March Newsletter

Dear Parent and/or Guardian:

The Palombi students worked extremely hard last week while taking tests in both reading and math for the Illinois Assessment of Readiness. We were very proud of our Lancers! Our eighth grade also took the Illinois Science Assessment. In the coming weeks, we will be testing any student that missed any of these important tests. 

At the beginning of the new trimester, students earn a new chance to create habits that will make them successful for the term and the rest of their life. We will be having students review their Wildly Important Goals in order to stay focused on reaching their highest potential. Please continue to check Power School to help them keep track of their work.

In celebration of trimester two successes, Palombi will be sending out trimester two honor roll certificates to students next week. We want to applaud all the great work these students have done to earn this award.

In Partnership,

Dr. Vic Wight                                                              Mrs. Angela Sisi                               Mrs. Julie Pozezinski Principal                                                                        Dean of Students                           Dean of Student Services

Teacher Shout-Out What is a Teacher Shout-Out?
A Teacher Shout-Out is an unsolicited special recognition that acknowledges a Palombi staff member who has really helped you or your student or has been highly effective and motivating.  Our staff takes great pride in helping students achieve their potential.  Take a few minutes and let a staff member know how much you appreciate their work at the following link:

Palombi Leaders Today and Tomorrow Wall of Fame Palombi has a Wall of Fame in our building! Currently, we acknowledge past students: Officer Mike Lill, Class of 1988, Professional BMX Racer Felicia Stancil, Class of 2009, NFL Player TJ Edwards, Class of 2010, Leader Meghan Butler, Class of 2015, and Bluecoat (Band) World Champion Christina Duffy, Class of 2008. We would love to add to these outstanding past students. If you know of other past alumni, please complete the following form to nominate Palombi alumni who have demonstrated leadership qualities throughout the community and beyond to be displayed on a wall in the school.  Leaders of Today and Tomorrow Nomination Form

Notes from the Office

Spring Picture Day - April 14th
ED Clark will be taking spring pictures for 6th & 7th grades on April 14th at Palombi Middle School. Here is information from them for the spring pictures: Spring Picture Link

April 4th - Election Day - ELearning Day
Lake Villa School District 41 was identified as a polling site by the Lake County Clerk’s Office for the April 4th, 2023 elections.  Because we cannot secure our buildings from the general public, the district will be shifting to an e-Learning Day on April 4th.  Your child’s school will share your child’s e-Learning schedule for the day.   We apologize for the inconvenience, but we want to ensure everyone’s safety. 

5 Essentials Parent Survey
We sent out a parent survey link for the 5 Essentials and currently have around 70 submissions. We would love your feedback, as we utilize this in our school improvement process. Here is the link to that survey once again: 5 Essentials Parent Survey

Registration for 2023-2024 opens this Friday, March 17. Please register your students with the snapcodes that will be sent out this week. If you do not receive a snapcode letter/email for your student that will be attending Palombi next year please email 

Health Office

  • Parents of 6th-grade students: Please remember to turn in your student’s Dental Exam form by Monday, May 15th. 

  • If your student is planning on participating in Track and Field, please make sure they have a current physical on file in the health office. 

  • If your student feels sick during the school day, please make sure they do not text or call you to pick them up. They should go to the health office and check in. If a student isn’t feeling well enough to stay in school, Mrs. Taylor will contact home. 

Music Department News
Congratulations to our Band & Choir students who participated in the annual Northern Illinois Music Conference Solo & Ensemble Festival on Saturday 2/25 at Northwood Middle School in Highland Park! They all worked hard & we are proud of their performances.

Band students: Sidnee Brady, Carlie Cichon, Kennedy Hoover, Berlin Ladeburger, Penny Dirig, Lily Gallegos, Evie Hall, Gabe Hernandez, Tofer Martinez-Hernandez, Matthew Bergst, Cassidy Monk, Laynie Norris, Jeremy Welch, Lucas Wertman.

Choir students: Keni Massey, Ari Daley, Mia Foy, Natalia Cabrero, Laynie Norris, Andrew Wilson, Ashlynn Wainscott, Brooklyn Chase, Michelangelo Garcia, Joaquin Argueta, Ryleigh Christopher, Kanani Payne, Ayden Thomas, Abigail McNulty

Also, congratulations to our band and choir students who participated in the NimCon Music Festival Contest on Saturday, March 11 at Lake Zurich M.S. South. Congratulations to the 6th and 7th-grade bands, the 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade choirs on their Division I ratings, and to the 8th-grade band on their Division II rating! You all performed beautifully and surpassed all our expectations! 


Track and Field
Track and Field signups are available now! The signup is available on the Palombi website here: Track and Field Signup and ends March 24th. Track and Field is a no cut sport that is open to all 6th-8th grade students. Events include hurdles, sprints, relays, long jump, high jump, shot put and discus. A physical MUST be on file before the season starts on Monday, April 3rd. Any questions, please contact Miss Koenig. 

ATTENTION 8th graders: HS dance tryouts

  • Grayslake North HS

    • Follow @gnhsdance on Instagram

    • Family and Athlete Pre-Tryout Meeting

Wednesday, April 12th 7pm in the Cafeteria

  • Tryouts April 24th-26th

Monday and Tuesday 7-9pm

Wednesday 6-8pm at a schedule time slot

  • Grant Community HS:

    • Leading up to tryouts will be open conditioning Tuesdays and Thursdays.  It's a great way to meet other dancers and get stronger for tryouts! Click here for more information.

    • Tryouts will be April 14-19: Tryout Info Slides.  

    • Follow us @GrantDanceTeam as that is our main promoting vehicle. 

  • Lakes Community HS: 

  • SUMMER opportunity at Grant Community HS: We will be doing an ALL AGES dance camp for 3 days (1 hr each day). Additional information will be available soon. 

Grayslake North High School Basketball Clinic

Please see the information for a basketball clinic for students in grades 3-8 here: Basketball Clinic Information

National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society will be selling St. Patrick’s Day bracelets during lunch on March 16 and March 17. Each bracelet is $1.00 and all profits go to the victims of the massive earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

IMPORTANT DATES Links to all dates can be found here: Palombi Full Calendar of Events

Mar 20             Lake Villa 41 Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 p.m.

Mar 21-22       8th Grade Holocaust Field Trip

Mar 27 - 31     Spring Break - No School

Apr 4                  Election Day - ELearning Day 

Apr 10               Lake Villa 41 Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 p.m.

Apr 14                Spring Picture Day for 6th and 7th Grade