Weekly Messenger: March 15, 2021


March 17 & 18

  • Erin’s Law Presentation

March 22 - March 26

  • Spring Break

March 29

  • First Day 

April 1

  • End of 3rd Quarter

April 2 & April 5


April 13

  • All Juniors take the SAT

May 30

  • Graduation

June 4

  • Last day for student attendance


Erin’s Law Presentation

Students will be receiving the Erin’s Law presentation on Wednesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 18, 2021, during their Spartan Stretch. Information about the presentation is available on our district website. If you have questions or would like your child not to participate in this presentation, please contact Tim Carlson at or call (815)899-8160, by Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Yearbook Order

A Year Like No Other! Despite its challenges, there's still so much to celebrate.

That's why ordering a copy of this year's 2020/21 yearbook, and all the good memories associated with it is so important.

If you need to confirm that you already placed an order for the 2020/21  yearbook, you can find your order by clicking on the bottom left corner. "Already Placed on Order". 

To order yearbook, use the button below and USE CODE 8285


Dual Credit Next Year

If a student signed up for any Dual Credit class for NEXT YEAR, they recently received an email about important next steps. Parents, please check in to make sure your student has applied to Kish College if they are in a dual credit class during the 21-22 school year.  The instructions are time-sensitive with important action steps.  

How to Apply for Kish - Dual Credit

Spring Testing

On April 13, 2021, all juniors will be taking the SAT with an essay at SHS.  This is a state and graduation requirement. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors will be asynchronous on April 13. Both in-person and remote learners are expected to attend.  

  • Sophomores will be taking the PSAT10 on Friday, April 16. 
  • Freshman will be taking the PSAT9 Friday, April 23.

Transportation will be provided.

Senior Scholarships

Seniors - new scholarships continue to be posted in Naviance on a regular basis.  Spend time each week looking for opportunities to earn a scholarship for any type of college.  You must apply for scholarships to be recognized at Senior Award Night. 


Summer School Registration

Summer school registration is now open. You can register online or pick up a paper application in the Counseling Office and return the completed form and payment to Mr. Balster. Payment is due at the time of application. Courses available are Drivers Education, Speech, Government, Consumer Economics, PE, Dual credit college Speech, and Credit recovery. 

More classes may be added. Be sure to check upcoming Monday messengers. 


Tech Tip

Don’t charge your Chromebook overnight. It will deplete your battery. It only needs 2 hours to fully recharge.

Grade Checks

As we come closer to the end of 3rd quarter, be sure to be checking the Infinite Campus Portal for student grades. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to teachers for help.

Have you done your FAFSA?

At this point, 71% of all SHS seniors have completed the graduation requirement regarding completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Be sure to fill out the FAFSA for 2021-2022. Students should talk to their counselor if they need help completing their FAFSA or about alternative ways to complete this requirement if there are any concerns. The FAFSA can be completed at FAFSA.govIf you would like individual help, please reach out to our ISAC (IL Student Assistance Commision) representative.  She can do virtual help sessions to walk you through the entire processJenna Roecker, Illinois Student Assistance Commission Book an appointment: