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District 105 Announcements
Teacher Institute Day - No School - Friday April 29
Classes are not in session during the Teacher Institute Day.
D105 Participates in WSCAE Science Fair
On February 25th, 15 Distict 105 students participated in the West Suburban Consortium for Academic Excellence (WSCAE) science fair, sponsored by BP.  The fair was held at the Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo.

The students presented their projects to a panel of judges.  Family and friends were invited to view the projects as well.  Ana Babnigg's project on The Effect of Electricity on Fish received a 2nd place recognition!  Congratulations to all District 105 students that participated!  Here are the other students and their projects:

Alex Ocana & Francisco Ojeda-Acuna:    How does temperature affect student performance?
Arturo Flores:  Would a magnifying glass expand the image of a picture?
Peter Sanchez:   Do you lose memory as you age?
Katrina Phillipo:   How can a marble become a paint brush?
Marco Toledo, Kevyn Vital & Carlo Cooley:   Can a phone be charged with a watermelon?
Sara Gjorgjevska & Sofia Garcia:   Which metal carbonates the best?
Angie Townsend & Nikki Avizius:   How can a volcano erupt with different pressures?
Lana Zivko:  How do sound waves travel through various gases?
Luka Tomich:  Are volcanoes good for the environment?
 
DID YOU KNOW?
  • Our current 8th Grade Class ranks in the 84th national percentile in mathematics and 81st percentile in reading on the fall MAP test.Most impressively, the percentile rank of this class has improved significantly since their first year of MAP testing in 3rd grade.
  • District 105 will be highlighted as a case study about our use of the Baldrige Criteria for Excellence for continuous improvement in the book Labor Management Community Collaboration Resource Guide to be published by Harvard University Press.This is a real credit to the hard work the district puts into “getting better at getting better.”
  • District 105 students continue to significantly outperform our benchmark students of similar demographics and from similar sized suburban districts across the country.District 105 teacher and administrator salaries are determined in part based on our performance in relation to districts most like ours.
  • Our 6th-8th grade Cross Country Team won its fifth consecutive conference championship in October.More than 110 students from all five of our district schools participated on this team.
  • District 105 is proud to have twelve National Board Certified teachers on staff.Teachers who achieve this certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment, and peer review. The certification process focuses on classroom instruction and is ultimately designed to benefit students. 
Current Topics
Language Diversity
District 105 is a diverse community of families with 27 different languages spoken by our students: Albanian (4), Arabic (2), Bosnian (5), Chinese (3), Croatian (7), Czech (2), Danish (2), English, German (4), Greek (2), Gujarati (3), Italian (5), Japanese (1), Kannada (2), Korean (1), Lithuanian (3), Macedonian (8), Navajo (2), Pilipino/Tagalog (3), Polish (19), Romanian (1), Russian (1), Serbian (43), Slovak (1), Spanish (472), Ukrainian (1), and Vietnamese (3).

The official language used for the content of the District website is English. To help address our diversity, readers of our website can use the "Google Translate" tool below to translate the website content to many of the above languages. The tool generates a computerized translation. The translation should not be considered exact and in some cases may include incorrect language. While not a perfect translation, it should assist many non-English website readers.

Click HERE to enable and use the Google Translate tools to translate web pages and email messages.