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.
The Class of 2018 Graduation ceremony will be on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00pm in the high school gym.
If you have questions or need support to complete the survey, please contact the District office.
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!
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.
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?
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.
As the weather gets colder and the possibility of weather delays or closings increases, we’d like to encourage everyone to take a few minutes to update their contact and preferences in our instant-alert system, SchoolMessenger.
We automatically load the home phone number and email address given to us at registration into SchoolMessenger. You have the option to add other email addresses, phone numbers, or cell phone numbers for text messaging and set the preferences for which category of call should be sent to either contact.
Some common scenarios include:
- Add your daycare provider to receive a text if school is delayed or cancelled (don’t worry, they’ll only receive one message per alert – even if multiple people add them to their account).
- Add a grandparent (or other family member) who occasionally picks up or drops off your child to receive alerts.
- Add your work email.
- Add your cell phone as an SMS contact to receive text alerts instead of voice calls if you can’t always stop to listen to the audio message.
Get started at https://go.schoolmessenger.com.
If you’re not sure if you’ve signed up in the past, Click Sign Up and try to sign up. It will let you know if you’ve already registered. If you have registered and don’t remember your password, use the “forgot password” link on the Log In page to have a password reset link sent to your email.
If you have any questions on how to set your preferences, you may call 800-920-3897 or email [email protected] If you are unable to login or sign up, call the school and make sure they have your preferred email address setup in our system and it will update overnight.
SchoolMessenger also provides apps for your smart phone that will allow you to receive push notifications for alerts, update your contact preferences, and review past messages that were sent out (no more digging through voicemails!). Click the buttons below for the the iOS or Android app.
It’s that time of year again! The Warren Athletic Boosters are once again selling gift cards for the holiday season. These are the same gift cards for the same cost and same value as you would get anywhere else, only a portion of the sale price will go to the Warren Athletic Boosters. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Orders will be picked up every Friday by 9am and usually arrive within 3 days. Drop off orders to Sandy in the office or you can contact Terry Nielsen at [email protected] or 815-745-3844 to order.
Parents of Junior/Senior students,
These are the exciting times for our students in High School. It’s time to get involved with Prom; please join us at our post prom meetings. Dates and times posted on the Warrior Facebook page, CUSD 205 web page, and all-calls. Meetings lasting an hour and would encourage new ideas to help make Post Prom fun and safe.
Previous meetings discussed donated items for the pop wagon, which include 2-liter pop, Gatorade, or fruit juice. Pop wagon items may be dropped off in the High School Office or St Ann Catholic Church (608 East Railroad Street) Other items for donation are listed for the Turkey Tournament with games running from November 13th through November 22nd, we also need parents and students to work the concession stand.
With 50/50 fading out, our Post Prom team thought of a new raffle idea. Using any amount lottery ticket donated by parents, which in turn will be framed for a raffle at the Turkey Tournament. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $5.00 and the Turkey Tournament (must be 18 years or older). The more lottery tickets donated the larger chances of winning the framed tickets. The tickets may be dropped off at St Ann’s Catholic Church with Monica McGivney (Tuesday – Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm). Any questions please call Monica cell 815-541-4157, or Jen Pax 815-275-9164
Turkey Tournament Donations (drop off at St Ann Church)
- Paper plates, forks, spoons, soup bowls, shredded cheese, cheese sauce, sour cream, bacon bits, salsa, shredded lettuce, diced onion, chips, hot dog buns (6 packages), hamburger buns (6 packages), BBQ Wings, crackers, ketchup, mustard, relish
Please help in any way, with more donations and support by parents the more memories will be made with our children at Warren High School.
Post Prom Committee