Agriculture in the Classroom

Posted March 30th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli


Agriculture in the Classroom
By Josephine M (4th GradeRoom 202)


         Today, the 4th graders had speakers come in from Agriculture in the Classroom. They learned that you should have half of your plate filled with fruits and veggies. They also learned that you should have 1 serving each of  your dairies, protein, vegetables, fruit and grain every day. We learned that you should look at the label before you eat something that might not be good for you; for example, pop. It has 39 grams of sugar and that is equal to 10 teaspoons! That’s why you shouldn’t drink it a lot. You should only drink it once in a while. When you go to the store, you don’t think about the process of how all the food that you get from the store gets there. It all comes from the farms that grow the things that you eat. You probably think that whatever you want is just shipped from some random place and put there on the shelves so that you can find it, but actually it’s not. Everything has a different process of getting there!                


So that is what the 4th graders learned today!


Principal’s Message- March 20, 2015

Posted March 20th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli
Dear Hoover Families,
Whether you are staying local or traveling to another destination, have a safe and relaxing spring break!
Here is the latest news…
·         Spring Break:  Spring break begins at the end of the day on Friday, March 20th.  School resumes on Monday, March 30th.
·         Krusin to Keller:  Attached are two documents that are intended for incoming Keller students. Both the money and the permission slip should be turned in to your child’s sixth grade teacher.
·         Schaumburg Parent University – April Classes:  Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two evening programs in April in the Rafferty Administration Center Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Both of these events are free and free child care is also available.
o   Ask the Child Psychiatrist: Getting a handle on your parenting – 6:30 p.m. April 1. Dr. Michael Feld will incorporate real-life experiences and humor into his discussion of life, mental and behavioral health. This discussion is for parents only.
o   Origami 101 – 6 p.m. April 9. Students in grades three through six are invited to learn how to create basic origami with their parents.
If you are interested in attending these events, please see the attached flyers. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website at
·         Did you know that Hoover is on Twitter? We are at 37 followers! Let’s try for 40. 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

Posted March 20th, 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.


Tyler 115
Mirella 102
Bilal 115
Heta 115
Leo 114
Kile 107
Joey 115


David 212
Maher 205
John 207
Rylee 202
Jake 202
Zain 202
Taylor 202


Robot Art Show

Posted March 19th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

Ms. Sitko and Mrs. Wiskirchen would like to thank all of the Artists, and family members who came out and supported the “My Robot” exhibition. We were thrilled to see so many of you attend and we are enthusiastic to continue this collaborative relationship with Schaumburg High School.

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

Posted March 19th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

I LOVE MUSIC WHITERegistration for 2015 Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  District 54 students who have completed fifth, sixth or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instruments for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.

Summer band and orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Monday - Thursday) at Keller Junior High.  Registration forms are available from Mrs. Young or at


PBIS Classroom Celebration Mrs Delay’s 6th Grade Class

Posted March 18th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

Talent show 211 (1)Mrs. Delay asked her sixth grade classroom what they would want to do for their classroom PBIS celebration for completing yet another positive behavior puzzle.   What do you think they chose?  A classroom talent show!

What a wonderful group of TALENTED kids!

March Cool Tool Video IV

Posted March 17th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

The PBIS cool tool for the month of March is showing good sportsmanship.  Below is a video created by Hoovers very own PBIS ambassadors.

STEM Family Challenge

Posted March 17th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

What do paper index cards and pennies have in common? If you’re a Hoover Hawk, they are the only materials you need to build and test a bridge. Our engineer families put their STEM skills to the test, check out these pictures to see how they succeeded!

Design your own Sundae at Hoover

Posted March 16th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli

Casual Top Half HerbieDesign your own sundae will take place on Tuesday, March 17th.  Sundaes will be sold for $2.00 during lunch.  Each sundae starts with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and then you choose your toppings which include; chocolate and carmel syrup, chocolate and rainbow sprinkles, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.  There will be no pre-orders for this treat.  Bring your money on Tuesday in order to purchase your treat


Posted March 16th, 2015 by Susan Nottoli
GEMS Club (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!