not be sold or reserved prior to June 3.

Superintendent’s Article:

Please take a moment to read Superintendent DuRoss’ recent Daily Herald article:  The English link is http://sd54.org/2014/05/superintendents-article-district-54-continues-work-toward-goals/.   The Spanish link is http://sd54.org/2014/05/el-distrito-54-continua-trabajando-para-alcanzar-las-metas/.

As always, thank you for your continued support.  Have a great weekend.

Jillian and Lily

Mead Update 5-23-14

Posted May 23rd, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Community,

This past April, our students completed the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment in the areas of reading and mathematics. This assessment measures student growth over the course of the school year and is used by the school to inform our instruction. Students are assessed three times during the year with growth goals established upon completion of the fall assessment. Now that the spring administration of this assessment is complete it can be seen that truly great things are happening in your child’s classes.

Students at Mead Junior High truly excelled. Eight-three percent of all students reached or exceeded their identified growth target in the area of math, while seventy-four percent of students achieved or surpassed their reading goals.  What this means is that Mead is in the top five percent of schools nationally, making us a ‘95/95’ school.  Truly amazing!

We understand that this assessment is but one data point we use to assess the progress of our students and the success of our school. However, we can say we are truly proud of our students and recognize all of their teachers’ efforts in preparing our students for success.

PTA:

Huge thank you to all the PTA parents who were on the 8th grade dance committee and volunteered their time last night at our dance.  It was a huge success and the kids truly enjoyed themselves.

Special thank you to Riccardo’s and a parent for donating some of the food and the candy for our students.

PBIS:

  • The PBIS Focus Expectation is for students to be respectful and on-task.  Mead will promote on-task, respectful, and compliant behaviors by rewarding students who exhibit these behaviors with tickets.
  • We are looking for a parent volunteer for our Universal and Tier II meetings.  It would be one meeting a month from 3:15-4:15.  Please email me if you are interested.

End of the Year Expectations:

  • Please read the Board Policy regarding student assignments and participation in graduation.  “In order for eighth (8th) grade students to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, all academic assignments must be completed by the student and received by the teacher one (1) week prior to the ceremony. Advance notice of this guideline shall be provided to all eighth (8th) grade students and their parents/guardians.”
  • Please note the date of graduation is June 4, at Conant High School at 6 p.m.
  • In addition, missing assignments, missing textbook/books and student behavior account for student participation in both 7th and 8th grade end of year activities.
  • Round Up letters yesterday were sent to all 8th grade students who had one or more missing assignments.
  • All missing assignments for 8th graders need to be turned in by May 28th in order to be able to walk at the graduation ceremony

Field Day and 8th Grade Graduation Practice:

On Wednesday, June 4, 8th graders will be practicing for graduation during the day at Mead. Students will need to bring a lunch for themselves.  A snack for them will be provided.
On Wednesday, June 4, 7th graders will be participating in Field Day. Students will need to bring a lunch for themselves.  A snack for them will be provided.

Yearbook Distribution:

Yearbooks will be distributed during homeroom on June 2, for those who have already placed an order.  If you did not order a yearbook, but would still like to purchase one, there are some extras that will be sold the morning of June 3.  The cost is $35, cash or checks made payable to Mead Jr. High.  Extras will not be sold or reserved prior to June 3.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jillian and Lily

Mead Update 5/16/14

Posted May 16th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Community,

I want to share with you information about an organization that many of you might know very little about.  The District 54 Foundation is made up of a group of business leaders who dedicate their time and talents to fundraise for special projects in the district.  Each year they sponsor several events to generate money to then turn around and put the money back into the schools via grants that teachers apply for.  These grants help to enhance the school environment and programs.  One of the Foundations most popular events is the Golf Outing.  This Golf Outing will take place on June 9, at Schaumburg Golf Club.  The Foundation is looking for golfers, but they are also looking for donors.
More information about the District 54 Foundation can be found at http://d54foundation.com/ .  Please follow this link if you or your company are interested in sponsoring the event or a golf hole. http://d54foundation.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/555/files/2011/07/SponsorFormGolf2014-1.pdf
Thank you for considering supporting the District 54 Foundation and as always please let me know if you have any questions that I might be able to answer.

PBIS:

The PBIS Focus Expectation is for students to be respectful and on-task.  Mead will promote on-task, respectful, and compliant behaviors by rewarding students who exhibit these behaviors with tickets.  Please see the attachment for an upcoming PBIS parent night.

8th grade speeches at Graduation:

  • Information has been shared with 8th grade students concerning those interested in addressing the 8th grade class at the graduation on June 4th
  • Speeches are due to the office on Monday, May 19th
  • The speech and presentation will be evaluated and judged and one message will be selected to address the Class of 2014 the night of graduation.

