January News

Message from Principal Conn


Math News

‚ÄčThe Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) for math K-12 are designed to help students acquire a deep, conceptual understanding of core math content through focus, coherence, and rigor.  Focus shifts teaching/learning from a mile long and an inch deep model to a deeper, richer understanding of fewer concepts.  Coherence ensures math connections are made between grade levels and builds logical progression.  Rigor promotes the equal balance of conceptual understanding, application, and procedural skill and fluency.

Reading News

Comprehension Strategies - Strong readers know how to make a book understandable.  Share these techniques with your child before, during, and after reading.

  • Make Predictions: A book will be easier to understand if your youngster has a general idea of what it’s about. The front or back cover or front flap can help. Based on what she sees and reads, what does she think the book will be about? What does she think will happen in the end? If she’s reading nonfiction, she can set a goal. For instance, “When I finish this book, I will be able to explain the life cycle of a butterfly.”

  • Call on background knowledge

  • Use Context Clues: If she can’t figure out a word fairly quickly from the context, suggest that she mark the page to remind her to look it up later so she can continue enjoying the story.

  • Make Connections: Connecting personally with a story is a surefire way to understand it inside and out.

  • Answer questions: Discuss the book together.


  • Winter Weather Information

  • 90 fifth and sixth grade students are excited to present Madagascar -- A Musical Adventure, JR. Join us for one of three shows: Friday, February 2 at 7pm; Saturday, February 3 at 7pm; or Sunday February 4 at 2pm. Performances are held at the LHS Cafetorium. Tickets are available at the door for $3, and LeRoy students are free!

Important Dates

January 15    No School - Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (No Panther Care)

February 2-4    5th/6th grade musical - Madagascar


  Link to "CrumbaughFebruary.pdf"

Link to "flu-guide-for-parents-2017-1.pdf"

Link to "Handwashing-CDC.pdf"