Merryl Brownlow
Early Dismissal Reminder: Wednesday, March 11 is an early dismissal day. All schools dismiss at 1:15 pm. Please plan accordingly!
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Palos Heights 128
The District 128 band program is hosting a car wash on Saturday, July 3 at Independence Jr. High from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The car wash is free with donations accepted! Please stop by and support that band program!
24 days ago, Palos Heights 128
Palos Heights 128
Click on the link below to read Dr. Brownlow's May newsletter! https://mailchi.mp/52866831684f/april2021-13359563
2 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Merryl Brownlow
Bus 3 is running 10 minutes behind schedule this afternoon, Monday, May 10.
3 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Internet service in D128 has been restored.
3 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Internet outage is a result of a broadband service provider outage. The district is still waiting for restoration of services. Continue to direct any urgent messages to the school offices via phone. Thank you for your patience.
3 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Palos Heights 128
Celebrating our 100th Day of Full In-Person Instruction!
3 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Palos Heights 128
Check out this month's communication from Dr. Brownlow by checking your email or clicking on the following link: https://mailchi.mp/0263f6652055/april2021
3 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Palos Heights 128
7 MORE DAYS until we celebrate our 100th Day of Full In-Person Instruction!
3 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Palos Heights 128
Just a friendly reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, March 1 for Casimir Pulaski Day. Enjoy your day off!
5 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Palos Heights 128
District 128 Parents & Guardians - please consider taking the Illinois 5Essentials Survey for Parents. To do so, click on the following link: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/. Thank you so much!
5 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Palos Heights 128
Just a reminder that tomorrow (February 23, 2021) is a District Institute Day. There is NO SCHOOL for our students.
5 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Palos Heights 128
Click on the following link to view our District 128 News for February - https://mailchi.mp/3d4f6a423343/feb2021
5 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Merryl Brownlow
Buses 1 and 7 are definitely running 5-10 minutes late this morning, Thursday, February 18.
5 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Road conditions are slick this morning. Buses may run late as they safely navigate the roads.
5 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Due to the inclement weather, ALL District 128 SCHOOLS and OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2021. Parks and Recreation Fun Day Care Program will remain open for those needing child care. Please check your email for details.
5 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Happy Presidents' Day! Please check your email for a weather-related message that went out yesterday and stay tuned for updates.
5 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Palos Heights 128
Click below to read our most recent newsletter to learn more about what is going on in District 128. Also, check out the great work Sarah Martin is doing to find a cure for ALS. Sarah is this month's Alumni Spotlight! https://mailchi.mp/44c23777c8fe/january2021
6 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Palos Heights 128
Due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, all Palos Heights School District 128 schools and offices will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 26. Today (January 26) will be a non-attendance day for our students. Palos Heights Parks & Recreation will be open for child care.
6 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Merryl Brownlow
We are continuing to monitor the evolving weather conditions. We will not make a decision regarding school closure until early morning. We will make the decision no later than 6:00 AM. Please check your email for additional details regarding the possibility of a closure.
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Palos Heights 128
Preschool and Kindergarten Registration: Mark your calendars! District 128 Preschool and Kindergarten registration will take place on March 4, 2021.
6 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Merryl Brownlow
We are excited to confirm our return to in-person learning scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, 2021! Can't wait to see our students back in classrooms. Please remember your symptom check form as your ticket in the door. See you next week!
6 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Palos Heights 128
REMOTE LEARNING in District 128 will continue through Friday, January 15. Our anticipated return to IN-PERSON LEARNING is Tuesday, January 19. Please check your email for additional information from Dr. Brownlow.
7 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Palos Heights 128
District 128 Families - please check your email for a message from Dr. Brownlow regarding COVID metrics and potentially extending our adaptive pause and remaining remote into next week. Thank you.
7 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Palos Heights 128
Palos Heights School District 128 Preschool Screening Monday, January 25, 2021 from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM for all children 3 - 5 years of age that reside in School District 128. Please call 708-597-1285 between 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM to set up an appointment beginning January 06, 2021
7 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Merryl Brownlow
Happy New Year to all! Just a reminder that Wednesday, January 6 through Friday, January 8 are Remote Learning Days for all students. We are anticipating a return to in-person instruction on Monday, January 11, 2021. Please stay tuned to email for any relevant updates this week.
