Substitute Paraprofessionals (Teachers' Aides) needed as soon as possible. Paraprofessionals are required to have a paraprofessional certificate from the State of Illinois. You may apply online at www.isbe.net. Click the link below to take you directly to the site. ISBE works best with Internet Explorer.
Licensure will cost $125. At least 60 college credit hours are required. With less credit hours, a certification test must be taken with a fee of $65. Please call the Regional Office of Education in Monmouth at (309) 734-6822 with questions.
Bring your kids to Apollo Elementary on Friday, Dec. 6th from 5-7pm or on Saturday, Dec. 7th from 9am to noon to Santa’s Workshop!
This fun event gives kids and adults an opportunity to buy holiday gifts at an inexpensive price.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please email Dora at email@example.com
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.
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.
The New Boston PTO has partnered with the Jaycee's and their "Toys for Needy Kids" campaign to have "Breakfast with Santa" on December 7th from 8-11am at New Boston Elementary. There will be breakfast, crafts, silent auction, and pictures with Santa. Anyone who brings a new, unwrapped toy will receive a free picture with Santa. See the flyer below for more details
The Mercer County School District Hall of Fame Committee has chosen former Westmer coach Doug Crowell along with the 2005 and 2006 Aledo football teams for the 2014 Hall of Fame induction. The induction ceremony will be held at a high school basketball game on January 31st.
Coach Crowell had several coaching assignments throughout his career, but he is best known for his work with the cross country team. Many of his student athletes had state-level victories and five of his teams qualified for the state cross country meet. The 1985 boys’ team finished 4th at the state meet and the 1992 boys’ team finished 5th. In 1991 and again in 1992, the boys’ AND girls’ teams qualified for the state meet. Coach Crowell’s teams won over 100 meets, and in 1994, he was inducted into the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
In 2005, the 8-1 Aledo Green Dragon Football team won its first four playoff games and advanced to the championship game in Champaign where they lost to Dakota. The next year, the team returned to the state championship game where they fell to Tuscola 35 to 20. The 2006 team finished the season with a 13-1 record.
It has come to our attention that there is some concern and frustration with the changes in curriculum and expectations in the math classrooms at Mercer County. We wanted to take a minute and let you know why the changes were made and what we can all do to work together to make things better.
Click HERE for the complete Math letter to parents.
Starting October 1, 2013, you can enroll in health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. If you enroll byDecember 15, 2013 health coverage can start as early as January 1, 2014.
Through the Marketplace, you can apply, compare all your options, and find out if you can get lower costs on monthly premiums, get free or low-cost coverage or tax credits.
You can start by signing in at www.eagleviewhealth.org
All information is confidential. After providing contact information, resident will be forwarded to the following website to create an account www.HealthCare.gov
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.
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.
Registration fees for 2013-2014 are as follows:
High School - $80 (other class fees determined by schedule)
Drivers Education - $100
Parking Fee - $20
Junior High and Intermediate School - $57
Elementary Schools - $55
Breakfast and lunch prices were increased 20 cents each. Milk was increased 5 cents per carton
Meal Prices for 2013-2014 are as follows:
Lunch (High School) $2.50
Lunch (K-8) $2.25
Breakfast (K-12) $1.40
Adult Lunch $3.05
Adult Breakfast $1.90
Semester Milk $28
Once again this year, there will be a participation fee for school sports. Payment of fees will be expected before the sport begins. Students will be required to pay $35 for a single sport, $50 for multiple sports, with a family cap of $150. (This excludes academic activities such as Swing Choir, Jazz Band, Science Olympiad, FFA activities, Summer Engineering Camp, and Scholastic Bowl) Families having difficulty paying these fees need to contact Athletic Director Nat Zunkel for assistance.
State of the District Report- February 8th, 2013