Principal's Message - January 27, 2022

TGIF…Twin Groves it’s Friday! 

Important Reminder For All District Schools
As a reminder, all individuals present on school grounds must continue to wear a face covering consistent with Board of Education policy 4:182 until further notice.  Any individual's refusal to wear a face covering shall constitute a violation of the District's applicable rules of conduct and may subject the individual to disciplinary action or prevent the individual from entering or remaining on school district property.  We are hopeful that, in the not too distant future, conditions will be conducive to reducing our mitigation measures. Thank you for your continued cooperation as we begin to see a decline in our positive cases!


Geography Bee- Congrats!
Congratulations to our school GeoBee finalists! Jakub, Samantha, Maya, Aadhav, Yuqi, Raina, Josh, Aaditya, Charan, Sindhu, and Joey faced off in the finals. After a long back-and-forth to determine a third place winner, Joey beat Maya and Yuqi to secure the bronze medal. Charan and Jakub moved on to the championship round. In the end, Charan prevailed and is our 2021 GeoBee Champ!

In an effort to spread positivity, Twin Groves uses our 5 Traits to recognize exemplars of the following qualities: Responsible, Accountable, Respectful, Safe, and Community. In addition to the 5 Traits, we are also recognizing students for being leaders, role models, supportive peers, brave, and positive.

As part of this focus, the Twin Groves Staff would like to recognize the following students who consistently demonstrate these qualities.

Ahan Acharya
Trevor Day
Anna Deahl
Cameron Hinz
Saina Nayar
Buthaina Rahaby
Aleksandra Yusupov
Evelyn Zimbalist

What’s Happening at Twin Groves?

Spanish: The 6th graders have been working on adjectives all month.  They started with colors and physical descriptions and are now moving onto personality traits!
The 7th graders have been learning sports, hobbies, and pastimes vocabulary.  They are also focusing on the verbs ir and jugar.
The 8th graders started off the month with bedroom vocabulary.  They are now learning about the rooms of the house and chores.  They have also learned about o-ue stem changing verbs.

Band: We have had a busy New Year! Students are preparing for the Jazz Consortium at Stevenson on Monday, January 31. Some of our students are preparing for the IGSMA Solo/ ensemble contest, which is on Saturday, February 5. The contest band is preparing for the special rehearsal with Caitlin McGovern, which is on Friday, February 4. All of our students are working on solos and will present these in class the week of February 14. It’s a busy time in the band room!
Blue Lake application forms for the Music Booster scholarship are due Monday, January 31.

Orchestra: The Orchestra students have been busy so far in the New Year! Just a reminder about the following upcoming events/info:
Monday, January 31, 2022: Deadline for Blue Lake/Private Lesson Scholarship Applications (Grades 6 and 7 only). See email for more information.
Saturday, February 5, 2022: IGSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest, 8am-4pm at St. Peter Lutheran School in Arlington Heights. Students should be preparing their solo/ensemble and scheduling with their piano accompanist (for violin, viola, cello, and bass solos). More info to come!
In our classes, 6th graders are learning new rhythms, 7th graders are continuing to work on shifting to 3rd position, and 8th graders are working on memorizing scales. All grades have been rehearsing for our next concert on Thursday, March 3rd. More info to come!


Graduation Information- 8th Grade Parents
8th Grade Graduation will be Tuesday, May 31st. More information to come!

In preparation for Graduation, we will need a few pieces of information.
Please make sure everything you submit in this form is accurate before submitting. 
Please complete THIS FORM  by Friday, February 4th.


Simplifying Stevenson- 8th Grade Parents
KCSD parents of 8th graders, you still have time to sign up for the Monday, Feb.7, virtual event  "Simplifying Stevenson” (7 p.m. start time).  This is your chance to ask questions you might want to know about your child entering SHS: Your questions will be answered by current Stevenson High School students and SHS Principal Mr. Troy Gobble.
Pre-register by clicking here.



NEW *Covid Metrics*
To stay up-to-date this school year on local metrics, please visit the COVID DASHBOARD for District 96. Our priority remains to keep our students safe and follow guidance from the CDC. If your student is identified as a "close contact", you will be notified individually through the contact tracing process. 


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. Please click HERE to access the Daily Announcements.