What is Happening in Music?

Posted April 16th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

6th grade has been creating their own stories and complimentary rhythms based off of the Broadway smash hit, STOMP Out Loud!

Check out The Warriors from Mrs. Delay’s class.

Classroom of the week- 3rd Grade Room 113

Posted April 15th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli
113 (42) newHello from third-grade Room 113! Wow, we have had a busy year, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all as we approach the end. In literacy we are working on spotting key details within a text that support the main ideas.  The kids have been enjoying reading about different animal homes and how they change based on what tools the animals have to use to build them. Knowledge about main idea and detail help us out in writing as well, where we are trying to argue whether or not lions in Africa should be kept behind fences for their protection.
We have learned so many new things in math this year and it seems we are finally able to use them all at one time now that we are studying perimeter and area! Using multiplication and addition is super helpful when finding these two and challenging ourselves by trying to find unknown side lengths.
In social studies, the students are becoming very familiar with different public services and government jobs in our own community.  It is fun for us to identify different jobs we see right here in Schaumburg and talk about their importance. It is also important for us to know exactly who does what so we know who can help us in different situations.
This week we will be voting on our next PBIS party because the kids have earned their last puzzle piece! They did a great job showing respect, responsibility, and safety to earn all 6 puzzle pieces (and having good manners!). Room 113 rocks!



Smarker Sale on Wednesday

Posted April 14th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

Smencils_logoHoover is going to be selling Smencils, Smens and Smarkers again the month of April.

Smencils will be sold for $1.00
Smen’s and Smarkers will be sold for $2.00

These will be on sale Wednesday April 15 & 29 during student lunch times


Spring Clean up at Hoover

Posted April 13th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

Mrs. Griebel led a group of students from Mrs. Nordstrom’s class outside today around our school to do a spring clean-up as part of  Earth Day this month.  Students participated by walking around the building, collecting all trash, scraps of paper and any garbage that was littering our school. We take pride in helping our community, and cleaning up the outside of HOOVER SCHOOL.

Thank your classmates for making our school look beautiful inside and out.

clean up 3 clean up

G.E.M.S Club

Posted April 11th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

G.E.M.S. (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) is for girls who enjoy exploring concepts in science, math, and engineering.  We work together to build and modify projects that solve different challenges.  GEMS club is a fun and interactive way to be creative while learning!

Today was the last meeting for GEMS club!  The girls truly enjoyed the opportunity to create boats out of recyclable materials.  Their goal was to create a boat that could float and hold the most amount of weight.  They were highly engaged and innovative.  The girls were also determined to create the most effective design.  We had a great time over the past few weeks!

Great job!

GEMS Website



Herbie High Five

Posted April 10th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

Megaphone 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.


Declan 120
Andrew 121
Sandy 117
Sarah S 112
Emani 114
Vishruth 106
Belle 106



JJ 212
Fabian 204
Tago 203
Danny 203
Sarah 213
David 212
Melanie 212


Principal’s Message – April 10, 2015

Posted April 10th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli
Dear Hoover Families,
You can definitely tell it is spring with the wild weather we have been having. I hope the weather is nicer this weekend.
Here is the latest news…
·         MAP Testing:  MAP testing began on Wednesday, April 8th and will run through May 1st. Please make sure that students get plenty of sleep, eat a nutritious breakfast, and have a nutritious lunch packed for school.
·         Math + Science Connection:  Here is the link to the Math + Science Connection home activities:
·         Did you know that Hoover is on Twitter? We are up to 48 followers! 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 weekend!

Kindergarten Night at Hoover

Posted April 9th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli


Tuesday, April 14th the Music, Art and Gym teachers will be hosting a Kindergarten Night for students for room 101 at Hoover from 6:30-7:30. This night is meant to expose students to some of the different activities they may be participating in during specials next year.
Please join us!

Hoover Spelling Bee Winners

Posted April 9th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

spelling beeYesterday, six students participated in the final round of the Hoover Math and Science Academy Spelling Bee.  These students won their classroom battle as well as their grade level battle which earned them a chance to be part of the final battle.  Below are the intermediate and primary winners.

Congratulations to ALL who participated


Nikki- 5th Grade Rm 204



Eesha- 3rd Grade Rm 121



Battle of the Books 3rd & 4th Grade

Posted April 9th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli
Varshini, Anshu, and Alisha V. did a great job representing Hoover’s 3rd/4th grade Battle of the Books club at the Cluster Battle. The girls read all 15 books and answered 60 multiple choice questions about the books.

We are very proud of them!

Mrs. Jacobi & Mrs. Koebernick
Battle of the Books 3 & 4