James R. Wood School

Welcome to James R. Wood Elementary

Christy Pruski, Principal


summer Hours

June:   Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
**Closed from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm** July: CLOSED August: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
**Closed from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm**

upcoming events

August 3rd District Registration Event 

August 17th Kindergarten 'Popsicle Pop-in' / Welcome Night 
    5:00 - Students with last name A-M
    6:30 - Students with last name N-Z

JRW New Student Welcome Night (6:00 pm)

          **Supply drop-off anytime between 3:00 - 7:00 pm**

August 21st First Day of School (1:40 Dismissal)

September 4th No School (Labor Day)

September 7th Early Dismissal (11:40 am)

September 8th Picture Day

September 13th Fall One School One Book Program Begins

September 14th JRW Open House (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

District Registration event

This event is open to all new students entering the district, as well as any returning student who has not completed registration for the 2017-2018 school year.

                                      District Registration Event

New Student Welcome

James R. Wood would like to invite all new students to attend this event on , August 15th at 6:00 pm in the Melissa Ackerman Cafeteria.  We hope to make your transition to our great school as smooth as possible!                    

                           New Student Orientation Flyer


blended preschool - 2017-2018

We are still taking applications for the New Tuition Preschool for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please submit application and all required paperwork to register for the program.  Applications will be accepted until all available spots are filled.  Please see the Virtual Backpack on the District Home page for a detailed letter and application.  Any questions may be directed to Ashley McNurlan (mcnurlana@somonauk.net) or by calling 498-2338.  



All students must prove residency during the registration process.  If you have an older child in the district, residency has already been established and no additional documents are required.  In order to prove residency parents must provide:

Category A (one document required)
Most recent property tax bill (homeowners)
Mortgage papers (homeowners)
Signed and dated lease (renters)
Letters of residence from landlord in lieu of lease (7.60-AP2,E1)
Letters of residence to be used when the person seeking to enroll a student is living with a District resident (7.60-AP2,E2)

Category B (two documents required)
Drivers' license
Vehicle registration
Voters registration
Most recent utility bill
Current public aid card
Current homeowners/renters insurance policy
Receipt for moving van/truck rental


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volunteer information

Interested in volunteering at JRW?  We are always looking for volunteers to help in the classroom, assist in the learning center, assist with One School One Book, and numerous other ways throughout the school year.  If you would like to volunteer, please review the Volunteer Handbook and complete the required Volunteer Forms.