Posted November 3rd, 2014 by Ms. Smolinski
#1 Muir Community-
Thank you for the parent volunteers who helped with the Halloween parties on Friday. Also, thank you to the PTA for a successful Pumpkin Decorating Night last Thursday. It was great to see families decorate their pumpkins and participate in many fun Halloween activities.
There will be no school for students tomorrow, November 4th.
On Saturday, November 15th our Turkey Trot will take place at Eisenhower Junior High. Information about registration will be sent home soon.
Illinois School Report Cards
The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals, and also shares other information related to staff and student demographics, the school environment and more. The report card is available in two formats. The At-a-Glance version is posted on the District 54 website at http://sd54.org/schoolreportcards/. An interactive report card is available online at http://www.illinoisreportcard.com.
The Illinois Standards Achievement Tests are used to measure individual student achievement. The state of Illinois uses the results to report student achievement to the public. Please note that the tests are only one measure of student learning at a particular point in time. The results, combined with other tests (including Measures of Academic Progress – MAP), classroom assessments and teacher observations, help shape the district’s instructional program.
If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at 847-357-6444. If you want copies of the report cards from more than one of District 54’s schools, please call the District 54 Community Relations Department at (847) 357-5027.
Vision and Hearing Screening
Vision and hearing screening will be taking place on November 20th. Students in pre-school, K, 2, 4, 6, 8, and special education will have vision screening and students in pre-school, K, 1, 2, 3, and special education will have hearing screening. It is important to note that vision screening at school is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. Children who wear glasses and/or are under the care of an eye doctor do not receive vision screening at school.
11/17-12/18-Winter MAP Testing
11/18-PTA Meeting-8:00 a.m. **new date
11/27-11/28-No School-Thanksgiving Break
John Muir Literacy Academy