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Classroom of the Week – 4th Grade Room 206

Mrs. Koverman’s class is a fun and inspiring classroom to be in. Recently in shared reading we learned all about how people are putting their efforts into making the world a “greener” place. We are also writing argumentative pieces to state our opinions about a strong belief that we have. In math, we are learning about the relationship between fractions and decimals. In social studies, we’re focusing on our state’s economy. In fourth grade for STEM we create and program Lego Robotics. First we build a rover out of Legos. Then we program it to do very cool and interesting things, such as going forward and backward and going in circles. All in all, in our opinion, Room 206 rocks!

Polar Express Day in Second Grade

We’re having a Holiday Spirit Wear Week in 2nd grade. Today was Polar Express Day in Miss Lee’s Room 214. Here’s a picture of the second graders in Room 214 in their pajamas holding their Polar Express ticket. They enjoyed listening to the book.

Hoover Polar Express Day


Decking the Doors at Hoover

Staff members at Hoover were challenged to decorate a festive door in honor of the Holidays.  This is a great way to spread holiday cheer at Hoover.

Partners Club

Partners Club students were busy making gingerbread houses for the holidays!

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FLL (First Lego League) Tournament

The 5th grade First Lego League team competed against 15 other teams at a local tournament. They presented a project on water conservation, displayed their robot coding skills, and demonstrated a positive attitude throughout the whole process. We are so proud of all their hard work.

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Principal’s Message – December 18, 2017

Dear Hoover families,

Happy Monday! Winter break is almost here!

Here are some important dates to remember

  • Winter Break – December 22 – January 5

A Note from the Nurse:

With cold and flu season finally here, use the link below for more information on staying healthy.

Preventing the Flu from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.

District 54 Windy City Bulls Night – Dec. 20

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation to provide breakfast to students from financially struggling families. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

Schaumburg Parent University presents Fa La La La Caroling – Dec. 19

Bring the whole family together for an opportunity to sing holiday carols in the Stevenson School neighborhoods. After all is said and sung, we will be enjoying some good, old-fashioned hot chocolate back at Stevenson, 1414 Armstrong Lane in Elk Grove Village. Caroling starts at 5:30 p.m. Please remember to bring a flashlight (or one for each family member) as it will help you read all the lyrics you thought you knew but didn’t really. 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.

5Essentials Parent Survey

All District 54 parents are encouraged to take the Illinois State Board of Education’s 5Essentials Survey by Jan. 31 at The parent survey is only 26 questions will allow parents to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help us guide school improvement.

Here is the link to the latest edition of the Hoover Hawk:  Hoover Hawk #15

Have a great week!


John Schmelzer

First Lego League at Hoover

5th Grade student in First Lego League created a video about water conservation.

1st and 2nd Grade Herbie Heroes

Check out these first and second grade Herbie’s Heroes!  They were chosen for the month of November and were recognized at our PBIS assembly.  Great job!!

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Classroom of the Week – 4th Grade Room 203

PTA Reflections Project

During the 2017-18 school year, hundreds of thousands of students will reflect on a common theme “Within Reach” and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students may enter the national awards program through their school’s PTA.

The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.

Click here to learn more

Here are some of the projects created by our very own Hoover Students