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          New South View Upper Elementary Principal 
       Mrs. Mendy Spesard

Mrs. Mendy Spesard My name is Mendy Spesard, and I am the new principal of South View Upper  Elementary School, which houses all of District No.118’s fifth and sixth grade  students. I have been an educator for twenty-one years with experience in  grades  kindergarten through sixth. My goal is to provide all of our staff and  students with a  safe, welcoming environment to ensure the most rigorous  curriculum, active  engagement, and fulfilling relationships.


  Along with Mrs. Spesard, she will be joined by Assistant Principals Ms. Lindsey Prunkard and Mrs. Lindsey Nixon. 

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Have a nice summer
Last Day of School
The last day of attendance for students for the 2016-2017 school year is Friday, May 26th. Student hours for the last day are 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Have a safe and fun summer!  
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Student Hours for South View Upper Elementary School
Student hours for school at South View Upper Elementary - School begins at 9:00 a.m. - Dismissal at 3:45 p.m. 
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School Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year
Registration for your SVUE student for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and also from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 
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It is our pleasure to announce that SVUE's very own fifth grade teacher, Tanner DeLaurier, has been nominated for a Those Who Excel award!  This award, sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education, honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the state's schools. We are lucky to have wonderful educators at SVUE.  So proud of you, Mr. DeLaurier! 

Evenings of Recognition:

5th Grade:  Monday, May 22nd at 6:00 p.m. in the gym (Parents will be notified of students being recognized.)  
6th Grade:  Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in the gym (Parents will be notified of students being recognized.)  

Track season is here!  5th grade students participating in track will have practice on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:10 p.m. and 6th grade students will have practices on Thursdays after school from 4:00 to 5:10 p.m. 

Check out the District Facebook Page!

https://www.facebook.com/district118

For information regarding the standard based report card and a copy of the parent letter click here.

Sex Offender List

Information on registered sex offenders is available on the State of Illinois website, http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/.This information is being provided inaccordance with the Illinois Sex OffenderRegistration Act-Notification to Parents(Public Act 94-994).

Help Prevent Teen Dating Violence
An Illinois law aimed at preventing unhealthy dating relationships requires upper-elementary, middle schools and high schools to incorporate age appropriate education about teen dating violence into their curriculum. As a result, beginning this school year, our schools will be teaching students the signs and symptoms of an unhealthy relationship, how to respond, and who to notify. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in eleven adolescents say they have been the victim of physical dating violence. Healthy or unhealthy relationship habits may develop early. High school students report that they see dating violence among their peers. Dating violence during teen years can lead to unhealthy relationships. This may disrupt normal development and can contribute to other destructive behaviors in our children. If you would like more information about teen dating violence, please contact the building principal, social worker, or guidance counselor. 

Erin’s Law

Erin’s Law is named after childhood sexual assault survivor, author, speaker and activist Erin Merryn. Erin’s Law (in Illinois, Public Act 96-1524) mandates that Illinois public schools provide training to certified staff on prevention of child sexual abuse. It also mandates that public school children pre-kindergarten through 12th grade be educated on how to protect themselves from sexual abuse. Students learn age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult. School personnel learn about child sexual abuse. Any questions or concerns can be addressed by building administrators, guidance counselors or school social worker.

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