8th grade dance:

  • The dance is Thursday, May 22nd from 6:45-9:00pm. 
  • A reminder to all eighth grade students: students must be in attendance at school all day on May 22 and have all their overdue books and library fines returned or paid if they would like to attend their dance that evening.  Attached to this email is the dance permission form.
  • Important dance items to note:
    • Students will not be allowed to leave the dance early and must be picked up by an adult at the conclusion of the dance unless other arrangements are made in advance through our front office.
    • Dress for the dance is parent discretion.  Please follow our dress code regulations to ensure that all clothing is appropriate
    • All library books and textbooks must be turned in or paid for in order for a student to attend

End of the Year Expectations:

  • Please read the Board Policy regarding student assignments and participation in graduation.  “In order for eighth (8th) grade students to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, all academic assignments must be completed by the student and received by the teacher one (1) week prior to the ceremony. Advance notice of this guideline shall be provided to all eighth (8th) grade students and their parents/guardians.”
  • Please note the date of graduation is June 4th at Conant High School at 6 p.m.
  • In addition, missing assignments, missing textbook/books and student behavior account for student participation in both 7th and 8th grade end of year activities.
  • Missing homework letters will be MAILED home to all 8th grade students on the following date:  5/19
  • Round Up letters today were sent to all 8th grade students who had one or more missing assignments.
  • All missing assignments for 8th graders need to be turned in by May 28th in order to be able to walk at the graduation ceremony

Engineering Extravaganza:

Mead’s Magnet and Discovery students, through the gracious grant of the District 54 Foundation, are hosting an engineering competition on May 29th in Mead’s gymnasium.  The purpose of the competition is to showcase engineering projects designed and completed during the school year and to select the top projects in five categories.

Please click here to see the invitation.  You are welcome to come to part or all of the competition. It would be a pleasure to share the students’ accomplishments with you.

Cancer Walk:
We are continuing to fundraise through May 30th for the Stand Up To Cancer Foundation.  Go to www.standup2cancer.org to donate.  Mead enjoyed our first check in for Fundraising Day today as we dressed as Super-Heroes.  Donations can be made in the form of cash or checks sent to the Mead office.  Please make checks payable to Stand Up To Cancer.  Receipts will be given for checks.

Career Day:
The 4th Annual Career Fair at Mead Junior High will be held on May 30, 2014.

We are still looking for: Culinary Field,  Bridal/Event Planning, First Responders- Fire fighters/ EMT, Law, Franchise owner of any type , Starbucks worker or Barista , Marketing/Advertising , Politics , Sports or sports management , Engineers , Art- dancer/gallery worker/buyer , Fashion- Merchandiser/Buyer

Click the link for all the specific details.

Have a wonderful weekend.  We hope it warms up a bit.

Jillian and Lily

Superhero Day-Friday 5/16/14

Posted May 15th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

This is a reminder that we will be celebrating our Cancer walk fundraising efforts every week until June 3rd. This Friday, 5/16, is going to be superhero day. This means that the students can wear something that represents their favorite superhero. Next Thursday, 5/22, will be mustache day. We will be providing the staff and students with a mustache to wear throughout the school day.  Also, please continue to encourage your students to fundraise for this great cause. The cancer walk committee knows that the website is experiencing some technical difficulties, but checks and cash will still be accepted here at Mead. :)

Also, don’t forget to bring your money at lunch to purchases flavored lolly-pops for $1 or celebrate the life of someone who is/was touched by cancer with a heart or a star on our memory wall for $0.25.

Mead Update 5-9-14

Posted May 9th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Community,

What a wonderful week at Mead!  We kicked off our Mead Cancer Walk with staff and students sharing their personal stories related to cancer and celebrated the work of cancer research with a whole school hour-long walk on Wednesday.  It is days like Wednesday that brings us even closer together as a Mead community!  We also celebrated our Mead Moms and Important Ladies this morning at our Moms and Mustang breakfast.  It was great to see so many of our significant women spending time with our students before the school day began.  Lastly, we are officially finished with MAP testing.  We look forward to sharing with the community the amazing growth our students made as soon as the results are finalized!  Finally, a thank you to the Mead PTA for providing wonderful treats and lunch for the Mead staff during Teacher Appreciation Week!

PBIS:

The PBIS Focus Expectation is for students to be respectful and on-task.  Feel free to remind students of last week’s advocacy lesson.  Try to promote on-task, respectful, and compliant behaviors by rewarding students who exhibit these behaviors with tickets.  Please see the link for an upcoming PBIS parent night.

8th grade speeches at Graduation:

Information has been shared with 8th grade students concerning those interested in addressing the 8th grade class at the graduation on June 4th.  Students will be asked to write a short 3-5 minute speech to give to Mrs. Smith and I the week of May 19th.  The speech and presentation will be evaluated and judged and one message will be selected to address the Class of 2014 the night of graduation.

