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Rivera’s Rap…

Posted March 29th, 2015 by evandesampel

Dress Code [in Spanish]
With the warm temperatures arriving we want to remind parents that students need to dress appropriate for the learning environment.  Earlier this week a letter was sent home outlining the dress code.  I have also attached the letter in case you were not able to review the letter.  We appreciate your support in maintaining the dress code.

Gallery of Learning
Hanover Highlands will be hosting our annual Gallery of Learning.  The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m..  During this time students will share science experiments, display their writing, share their data folders, and other activities they have done this year. This event is an open house format where families can come through and experience all the learning that their child has done this year.  Our PTA will also be hosting a book fair during the event.  We look forward to seeing all of our families

Upcoming Events

March 30th-First day after Spring Break-Welcome Back

April 3rd-Student Non-Attendance Day

April 9th-Gallery of Learning [Buy one get one free!]

April 14th-PTA Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

April 21st-All School Math Night @ 5:30 p.m.

 

Did you get the latest PTA newsletter, but want it in SPANISH?

Rivera’s Rap…

Posted March 13th, 2015 by evandesampel

Our third through sixth grade students finished their first week of PARCC testing.  Our students will wrap up the PARCC testing next week with the final math assessment.  Our students have done an excellent job.  We want to thank our parents for ensuring that students have a good night sleep and a nutritious breakfast.

MONDAY
There will be no after-school programs on Monday, the 16th.  Students that normally stay for one of our after-school clubs will be released at 3:00 p.m.

PTA
The PTA has published their next edition of the Hanover Highlights.  There is a lot of information about upcoming events, the nominated officers for the next school year, and much more.  Our PTA does a wonderful job of providing activities and events for our students.  If you haven’t joined our PTA yet, please consider becoming a member of our PTA.

GALLERY OF LEARNING
Our Gallery of Learning will take place on April 9th.  The event will start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m.  Students will display writing samples, data folders, science projects and more. Please join us for an evening of showcasing our students.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 20th-Sprit Day-Animal Clothing

March 20th –Spring Parties

March 23rd-Spring Break

April 3rd-Student Non-Attendance Week

April 9th-Gallery Of Learning (6:00-7:00 p.m.)

April 14th-P.T.A. Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

PTA & PARCC

Posted March 9th, 2015 by evandesampel

What do the two have in common besides the first letter? That’s right – both have information for you to read: PARCC PTA Guide and PTA Assessment Factsheet and Testimony %281%29. All of these documents will also be referred back to in an upcoming PTA newsletter! More testing tomorrow – so make sure everyone is having a fine breakfast!

What is new in grades One and grades Two?

Posted March 9th, 2015 by evandesampel

Check out the latest and greatest newsletter to find out what is happening in the 1/2 classrooms at Hanover. Like all classrooms, they sure are busy! Only a couple of weeks until spring break.

Rivera’s Rap…

Posted March 8th, 2015 by evandesampel

Today, Friday February 6th,  our students were able to experience a wonderful field trip! Students in first through sixth grade traveled over to Frost Junior High and were able to see the play Aladdin.  The junior high students did a wonderful job and our students enjoyed the opportunity to see the play. When our students returned from the play, our P.T.A. provided a pizza lunch for our students and staff.   Our kindergarten students had an in-school field trip with the Schaumburg Library.  Today was a rather exciting day for our students and staff.

 

PARCC
This coming week our students in grade 3 through 6 will be taking PARCC tests.  Our students will be testing in the morning.  Students can prepare for the test by having a good night sleep every night and eating a nutritious breakfast before they leave for school.  It is extremely important that students are on time for school next week, as we will start testing first thing in the morning.

 

STUDENT INTERNET PERMISSION FOR 2015-2016
Due to changes in Board Policy effective February 2008 an annual renewal of parental permission for Internet, email and district network was included on your child’s registration form for the upcoming school year in the spring of 2015. Failure to review your on-line registration or to sign and return these documents by the deadline date will deny your child’s access to the Internet or network for the 2015-2016 school year and he/she will not be able to access the above until the new registration and internet forms are returned.” Please note that District and state assessments may occur on secure web based browsers.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
March 9th-16th-PARCC Testing (Grades 3-6)

March 10th-P.T.A. Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.

March 20th –Spirit Day-Animal Clothing

March 23rd-Spring Break Begins

 

Don’t forget that this Sunday we set our clocks ahead by one hour!  Have a wonderful warmer weekend! Check out the Hanover Highlands 3-6 Spanish newsletter for added information.

Register for D54 Summer STEM Academy

Posted March 4th, 2015 by evandesampel

Students at Hanover ,

Are you looking for something quite interesting, and I would say…Even pretty COOL to do for a couple of days to show off, apply what you’ve already learned and learn something new in the area of mathematics? Well, check out the following opportunity!

 

Registration will begin on March 2 for the District 54 Summer STEM Academy, June 22 to 26, 2015. With the goal of bringing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) alive through authentic hands-on activities, the Summer STEM Academy creates experiences that expand on the interests of students in first through eighth grades.

The District 54 Summer STEM Academy offers

  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula;
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers, experienced with STEM, in a positive environment;
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world; and
  • The option of morning (9-11 a.m.) or afternoon (1-3 p.m.) classes.

