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Mercer County Golden Eagles

Message Board

  • The Re-organizational meeting of the Board of Education will be held today, April 17th, 2015 at 5:30pm in the District Office. Agendas are available on the BOE tab to the left.
  • Mercer County Intermediate will be having a Book Fair and Art Show from 6:30pm-8:00pm on April 28th in the MCIS Commons.

 

Service Opportunity - Summer Meal Program

The Church of Peace through the USDA is sponsoring a summer meals program for the third year in a row for children in our school district. It takes many volunteers to help make this program a success. There are several service opportunities to serve: drivers, servers, meal counters, and substitutes.


Lunch will be served: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
June 4th - July 17th
At: Intermediate School, Aledo & New Boston Elementary School

All volunteers must receive training (USDA requirements). All trainings will take place at the First Baptist Church, 800 NE 6th Avenue, Aledo, IL at the following times (you only need to attend 1 training): 
May 14, 2015 - 6:00p.m. (Thursday)
May 16, 2015 - 9:00a.m. (Saturday)
May 18, 2015 - 6:30p.m. (Monday)

Sign-up sheets for dates to volunteer will be available at the trainings. Many hands make light work and a little help goes a long way. If you have any questions please Kay Hedrick, MCFP Coordinator at 309-299-7309 or email mcsummerfoodprogram@gmail.com.

 

 

Mercer County Girls' Basketball Skills Camp

Basketball Camp Flyer

 

2015 IHSA Organizational Contest

2015 IHSA Band/ Chorus Organizational Contest @ Abingdon/Avon High School
Friday, April 17th, 2015

Click the link below for the schedule.

Click Here for Band/ Chorus Parent Letter

 

Registration Dates Set

School Registration dates have been set for all buildings for the following dates:

  • Thursday, August 6th from 10:00am to 6:00pm 
  • Friday, August 7th from 7:30am to 1:00pm
Registration Packets will be available to print from the website later this summer.

 

Mercer County FFA wins Section 4 FFA Agricultural Mechanics Contest

The Mercer County FFA Agricultural Mechanics team placed first at the Section 4 FFA Agricultural Mechanics Contest held on Thursday, April 9th at Mercer County High School. ROWVA placed second and West Central third. The team now advances to the State FFA Agricultural Mechanics Contest held in May at Parkland College, Champaign.  The team is coached by Aaron Heartt.



L-R:  Jeremy Soseman:  First Place individual Electricity;  Cade Yingst:  Second Place Individual Welding; Quinton Ball:  First Place Individual:  Carpentry; Paige Skinner:  First Place Individual Surveying;  Brody Welch:  3rd Place Individual Ag. Power.

 

Apollo / MCIS PTO Spring Vendor and Craft Show

Saturday May 16th

Click here for details

 

Apollo Spring Fling - April 17th

Click Here for Flyer

 

Wrestling Camp 2015

Click here for Flyer

 

MTI High School Grant and Scholarships

The Mercer County High School vocational program and seven of its students need your help! The vocational program has an opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant and the seven students have an opportunity to receive full-ride scholarships to Midwest Technical Institute (MTI), Cade Yingst, Brody Welch, Caleb Wilkens, Colin Jones, Richard Stubenrauch, Dallas Wakeland, and Shelby Irwin. You can vote for all of these students one time only.

The Grant Program awards $10,000 to eligible area high schools and career and vocational centers to assist in the purchasing of equipment, renovating shops and labs and obtaining the necessary resources for classroom instruction. The program also supports the incorporation of real-world job preparation and hands-on training with a more conventional high school educational experience.

The winners will be selected based on the greatest number of votes registered through May 4. The voting takes place through Facebook.   For instructions on how to vote, click the links below.

For instructions on how to vote, click the links below.

How to Vote

How to Vote from Moblie Devices

Visit http://ow.ly/L05Y0 to view entries and vote from Facebook.

 

LTC Art Show

Click Here for LTC Art Show Results at Pics.

 

FFA Banquet 2015

The Mercer County FFA Banquet was held on Thursday - March 12, 2015. For Award and Scholarship winners, click the link below.

FFA Banquet Award Winners

 

Art Schedule of Events

  • 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

 

Bullying Questionnaire - District Report

Click HERE for District Report

Bullying Policy

Bullying Report Form

 

ILLINOIS 5ESSENTIALS PARENT SURVEY

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.

 

 

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:

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

 

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

Mission Statement & District Philosophy

State of the District Report- February 8th, 2013

DISTRICT WELLNESS POLICY