Newsletter

Warren CUSD 205 Newsletter – January 2018 Edition

 

From Mr. Teske’s Desk:

Happy New Year!  I hope all of you were able to enjoy time with your loved ones this Holiday Season.  At Warren CUSD 205, we concluded our first semester and jumped into the second semester upon our return in 2018.  This quarter, our elementary school is focusing on improving our student attendance.  As a school, we are aiming to have at least 97% of our students in attendance throughout the third quarter.  Being present in school to learn within the classroom is vital for our students to achieve the goals that we have developed with them.  We will be focusing on our students being healthy to achieve this goal by eating properly, getting enough sleep, dressing appropriately for the weather, exercising, and continuing to provide a safe learning environment that is conducive to student learning.

Additionally, students will be completing some benchmark assessments this month as we track the progress of their academic goals and tailor our teaching to their needs.  Our third through fifth-grade will also get to experience skiing at Chestnut Mountain as we look to have fun while we are learning.

As our yearly calendars flipped a new page and with many of us making healthy resolutions for the New Year, please keep our students in mind as we attempt to keep them healthy and enjoying life both inside and outside of school. I wish all of you the best in 2018, and we look forward to seeing you throughout our community.

 

From Mr. Knuth’s Desk:

We would like to welcome everyone back from the winter break and hope that all were able to enjoy the time to relax and participate in some memorable activities with family and friends. As we move into the second half of the 2017-2018 school year, we want to welcome any families who are new to Warren and trust that you will find yourselves to be part of an outstanding and supportive learning community.

Students returned to school on Thursday, January 4 and we want to ask our families to be mindful of re-establishing the necessary routines to ensure that your students are in attendance and on-time each morning to get each school day off to a great start.  The second round of MAP Testing is rapidly approaching.  The Jr/Sr High students will be taking the MAP Tests during the week of January 16th through January 23rd. It is very important that we encourage all of our students try their best on the upcoming MAP Test.  The MAP testing is important because it is used to measure a student’s progress or growth in school. The testing information is important to your student’s teachers because it indicates a student’s strengths and indicates what specific areas a student may need extra help in.  The teachers can utilize this information to help them guide the instruction in their classrooms.

In closing, we would like to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR and thank all of our families for all that you do in supporting our students and teachers as we look forward to an outstanding second semester here at Warren!

Illinois Youth Survey

Illinois Youth Survey Information

Warren Jr/Sr High School will participate in the 2018 Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) with students in 8th, 10th, & 12th grade. The purpose of the IYS is to better understand youth attitudes and behaviors that can impact student problems and academic success. It will ask about topics including nutrition, physical activity, bullying, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use. Students will be asked to complete a survey (with no names or identification numbers) that will be confidentially administered during one class period. The survey is completely voluntary and privacy will be strictly protected.

The Illinois Youth Survey will provide the school with a local report of the combined student results which will help to determine which programs may be needed to keep students safe and healthy.

For more information, please visit the Illinois Youth Survey website at: http://iys.cprd.illinois.edu

If you DO NOT want your child to participate in the survey, please complete the attached form, sign it, and return it to the school within two weeks. Your decision to deny permission will not in any way influence your future relationship with your child’s school.

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Turtle Footstools

Turtle Power!

Here are the completed turtle footstools from Mr. Janecke’s 8th grade Construction mini class. The kids employed a variety of beginning construction techniques to create these beautiful works of functional art. They did a great job!

How many of you have a turtle in your house from previous classes?

Turtle Footstools

World famous turtle stools

Football Future Survey

Last week, we held a meeting to seek community input in regards to the future of our football program.  At this time, we are seeking input from the community in order to complete a short survey.  Please complete the survey prior to Wednesday, December 13 if you would cast a vote for your preference in regards to the future of our program. The link is below.

Survey Link: [the survey has ended]

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Knuth or Mr. Teske at the school.

Post Prom Donations & Information

Parents of Junior/Senior students,

These are the exciting times for our students in High School. It’s time to get involved with Prom; please join us at our post prom meetings. Dates and times posted on the Warrior Facebook page, CUSD 205 web page, and all-calls. Meetings lasting an hour and would encourage new ideas to help make Post Prom fun and safe.

Previous meetings discussed donated items for the pop wagon, which include 2-liter pop, Gatorade, or fruit juice. Pop wagon items may be dropped off in the High School Office or St Ann Catholic Church (608 East Railroad Street) Other items for donation are listed for the Turkey Tournament with games running from November 13th through November 22nd, we also need parents and students to work the concession stand.

With 50/50 fading out, our Post Prom team thought of a new raffle idea. Using any amount lottery ticket donated by parents, which in turn will be framed for a raffle at the Turkey Tournament. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $5.00 and the Turkey Tournament (must be 18 years or older). The more lottery tickets donated the larger chances of winning the framed tickets. The tickets may be dropped off at St Ann’s Catholic Church with Monica McGivney (Tuesday – Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm). Any questions please call Monica cell 815-541-4157, or Jen Pax 815-275-9164

Turkey Tournament Donations (drop off at St Ann Church)

  • Paper plates, forks, spoons, soup bowls, shredded cheese, cheese sauce, sour cream, bacon bits, salsa, shredded lettuce, diced onion, chips, hot dog buns (6 packages), hamburger buns (6 packages), BBQ Wings, crackers, ketchup, mustard, relish

Please help in any way, with more donations and support by parents the more memories will be made with our children at Warren High School.

Thank You,

Post Prom Committee

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Jo Daviess County Underage Drinking Survey

This message is from FHN

If you are a parent of a teenager in Jo Daviess County, we would like your opinion on an ad campaign regarding underage drinking.  Please take a moment to complete this very short survey and invite your friends, neighbors and co-workers to do the same.  Thank you!  You can access the survey by following this link: https://www.fhn.org/jdc-underage-drinking-parents-survey-new-images/

The deadline to complete the survey is end of the day on October 30th.

Picture Day - Order Now

One Week Until Picture Day!

Picture day is Wednesday, September 13 2017

Sign up online to pre-order, check proofs, and set reminders:
Click here to sign up Elementary students
Click here to sign up Jr/Sr High students

Picture Day Tips

Take Precautionary Measures!

Pack a safe spill-proof lunch. Include some face wipes to avoid food-covered faces. Accidents happen, but you can try your hardest to stop them in their tracks.

Give Your Child Special Instructions

For example: remove your glasses, take off your coat, leave your hair down, sit up straight

Let Their Style Shine!

Select a style for their portrait that compliments their outfit but also showcases their personality

Make Sure You Both Love The Outfit

Pick out an ensemble that you bot love and your child is happy wearing. It will make for a more relaxed photo when they are comfortable.

Accessorize!

Add interest and character to the portrait with simple, low-key accessories that help showcase their personality.

Friday Night Lights - Gates open at 5:30

Friday Night Lights

September 1 . Aquin v. Warren . 7:00pm . Conley Field
Gates and concessions open at 5:30.
No Fresh-Soph game.

If you can’t make it to Conley Field, you can listen in on Big Radio 92.1FM, click here to listen on your computer or listen on TuneIn Radio by clicking here or download the TuneIn app on your Apple or Android device.

In conjunction with the Salvation Army, Aquin students will be collecting donations for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts at tonight’s football game.