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District 105 Announcements
Vision & Hearing Screenings
2016-2017 Vision and Hearing Screening
During the months of September through January, the SD 105 nurses will be conducting the annual vision and hearing screenings. These screenings are State mandated with the goal of finding children who may need a more comprehensive doctor’s eye and/or ear examination. They are not meant to diagnose eye or ear problems, and screeners cannot tell you if students will need glasses. Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor.

As in previous years, screening will be done for the following students:
  • Preschool
  • Kindergarten
  • First grade
  • Second grade
  • Third grade
  • Eighth grade
  • New students to D105
  • All students receiving special education services
  • Any parent/teacher requests (please notify nurse prior to screening date)
Please check the District Activity Calendar for screening dates at each school. The screening process works in several steps. First, students have an initial screening. If the student passes, their screening is complete. If the student fails, a second screening (or rescreening) takes place about two weeks from the date of the first. This is done in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health screening regulations and in order to account for students who may not have understood instructions, had temporary eye or ear concerns, and to prevent unnecessary referrals for doctor visits. You will be notified only if your student fails the vision and/or hearing rescreenings. This will be done through a letter home that will recommend that a doctor check the student’s vision and/or hearing. A form for the doctor to fill out will also be included. This form should be turned in to the school nurses’ office after it is completed. Students who have glasses are not screened for vision, but will be referred if they have not seen an eye doctor within the past 2 years or if their glasses are broken, scratched, or not fitting well. Please remember to have your child wear his or her glasses/contacts on their scheduled day. Your child is not required to undergo vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist (vision) or physician/ear, nose, and throat specialist (hearing) has completed and signed a report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months and this is turned into school.

Please contact the school nurse’s office if you have any questions.

Thank you!
SD 105 Nurses
IMSA Fusion Continues
We are excited to announce that, once again, we are partnering with the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) to offer IMSA FUSION, an afterschool enrichment program for Illinois students who are talented, interested and motivated in mathematics and science! Due to the success of our partnership with IMSA and Western Spring D101 last year, we are able to host two D105 teams on site for this school year. This fall our 4th -5th grade program is Dive In – Oceanographic EngineeringThe 6th- 8th grade program is Medieval STEM.    Our Spring 2017 program for 4th & 5th grade will be You Be the Judge, applications will begin in January.  The 6th - 8th grade program will be Take Flight: Investigating the Aviation Industry with the application for that program in December.
Cell phones and driving
This is to remind parents and staff of the State of Illinois laws regarding cell phone use while operating a vehicle.
 
1. As of January 1, 2014, it is now required to use hands-free technology to talk on cell phones while operating a vehicle. Hand-held phone use is prohibited.
 
2. Texting while operating a vehicle is prohibited.
 
3. ALL CELL PHONE USE (INCLUDING HANDS FREE) IS PROHIBITED IN A SCHOOL ZONE (as well as in a construction zone).
 
For more information, click HERE.

Your cooperation is appreciated.
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. 
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.