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T-Bird Times - April 2016 Edition

posted Mar 30, 2016, 7:33 AM by CORY KURKEY
Principal’s Message: 

Hello DIS families,

Busy times are ahead for DIS students!  

Throughout the entire month of April, nearly all of our 900 + students will be completing the PARCC exam.  The test will be either a six or seven day exam (depending on the grade level).  Students will complete one test per day.  I am asking that you please ensure that your child is in attendance every day during their testing window.  Attendance is always important, but is especially important during this time.  Students that miss exam days will have to have make-up exams scheduled at a later time.  The make-ups will often have them testing in a different location in the building.  They will also be missing out on what is taking place in their classroom at that time.  Please contact your teacher to determine your child’s testing window.  Your cooperation in this is more than appreciated. 

After the PARCC exam is completed, all 5th grade students will be taking a one day Science exam from the Illinois State Board of Education.  The test, like PARCC, will be completed online.  This is the first year for the exam and we anticipate it taking approximately one hour to complete.  

Thank you in advance for all your help in ensuring your student is present and ready for the tests.

Yours in Education,

Mr. Stirnaman

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

April 4th – April 29th  PARCC test for 5th and 6th grade.  Consult your child’s teacher to determine your student’s testing window.

April 4th – DIS Running Club for boys begins for those who signed up.

April 7th, 14th and 21st – STEM Superhero challenge after school until 5:00.  

Students (unless involved in a before school activity) are allowed to enter the building at 8:20.  Please do not drop students off earlier than 8:20.

STEM Challenges 

Super Hero Challenge
Learn the Science behind the powers of your favorite super hero.  

April 7th, 14th and 21st after school until 5:00.  There is a $5 charge for this challenge.

Please - No Parking Next Door at Glazy Square

Many of you used to drop off or pick up students at the Glazy Square donut shop next door. Please help us be a good neighbor and improve student safety by using our circle drive for drop-offs and pick-ups. Their spots should be for customers only.