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Latest Issue of Blackboard
Click HERE to read the July-August 2014 issue of the District 105 newsletter.  Back issues of Blackboard going back to the 1970s can be found under the "About D105" menu option at the top of the district home page.

The current issue covers:
  • Summer Learning Through CONNECT 
  • Did You Know? 
  • Retirees
  • Changes to registration 
  • Students recognized in Northwestern University Midwest Talent Search
  • 1:1 ChromeBook Pilot 
  • Students Visit Loyola University
  • Parent Involvement Committee Career Festival
  • Updates to Gifted Program
  • District 105 Foundation News
CONNECT Explorations: Week of July 21-24

Join us for the sixth week of CONNECT Explorations. Grades listed are for students entering that grade. Click Here for the entire CONNECT Explorations Program Guide.

Monday, July 21

Spring Avenue School, 1001 S Spring Avenue, La Grange

Hedwig’s Breakfast, 1:15-2:15, Grades 4th-6th
Author Study: Gail Gibbons, 2:15-3:15, Grades 1st-3rd

Cursive Club, 3:15-4:00, Grades 2nd-8th

Seventh Avenue School, 701 S. Seventh Avenue, La Grange

Let’s Go on a Shape Hunt, 4:15-5:15, Grades 1st-3rd
*There is no intermediate Exploration session on this date.

Tuesday, July 22

Ideal School, 9901 W. 58th Street, Countryside

Long Jump Math, 1:15-2:15, Grades 4th-6th
Pop! Pop! Pop!, 2:15-3:15, Grades 1st-3rd

Wednesday, July 23

Gurrie Middle School, 1001 S. Spring Avenue, La Grange

Andy Goldsworthy Photo, 1:15-3-:15, Grades 6th-8th (2 hour session)

Seventh Avenue School, 701 S. Seventh Avenue, La Grange

Making Volcanoes, 1:15-2:15, Grades 1st-3rd

Making Volcanoes, 1:15-2:15, Grades 4th-6th
Cursive Club, 3:15-4:00, Grades 2nd-8th

Hodgkins School, 6516 Kane Avenue, Hodgkins

Water Math, 4:15-5:15, Grades 1st-3rd
Math Games, 5:15-6:15, Grades 4th-6th

Spring Avenue School, 1001 S Spring Avenue, La Grange

Making Volcanoes, 1:15-2:15, Grades 4th-6th

Making Volcanoes, 1:15-2:15, Grades 1st-3rd
6:15-6:45 – 5th Grade Book Club – Capture the Flag by Kate Messner

Thursday, July 24

Gurrie Middle School, 1001 S. Spring Avenue, La Grange

Math Games, 1:15-2:15, Grades 6th-8th

Poetry, 2:15-3:15, Grades 6th-8th

Hodgkins School, 6516 Kane Avenue, Hodgkins

Mini Book Club, 1:15-2:15, Grades 1st-3rd
Mini Book Club, 2:15-3:15, Grades 4th-6th

Ideal School, 9901 W. 58th Street, Countryside

Make Me Laugh, 1:15-2:15, Grades 4th-6th 
Can You Follow a Recipe?, 2:15-3:15, Grades 1st-3rd

Reminders from the School Nurses / Recordatorios de la Enfermera de la Escuela
All students entering Preschool (for the first time), Kindergarten, and 6th grade will need new physical exams and complete immunization records in order to start school for the 14-15 school year.

Todos los estudiantes entrando a preescolar (por primera vez), Jardín de Niños, y 6 grado necesitaran exámenes físicos y records de vacunación para poder empezar el año escolar 14-15.
Walk in Regsitration
Walk-in Registration will be held on Tuesday, July 29th from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Seventh Avenue School.
CONNECT with Learning this Summer
Summer is here! The District is excited to offer many learning opportunities for students and families all summer long. 