7 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Palos Heights 128
District 128 Families, be on the lookout for your PFA and your school's mascot in Santa's Parade thru Palos Heights! Cheer them on as they pass by! Thanks to the support of our community leaders, Palos Fire Protection, Palos Heights Fire Department, Palos Heights Police Department, Office of Public Works, Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department, and our amazing community, Santa and friends will kickoff the parade at 12 p.m on December 19, 2020 and will weave their way around town. Please wear masks and remain socially-distant!
7 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Merryl Brownlow
D128 is excited to welcome our students back to school on Monday morning!! Please remember to have your symptom check form completed and signed as your ticket in the door or to load the bus. See you all in the morning! #d128proud!
7 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Palos Heights 128
Check your email for our latest D128 in 128 where we discuss the different communication tools we utilize here in District 128!
8 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Palos Heights 128
Check out our latest D128 in 128 where we discuss the different communication tools we utilize here in District 128! https://bit.ly/2JYWwin
8 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Palos Heights 128
Remote Learning will continue until December 11, 2020. Students return to in-person learning on December 14, 2020.
8 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for an important message regarding our plan to return in person on Monday, December 14!!
8 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Palos Heights 128
Check out this month's District 128 News! https://mailchi.mp/0891dff8a079/december2020
8 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Merryl Brownlow
NOTE: Adaptive pause and remote learning extended one week with an anticipated return date of Monday, December 14, 2020. Check your email for a detailed explanation.
8 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
District 128 has extended its Adaptive Pause through Friday, December 4, 2020. We are hoping to welcome students back in person on Monday, December 7, 2020. Details were sent via email. Please stay tuned to your email for future updates. Happy Thanksgiving!
8 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for an update regarding our current Adaptive Pause and Remote Learning Model.
8 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Palos Heights 128
Good evening everyone! We apologize if you tuned in at 6:30 PM to watch the live stream of our District 128 Board of Education Meeting on YouTube. A worldwide outage occurred on YouTube starting right before our meeting and caused our stream to buffer and not stream consistently. The entire meeting was recorded and is posted on the homepage of our website. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for understanding!
9 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Kevin Kirk
Please take a moment to enjoy our 2020 virtual Veterans Day program by using the address: https://youtu.be/MIZQx5iZbwE
9 months ago, Kevin Kirk
Merryl Brownlow
All District 128 families should check email for two important messages, one regarding Parent-Teacher Conferences and one regarding an important COVID alert related to our learning model. Stay tuned to email for additional updates later this week. Reminder, NO SCHOOL TOMORROW. Schools are closed for Election Day.
9 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for an important message regarding updated guidance related to masks. Neck gaiters and neck warmers are no longer acceptable under the new IDPH/ISBE guidelines.
9 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for an important update from District 128.
9 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Check out the News Section of the website for the PFA Virtual Costume Contest information!
9 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Reminder Erin's Law Parent Night Presentation for Grades 1-8 is tonight at 6:30 p.m.! The link to the Zoom session is posted on our District webpage. Hope to "see" you there!
10 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
On Thursday, October 8 at 6:30 PM, Victor Pacini will be hosting a virtual parent information night on the Be Seen and Heard© curriculum. Parents, please check your email as the Zoom link and information has been shared with you!
10 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Palos Heights 128
Our phone carrier has informed us that our phone lines are back up and operating. If you need to contact your student's school, you may return to calling the main office. Thanks for your patience and understanding during the outage.
10 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Merryl Brownlow
We received a message that our phone outage is not expected to be resolved until late Thursday afternoon. Please continue to use email for immediate assistance. Your building contacts are pasted below. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. Independence Jr. High School: -Dr. Kevin Kirk - kkirk@palos128.org -Trudy Walta - twalta@palos128.org Indian Hill -Cathy Leslie - cleslie@palos128.org -Cindy Drabeck - cdrabeck@palos128.org Chippewa -Mary Lynn Duff - mduffy@palos128.org -Kim Patla - kpatla@palos128.org Navajo -Kaitlin Curran - kcurran@palos128.org -Pam Koutras - pkoutras@palos128.org
10 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Palos Heights 128
Hello District 128 Families! Unfortunately, our District 128 phone lines are currently down. If you need immediate assistance at your student's school, please email your building principal and/or secretary. We will be in communication when the phone lines are back up and active. Independence Jr. High School: -Dr. Kevin Kirk - kkirk@palos128.org -Trudy Walta - twalta@palos128.org Indian Hill -Cathy Leslie - cleslie@palos128.org -Cindy Drabeck - cdrabeck@palos128.org Chippewa -Mary Lynn Duff - mduffy@palos128.org -Kim Patla - kpatla@palos128.org Navajo -Kaitlin Curran - kcurran@palos128.org -Pam Koutras - pkoutras@palos128.org Thank you for your patience and understanding!
