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Upcoming Events
Repeating Event - ESL for Adults
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
District 105 Announcements
AAD March Newsletter
Click Here for the Advanced Academics Department March newsletter. Click Here for the Spanish version. Click Here to view the department webpage.
Current Topics

WSCAE Science Olympiad

Six Ideal 5th grade students participated in the WSCAE Science Olympiad held at Brookfield Zoo on Thursday, February 26, 2015.  Congratulations to the students that participated:  Ana Babnigg, Sofia Cabrera, Lauren Elliot, Jhenrye Nabo, Breana  Ochoa, and Lana Zivko.  Lana Zivko won the BP Young Scientist Award for her project, Visualizing Sound Waves Using a Tuning Fork. 
Measles Information

As you may know from recent news reports, there has been an increase in measles cases throughout several states, including Illinois. The cases have mainly occurred in under-vaccinated or unvaccinated people in the United States and abroad. However, due to the presence of measles in DuPage and Cook County, we would like to provide you with some information so that we can work together to help prevent the spread of measles in our community.  Click HERE for a Fact Sheet about measles from the Cook County Health Department. Additional information can be found at the Illinois Department of Health’s website HERE.

Click HERE for a letter from the District Nurse with additional information.

Como ustedes saben por los informes recientes de la prensa, ha habido un aumento de casos de sarampión en varios estados, incluyendo Illinois. Los casos han ocurrido principalmente en personas que no han recibido todas las series de las vacunas o no fueron vacunados en los Estados Unidos y en el extranjero.  Sin embargo, debido a la presencia de sarampión en el Condado de DuPage y de Cook,queremos ofrecerle un poco de información para que podamos trabajar juntos para ayudar a prevenir la propagación del sarampión en nuestra comunidad. Haga clic AQUI para informativasobre el sarampión del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Cook en inglés y español Información adicional se puede encontrar en el sitio web del Departamento de Illinois de Salud AQUI.

Haga clic AQUI para leer una carta de la enfermera del distrito.
Common Core Standards and PARCC Assessment
Thank you to all that were able to attend the Common Core Parent Evening on February 19th.  We had approximately 200 families attend to hear essential information regarding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and a brief overview of PARCC, the new state-mandated CCSS assessment.  District 105 teachers also led breakout sessions allowing parents to experience the Common Core Standards "in action."  If you were unable to attend, please click on the session links below that interest you. 
                                Opening Presentation video                       3-6 Math video
                                K-2 ELA video                                          7-8 ELA video
                                K-2 Math video                                         7-8 Math video  
                                3-6 ELA video
Our first PARCC testing sessions began this week and have run smoothly thus far.  Though the PARCC assessment window will continue through March 20th across the district, it is important to point out that our 3rd-8th grade students will not be testing that entire time.  Our principals have created detailed schedules spacing testing out and maximizing instructional blocks with students.  For more information on PARCC, please click HERE.   

 Achievement Results - 2014-15
On Monday, October 27, 2014 a presentation was made to the Board of Education sharing the fall achievement results for the district.  Click HERE for more information.

District Newsletter

Click HERE to read the latest issue of the District Newsletter.
Upcoming PARCC Assessment - March and April
This spring, our 3rd-8th grade students will be taking the PARCC assessment.  This test, which replaces ISAT, will assess students on the new Common Core English-Language Arts and Math standards.  The test is broken into two parts, the Performance-Based assessment with testing sessions occurring between March 2nd-March 20th and the End-of- Year test administered in late April. Over the last two years, District 105 teachers have aligned classroom instruction to the new standards and are sharing sample test items with students.  
Hodgkins Elementary School Announcements
Jarrett Payton Visits Hodgkins School

Jarrett Payton, the son of Hall of Famer and Chicago Bears great Walter Payton, is a motivational speaker who entertained and inspired us with his stories and messages of the importance of family, giving back to our communities,  making connections with others, and pushing through the "weight" that we all have to take on to be successful.  

Family Event at Hodgkins School

Readers in Disguise: Breakfast, Bonding, and Books
at Hodgkins School on Thursday, APRIL 9, 2015 from 7:45 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.
Our Second Event!  Our first event drew over 70 students and their families.
Letter to Parents and Sign-Up Form in English and Spanish
Outside Recess Guidelines and Information

  • Letter home to parents - Click here.
  • for today's hour-by-hour forecast - Click here
Hodgkins School - NEWSLETTER

Newsletter #3, 2014-2015 (03/24/15) - Click HERE (Para Espanio AQUI)
Newsletter #2, 2014-2015(12/19/14) - Click HERE (Para Espanol AQUI)

Newsletter #1, 2014-2015 (11/10/14) - Click HERE (Para Espanol AQUI)
Newsletter #4, 2013-2014 (06/05/14) - Click HERE.
Newsletter #3, 2013-2014 (03/07/14) - Click HERE.
Newsletter #2, 2013-2014 (12/20/13) -  Click HERE.
Newsletter #1, 2013-2014 (11/25/13) -  Click HERE.

Hodgkins School is on Twitter!
Twitter Handle: @HodgkinsSchool
Click HERE to link directly to our page.

If you have a Twitter account, you can follow us or just check in on the site whenever you want. We’ll be posting pictures and short bursts of information about what's happening in school as well as some general information and reminders of upcoming events.  We’re experimenting with another way to communicate with our families and community. 
Friday Folder
Click here to view the contents of the Friday Folder.  Please take notice that we have begun sending notices home to the youngest child in the family.  
H.S.F.B.C. in the Chicago Tribune!

Our Hodgkins School Family Book Club (H.S.F.B.C.), which has been serving students and their families for the last ten years, was featured in the print edition of the Chicago Tribune on Saturday, July 5, 2014.  

HERE to link to the article found on the blog archive.

2014-2015 Supply Lists
Click HERE for supply lists for Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.
2014 District 105 Spelling Bee Winner!
Jacob Lyszczarczyk, current 6th grader at Hodgkins School, was the winner of the 2014 District 105 Spelling Bee!  He is pictured here with his 5th grade teacher, Mr. Beezhold, and Superintendent Dr. Schlichting.
District Curriculum Page and Common Core State Standards
Link to the District Curriculum Page and Common Core State Standards
Please click here to be directed to the District's Curriculum website, where, among other things, the Common Core State Standards are explained as well as the direction the district is taking for full implementation.