James R. Wood School


upcoming events

10/27            4th Grade Musical Auditions
10/28            4th Grade Musical Auditions
10/29            Picture Retakes
10/30            Honey Hill Trip - Early Childhood
                    4th Grade Musical Auditions
10/31  11:35 Dismissal
11/11     District-wide Veteran's Day Assembly
                    8:30 in the High School Gym
11/14           Early Dismissal (11:35)
11/26-11/28  No School

Scholastic Book Fair

Online book orders are available from October 15th thru November 4th.  

international walk to school day

We had more than 100 students and their families attend our annual Walk To School Day event!  A special thank you to Heartland Bank for providing students with a snack upon their arrival to school and Valley West Community Hospital for handing out 'charms' to keep as a souvenir.  

little park                         goodies

            route1                                      route7

als ice bucket challenge

Thank you JRW!!  We raised $651.31 in just under one week to help fight ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)!  The two kindergarten classrooms raised the most money and earned the opportunity to dump water on Mrs. Pruski and Mrs. Adams. 

Adams and Pruski                Mrs. Merkel      


Handbook receipts

Please review the 2014-2015 student handbook and return the handbook receipt to your child's classroom teacher as soon as possible.  The handbook can be found on the JRW website.  If you were unable to attend back to school night and need a copy of the handbook receipt, please contact the JRW office.  

volunteer information

Interested in volunteering at JRW?  We are always looking for volunteers to help in the classroom, assist in the learning center, organize the annual Read-a-thon, 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.  

Market Day


Market Day orders are due Wednesday, November 12.  

Internet Orders by 11 pm on Saturday, November 15th.

  Pick up Wednesday, November 19th from 3:15-4:30 at JRW.

Market Day is one of the main fundraisers for the Somonauk Education Boosters (SEB).  SEB helps support the educational efforts of the district through mini-grants, educational supplies, fine arts programs, and college scholarships.  Help support SEB by ordering from Market Day.