Musical: Godspell

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

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.

Safety Precaution Letter

Dear Warren Warriors:

As you may be aware of the tragedy, a former student of Warren Schools was the victim of a homicide in Freeport on Friday evening. The visitation and funeral will be held in Warren on Thursday evening and Friday morning.

Due to the nature of these acts of violence, Warren CUSD 205 and Warren Police Department will be taking precautionary measures in the best interest of our students and community. There will be an increased presence of law enforcement during these periods within our community. The school district will be in a perimeter lockdown Friday morning. This means that our school day will function within the perimeter of our building as a typical school day. However, we will not have any outdoor activities and exterior doors will be locked as always. In regards to the ballgame on Thursday evening, there will be an increase of police presence and prepared for any type of lockdown if something were to happen within our community.

Once again, we would like to reiterate that these actions are strictly precautionary. We have no reason to believe that our school district or community are in danger of any threat. As always, Warren CUSD 205 and Warren Police Department will communicate and collaborate to ensure the safety of all of our stakeholders. If you have any questions/concerns, feel free to contact Superintendent Teske or Chief Bohnsack.

Thank you,
Shawn Teske Warren CUSD 205 Superintendent
Bryan Bohnsack, Warren Police Department Chief of Police

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Turtles Ready to Leave the Nest

Here we see the turtles in their ceremonial semi-circle

As is tradition at the end of the quarter, the turtle migration in Warren is set to begin! Dating back decades, turtle ottomans are a rite of passage for many Warren 8th graders as an introduction to the construction and industrial arts courses offered by Mr. Janecke in the High School or the CTE Academy.

Students receive a hands-on introduction to woodworking in this 9-week course where they measure, cut wood, stain, assemble, and upholster their turtle footstools. Students get to choose the fabric for their turtle’s shell. This year we have a wide array from the comfortable plaid to the exotic furry pink shell.

Mr. Janecke is but a steward to the terrapin tradition. Dating back decades, the ancient art of turtle building has been handed down by such illustrious former staff members as Mr. Stake and Mr. Kussner who have ushered in generations of hard-shelled hassocks to the surrounding area. Legend has it the blueprints for the turtle design are kept in a secured location known only to the industrial arts teacher.

Residents of Warren, Apple River and Nora anxiously await the migration of the turtles from the school’s shop to their homes whereupon the turtles take up their sacred job as one of the finest resting places for the weary feet of their masters. If you have one of these turtles living with you, we would love to see them. Post a picture in the comments on our facebook page!

Turtles of yesteryear in their homes.
Photo Credit (clockwise from left to bottom-right): Janet Freese, Adam Ege, Julia Spinhirne)