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2-5: 12:30 Dismissal Due to Weather

Due to the inclement weather approaching, Warren Schools will be dismissing today (2/5/18) at 12:30 PM. Our bus routes will begin at that time, so please plan accordingly. Afternoon preschool and all after-school events are canceled as well.

Please stay safe this afternoon and evening.

Parent Feedback Needed!

Dear Parents & Guardians,

This is a reminder that the 5Essentials Survey closes at the end of this month. In order for us to get parent feedback about our school district, we need at least 20% of parents to respond to the survey. We are close to hitting this threshold and would love to hear your feedback. Our district improvement team will use these results to identify strengths and areas of improvement for our district. These areas will become the focus of our improvement team and district to best serve our students and community.

Here is the link to the survey: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent

It should take about 20-25 minutes to complete. We thank you in advance for taking your time to give us quality feedback, have a great day.

Illinois 5Essentails Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement

Parents: 5 Essentials Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
We are asking all parents and guardians to participate in a short survey on school climate and learning conditions at Warren CUSD 205. Information collected from the survey is used to guide future improvement planning, so strong participation rates are critical.
 
Parents are asked to complete one (1) survey for Warren Elementary if they have one or more children in grades PreK-5, and another for Warren Jr/Sr High School if they have one or more children in grades 6-12. It takes an average of 20 minutes to take the survey.
 
Please click the link below to complete the survey.
 
https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/

If you have questions or need support to complete the survey, please contact the District office.

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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Turtle Footstools

Turtle Power!

Here are the completed turtle footstools from Mr. Janecke’s 8th grade Construction mini class. The kids employed a variety of beginning construction techniques to create these beautiful works of functional art. They did a great job!

How many of you have a turtle in your house from previous classes?

Turtle Footstools

World famous turtle stools

Football Future Survey

Last week, we held a meeting to seek community input in regards to the future of our football program.  At this time, we are seeking input from the community in order to complete a short survey.  Please complete the survey prior to Wednesday, December 13 if you would cast a vote for your preference in regards to the future of our program. The link is below.

Survey Link: [the survey has ended]

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Knuth or Mr. Teske at the school.