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Loredo Taft Parent Meeting (6th Grade)

Your child will have the opportunity to take part in an outdoor field experience that continues to be a tradition of the sixth grade at Warren. For three days and two nights they will be attending the Lorado Taft Campus of Northern Illinois University near Oregon, Illinois.

During this time, students will learn together and bond as a team while they follow a program of instruction presented by outdoor education teachers from Northern Illinois University and school staff.

Students will need a white t-shirt for a project they will be doing at Lorado Taft.

If you have a child that uses a nebulizer treatment or an inhaler, they will need a doctor’s signed medical note with exact dosages and time of day of treatments to go along with their prescription for the Lorado Taft nurse to keep on file.

You may begin to turn in your forms to the main office or at the Lorado Taft informational program for parents on Thursday, November 1, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Library.

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)
IT's Scholastic Book Fair Time!

Book Fair is Coming!

Come discover popular books from publishers around the world! Visit our Enchanted Forest Book Fair during Parent/Teacher Conferences! Oct. 25 from 2pm – 8pm and Oct. 26 from 8am – 12pm in the Board Room. Be sure to download the @ScholasticBookFairs app, which makes finding the right book easy! You can also shop online

6th Grade Orientation/Tech Night

6th Grade Students and All New Students

6:00pm Opening Remarks- Mr. Knuth
6:05-6:10 Mrs. Leitzen schedule talk- add drop classes etc.
6:10-6:20 Jr High Teacher Comments
6:20-6:35 Mr. Bennett Tech Talk
6:35-6:40 Student Panel Comments
6:40-6:55 Lock handout for 6th grade students only
6:40-7:00 New students walk schedules
6:55-7:15 6th grade students walk schedule practice lockers

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

Important

2018-19 School Registration Information

Registration for all students will take place at the following days/times:

  • Wednesday, August 15 – 8:00-4:00
  • Thursday, August 16 – 1:00-7:00

Please note: There will be a $10.00 late registration fee charged to each student that registers after August 16 unless prior arrangements are made with the office by Monday, August 13.

Registration will be held in the administration wing of the school.

Students entering kindergarten, sixth, and ninth grades as well as all new students in our district must have a physical to be turned in at registration. Students entering kindergarten, second, and sixth must have a dental examination or dental waiver form and all kindergarten and new students must have an eye exam or eye exam waiver to be turned in at registration.

School Supply Lists and Fee Schedule are posted to the Parent Home Page.