Debbie Diaz
A huge “thank you” to everyone who has donated to the Marine Toys for Tots- Douglas County. We are taking toy donations up until Friday, Dec. 20th.
about 6 hours ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
AJH Girls Basketball - dribbling, passing, ball handling, and jumping...dedication, worth ethic, leadership, and teamwork. Thank you Coach K!
1 day ago, Debbie Diaz
John Craig
High School Student Council caroling and visiting with the residents at Carriage Crossing.
1 day ago, John Craig
Nick Lindsey AD
**Schedule Change** We will now be playing Chrisman for HS GBB at Home on Tuesday, December 17 in place of Uni High. Game time is 6pm.
2 days ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Monday's JH Boys Basketball game will be played in Lovington at 6pm.
6 days ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to Myles Bott (tenor sax) for being selected to go to All-State for band. Way to go Myles!!
6 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Tom Mulligan
The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a full-time paraprofessional to work with students with special needs in Grades K-6. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age and have or be willing to obtain a paraprofessional license. For more information on the requirements needed for obtaining a license, go to https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-License-with-Stipulations.aspx. If interested, e-mail letter of interest to Angie Gentry at agentry@arcolaschools.com.
9 days ago, Tom Mulligan
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to the 8th grade girls for beating Tuscola! They will play Paris Crestwood in the semi-finals tomorrow at 6pm.
10 days ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
It’s turkey time! There were 15 turkeys hidden around the building today and here are the lucky winners. Happy Thanksgiving!
16 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Fall All-Conference athletes: (Volleyball) Honorable Mention-Hallee Gauna (Golf) First Team All-Conference – Jacob Butler and Dallas Sisk (Football) First Team Wide Receiver- Diego Perez First Team Wide Receiver- Ivan Franco First Team Running Back- Austin Hopkins- Unanimous First Team Offensive Line- Hugo Garza- Unanimous First Team Offensive Line- Beau Smothers Second Team Offense Quarterback- Beau Jones First Team Defense –Defensive Line- Hugo Garza First Team Defense- Defensive Line- Beau Smothers First Team Defense- Linebacker- Austin Hopkins First Team Defense – Defensive Back- Diego Perez Second Team Defense- Defensive Line- Ivan Garza Second Team Defense- Skill Position- Pedro Gauna Second Team Defense- Skill Position- Ivan Franco First Team Specials- Place Kicker- Ivan Franco
17 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Last week the AHS Physics class participated in the Marshall High School Engineering and Design competition. Austin Hopkins and Ben Crane earned an 8th place trophy in the catapult competition and a 2nd place trophy in the mousetrap car competition. Austin, Ben, and Dallas Sisk placed 8th in the wild card competition. Others participating in the event were Alexia Guajardo and Maiana Corona (toothpick bridge and mousetrap car), Jacob Butler and Ilusha Budd (catapult and gravity-powered car), Cesar Martinez and John Lopez (mousetrap car and toothpick bridge), and Dallas Sisk and Cameron Roberts (catapult and gravity-powered car).
17 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Winter choir concert has been rescheduled from December 8th to January 19th at 3pm for both JH and HS choir. Location is still TBA.
17 days ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
18 days ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
The Elks host the annual hoop shoot Saturday, December 14th. The contest is for ages 8-13 at Mattoon Middle School and is free to all contestants. Registration starts at 9:00am. #HoopShoot Compete, Connect, Succeed
22 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Have you purchased your Football, Volleyball, Cheer, Band, or Golf posters? If not, see Jill Hohlbauch at the girls basketball home game tonight or Tuesday night. She will have the posters with her at her seat in the gym, so come by and buy your poster. $10 each and checks should be made payable to the Class of 2021.
24 days ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Please keep the Vandalia Community in your thoughts as a result of the tragic car accident on Saturday that took the lives of two students, two adults, and injured one person. The Arcola Jr/Sr High School as well as other area schools will wear red and black tomorrow, Tuesday, November 19th, to show support and condolences. Everyone, please consider participating in showing our support for the Vandalia community.
24 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Career Spotlight: Construction Equipment Operators https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTpp8Dxs18UiOunM001QaK1oM7uGbQTrP0w0U5tZWf_dpDaR3Fbz4UqR_xtneWlqPXQtVyj8nyjLQAK/pub Our local apprenticeship office for this field is accepting applications in January!
25 days ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
The Purple Riders travel to Moweaqua today to take on the Raiders for round 3 of the IHSA playoffs. Come out and show your support Arcola fans! 🏈🏈 #IHSA_IL NFHSNetwork #playoffs #RiderCountry https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ihsa/gam2a0920fbbb
27 days ago, Debbie Diaz
John Craig
AHS students had the opportunity today to perform their mock trials at the County Courthouse in the main Courtroom.
27 days ago, John Craig
Debbie Diaz
It's that time of year again! Make an impact this Christmas and donate to less fortunate children. Arcola High School is collecting new unwrapped toys for ages 0-18. The Marine Toys for Tots drop off location is in the foyer outside the HS office.#holidayspirit #give #ToysforTots #share
28 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to the Rotary Seniors of the Month of November: Diego Perez and Pedro Gauna!
29 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget to get your posters of the following groups: Football, Volleyball, Golf, Cheer, and Band. You can purchase them from Mrs. Hohlbauch at the school for $10 each. Proceeds go to the Class of 2021 Post Prom efforts.
30 days ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Thank you to the veterans and their families for braving the weather today and joining us in celebration! A cake cutting ceremony was held during the luncheon to celebrate the United States Marine Corps birthday, with our guest speaker Major Nicole V. Bastian. Thank you Veterans!
