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Keir Rogers, Principal Mary Krall-Meske Asst. Principal

R ive r Tra i ls Mi d d le S c h o o l

1000 N. Wolf Road Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 847.298.1750 December 2016/January 2017

P R I N C I PA L ’ S C O R N E R

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Principal’s Corner

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Students of the Month

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Honor Roll

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8th Grade News

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Encore News

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Miscellaneous News

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PTC News

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PTC Chipolte Flyer

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Winter Carnival Flyer

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Yearbook Ordering Info

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Mt. Prospect Library

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Calendars

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Winter Carnival 2016 This year will be River Trails Middle School’s 23rd Winter Carnival. The middle school students, staff, P.T.C., and parent volunteers join together for this fundraiser by planning a great afternoon of fun and games. Beginning Wednesday, December 14th, students purchase tickets to be used for fun carnival type games to be played throughout the building. Each homeroom creates and sponsors a different game. Blizzards are available for presale only. Popcorn and water will be available and are free of charge. The Boutique, a very popular holiday shopping venue for the students, will be filled with gifts including make-up, posters, jewelry, and books that students can purchase with their tickets.

During the carnival the tickets are collected and subsequently sent to the office, where raffle prizes are announced and awarded every 10-15 minutes. The raffle prizes are donated by staff and the community; we will accept donations up until Friday, December 16th. (Prizes can be toys, stuffed animals, gift cards, etc.) A portion of the proceeds earned from Winter Carnival ticket sales will be donated to Shelter Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides community based, emergency and longer-term housing for children and adolescents who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision. Funds will also be used for the RTMS Principal’s Fund for students in our school who are in need. On average, we raise $1,500 for students in our community who are in need.

On behalf of all of us here at RTMS, we thank in advance all parents, community members, students, teachers, support staff, and administrators who will donate time, energy, raffle prizes and gifts to help make the December 2016 Winter Carnival a success.

State of the Chiefs We’re fast approaching the middle of second academic quarter. Collectively our students are working hard in the classroom and demonstrating the values that will keep our environment safe and productive. Teachers are monitoring student progress through classroom assessments, activities and assignments. Hopefully you have a clear sense of your child’s achievement based on speaking to the teachers at conferences. Middle school


CALENDAR CORRECTION Parents please note that there was a misprint in the District School Calendar on January 24th. It shows there is an Institute Day that day. There is NOT an Institute Day on January 24th.

(Principal’s Corner Continued) students should be developing stronger independence regarding their learning, but we are here to support and guide them as they prepare for the next level in their young educational careers. Now more than ever, every student must learn how to engage in effective independent study habits at home. Students should be studying in a quiet space free of interruptions for no less than 60 minutes each week night. Please ensure that your

child has the proper environment and resources for homework.

Thank You! Thank you to EVERYONE who takes the time to "fund raise" for our students. The PTC does such a great job seeking ways to raise money for programming and activities for ALL students. We understand that work and family is a priority, but you always come through for us. Thank you; we truly appreciate your effort.

Congratulations to the following students who were named students of the month for November: 6th Grade Yoanna ZaharievaGeorgieva Livia Christopher Carson Naegele Simon Tannous

7th Grade

8th Grade

Patrick Radoll Matthew DerMatoian Tiare Herrera-Vieyra Erika Fetyko Mia Nasser

Fiorella Leonardo Sarah Church Vineet Patel Michael Pasek Graziella Fragale


Honor Roll 8th Grade High Honors Avancena, Christopher Barajas, Jacqueline Bashir, Ozair Biju, Beetal Bujak, Patryk Christopher, Kellen Church, Sarah Contanu, Andi Drelicharz, Amy Kalicki, Kacper Kitrys, Amelia Kobeski, Zoe Koeppl, Sofia Leonardo, Fiorella Mattner, Eric Mladjenovic, Sofija Muho, Albi Negrete, Leilani Oh, Kaitlin Ortiz, Jasmine Pasek, Michael Patel, Vineet Popovici, Benjamin Pracko, Matthew Prosiliakos, Panagiotis Prueser, Amber Shah, Haley Singh, Abhay Stephanie, Madeleine Thum, Jaden Vanniamparambil, Allen Vuong, Nathan

