PARCC Test Swagger

PARCC Test Swagger

Students, as you begin your PARCC testing, we want you to remember a few tips that will ensure your success…
  1. Always get a good night’s sleep
  2. Eat a healthy breakfast
  3. Do your best no matter how tough it is, and
  4. Work your hardest!

We know if you do all those things you will show your PARCC test swag!! Remember that we are all very proud of you!

Enjoy our PARCC 2017 video, Warrior Nation!!

WCCI 100.3 FM

WCCI Scholastic Bowl Tournament

Want something to listen to with your class? Interested in trivia? Want to support our high school students? Then tune into WCCI 100.3 (or listen online) at 12:30 today (March 16) to hear the Varsity Scholastic Bowl take on Le-Win in the WCCI tournament!

Computer Bug

Erroneous Charges to Cafeteria Account

Good afternoon,

We’ve received notice that our cafeteria management software has processed some duplicate charges to some accounts today due to a bug in a recent update. The company, PushCoin, is currently working on fixing this issue. They know why the issue occurred and which transactions were affected. When they get the fix in place, it will refund the erroneous charges.

Sorry for the confusion.

Steve Moris Logo

Comedian & Musician Steve Moris coming to Apple River Event Center on March 14

Steve Moris and his guitarThe District #205 Foundation is excited to announce that Steve Moris, Princess Cruise Line Entertainer of the Year, will be delighting us with his comedy and music at the Apple River Event Center at 7:00 p.m. on March 14th.  Steve has opened for The Beach Boys in over 500 concerts and has performed with the likes of Louie Anderson, Dana Carvey, Chris Rock, Gary Shandling, and Roseanne Barr.

Advanced tickets are $15 each or $100 for a table of 8 (advance purchase only) or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the High School Office. Raffle tickets are also available in the office for a 32: Smart TV, an Amazon Echo, a wine rack handcrafted by Tom Ernst, and wine gift baskets. (Google Steve Moris for more information and to watch some of his videos.)

Your attendance and support is greatly appreciated.

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Mr. Teske with a Student

Mr. Teske’s Update

[Editor’s Note: Apologies for the lateness of this post. We’ll work on getting this out sooner in the future]

Happy New Year! With our first month of 2017 officially in the books, Warren Community Unit School District 205 is focusing on increasing our community engagement this year. Therefore, we will be writing a monthly article to discuss what has been going on in our district. Additionally, we will be looking to spread our vision and core values throughout the community.  We will be delivering posters to local businesses that describe our vision and core values.  If our team does not catch your business and you would like to display a poster, please contact the school and we will get you one as soon as possible.  The community is an essential stakeholder in regards to our school district in addition to the students, staff, parents, and board of education. While school districts are considered the heartbeat of their communities, we strive to do our best to ensure that you have a school district that you take the utmost amount of pride.

Analiesa Harbach Sendoff w with Mrs. Krahe

Mrs. Krahe and Analiesa

This past month has been exciting at Warren CUSD 205. Teachers came back a day before students from break and examined their courses in relation to the New Illinois Learning Standards.  We identified the strengths and weaknesses in our curricula to make necessary adjustments to best support the needs of our students.  In addition, students completed their second of three phases of MAP testing, which we use to track progress and curve our teaching in the areas of math, reading, language arts, and science.  Notably, one of our students, Analiesa Harbach, participated in the Illinois Music Education Association Honors Choir on January 28 in Peoria. She represented the top 1.5% of music students in the state, while representing our school district during this prestigious music experience.  Another student, Kaitlyn Lozada, won our school district’s National Geographic Bee, is now in the running for a chance to compete at the world competition.

Finally, I would like to thank our county, local businesses, and consumers in regards to the county school facility sales tax. This facility sales tax is for one percent on qualifying retail purchases.  This facility sales tax generated over $200,000 of revenue last year for the district to update our facilities.  This source of funding can be used in multiple ways to improve our facility and help pay off building bonds.  It cannot be used for salaries, benefits, instructional costs, textbooks, computers, movable equipment, school buses, or operating costs.  Our hope is that this source of revenue will help us maintain a safe learning environment that is conducive to student learning.

Mr Rickert, Kaitlyn and Mrs. Phelps pose at the end of the geography bee

Mr. Rickert and Miss Phelps congratulate our Geography Bee, Kaitlyn Lozada

Additionally, as we complete our ten-year health life safety resurvey this year, we hope our recent updates limit the amount of required improvements that will need to be completed by the school district.  I encourage you to visit our building and see the recent updates in our gymnasium, parking lot, hallways, and many other areas that we were able to complete through this source of funding.  This spring, we plan to break ground on the adjacent lot purchased by the district to erect a greenhouse using this funding along with multiple donations collected by our FFA Alumni.  Ultimately, this source of funding will help the district keep our building updated to lessen the burden on taxpayers within our district.

During the month of February, our doors will be open on February 8, as our Servant Leaders will be hosting a blood drive in the gymnasium. Our spelling bee will take place on February 9 along with an assembly hosted by the Dubuque Fighting Saints hockey team. In addition, our students will sing the national anthem for the Dubuque Fighting Saints at their game on February 24. If you are interested in attending any of these events, please stop by the school.

Dubuque Fighting Saints

Warren Elementary Night at Dubuque Fighting Saints hockey game.

The Dubuque Fighting Saints hockey team have set aside February 24th as Warren Elementary night.  Students, families, and friends are able to purchase discounted tickets at $10/ticket with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the school.  Contact the school office to purchase your tickets and they will be at will call waiting for you on game day.  Parents will have to provide transportation to this event.  All students are required to sit with their parents.

On this special night, the 2nd – 5th grade students will be performing the national anthem at the start of the game. Please wear RED to support the Fighting Saints and your Warren Warriors. (We’d say wear orange & black, but the opposing team’s colors are orange & black so we don’t want to discourage our hosts).

Remember, all students MUST be accompanied by an adult at the game. Come out for a fun night of hockey and Warrior/Saint spirit!

We hope to see you there!

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Girls Basketball vs. Durand Bulldogs

1-13: Girls & Boys Varsity BB Streaming Tonight

We’ve got two live streams for you tonight!
 
Tonight’s varsity girl’s basketball game at home vs Durand will be live streamed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoyqOfJjaiE
 
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Also, tonight’s varsity boys basketball game at River Ridge will be live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rrcusd210