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East Leyden High School

  • Week of March 27, 2017

    Posted by Jacqueline Uzueta at 3/24/2017 9:00:00 AM

    Happening This Week

    Monday,3/27 thru Friday, 3/31 Spring Break No Classes

    Summer School 2017      summer

    Summer school registration takes place on:

    Class of 2021 January 23-26

    Upperclassmen March 20-June 2

    Summer school classes will be held at the East Campus. Classes will run as follows:

    June 12 - 15          July 5 - 7 (No classes on July 3 & 4)

    June 19 - 22          July 10 - 14

    June 26- 29           July 17 - 20

    Tuition is $125 per .5 credit. Courses will be closed when registrations have reached maximum size or canceled if there is insufficient paid registration. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollments past the listed deadline will be considered based on space availability. Students should see their counselor if they have questions regarding summer courses.

    Option #1: Leyden Web Site Enrollment. Registration can be completed at www.leyden212.org.

    Option #2: On-site enrollment at each campus.

    Cashiers at each campus will enroll students and accept payment. Cashiers can accept checks, cash, or credit/debit cards (Visa/MasterCard). Checks should be made payable to: Leyden High School.

    Full payment will be due at the time of registration, and refunds will only be issued if a course is canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Fees also apply to courses to be audited without credit.

    We will offer bus transportation to students who live within the district and are more than 1.5 miles from East Leyden High School.

    For questions about summer school please contact Vita Terenzio at 847-451-3095.

    Summer Behind-The-Wheel Instruction     driving school

    The cost for registration will be $250. Registration for driver education behind-the-wheel instruction will begin on April 10.

    Dates for BTW sessions are:

    Session One: Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 15

    Session Two: Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 29

    Session Three: Wednesday, July 5 – Monday, July 17 (No classes on July 4)

    Session Four: Tuesday, July 18 – Friday, July 28

    For questions regarding driver education please contact Joe Hamilton, Driver Education Coordinator, at 847-451-3014 or jhamilton@leyden212.org.

     

    REMINDERS FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE/ RECORDATORIOS DE LA OFICINA DE SALUD

    Parents/Guardians: If your student texts or calls you because they are sick, please instruct them to go to the health office. The health office will contact you and then a pass will be given to your student so they can be released from school. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Padres/Guardianes: Si su estudiante le manda mensajes o le llama porque están enfermos, por favor de decirles que vayan a la oficina de salud. La oficina de salud se pondrá en contacto con usted y luego se le dará un pase a su estudiante para que se vaya a la casa. Gracias por su cooperación.

    REMINDER FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN STUDENTS/RECORDATORIOS PARA ESTUDIANTES DEL PRIMER AÑO

    Per Illinois state law, all incoming freshman students must have a physical examination taken within a year prior to entering 9th grade.  All freshman medical forms are due in the East Leyden High School Health Office by June 1, 2017. Students may not start school until all medical forms are turned in and checked for completion by the school health aide. Keep in mind that a sports physical does not fulfill the requirement for a freshman physical. Please make your student’s physical examination appointment NOW so that late fees can be avoided.

    Por ley del estado de Illinois todos los estudiantes de primer año deben tener un examen físico recibido dentro de un año antes de entrar en el noveno grado. Todas las formas médicas del primer año se deben entregar a la Oficina de Salud East Leyden High School antes del 1 de junio de 2017.  Los estudiantes no pueden comenzar la escuela hasta que todos los formularios médicos se entregan y se comprueban por la ayudante de salud en la escuela. Tenga en cuenta que un examen físico para deportes no cumple el requisito para un examen físico de primer año. Por favor, haga la cita del examen físico de su hijo/a ahora para que las multas finales puedan ser evitadas.

    REMINDER FOR JUNIOR STUDENTS/RECORDATORIOS PARA ESTUDIANTES DEL TERCER AÑO

    For the upcoming school year 2017-2018, any child entering the 12th grade shall show proof of having received two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) prior to entering the 12th grade.  The first dose shall have been received on or after the 10th birthday, and the second dose shall have been received at least eight weeks after the first dose.  If the first dose was administered when the child is 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required. Please provide proof of this immunization.  It is due by June 1st 2017.

    Para todos los estudiantes que entran en el grado 12 durante el año escolar 2017-2018 tendrán que mostrar prueba de haber recibido dos dosis de la vacuna conjugada contra el meningococo (MCV4) antes de entrar en el grado 12. La primera dosis deberá haber recibido a o después de los 10 años de edad, y la segunda dosis haya sido recibida por lo menos ocho semanas después de la primera dosis. Si la primera dosis se administró cuando el niño/a tenía 16 años de edad o más, se requiere una sola dosis.

    Por favor de darnos prueba de esta vacuna.  Necesitamos que entregues la prueba de esta vacuna antes del 1 de junio, 2017.

    Congratulations
    Congratulations Alan Ramirez (11), Haddasah Moser (12), Alexa Jennings (12), and Amy Nicholson (11) who were awarded IHSA All Sectional Actors for their performances in Leyden's productions of They Came from Mars and Code Name Verity.

