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

Introducing Cougar Buddies

Posted Nov 22, 2015 | Category: District News

How cool is this? Hauser is starting a new group called Cougar Buddies. The mission of the group is to connect students with disabilities and their peers through friendships and activities. If your child is interested in getting involved, please read the attached flyer for more details!

Cougar Buddies Flyer

Cultural Inclusiveness Forum – Monday, Nov 30th

Posted Nov 22, 2015 | Category: Community Events

All District 96 families are invited to attend this community event to be held at Ames School – all the PTO/PTAs have been asked to help spread the word…

We are living in a global community and sparking our children’s interest in other cultural norms, values, beliefs and languages will set them up towards a path of LEADERSHIP AND ENGAGEMENT.  We have great resources within our own community. Let’s discover these hidden riches that may have a profound effect on the future and welfare of our community.  This forum will be held at Ames School on Monday, November 30th from 6:30-8pm.  For more information, contact Pearl Cervantes @ (708) 447-0759.

Cultural Inclusiveness Flier

Les Miserables is this week!

Posted Nov 15, 2015 | Category: Events

Come and support Hauser theater!

8th Grade Parents: We Are RB is on 12/2

Posted Nov 15, 2015 | Category: Eighth Grade Events/Graduation

Mark your calendars for WE ARE RB on the evening of December 2nd.  This is a great way for 8th grade students to learn about the activities, clubs and sports available at RB!  Stop by the RB PTO table to get your parent questions answered or to get more information about getting involved with PTO.

November PTO Meeting is Monday, November 9

Posted Nov 8, 2015 | Category: News

Please join us in the Hauser library for the November PTO meeting at 7pm.  Hear what’s going on at Hauser from our principal, April Mahy, as well as general PTO business.  Our agenda is attached.

Agenda November 9, 2015

November First Friday Feature

Posted Nov 6, 2015 | Category: Friday Feature

1st fridayNovember 2015

On the first Friday of each month, PTO features a topic of interest to parents. Today, we’re going to highlight the process through which students get teacher help before, after, or during school! Mr. Smit, Assistant Principal, gave us the official word on this, as there have been some changes since last year.

So, what do you do if your child is not understanding the math he’s doing in school or doesn’t “get” the science homework? There is confusion in the parent community about this, so we are using this First Friday Feature to lay out the facts.

Here are the choices for getting help:

  • Your child can make arrangements with his teacher to stay after school that day or a different day for additional help (no entry pass required).
  • Your child can can get a morning pass (aka a “purple pass”) from her teacher, which allows students to enter school at 7:30 am.
  • Your child can also email his teacher (or you can) in the evening to let him/her know that he doesn’t understand the assignment. E-mail is a great tool for communicationwith teachers, but it is not guaranteed that a teacher will respond or view the e-mail the night/afternoon it is sent. It is possible you will receive a response from the teacher that night/afternoon, however teachers will touch base with the student the following day to clear up any confusion or provide extra assistance. 
  • Your child can also obtain a pass from her teacher to come in during advisory for help.

So, in other words, help is available – you just need a pass to get it! Hauser teachers and administrators encourage students to take the initiative on their own to seek help, but, of course, parents are always welcome to communicate with teachers (email is usually the fastest).

Any questions about this should be directed to Mr. Smit in the school office.

Have a great weekend!


8th Grade Class Video

Posted Nov 4, 2015 | Category: Eighth Grade Events/Graduation

Attention 8th Grade Parents

8th grade parent Wendy Winkler has volunteered to make a video for the class and to be distributed at the end of the year!  See the attached flier for more details.  Thank you, Wendy.

8th Grade Video Information and Order Form

Donations Needed for Parent-Teacher Conference Meal, Monday, November 23, 2015

Posted Nov 1, 2015 | Category: Teacher Appreciation

Hauser PTO will be providing Dinner in the Library (LRC) for the Hauser Staff during Parent Teacher Conferences on Monday, November 23, 2015.

Can you donate a batch of chili, salad, drinks or desserts?
Can you help set-up or clean-up?
If so…Please Sign Up!

Click here to sign up now!

You can drop off items in the Library between 3:00pm and 4:00pm.
Volunteer to set-up from 3:00-4:00.
Volunteer to serve from 4:00-5:00.
Clean-up from 5:00-6:00.

Thanks in Advance!

If you should have any questions please feel free to contact Debbie Brand at deb_brand@yahoo.com.

The Teacher Appreciation Committee

Come to our November PTO Meeting!

Posted Nov 1, 2015 | Category: Meetings/Agendas/Minutes

Please join us for our PTO meeting next Monday, November 9th at 7pm in the Hauser library. Look for an agenda in next week’s feedblitz.