Woodlawn Principal's Blog 2/28/20

Happy early release Friday!  Monday is Casimir Pulaski so there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, March 2nd!!  We had another really good week here at Woodlawn. I cannot believe that we are heading into March and trimester #3.  Just a few items in the blog this week.   

8th Grade Parents- Illinois Youth Survey

On March 20th, the 8th Graders will be participating in the Illinois Youth Survey.

Please see THIS LETTER for more information regarding the survey. 

Spring Conferences are coming on Thursday, March 12th from 5pm-8:30pm and Friday, March 13th from 10am-1:30pm .   

Click here for the link for the sign up.

Click here for the PTO Monthly BLOG!  

Guiding Coalition of Interculturalism Survey

The GCI is looking for student voices in the weekly staff blog! Click here to access a short survey that your child can complete if they are interested, and their answers may appear in the staff newsletter.  

Click here for the Woodlawn Daily Announcements! 

Volleyball Champs 7th & 8th grades

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Girls Volleyball “B” team on winning the Patriot Middle School Conference Tournament yesterday! Riley Berkovich, Michelle Estrada, Victoria He, Abby Jimenez, Jasmine Jimenez, Josie Kang, Katie Kehrberg, Joyce Lin, Saylor Swanson, and Charlotte Tasher firmly defeated West Oak, Fremont, and Daniel Wright in 6 well played games through their strong serving, bumping and teamwork. The improvement of all the girls throughout the season has been fun to watch.


The 8th Grade Girls Volleyball "B" team did an incredible job of fighting for their 1st place conference championship win over Twin Groves on Wednesday! The serving was amazing and all the girls had a laser focus on their goal of having an undefeated season. Thank you so much to all of the girls for all of their hard work and dedication. 

A big shout out to Romy Clorfene, Coco Yamada, Olivia Martinez, Ida Diab, Katie O'Meara, Sam Lerner, Bianca Voica, Katelyn Dianis, Alison Nazaruk, and Izzy Baugh for playing as a team and supporting each other on and off the court. Well done, girls! - Ms. Logan & Mrs. Woods


BTW - Both “A” teams took 2nd place in their tournaments!  Great job ladies!  



Cultures Work 

We are creating culture walls at Woodlawn and looking to broaden our appeal to all studnets in the school.  We will be posting pictures of our progress over the next few weeks.  


Finally, when I don’t know what to say, I go to the internet.  This is interesting.

Fun facts:

McDonalds once made bubble gum flavored broccoli

There is only one letter that doesn’t show up in any U.S. state name

Scotland has 421 words for snow

Armadillo shells are bullet proof

The tiny pocket in jeans was designed to store a pocket watch

The current, 50 star American flag was designed by a high school student in 1958.  He received a B- because there were only 48 states. When it was chosen by President Eisenhower, the grade was changed to an A 

There were active volcanoes on the moon when dinosaurs roamed the earth 

Two body parts never stop growing.             (Ears and your nose)  

Teddy Roosevelt had a pet hyena

A waffle iron inspired the first pair on Nike shoes


In case you want to see them all--https://www.rd.com/culture/interesting-facts/page/10/