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)

State of the School

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, 2018.  The event will begin at 6 PM with dinner in the gymnasium. The welcome will begin at 6:45 PM followed by rotations to learn about specific programs within the school district. Community members will learn about today’s classroom and teaching practices.  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: https://goo.gl/forms/utZZuIB4snnuP7OK2

Preschool Screening

Family T.I.E.S, Warren Elementary, and the Regional Office of Education will again be offering FREE SCREENINGS FOR ALL CHILDREN BIRTH TO FIVE. Children eligible for preschool must turn 3 years old on or before September 1, 2018.

Are you unsure if you want to send your child to preschool in the fall? Come to the screening anyway – we will ensure that ALL eligible children are screened. Where you decide to send your child to a public or private school or to no school at all, we’d still love you see you at the screening!! It’s free and only takes a short time!

Call the Family T.I.E.S. office at 815-747-3192 if you have any questions.

Warren’s PreK screening is:

  • April 3: 10:15am – 4:15pm
  • April 4: 8:30am – 10:30am

To schedule an appointment, call Sally Roberts in the elementary office (815-745-2653 and dial 2 at the auto-attendant).

If you can’t make it on those dates, see the attached flyer for the dates and times of other area schools.

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Mrs. Stendahl's classes says Thank You!

Thank You from Mrs. Stendahl

Hello Warren Community!

I am pleased to announce that our project, “Room Renovations,” has been fully funded! My students and I can not thank you enough for your generous donations and support of our project! We can’t wait to use our new furniture and are looking forward to learning and growing together in our new classroom environment.

Sincerely,
Nicole Stendahl

Mrs. Stendahl's classes says Thank You!

THANK YOU!

CRPS The most painful disease in the world. There is no cure... yet.

Servant Leadership VB Tournament Fundraiser

The Servant Leaders are hosting a volleyball tournament fundraiser on March 3 for Jaycee Bennett and Brynn Fry (a 10 year old River Ridge student) who have both developed CRPS, a chronic debilitating pain syndrome which has affected a foot and leg of both girls.   Grab your friends, get a volleyball team together, and have some fun!  Teams should consist of 6-8 players with at least one girl on the court at all times.   Teams should sign up in the office.  Be sure to purchase  your CRPS shirt in the office, too!

CRPS The most painful disease in the world. There is no cure... yet.

Sat, March 3: Servant Leadership VB Tournament Fundraiser

The Servant Leaders are hosting a volleyball tournament fundraiser on March 3 for Jaycee Bennett and Brynn Fry (a 10 year old River Ridge student) who have both developed CRPS, a chronic debilitating pain syndrome which has affected a foot and leg of both girls.   Grab your friends, get a volleyball team together, and have some fun!  Teams should consist of 6-8 players with at least one girl on the court at all times.   Teams should sign up in the office.  Be sure to purchase  your CRPS shirt in the office, too!