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
While some schools were closed in observance of Veterans Day, Arcola schools was in session celebrating our Veterans. Today we’re mindful of all the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve for our country. Thank you for your service! 🇺🇸 #standtall #veteransday #thankavet
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Tonight's JH Girls Basketball game at Findlay has been canceled. There will not be practice.
about 1 month ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Amanda Mendez
about 1 month ago, Amanda Mendez
Emily Coombe
Students: Just a reminder that student parking will be relocated tomorrow morning for the Veterans' Day Assembly! Parking will be on/near the practice field, as directed in the a.m. by StuCo!
about 1 month ago, Emily Coombe
Nick Lindsey AD
The Riders will play in the IHSA quarterfinals in Moweaqua on Saturday at 1:30pm.
about 1 month ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Junior high and high school FCA kicking off round 2 of the playoffs with a prayer for success, humble sportsmanship, and our players safety. Let's go Riders! #fca #riders #football
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
The Class of 2021 Post Prom group will be selling the Fall team posters at the football game tomorrow. They will start selling around 1:00 PM and sell through the 1st quarter. Posters are $10 each and checks must be written to Arcola Class of 2021. Look for them near the new maintenance shed.
about 1 month ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
The Guidance office will begin registering next year's seniors for classes on Tues., Nov. 12 during PE classes. Click the link for more information. https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQAiuvqZ36IG2ofnWodZTJQ27q7JCj_5iEDDiwnzBxrLSmetCJqmf6N1hO-OVTfA_ugZgPit46LNFY1/pub
about 1 month ago, Amanda Mendez
Amanda Mendez
about 1 month ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget to get with Mrs. Hohlbauch or Mrs. Klopfleisch to purchase your Football, Cheer, Band, Golf, or Volleyball team posters. They are $10 each. If writing a check, please make it payable to the Class of 2021.
about 1 month ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Riders will play at 2pm on Saturday vs. Greenfield at Thomas Bradford field
about 1 month ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Final score 42-19 Way to go Arcola 🏈💜
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Who’s ready for some Rider football?! Come on out to the Thomas-Bradford field and support the Purple Riders. If you can’t make it, make sure to listen in on 92.1 The Axe or download myradiolink.com at 1pm for updates on the playoff game vs Tri-County. Let’s go Riders! 💜🏈🏈
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Well, they are here. The Fall team/group posters are in and ready to sell. They are $10 each and can be purchased from Mrs. Hohlbauch at the school. Please contact Mrs. Hohlbauch directly to purchase your poster. jhohlbauch@arcolaschools.com The sale of these posters will go to the Class of 2021 Post Prom fundraising efforts.
about 1 month ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Thank you to FCA for hosting and providing hot chocolate for our teachers and students this cold morning. What a great way to mingle and kick off the playoffs! #FCA #riders #playoffs
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) will visit Arcola on Monday, November 4 at 11:30am. See the guidance office for a pass to speak with them.
about 1 month ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Arcola FFA hosted a Farmer Appreciation Luncheon last Friday to show our local farmers appreciation for those late nights, early mornings, and long hours. Thank you to Arcola First Bank for providing the meal.
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Check out this large group of students heading to the FCCLA members Fall Leadership Meeting.
about 1 month ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
about 1 month ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
The Purple Rider volleyball presented Mills Breast Cancer Institute with a check for $1600 on Friday. This was the team’s biggest donation to date and was made possible through generous donations from local businesses, community members, players, families, and fans. Thanks for all the support and help exceeding our goal.
about 1 month ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
Greenville University will be at AHS on Tuesday, and SIU-Edwardsville will be here on Thursday to meet with interested juniors and seniors. Come to the guidance office for a pass to meet with either one of these colleges!
about 1 month ago, Amanda Mendez
Nick Lindsey AD
Football will play Tri-County Saturday at 1pm at home! It’s playoff time!
about 1 month ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to 4 of our high school students for being selected to represent Arcola in the District 5 ensembles! Myles Bott- Senior Band and Jazz Band I (Tenor Sax) Blaze Rich- Senior Band (Bass Clarinet) Karina Warfel - Senior Vocal Jazz I (Alto) Andy Castro- Senior Chorus. (Tenor II) Way to go!
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Did you know there is a TeacherEase app that can keep parents and students informed on grades and attendance. Recently TeacherEase updated their app to include push notifications. Please read the message below from TeacherEase. We’ve recently been working on mobile apps. In our latest release, we upgraded the iOS TeacherEase parent/student app to receive notifications when events occur in the system (grade is entered, student is marked absent, announcement is sent, etc). Users stay updated without needing to login. To receive notifications, install the TeacherEase app and enable notifications. This release builds upon recent updates allowing the mobile app to stay logged into TeacherEase. After initial login, users can access the app with pin, fingerprint, and/or faceid authentication. If you’re still using Safari on iOS, we’d suggest installing the app -- it’s much more convenient. Link to the app - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/teacherease-parents-students/id1232341133
about 1 month ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
Thank you to all of the families who attended the financial aid presentation last night! We will be offering help on the FAFSA in the library during Parent-Teacher Conferences next week on Wednesday, October 30 until 7pm. Bring the necessary documents.
about 1 month ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
Football Playoff Apparel 💜🏈 Orders Due by 3pm on Monday 10/28 Pick Up planned for 11/1 after school You can print order form (https://5il.co/ax8o) or pick up at High School. All orders turned in to HS office or Stacy Shonkwiler. Go Riders!!
about 1 month ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
about 1 month ago, Amanda Mendez
Amanda Mendez
Seniors & Senior Parents: Financial Aid Information Night is this Wednesday, October 23 from 6:00-7:00pm in the high school library. Come learn about your options to pay for college!
about 1 month ago, Amanda Mendez
Amanda Mendez
Juniors & Seniors: We have 3 college/career reps visiting this week! -University of Illinois: Tues. 10/22 10:00AM; -US Army: Tues. 10/22 11:30AM; & -Lakeview College of Nursing: Fri. 10/25 11:00AM. Come see the guidance office for a pass!
about 1 month ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
It was a gorgeous day for our 1st Quarter Celebration!
