Sandburg Pride February 2015 Newsletter

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Curriculum Fair
The Daytime Curriculum Fair
was held on Friday, January 9,
2015 during physical
education classes. With
registration upon us, it was a
great opportunity for students
to see which elective classes
are available to them.
Teachers from various elective
classes set up display tables
highlighting the curriculum.
Teachers were available to
offer information and answer
questions about each course.
Many elective courses were
represented. Culinary arts,
music, anatomy, psychology,
art, computer maintenance,
challenge education, world
languages and early
childhood education were just
a few of the areas
represented. The cosmetology
program even offered free nail
painting and hair styling!
WHAT’S AHEAD AT SANDBURG
FEBRUARY 2015
Turnabout Dance
Saturday, February 7th - 7:00 pm
Senior Honors Night
Tuesday, February 24th - 7:00 pm PAC
IMPORTANT DATES
Saturday, February 7th - Turnabout Dance, 7:00 pm
Monday, February 16th - President’s Day - No School
Thursday - Saturday, February 19th -21st - Orchesis, 7:00 pm PAC
Thursday, February 26th - International Fest- 7:00 pm PAC
Event Calendar Link
In addition to the Curriculum
Fair, students had the
opportunity to watch videos
created by departments that
offer electives during Advisory.
The social studies, applied
technology, science and
business departments were a
few of the departments who
used their creativity to inform
students about the electives
their departments offer.
GUIDANCE
Registration Information - February 2015
AP Test Registration - Fri. February 6th Deadline AP Registration Link
College Board (AP Testing Info) - AP College Board
Free College Planning Resource - Financial Fit Link
Guidance Link
DEADLINES
College Financial Aid - (FAFSA) Class of 2015 begins January 1st, 2015.
Awards made until funds are depleted or June 30th. FAFSA Link
SANDBURG LINKS
Athletics
Guidance
Sandburg Website
Sandburg Facebook
Sandburg Twitter
Event Calendar Link
*Live links found at Sandburg.d230.org
A CONSOLIDATED HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 230 SCHOOL
THOUGHT MEANING ACTION
CARL SANDBURG HIGH SCHOOL
2014-2015
School Calendar
Dates to Remember
February
16 President's Day - No School
March
5 Parent/Teacher Conferences
12 - 8 pm
No Student Attendance
6 School Holiday - No School
April
2 Early Dismissal 1 pm
3 School Holiday
6-10 Spring Break
13 Classes Reconvene
24 Institute Day - All Staff
School Prom
No Student Attendance
May
25 Memorial Day - No School
27, 28, 29 Final Exams*
29 Last Day of School*
*Changed due to inclement weather days used.
Subject to change if additional inclement
weather days are needed.
CONSOLIDATED
HIGH SCHOOL
DISTRICT 230
Rick Nogal, President
Patrick O'Sullivan, Vice President
Kathy Quilty, Secretary
Susan Dalton
Melissa Gracias
Kate Murphy-Peterson
Tony Serratore
Dr. James M. Gay, Superintendent
Deborah D. Baker, Principal
Sandburg Pride is published by the Consolidated
High School District 230 School Board.
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Greetings Eagle Families and Friends,
We can always count on Chicagoland winters to challenge our calendar and plans - especially in
January. Students and staff “weathered” the two cancelled days of school beautifully, though, and
we are back in the swing of things, hoping that Mother Nature cooperates.
While we have acclimated to our second semester schedule and event calendar, we have also begun
planning for the 2015-16 school year. All students have updated their four-year plans and attended
our Curriculum Fair which enabled current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to ask questions
directly to elective teachers about course offerings. Junior students tell me that it is an especially
valuable event to them, as their schedules offer the greatest opportunity of time with which to
make elective selections. In January, registration meetings took place with Guidance Counselors.
By mid-February, registration will be complete for all students, including our incoming freshman
students, who will have attended an Open House and Saturday registration event as part of their
transition process.
We will be using course registration numbers to determine the number of sections for each course
that will be offered next year. Course verification letters, which will indicate the classes making up
your child’s schedule for the next school year, will be sent to families in April. By that time, Guidance
Counselors will have contacted students who registered for courses that may not run due to low
enrollment so that they can register for alternative courses. These final edits to registration are
necessary for the development of next year’s Master Schedule.
Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, March 5th between the hours of
noon and 8:00 pm. While regular use of the Skyward Family Access portal provides current
information related to grades, assignments, absences, and discipline, the face-to-face conferences
provide families and staff with the rich opportunity of more personal communication. Information
about our parent-teacher conference scheduling process is located within this newsletter and posted
on the Sandburg website.
The season of standardized testing will begin on March 3rd when our Juniors take the ACT (with
writing) and when our Freshmen take the PLAN test. No school for Seniors and Sophomores on
Tuesday, March 3rd. Sophomores will take the P-ACT on Wednesday, March 4th; all freshmen,
juniors, and seniors will have a normal attendance day on Wednesday, March 4th. The new State
PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessment will be
administered to mostly freshman students. Details, including a testing schedule, will be mailed home
to all families, so that you have a ready resource (a/k/a “fridge sheet”) to keep track of all of the
testing dates and attendance information.
