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Mercer County School District 404 Goals Update - 2019
Mercer County School District 404 is happy to present an update on our district goals for the 2019-2020 school year. Click the link below for the video.
Ask the Board
Community members desiring to ask the Board questions about the District can click on the link below. Questions and answers thought to be of interest to others will be posted publicly (person who asked question will not be identified).
The Eagle Eye
Mercer County School District News
***Mercer County School District will be dismissing at 12:30PM today, Friday, January 17th, due to the impending weather conditions.***
5 ESSENTIALS SURVEY
Mercer County Schools will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the eighth statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From December 10 through February 14, students and teachers will be asked to take a 25 -minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. The parent survey supplement will be administered from October 24 through February 14. These surveys will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation. We encourage all our teachers, students, and parents to make their voices heard to impact future decisions by the administration and Board of Education.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials” critical for school success:
We guarantee that survey responses will never be connected to the identity of you or your child. School reports will only present aggregated information of how parents and students responded as a whole. A parent survey report will be generated if at least 20 percent of parents respond to the survey. While the parent data will not be made public, the parent report will be made available to administration and Board of Education and will enable them to make considerations based on the responses received Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Again, your identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
To participate in the Parent Survey, please click the link below:
CELEBRATING 39 YEARS OF SERVING THE ALEDO AND MERCER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS!!
After 39 years of driving school bus for the Aledo and Mercer County School Districts, Ginny Boultinghouse is retiring!! Ginny has been with Johannes since they came to Aledo in 1995 and drove for Headley Bus Service prior to that. Friday, January 17th will be her last day.
Congratulations and thank you, Ginny, for your loyalty and commitment to the Mercer County School District and the families you have transported. We wish you the very best!
MCHS GOLDEN EAGLE DANCE SQUAD -2020 LITTLE DANCER'S CLINIC
***Apollo students attending the Lil' Dancer Clinic at MCHS on January 29th after school, will be able to ride bus J6 to the high school, but they will need a note from their parents. There will be a member of the MCGE Golden Eagle Dance Team there to accompany them to the high school, where they will be warmly welcomed by the remaining members and Coaches of the dance squad!! Attendees that are being dropped off at the high school by their parents, etc. should report to the cafeteria! Thank you!!***
“I Wanna Be Like YOU!”
From Disney’s “The Jungle Book”
WHAT: LIL DANCER’S CLINIC
WHEN: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:30 pm-performance at that nights GBB game
WHERE: MERCER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
COST: $30.OO PER Dancer
$40.00 FOR 2 Dancers FROM SAME FAMILY
$55.00 FOR 3 OR MORE FROM SAME FAMILY
SB 0550 was signed by Governor Bruce Rauner on January 16, 2017. It requires all schools (Pre-K through 5th grade) to test for lead in water used for drinking and cooking. Schools built after January 1, 2000 are not required to test at this time. Please click here for additional information and results for Mercer County Schools.
Mercer County Schools Excellence in Education Foundation
Mercer County Schools Excellence in Education Foundation is a non-profit group that was created to supplement funding to the school district in order to provide an excellent education for our students.
The mission of the Mercer County Schools Excellence in Education Foundation is to
provide its students with quality education that will develop the skills necessary to think critically, communicate effectively, prepare them for lifelong learning, and advocate
responsible citizenship through strong moral values, resulting in productivity and
healthy contributors to our modern society.
Donation opportunities are available.
MCSD #404 Mission Statement
MCSD #404, in an active partnership with family and community, will empower all students to be engaged learners and decision-makers, enabling them to become respectful, productive, and responsible citizens.
Phone Notification System
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Substitute Teachers and Paraprofessionals Needed!!
Mercer County School District is in need of Substitute Teachers. Please click the link below or call the ROE at 309-734-6822 for further information.
Mercer County School District is in need of Substitute Paraprofessionals. Please click the link below or call the ROE at 309-734-6822 for further information.
New Crime Stopper App - P3 Campus
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As part of Mercer County School District's commitment to students' safety and mental health, beginning today we are launching an anonymous reporting program, which will allow students and parents to make anonymous reports about concerns of safety or student wellness. Our program is student-focused, as opposed to crime focused, meaning it is a tool for alerting caring adults about students who need help-not snitching. This is part of our continuous effort to increase campus and student safety, and provide students with a safe, completely anonymous outlet to share concerns.
Students can use our new P3 Campus app to report: bullying, suicide concerns, depression, sexting, stealing, threats, cutting, abuse, dating and domestic violence, fights, drugs, alcohol, weapons or other types of dangerous situations that threaten their safety or the safety of others. Their reports will be addressed by a trained team of school officials and law enforcement, when necessary.
When you or your student have a concern, you can go to P3Campus.com on your computer, tablet, or laptop- or you can download the free P3 Campus mobile app-- and make a 100% anonymous report in less than five minutes.
The use of anonymous reporting apps in state programs like Safe2Tell Colorado have proven to be successful in providing the tools and information needed for school officials and to proactively address concerning behaviors, potential incidents of violence, and other harmful situations on campus before they develop. We look forward to working with you and your student to continue making the Mercer County Schools safe.