Northlawn Junior High School ~ Committed to Excellence GO PANTHERS!
This week we are honoring our VOLUNTEER WORKERS. Volunteers are such an asset to a school district. These selfless people donate their time and talents to our students and staff. If you see a Volunteer this week or at any time please take a moment and thank them for all that they do.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4th -8th
YEARBOOKS CAN STILL BE PURCHASED. PICK UP A FORM IN THE MAIN OFFICE. YOUR CHILD WILL ENJOY HAVING THIS MEMORY BOOK. STUDENTS ENJOY HAVING THEIR FRIENDS SIGN THEM. BOOKS ARE $23.00
Congratulations to Mrs. Hawk! Northlawn’s Teacher of Excellence for the Excellence in Education Banquet. Thank you to our retirees for their years of service to our schools and to our students. Mrs. Sheryl Johnson, Mrs. Sue Kovash, Mr. Edwin Sedlacko, and Mrs. Kathy Magana.
Please continue to collect Box Tops over the summer. You may drop them off any time.
5th Grade Fundraiser
As you know, our school district is in dire financial straits. However, even with our financial problems we do not want our young people to be held back from fun, educational experiences. Fifth grade will be hosting a Pizza Hut Night on April 21. All proceeds will go towards a fifth grade field trip and your attendance would help out immensely. Adults are $9.00 and children, 10 or under, are $5.00. If you would like to buy a ticket, send checks (payable to Northlawn) or exact change to one of the fifth grade teachers and they can give you tickets. Forget to buy your ticket ahead of time??? No problem! Just stop on in and pay at the door!! J
Rotary Math Contest
The Northlawn Rotary Math Contest was held on Friday, March 13, 2015. Eight schools competed as individuals and teams. Northlawn Junior High School was awarded the overall first place trophy. The eighth grade team of Ellie Krasnican, Riley Doty, Heidi Broerman, and Tayrn Melvin placed 3rd as a team, and the 7th grade team placed fourth. Claire Phillis was awarded the second place individual trophy. Also on the seventh grade team were Taylor Irvin, Lexi Schick and Kayla Seroka. Sixth grade took home the first place trophy as a team and three individual awards: Christian Sunderland – 2nd place, Nathan Beck – 3rd place, and Alex England – 4th place. Joey Pawalczyk and Derrik Broerman added points to earn first place. Congratulations to our math team. They worked hard this year practicing weekly, spending time solving difficult math problems and challenging each other to learn as much as possible.
It is important for students to read over the summer. Students who do not read over the summer fall behind. We will be sending home a summer reading list. Please have your child read at least one book from the reading list.
BAND AND CHOIR
April 16th Quarter Auction. Band-Aids Fundraiser. 6:00 p.m. Streator Moose
May 12th Band and Choir Concert 6:00PM at Northlawn
May 15th Concert Band plays at all Grade Schools. All Day
GO CUBS GO
8th Grade Cubs trip info: students need a signed permission slip and $20.00 to reserve a spot on the bus. The cost covers transportation from NL to Wrigley Field ( and back), lunch at Giordano's, a 2019 t-shirt, and a ticket to Cubs vs New York Mets. Students must meet eligibility criteria to attend.
Thank you to everyone that donated toward, worked at, or played at this year’s Trivia Night. This was the most successful year! We appreciate the support of our community. Funds raised go toward grade level accounts and are used for student incentives and field trips
On Saturday, March 21 at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IJAS Regional Science Fair Competition was held. Receiving High Honors this year: Jenna Grabowski, Alina Johnson, Videl Obenhin, Jacob Pfalzgraf, Klaire Phillis and Abbi Stillwell. Advancing on to State at Southern Illinois University on May 1st will be Heidi Broerman, Liset Guadarrama, Lance Moritz and Tristin Paul.
At this year’s competition there were 370 projects. Liset Guadarrama was one of 30 nominees chosen for the special award given by Broadcom Masters which allows her to compete to become one of the 30 finalists nationally, and compete in San Jose CA, she is selected. Good Luck, Liset! Congratulations to all participants for representing Northlawn Junior High so well. We are proud of all of you.
In partnership with St. Mary’s Hospital, cooking classes will be held on April 20 & 21, April 27 & 28 , and May 4 & 5. We will be making frozen fruit smoothies and mini pizzas. Sign-up sheets will be on the bulletin board in the hallway. Listen for announcements. Permission slips will be sent home with students who sign-up.
Please remember that the last day for 8th graders is May 22nd. Eighth grade students will have their 8th grade party at 2:11 on Friday, May 22nd. Music and snacks will be provided. Students will be notified if they are unable to participate in the graduation ceremony due to attendance, grades or their discipline record. A letter will also be mailed home stating the reason (s) students did not qualify for the graduation ceremony. Some students are still on the bubble, and their fourth quarter grades will determine if they are eligible for the ceremony. These students will be notified of their graduation status.
