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Junior High School

Breaking News

April 7, 2021 - April Newsletter Published

Click here for the April 2021 Newsletter.

February 1, 2020 - Trimester 2 Academic All Stars Announced

See Academic All Stars Drawer below!

Asset of the Month

New Lenox School District supports the T.E.A.M. Asset Committee in promoting the “Asset of the Month.” This month’s asset is “Self-Esteem,” which is defined as “young person reports having high self- esteem.”

To reinforce this asset at home, parents can:

  • Express your love for your children regularly and often. Show them and tell them every day how much they mean to you.
  • Write specific things you like about your child on Post-it notes.
  • Celebrate each child's uniqueness. Find something special to value and affirm, whether it's a sense of humor, computer skills, singing voice, or wonderful smile.
  • When your kids make mistakes or bad choices, separate the deed from the doer. The choice is bad, not the child.
  • Treat your children with respect. Listen without interrupting; talk without yelling.
Calendar of Upcoming Events

April 2021
Fri., 04/16/21 Midterm, 3rd Trimester
May 2021
Mon., 5/3/21 - Wed., 5/5/21 Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)
Mon., 5/3/21 - Fri., 5/7/21 Teacher Appreciation Week
Fri., 5/28/21 End of 3rd Trimester
Sun., 5/30/21 Liberty 8th Grade Graduation at Lincoln-Way Central
Community News and Events

Ronald McDonald House Pop Tabs Contest

On Wednesday, March 24, 2021 the Village of Homer Glen challenged the Village of New Lenox to a pop tab challenge, which Mayor Baldermann immediately accepted. The Village that collects the most pop tabs will be deemed the winner. The challenge will end June 30, 2021. All pop tabs will be donated to Ronald McDonald House.  Pop tabs can be dropped off at the New Lenox Village Hall.

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Sports News

BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Boys’ Volleyball Team for finishing out their season with competitive play and winning three out of the last five matches. Throughout the season, it was quite obvious to see that your Patriots were eager to learn and get better each day. With each practice and match that went by, the team gained confidence in themselves and each other to play more and more the right way. As a result, all seven matches played this year were closely contested and fun to watch. Coach Zumpano loved seeing the progress of these 12 young men from day one until the end. Their passion and positive attitude were contagious and that is one of the key elements for a successful season. Way to go boys!

The 8th Grade Boys’ Volleyball Team had a shortened season this year and did not have the usual Des Plaines Valley Conference tournament to finish the season. However, that did not deter the Patriots from being the best they could be, and by taking 2nd place last year in the DPVC tournament, the boys felt they had something to prove. After losing their first match of the season, the team didn't look back and won every match from there on out, while even defeating the team that initially beat them in the beginning of the season. The Patriots concluded the season with a record of six wins and one loss and feel they could also have won it all in the tournament. Coach Hence is extremely proud of the hard work and progress made in such a short time and thanks the team for such a wonderful and memorable season!

GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL

Girls’ 8th Grade Volleyball Sectional Champs!

It's been a strange year. Last season, COVID struck just as the then 7th-grade season was ending. Coach Bollini can vividly remember standing in a locker room in Manteno with a great group of students who were crying their eyes out. Not about shutdowns or the virus, we didn't have any clue about that yet. This was about some unfinished business they had on the volleyball court. Fast forward a year that was filled with a lot of craziness, sadness, and uncertainty to say the least. Now back in school, the girls have a second chance to play some volleyball again. And just like that, they got to work. This group worked extremely hard from day one. They did it with a smile on their faces (mostly) and a ton of laughter, but when they finally got their chance to play again, they were all business.

After an undefeated regular season and a victorious battle for the Regional Championship against Channahon, the team put themselves back into the same position they got themselves into just one EXTREMELY long year ago. They weren't about to let this chance slip away and came out with a win in two games against Bourbonnais U.G.C. There were some tears this time around, but only after we huddled up together one last time as junior high teammates... and Sectional Champions! On to bigger and better things, Patriots! But don't forget, you earned that spot on the wall where your banner will hang!

Congratulations also go out to the 7th Grade Lady Patriots on a hard fought season. The Patriots took on some tough opponents but showed great improvement throughout the year. The girls overcame many obstacles and came together as a team in a very short season. The team faced-off against the Homer Mustangs in the first round of regionals. The Patriots battled down to the final points, but came up short in the end. Thanks again for a great season Patriots. Coach Didier and Bollini are very proud of your efforts.

TRACK AND FIELD

Tryouts will occur from April 6 - 7, followed by practices for the remainder of that week running daily from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Track and Field events that are scheduled for the month of April:

- Monday, April 12th - HOME meet vs Martino JHS (4:00 pm)
- Tuesday, April 13th - HOME meet vs Hickory Creek MS (4:00 pm) - Thursday, April 15th - HOME meet vs Manhattan JHS (4:00 pm)
- Tuesday, April 20th - AWAY meet @ Summit Hill JHS (4:00 pm)
- Tuesday, April 27th - HOME Meet vs Homer JHS
- Thursday, April 29th - HOME meet vs Oak Prairie JHS