7th Grade High Honors Aguayo, Jacqueline Akinola, Victor

Alappatt, Annrose An, Jenny Arana, Eliana Atteo, Charmaine Baiju, Feyona Castro, Charlie Clawson, Benjamin DerMatoian, Matthew Featherstone, Rebecca Felman, Isabella Fetyko, Erika Flynn-Bohn, Lucas Hamilton, Andrew Hatch, Kyra Jarek, Claudia Khowaja, Ali Saad Kim, Michael Konsewicz, Jacqueline Krecu, Nikolas Kwan, Dylan Lang, Tea Lechowicz, Ewelina Lehman, Alexander Listopad, Grace Makuh, James Malz, Caitlyn Mammen, Christopher Manoj, Ben Mathew, Ann J Min, Skylar Mladjenovic, Tea Nasser, Mia Niezyniecki, Zoe O Donnell, John Oh, Matthew Patel, Krina Pawlak, Alexandra Plewa, Natalia Pollina, Kevin

Popovici, Cindy Posch, Dylan Prior, Hannah Rosu, Jessica Rykowski, Emilia Ryzner, Ryan Saju, Ashley Saju, Jasmine Samuel, Asha Spire, Julian Stoicescu, Nicole Tesla, Luka Thalackan, Joseph Tsevis, Christian Vaidya, Yashvi Varghese, Alan Veliyathumalil, Isabel Viers, Norah Vitogiannis, Nicole Wydmanski, Maximilian

6th Grade High Honors Ajayi, Ibukunoluwa Alcivar, Breanna Ales, Isabella Bae, Mason Bahmann, Ella Banklian, Alek Boardman, Miles Christopher, Livia Chudzinski, Julia Ciesielski, Julia Cuellar, Adella Dagres, Zoe David, Marin Diaz, Lucas Erhabor, Benedict Gandhi, Raj Gandhi, Riya


Honor Roll Gazda, Aidan Grabske, Lydia Haffner, Madelyn Han, William Ibe, Chuka Jarek, Sebastian Joby, Christopher Kim, Eunice King, Jacob Kirch, Katherine Kiss, Joshua Kobeski, Nolan Lege, Leerabari Lopez, Abraham Ludwick, Sydney Lundstrom, Jacob Makowski, Gabriela Makula, Ashley Marin, Jaylynn Masztak, Alexander Mathew, Alan Montesinos, Michelle Naegele, Carson Nandy, Aditi O Neal, Kyle Ogiba, Joshua Oliva, Gianna Paisley, Colleen Poplawski, Sabina Prosiliakos, Theodora Ramirez Ayala, Joselin Ratynski, Gabriela Riley, Logan Roszkowski, Nicole Sagisaka, Jin Mi Samperi, Anthony Stephanie, Zoe Sunil, Sanjoe

Thakker, Yash Thomas, Reba Thomas, Riya Veliyathumalil, Crystal Vuong, Lauren Zaharieva-Georgieva, Yoanna

8th Grade Honors Anderskow, Madisen Andres, Jonathan Arciszewski, Amy Ayala Calderon, Julio Beaumont, Danielle Campos, Josue Carpenter, Quinlan Chacko, Christopher Christacos, Tasos Dela Cruz, Maddox Delgado, Victor Diaz, Erick Dobush, Yuriy Doby, Jeremiyah Esposito, Savannah Fraga Orozco, Leslye Fragale, Graziella Galindo Sanchez, Yahir Gibson, Jessica Goad, Nicholas Hallmark, Seirra Hernandez-Orozco, Sobia Jackowski, Natalia Jacobson, Jacquelynne Kase, Dylan Lapsker, Joyce Lee, Tiffany Lege, Barilee Letzkus, Nikki Li, Yaowei

