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Warren Weekly Connection 1/29/24

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Weekly Warren Connection

By Principals Michele Bertola & Rob Parrott ● Jan 29, 2024

Smart Brevity® count: 2 mins...500 words

What’s included this week:

  1. Community Safety Message

  2. College and Career Readiness Indicators

  3. State Testing Approaching in April

  4. Class of 2024 Graduation Information

  5. Upcoming Events

Links: | Student Announcements


1. Please Use Caution

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Background Information: Last week there were two (2) local incidents involving students in Round Lake and Grayslake walking to and from the school or the bus stop.

Safety Tips:

  • Be Alert: Pay attention to your surroundings and stick to areas of high traffic.

  • See Something, Say Something: If you see or hear anything suspicious, please speak to a trusted adult.

  • Communicate with Family: Let them know when you are leaving and when you should be expected.

  • Buddy System: Walk with friends or groups when possible.

Full Story: HERE


2. College and Career Readiness


What is it: Warren Township High School and the State of Illinois look at multiple indicators of college and career readiness for our students.

Why it’s important: These indicators include academics, attendance and co-curricular activities. In addition, two College and Career Readiness data points that rely on student and family input involve employment and community service.

Next Step: If your child has completed community service hours, has been employed over the last 12 months, or employed for two consecutive summers, we ask that you and your student complete a form found in PowerSchool.

Please click here for information on how to complete this form.


3. Coming Soon: State Testing

student taking a test

State testing at WTHS is on April 10th and 11th:

  • Juniors will take the SAT on April 10, 2024 and Illinois Science Assessment on April 11, 2024.

  • 9th graders will take the PSAT 8/9 on April 10, 2024

  • 10th graders will take the PSAT 10 on April 10, 2024.

  • On days students aren’t testing they have a day off.


4. 2024 Graduation Information


Everything you need to know can be found in this Document including:

  • Ceremony Details

  • Dress Code

  • Important Dates


5. Upcoming Events

  • Feb 1, Camino a College for Freshmen and Sophomore Spanish-Speaking Families, O’Plaine Campus Auditorium, 7 p.m.

  • Feb 7, National Letter of Intent Signing Day, Almond Campus, 7:30 a.m.

  • Feb 8, Financial Aid Workshop, Almond Campus College and Career Center, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. REGISTER

  • Feb 9, iHeart Scholarship Workshop (WTHS/Local Scholarships), Grad Candidates only, “A” portions of lunch, Almond Campus Black Box Theatre

  • Feb 10, Turnabout Dance, Almond Campus, 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available here until 2/7.

  • Feb 13, Class of 2028 Athletic and Activity Night, O'Plaine Campus, 6:30 p.m.

  • Feb 13, Board of Education Meeting

  • Feb 15, Freshmen Find Your Glow Presentation, O’Plaine Campus Auditorium, 7 p.m.

  • Feb 19, Non-Attendance Day, District Closed

  • Feb 23, O’Plaine Scholarship Workshop, Lunch Periods in Library

  • Feb 23, Black History Month Celebration, Almond Campus Black Box Theatre, 7 p.m.

  • Feb 27, Financial Aid Workshop, Almond Campus College and Career Center, 6 p.m to 8 p.m. REGISTER


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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