    IHSA1    IHSA3 IHSA2

    Student Services Update
    ATTENTION ALL PARENTS:

    Don’t miss the following upcoming event that is JUST FOR YOU!!!
    Register Today for Leyden Parent University on Saturday, May 13 from 9a-12:30p. Leyden Parent University will assist YOU in best supporting your child’s success both during and after high school.  Sessions will be delivered in both English and Spanish and the event will include both lunch and a chance to win a scholarship for your child! Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Full description of the event: English / Spanish.
    Remember, this event is open to only parents/guardians in order to accommodate as many individuals as possible. Students and children are not allowed to attend.
    To register, call 847-451-3031 or visit the following link: http://tinyurl.com/lpuregistration
    Sophomores:
    Sophomore students are participating in their third Counselor Group Guidance lesson. As part of the lesson, students are learning and thinking about how their skills, interests, and abilities can align to their postsecondary plans.  Students are working on creating a “Road Map” of their future and considering the next steps they need to take in order to make their plans a reality! Ask them to show you their Road Map!

    Check out what's new this week in our #leydenpride at Storify. Click the photo.

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  • Week of March 20, 2017

    Posted by Jacqueline Uzueta at 3/17/2017 3:00:00 PM
    Happening this Week
    Monday, 3/20 (Pajama Day)
    Tuesday, 3/21 (Neon/Tie Dye Day)
    Wednesday, 3/22 (Dress to Impress Day)

    Safe Celebration Party, E-Field House, 6pm-9pm
    Thursday, 3/23 (Blue & Gold Day)
    Friday, 3/24 (Class Colors/Junior Olympics Shirt Day)

    Summer School 2017      summer
    Summer school registration takes place on:
    Class of 2021 January 23-26
    Upperclassmen March 20-June 2
    Summer school classes will be held at the East Campus. Classes will run as follows:
    June 12 - 15          July 5 - 7 (No classes on July 3 & 4)
    June 19 - 22          July 10 - 14
    June 26- 29           July 17 - 20

    Tuition is $125 per .5 credit. Courses will be closed when registrations have reached maximum size or canceled if there is insufficient paid registration. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollments past the listed deadline will be considered based on space availability. Students should see their counselor if they have questions regarding summer courses.
    Option #1: Leyden Web Site Enrollment. Registration can be completed at www.leyden212.org.
    Option #2: On-site enrollment at each campus.
    Cashiers at each campus will enroll students and accept payment. Cashiers can accept checks, cash, or credit/debit cards (Visa/MasterCard). Checks should be made payable to: Leyden High School.
    Full payment will be due at the time of registration, and refunds will only be issued if a course is canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Fees also apply to courses to be audited without credit.
    We will offer bus transportation to students who live within the district and are more than 1.5 miles from East Leyden High School. For questions about summer school please contact Vita Terenzio at 847-451-3095.

    Summer Behind-The-Wheel Instruction     driving school
    The cost for registration will be $250. Registration for driver education behind-the-wheel instruction will begin on April 10.
    Dates for BTW sessions are:
    Session One: Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 15
    Session Two: Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 29
    Session Three: Wednesday, July 5 – Monday, July 17 (No classes on July 4)
    Session Four: Tuesday, July 18 – Friday, July 28

    For questions regarding driver education please contact Joe Hamilton, Driver Education Coordinator, at 847-451-3014 or jhamilton@leyden212.org.

    REMINDERS FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE/ RECORDATORIOS DE LA OFICINA DE SALUD
    Parents/Guardians: If your student texts or calls you because they are sick, please instruct them to go to the health office. The health office will contact you and then a pass will be given to your student so they can be released from school. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Padres/Guardianes: Si su estudiante le manda mensajes o le llama porque están enfermos, por favor de decirles que vayan a la oficina de salud. La oficina de salud se pondrá en contacto con usted y luego se le dará un pase a su estudiante para que se vaya a la casa. Gracias por su cooperación.

    REMINDER FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN STUDENTS/RECORDATORIOS PARA ESTUDIANTES DEL PRIMER AÑO

    Per Illinois state law, all incoming freshman students must have a physical examination taken within a year prior to entering 9th grade.  All freshman medical forms are due in the East Leyden High School Health Office by June 1, 2017. Students may not start school until all medical forms are turned in and checked for completion by the school health aide. Keep in mind that a sports physical does not fulfill the requirement for a freshman physical. Please make your student’s physical examination appointment NOW so that late fees can be avoided.

    Por ley del estado de Illinois todos los estudiantes de primer año deben tener un examen físico recibido dentro de un año antes de entrar en el noveno grado. Todas las formas médicas del primer año se deben entregar a la Oficina de Salud East Leyden High School antes del 1 de junio de 2017.  Los estudiantes no pueden comenzar la escuela hasta que todos los formularios médicos se entregan y se comprueban por la ayudante de salud en la escuela. Tenga en cuenta que un examen físico para deportes no cumple el requisito para un examen físico de primer año. Por favor, haga la cita del examen físico de su hijo/a ahora para que las multas finales puedan ser evitadas.

