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District 105 Announcements
Additional Chromebook Swap Days

We will be conducting two additional Chromebook Swap days. These will be held during Gurrie's Open Library on the following days: Wednesday 7/26 and Wednesday 8/2 from 12:15pm-3:15pm. Incoming 8th graders are requested to attend one of the remaining Chromebook Swap Days at Gurrie Middle School to pick up their new Chromebook (Please note- parents aren't required to attend). Please bring your current Chromebook, charger, bag and hotspot (if you have one) and you will be issued a new device for the 2017-18 school year.

 

Nosotros estaremos conduciendo dos días más de Intercambio de Chromebooks.  Esto tomara lugar durante Biblioteca Abierta en Gurrie en los siguientes días: Miércoles, 26 de Julio y Miércoles, 2 de Agosto de 12:15 a 3:15pm.  Futuros estudiantes de Octavo grado se les requiere de asistir uno de estos dos días de intercambio de Chromebooks en la Escuela Media de Gurrie para levantar su nuevo Chromebook (nota- no es requerido que asista un padre).  Por favor de traer su actual Chromebook, cargador, bolsa y hotspot (si tiene uno) y se les asignara un nuevo para el año escolar 2017-18. 

Walk-In Registration
Walk-In Registration will take place at Seventh Avenue School on Tuesday, August 1st from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
Please make copies of all residency documents and sign all forms prior to attending.
Preschool Program Announces New Developments
LaGrange School District 105 is excited to welcome new and returning families to preschool this fall!  We look forward to working with our families to ensure that each student is Kindergarten ready.  This school year brings many new opportunities to the program.  

Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, all of our preschool classrooms will be located in one building, Hodgkins Elementary School.  This summer, our teachers and staff will be preparing their classrooms and new school for our youngest learners to start the school year.  This move will enable our staff to collaborate on a more consistent basis and enable our preschool students to experience inclusive learning opportunities that were not previously available.  Mr. John Signatur and the rest of the Hodgkins staff welcome you and your family to be a part of the Hodgkins Family! 

 

Additionally, our preschool team will be transitioning to the district’s early release schedule for Wednesdays.  Our new preschool hours are: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday      8:30-11:15 and 12:15-3:00

Wednesday 8:30-10:30 and 12:15-2:15

This early release schedule will enable our teachers to engage in consistent, meaningful professional development and collaboration around what is best for our preschool students.  Those students who receive transportation services will continue to receive services with this new schedule taken into account. 
 
Do not hesitate to contact the Director of Student Services, Maureen Kidd, with any questions that you may have.  708-482-2700
 

Summer School
Summer School will take place at Seventh Avenue and Gurrie Middle School 
Starting Wednesday, July 5 - August 3, 2017   (Classes held Monday through Thursday)     

Locations: 
Seventh Avenue:          Pre-K - 5th grade:   8:30am - 12:30pm, 
                                     Early Childhood:      8:30 am - 12:00 pm    
Gurrie Middle School: 6th and 7th grade:   8:15 am - 12:15 pm

Please click here for the Summer Bus Schedule.


 
Join us for Family Game Night!
  • Board games provided for families to use at school.
  • Prizes will be given to winning family members.
  • All D105 families are welcome at each school.
  • Children must attend with an adult.

Mark your calendar:
Hodgkins: Monday, July 10
Spring / Gurrie: Monday, July 17
Ideal: Tuesday, July 25
Seventh: Wednesday, August 2
6:00-7:30 pm
 
Summer CONNECT Opportunities
Welcome to Summer!  Mark your calendars for Open Library:

June 19 - August 3, 2017
Gurrie: Wednesdays, 12:15-3:15
Hodgkins: Mondays, 12:00-3:00
Ideal: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-4:00
Seventh Avenue: Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00
Spring Avenue: Mondays, 1:00-4:00

Visit our Summer Learning For All website for more resources and activities.
School District 105 Highlighted in Book Published by Havard Education Press
School District 105 is highlighted in a recent book entitled Improving Education Together which is published by Harvard Education Press and written by Geoff Marietta, Chad D'Entremont, and Emily Murphy Kaur.  The authors illustrate how a culture of collaboration has successfully improved student learning outcomes in a wide variety of school districts across the country.  The authors spotlight School District 105's efforts to continuously improve through the use of an external systems assessment process founded on the Baldrige Criteria for Excellence.
Support D105 Foundation with your Amazon purchases
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Gurrie Middle School Announcements
Student Registration
If you have not yet registered your student for Gurrie, walk-in registration is scheduled for Tuesday, August 1st from 4-7pm at 7th Avenue school which is located at 701 S. 7th Avenue in LaGrange. Gurrie registration will take place on the second floor in the library. If you are a new family to the district, please call our office for information regarding registration at (708) 482-2720. 
 
Student schedule pick up and locker setup
Students will have the opportunity to pick up their schedules, walk the building, and set up their lockers. 
7th Grade Students: 10am-12pm and then again from 4-6pm on Tuesday, August 15th.
8G Students from 5-7pm on Wednesday, August 16th.
If you purchased school supplies from our school supply vendor those will also be available for pickup.
Summer Tiger Tracks
Click HERE for the summer Tiger Tracks. 
Summer Break, Registration, and New Families
Enjoy Summer Vacation.
The Gurrie office will be open 8-12, Monday  thru Friday. The office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th. 
Please drop off registration packets in the main office. If you cannot drop off during office hours there is a secure drop box outside. It is located on the right side of the building by the main doors. Walk-in student registration will take place on August 1st from 4-7pm at 7th Avenue School.
If you are new to the district, please call (708) 482-2720 or stop in the Gurrie office to get necessary registration materials and other important information
Summer Connect @ Gurrie
All students received a yellow Summer Connect folder with some wonderful activities and ideas for bridging the end of the school year and the beginning of the next school year. If your child does not have one, you can pick a new one up in the school office.
Click HERE for the Summer Connect schedule for Gurrie. en espanol
Gurrie Summer Reading
Click HERE for information regarding the incoming 8th grade reading list. en espanol
Click HERE for information regarding the incoming 7th grade reading list. en espanol 
LT Summer Reading for Incoming 9th Graders
Click HERE for the LT summer reading lists. 
2017-2018 Gurrie Supply Lists
Click HERE to order the supplies online. Code is GUR002
Click 
HERE for the 2017-18 supply kit order form.
Click HERE for the 2017-18 8th grade supply list.
Click HERE for the 2017-18 7th grade supply list.

 
8G Accelerated English Summer Reading Challenge
Click HERE for 8th grade accelerated course reading challenge. 
Gurrie Dashboard
Click HERE for the Gurrie dashboard. 
May Tiger Tracks
Click HERE for May Tiger Tracks.
Click HERE for May Tiger Tracks en espanol. 
Gurrie Spiritwear
Show your Gurrie pride by ordering GMS spiritwear online. Click HERE for the website. Type gurrie when asked for the school name to access.