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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).

asktheboard@mercerschools.org

 

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

Mercer County School District News
ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE ILLINOIS 5ESSENTIALS SURVEY IS NOW OPEN!! 1/11/2022

Mercer County Schools will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the 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 January 11 through March 11, 2022, students and teachers will be asked to take a research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. 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:

 

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environment

  • Ambitious Instruction

 

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 only 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 HERE

The 2022 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on January 21st, 2022 at the High School.

  • 5:oopm HOF reception (HS Library)

  • 6:00pm JV Basketball Game

  • 7:0opm HOF Ceremony 

    • Inductee - Coach Brian Dennison​

  • 7:30pm Varsity Basketball Game

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ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS 2021

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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!!