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
COMING SOON!!!!!! Fall Team/Group photos will be sold by the Class of 2021 Post Prom Group. More information to follow on how you can go about purchasing, but for now here is a SNEAK PEAK!!!!!
about 1 month ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Arcola fans, we have another athlete nominated for Player of the Week- Beau Jones. Simply click on the link and scroll down to the poll to vote. Voting closes at 4:00pm today! https://herald-review.com/sports/high-school/football/vote-for-the-week-football-player-of-the-week/article_d5be8d64-ee22-11e9-9927-0ff7ceaa461f.html#1
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Thanks to the help of local businesses, residents, and surrounding community the Arcola Purple Rider Volleyball team will be able to donate $1600.00 to Mill's Breast Cancer Institute in Urbana, IL. We live in a great community that loves to support our school. Here is a picture from last night of the Arcola Volleyball Girls with the Blue Ridge Knights. The Purple Riders beat the Knights in two sets, which made the night even better.
about 1 month ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
A huge “Thank You” to the Arcola Sports Boosters for their generous donation to Arcola High School Athletics. Pictured above is Angie Miller and Tiffany Roberts presenting a check to A.D Nick Lindsey. The donation will go towards a Free Lap Timing System that’ll benefit all sports.
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Today is the Arcola Lady Riders Annual Pink Out Night. Come out and support your Lady Riders and help them raise money to find a cure for Breast Cancer. We will have over 35 items to raffle off. Tickets are 1 for $1 or 30 for $20. Ticket sales will stop at the start of the Varsity game and winners will be announced between the first and second set of the Varsity game. If you can't make it to the game, you can still support this great cause by making a monetary donation by texting MILLS to 71777. For those that don't want to mess with the text, our page can be found at https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/MILLS/JillHohlbauch.
about 1 month ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
There will be a 2:00pm dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, October 23, and Wednesday October 30. Teachers will be available for conferences from 2:15-7:15 each day. Parents are encouraged to contact the teachers through email or by calling the high school office at 268-4962 opt.2 to set up conferences.
2 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Attention Seniors and Senior Parents: Jake from Herff Jones met with Seniors today and handed out graduation packets. Mark your calendars to see Jake on October 23rd during Parent Teacher Conferences to get your Cap and Gown and any other seniors items ordered. We would like to see all Seniors order their cap and gown on October 23rd. More details are included in the picture.
2 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
2 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to the Arcola High School Marching Band for receiving Best Percussion and 2nd Place overall at the EIU competition.
2 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Conference Champs! Dallas Sisk was the overall winner and Jacob Butler was runner up. Way to go boys!
2 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Rotary Seniors of the Month of September- Benjamin Crane and Jordan Melton!
2 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Want to help out the Arcola Purple Rider volleyball team raise money for their Pink Out Night? It can be as simple as texting MILLS to 71777. You can make a donation (gift) at that time. For those that don't want to mess with the text, our page can be found at https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/MILLS/JillHohlbauch. We would appreciate any donation no matter how big or small. Thanks for your support.
2 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
It's College Appreciation Day! A Parkland College representative was here today to help our seniors complete their college apps.Bittersweet moment for some of our seniors. "but it's only October, i'm not ready for this" -Beau Smothers
2 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Please join us for our Hispanic Heritage Night on October 8th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Click on the link below for more information. https://5il.co/akt2
2 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
Seniors! The 2020-21 FAFSA opens tomorrow. Students & parents should check their emails for more information. See below for two financial aid events this month!
2 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
#onetribe
2 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Arcola Jr. Sr. High School showing our support for Sullivan Schools. #onetribe #wearblue https://youtu.be/98ac-MpdZB8
2 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
In light of Friday’s tragedy, the Sullivan School District students, staff, and community members will dress in blue in honor of the elementary student, Tyson Mendoza, who lost his life in the bus accident. Blue was Tyson’s favorite color. The Arcola School District will wear blue on Monday as well, as a way to show our support. It takes a village and then some to help heal after such a tragic event. Please, continue to keep everyone involved in your thoughts and join us and other communities by also wearing blue. 💙
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The end of the quarter will be here before we know it! Students, here are some things to keep in mind to earn the privilege of attending the PBIS quarterly celebration: - Attendance rate must be 92% or higher -No unexcused absences for the quarter -3 or less tardies for the quarter -1 or less OFFICE discipline referral for the quarter -No discipline resulting in late stays, ISS or OSS for the quarter -No failing grades for the quarter -Minimum missing assignments for the quarter You may have the opportunity to earn back the privilege of attending the celebration by completing an intervention plan to improve behavior. See Mrs. Sigrist or Coach Lindsey with any questions.
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Dress like you’re on an airplane day winners- Sarah Miller the pilot, Lizzie Budd our passenger traveling to Paris, and Melanie Ponce the flight attendant! Congratulations!
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Students who are going to the Construction Trades Expo Thursday, remember: bring money for lunch, wear closed-toed shoes that stay on your feet, and have your legs covered (no shorts, jeans with holes, etc).
3 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
We received this message from the York family that they asked us to post to our page. #RidersUnite Arcola High School Staff, Nick Lindsey and the Arcola Football Team Thank you for the kindness and generosity you have shown John York and our Family! We are so grateful and feel so blessed to have such a wonderful support system and friends in this community! Sincerely, John York and Family
3 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
John Craig
AHS students in civics are learning about bills in Congress by writing their own. Each bill attempts to create a change in the school that would benefit everyone.
