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)

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

Mrs. Stendahl's classes says Thank You!

Thank You from Mrs. Stendahl

Hello Warren Community!

I am pleased to announce that our project, “Room Renovations,” has been fully funded! My students and I can not thank you enough for your generous donations and support of our project! We can’t wait to use our new furniture and are looking forward to learning and growing together in our new classroom environment.

Sincerely,
Nicole Stendahl

Mrs. Stendahl's classes says Thank You!

THANK YOU!

CRPS The most painful disease in the world. There is no cure... yet.

Sat, March 3: Servant Leadership VB Tournament Fundraiser

The Servant Leaders are hosting a volleyball tournament fundraiser on March 3 for Jaycee Bennett and Brynn Fry (a 10 year old River Ridge student) who have both developed CRPS, a chronic debilitating pain syndrome which has affected a foot and leg of both girls.   Grab your friends, get a volleyball team together, and have some fun!  Teams should consist of 6-8 players with at least one girl on the court at all times.   Teams should sign up in the office.  Be sure to purchase  your CRPS shirt in the office, too!

Newsletter

Warren CUSD 205 Newsletter – January 2018 Edition

 

From Mr. Teske’s Desk:

Happy New Year!  I hope all of you were able to enjoy time with your loved ones this Holiday Season.  At Warren CUSD 205, we concluded our first semester and jumped into the second semester upon our return in 2018.  This quarter, our elementary school is focusing on improving our student attendance.  As a school, we are aiming to have at least 97% of our students in attendance throughout the third quarter.  Being present in school to learn within the classroom is vital for our students to achieve the goals that we have developed with them.  We will be focusing on our students being healthy to achieve this goal by eating properly, getting enough sleep, dressing appropriately for the weather, exercising, and continuing to provide a safe learning environment that is conducive to student learning.

Additionally, students will be completing some benchmark assessments this month as we track the progress of their academic goals and tailor our teaching to their needs.  Our third through fifth-grade will also get to experience skiing at Chestnut Mountain as we look to have fun while we are learning.

As our yearly calendars flipped a new page and with many of us making healthy resolutions for the New Year, please keep our students in mind as we attempt to keep them healthy and enjoying life both inside and outside of school. I wish all of you the best in 2018, and we look forward to seeing you throughout our community.

 

From Mr. Knuth’s Desk:

We would like to welcome everyone back from the winter break and hope that all were able to enjoy the time to relax and participate in some memorable activities with family and friends. As we move into the second half of the 2017-2018 school year, we want to welcome any families who are new to Warren and trust that you will find yourselves to be part of an outstanding and supportive learning community.

Students returned to school on Thursday, January 4 and we want to ask our families to be mindful of re-establishing the necessary routines to ensure that your students are in attendance and on-time each morning to get each school day off to a great start.  The second round of MAP Testing is rapidly approaching.  The Jr/Sr High students will be taking the MAP Tests during the week of January 16th through January 23rd. It is very important that we encourage all of our students try their best on the upcoming MAP Test.  The MAP testing is important because it is used to measure a student’s progress or growth in school. The testing information is important to your student’s teachers because it indicates a student’s strengths and indicates what specific areas a student may need extra help in.  The teachers can utilize this information to help them guide the instruction in their classrooms.

In closing, we would like to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR and thank all of our families for all that you do in supporting our students and teachers as we look forward to an outstanding second semester here at Warren!

Illinois Youth Survey

Illinois Youth Survey Information

Warren Jr/Sr High School will participate in the 2018 Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) with students in 8th, 10th, & 12th grade. The purpose of the IYS is to better understand youth attitudes and behaviors that can impact student problems and academic success. It will ask about topics including nutrition, physical activity, bullying, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use. Students will be asked to complete a survey (with no names or identification numbers) that will be confidentially administered during one class period. The survey is completely voluntary and privacy will be strictly protected.

The Illinois Youth Survey will provide the school with a local report of the combined student results which will help to determine which programs may be needed to keep students safe and healthy.

For more information, please visit the Illinois Youth Survey website at: http://iys.cprd.illinois.edu

If you DO NOT want your child to participate in the survey, please complete the attached form, sign it, and return it to the school within two weeks. Your decision to deny permission will not in any way influence your future relationship with your child’s school.

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