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John T. Magee Middle School News

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Attention 6th Graders?? Don't Miss Out on the 6th Grade Field Trip!
JTMMS Drama Club Presents "Sleeping Beauty & the Beast"

Dates: January 26th & 27 @ 6 pm. Click Here for All the Details


Our Annual Spelling Bee is January 25th !!

It will be after school in the cafeteria. Stay tuned for more details. Families welcome!

Tech Tour at CLC! Come See What Everyone is Talking About!

At Lake County Tech Campus, Thursday, Janurary 11th, 4:30-7:30 pm

Tech Tour

Incoming 9th Grade Course Selection

Important information for current 8th graders!

Winter Break Hours

Winter Break is scheduled for Monday, December 24, 2017 through Friday, January 5, 2018. The Administrative Service Center will be open Wednesday through Friday each week of break, 7:45am-4:15pm. Schools will be closed during the Break. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: RLHS Bilingual College Fair!
Annual Magee Geography Bee December 13th

2:50 - 5:00 pm in the Library. Familes of contestants are welcome too attend.

Review sessions are 12/4 & 12/11 in Room 203.

School Closure/Late Start Guidelines for 2017-18

A guide for parents to know how the decision is made to close school during the winter season due to weather.

BPAC Parent University: Friday, November 17; 6:30pm-8:30pm

Topic: How high school courses prepare students for college/university

Halloween Dance is Friday, November 3rd!!!

Cost is $3 if you wear a costume, $4 without a costume.  There will be a costume contest with fabulous prizes. Concessions will be sold.

2017 Round Lake Area Chili Supper: Monday, October 16, 2017

Come out for some excellent chili and entertainment while we celebrate character in our community.


D116 Insider: Frank Ranalli

Get to know another one of RLAS-116's amazing staff members!

Check out our 8th Grade Science Design Engineering Project!
Dont Miss Out on Memories! Order Your Yearbook today!
JTMMS Celebrates Spirit Week!
Community Information Session: DACA Changes; Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Please plan to attend a Community Information Session, hosted by Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7:00pm.

8th graders: Informational Meeting for the DC trip August 31 at RLMS

If you are an 8th grader interested in going on the trip to Washington DC, there will be an informational meeting!


Where: RLMS cafeteria

Date: Thursday, August 31st

Time: 6:30-7:30


See Ms. Lange in rm 210 with any questions, or to get information if you cannot attend. You can also email her at elange@rlas-116.org



Important Informational Meeting for Springfield Field Trip for 7th Grade Students and Parents this Thursday!

 We will meet in the cafeteria from 6-7 pm.  Hope to see you all there!

Deadline for Registration is Coming Soon - June 30 School Registration Sign

Registration for the 2017-18 school year is due June 30. If registrations are not complete by that time, a $25 late fee will be assessed. This late fee is not a waivable fee.

Onling registration is available at https://skystu.rlas-116.org/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsSky/fwemnu01.w.

Also, all school physicals and records of current immunizations are due to the school office by the first day of school, August 21. If you do not have or cannot schedule an appointment with your regular physician by this time, please contact the Round Lake Area Health & Wellness Center at 847-257-1200 to schedule an appointment.


RLAS-116 Parent, Merced Alfaro, Honored at YWCA Lake County Women of Achievement Leadership Luncheon Merced Alfaro - YWCA
Multicultural Celebration - Special Recognition to Moms

BPAC 05.05.17

BPAC 05.05.17

Panera Bread Fundraiser for Magee on May 2nd
Parent Night for Upcoming 6th Graders Wednesday, May 3 6:30 -7:30 pm
RLHS summer camp flyers and registration form
Volunteers Needed for Teen Court
Check out some GREAT things happening at RLAS-116 in the April 2017 District Newsletter April 2017 District Newsletter

The April District Newsletter is available <here>.

7th Grade Springfield Field Trip Meeting for Parents/Students on April 25th

An informational meeting for parents and students will be held on April 25 at 6:30-7:30 pm in the JTMMS cafeteria.

2017 Talent Expo - Wednesday, April 19

2017 Talent Expo

Join Rep. Sam Yingling for a Fraud Awareness & Immigration Seminar on Friday, April 21

Fraud Awareness and Immigration Seminar 04.21.17

Fraud Awareness and Immigration Seminar 04.21.17

Join us for the 2017 1:Wonder Showcase on Tuesday, April 11 1:Wonder Showcase Banner

1:Wonder Showcase Flyer - English

1:Wonder Showcase Flyer - Spanish

8th Grade Pictures on April 4th

Make sure you bring your money on Picture Day!

Order the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony DVD
Help Support the 7th Grade Trip to Springfield Next Year!

Stop in Panera Breads in RLB on May 2. 15% of all qualifying sales will be donated towards the 7th grade field trip to Springfield next year. You must present the attached coupon.

Click here

Freshmen Expo For Magee 8th Graders April 6th 6:30-8:00 pm

Click Here for more Info . . .

All-District Choir Festival "Harmony": Tuesday, March 14

All-District Choir Festival

All-District Band Festival "Symphonic Travelouge": Saturday, March 18

All District Band Festival

BPAC/PAC Parent University: Trauma; Friday, April 28, 6:30-8:30pm

BPAC/PAC 04.28.17

BPAC/PAC 04.28.17

JTMMS February "Cougar News"

Click HERE to read a recap of February news at JTMMS. 

