Christy Pruski
The JRW PTO collected over 200 lbs of battle caps to exhange and purchase a bench to place near Max Zimmerlein's memorial tree in front of JRW. Max passed away on MAY 23, 2009. Pictured are Emily and Mason Zimmerlein.
about 5 hours ago, Christy Pruski
Christy Pruski
Pirate Pruski read a couple pirate stories to Mrs. Merkel's class for continuously demonstrating what it means to be a Junior Bobcat!
1 day ago, Christy Pruski
Colett Pfortmiller
Concluding magnets engineering activity
3 days ago, Colett Pfortmiller
Hillary Brown
Mrs. Brown’s WIN class, reading about plants then trying different herbs.
13 days ago, Hillary Brown
Elizabeth Ness
What's for dinner?!?! SUBWAY! On October 22nd, please support JRW PTO!
13 days ago, Elizabeth Ness
Nina Pevonka
1B made pet rocks like our Superkid Oswald!
14 days ago, Nina Pevonka
Mr. Moris
Today we had our Walk to School Day! Over 200 people joined us and walked. What an amazing turnout. Thank you to Heartland Bank for the snacks and everyone’s enthusiasm. We’ll do it again in the spring.
18 days ago, Mr. Moris
Nina Pevonka
Meeting Firefighter Brad
18 days ago, Nina Pevonka
Mr. Moris
Walk To School Day is this morning! See you later!
18 days ago, Mr. Moris
Mr. Moris
Walk to School Day is CANCELLED for tomorrow with the impending rainy forecast. We will have WTSD on Thursday morning. Thanks!
20 days ago, Mr. Moris
Mr. Moris
Just a reminder that Walk to School Day is this Wednesday! Rain date is this Thursday. Hopefully, you can join us.
21 days ago, Mr. Moris
Christy Pruski
Our Junior Bobcats for the months of August and September were treated to a special recognition breakfast today! Thank you to our guest speaker, Shayne Stoddard; Somonauk alumni, Youth Pastor at Harvest Chapel, and assistant SHS Soccer Coach, for connecting the Junior Bobcat Way to real-life scenarios! And a special thank you to all of the family members able join us as well! We are grateful for your continued support!
24 days ago, Christy Pruski
Fran Kenyon
4th Graders in Mrs. Kenyon's class working as engineers in science to create a prosthetic tail for a dolphin! Thank you to Mrs. Zaleski for teaching the students about lab safety and sharing the middle school science lab with us!!
24 days ago, Fran Kenyon
Fran Kenyon
4th Graders in Mrs. Kenyon's class working as engineers in science to create a prosthetic tail for a dolphin! Thank you to Mrs. Zaleski for teaching the students about lab safety and sharing the middle school science lab with us!!
24 days ago, Fran Kenyon
Fran Kenyon
4th Graders in Mrs. Kenyon's class working as engineers in science to create a prosthetic tail for a dolphin! Thank you to Mrs. Zaleski for teaching the students about lab safety and sharing the middle school science lab with us!!
24 days ago, Fran Kenyon
Fran Kenyon
4th Graders in Mrs. Kenyon's class working as engineers in science to create a prosthetic tail for a dolphin! Thank you to Mrs. Zaleski for teaching the students about lab safety and sharing the middle school science lab with us!!
24 days ago, Fran Kenyon
Christy Skelton
4th Graders in Mrs. Skelton's class working as engineers in science to create a prosthetic tail for a dolphin! Thank you to Mrs. Zaleski for teaching the students about lab safety and sharing the middle school science lab with us!!
24 days ago, Christy Skelton
Fran Kenyon
4th Graders in Mrs. Kenyon's class working as engineers in science to create a prosthetic tail for a dolphin! Thank you to Mrs. Zaleski for teaching the students about lab safety and sharing the middle school science lab with us!!
24 days ago, Fran Kenyon
Colett Pfortmiller
Whale math
24 days ago, Colett Pfortmiller
Elizabeth Ness
Reminder for JC Health & Fitness Class Participants: Youth Fitness (K-3) Starts-Tuesday, October 1st at 3:00, ends at 4:00 at JRW Speed and Agility (grades 4-6) Starts Wednesday, October 2nd at 3:00, ends at 4:00 at JRW
25 days ago, Elizabeth Ness
Mr. Moris
Walk to School Day!
25 days ago, Mr. Moris
Colett Pfortmiller
Students testing their electroscopes.
27 days ago, Colett Pfortmiller
Colett Pfortmiller
Third grade electroscope creation
27 days ago, Colett Pfortmiller
Elizabeth Ness
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR is coming to JRW and we need your HELP! Please see link and sign up to volunteer. https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/2MRsKwBtz
28 days ago, Elizabeth Ness
Christy Pruski
The JRW faculty and staff would like to thank everyone who was able to attend our Open House last night! We had a great turnout! We appreciate and value very much the home-school connection. Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher at any time. If you were unable to make the Open House last night, please contact either your child's teacher or the JRW office to schedule a time for student-parent-teacher conferences, which are coming up on Thursday, October 10th. We would also like to extend an enthusiastic thank you for all of the support of our One School One Book program. With your generosity we raised almost $800 to continue our efforts with literacy initiatives! Congratulations to Karen Taylor, the SEF raffle winner of the reserved parking spot for the year right outside the main doors!
about 1 month ago, Christy Pruski
Elizabeth Ness
Somonauk #432 Preschool Screening What is Preschool Screening? To help identify children ages 3-5 who may qualify for special education services Somonauk CUSD 432 offers preschool screening. Our screening team will briefly assess your child’s developmental skills in the areas of pre-academic learning concepts, motor skills, and communication, as well as hearing and vision. If you suspect that your child is experiencing one or more delays in her or his development, please contact James R. Wood Elementary school. Screening dates for the '19-'20 school year To schedule an appointment or ask questions related to screening you can call (815)498-2338 ext 1224. Screenings are held at Somonauk Public Library . Screening appointments are available afternoons on the following dates: October 10, 2019 February 7, 2020 April 3, 2020 What to expect at the screening: Screening consists of three components. Your child will have his/her vision and hearing tested. Family health history may also be reviewed at this time. Your child’s development will be assessed using the Brigance Preschool Screen. Your child’s language and communication skills will then be assessed by a speech pathologist. *Please bring your completed questionnaires with you to your appointment. What happens after screening? Upon completion of the screening, a team member will meet with you to review your child’s results. If your child demonstrated developmentally appropriate skills no further action is required, if the team determines there are areas of concern, a further evaluation may be recommended.
about 1 month ago, Elizabeth Ness
Nina Pevonka
1B Bug Fest
about 1 month ago, Nina Pevonka
Nina Pevonka
1B Bug Fest
about 1 month ago, Nina Pevonka
Nina Pevonka
1B Bug Fest
about 1 month ago, Nina Pevonka
Nina Pevonka
1B Bug Fest
about 1 month ago, Nina Pevonka
Hillary Brown
1C Bug Fest
about 1 month ago, Hillary Brown
Hillary Brown
1C Bug Fest
about 1 month ago, Hillary Brown
Colett Pfortmiller
Bridge building and understanding forces!
about 1 month ago, Colett Pfortmiller
Nina Pevonka
Library time.
about 1 month ago, Nina Pevonka
Nina Pevonka
1st and 2nd grade buddies 1B and 2B
about 1 month ago, Nina Pevonka
Fran Kenyon
4th graders working on building stamina during "Read to Self"
about 1 month ago, Fran Kenyon
Hillary Brown
Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Pfortmiller Buddies
about 1 month ago, Hillary Brown
Christy Pruski
Don't forget tomorrow (Friday 6th) is picture day!! There's always something to smile about at JRW!
