Lunch Changes for Oct 28-31

Due to a late food delivery, we had to make lunch menu changes for next week. Next week’s menu will be:

Monday: Max Cheese Stix, Spaghetti Sauce, Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges, and Cookie
Tuesday:  Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Carrots, and Fruit Cocktail
Wednesday:  Sub Sandwich, Cheese Slice, Sunchips, Broccoli,  and Peaches
Thursday:  Sliced Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Peas, and Pineapple
Friday:  11:15 AM Dismissal – No Lunch

Illinois 5Essentails Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement

Parent Survey

Annually, Illinois conducts a climate survey for all public schools.  This survey is called the 5Essentials Survey.  We have an improvement team dedicated here at Warren Schools to review the results of the survey each year.  Through this process, we reflect upon our current practices and develop action plans to better fulfill the needs of our school district team including the students, parents, staff, and community.  Please take a moment of your time to take the 5Essentials Survey. If you have a student in each building, you may fill the survey out for each building.  Reminder, our elementary school includes grades up through fifth-grade, while our junior/senior high school includes grades 6-12.  The link to the survey will be sent out via email and text. Additionally, it can also be found on our school website or Facebook page.  We thank you in advance for taking time out of your busy schedules to complete the survey.

Link to the survey:  https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/

Thank you!

Wed, Oct 2nd: Raising Healthy Teens program

The Jo Daviess County Juvenile Justice Council will hold a free parents’ program on raising healthy teens at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 in the River Ridge High School Cafeteria in Hanover, IL

The keynote speaker will be Jeff Yalden, a nationally recognized advocate on youth mental health. He will share tips on how parents can successfully parent today’s children in this two-hour program filled with fun, laughter, and thought.

All parents and community members are welcome.

For information on Jeff Yalden visit www.thejyf.org

Flyer for Raising Healthy teens
Raising Healthy Teens Flyer
Jeff Yalden
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!

Warren CUSD 205 State of the School - September 11, 2019

Warren CUSD 205 State of the School Invitation

On behalf of Warren CUSD 205, we would like to invite all community members within the school district to our State of the School event on September 11, 2019.  The event will begin at 6 PM with dinner in the gymnasium.  The welcome will begin at 6:30 PM followed by rotations to learn about specific programs within the school district.  Community members will learn about the latest developments of Warren CUSD 205.  Warren Schools’ staff members are eager to share the highlights of our district with all of you, and hope to see you there.  Community members who plan on attending may register online at the following link: https://forms.gle/9TvR26PEhHA9cX8t8

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 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 CUSD 205 Board of Education Announcement:

The Board appointed Abraham E. Trone to fill the vacancy on the Board.

The appointment will be from 2019 to 2021.

The Board previously established qualifications for the appointee in a careful and thoughtful manner. Abe meets these qualifications and has demonstrated the willingness to accept the duties and responsibilities of a Board member.  Abe brings a clear understanding of the demands and expectations of being a Board member along with a constructive attitude toward the challenge.