Woodlawn Principal's Blog 12/17/21

We made it!  Woo hoo.  I hope that everyone has a safe, happy and healthy Winter Break.  Remember that school will resume on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.  

Ski Trip

Woodlawn's first ski trip of the season is just around the corner! Ski Club is open to all students (beginning, intermediate, or advanced ski/snowboard experience). We are planning to have three trips to Alpine Mountain this year. The tentative dates include 1/7, 1/21, and 2/4. Depending on weather conditions, we may need to reschedule dates.

If you would like to attend the January 7th trip, please be sure to sign-up on the WL sign-up form and turn in all necessary materials by Tuesday, January 4th. 

1. Sign-up (online) on the Alpine Valley Resort Sign-Up Form 

   (Deadline is January 4th, 2022)

2. Print and fill out the Alpine Valley Resort Release Form

3. Return Alpine Valley Resort Release Form, a copy of medical insurance card, and payment.

Please continue to check the district website or the Schoology lunch group for  important dates and information. A checklist with necessary information will be posted on Schoology over break.

If you have any questions please email Ms. Gordon at [email protected]

Demonstrating the characteristics of responsibility, kindness, respect and perseverance, the Woodlawn staff is recognizing students for their positive contributions within the school. The next group of students recognized are: 

Mia Abuaita

Nathan Guo

Liam Cuasay

Tanner Nix

Anir Naranbat

Eshha Thakur

Gwen Fisher

Audrey Mason

Amil Mohanchandra

Sarah Narankhuu

Ella Erdem

Tyler Lech

Illinois Youth Survey- 8th Grade Only

On Thursday, January 7th, the 8th Graders will be taking the Illinois Youth Survey. Please click here for more information.  

World Language Exams at SHS

Incoming Sender Students interested in registering for a World Language course next school year (2022-2023) with class instruction or experience beyond Level 1 must take a placement exam on Saturday, January 8, 2021. Languages include Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Latin, and Spanish.


Sender students that completed the Spanish benchmark at Woodlawn do not need to benchmark again. 

Stevenson High School Fine Art Department Virtually Visits - 8th Grade

8th graders will view a presentation by the Stevenson Fine Arts Department in January. This will give the 8th graders the opportunity to see the different course offerings in the area of Fine Arts.

PRE-REGISTER FOR 2022–2023 KINDERGARTEN (and Get a Free Willow Grove Student T-Shirt!)

Pre-registration for 2022–2023 kindergarten is in-person or online. Incoming kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2022 to register for the 2022-23 kindergarten school year.

In-Person Pre-Registration Option:

Thursday, January 13, 2022, 5–7 PM drop-in (Parents may also pre-register online during the month of January for the free T-Shirt)

Willow Grove Early Learning Center, 777 Checker Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL

Parents of incoming kindergartners will need to prove residency with required documents and District forms and to complete a brief online pre-registration form. (Incoming kindergartners do not need to be present.)

Required documents:

• CURRENT monthly mortgage or lease statement or property tax bill AND

• CURRENT utility bill AND

• Student’s birth certificate, passport, or visa (photocopy not accepted) AND 

• Parent or Guardian photo ID (Passport or Driver’s license)




Questions? Please contact the public info coordinator at [email protected] or 847.459.4260, ext. 8022.

Online Pre-Registration Option:

You do not have to attend in person to pre-register. Details coming soon. Please continue to watch for updates in the Principal's Message and District 96 website.

Click here to learn more about Kindergarten in District 96.

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. 

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Finally, on a day when staff, parents, students and administration are on edge about Tik Tok nonsense, a fan belt burns out at 7:30a.m. and the fire alarm goes off.  Are you kidding me? Luckily, our students & staff were amazing, handled the situation perfectly and we moved on with our day.  There are days when the students drive me nutty, but today was all pride.  I wish everyone a restful break.  I refuse to set my alarm until I absolutely have to do it!  Thank you to the Woodlawn community for being so great! See you in 2022!