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Mercer County Golden Eagles

Message Board

  • The February Finance Committee meeting has been moved to Tuesday the 9th at 4:30pm.

 

Toothmobile Friday March 4th

The Toothmobile will be at New Boston Elementary and Mercer County Junior High on Friday 3/4. 

A checkup, cleaning, and fluoride treatments will be done.  Dental sealants can also be applied.  If your child is covered by Medicaid or AllKids, there is no cost to you.  Cash or checks are accepted also, but no private insurance will be billed. 

If your kindergarten or second grade child has not had his/her required dental exam, please call to get them seen by the toothmobile. Any student attending New Boston or the Junior High can be seen that day. To have paperwork sent home, please call Jeri Stanford, RN at New Boston Elementary 587-8141.

 

9th Grade Registration

9th Grade Registration  for present 8th graders will be held on Thursday March 3rd  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.

 

Mercer County Spelling Bee

The Mercer County Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 6:30 P.M.  Max Santiago won the bee for the 3rd consecutive year. 

Click HERE for the Entire Story

 

High School Graduation

High School Graduation will be May 22nd at 1:00 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium.

 

Family Science Night At Apollo

Apollo Elementary will be hosting a Family Science Night on March 1st from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

 

Mercer County School District Pre School Screening

APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY 

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 24th. …. .9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Joy
March 3rd………....2:00 pm - 6:00pm at New Boston Elementary
Call New Boston Elementary School at (309) 587-8141.

Appointments for the Apollo screening are:
February 17th. . . . . . . 9:00 am -2:00 pm at the Aledo Methodist Church
February 18th . . . …...2:00pm - 6:00 pm at the Aledo Methodist Church
Call Apollo Elementary School at (309) 582-5350.

Pre School Screening Packet

Birth to Age 3 Screening

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. 

Screening Flyer

Eaglets & Friends

  • Feb. 3: Playgroup @ Apollo, 10 am for new born to age 5.  Theme: Gotta Love Those Senses!
  • Feb. 18: Playgroup @ NB, 10 am.  Theme: Music & Moving to the Rhythm
  • Feb. 12: Scholastic On-line Orders due
  • February 24: Eaglets & Friends are joining the YMCA Bulldog class for a "Beach Party & Book Fair Family Night" at the YMCA Children's School from 5-6:30 pm.​  A simple pork sandwich supper will be served. RSVP with Becky t Apollo & New Boston Schools by Feb. 17 please.
  • February 19: ​Parent-tot "Open Gym" at the YMCA Children's School on February 19 from 1-2 pm.

 

Ag Machinery Class Metal Rose For Sale

Mr. Heartt's Ag Machinery Class has Metal Roses for Sale, made in class. Click the Flyer below for details.

Metal Rose Flyer

 

2016 Mercer County FFA Strawberry Sale

FFA is selling fresh Florida Strawberries
$28.00 / flat (8 quarts)
$16.00 / ½ flat (4 quarts)
$4.00 per quart

Available for pickup at the Ag. Building:   Week of March 14
Order Deadline:  March 1, 2016
Contact any FFA member or use the contact information below:
Phone:  (309) 582-2223 ext .33
email:  mchausse@mercerschools.org
         aheartt@mercerschools.org

 

Bus Driver Training Course

An Initial Bus Driver Training Course will be offered:

February 6, 2016
Regional Office of Education in Monmouth
105 North E St. Monmouth, IL
9:00-5:00 pm

Please contact Mercer County Transportation Department at 309-584-4630 if you are interested in signing up for this course.


Mercer County Farmer Directs Donation to Local FFA Organization

(Aledo, IL) (January 12, 2016) – The Mercer County FFA Chapter has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Dale Zachert of Aledo, IL.   The donation will help the organization provide scholarships to FFA students who wish to pursue a career in the field of Agriculture.
For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $22 million to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America. Winning farmers will direct donations to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support Ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.


