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Upcoming Events
Repeating Event - ESL for Adults
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Repeating Event - ESL for Adults
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
- D105 Foundation Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- D105 Foundation Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
District 105 Announcements
Kane County Cougars Game May 3, 2015
The annual Kane County Cougars baseball game, sponsored by the District 105 Foundation will be on Sunday May 3 at 1PM. Click HERE for more information and to order tickets.
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
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.
Current Topics
District Goals Update
Curriculum Director Kathryn Heeke presented mid-year math and reading progress and achievement results to the School Board at the March 23rd meeting.  To view this presentation, please click Here.                                                

District Newsletter

Click HERE to read the latest issue of the District Newsletter.
Latest Issue of Blackboard
Click HERE to read the Spring 2014-15 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:
  • Full Day Kindergarten Begins in Fall
  • Did You Know? 
  • District Goals Update
  • STEM in Action
  • PARCC Testing Begins
  • Parent Involvement Committee Year in Review
  • Bilingual Kindergarten to be Offered
  • Online Survey
  • Kane County Cougars Day
  • Speech and Drama Festival
  • Seventh and Spring Avenue Schools National Blue Ribbon Schools Award Ceremony
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.  
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.
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.

Blue Ribbon Award
We are honored to announce that Seventh Avenue School and Spring Avenue School were among the twelve public schools in Illinois to be recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014.  This award shows the commitment to excellence among the students, staff, parents, and community members at both schools.   

As the only school district in Illinois with two schools recognized for 2014, we are also very proud of how well this award reflects on the overall success of District 105 and the commitment to excellence in each of our five schools.  
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 on the TRANSLATE button at the upper left of the web page to initiate a translation.