About Henking School

District Mission Statement

The Glenview Public Schools, in collaboration with the parents and community, shall empower children to be responsible learners and decision makers in a changing society.

Henking School Mission Statement

A diverse learning community of children, teachers and parents working together to provide a challenging and nurturing environment that empowers each student to
•Achieve one’s maximum potential
•Become a lifelong learner
•Demonstrate positive character traits
•Develop a positive self-image


Henking School is a very diverse school. There are 20 different languages spoken by Henking Students. Wow! That's Polish, Tagalog, Spanish, Assyrian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Korean, Lithuanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek, Malaysian, Malay, Serbo-Croatian, Persian, Malayalam, Gujarati, Romanian, Urdu, and Japanese. We are certainly a melting pot here at Henking School.

Louise N. Henking

The school was named after Louise Henking, a member of the Board of Education. She was elected in 1948 and served for nine years. A graduate of Simmons College, she was President of the Woman’s Association of the Glenview Community Church and a member of the Glenview League of Woman’s Voters. She was the first woman President of the Board of Education, serving from 1955–1957. In 1957, the Glenview Junior Chamber of Commerce selected her “Citizen of the Year.” In 1959 Louise Henking was not aware that the newest District 34 School would be named after her. She considered it a great honor but was embarrassed at the prospect of having her name on the building. Mrs. Henking was a “gracious, capable and humble lady.” When visiting, the staff would sense her pride in the school. She enjoyed quiet visits with small groups of children and never wanted any special attention paid to her.

Henking Hawks School Song

Oh, we're the wonderful Henking Hawks
You've heard so much about
Whenever we go marching
The people always shout
We're not a bit stuck up
About the super things we do
And once you get to know us
We know you'll like us too.


As we go marching
And the band begins to P-L-A-Y
You'll hear us shouting
Henking Hawks are here to stay.
Harah, Harah, yeah------Henking!!!

Teacher's Role

It is the teacher's job to:

1. Strive for academic excellence by enabling children to meet or exceed the student learning outcomes defined in the School Improvement Plan.
2. Have respect for children's thoughts, feelings, and learning styles; be kind and understanding.
3. Be consistent and fair in dealing with behavior and problems.
4. Provide a classroom that promotes the learning process and helps students to develop self-esteem, good study skills, and listening habits.
5. Help children learn appropriate life skills such as cooperation, communication, and problem-solving.
6. Keep parents informed about their child's progress in meeting school achievement requirements as well as problems that will require special parental attention. This includes prompt notification of absences, tardiness, incomplete homework, incomplete school work, breaking school rules, and poor school performance.
7. Respond in a timely manner to parental requests for information about their child's progress at school or about problems which parents may perceive.

Parent's Role

It is the parent's job to:

  1. Prepare and encourage children to approach the educational process with appropriate values and positive attitudes.
  2. Attend to the health and physical strength of children so that they will have adequate nourishment and rest for school activities each day.
  3. Ensure that children attend school regularly, are on time each day, and miss school only when absolutely necessary.
  4. Support the school and its expectations for the behavior of the students.
  5. Communicate consistently with teachers in an effort to work together to enhance learning.
  6. Help children learn to express anger, frustration, and strong emotions in appropriate ways.
  7. Support the school work activities of children by encouraging homework completion, setting aside study time at home, and creating an atmosphere for learning.
  8. Encourage children to spend 20 minutes at night reading material of their choice.
  9. Teach children at the developmentally appropriate time how to make good choices about health-related issues, such as drug abuse, pregnancy, AIDS, and sexually transmitted diseases, with the school and community supporting those efforts.

Student's Role

It is the student's job:

  1. Be responsible for one's own work at school and at home.
  2. Work to the best of one's ability.
  3. Ask questions when you do not understand, and ask for help when you are having trouble.
  4. Respect the property of the school, the teachers, and fellow students.
  5. Respect the right of others to learn.
  6. Respect and listen to students, teachers, principal, teaching assistants, cooks, custodians, substitute teachers, bus drivers, administrative assistants, health aide, secretary, volunteer helpers, and crossing guards.
  7. Speak kindly to and about others, and use appropriate language.
  8. Work within the rules established by the school and each teacher for the good of oneself and for the class.

Student Constitution

The following rules were developed by the
Delegate Assembly of Henking School.