10 months ago, Palos Heights 128
Jason Smit
District 128 students will return to in-person instruction on Monday, September 21. Please check your email for our latest communication or click on the following link: https://mailchi.mp/636f1aa903ed/september16-return
10 months ago, Jason Smit
Merryl Brownlow
An update regarding the monitoring of metrics related to in-person and remote learning was just sent via email. If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your junk or spam folders to be sure you are receiving district communication.
11 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for an important message regarding a temporary change from in-person instruction to remote for next week. The details are in the email. There is no school for students on Monday. Staff will take a Remote Learning Planning Day. Instruction will resume remotely on Tuesday. I know this is disappointing for many, but health and safety have to come first.
11 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for an important message regarding monitoring COVID metrics and planning forward. Thank you!
11 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check out our latest Back to School Communication here: https://mailchi.mp/9ca5ad7090e1/welcome-message. This message also went out via email.
11 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
In case you missed it in your email, here is a link to the Welcome Back District Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/51cce330cb88/welcome-to-the-2020-2021-school-year
12 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Welcome Back to the 2020-2021 School Year! The first day for students is FRIDAY, AUGUST 21. It is a half-day with an 11:15 AM dismissal time. Please stay tuned to email, as back to school information from the district office, the technology department and the buildings will be forthcoming this week and next.
12 months ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for information related to last evening's Board Meeting presentation and updated information for fall.
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Reminder Board of Education Remote Meeting this evening. Here is the link to the live streaming beginning at 6:30 p.m. Click Here: https://youtu.be/LfVzcoo59qA
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Fall Update - An email was sent this morning to all families with links to the latest updates regarding fall planning. Stay safe and be well.
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
An email went out yesterday with a summary of our Fall Family Survey Feedback & FAQ. It also contained information regarding the need to hold the Board Meeting remotely on July 14 due to social distancing requirements. Here is the link to view the meeting on Tuesday: https://youtu.be/LfVzcoo59qA. If you did not receive the email, please contact your school, as it indicates an error in the registration database.
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
An email message just went out with a link to a survey for all families registered for Fall 2020. If you did not see the email in your inbox, then please email your building principal, as your email is not properly entered into the registration system. You can still access the survey for Grades K-8, by clicking here: https://forms.gle/8Ro7ZHTYQGr8MoAH8. The preschool survey can be accessed by clicking here: https://forms.gle/oouEWuUeHgsbopCY6
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please stay tuned for a Fall Planning Survey going out to families this week!! You will have the opportunity to provide your input on our tentative plans for reopening schools this fall. The survey will remain open until July 8, 2020. Link will be sent via push notification, posted on Facebook and went via Email.
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
The District 128 Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on July 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office. We will post the agenda 48 hours before the meeting as a link on our website and on the doors of all school facilities.
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
A planning update message was sent out via email. You can also click here to view: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v6WNxjjjjgpI9cPNSHmXh_cUWDDeFi23/view?usp=sharing
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
REGISTRATION FEE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS TODAY! Click Here to pay fees online: https://palos128.revtrak.net/
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
New Student Registration - If you know of families new to D128, please have them contact the respective school or District Office to schedule a registration appointment! We are not scheduling a Walk-in Day due to the restrictions related to large gatherings and social distancing. We are taking registration by appointment all summer long! Any returning families needing assistance, may also schedule by appointment!
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Congrats again to the Class of 2020! Here is a link to the May 2020 newsletter that was just sent out via email: https://mailchi.mp/80223e7dda3e/district128newsletter-4222665
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Weekly update went out on Friday via email. Stay on the lookout for monthly newsletter this week. Our amazing choir video was just posted to Facebook! Check it out here as well: https://youtu.be/Agfpr-_48Ig
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
D128's Got Talent is here! Click the link to see the show: https://youtu.be/Q9iFYxWnZCE
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
A weekly update email went out via email this afternoon. Here is the link to our weekly E-Learning VIdeo: https://youtu.be/RnAEPHVLIYI Happy Mothers' Day Weekend!
