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District 105 Announcements
District and School Offices Closed on Friday, July 21st
*Update* The Gurrie Chromebook Swap will still be conducted from 8-noon on Friday, July 21st.

Our district and school offices will be closed on Friday, July 21st for scheduled maintenance. Registration packets can be dropped off in the secured boxes located outside of each school entrance.

El Distrito y las oficinas de las Escuelas  estarán cerradas el Viernes, 21 de Julio.
Nuestro distrito y oficinas de las escuelas estarán cerradas el Viernes, 21 de Julio por  mantenimiento planeado.  Los paquetes de registración aún pueden ser dejados en nuestras cajas de seguridad localizadas afuera de las entradas principales de las escuelas.  
Walk-In Registration
Walk-In Registration will take place at Seventh Avenue School on Tuesday, August 1st from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
Please make copies of all residency documents and sign all forms prior to attending.
Public Notice -Destruction Special Ed Records
Notice is hereby given that LaGrange School District 105
intends to destroy the temporary records of all students who exited its
special education program either during or prior to the 2011-2012
school year.
In accordance with federal and state laws, special education records
are maintained for five years after the student exits the special education
program. A permanent record of the student's name, address, phone
number, grades, attendance record and year completed is maintained
for 60 years.
The purpose of destruction is to protect the student from improper and
unauthorized disclosure of the confidential information contained within
the file. Please note that certain records may be needed by the student,
parent or guardian for social security benefits or other purposes.
Any parent/guardian of a student under the age of 18, or former student,
who has reached 18 years of age, may review and/or receive
these records by contacting the Director of Student Services, Maureen
Kidd, at 708-482-2700 by August 7, 2017. Only written requests will
be accepted.
Records requested will then be available for review beginning August
14, 2017 at Lagrange School District 105 District Office for 10 days.
Destruction of these records will begin on August 23, 2017. According
to federal law, parents and guardians lose their right to review or obtain
these records when their child (the student) reaches 18 years of age or
starts attending a postsecondary institution, whichever occurs first.
However, a parent or guardian of a child with a disability who is 18
years of age or older may retain parental rights provided that the child
has been determined to be legally incompetent or legally incapacitated.
Upon review, a copy of any information contained in the record will be
provided to the parent/guardian or eligible student.
If no student, parent or guardian responds to this public notice, the
school district will assume consent to destroy the entire record specific to
the student.
If you do not understand this notice or are in need of interpretation,
please contact the Office of Student Services at 708-482-2700.
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

Summer School
Summer School will take place at Seventh Avenue and Gurrie Middle School 
Starting Wednesday, July 5 - August 3, 2017   (Classes held Monday through Thursday)     

Seventh Avenue:          Pre-K - 5th grade:   8:30am - 12:30pm, 
                                     Early Childhood:      8:30 am - 12:00 pm    
Gurrie Middle School: 6th and 7th grade:   8:15 am - 12:15 pm

Please click here for the Summer Bus Schedule.

Join us for Family Game Night!
  • Board games provided for families to use at school.
  • Prizes will be given to winning family members.
  • All D105 families are welcome at each school.
  • Children must attend with an adult.

Mark your calendar:
Hodgkins: Monday, July 10
Spring / Gurrie: Monday, July 17
Ideal: Tuesday, July 25
Seventh: Wednesday, August 2
6:00-7:30 pm
Summer CONNECT Opportunities
Welcome to Summer!  Mark your calendars for Open Library:

June 19 - August 3, 2017
Gurrie: Wednesdays, 12:15-3:15
Hodgkins: Mondays, 12:00-3:00
Ideal: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-4:00
Seventh Avenue: Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00
Spring Avenue: Mondays, 1:00-4:00

Visit our Summer Learning For All website for more resources and activities.
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.
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Hodgkins Elementary School Announcements
Summer Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:            8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
                  Friday:            Closed

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.