Are you looking for a job or know someone that is… Are you interested in becoming part of the best middle school in the Universe?Huntley Middle School is looking to hire several Paraprofessionals for the school year.The Governor’s Office has made an Executive Order extending the deadline for the Short-Term Paraprofessional Approval through August 22, 2020. Any persons wishing to become a Para-Professional in the district can register through the Regional County Board of Education (ROE) without taking the Paraprofessional Assessment License Test.To apply all you need is a high school diploma or GED Certificate.Temporary approval will be good for three years during which that time you can complete the Paraprofessional Assessment and receive the Paraprofessional License.
If you have any questions, you can contactBarbara J. ClarkEducator Licensure SpecialistDeKalb County Regional Office of Education2500 North Annie Glidden Road, Suite CDeKalb, Illinois 60115(815) 217-0468 (voice) (815) 217-0467 (fax)www.dekalbcounty.org/ROE

Huntley Middle School News and Events

CHROMEBOOKS

Chromebook for New Students

· Office enters a CB request for the new students who have registered after August 18th.

Chromebook Repairs

o For grades K-12, the Chromebook will be distributed from your student’s building. For any issues with the Chromebook or charger, please contact us at 1to1@d428.org. If the chromebook is physically damaged please take it to the school your student attends so you can receive a loaner.

o Office will contact the Media assistant. Media assistant will enter a tech ticket, and check out a loaner to the student.

Chromebook Login Issues

· Parent or student should contact the classroom teacher. The teacher can reset the password.

· Parent can also email 1to1@d428.org.

Families with No Internet/Device Issues

We understand that some families have difficulty accessing assignments or have spotty internet access. We have included options below for families with limited internet access.

· www.Everyoneon.org is a resource for low-cost devices and free internet, which includes several opportunities to obtain inexpensive internet, based on your situation.

· Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wife. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

· We also have available Verizon hotspots to support your student’s Chromebook. A request can be made at 1to1@d428.org. Your student must be enrolled in the District. Requests will be assessed based on free or reduced status first, and all other requests second.

Technology Assistance

For grades K-12, the Chromebook will be distributed from your student’s building. For any issues with the Chromebook or charger, please contact us at 1to1@d428.org. If the chromebook is physically damaged please take it to the school your student attends so you can receive a loaner.

Principal's News

“Come to the edge," he said.

"We can't, we're afraid!" they responded.

"Come to the edge," he said.

"We can't, We will fall!" they responded.

"Come to the edge," he said.

And so they came.

And he pushed them.

And they flew.”

― Guillaume Apollinaire

I read this poem during my sophomore year at NIU. This verse stimulated and invigorated something deep inside me. I discovered my mission in life and began the journey to assisting thousands of students in pursuing their educational goals and excelling at chasing their dreams. I will forever be committed to working with families to ensure that our students receive education that supports and empowers them to strive to reach their full potential.

My twenty-one-year tenure in this illustrious career has been quite a ride. None of us knew that the ride would be such a roller coaster at the beginning of 2020. Like many of you, staying healthy and happy during the global pandemic and tumultuous racial tensions, has been a challenge. These complex times have been extremely hard on our J-Barbs. For that reason, we are now more committed than ever to embedding our beliefs that racial equality and social justice is a basic tenant of education and essential to the development of our students. At Huntley Middle School, black lives matter and we will continue to support the efforts of marginalized communities to gain basic civil rights.

I am privileged to work with such an outstanding group of people. The administration, faculty and staff of the greatest middle school in the universe have spent the summer working hard to strengthen and enrich our academic programs and put systems in place to respond to the social emotional needs of our students.

I am particularly thankful for the DeKalb community, HMS Staff, J-Barbs Families, and our students (My Babies) for our collective endeavors in producing scholars. I am confident that we will experience some extraordinary things this school year and that our J-Barbs possess the necessary traits to rise to the challenges that we are facing.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get updates on upcoming events and basic information. Feel free to reach out to our main office staff and the administration team with questions or concerns.

Partners in Education,

“Proud Principal Parker”

Ms. Amonaquenette Parker