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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.).

Parent Class Opportunity!

Posted February 27th, 2015 by evandesampel

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. We will host one evening program for parents in March:  School-Related Anxiety at 5:30 p.m. March 12 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

District 54 social worker Tricia Johnson will assist parents in understanding the difference between common stress and anxiety disorders and will provide helpful strategies to help children manage stress.  If you are interested in attending this event, please see the attached flyer. Childcare will be available. For more information about Schaumburg Parent University and to register, visit our website athttp://sd54.org/spu.

 

District 54 Summer Band & Orchestra

Posted February 27th, 2015 by evandesampel

I know its cold out…but, let’s think warm thoughts here! Registration 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 instrument for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 6-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Keller Jr High.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or athttp://sd54.org/music/instrumental/summerprogram.  If you have questions, please call 847-357-5138.

College Scholarship for Former Hanover Students

Posted February 27th, 2015 by evandesampel

If you are graduating high school, and you are an alumnus of Hanover Highlands, please check out this opportunity. The Hanover Highlands Scholarship is a memorial scholarship opportunity that has been awarded in the name of a former Hanover Highlands teacher, Ms. Beverly Waxman. If you have a child, nephew, niece or sibling that graduated from Hanover and you’re currently preparing to graduate from high school – now is the time to apply!

All School Field Trip

Posted February 27th, 2015 by evandesampel

Our students and staff are very excited about our upcoming field trip next week on March 6th.  It is wonderful that Frost Junior High will be hosting our school to see their performance of Aladdin.  Our students are in for an extra special treat from having a special lunch provided by our PTA.  It is extremely important that all students are here on time as we will be leaving right after teachers take attendance.   We are able to support our school with sufficient chaperones with our support staff and we will not need volunteer chaperones. 

5 and 6 grade Battle of the Books Club

Posted February 26th, 2015 by evandesampel
Here you see some off the kids getting ready for the competition

Here you see some off the kids getting ready for the competition

 

On Thursdays Ms. Graham and a group of 5 and 6 graders meet in the library during lunch. They spent some time reading books and answering questions. This group meets every week trying to prepare for March’s competition.This club started off in January.We wish them good luck!

~Jackelyn, 103

Ms. Graham is giving them there books.

Ms. Graham is giving them there books.