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IAR Testing, Career Day, Tiger Athletics, 8th Grade Graduation, 8th Grade High School Opportunities, PTO, Registration, Summer Program, and Important Dates

Thursday, April 14,

Dear Parents and guardians,

A few notes this week….

Reminder-school is not in session on Friday, April 15 or Friday, April 22. 

Thanks to everyone who made our production of Frozen Jr. a great success. Our Tigers gave incredibly entertaining performances! The house was packed for both nights!

IAR Testing
IAR (The Illinois Assessment of Readiness) testing is off to a great start. We completed the first two units of testing: one for English Language Arts and one for Math. Testing will resume on Tuesday, April 19 and will conclude on Wednesday, April 20.  Please remind your Tiger to charge their chromebook and make sure to bring corded headphones for testing days. Our students take these federally required assessments every spring. The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) helps us understand how our students are growing academically, compared to their peers across the state. The state uses this information to provide more support and resources to the schools in the greatest need. Assessment results are sent home in the fall.

Career Day!
On Monday, April 18th, Field will hold an inaugural Career Day. Students will go through an abbreviated schedule to learn about careers related to each of their classes. After lunch, our Tigers will complete an interest survey to identify possible careers of interest. Finally, each grade level will view presentations of four different professions where speakers will discuss their work and how school has impacted their lives. We are grateful for the 17 community members who are volunteering their time to speak to and inspire our Field Tigers! 

Tiger Athletics
Please join us in cheering on our Tigers!

  • Wednesday, April 21 @Gemini

8th Grade Festivities

  • April 28 Great America Trip -Permission Slip
  • April 29 8th Grade visit to GBN for Shrek sneak preview
  • May 26: 8th Grade Book Bash visit to Winkelman
  • June 6 Graduation Day: 8:45-11:30 graduation celebration breakfast at Field and practice at GBS. 8th grade students dismiss at 11:30. Graduation Ceremony 7:00 P.M. at GBS

8th grade student High School opportunities

  • GBN Cheerleading
    • Tryout Meeting May 2nd @ 6:00 PMLocation - GBN Gym 108
    • Open Gyms May 2, May 4, May 9, & May 11 from 6:00-8:00 PM
    • Tryouts: (GBN Competition Gym) Monday, May 16 (Clinic Day) from 3:45-6:30 PM 

Tuesday, May 17 from 6:00-8:00 PM ,Wednesday, May 18 from 3:45-6:30 PM


Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year
Registration for the 2022 - 2023 school year is underway for all students. New students should call the district office to prove residency and to get Infosnap information. Returning students- registration information was emailed or mailed to their home. Learn more at

The Center for Gifted Summer Program
Registration is open for Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder which will be held at Winkelman School.  View Flier here.

Important Dates
April 15: No school
April 19  Board of Education Meeting
April 22 No School
April 27 Wind Ensemble Concert at GBS and PTO Restaurant Fundraiser at La Taquiza
April 28: 8th grade trip to Great America
April 29  ​​​​ PTO Presents Around the World Fun with District 31

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at, 847-313-4451; or Mr.Cooper at, 847-313-4448. 

Thank you for your support and cooperation to help us make this a successful school year!

Dr. April Miller, Principal