Mercer County Golden Eagles

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  • Junior High Girls Basketball game changes as of 3/4/15: Due to Conflicts, both Sherrard games have been re-scheduled again. Friday, 3/6 @ Sherrard, Game Time 5:30, Bus Time 4:00. (SIP Day). (make up for game postponed due to power outage.) Saturday, 3/7 Home w/Sherrard at 10:00am. (make up for games postponed due to weather.)


Art Schedule of Events

  • 3/23/15 LTC Art Festival at Monmouth College. Open to public at 6:30pm
  • 4/10/15-5/8/15 Quad City Arts H.S. Invitational. Rock Island. 
  • 5/2/15 Town and Country Art Show, Buchanan Center in Monmouth. Opening 2:45pm. Runs 5/2/15-5/30/15
  • 5/6/15 AP Studio Art Portfolio Due 
  • 5/9/15 Hannah Weis Independent Art Show, Galesburg Civic Art Center. Opening 4-6pm.
  • 5/13/15 High School Art Show and Awards Night.  4:30-6:30pm at the MCHS


Blood Drive

MCHS Student Council is sponsoring a BLOOD DRIVE on Monday, March 16th from 9-1:30pm! If you are interested in donating, please email Mrs. Degelman at adegelman@mercerschools.org or call MCHS! Your support is greatly appreciated!


9th Grade Registration

9th Grade Registration  for present 8th graders will be held on Thursday March 5th at 6:00 pm in the high school auditorium. All 8th graders and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend to receive their registration packet for next year’s classes. Staff members will be on hand to discuss their courses/activities/areas of expertise. We hope to see you all there.


Westmer Baseball Sign Up

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Mercer County High School presents two one-act plays

Friday March 13 & Saturday March 14, 2015
7:00 p.m. tickets available at door
$3 adult   $2 student

“Paper or Plastic?” by Werner Trieschmann

For her first job, teenage Sarah thinks she’s easily qualified to check out customers at Puritan Foods, her local grocery store. But Sarah isn’t prepared for the assistant manager who won’t deal with unruly customers, her crazy co-workers who put on camouflage to hunt down lost carts and won’t tell her who Angus is, or the store customers who are crazier than Sarah ever knew. All Sarah wants is the answer to the simplest question in the world: Paper or Plastic?

“Oh, What a Tangled Web” by John R. Carroll

On an impulse, Jan makes up a story, and the complications that result from it are extremely funny. Needing an excuse, Jan fumbles for a moment and then blurts out that there has been a death in the family. Actually, the only thing wrong in this family is that the cat is missing. In any case, people start coming over to express their concern and sympathy. Jan’s parents think they’re all referring to the missing cat and the hilarious complications just continue to multiply!

Faith Bowie                            Destani Pakrovsky
Sydney Hess                          Emily Struble                
Mia Kim                                 Hannah Weis
Morgan Milewski                   Max Weis
Taylor Newswander               Gabby Whitehall
Anna Noble                            Carson Willits
Jacki Olson                            Masron Yuera




Organized by the Mercer County Athletic Booster Club

DATE:  Saturday, March 21, 2015                                              
LOCATION:  Mercer County High School, 1500 S College Avenue, Aledo

Click here for Registration form


Aledo Park District Baseball Sign-Up

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Bullying Questionnaire - District Report

Click HERE for District Report

Bullying Policy

Bullying Report Form



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.





NEW BOSTON ELEMENTARY and APOLLO ELEMENTARY will conduct a screening of children who are 3 years old by the screening date in the areas of vision, hearing, speech, behavior and other developmental areas. 

Appointments for the NBE screening are:
February 25th. …. .9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Joy
March 5th………. .12:00 pm - 6:00pm at the First Baptist Church in Joy
Call New Boston Elementary School at (309) 587-8141.

Appointments for the Apollo screening are:
February 18th. . . . . . . 9:00 am -2:00 pm at the Aledo Methodist Church
February 19th . . . …..12:00pm - 6:00 pm at the Aledo Methodist Church
Call Apollo Elementary School at (309) 582-5350.

In order for children to attend preschool a screening must be completed to determine eligibility. The screening program is a free service provided cooperatively by the Mercer County School District, Black Hawk Area Special Education District, Mercer County Department of Public Health, and the HMW Regional Office of Education  #27.

Screening forms are available by clicking the Links below. They will also be in the February Eagle Eye.

Preschool Screening Forms

Apollo Parent Letter

Birth to Age 3 Screenings

In addition to the preschool screenings, New Boston and Apollo Elementary Schools will conduct FREE screenings for children birth to age 3. The days, times, and places are the same as the preschool screenings. To schedule an appointment:  New Boston area residents can call the school at 309-587-8141; Aledo residents can call the ROE at 309-734-3908.


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, 2015 at 1pm in the High School gymnasium.


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


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

Facility Use Application (Updated 01/21/15)

Bullying Policy

Bullying Report Form

Bullying Prevention

Bullying District Report

Common Core Standards

Hall of Fame 2014

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Math Curriculum Update

State of the District Report- February 8th, 2013