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:
College Night Open House will take place in the MCHS cafeteria on October 30th, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm. Click the link below for more details.
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:
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
The following web link provides an overview of the Common Core learning standards for the subject areas of math and language arts. The standards are for all K-12 grade levels.
Many resources are available on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) website regarding the Common Core State Standards. Information about assessments and ways parents can help their children can be found there on the website. You can access the ISBE website by clicking on the following link:
More information can be found at our Common Core link on the toolbar to the left of this screen.
Starting Tuesday, September 16th, the High School will be offering tutoring every Tuesday from after school until 4:00pm. Transportation will be provided to drop-off points in the district. Click the link Below for more information.
Regional Superintendent Jodi Scott was notified by the Illinois State Board of Education that the Apollo Elementary and New Boston Elementary preschool programs have achieved Gold Circle of Quality recognition through ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s new quality rating and improvement system for early learning and development programs. The standards of ExceleRate Illinois place a high priority on instructional excellence, family services, staff qualifications, professional development, and program administration. Evidence for the award is obtained through monitoring visits.
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.
State of the District Report- February 8th, 2013