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Mercer County School District News

During November, Mercer County High School participated in STARBOOKS Spare Change Drive for Veterans.


They surpassed their original goal of $500 and instead raised $1056 to be split between the Aledo American Legion and the VFW Post 1571. It is a small token of appreciation considering the sacrifices made by our veterans.


First hour classes competed for bragging rights and donuts. 1st place went to Mr. Dierikx's & Mrs. Reed's class, 2nd place to Mrs. Hucke's class, and 3rd place to Mr. Heartt's class.  STARBOOKS is funded through the 21EAGLES program.


If you have any community service projects that you would like assistance with, please contact Janel Reed at MCHS. (Nick Seefeldt accepted the donation on behalf of the VFW Post 1571 and Daren Dietmeier accepted the donation on behalf of the Aledo American Legion.)


District Information

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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.

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).



SB 0550


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 School District 404 Goals Update - 2021

Mercer County School District 404 is happy to present an update on our district goals for the 2021-2022 school year. 

2021-2022 District Goals

Phone Notification System

The automated phone notification calls from the district generate from the number (844) 223-9224. To ensure you are receiving the notifications, save this number to your phone.

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. 

How can I obtain a substitute teaching license?

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. 

How can I obtain an ELS endorsement as a paraprofessional educator?​

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.

P3 Campus App on Google Play 

P3 Campus App for Apple users 

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. 


The foundation is actively seeking new members!! If you are interested in learning more about this group and becoming an active participant, please contact Vic Johnson @ 309.582.3335. Monthly meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at MCJH, Joy.

Click Here for the Foundation Brochure

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Mercer County High School has five students selected to be Illinois State Scholars. Congratulations to Peyton Morrison, Shaylee Smet, Sidney Quam, Kiersten Cox, and Karissa Geisinger! MCSD is proud of YOU!!


Attention Aledo Town Stops!


Effective Monday, November 29th, Mercer County School District will resume our Aledo Town Stops. Seating will be limited. Please continue to make other arrangements if at all possible. Contact Johannes Bus Service @309-582-2922 to request transportation.

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If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a bus driver, please contact the district office or Johannes Bus Service. We appreciate your flexibility during this time.