I take this opportunity to repeat some information first reported in last month’s newsletter about
new graduation protocols that impacts this year’s graduation. This year’s graduation
ceremonies will begin at 7:00 P.M. on the following dates:
Stagg High School – Monday, May 18
Sandburg High School – Tuesday, May 19
Andrew High School – Wednesday, May 20
● The National Weather Service will be used to decide if we need to implement
a rain date change.
● Rain date for Sandburg will be Friday, May 22, 2015, at 7:00 pm
And, finally, we respectfully request that our Sandburg parents take time to complete the Statemandated 5Essentials Survey. Between now and March 15th, parents have the unique opportunity
to provide input into five areas: Effective Leadership; Collaborative Teachers; Involved Families;
Supportive Environment; and Ambitious Instruction. Our school’s results will be posted to our 2015
School Report Card and compared against state-wide results. You can click into the link from our
website or type the following URL to get to the link: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/
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I want to thank you in advance for taking the time to provide feedback to us through this survey.
Best wishes and Go Eagles!
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Deborah D. Baker
Principal
ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
MUSIC BOOSTERS
Come on out from the cold and watch a game, match or meet.
Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Basketball with the Eaglettes and
Cheerleaders performing during half-time, Girls’ and Boys’
Bowling, Girls’ Gymnastics, Boys’ Swimming and Wrestling
have all been training hard with the assistance of their
Coaches and Athletic Trainers. Regionals and Sectionals are
right around the corner. Check out the Athletic website for
times/dates. Go Eagles!
Cold weather put a damper on the Winter Jazz Concert – the first
concert of the year – but students regrouped and put on a great show
two weeks later. On January 29, Jazz Ensemble I traveled to Peoria to
perform at the Illinois Music Educators All-State Jazz Concert – a huge
honor! Jazz I also had the honor of opening for a big band group at
Mullen’s in Lisle before an enthusiastic crowd. Meanwhile, the Pep Band
has been cheering on the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams, even at the
United Center!
All teams are doing exceptionally well. We have many talented
athletes within our school.
The Winter Sports Ad Book is available for purchase at all of
the winter sports events so please support your team and
school and purchase one. The Spring Sports Ad Book is now
accepting ads. Please support the Athletic Boosters and
advertise with us. E-mail Michaela Comiskey, Carl Sandburg
Athletic Boosters at [email protected] to place an
ad for our spring book.
In the near future we will begin our scholarship process.
Please make sure your membership dues are paid to be
considered. Please contact your sport rep or Board Member
if you have any questions about becoming a member of the
CSHS Athletic Booster Club. Three years ago freshman class
(2011/2012) and from there on out, must have four years in
good standing with our club to be considered for this award.
The student athletes can pick up our application in the
Guidance Office starting February 16th and return no later
than March 13th.
Spring tryouts are approaching quickly. Check with the
coaches for dates / times or the athletic website.
Athletic Booster meetings are held the second Wednesday
of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Carl Sandburg in Room E113E115. Please get involved and join us. Contact Mike
Probasco at [email protected]
The next meeting is February 11th at 7:00 p.m. Come on out,
we love your input!
The Philharmonic Orchestra and a cappella groups performed in
January at three junior high schools to encourage eighth graders to
join the music program at Sandburg. In February, orchestra and choir
students are going to the Lyric Opera downtown for Puccini’s “Tosca.”
Check the Music Booster calendar on the website for the latest
information because a full slate of activities is coming up:
February 7
Vandercook College Day of Percussion
February 10
Mid-year Band Concert
February 12
SWSC Band Festival at Sandburg
February 28
Midwest Music Festival at Lemont HS
March 4
Choral Concert
March 10
Percuss-O-Rama Concert
March 12
SWSC Choir Festival
March 12
Orchestra Concert
To order a DVD or CD for any Sandburg concert, stop by the Music
Booster table in the PAC foyer on concert evenings.
It’s still winter, but music students are thinking spring. Auditions for
“Titanic,” the spring musical, for the cast and pit orchestra were held in
early February, and practices are now underway. Another spring event is
the Music Boosters’ Craft Fair, scheduled for March 14-15, so watch for
information on how you can help.
Thanks to all who participated in our Golden Opportunity coupon
book/buyout. This was the only mandatory fundraiser for your student to
be eligible for senior and camp scholarships. In addition, families must
be members of Music Boosters. Scholarship information will be coming
out soon, so check the website for an application form and more details.
The next Music Boosters meeting will be Tuesday, February 17, at 7 p.m.
in E113-115. Please join us!
Go Eagles!
PFSA
SCHOLARSHIPS - SENIORS: We are happy
to announce that thanks to your support, the
PFSA will once again be awarding
scholarships to qualified graduating seniors.
