Science Fair Today

Posted May 21st, 2015 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

The 2015 Muir Science Fair takes place today.  There will be a family viewing and award ceremony in the gym after school.  Students should plan to take home their projects following the ceremony.

Talent Show

Posted May 19th, 2015 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

The 2015 Muir Talent Show was a huge success today.  We enjoyed watching you sing, dance, play instruments, perform gymnastics and dazzle us with magic.

It was great to see how many family and community members came out in support.

Thank you Mrs. Foley and Mrs. Siemieniec for sponsoring the show, and to all the students and staff that helped make it a success.  We can’t wait to see what you will perform next year.


Principal’s Message

Posted May 18th, 2015 by Ms. Smolinski

Muir Community-

Please read below for important upcoming events in the Muir Community.

District 54 Foundation Event:

The District 54 Foundation is hosting a Family Night Out at the Schaumburg Boomers Game on May 29th . Please see the attached invitation for more information.  BoomersFlyer2015 

District 54 Bilingual Parent Advisory Council:

The final Bilingual Parent Advisory Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 19th. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.  Bilingual Parent Advisory Council – May 19


As a reminder, all junior high or high school students picking up siblings in grades 2-6 must wait at the fence near the entrance to the parking lot. If they are picking up K-1 students they may wait outside of Door 11. Thank you!

Upcoming Dates:

05/19-Talent Show at 6:00 p.m.

05/21-Science Fair

05/25-Memorial Day-No School

05/26-Art Open House from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Art Open House Flyer

06/01-Student Non-Attendance Day-No School

06/12-Last Day of School



Carolyn (Smolinski) Allar


John Muir Literacy Academy


Science Fair Reports Due May 18

Posted May 6th, 2015 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

For all those students that applied to be in the Science Fair, written reports are due on May 18.  Thanks for participating.

Additional information has been inserted into this message in pdf format.  Please email Mrs. Archos-Doyle or Mrs. Rootberg with any questions.

Science Fair Information Letter

Science Fair Planning Guide

Science Fair Idea List

Family Fun Night was a success!

Posted April 30th, 2015 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

Thank you to all of the parents, PTA members, Boy Scouts and staff that volunteered to make this event a success.  We saw many smiling faces (pun intended) and took pictures of many of them.

We hope you enjoyed getting your face painted, watching the magician, and playing games.




Senate Bill 16

Posted October 17th, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

Dear Muir Community,

A legislative proposal that would rewrite the way education dollars are distributed in Illinois threatens the financial stability of suburban schools, including District 54.

The Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 16 this spring, legislation that would dramatically reduce state funding to District 54 by redistributing general state aid to districts in other communities. While taxes in Schaumburg Township would not be reduced, District 54 would lose an estimated $12.5 million annually or about $1,000 per student. This would represent the largest loss to any school district in Illinois, and a decline of 79.5 percent in the amount of funds we receive from the state of Illinois. If Senate Bill 16 were to become law, it would greatly impact our ability to provide a quality education to our students.

When the Illinois General Assembly reconvenes in November, Senate Bill 16 is one of the bills expected to be discussed in the House. As taxpayers and parents, we want you to be informed and aware of the financial impact on our schools. To that end, I am attaching invitations to two upcoming forums regarding Senate Bill 16.

  • On Thursday, Oct. 30, Districts 54, 211 and 15 will hold a public forum at Schaumburg High School. At this forum, district representatives will share specific information about how Senate Bill 16 will impact our schools.  Presentation – Oct 30
  • On Tuesday, Oct. 21, State Sen. Matt Murphy and Reps. David Harris and Tom Morrison will host a legislative forum on Senate Bill 16 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights.  Legislative Forum – Oct 21



Carolyn Smolinski                                                        James Schwartz

Principal                                                                         Assistant Principal

Summer Reading Video

Posted June 9th, 2014 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

Congratulations from Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth

Posted August 22nd, 2013 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

Please read the attached letter acknowledging the academic gains made by the students at John Muir Literacy Academy.  Duckworth

Chicago Tribune article about Muir

Posted June 19th, 2013 by Mr. Doerpinghaus

An article about Muir was recently published in the local section of the Chicago Tribune.  Here is a link to the article,0,1169787.story