Litvan, Conner Lopez, Cristian Luciano, Marianna Malz, Tyler Moldovan, Serena Montesinos, Stephanie Moreno, Angelica Nadborski, David Napoli, Antoinette Newman, Levi Nichuev, Maxim Nowak, Aleksandra O Leary, Cormac Oliveras, Alexis Olsen, Nicole Organes, Sarai Paisley, Savannah Patel, Devanjali Pedota, Abigail Perkins, Jason Perkins, Matthew Ramirez Mora, Ixsayana Reyes, Laura Rodriguez, Victoria Sak, Claudia Santiago, Alexis Shah, Aditi Smarzynski, Natalia Snyder, Charles Solarski, Nathan Soriano, Tanya Spalding, Claudia Starzec, Piotr Sultan, Nabah Szwedowski, Filip Velazquez, Carlos Wagner, Andrew Wiercioch, Justyna


Honor Roll 7th Grade Honors Alquicira, Emma Bailey, Ryan Bieniek, Olivia Bozovic, Tanja Bujdei, Gavin Cabrera, Jasmin Cascella, Gianna Ciesielski, Jacob Cruz, Yadira Dalmaso, Angelika Delia, Melody Dragan, Colin Erhabor, Bernice Garcia, Brianna Ghiorsi, Sandra Haffey, Kara Hamilton, William Hernandez, Ailton Hernandez, Aisha Herrera-Vieyra, Tiare Hill, Abigail Jaber, Lilian Jeon, Nathan Kazemi, Sara Kazmi, Tehreem Kloza, Julia Laures, Allison Lechowicz, Victoria Linke, Sydnei Luciano, Joseph Lugardo, Alexandra Mathew, Jeffrey Miazga, Martin Novak, Michelle Nunez, Johana O Donnell, Jillian O Donnell, Taylor Patel, Avi

Patel, Diya Pattugalan, Mariko Pesantes Lapo, Danna Prus, Mateusz Radoll, Patrick Reyes, Natalia Russell, Conor Salgado, Elisia Scianna, Calogero Simon, Toby Stankovic, Milica Strubulis, Alexia Veselsky, Rachael Vite, Melanie Yi, Chryssa

6th Grade Honors Arevalo, Jason Ashraf, Simran Beltran, Marlene Benitez, Juan Broderick, Rory Burdin, Warren Carrillo Perea, Andy Chen, Kevin Cook, Daniel Cuyago, Bryan DeAragon, Kyle Delgado, Allen Delgado, Diego Dmitruk, Maciej Dzieszuta, Dominika Fiarito, Isabella Flores, Johan Gorlo, Bartosz Goschy, Emma Goschy, Jacob Grosskopf, Bradley Horlamus, Hayden Hyman, Jada

Ifantis, George Ingaunis, Lucas Janczak, Max Johnson, Ethan Kalicki, Jakub Kotlinski, Ethan Kusina, Michal Kusmierz, Jessica Majerczak, Julia Marquez, Adamarix McAloney, Evan Miranda, Angel Moizuddin, Huda Montesinos, Ana Myslinski, Rebecca Naegele, Tyler Naumowicz, Evan Nowak, Karol O Donnell, Tess Palmisciano, Luciana Patel, Riya Przadka, Kristian Quezada, Kristina Reyes, Lani Rodriguez, Lenny Salgado, Axel Samariniotis, Fotis Shaffer, James Starzec, Karol Stone, Sarafina Sulewski, Alexander Thomas, Anna Torres, Daniela Tymovfi, Oleh Vargas, Aliyah Varghese, David Vels, Christian Vels, Domenic Wehling, Samuel


8th Grade News AELA - Ms. Lasoski As we finish up unit 2 in the literature book, we will begin a critical review essay where the students will compare and contrast two of the short stories they have read this year. In addition, they will be read-

ing the novel Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonneblick. Students will continue to work on their grammar through the use of Magic Lens and expand their vocabulary through the use of Word Within the Word.

