Hour of Code-6th Grade

Posted December 20th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli
Last week to celebrate the Computer Science Education Week the students in Mrs. Archibald’s sixth grade class participated in an Hour of Code. The students had the chance to explore computer coding through games, scratch, and drawing. Keep up the coding at home by trying the links listed below.
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Music Everywhere at Hoover

Posted December 19th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Hoover band members went caroling in different classrooms throughout the school this week and also performed a concert at Keller Junior High on December 10th.  On Friday students enjoyed a school-wide sing along organized by Miss Bernacki and Miss Young through the Hoover studio


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Principal’s Message – December 19, 2014

Posted December 19th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli
Dear Hoover Families,
I hope you are all doing well. Whether you are traveling over winter break or staying home, enjoy the time off with family and friends.
Here is the latest news…
·         Winter Break:  Winter break is December 22 – January 2. Enjoy the time off with family and friends.
·         Schaumburg Parent University:  The next semester of classes has been released for District 54’s Schaumburg Parent University (see attached). Schaumburg Parent University was created to strengthen family relationships and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. Research is clear that parental involvement is critical for children’s academic success, as well as for developing strong internal values and sense of self that results in a healthy, well-adjusted citizen. Schaumburg Parent University offers Time Together classes, such as the Family Literacy and Family Math nights planned for January. We also offer Practical Parenting classes, including a session on the new PARCC assessment and another on school-related anxiety. Please check out the complete list of classes by clicking on one of the attachments, or visiting us online at
·         Did you know that Hoover is on Twitter?  Come follow us and learn more about what is happening at Hoover.  You can Link to our account from the Hoover Math & Science Academy website or connect by going to
Here is the link to the latest edition of the Hoover Hawk:
Have a great break!

Herbie High Five Winners/December Cool Tool Video

Posted December 19th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Spirtwear HerbieThe following students names were drawn from the Herbie High Five Eggs today. Each week students earn Herbie High Fives by displaying proper PBIS expected behaviors at school. When they receive a high five card they put them in the blue eggs located in the main office and the Library. Each week Mr. Schmelzer pulls names from these eggs. Students then go down to his office to receive their prize after announcements are over.


Kidh Rm 116
Jared Rm 117
Viadeni Rm 106
Lizbeth Rm 106
Hediah Rm 114
Veronica Rm 106
Eric Rm 121
Jared Rm 117


Rushi Rm 205
Nyla Rm 205
Vibha Rm 213
Genna Rm 214
Tyler Rm 205
Reine Rm 214
Rithwik Rm 214




Friendship Village – 4th Grade Visit

Posted December 19th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Hoover’s fourth grade students learned some facts about the Friendship Village ladies this week. For example, one of the ladies climbed 1,076 stairs to the top of the Gateway Arch because the tram was not working and it was still being constructed. Another lady talked about how her family owned a candy shop for many years. Another other woman lived five minutes from a huge coal factory. The fourth lady lived next to a bunch of hills that eventually got dug up, but were replaced.

Written by: Brian R. ( Fourth Grade- Rm 202)

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PBIS Celebration- 6th Grade Mrs. Archibald’s Class

Posted December 18th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

The 6th graders in Mrs. Archibald’s 6th grade class decided to get creative for their most recent PBIS classroom celebration. In groups students created and ran different Minute to Win It games. We hope you enjoy  the pictures of our celebration as much as we did!

5th Grade Music

Posted December 18th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

Fifth grade students are learning to play guitar in music class.  First order of business if for them to learn the basic cords that help them to play some classic rock songs.



EPA Awarded to Hoover Students

Posted December 17th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli
Hoovers very own 5th grade students from last year participated in a poster/poetry/prose contest sponsored by the EPA.  The theme was Environmental Justice for All.
Six Hoover students won awards for this contest last spring and were prominently placed in the EPA calendar.  These students are:  Linnea C, Neha N, Rishitha N, Emily D, Emma  D, and Ryan W.  Linnea’s was placed the cover of the calendar!
All of these students received awards last spring, but the EPA has also sent a calendar for each of them this past week.  Mr. Schmelzer handed out these calendars during morning announcements this week.
Congratulations to ALL!

Classroom of the Week Third Grade Rm 115

Posted December 17th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

20140902_121802In room 115, third graders have been busy, busy, busy! So far, it’s been a year of lots of learning and lots of fun! In addition to developing meaningful relationships within our classroom family, students have done a tremendous job motivating each other to be respectful and responsible learners. From studying inspirational historical figures to delving into STEM in our rocketry unit, students are having a “blast”  problem solving and thinking critically about science and our world. This week, we are building Pop Rockets! Students created a Pop Rocket using a template and then used their own creativity and ingenuity to build their own design of a rocket with a nose cone and fins. Rocket engineering at its finest!


Hoover Harmonics at Friendship Village

Posted December 16th, 2014 by Susan Nottoli

The Hoover Harmonics Club traveled to Friendship Village to sing Christmas carols last week.  These 5th and 6th grade students have been preparing these songs for weeks for this event.

Good Job Harmonics!

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