3 months ago, John Craig
Debbie Diaz
The judges have spoken and todays winners for Tacky Tourist Day are the Seniors: Braedyn Edwards with the coconut bra, Rosa Hardin and the sunblock on her nose, and Jordan Melton who was very original and brought a Polaroid.
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
It's Homecoming week and Emilio Martinez is our winner for Mondays dress up day: Country (France)
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Seniors: EIU will be visiting AHS on Tuesday 9/17! Email Mrs. Mendez or Mrs. Vandeveer to sign up for the meeting, or come see us on Monday.
3 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
The Class of 2021 Post Prom group still has Purple Rider popsockets ($10) and Apple Pencil caps ($5) for sale. Please contact Mrs. Hohlbauch if you would like to purchase anything.
3 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Want to help out the Arcola Purple Rider volleyball team raise money for their Pink Out Night? It can be as simple as texting MILLS to 71777. You can make a donation (gift) at that time. For those that don't want to mess with the text, our page can be found at https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/MILLS/JillHohlbauch. We would appreciate any donation no matter how big or small. Thanks for your support.
3 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Tomorrow is taco night! There's a taco benefit for John York tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 13th at the Arcola Center. Taco benefit will run from 5:00pm until they run out. $10 for 5 tacos
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Don't keep your struggles a secret. Text the word CHOICE to 494949 and receive a text back from a soul medic at Remedy Live. RemedyLive is a 24/7 web and text based chat center that's committed to providing a safe place online for youth to share their struggles anonymously. You could also visit RemedyLIVE.com for more info.
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Did you know there is a TeacherEase app that can keep parents and students informed on grades and attendance. Recently TeacherEase updated their app to include push notifications. Please read the message below from TeacherEase. We’ve recently been working on mobile apps. In our latest release, we upgraded the iOS TeacherEase parent/student app to receive notifications when events occur in the system (grade is entered, student is marked absent, announcement is sent, etc). Users stay updated without needing to login. To receive notifications, install the TeacherEase app and enable notifications. This release builds upon recent updates allowing the mobile app to stay logged into TeacherEase. After initial login, users can access the app with pin, fingerprint, and/or faceid authentication. If you’re still using Safari on iOS, we’d suggest installing the app -- it’s much more convenient. Link to the app - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/teacherease-parents-students/id1232341133
3 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Former NFL player from the Chicago Bears and motivational speaker, Ray McElroy was at Arcola High School this morning. Among other topics, Ray spoke on peer acceptance, academic excellence, achieving dreams, and consequences of their choices. Mr. McElroy did an amazing job interacting with the students and keeping them engaged. " You're not born a winner or a loser, but you are born a chooser" -Ray McElroy
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
The volleyball game tonight vs. Heritage will be played in the Jr. High gym due to the heat.
3 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
Career Spotlight: Maintenance & Repair Workers https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRySyiwP2XCklkGiQ3RDzZdZczKdql_wrmJQ5f_zttwbBGncFV9CPRLR6JsfyjcnOd3YnABO9qUVf5T/pub Mrs. Mendez hopes that at least one of the Career Spotlights this year sparks your interest!
3 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
Help your Purple Riders Volleyball team raise money for their Pink Out Night by purchasing a t-shirt. All money raised will be donated to Mill's Breast Cancer Institute. Orders and payment are due by September 19th.https://5il.co/a1cv
3 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Good morning Rider Nation!
3 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Riders- we are still taking donations for the Cola Wars Food Drive.The EIU Foodbank has partnered up with the Arcola Food Pantry and every $1 that you donate will provide 5 meals to someone in need. Send your donations food/ monetary to the school with your student tomorrow or bring them to the game. Lets tackle hunger together!
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Can’t make it to the Cola Wars game tomorrow? No problem, check out CISportsNetwork.com for a live broadcast .
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
WCIA-3 will be broadcasting live at Arcola High School tomorrow morning at 6:00am. Come on out and join the football players, cheerleaders, and band for a pep rally! #COLAWARS #PURPLERIDERS
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Gates will open for tomorrow's game vs Tuscola at 5:30pm
3 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
If you ordered a Cola War T-shirt, pick up is tomorrow right after school in the HS foyer.
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
10th, 11th, and 12th graders are eligible for a trip to the Construction Trades Expo at Lake Land College later this month. If you're interested in learning about anything in the construction industry, sign up with Mrs. Mendez in the guidance office!
3 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
We will be holding a special contest at Arcola High School in our efforts to tackle hunger. Students can donate money in honor of your favorite teacher/s. The teacher with the most funds will celebrate with a pie in the face at a short assembly on Friday at 11:20am. Shout out to our teacher volunteers: Mrs. Hull, Senor Klunick, Mrs. Truex, Coach Reel, Miss Stitt and Coach Lindsey. **Each $1 raised provides 5 meals. Lets tackle hunger together and win the Cola War food drive!
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
COLA WARS Food Drive- The number of meals raiser last week was in the Tackle Hunger game was 16,419. I know that between Arcola and Tuscola we can beat that number. Support the Purple Riders in our efforts to Tackle Hunger. We will be collecting monetary donations and nonperishable items (Sept.2nd-6th) at the school and the night of the game. All food and funds go to Eastern Illinois Foodbank to support the Arcola Food Pantry. Go to eiufoodbank.org, make a donation, and designate it for Arcola. WCIA/News 3 will announce the winner of the Tackle Hunger match up. #colawars #wcia #eiufoodbank
3 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Purple Rider Fans - This Friday's Cola War game will be broadcast on CISportsNetwork.com, so if you can't make it to the game you won't miss any of the action.
3 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
First home game for volleyball tonight vs. Neoga. Come out and support the girls! Freshman at 5pm with JV and Varsity to follow!