There are two categories – “Academic” and
“Exemplary.” While participation in athletics
and music is welcome, PFSA is seeking
seniors that have impacted the Sandburg
community through participation in clubs and
organizations and how their participation has
made a difference. Applications will be
available in the Guidance Office starting
Monday, February 16, 2015 and will be due
on Friday, March 13, 2015. Applications will
also be available on-line at
www.SandburgPFSA.org. In order for your
senior to be eligible, your family must have
been a paying member of PFSA for all years
attending Sandburg.
With that in mind, we are still accepting
MEMBERSHIPS through March 1, 2015. You
must complete a membership form and send
it to the office, along with your $10.00 annual
membership fee. If you have any questions
regarding your membership for this year or
previous years, please contact Ann Lindgren
at [email protected]
SPIRIT WEAR: The next opportunity to
purchase spirit wear will be at Spring ParentTeacher Conferences on Thursday, March
5th. Any questions regarding spirit wear
should be emailed to Kim and Laurie at:
[email protected]
VOLUNTEERS: Thanks for all volunteers
who assisted with the Class of 2019
Freshmen Open House and Registration –
serving refreshments and assisting with
selling spirit wear.
BOARD and COMMITTEE POSITIONS are
open for the 2015-2016 school year. Now is
an ideal time to shadow a current member so
you can be up and running for the coming
school year. It is both fun and rewarding to
be a part of your student’s high school
experience. Your leadership will make a
difference; find a position for you to share
your talents. Please contact Susan McCurdy
at [email protected] with any
questions.
Looking to show
your Sandburg
pride, PFSA has a
new car decal
available for $5. Be
proud that your son
or daughter is part
of our great school.
Mark your calendar NOW for our next
meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
“Follow” us - @SandburgPFSA, “Like” us Facebook.com/sandburgpfsa, and check out
our website at sandburgpfsa.org for all of
Sandburg’s PFSA information as well as what
is happening in the Sandburg community.
CARL SANDBURG HIGH SCHOOL
News From The
Nurse’s Office
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO
AVOID INFLUENZA...
AVOID CLOSE CONTACT – Avoid close
contact with people who are sick. When
you are sick, avoid contact with others to
protect them from getting sick.
STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK –
Stay home from work, school, or day care
when you are sick. You will help others
from catching your illness.
COVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE – Use
a tissue to cover your mouth and nose
when coughing or sneezing; it will help to
prevent others from getting sick.
WASH YOUR HANDS – Washing your
hands often will help protect you from
germs.
AVOID TOUCHING YOUR EYES, NOSE
OR MOUTH – Germs are often spread
when a person touches things that are
contaminated with germs and then you
touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
Other ways to stay healthy during flu
season and all year round:
● Get plenty of sleep
● Exercise regularly
● Manage your stress level
● Drink plenty of fluids
● Eat healthy foods
(708) 671-3100 | sandburg.d230.org
Lunch Time Resource Centers
Students are able to attend Literacy, Math, Science and Social Studies Resource
Centers during their lunch time to receive help on their coursework and improve their
skills with a focus on reading and writing. Students can also get assistance on
homework, reviewing quizzes and tests or to get assistance on understanding new
concepts. Resource Centers are staffed by a supervising teacher and trained student
tutors during all lunch periods (4, 5, and 6). Freshman, sophomore, junior and senior
students are welcome to simply “drop in” during their lunch or study hall period to
receive assistance. The Literacy Lab offers periodic workshops and special events on a
variety of literacy-related topics, including college essay writing, ACT Test preparation,
and close reading skills. The staff welcomes all students and works to support students
with whatever needs they have. The staff is excited to continue seeing the progress of
our students resulting from such support.
Spring Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are
scheduled to be held on
Thursday, March 5, 2015
from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Wednesday, March 25th
Mandatory
Pre-Prom
Parent Meeting
7:00 pm • Eagle Gym
Save the date!
In order for students
to buy prom tickets,
their parents are
required to attend this
informative meeting.
This is a great opportunity to discuss with teachers how your student is
performing within courses and to discuss opportunities for intervention
or enrichment.
We will use Skyward Family Access to schedule appointments for these
conferences. The Teacher Conference link will be available in Skyward
Family Access from 9:00 am on Wednesday, February 25 until 11:59 pm
on Tuesday, March 3. If you are unable to access a computer, please
call 708-671-3101 for assistance on Wednesday, February 25 from 9:00
am -3:00 pm or Thursday, February 26 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Phone
assistance is available on these two dates only.
Step-by-step instructions will be emailed to you as well as posted on the
school’s website.
Sandburg Speech Scores Team High 9 Conference Champions
These guidelines are recommended by
the Center for Disease Control and
Prevention.
There will be a presentation in April
for junior and senior girls on health
issues specific to women. This
presentation will be given by an
Advanced Practice Nurse and will
include information about breast
health and gynecologic care. The
presentation will take place during
their PE class. Please call Nancy
Cassidy, School Nurse, with any
questions or concerns at 671-3851.