Encore News Chorus– Mr. Flowers The 7th & 8th grade Chorus has a busy month of December, with a performance at the Golf Mill Mall on Tuesday, Dec. 6th and a Winter Concert at River Trails on Monday, Dec. 12th. The Winter Concert will also feature the 6th grade Chorus, the 6-8th Bands, the Bucket Band, Jazz Band and Steel Band.

ELL Fun Night


Miscellaneous News Girls Volleyball 8th Grade – Ms. Lasoski Tryouts are at 4:30 on Tuesday, January 3rd and 3:00 on Wednesday, January 4th. Athletes need to attend both sessions if they want to be on the team. Forms must be turned in prior to the end of tryouts. Forms are located outside of Ms. Lasoski’s door, room 43.

National Junior Honor Society - Ms. Lasoski & Ms. Minor With the money our members made from the car wash and selling concessions at our sporting events, they were able to provide presents for 55 kids in our community. In addition, they helped provide food for over 75 families in our community through collecting goods and

money at our annual food drive. 8th graders interested in joining NJHS must have their applications in by 3PM on January, 13th. 7th graders interested in joining NJHS should attend an informational meeting at 7AM on January 4th in room 43. If you are unable to attend this meeting, see Mrs. Minor or Ms. Lasoski for an application.

Pr eschool Screening

Nurse Mrs. Cisternino All 8th grade students that do not wear glasses or contacts will be getting a vision screen this month. If you have any vision reports from your child’s doctor please have them turned into the nurse. Spring seems to be far away, but all 6th Grade students need a routine dental exam by May 16th 2017.

RTSD26 will offer preschool screenings to all district 3 and 4 year olds suspected of having a developmental delay. We will also be screening students to see if they are eligible for the ECDEC program, or our Bilingual Spanish Pre School Program. To be eligible for these programs, your child and your family must meet certain criteria, such as second language in the home (for ECDEC child does NOT need to speak Spanish) income level, and other criteria that can be explained to you at the screening. If you are concerned that your child has a delay in vision, hearing, motor, speech, language, cognition and/or social functioning, please call Dianne Bartlett at 224612-7308 to set up a screening time. All screenings are done by appointment only and take place at Indian Grove School. Screenings are held on Thursdays and are once a month through April. If you are unsure if your child is developing appropriately, please consult with your child's preschool teacher or pediatrician for advice. The Center for Disease Control offers the following information: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html

FUTURE PRESCHOOL SCREENING DATES FOR 2016-17 (ON THURSDAYS) Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11 (E/I Screenings). Your child must be 3 years old at the time of screening. Screenings are staffed by educational professionals and therapists who will make recommendations for further action to parents. Translation services are available, but limited. For Spanish speaking, please call Mrs. Perez or Mrs. Santiago at 847-259-3303.


PTC News Thank you! Thanks to Katie’s Kitchen, Cristy Tracz, and to all those who helped coordinate the Veteran’s Day Breakfast. It was a memorable tribute for the Veterans and their families. Thanks to Jessica Riley and all that helped with the Cookie Dough Fundraiser! We brought in over $700 and the students received fun prizes for their efforts.

December/January Events to Remember Winter Carnival: This event will take place during school hours on Friday, December 16th. Students will participate in an afternoon of fun games and prizes. Stay tuned for information regarding ticket sales and volunteer needs. We appreciate the help and the students love this event! Chipotle Fundraiser: This fundraiser will take place Thursday, January 19th from 4:008:00 p.m. Chipotle will donate 50% of anything you order to our school! What a great way to eat a healthy meal and help the school at the same time. Simply bring in the attached flyer and 50% of your order will be donated to RTMS.

Ways to bring in funds for the PTC Players U: Players U has generously offered to donate 12% of any package sessions ordered to the PTC throughout the entire school year! Please let them know you are with River Trails Middle School. There are many different sports packages to support you child’s sport development. Here is their website for information on their location and services: https://local.yahoo.com/info-169667902-players-u-mt-prospect Box Tops: There is a box located in the front of the office for box top collections. Feel free to have you or your child submit tops throughout the year. It really helps support our activities! Stress Free Donations: Donations to the PTC are accepted all year and can be sent to the office in an envelope marked “PTC stress free donation.” **All money raised will help fund fun activities and assemblies for all of our students.