3 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Kicking off our football season with a win 43-6 vs. Argenta-Oreana. Congratulations Riders! 🏈🏈 #fridaynightlights #purpleriders
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to girls volleyball who won in 3 tonight! Way to go girls!
4 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
COLA WARS Food Drive- Support the Purple Riders in our efforts to Tackle Hunger. We will be collecting monetary donations and nonperishable items the week of Homecoming (Sept.2nd-6th) at the school and the night of the game. All food and funds go to Eastern Illinois Foodbank to support the Arcola Food Pantry. Go to eiufoodbank.org, make a donation, and designate it for Arcola. WCIA/News 3 will announce the winner of the Tackle Hunger match up. #colawars #wcia #eiufoodbank
4 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Intro to Ag students had a great time and perfect weather at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur on Wednesday!
4 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget to purchase iPad insurance for your student if they are in 7th - 12th grade. The cost is $15 and the deadline for payment is this Friday.
4 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
We just wanted to let all parents know that there was an accident outside the school on Rt 133 and emergency workers are using the school parking lot and practice field to help with the accident. The accident did not involve any of our students, they are simply using our facilities.
4 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Tom Mulligan
Arcola welcomes Elizabeth Robison as new 7th Grade English Teacher. Elizabeth is a veteran teacher that comes to Arcola from the Windsor School District. Elizabeth will primarily be teaching junior high English but she is also certified to teach high school English and will occasionally be teaching a high school class as well. Elizabeth will be teaching right down the hallway from her sister-in-law Carrie Schutzbach! Welcome to Arcola, Elizabeth.
4 months ago, Tom Mulligan
Allison Phillips
The Guidance Office is ready for another great school year! #arcolaisawesome
4 months ago, Allison Phillips
Jill Hohlbauch
Jr. Sr. High Students - don't forget to purchase your iPad insurance. The deadline for payment is the end of August.
4 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Tom Mulligan
Arcola welcomes Emily Henderson as the new 5-12 Band and HS Choir teacher. Emily is a recent graduate of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL. She grew up in Herscher, Illinois where she was very active in both band and chorus. Emily indicated that she loves the small town feel of Arcola and could immediately see the community support for the fine arts programs here in Arcola. We welcome Emily to the land of the Purple Riders!
4 months ago, Tom Mulligan
Tom Mulligan
Arcola Our Town will happen this Friday, August from 4-8 pm at the Arcola Pavilion. There will be lots of fun for all ages, especially for kids!
4 months ago, Tom Mulligan
Amanda Mendez
Seniors-- If you signed up for online ENG-101 through Parkland but haven't yet turned your dual credit form into the office, please do so ASAP. We have spots available if any more students are interested. Contact Mrs. Mendez at amendez@arcolaschools.com with questions!
4 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
Do you still need to register your student(s) for school? Don't forget we have in house registration today from 3:00 - 7:00 PM for anyone that would like to come in to complete the process.
4 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
The updated 2019-2020 School Calendar can be found on the links below. English - https://5il.co/99w6 Spanish - https://5il.co/99w7
4 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget we will be holding in-house registration tomorrow August 6th from 7:00 - 9:00 AM and 3:00 - 7:00 PM. During this time you can come into the school and use our computers to complete the registration process for your student(s).
4 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Tom Mulligan
Arcola School District is seeking candidates for the positions of Elementary School Attendance Clerk. Applicants should mail or e-mail letter of application and résumé to: Angie Gentry, Elementary School Principal, 351 W Washington Arcola, IL 61910; agentry@arcolaschools.com
4 months ago, Tom Mulligan
Nick Lindsey AD
Please register your athlete for sports as well as school before practices begin Aug 12. Student need a physical, to be registered for school, as well as registered on 8to18. Here is the link for registering on 8to18: https://arcolahs.8to18.com/accounts/login
4 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
We can't stress enough the importance of purchasing iPad insurance for your Jr. Sr. High student. For $15 you could have the peace of mind that all accidental damage will be covered for the 2019-2020 school year, plus other great benefits. Please read the file in the link below for detailed information on our iPad insurance - https://5il.co/8bin. The deadline to purchase this insurance for the 2019-2020 school year is August 31st.
4 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Attention Class of 2019- If you ordered graduation pictures and have not picked them up, please do so asap. The High School Office is open Mon.-Thurs. 8-12; 1-3 and 8-12 on Friday.
4 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Our first official day back in the office and we were welcomed by our band playing the fight song. We are only 13 days away from the first day of student attendance! Parents- if you haven't already, make sure to register online by logging into your Teacherease account. This will require you to use your login info from previous years. If an account has not been set up, please email Mrs. Hohlbauch jhohlbauch@arcolaschools.com and provide your email address, student(s) names, grade level(s), and what children should be linked together.
4 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Visit the Arcola Music Dept. page for more post from our band director Miss Henderson. “Miss Henderson taking over here! A big part of being in band is knowing how to be an encouraging team player and knowing how to communicate clearly with each other. Each part of the drill and music learned takes communication between everyone on the field to make it all come together. We have been participating in games like the human knot to help us learn to work together.”
4 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Reminder there will be a parent/player meeting tonight at 6pm for high school fall sports in the JH Gym. This includes Golf, Cheer, Football, Volleyball.
4 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget to purchase iPad insurance for your student(s) in grades 7th - 12th. For only $15 a year you can cover any accidental damage to the iPad. This does not cover the iPad case or the Apple Pencil. iPad insurance must be purchased withing the first 2 weeks of school. The following link has more information. https://5il.co/7x8h
5 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Correction...the contact email if you need a log in to Teacher Ease is jhohlbauch@arcolaschools.com.