1. Always walk in the halls.
2. Play safely and fairly inside and outside the building
· Take turns
· You can climb on jungle gyms and the slide ladder
· You can use plastic bats and softballs
· Stay on school property
· Be aware of danger
3. Treat others with kindness and respect
· Be honest
· Be a good listener
· Always be nice to each other
· Keep your hands to yourself
· Have good manners
· Obey the adults at school
· Cooperate with each other
· Use 12" voices when you need to
4. Always do your best.
5. Respect school property.
· Keep the school neat and clean
· Be careful using computers, globes, overhead projectors, TV/VCR's, books and other school materials.
6. Respect and obey the bus drivers and the bus rules.

Homework and Studying

Following are suggestions for helping your child practice effective study habits.

· Provide a quiet, well-lighted study area with a desk or table.
· Keep study tools available. Pencils, sharpener, pen, crayons, paper, ruler, and dictionary are helpful. Other helpful materials include an atlas, encyclopedia, and globe.
· Establish a regular time for homework. Routines may change at times, but consistency helps to make studying a regular habit.
· Limit television viewing and radio listening during study time.
· Talk to your child about his/her studies and assignments. Help your child budget his/her time for completion of short and long term assignments. A step by step process is effective.
· Help your child with homework tasks at his/her request and show interest in the successful completion of work. Please do not do the work for your child.
· Share your interest in reading, writing, and learning with your child. You are his/her most important model.

Homework procedures and policies among teachers may differ, but following are general guidelines.

Homework for children in the primary grades (K-3) should not exceed one hour per day. Special projects would be one exception, for example. Homework is for extension and/or practice and not for the introduction of new material. Students are expected to read nightly for a least 20 minutes. Nightly math facts and spelling practice are encouraged.

Henking School Expectations

* We expect you to do your best.
* We expect you to treat others with kindness and respect.
* We expect you to play and work safely and fairly at all times whether inside or outside of the building.
* We expect you to walk in the hallways.
* We expect you to respect and follow the directions of teachers, assistants, lunchroom staff, playground supervisors, and other adults working or helping at Henking School.
* We expect you to keep the school clean and neat.
* We expect you to follow all the rules of your teachers and the school.
* We expect you to respect and follow the rules of the bus drivers.
We, your teachers will help you to follow these expectations.

Fine Arts
Art class meets once a week.
Music class meets twice a week.
Drama class meets once a week.
Life Skills meets once a week.
PE meets daily.

Lunch Rules

1. Walk to the lunchroom in a quiet, orderly manner.
2. Stay in line while you wait to buy lunch.
3. Practice good table manners.
4. Talk quietly at your table.
5. When the first whistle blows, please clean up if you have not already done so.
6. Always clean up after yourself.
7. When the second whistle blows, everyone is seated and quiet waiting to be dismissed.
8. Always respect and listen carefully to the lunchroom supervisors and cooks.

25 minutes for lunch – First grade 12:00-12:25 and Second grade 12:35-1:00 
25 minutes for recess – First grade 12:25-12:50 and Second grade 12:10-12:35

Children may purchase a lunch or bring lunch from home.

  • A purchased lunch is $2.55. In addition to the main lunch of the day, i.e., chicken tenders with mashed potatoes or pb&j sandwich, they can choose foods from the salad bar cart. 
  • That cart contains 8 additional items such as salad, cole slaw, applesauce, sliced oranges, green beans, etc. Milk is also provided with a purchased lunch.
  • When bringing lunch from home you have the option to purchase milk.
  • To make purchases for lunch you will open a lunch account for your child by turning in money that will be applied to their lunch account. You will be able to view their account online once the school year opens. Replenishment is easy. You may send a check or cash with your child. Be sure to put it in an envelope with the student and teacher name on the outside and note that it is for lunch. Or you may pay via credit card online…there is a $4.00 service charge when using your credit card.


1. Teachers will accompany their classes to and from art, music, physical education, the Learning Center, the lunchroom, and to other areas.
2. Students should walk quietly in the hallways. Use a "1 level" voice.
3. Walk on the right side of the hall, in a single line.

Arrival 8:40-8:50

1. Supervision begins at 8:40 am and proceed to their designated line-up area. Supervisors will begin bringing the children into school at 8:50 A.M. If your child is a bus rider the buses drop students at the East end of our school. There is bus supervision for all students arriving by bus. If your child is a car rider they are dropped at the West end of our school.
2. School officially begins at 8:50 A.M. If you bring your child to school after 8:50 am, please bring your child to the school receptionist (front door) to sign in. 

