Corona Virus Update – School Closure

At 3:30 pm today Governor J.B. Pritzker informed administration via a teleconference that schools are to be closed starting Tuesday, March 17th through March 30th.

Monday, March 16th will be a normal school day and will be used for teachers to get any needed papers, materials, supplies,  and instructions to students about the e-learning days we will be utilizing. On Tuesday teachers will come in and work on compiling any other materials or content needed to make e-learning happen.

Wednesday, March 18th will then become our first e-learning day and we will continue with e-learning through March 30th. As of now we will plan on students returning to regularly schedule school days on Tuesday, March 31st.

This is still a fluid situation and we will keep you informed as we gather more information.

Warren School with Snow

Extracurricular Weather Cancellations

The girls basketball game scheduled for tonight has been cancelled and there will be no practice for the girls.  All Extracurricular activities and practices have been cancelled for tomorrow (Saturday 1-11-20). The girls game originally scheduled for this Saturday has been rescheduled to 1-18-20 at 6 pm in Pearl City.  It has yet to be determined if the boys basketball game scheduled for tomorrow will be made up.

Fight the Flu Infographic

Flu Warning

Influenza (flu) has been confirmed in the surrounding areas

Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • fever* (usually high) or feeling feverish/chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (extreme tiredness)
  • some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

The term “stomach flu” is a misnomer that is sometimes used to describe gastrointestinal illnesses caused by organisms other than influenza viruses.

Fight the Flu Infographic
Gift Cards

NEED GIFT CARDS?

The Athletic Boosters are continuing their project of selling gift cards. With the holidays approaching, we want to again stress this money-making project that we have. Many of you will be buying gift cards as gifts. The Athletic Boosters order gift cards from a company that allows us to keep some of the profit that the companies make when they sell you the gift cards. You receive the same gift cards that you would purchase at the stores. They cost you nothing more and you receive exactly the same value. The Athletic Boosters receive some of the profit and that profit goes towards the equipment and uniforms that we purchase for the school and our athletes.

Attached is a list of some of the gift cards that we are able to order, the denominations that they come in and the percent profit that we make. There are many others, totaling 760! If you don’t see what you want, check the scrip website online for the list. The list in available at www.glscrip.com. The link to the list is on the bottom of the opening page under quick links retailer list.

Beginning Nov.22, I will pick up orders at the school each Friday moming by 9 am. The orders usually arrive in 3 days. The last day to order is Dec.13. Use the order form below or send you order on another sheet of paper. The order and check made out to Warren Athletic Boosters can be sent to Kelly in the high school office, Sally in the elementary office or you can email me at [email protected] or call 815-745-3844 and then send your check to Kelly in the high school office. I also have quite a few gift cards on hand so call or email if you need a last minute gift. Thanks for helping the Athletic Boosters raise money for their projects!

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.