Alma SIS

Introducing our new Student Info System – Alma

We are happy to introduce our new Student Information System (SIS), Alma! Alma will replace InformationNow (aka INOW) this school year. After 2+ years of research, we chose Alma due to their forward-thinking mission and ease of use for teachers and parents. Over the summer, we migrated our data from InformationNow to Alma and we are  (almost) all set to use it.

Here’s what you can expect with Alma from the start:

  • Mobile-friendly interface (so you can check grades and other info on your phone)
  • Updated user-interface so the things you’re looking for are easier to find and understand
  • Easier Parent-Teacher communication
  • Refreshed report cards
  • Behind the scenes, Alma is designed to save time, give staff instant insights, and reduce busywork

Eventually we will also include:

  • Online Registration
  • Online Payments
  • Standards/Competency Based Grading & Report Cards

In the coming weeks, we will be sending information on how you can access the parent and student portal in Alma. Your portal account will be tied to the email address so make sure we have a current email on file during registration.

We will also be discussing the change to Alma during our State of the School event on September 11. Don’t forget to register to learn more!

2019-20 SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Parents & Guardians,

Registration for the 2019-20 school year will be on the following dates/times:

  • Monday, August 12 – 8:00am – 4:00pm
    Tuesday, August 13  – 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Please note: There will be a $10.00 late registration fee charged to each student that registers after August 13, 2019 unless prior arrangements are made with the office by Thursday, August 8.

Registration will be held in the administration wing of the school.

Students entering kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades as well as all new students in our district must have a physical to be turned in at registration.

Students entering kindergarten, second, and sixth must have a dental examination or dental waiver form and all kindergarten and new students must have an eye exam or eye exam waiver to be turned in at registration.

Fee Schedule, School Calendar, and Supply Lists are below or on the Parent Home Page.

2019-20 School Calendar
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2019-20 Fee Schedule
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2019-20 Jr/Sr High Supply List
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Students lined up in their cardboard boats

The Cardboard Regatta

Ready to Set Sail!

On Wednesday, May 22, Warren’s 8th Grade Pre-Engineering students set sail in the first (annual?) Cardboard Regatta at Apple Canyon Lake pool. This was a culmination of a year’s worth of work by the students as they each had a one-quarter long Pre-Engineering “mini” class with Mrs. Robbe.

Cardboard Regatta Trailer

The 8th Pre-Engineering mini focused on the engineering design process. Throughout the quarter, students used the stages of engineering, as well as mathematics calculations, to design, build, test, and improve water bottle rockets, thermal protection systems, and containers to safety send a chip through the mail.

Their final project was to design, create a scale model, test the scale model, build, and race a cardboard canoe. They used prior knowledge and researched examples of cardboard canoes to assist them in their design as well.

Student Applying Duct tape to a cardboard canoe
Finishing Touches

As they built and finalized their canoe, the students were required to calculate surface area and the volume of the canoe. They used this data along with the mass calculations to determine the maximum weight capacity of the craft. The measurement requirements included converting between units of measure. They also had to calculate the total mass and cost of the tape used.

Additionally, the students discussed Archimedes Principle as it relates to water craft.

The teams were required to have two people in their boat and were only allowed cardboard and tape. They were also required to have a theme. The students were scored on their calculations and their work as a team.

Students rowing in a cardboard boat
The S.S. Arrrrg! was able to travel the length of the pool and back without fear of sinking.

The final results are in the video below. As you can see, everyone had a blast at the event.

The 2019 Cardboard Regatta

Warren is ready for IAR

We are ready for the Illinois Assessment of Readiness!

This year’s state test pump-up video will be premiered at 6pm.

We had a blast playing Warren Gladiators at the assembly today

Sting Ray’s Jukebox Rock

There are still some tickets available for “Sting Rays Jukebox Rock” presented by Warren District 205 Foundation.

7:00-9:00 PM Saturday, March 16th at the Apple River Event Center
Doors open 6:00pm

  • Adv. Tkts. $18
  • At the door $20
  • Students $15
  • Tables for 8, $135

Raffle

  • 32” Smart TV
  • Drone
  • Tom Ernst Creations
  • Horseshoe Art
  • Nonna’s Kitchen Gift Certificate for Two
  • $100 Wine Tasting Party!

Tickets can be purchased at Warren Jr-Sr High, Community Bank , Apple River State Bank, and Hartzell’s IGA – or by calling 815-541-8015

The purpose of the District #205 Foundation is to enhance the educational opportunities for students in CUD#205 and many other educational activities in the community.

3-Point King!

CONGRATULATIONS TO NOAH EATON! He has advanced to State in the Class 1A 3-Point Shootout. He will shoot for a State Title on Thursday in Peoria

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.