Mercer County Golden Eagles

Message Board

  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball Announcement: Uniform Turn In & Pizza Party will be this Thursday, Jan 29th after school.
  • Due to lack of participation, the MC JV Wrestling meet is cancelled for this weekend, 1-31-15. No Reschedule date.
  • Jr. High Basketball: On Wednesday, January 28th, the 8th Grade Boys along with both Girls Teams play at United Jr. High.  Bus Time: 3:15, Game Time: 4:30. The 8th Grade Boys team will play first at 4:30 with the girls’ teams to follow - 7th then 8th Grade.
  • JH Wrestling Team pictures- Tue Feb 3rd before meet. 
  • JH Girls Basketball Team pictures - Thurs Feb 5th before game.
  • Mercer County girls' basketball @ Stark County is rescheduled for February 6th, 2015.



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.


2015 Mercer County FFA Strawberry Sale

 FFA is selling fresh Florida Strawberries

Note that the ½ flat and quart prices have decreased.
$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 16
Order Deadline:  Feb. 27, 2015
Contact any FFA member or use the contact information below:
Phone:  (309) 582-2223 ext .33
email:  mchausse@mercerschools.org




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.


MCGE Lil’ Miss Dance Clinic

Saturday, February 14th, 9 am-12pm, the MCHS Golden Eagle Dance Squad will hold a Dance Clinic for all girls, ages 3- High School. There will be 3 age groups, and each group will learn a routine to perform as a group that night, February 14th at the Boys HS BB game vs. Macomb during half time. All participants will receive a t-shirt, & snack.

Click HERE for Clinic Registration Form


FAFSA Completion Workshop For Seniors And Their Parents Announced

The FAFSA completion workshop will be offered on Monday January 26th  from 9:00am-7:00pm. Parents/students should call in and set up an appointment.  Parents will need their: W-2s, federal tax return for 2013 or 2014, social security number, and driver’s license number. It is important to file the FAFSA early, which may require students and parents to use their 2013 tax return as an estimate and then change the figures at a later date after completing their 2014 taxes. Local college financial aid personnel will help walk families through the process of submitting the 2015 FAFSA. The application process should take about 30 minutes. The State of Illinois is encouraging all seniors to complete the FAFSA using last year’s tax information if need be by the middle of February. Keep in mind that money is limited and will be available to eligible families on a first come first serve basis.


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


ACT Prep Class

Date: January 10th - February 21st

Time: 9am - noon

Click for ACT Prep Class Flyer


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 Prevention

Common Core Standards

Hall of Fame 2014

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Math Curriculum Update

State of the District Report- February 8th, 2013