At the SWSC Speech Conference Tournament at Thornton on
December 20, the Carl Sandburg Speech Team started their
holiday break with a joyous All-Conference Championship
including a Sandburg Speech Team record of 9 Conference
Champions and 21 out of 28 competitors in final round.
The champions include senior Angela Hatcher in Informative
Speaking, seniors Colleen Bruton and Dean Papadopoulos in
Dramatic Duet Acting, junior Helena Shaheen in Humorous
Interpretation, senior Monique Torres in Oratorical Declamation,
senior Moyo Abiona in both Extemporaneous Speaking and
Impromptu Speaking, senior Nisha Riley in Special Occasion
Speaking, senior Robert Kelly in Poetry Reading and sophomore
Sara Toth in Dramatic Interpretation.
“We are all thrilled at the results and are looking forward to a
great State Series!” comments Nisha Riley. “We have the talent
and the determination to take it all!”
The Speech State Series begins with Regional on February 7 at
Sandburg, continues with Sectional on February 14 at Oak Lawn
and culminates at State on Febuary 20 and 21 in Peoria.
CARL SANDBURG HIGH SCHOOL
College-Bound Seniors Reminded to
Check College Housing
College bound seniors are reminded to review the deadlines for their college
housing applications. Not all deposits are fully refundable. Please read your
paperwork carefully as each college may have a different policy.
College Representatives to visit
Sandburg This Spring
Several college representatives will visit Sandburg in March and April.
Please view the calendar of those visits on the Guidance webpage under
the “College” tab. To meet with a college representative, you must sign up
at least one day in advance on the Guidance webpage. Remember, you
must obtain your teacher’s permission to be excused from class.
Local Scholarship Applications
Available In February For Seniors
(708) 671-3100 | sandburg.d230.org
AP Studio Art
Financial Aid Forms
Carl Sandburg students in AP Studio Art exhibited their work in a special show at The
McCord Gallery and Cultural Center in Palos Park. McCord's entire gallery space was
reserved for the exhibit, which ran from January 12th - February 9th. Students were
able to select two to three works for the show in a huge variety of media, content and
style.
Reminder to Seniors…
The Financial Aid Form is available
online www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Haneen Abed, Alex Baldivino, Annie Connolly, Clare Crotty, Sarah Dolitsky, Alex Huff,
Natalie Jachymiak, Alesia Karuntzos, Alyssa Lopez, Carly Mathis, Alyssa Mohn, Jack
Pavletic, Nikki Rajewski, Aidi Rasmussen, Kailyn Slater, Kait Swaw, Sheila Walsh and
Ally Wikstrom presented their work and hosted an opening reception on Sunday,
January 26th. The reception was a huge success, with attendees coming from as far
as the Wisconsin border! Family and friends joined students to celebrate their first
formal exhibit at an art gallery. Most significantly, students learned the art of
promoting their own work. Lynne Terr, Director of the gallery, was quoted as saying
that it was one of the most well attended openings she has seen at the gallery.
Congratulations, students!
Other Helpful
Financial Aid Resources
Financial Fit –
www.collegecountdown.com/sandburg
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
www.isac.org
Sandburg students are fortunate to be offered many scholarships from local
community organizations. Details of these scholarships and applications
will be available in the Guidance Office beginning Monday, February 16.
Applications must be completed and submitted by Friday, March 13
at 3:15 pm.
Eaglettes Win SWSC Championship
Theaterfest
In early January, twenty-two Sandburg students
spent three days watching and learning about
theatre at the 40th Annual Illinois High School
Theatre Festival - the largest state theatre festival in
the country.
The highlight of the weekend was getting to see two
of Sandburg's finest, Senior, Alyssa Mohn (crew)
and Junior, Helena Shaheen (cast) perform in the
stunning all-state production of "Pippin." Helena
and Alyssa had to audition/interview last May and
then rehearse and build the set over several threeday weekends last fall. Alyssa was selected from all
the all-state crew to be one of the assistant stage
managers of the production, helping to manage all
of the scenery movement backstage.
Additionally Alyssa had multiple college auditions
and received twenty callbacks from institutions
interested in her pursuing her Theatre degree with
them.
Orchesis Is Dancing On Broadway!
Do you have a love for Broadway shows?
If so, come check out this year’s show, “Orchesis: Dancing on Broadway!”
The Eaglettes executed an outstanding performance on Thursday, January 15, 2015, clinching the SWSC Conference trophy! This
group of girls demonstrated the true meaning of teamwork at this event after their music cut out 15 seconds into the routine. They
continued dancing for the entire 2 minute and 20 second routine acapella, without music. This left the coaches, audience,
competitors, and judges stunned and speechless. It was truly an amazing moment. This team demonstrates selfless personalities
who possess dedication and trust for each other to reach and exceed a common goal. As Dr. Gay recently stated, “their
perseverance and discipline that they portrayed in continuing on with their performance and showing the entire conference that they
truly deserve to be the CHAMPIONS!!”
Tickets will be on sale during lunch hours the week of February 16th
or you can get tickets one hour before show time.
All tickets are $8.00.
