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


PTO Town Hall Meeting on Monday Dec 8 at 7pm

Posted Dec 3, 2014 | Category: News

Mark your calendars for PTO’s Town Hall meeting next Monday, December 8th at 7pm in the Hauser auditorium. This is a Q&A format meeting, featuring Dr. Sharma-Lewis and other District 96 staff members. Bring your questions, concerns, and other feedback as they relate to Hauser and our district as a whole!

Let’s Give Thanks for our PTO Volunteers!

Posted Nov 24, 2014 | Category: News

Our PTO wouldn’t be as successful as it is without our wonderful parent volunteers. As we near Thanksgiving, we’d like to acknowledge the following parents and Hauser staff members who’ve taken time from their busy schedules to get involved!! Thank you all…

Diane Silva – webmaster and feedblitz sender

Sandi Briolat – student directory producer

Diane Cervenka – spiritwear coordinator

Jane Wilhelm
Melinda Brom
Jeannine Glavis – Tonight’s teacher dinner organizers
(Jane and Jeannine are also Box Top$ clippers)

Lisa Freel – PTO closet organizer

Sheila Gentile – contributor of copies for the Magazine Drive

Gwen Heine
Diane Powers
Hauser Office Staff – Helpers with our Magazine Drive and distribution of the D96 calendars and directories


Help feed the Teachers on Parent Teacher Conference Night

Posted Nov 11, 2014 | Category: News

Can you help?
On Monday, November 24, 2014, the PTO will be providing a light dinner to Hauser teachers and staff during Parent-Teacher conferences. We are asking for donations of food and drinks, as well as volunteers to help set up and clean up. Click on VolunteerSpot to see what’s needed.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Help for SMART Club

Posted Nov 8, 2014 | Category: News

PTO has been asked to help spread the word….SMART Club is collecting Halloween candy for Operation Gratitude, which sends packages to the U.S. troops. SMART Club is asking Hauser families for monetary donations to help defray their shipping costs. Please send your donation to the office by next Wednesday, November 12 in an envelope marked “SMART Club/Operation Gratitude.”  If you have a connection to UPS or FedEx and might be able to ship a box of candy, please contact Courtney Johns at Hauser.   Thanks!!

Monday After School Program at Hauser

Posted Oct 25, 2014 | Category: News

Looking for something fun and safe for your Hauser student to do on early release Mondays? Check out the After School Program at Hauser offered through Riverside Parks & Recreation from 2:15-6pm each Monday! To get more information or to register, stop by the Rec Department at 10 Pine Avenue in Riverside.

Monday After School Program Flyer

Mark Your Calendars for November PTO meeting

Posted Oct 25, 2014 | Category: News

Our next PTO meeting will be held on Monday, November 3rd at 9am.  In addition to Mr. Juracka’s report and our officer and committee reports, Dr. Bhavna Sharma-Lewis will attend to report on District 96’s goals and progress.  We hope to see many of you at the meeting!!  Our agenda is attached.

Agenda November 3 2014

Directory Update

Posted Oct 18, 2014 | Category: News

Hauser Directories are on the way.  Families who purchased the 2014 / 2015 Hauser Directory will be receiving them the last week in October. They will be distributed to students during advisory.

Magazine Sale – Next Turn in Date is 10/7

Posted Oct 5, 2014 | Category: News

Next order turn in date:   Tuesday, October 7th

Great Prizes Available–  Pick some VIP Ducks and have a chance to throw darts at the Money Board!!

Online Ordering and more!: From the online site, you can order magazines, check your sales report, and email family and friends that can help our school!

Follow theses EASY steps:

1.  Go to http:www.gaschoolstore.com

2.  Click on “Students & Parents Click Here”

3.  Click on “Register Now.” Use our Online Store ID #2657336

Questions: Erin Durkin   708.447.9477   bedurk@comcast.net

First Friday Feature – October 3

Posted Oct 2, 2014 | Category: News

1st friday

On the first Friday of each month, PTO features a new topic of interest. Today, we’re going to highlight the process through which students get teacher help before, after, or during school! We spoke with Mrs. Westin, Assistant Principal, to get 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 pass required).
  • Your child can can get a morning pass (aka a “purple pass”) from her teacher, which allows students to enter school at 8:15 am (no earlier, unless arranged with the teacher).
  • 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. Most teachers check email in the evenings. They will leave a note in the office that it’s OK for your child to enter the school early the next morning (8:15) for help.
  • 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 Mrs. Westin in the school office.

Have a great weekend!