Woodlawn Principal's Blog 12/13/19

Week 2 of 3 in December is complete!  I am very proud of the students/staff and the work they did this week. This is usually the week where we run into issues, but the students were amazing and did a great job job.  We had Special Lunch today and look forward to Spirit Week next week.  

Chorus Concert

Last night, the Woodlawn Chorus students put on an amazing show.  The 6th grade chorus along with the 7th & 8th grade chorus, entertained the parents and principal with their amazing singing.  Great job singing WOLVES!

Lost Jewelry

There is a personal plea being sent out to help find a small gray jewelry bag that may have fallen out of a car by the student drop off line here at Woodlawn.  If you know anything about this bag, please contact me <[email protected]>.

5Essentials Survey - Parents

Each year, the D96 community asks the parents to take the 5Essentials survey.  The State of Illinois would like 20% of you to fill out the survey, unfortunately, only 5% of Woodlawn families actually take the survey.  I hope that you can find a few minutes to complete the survey 

Parents Asked to Complete 5Essentials Survey

School District 96 parents are asked to complete online the parent/guardian portion of the 8th-annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey by Jan. 10, 2020.

Access the survey at survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois

As a parent, this is your opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of your child’s school’s effectiveness. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains.

The survey includes 21 questions and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your identity and survey responses are completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Please complete a survey for each school you have a student attending.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 866-440-1874 or [email protected] or Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Jeanne Spiller [email protected]

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Illinois Science Assessment Results Sent Home in BackpacksToday–6th Graders ONLY

 Please check your 6th-grade student’s backpack for results of the Illinois Science Assessment administered during the 2018–2019 school year in March.

 Please see this PARENT LETTER | PARENT LETTER-SPANISH for more information/resources and direct questions to me at [email protected]

Los Resultados de la Evaluación de Ciencias de Illinois Se Enviaron a Casa Hoy –SOLO estudiantes de 6º Grado

 Por favor revise la mochila de su estudiante de 6º grado por los resultados de la Evaluación de Ciencias de Illinois que fue administrada en marzo durante el año escolar the 2018–2019.

 Por favor vea esta CARTA PARA PADRES para más información/recursos y dirija sus preguntas a mi a [email protected].

Yearbook 2020

The students in Yearbook Club have already been working hard to create the best yearbook yet.  This year, students and families are able to submit photos for use in the yearbook. If you have photos of your student and their peers at school sponsored activities, we’d love to include them.

Click here to submit photos:  http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=wolves96

Please know that submitted photos are not guaranteed to be included in the yearbook.  

Spirit Week Is Coming!  

Make sure your Woodlawn student is part of the crew and they participate in our Spirit Week celebration.  Spirit Week will be December 16-20. Good times will be had by all.  

Monday 12/16 Party like it is New Year’s Eve!  Dress to impress.  

Tuesday 12/17 Bright Lights.  Wear festive and bright colors.  

Wednesday 12/18 Winter Wonderland.  Dress in blue & white.  

Thursday 12/19 Ugly sweater day.  

Friday 12/20 A long winter’s nap.  Wear your PJ’s!

The Patriot Consortium Mathematics Placement Process

Over the last few years Stevenson High School and the feeder middle schools have created a scope and sequence and aligned the curriculum to the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. Their work defines four strands of mathematical proficiency to highlight attributes of a proficient mathematical thinker. Their criteria will serve to create a portrait of each student for use in recommending a Stevenson placement that matches a student's content knowledge as well as level of mathematics proficiency at this time. READ MORE regarding the Patriot Consortium Mathematics Placement Process

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Finally, I heard on the news that the oldest person in the world died a couple of weeks ago at 112 years of age.  Wow. This had me thinking...at what age do you start to wonder if you are the oldest person in the world? I am guessing it has to be around 100 years old.  Once you hit 100, you have to believe that you in an exclusive little club. Grana men are not known for their longevity (insert your own joke here about living with Grana women), so I do not believe that this is something that I will have to worry about.  However, let’s say you are now 110 years old. Are you online searching for the oldest person to see what your chances are of actually becoming the oldest person alive? If you are 111 and you hear that the oldest person dies at 112, do you have mixed emotions about this?  Do you make up some kind of business card that says your name followed by OLP (Oldest Living Person)? I would want to flaunt something like that. Again, feel free to note that I will not be in contention for that title.  


Have a good weekend!