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District 105 Announcements
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!
Labor Day Holiday - No Classes - Mon. Sept 1
Labor Day is a United States holiday observed on the first Monday in September. The holiday originated in 1882 as the Central Labor Union (of New York City) sought to create "a day off for the working man". Congress made Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894. Full reference found HERE.

Photo: Charlie Chaplin in "Modern Times", 1936.
District 105 Band, Orchestra and Choir Annual Recruiting Night and Parent Informational Meeting
Greetings from the District 105 Fine Arts Department.  Welcome to the New Year!  A friendly reminder that district-wide recruiting for the award-winning District 105 Band, Orchestra and Choir begins this week!   Be on the lookout for registration forms and announcements. Be sure to be a part of a wonderful experience and let’s make this the best musical year ever!  
See you soon!


Band:          Tuesday, September 2, 2014   7pm
Orchestra:  Thursday, September 4, 2014  7pm

Location:     Gurrie Middle School Cafeteria
                     1001 S. Spring Ave.
                     LaGrange, IL


 
Welcome Back for the 2014-15 School Year!
  • Grades 1-8 classes begin Monday August 25.
First day is a half-day:
Elementary Schools 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Gurrie: 8:15AM - 12:00PM
  • Kindergarten classes begin Wednesday August 27. 
  • PreSchool for All classes begin Wednesday August 27.
  • Early Learning classes begin Wednesday August 27.
  • Early Childhood classes begin Wednesday September 3.
  • Headstart classes begin Tuesday September 9.
Activity Calendar 2014-15
   Welcome back to school! 
Our new Activity Calendar for 2014-15 is now available online by clicking here.  Elementary students will be bringing home the calendars in their weekly folders. Gurrie families will be receiving their calendars at Curriculum Night on September 3rd.  Our Activity Calendar is now posted online under the "Calendar" tab.

 
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.