Don't forget that Arcola Post Prom has Arcola Spirit Wear for sale! Check out the order form located here: http://5il.co/2z2j Please consider ordering to support your Post Prom event! 15% of the sales will go directly to Post Prom. Order forms and money are due March 26th.
Message about upcoming cheer clinics and tryouts: Cheer Tryout Clinics Tuesday, March 20 from 6:00-8:00 in Jr. High Gym Thursday, March 22 from 6:00-8:00 in Jr. High Gym Tryouts Monday, April 2nd at 2:00 in Jr High Gym (make sure you are back if your family is out of town for Easter!) For Clinics & Tryouts – wear black shorts, white or purple shirts, hair in pony tail, bow if you have one, NO JEWELRY. You need to plan to attend at least one of the two clinics, but two are encouraged. Yes, everyone makes the team, but individual goals are going to be set based on performance evaluation scores. Parent meeting will be scheduled in early April so we can kick this year off right!
We will be trying to start the softball game a little early due to impending weather.
Any student who will receive a heart scan from Sarah Bush will leave the high school at 8:30am on Saturday.
All 7th and 8th grade students will be taking the PARCC this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Please encourage your child to get a good nights sleep and to eat breakfast each day. Also, all students need to have their iPads fully charged and a pair of earbuds or headphones to use daily. Students are allowed to bring a snack if they choose to but some will be provided.
Baseball and softball both drop their season openers to Monitcello today. Softball 9-4 Baseball 17-1
Congratulations to the following students for having their artwork accepted to the 9th annual Eric Show: Sara Hartman, Shelby Hall, Crystal Cabrera, Molly Dawson, Alexis Guajardo, Clayton Leach, Dahlyla Pena, and Quincy Miller. The Eric Show will be on display until March 31st at the Illini Union Art Gallery.
The HS Boys Banquet will be Saturday, March 17th at 5:00pm at the cafeteria. Please bring a dish to share!
Softball game is cancelled today due to wind chill. There will be practice after school.
Please come see the drama club spring play! The AHS Drama Club proudly presents "Check Please," a hilarious comedy about all the things that could possibly go wrong on a blind date. Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Woo-hoo! We have flights and a hotel for tonight, and a plan! Life is good! Our plan: - Tonight we'll take the kids to dinner and then to the Big Ten Tournament at Madison Square Gardens. - Tomorrow, Natural History Museum and Central Park. We'll head to the Newark airport tomorrow around 2:30pm after lunch. Then, fingers crossed, we're home tomorrow night in Arcola by 10:30-11pm. Whew! The kids have learned a lot this trip, just ask them!
Parent update #2, I just got off the phone with Southwest Airlines. As of now, our flight is on time as scheduled. To clarify the weather conditions we're looking at for NYC & Newark tomorrow: - Precipitation 1-2", mainly rain - Temps in the 30s and 40s - Winds around 25mph with gusts 40-50mph The precipitation forecast is not the issue; it's the wind gusts that might cause cancellations. The Southwest agent suggested we wait until the morning and call back to see how the flights are looking. She did not seem to think cancellations were imminent. If the weather looks like it might lead to cancellations, we will try to get an earlier flight. The main thing for you to know is that we are south of where the Nor'easter is going to cause the most problems, like in Boston. I will update you in the morning. I am optimistic that we will be able to stick to our schedule. Meanwhile, we are getting ready to head to dinner in Times Square at Carmine's (Italian, family style dining). The kids have mentioned more than once they are loving the food here! - Miss Coombe
Parents, I know some of you have heard that there is a winter storm heading our way out here in NYC. That is true. Right now I am on hold with Southwest Airlines, with the goal of finding out our options for our flight tomorrow. Worst case scenario: We don't get to fly home until Saturday. Best case scenario: We get out as scheduled on our 6:40pm flight. Somewhere in the middle: We fly out earlier than planned tomorrow. I will let you know as soon as I have more information. Meanwhile, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Southwest would not allow us to take off if the weather is too bad to fly. We've had another great day; I'll post photos as soon as I can (my phone is currently busy on hold). If we stick with our current flight plan, we will go to the 9/11 Museum in the morning, and revisit some places around Times Square and Bryant Park the kids want to hit one more time before we leave. Again, when I have news, I will let you know. Meanwhile... please do not worry! Sometimes the weather throws a kink in the plans. We'll roll with it and figure it out! - Miss Coombe
Attention Juniors and Seniors who applied to work at the Primary Election held on March 20,2018! Students who participate in the program will be required to attend a training session that will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 12: 00p.m-3: 00p.m at the Douglas County Annex Building in Tuscola. Keep in mind this is during Spring break, you must attend this training.
Our neighbors from the north have challenged us to see who sells the most Cola War plates. Since ours is purple and has 4 state title years on it, surely we'll sell more than they will. The winning town will be awarded a trophy at halftime of the game. Sales run thru March 3rd, so its time to get your order placed.
Congrats to Nick Vaughn and Alec Downs for advancing in the three point contest!
ATTENTION Juniors and Seniors! If you are interested in serving as a student election judge for the primary election on March 20th. please check your email asap!
HS Scholastic Bowl won first place in the Division Tournament last night! Congratulations!
There will be a baseball parent meeting at 5:30 PM on Wednesday. Please bring physical, insurance card, and $20 for your activity fee. You also need $25 for your hat. This meeting will be in the computer lab.
There will be a parent meeting tomorrow for any athlete interested in playing baseball. Please bring physcial, copy of insurance card, and $20. You will also need $25 for your hat.
Purple riders end their season with a one point loss in overtime to Windsor. Great effort by the players and coaches. Thanks for a fun season! The future is very bright! Thanks to our two seniors, Nick and Sam!
At the half, Purple Riders 21 Windsor 11
At the end of the first quarter, Arcola is up 6-4 over Windsor.
All band, chorus, cheer, winter guard, and basketball seniors will be recognized immediately following the JV game tonight.
Boys basketball will begin regionals on Monday at 7pm in Windsor. They will be playing host Windsor!
Sophomore athletes please have all heart scan forms in by Tuesday.
Reminder: School will dismiss at 11:30 this Friday for a teacher institute day.
Reminder: There will be a player/parent meeting for softball and JH track tomorrow at 5:30! Please bring $20, copy of insurance card, and your physical! Also, you’ll need your 8to18 login info!
SENIORS: GET REGISTERED TO VOTE! Deana Shields from the Arcola Township Office will be at AHS Monday morning at 8:40am in the HS library. Any senior who has turned 18 can get registered to vote in time for the March primaries. To register, you will need 2 forms of ID: driver's license and piece of mail, school ID, school schedule, transcript, etc.
Boys drop their game today in the LOVC/NTC shootout at Cumberland to South Central
Freshman start the night with a win over ALAH!
Don't miss the boys basketball team in action tonight vs. ALAH. Freshman game starts at 5:00 with JV and Varsity game to follow. #GORIDERS
Good luck to the Lady Riders basketball team today in Regional Play @ Chrisman vs. Central A&M. Game time 7:30 PM
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Don't forget to download the new school App from iTunes or the Google Play store. Search for Arcola, IL. #GOLIVEFRIDAY
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Senior Night for Girls basketball is tonight. Recognition will be at 6:05 and the game will start at 6:30. #GoRiders
Reminder...the Jr. High Girls Volleyball team has a home game Friday night at 6:00 PM against LSA. The High Schools boys basketball team will also be playing LSA at home.
Tomorrow's (1/30) JH Volleyball game has been moved to an away game AT Illiopolis. The bus will leave at 4:15pm.