Week of June 1, 2020

Hubble Parents,

As this school year officially closes I want to thank all of you for your support and patience. These last ten weeks have not been easy. For some of you there have been major health concerns, for others financial uncertainty. Some learned to work from home and balance childcare. I am thankful for your patience as we were forced to overhaul public education over a weekend back in March. No matter what August brings, know that D200 and Hubble staff will be ready and looking forward to starting another school year.

To our Hubble 8th graders and families, we wish you all the best in high school. Good luck class of 2024!

Have a safe and happy summer. We look forward to seeing you in August.

Thank you,

Jon Pilkington, Principal


    • June 3 - 4th Quarter Grades released


    • 2020 Hubble 8th Grade Award Recipients - Congratulations!
      • American Legion Award - The American Legion Award honors students who regularly display the following characteristics that form the basis for this award: courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, service and scholarship. Award recipients are selected by the 8th Grade faculty. Congratulations to the following 8th Grade students:
        • 2020 American Legion Medal winners: Hannah Streubing and Matt Kempker
        • 2020 Honorable Mention: Maidely Reyes and Maison Haas
      • Principal Awards - At the end of each school year, I have the distinct honor of selecting six Hubble 8th grade students to receive the Principal’s Award. Students are selected because they consistently model our Husky Guidelines for Success: Helpful, Understand Differences, Show Respect, Kindness, Integrity, Effort and Perseverance and Show Responsibility. Congratulations to the following award winners:
        • Victoria Bogun, Jenny Perez, Shayla Mbogo, Connor Sliwa, Emmanuel Gonzalez and Mason Cullerton
    • Hubble Middle School's Virtual 8th Grade Send-Off
    • Hubble's Got Talent Video - Special Thanks to our SALT students for organizing this project!
      • Hubble's Student Ambassador Leadership Team (SALT) originally intended for our Variety Show to be live and for admission fees to be donated to the People's Resource Center in Wheaton. PRC provides services, resources, and support to our neighbors in need. Additionally, they have remained open for business with modifications and safety procedures in place since March as needs have increased due to COVID-19. We encourage you to visit their website for specific details on how you can help support PRC and our community by donating or volunteering during this time at http://www.peoplesrc.org/
    • Hubble Retirees: I would like to thank the following staff members for their many years of service to the Hubble community. Congratulations on your retirement, you will be missed!
      • Val Boden - 8th Grade Resource Teacher
      • Mike Fonk - 8th Grade Language Arts
      • Kathy Joschko - Front Office
    • Congratulations 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team - Due to the closing of school buildings this year, the girls basketball teams were unable to play in their final IPAC Conference tournament. I am very pleased to announce the Hubble 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team has been crowned Co-Champions this season with a record of 7-1. They will share the title with Franklin Middle School. Go Huskies!
      • Congratulations to Claire Siebert, Jenna Bachara, Abby Simmons, Hannah Wangler, Hannah Struebing, Addison Worobec, Natalie Snyder, Sophia Depasquale, Faith Garcia, Bridget Weyer, Kaitlyn Pindar, Adia Williams, Jenna Bachara and Coach Oregon!
    • Laptop Returns - 9:00-12:00 daily, beginning Monday, June 1 at the following schools: WNHS, WWSHS, Lowell Elementary and Johnson Elementary.
    • Q4 Grades - I would like to remind all parents to check for missing work for your students in Synergy. The focus on grading during eLearning was on engagement and supporting our students in crisis. The grade listed in Synergy may not be the final grade if your student has missing assignments. Some reminders:
      • A student's Q4 grade cannot be lower than it was on March 13 when the buildings closed.
      • D200 MS grading guidelines:
        • Teachers will use a letter (A, B, C, D) grading structure with the goal of supporting student success.
        • Students are encouraged to review, refine, and resubmit assignments/assessments throughout the quarter in order to raise their grade.
        • For semester and year-long classes, students who were earning an A, B, C, or D on March 13 will either maintain or increase their letter grade; grades will not decrease. Only students who were earning an F as of March 13, and were not engaged during 4th quarter, will earn an Incomplete (I) for 4th quarter.
        • For 4th quarter only classes, Students who are engaged, even if inconsistently, will be given a summative grade of A, B or C. Students who are not engaged will be given an Incomplete.
      • For more information, go to the District's eLearning resources.
      • Check with your child's teacher if you have questions.

For 8th Graders: Virtual bridge course: We will be offering a virtual bridge course open to any and all incoming freshmen. It will be in addition to our traditional orientation. The session will be two weeks (10 days). It will be optional and free. We will offer it for a few weeks in June and again for a few weeks in July. I will teach the class with another teacher. Our daily topics will include things like goal-setting, organization, communication, growth mindset, getting involved, and other tips and tricks for effectively navigating WWS. Families will simply sign-up on a Google Form.

WWS Summer Bridge 2020.pdf

For 8th Graders: Summer Reading: As you know, we are not doing required summer assignments. Instead, we are offering an optional reading program called Tigers Read 2020. We have partnered with local businesses to promote the joys of reading while helping students stay sharp in the academic off-season. Those who pledge to read at least one book will be entered in our raffle for a chance to win fabulous prizes. It's simple: for each book students read, they submit a Form. We hope students continue to read while having a relaxing and renewing summer. Here is more information about Tigers Read 2020.

Tigers Read 2020 infographic.pdf