Upcoming Try-outs: Boys Basketball and Cheerleading

The next season of Mead sports is fast approaching. Cheerleading and boys basketball tryouts will be held in the coming weeks. Permission slips are due and current physicals must be on file with the school nurse in order to try out for these teams. Specific information is below.

Cheerleading: On Monday, October 23, 2017, there will be a cheer clinic for all students interested in learning routines for try-outs. Try-outs will be held on Tuesday, October 24 from 2:15-4:00.  All students interested in trying out must turn in a permission slip by Friday, October 13.

Boys Basketball: An informational meeting for all boys interested in trying out for this year’s teams was held on Thursday, October 19 from 2:30-3:15. Try-outs for 8th grade will be on October 23 and 24. Seventh grade try-outs will occur on October 26. Try-outs will be from 2:15 until 5:00 PM. Transportation for pick-up is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Student Picture Retakes- October 19

Students new to Mead or students who were absent on Picture Day will have his/her picture taken on the morning of Thursday, October 19. If you would like a retake, you must return the original packet of pictures on that day in order to have a new picture taken.
If you have questions about the pictures or would like to order more, please contact Lifetouch at or at 630-910-6800. The Picture Day ID is RN037008Q0.

Fall Festival & Dance- October 27

Mead will be hosting a Fall Festival for students on Friday, October 27 from 5-7:00 PM. The event will include a DJ, dancing, games, activities, and prizes. Tickets will be sold during lunches the week prior to the event.

Please note that this is a costume-optional event. We certainly appreciate the desire of some of our students wanting to dress up, but we want to stress that it is not required. Ultimately, we want the students to have fun! So encourage your child to come hang out at what promises to be a great event.

Mead’s Mixer with Important Male Role models- November 3

Mead would like to invite all dads, grandfathers, uncles, and/or other important male role models to gathering the morning of Friday, November 3. In an effort to encourage and promote the importance of fathers/male role models and the impact they have on our students’ lives, the Mead PTA will be hosting their annual Mead’s Mixer at 7:00 – 7:45 AM in the cafeteria.  Our students’ male role models will be able to spend some quality time with their student while enjoying a light breakfast. They will then have an opportunity to experience their child’s morning routine here at Mead.

Mead Spirit Wear- Orders due October 19

Show your Mead Mustang school spirit and order your Mead Junior High apparel.  There is a variety of colors and types of clothing available.  Order forms are due by Thursday, October 19: Mead Spirit Wear Fall 2017 Order Form

Spirit Wear

2017 Spirit Wear Clothing Options

California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser for Interact Club- Wednesday, October 18

Let’s have a pizza party!  The Interact Club will be sponsoring a fundraising event on Wednesday, October 18th at the California Pizza Kitchen on 1550 E Golf Rd in Schaumburg. Please bring in the flyer and 20% of your check will go towards “First Book,” an organization raising money for book donations for schools and families affected by the recent hurricanes. Purchases include dine-in, take-out, catering and all beverages.

California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser Flyer for Interact


Food Drive through October 6th

Let’s show our giving spirit during Student-Led Conferences!

The Interact Club is sponsoring a Food Drive from September 25th to October 6th. All donations will go to the Mead Food Pantry, which supports families in the District 54 community. Please bring non-perishable food items or other products, including, baby diapers, shampoo, conditioner, and hygiene items. Donations can be placed in a cart near the main office.  For more information about the food pantry or donations visit our District 54 Food Pantry website.

Mead Chorus to perform at Windy City Bulls Game on November 11

You are invited to join Mead Junior High School and the Windy City Bulls (the NBA G-League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls) for a special night out at the Sears Centre Arena!  Watch the Windy City Bulls defend home-court versus the Fort Wane Mad Ants and cheer on the Mead Junior High School chorus as the group performs on the court twice during the game!  The event takes place at the Sears Centre Arena on Saturday, November 11 at 7 pm.

To join us and support Mead Junior High, discounted 100-Level Tickets are available for $20.  A portion of each ticket purchased will be donated back to Mead Junior High School and our Mead Chorus.  To purchase tickets online visit Groupmatics.Events/Mead.

Please contact Nick Petro at the Windy City Bulls with questions regarding the event at (847) 396-9304 or

Windy City Bulls Flyer – Mead Junior High School

Chick-Fil-A Fridays – Orders due October 6

The District 54 Foundation and Chick-fil-A Schaumburg/West Schaumburg have partnered to support a fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds benefit the District 54 Foundation.  

When: Fridays – October 20, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13 and May 11

What: Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich, Bag of Potato Chips or Pretzels, Dessert

In light of the fact that the food items are prepared off site, trace amounts of peanuts & other nuts may be present.  If your child is allergic to nuts or other food substance(s), caution should be exercised.

 Price: $40.00 ($5.00 for each lunch – must order all dates)

PRE-ORDER ONLY!!! Foundation Chick-fil-A Order Form

Cash or Check only (make checks payable to Mead Jr. High)

Orders are due by October 6, 2017 – No late forms will be accepted

Wednesday, September 20: Half-Day Institute & PM Office Closed

Wednesday, Sept. 20 is a half-day for students. Dismissal will be at 10:40 a.m. for all district junior high schools.

In addition, the Mead office will be closed from 11:45 AM until 5:15 PM on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. All Mead staff will be participating in a professional development opportunity as we continue our work with the Happiness Advantage. The office will reopen Thursday morning at 7:00 AM. Thank you for your understanding.