Book Fair March 17-20, 8am-3:30pm - Apollo stage
Family Reading Night - Thursday March 20th, 3:30pm-6:30pm - Apollo Gym
Check out the Apollo/ MCIS PTO web pages for more information.
For your convenience, our Book Fair will be offered online until April 1st. This allows those who are unable to attend the book fair to shop for their students. It also offers a larger variety of titles!
The Toothmobile is coming to New Boston Elementary and Mercer County Junior High on Friday May 2, 2014. For more information, visit the "Health Info" page by clicking the tab at the top of this page.
The Mercer County High School wrestling coaches and athletes are providing an instructional clinic for preschool through sixth grade boys. The participants will be introduced to BASIC/BEGINNER wrestling techniques and rules in a relaxed and fun environment. This is a great way to introduce your son to wrestling and to prepare him for the Bear Country Wrestling Tournament to be held Saturday, March 15th, 2013.
WHO: All boys in grades preschool through 6th grade
WHEN: 6:00 to 7:30 each night
Monday, March 10th through Friday, March 14th
The Mercer County Health Department has been awarded a grant for Bullying Prevention to be impelmented at Mercer County School District. Click the link below for more information.
Friday March 21 & Saturday March 22, 2014
7:00 p.m. tickets available at door
$3 adult $2 student
“Louder, I Can’t Hear You” by Bill Gleason
The Brown family is like most families—noisy. Everyone is always talking, but no one is ever listening! The mother seeks professional advice because she is afraid she may be going crazy. She feels frustrated and just tired of trying. Unfortunately, her doctor also talks a lot, without listening!
“This is a Test” by Stephen Gregg
The ticking clock reminds Amanda that she has only 60 minutes to complete this oh-so-important predictor of her future. But she didn’t get the review sheets, the teacher doesn’t seem to like her, and her classmates are blatantly cheating! Time is passing and the voices in her head keep reminding her that this test is not her only problem!
Sydney Hess Kayshia Rowe
Rashida Juma Emily Struble
Kylee McCreight Shana Struble
Megan Nelson Ray Walthall
Taylor Newswander Hannah Weis
Jacki Olson Carson Willits
Organized by the Mercer County Athletic Booster Club
DATE: Saturday, March 15, 2014
LOCATION: Mercer County High School, 1500 S College Avenue, Aledo
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:
Nat Zunkel (309) 221-4877, Jason Snyder (309) 582-2583 or Steve Speaker (309) 582-4140
The Mercer County Bass Fishing Club is once again selling trash bags. These are the same bags Mr. Swank and the wrestlers sold for years at Joy. The bags are 33 gallon in size, have 100 in a box and cost $20. Please see either Mr. Heartt or Mr. Swank if interested.
We also have the opportunity to purchase 55 gallon bags now. If there is enough interest in the 55 gallon size, we will order those as well.
ACT Prep class will be held every Saturday at MCHS from January 25th - March 22nd. Click the link below for the flyer with more information.
In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, we have implemented a new phone notification service proveded by SchoolReach, a company specializing in school-to-parent communications. Please click on the following link for more information on how the new system works. Please note - the notification phone calls will have a caller ID number of 855-955-8500.
New Boston and Apollo Elementary Students Pre-K through 4th grade are invited to be part of a program this year called the "Backpack Program." This program is a partnership between the Mercer County School District and River Bend Foodbank. If you choose to enroll, at no cost to you, the Backpack Program provides food for your child each Friday afternoon or on the last day before a long weekend or school vacation. A bag of non perishable food will be placed in your child’s backpack at the end of the day. It is for your child to eat over the weekend and is not to be opened until your child is home.
If you would like to enroll in the program or have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Nancy Robinson at 309-587-8141. If you choose to enroll your child in the program, please let us know how the Backpack program is working for you and your family.
Persons who would like to make a donation to the Mercer County Backpack program may write a check to MC Backpack Program -RBFB (Riverbend Food Bank). Please bring to your school office or to the Intermediate School office, 1002 SW 6th Street, Aledo, IL. Each backpack costs $4.00 per week, and donations would go towards that.
Registration Handouts/ Postings (13-14) - Informational
Medication Administration Form - Fill out if student needs medication administered at school
Medicaid Authorization Form - Fill out if student receives Medicaid
Military Children Survey (NEW - everyone fills out)
State law requires parents of students entering Pre-K for the first time, Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades to present evidence of a physical examination and required immunizations of their children upon registering these students for the year. Updated immunizations are also required for Kindergarten and Ninth grade. There is also a dental examination requirement for incoming Kindergarten, Second, and Sixth grades. Upon entering Kindergarten for the first time, another requirement is a vision exam. Registration in those grades will not be permitted if these records are not presented at the time the child is registered for school.
State of the District Report- February 8th, 2013