The show starts at 7:00 pm
on February 19, 20th and 21st.
We look forward to seeing you there!
CARL SANDBURG HIGH SCHOOL
College-Bound Seniors Reminded to
Check College Housing
College bound seniors are reminded to review the deadlines for their college
housing applications. Not all deposits are fully refundable. Please read your
paperwork carefully as each college may have a different policy.
College Representatives to visit
Sandburg This Spring
Several college representatives will visit Sandburg in March and April.
Please view the calendar of those visits on the Guidance webpage under
the “College” tab. To meet with a college representative, you must sign up
at least one day in advance on the Guidance webpage. Remember, you
must obtain your teacher’s permission to be excused from class.
Local Scholarship Applications
Available In February For Seniors
(708) 671-3100 | sandburg.d230.org
AP Studio Art
Financial Aid Forms
Carl Sandburg students in AP Studio Art exhibited their work in a special show at The
McCord Gallery and Cultural Center in Palos Park. McCord's entire gallery space was
reserved for the exhibit, which ran from January 12th - February 9th. Students were
able to select two to three works for the show in a huge variety of media, content and
style.
Reminder to Seniors…
The Financial Aid Form is available
online www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Haneen Abed, Alex Baldivino, Annie Connolly, Clare Crotty, Sarah Dolitsky, Alex Huff,
Natalie Jachymiak, Alesia Karuntzos, Alyssa Lopez, Carly Mathis, Alyssa Mohn, Jack
Pavletic, Nikki Rajewski, Aidi Rasmussen, Kailyn Slater, Kait Swaw, Sheila Walsh and
Ally Wikstrom presented their work and hosted an opening reception on Sunday,
January 26th. The reception was a huge success, with attendees coming from as far
as the Wisconsin border! Family and friends joined students to celebrate their first
formal exhibit at an art gallery. Most significantly, students learned the art of
promoting their own work. Lynne Terr, Director of the gallery, was quoted as saying
that it was one of the most well attended openings she has seen at the gallery.
Congratulations, students!
Other Helpful
Financial Aid Resources
Financial Fit –
www.collegecountdown.com/sandburg
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
www.isac.org
Sandburg students are fortunate to be offered many scholarships from local
community organizations. Details of these scholarships and applications
will be available in the Guidance Office beginning Monday, February 16.
Applications must be completed and submitted by Friday, March 13
at 3:15 pm.
Eaglettes Win SWSC Championship
Theaterfest
In early January, twenty-two Sandburg students
spent three days watching and learning about
theatre at the 40th Annual Illinois High School
Theatre Festival - the largest state theatre festival in
the country.
The highlight of the weekend was getting to see two
of Sandburg's finest, Senior, Alyssa Mohn (crew)
and Junior, Helena Shaheen (cast) perform in the
stunning all-state production of "Pippin." Helena
and Alyssa had to audition/interview last May and
then rehearse and build the set over several threeday weekends last fall. Alyssa was selected from all
the all-state crew to be one of the assistant stage
managers of the production, helping to manage all
of the scenery movement backstage.
Additionally Alyssa had multiple college auditions
and received twenty callbacks from institutions
interested in her pursuing her Theatre degree with
them.
Orchesis Is Dancing On Broadway!
Do you have a love for Broadway shows?
If so, come check out this year’s show, “Orchesis: Dancing on Broadway!”
The Eaglettes executed an outstanding performance on Thursday, January 15, 2015, clinching the SWSC Conference trophy! This
group of girls demonstrated the true meaning of teamwork at this event after their music cut out 15 seconds into the routine. They
continued dancing for the entire 2 minute and 20 second routine acapella, without music. This left the coaches, audience,
competitors, and judges stunned and speechless. It was truly an amazing moment. This team demonstrates selfless personalities
who possess dedication and trust for each other to reach and exceed a common goal. As Dr. Gay recently stated, “their
perseverance and discipline that they portrayed in continuing on with their performance and showing the entire conference that they
truly deserve to be the CHAMPIONS!!”
Tickets will be on sale during lunch hours the week of February 16th
or you can get tickets one hour before show time.
All tickets are $8.00.
The show starts at 7:00 pm
on February 19, 20th and 21st.
We look forward to seeing you there!
CARL SANDBURG HIGH SCHOOL
News From The
Nurse’s Office
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO
AVOID INFLUENZA...
AVOID CLOSE CONTACT – Avoid close
contact with people who are sick. When
you are sick, avoid contact with others to
protect them from getting sick.
STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK –
Stay home from work, school, or day care
when you are sick. You will help others
from catching your illness.
COVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE – Use
a tissue to cover your mouth and nose
when coughing or sneezing; it will help to
prevent others from getting sick.
WASH YOUR HANDS – Washing your
hands often will help protect you from
germs.
