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Dress Code
Please remember that leggings should not be worn to school unless a lengthy shirt or sweater is worn. Leggings can 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.
8th Grade Graduation will be May 28th 2015 at Streator High School.  
PARCC Testing
PARCC testing for all third through eighth graders begins in March. Please review the attached Power Point by clicking twice on the icon to learn more about this assessment. The Power Point can be found on the Principal's page.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Students, do not be late for your first class.
We hope you had a great break!
PTO Meeting

January 27th
5:30 Library
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.
Holiday Dress Up Day
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

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!!


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Honor Roll
Honor Roll Parties will take place next week.
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 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.
Pink Day
We will be wearing Pink on Tuesday in honor of those who have lost their lives to Breast Cancer and to support those who are fighting the battle. Northlawn is proud to say that we have raised nearly $700 to donate to Cancer research by buying t-shirts created and made by Mr. and Mrs. McGill.

Tardy Program
Congratulations to Mrs. Roe's Study Hall! Mrs, Roe's study hall only had three tardies  first quarter. They won a subway lunch. They will also have the on time trophy in their classroom. Great Job Students.
School Safety Power Point for Parents
School safety is a rising concern in all schools across the country. Northlawn is continuing our efforts to make sure all students and staff are safe every day at school. We want to make sure that all parents and students understand our rules and consequences as well as what they should do if they know about something that is happening at school.  Please review the Power Point presentation on the Principal's Message page. It is located in the files section at the bottom of the page. Click on the start show at the top of the page.
Feel free to contact our administrative team at any time.
Questions and Concerns
if you are a parent with suggestions, questions or concerns, you are encouraged to contact your child's teacher first. If your question pertains to a school-wide issue, or if you feel your problem was not resolved, please contact me and we will do our best to respond appropriately. I hope that we can work together to provide a great experience for your son or daughter. Communication between Northlawn staff and parents is the key to a successful year  for your child. I can be reached by phone at Northlawn or by email at
Market Day Pick Up
We need parent and teacher volunteers for Market Day pick up. Our PTO receives the funds raised for Market Day. Please email me at or call the school if you are able to help on any of the dates listed below.

Thursday September 11
Thursday October 9
November 17th
Thursday December 4
Thursday January 15
Thursday February 12
Thursday March 12
Thursday April 16
Thursday May 14
Thursday June 11

After School Homework Help
 After school homework help and tutoring is available in the NL library from 2:50-3:50 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students must arrange transportation the night 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.
Big Hall Detention

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)
Box Tops for Education
Northlawn is collecting Box Tops for Education again this year! 

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!