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Herbie High Fives – April 6, 2018

herbie springtimeThe 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 Mrs. Ankrom & Ms. Kanoon pull names from these eggs. Students then go down to his office to receive their prize after announcements are over.  Congratulations!

Lily 204
AJ 206
Ashvi 204
Brandon 205
Imad 205
Omar 108
Jacob 214
Lleona 109
Aarav 121
Sarah 110

A Message From Mrs. Ankrom- April 9, 2018

Dear Hoover Community,

We hope you had plenty of time to relax and enjoy spring break. It has been wonderful to welcome back all the students and to hear about their adventures over break. The students jumped right back into their routine at Hoover and are ready to finish the year strong!

Over 140 students participated in Hoover’s STEM Fair! The judges were extremely impressed with the talent at Hoover and enjoyed watching and listening to the students enthusiastically talk about their projects. Thank you to all of the families who came to Hoover that night to see the STEM projects.

You could hear the students chanting and cheering today around the building at the PBIS celebration assembly. We are proud to showcase a variety of talents at Hoover! Our Rube Goldberg team showed their video of the machine that took first place and is moving on to state. We had a student make balloons and hand them out, another student showed a video of a robot he programed to knock down bowling balls, students who participated in the Reflection Art Fair were recognized with a medal and had their work shown, and our Student Council spoke about Autism Awareness Month and lit up the gym blue with glowing balloons! I could not think of a better way to end the week and start the weekend!

Field Day:

We are still in need of volunteers on Field Day. Please sign up by April 20th.  A sign up slip went home in student folders and is attached to the Hawk.

PARCC Testing:

The testing window for the 2018 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) will be from April 2-20 for junior high students and April 9-20 for elementary students in District 54. Students in grades 3-8 will participate in the English/language arts and the math assessments with most students in grades 7-8 taking the test online and most students in grades 3-6 taking the test through the paper-pencil version. This is the fourth year Illinois and District 54 have participated in the PARCC assessment. Since 2016, the exam has a simpler and shorter format to improve the testing process.

Our students in grades 5 and 8 will participate in the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA).  This exam consists of one online test which takes approximately one hour.  The assessment is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were adopted in 2014. Most of our students will test on Wednesday, April 18th.

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. These assessments are 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.

Please contact me directly if you want additional information or have further questions about these tests.


We look forward to sharing the results with you once they are received later this year.

District 54 School Safety Presentation – April 23

District 54 invites all parents to attend a presentation on crisis prevention and response at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 23, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. The safety of our students and employees is the top priority in District 54. District administrators will discuss safety measures in our schools, including how the district works in close partnership with our local police and fire departments on crisis prevention and response. The district will also discuss supports that are in place for students who are struggling socially or emotionally.

Hoover Hawk:
Click here to access this week’s issue of the HAWK  and have a great weekend.


Piano Unit in 3rd Grade

Mr. Antoz and Mrs. Laskowski’s class completed the third grade piano unit today with Miss Young! They celebrated by having a mini class recital and receiving their certificates!


STEM Fair at Hoover

The STEM Fair at Hoover was a success!  Students Kindergarten through sixth grade created fun and interesting experiments that were on display!  Many teachers and district administrators came out to judge the experiments.  Congratulations to all who participated!

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Classroom of the Week – Fifth Grade Room 119

Waste Free Lunch at Hoover


Krithik 101
Saad 118
Tanish 107
Veronkia 112
Neha 207
Trevor 105
MEgan 121
Audrey 112
Mirebelle 207
Nimara 202


PTA Elementary Summer Scholarships

Click here to download a scholarship application

Hoover Weather Artist Recognized on Channel 7 News

Congratulations to Nithya in Room 207 who had her weather drawing selected for Channel 7 news this week.


Classroom of the Week -5th Grade Room 118

Room 118 has recently completed a biography project where each of us read a book about a person we were interested in and presented it in a water color poster.
We are also very excited as we were able to be part of a pilot group to use Chrome Books. We have been using them to create Want Ads for Colonial jobs. We are also learning about the 13 original American colonies.
In literacy our focus has recently been on water and the important role it plays in society.
When it comes to March Madness, we have brackets, but not based on basketball teams, ours is based on books we have read.

A Message from Mrs. Ankrom

Dear Hoover Community,

Our students and staff had fun this week dressing up each day for Music in our Schools Month. It was exciting to see students enter school with different colored hair, spiky hair, mohawks, and glitter in their hair for Rock Star Day. Students and staff wore classic white shirts for Classical Music Day and blue shirts for Blues Music Day. On Wednesday, everyone wore different colored socks for National Down Syndrome Day. Today we walked around in plaid shirts, cowboy hats and boots to acknowledge country music. We certainly have made the last week before break an exciting one!

As a reminder, next week is Spring Break.  There will be no school for the week of March 26th through March 30th.  School will resume on Monday, April 2nd.  Enjoy your time off with family and friends, and don’t forget to spend some time reading!


Multicultural Night was a huge success last Friday! Thank you to all the families, students and staff who volunteered their time and brought in delicious food for all to try. A big shout out to all the students who performed at this popular event. The combination of music, costumes and energy from the students was amazing! We ended the night with a fashion show that allowed students to walk across the stage and represent their culture with pride. On Thursday, our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders enjoyed listening to the beautiful music performed by the Keller orchestra students…thank you Keller for putting on such a great concert!

PARCC Testing

PARCC testing will take place from April 9th through April 20th. Please make sure students are on time to school as testing starts for several of the grades first thing in the morning.

Summer Camp Offerings

School District 54 is offering several summer camp opportunities for students to enhance creativity and innovation. To learn more about these opportunities and to register, please view the SD54 Summer Camp Brochure.  Registration is now open.

District 54 Education Foundation – 21st Annual Golf Outing

Join the District 54 Education Foundation for our 21st annual golf outing on Monday, June 11th and make a difference in the lives of District 54 students!

The golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event. All proceeds support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM after-school clubs and grants for students from financially struggling households.

Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor, volunteering at our outing or golfing. We are also looking for items for our silent auction, as well as gift cards from local businesses to award as prizes.

Visit to sponsor, register or for more information.

Schaumburg Parent University – Upcoming 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.

This event is for adults only. Dr. Michael Feld is nationally known in child and adolescent psychology with expertise in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr. Feld will discuss best practices for parenting children and adolescents with ADHD. As always, Dr. Feld will answer questions and reflect on personal anecdotes in his easy going and humorous style. This event will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on April 11 at the District 54 Board Room, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

This class is for mothers and fifth- to eighth-grade girls. We will chat, laugh, ask questions and learn about tools for a healthy, strong, emotionally balanced life. Chat session first, then you will make two essential oil roller bottles to take home. We will end the workshop with a powerful and calming yoga session catered just for you. The cost for the essential oils activity and yoga is $15 per person. This event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 25 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

  • Summer Camp Expo – May 1
    This event is for parents and students, but childcare is also available. Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available in Schaumburg Township and the surrounding area. Programs and agencies attending the expo will be listed at This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on May 1 at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

To register, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring childcare and the name of your child’s school. If you represent an agency in the area and would like to reserve a booth at the Summer Camp Expo, please contact Meagan Kasper at (847) 357-5027 or

Clothing Closet at Willow Creek
The clothing closet at Willow Creek is currently over-stocked with spring clothes. Families are able to take extra clothes for no extra cost.

Hoover Hawk:

There is not a Hoover Hawk for this week. Enjoy spring break!


Megan Ankrom, Interim Principal
Maribeth Kanoon, Interim Assistant Principal