about 1 month ago, Christy Pruski
Christy Skelton
Mr. Mike Short visited the 4th grade students to teach them what engineers do and how they are scientist.
about 1 month ago, Christy Skelton
Christy Pruski
Mrs. Pfortmiller's class conducted a science project to see if they can create a boat out of aluminum foil that floats!
about 1 month ago, Christy Pruski
Christy Pruski
Our first Junior Bobcats of the year were recognized....in style! Students earn the chance to be a Junior Bobcat by following our Junior Bobcat Way of being: Safe, Respectful, and Responsible! Congratulations to our Junior Bobcats for the week! Not pictured Addy Satterfield.
about 1 month ago, Christy Pruski
Nina Pevonka
1B practicing Read to Self.
about 1 month ago, Nina Pevonka
Hillary Brown
Mrs. Browns First Grade Class- We met our read to self goal of 5 minutes!!! Celebrating with sugar cookies.
2 months ago, Hillary Brown
Colett Pfortmiller
Gummy Bear science
2 months ago, Colett Pfortmiller
Colett Pfortmiller
3rd grade math building communities, learning how to work as a group, and becoming familiar with place value.
2 months ago, Colett Pfortmiller
Colett Pfortmiller
3rd grade math building communities, learning how to work as a group, and becoming familiar with place value.
2 months ago, Colett Pfortmiller
Colett Pfortmiller
3rd grade math building communities, learning how to work as a group, and becoming familiar with place value.
2 months ago, Colett Pfortmiller
Colett Pfortmiller
3rd grade math building communities, learning how to work as a group, and becoming familiar with place value.
2 months ago, Colett Pfortmiller
Jen Kulton
1A is excited about the pirate ship in the library!!
2 months ago, Jen Kulton
Jen Kulton
Friday fun in first grade!
2 months ago, Jen Kulton
Nina Pevonka
First day of school fun!
2 months ago, Nina Pevonka
Nina Pevonka
Learning to be awesome JR Bobcats!
2 months ago, Nina Pevonka
Elizabeth Ness
Building a Strong Youth! What: Youth Fitness and Agility classes Where: JRW When: After school on Tuesdays or Wednesdays Who: K-6 grade students Taught by: JC Health and Fitness staff What a great opportunity to keep your children active! Go BOBCATS
2 months ago, Elizabeth Ness
Hillary Brown
Mrs. Browns First Grade Class
2 months ago, Hillary Brown
Elizabeth Ness
There are still plenty of room for your little one to be a part of Somonauk #432 Preschool. Call today!
3 months ago, Elizabeth Ness
Christy Pruski
JRW is collecting Bottle Caps! We are collecting bottle caps to exchange/purchase a bench to place by the Max Zimmerlein memorial tree by the cafeteria. Bottle caps can be dropped off on Tuesday, August 13th during supply drop off between 3 - 7 pm.
4 months ago, Christy Pruski
Christy Pruski
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 students with perfect attendance! What a great accomplishment!
5 months ago, Christy Pruski
Christy Pruski
Our kids did such a great job during the storm a few weeks ago that I told them the whole-school deserved to be CHAMPS of the Day! It took a little bit for the weather to cooperate, but here a few photos of ALL JRW CHAMPS!
5 months ago, Christy Pruski
Nina Pevonka
More last day fun!
5 months ago, Nina Pevonka
Nina Pevonka
One last hug! I’ll miss you!! Have a great summer!
5 months ago, Nina Pevonka
Nina Pevonka
Last day fun
5 months ago, Nina Pevonka
Julie Horsch
A big thank you to Somonauk Junior Woman’s Club for its generous donation to One School, One Book!
5 months ago, Julie Horsch
Nina Pevonka
Superkids celebration
5 months ago, Nina Pevonka
Hillary Brown
First Grade Firestation
5 months ago, Hillary Brown
Nina Pevonka
More fire department fun!
5 months ago, Nina Pevonka
Nina Pevonka
Even more fire department fun!
5 months ago, Nina Pevonka
Nina Pevonka
More fire department fun!
