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Upcoming Events
 
District 105 Announcements
D105 Dash

District 105 will have its first annual D105 Dash, a 5K Run and 1.5 Mile Family Walk. The race is scheduled for 9 AM on May 17th. The chip-timed race will start at Spring Avenue School and wind through the neighborhood. WLTL radio is providing live entertainment, and the first 250 participants to sign up will receive a goodie bag and a high quality dry-blend t-shirt. Entry fee is $25 for ages 14+ and $15 for ages 5-13.
Please check the website for more details (www.facebook.com/d105dash) and sign up at www.signmeup.com/106795
EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENING SET FOR DISTRICT 105
School District 105, which serves the south LaGrange, Hodgkins, and Countryside communities, will be hosting a preschool screening for children ages 3 -5 years old on Tuesday, May 19th from 8:30 am-1:00 pm, at the Hodgkins Park District in Hodgkins.

The screening takes about one hour and requires an appointment.  Parents must schedule a time to be screened by calling 708-482-2760. A team of professionals from the district will assess each childs development in the areas of large and fine motor skills, pre-academic readiness, speech/language, vision and hearing.  The screening will help identify children who may qualify for one of the free district preschool programs, or those who would benefit from additional services prior to entering Kindergarten.

Children who are currently enrolled in a District Preschool program (ECE, Head Start, Early Learning or Preschool for All) do not need to be screened.If you know of a child in the District 105 area who would benefit from these services, please share this information with their family.
District Newsletter
Click HERE to read the latest issue of the District Newsletter.

Haga clic AQUI para leer el último número del Boletín de Distrito.
Did you know?
  • District 105 students made significantly better fall to winter progress on this year’s mid-term MAP reading and math assessments than they made in previous years.  The district-wide winter reading achievement was the highest since our district started administering a mid-year MAP assessment.
  • The District 105 English Language Learners program received the highest rating from the state based on our students’ performance on the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) which measure English language acquisition and academic performance.
  • The Gurrie 7th-8th grade team won first place in the Math Olympiad Competition hosted by Gurrie Middle School on February 28th. Teams from sixteen area schools and districts competed in this event. 
  • Gurrie contestants took eight top awards in a West 40 Speech and Drama Festival involving 13 other school districts on February 28th.
  • The District 105 Jazz Band earned the Top Rating in Illinois Grade School Music Association District 7 Jazz Contest on March 8th.  The Jazz Band will compete in the State Competition on May 2nd
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
Music Program
You Are Invited:
Hodgkins Elementary Music Program
 
A HERO
IN US ALL
 
Thursday, April 23rd, 7pm
Hodgkins Gym
 
Featuring:
Kindergarten through 6th Grade Students
 
 Students may wear anything superhero related
Such as capes, superhero shirts,
and masks that do not cover eyes and mouth
 
Students will meet in their classrooms at 6:45 PM

 
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.
  • Weather.com 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)
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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.

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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.  

Click
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.