Warren CUSD 205 State of the School - September 11, 2019

Warren CUSD 205 State of the School Invitation

On behalf of Warren CUSD 205, we would like to invite all community members within the school district to our State of the School event on September 11, 2019.  The event will begin at 6 PM with dinner in the gymnasium.  The welcome will begin at 6:30 PM followed by rotations to learn about specific programs within the school district.  Community members will learn about the latest developments of Warren CUSD 205.  Warren Schools’ staff members are eager to share the highlights of our district with all of you, and hope to see you there.  Community members who plan on attending may register online at the following link: https://forms.gle/9TvR26PEhHA9cX8t8

Students lined up in their cardboard boats

The Cardboard Regatta

Ready to Set Sail!

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.

Cardboard Regatta Trailer

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.

Student Applying Duct tape to a cardboard canoe
Finishing Touches

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.

Additionally, the students discussed Archimedes Principle as it relates to water craft.

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.

Students rowing in a cardboard boat
The S.S. Arrrrg! was able to travel the length of the pool and back without fear of sinking.

The final results are in the video below. As you can see, everyone had a blast at the event.

The 2019 Cardboard Regatta

Warren CUSD 205 Board of Education Announcement:

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.

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!

Musical: Godspell

Come check out all the student in 3rd-12th grade as we put on our annual musical!

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