We are proud to announce that February’s Jump Rope for Heart event raised $1551.58 for the American Heart Association. This was a wonderful event because our students took an interest in two things: heart health and helping others. Thank you to all the families, relatives, and friends who supported our students in their fund-raising efforts. Remember to keep your heart healthy by following the “Five for Life”: Limit sodium consumption, avoid sugary drinks, don’t smoke, eat a nutritious diet, and exercise at least 60 minutes per day.
Registration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!
District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.
Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Keller Jr High.
Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at http://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.
If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or
We are thrilled to be supporting the American Heart Association to help teach our students and families how to take care of their hearts through the Jump Rope For Heart program. Jump Rope For Heart at Nathan Hale will take place the week of February 2-6, during your child’s physical education class. Donation envelopes are due Friday, February 6, 2015 (donations are optional). We hope you are as excited as we are to support our students in this important experience. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Additionally, District 54 is participating in National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6. We are asking all students and staff to wear red shirts that day to bring awareness to the nation’s #1 cause of death: Heart Disease.
Nathan Hale Physical Education
Good evening. All District 54 schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, due to the weather. All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well.
The Rafferty Administration Center will be open, but RAC employees can report to work at 9 a.m.
The decision to close school is not one we make lightly. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car).
District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control (such as today’s blizzard) sometimes dictate that we close. Thank you for your understanding and support. The decision to close schools is made one day at a time.
The state is only allowing students in grades 6 through 12 to take the survey. Students are required to take the survey at school and will be given time in District 54 during the week of Feb. 2.
All District 54 teachers will be asked to take the survey on Jan. 28. The State Board of Education is only administering the survey to certified teachers whose primary responsibility involves teaching students for the majority of the school day and year.
- Family Math Night on Jan. 13: The District 54 Math Team will lead parents and their children (early childhood through eighth grade) as they explore activities and games that support mathematical learning. Schaumburg Parent University presents Family Math Night on Jan. 13
- Family Literacy Night on Jan. 21: The District 54 Literacy Team and Schaumburg Township District Library are hosting this event for parents and students in early childhood through second grade. Families will engage in a variety of fun activities that revolve around reading and writing. Schaumburg Parent University presents Family Literacy Night – Jan. 21
All District 54 schools will be closed again tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 9. The National Weather Service is calling for wind chill values as low as -21 in the morning, when children will be walking to school or waiting at bus stops.
We know that it’s frustrating to have three days off this week, especially after two weeks of winter break and especially for working parents. The District 54 staff wants students in the classrooms learning.
However, our number one priority every day is keeping children safe. We have about 8,000 students who ride a bus. The other 6,500 students either walk or get a ride to school. We cannot assume that all students can get a ride to school on a cold weather day. We also can’t assume that all children will be dressed appropriately for this weather.
The Hoffman Estates Park District and YMCA have announced that they will be offering child care for elementary school students when schools close for cold weather days. We hope that this will help out some of our families. For more information, visit the websites below.
All after-school and evening activities are canceled as well. The Rafferty Administration Center will be open. Thank you for your understanding and support.