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Illinois 5Essentails Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement

Parent/Guardian Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Warren Community Unit School District is committed to continuous improvement.  We are constantly pursuing ways to best serve our students and community.  We have a team of various stakeholders who meet on a regular basis to promote this improvement. 

The 5Essentials School Survey is one the major tools we utilize to assess our district.  This climate survey collects feedback from students, teachers, and parents/guardians.  Our team examines the results generated from this survey to identify the strengths of our district as well as areas for improvement.  Next, we create action plans to address these areas to improve as a school district.  Illinois has also connected this survey directly to our school buildings’ report cards.  Therefore, these results directly influence our schools’ summative designations, which rank the performance of schools across Illinois.

Our students and teachers will be completing these climate surveys this winter. However, the parent survey has opened early as it can be a challenge to meet the minimum threshold of 20% participation in each building to receive results. Therefore, if you have a child in both the elementary and junior/senior high school, you may answer this survey for each building.  As parents/guardians, your voice is extremely important to us.  You are a major contributor to your child’s educational team. Please take a moment to provide us with feedback.  This is a great way for us to gain your insight, so we can better serve the parents/guardians of our school district.

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

Thank you in advance for taking time out of your busy schedules to provide us with feedback.  I look forward to seeing many of you at Parent/Teacher Conferences this week.  We value our relationship as educators with all of you.

Thank you,

Shawn Teske
Warren CUSD 205
Superintendent / Elementary Principal

School Board Vacancy

The School District is accepting applications to fill the vacancy resulting from the election.

The individual selected will serve on the School Board from the date of appointment to April 2021.

We, at Warren School District #205, believe that education is a collaborative effort of home, school, and community; and that all students have the capability to learn. We believe in stimulating the students to become lifelong learners, while enhancing their life skills through the best practices of the educational setting. Students will achieve a foundation to become productive, self-reliant citizens in today’s world.

At a minimum, a candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a resident of Illinois and the District for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment
  • Be a registered voter
  • Not be a child sex offender
  • Not hold another incompatible public office
  • Not have a prohibited interest in any contract with the District
  • Not be a school trustee
  • Not hold certain types of prohibited State or federal employment

Applicants should show familiarity with the Board’s policies regarding general duties and responsibilities of a Board and a Board member, including fiduciary responsibilities, conflict of interest, ethics and gift ban. The Board’s policies are available at the district office and online at www.205warren.net.

Applications may be obtained at the district office or downloaded below beginning on April 25, 2019.

Completed applications may be turned in by May 10, 2019 to the District Superintendent.

Bathroom Beautification Project

On Thursday, April 18th, junior and senior high school students and staff volunteered their time to complete the “Bathroom Beautification” project. The stalls in the bathrooms were painted with inspirational messages and designs. By transforming the school’s environment in a positive way, we hope to uplift and encourage all of our students. We are so proud of and thankful to the students and staff who helped make this vision a reality!

Preschool Screening - April 2&3

Preschool Screening

April 2nd and 3rd, Warren School District will be offering a free developmental and educational screening for Birth to age three and preschool age three to five. Children eligible for preschool must turn three years old on or before September 1, 2019.  Are you unsure if you want to send your child to preschool in the fall?  Come to the screening anyway!  We want to ensure that all eligible children are screened.  Whether you decide to send your child to a public or private school, or to no school at all, we’d still love to see you at screening!  It’s free and only takes an hour.  Please call the Warren Elementary School Office to make an appointment. 815-745-2653

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.

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!

Warren School with Snow

2-13-19: Delayed Start

Due to the drifting overnight and road conditions, Warren Schools will be opening today with a two-hour delay.  Lorado Taft Field Trip will meet at the school for departure at 10 AM. Thank you, drive safe, and Go Warriors!

Morning Preschool is canceled. Afternoon Preschool will meet at the normal time.