Lisle Junior High School
5207 Center Avenue
Lisle, Illinois 60532
Important Parent Information for the 2014-2015 School Year
All returning 7th and 8th grade students: Please be sure to keep your student IDs from the previous year! You will be expected to have it on the first day of school.
Summer Athletic Camps
All summer athletic camps hosted by Lisle High School will have online registration this year. Please see the entire list of camps, dates, fees etc. All camp registration is now open online. Please register early as T-shirts need to be ordered for many camps and there is limited space for some camps as well.
Please complete the online registration process for Lisle High School Summer Camps by visiting the online registration page at:
School Events Calendars
Shakespeare's Adventures at Lisle Junior High
Watch out Lisle Junior High! Shakespeare will be making guest appearances in the building to learn about all the exciting topics being taught and join in the fun. See where he has been and follow along with his adventures by visiting his blog on a regular basis.
Student Drop-off and Pick-up
When dropping off or picking up your child, please do not enter the driveway and block the entrance with your vehicle. This is a safety issue for our students who walk because the crosswalk also is then blocked and students are forced to walk in front of or behind the vehicle. Another issue is that our buses are unable to depart because the vehicle also sticks out into the street. Please move forward as space opens up in front of you and do not stand in one spot.
Laws Regarding School Buses in Traffic
Drivers are reminded that Illinois State Law requires that you must stop before meeting or overtaking a school bus loading or unloading passengers. You must remain stopped until the stop signal arm is no longer extended and the flashing lights are turned off. This law applies to when our school buses have their stop arms out in the morning when students are dropped off and after school when the buses are loading. Penalties include a fine of $150 and a three month drivers license suspension.
We now have the Lisle Junior High Parent/Student Handbook available to download. Click on the link below to view or download the file. The Verification Form is also posted. Parents and students need to sign the form and return it to the student's homeroom teacher.
LJHS LUNCH PROGRAM
Information for the Cafeteria Computerized Payment System for School Meals
We are pleased to announce the school district is utilizing a Cafeteria Computerized Payment System for School Meals. We encourage all families to register on www.mySchoolBucks.com where you can sign up for automatic alerts and view your student's lunch account. There is no cost for viewing your student lunch account.
Families now have two ways to pay:
- Cash or check can be sent to the main office in an envelope with your student.
- Parents may log onto www.mySchoolBucks.com and pay by credit card to place money into the student.s account.
- Go to www.mySchoolBucks.com for more detailed information on how to register, add students to your family account, and make a deposit.
- The convenience fee per transaction will cost $1.95.
- mySchoolBucks has the following payment methods available for use: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Electronic Check.
- Parents may fund up to $120 per student, but a family may pay for all of their students on a single transaction.
Get the latest Information for the Cafeteria Computerized Payment System for School Meals by clicking here.
If your child has qualified for free or reduced meal prices, this information is noted in the system, and the meal will be processed just as it is for all other students without any special indication to the students.
We expect there to be a short learning curve while the students will either be using their ID/Library Card or entering a PIN into a key pad for access to their meal accounts.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Grosh in the Food Service Department at 630-964-0267 or Marilyn Buchholz in the District Office at 630-493-8016.
MySchoolBucks.com Parent Support 1-855-832-5226
LJHS "Tip Line"
We now have a Lisle Junior High School Tip Line. This anonymous phone line will allow students and/or parents to leave a voicemail message to alert school officials to incidents including, but not limited to, bullying, potential violence, use or sale of drugs, weapons in the school, or other matters directly related to our school and students. Efforts will be placed on confidentiality and concerns will be addressed in a timely manner.
The purpose of this tip line is to enhance and to provide a safe and orderly school environment, stopping problems before they start, and addressing situations quickly. All we ask is that the calls are truthful, factual, and express a genuine concern that is not vindictive in nature. The "Tip Line" number is 630-493-8212 and can be accessed 24 hours a day.
Illinois Department of Public Health
Beginning next school year (Fall of 2013) all students entering, advancing, or transferring into 6th-12th grades will be required to show proof of receipt of one dose of Tdap vaccine (combined tetanus, diptheria, acellular pertussis) regardless of the interval since the last DTaP, DT, or Td dose. Click below for more information.
24-Hour Attendance Line
If your student is absent from school please telephone BEFORE 8:00 AM each day. Our attendance line is active 24 HOURS A DAY. So you may call this number anytime during the evening or night if you know your student will not be in school.
From the Principal
Over the next few years you will notice some changes to instruction and assessment at our junior high school, especially in the areas of mathematics and language arts.
In June of 2010, the Illinois State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which are a national set of learning expectations for college and career success that were developed by teachers, parents, school administrators, and education experts. Illinois is one of forty six states that have adopted the CCSS. The standards were developed out of a partnership between the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association and are not an initiative of the federal government.
Since June of 2010, we have begun to prepare to implement the new standards in a variety of ways. Our teachers have met with consultants for training, participated in professional development, worked during the summer months to develop curriculum and assessments, used PLC time to align instruction, and teachers at all levels have met together to discuss articulation and examine curriculum.
These newly adopted standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in K-12 math and language arts. While there are many similarities between the existing Illinois State standards and the CCSS, there are changes in what content is emphasized and the grade in which the content is taught
In English/Language Arts, the transition is made less difficult due to the fact that the current Illinois State Learning standards are similar to the new English/Language Arts Common Core standards. However, the new English/Language Arts Common Core does require more rigor, focuses on reading comprehension, and includes a heavier emphasis on writing, grammar, informational text, thinking skills, and literacy across the curriculum.
Implementation of the new Common Core Standards for Mathematics is much more challenging. The new math curriculum does not isolate math skills into specific categories such as Algebra, Geometry, etc. Instead, math concepts are integrated with one another. Students will be engaged in more problem solving and problem based learning. There will continue to be Academically Talented (AT) classes offered to students in 6th through 8th grades.
We will all have to adjust to not only new standards but also a new way of teaching and learning mathematics. The new standards at the junior high school level will be will be implemented over the next three school years beginning with 6th grade this year.
The purpose of adopting the CCSS is not simply to align with other states, but rather to raise the bar in all grades to ensure that our students are receiving a relevant and rigorous education. The adoption of the CCSS means that your child will be better prepared to meet the demands of college and/or the work place in the 21st century.
More information can be found at www.corestandards.org or on the Illinois State Board of Education website. If you have any questions, please contact us.
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Simply go to the district web page at www.lisle202.org and click on the "News Update Sign-up" button in the Quick Links at the right of the page. Follow the directions to subscribe to any or all of the building news updates. A list of the weekly flyers and brochures will then be available for you to click on to view the colored PDF attachment. We certainly would appreciate any feedback from you as we try to go 'green.'
Parents of sixth grade students are reminded that subscriptions to the Virtual Backpack at Schiesher do not transfer to Virtual Backpack at Lisle Junior High School. You will need to re-subscribe to LJHS Virtual Backpack.
Weekly News / Daily Activities
Did you know that our web site provides you with the latest news in regard to what's happening on a daily basis at the junior high? Just log on to the district website click on the junior high tab, scroll down the left side on the page and click on "The Weekly News" to get the information you need. This is the same information we provide students with when we make announcements here at school.
Did you know that we have after school tutoring at Lisle Junior High every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:10-4:50 PM? That's right, our STAR (Students Taking Academic Responsibility) Program offers academic assistance from members of our teaching staff to help students be successful in the classroom. For more information, contact Mr. Jack Royhl, our guidance counselor at 630 493-8201.
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