Dismissal 3:30-3:45

1. Walkers and car pick up students are dismissed at 3:30 P.M. Car riders exit Door F and walkers exit Door D. There are supervisors to direct the students to the car pick up areas.  Car pick up is at the west end of the school and line up near the wall in our West lot.
2. Bus students will be dismissed to the bus line up areas in the halls at 3:30 P.M. Students are to sit on the boot racks quietly and wait for their buses to be announced. Under supervision, Students will proceed to their bus. All busses are located in the east parking lot.
3. At times, the buses may be late (the primary schools are the last schools to be picked up).

Students are well supervised at all times. We encourage you to call anytime if you are worried
about a late bus arrival. If a bus will be particularly late, we will call the parents of the students
on that bus. Please know that it takes a long time to call parents, and a call from you is


1. Show respect for other students and all adults on duty.
2. Share the playground equipment and use the equipment safely. For example, do not go UP the slide. Take turns.
3. Never leave the playground without permission.
4. Line up quickly and quietly when recess is over.
5. Do not play in the trees or bushes. These are living plants and can be damaged very easily.
Also, the adults outside with you must be able to see you at all times.
6. Recess is a privilege. To earn this privilege, students should be good citizens.

Bus Rules

*Violation of these rules will result in severe disciplinary consequences:

*1. Students may not bring living creatures, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, illegal drugs,
firearms, any considered weapon or explosives, and/or any object considered harmful to others
onto the bus.
*2. Students shall not bring any glass containers, unless encased in a break-resistant container,
onto the bus.
*3. Students shall respect the decision of the bus driver regarding bus discipline and/or safety.
*4. Students shall not use vulgarity, profanity, or fight on the bus.
*5. Students shall remain seated at all times on the bus until signaled that it is time to leave by the
*6. Students shall remain in their assigned seats.
*7. Students shall keep all parts of their bodies in the bus at all times.
*8. Students shall not operate the bus door, tamper with the emergency door or us the emergency
door except in the case of an emergency.


10. Students shall act in a safe manner while waiting at bus stops.
11. Students shall be on time at the bus stop 5 minutes before boarding time.
12. Students shall line up for boarding when the bus comes into view.
13. Students shall board only assigned buses.
14. Students shall not bring toys onto the bus unless kept in book bags and/or backpacks.


15. Students shall not play any radios, cassettes, or headset radio/cassettes on the bus.
16. Students shall not block the aisle or emergency door with musical instruments, lunch boxes, books, book bags, or other possessions.
17. Students shall conduct themselves in a safe, responsible manner at all times.
18. Students shall not eat, drink, chew gum or spit on the bus.
19. Students shall keep all carry-on bags, band instruments, lunch boxes on their laps while riding. If it does not fit on the lap, it does not belong on the bus.
20. Students shall place any trash in proper receptacles and help the driver in keeping the bus clean.
21. Students shall not do homework on the bus requiring pencils, pens, markers and/or crayons. These items shall be kept in book bags or backpacks.
22. Students shall not use the bus as a place to change clothes.
23. Students shall not use loud talking, yell out windows, or make any unusual noises while on the bus.


24. Students shall remain in their seats and not depart from the bus in the morning until it arrives at the designated school of the student.
25. Students shall remain in their seats and not depart from the bus in the afternoon except at their designated bus stop.
26. Students, who must cross the street after departing from the bus, shall cross only in front of the bus on the signal by the driver.

Bus Violation Consequences

1st Offense:
*Warning by the driver
*Written report to the principal
2nd Offense:
*Driver may change student's seat
*Student conference with driver
*Written report to the principal with parent notification
3rd Offense:
*Written report to the principal with parent notification
*Student conference with driver and principal
*Parent conference with the principal with outcome reported to the driver
*Possible suspension from the bus
4th Offense:
*Suspension from bus privileges for a designated period of time.
Some infractions may be so severe that suspension from the bus may be initiated immediately.

Summer Suggestions

  • Read to your child- It is helpful to our first-grade teachers if your child is able to sit and listen to stories. You can assist in that transition by reading to your child to help increase their attention span and comprehension.
  • Handwriting- Work with your child on letter recognition and letter writing. It is particularly helpful if your child can practice writing upper and lower case letters.
  • Numbers- Practice number counting and recognition all summer long….numbers 1 to 100.