Principal's Newsletter

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Wood Oaks Newsletter: End of the Quarter/Semester

End of Quarter & Semester

Today marks the end of 2nd quarter. We celebrated our school's success and recognized our spirit squad, basketball teams, and other students who had outstanding accomplishments at school with an end-of-the-day assembly today. All students should check Parent Portal for their 3rd quarter schedules which start on Monday. Students’ Unified Arts, Electives, Study Halls, and lunch periods will change so don’t forget to update PTA hot lunch. Please email Mrs. Beake with any questions regarding a student schedule. 

ACCESS Testing for English Learner Students

The state of Illinois requires schools to administer the ACCESS test to all EL students. The test is administered every year to help school districts monitor the English language development of students identified as English language learners. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 measures students’ ability to understand and produce English used within school settings. The four sections of the test are Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. We will administer the assessment over the next few weeks. The results of the test will be sent home in June. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s EL teacher.

Terra Nova test Scores

The Terra Nova student performance reports will be emailed to parents and guardians early next week. Students in grades 2-8 took the assessments in December. Please be on the lookout for an email from Dr. Olson.

Calendar Update – Last Day of School

District 27 will now conclude the current 2023-24 school year on Thursday, June 6 due to the recent emergency days used for inclement weather. Any additional emergency days will require days to be added to the end of the school year.

Now enrolling for Little Bulldogs Preschool

Our Little Bulldogs interest form is now open for those seeking preschool enrollment for the 2024-25 school year. This program serves children ages 3-5. Classes are held Monday through Friday at Hickory Point School. In-district residents are given priority registration. Visit the Little Bulldogs webpage to learn more. 

Kindergarten registration now open

Online kindergarten registration for the 2024-25 school year is now open! Current District 27 families can register by signing into their Parent Portal and clicking on “More” and then “Online Registration.” Incoming families can register at The student fee payment portal will not open until August 2024. If you have any questions regarding the kindergarten registration process, please contact Mr. Phillips at 847-205-4843 or