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Thanks AMAZING students for sharing the love for our staff in this "Heartfelt video tribute! Get the tissue ready! This is why we do this work! https://youtu.be/TOQ_ahFvZmc
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
This week's Get Your Tie Dye On E-Learning Video: https://youtu.be/RbkvWL1128o. Next week's theme is chalk art! Remember no E-Learning on Monday!
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Beautiful day today! Hope you all enjoyed the sun. An email regarding the information from Governor Pritzker's press conference went out via email this evening. Just posting here in case you have not seen it.
about 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
To see this week's crazy hat and E-learning video, click here: https://youtu.be/K3GbzwzY6lk. Next week is a Tie Dye theme. Email your pictures to Mrs. Lynch: blynch@plaos128.org!
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
The April Monthly Newsletter should be in your email inbox via Mailchimp! You can also click here to access it: https://mailchi.mp/263e38a7120b/district128newsletter-4209557
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
No School (E-Learning) Tomorrow - Teacher Remote Learning Planning Day. Enjoy the beautiful weather.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for an important message regarding extended school closure if you haven't already. Here is today's video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNo52lY871w&feature=emb_logo&disable_polymer=true Stay tuned as we shift to weekly videos with a theme next week!
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
April 15 E-Learning Video is live! Click Here: https://youtu.be/SLKQByPsZ48 We love seeing all your smiling faces, even if only remotely. Email Mrs. Lynch your photos: blynch@palos128.org or add them at the link on the website E-Learning page. #d128proud #wherechildrenarefirst
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Kevin Kirk
IJHS Students, we miss you and encourage you to keep up the hard work and effort during this difficult time!
over 1 year ago, Kevin Kirk
Merryl Brownlow
April 8 E-Learning Video @Palos128! Enjoy the show! https://youtu.be/Y-I21c_4sAw #wherechildrenarefirst #d128proud
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Keeping Community Connected Video - April 7... Click here: https://youtu.be/xz96PX0O0Vg. #d128proud #wherechildrenarefirst
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Did you see the art contest in this afternoon's E-Learning Email update? If not, click here for details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13rek7iiPmgCc63gaqVpP3Y0ZtD7C--l4/view?usp=sharing
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Closing out Spirit Week in Style...Pajama Style that is. Check out our comfy cast of staff and students: https://youtu.be/VLOGWDLbnn4 We will push out a Keeping Community Connected Link next week! Have a great weekend!
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Spirit Week Hawaiian Day Video! Check it out: https://youtu.be/aaofcN8cnA4 Keep those pictures coming! Tomorrow is Pajama Day! Click here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAmsTCA5TzduVxRX7
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Spirit Week Day 3: Sports Day Video! Click here: https://youtu.be/0nB3-EfNffA Remember tomorrow is Hawaiian Beach Day! Click here to drop photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAmsTCA5TzduVxRX7
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Let's try this video link thing again! Here is the link to Day 2 Spirit Week Selfies and More: https://youtu.be/pMReT69YDf4. Post your Sports Spirit Wear tomorrow here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAmsTCA5TzduVxRX7
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Here's some joy from D128. Keeping Community Connected video: Spirit Week Day 2 - Selfies with Pets & More https://youtu.be/URtYtfIoLpE Spirit Week Day 3 Sports Day Click to add photos https://photos.app.goo.gl/gAmsTCA5TzduVxRX7 Feeling the Love in D128! #wherechildrenarefirst
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for an important update regarding extended school closure through April 30 at Governor Pritzker's order. Day 2 Spirit Week Video to be released later today. Stay tuned...
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Kevin Kirk
Our Class of 2016 Class Reunion has been postponed indefinitely due to the mandatory school closure. We will wait to attempt to reschedule until after further guidance from the Governor's office.
