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Regular School Hours:
8:15 AM to 11:05 AM
12:05 PM to 3:00 PM
Student Late Arrival
Grades 1 - 5
Running Club (for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders) for the spring will begin again on Tuesday April 11th and continue through until May 25th. If you participated in the fall session, there is no need to turn in a new waiver. If you wish to join as a new runner this spring, please click here for the waiver. The waiver must be returned in order to participate.
Bryan Middle School is excited to welcome our incoming 6th grade parents on Thursday, May 18th. All current 5th grade families who will be attending BMS are welcome to attend.
Our program will start promptly at 7:00 in the auditorium. 6th grade teachers, support staff, current students, and administrators will be there to help support the transition to the middle school.
We look forward to seeing everyone at Bryan Middle School! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the main office at 630-617-2350.
Each day at school, our students recite the Jackson School Pledge following the Pledge of Allegiance. It's a character pledge which has connections with the our PBIS initiative to help students be successful.
At Jackson School, we:
* Are prepared
* Have a positive attitude
* Make wise choices
* Work and play safely
This year, our staff has continued its work with our students to try to help them operationalize this pledge; students need to understand what these statement look and sound like.
Some of these teaching efforts occur in common areas and during the lunch hour. Throughout the year, we will be recognizing some students who step up to demonstrate these characteristics during the lunch hour.
Ruari Van Santen
Congratulations to all of our award recipients and thank you to all students who step up to be prepared during their days at Jackson!
The testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3 – 8. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students will be tested within this window.
The testing window for the spring 2017 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 3 and continue through Friday, April 28. These state-required achievement tests in reading and mathematics are being given to all eligible students in grades 3 – 8.
In addition to the PARCC assessment, state and federal regulations require each school to assess achievement in science for students in 5th grade, 8th grade, and high school biology. At Jackson, the Illinois Science Assessment will be administered on Monday, March 13. This assessment is approximately one hour in length and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science.
We anticipate that we will be able to share score reports in the fall. The complete results of these state tests will be also reported on the School Report Card in the fall. We will review state tests results along with other information to help us improve our school program. If you have any questions about the administration of the PARCC assessment, please contact Mr. Anderson.
The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive and is asking for your support and assistance with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, they have successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. The drive will begin on Monday, March 6th and conclude on Friday, May 12th. Look for collection bins in our school foyers. Soles for Kids is a charity organization that collects gently used shoes and sends them to needy children and adults in Africa, as well as to Indian Reservations in the United States.
The York High School Key Club is again sponsoring a “Soles for Kids” shoe drive, and they are asking for your support with this endeavor. Through the generosity of District 205 families, the Key Club has successfully collected over 8,000 pairs of shoes over the past six years. The drive will start Monday, March 6th and conclude on Friday, May 12th. Jackson will collect shoes to support the Key Club. Collection will occur through our main office.
Soles for Kids is a charity organization that collects gently used shoes and sends them to needy children and adults in Africa as well as Indian Reservations in the United States. Many times families in these places need to pick between shoes and food, so we aim to provide the shoes for free.
For more information on the charity itself, such as where the shoes are going or how they are getting there, we’ve attached the link of the Soles for Kids website for your convenience.
At its February 28 meeting, the Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school year calendar, which includes parent-teacher conference dates/times; student late arrival dates/times; and quarter/trimesters/semesters. It is posted at www.elmhurst205.org/events_calendar.
On Tuesday evening, January 24, the Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Board of Education approved the appointment of three new elementary principals who will serve Emerson, Jackson and Lincoln Schools in 2017-18. All three will begin work in District 205 on July 1, 2017.
Christine Trendel will be heading up Jackson Elementary School next fall.
Previously, she was a third and fourth grade teacher in Arlington Heights District 25 for four years, where she also worked as an assistant principal. She was the District’s Teaching and Learning Facilitator for five years, where she led professional development for teachers and administrators. “I am honored and excited to be appointed principal at Jackson Elementary School. I am looking forward to developing positive relationships with each parent and staff member. Working in partnership, I am confident that all students will be challenged, nurtured, and motivated to be innovative learners and leaders,” said Ms. Trendel.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish Teaching from the University of Illinois, Champaign; a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University and a General Administrative endorsement from Roosevelt University. "Christine is a natural leader. She has experience with diverse learning populations, a deep understanding of instruction and the effective use of data, and demonstrated success working with students with special needs. Her combination of building and district-level experience will be invaluable in helping us manage the change process. She is the right person at the right time, and we are lucky to have her," said Dr. Moyer.
Parents or guardians are expected to schedule vacations during the summer or on school holidays. In instances where absences are requested for vacation, parents and guardians must submit a written request to the principal two weeks in advance. The absence will be considered unexcused if this procedure is not followed. Students approved for a vacation will be expected to complete missing class work after returning. Students will be given one day for each day missed to make up work. Teachers will not provide class work or assignments in advance.
Jackson School Student Council collects Box Tops for Education
Each year student council collects Box Tops for Education as a way to raise money. The funds we raise are then used to purchase a school gift and donate to a charity. Please visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/ to see a list of participating products. Remember, each box top is worth $0.10! It all adds up!! Thank you for your support and SAVE THOSE BOX TOPS!!
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Jackson School Mission Statement
"The Mission of Jackson School is to work and learn together to reach our goals and to provide an education that empowers all students to succeed in a rapidly changing world."
Online Resources for Students in Reading and Math
The following are websites that we feel can be very useful for students to use as they work from their MAP RIT scores to help meet their individual skill levels. Each of the sites below links to ...more