During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to current 4th grade students. Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below). No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument. More information will be available at the enrollment meetings. Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend. Band and orchestra lessons will start in September.
Monday, May 2, 7:00 P.M. at Addams Junior High
Monday, May 2, 7:00 P.M. at Mead Junior High
Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 P.M. at Eisenhower Junior High
Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M. at Frost Junior High
Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 P.M. at Keller Junior High
To support the Kenneth Young Center, there will be an extra pizza day on Friday, April 22. In order for your child to participate in this pizza day, this form must be filled out and turned in by Wednesday, April 20. Thank you for supporting Kenneth Young!
The testing window for the 2016 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) will be from April 11-22 in District 54. Students in grades 3-8 will participate in the English/language arts and the math assessments. This is the second year Illinois and District 54 has participated in the PARCC assessment. The 2016 exam has a simpler and shorter format to improve the testing process. This year’s results will allow you to see how your children are growing in their knowledge and understanding of the state’s learning standards.
You can help your children do their best on the test by:
-Making sure, if possible, that your children attend school on the day of testing
-Ensuring your children get a good night’s sleep the night before testing
-Providing breakfast on the mornings of testing
-Reminding your children to ask the teacher questions if they don’t understand the test directions
-Letting your children know that you have confidence in their abilities
-Advising your children not to worry about the test and to simply do their best
Stevenson Stallions are invited to participate in Spirit Week. The schedule is as follows:
Monday, April 11: Baseball Opening Day
Tuesday, April 12: Dress Like Your Gym Teacher Day
Wednesday, April 13: Pajama Day
Thursday, April 14: Stevenson Day
Friday, April 15: Mismatch Day
Order forms have already gone home for the SchoolKidz school supply kits for the 2016-2017 school year. Please note the order forms are due back to school by April 15! If you have any questions, please call the school office!
Students in fifth and sixth grade participated in the “Autism Experience” which was led by Floor Time Facilitators Karen Townsend and Wanda Farnell. The experience began with students watching a short video narrated by a child with Sensory Integration Disorder. They then went though five different experiential stations. The purpose of the stations was to allow students to understand what it could be like for those who experience difficulties managing their emotions, bodies, and reactions to their environment.
Also, students decorated over 800 cupcakes, which were made by Stevenson staff. The decorated cupcakes were donated to Conant High School and sold as part of their “Cupcakes for a Cause Event and Bunny Eggstravaganza”. All proceeds benefited Partners for our Communities, Conant Cougars in Need & Autism Society of Illinois.
Mark your calendars for Opening Night, Friday, May 20, 2016, when the Schaumburg Boomers will support the Foundation by hosting a special night of family entertainment. The celebration festivities will include giveaways, games, face painting, fireworks, a few more surprises and, of course, baseball! Please click on this flyer for details on this special event, where the Boomers will donate back a generous percentage of your ticket price to the Foundation. We look forward to having you join us there!
PARCC testing will be taking place during the weeks of April 11 and April 18 for our third through sixth grade students. More specific testing information will be given closer to the testing dates!