5 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
If you have not registered your student(s) for the 2019-2020 school year it is simple. Registration can be completed online at teacherease.com. If you do not have a log in for Teacher Ease all you have to do is email jhohlbauch@arcolaschool.com, and provide your email address to link to your student(s). We will also have in house registration where you can complete the process on the computers in our lab. In house registration will be held on August 6th from 7:00 - 9:00 AM and 3:00 - 7:00 PM.
5 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Reminder the varsity 7 on 7 tonight has been moved to St Joe and will start at 5:30. We will leave the school at 4:15
5 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Tom Mulligan
The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a full-time paraprofessional for the elementary school. This person will be working with students in Grades K-6 doing reading interventions under the guidance of a teacher. Required qualifications include: having a love for children; being dependable; and having either a paraprofessional, teaching or substitute license. For more information on the requirements needed for obtaining a license, go to https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-License-with-Stipulations.aspx. Applicants should mail or e-mail letter of interest to: Angie Gentry Arcola School District #306 351 W Washington Arcola, IL 61910 agentry@arcolaschools.com
5 months ago, Tom Mulligan
Jill Hohlbauch
2019 Fall Parent Player meeting will be held on July 31st at 6:00 PM. Any student participating in a fall sport must have a parent attend this meeting. Prior to the meeting we encourage parents to complete the sports registration for their athlete at https://il.8to18.com/ArcolaHS. At the meeting we will collect the athletes $20 participation fee and proof of insurance. Reminder - fall sports practices start August 12th and all athletes must have the following completed and turned in before they can start practice: - update physical - registered and paid for school - provide proof of insurance - pay the $20 athlete fee - complete sports registration on 8 to 18 If you have questions please contact the coach for your sport.
5 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget to get your student(s) registered for the upcoming school year at www.teacherease.com. If you do not have a log in, please email jhohlbauch@arcolaschools.com with your email address, your student(s) names, and grade levels they will be in. You do not have to pay online when doing online registration, you can send payment in later or drop payment off to one of the school offices. Free and reduced lunch applications can be found on the school website also. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Hohlbauch at jhohlbauch@arcolaschools.com
5 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
We can now begin accepting Free and Reduced Lunch Applications for the 2019-2020 school year. To apply simply fill out the form attached and turn into the school to the attention of Diane Good. You can drop the form off at the High School office, email to dgood@arcolaschools.com, or mail to the school at the address below. https://5il.co/8c21 - English verison https://5il.co/8c20 Spanish version Arcola CUSD #306 Attn: Diane Good 351 W. Washington St. Arcola, IL 61910
5 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Marching Purple Riders and parents: There will be a marching band parent/student (8th-12th grade) informational meeting on Tuesday, July 16th at 6:30pm in the band room! Please enter through the side doors leading to the band room. If you cannot make it to this meeting please contact Miss Henderson (ehenderson@arcolaschools.com) as soon as possible to receive important forms and information.
6 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Class of 2019- if you haven't picked up your senior pictures, please do so asap!
6 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The American Legion Girls State Qualifiers at EIU last week.
6 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Last week's lifters of the week were Ella Hopkins and Chloe Bickel and this week's winners are KayLee Hohlbauch and Delaney Melton. Between football and girls sports, over 80 athletes have been working hard in the weight room! Keep up the good work!
6 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget to purchase your iPad insurance for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. This can be paid for during the registration process or through Mrs. Hohlbauch once school starts. The deadline to purchase the insurance will be August 29th. Click the link for more information. https://5il.co/7x8h
6 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Jr. Sr. High Supply List for 2019-2020 School Year https://5il.co/8bin
6 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Have you completed the registration process for your student(s) for the 2019-2020 school year? Please read the attached form for complete details on how to register online. https://5il.co/7xtr A few other things to note: Parents- when registering your child: - Enter their full legal name (first, middle, and last) as listed on their birth certificate - Update phone numbers and addresses so that we have the most current information - Fill out the health information fully and notify Nurse Stenger of any health issues for your student(s)
6 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Don't forget tomorrow is youth football camp! 8:30-10am Mon-Wed. Not too late to sign up! All incoming 4th-8th graders welcome!
6 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Sports schedules for the 2019-2020 school year are now posted on the school website. There are also links to the Google Calendars for each sport and the district master calendar, if you want to sync those with a calendar app. Please note: Schedules are still subject to changes. http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/o/ahs
6 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Parents- when registering your child please make sure to check the spelling and enter their full legal name (first, middle, and last) as listed on their birth certificate. This will help with graduation diplomas and certificates. It is also very important that you update phone numbers and addresses so that we have the most current information. Enjoy your summer!
6 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Beckie Headrick
A first year Special Olympics athlete for Arcola, Tyler Lamkin competed today for the softball throw and to 6th place. Tyler proud of your placement and proud to have you on our team!!!
6 months ago, Beckie Headrick
Beckie Headrick
Congratulations to Mariela Tamez on her competitions today in Bloomington. Mariela took gold in her softball throw and took bronze in her 50 M Run. Congratulations Mariela, we are proud of you!!
6 months ago, Beckie Headrick
Beckie Headrick
Congratulations to Joseline Gauna on her 50 M non-motorized wheelchair race. At state today in Bloomington. Joseline took gold!! Congratulations Joseline we are proud of you!!!
6 months ago, Beckie Headrick
Beckie Headrick
The Special Olympics opening ceremonies and the last leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Let the games begin. Good luck to all athletes
6 months ago, Beckie Headrick
Beckie Headrick
Arcola Special Olympics Athletes and coaches arrive at Bloomington for State Games. Enjoying the Hospitality tent out of the sun. Tonight is the opening ceremonies. Games tomorrow
6 months ago, Beckie Headrick
Beckie Headrick
Mason Headrick, a Young athlete of Special Olympics joined in the Torch Run in his own squad car! Mason will also be going to state this weekend !!
