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Kick-off for Annie Legere Walk
Recently, several Sandburg Middle School students and families marched in Elmhurst to promote the Annie LeGere Foundation "To The Moon And Back" Walk on April 23rd. View photos: Annie Legere 2 Annie Legere.
Hoops for Sandburg
Hoops for Sandburg was organized by the Sandburg PTA to raise funds to replace the backboards at Sandburg Middle School. The Sandburg gym is used by many student organizations in Elmhurst, as well as students of Sandburg Middle School. The goal of Hoops for Sandburg is to raise enough money to provide height adjustable backboards to meet the needs of all students who use the gym, and replace side baskets so that all spectators have a clear view to fully support the action on the court.
With your help, we have raised about 70% of the cost to replace the backboards!!! Thank you to all who have donated to this point!! If you are interested in donating, please use our Hoops for Sandburg GoFundMe campaign link: https://www.gofundme.com/xwebzpc4.
Four teams of Sandburg Middle School students, along with as sponsors Liz Bevly and Tracy Morser, traveled to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign recently to compete in the 2016 Illinois 4-H Robotics competition, a statewide event. Once again, Sandburg students demonstrated excellence and were awarded two trophies.
The 8th grade team called Euge,N placed second place in state among 50 competing teams. The 8th grade team called The Brotherhood of Plastic earned a Teamwork Award at the Elgin Regional. The 6th grade team, called Insert (Name) Here, received the Judges’ Award. Also participating at the state competition was the 7th grade team known as Elite Teletubbies.
Elmhurst District 205 honored its mentors and volunteers for the 2015-16 school year on April 29, 2016. A total of 41 non-parent mentors and volunteers for the selfless dedication of their time and talents on the behalf of our students. They serve in elementary, middle and high school, as well as the Transition Center.
This group alone has given a total of 95 years of volunteer service to the children of District 205. (Here, Jack Island is honored for his 15 years of service as a mentor.)
The last day of school was approved at the April 26 Board of Education meeting. Due to a mild winter, and no other weather-related incidents, the five emergency days, which are built into the school calendar, have not been used. Below are the student dismissal times. Also, you will find attached a day by day, end of the school year calendar.
The Elmhurst Police Department will be offering free registration of bicycles for Elmhurst District 205 middle school students on three different dates over the next few weeks. Police officers will be present before school at each District 205 middle school to help students register their bicycles with the City of Elmhurst. They will also provide materials regarding Illinois Rules of the Road for Bicycles and other bicycle safety information. Officers will be on site at:
The testing window for the spring 2016 administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment in District 205 will begin on Monday, April 4 and continue through Friday, May 6. These state-required achievement tests are being given to all eligible students. Students in grades 3 – 8 will be tested in reading and mathematics. At the high school level, the assessment is course based. York students enrolled in English 9 or English 9H will take the English assessment. Students enrolled in Algebra AB will take the math assessment. Your child’s school will share more specific information about when students are testing within this window.
The Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program offers an exciting opportunity for all current 4th -8th grade band and orchestra students to continue with instrumental music instruction in June and July. Regular practice during the summer months is critically important for band and orchestra students in order to reinforce the concepts and skills that they have learned and practiced during the school year. Moreover, learning and playing music is an activity that should be enjoyed year round!
The District 205 Summer Instrumental Program is designed to accommodate students who go on vacation and/or participate in other summer activities. Students who can only attend part of the summer program are still strongly encouraged to register and attend whenever they can! Students who practice their instruments during the summer are much more likely to experience continued success in band and orchestra. We strongly encourage your son or daughter to participate as much as he/she is able!
Please see the attached summer instrumental music program description for more detailed course information, rehearsal times, and registration options. If you have questions, please contact me or your child’s band or orchestra director.
Registration for the Dist. 205 Summer Instrumental Music Program opened on March 7, 2016. You may register for the summer instrumental music program by using the Webstore (District) link on the District 205 website: www.elmhurst205.org. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 6, 2016.
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Sandburg Student Activities Calendar
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Board Meeting Dates
Career Day at Sandburg
The mission of Sandburg Middle School is to encourage students to become confident, independent, responsible and respectful learners by reinforcing and supporting their academic and co-curricular growth in conjunction with parents and the community.