It hardly seems possible, but our promotion ceremony and the end of the year are here! There are a few housekeeping items and some other information to pass along in preparation. Eighth grade students will be turning in textbooks on Monday, May 20th. Any missing books or outstanding library fines will be posted to your Family Access account by Tuesday, May, 21st.
Please check your account regularly to be sure all fees, including outstanding registration and lunch fees are paid. By District #165 Board Resolution, all sport fees, registration, technology,
library/calculators/book fines, lost PE locks, and lunch fees must be paid in full in order for students to participate in the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony. These fees must be paid on or before May 23rd.
Checks will be accepted until May 14th, after that date cash is the only payment accepted at this time and please bring exact amount. Students who owe fees will not be allowed to walk in the ceremony. If you have any questions, our secretaries can assist you at 815-568-5720. All eighth grade students will practice on Tuesday morning, May 28th. Eighth grade students will be released at 10:45 A.M. Busses will not be running so you will need to pick your student up after practice. They will return to school by 6:15 P.M. and enter at the Athletic Entrance. The ceremony starts at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 28th, and should last about an hour.
Dress code rules will be enforced please help students select appropriate clothing. Straps must be at least 2 inches wide and dress length must be closer to the knee than the waistline. You may want to refer to the Parent/Student Handbook, page 19 under General Student Responsibilities. Students and parents are asked to follow common sense dress code guidelines. This is a special occasion where we are celebrating in public and as a community. Business casual attire, or better, is appropriate. Please respect our graduates and refrain from jeans, cut-offs, short shorts/skirts, low-cut tops or spaghetti straps. If your graduate has difficulty finding an appropriate outfit, please notify the school.It has been an honor and pleasure to work with your student this year and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.