6 months ago, Beckie Headrick
Beckie Headrick
The Law Enforcement Torch Run came through Arcola. Mariela Tamez met the Coles County Law Enforcement team at the Coles/Douglas County Line, where she did the exchange! It was then brought to Unity Motors where the Arcola Special Olympics team took it to Casey's. I want to thank the Arcola PD and Fire departments for participating in the great event. We apologize for those who didn't get to see it, they came in an hour ahead of time. Athletes participating are Mariela Tamez, new comers Steven and Tyler Lamkin. We travel to state this weekend fore state games.
6 months ago, Beckie Headrick
Jill Hohlbauch
Arcola Jr. Sr. High school will once again offer its students the opportunity to purchase iPad insurance for the 2019-2020 school year. We highly encourage every student to purchase this insurance. The cost of the insurance is only $15 and covers all accidental damage to the device. Complete details on the insurance coverage can be found in the article linked below. https://5il.co/7x8h
6 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Online school registration for the 2019-2020 school year will open on June 10th. Please read the attached form for complete details. https://5il.co/7xtr
6 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
Class of 2020: AHS is putting together a section of online dual credit English (ENG-101) through Parkland College. Cost for the class should not exceed $377, not including a textbook. Email Mrs. Mendez at amendez@arcolaschools.com if you're interested!
6 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Nick Lindsey AD
Youth Camp Forms! Come work with the high school coaches and players while learning the game of football!
6 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to Dallas Sisk for making 1st Team All-Conference!
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Tom Mulligan
The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a full-time paraprofessional for the elementary school. Person would most likely work in the preschool classroom in 2019-2020. Required qualifications include: having a love for children; being dependable; and having either a paraprofessional, teaching or substitute license. For more information on the requirements needed for obtaining a license, go to https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Educator-License-with-Stipulations.aspx. Applicants should mail or e-mail letter of interest to: Angie Gentry, Arcola School District #306, 351 W Washington, Arcola, IL 61910; agentry@arcolaschools.com
7 months ago, Tom Mulligan
Nick Lindsey AD
Congratulations to Beau Edwards who finished 6th in the state in the mile.
7 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Each of the steps you have taken in the past has been a building block for your success in life. Congratulations on your graduation! To the Class of 2019, we wish you all the best! 🎓
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
4x400 with a 3:34.93
7 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Beau Edwards shatters his own school record with a 4:28 mile. Awaiting final results to see if he qualifies for finals on Saturday
7 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
4x200 with a 1:34.36
7 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to the HS Track & Field athletes who made All-Conference: 1600m run- Beau Edwards, 4x200m relay- Diego Perez, Ivan Franco, Pedro Gauna. Jordan Melton, 4x200m relay- Ellie Strader, Mae Gentry, Ale Mendoza, and Graciela Leal.
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
4x100 relay with a time of 44.2. Will be a few spots out of finals.
7 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Diego’s first jump of 40’6”
7 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Don't forget sports physicals on June 20 from 1-4. All proceeds go to the Arcola Sports Boosters! Don't miss this opportunity!
7 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Tom Mulligan
The Arcola School District is looking for full-time custodial work this summer. Hours will be 6:30 am – 2:30 pm Monday through Friday. Employment could turn into full-time afternoon shift (3 – 11 pm) once school starts if the individuals are interested (this is not required).
7 months ago, Tom Mulligan
Debbie Diaz
Big shout-out to the JH/HS students that are finishing the school year with zero tardies. Each student has received a certificate of achievement with a Subway coupon from Dean Lindsey. Way to go! * not all students are pictured
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Big day for the Class of 2019. Graduation practice and pictures, the Grad walk through the school and an awesome breakfast provided from the Class of 2019 post prom group.
7 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Class of 2019 graduation practice and grad walk. A huge shoutout to Mrs. Rauch for always supporting our Jr. High/ High School students! “What feels like the end is often the beginning “
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
JUNIORS: You have access to your SAT scores in your College Board accounts. GENERALLY, college-ready is 480 in English (EBRW) and 530 in Math, but Math can vary based on the college major. Sign up for the October retake in the counseling office if interested!
7 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Join us for the official signing of the newest mural painted by the National Art Honor Society with the direction of Mr. Lugo. The grand opening will be Monday, May 20th at the Arcola Public Library at 6:00pm. Come meet the artist while enjoying art and snacks!
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Just to clarify that there is school tomorrow, Monday, May 13th. Be there or be square. Let’s finish the school year strong!
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Congratulations to Freshman Beau Edwards who broke the school record for the 1600m run today with a time of 4:34. The record was previously held by Korky Clark, a 1962 graduate.
7 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
John Craig
JH State Track and Field Parade of Athletes
7 months ago, John Craig
Debbie Diaz
Celebrating our Seniors at Honors Night!
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
A night to Honor and Celebrate our Class of 2019. Join us for Senior Honors Night at 7:00 pm in the Jr. High Gym tonight!
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
We would like to congratulate Dee Shonkwiler for being recognized as a Friend of Basketball for the IHSBBCA Hall of Fame. Dee Has served for over 30 years for Arcola. Congrats, Dee!
7 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our 2019 Prom King and Queen: Kaleb Byard and Alayna Johns!! 🤴👸🏼
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
JH Track brings back Sectional titles in 8th grade boys and girls! 29 state qualifiers! Congratulations!
7 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to Coach Eddleman and our 2019 LOVC Track & Field Champs 🥇
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
The deadline for the Youth volleyball camp forms and payment has been extended to Tuesday May 9th. Please get your forms submitted ASAP. https://5il.co/7jsf
7 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to the 7th and 8th Grade Girls for placing 1st at the JHOC JH Track & Field Conference last night.
