Gift Cards

Need Gift Cards?

The Athletic Boosters are continuing their project of selling gift cards. With the holidays approaching, we want to again stress this money—making project that we have. Many of you will be buying gift cards as gifts this holiday season. The Athletic Boosters order gift cards from a company that allows us to keep some of the profit that the companies make when they sell you the gift cards. You receive the same gift cards that you would purchase at the stores. They cost you nothing more and you receive exactly the same value. The Athletic Boosters receive some of the profit and that profit goes towards the equipment and uniforms that we purchase for the school and our athletes.

Attached is a list of some of the gift cards that we are able to order, the denominations that they come in, and the percent profit that we make. There are many others, totaling 760! If you don’t see what you want, check the scrip website online for the list. The list is available here.

Beginning Nov. 30, Terry Nielsen will pick up orders at the school each Friday morning by 9 am. The orders usually arrive in 3 days. The last day to order is Dec.14. Use the order form below or send you order on another sheet of paper. The order and check made out to Warren Athletic Boosters can be sent to Kelly in the high school office, Sally in the elementary office, or you can email Terry at [email protected] or call 815-745-3844 and then send your check to Kelly in the high school office. I also have quite a few gift cards on hand so call or email if you need a last minute gift. Thanks for helping the Athletic Boosters raise money for their projects!

Turtles Ready to Leave the Nest

Here we see the turtles in their ceremonial semi-circle

As is tradition at the end of the quarter, the turtle migration in Warren is set to begin! Dating back decades, turtle ottomans are a rite of passage for many Warren 8th graders as an introduction to the construction and industrial arts courses offered by Mr. Janecke in the High School or the CTE Academy.

Students receive a hands-on introduction to woodworking in this 9-week course where they measure, cut wood, stain, assemble, and upholster their turtle footstools. Students get to choose the fabric for their turtle’s shell. This year we have a wide array from the comfortable plaid to the exotic furry pink shell.

Mr. Janecke is but a steward to the terrapin tradition. Dating back decades, the ancient art of turtle building has been handed down by such illustrious former staff members as Mr. Stake and Mr. Kussner who have ushered in generations of hard-shelled hassocks to the surrounding area. Legend has it the blueprints for the turtle design are kept in a secured location known only to the industrial arts teacher.

Residents of Warren, Apple River and Nora anxiously await the migration of the turtles from the school’s shop to their homes whereupon the turtles take up their sacred job as one of the finest resting places for the weary feet of their masters. If you have one of these turtles living with you, we would love to see them. Post a picture in the comments on our facebook page!

Turtles of yesteryear in their homes.
Photo Credit (clockwise from left to bottom-right): Janet Freese, Adam Ege, Julia Spinhirne)
IT's Scholastic Book Fair Time!

Book Fair is Coming!

Come discover popular books from publishers around the world! Visit our Enchanted Forest Book Fair during Parent/Teacher Conferences! Oct. 25 from 2pm – 8pm and Oct. 26 from 8am – 12pm in the Board Room. Be sure to download the @ScholasticBookFairs app, which makes finding the right book easy! You can also shop online

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Picture Retakes (Oct 24)

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Did your student’s photo not come out the way you would have liked? Good News! Picture Retakes are set for October 24th.

This are for new students, absent students, and students who did not like their original photo. You must turn in the original picture package in order to retake.

State of the Schools RSVP Deadline

Today is the RSVP deadline to reserve your spot at our State of the Schools presentation on 9/11/18. We will be serving a free dinner and offering insight about our school district. We hope to see you there.  Below is the registration form. Thank you!

6th Grade Orientation/Tech Night

6th Grade Students and All New Students

6:00pm Opening Remarks- Mr. Knuth
6:05-6:10 Mrs. Leitzen schedule talk- add drop classes etc.
6:10-6:20 Jr High Teacher Comments
6:20-6:35 Mr. Bennett Tech Talk
6:35-6:40 Student Panel Comments
6:40-6:55 Lock handout for 6th grade students only
6:40-7:00 New students walk schedules
6:55-7:15 6th grade students walk schedule practice lockers