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Upcoming Events
 
District 105 Announcements
Current Topics
District 105 is considering an all-day kindergarten program. Click HERE to read more about it.

Each year District 105 does a survey of all students, staff and parents on their views and opinion of the district. Clear HERE to view the results.
Full Day Kindergarten Feedback Survey
The Board of Education is exploring the option of Full Day Kindergarten for District 105 students.  To do this well, the district will create a committee comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators across all District 105 school communities.  This "exploratory" committee will examine research around the benefits and challenges associated with full kindergarten programming, explore a variety of full day kindergarten program models currently in place in other districts, and examine the feedback from this community survey. With this information in hand, the committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Education regarding full day kindergarten.  If the Board of Education decides to offer a full-day kindergarten option, per Illinois state requirements, a half-day kindergarten option will be made available to District 105 families as well.  
 
This survey is intended to solicit feedback from district parents, staff, and community members regarding interest in adding a full day kindergarten program for District 105. 
 
The survey will take no more than 10 minutes of your time.  The more feedback we receive around this topic, the better informed our decision making process will be.
 
Please complete this survey by September 22nd.  Thank you in advance!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FulldayKdg (English version)
 

Día Completo Kindergarten Encuesta
La Junta de Educación está estudiando la opción de Kindergarten de día completo para los estudiantes del Distrito 105. Para hacer esto bien, el distrito va a crear un comité compuesto de padres, maestros y administradores a través de todas las comunidades escolares del Distrito 105. Este comité "exploratorio" examinará la investigación en torno a los beneficios y los retos asociados con la programación completa de kindergarten, explorar una variedad de modelos de programas de kindergarten de día completo actualmente en  otros distritos, y examinar los comentarios de la comunidad en esta encuesta. Con esta información en mano, el comité le hará una recomendación a la Junta de Educación en respecto a kindergarten de día completo. Si la Junta de Educación decide ofrecer la opción de kindergarten de día completo, según los requisitos del estado de Illinois, una opción de kindergarten de medio día estará a disposición para las familias del Distrito 105.
 
El propósito de esta encuesta es de solicitar información de los padres del distrito, personal y miembros de la comunidad en relación con el interés en un programa de kindergarten de día completo para el Distrito 105.
 
La encuesta le tomará no más de 10 minutos de su tiempo. Cuanto más retroalimentación recibamos sobre este tema, estaremos mejor informados sobre el proceso de hacer una decisión.  
 
Por favor completar la encuesta en línea (por computadora) antes del 12 de septiembre.  Gracias!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FullKdgEspnl (Spanish version)

 
Vision and Hearing Screening
During the months of October through December, the SD 105 nurses will be conducting the annual State of Illinois mandated vision and hearing screenings. 
 
As in previous years, screening will be done for the following students:
                
Preschool
Kindergarten
First grade
Second grade
Third grade
Eighth grade
New transfer students this year
All special education students
Any parent/teacher requests (please notify nurse prior to screening date)

Please click HERE for more information.
Respiratory Illness: Enterovirus
Respiratory Illness/Enterovirus information from our neighboring county health department can be found HERE.
Lyons Township Community Advisory Council
ATTENTION PARENTS! 
You can positively impact your child’s experience at LTHS today – before he/she gets there!
We will begin on October 15th at 7 p.m.
 
The Lyons Township Community Advisory Council (LTCAC) seeks community members to complete
its membership for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The LTCAC meets five Wednesday evenings a year
(October, December, February, April, and May) to learn about and discuss important concerns of the school and to provide input to the Board of Education.  We are a group of parents, staff, students, and community members from all segments of the diverse LT attendance area.  Applications and additional information can be obtained at 
www.lths.net or by contacting Karen Coffman at
(630) 430-6600, 
coffman_k@yahoo.com.
                                                 A small commitment – a BIG impact!





 
CONNECT Summer Wrap Up Video


Summer CONNECT Programming By the Numbers:

1,561 students attended Exploration sessions
151 unique Exploration sessions offered
50 teachers involved with the Exploration sessions
1,446 students attended Open Library
4,577 books were checked out from the Libraries
240 hours of Open Library time

Many thanks to students, families, and teachers for a successful summer!
Early Childhood Screening Set for District 105
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 Monday, September 22nd from 8:30 am-1:30 pm, at Ideal School in Countryside. 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.
6 Months Free Internet Access
Comcast has announced that ​they will include up to six months of complimentary internet service for families that qualify for the national free and reduced lunch program, that have not yet applied for Internet Essentials and that meet certain other criteria. Families who are approved for Internet Essentials between August 4th and September 20th, 2014 will receive up to six months of complimentary internet service. For more information on the offer, click HERE.

For more information on Comcast Internet Essentials and to apply, click HERE
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
HERE.

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.