L. J. Hauser Jr. High
65 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
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D96 Introduces New Hauser Principal

Posted Apr 16, 2014 | Category: News

jurackaSteven Juracka, associate principal of curriculum and instruction at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, Ill., has been named the new principal of Hauser Jr. High. Prior to his current position, Mr. Juracka served as an elementary school assistant principal in Lansing, Ill. He began his teaching career as a social studies teacher at Bloom High School, before moving to North Carolina, where he began his administrative career as an assistant principal at Belmont Middle School in Belmont, NC.

Mr. Juracka has a B.A. in Social Studies Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He was selected via an extensive interview process, from an initial pool of nearly 100 applications. District 96 administrators conducted screening interviews with 14 candidates, and invited seven of those candidates for final interviews with a District 96 stakeholder committee.

Committee members were impressed with Mr. Juracka’s child-centered approach to the principal position, experience as an instructional leader in elementary, middle and high school settings, ability to establish and facilitate a common vision that is focused on the needs of children, and his focus on building honest and strong relationships with all stakeholders. Those who have worked with Mr. Juracka describe him as a motivational leader who is fair, respectful, and extremely caring when working with students in all situations. Former supervisors shared that he has excellent interpersonal skills, is an inspirational role model for students, and has a strong background in curriculum and instructional practices.



PTO Meeting Tomorrow: Thursday April 10th @ 6:30 p.m

Posted Apr 9, 2014 | Category: Agendas & Minutes, News

dontforgetPlease join us at the PTO meeting tomorrow Thursday, April 10th at 6:30 pm in the Hauser LRC.  Parents of incoming 6th graders are invited to join us this month so bring them along! The PTO Meeting is a great way to learn what’s happening at Hauser. Dr. Sharma-Lewis will be joining us and we’ll be getting a readout from the Nominating Committee on recommendations for the 2014-15 Hauser PTO Board.

Download the April Agenda

Remember, every Hauser parent is automatically a member of the PTO and we depend on you getting involved. We hope to see you there!

 



Volunteers still needed for Honor Roll Recognition this Wednesday

Posted Apr 6, 2014 | Category: Honor Roll Recognition, News, Volunteer Opportunities

Just a few more volunteers are needed for the Spring Honor Roll Recognition Ice Cream social held in the Hauser Cafeteria this Wednesday, April 9th from 2:30-4:45.

ice-cream-sundaePlease visit “Volunteer Spot” to sign up for your volunteer opportunities.

Set up: 2:30-3:15 (2 people)

Sign-in: 3:15-3:45 (2 people)

Servers: 3:15-4:30 (8 people)

Clean up: 4:00-4:45 (1 person)

The Honor Roll Recognition events are sponsored by the PTO. If you have any questions, please email Michelle at michellemarconi@ameritech.net.



Volunteers needed for Honor Roll Recognition next Wednesday

Posted Apr 3, 2014 | Category: Honor Roll Recognition, News, Volunteer Opportunities

Honor Roll Recognition Chairs are seeking volunteers for the Winter Honor Roll Recognition Ice Cream Social, which will be after school on Wednesday, April 9th.

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Please visit “Volunteer Spot” to sign up for your volunteer opportunities.

Set up: 2:30-3:15 (4 people)

Sign-in: 3:15-3:45 (6 people)

Servers: 3:15-4:30 (12 people)

Clean up: 4:00-4:45 (4 people)

 

 

The Honor Roll Recognition events are sponsored by the PTO. If you have any questions, please email Michelle at michellemarconi@ameritech.net.



Want to Stop Defiance & Disrespect? Learn how tonight at the District Speaker Event

Posted Mar 30, 2014 | Category: Community Events, News

District 96 is hosting America’s Calm Coach Kirk Martin for a speaking engagement and all are welcome. The first presentation will be tonight 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the Hauser Auditorium. If you can’t make it tonight there will be a  second presentation tomorrow morning, April 1st 9:30am-11:30am on the second floor of Village Hall.

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Nominations Cmte Seeks VP of Communications & Treasurer Candidates

Posted Mar 20, 2014 | Category: News, Volunteer Opportunities

The Nominations Committee is looking for volunteers to fill two remaining positions on the 2014-15 PTO Board: 1st VP-Communications and Treasurer.

Please consider making a commitment to the PTO Board. Yes, it is a big deal, but it’s important and it’s worth it. Junior High is a pivotal time for students and parents alike, and potentially your last chance to be this involved in your child’s school experience.

The 1st VP-Communications chairs the Publicity Committee and supports event and activity committees to ensure quality communication of Hauser PTO information to school community. This includes working closely with the webmaster to post content and share via Feedblitz, managing the PTO’s social media (Facebook and Twitter) channels, providing PTO news for the Hauser Hi-Lines, and releasing PTO news to local media.

The treasurer serves as custodian of the PTO’s finances, including collecting revenue, paying authorized expenses, reporting monthly financial activity, preparing year-end financial reports, and facilitating an annual audit.

Please contact Romy Vargas at missromy@aol.com to add your name to the 2014-15 slate of officers.



2014 Writing Contest

Posted Mar 20, 2014 | Category: News, Philanthropy

The PTO is pleased to once again sponsor prizes for Hauser’s annual photo-inspired Creative Writing Contest.

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Here’s the deal:

  • Open to all Hauser students. One entry per person.
  • The story must be inspired by the contest photo, appropriate for a middle school audience, an original work of fiction, and less than 1,500 typed words.
  • Submit all entries by email to writingcontest@district96.org by Friday, April 25.
  • Please include full name with submission.

 



PTO Meeting Tomorrow: Thursday March 13th @ 6:30 p.m.

Posted Mar 11, 2014 | Category: News

reminderPlease join us at the PTO meeting tomorrow March 13th @ 6:30 pm. in the Hauser LRC.  We have another busy agenda planned and will be taking care of important PTO business at the meeting including voting on revised standing rules and the proposed slate of 2014-15 PTO officers.

We hope to see you there!



Be Part of PTO Leadership

Posted Mar 5, 2014 | Category: News

The PTO Nominating Committee is seeking volunteers for the 2014-15 Executive Board. There are several key positions open. If you are interested, please contact Romy Vargas at missromy@aol.com.

Open Postions:

  • President
  • First Vice President – Communications
  • Second Vice President – Member Services
  • Treasurer
  • Parlimentarian

Please contact Romy by the March 13 PTO meeting.

The members of the Nominating Committee are Romy Vargas, Stephanie Schulte, Jodi Connelly, Mary Komperda and Dorene Fliger, with Carol Barlow and Kim Bolton as alternates.