• Spirit Week!

    Posted by Alexis Arvanitis on 3/11/2020

    Monday, March 16 Madness: (hats, t-shirts,  jerseys, and favorite team colors will fly!)


    Tuesday, March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day colors! Everyone's Irish today! (Wear your green, white or St. Patrick’s  day attire)


    Wednesday, March 18th- Twin Day  (Partner up with a friend and TWIN IT!)


    Thursday, March 19th- First day of Spring (Wear your brightest colors to celebrate warmer weather)


    Friday, March 20th: Vacation day(Let’s celebrate the upcoming spring break! Wear your vacation destination attire: Hats, Hawaiian, Disney…. you name it, it works!)

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  • Technology Update

    Posted by Alexis Arvanitis on 2/28/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Beginning March 1, 2020, there will be a new procedure in place for checking out headphones and Chromebook chargers. Students will be required to provide their student ID# to check out headphones and chargers and must return the accessory at the end of the school day. Much like library books, headphones and other borrowed accessories will be barcoded and tracked at the time of checkout. If the accessory is not returned/checked-in at the end of the day, the student will be assessed a $10 fee for headphones and a $30 fee for a Chromebook charger. Please allow time at the end of the day for students to return their borrowed items. Also, please note that accessory check-out will be handled and monitored by the school Mobile Technician, not the libraria

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  • Hot Drink Orders and a Field Trip

    Posted by Alexis Arvanitis on 2/25/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Our class will be walking to downtown Crystal Lake for a math field trip. Over the next few weeks, we will be focusing on applying percents, specifically, tax, tip and discount. In order to apply that outside of the classroom, we will be walking to the Olympic Cafe for breakfast. Students will order what they wish, pay for their meal all while calculating local taxes and adding a tip for the server. 


    In February, our math unit involved ratios, rates, and proportions. Students practiced finding “the better buy”. Our class offered a hot drink order to all the staff at Hannah Beardsley. The cost of the drink depended on which drink it was. Students calculated unit rates, and what would be a good price to charge for each drink. In return, students collected enough money to cover their breakfast at the Olympic Cafe.

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  • Escape Room Fundraiser

    Posted by Alexis Arvanitis on 2/19/2020

    ESCAPE ROOM FUNDRAISER!!! -- Zombie Lab Assistants!

    Last year was so much fun, we decided to do it again! Kids and families will work together to escape from the school!


    Teams will work together finding clues to first escape a classroom, and then escape the school. Winners will be able to celebrate with fun and games in the gym and refuel with refreshments in the cafeteria.


    Save the date of Friday, March 6th! Sign-up sheets will be sent home soon, so get your teams ready. The admission will be based on teams of 4 if you sign up in advance.

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  • Spirit Week - Student Council Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

    Posted by Alexis Arvanitis on 2/4/2020

    Next week student council will begin our Leukemia and Lymphoma society’s all school fundraiser that will last through March 6th. We will also have a special spirit week for the school.

    The core 1 class that raises the most money, will receive an Olive Garden Pasta lunch (pasta, salad, and breadsticks) for the whole class.

    Monday, February 10th --- Pajama Pant Penny Day

    Don’t forget to put your pennies in the pockets of your favorite pajama bottoms and donate them to your Core 1 bag.

    Tuesday, February 11th --- Neon Nickels Day

    Wear your brightest neon and bring in your nickels to your Core 1 donation bag.

    Wednesday, February 12th --- Dazzling Dimes Day

    Donate your dimes to your Core 1 donation bag and wear something shiny, sparkly, or something that makes you unique.

    Thursday, February 13th --- Team up for LLS (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) Day

    Wear your favorite team Jersey and/or sports colors and collect all coins and dollars!

    Team up for LLS day!

    Friday, February 14th --- Cupid’s Quarters Day

    Wear your Valentine’s colors on this day of love and cash in your quarters!

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  • February Kindness Challenge

    Posted by Alexis Arvanitis on 2/3/2020

    February Kindness Challenge

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  • Winter 2020 Parent University

    Posted by Alexis Arvanitis on 1/20/2020

    Winter 2020 Parent University - Parenting and Technology: Why Our Kids Are Growing Up Differently

    The Winter 2020 D47 Parent University event will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lundahl Middle School, 560 Nash Rd. in Crystal Lake. Prairie Ridge High School counselor Missy Berg will discuss how technology and parenting strategies are affecting our kids' generation, known as Generation Z or iGen. Parents will learn how to help their children develop healthy peer and adult relationships, improve communication, cope and manage emotions, and increase self-efficacy/confidence. To learn more and register, visit www.d47.org/parentuniversity




    La Universidad para los padres en el invierno de 2020 - Tecnología y paternidad: Por qué nuestros hijos están creciendo de forma diferente 

    La Universidad para los Padres de D47 en el invierno del 2020 se llevará a cabo el martes, 4 de febrero, 2020 de las 6:00 p.m. hasta las 7:30 p.m. en Lundahl Middle School, 560 Nash Rd. en Crystal Lake. La consejera Missy Berg de Prairie Ridge High School hablará sobre la tecnología y las estrategias de crianza que están afectando a la generación de nuestros niños, conocida como Generación Z o iGen. Los padres aprenderán en como ayudar a sus hijos a desarrollar relaciones sanas con sus compañeros y con los adultos, a mejorar la comunicación, a sobrellevar y manejar las emociones, y a aumentar la autoeficacia y la confianza. Para obtener más información y registrarse, visite www.d47.org/parentuniversity.

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  • Beginning of a New Term

    Posted by Alexis Arvanitis on 1/17/2020

    Happy New Year and welcome to Term 3!

    The New Year kicked us off with our 7th Grade PBIS assembly. Head to Twitter https://twitter.com/Arvanitis_HBMS to see pictures from our celebratory assembly!


    These past two weeks were also filled with benchmark assessments and the students were thrilled to see their scores increase from the fall.


    In Math, students have been working on solving and applying inequalities. They will be assessed on their knowledge this coming week.


    Save the Date!!

    NJHS is hosting a fundraiser at Culver's on Thursday, January 23rd from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm.

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  • November Wrap Up

    Posted by Alexis Arvanitis on 11/26/2019

    Thank you to everyone who came out to Student Led Conferences! It was a pleasure to see everyone and for students owning their learning. In Math, we are in the middle of unit 4 where we are continuing with multi-step equations. Check out our Twitter page for picture of our "Super Mario" Leveled Review!  Our class also took a quiz prior to Thanksgiving break and I am happy to share that everyone did well!

    The next three weeks until winter break are very exciting! We are starting the month with applying multi-step equations to geometry!

    Stay tuned for more!

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  • 5 Essentials Survey

    Posted by Alexis Arvanitis on 11/18/2019


    5Essentials Survey

    This fall, students, staff, and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the eighth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials survey. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about our school. The parent survey (available in English and Spanish) is now open and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. One survey may be completed and submitted for each child by either parent. We hope you will take this opportunity to provide us with your feedback. To access the survey, please visit http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/.



    Encuesta de 5Essentials

    Este otoño, estudiantes, personal, y padres en Illinois tendrán la oportunidad de participar en la octavo encuesta anual a nivel estatal “5Essentials” de Illinois. Como padres, esta oportunidad le permitirá compartir sus opiniones sobre los elementos importantes de la eficacia escolar en una encuesta sobre nuestra escuela. La encuesta para padres (disponible en inglés y español) está ahora abierta y demora aproximadamente 10 minutos en completar. Uno de los padres puede completar y enviar una encuesta por cada niño. Esperamos que aproveche esta oportunidad para brindarnos sus comentarios. Para acceder a la encuesta, por favor visite el sitio web: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/.

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