ANNOUNCEMENTS 01/28/2022  

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Daily Announcements

SCHOOLOGY UPLOADS

Please look at the link below that will guide students on how to upload assignments to Schoology via the FILES app on their iPads. 

Web-Based Schoology Workflow

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11ZVxV2k8xwo5tAGRmnbyLKcBW90PomOlmkkzRfWOqWk/edit?usp=sharing

Volleyball Recap

Yesterday, girls 7th grade VB traveled to DW to play in our second game of this season.  For the "A" team, this was an even tighter competition than our first game on Monday.  We took the first set.  DW took the second set.  So, it all came down to an official third tie breaker.  Up and down, back and forth it went, into extra points twice!  In the end, it was our teamwork and dedication to each other, and team unity that made the difference during the intense suspense.  A total team effort by everyone: Vic, Raina, Lina, Analise, Daniela, Rei, Aliyah, Moriah, Aditi, Olin, Grace, and Sophia!   Always learn and reflect, but let's keep this good roll going... go 7 TG "A" ! 

The 8th grade B team is off to a good start improving to 2-0 on the season by defeating Daniel Wright.   Strong serving by Katie, Grace, Kaley and Alyssa.  Excellent floor play by Ivana, Samantha, Kailey, Emma, Jasmine, Charlotte and Jordyn.  Great job by everyone.

iPad OS UPDATE: 

Please make sure your iPad is at the most current operating system.  Even though Automatic Updates is turned on, if your iPad is not plugged in or there is not enough storage, the update will fail.  If it fails due to space, it will give you a message that you do not have enough storage.  Please delete non school related videos and photos and make sure they are deleted from the recently deleted folder.

IMPORTANT LIBRARY INFORMATION

If you receive an overdue notice from the library, it does not always mean that you did not return the book.

!!!!!Please read the notice!!!!

The notice might be because you have an overdue fine for returning the book late.

The notice does tell you the date of return or if the book is still out and how much you owe.

If you have any questions just come to the library and ask.

SCHOLASTIC BOWL

Interested in showing off your knowledge? We want YOU on OUR team! 

Scholastic Bowl is a quiz-based team competition that tests players on a wide variety of academic subjects: Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Language Arts, Fine Arts, and a section for miscellaneous questions.

Our season runs from January through May. Please see scan the QR codes around school or check the lunchroom announcements.

Questions? Please contact Mr. Leven ([email protected]) or Ms. Schaefer ([email protected]).

INCOMING FRESHMAN FOR STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL

Attention 8th graders: 

The transition from middle school to high school can be exciting but also confusing. Click the link below (or right here!) to help ease that transition by learning more about future events, co-curriculars, incoming freshman orientation, and more.

https://www.d125.org/student-life/incoming-freshmen

FREE BREAKFAST 

Organic Life Breakfast

All students are entitled to a free breakfast. Items include, but are not limited to fruit, juice, cereal, and poptarts.

STUDENTS EATING BREAKFAST

All students eating a school provided breakfast must eat the breakfast in the cafeteria. Please sit at a cafeteria table and eat on a socially distanced spot on the bench.

No food should be taken out of the cafeteria.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is located on tables in the skylight area.  Please check for any missing items.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

7th Graders do you need academic support ? Fill out this peer tutoring form to receive support during your flex class.

TWIN GROVES MASKS FOR SALE

The PTO is selling Twin Groves face masks. Masks are available for purchase in the front office. Masks are $5 each. Cash or check made out to Twin Groves PTO accepted.

BACKPACKS

Students should NOT carry backpacks during the day. Students can get their backpacks at the end of the day.

Lake County Rising 2022 - Youth Poster Contest

Lake County Rising seeks to bring members of the community together, focus on the abuse experienced by women, and commit to doing our part to end this violence. This collective gathering is a demonstration of rising in solidarity with women who have experienced abuse.

In 2012, playwright Eve Ensler began a movement to bring attention and an end to violence against women. One Billion Rising is now a global movement, where individuals across the world come together to demand an end to violence against women. Lake County Rising is our community’s version of this event.

The poster submissions must be original work and can use:

·  Any medium (paint, crayons, stickers, charcoal, computer generated graphics, handwritings and other fonts, etc.)

·  Does not use any stereotypical representations of domestic violence (bondage etc.)

Email your intent to participate to Sandra Bankston, [email protected] Lake County’s State’s Attorney’s Office by 12/19/2021. In the subject line, please write Lake County Rising 2022. Provide your name, an email contact, your school and grade level. You will receive a release/waiver in acknowledgment of your intent to participate.