    REMINDER FOR JUNIOR STUDENTS/RECORDATORIOS PARA ESTUDIANTES DEL TERCER AÑO

    For the upcoming school year 2017-2018, any child entering the 12th grade shall show proof of having received two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) prior to entering the 12th grade.  The first dose shall have been received on or after the 10th birthday, and the second dose shall have been received at least eight weeks after the first dose.  If the first dose was administered when the child is 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required. Please provide proof of this immunization.  It is due by June 1st 2017.

    Para todos los estudiantes que entran en el grado 12 durante el año escolar 2017-2018 tendrán que mostrar prueba de haber recibido dos dosis de la vacuna conjugada contra el meningococo (MCV4) antes de entrar en el grado 12. La primera dosis deberá haber recibido a o después de los 10 años de edad, y la segunda dosis haya sido recibida por lo menos ocho semanas después de la primera dosis. Si la primera dosis se administró cuando el niño/a tenía 16 años de edad o más, se requiere una sola dosis.
    Por favor de darnos prueba de esta vacuna.  Necesitamos que entregues la prueba de esta vacuna antes del 1 de junio, 2017.

    Pick a side!  Do some good!

    St. Baldrick's

    Join us in a friendly competition to see which campus can raise the most funds for childhood cancer research! Kids' cancers are different from adult cancers and childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded. Staff and Students will be shaving their heads in solidarity March 23rd at the West Leyden’s Safe Celebration. Every dollar makes a difference for the thousands of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers.  CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO EAST, and CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO WEST.

     

    U.S. Navy Band Concert

    U.S. Navy Band

    Click photo to reserve your tickets.

    Leyden's Music Department has the honor of being selected to host the United States Navy Band live in concert. The US Navy Band is one of the very best bands in the world, an American musical treasure. The opportunity to hear them in the Midwest is truly rare, as they are based in Washington, DC. This special performance will be at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 20, West Leyden HS. (The concert will be in the field house rather than the auditorium, so several thousand can fit). Best of all, the US Navy Band concert is free and open to the public!

    Click Here for a U.S. Navy Concert publicity poster.

    Check out what's new this week in our #leydenpride at Storify. Click the photo.

    #leydenpride

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  • Week of March 13, 2017

    Posted by Jacqueline Uzueta at 3/10/2017 5:00:00 PM

    Happening This Week

    Monday, 3/13

    Give a Teddy a Heat Fundraiser, E-SC, 10:19am-12:44pm

     Tuesday, 3/14

    Italian National Exam, E-LTheater, 7:30am-2:30pm

    Give a Teddy a Heart Fundraiser, E-SC, 10:19am-12:44pm

    Parent Teacher Conferences, E-FH, 5pm-7:30pm

    STEAM Fair, E-FH, 5pm-7:30pm

    Wednesday, 3/15

    Give a Teddy a Heart Fundraiser, E-SC, 10:19am-12:44pm

     Winter Instrumental Concert, E-Aud, 7-9:30pm

    Thursday, 3/16

    Exceptional Eagle Breakfast, E-LTheater, 7-7:30am

    Give a Teddy a Heart Fundraiser, E-SC, 10:19am-12:44pm

    Jostens Announcements Delivery (Make Up), E-SC, 10:19am-12:44pm

     Friday, 3/17

    Give a Teddy a Heart Fundraiser, E-SC, 10:19am-12:44pm

    Badminton Eagle Invite, Classroom 292, 4:30pm-8:30pm

    IHSA Preview Performance, E-LTheater, 7pm-9pm

    Safe Celebration

    Safe Celebration

     

    LET’S SWING, BABY!

    All Leyden Eagles are invited to enjoy an exciting evening of big band and vocal jazz at Leyden's Annual Jazz Night, featuring performances by Leyden’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Drum Club, Women of Jazz, East and West Jazz Bands, Jazz Choir, and Studio Band. This year’s event will be held in the West Leyden Auditorium at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 13. The performance is free, and the food is cheap. Hope to see you there!

    WINTER INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT:

    All Leyden students and staff are invited to the annual Winter Instrumental Concert. This year's event will be held at 7:00 PM on March 15 in the East Campus auditorium. The concert is free and will feature a wide variety of exciting music performed by Leyden's String Orchestra, Concert, and Symphonic Bands.

    SUPPORT OUR TROOPS:

    Direct from Washington, DC, the United States Navy Band is Live in Concert at 7:00 PM on Monday March 20, West Leyden. The performance is free, so come out and enjoy an evening of world-class entertainment while supporting our troops. 

    Pick a side!  Do some good!

    St. Baldrick's

    Join us in a friendly competition to see which campus can raise the most funds for childhood cancer research! Kids' cancers are different from adult cancers and childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded. Staff and Students will be shaving their heads in solidarity March 23rd at the West Leyden’s Safe Celebration. Every dollar makes a difference for the thousands of infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers.  CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO EAST, and CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO WEST.

    Student Artists Win Another Award at the IHSAE Exhibit!

