James R. Wood School

upcoming events

8/17 Teacher Institute 8/17 Kindergarten Back To School Night (Additional information below) 8/18 Teacher Institute 8/19 First Day (1:35 Dismissal) 8/20 Back To School Night - See flyer below (5:30)

BACK TO SCHOOL Information

School will be back in session before we know it!  Below is some important information to be aware of as you prepare for the 2015-2016 school year:

*  Homeroom placement may be viewed by logging into TeacherEase on    
    Monday, August 17th after 4:00 pm.  Class lists will not be posted on      
    doors.  If you need assistance with your login, please contact Mrs.
    McNurlan at 498-2338 ext. 1

*  Supply lists are available on the JRW website.  

*  First day for students is Wednesday, August 19th.  Students will be          
    dismissed at 1:35 pm.

*  Kindergarten Back to School Night is Monday, August 17th.
               5:00-6:00   Students with last name beginning with A-M
               6:30-7:30   Students with last name beginning with N-Z

*  Back to School Night for 1st-4th grades is Thursday, August 20th.

*  2015-2016 School year calendar can be found on the district webpage.

back to school night

Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday, August 20th beginning at 5:30.  Each grade level is scheduled at an assigned time.   See the flyer or contact the JRW office for additional information.  

boogie for books reading incentive

Reading is FUN!  JRW teachers have found a way to even put a little 'boogie' into it!! 




summer reading books

Looking for high interest books for the summer that are at your child's reading level?  Click on the link below to get a list of appropriate books by grade level.  


kindergarten registration 2015-2016

If you missed Kindergarten registration on March 2nd, don't panic!  Please see the information below regarding registration requirements.  

Contact Ashley McNurlan at 815-498-2338 to make an appointment.  

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
Mail received at new residences

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, April 21st.  

Internet Orders by 11 pm on Friday, April 24th.

  Pick up Wednesday, April 29th 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.