Each week the website will highlight the Explorations offered at each school. If you would like to be added to your school's email notification mailing list, please email This will ensure you get a weekly email with the CONNECT Explorations updates.

Click Here for the CONNECT Explorations Program Guide.

For all other documents, please visit our Summer Learning for All website.

Let the learning continue!
District 105 Students Recognized in Northwestern University Midwest Talent Search
Front Row from left to right: Ben Prystalski, Ryan Pierpaoli, Makaela Faldani, Ava McLean, Jack Henningfield, Liam Rogan

Back Row from left to right: Tihana Karlovic, Grace Stuewe, Andrew Pierpaoli, Reno Sarussi, Alvaro Villalobos, Mr. Ed Hood (Not pictured: Daniel Torres)

Through the Northwestern University Midwest Talent Search (NUMATS), 6th, 7th and 8th grade students around the area gave up a Saturday morning in January to take either the SAT or ACT. The West Suburban Consortium for Academic Excellence (WSCAE) recognized students for scoring over 500 on the SAT or over 20 on the ACT at an awards ceremony on May 14th at Park Jr. High where students were awarded their medals.

Kane County Cougars - District 105 Foundation Benefit Game
Thanks to all who joined us at the Kane County Cougars baseball game to benefit the District 105 Foundation.  Below are some slides taken at the 2013 game.

Click HERE to learn more about the District 105 Foundation.

Applying District Calendar Events to Your Personal Calendar
Tired of keeping track of multiple calendars for yourself and your students? Did you know that you can automaticaly add all District calendar events to your personal calendar? Click HERE for details on how.
Comcast Internet Access for Your Student at $9.95 per Month

If your child receives a free or reduced lunch at school, you may qualify for a reduced price on basic internet access from Comcast at the low rate of $9.95 per month including free installation, free internet training and an optional low cost computer at $149.99 plus tax.

For more information on Comcast's offer, click HERE or call 1-855-846-8376.

See below for a Comcast video on the importance of internet access for your student.

Acceso al Internet por medio de Comcast por solo $ 9.95 al mes

Si su hijo recibe almuerzo gratis o precio reducido en la escuela, usted puede calificar para un precio reducido en el acceso básico de Internet de Comcast, por solo $ 9.95 por mes, incluyendo instalación gratis, entrenamiento del internet gratis y una computadora opcional  por solo $ 149.99 más impuestos.

Para obtener más información en español sobre la oferta de Comcast haga clic AQUÍ o llame al 1-855-765-6995.

Vea abajo para un video de Comcast sobre la importancia del acceso a Internet para sus estudiantes.

PowerSchool Parent Portal
Are you using the PowerSchool Parent Portal to monitor your student's progress?  Click HERE to see a short video on how parents in another district are using it.

Parents can view student attendance records, lunch balances and at Gurrie, student grades.

If you have not created a logon account, contact your student's school office to obtain the activation information.

Parents can also access the same information via a PowerSchool Parent Portal App optimized for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Click
HERE for more information.
District 105 Recognized by State of Illinois
Over the past six years, all five District 105 schools have been recognized as Honor Roll Schools by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). The awards recognize excellence in academics as measured by the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT).

Based on 2011-12 ISAT results,  Seventh Avenue Elementary School and Spring Avenue Elementary School received the Illinois "Academic Excellence Award". 

More information on the awards and the selection criteria can be found

Language Diversity
District 105 is a diverse community of families with 22 different languages spoken by our students: Albanian (2), Arabic (1), Bosnian (1), Croatian (2), English (1030), Farsi/Persian (1), French (2), German (6), Greek (2), Gujarati (2), Italian (1), Japanese (1), Lithuanian (2), Macedonian (9), Pilipino/Tagalog (3), Polish (15), Portuguese (3), Serbian (29), Slovak (2), Spanish (334), Ukrainian (1), and Vietnamese (1).

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 on the TRANSLATE button at the upper left of the web page to initiate a translation.