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  • WE ARE THE WORLD - International Night
  • West Chicago Middle School Chorus Concert
  • 8th Grade Student Finalist in Writing Competition
  • College Scholarship Raffle Winner
  • West Chicago Middle School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll
  • Last Day of School
  • 8th Grade Graduation


Gary School Multicultural Club presents........
WE ARE THE WORLD - International Night

  • Date: Friday, May 20, 2011
  • Time: 6:00pm
  •  Cost : $3.00 - Ages 13+ $1.00 - Ages 5 - 12 Free - Under 5
  • Place: West Chicago Middle School, Gymnasium
    238 E. Hazel St., West Chicago

     Over 200 Gary School students have been meeting every Friday after school since January to learn about Israel, USA-Hawaii, Italy, the Phillippines and Mexico. Teachers, as well as parent volunteers, taught the children about these countries through dancing, art projects,singing and stories, myths and legends, history and geography. In Friday's performance, the students will be singing songs and dancing to music representing these countries.

     The dances will include:

  • Hava Nagila from Israel
  • Huki Lau and a fire dance from Hawaii
  • Tarantella a gypsy dance from Italy
  • Tinikling, a rhythmic dance from the Philippines
  • El Cerro de la Silla from Mexico

     Tickets are limited. To purchase tickets ahead of time please email Mrs. Gina Grupe at and put in subject line: ticket order.

West Chicago Middle School Chorus Concert

  • Date: Monday, May 23, 2011
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Place: West Chicago Middle School, Gymnasium
    238 E. Hazel St.
  • No Cost

     You are invited to the final performance of the West Chicago Middle School Chorus. The theme of the concert is "At the Movies". For more information please contact Heidi Herman, Chorus Director, at 630-293-6060 ext. 221 or

8th Grade Student Finalist in Writing Competition

     Alyssa Lenning, a student from Mr. Johnson's Language Arts class at West Chicago Middle School, was recently selected as the Illinois Level 1 Finalist for Letters About Literature contest - a statewide reading and writing competition. This year Illinois set a record for the highest number of entries by a state - 6,643 letters.

     "Letters About Literature invites children to write to an author whose work has somehow changed the child's view of the world or self." Students are encouraged to write how the book, short story or poem affected them on a personal level or "write from the heart".

     Alyssa's letter made it through two rounds of judging on the national level and a third round of judging on the state level to emerge as an Illinois Level 1 Finalist. Congratulations Alyssa!

College Scholarship Raffle Winner

     The Foundation for Educational Excellence for Elementary School District 33 is pleased to announce the winner of the scholarship raffle drawn on Thursday, May 5, 2011 Julie Gomez of West Chicago won the scholarship. Only 178 tickets were sold this year - the $1780.00 scholarship reflects the gross receipts of $3560.00 being split between the winner and the Foundation according to the prize rules. Deb Ramsey, also of West Chicago, won the second prize of a $500.00 savings bond donated by DuPage National Bank.

     The Foundation trustees wish to thank all of those who supported the raffle fundraiser this year.

West Chicago Middle School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

     To view the list of West Chicago Middle School students who earned Honor Roll Recognition for the 3rd quarter, please visit the District 33 website at

Last Day of School

     Please note: The last day of school for 8th grade, kindergarten and preschool students is different than students in 1st through 7th grade.

  • Last day for 8th grade is June 1st (normal day)
  • Last day for kinder is June 6 (normal day)
  • Last day for preschool is June 3 (normal day)
  • Last day for 1st through 7th is June 7 (normal start time w/quick turn around)

     If you have any questions please contact your school.

8th Grade Graduation

     After being informed that West Chicago Community High School would no longer be available as the location for 8th Grade Graduation, the members of the Board of Education as well as District 33 Administration researched and discussed many different possibilities. The final decision has been made to hold the 8th grade graduation ceremony in the West Chicago Middle School gymnasium. In order to accommodate all of the students and four guests per student, the graduation ceremony will be held on two different nights:

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2011 7pm
    Last names starting with letters A - L

  • Thursday, June 2, 2011 7pm
    Last names starting with letters M - Z

     The last day of attendance for all 8th graders will be Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

Vote for the Official City Flower

  • Date: Saturday, May 21, 2011
  • Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Place: City Booth on Main Street Blooming Fest

All students and their families are invited to vote for the Official City of West Chicago Flower during the Blooming Fest activities.

Also....... Help Beautify West Chicago.......

  • Time: 8:00am
  • Place: Fox Community Center 306 Main Street, West Chicago

 ........ by planting flowers in the downtown area. Community members and families are invited to plant. Petunias will be provided - Just bring a shovel! For more information visit the City of West Chicago.

  • Gina Steinbrecher
    • West Chicago Elementary School District 33
    • Community Relations Specialist
    • 630.293.6000 ext. 201


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