Summer Updates 7.2.15

Posted July 2nd, 2015 by Steve Schneider

Good afternoon, fantastic families of Nerge!

I hope that you are enjoying some great family time this summer.  Although there is still plenty of time before school starts,  I wanted to give you some important information for August.  This information will also be included in a mailer next week from our PTA.

Important dates and times are detailed in the attached Summer Letter.  Please also find attached a flyer for our Back to School and Curriculum Night on Thursday, August 20th.

Nerge Summer Letter 2015

Back to School Curriculum Night 2015

As you are planning for school supplies, you may follow this link for the complete grade-level lists:

A convenient way to purchase school supplies is through our PTA.  A flyer with more details is attached.

Supply Kits Reminder

The company that supplies the kits has provided an additional purchasing window beyond the school year that will last until July 10th.  Please note that there is a small additional fee for purchasing during this time period.

Don’t forget our “Summer of Excellence” initiative that was explained to students in May.  Please follow the link for more information:

Finally, attached is a copy of the summer reading extra credit opportunity that was given to graduating 6th graders entering Mead next year, and for 7th graders going into 8th grade.

Summer Reading Extra Credit 2015

Have a wonderful rest of the summer!  We are looking forward to seeing you in August for the back to school events, and to having the students back in school for another great school year at Nerge!

Brian Lawson                     Joe McCauley

Principal                              Assistant Principal

Summer of Excellence

Posted June 17th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

Remember, that we should continue to live the keys even over summer vacation!

  • Choose a key to demonstrate over the summer. See the explanations of the keys on the attached page.
  • Clearly label and decorate the paper key with the name of the key you are demonstrating. Cut it out.
  • Take a “selfie” picture showing the key in the location that you lived that key.  Example: You are committed to your softball team, so take a picture with the “commitment” key at the game.
  • Bring in the picture that you took on Back to School Night or in the beginning of the school year. These pictures will be posted on a “Wall of Excellence.”
  • Students that bring back a picture in the fall will earn a special prize!
  • Hope you all have an EXCELLENT summer!

The Eight Keys of Excellence


Summer Vacation

Posted June 17th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

We hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing summer break!

Some important dates for the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year:

  • August 13th- Information Day
  • August 20th- Back to School Night/ Meet your Teacher 4-6pm
  • August 24th- First Day of School, grades 1-6
  • August 31st- First Day of School, kindergarten

News Broadcast 6.12.15

Posted June 11th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

Nerge Rocket Launch – June 9th at Olympic Park in Schaumburg @ 9:00am — Parents are Welcome!!

Posted June 5th, 2015 by Steve Schneider

District 54 invites all parents and community members to attend the annual Rocketry Club Rocket Launch on June 8 and 9 at Olympic Park, 1675 E. Old Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

This school year, District 54 has expanded science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities for students. Few STEM topics generate as much excitement as rockets. The scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical foundations of rocketry provide exciting opportunities for authentic hands-on experimentation.

In September, 500 students began the exploration of aerospace engineering through the NASA Rockets curriculum as part of Rocketry Clubs at 27 schools. The activities emphasized hands-on science, prediction, data collection and interpretation, teamwork, and problem solving, and provided students with background information about the history of rockets and basic rocket science.

The students constructed their own rockets and will have the opportunity to apply their rocketry expertise at the Rocket Launch.

June 8

  • 8-9:30 a.m.: Addams, Eisenhower, Frost, Keller and Mead
  • 9:30-11 a.m.: Armstrong, Churchill, Lincoln Prairie, MacArthur and Muir
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Blackwell, Campanelli, Dooley, Einstein, Fox and Hale

June 9

  • 9-10 a.m.: Link, Nerge and Stevenson
  • 10 a.m.-noon: Aldrin, Collins, Dirksen and Hanover Highlands
  • noon – 1:30 p.m.: Enders-Salk, Fairview, Hoover and Lakeview

If you have any questions regarding the rocketry program in District 54, contact Jim Vreeland, director of math and science, at (847) 357-2049.

News Broadcast 6.5.15

Posted June 4th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz

Nerge Knightly News 5-29-15

Posted May 29th, 2015 by Steve Schneider

Please follow the link below for the latest edition of the Knightly News:

Nerge Knightly News 5-29-15

News Broadcast 5.29.15

Posted May 28th, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz



Nerge Updates 5.23.15

Posted May 23rd, 2015 by Steve Schneider

Good morning outstanding Nerge community!

Non-Attendance Days

Please note that there is no school on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day and that Monday, June 1st is also a non-attendance day for students.

EyeSee Program

Earlier this month, our Nerge Ambassadors’ Club partnered with the Conant chapter of “EyeSee” to collect used eyeglasses for needy individuals around the world.  Thanks to your generosity, we were able to collect 97 pairs of glasses that will certainly be put to good use.  Thank you!

Fun Run Fundraiser

Our fantastic PTA will be holding our first-ever “run-a-thon” style fundraiser this Friday, May 29th.  Please see the attachments for more information, and please note students are to solicit donations from friends and family only, not door-to-door.

Fun Run Flier 5.29.15

Fun Run Pledge Form

Fun Run Schedule 2015

School Supplies

PTA is now also offering pre-packaged school supplies online.  Please see the accompanying attachment for more details.

School Supply Online Order Form

Have a wonderful long weekend with your families!

Brian Lawson                                     Joe McCauley

Principal                                              Assistant Principal

News Broadcast 5.22.15

Posted May 21st, 2015 by Elizabeth Maltz