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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. †Please 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.
New Page
Please check out our new informational page. Like the page and follow us for up to date information on what is happening at Northlawn†Junior High School. This is a new endeavor for us. Please be patient as I work out any issues. I also send home a newsletter every month. If you are not receiving it, please ask your son or daughter for it.†
Copy and paste the link below.
Thank you
Mrs. Jancek, Principal
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. I†hope 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 †for your child. I can be reached by phone at Northlawn or by email at
AUGUST 23-31
Red Ribbon Week
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Red Ribbon Week October 23-31, 2014†††††††
"Love Yourself, Be Drug Free"

Theme:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††What to Wear:†††

Thursday, October 23- †††††††
  • Winners Donít Do Drugs†††††††††††† Wear Your Favorite Team Jersey Or Shirt

Friday, October 24- ††††††††††††
  • Our School Is Drug†Free††††††††††††† 5th- Green 6th Pink 7th Yellow/Gold 8th Blue

Monday, October 27 - ††††††††
  • Love Yourself, Be Drug Free††††††††††††† Your Favorite Red Outfit-Red Ribbon Day

Tuesday, October 28 -

  • The Armysays†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Camouflage- Sign The Drug Free Pledge at Lunch
    Focus On Being All That You Can Be

Wednesday, October 29 -

  • Donít let Drugs Make You Crazy†††††††††† Mismatched and Wacky Clothes

Thursday, October 30 - †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
  • Follow Your Dream††††††††††††††††††††††† Pajamas- (must be school appropriate)

Friday, October 31 - †
  • Drugs are Scary†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Halloween Costume
  • Or Give Drugs the††††††††††††††††††††††† BootWestern Wear
PTO Meeting
The PTO meeting for tonight Tuesday, September 30th has been cancelled.†
Thank you for understanding. The meeting will be rescheduled. Please continue to send in Box Tops.
Mrs. Jancek
October 31
October 31st is Halloween
Costume Rules
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.

Shopko Earn and Learn
For every $20 of Procter & Gamble products you purchase at Shopko, Shopko Hometown and Shopko Express RX stores from September 7, 2014 through October 25, 2014 you earn 100 Points to donate to the Qualified School of your choice.

Online Entry: Text, Upload, Email

Entrants will need to log into to create an account and opt-in. Entrant will then upload, text, or email their receipt. Upon verification of P&G products purchased, Entrants will receive points.

Entrants will then log back onto and select the Qualified School or Qualified Schools of their choice to donate the points to; the Entrant cannot for any reason change the donation after their submission.

Mail-in Entry

Mail-in tearpad will serve as an alternate form of entry. Entrants will need to mail in their original receipt and completed mail-in form to Shopko Earn & Learn PO Box 709, Gurnee, IL 60031. Upon receipt of the mail-in form, manual mail-in verification process and points will be donated to the school stated on the mail-in form. Multiple receipts can be put in one envelope but points will only be donated to the Qualified School specified on the mail-in form. If donating points to multiple Qualified Schools, Entrants will need to put mail-in form and original receipt in separate envelopes. Entrantís mailing address will be used to send confirmation of participation and point donation. Upon completion of the manual process, Entrants will receive a post card confirmation.

The top 10 Qualified Schools with the highest Earn and Learn points average win!* (* Points that have been donated to a Qualified School by a shopper will be divided by the number of students enrolled in each of the Qualified Schools to provide a points average.) We encourage you to invest in the future of our schools and share the details of this promotion with your friends and family during the promotional period.
Please help us to win technology for our school!

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 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

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!