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.
Warren CUSD 205
Superintendent / Elementary Principal
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.
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.
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.
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.
The final results are in the video below. As you can see, everyone had a blast at the event.
We will be live streaming the Class of 2019 Graduation tonight on YouTube.
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.
On Wednesday, May 15th, Warren Junior High School will be hosting a “Battle of the Books” competition. Students have been reading novels all semester in preparation for this event. Come join us in the high school gymnasium at 8:30 am as we cheer for our students and celebrate their reading successes!
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.
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!
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
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
- 32” Smart TV
- 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.