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Northlawn Jr High
Northlawn School

Northlawn Jr. High

Illinois Assessment of Readiness

    Dear Parents and Guardians, 
 
Our students take federally required assessments every spring. These assessments help us understand how our students are growing academically compared to their peers across the state. The state uses this information to provide more support and resources to the schools in the greatest need. The English language arts and math assessment for grades 3-8 is called the Illinois Assessment of Readiness.   
 
The Illinois Assessment of Readiness is almost exactly the same this year as the assessment that students took last year. The Illinois Assessment of Readiness measures the same Illinois Learning Standards and includes the same high-quality test questions that teachers and students have become familiar with over the past four years.   
 
All Northlawn students will take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness on March 16-March 27.  The 5th and 8th grade students will also take the state science test during the week of April 14.
 
 If you have questions about the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, please reach out to Ms. Russell at Northlawn (grussell@ses44.net). As always, we encourage our students to do their best every day. Thank you for your partnership in your student’s academic success.  Sincerely,      
 
Gail Russell  
 
Please help your child be successful by doing the following:  
1. Encourage them to try their best even when they get frustrated.
2. Let them know you believe in them.
3. Make sure they get plenty of sleep.
4. Encourage them to eat breakfast at school if they don’t eat at home.  
5. Get them here on time each day.  
*This is even more important due to the computer schedule.  THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!     

Parent Teacher Conferences

   What?   Parent-Teacher conferences  
When?  Wednesday, November 6 > 4:00-7:00 & Thursday, November 7 > 4:00-7:00     (students will be dismissed at 11:15 both days)     What’s New? Parents will be able to sign up for conference times through the Skyward  Family Access.    
**If you do not have your password, you will need to get that in the Northlawn office – please call or come in as soon as possible.   
How?   Log in to your Family access account.  
Click on Conferences in the left column
Click All Conferences to the right of Northlawn Junior High  Here you will see a list of Classes for your Student  Select the class you want to setup a conference  Under status click Select a time  
Click Select next to the time slot  ? Times are all taken!    If the time slots are all taken, please contact the teacher via email or phone (815-672-4558) to make alternative arrangements.   No computer at home?  Please contact the teacher via email or phone (815-672-4558) to make alternative arrangements.   
Why sign ups?  We recognize that it is difficult to coordinate conference times and nobody likes to wait indefinitely to visit with the teacher.  This sign-up option is an effort to help both parents and teachers alleviate some of the stress of conference processes.  Please realize that conference times will be kept to the 10 minute schedule in an effort to accommodate the majority.  If you need more than 10 minutes, please schedule another meeting with the teacher.  Scheduled parents will have priority – if someone chooses to wait in case there are a few extra minutes, they are not likely to get a full conference time as the teacher is being required to stick to the schedule. (After conference feedback from parents and teachers, we will be looking for adjustments we can make to improve the process.) 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.  
Misc   Parents who arrive at Northlawn to see a teacher at conference time but have not signed up may sign up outside the teacher’s classroom.  If no times are available, parent names will be taken and teachers will contact them at a later time.     
 
 
 
 Panther Gear!
For anyone looking to get some Panther gear, check out the following link.
 
 
 
 
 
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Spring Concert

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Spring Concert

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