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Warren Weekly Connection 9/11/23


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Weekly Warren Connection

By Principals Michele Bertola & Rob Parrott ● Sep 11, 2023

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What’s included this week:

  1. Safety Drills

  2. Homecoming Activities

  3. PSAT Testing (Juniors)

  4. College Visits

  5. Upcoming Events

Links: | Student Announcements
College Career Newsletters: Almond | O’Plaine


1. Safety & Lockdown Drills Coming Soon

safety cone

What’s coming: Our first safety/lockdown drill at both campuses is scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2023.

  • We will practice our internal protocols for a lockdown and soft lockdown.

  • Law enforcement will be on campus to observe the drill.

Dig Deeper: Click here for more information.


2. Homecoming is coming soon and it will be “Out of this World!”

crowd with cheerleaders

When it is: Homecoming is September 25-30.

  • Activities occur all week, including spirit days, Powder Puff, pep rally, sporting events, a parade, and homecoming dance.

  • The parade will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning in the Gurnee Police Department parking lot and head north up O'Plaine Road.

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3. PSAT/NMSQT Testing Registration is Open

Illustration of a multiple choice test with bubbles shaped like a virus

Attention Juniors: PSAT/NMSQT Registration is Open

The PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is an optional test that provides students with great test-taking practice.

  • Juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT are also entered into the National Merit Scholarship Corporation competition as well as other scholarship and recognition programs.

  • Click here if you would like to read more information about the PSAT/NMSQT Test.

Deadline: Register here before September 15th.


4. College Visits Schedule is Available

students college visits

College and Career Center:

  • Students considering college are encouraged to attend college visits.

  • Check Maia Learning to see the schedule and to register.

  • Check your email if you have questions and to review expectations.

Una presentación en Español Para padres y estudiantes de tercer (Junior) y cuarto (Senior) año que estén interesados ​​en asistir a un colegio o universidad después de graduarse. 9/19 en Salon 211, en el campus de Almond.


5. Upcoming Events

  • September 12, School Board Meeting

  • September 19, Camino a College Presentation, Juniors and Seniors, Spanish Presentation

  • September 21, Festival of Marching Bands, Fill the Drum, O’Plaine Campus Stadium

  • September 25 - 30, Homecoming Week

  • September 26, School Board Meeting


In closing…

Thank you, and remember We Are Respectful, Resilient, Enagaged - Now and Always.

Go Blue Devils!

Michele Bertola
O’Plaine Campus Principal

Rob Parrott
Almond Campus Principal



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