over 1 year ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
8th Grade Families! Use the below link for submitting photos for our 8th Grade Memory Video. Please have any submissions completed by April 17. https://sites.google.com/d128.k12.il.us/8thgradememoryvideo/home
over 1 year ago, Kevin Kirk
Merryl Brownlow
Sharing the link to the Staff Parade video! https://youtu.be/UsB-FNWqvIQ Sorry for the delay, so many smiles to upload! Big shout out to Palos Heights PD and Cook County PD for their support @palosheightspd @cookcountypd #wherechildrenarefirst #d128proud #ilschoolsstepup
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
D128 pays it forward... Donating PPE supplies to Palos Hospital. Sending well wishes to our front line community workers.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
D128 Staff showing the love for students! Over 50 cars paraded Palos Heights with the help of Palos Heights PD @palosheightspd and the Cook County PD @CookcountyPD. A true family in our community. #wherechildrenarefirst #d128proud #ILschoolsstepup
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Check your email for an E-Learning Update for Monday, March 30. Be well.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Email update regarding March 31 - April 7 went out this morning. Be well.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
D128 Staff Car Parade and Spirit Week! Check your email for details.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Spring Break Cheer! Hope you are all finding sometime to get outdoors and breathe deeply. It's a great way to bring normalcy to what is an unusual time. Stay tuned for post spring break E-Learning updates on Friday. Keep on keeping on, we got this.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Kevin Kirk
Due to the closure of all Illinois schools through April 7, IJHS is postponing indefinitely the Class of 2016 reunion on April 7. We hope to be able to reschedule this event later this year.
over 1 year ago, Kevin Kirk
Merryl Brownlow
Day 4 Crazy Socks, Germ Busters & E-Learning!! Click here for happy thoughts! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je8C29zyrzI Love D128 #wherechildrenarefirst #ilschoolsstepup @palos128 @MerrylBrownlow
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Governor Pritzker extended school closure through April 7, 2020. Click here to see family communication sent via email: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U7roJfXGmihXz0hNk2qHgB1GH6NxHjInHXBuk_Tkl44/edit?usp=sharing
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Hey District 128, let's all come together and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day tomorrow (Friday 3/20)! Wear blue, yellow or crazy socks & send in your pics to our E-Learning link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/1gyGAH4KztchLede7 Can't wait to see your feet!
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
E-Learning Day 3: Check out our D128 Students!https://youtu.be/5Do0F3U7UBA
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Check out Keeping Community Connected Day 2 E-Learning: https://youtu.be/pwn140wsrkI
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
D128: Keeping Community Connected... Check out our E-Learning Day 1 Slide Show: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM672pcHI6dfw8-j0Yt7K8yccnwVa_HVrM97uDVGnFBu22d1pFL8B_ybxacjN9S2g?key=MG1KUmF1TUhjaVBDaVg5ZUtUV0o1cWlKZ2xXZ2F3 Loving our creative kids!
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
D128 Keeping Community Connected: A creative way to stay connected! Share photos & give us a glimpse into your E-Learning world. Email photos to mbrownlow@palos128.org or add them here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yecR4oHWbrgpFhBw7. Slide show will be posted at the end of the week!
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Reminder NO SCHOOL beginning tomorrow March 16 - March 30. Check email or click this link (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s60_1WEbIBlf9cxJc6DFPY2xmskI4dMGhEKhtcfAba4/edit?usp=sharing) for an important message regarding updates on school closure.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
In a press conference this afternoon, Governor Pritzker ordered all schools to close through Monday, March 30. See your email for details. School is planned to reopen on TUESDAY, MARCH 31. Monday, March 30 will be an E-Learning Day.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
SCHOOL CLOSURE & E-LEARNING: Click here for a message sent via email: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UTyTaPfSb2wqYz6QhKZw0yVNmpH_qlAr/view?usp=sharing. Second link to E-Learning document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gDCozAgqBHkY2tvtrlLe_GUxamYb6ZsN/view?usp=sharing
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Update on D128 response to Coronavirus and Governor Pritzker's Press Conference: Click to view: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ye1K7sBdK740NDRozROD11h4divi3ZzT/view?usp=sharing
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
An updated Coronavirus message went out this afternoon via email regarding the precautions we are taking as a district. Please click here if you missed it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14gShhA6JYGKv1rwqM0o_Vs1Qp6YEU8LP/view?usp=sharing
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Good luck to our Poms team in their big competition in Darien tomorrow!!
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Bus 6 is running about 15 minutes behind. There is a substitute driver and the route was late getting started.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Bus 4 is running 15 min late. The regular drive took ill and the company had to find a last-minute sub.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Harlem Wizards Coming to District 128 in February! In anticipation of the Harlem Wizards coming to town in February, the PFA sponsored a logo design contest for the staff jerseys and the t-shirts and sweatshirts that will be available for purchase. Congratulations to 6th grader, Alexa Castor, for her winning design (the shooting star design attached)! A district-wide vote was held to determine the winner. Alexa's artwork will grace the staff uniforms at the event on February 22. You will also be able to purchase your own t-shirt or sweatshirt featuring the design. Congratulations also to our runners-up, Emma Frasor and Elizabeth Stepuszek. Hope to see you there! Happy Holidays and see you in 2020!
