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District 105 Announcements
Current Topics
Full Day Kindergarten - Update!
The Board of Education is 
exploring the option of Full Day Kindergarten for District 105 students.  To do this well, the district has created a committee comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators across all District 105 school communities.  This "exploratory" committee is examining research around the benefits and challenges associated with full kindergarten programming, exploring a variety of full day kindergarten program models currently in place in other districts, and examining the feedback from this community survey. With this information in hand, the committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Education regarding full day kindergarten.  If the Board of Education decides to offer a full-day kindergarten option, per Illinois state requirements, a half-day kindergarten option will be made available to District 105 families as well.

Thus far, our committee has met to closely examine our survey data outlining staff and parent community feedback around both positives and challenges of bringing a Full Day Kindergarten model into the district. Overall, the community and staff survey results showed that 86% of the parent community and 95% of the staff community strongly support or somewhat support bringing a full day kindergarten program into District 105. Next, coupled with this survey information, the committee will closely examine full day kindergarten models currently being implemented in other districts and best practices research around kindergarten programming.  


Senate Bill 16
The State of Illinois has been looking at ways to change education funding, which has remained unchanged since 1997.  Senate Bill 16 (SB16) has come from that effort.  If enacted into law, SB16 will make sweeping changes in how the state funds education and those changes will have a significantly negative impact on School District 105.  Please click below to learn more about Senate Bill 16 and how to influence this legislation.

SB16 Letter-English
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Thank You Countryside Rotary!
District 105 would like to thank the Countryside Rotary for their continued support of literacy in our schools!  Over the past several years, the Countryside Rotary has donated dictionaries to all 3rd grade students across the district and this year the tradition continued.  We cannot express enough our appreciation of your support and commitment to the students of District 105!   
Advanced Academics Department Open House
Families are invited to attend an Advanced Academics Department Open House and NUMATS information session on Monday, October 27th from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Spring Avenue Library.  Click Here to view the Advanced Academics Department webpage. Click Here to learn more about NUMATS.
Seventh Avenue School Announcements

Dear Seventh Avenue Community,

I have the most wonderful news for you, Seventh Avenue has been named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School! Our staff and students have worked so hard over the past 3 years to ensure success and this is truly their SUPER BOWL moment!  
Photographs and brief descriptions of the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available at  http://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschoolsnationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov . 
The video of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's announcement is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTh_tLrF2yQ


Thank you for helping us enjoy feeling BLUE!
Seventh Avenue Staff
Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Seventh Avenue staff to support the D105 mission, "Empower students to pursue their interests, talents and dreams". We also strive to help students reach their Hopes and Dreams by creating a school and classroom climate in which all students feel that they belong, are significant, and are challenged to meet their full potential.
Family Portrait Fundraiser - October 23rd 5:00-9:30pm
Please click here for the October 23rd Family Portrait Fundraiser flyer. 
Wednesday Folders and Notices sent home
Please click here to see the contents of the Wednesday folder from 10/22/14. 
Please 
click here to see the contents of the Wednesday folder from 10/15/14.
Please 
click here to see the contents of the Wednesday folder from 10/08/14.
Please 
click here to see the contents of the Wednesday folder from 10/01/14. 



 
Link to the District Curriculum Page
Click here to visit our District Curriculum Page. This page contains information about Common Core, instructional materials, specific grade level learning goals, curriculum renewal cycles, student performance data, and parent resources for each curricular area. We are proud to serve the children of School District 105.
Seventh Avenue School Receives Academic Excellence Award
For the 2011-12 academic year, Seventh Avenue Elementary School received the Illinois 2012 Academic Excellence Award. Seventh Avenue School was recognized with this award based on at least 90 percent of students meeting or exceeding standards in reading and math for three consecutive years.

More information on the award and the selection criteria can be found HERE.