8th grade dance:

  • The dance is Thursday, May 22nd from 6:45-9:00pm. 
  • A reminder to all eighth grade students:  students must be in attendance at school all day on May 22 and have all their overdue books and library fines returned or paid if they would like to attend their dance that evening.  Attached to this email is the dance permission form.
  • Important dance items to note:
    • Students will not be allowed to leave the dance early and must be picked up by an adult at the conclusion of the dance unless other arrangements are made in advance through our front office.
    • Dress for the dance is parent discretion.  Please try to follow our dress code regulations to ensure that all clothing is appropriate
    • All library books and textbooks must be turned in or paid for in order for a student to attend

End of the Year Expectations:

  • Please read the Board Policy regarding student assignments and participation in graduation.  “In order for eighth (8th) grade students to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, all academic assignments must be completed by the student and received by the teacher one (1) week prior to the ceremony. Advance notice of this guideline shall be provided to all eighth (8th) grade students and their parents/guardians.”
  • Please note the date of graduation is June 4th at Conant High School at 6 p.m.
  • In addition, missing assignments, missing textbook/books and student behavior account for student participation in both 7th and 8th grade end of year activities.
  • Missing homework letters will be MAILED home to all 8th grade students on the following dates: 5/12, 5/19

Career Day:

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.  Attached is a flyer with 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.

We are looking for the following jobs: photography, first response, medical, art, culinary, law and trades

Thank you to all that having already volunteered your time!

Have a great weekend.  Happy Mother’s Day!

Jillian Sagan and Lily Smith

Cancer Walk Week- Show Your Spirit!

Posted May 5th, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Margaret Mead Junior High will sponsor a fundraiser this year in an effort to raise money for cancer research.  All proceeds will go to Stand Up To Cancer, an organization that donates 100% of their proceeds to innovative cancer research.  Students are encouraged to fundraise between Wednesday, May 7 and Friday, May 30.  Visit www.standup2cancer.org for more information on the organization.

In order to show cancer awareness and support during Mead’s Cancer Fundraiser, each day this week will have a different color theme.  

Monday – Blue Tones – Light Blue (Prostate Cancer), Teal (Ovarian/Uterine Cancer), Dark Blue (Colon Cancer)

Tuesday – Yellow Tones – Yellow (Liver Cancer), Orange (Leukemia), Gold (Pediatric Cancer Awareness)

Wednesday - Purple (Cancer Awareness)

Thursday – Pink (Breast Cancer)

Friday – Black (Skin Cancer), Green (Kidney Cancer), Grey (Brain Cancer)

Mead Update 5-2-14

Posted May 2nd, 2014 by Miss Cochrane

Dear Mead Community,

We have officially completed our MAP testing window.  We will utilize next week to complete our make ups.  We have been looking through our preliminary data and are so pleased with how well our students have done, how seriously they took this testing window and how motivated they were to not just meet their target growth, but to try to double it!

8th Grade Panoramic Picture:

On May 6th, we will be taking our annual 8th grade panoramic photo.  An order forms was sent home this past Wednesday with all 8th graders.  Please stop by the main office if you need an additional form.

8th grade speeches at Graduation:

Information will be given out next week to students interested in addressing the 8th grade class at the graduation on June 4th.  Students will be asked to write a short 3-5 minute speech to give to Mrs. Smith and me the week of May 19th.  The speech and presentation will be evaluated and judged and one message will be picked to address the Class of 2014 the night of graduation.

8th grade dance:

  • The dance is Thursday, May 22nd from 6:45-9:00pm. 
  • Important dance items to note:
    • Students will not be allowed to leave the dance early and must be picked up by an adult at the conclusion of the dance unless other arrangements are made in advance through our front office.
    • Dress for the dance is parent discretion.  Please try to follow our dress code regulations to ensure that all clothing is appropriate.
    • All library books and textbooks must be turned in or paid for in order for a student to attend.

End of the Year Expectations:

  • Please read the Board Policy regarding student assignments and participation in graduation.  “In order for eighth (8th) grade students to participate in the Graduation Ceremony, all academic assignments must be completed by the student and received by the teacher one (1) week prior to the ceremony. Advance notice of this guideline shall be provided to all eighth (8th) grade students and their parents/guardians.”
  • Please note the date of graduation is June 4th at Conant High School at 6 p.m.
  • In addition, missing assignments, missing textbook/books and student behavior account for student participation in both 7th and 8th grade end of year activities.
  • Missing homework letters will be MAILED home to all 8th grade students on the following dates: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19

Engineering Extravaganza:

Mead’s Magnet and Discovery students, through the gracious grant of the District 54 Foundation, are hosting an engineering competition on May 29th in Mead’s gymnasium.  The purpose of the competition is to showcase engineering projects designed and completed during the school year and to select the top projects in five categories.

Click the link for the invitation.  You are welcome to come to part or all of it, and it would be great to share the students’ accomplishments with you.

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra:

  • Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!
  • Eligibility for Enrollment:
    • District 54 students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade
    • Students have participated in the D54 Instrumental Music program for at least one school year.
  • Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 7-24, 2014, (Mondays-Thursdays) at Keller Junior High School.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at www.sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.
  • If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Green or Mrs. Herath or call 847-357-5138.

Upcoming Road Construction:

University Lane will be closed starting Monday, May 5, for the week.  Please see the link for a map of alternative routes and information.

Career Day:

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 for a flyer with 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 6, 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 9.  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

Mead Update 4/25/14

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!

MAP Testing:

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 Message:

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/.

Student Absences:

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.

Career Day:

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