AVOID TOUCHING YOUR EYES, NOSE
OR MOUTH – Germs are often spread
when a person touches things that are
contaminated with germs and then you
touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
Other ways to stay healthy during flu
season and all year round:
● Get plenty of sleep
● Exercise regularly
● Manage your stress level
● Drink plenty of fluids
● Eat healthy foods
(708) 671-3100 | sandburg.d230.org
Lunch Time Resource Centers
Students are able to attend Literacy, Math, Science and Social Studies Resource
Centers during their lunch time to receive help on their coursework and improve their
skills with a focus on reading and writing. Students can also get assistance on
homework, reviewing quizzes and tests or to get assistance on understanding new
concepts. Resource Centers are staffed by a supervising teacher and trained student
tutors during all lunch periods (4, 5, and 6). Freshman, sophomore, junior and senior
students are welcome to simply “drop in” during their lunch or study hall period to
receive assistance. The Literacy Lab offers periodic workshops and special events on a
variety of literacy-related topics, including college essay writing, ACT Test preparation,
and close reading skills. The staff welcomes all students and works to support students
with whatever needs they have. The staff is excited to continue seeing the progress of
our students resulting from such support.
Spring Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are
scheduled to be held on
Thursday, March 5, 2015
from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Wednesday, March 25th
Mandatory
Pre-Prom
Parent Meeting
7:00 pm • Eagle Gym
Save the date!
In order for students
to buy prom tickets,
their parents are
required to attend this
informative meeting.
This is a great opportunity to discuss with teachers how your student is
performing within courses and to discuss opportunities for intervention
or enrichment.
We will use Skyward Family Access to schedule appointments for these
conferences. The Teacher Conference link will be available in Skyward
Family Access from 9:00 am on Wednesday, February 25 until 11:59 pm
on Tuesday, March 3. If you are unable to access a computer, please
call 708-671-3101 for assistance on Wednesday, February 25 from 9:00
am -3:00 pm or Thursday, February 26 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Phone
assistance is available on these two dates only.
Step-by-step instructions will be emailed to you as well as posted on the
school’s website.
Sandburg Speech Scores Team High 9 Conference Champions
These guidelines are recommended by
the Center for Disease Control and
Prevention.
There will be a presentation in April
for junior and senior girls on health
issues specific to women. This
presentation will be given by an
Advanced Practice Nurse and will
include information about breast
health and gynecologic care. The
presentation will take place during
their PE class. Please call Nancy
Cassidy, School Nurse, with any
questions or concerns at 671-3851.
At the SWSC Speech Conference Tournament at Thornton on
December 20, the Carl Sandburg Speech Team started their
holiday break with a joyous All-Conference Championship
including a Sandburg Speech Team record of 9 Conference
Champions and 21 out of 28 competitors in final round.
The champions include senior Angela Hatcher in Informative
Speaking, seniors Colleen Bruton and Dean Papadopoulos in
Dramatic Duet Acting, junior Helena Shaheen in Humorous
Interpretation, senior Monique Torres in Oratorical Declamation,
senior Moyo Abiona in both Extemporaneous Speaking and
Impromptu Speaking, senior Nisha Riley in Special Occasion
Speaking, senior Robert Kelly in Poetry Reading and sophomore
Sara Toth in Dramatic Interpretation.
“We are all thrilled at the results and are looking forward to a
great State Series!” comments Nisha Riley. “We have the talent
and the determination to take it all!”
The Speech State Series begins with Regional on February 7 at
Sandburg, continues with Sectional on February 14 at Oak Lawn
and culminates at State on Febuary 20 and 21 in Peoria.
CARL SANDBURG HIGH SCHOOL
2014-2015
School Calendar
Dates to Remember
February
16 President's Day - No School
March
5 Parent/Teacher Conferences
12 - 8 pm
No Student Attendance
6 School Holiday - No School
April
2 Early Dismissal 1 pm
3 School Holiday
6-10 Spring Break
13 Classes Reconvene
24 Institute Day - All Staff
School Prom
No Student Attendance
May
25 Memorial Day - No School
27, 28, 29 Final Exams*
29 Last Day of School*
*Changed due to inclement weather days used.
Subject to change if additional inclement
weather days are needed.
CONSOLIDATED
HIGH SCHOOL
DISTRICT 230
Rick Nogal, President
Patrick O'Sullivan, Vice President
Kathy Quilty, Secretary
Susan Dalton
Melissa Gracias
Kate Murphy-Peterson
Tony Serratore
Dr. James M. Gay, Superintendent
Deborah D. Baker, Principal
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Greetings Eagle Families and Friends,
We can always count on Chicagoland winters to challenge our calendar and plans - especially in
January. Students and staff “weathered” the two cancelled days of school beautifully, though, and
we are back in the swing of things, hoping that Mother Nature cooperates.
While we have acclimated to our second semester schedule and event calendar, we have also begun
planning for the 2015-16 school year. All students have updated their four-year plans and attended
our Curriculum Fair which enabled current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to ask questions
directly to elective teachers about course offerings. Junior students tell me that it is an especially
valuable event to them, as their schedules offer the greatest opportunity of time with which to
make elective selections. In January, registration meetings took place with Guidance Counselors.
