Today is Friday, February 22, and it is an A day.
We will have a guest speaker on Friday, February 22 from 2:30-4:00. Mr. Terry Ransom will be speaking about the Underground Railroad. He has information to share about Illinois sites and the history of the Railroad in this area. Parents are welcome!
We will offer sports' physicals next Thursday, February 28th. This is an opportunity for you to get a sports' physical for $10.00. Track season starts in March, so all track students will need an up-to-date physical. These are good for one calendar year, so if your child had one this year, he or she should not need another.
Expanding Your Horizons in Math, Science and Technology-A hands-on career conference for girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grade, will be held at the Public Affairs Center at U of I at Springfield on Saturday, March 8. There are workshops for students and parents. The cost is $10.00 per person. For more information, log on to www.aauw-il.org/springfield, or call 529-4165 Meise Fahsl. This is a great opportunity-don't miss it!
Here are the lunch choices for the rest of the month (subject to change)
Friday, Feb. 22 Honey BBQ Rib sandwich
Mon., Feb. 25 Chicken Patty Sandwich
Tues., Feb. 26 Nachos
Wed., Feb. 27 Macaroni and cheese, Hot dogs
Thurs., Feb. 28 Hot ham and cheese, Chili
Fri., Feb. 29 Manager's choice (Surprise!)
The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) is jut around the corner! The ISAT measures individual student achievement and shows how well students and schools are performing based on the Illinois Learning Standards. The test results also identify areas of strength and weakness for students and schools. The ISAT tests will be given to all sixth, seventh and eighth students during March 3-14, 2008. Parents should make every effort possible to have their child at school and arriving on time during this testing. Listed below are the areas that each grade level will be tested.
Sixth Grade: Reading, Math and Writing
Seventh Grade: Reading, Math and Science
Eighth Grade: Reading, Math and Writing
Last year, we requested, and received, lots of snacks to distribute during the testing. It helped to make it through the stress of testing! We would really appreciate any items that you can send from the following list. There will be 28-30 students in each testing group.
Individually wrapped mints
Individually wrapped snacks (trail mix bars, fruit snacks)
Packaged trail mix (large bags)
Pretzels (large bags)
Other healthy snacks
Friday, February 22
8th grade intramurals
Guest speaker Terry Ransom
6th GVB practice @ Ball Charter 3:30-5:00
6th BB (The Gym) @ Ball Charter 5:00-7:00
Saturday, February 23
6th GVB games @ Ball Charter
Tuesday, February 26
PTO @ 5:30
Wednesday, February 24
Student of the Month
Friday, February 29-6th grade field trip ot St. Louis
Monday, March 3 No school