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STEAM Fair at Hoover

Posted April 29th, 2016 by Susan Nottoli

Laboratory HerbieThe STEAM Fair will be held at Hoover Math and Science Academy on Tuesday, May 3rd from 6:00-7:00 pm.  Students compete by presenting STEAM projects in a form of a report, display board and models that they have created.  STEAM Fairs allow students in grades K through 6th to discover the realms of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM)

ABC Countdown 2nd Grade- “C” Chalk Day

Posted April 28th, 2016 by Susan Nottoli

Students in Miss Nagy’s room had Chalk Day inside because of the rain to celebrate ABC Countdown.

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World Wear Project at Hoover

Posted April 28th, 2016 by Susan Nottoli

During Earth Week students at Hoover were asked to donated gently used shoes! These shoes were sent to the World Wear Project who make shoes available to people living in developing countries such as Cameroon, Mozambique, Tanzania, Guatemala, Chile, and Honduras to  name a few! Hoover donated enough shoes to fill three huge boxes! Thank you to all who donated!

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Battle of the Books – 3rd and 4th Grade

Posted April 28th, 2016 by Susan Nottoli

The 3rd grade girls represented Hoover at the 3rd/4th grade Battle of the Books competition last week and did an excellent job! They read 15 books and answered 60 questions about the books they read against other schools in District 54. Mrs. Jacobi and Mrs. Koebernick would like to thank all of the 3rd/4th grade students who participated in Battle of the Books this school year. It was a success!

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ABC Countdown Begins in Second Grade

Posted April 27th, 2016 by Susan Nottoli

Second Grade starts ABC Countdown by making thier own paper Airplanes.  These airplanes were launched using a slingshot.   Azhar was the class winner!

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Artsonia Artist of the Week! Vote Now!

Posted April 27th, 2016 by Susan Nottoli

Great News!

Sixth Grader, Vashisht in room 210, has been selected as a finalist for this week’s “Artist of the Week” award for the 4th-6th age group.  The finalist who receives the most online votes between now and Saturday, April 30 will be selected as our “Artist of the Week.”

To view the finalists and cast your vote, simply click on the link below.  Voting is limited to one vote per computer per day for each age group!

http://www.artsonia.com/aotw/vote/0/46281854

The “Artist of the Week” will be featured on the Artsonia homepage and will receive a commemorative plaque from Artsonia.  In addition, Blick Art Materials has generously donated $100 gift certificates to the winning teachers and $50 to the winning artists.

Hoover Math & Science Academy community VOTE AND SPREAD THE WORD!

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Classroom of the week – April 26, 2016

Posted April 27th, 2016 by Susan Nottoli

The Kindergarteners in Room 110 are anxiously anticipating the arrival of our chick eggs for our Egg to Chick science unit! Our incubator is ready to go and the eggs should arrive later this week. We can’t wait to observe our eggs and see them hatch sometime in May! In literacy we can tell how the characters in a text are the same and different. We focus on their experiences and adventures as well as their character traits. Now that we have learned about all of the writing traits, we are using all we learned to write some fantastic pieces of writing! Finally, in math we are about to begin our final chapter in math. We will classify and sort shapes by color, shape, and size. Kindergarten is a wonderful place to be but we are looking more like first graders every day!

 

Earth Day Celebrated at Hoover

Posted April 25th, 2016 by Susan Nottoli

All of the 2nd grade classes cleaned out planter box and planted a variety of seeds to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd!

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Principal’s Message – April 25, 2016

Posted April 25th, 2016 by Susan Nottoli

Dear Hoover families,

Enjoy the beautiful weather!

Here are the latest updates…

Schaumburg Parent University – May 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 upcoming evening programs.

  • The Importance of Family Meetings: District 54 Psychologist Liz Perez will discuss how family meetings teach kids problem-solving communication, strengthen family bonds and much more. This discussion for adults only will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 4 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available. This presentation will be in Spanish.
  • Keeping Your Kids (and You) from Going Crazy This Summer: Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist Meghan Reitz will highlight ways to bridge the transition from the school year to summer.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at http://sd54.org/spu.

Final Series of Community Engagement Sessions … Join the Discussion on the 211 of Tomorrow!:

The final series of High School District 211 Community Engagement meetings will be held at Conant High School on Monday, May 2 and Fremd High School on Tuesday, May 3.  Both meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature the same topic – Finances & Facilities.  Information gathered at these meetings will be used by the Board of Education in formulating a five-year Strategic Plan for the district. Additional information, including materials from the first three rounds of meetings, is available online at: http://adc.d211.org/communityengagement.

Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting – May 18:

The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. /Museum. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit www.cpydcoalition.org. To register for the town hall meeting, email cpyd.coalition@gmail.com.

Here is the link to the latest edition of the Hoover Hawk:  Hoover Hawk #29

Culver’s 6th Grade Fundraiser

Posted April 25th, 2016 by Susan Nottoli

culversCome join  us at Culver’s of Schaumburg and support Hoover at the same time.  Culver’s is donating 15% of the groups sales during this time period.  Bring your friends and family!  Please make sure you mention  HOOVER at the time of ordering.

Thursday, April 28th
12pm-8pm
Culvers of Schaumburg
1800 Wise Rd

 

Herbie High Fives – April 22, 2016

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Susan Nottoli

Front View 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.  Congratulations!

PRIMARY

Mariona 117
Maya 117
Athara 110
Joshua 112
Luvana 115
Mirabelle 115
Megan 107
Mark 121

INTERMEDIATE

Alisha 201
Chris 203
Brandon 201
Hannah 201
Jason 204
Gab 202
Nicole 204
Alina 202

 

Classroom of the Week – Kinders Room 109

Posted April 21st, 2016 by Susan Nottoli
The kindergarteners in Mrs. Landis’ class are learning while having fun! We are working on comparing and contrasting with literature and informational texts and learning about measurement in math. We are getting excited as we set up our incubators in preparation for our chick eggs!! We can’t wait for our egg to chick unit in science!!

Principal’s Message – April 15, 2016

Posted April 15th, 2016 by Susan Nottoli

Dear Hoover families,

Here are the latest updates…

PARCC Testing:

We’ve completed our first week of PARCC testing. Next week we will finish testing and conduct any make up testing. All students in grades 3-8 participate in the English/language arts and the math assessments. This is the second year Illinois and District 54 has participated in the PARCC assessment. The 2016 exam has a simpler and shorter format to improve the testing process. This year’s results will allow you to see how your children are growing in their knowledge and understanding of the state’s learning standards. This assessment is simply one measure of academic progress that will provide us a sense of where we are succeeding and where we must improve.

You can help your children do their best on the test by:

  1. making sure, if possible, that your children attend school on the day of testing;
  2. ensuring your children get a good night’s sleep the night before testing;
  3. providing breakfast on the mornings of testing;
  4. reminding your children to ask the teacher questions if they don’t understand the test directions;
  5. letting your children know that you have confidence in their abilities; and
  6. advising your children not to worry about the test, and to simply do their best.

6th Grade Committee:

This is the last call to upload pictures to the Shutterfly site for the 6th grade picture CD. The deadline to upload is April 28th. If you are interested, please email Vanessa Zach at mvzach02@gmail.com. She will grant access to the site.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Cooper: Jcoor@allstate.com or Caren Tillrock: itsa307@sbcglobal.net

Thanks for your help!

Join D54 Foundation at Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20:

Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation to support students in School District 54. Some of the Foundation’s current initiatives include

  • Grants for students to participate in extracurricular activities,
  • Breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and
  • Educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs.

Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

Here is the link to the latest edition of the Hoover Hawk:  Hoover Hawk #28

Have a great weekend.

Herbie High Fives – April 15, 2016

Posted April 15th, 2016 by Susan Nottoli

SPRINGTIME 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.  Congratulations!

PRIMARY

Martha 102
Abhay 107
Amelia 106
Sayuri 107
Briana 119
Kendall 114
Colin 101

INTERMEDIATE

Alina 202
Elliana 201
Erin 202
Erich 201
Luka 211
Ananya 203
Andrew 203

Shoe Drive At Hoover

Posted April 14th, 2016 by Susan Nottoli

We Want Your Shoes!

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Please drop off your gently worn shoes at Hoover to raise needed funds for people less fortunate throughout the world.  World wear project makes your shoes available to people living in developing countries such as Cameroon, Mozambique, Tanzania, Guatemala, Chile, Honduras and others.

Donations will be accepted at
Hoover Math and Science Academy
April 18 – 22

(Please note accepted donations are shoes that are in wearable condition; no stains, holes or overly worn.  Canvas or any shoes with metal cleats are not accepted)