L. J. Hauser Jr. High
65 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-3896

Fall Sports Tryouts Are Here!

Posted Aug 27, 2015 | Category: News

Mark your calendars for some fall sport tryouts!

Friday, August 28

7th Grade Soccer
7th Grade Girls Basketball

Monday, August 31

8th Grade Girls Volleyball
8th Grade Girls Basketball

2015 Hauser PTO 100% Fund

Posted Aug 24, 2015 | Category: News


This is the school fundraiser that uses your money, but not your time.

o 100% hassle free! This is the “just write a check” option that is simple and quick.
o 100% tax deductible!
o 100% product sales free!
o 100% of your donation supports the Hauser PTO
o Your generous donation will benefit your children…100%

Giving to the Hauser 100% Fund is completely optional, but parents are encouraged to contribute a suggested amount of $100. Any amount, however, will be 100% appreciated and well utilized.

Please make checks payable to Hauser PTO and submit them to the school office by Friday, September 18th or use cheddar to pay online.

For more information, please contact Erin Durkin at bedurk@comcast.net.

PTO Meeting/Hauser Parent Night next Thursday!

Posted Aug 23, 2015 | Category: Agendas & Minutes

Our first PTO meeting will take place next Thursday 9/3 at 6pm in the Hauser library. Membership is automatic for all Hauser parents and guardians – please join us! Following the meeting is Hauser Parent night, which is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers, starting at 7pm.

Attached is our September 3, 2015 Agenda.

Get in the Spirit with Hauser Spiritwear!

Posted Aug 23, 2015 | Category: Spiritwear

Get your Hauser spiritwear – sale runs through September 10th!  Great selections for all weather.  Attached is the order form.  All orders must be turned into the school office. You can pay with cash or check (made payable to Hauser PTO).  There is also an online payment option through Cheddar Up (a website that accepts payments either via credit card or PayPall accounts).  The small service fee will be applied to your order for using this option.  All online payments must be accompanied by a paper order turned into the school office.

Hauser SpiritWear Catalog 2015

Click here to pay using cheddar.

Get your District 96 calendar / Sign up for Online Student Directory

Posted Aug 23, 2015 | Category: Calendar News

Again, this year you can order a District 96 calendar for $5.  We are trying something new this year for our Hauser PTO Student Directory – we’re going online (will be easier to make corrections and keep current!).  We’ll be offering the online directory free of charge!  To order the calendar and/or the online student directory, please complete the attached order form and return to the school office by September 30th.  Calendars will be distributed to your child through their Advisory teacher.

2015-16 Calendar/Directory Order Form

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!

Posted Aug 20, 2015 | Category: News

Greetings Parents!

On behalf of our Parent Teacher Organization, I would like to welcome all new and returning families to Hauser Jr. High School. We hope everyone enjoyed the summer and is ready for the start of the 2015-2016 school year!

Our PTO symbolizes a special partnership, one that bridges a child’s two very important worlds: home and school. If your child attends Hauser, you are a member of the PTO. We have no dues and have only a few fundraisers throughout the year. Some of the programs sponsored by the PTO include the Eighth Grade Graduation Party, Honor Roll celebrations, Salvation Army Food Drive, Staff Appreciation Week, Scholastic Book Fair, Family Dinner and more!

We encourage you to get involved and be informed. Help make the environment at Hauser as rich as possible for our children. If you have an idea you want to organize, please share it! If you just want to lend a hand, there will be many opportunities – if everyone volunteers for one shift at a PTO event, that would be a huge help – plus students love to see their parents involved at school.

For now, we encourage you to:

  • Subscribe to our Monday Feedblitz . You can sign up in the Newsletter Sign-Up section on the website. The feedblitz will contain information about our fundraisers, events, and volunteer opportunities, as well as important reminders about school and district programs.
  • Follow us on Facebook!
  • Attend our PTO meetings. Our first meeting is from 6-7pm on Thursday, September 3rd in the Hauser library – just prior to Hauser’s Fall Parent Night.
  • Mark your calendar for the PTO-sponsored Town Hall meetings. These will be opportunities for you to ask questions and share your concerns with Hauser administration and PTO members. The first Town Hall meeting will be on Wednesday, October 7th at 9am in the Hauser auditorium.
  • Participate in our fall fundraisers – spiritwear sale, magazine drive or 100% Fund. We also collect Box Tops and Labels for Education and have easy fundraisers with Target and Meijer.
  • Contact any PTO board member with your concerns, questions and/or ideas!
    • Stephanie O’Brien, 1st VP of Communications
    • Lisa Freel, 2nd VP of Members and Volunteers
    • Erin Durkin, 3rd VP of Fundraising
    • Paula Fritsch, Treasurer
    • Michelle Van Nice, Secretary
    • Michele Mendoza, Parliamentarian

Looking forward to a great year!

Carol Barlow
President, Hauser PTO


There is still time to order school supplies

Posted May 24, 2015 | Category: School Supplies

This information was originally posted on May 24, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

You have until the end of June to order next year’s school supplies through The Write Stuff.

Some highlights of the 2015-2016 program include:

  • You can remove items from the list if you already have them!
  • Calculators are not included in the kit, but can be ordered separately if you need one.
  • All kits will be shipped to your home later in the summer – the flat shipping rate is $7.95.
  • This is an online only sale. There is not an option to write a check.
  • A small portion of each sale will benefit our PTO.

Cross it off your to-do list and click here to place your order!

If you have any questions, contact Carol Barlow at carol377@att.net.

Want to get involved with PTO next year?

Posted May 24, 2015 | Category: PTO Board

This information was originally posted on . Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Hauser PTO is looking for help chairing the following committees:

  • Assembly Awards Treat (organize popsicle treat to give all students after the spring awards assembly – 2016)
  • Flowers for 8th graders (organize the purchase and pinning on of flowers for 8th grade band, orchestra and choir members for the spring 2016 concerts)
  • D96 Calendar Sale (communicate and organize sale of D96 calendars at Hauser – fall months)
  • Special Needs Liaison (parent of a student with special needs to serve as the Hauser PTO liaison with a district-wide committee, as well as provide input to our PTO events to improve success of all our events for all students)

Please contact Lisa Freel at freel@prodigy.net or Carol Barlow at carol377@att.net with questions or to get involved!

Chaperones Needed for Friday Night Lights Out Party!!

Posted May 9, 2015 | Category: Events

This information was originally posted on May 9, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Hauser’s Student Council and Smart Club are sponsoring the first Hauser Friday Night Lights Out Party to raise money for the 8th grade class gift.  The event will be held on Friday, May 15th from 7:00pm-8:30pm and will feature the following events: the small gym with a sports mecca of fun, the large gym where the kids can dance the night away, the auditorium where they can take a turn at improv and karaoke and a concession stand and board games in the cafeteria.   Tickets for the event are $5.00.

The 7th graders (winners of the canned food drive collection contest), will enjoy an extra hour at the event with just their class from 6-7p!  

We are looking for parent volunteers to help chaperone the event.  Please click on the link below to help out! Volunteer with a friend and work together!!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot