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Dear Mead Community,
As the principal of Mead Junior High, it seems as though the last three years have flown. During that time, all of us have dedicated ourselves to creating a culture that is student-centered, collaborative, data-driven, and results-oriented, while embracing our district’s mission statement of Ensuring Student Success. 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 performance. Also, in the participation of the students in the many extracurricular activities we offer at Mead.
Some important dates to remember for the 2013-2014 school year are:
August 8 (9:00-12:00pm and 6:00-8:00 pm) Information Day
August 21 First Day of School 7th grade ONLY “Camp Mead”
August 22 1st Day of School for 7th and 8th grade “Training Camp”
August 27 1st Day of School for Early Childhood
September 11 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. It has been a great honor getting to know and work with all of the Mead students, families and staff members over the past three years. I have many lasting memories!
Thank you for a great year and have an enjoyable summer.
Dear Eighth Grade Mead Community,
As a reminder, the 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. at Hoffman Estates High School, 1100 W. Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates on Tuesday, May 28th. Graduates should arrive no later than 8:00 p.m. and report to the cafeteria. Students must enter through Door 11 (lower level). Parents and family must enter through Door 10 (upper level). Designated seating is available on the gym floor for guests with special needs. Graduates with last names A-L will be seated on the east side of the gym, while M-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 Doors 10 and 11. 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 yell and scream 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 this week. I will ask that you call in advance and make an appointment with me.
Finally, during our graduation practice today, 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 tonight.
Pete Hannigan and Jillian Sagan
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.
As a reminder, Moms and Muffins will be held in Mustang Arena on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 am.
On Thursday, May 23, we will be running a special schedule. All seventh and eighth grade students will be eating lunch together at 10:40. For additional information, please ask your child for their MAP incentive permission form which was handed out today and is due back by Tuesday, May 21. Also, as a reminder to all eighth grade students, students must be in attendance at school all day on May 23 if they would like to attend their dance that evening. Click here to print the dance permission form.
8th Grade graduation will be Tuesday, May 28, at 8:30 PM at HOFFMAN ESTATES HIGH SCHOOL, 1100 West Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates. Student should enter through Door #10 and be in the cafeteria at 8 PM. 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 3, pull up Mead Junior High and use the password: RNMead .
On Tuesday, May 28, 8th graders will be practicing for graduation during the day at Mead. Students will be given a free slice of cheese pizza for lunch. If your child does not eat cheese pizza, please have your child bring a lunch for him or herself.
On Thursday, May 30, 7th graders will be participating in Field Day. Students will be given a free slice of cheese pizza for lunch. If your child does not eat cheese pizza, please have your child bring a lunch for him or herself.
As always, thank you for your continued support. Have a great weekend.
Pete Hannigan and Jillian Sagan