Registration for the 2015-2016 school year was due to the main office on Friday, April 10th. If you have not already, please send in your child’s registration form as soon as possible. This information is very helpful to us as we plan for next year’s classes. Similarly, if your child will not be attending Dirksen School next year, please let the office know. As a reminder, the school fee is not due until the beginning of next school year. If you have any questions, please call us at (847)357-5600.
This year’s summer tech camp for students entering grades 4-8 will take place at Nerge Math & Science Academy from June 15 – 18. The attached flyer provides additional details about registration. This flyer has also been added to the virtual backpack linked on the district website.
Registration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun! District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll. Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Keller Jr High. Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or here . If you have questions, please call 847-357-5138.
Just a friendly reminder that our parking lot is closed at the end of the day between 2:50-2:55. If you drive into the parking lot before it closes, we ask that you park in a parking space, and that cars do not pull out of their parking spaces until all of the buses pull out of the parking lot. The parking lot next to the tennis court contains handicapped parking spaces only. Parents should not park in that parking lot and wait for their children, as there are many students walking across the crosswalk to the park area. As always, our goal is to keep our children safe as they greet their parents at the end of the day.
The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases school report cards that show how each school, each district, and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals, and also shares other information related to staff and student demographics, the school environment and more. The report card is available in two formats. The At-a-Glance version is posted on the District 54 website. An interactive report card is available online. You can find Dirksen’s report card by clicking the ‘About’ tab above and choosing ‘State Report Card.’
The Illinois Standards Achievement Tests are used to measure individual student achievement. The state of Illinois uses the results to report student achievement to the public. Please note that the tests are only one measure of student learning at a particular point in time. The results, combined with other tests (including Measures of Academic Progress – MAP), classroom assessments and teacher observations, help shape the district’s instructional program.
If you do not have access to the Internet or prefer to receive a hard copy, you may call the school at 630-357-5600. If you want copies of the report cards from more than one of District 54’s schools, please call the District 54 Community Relations Department at (847) 357-5027.
Just as a reminder, Dirksen’s “Wake Up and Read!” club is up and running. All 1st-6th students are invited to start their day with a good book in the library. The program runs Monday through Friday from 8:00-8:25 a.m. Happy reading!
Although we know you are all enjoying these wonderful summer months, we also know that the new school year will be upon us before we know it. The 2014-15 school supply lists can be found below, as well as under the Family Resources tab.