By mid-February, registration will be complete for all students, including our incoming freshman
students, who will have attended an Open House and Saturday registration event as part of their
transition process.
We will be using course registration numbers to determine the number of sections for each course
that will be offered next year. Course verification letters, which will indicate the classes making up
your child’s schedule for the next school year, will be sent to families in April. By that time, Guidance
Counselors will have contacted students who registered for courses that may not run due to low
enrollment so that they can register for alternative courses. These final edits to registration are
necessary for the development of next year’s Master Schedule.
Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, March 5th between the hours of
noon and 8:00 pm. While regular use of the Skyward Family Access portal provides current
information related to grades, assignments, absences, and discipline, the face-to-face conferences
provide families and staff with the rich opportunity of more personal communication. Information
about our parent-teacher conference scheduling process is located within this newsletter and posted
on the Sandburg website.
The season of standardized testing will begin on March 3rd when our Juniors take the ACT (with
writing) and when our Freshmen take the PLAN test. No school for Seniors and Sophomores on
Tuesday, March 3rd. Sophomores will take the P-ACT on Wednesday, March 4th; all freshmen,
juniors, and seniors will have a normal attendance day on Wednesday, March 4th. The new State
PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessment will be
administered to mostly freshman students. Details, including a testing schedule, will be mailed home
to all families, so that you have a ready resource (a/k/a “fridge sheet”) to keep track of all of the
testing dates and attendance information.
I take this opportunity to repeat some information first reported in last month’s newsletter about
new graduation protocols that impacts this year’s graduation. This year’s graduation
ceremonies will begin at 7:00 P.M. on the following dates:
Stagg High School – Monday, May 18
Sandburg High School – Tuesday, May 19
Andrew High School – Wednesday, May 20
● The National Weather Service will be used to decide if we need to implement
a rain date change.
● Rain date for Sandburg will be Friday, May 22, 2015, at 7:00 pm
And, finally, we respectfully request that our Sandburg parents take time to complete the Statemandated 5Essentials Survey. Between now and March 15th, parents have the unique opportunity
to provide input into five areas: Effective Leadership; Collaborative Teachers; Involved Families;
Supportive Environment; and Ambitious Instruction. Our school’s results will be posted to our 2015
School Report Card and compared against state-wide results. You can click into the link from our
website or type the following URL to get to the link: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/
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I want to thank you in advance for taking the time to provide feedback to us through this survey.
Best wishes and Go Eagles!
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Principal
ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
MUSIC BOOSTERS
Come on out from the cold and watch a game, match or meet.
Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Basketball with the Eaglettes and
Cheerleaders performing during half-time, Girls’ and Boys’
Bowling, Girls’ Gymnastics, Boys’ Swimming and Wrestling
have all been training hard with the assistance of their
Coaches and Athletic Trainers. Regionals and Sectionals are
right around the corner. Check out the Athletic website for
times/dates. Go Eagles!
Cold weather put a damper on the Winter Jazz Concert – the first
concert of the year – but students regrouped and put on a great show
two weeks later. On January 29, Jazz Ensemble I traveled to Peoria to
perform at the Illinois Music Educators All-State Jazz Concert – a huge
honor! Jazz I also had the honor of opening for a big band group at
Mullen’s in Lisle before an enthusiastic crowd. Meanwhile, the Pep Band
has been cheering on the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams, even at the
United Center!
All teams are doing exceptionally well. We have many talented
athletes within our school.
The Winter Sports Ad Book is available for purchase at all of
the winter sports events so please support your team and
school and purchase one. The Spring Sports Ad Book is now
accepting ads. Please support the Athletic Boosters and
advertise with us. E-mail Michaela Comiskey, Carl Sandburg
Athletic Boosters at [email protected] to place an
ad for our spring book.
In the near future we will begin our scholarship process.
Please make sure your membership dues are paid to be
considered. Please contact your sport rep or Board Member
if you have any questions about becoming a member of the
CSHS Athletic Booster Club. Three years ago freshman class
(2011/2012) and from there on out, must have four years in
good standing with our club to be considered for this award.
The student athletes can pick up our application in the
Guidance Office starting February 16th and return no later
than March 13th.
Spring tryouts are approaching quickly. Check with the
coaches for dates / times or the athletic website.
Athletic Booster meetings are held the second Wednesday
of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Carl Sandburg in Room E113E115. Please get involved and join us. Contact Mike
Probasco at [email protected]
The next meeting is February 11th at 7:00 p.m. Come on out,
we love your input!
The Philharmonic Orchestra and a cappella groups performed in
January at three junior high schools to encourage eighth graders to
join the music program at Sandburg. In February, orchestra and choir
students are going to the Lyric Opera downtown for Puccini’s “Tosca.”
Check the Music Booster calendar on the website for the latest
information because a full slate of activities is coming up:
February 7
Vandercook College Day of Percussion
February 10
Mid-year Band Concert
February 12
SWSC Band Festival at Sandburg
February 28
Midwest Music Festival at Lemont HS
March 4
Choral Concert
March 10
Percuss-O-Rama Concert
March 12
SWSC Choir Festival
March 12
Orchestra Concert
To order a DVD or CD for any Sandburg concert, stop by the Music
Booster table in the PAC foyer on concert evenings.
