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Northlawn Junior High School ~ Committed to Excellence GO PANTHERS!
 
Don't Miss it!
                    Northlawn Junior High School
Keri Jancek - Principal         Terry Ahearn - Assistant Principal       Dick Essman - Dean of Student
Please continue to send in Box Tops and Campbell Soup Labels. Funds go to our grade levels to help pay for student rewards. We are able to buy things for classrooms and for our building. We receive 10 cents for every Box Top. The study hall bringing in the most Box Tops each month receives a snack.    Spelling BEE   
 
Please join us at a Home Volleyball Game.

The Northlawn Jr. High School Spelling Bee was held on January 21st. The winners of the Northlawn Spelling Bee were 1st  Kayla Harvey 2nd Lucy Zavada and 3rd Alex England  Kayla and Lucy will be able to participate in the La Salle County Spelling Bee to be held at Ottawa High School on Saturday, February 13th, 2015.  The annual La Salle County Spelling Bee is sponsored by the Regional Office of Education in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa. Each school holds its own spelling bee, with the winner or an alternate participating in the La Salle County Spelling Bee. The first place winner's name is inscribed on the Stretch Miller Memorial Spelling Bee Traveling Plaque, which is displayed at the winner's school for a year until the next La Salle County Spelling Bee. Prizes provided by the Kiwanis Club and William Leuter Trust, World Book Encyclopedia, and The Class Room Store are awarded to first, second, and third place winners. A trophy and winner's certificate is awarded to each participant. The winner of the La Salle County Spelling Bee proceeds to the Journal Star Central Illinois Grand Final Spelling Bee in March, and the winner of that competition proceeds to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. La Salle County has had several students compete at the national level. The La Salle County Spelling Bee is open to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in all public and parochial schools in La Salle


Feb.11th  Beginning Band Concert  7:00 p.m. in the NL Gym
Feb. 20th  Illinois Valley Band Festival.  Concert Band Students Participate.  Concert at 5:00 in Mendota
Feb. 23rd  Concert Band and Jazz Band Pictures  8:00 a.m.   NL Band Room
March 3rd  Band-Aids Meeting 6:30 in the N.L.  Band Room 
March 12th  Illinois Valley Band Solo/Ensemble Festival.  Concert Band Students participate.  All Day in Mendota
 
May 19th  Spring Band and Chorus Concert  6:00 p.m. in the NL Gym
 



 
Get Organized
Step 1 Have the right tools. You need the right tools to be a successful student. Make sure you have all of the correct school supplies.
Step 2 Use pocket folders Have a different colored folder for each class or keep one for homework.
Step 3 Have a place for everything and eliminate clutter. Throw out anything you don’t need. Before going to bed, get everything ready for the next day- and put your backpack in the same place each night.
Step 4 Use your school planner. Show it to your parent or guardian and have them sign it. Write down your assignments.


 
Dress Code
 
Please remember that leggings should not be worn to school unless a lengthy shirt or sweater is worn. Leggings must not be see through. If they are deemed not appropriate by administration, students will be asked to have a parent bring them a change of clothes or put on their PE clothes for the remainder of the day. If a student wears inappropriate clothes on numerous occasions, it will result in discipline.
 
Graduation
8th Grade Graduation will be May 25th 2016 at Streator High School.  
 
Facebook Page
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School information can also be found on our Northlawn Website.
 


 
Northlawn is celebrating Black History Month. In observance of this occasion, Ms. Gibson is sponsoring Northlawn’s Black History trivia Contest. Beginning Monday, February 8th, a trivia question will be read throughout the week.  Prizes will awarded to two winners daily.


 
Please come to the Science Fair on February 9th at 4:00 in the Northlawn Cafeteria. This is a very exciting event for NL students who have devoted hours and hours into their projects.  Invite your family, friends and neighbors.




 

Feb. 4th   Band-Aids meeting 6:30 in the NL Band Room
Feb.11th  Beginning Band Concert  7:00 p.m. in the NL Gym
Feb. 20th  Illinois Valley Band Festival.  Concert Band Students Participate.  Concert at 5:00 in Mendota
Feb. 23rd  Concert Band and Jazz Band Pictures  8:00 a.m.   NL Band Room
March 3rd  Band-Aids Meeting 6:30 in the N.L.  Band Room 
March 12th  Illinois Valley Band Solo/Ensemble Festival.  Concert Band Students participate.  All Day in Mendota
May 19th  Spring Band and Chorus Concert  6:00 p.m. in the NL Gym
 
Booster Club and Band-Aids
Don't forget to buy a ticket for our Booster Club Trivia Night and our Chili Dinner Night to Support the Band Program.

We need your support!
Character Education
Our Character Education focus this week is Kindness.
Parent Conference
If you would like to schedule a conference with a teacher, please contact the teacher by calling or emailing. Conferences can be scheduled between 1:00 and 2:00PM on January 27th. If you need to arrange for another time, please let us know.
Mandatory After School Study Hall
What is a mandatory study hall? When a student fails to turn in five assignments, they will receive five points on their point sheet and be assigned an after school study hall from either their teacher or the office. You will receive notice of this in your student's planner at least one day prior to the after school study hall. Our goal is for your child to get caught up on missing assignments. Teachers will determine which assignments can be made up. 
Feed My Starving Children
Northlawn is collecting pop can tabs for the Feed My Starving Children Project. It is a project that provides nutritionally complete meals for starving, malnourished and hungry people. The pre-packaged  dry-meals -costing less than a quarter each to make are funded and assembled by volunteers in the United States. In country partners use the food to prevent starvation world-wide. FMSC has reached more than 70 countries.  Our goal is to raise enough funds to make a donation and to take a group of students to a packing center in Aurora and allow students to help prepare the meals of dried vegetables, soy protein and rice.
PTO MEETINGS
We are still collecting Box Tops and Labels. Please send them in with your child. We appreciate it.

PTO meetings will be held at 5:00 on the following dates. Please email me if you can attend. Kjancek@ses44.net.
Please note change of date:
January 26
April 26


We meet in the library.

 
Unlocking The Mystery Of Good Character

Northlawn is focusing on positive character traits. Each month we focus on different traits. Each week there will be a different topic. 
Facebook Page
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After School Homework Help
 Does you child struggle in a class? Please contact your child's teacher or an administrator. We can help. After school homework help and tutoring is available in the NL library from 2:50-3:50 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Parents must sign their child up for the program by speaking with a teacher or administrator. Students must arrange transportation before with their parent. A late bus is available to transport students to a location near their home. Students or parents can pick up a copy of the late bus routes at school or see them on this web page. The bus leaves school at 4:00PM. If you are picking your child up from tutoring, they should be picked up in the front. (flag pole side) off of 1st Street. The late bus picks up in the back of the building.