    February 11 to March 5, 2017, the Illinois High School Art Exhibition took place in Chicago, IL. Students who had their individual pieces or portfolios were chosen to be part of the exhibit and display their pieces. 100 high schools from all over the Illinois took part in this giant art exhibit. Each school is only allowed 7 total works of art in the following categories: drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, and time arts (video or animation). Awards are given by art colleges and universities from all over the United States. Leyden is proud to have been invited to participate since the inaugural show three years ago and continues to exhibit now. This year, Jose Aguilar a senior in AP Studio Art was a merit scholarship winner from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, in Los Angeles, California. The following students exhibited their work at this impressive exhibit.

    students exhibited

    Absences

    Please be sure to call the school if your child will be absent. Unsure if the school is closed? Please refer to the photos below for the number to call in for your child/s absence or for school closing.

    Absences    School closing

     

    Published Art Winners 
    East Leyden photo students Julia Rzasinska and Sandra Samborski were selected as Finalists in the 37th Annual College and High School Photography Contest.  This year 13,000 works were submitted and only 823 were selected as finalists.  Their works will be published in the book Best of High School and College Photography of 2017 by Photographer's Forum Magazine.  Below are their images and awards. Congratulations art students!!
    Sandra Samborski   Julia Rzasinska

     

    U.S. Navy Band Concert

    U.S. Navy Band

    Click photo to reserve your tickets.

    Leyden's Music Department has the honor of being selected to host the United States Navy Band live in concert. The US Navy Band is one of the very best bands in the world, an American musical treasure. The opportunity to hear them in the Midwest is truly rare, as they are based in Washington, DC. This special performance will be at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 20, West Leyden HS. (The concert will be in the field house rather than the auditorium, so several thousand can fit). Best of all, the US Navy Band concert is free and open to the public!

    Click Here for a U.S. Navy Concert publicity poster.

     

    Parent Teacher Conferences

    Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Tuesday March 14th from 5pm to 7:30pm

    STEAM FAIR

    On Tuesday March 14th from 5pm to 7:30 pm, Leyden is hosting it’s second annual STEAM Fair.  This is an exhibition of exciting projects that students have worked focused around elements of  Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM).  The event will take place in the fieldhouse at both campuses during parent teacher conferences. We hope that this increases the exposure of the great things our students are doing in your classes.

    STEAM FAIR

    Click the picture for more information.

     

    Check out what's new this week in our #leydenpride at Storify. Click the photo.

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  • Week of March 6th

    Posted by Jacqueline Uzueta at 3/3/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Happening This Week

     Monday, 3/6

    Casimir Pulaski Day No School

    Wednesday, 3/8 

    Winter Sports Awards Night, E-LTheater,E-152, E-Aud, E-Lib, E-NGYM, E-SC, E-SDR, E-SGYM, E-Study Hall, 6:30pm-9pm

    Thursday, 3/9 

    Junior High Scholastic Bowl, E-SC, 152 A-H, 144,145,146, 147, 4pm-8pm

    Junior Jump Start, West Leyden, 6pm-8:30pm

    Friday, 3/10 

    ETS Educational Testing Services, 152-A, 3:30pm-8:30pm

    West Fashion Show, W-Aud, 7pm-9pm

    Fashion Show 

    Fashion Show

    "Come and support our Fashion & Design students and attend the Spring 2017 Fashion Show! Our theme is Friday Night Lights and the show begins at 7:00 at the West Leyden Auditorium! Hope to see you there!" 

     

    Junior Jumpstart

    Junior jumpstart

    Parents of Juniors: See you next week!
    Juniors and families, mark your calendars for Junior Jumpstart, an event you won’t want to miss! The evening program will be held at West Leyden on March 9th at 6:00pm. Presenters will provide information on a variety of options available to students after they graduate from Leyden including four-year colleges, community colleges, the military, trades, financial aid, and scholarships. Attending Junior Jumpstart is the next step in your postsecondary planning! We’ll see you on March 9th!


    Estudiantes de tercer año y las familias, marque sus calendarios para Junior Jumpstart, un evento que no querrá perderse. El programa de noche se llevará a cabo en West Leyden el 9 de marzo a las 6:00 pm. Los presentadores proporcionarán información sobre una variedad de opciones disponibles para los estudiantes después de que se gradúen de Leyden incluyendo universidades de cuatro años, colegios comunitarios, militares, oficios, ayuda financiera y becas. ¡Asistir a Junior Jumpstart es el siguiente paso en su planeación después de graduación! ¡Nos vemos el 9 de marzo!

    U.S. Navy Band Concert

    U.S. Navy Band

    Click photo to reserve your tickets.

    Leyden's Music Department has the honor of being selected to host the United States Navy Band live in concert. The US Navy Band is one of the very best bands in the world, an American musical treasure. The opportunity to hear them in the Midwest is truly rare, as they are based in Washington, DC. This special performance will be at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 20, West Leyden HS. (The concert will be in the field house rather than the auditorium, so several thousand can fit). Best of all, the US Navy Band concert is free and open to the public!

    Click Here for a U.S. Navy Concert publicity poster.

