Upcoming Events / News


WSSRA 2022 Fall Brochure & Program Offerings

WSSRA is offering a variety of in-person and virtual program opportunities this winter and it is a great way for students to stay active and busy.  



WSSRA Imaginarium Sensory Room

WSSRA’s Imaginarium Sensory Room is a place for children with special needs to enjoy a multi-sensory experience in a calm and relaxing environment.




2021 Polar Plunge Team !!

Hauser earned the School Cool Challenge award for the Polar Plunge for our region. If that isn't a great accomplishment, Hauser is also the Statewide Cool School Champions! Congratulations!!

Thank you to everyone who contributed and plunged for this great cause!




Hauser Best Buddies !!

Hauser Jr. High School Best Buddies was announced Best Buddies Chapter of the Month in the State of Illinois for October! They were also featured in the Best Buddies What's Up Wednesday newsletter!  Congratulations!! 


See the attached photo regarding the recognition.

Family Support Group for Mental Illness or Addiction



BEST BUDDIES is now at Hauser!!

Best Buddies (formally Cougar Buddies) Mission Statement:

Connecting students with disabilities and their peers through friendships and activities.  


Meetings will be twice a month from 3:15-4:15 in the Hauser Library. 

Please look at the Best Buddies GoogleSites for additional information and to see the calendar of dates. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Harrington: [email protected]

Ms. Kovar: [email protected] or Ms. Staib [email protected]



Best Buddies GoogleSites:  https://sites.google.com/district96.org/bestbuddies2018-2019/home





2018 Best Buddies Friendship Walk

Members of Hauser Cougar Buddies participated in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk held at the Brookfield Zoo on Saturday, May 5th, 2018.  Hauser Jr. High students and staff walked for inclusion and showed their support!



2018 Special Olympics Track

The Hauser Special Olympics Team competed in the 2018 Spring Games Track Meet

held at Marmion Academy High School:






Here are the Awards Won: 

(1st place) 100M Run - 2 Awards

(1st place) in the 25M Walk 

(1st place) in the 10M Walk

(2nd place) in the 200M Run - 2 Awards

(6th place) in the 100M Run 


In addition, 2 of our Hauser students advance to the State Summer Games held at ISU on June 15th!


CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of our award winners and athletes!! 





On March 3, 2018, Hauser Cougars took the plunge and supported Special Olympics!!! 




Special Olympics Basketball

Special Olympics Basketball Athletes and Mentors

January 18, 2018 game against Brooks Middle School in Oak Park, IL









2017 Special Olympics Track


Congratulations to Hauser Jr. High
State Gold Medal Winner!!
Gold Medal – 1st in Long Jump
Gold Medal – 1st in 100 Meter Dash

Spring 2016

District 96 First 
Special Olympics Team 
brought home the GOLD!

Gold- 100m Dash
Gold- 50m Dash
Bronze- Long Jump 

Awards Won:
(1st place) 100 M Racewalk
(2nd place) Tennis Ball Throw
(1st place) Long Jump
(1st place) 100 M. Run
(1st place) 25 M Walk
(4th place) Tennis Ball Throw
(1st place) Mini Javelin
(1st place) 100 Meter Race