Next meeting Join us for our monthly meetings in the newly renovated conference room. Our next meeting is Thursday, December 15th at 7:00pm. We’d love to hear your ideas!

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SCHOOLSPIRIT TASTESGREAT Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support River Trails Middle School PTC. Come in to the Chipotle at 102 E. Kensington Road in Mt. Prospect on Tuesday, January 24th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to River Trails Middle School PTC.

If placing an order online during your fundraiser, please note you must choose the pay in-store option and inform our cashier of your participation before paying. Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.


WINTER CARNIVAL Friday, December 16th, 2016 Raffle Prizes and items for the Holiday Boutique are needed. All of us at River Trails Middle School will be celebrating our 22nd annual Winter Carnival on Friday, December 18th. The proceeds earned from Winter Carnival will be donated to Shelter Inc. and the Principal’s Fund. If you have a donation, you may contact Mrs. Zitis or Mrs. Golko by phone or by email. You can also drop donations off in the office. Please place them in an envelope or bag labeled “winter carnival.” Thank you very much for your support.

Georgette Zitis

Chris Golko

gzitis@rtsd26.org

cgolko@rtsd26.org

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Pre-order 2016-2017 yearbook (​Yearbooks will be distributed in June!)

Cost is $25.00 now - ($35.00 after February 29)

Go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com (Use code 6003017​)

Questions?? Ask Mrs. Hankey (​shankey@rtsd26.org​) or Mrs. Vanstrom (kvanstrom@rtsd26.org)

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Events at the Mount Prospect Public Library for December 2016 and January 2017 All programs are for teens in grades 6-12 and are held at the Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson Street, unless otherwise noted.

Library Closures: The Main Library will be closed on Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25. The South Branch will be closed on Monday, December 26. The Main Library will also be closed on Sunday, January 1.

Holiday Cookie Decorating at the South Branch Monday, December 5, 5-6:30 p.m. South Branch at the Community Connections Center, 1711 W. Algonquin Road For the whole family. Bring a friend and come and decorate a cookie with holiday style. The library will provide the supplies. Register online at mppl.org, in person at the Library, or by calling 847/590-4090.

Knitting/Crocheting Meetup Monday, December 12, 4-5:30 p.m. Do you love to knit or crochet? Are you interested in learning? Then join our monthly knitting and crocheting meetup! We’ll have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. You can also bring your own supplies -- and your friends -- for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served. Register online at mppl.org, in person at the Library, or by calling 847/253-5675.

Teen Lab: 3-D Printing Wednesdays, December 14, 2106 and January 25, 2017, 4-5:30 p.m. You can use 3-D printers to create many different objects. In this lab, you’ll learn basic concepts of 3-D design and then use design software to create an object using Tinkercad. You will get to pick up your design within a week as well as take a 3-D printing object home with you. Register online at mppl.org, in person at the Library, or by calling 847/253-5675.

Giftable Crafts at the South Branch Friday, December 16, 5:30-7 p.m. South Branch at the Community Connections Center, 1711 W. Algonquin Road For Teens and Adults Calling all DIY-ers! Give the gift of your creativity this holiday season! The library will provide all the supplies for a variety of craft ideas that you can turn into gifts for your friends and family. Register online at mppl.org, in person at the Library, or by calling 847/590-4090.

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Teen Winter Reading Sunday, December 18, 2016-Saturday, January 14, 2017 Do you plan to tackle your to-read list during Winter Break? Then stop by the Fiction/AV/Teen desk on the Second Floor and tell us what you are reading! Teens in grades 6-12 can pick up a Teen Winter Reading program card. Tell us the book’s title, author, what you thought of the book and to whom you would recommend it. Take up to five cards -- books, graphic novels, school-related reading, e-books, and audiobooks all count! When you bring them back to the desk, you’ll be entered into a raffle for a chance to win gift cards to popular Mount Prospect places. Your reviews will be featured on the Teen News Web site and on social media.