     

    STEAM FAIR

    On Tuesday March 14th from 5 to 7:30 pm, Leyden is hosting it’s second annual STEAM Fair.  This is an exhibition of exciting projects that students have worked focused around elements of  Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM).  The event will take place in the fieldhouse at both campuses during parent teacher conferences. We hope that this increases the exposure of the great things our students are doing in your classes.

    STEAM FAIR

    Click the picture for more information.

     

    East Leyden's National Honor Society

    Attention Sophomores and Juniors, are you in the top 20% of your class? If so you are eligible to apply for admission to East Leyden's National Honor Society. A list of ID numbers is posted outside 152A of eligible students. We are holding a meeting on Thursday, March 9th @ 3:05 in the library for all students who are interested in applying. If you cannot make it, contact Ms Heppeler or Mr Jomarron.

    Check out what's new this week in our #leydenpride at Storify. Click the photo.

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  • Week of February 27, 2017

    Posted by Jacqueline Uzueta at 2/24/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Happening This Week

    Tuesday 2/28,

    French Honor Society Induction Ceremony, E-LTheater, 7pm-8:30pm

    Friday 3/3,

    A Night of One Acts, W-Aud, 7pm-10pm

    Leyden wins at the 2017 Triton College High School Art Competition

    Leyden had a great showing at the Triton College High School Art Exhibit.  This year seven area high schools participated in the competition and even though Leyden accounted for only 2 of those schools, Leyden artists accounted for 59 pieces of the approximately 150 piece exhibit , or over a third of the exhibit.  A panel of three judges gave out awards in 7 different categories.  The pieces judged to be the strongest receive Blue Ribbon awards.  Of the 25 blue ribbon winners, 11 were Leyden artworks. Those pieces are then judged a second time within their category.  Leyden received the Best of Category awards for 3 of the 7 categories.  Giana Sansone from West Leyden won Best in Ceramics for her horse hair burned jars titled Horse Hair Trio. Jocelyn Valenzuela of East Leyden received Best in Photography for her image of her sister titled Giggle.   Lastly, Ellisa Melon received Best in Design for her digital image titled Without Makeup.

    Horsehair2   withoutmakeup    Joselyn Valenzuela ep1

     

    The Night of One Acts

    A Night of One Act Plays

    Join us as Leyden High Schools present A Night of One Act Plays.  You'll see the hilarity of the IHSA Contest Play They Came From Mars, get caught up in the antics of The Beloved Dearly, and be moved by the friendship in  the IHSA Group Interpretation Code Name Verity.  Three great plays in one great night.  The shows run March 3 and 4 at 7 PM in the West Leyden Auditorium. An additional performace of the IHSA plays will be given on March 17th at 7 PM in the East Leyden Little Theatre.

     

    Northern Illinois University's String Orchestra Day Outreach Event

    NIU Event

    Leyden's Orchestra students had the opportunity to hear one of the world's leading string quartets perform live in concert, hear other high quality high school orchestras perform, be coached by university music faculty, perform in a beautiful concert hall, and enjoy an overnight college visit--and all in less than 24 hours! This was all part of the orchestra's annual field trip to Northern Illinois University's String Orchestra Day. "This is a fantastic enrichment opportunity for our students," stated Music Department Chair Bryan Miller. "Our music students literally see and hear their future through working with NIU professors in a university setting--absolutely empowering for the kids to see themselves working together and succeeding in that environment."

    U.S. Navy Band Concert

    U.S. Navy Band

    Click photo to reserve your tickets.

    Leyden's Music Department has the honor of being selected to host the United States Navy Band live in concert. The US Navy Band is one of the very best bands in the world, an American musical treasure. The opportunity to hear them in the Midwest is truly rare, as they are based in Washington, DC. This special performance will be at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 20, West Leyden HS. (The concert will be in the field house rather than the auditorium, so several thousand can fit). Best of all, the US Navy Band concert is free and open to the public!

    Click Here for a U.S. Navy Concert publicity poster.

    STEAM FAIR

    On Tuesday March 14th from 5 to 7:30 pm, Leyden is hosting it’s second annual STEAM Fair.  This is an exhibition of exciting projects that students have worked focused around elements of  Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM).  The event will take place in the fieldhouse at both campuses during parent teacher conferences. We hope that this increases the exposure of the great things our students are doing in your classes.

    STEAM FAIR

    Click the picture for more information.

    Rotary Club

    The Inspirational Eagle ceremony took place in the Nardini Library from 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday 2/21/17. We did have 10 members of the Chicago  O'Hare Rotary Club present.  Mr. Markey, and Mr. John Kearns, Chicago O'Hare Rotary club president both welcomed the students. Honored students received a certificate, a trophy, and a $50 gift card. 

    This event was created to  honor those who have either improved or maintained excellence in academics, attendance, behavior or overall citizenship. Each year we reach out to our entire faculty and ask them to nominate students who they feel are deserving of such an award and then select students based on these criteria. Many of our students find themselves in situations where they have had to overcome adversity in order to reach their potential in school.  This is the case with many of this year’s recipients.

