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 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.
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.
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High School Graduation will be May 22nd at 1:00 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium.
Apollo Elementary will be hosting a Family Science Night on March 1st from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
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.
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.
Mr. Heartt's Ag Machinery Class has Metal Roses for Sale, made in class. Click the Flyer below for details.
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
(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.
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."
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.
BBQ Pulled Pork Fundraiser Dinner
Friday, January 15th from 5-7pm
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.
Click HERE for District Report Feb/2015
Click HERE for District Report Dec/2015
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:
Facility Use Application (Updated 01/21/15)
Bullying District Report Feb/2015
Bullying District Report Dec/2015
State of the District Report- February 8th, 2013