Hoover Happenings


Operating Levy Referendum/School Board Election

Operating Levy Referendum/School Board Election

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, is election day. If you would like to vote early, absentee voting is available at the District Office, 10 Civic Center Plaza, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents of Mankato Area Public Schools will vote on an Operating Levy and the election of three School Board members.

As a result of our Operating Levy expiring on June 30, 2018, our School Board has proposed to increase its referendum revenue authority. This proposed authorization would include an increase of $365 per pupil and would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years beginning with taxes payable in 2018.

The most common question we hear is, “What will the money be used for?” The dollars go to people, programs and day-to-day operations. Here is a link to our Q & A article which will help answer that question. This is an exciting time for our growing school community. Funding will help us to continue our work and provide the resources we need for the education of each child, retaining and recruiting staff and our daily costs.

Please visit the District website www.isd77.org under “quick links” where you will find more information about the operating levy, a tax impact calculator for your property, and candidate information.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the District Office at 507-387-1868 or email maps@isd77.k12.mn.us.

INCOMING KINDERGARTEN - Early Childhood Screening

​"If you have a preschooler that will be entering kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year and has not had an Early Childhood Screening, or if you are not planning on sending your child to kindergarten​, please call Central Registration at 507-207-4037.

In Minnesota, children are eligible to attend kindergarten when they are five

years old on or before September 1st of the of the calendar year that schools starts. Early Childhood Screening is required before Kindergarten registration.

Kindergarten registration packets will be sent out in January​ 2018 prior to Kindergarten Round-Up."​

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The art room has been a busy place! Most of our classes are finishing up their first big project for the year and art is being hung for conferences. This year I am really trying to give the students as much free choice in their projects as possible, and they are showing me how wonderfully creative they are. If you would like a chance to keep up with what is going on in the art room, I have started an Instagram account. I try to post at least once a week. The account name is @hoover.huskys.art, follow along and see what we’re up to!

Mrs. Levine

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Hoover PE Happenings

October and November bring many exciting activities in Physical Education class at Hoover! In October, students participated in a variety of activities that worked on hand/eye coordination, gross motor skills, and building physical fitness. Dance Dance Revolution, striking activities, and teamwork building are just a few of the fun lessons planned for November.

Progress reports and conferences are also in November. We would love to visit with families about your student’s progress in PE. Please stop by the gym office if you have time during conferences. Demonstrating appropriate behavior in PE is something every student works on during class. Also, every grade level focuses on a specific skill for the fall. Those skills are listed below.

  • Kindergarten- Moving safely with others.

  • 1st Grade- Working safely by myself and with a partner.

  • 2nd Grade- Demonstrating conflict resolution techniques.

  • 3rd Grade- Understanding how to check pulse at rest and during activity.

  • 4th Grade- Understanding the concepts of physical fitness and Healthy Fitness Zones.

  • 5th Grade- Demonstrating and understanding the cooperative learning process.

With the weather changing and snow coming, please remember to leave a pair of tennis shoes at school for PE days. Also, in the past Jump Rope for Heart has been in December at Hoover. Jump Rope for Heart will now be in February. Be on the lookout for more information after winter break.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call the PE office. Have a safe and active November!

Adam Hanson- ahanso4@isd77.org

Annie Dahl- adahl1@isd77.org

Karen Sheldon- ksheld1@isd77.org

PE Office- 507-207-5344

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We would like to invite parents & teachers to attend our PTA meeting on November 9th, at 6:15 in the Media Center. 6:15-6:30 will be open networking/social time, for parents & faculty members to meet and greet, and then the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 PM. The PTA is a way for you to get involved with the school, share ideas & suggestions, and to get connected with fellow parents and Hoover faculty! We have an all new PTA Board this year and we have big ideas and plans to make this year at Hoover one of the best, but we can't do it alone! We hope to see you on November 9th!


Rachel Carpenter (PTA President) and the PTA Board

Hoover PTA link on Hoover's Website

Hoover PTA Facebook page


11/01 Vision and Hearing Screening

11/07 Election Day

11/09 PTA Meeting 6:30

11/10 No school

11/13 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 8:30

11/14 Late Start

11/14 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 8:00

11/16 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 8:00

11/21-11/24 No School - Hoover Elementary

11/28 Guthrie Field Trip - 5th Grade


I am excited to share with you that Hoover Elementary School in the Mankato Public School District has been recognized as an Exemplary High Performing Schools National Blue Ribbon School for 2017 by U. S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program award recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. Since 1982, the U. S. Department of Education has sought out and celebrated great American schools. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.

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Lunch/Breakfast menus

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