    Benjamin Franklin once said “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” After sharing the stories of these 22 Inspirational students, and their dedicated teachers I can think of no quote more fitting.

    Rotary Club

    Rotary club

     

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  • Week of February 20th, 2017

    Posted by Jacqueline Uzueta at 2/17/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Happening This Week

    Monday 2/20,

    No School

    Tuesday 2/21,

    Inspirational Eagle Awards, E-Library, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

    Thursday 2/23,

    Empty Bowls, W-Student Cafeteria, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

    Friday 2/24,

    Eagles Quill Fundraiser, E-Field House, E-Library, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

    Turnabout Dance, W-Field House, 7p.m.-10 p.m.

     

    St. Baldrick's

    fundraiser

    Shaving our heads isn't a big thing, but having cancer is. All students and teachers are invited to participate in this year's St. Baldrick's Fundraiser. Team EAST SIDE needs your help! Did you know that kids' cancers are different from adult cancers? It's true. And childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded.  Come shave your head in solidarity. All "haircuts" will be done at the Safe Celebration Party on March 23rd at West Leyden from 6:00-8:00 PM. Come join us and support this worthy cause! If you are interested in participating, sign up HERE.

    Lularoe

    Click Here for more information about the event.

    Don't know what LuLaRoe is? Click Here.

    Parents' Club Offers

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    If you ever buy gift cards from any of the stores to give as gifts, use a credit or debit card for your groceries, movies, restaurant, vacations or other entertainment.  ShopwithScrip is for you and you earn money for East Leyden in the process.
    Simply log on to www.shopwithscrip.com, register under East Leyden's code 8876458342952 and create an account.  Shop the over 700 vendors and place your order.  Payment can be given to Jacqueline Uzueta (Mr. Markey's assistant).  Each store will tell you the percentage given back to Leyden for your order. Have questions? Send an email to eastleydenparentsclub@gmail.com

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    21 creative teens from Leyden High Schools received regional honors, including 5 Gold Keys, 4 Silver Keys, and 11 Honorable Mentions, including the students listed below.  Each year less than 15% of entrants receive Honorable Mention, under 10% receive Silver Keys, and less than 7% receive Gold Keys, therefore the awards are quite an honor.

    From East Leyden:

    Birholtz

    Natalie

    Drawing & Illustration

       

    Honorable Mention

    Birholtz

    Natalie

    Drawing & Illustration

       

    Honorable Mention

    Cotto

    Emily

    Photography

       

    Silver Key

    Dorado

    Yvette

    Photography

       

    Honorable Mention

    Guillu

    Alyssa

    Photography

       

    Honorable Mention

    Gutierrez

    Jorge

    Painting

       

    Gold Key

    Hernandez

    Xitlali

    Photography

       

    Gold Key

    Ledesma

    Andrea

    Photography

       

    Gold Key

    Maciel

    Alberto

    Ceramics

       

    Silver Key

    Podgor

    Alex

    Photography

       

    Honorable Mention

    Reeves

    Keeana

    Digital Art

       

    Honorable Mention

    Saenz

    Jennifer

    Film & Animation

       

    Silver Key 

    Images of the Leyden’s Gold Key winners artworks are also attached to this press release.  Leyden’s photography students seemed to take the cake this year as four of our five Gold Key pieces were photographs.  At East Leyden, Andrea Ledesma’s Aqua Ochre photograph of a stairway in Chicago and Xitlali Hernandez’s playful photo of a boy with paint on his hands, titled Splash the Blue won Gold Keys.  Jorge Gutierrez’s portrait painting titled Fractal was East’s third Gold Key recipient.  Bart Saminkski of West Leyden won two Gold Keys for his photographs of a biker in the sun and a girl emerging from a sea of water lilies.  

    Since the program’s founding in 1923, the Awards have fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students, including renowned alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields, including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Philip Pearlstein, and Sylvia Plath. More recently, Stephen King, Richard Linklater, Zac Posen, and Lena Dunham received Scholastic Art & Writing Awards when they were teens.

    Midwest Region-at-Large students who received Honorable Mention, Silver and Gold Awards, have been invited to "The Belin-Blank Center Presents: A Scholastic Celebration in Three Acts" on Saturday, March 11th, at the University of Iowa. For more information about the Celebration, go to www.belinblank.org/scholastic.

    For Gold Key works of art and writing, the opportunities for recognition will continue when those works are adjudicated again on a national level by a panel of leading creative professionals. National Gold Medalists will be announced in March 2017 and will be honored during a special awards ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City in June 2017.

    A complete list of 2017 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Key recipients will available online at artandwriting.org on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

    For more information about the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, visit the Scholastic News Room: http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/artandwriting.

    Jorge Gutierrrez  Andrea Ledesma  Xitali Hernandez   

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    Zumbathon 

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    The Leydenettes are hosting a Zumbathon fundraiser for students, faculty, and families on Friday May 5th from 6:30-8:30pm. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. Last year over 100 students, faculty, and family members of faculty and students showed up to dance at this fun filled event, so get your dancing shoes ready and mark your calendars! 

