TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015 | 4:30 – 7:30 PM
D62 Kindergarten Registration Announced
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 is a very important date in School District 62. When the day is over, Iroquois Community School and every elementary school will register the first members of the School District 62 Class of 2024. This annual event is called Kindergarten Registration, and is the tradition of pre-registering students who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015.
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To register, parents or guardians must bring the child’s birth certificate and proof of residence in District 62. Parents can apply to the county clerk in the county where their child was born to receive a copy of the birth certificate. Registration forms, immunization requirements, and other materials will be distributed at each school.
Announcing Inclement Weather and School Closings
Community Consolidated School District 62 understands that when winter weather arrives, students, parents and staff want to be informed quickly in the event that schools are closed on any particular day.
These decisions are made through a collaborative discussion by the Superintendent of District 62, Dr. Jane L. Westerhold, working with Superintendents from Elementary Districts East Maine 63, Park Ridge-Niles 64, Pennoyer 79 and Maine Township 207. Working together, the superintendents assess weather and road conditions, forecasts and other relevant factors.
In the rare event that the superintendents decide at night to close schools the next day, that decision generally would be made by 9:30 p.m. and publicized through automated phone calls, District 62 website postings, the Emergency Closing Center emergencyclosingcenter.com and District 62 social media by 10:00 PM.
More often, superintendents make these decisions in the early morning, when they have a more complete and accurate assessment of conditions for that day. In these cases, a decision about opening or closing school will be made by 5:30 a.m. Any decision to close schools is publicized by phone, District 62 web sites, Chicago TV stations, the Emergency Closing Center emergencyclosingcenter.com and District 62 social media as quickly as possible after that time.
Parents can help ensure that they get the word of any closings by making sure that their contact information on file with District 62 is up to date by calling their child’s school.
Adapted from Keeping an Eye on the Winter Weather prepared by Maine Township 207.
Chippewa Middle School was proud to have eight band students selected to participate in this fall's VanderCook College of Music HonorFest on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology. The event featured over 200 musicians from around Illinois and several surrounding states. The students had the opportunity to work with nationally known music educators in two bands along with students from many other schools. They presented a wonderful concert in the afternoon for families. Chippewa’s band director is Mr. Scott Duff.
58 Chippewa Students Inducted into NJHS
On May 27, 2014, 58 Chippewa Middle School (CMS) students were inducted in the James A. Roy chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). New members, family, faculty, administrators and school board members, attended the evening candle-lighting ceremony.
Following welcoming remarks by NJHS advisor Matthew Mylinksi, and introductions by Dr. Leah Kimmelman, CMS principal, five students spoke about the standards of the National Junior Honor Society. Ali Chaus, Elanor Kurutz, Zayna Hai, Ahtziri Alviso and Jennifer MacDonald spoke about scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship, respectively. Tianna Lavelle presented a tribute to the parents of the inductees. In addition to the students mentioned previously, the following were inducted into the NJHS: Jessica Martin-Ranft, Olena Andrushko, Treshur McDonald, Katelyn Aragon, Jordan Meo, Julie Brizzolara, Emily Modloff, Victoria Capasso, Matthew Montanile, Sara Centineo, Michael Montanile, Caitlin Chan, Daniel Nach, Varun Nair, Alecia Corey, Nicole Palarz, Tatsu Cornegan, Meghan Paluch, Lianntzeitel David, Alec Paschos, Julio Diez, Juhi Patel, Allison Eby, Maggie Pegoraro, Dennis Gaitan, Anthony Ponce-Sidlo, Almond Gamwo, Darelys Rivera, Henry Grant, Charles Rodd, Daniela Grimaldi, Connor Ryan, Mary Schafer, Catherine Hickey, Cory Scholler, Darius Hong, Tina Shah, Katlyn Johnson, Elizabeth Sofinet, Catherine Johnson, Greta Sorensen, Samantha Kedziora, Emily Sprague, Casandra Kopec, Sandra Stasiak, Emily Tao, Sabrina Larbi, Jenna Temple, Anjaly Thomas, Natalie Trytko, Bianca Manda, and Natalia Wolny.
Board of Education President Brenda Murphy and Dr. Kimmelman, presented certificates, pins, and stoles to inductees. The ceremony concluded with students presenting carnations to their parents.
The National Junior Honor Society is a national service organization, designed to “create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.”
Chippewa Students Compete at Science Olympiad – This past weekend, Chippewa Middle School students participated in the Regional Science Olympiad Meet at Oakton Community College. Fifteen students participated in events such as Meteorology, Anatomy, Rocks and Minerals, Heredity, Helicopter, Boomilever, Disease Detectives, Experimental Design, Shock Value and Write It/Do It. Some of the events were written tests that students completed with a partner. Other events involved moving between stations completing tasks, and other events involved building something prior to the meet. The students earned several medals taking 3rd in Meteorology and 4th place in Anatomy.