The District is conducting a Sex Equity Evaluation on the educational and extra-curricular policies, practices, programs, activities, services and benefits. Results of the evaluation will yield a profile of the District’s overall sex equity status and will lead to the identification of specific problem areas and subsequent corrective measures. To assist with the evaluation, we would like to survey students, parents, teachers and administrators. Thank you in advance for being willing to invest the time and energy into helping with this matter.Click here to begin Survey
In cooperation with the Mercer County Health Department we will be offering an Immunization clinic for this year’s 11th grade students. Beginning the 2015-2016 school year, ALL 12th grade students MUST have a Meningitis vaccine.
The clinic will be held on May 27th at the High School during school hours.
The cost for the vaccine is $10.00. A medical card, cash or check is accepted for payment. A packet of information was sent in the mail a couple weeks ago.
Please return the permission form and payment to the High School before May 15 2015.
If you have any questions please contact Becky Hyett at 309-582-5350 ext. 4
In cooperation with Genesis Health Group and the Mercer County Health Department we are offering a School Physical and Immunization clinic.
All 6th and 9th grade students are required to have a school physical upon entrance. A couple physicians from the Genesis Health Group are volunteering their time and offering the physicals FREE to all students who participate in the clinic. The clinic will be held on May 20th for this year’s 8th grade students and on May 22nd for this year’s 5th grade students during school hours.
The Mercer County Health Department will also be there on the above dates to offer the immunizations needed. The cost is $10.00 per shot, a medical card, cash or check is accepted for payment.
A packet of information was sent home with the 5th grade students on April 21 and on April 23 with the 8th grade students.
If you plan to take part in the clinic please return the two permission forms that were included in the packet and physical form that was sent home with your child’s immunizations written on it.
Please include your payment for the immunizations with the permission forms. Please submit before May 15th 1015 to your student’s school.
If you have any questions please contact Becky Hyett at 309-582-5350 ext. 4
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:00 PM
Attention Juniors~Anyone interested in attending Boys or Girls State, forms are in the guidance office. Girls State runs from June 21-27. More information can be found at www.ILgirlsstate.org. All cost is covered by our Local American Legion Auxiliary. Boys State runs from June 13-19. More information can be found at www.illinoisboysstate.org. All cost is covered by our Local American Legion Auxiliary. Please see the guidance office with questions!!
The Church of Peace through the USDA is sponsoring a summer meals program for the third year in a row for children in our school district. It takes many volunteers to help make this program a success. There are several service opportunities to serve: drivers, servers, meal counters, and substitutes.
Lunch will be served: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
June 4th - July 17th
At: Intermediate School, Aledo & New Boston Elementary School
All volunteers must receive training (USDA requirements). All trainings will take place at the First Baptist Church, 800 NE 6th Avenue, Aledo, IL at the following times (you only need to attend 1 training):
May 14, 2015 - 6:00p.m. (Thursday)
May 16, 2015 - 9:00a.m. (Saturday)
May 18, 2015 - 6:30p.m. (Monday)
Sign-up sheets for dates to volunteer will be available at the trainings. Many hands make light work and a little help goes a long way. If you have any questions please Kay Hedrick, MCFP Coordinator at 309-299-7309 or email email@example.com.
School Registration dates have been set for all buildings for the following dates:
Saturday May 16th
The Mercer County High School vocational program and seven of its students need your help! The vocational program has an opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant and the seven students have an opportunity to receive full-ride scholarships to Midwest Technical Institute (MTI), Cade Yingst, Brody Welch, Caleb Wilkens, Colin Jones, Richard Stubenrauch, Dallas Wakeland, and Shelby Irwin. You can vote for all of these students one time only.
The Grant Program awards $10,000 to eligible area high schools and career and vocational centers to assist in the purchasing of equipment, renovating shops and labs and obtaining the necessary resources for classroom instruction. The program also supports the incorporation of real-world job preparation and hands-on training with a more conventional high school educational experience.
The winners will be selected based on the greatest number of votes registered through May 4. The voting takes place through Facebook. For instructions on how to vote, click the links below.
For instructions on how to vote, click the links below.
Visit http://ow.ly/L05Y0 to view entries and vote from Facebook.
The Illinois 5Essentials is a comprehensive, evidence-based tool designed to drive improvement in schools. This system – which includes a diagnostic survey, scoring, reporting, and training – is an x-ray for schools and districts that identifies areas of strength and those in need of support.
Parents are asked to participate in the parent survey portion of the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. We guarantee that survey responses will never be connected to the identity of the parent or child. School reports will only present aggregated information of how parents and students responded as a whole.
Parents may skip any questions they do not want to answer; however, they must click “Submit Survey” once they have reached the end in order for their responses to be counted towards the school’s response rate and included in the parent report.
The parent report will be made available to the school principals and superintendent, and will enable them to make considerations based on the responses given by parents. Participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions at the child’s school and guide improvement. Again, identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to the parent or child.
Please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ to take the parent survey. It will take approximately 10 minutes.
The following students were named Illinois State Scholars: Austin Jackson, Maura Karr, Jackie Olson, Bailey Swanson, Clayton Truman and Matt Weeks.
High School Graduation will be held on May 24th, 2015 at 1pm in the High School gymnasium.
The winter season is upon us and we want to provide you with all the resources for staying in touch with school cancellations and other important notifications. There are multiple sources for notification.
Click HERE for Notification Resources
The ISAT and PSAE will be replaced with PARCC, which is aligned to the new Common Core Standards. Go to this link to learn more about the assessment and to see worksheets and practice problems for each grade level:
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.
Facility Use Application (Updated 01/21/15)
State of the District Report- February 8th, 2013