5 months ago, Nina Pevonka
Nina Pevonka
Somonauk Fire Department Visit
5 months ago, Nina Pevonka
Nina Pevonka
Spring birthday lunches!
5 months ago, Nina Pevonka
Nina Pevonka
First grade library fun!
5 months ago, Nina Pevonka
Hillary Brown
First Grade Geometry Shapes
5 months ago, Hillary Brown
Hillary Brown
First Grade Geometry Shapes
5 months ago, Hillary Brown
Mr. Moris
Another successful Field Day is in the books. The rain held off and the kids had a blast. A HUGE thank you to all those parents that volunteered to help. Your enthusiasm keeps the kids going. Thanks again.
5 months ago, Mr. Moris
Nina Pevonka
First grade park day fun
5 months ago, Nina Pevonka
Mr. Moris
Trying to push water off the blacktop for Field Day! We’ll get it in!
5 months ago, Mr. Moris
Mr. Moris
Rain, rain go away come back after track and field day. I’ll keep an I on the weather and hopefully get it in after a short delay. I’ll keep you posted.
5 months ago, Mr. Moris
Hillary Brown
First Grade Park Day
5 months ago, Hillary Brown
Ashley McNurlan
Due to the extreme weather at around 11:45 a.m. all District 432 schools had taken precautionary measures & students took shelter. The district has released students back to class.
5 months ago, Ashley McNurlan
Mr. Moris
What a great morning for Walk to School day. Thanks to everyone for walking with us.
5 months ago, Mr. Moris
Mr. Moris
Just a reminder that Walk to School Day is this Wednesday.
5 months ago, Mr. Moris
Colett Pfortmiller
4B enjoying roller coaster fun! Learning about energy is awesome!
5 months ago, Colett Pfortmiller
Julie Horsch
They’re here! The JRW yearbooks are being sent home today with those who purchased one. We do have a limited number of extra copies for sale and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. They are $18 each. Please send cash or check payable to JRW if you would like one.
5 months ago, Julie Horsch
Julie Horsch
We’ll be submitting Box Tops by June 1st so please send them in! Thank you!
6 months ago, Julie Horsch
Hillary Brown
First Grade Cooking with Cass Day
6 months ago, Hillary Brown
Colett Pfortmiller
4th grade was having a blast making Roller Coasters.
6 months ago, Colett Pfortmiller
Nina Pevonka
First grade to Nixon’s Ranch
6 months ago, Nina Pevonka
Hillary Brown
First Grade Legoland
6 months ago, Hillary Brown
Hillary Brown
First Grade Legoland
6 months ago, Hillary Brown
Hillary Brown
First Grade Legoland
6 months ago, Hillary Brown
Christy Pruski
Don't forget.....Kindergarten and Preschool Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is tomorrow night (Thursday - May 2nd) from 5 - 7 pm at James R. Wood Elementary School. Please visit the JRW website for required items. Thank you!
6 months ago, Christy Pruski
Christy Pruski
It was gentleman's week for CHAMPS recognition! Congratulations to our boys!!
6 months ago, Christy Pruski
Christy Pruski
A few JRW students were recognized for their placemat submissions during Ag in Classroom week! Congratulations to our contest winners!
6 months ago, Christy Pruski
Hillary Brown
First grade Nixon Horse Ranch
6 months ago, Hillary Brown
Hillary Brown
First Grade Nixon Horse Ranch
6 months ago, Hillary Brown
Julie Horsch
Smile Illinois...the mobile dentist and hygienists will be in the district and providing dental exams, cleaning, fluoride treatment and apply sealants (if age appropriate) on Monday May 13th. Students pre-k through 8th grade are eligible and the exam will be valid for required dental exams for Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade. Medicaid and private insurance as well as self pay is accepted. Permission forms were sent home the week of April 1st however additional forms are available in JRW and SMS offices. Deadline for sign up is Friday May 3rd. There needs to be at least 20 students signed up for the visit or it will be cancelled. We are still short of that goal! Additional information is available at www.mobiledentists.com or contact Lisa Lee RN, School Nurse if you have any questions.
