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Upcoming Events
 
District 105 Announcements
Current Topics
Full Day Kindergarten Approved - Parent Forum in February
At its regular meeting on December 15th, the District 105 School Board voted to approve a Full-Day Kindergarten Program to start in the 2015-16 school year.  The district will hold parent forums at 6:30 P.M. on February 17th and 25th to provide information about the program changes.  We will send home more details about these forums as the dates approach. Thanks to our parents and staff who served on the Kindergarten Committee which carefully studied the pros and cons of adding a full-day program. 
 
Kindergarten Round-Up
Registration for kindergarten in District 105 will take place on March 12th.  At that time, parents will select whether they wish to enroll their child in the half-day program or full-day program. 

 Achievement Results - 2014-15
On Monday, October 27, 2014 a presentation was made to the Board of Education sharing the fall achievement results for the district.  Click HERE for more information.

Senate Bill 16
Thank you for all of the efforts to contact legislators with concerns about Senate Bill 16.  Senate Bill 16 was not called for a vote.  We will keep you informed as the school funding conversations continue in Springfield.

District Newsletter

Click HERE to read the latest issue of the District Newsletter.
 
Common Core Parent Forum
The Common Core State Standards are a set of “national” standards adopted to replace our existing state standards. In the spring of this school year, the new Common Core assessment, PARCC, will be given to our students based on these challenging and robust new set of standards that will better prepare our students to be college and career ready. At the heart of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is the need to better prepare of students to be successful in college and the work place. Currently, research shows that United States students are significantly behind the College and Career Readiness benchmark standards.

These standards do not tell teachers how to teach, but they do help teachers figure out the knowledge and skills their students should have so that teachers can build the best lessons and environments for their classrooms. These standards help students and parents by setting clear and realistic goals for success. To read more about the CCSS implementation process in District 105 and find answers to the most frequently asked questions around CCSS, click here.  

For more information on the Common Core Standards, please join us on February 19, 2015 for CCSS Parent Forum.  This evening event will provide essential information regarding the CCSS and teacher-run breakout sessions to experience the Common Core Standards "in action."  More information to come home soon! 



 
Upcoming PARCC Assessment - March and April
This spring, our 3rd-8th grade students will be taking the PARCC assessment.  This test, which replaces ISAT, will assess students on the new Common Core English-Language Arts and Math standards.  The test is broken into two parts, the Performance-Based assessment given in March and the End-of- Year test administered in April. Over the last two years, District 105 teachers have aligned classroom instruction to the new standards and are sharing sample test items with students.  
Parent Survey for 2012-13 / Encuesta de los Padres para el 2012-13
This year District 105 will be administering a state-required parent survey entitled, 5Essentials: Organizing Schools for Improvement.  This short survey focuses on five areas that affect school success: leadership, collaboration, family involvement, school environment, and instruction.  I strongly encourage you to complete the survey as your feedback will provide us with critical information to assess how well we are serving our students and progressing toward our school and district goals.
 
The survey is designed to take approximately 10 minutes to complete and can only be completed online.  We are asking our parents to complete the surveys during our week of Parent Conferences from February 4th to the 8th.  As an option, during the conferences, we will have computers and personnel available to assist parents with the completion of the surveys.  Parents who have children enrolled in more than one school will be asked to complete a survey for each school.  To see the letter from the superintendent announcing the survey, click HERE.
 
To complete the survey click HERE.

Thank you for your participation and support.
 
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Este año Distrito 105 estamos administrando una encuesta requerida por el estado para los padres intitulada, 5Enseciales: Organización para el Mejoramiento de las Escuelas. Esta breve encuesta se enfoca en cinco áreas que afectan el éxito escolar: el liderazgo, la colaboración, la participación de la familia, el medio ambiente escolar y la instrucción. Le recomiendo encarecidamente que complete la encuesta,  ya que su opinión nos da información crítica para evaluar qué tan bien estamos sirviendo a nuestros estudiantes y progresando hacia las metas de nuestra escuela y del distrito.
 
La encuesta está diseñada para tomar aproximadamente 10 minutos y sólo se puede completar en línea. Les estamos pidiendo a nuestros padres que por favor completen la encuesta durante la semana de las conferencias de padres Febrero 4 al 8. Durante las conferencias, tendremos computadoras y el personal disponible para ayudarles  a los padres a completar la encuesta. Los padres que tienen hijos inscritos en más de una escuela se le pedirán que complete una encuesta para cada escuela.

Haga clic AQUI para la encuesta en Español.
Seventh Avenue School Announcements
Student Celebrates with Superintendent
1st grader Charlie celebrates his winter growth on his Fountas & Pinnell reading assessment with Dr. Schlichting.

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.
Wednesday Folders and Notices sent home
Please click here to see the contents of the Wednesday folder from 01/21/15.
Please 
click here to see the notices sent home on Friday 01/16/15.
Please 
click here to see the contents of the Wednesday folder from 01/14/15.
Please 
click here  to see the contents of the Wednesday folder from 01/07/15. 
Please 
click here and click here to see the contents of the Wednesday folder from 12/17/14. 



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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.