Giles Weekly Tracks


March 1, 2024

From the Office of the Superintendent: 

Happy Spring!  

We are moving into the final quarter of the school year.  For the most part the weather has been cooperating with the calendar.  Let's hope that continues.  
As we look to the end of the school year I want to remind 8th grade families that all fees must be paid in full for students to participate in the end of the year activities.  This includes all 8th grade field trips and social events.  Please pay your fees in PushCoin now.   If you have any questions about fees, please reach out to me.  
Have a great weekend, 
Michele Guzik

From the Office of the Principal and Assistant Principal:

Dear Parent or Guardian,

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) is a statewide assessment that measures students’ academic progress in reading and math.  It is important for students to take the exam seriously and to do their best, as the results are used to inform instruction and help schools identify areas where students may need additional support.  

Students will be taking the exam starting on Monday, March 11, 2024, through Friday, March 15, 2024.  If any students are unable to take the exam during the scheduled testing window make-up exams will be offered from Monday, March 18, 2024, through Friday, March 22, 2024.

The following strategies will best support your child during the exam:

1)Make sure your child’s Chromebook is charged every night.  

2)Check that your child has headphones in their backpack or at school.  They may be needed for the assessment.  

3)Encourage a regular sleep schedule: Make sure your child is getting enough sleep, especially the night before the test.  It can be helpful to establish a regular bedtime routine in the days leading up to the assessment to ensure they are well-rested and alert.

4)Provide a healthy breakfast: Eating a nutritious breakfast can help fuel your child’s brain and provide them with the energy they need to focus during the test.  Consider offering whole grains, protein, and fresh fruit for a balanced meal.

5)Promote a positive attitude: Encourage your child to do their best, but also remind them that it’s okay to make mistakes.  A positive attitude can help your child feel more confident and perform better on the assessment.

6)Help your child with test-taking strategies, such as reading instructions carefully, managing their time, and reviewing their work.  This can help feel more prepared and confident during the test.

7)Provide support and encouragement: Make sure your child knows that you are there to support them and encourage them throughout the testing period.  Celebrate their efforts and progress, regardless of the outcome of the assessment.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Mr. Bob Biedke Mrs. Christine Ahrens


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Monday, March 4

No School- Pulaski Day

Tuesday, Mach 5

8:20am - 3:15p


Girls Basketball/Scholastic Bowl HOME vs. Pennoyer



PTA Meeting @ Leigh

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday, March 6

8:20am - 2:35pm


Girls Basketball/Scholastic Bowl AWAY at River Grove



Thursday, March 7

8:20am - 3:15pm


7th Grade Quarter Finals



Jodee Blanco-Bullying Prevention @ Ridgewood HS

6:00pm - 7:00pm


Friday, March 8

8th Grade Quarter Finals



Mother/Son Dodgeball @Leigh

6:30pm - 8:30pm 

current grade level wars winner - 5th grade!

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