Part of a calendar showing the January Snow Days

Updated Calendar

With all the snow days we’ve had, we thought it’d be wise to update the color calendar. We will be using all of the make-up days.

Here’s what changed:

  • 3rd Quarter end date has been pushed from March 15 to March 22
  • 4th Quarter end date has been pushed from May 22 to May 30
  • May 30 is also the last day of school for students (K-11)
  • May 31 is the last day for staff
  • Memorial Day is May 27 and there will be no school
  • May 29 and 30 will be 2pm dismissal
  • Graduation is still May 17

Get your copy of the updated calendar here!

Image of rain frozen on a tree branch

2-7: School Canceled

School has been canceled for today, Thursday, February 7 due to the freezing rain and icy conditions. We will be in discussion with Scales Mound in regards to this evening’s game and will make another all-call if it is also rescheduled/canceled.
Please remain safe and limit your travel.

Safety Precaution Letter

Dear Warren Warriors:

As you may be aware of the tragedy, a former student of Warren Schools was the victim of a homicide in Freeport on Friday evening. The visitation and funeral will be held in Warren on Thursday evening and Friday morning.

Due to the nature of these acts of violence, Warren CUSD 205 and Warren Police Department will be taking precautionary measures in the best interest of our students and community. There will be an increased presence of law enforcement during these periods within our community. The school district will be in a perimeter lockdown Friday morning. This means that our school day will function within the perimeter of our building as a typical school day. However, we will not have any outdoor activities and exterior doors will be locked as always. In regards to the ballgame on Thursday evening, there will be an increase of police presence and prepared for any type of lockdown if something were to happen within our community.

Once again, we would like to reiterate that these actions are strictly precautionary. We have no reason to believe that our school district or community are in danger of any threat. As always, Warren CUSD 205 and Warren Police Department will communicate and collaborate to ensure the safety of all of our stakeholders. If you have any questions/concerns, feel free to contact Superintendent Teske or Chief Bohnsack.

Thank you,
Shawn Teske Warren CUSD 205 Superintendent
Bryan Bohnsack, Warren Police Department Chief of Police

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Give Kids a Smile Logo

Give Kids a Smile: Free Dentistry Clinic

Stockton, IL – In conjunction with the American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile Day and National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Stockton Dental Center will be hosting its 3rd Annual FREE DENTAL CLINIC. Dr. Petras, staff and volunteers will provide preventative dental care for any child without dental insurance, up to 14 years of age, on Monday, February 18th, 2019, from 9am-12pm on a first come, first serve basis.

Free check-ups, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride, and sealants for children will be provided as deemed necessary and as time permits. In addition, we will be presenting brushing and flossing instructions and distributing a free toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, and “dental treats” to all participants.

This Valentine to the community is our way to celebrate the importance of every child’s healthy smile.

 

CTE Academy Open House. Prices and drawings. Students, families, and community welcome

CTE Academy OPEN HOUSE

The Jo Daviess Carroll CTE Academy in Elizabeth, IL will have an open house on Wed, January 23rd from 2:30pm – 7:00pm. Edit: The event has has been postponed due to inclement weather until Thursday, January 31, 2019, 2:30-7:00 p.m.

Eligible Warren HS students are able to take courses at the CTE Academy during their Junior and Senior years.

 Check out the event on their Facebook page for more information

Note: The event has has been postponed due to inclement weather until Thursday, January 31, 2019, 2:30-7:00 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2183672488351079

1-18-19: Weather Cancellations & Postponements

All PM activities at Warren CUSD 205 have been cancelled for Friday, January 18, including games and practices.

The Boys Basketball game scheduled vs Stockton has been rescheduled for February 12th.

The Warren Servant Leadership event, Cruisin’ for Claudia Wheelchair Basketball, scheduled for Saturday January 19, has been postponed. The rescheduled date has yet to be determined.

The JH Girls Basketball game scheduled for February 12 vs River Ridge will be changed at a later date.

School will be dismissed at the normal time today. Thank you and keep safe!

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)