6 months ago, Julie Horsch
Christy Pruski
Our most recent CHAMPS!! Great job!!
6 months ago, Christy Pruski
Julie Horsch
Here is the link to the “Pie in the Face” assembly. https://www.facebook.com/1408379466069705/posts/2307918246115818/
6 months ago, Julie Horsch
Julie Horsch
Today was the finale to our “Pie in the Face” fundraiser for cancer research. Students purchased tickets and voted for which staff members they wanted to see get a pie in their faces. The top student donators were selected to do the throwing. Here are the before and after pics!
6 months ago, Julie Horsch
Christy Pruski
More of our recent CHAMPS following the Junior Bobcat Way!
7 months ago, Christy Pruski
Christy Pruski
Looks like we have 2 weeks worth of CHAMPS to congratulate!!
7 months ago, Christy Pruski
Julie Horsch
1B earned a stuffed animal day for being great Jr. Bobcats!
7 months ago, Julie Horsch
Christy Pruski
Welcome Back Junior Bobcats! We hope you all had a nice Spring Break!
7 months ago, Christy Pruski
Julie Horsch
Thank you to so many of you who came out to support JRW literacy programs like One School, One Book/Author by ordering from Rosati’s last night! A special thank you to Rosati's of Sandwich and Yorkville for supporting our cause!
7 months ago, Julie Horsch
Julie Horsch
Today (Tuesday) is the day! You don’t have to cook! Order lunch or dinner from Rosati’s in Sandwich or Yorkville and 20% of your purchase will support JRW’s One School,One Author/One Book events! Be sure to mention the fundraiser when ordering. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wV38qUC8Ccp2NX6mIXfcMp7ImixtLhkRqwOhBclrGZE/edit?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Julie Horsch
Julie Horsch
This week at JRW, we will be sporting different colors on different days to show support for finding cures for various cancers. Also, Tuesday is hat day and Thursday is Rock Your Socks day! Looking forward to seeing everyone (staff and students) looking colorful this week!
7 months ago, Julie Horsch
Julie Horsch
Fundraiser alert! Mark your calendars for an easy meal! Order from Rosati’s in Sandwich or Yorkville next Tuesday, March 19 and 20% of your total will benefit JRW’s Literacy events! Be sure to show or mention the flier upon ordering. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wV38qUC8Ccp2NX6mIXfcMp7ImixtLhkRqwOhBclrG
7 months ago, Julie Horsch
Julie Horsch
Selfie Hunt Reminder! Has your family found at least 3 Robert Munsch posters around town? If so, be sure to send your selfies to horschj@somonauk.net for a prize. A special reward will also be given to all students who find all TEN posters! Deadline for all selfie emails is WEDNESDAY! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rf8p0prvubBntUO-pSj5zceU7mMLaQC3pu9CLxjfrck/edit?usp=sharing
7 months ago, Julie Horsch
Ashley McNurlan
Don't forget the One School, One Author Community Selfie Hunt ends Wednesday, March 13th!!
7 months ago, Ashley McNurlan
Julie Horsch
If you haven't purchased a yearbook yet, you can use the link below to order one online. The yearbook will follow the school's building theme of Camp JRW. You don't want to miss out! ybpay.lifetouch.com Yearbook ID code: 12059119
8 months ago, Julie Horsch
Julie Horsch
We’ve kicked off Day 1 of “One Author, One School!” Each grade level enjoyed a different a story written by Robert Munsch today. The students are quickly learning how silly his writing can be! “Thomas’ Snowsuit” is a student (and teacher!) favorite! Who can’t identify with trying to get snow clothes on a young child?! Listen to Robert Munsch read his story on his website! https://robertmunsch.com/book/thomas-snowsuit
8 months ago, Julie Horsch