Giftable Creations Monday, December 19, 2-4 p.m. Come in for an afternoon of crafting, and leave with gifts for friends and loved ones. We will provide the space, supplies, and instructional books so you can be inspired and creative. Snacks and drinks will also be provided. Register online at mppl.org, in person at the Library, or by calling 847/253-5675.

Hour of Code at the South Branch Monday, December 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. South Branch at the Community Connections Center, 1711 W. Algonquin Road Anyone can learn how to code! Join your friends for a fun hour learning the basics of computer science! No experience needed. You can make projects using Scratch, ScratchJr, and MORE! The library will provide all supplies, and refreshments will be served. Register online at mppl.org, in person at the Library, or by calling 847/590-4090.

Teen Open Drawing Session Tuesday, December 27, 2016 and Monday, January 16, 2017, 2:30-4 p.m. Teens at any level of drawing experience are welcome to practice new techniques or use different drawing materials at our Open Drawing Session. Pastels, colored pencils, graphite, and pen and ink are some of the materials that teens can experiment with. A staff person with drawing experience will be on hand to help teens that want to learn more or have questions. Bring your own sketchbook; drawing materials will be provided. Seating is limited. Due to the activity, there will be no snacks or refreshments. Register online at mppl.org, in person at the Library, or by calling 847/253-5675.

Learn How to Knit or Crochet for Teens Monday, January 2, 2017, 4-5:30 p.m. Are you interested in learning how to knit or crochet? Do you already love to knit or crochet? Join our monthly knitting and crocheting meetup! We’ll have yarn, needles, and the know-how to teach the basics of knitting and crocheting. Your first lesson will be how to start a basic scarf. You can also bring your own supplies -- and your friends -- for an afternoon of sharing ideas and conversation. Refreshments will be served. Register online at mppl.org, in person at the Library, or by calling 847/253-5675.

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Teen Tabletop Game Night Friday, January 20, 2017, 4-6 p.m. The Teen Advisory Board invites you to hang out in the Teen Space and play tabletop games. Warm up on a winter evening and test your skills with classics like Sorry! and Yatzee or more advanced board games such as Settlers of Catan and Tsuro. You can also BYOBG (bring your own board game!). There will be hot chocolate and cookies, and everyone in attendance will be entered into a raffle for a free tabletop game. Register online at mppl.org, in person at the Library, or by calling 847/253-5675.

Teen Open Sewing Saturday, January 28, 2017, 2-5 p.m. There are “sew” many reasons to join us for this program! Learning to sew can lead to designing one-of-a-kind items like clothing and accessories, starting your career in fashion, and developing a skill that you will use for the rest of your life! Stop by and bring your current hand- or machine-sewing project or start a new one. We will have four sewing machines for you to use. Projects will range from basic to intermediate, but expert sewers are free to join us. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Register online at mppl.org, in person at the Library, or by calling 847/253-5675.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting Monday, January 30, 2017, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Work with our teen librarians to help plan and volunteer at teen events, discuss books, movies, music, and even video games, and post on the website and blog. Snacks are always served. Have impact on what’s available at the Library for teens and earn volunteer service hours. Register online at mppl.org, in person at the Library, or by calling 847/253-5675.

Crafternoon: Design-a-Dish Monday, January 30, 2017, 5:30-7 p.m. South Branch at the Community Connections Center, 1711 W. Algonquin Road Make an impression -- on a blank mug or plate! Use special markers to decorate a mug with your favorite quote, fandom reference, or doodles. Then, take it home to bake it and make your design permanent. All supplies will be provided. Register today to reserve your spot! Register online at mppl.org, in person at the Library, or by calling 847/590-4090. Carol Morency Marketing/Public Relations

847/590-3216 or 847/253-5675 cmorency@mppl.org

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1 NJHS FOOD DRIVE 3-3:50pm Environmental Club 3-3:50pm Art Club 3-3:50pm Chess Club 3-6:30pm Poms Practice 3:45-5:45pm Boys BB Game Lincoln @ RTMS 3:45-5;45pm Girls BB Game RTMS @ Lincoln 6:45-8:00pm Advanced Strings Performance @ Des Plaines Lions Club

