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Northlawn Junior High School ~ Committed to Excellence GO PANTHERS!
 
Northlawn News!
Tardy Program
Congratulations to Mrs. Roe's Study Hall! Mrs, Roe's study hall only had three tardiesááfirst quarter. They won a subway lunch. They will also have the on time trophy in their classroom. Great Job Students.
K-9 Dog Search
It is not uncommon for the issues that affect children and society to become the same problems that school principals and teachers must handle within the school day. Today, in conjunction with the Streator Police, Northlawn Junior High School facilitated drug searches through the hallways.
During this time, teachers were told to place their classrooms in a soft lock-down. In a soft lock-down, teachers continue teaching but make sure that their classroom door is locked and do not allow students out into the hallways. Staff members also stay out of the hallways. Soft-Locks are used any time we need to keep everyone out of the halls. Example would be medical emergency for a student or staff member, or a student that is causing problems in the hall. A hard lock-down would be used if there is an internal threat to the building.
During today's K-9 search nothing of concern was found. Northlawn will continue to work to keep our school free of Drugs.
Friday
Friday is the last day of Red Ribbon Week
The theme is Give Drugs The Boot- Students are encouraged to wear western wear or a Halloween classroom. Costume rules are listed below.
There will be prizes for the best costume and a parade for students only.
School Safety Power Point for Parents
School safety is a rising concern in all schools across the country. Northlawn is continuing our efforts to make sure all students and staff are safe every day at school. We want to make sure that all parents and students understand our rules and consequences as well as what they should do if they know about something that is happening at school. áPlease review the Power Point presentation on the Principal's Message page. It is located in the files section at the bottom of the page. Click on the start show at the top of the page.
Feel free to contact our administrative team at any time.
DON"T FORGET IT IS GIRL"S BASKETBALL SEASON!á
Questions and Concerns
if you are a parent with suggestions, questions or concerns, you are encouraged to contact your child's teacher first. If your question pertains to a school-wide issue, or if you feel your problem was not resolved, please contact me and we will do our best to respond appropriately. Iáhope that we can work together to provide a great experience for your son or daughter. Communication between Northlawn staff and parents is the key to a successful year áfor your child. I can be reached by phone at Northlawn or by email at Kjancek@ses44.net.
October 31
October 31st is Halloween
Costume Rules
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Students may not have costumes with fake or real weapons.
Students may not wear any type of face paint or costume make-up.
Students may not wear masks on their face during the school day.
Students may not have fake blood.
Students may only wear hats if it is part of a costume.
The school dress code must still be followed. No Short shorts or skirts.

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Market Day Pick Up
We need parent and teacher volunteers for Market Day pick up. Our PTO receives the funds raised for Market Day. Please email me at kjancek@ses44.net or call the school if you are able to help on any of the dates listed below.

Thursday September 11
Thursday October 9
November 17th
Thursday December 4
Thursday January 15
Thursday February 12
Thursday March 12
Thursday April 16
Thursday May 14
Thursday June 11


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After School Homework Help
 After school homework help and tutoring is available in the NL library from 2:50-3:50 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students must arrange transportation the night before with their parent. A late bus is available to transport students to a location near their home. Students or parents can pick up a copy of the late bus routes at school or see them on this web page. The bus leaves school at 4:00PM. If you are picking your child up from tutoring, they should be picked up in the front. (flag pole side) off of 1st Street.
Big Hall Detention

If your child receives a detention, he or she will be given a sheet with information about the detention and an assigned day to serve it. It will generally be the following day. Students staple the detention in their planner so that parents will see it when they go home. We ask that you look at your child's planner each night and sign it once a week. Some teachers may ask that it is signed more often. Detention is held in a classoom. Students should bring homework or a book to read. They may not talk or sleep. Detention is held immediately after school  until 3:50PM. It is supervised by a teacher. Students are allowed to ride the late bus but should have this arranged with their parent the night before. Students who skip detention receive further consequences.  Receiving multiple detentions escalates consequnces. (see student handbook)
Please take time to thank all support staff and substitute teachers as we celebrate Support Staff Day and Substitute Teacher Day.
Box Tops for Education
Northlawn is collecting Box Tops for Education again this year! 

For each small box top that is turned in, Northlawn receives ten cents!  
It doesn't seem like a lot, but it sure adds up quickly! 

Students should turn in box tops to their study hall teachers!  

Each study hall is competing this year, and one study hall from each grade level will be crowned the winner at the end of the year! 

Let's raise some money for our school! GO PANTHERS!