Principal's Message - May 28, 2021


TGIF…Twin Groves it’s Friday and THE LAST PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE of the school year!

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer! 

June 3rd is a half day for 6th and 7th graders. Dismissal is at 11:10AM.

8th Graders do not have school on June 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.



We will be distributing 6th and 7th grade yearbooks to the IN PERSON STUDENTS on June 3rd before they leave for the day.

REMOTE STUDENTS can pick up their yearbooks on June 2nd or June 3rd from 7AM- 3PM.


To keep learning going all summer, District faculty developed a 10-week summer curriculum with required reading for incoming students in KDG–Grade 8 AND optional math review activities. In addition, optional fun activities in the areas of STEM, music, writing, and more are also designated by week. SEE SUMMER ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

The SUMMER READING webpage includes Book Lists for optional reading for Early Childhood–Grade 5 as well as the required reading assignment for middle school students entering Grades 6–8. Note that required summer reading for students entering KDG–Grade 5 is found in the SUMMER ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES resource, as described above.


Refund of 8th Graders' Positive Lunch Account Balances

Positive lunch account balances for graduating 8th graders will be refunded.

Refund checks will be mailed by the District Business Office staff by June 4 to the home address on record.


IMPORTANT iPad Exchange Info for ALL KCSD96 Students

Action needed! This summer District 96 will exchange your student's old iPad, charging cable, charging brick, and iPad case for new equipment. You'll need to schedule an appointment to make the exchange and the exchange must occur before Aug. 1. READ DETAILS about this process and how it affects ALL District 96 students.


PTO Committees for the 21-22 School Year

Please go to Membership Toolkit to check out the open committees for the 21-22 school year. We would LOVE your help!


School Supplies

It is time to order school supplies for the 21-22 school year. Please click on the link below to order. 

Access the ordering information




A Reminder About District Standards for Student Dress

Appropriately and comfortably dressed students can focus more effectively. As the weather gets warmer and the end of the school year approaches, we remind you of these District standards for student dress that are included in our District Parent/Student Handbook. We appreciate your support in enforcing the following guidelines:

1. Dress or appearance that provokes or distracts other students or otherwise causes a disruption to the education process is prohibited.

2. Shoes must be worn at all times.

3. Clothing, jewelry, or accessories may not have writing or pictures that advertise or advocate alcohol, drugs, tobacco, obscenity, violence, or gang activity.

4. Pants must be worn at the waistline.

5. Hats are allowed on designated hat days only.

6. Half shirts, cropped tops, spaghetti straps, and underwear or sleepwear worn as outerwear are not acceptable.

7. Undergarments may not be visible.

8. With the exception of appropriate jewelry, no chains may be worn.

Students who are not in compliance with the student dress code will be asked to comply either by changing to other clothing available at school or by having their parent/guardian bring them different clothing from home. 



Vernon Area Public Library Online Teen Volunteer Upcoming Summer Opportunities

The Vernon Area Public Library will be starting a new online summer volunteer program on Sat., June 5. The program will run through Sun., Aug. 8, 2021.

This program is designed for teens in Grades 7–12 and will provide an opportunity to volunteer from home. Students do not need to fill out applications or go through any training. Teens can volunteer as their schedule allows.

Please select from a list of projects on the website (which will be live on June 5):
(Please note that School District 96 does not track or provide recognition for student volunteer hours.)
For more information, contact Teen Volunteer Coordinator Diane Presta, [email protected], 224.543.1485.




Daily Announcements

Please see Twin Groves website for up to date school announcements. The announcements let you know what exciting activities and clubs are going on at Twin Groves. Access the Daily Announcements.