District 105 Announcements
Welcome Back for the 2017-18 School Year!

Grades 1st - 8th  Classes begin Thursday, August 24th
day is a full day:
Grades 1st-6th:       8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Grades 7th-8th:       8:15 am - 3:15 pm

 Kindergarten classes begin Monday, August 28th. 
(First day is a full day: 8:30am - 3:00 pm) 

Preschool Programs begin Monday, August 28th. 
Preschool Program Announces New Developments
LaGrange School District 105 is excited to welcome new and returning families to preschool this fall!  We look forward to working with our families to ensure that each student is Kindergarten ready.  This school year brings many new opportunities to the program.  

Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, all of our preschool classrooms will be located in one building, Hodgkins Elementary School.  This summer, our teachers and staff will be preparing their classrooms and new school for our youngest learners to start the school year.  This move will enable our staff to collaborate on a more consistent basis and enable our preschool students to experience inclusive learning opportunities that were not previously available.  Mr. John Signatur and the rest of the Hodgkins staff welcome you and your family to be a part of the Hodgkins Family! 


Additionally, our preschool team will be transitioning to the district’s early release schedule for Wednesdays.  Our new preschool hours are: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday      8:30-11:15 and 12:15-3:00

Wednesday 8:30-10:30 and 12:15-2:15

This early release schedule will enable our teachers to engage in consistent, meaningful professional development and collaboration around what is best for our preschool students.  Those students who receive transportation services will continue to receive services with this new schedule taken into account. 
Do not hesitate to contact the Director of Student Services, Maureen Kidd, with any questions that you may have.  708-482-2700

School District 105 Highlighted in Book Published by Havard Education Press
School District 105 is highlighted in a recent book entitled Improving Education Together which is published by Harvard Education Press and written by Geoff Marietta, Chad D'Entremont, and Emily Murphy Kaur.  The authors illustrate how a culture of collaboration has successfully improved student learning outcomes in a wide variety of school districts across the country.  The authors spotlight School District 105's efforts to continuously improve through the use of an external systems assessment process founded on the Baldrige Criteria for Excellence.
Hodgkins Elementary School Announcements
School Supply Lists, 2017-2018
Countryside Bank will be generously providing an assortment of school supplies to Hodgkins School students on Tuesday, August 8th at Hodgkins School.  We will be giving out school supply vouchers to families to be redeemed on this day once students have registered for the 2017-2018 school year.  Below is a link to each grade level's supply list:

Kindergarten           1st grade          2nd grade
3rd grade                4th grade          5th grade
6th grade
Hodgkins School - NEWSLETTER
Newsletter #4, '16-'17 (06/07/17) - Click HERE (Espanol)
Newsletter #3, '16-'17 (03/10/17) - Click HERE (Espanol)
Newsletter #2, '16-'17 (12/20/16) -​ ClickHERE (Espanol)
Newsletter #1, '16-'17 (10/07/16) - Click HERE (Espanol)
Newsletter #4, '15-'16 (05/31/16) - Click HERE (Espanol)
Newsletter #3, '15-'16 (03/18/16) - Click HERE (Espanol).

Newsletter #2, '15-'16 (12/18/15) - Click HERE (Espanol).
Newsletter #1, '15-'16 (10/16/15) - Click HERE (Espanol).

Newsletter #4, '14-'15 (06/04/15) - Click HERE (Espanol).
Newsletter #3, '14-'15 (03/24/15) - Click HERE (Espanol).
Newsletter #2,
'14-'15 (12/19/14) - Click HERE (Espanol).
                                      Newsletter #1,
'14-'15 (11/10/14) - Click HERE (Espanol).
                                      Newsletter #4, '13-'14 (06/05/14) - Click HERE.
                                      Newsletter #3,
'13-'14 (03/07/14) - Click HERE.
                                      Newsletter #2,
'13-'14 (12/20/13) -  Click HERE.
                                      Newsletter #1,
'13-'14 (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.