Outstanding fundraising for the American Heart Association

Posted April 7th, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

Thanks to all the students that participated, John Muir Literacy Academy raised over $1000 to help fight against heart disease and stroke.  Muir students found sponsors and performed a number of various jumping acitivities to meet this spectacular goal!  Way to go!

The Jump Rope For Heart event allows the American Heart Association to impact lives in healthier ways.  Thank you Mr. Mershon for coordinating the event at Muir.

Daily Announcements

Posted April 1st, 2014 by Mrs. Mangano

Spring Break (March 24th – March 28th)

Posted March 24th, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

School will resume at its normal time (8:40 am) on March 31, 2014.  Enjoy the time with your family.

Parent Survey

Posted March 18th, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

You  have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey.  The survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including increased attendance and larger test score gains.  Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are 10 times more likely to improve students learning.

If you do not have access to a computer, you can use one at a local library or call us to schedule a time to take the survey here.  The parent survey results will only be generated by the state if at least 30 percent of parents at a school respond to the survey.

Please click on this link to view the Parent Survey letter 2-14 from Superintendent DuRoss for more information.

Muir Central

Posted March 3rd, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

Here are some sites you can visit during ISAT testing.

5th/6th Grade Band Concert – Tonight

Posted February 27th, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

The 5th and 6th grade band students from Muir are going to be having their final concert tonight at 7:30 in the Eisenhower Junior High School gymnasium. If you are available and willing, please join them for the short program.

Six Flags Read to Succeed deadline is Friday, February 28

Posted February 26th, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

The deadline for the Six Flags Read to Succeed reading program is Friday, February 28.  All students that read for 6 hours and turn the signed reading log in on time will receive a FREE ticket to Six Flags with their final report card.  They can read books, magazines, newspapers, or comic books to reach their goal.  A link to the reading log is included, but don’t delay.  ReadToSucceed

No School on Monday, February 17

Posted February 16th, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

All District 54 schools and offices are closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents Day.  School will resume on Tuesday, February 18.

Clubs at Muir

Posted February 4th, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

Rocketry Club – Rocketry club meets on Tuesdays in Mr. Natrop’s room.  Rocketry Club will meet on the following dates: February 18, March 6, March 11, March 18, April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29 and May 6.  The District Rocket Launch will be held at Olympic Park in May – date to be announced later.

3rd/4th Grade Battle of  the Books meets on Thursdays from 7:50am – 8:30am.

5th/6th Grade Battle of the Books meets on Mondays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

5th/6th Mathletes - begins Friday, December 6th from 3:00-4:00pm in room 204. The club will meet every Friday and allow students opportunities to work collaboratively with peers to solve real world problems. Club members will compete in the District 54 Math Olympiad in the spring.

RAK Club! (Random Acts of Kindness Club)
Meets: Tuesdays from 7:45am-8:30am
Description: RAK Club is an enrichment club for students who want to work together to promote kindness at Muir and in their community. RAK Club will organize and implement small, random acts of kindness throughout the day as well as larger, service projects throughout the year. Getting involved with the growing kindness movement is not only a way for students to spread a positive message, but it is also a proactive stance against negative interactions.

1st/2nd Grade Math Olympiad participants have already been chosen but our meetings start December 5th from 3:00-4:00 in Room 113 :)

Yearbook/Tech Club is an after school club for students to help out in creating the school’s yearbook. Students will gain a deeper understanding of technology and how to use it in creative ways!  This club meets after school on Tuesdays.

Please check the school calendar for more specific dates and times.

February special lunch order forms due tomorrow

Posted January 30th, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

Pre-orders for any of the special lunches in February will be taken until January 31, 2014.  Please turn in payment with your order form.  Check are to be made payable to John Muir School.

Please click on the attached link for a copy of the order form.  February special lunch