It’s still winter, but music students are thinking spring. Auditions for
“Titanic,” the spring musical, for the cast and pit orchestra were held in
early February, and practices are now underway. Another spring event is
the Music Boosters’ Craft Fair, scheduled for March 14-15, so watch for
information on how you can help.
Thanks to all who participated in our Golden Opportunity coupon
book/buyout. This was the only mandatory fundraiser for your student to
be eligible for senior and camp scholarships. In addition, families must
be members of Music Boosters. Scholarship information will be coming
out soon, so check the website for an application form and more details.
The next Music Boosters meeting will be Tuesday, February 17, at 7 p.m.
in E113-115. Please join us!
Go Eagles!
PFSA
SCHOLARSHIPS - SENIORS: We are happy
to announce that thanks to your support, the
PFSA will once again be awarding
scholarships to qualified graduating seniors.
There are two categories – “Academic” and
“Exemplary.” While participation in athletics
and music is welcome, PFSA is seeking
seniors that have impacted the Sandburg
community through participation in clubs and
organizations and how their participation has
made a difference. Applications will be
available in the Guidance Office starting
Monday, February 16, 2015 and will be due
on Friday, March 13, 2015. Applications will
also be available on-line at
www.SandburgPFSA.org. In order for your
senior to be eligible, your family must have
been a paying member of PFSA for all years
attending Sandburg.
With that in mind, we are still accepting
MEMBERSHIPS through March 1, 2015. You
must complete a membership form and send
it to the office, along with your $10.00 annual
membership fee. If you have any questions
regarding your membership for this year or
previous years, please contact Ann Lindgren
at [email protected]
SPIRIT WEAR: The next opportunity to
purchase spirit wear will be at Spring ParentTeacher Conferences on Thursday, March
5th. Any questions regarding spirit wear
should be emailed to Kim and Laurie at:
[email protected]
VOLUNTEERS: Thanks for all volunteers
who assisted with the Class of 2019
Freshmen Open House and Registration –
serving refreshments and assisting with
selling spirit wear.
BOARD and COMMITTEE POSITIONS are
open for the 2015-2016 school year. Now is
an ideal time to shadow a current member so
you can be up and running for the coming
school year. It is both fun and rewarding to
be a part of your student’s high school
experience. Your leadership will make a
difference; find a position for you to share
your talents. Please contact Susan McCurdy
at [email protected] with any
questions.
Looking to show
your Sandburg
pride, PFSA has a
new car decal
available for $5. Be
proud that your son
or daughter is part
of our great school.
Mark your calendar NOW for our next
meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
“Follow” us - @SandburgPFSA, “Like” us Facebook.com/sandburgpfsa, and check out
our website at sandburgpfsa.org for all of
Sandburg’s PFSA information as well as what
is happening in the Sandburg community.
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C A R L S A N D B U R G H I G H S C H O O L N E W S L E T T E R • F E B R UA RY 2 0 1 5
Curriculum Fair
The Daytime Curriculum Fair
was held on Friday, January 9,
2015 during physical
education classes. With
registration upon us, it was a
great opportunity for students
to see which elective classes
are available to them.
Teachers from various elective
classes set up display tables
highlighting the curriculum.
Teachers were available to
offer information and answer
questions about each course.
Many elective courses were
represented. Culinary arts,
music, anatomy, psychology,
art, computer maintenance,
challenge education, world
languages and early
childhood education were just
a few of the areas
represented. The cosmetology
program even offered free nail
painting and hair styling!
What’S ahead at Sandburg
february 2015
Turnabout dance
Saturday, February 7th - 7:00 pm
Senior Honors night
Tuesday, February 24th - 7:00 pm PAC
imporTAnT dATES
Saturday, February 7th - Turnabout Dance, 7:00 pm
Monday, February 16th - President’s Day - No School
Thursday - Saturday, February 19th -21st - Orchesis, 7:00 pm PAC
Thursday, February 26th - International Fest- 7:00 pm PAC
Event Calendar Link
In addition to the Curriculum
Fair, students had the
opportunity to watch videos
created by departments that
offer electives during Advisory.
The social studies, applied
technology, science and
business departments were a
few of the departments who
used their creativity to inform
students about the electives
their departments offer.
GuidAnCE
registration information - February 2015
Ap Test registration - Fri. February 6th deadline Ap registration Link
College board (Ap Testing info) - Ap College board
Free College planning resource - Financial Fit Link
Guidance Link
dEAdLinES
College Financial Aid - (FAFSA) Class of 2015 begins January 1st, 2015.
Awards made until funds are depleted or June 30th. FAFSA Link
SAndburG LinkS
Athletics
Guidance
Sandburg Website
Sandburg Facebook
Sandburg Twitter
Event Calendar Link
*Live links found at Sandburg.d230.org
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