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Please check your email for a message regarding revised absence procedures related to illness to take effect January 2020. If you cannot locate the email, click here to see the letter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/126PngxE6Ul5x5mQhQnLMekaxahji2yhG/view?usp=sharing
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Due to emergency personnel blocking roads near 127th and Central buses may be rerouted through that area and may be delayed in dropping off students.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Reminder! Hope to see you at Wednesday's Board of Education Meeting at 6:30 p.m.. The District Leadership Team will share a state of the district presentation. We will share highlights of the wonderful things happening & provide an overview of student achievement.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
PFA Author Night Tonight! Looking for something to do tonight? Come out to Chippewa for a night with author, Eileen Meyer. She will be sharing her book of poems, The Superlative A. Lincoln. Hope to see you there @ 7PM!
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
Veterans' Day Food Drive! Indian Hill is supporting troops with a food drive starting Monday. Items will be donated to Caring Patriots, a local non-profit providing Thanksgiving dinner baskets to over 1,000 veterans and their families.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Merryl Brownlow
PFA Author Visit Next Wednesday! Author, Eileen Meyer, will be introducing her new book “The Superlative A. Lincoln”. It is a book of poems about Abraham Lincoln. The event is for all grade levels and will be hosted at Chippewa at 7:00 PM.
over 1 year ago, Merryl Brownlow
Kevin Kirk
Fall is here! With the season changing, we are gearing up for the Fall with our annual Band sponsored pumpkin patch this Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9:00a - 1:00p at Independence Junior High School! We hope that you can join us for some fall fun!
almost 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS is celebrating Grandparents' Day next Friday, Sept. 6 from 9:00-10:00am. RSVP forms were sent out earlier this week. We look forward to celebrating this wonderful occasion with our community!
almost 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Reminder to all of our Patriot families that tomorrow, August 22, is Picture Day for all students!
almost 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
For all IJHS families interested in ordering lunches for the children, just a reminder to use this document to help navigate the process online: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/443109/Lunch_Ordering_2019-2020__pdf___1_.pdf
almost 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
For all of our 6th graders and new students to the district, we have a special opportunity tomorrow during our Open School event. Please join us from 12:30-2:00pm at Independence Junior High School for a brief introduction of our school and opportunity to move into your locker!
almost 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Merryl Brownlow
Summer Parent Newsletter was sent today via email. Please check your inboxes or spam/junk folders. It will come from a domain called mailchimp. Don't see it in your inbox? Click here to view it in your browser: https://mailchi.mp/128dce91840b/welcome-to-a-new-school-year
almost 2 years ago, Merryl Brownlow
Kevin Kirk
Independence Volleyball Tryout dates and times are confirmed! Boys: 8/22 from 7-7:45 AM & 8/23 from 3-4:30 PM Girls: 8/22 from 3-4:30 PM & 8/23 from 7-7:45 AM Please make sure you have a current physical before trying out.
almost 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS is excited to welcome all of our newest Patriots to our Open School event next Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 12:30 - 2:00p! This event is for all 6th graders and any new students to the district only.
almost 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Congratulations to our Girls on the Run ladies in their 5K race this past Sunday in Chicago! Great effort all year long! A big thank you to Ms. Bunnell and Mrs. MacFarlane for making it all possible!
about 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Just a reminder our 2019-2020 school times have changed! For next year, our student school day is 7:55 - 2:43pm. On PLC days, our students will be dismissed at 1:15pm.
about 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Don't forget to register for the 2019-2020 school year! Even if you have a returning student, you must still register your child(ren) for the new school year. It is important to register in a timely manner so we can plan for staffing for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents/Guardians who have more than one student in the district will need to register each child independently. However, our student management system (School Insight) will store in its system all previously submitted data that is shared (i.e. contacts, address, etc.). It is strongly recommended that a computer or tablet with a full keyboard is used when registering. If you have any questions or are in need of technical support, please email Mark Hupp at mhupp@palos128.org.
about 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS Spring MAP scores are coming home today with your child. If you need an additional copy, please contact the main office.
about 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Thank you to our students, staff, and PFA for helping make our end of year celebration so much fun!
about 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Congratulations to Quinn Richards, the Math Bowl MVP for grades 5-8! We are so proud of all our students at today's competition! Thank you coaches!
about 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Congratulations to our students who competed in the regional Math Bowl today! Great work and effort was put into preparing for today's competition. A special congratulations to the 5/6th grade team for their 4th place finish!
about 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Then and now, the class of 2015! It was fantastic having our graduates back for one more night together!
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Looking forward to seeing the Independence graduating class of 2015 this Tuesday, April 16 from 6:00-8:00p for a class reunion!
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS proudly presents their spring play, "The Addams Family" this weekend! Come out and catch a show, Friday and Saturday night at 7:00p, and celebrate the efforts of our students!
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Looking forward to our Fine Arts Night at IJHS tomorrow night from 5-7p capped off with performances by our band and choir!
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS is looking for girls to join @gotrchicago! Girls learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy and strengthen connections. Through running girls learn team building, to create a support system, stand up for themselves and others and decision making. Girls will prepare for a celebratory Girls on the Run 5K event at the end of the program. This non-competitive event fosters goal setting and a sense of confidence through accomplishment to last a lifetime. Contact Ms. Bunnell or Mrs. MacFarlane with any questions. Hurry, registration ends 2/14! www.gotrchicago.org/Register-Now
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS cheer helping mentor some of our 5th graders and future cheerleaders at tonight’s game!
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Reminder that IJHS plays their make up basketball game today against Hamlin at 3:30 and 4:30 (2/4).
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Reminder to all students that we are kicking off Pasta for Patients tomorrow to support LLS by duct taping Mr. Kirk to a wall! One ticket = one piece of tape, tickets are $1 each.
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Congratulations to our Poms team on their second place finish at the Eisenhower Junior High competition! We are so proud of your hard word!
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
The IJHS boys' basketball game is still on for this afternoon at home against Worth. Go Patriots!
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Tomorrow is our Patriot Band Pancake breakfast at IJHS from 8:00 - 11:00a! Hoping everyone can join us for a hearty breakfast and to support our band.
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
So proud of our Patriot band and choir on an outstanding performance during their Winter Concert!
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Independence is looking for feedback regarding our lunch program. Please take a moment to complete the brief survey that can be accessed at https://s.surveyplanet.com/3aJFAx85C
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS Parent Teacher Conferences are Monday, Nov. 19 from 10:00 - 8:00p and Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 8:00 - 12:00. Please see the link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/256844/Parent_Teacher_Conferences_Map__2018.pdf for more information.
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Reminder to all of our parents that report cards will be made available electronically this afternoon. Report cards can be accessed through the parent portal on TeacherEase. If there are any questions, please contact the IJHS main office.
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
So proud of our IJHS student leaders who represented our school at our Student Leadership Senate! Thank you to our amazing staff for organizing this event!
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS students in STEM class demonstrate their skills as they test out their Rube Goldberg machine!
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS recognizes our community's veterans and honor them for their service in our whole school assembly last Friday, Nov. 9.
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Thank you to all of our 8th grade Patriots for all the memories! Best of luck in the conference tournament!
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS Parent Teacher Conferences are Monday, Nov. 19 from 10:00 - 8:00p and Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 8:00 - 12:00. Please see the link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/256844/Parent_Teacher_Conferences_Map__2018.pdf for more information.
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
The first trimester ends today, Nov. 9! Report cards will be made available electronically through School Insight on Friday, Nov. 16.
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Please come out and support our Lady Patriots in their final home basketball game of the season on Monday, Nov. 12! We will be honoring our 8th graders and their parents prior to the start of the 8th grade game.
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Independence Junior High School students competed at the IESA state speech contest on Nov. 2. Thirteen students showcased their talents and brought home 24 first place awards and four second place awards along with nine Judges’ Choice Winners! Congratulations Patriots!
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS will be hosting a breakfast and assembly to recognize and honor all family members who have served in the Armed Services on Friday, Nov. 9 from 9:00 - 10:00a. RSVP forms can be found in the IJHS main office and need to be turned in by Nov. 2.
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Our National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring a school dance on Friday, Nov. 2 from 3:00 - 4:00p to raise money in the fight against breast cancer. Admission is $3 and concessions will be on sale.