First and Second Grade

  • Bubble Wands – In this engineering project, you will learn about the engineering design process and various fields of engineering. You will design different types of bubble wands to help a fictional California amusement park develop a Bubble Bonanza show to entertain park visitors. Held at Aldrin, Einstein and Nerge.

Third through Fifth Grade

  • Coding – Build your own games and share with friends. Solve fun coding puzzles and learn programming concepts. Personalize games with animated characters, multiple levels and rich props. Make your games realistic using physics. See the code as visual blocks or JavaScript. Held at Aldrin, Einstein and Nerge.
  • LEGO EV3 Robotics – This is a dynamic excursion into engineering and an in-depth initiation into mobile robotics. Participants use real-life applications and a state-of-the-art intelligent brick to engineer robots that read ambient light, and recognize patterns, tones and more. Held at Aldrin, Einstein and Nerge.
  • Rocketry – Want to design, build and fly your very own model rocket? Learn how mathematics explains the world of rockets and aero science through lessons in Newtonian physics and rocket flight. Learn the laws of rocket stability, fluid dynamics and aerodynamics. Study stable rocket flight designs and design your own flight vehicle, which you will launch at the end of the session to show family and friends what you learned. Held at Eisenhower, Lincoln Prairie, Keller and Mead.

Sixth through Eighth Grade

  • Coding – Build your own games and share with friends. Solve fun coding puzzles and learn programming concepts. Personalize games with animated characters, multiple levels and rich props. Make your games realistic using physics. See the code as visual blocks or JavaScript. Held at Eisenhower, Lincoln Prairie, Keller and Mead.
  • Rocketry – Want to design, build and fly your very own model rocket? Learn how mathematics explains the world of rockets and aero science through lessons in Newtonian physics and rocket flight. Learn the laws of rocket stability, fluid dynamics and aerodynamics. Study stable rocket flight designs and design your own flight vehicle, which you will launch at the end of the session to show family and friends what you learned. Held at Eisenhower, Lincoln Prairie, Keller and Mead.
  • VEX Robotics – Use the VEX Robotics Design System to build a frame and base, interchange wheels, create geared armatures and engineer wiring. Your team’s bot will have to adapt to compete in user-piloted challenges such as robo-soccer and obstacle courses, as well as autonomous robot challenges that will require programming using ROBOTC. Held at Eisenhower, Lincoln Prairie, Keller and Mead.
  • FUSE – Are you interested in robotics, electronics, biotechnology and graphic design?  Using a leveling-up model from gaming, each inquiry-based and hands-on challenge is carefully designed to engage you in different STEM topics. Held at Eisenhower, Lincoln Prairie, Keller and Mead.

For more information, click here to view the District 54 Summer STEM Academy Brochure.

To register, complete the District 54 Summer STEM Academy Registration Form, and send it by March 20 with a check payable to School District 54 to the following address.

District 54 Department of Student Learning
524 E. Schaumburg Road
Schaumburg, IL 60194

If you have any questions regarding the Summer STEM Academy, please feel free to contact the Department of Student Learning at (847)357-5143.

 

Team 5 / 6 – March Madness

Posted March 2nd, 2015 by evandesampel

Holy wow, it is March already! That being said, if you’re wondering what is happening in the halls where our oldest students reside, check out March Newsletter in English or March Newsletter in Spanish. This way, you’ll have a better idea of what your student is learning over the next couple of weeks!

Mark Your Calendars

Posted February 27th, 2015 by evandesampel

March 6th-All School Field Trip (Grades 1st-6th)

March 10th-PTA Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.

March 9th-PARCC Testing Begins (Grades 3rd-6th)

March 13th-P.T.A. Auction

March 20th- Spring Parties

March 23rd-Spring Break Week

PARCC Schedule

Posted February 27th, 2015 by evandesampel

 PARCC Testing will be coming up during the month of March.  Parents should have received an information letter about PARCC in their child’s backpack.  All students in grades 3 through 6 will be taking PARCC.  I have listed the dates that our students will be testing and which test they will be taking on those specific dates.

 

DAY TESTING
Monday, March 9th Literacy Unit
Tuesday, March 10th Research Simulation Unit
Thursday, March 12th Math Unit 1
Friday, March 13th Writing
Monday, March 16th Math Unit 2

 

STEM SUMMER CAMP

Posted February 27th, 2015 by evandesampel

What did you do on your summer vacation? Your answer could be: “I built and programed a robot, learned the principles of flight through rocket construction, or used a 3-D printer to design my own car or jewelry.”   With the goal of bringing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) alive through authentic hands-on activities, District 54’s Summer STEM Academy creates experiences that expands on the interests of students.

The District 54 Summer STEM Academy offers:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • STEM Certificate of Achievement recognizing the achievements of students
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers, experienced with STEM, in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the Summer STEM Academy is $40.00 per student, checks/ money orders are to be made payable to Schaumburg School District 54, which includes a camp t-shirt.  Registration opens on Monday, March 2nd and closes on Friday, March 20th.  Information and Registration forms have been mailed to your home address – payment for the Summer STEM Academy with the registration form is mailed to the Department of Student Learning (524 E. Schaumburg Rd.).