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District 105 Announcements
Current Topics
Full Day Kindergarten - Update!
The Board of Education is 
exploring the option of Full Day Kindergarten for District 105 students.  To do this well, the district has created a committee comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators across all District 105 school communities.  This "exploratory" committee is examining research around the benefits and challenges associated with full kindergarten programming, exploring a variety of full day kindergarten program models currently in place in other districts, and examining the feedback from this community survey. With this information in hand, the committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Education regarding full day kindergarten.  If the Board of Education decides to offer a full-day kindergarten option, per Illinois state requirements, a half-day kindergarten option will be made available to District 105 families as well.

Thus far, our committee has met to closely examine our survey data outlining staff and parent community feedback around both positives and challenges of bringing a Full Day Kindergarten model into the district. Overall, the community and staff survey results showed that 86% of the parent community and 95% of the staff community strongly support or somewhat support bringing a full day kindergarten program into District 105. Next, coupled with this survey information, the committee will closely examine full day kindergarten models currently being implemented in other districts and best practices research around kindergarten programming.  


Senate Bill 16
The State of Illinois has been looking at ways to change education funding, which has remained unchanged since 1997.  Senate Bill 16 (SB16) has come from that effort.  If enacted into law, SB16 will make sweeping changes in how the state funds education and those changes will have a significantly negative impact on School District 105.  Please click below to learn more about Senate Bill 16 and how to influence this legislation.

SB16 Letter-English
SB16 Letter-Spanish
 
Thank You Countryside Rotary!
District 105 would like to thank the Countryside Rotary for their continued support of literacy in our schools!  Over the past several years, the Countryside Rotary has donated dictionaries to all 3rd grade students across the district and this year the tradition continued.  We cannot express enough our appreciation of your support and commitment to the students of District 105!   
Advanced Academics Department Open House
Families are invited to attend an Advanced Academics Department Open House and NUMATS information session on Monday, October 27th from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Spring Avenue Library.  Click Here to view the Advanced Academics Department webpage. Click Here to learn more about NUMATS.
Hodgkins Elementary School Announcements
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, 5th grader at Hodgkins School, was the winner of the 2014 District 105 Spelling Bee!  He is pictured here with his teacher, Mr. Beezhold, and Superintendent Dr. Schlichting.
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. 
Hodgkins School - NEWSLETTER

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.


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.