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Change in Technology Return Date for Summer University

Good Morning Parents/Guardians, 

I apologize, but I didn't realize that Friday, July 3rd was a holiday for most people including our custodial staff for the district which means that the buildings will not be open for technology return.

Instead, we will start technology return on Tuesday, June 30 until 2pm.

Updated Technology Return Times and Dates:

Tuesday, June 30: 11am-2pm

Wednesday, July 1: 8am-2pm

Thursday, July 2: 8am-2pm

Please return to Grant Middle School: 1800 W. Monroe

Don't forget your masks, hotspots, and charging cords!

Again, I apologize for any inconvenience or confusion! If for some reason these times do not work out for you, please contact me (jjoost@sps186.org) so we can work something out. 


Week 3 Summer University Shout Outs!

These students are finishing the program strong and on a high note! Great discussions, attendance, and work completion! Shout outs to:

Imani J.     Anshul N.     Regina Y.     Micah M.     Te'Asia D.     Anna F.     Ashlynn H.     Jayden J.     Shamar R.     Kylan T.     Amiya W.     Ashantianna W.     Marion B.     Jamorie C.     Taven P.     Destanie T.     Kyleia T.     Jaeverah M.     Xavier S.     Tena G.     Passion H.     Temiya H.    Oliviah R.     Amirah L.     Oriana N.     Niri F.     Taurus C.     Amy N.     Daniel T.     Cindy P.     Brooklyn F.     Kalea B.     Gianna M.     Delano D.     Adrian W.     Jackson D.

2nd Parent Meeting Zoom Link for Monday

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85123575799?pwd=ZWM1dHZiTkVmY2hkcCtPZ3BIR1lsUT09

Meeting ID: 851 2357 5799

Password: 2FexUc


Here is what was discussed during these meetings if you happen to miss one of them:

Good Morning!

-Technology return times and dates : July 1-3 8am-2pm at Grant Middle School 1800 W Monroe (1 person in the building only and please wear a mask-don't forget your chromebook cord).

-Finishing the last week strong! Students will assess in math on Thursday and ELA on Friday. 

-Students have been working on a college or career project and they will present these on Monday and Tuesday of next week to finish out the program. 

-Please let me know if you have any questions. 

download 2nd Parent Meeting

Please join us on Monday at either 8am or 6:30pm (the agenda will be the same) for a quick Summer University meeting to finish the last week and a half strong!

Wednesday will be Hat Day

Tomorrow please have your student wear a hat for class! Make it fun or crazy, big or little, fancy or sassy! We can't wait to see them all!

Week 2 Shout Outs

Congrats to the following students who have continued to work hard, attend class daily and contribute to class discussions. Keep up the great work - we are proud of YOU!

Xavier S.     Chrishon C.     Destine T.     Jason W.     Te'Asia Durbin     Micah M.     Mia J.     Anna F.
Ashlynn H.     Lily Howard      Jayden J.     Shamar R.     Amiya W.     Ashantiana W.     Marion B.     Jamorie C.     Taven P.     Kyleia T.     Constance W.     Chelsea D.     Kayden A.     Imani J.     Jasmin V.
David G.     Stacey E.     Christian L.     Isha R.     Phoenix C.     Meishell R.     Sariean H.     Dahvion P.
Kamarion W.    Ava E.     Tiree J.     Jane P.     Oriana N.     Skye T.     Amirah L.     Oliviah R.     Alisa S.
Adrian W.

Week 1 Shoutouts from Summer University!

The following students have been in attendance all week, completed work or have been STAR students! Keep up the GREAT works!!!

D. Denson                  X. Day                   O. Rees                A. Hamilton
P. Cole                        L. Goff                  S. Thomas            J. Ray
D. Patterson               T. Hamilton           S. Bacon               Q. Thompas
S. Harriott                  S. Hatchett            A. Lawson             A. Stone
J. Rhone                    S. Johnson            J. White                C. Hook
A. Freligh                   L. Howard             J. Jones                 B. Pitts
K. Thomas                 A. Ware                M. Berry                 J. Cross
A. Lewis                    J. Weatherspoon

Canvas Login Link

** Don't forget to click on the "G" to log in with your Google school account!**

Getting to your class Zooms this am

1. Go to the District Homepage

2. Click on the Summer School Banner.

3. Click on Middle School Summer School

4. Click on  "Teacher Zooms" in the upper left portion of Summer University's homepage.

5. Find your teacher's name and click the zoom link.

Summer University Acceptances

Please make sure that email is checked regularly, as that will be the main line of communication for Summer University updates. 

Summer University Acceptance emails are sent daily as students continue to register. Email correspondance is sent to the email address that you submitted on the registration form. 

What is Summer University?

This year Summer University is open to all current 6th and 7th grade students in District 186. Students will be focusing on math, english language arts and various AVID strategies for the 4 weeks of the program.

Dates are June 1-June 30. Students are expected to log into daily Zoom meetings online from 9am-11am for instruction.

Math topics covered (based on grade level) include ratios(7), rates (7), solving equations (8) and integers (8). Accelerated math courses: Alg 1- solving equations with rational numbers and writing linear equations. Alg 2: will work on factoring and solving quadratics.

For ELA both 7th and 8th grade Summer University students will focus on identifying the central idea(s) of a text, supporting thinking with evidence, as well as analyzing text for meaning and making connections.


Please fill out a registration form (to the left in teal) and you will be contacted if your child is accepted. Spots are limited! If you are accepted, you will be able to keep your district technology to use throughout the summer program.