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Herbie High Fives

Posted May 29th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

Back to School 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.

PRIMARY

Alyssa 114
Tyler 115
Lynn 108
Gabi 115
Brooklyn 115
Ian 120
Eliza 120
Jan 120
Yash 107

INTERMEDIATE

Madison 209
Stephanie 210
Josie 213
Ava 213
Keya 210
Nicole 204
Anand 204
Vashisht 206
Till 210
Nrupa 206
Josephine 202
Yaheni 202

LEGOLAND Fieldtrip- 2nd Grade

Posted May 28th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

legoWhen we went to LEGOLAND we visited lots of sections.  First, we went to a room where we built bridges and saw which one could hold the most weight.  Next, we went to a room where we could build cars and race.  There was a bouncy house and a ride!  Then, we watched a movie called “Spellbreaker.”  We went to the workshop and built a Lego brick.  We went on a dragon ride and lastly went to the jungle gym.

Written by student reporter:  Ananya Rm. 117

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Celebrate Learning Night

Posted May 27th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli
Front View Herbie 2 no coatPlease join us this Thursday for Celebrate Learning Night. It is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It is similar to an open house format where you can come and go as you please during the time. Student work will be on display in the classrooms. The STEM Fair projects will be on display in the gym and the book fair will be in the library.

Hoover P.E. Department

Posted May 27th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

Students have been busy being active in P.E. Classes at Hoover.  Check out the video below to see all of fun activities that Mrs. Griebel and MR Scott teach on a daily basis.

 

Hoover Students Help Each Other!

Posted May 27th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

The 6th graders in Mrs. Delay’s class came down and helped third graders in Mrs Koebernick’s class edit their autobiographies. They did an amazing job! Sixth graders were so patient and kind. Mrs Koebernick was so impressed by all of the guidance they gave the class.

It was a fabulous time editing!

 

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Field Day Helpers Needed

Posted May 27th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli
 
FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ON 6/10!
 
Please contact Valerie Gough at vagough76@yahoo.com by Friday, May 29th if you are able to volunteer for any of the following shifts:
 
Primary grades:  8:45-11:00
Intermediate grades: 11:45-2:00
All Day:  8:45-2:00
 
Thank you.
 
John Schmelzer

ABC Countdown News

Posted May 25th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

The first graders in Miss Reynolds’ class are completing an ABC Countdown to celebrate the last 26 days of school.  Check out our pictures and other activities we have planned for the last few weeks before Summer.

 

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Principal’s Message May 22, 2015

Posted May 22nd, 2015 by Susan Nottoli
Dear Hoover Families,
 
I hope you have had a great week.
 
Here is the latest news…
 
·         Memorial Day:  There is no school on Monday, May 25th. Enjoy the long weekend.
 
·         Celebrate Learning:  Celebrate Learning will take place on May 28th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. It is an open house format so feel free to drop in at any time. Student work will be on display in the classrooms. There will be a Scholastic Buy One Get One Free Book Fair in the library. The STEM fair projects will be on display in the gym.
 
·         Registration:  Registrations forms were sent home to all families for the 2015-16 school year. If you have not already, please send in your child’s registration form as soon as possible. Similarly, if your child will not be attending Hoover next year, please let the office know. As a reminder, the school fee is not due until the beginning of next school year. If you have any questions, please call us at 847-357-5800.
 
·         District 54 Foundation Event:  Mark your calendars for the annual Family Night Out at the Schaumburg Boomers Game on May 29th at 6:30. See the attached invitation for more information.
 
Here is the link to the latest edition of the Hoover Hawk: http://hoover.sd54.org/files/2015/05/HMSA-Hawk-5-22-15.pdf

“M” Mustache Day!

Posted May 22nd, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

First Graders in Mrs. Guedel’s class had a good time showing off their “M”ustaches!  They have made it all the way to the letter “M” in the alphabet!  ABC Countdown continues next week!

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Herbie High Fives

Posted May 22nd, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

Running 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.

PRIMARY

Anvita 107
Ria 117
Holika 115
Erin 113
Winston 113
Reena 113
Alexis 117
Sang 107

INTERMEDIATE

Manas 204
Aamir 212
Eddie 204
Lucas 206
Nicole 204
Isha 203
Chris 204

PTA Book Fair

Posted May 22nd, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

bogo-book-fair-logoNext Thursday during Celebrate Learning Night there will be a Scholastic Book Fair in the Hoover School Library!  This is a BOGO book fair….Buy One Get One Free!  Please join us starting at 6:00 PM in the library to purchase your books!

WGN “Around Town”

Posted May 22nd, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

boomer2On Wednesday, May 20th three of our own Hoover students were on WGN news in the morning for a special “Around Town” broadcast. They were at Boomer stadium, representing Schaumburg Athletic Association in collaboration with the Schaumburg Boomers Organization.  Congratulations Kyle in Room 107, AJ in Room 108, and Nate in Room 120 for a job well done.

Green Thumb Club

Posted May 21st, 2015 by Susan Nottoli
The Green Thumb Club has been working hard in the greenhouse!  We started an assortment of seeds in April and many of the vegetables have been harvested numerous times already.  The children are using traditional growing techniques with soil and planting boxes, but they’re also growing plants without soil in our two hydroponics systems.  The plants are doing very well, but the children have noticed that once we have the nutrients and acid levels well balanced, the hydroponics systems lead to faster harvesting rates than soil .
Some new plants we are tying this year are Asian cabbage, kale, red rubin basil, black cherry tomatoes, and even hydroponic strawberries!  We’re excited because the black cherry tomato and strawberry plants in the hydroponics systems are starting to flower.
The club is also working on a project for the Hoffman Estates Park District.  Members from the park district asked us to start native prairie plants from seed in our greenhouse.  They donated purple and yellow coneflower, black-eyed Susan, rose mallow, and blue wild indigo seeds to our club and we planted the seeds in trays in early-March.  We learned that prairie seeds need to go through a freezing and thawing process much like they do in nature before they sprout.  As of mid-May, several hundred of the seeds have sprouted and the plants will be delivered to a local prairie very soon!

Kindergarten Baby Chicks are Hatching!

Posted May 20th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

Prusko PeepsThe chicks are hatching!  The chicks are hatching!

Kindergarten students in Mr. Prusko and Mrs. Chittenden’s classes were excited to watch a few chicks break out of their shells this week.  So far between the two classes there is a total of 7 chicks!  The students will keep a close eye on the remaining eggs to see if more will be born!

Stay tuned for more chick news!

Music Classes at Hoover

Posted May 20th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli
In 1st grade, we created our own version of the book I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.

In 2nd grade, we are beginning to learn and create our own ABA form using different non-pitched instruments.

In 3rd grade, we are finishing up our unit of rounds. Students created their own poems, put rhythm to them, and then add instruments to perform for the class.

In 4th grade, students are researching musicians of their choice to create mock social media accounts.

In 5th grade, students were able to choose a song that they enjoy listening to, research that artist or composer, and also analyze the form of their song.

In 6th grade, we have been playing ukuleles! They have learned popular songs as well as chose a song of their choice to learn how to play.