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Northlawn Junior High School ~ Committed to Excellence GO PANTHERS!
Upcoming Events
No events are scheduled.
 
Don't Miss it!
Wrestling
Congratulations Ashlyn Yacko
Won 5th Place at Girl's State Wrestling Tournament!
Yearbook
Attention Parents/Guardians: 2016-2017 yearbooks are for sale! All students received order forms from their study hall teachers. Please fill out the form and return it with payment no later than March 22, 2017. There is also an online ordering option. Use the following link to access the online ordering site:www.ybpay.lifetouch.com (ID Code 10765417). Please contact Mrs. LeBeau at elebeau@ses44.net with questions.
PROUD OF OUR STUDENTS AND PRIDE IN OUR SCHOOL
GO PANTHERS!!!
State Geography Bee
6th grader Murphy Wilkinson qualified for the State Geography Bee.    The State Geography Bee will be on Friday, March 31st at Illinois State University.
 
 
8th Grade
May 15th Honor Night-By Invitation Only 5:00 PM
May 17th 8th Grade Last Day
May 18th 8th Grade Cub's Trip
May 19th Graduation Practice 8:15 AM
May 22 Graduation Practice 8:15AM and Graduation 7:00 PM
 
Academic Team
Stop by and see our Academic Team in action. They are amazing!
Trivia Night- March 10th - Trivia Night will be held at KFC. This is a fundraiser held by the teacher's at Northlawn. Please donate items for gift baskets. Funds earned go directly to students for incentives and field trips. We hope to see you there!
Math Team
 
The 7th and 8th grade math teams from Northlawn Junior High School  competed in the Mathcounts competition at NCC Saturday. The 8th grade boy's team took home 1st place. The team is Nathan Beck, Alex England, Joey Pawelczki, and Christian Sunderland.  They will compete at the State Meet this Saturday in Lisle, Illinois. They are coached by math teachers Jan Gaff and Jeff Kane.  We are very proud of our 8th grade team and all of the students on the 7th and 8th grade math teams. They are another example of the great things happening at Northlawn Junior High School. GOOD LUCK!
PARCC TESTING
Testing for 7th and 8th grade students will begin on March 6th and end on March 13th.
Testing for 5th and 6th grade students will begin on March 13th and end on March 20th.
Students should get at least 8 hours of sleep and eat a quality breakfast.
Science Testing
February 2017
 
Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
All fifth- and eighth-graders and some high school students will begin taking the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) March 1. The ISA aligns with our new Illinois Learning Standards in science. This assessment helps families understand how well students are performing academically and see whether they are on track to succeed in college. The ISA represents Illinois’ commitment to preparing all students for college and careers, including in the high-demand science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The assessment also satisfies federal accountability requirements.
 
Many Illinois students took the ISA for the first time in 2016. However, budgetary uncertainty at the state level delayed the start of the scoring process. The Illinois State Board of Education expects schools to have spring 2016 assessment results in summer 2017. The delayed results will not affect individual students’ learning or their prospects for success when they take the ISA this spring.
 
The ISA is designed to reflect classroom experiences. Many students who took the assessment last year said the ISA seemed more like instruction than a test. Students do not simply select an answer and fill in the bubble of a multiple-choice test. Rather, the ISA pushes students to apply their knowledge when they give answers, thus better preparing them for higher education and a career. All students deserve the opportunity to demonstrate what they know; they get to see how knowledge is applied to real-life situations.
 
The ISA is an hour-long summative assessment. The results provide administrators with important data to help them make broad curriculum decisions at the school and district levels. But classroom educators will not use the results to make teaching adjustments year-to-year for individual students.
 
We encourage you to talk with your children about the importance of doing their best on the ISA, while communicating that the assessment yields only one piece of information about them and their school’s progress. Students’ attendance, classroom work, homework, projects, performance on local tests, participation in sports and extracurricular activities, and contributions to the school’s climate and culture all help them grow and learn.
 
We all work together to ensure Illinois students build a cohesive understanding of science over time. Thank you for your role in developing lifelong learners and successful citizens.
 
CONGRATULATIONS
Julianna Hafer
Northlawn's Spelling Bee Winner

Murphy Wilkinson
Northlawn's Geography Bee Winner
Back To School

Please remember to check student planners. Teachers use them to stay in communication with parents and also encourage students to write down assignments and homework. 

Students will take PARCC tests in early March. Teachers will be preparing students for testing.  5th and 8th grade students will also take an additional Science test.  Please encourage your child to do their best on these tests.
Women and Girl's In Sport's Day
February 3rd is Women and Girl's In Sport's Day

February 6th     7th Grade Field Trip

February 7th     Science Night 4:00        Band Concert 6:00

February 14th    Wear Pink, Red and White
                        Valentine's Day Drawings

February 20th      No School

February 23rd      Talent Show- Student's Only

February 25th       Band Festival
After School Bus- Picks up around 4 at Northlawn
The bus will stop at the following locations.

NORTHLAWN AFTER SCHOOL

BUS 1

Stanton & Van Buren

Bloomington & Elm

Bloomington & 11th

Park & Spring

Bridge & Columbus

E 15th Rd & Country Lane

Section St & 13th St (Kangley)

Oakley Ave & Eastwood Oakley Ave & Ponderosa

Eastwood & Golf Rd (Country Club)

Richards St & Frech

NORTHLAWN AFTER SCHOOL

BUS 2

Bazore & Walnut

B R Grocery

Otter Creek & Broadway

Main & Otter Creek

Lundy & Powell

Vermillion & Hickory