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Jesse White Learning Academy

October 3rd Newsletter Below

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Parent Involvement

Parents, we welcome you to partner with us to maximize your student’s potential and education. We hope to see you at our monthly parent meetings as well as, PTO, and other school sponsored events. Please look for a calendar of events in our Student Handbook. We welcome volunteerism in many forms. Please see our school secretary if you would like to volunteer.  

 

Special Services

Students requiring accommodations due to an IEP or 504 Plan will receive accommodations by our dynamic special education team. Ms. Hayes, K-2, [email protected] , Ms. Ramirez, 3-5, [email protected] , and Ms. Diaz, 6-8, [email protected].  

 

Our dynamic team of teachers are listed below with their email addresses. 

2022-2023 JWLA Teachers: 

Kindergarten: 

Ms. Lopez

Ms. Segovia

[email protected]

[email protected] 

Kindergarten: 

Ms. Kidd

Ms. Pierson

[email protected]

[email protected] 

1st  grade:

Ms. Hicks

[email protected]   

1st  grade:

Ms. Ward

[email protected]  

2nd  grade: 

Mrs. Zeimetz

Mr. Terry

[email protected]

[email protected] 

 2nd  grade: 

Ms.  Jones

[email protected]

 

3rd grade:

Ms. Kebr

Mr. Hewitt

[email protected]

[email protected] 

3rd grade: 

Ms Lambert

[email protected]

 

4th grade: 

Mrs. McGee

[email protected] 

4th grade: 

Ms. Marcano

Ms. Cerullo

[email protected]  

[email protected] 

5th grade: 

Ms. Oliver

Mr. Lutvi

[email protected]

[email protected] 

5th grade:

Mr. Wheeler

[email protected] 

6th Grade

Mrs. Tenner (Math/SS)

Mr. Watts

[email protected]

[email protected] 

6th Grade

Ms. Ivey (ELA/Science)

[email protected] 

7th Grade

Mr. Finney (Math)

[email protected] 

7th Grade

Ms. Martin (Social Studies)

[email protected]     

8th Grade

Ms. Alexander (ELA)

[email protected] 

8th Grade (Science)

Mrs. Kampwirth-ruhl

[email protected]  

K-8 Art

Mr. Salus

[email protected] 

K-8 Spanish

Mrs. Dowdy

[email protected] 

K-8 Music

Mr. Griffin

[email protected] 

K-8 Band

Mr. Bryant

[email protected] 

K-8 P. E

Mr. Prouty

[email protected] 

K-8 P.E

Ms. Matthews

[email protected] 

 

We look forward to a successful and positive year filled with rigorous learning experiences for all children. Please always check our website for updates and school supply lists. https://www.sd1525.org/JesseWhiteLearningAcademy.aspx   

Please feel free to reach out to me anytime, by email or phone, if you have any questions. I can be reached by email at  [email protected] or office phone (708) 825-2190.

 

Kind regards, 

Ms. Latrice Johnson

708-825-2190

"Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be." - Rita Pierson

Sports are underway Make sure you have a current Physical!

Cross Country is going on now!!!

Cross Country Last Meet coming up! 
Contact Ms Diaz or Mr Wheeler. 

Jesse White Learning Academy Mission and Beliefs

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Mission: 
Maximize student achievement and personal growth by fostering a unique path to greatness. 

Beliefs: 
We believe student achievement and personal growth is improved when: 
  1.  Strong school, home and community partnerships are cultivated
  2. Rigorous and relevant instruction, along with high expectations are the norm.
  3. Research, data, and educational best practices drive decision-making.
  4.  A culture of mutual respect and empathy is established.
  5. A safe, clean, secure and inviting atmosphere is maintained.

Administrative Team

Ms. Latrice Johnson - Principal
Ms. Killeen Sharp  - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Sandra Jaime - Assistant Principal
Kimberly Myles  - Administrative Assistant 
 Taren Brown - School Secretary
 

Covid Testing Permission slip (Mouth swab)

Check out below!

Jesse White Learning Academy  is proud to offer weekly student testing through a mouth swab. Currently we have 250 students who have signed up for this process. Thank you for working with us to help keep all students and staff safe.  If you have not provided consent for your student to be tested yet, please notify the office so we can send home a consent form with your student Or click the link above. One Kindergarten student stated "It tickled".
 

Location

16910 Western Ave.
Hazel Crest, IL. 60429 
Phone - 708-825-2190

Teacher Spotlight

Hazel Crest Teacher Rewards Art Class Students With New Sneakers They Designed Themselves

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CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s been a tough year for kids, but a Hazel Crest teacher found a way to reward his students with new sneakers.

These shoes weren’t designed by Adidas or Reebok, they came straight from the students’ imaginations.


CBS 2 Morning Insider Tim McNicholas was there when their hard work paid off.

What wound up on their new shoes started on the minds of the students in Mr. Ben Salus’s art class.

“You can have your great ideas come to fruition right now,” Salus said.

His students are about to get their first look at the coolest new kicks in town—shoes they designed themselves.

“You had a creative idea and you made something of it,” Salus said.

Anthony Amos spent weeks bringing those ideas to life. He’s a professional artist who hand-paints custom designs on sneakers; a craft he started as a kid, when his family couldn’t afford the cool new shoes.

“This project was really close to home, mainly because it is exactly why I got into customizing shoes,” Amos said.

Amos unveiled the finished product at the Jesse White Learning Academy.

“I’m happy,” student Eric Rockett said after seeing his new shoes. “My favorite thing is the dinosaur part.”

“These shoes are something special, and I’ll keep them by my side for a very long time,” DaAngelo Jones said.

“I thought the yellows and the pinks look good together,” Danielle Moore said. “I’m excited to wear these, see which outfit could go best with these.”

“Man, I’m keeping back from crying,” Salus said. “I feel like they had a bigger sense of what they accomplished this year, just holding something like this.”

“Pure elation to see a child just go, ‘Wow I made this,’” Amos said.

Salus has come up with a name for the project: From Concepts to Kicks.


He’s already raising funds for next year when the challenge will expand district wide.


Upcoming Events

Dec
19

Board of Education Meeting

Mon Dec 19 2022
Dec
23
Dec
26

WINTER BREAK

Mon Dec 26 2022
to Fri Dec 30 2022
Jan
02

WINTER BREAK

Mon Jan 2 2023
to Fri Jan 6 2023
Jan
09

School Resumes

Mon Jan 9 2023
Jan
16

DR. MLK HOLIDAY-NO SCHOOL

Mon Jan 16 2023