Deadline for submissions is January 14, 2022. Please email a digital image of your entry with the signed release/waiver to: Sandra Bankston, Lake County’s State’s Attorney’s Office [email protected] by January 14th . You will receive an email when it is received. The winner will be notified on or before February 1st .  The artwork will be displayed at Lake County Rising 2022, which will be held on February 8th, 2022 at Round Lake Beach Civic Center.

CLUBS AND STUDY HALLS

Clubs and Study Halls- PLEASE READ

Clubs and Study Halls will begin on Monday. August 30th.

The clubs and study halls run from 2:30 PM-3:15 PM. Students do not need to sign up for clubs or study halls. 

Due to the bus driver shortage, Activity Buses will not be leaving Twin Groves until 4:30PM. There will be supervision for students from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM. This will be a supervised study hall for students who need to take the Activity Bus home. 

We strongly encourage parents to either…

-pick up their child at 3:15 PM

-find a carpool for your child

If your child needs to take the Activity Bus home, please note that they will not be leaving Twin until 4:30 PM. 

Please note that the office closes at 3:30 PM every day. 

Ski Club

Signups for the Feb 4th ski trip to Alpine Valley are now open.  Information is in Schoology for you.

Board Game Club

Board Game Club is cancelled for Wednesday, February 2.

Keyboard & Ukulele Club

Are you interested in practicing your keyboard skills? Or maybe the Ukulele? The next session is starting next Wednesday, January 12. Come practice and learn new musical skills in the music room on Wednesday. See Ms. Bussert if you have any questions.

Yoga Club

Yoga Club will meet on Mondays from 2:30-3:15pm in room 220.  Come join us to do yoga, have fun, and relax! Please see or email Mrs. Kugler with any questions ([email protected]).

Debate Club

Now starting ROUND TWO!  

If you are interested in continuing, or joining for the first time…

  Next meetings will be… Wednesday February 2 with Mr. Dahlstrom in room 203

Thursday February 3 with Mrs. Cooper in the LC.

You are to only attend ONE day after school that works best for your schedule.

You must have a 100% completed, signed, and returned Permission Slip in order to participate!  

Let us know with any questions, and be sure to explore the DC WEBSITE with excellent information, resources, tips, and strategies 

Newspaper Club

The Twin Groves Times is looking for aspiring journalists to join the Newspaper Club! We will meet on Mondays from 2:30-3:15 in Mrs. Tooley's room (108). If you love to write interesting articles or creative stories, take pictures, interview people, or create fun recipes and projects we would love to have you join us. 

If you have questions, email Mrs. Woods at [email protected] 

Chorus

Singers-the TG Chorus meets on Thursdays, during the activity hour. Chorus is open to all grades. Come join us if you like to sing! See Ms. Bussert if you have any questions.

Book Club

Book club meets every Monday from 2:30-3:15 in the Skylight Area.  See Mrs. DeMuth with questions.  [email protected]

Acceptance Club

The Acceptance Club meets on Mondays with Mrs. Pinta and Ms. Sabin in room 242 during the activity period.  Members of the LGBTQIA community and their allies are invited to support, learn and have some fun!

Art Fair Club

This club is for 7th and 8th grade students.  We meet on Wednesdays  in the Art room 41  You will spend the year working on independent projects (materials/topics) of your choosing.  I will be there for assistance and advice. All work will be displayed at Twin Groves during the spring orchestra/band concert.  

After School Sports

After School SPORTS meets on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:15 in the large gym. One week will be 6th graders, another week will be 7th and 8th graders.

2/2: 7th & 8th grade

2/9: 6th grade

2/16: 7th & 8th grade

2/23: 6th grade

-Mr. Lee

Technology

NO IPADS or trappers at lunch. Students need to go to their locker before lunch to put their iPads and trappers away.

Charging iPads

Please remember to fully charge iPads at home each night. It is the student's responsibility to come to school with a fully charged iPad every day. If the iPad isn't fully charged at the start of the day, the student may not be able to fully participate in classroom activities.

iPad Violations

Stickers and writing on your iPad cover is in violation of your iPad agreement in the student handbook.  Please remove all stickers.

To determine if an iPad is yours, please look at the home lock screen as seen below.


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Academic Support, Clubs & Activities

Please visit the Twin Groves Activities Page for a list of the clubs, activities, and academic supports that are available.


iPads or Logitech Crayon Repair & Replacement

Technology repair and replacement requests must be emailed to: [email protected]

Please be aware that emails can not be written from a KCSD 96 email account.


WE ARE TWIN GROVES! 

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE, ACCOUNTABLE, RESPECTFUL, SAFE AND A COMMUNITY