2 NJHS FOOD DRIVE 7-7:35am 8th Gr. Bucket Band Rehearsal 8:45am-1:45pm 8th Grade Band Trip to John Hersey H.S. 3-3:50pm Variety Show Rehearsal 3-5:00pm NJHS Gift Shopping Field Trip 3:15-5:15pm Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal 4-6:00pm Wrestling Practice

3/4 1-2:00pm on Sunday 12/4 Hersey Holiday Band Concert (8th Grade Band Students)

5 7-7:30am NJHS All Members Meeting 3-3:45pm 7th Grade Bucket Band Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Science Club 3-5:00pm Variety Show Rehearsal 3-6:30pm Poms Practice 4-6:00pm Boys BB Game RTMS @ London 4:15-6:15pm Girls BB Game London @ RTMS

6 7:00-7:30am Adv. Strings Rehearsal 10:50am-1:15pm 7/8th Grade Chorus Field Trip to Golf Mill Mall 3-3:50pm Stock Market Club 3-6:30pm Poms Practice 4-6:00pm Boys BB Game RTMS @ Holmes 4:15-6:15pm Girls BB Game Holmes @ RTMS 7-10:00pm School Board Meeting @ RTMS (6:307:00pm Meet & Greet)

7 7-7:30am Newspaper Club 7-7:35am Steel Band Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Community Service Club 3-3:50pm Intramural BB 8th Grade 3-3:50pm Broadcasters Club 3-3:50pm STEaM Club 3-5:00pm Variety Show Rehearsal 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice

8 3-3:50pm Environmental Club 3-3:50pm Intramural Basketball 6/7th Grade 3-3:50pm Chess Club 3-3:50pm Yearbook Club 3-4:30pm Poms Practice 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 4-7:00pm Variety Show Dress Rehearsal

9 7-7:35am 8th Gr. Bucket Band Rehearsal 7:40am-4:00pm Yearbook Club/Sports Photos 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 3:15-5:15pm Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal

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12 3-3:50pm MANDATORY Bucket Band Dress Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Science Club 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 7-9:00pm Band & Chorus Concert

13 7-7:30am Faculty Meeting 9:00am-2:00pm 8th Grade Field Trip—Northwestern University BB Game 1:00-3:00pm NJHS Food Packing Field Trip @ Euclid 3-3:50pm Stock Market Club 3-6:30pm Poms Practice 4-6:00pm Girls BB Game RTMS @ Cooper 4:15-6:15pm Boys BB Game Cooper @ RTMS

14 7-7:35am Steel Band Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Adv. Strings Rehearsal 3-3:50pm STEaM Club 3-3:50pm Broadcasters Club 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 7-8:30pm Variety Show

15 3-3:50pm Environmental Club 3-3:50pm French Club 3-3:50pm Chess Club 3-6:00pm Wrestling Meet RTMS @ Caruso Middle School 3-6:30pm Poms Practice 3:45-5:45pm Girls BB Game MacArthur @ RTMS 3:45-5:45pm Boys BB Game RTMS @ MacArthur 7-8:00pm PTC Meeting

16 7-7:35am 8th Gr. Bucket Band Rehearsal 1:05-2:58pm Winter Carnival 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice

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3 Classes Resume 7-7:30am Adv. Strings Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Stock Market Club 3-4:30pm 7th Grade Girls VB Try-Outs 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 4:30-6:00pm 8th Grade Girls VB Try-Outs 7-10:00pm School Bd. Mtg. @ ESC (6:30-7pm Meet & Greet)

4 7-7:30am NJHS 7th Grade Informational Meeting 7-7:35am Steel Band Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Adv. Strings Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Poms Night Practice 3-4:30pm 8th Grade Girls VB Try-Outs 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 4:30—6:00pm 7th Grade Girls VB Try-Outs