    Summer School 2017      summer

    Summer school registration takes place on:

    Class of 2021 January 23-26

    Upperclassmen March 20-June 2

    Summer school classes will be held at the East Campus. Classes will run as follows:

    June 12 - 15          July 5 - 7 (No classes on July 3 & 4)

    June 19 - 22          July 10 - 14

    June 26- 29           July 17 - 20

    Tuition is $125 per .5 credit. Courses will be closed when registrations have reached maximum size or canceled if there is insufficient paid registration. Seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollments past the listed deadline will be considered based on space availability. Students should see their counselor if they have questions regarding summer courses.

    Option #1: Leyden Web Site Enrollment. Registration can be completed at www.leyden212.org.

    Option #2: On-site enrollment at each campus.

    Cashiers at each campus will enroll students and accept payment. Cashiers can accept checks, cash, or credit/debit cards (Visa/MasterCard). Checks should be made payable to: Leyden High School.

    Full payment will be due at the time of registration, and refunds will only be issued if a course is canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Fees also apply to courses to be audited without credit.

    We will offer bus transportation to students who live within the district and are more than 1.5 miles from East Leyden High School.

    For questions about summer school please contact Vita Terenzio at 847-451-3095.

    Summer Behind-The-Wheel Instruction     driving school

    The cost for registration will be $250. Registration for driver education behind-the-wheel instruction will begin on April 10.

    Dates for BTW sessions are:

    Session One: Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 15

    Session Two: Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 29

    Session Three: Wednesday, July 5 – Monday, July 17 (No classes on July 4)

    Session Four: Tuesday, July 18 – Friday, July 28

    For questions regarding driver education please contact Joe Hamilton, Driver Education Coordinator, at 847-451-3014 or jhamilton@leyden212.org.

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  • Week of February 13th

    Posted by Jacqueline Uzueta at 2/10/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Happening This Week

    Monday 2/13,

    East Leyden's Parents' Club Board Meeting, E-LTheater, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

    Wednesday 2/15,

    Honor Roll Breakfast, E-Auditorium 7:30am-08:30am.

    Counselor Open House, E-Library, 5pm-7:30pm

    Help Raise Money

    The Sports & Entertainment Marketing classes from both East and West are coming together to sponsor a student 3 on 3 basketball tournament along with the Annual Faculty Basketball game on Thursday, February 23rd. The 3 on 3 starts at 4pm and the faculty game follows at 6pm, both in the East field house. Come out to the event to support our talented students and staff and help raise money for two fantastic Leyden families. 
     
    Leyden Close Up Club and Trip to Washington DC
     
    There is a new opportunity available for all Leyden students!  In light of the recent Presidential elections, news from Washington D.C., and the efforts to improve the civic engagement of our students, the Social Studies department is offering an instructional and educational experience program through the Close Up Foundation (http://www.closeup.org/).  Students are invited to join the Leyden Close Up Club and Trip to Washington D.C. June 25-30.  The cost of the all-inclusive trip is $1,647.  Enrollment and $400 deposit is due February 17th.  The club will meet weekly to study a text called Current Issues and plan fundraising activities.  If your student is interested please contact Bernadette Ryan at bryan@leyden212.org .
     

    Student Services Update

    Seniors: Parents,  please remind your senior students to complete the Leyden High Schools Common Local Scholarship Application. The application is due no later than 3:00 p.m. on February 21, 2017. Students should turn the completed application into their counselor. Please remind your child to read and follow all of the application instructions thoroughly for their best chance at being eligible for and/or winning the scholarship(s).

    What is the Common Local Scholarship Application? It is an application for a variety of local scholarships available only to Leyden students. To streamline the amount of time spent applying for some/all of these scholarships, this application is made up of a common portion (Part I). In addition to the common portion, some scholarships require separate sections be submitted as well.

    Cafeteria Reminder: Breakfast is served in the cafeteria prior to the school day.

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  • Week of February 6th

    Posted by Jacqueline Uzueta at 2/3/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Happening This Week

    Thursday, 2/9

    Orchesis-7pm (East Auditorium)

    Friday, 2/10

    Orchesis-7pm (East Auditorium)

    Free Income Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

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    Tax Resources:
    The State of Illinois is offering free income tax preparation and electronic filing is available for low-income workers and families. 
    The services are provided free of charge at locations across the state to families with incomes up to $55,000 and individuals with annual incomes up to $30,000.
    For More information about the program please click the following link:
    Locations are available here:
     
    Turnabout Change of Date
    Turnabout is now February 24th at 7pm instead of February 17
     
    Orchesis presents"Fusion"
    Orchesis  
     
    Apply for Scholarships
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    The Common Local Scholarship Applications is due by 3pm on February 21, 2017
     

    Looking Ahead

    Congratulations to February Exceptional Eagles. These students will be recognized formally at a breakfast event on February 16.

    Exceptional Eagles

     

    Student Services Update

    Students continue to meet individually with their counselor to complete their course selection for 2017-2018.  Course selection will be complete on Friday, February 17.  All changes following 2/17/17 are subject to availability.  All courses will be final and changes cannot be made as of June 30, 2017. Course request verification letters will be mailed home at the conclusion of course selection.  