America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support local nonprofit causes that positively impact farming communities across rural America. Grow Communities is one program in the America’s Farmers community outreach effort, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Other programs include America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 college scholarships to high school and college students pursuing ag-related degrees and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which works with farmers to nominate rural school districts to compete for $10,000 and $25,000 math and science grants. Visit www.AmericasFarmers.com to learn more.


About the Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.

 

 

High School Spring Play

The High School Drama Department will be presenting two one-act plays Friday and Saturday, March 11th and 12th at 7pm.

YOU, THE JURY by Anne Coulter Martens "This jury play has unusual audience appeal in that members of the audience are summoned as jurors and their verdict actually does determine the outcome of the trial. Bill, a college student holding a number of part-time jobs, is accused by one of his employers of the theft of an unsealed envelope containing three $100 bills. He doesn't deny that he had access to the money. The witnesses called to testify for Bill are contradictory."

REALLY BAD ADVICE by Kelly Meadows "Tired of people dishing out unasked for advice? High school student Carissa wants a career in journalism, but for now she gets the unwanted assignment of writing the advice column at her student newspaper. With hopes of being booted out of the this job, she decides to offer students the absolute worst advice possible. What she isn't prepared for is when they all start taking it! Even an out of control parent-teacher meeting can't derail Carissa's handiwork--as long as she can keep her identity a secret!"

 

Mercer County FFA Donations to American Legion and VFW

The Mercer County FFA gave its annual Christmas donation to the Aledo American Legion Post 121 and to the Aledo VFW Post 1571.  On Tuesday- December 15th, each organization was presented a $250 check from the Mercer County FFA Officers.The Mercer County FFA donates regularly at Christmas to charities and other organizations.  Proceeds from the football pork chop concession stand were used to make this donation.

Pictured L-R

Jay Doherty- American Legion Post 121, Noah Price- FFA Parliamentarian, Brandi Welch- FFA Secretary, Brynn Bergen- FFA Reporter, Madi Hansen- FFA Student Council Rep, Nick Close- FFA Vice President, Matt Lloyd- FFA Sentinel, Matt Tracy- Aledo VFW Post 1571  
Absent from the picture was:  Quinton Ball - FFA President and Gage Hank - FFA Treasurer

 

Drummer Carey Takes Great Pride In Mercer County Music Program

WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with Mercer County High School senior Taylor Carey this morning. Carey plays in the marching and pep bands and has also performed in four school musicals.

Click the Link below to hear the interview on WRMJ.

http://wrmj.com/drummer-carey-takes-great-pride-in-mercer-county-music-program/

 

Mercer County Girls' Track and Field Fundraiser

BBQ Pulled Pork Fundraiser Dinner

Friday, January 15th from 5-7pm

Click Here for Flyer

 

Concession Sign Up

All parents are asked to sign up for a minimum of 1 concession stand spot per athlete per Winter Sport, including Cheerleaders and Poms. (i.e., If you have a son that is in basketball and a daughter that is in poms, we request a parent(s) to work 2 concession stand spots).  
***PLEASE NOTE...If activity is rescheduled due to weather/etc., we would ask that you plan to work the reschedule date.  If that is not possible, please swap with another parent.  THANK YOU!!!

Concessions is one of the largest ways we raise money for our athletic teams!  We appreciate your volunteering each and every season!

We're using VolunteerSpot to organize our upcoming Concession Stand Sign-ups.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/98raXo   
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

 

Bullying Questionnaire - District Report

Click HERE for District Report Feb/2015

Click HERE for District Report Dec/2015

Bullying Policy

Bullying Report Form

 

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:

http://parcconline.org/for-parents

Go to this website to take practice tests associated with the Common Core Standards:
http://www.testprepreview.com/common-core-test-prep.htm

 

District Information Links

Facility Use Application (Updated 01/21/15)

Bullying Policy

Bullying Report Form

Bullying Prevention

Bullying District Report Feb/2015

Bullying District Report Dec/2015

Common Core Standards

Hall of Fame 2014

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Math Curriculum Update

Mission Statement & District Philosophy

State of the District Report- February 8th, 2013

DISTRICT WELLNESS POLICY