5 3-3:50pm Chess Club 3-3:50pm Environmental Club 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 7-9:00pm Pom Night

6 7:05-7:30am 8th Grade Bucket Band Rehearsal 9:00am-2:00pm 6th Grade Field Trip—Museum of Science & Industry 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 3:15-5:15pm Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal

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9 7-7:30am NJHS Officer’s Meeting 3-3:45pm 7th Gr. Bucket Band Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Science Club 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 7-8:00pm Music Boosters Meeting

10 7-7:30am Adv. Strings Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Stock Market Club 4:15-6:45pm Wrestling Meet (Cooper @ RTMS)

11 7-7:35am Steel Band Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Newspaper Club 3-3:50pm Community Service Club 3-3:50pm STEaM Club 3-3:50pm Adv. Strings Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Broadcasters Club 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 7-8:00pm PTC Meeting

12 3-3:50pm Chess Club 3-3:50pm Yearbook Club 3-3:50pm Environmental Club 3-3:50pm Spring Play Informational Meeting 3:45-6:15pm Wrestling Meet (RTMS @ Lincoln)

13 Early Release Day 1:00pm Dismissal 8th Grade NJHS Applications due by 3:00pm 7:05-7:30am 8th Grade Bucket Band Rehearsal 7:40am-12:30pm 8th Grade Graduation Photos 11:26am-11:56am 8th Grade Cap & Gown Measurement 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 3:15-5:15pm Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal

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16 HOLIDAY—Martin Luther King Birthday (All Buildings Closed)

17 7-7:30am Faculty Meeting 3-3:50pm Stock Market Club 3-3:50pm Intramural VB 8th Grade 3-4:30pm Fine Arts Play Try-Outs 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice

18 7-7:30am Newspaper Club Deadline Meeting 7-7:35am Steel Band Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Adv. Strings Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Broadcasters Club 3-3:50pm Intramural VB 6/7th Grade 3-4:30pm Fine Arts Play Try-Outs 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice

19 3-3:50pm Chess Club 3-3:50pm French Club 3-3:50pm Environmental Club 3-4:30pm Fine Arts Play Call Backs 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 4:15-6:15pm Girls VB Match (Cooper @ RTMS)

20 2nd Quarter Ends 7:05-7:30am 8th Grade Bucket Band Rehearsal 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 3:15-5:15pm Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal

21 Lindsey Durlacher Wrestling Tournament

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7-7:30am NJHS All Members Meeting 3-3:45pm 7th Grade Bucket Band Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Intramural Volleyball 8th Grade 3-3:50pm Science Club 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice

7-7:30am Advanced Strings Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Stock Market Club 3-3:50pm Fine Arts Play Practice 3:45-5:45pm Girls VB Match (Lincoln @ RTMS) 3:45-6:15pm Boys Wrestling Meet (RTMS @ Emerson)

7-7:35am Steel Band Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Community Service Club 3-3:50pm Adv. Strings Rehearsal 3-3;50pm Broadcasters Club 3-3:50pm STEaM Club 3-3:50pm Intramural Volleyball 6/7thGrade 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 3-5:00pm NJHS Bowling Field Trip Brunswick Zone

3-3:50pm Chess Club 3-3:50pm Yearbook Club 3-3:50pm Environmental Club 3-3:50pm Fine Arts Play Practice 4-6:00pm Girls VB Match (RTMS @ London) 4:15-6:45pm Wrestling Meet (London @ RTMS)

7:05-7:30am 8th Grade Bucket Band Rehearsal 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 3:15-5:15pm Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal

28 Jazz Jamboree @ Thomas Middle School

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3-3:45pm 7th Grade Bucket Band Rehearsal 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice 3:45-5:45pm Girls VB Match (RTMS @ Lincoln/Park Ridge)

7-7:30am Adv. Strings Rehearsal 3-3:50pm Stock Market Club 3-3;50pm Intramural Volleyball 8th Grade 3-3:50pm Fine Arts Play Practice 3-5:00pm Wrestling Practice

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December-January Chieftalk 2016