Mercer County Golden Eagles

Message Board

  • The Fr/So Boys Basketball tournament, scheduled at UTHS on December 20, December 22, and December 23 has been cancelled for Mercer County.
  • School will dismiss an hour early on Friday, December 19th for Christmas break. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015.
  • No School January 5th for Teachers' Institute.
  • Toddler Time will be January 14th at Apollo, and January 22nd at New Boston.


Illinois State Scholars

The following students were named Illinois State Scholars:  Austin Jackson, Maura Karr, Jackie Olson, Bailey Swanson, Clayton Truman and Matt Weeks.


High School Graduation Date Set

High School Graduation will be held on May 24th, 2014 at 1pm in the High School gymnasium.


Bus Driver Training Course

There will be a Bus Driver Training Course held at the Monmouth Regional Office of Education on December 13th from 9am-5pm (Emergency Date December 20th). Interested individuals should call the Mercer County Junior High to inquire. (309) 584-4174.


School Cancellation Notification Resources

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


ACT Prep Class

Date: January 10th - February 21st

Time: 9am - noon

Click for ACT Prep Class Flyer


April 2015 School Board Elections

Anyone interested in running for School Board in the April 2015 election should contact the County Clerk's office. All petitions and paperwork are now handled at that office (309) 582-7021. For any information about School Board election procedures please visit the Illinois Association of School Boards website.

The Illinois State Board of Elections has established two critical deadlines:

  • The first day that candidates can lawfully circulate nominating petitions for signatures is September 23, 2014
  • The period for filing nominating papers runs from December 15 through December 22, 2014

PARCC Testing

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:


Go to this website to take practice tests associated with the Common Core Standards:


School Phone Notification System

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.

SchoolReach Telephone Broadcast Service


District Information Links

Application for Facilities Use (Updated 12/11/14)

Bullying Prevention

Common Core Standards

Hall of Fame 2014

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Math Curriculum Update

State of the District Report- February 8th, 2013