February 2017 District Newsletter Released

For the latest District news...

February 2017 District Newsletter

English    Spanish

For proior newsletters, click <<here>>.

JTMMS Wrestling - 2017 Conference Champions

Congratulations to the JTMMS 2017 Wrestling Conference Champs!

Conference Champs

Dr. Constance Collins Named 2017 Most Influential African American of Lake County

The Chicago People's Voice Newspaper names RLAS-116 Superintendent. Dr. Constance Collins, 2017 Most Influential African American of Lake County!

Dr. Constance Collins, Superintendent

RLAS-116 Board of Education and the Education Association of Round Lake Announce Collective Bargaining Agreement 4-Year Contract Approved

Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116 Board of Education and the Education Association of Round Lake Announce Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116 Board of Education (“Board”) is pleased to announce that the District and the Education Association of Round Lake (“EARL”) have reached a four-year collective bargaining agreement. The current agreement will expire June 30, 2017. Conversations about a contract rollover began in October 2016. The EARL membership ratified the contract (624 Yes, 31 No) on Thursday, January 19, 2017, followed by the Board’s approval (6 Yes, 0 No) of the agreement at their February 6, 2017 Board meeting.

EARL represents approximately 900 employees, including bus drivers, custodians, health services, maintenance, mechanics, secretaries, teacher aides, and teachers.

The agreement is a rollover from the current contract and includes an increase to the salary schedules resulting in an average increase of 1.9% per year on all salary schedule amounts. In comparison, the current 2014-2017 contract provided an average increase of 0.66% per year.  Teachers and support staff will therefore see about a 4% increase each year over the next 4 years, which is comprised of step and salary increases.

The new agreement will be posted to the District website by Friday, February 17, 2017.

If you have questions about this information, please contact Heather Bennett, Public Relations Officer at

Valentine's Day Dance this Friday

Student Council is sponsoring the dance on Friday, February 10, 2017. This Friday! It will be from 4-6 PM.

RLAS-116 to Celebrate Black History - Friday, February 24

Black History Celebration Flyer

BPAC/PAC Parent University: Supporting Your Child's Academic Success; Friday, February 3, 6-8pm

BPAC/PAC Parent University 02.03.17

BPAC/PAC Parent University - 02.03.17

STEM Day for Girls: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Support JTMMS PTO at "Wendy's Nght" Wednesday, January 25th

Feeling Hungry? Come to Wednesday on January 25. Click here

RLHS senior, Bobby Rowe, one of 45 to attend All State Music Conference's Future Music Educator's Seminar RLHS senior, Bobby Rowe

RLHS senior, Bobby Rowe, named one of forty-five students selected for this honor

Round Lake High School is proud to announce that senior, Bobby Rowe has been selected to participate in the Illinois All-State Music Conference as part of the Future Music Educator’s Seminar. This seminar was created in an effort to encourage potential future music educators into the profession. Bobby and others in attendance will be mentored and exposed to various aspects of the profession and will also gain insight into the diverse aspects of music education.

Bobby was one of just 45 students selected state-wide, an incredible honor. At Round Lake High School, he serves as president and section leader of the top mixed ensemble, Panther Voices, and plays bass in Symphonic Band and Jazz Band. He also co-leads the extracurricular Men’s Choir as a student director.

Bobby and Round Lake music faculty will join over 10,000 other music teachers and students for the Conference on January 26-28.

If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact Heather Bennett, Public Relations Officer, at hbennett@rlas-116.org or 847-270-9007.


Welcome Back to John T. Magee Middle School!

Important information for JTMMS families

Permission Slips for 7th Grade Springfield Trip Due September 8th! Please contact Mrs. Emary or Mrs. Regalado if you have any questions.




Magee School Supply List for the 2017-2018 School Year
6th Grade Orientation

Friday August 18, 9 - 10:30 am

Click Here for Information on the 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.
Come Learn and Experience the Wonders of Virtual Reality!
New & Earlier Start Time for Middle School Students in 2017-18!

Please be aware the both middle schools will have an earlier start time in 2017-18!

Please access the new schedule at http://www.rlas-116.org/userfiles/3/my%20files/school%20calendar/2017-2018%20school%20hours.pdf?id=27036.

Northern Illinois Food Bank will Distribute Free Food on September 20th.
What is Hero and What Does My Child Use It For?

Learn more about our new online behavior program.

Year 3 Initiatives of 5-Year Strategic Plan Approved for 2017-18 Year 3 Initiatives

The Board of Education took action on June 19, 2017 to approve initiatives set in accordance with the 5-Year Strategic Plan. 2017-2018 is Year 3 of the overall plan. You can access the full document of initiatives here.

Administration submits updates to the Board on these initiatives on a regular basis (November, February & June).

Join Us for Our 7th Grade Springfield Trip Fundraisers

Buffalo Wild Wings September 1 Fundraiser Flyer -

Panera September 15 Fundraiser Flyer -

Chipotle September 25 Fundraiser Flyer -

Panera October 6 Fundraiser Flyer -




Health & Wellness Fair, hosted by Congressman Brad Schneider at RLHS Saturday, August 12

Congressman Brad Schneider's Office will host a Health & Wellness Fair at Round Lake High School, this Saturday, August 12, Noon-3:00pm.