For those students attending our graduation ceremony there are two practices students need to attend. Students must at tend, both practices to participate in graduation. Graduation practice is held at SHS on May 27th from 9-10:30 and May 27th from 9:00-10:30. The ceremony will start promptly at 7:00 and will be held in the gymnasium at SHS. Please enter in the main entrance off of Lincoln Avenue.
GRADUATION TICKETS Each family will receive 7 tickets to distribute among friends and family. Anyone attending the ceremony will need a ticket for admittance (excluding infants). Graduates will be given tickets on May 28th at the graduation practice. You will receive a ticket request form. Your child must return it to school by the end of the day May 18th.
GRADUATE DRESS CODE ( School Dress Code Rules Apply)
• Dress, blouse and skirt, or dress pants and shirt.
• Dress and skirt lengths will be in accordance with dress code policy.
No Strapless dresses unless you wear a sweater or jacket.
• For safety reasons ladies should wear low heeled shoes or flat shoes.
• No house shoes (slippers), or athletic shoes will be allowed.
• No jeans or T-shirts of any kind will be allowed.
• Clothing with any pictures or wording will not be allowed.
• Dress shirt, dress pants, and an appropriate tie.
• Dress pants will be worn in accordance with dress code policy which requires them to be at the waist.
• Dress shoes with socks that coordinate with their attire. (Black or White are Fine)
• No athletic shoes, no sandals and no house shoes (slippers) will be allowed.
• No jeans, shorts, or T-Shirt of any type will be allowed.
• Clothing with any pictures or wording will not be allowed.
April 13th School Resumes from Spring Break
April 27th Mid-terms and start of End Of Year PARCC testing
April 29th IESA Regional Scholastic Competition at Northlawn
May 5th Cinco De Mayo Dance After School to 4:00
May 8th All 8th Grade Fees Due
May 14th 8th Grade Cubs Trip
May 20th Hot Tamales Field Trip to Art Museum
May 21st 7th Grade Springfield Trip and Honor Night 5:30PM
May 22nd 8th Grade Party 2:00PM/ Last day for 8th graders
May 26th 5th Grade Celebration
May 27th Graduation Practice at Streator High School 9:00-10:30
May 28th Graduation Practice 9:30-10:30
May 29th 4th Grade Visit
June 3rd Last Full Day for Students.-Students bring home report cards.
- We are always in need of parents to help out on Market Days. Please contact the school if you can help.
Please sign up for our Northlawn Facebook Page.
Students, do not be late for your first class.
We hope you had a great break!
Mr. Wilkinson will attend to address questions about the SESD Education Fund Tax Referendum. The district is currently placing a request on the April 7th ballot. We will also discuss fundraiser ideas to raise money for playground equipment for our fifth and sixth grade students. All parents and staff members are welcome to attend. Please email me if you have questions. Kjancek@ses44.net
Today is UGLY Holiday shirt or sweater day. You might think it is ugly and someone else might think it is beautiful. You might think it is amazing and someone else may thing it is awful! It doesn't matter! Wear it to school on Tuesday. Snowmen, the Grinch, Santa, or Reindeer, we look forward to seeing you in your holiday shirt.
On Thursday, we will be having a holiday assembly. We will be entertained by our very own choir and cheerleading squad. The SHS band, dance team and cheerleaders will also be performing. Rumor has it that Santa and friends will also be visiting.
Northlawn School Song
Go Northlawn Panthers, bring that score up boys,
Make the baskets Panthers and we’ll make a cheering noise,
Rah, Rah, Rah!
Go Northlawn Panthers, fight for blue and gold,
Spread far the fame of our fair name,
Northlawn Panthers win this game.
Northlawn, Northlawn, Northlawn
We’re the BEST!!
5th Grade Monday
6th Grade Wednesday
7th Grade Thursday
8th Grade Friday
We are in need of parent volunteers to help at each party. Please email me at email@example.com if you are able to attend on any of the days lists above. We will start setting up at 2:10 PM and be finished by 3:00PM.
Feel free to contact our administrative team at any time.
Thursday September 11
Thursday October 9
Thursday December 4
Thursday January 15
Thursday February 12
Thursday March 12
Thursday April 16
Thursday May 14
Thursday June 11
If your child receives a detention, he or she will be given a sheet with information about the detention and an assigned day to serve it. It will generally be the following day. Students staple the detention in their planner so that parents will see it when they go home. We ask that you look at your child's planner each night and sign it once a week. Some teachers may ask that it is signed more often. Detention is held in a classoom. Students should bring homework or a book to read. They may not talk or sleep. Detention is held immediately after school until 3:50PM. It is supervised by a teacher. Students are allowed to ride the late bus but should have this arranged with their parent the night before. Students who skip detention receive further consequences. Receiving multiple detentions escalates consequnces. (see student handbook)
For each small box top that is turned in, Northlawn receives ten cents!
It doesn't seem like a lot, but it sure adds up quickly!
Students should turn in box tops to their study hall teachers!
Each study hall is competing this year, and one study hall from each grade level will be crowned the winner at the end of the year!
Let's raise some money for our school! GO PANTHERS!