    Freshmen: Students’ January group guidance lesson involved information regarding the course selection process and making informed decision.  In February, freshmen will review their first semester transcript, set semester two goals in terms of grades they believe they can realistically earn, as well as identify strategies that will help them meet their goal(s). They will also calculate their “potential” semester two and cumulative GPA given they meet their goals.


    Additionally, in alignment with our mission that every student have all options to choose from upon graduation - and a postsecondary plan in place by the time they graduate - freshmen students are working through an introductory Options Packet in order to explore the different options available in pursuing their plans following high school. Please take a look at the packet and have conversations with your child regarding their postsecondary plans!

     National School Counseling Week - February 6 - 10, 2017

    National School Counseling

    National School Counseling Week 2017, "School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential," will be celebrated from Feb. 6-10, 2017, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

    Thank you to our School Counselors - Dawn Erickson, Bill Mitchell, Chris Schulz, Emily Wine, Justyna Jablonska, Alicia Funes, Patti Muldoon, and Emilie Reynolds for everything they do!

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    We want to thank our parents for their tremendous participation in this year’s 5 Essentials Survey.  I’m happy to report we had over 400 parents complete this survey which will provide us with valuable feedback when we get our results from the State.  Thank you so much!

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  • Week of January 30, 2017

    Posted by Jacqueline Placencia-Uzueta at 1/27/2017 3:00:00 PM

     Happening This Week

    Wednesday, 2/1

    Ask the Expert Day
    SAT Prep Parent Night- 6pm (East Auditorium)

     

    Help Raise Money for the Gift from the Heart Foundation:

    Give a Teddy a Heart and Polski Klub are pairing up to raise money for the Gift from the Heart Foundation, which helps physically disabled children from abroad receive life-saving medical treatments. Please help support these children by encouraging your student to bring money to their 2nd period class. The 2nd period class to bring in the most money by February 6, will receive paczki, delicious polish pastries filled with fruity or creamy goodness.  

     

    Eugene Cernan

    A Salute to Gene Cernan Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 6 and 7 p.m.

    Join us for a free program recounting the life of a local boy who made it all the way to the Moon. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 708‐456‐0300 x 3372. For more information about the Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton College including programs and schedules:

    •  visit our website at triton.edu/Cernan
    •  call our program info line at (708) 583‐3100
    •  like us on Facebook at facebook.com/cernancenter
    •  email us at cernan@triton.edu

     

    Art Department News
    Find out the latest that is happening in our Art department

    Jorge Gutierrez (Rainbow Flowers)          Tania Corona (Skin Deep)

    The skilled art students who won awards are Jorge Gutierrez of East Leyden and Tania Cornoa Gutierrez of West Leyden.  Jorge’s winning piece, Rainbow Flowers is an oil pastel drawing of 2 large flowers with petals of many colors.  Tania’s piece is a technical colored pencil portrait titled Skin Deep.

     

    This Week in #Leydenpride

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  • Week of January 23, 2017

    Posted by Peggy Kasallis at 1/20/2017

     

    Happening This Week

    Tuesday, 1/24
    8th Grade Art Workshop - 4 p.m.
    Girls Basketball vs. Addison Trail - Senior Night - 7:30 p.m. (West Campus) 

    Wednesday, 1/25
    Bowling vs. Hinsdale Central -Senior Night - 4 p.m. 

    Thursday, 1/26
    Residency Verification Day (See below for details)
    Talent Show - 7 p.m.  (East Auditorium)
    Wrestling vs. Downers Grove North - Senior Night - 6 p.m. (East Campus)

    Friday, 1/27
    Talent Show - 4 p.m. (East Auditorium)
    Boys' Swimming vs. Addison Trail - 5 p.m. (West Campus)
    Boys' Basketball vs. Downers Grove South - 7:30 p.m. (East Campus)

    Saturday, 1/28
    Residency Verification Day
    Bowling - Leyden Invitational - 8:30 a.m.

    Looking Ahead

    Wednesday, 2/1
    Ask the Expert Day

     

    Writers Week
    Last week, our English department hosted our first annual Writers Week.  Students, faculty, and staff shared their stories with classes throughout the three days. We laughed, we cried, we were inspired.

    Check out some of the feedback we had on Twitter by visiting Writers Week #leydenpride Recap on Storify. 

    Writers Week Audience  Dave Narter

    Residency Verification Days
    Residency Verification is for every incoming freshman in the district who will be attending Leyden in the 2017-2018 school year, as well as returning students who have provided a lease, affidavit, or landlord verification form in the past. Click here for more information.

    Course Selection
    Course selection continues this week with the Class of 2019 from 1/23-1/27, and the Class of 2020 from 2/6-2/10.  All students will meet individually with their counselor to finalize courses, but please remind your student to complete their online course selection prior to their counselor meeting.

    Illinois State Scholars
    Congratulations to our Illinois State Scholars.  These 32 students will be honored at a breakfast event on January 25.  

    Illinois State Scholars

     

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