Somonauk High School

Ms. Laura Hatch, MS.Ed.

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This summer has been full of creating opportunities for our Somonauk students. We have been busy here at school while the students and teachers were away.  

There are new entrance ways to the main entrance at the front of the building to create better security for our  students and staff.  Parents and visitors will need to bring in identification to gain entrance into the school.  

Somonauk Schools believe that technology should be an interdisciplinary and collaborative

approach involving authentic, real-world, engaging learning experiences for all of its

stakeholders. All learners gain and utilize essential skills that extend beyond the classroom

and foster lifelong learning with the goal of creating productive citizens that contribute and

thrive in our ever-changing society.  In support of this belief, our technology department has been working diligently to set up Chromebooks for each Somonauk High School student for the 2016-2017 school year. On August 16th at 6:30 there will be a mandatory parent/student presentation that must be attended by both the student and a parent/guardian in order to receive your student's Chromebook.  The administration will be giving a presentation covering the handbook followed by the opportunity for your child to collect their Chromebook they will be using for the school year.

Freshmen students will have the opportunity to receive their Chromebook after Freshman orientation on August 15th at 4:30 provided a parent attends the 4:30 presentation.  If a parent is unable to attend the presentation for their freshman student on the 15th, they will be able to attend on the 16th.  The Chromebook Handbook and other resources  will be posted on the website by August 10th, 2016.

Every year it amazes me how quickly summer passes us by and how excited we get to begin to look forward to school starting. As I state every year, I am ready to have the students fill the halls and bring the building back to life on August 17th.


As the school year is quickly approaching, please make sure to mark your calendars with the following important dates:

  • August 8th Parent/athlete/coach meeting @ 6:00

  • August 10th FALL sports begin

(All student athletes must be registered to participate with a sports physical- 9th grade students only need a school physical)

  • August 15 –Freshmen Orientation (2:00-4:00 pm) FRESHMEN STUDENTS ONLY

  • August 15– 4:30 Chromebook Presentation and pick-up for Freshmen

  • August 16– SHS Open House/Chromebook Presentation and pick-up  (6:30-8:00pm)

  • August 17 – 1st day of student attendance (1:40pm dismissal)

  • September 30th Friday Night Lights

If you have not registered your student, please do so.  A student who has not completed registration will not receive a Chromebook or a schedule.

I encourage each of you to visit the school and thank you in advance for supporting your children and Somonauk High School as we embrace the learning process together. Please remember to visit our website at, follow me on Twitter @L_hatch, or like us on Facebook to get updates important dates and information.


Laura Hatch