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Congratulations to IJHS Patriots, Isabella Gonzalez, Brooke Spass, and Maddie Palcu for their First Place essays in the Palos Heights Fire Department's, Fire Prevention Essay! We are so incredibly proud of their accomplishments!
over 2 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS Students celebrate Unity Day through four stations aimed at bringing closer as a community. These four stations were led by our student House Council members! Thank you to everyone for making today happen!
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
This week is Red Ribbon Week at IJHS Tuesday is Sports Day, Wear your favorite team shirt. Wednesday is Unity Day, Wear orange. Thursday is Dwarfism Awareness Day, Wear green. Friday is Red, White and Blue day– 8th wear red. 7th wear white. 6th wear blue.
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
We want to wish our IJHS Patriot Band the best, and hope for sunnier weather, this afternoon as they participate in the Shepard High School Homecoming Parade! The parade lasts from about 3:30 - 4:30.
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Sixth graders in Mrs. Gabriel's class skype with a classroom from Pennsylvania as they participate in @globalreadaloud discussing "Refugee"
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS Picture retakes are this Thursday, Oct. 4 for any students needing/requesting a retake.
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
It was brought to our attention that the lunch ordering website was not showing up on the school app. The website directing families to the online ordering platform can now be accessed using the link in our "News" section of the IJHS website.
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Clarification re: online lunch ordering - the online platform is currently open to families for ordering. Beginning Oct. 1, students will not be able to purchase lunches
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Mrs. Meskimen and Ms. Szydelko lead 7th graders in a discussion with author @_ACoops_ about her novel "Sticks and Stones" and activities related to positive peer relationships!
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Next week our lunch ordering goes online! A guide to accessing the online platform can be found at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/223187/Lunch_Ordering_2018-2019__pdf_.pdf . Orders must be made two days in advance to guarantee confirmation.
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Congrats to our boys and girls volleyball teams on their wins tonight @palos128 and to our 8th grade athletes and their parents!
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Join us for a community event on Thursday, Sept. 20th at 6:00p in the IJHS gym for a presentation from Rachel's Challenge! In partnership with District 128 PFA, this program helps young adults focus on their purpose in life towards one of compassion and kindness.
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
CORRECTION - for tomorrow’s final home game, the girls play first then boys, so we will be recognizing our 8th grade girls before the 3:30 game and the 8th grade boys before the 4:30 game.
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Monday is our last home volleyball game of the season! We'd like to honor all of our 8th grade athletes and their parents before the boys' game at 3:30 and girls' game at 4:30. Hope to see everyone there!
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Beginning on October 1, lunches will only be able to be purchased online. A guide to how to purchase lunches can be found at the following link:https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/223187/Lunch_Ordering_2018-2019__pdf_.pdf
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
MAP testing begins Tuesday, Sept. 11 for all 6th graders and new students. Testing will be performed in ELA and math classes
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS Parents can now access daily announcements on our website by clicking on this link: http://www.palos128.org/o/ijhs/documents and locating the Daily Announcements Folder.
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS is thrilled to celebrate our students' grandparents at our annual Grandparents Day Celebration on Friday, Sept. 7 from 9:00 - 10:30a!
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
We are excited to welcome all our families to our Open House event, tonight from 6:00 - 7:30!
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Grandparent Day forms went home this week; please have your child return these forms if his/her grandparent(s) are able to attend. If your child needs an additional form, please contact the main office.
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
All students will receive their school issued iPads this week during their orientation. The schedule will be: Wednesday - 8th grade; Thursday - 7th grade; Friday - 6th grade. If a student is absent they will receive their orientation next week.
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
This year, student lunches are now provided by Buona Beef! Each day students have a variety of options to choose from at a great price. See link below for our daily menu: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/211923/2018-2019_Lunch_Menu.docx
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
Bus information is getting mailed out Friday, Aug. 3 to all registered families who require bus transportation. Any questions please call the IJHS office.
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
IJHS Supply Lists are available under student documents found when you "Explore" our site. To assist families you can also use this link: http://palosheightsil.apptegy.us/o/ijhs/browse/30744
almost 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk
Kevin Kirk
We are eagerly anticipating the kick off to the new school year! Just a reminder to all incoming 6th graders that orientation is Thursday, Aug. 16th from 12:30 - 2:00p.
about 3 years ago, Kevin Kirk