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
In honor of graduation season, check out former Arcola Graduate-Taylor Edwards wrapping up her senior year at The University of Illinois. https://www.facebook.com/77669324506/posts/10157284021654507?s=100006450217766&v=e&sfns=xmwa
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
SAT scores from April 9 will be available tomorrow in students' College Board accounts.
8 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Graduation feels! 🎓
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Seniors & Parents: If you have received an award or scholarship outside of school, please email the information to Mrs. Mendez at amendez@arcolaschools.com so that it can be included in Honors Night.
8 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Custom t-shirts are available for JH track & Field Sectionals. Visit the website below to pre-order by midnight. Shirts will be delivered to the school by Friday. **shirts will be available for purchase at the meet but you will not be able to customize. www.cubbyholeonline.com
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Beckie Headrick
Arcola Special Olympics had a great day Friday at their Spring games. The athletes and their chaperones had fun. We have 3 out of our 5 going to state with gold metals in June. Congratulations I am proud of your hard work!
8 months ago, Beckie Headrick
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our 2019 Prom Court: Kaleb Byard, Alec Davila, Myles Roberts, Alec Downs, Luke Spencer, Vanessa Mora, Molly Mahanna, MJ Alanis, Olivia Key, and Alayna Johns. Prom is this Saturday, May 4th at the Kaskaskia Country Club. Coronation is at 7:30 and the dance starts at 8:00pm. **There will be no dinner.
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
JH Honor Roll Field Trip at the City Museum in St Louis today.
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Disregard the previous message about the baseball game. We will play the game today vs ALAH, in Arcola at 4:30 PM. Again, both softball and baseball will play ALAH, in Arcola at 4:30 PM today.
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Today's softball game will be played in Arcola, not Arthur. First pitch at 4:30 PM.
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
John Craig
Arcola students participating in a mock trial at the Courthouse in Tuscola.
8 months ago, John Craig
Jill Hohlbauch
The baseball game for today has been cancelled. The boys will practice after school.
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
Dual Credit Students/Parents: Click the link for some clarification on the dual credit payment process. https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/106373?org=ahs
8 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
Attention seniors and senior parents!!!!! Be on the look out for a mailing from the school next week. This mailing will include the senior checklist, the reserved seating form for graduation, and your health record from Mrs. Stenger. I'm also attaching the checklist and reservation form here. If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Hohlbauch or Mrs. Klopfleisch. Senior Checklist: https://5il.co/7egh Reserved Seating Form (Due by May 15th): https://5il.co/7egk
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
The baseball game for today has been cancelled.
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Today's JH Track meet has been cancelled. The girls will practice right after school until 4:00 and the boys until 4:30.
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
The softball game for today has been cancelled. The team will practice after school in the gym.
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Emily Coombe
Day 3, part 2, USMC Educators Conference: We continued our tour of the education and career training facilities at Miramar; saw the flight line, including watching F15s, C130s, & an Osprey take-off, heard a small band ensemble perform & had panels with career Marines.
8 months ago, Emily Coombe
Debbie Diaz
Because school secretaries can have fun too. Happy Administrative Professionals Day to our lovely secretaries at Arcola Elementary, Arcola Jr/Sr High, and Arcola Unit Office . Thank you for all you do!
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Emily Coombe
Day 3 at the USMC Educator's Conference. Mrs. Jones & Miss Coombe have met some tremendous individuals in various stages of their military careers. We will bring back to AHS more knowledge about career & education opportunities, including tuition assistance & scholarships from trade programs to PhD programs.
8 months ago, Emily Coombe
Jill Hohlbauch
Dual Credit Meeting - Tonight at 6:30 PM in the HS Library. Anyone interested in taking a dual credit class should come and bring their parents. The meeting should last no longer than 30 minutes
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Emily Coombe
Day 2 at the 2019 USMC Educator's Conference. Mrs. Jones & Miss Coombe are still standing! We learned a lot about the recruiting process and the training program. Tomorrow, on to career opportunities and training at Miramar.
8 months ago, Emily Coombe
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our 7th grade girls for placing 1st at the Arcola Invite this past Saturday! Way to go Riders!
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
We wrapped up our college visit tour at the University of Illinois today. It's hard to believe these kids will be applying to college in just a few months! What a great group.
8 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
Attention all Seniors and Senior parents.....If you have not filled out the Google form for the information that will be published in the Arcola Record Herald graduation edition, please do so ASAP.
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Emily Coombe
Mrs. Jones & Miss Coombe survived day 1 with the US Marines Corps! It was a travel day, but we will take the win. Now it's 6am, day 2, and we're off to start our day! Updates to come...
8 months ago, Emily Coombe
Debbie Diaz
The baseball game vs Tri-County today has been cancelled due to the forecast. There will be practice after school.
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The JH Track meet has been cancelled today due to the forecast. Both boys & girls will practice until 4:00pm.
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Today is the day! Join us tonight while Nick Gore shares his life story as a heroin addict, his road to recovery, and how he's helping others through their addiction. Gore is passionate about substance awareness and mental health. Come listen to this inspiring message in the High School Gym tonight at 6:30 pm. #nottimryan #drugawareness #mentalhealthawareness
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Arcola Jr./Sr. High welcomes Nick Gore as the Douglas County Drug Awareness guest speaker. High School students from Tuscola, Villa Grove, ALAH, and Heritage joined our Arcola students this morning for an inspiring story about Mr. Gores life as a heroin addict and his road to recovery.
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Dual Credit Information Meeting: Wednesday, April 24, 6:30pm in high school library. Interested students and their parents are highly encouraged to attend.
8 months ago, Amanda Mendez
John Craig
7th Grade boys finished 2nd at the Arthur Invite
8 months ago, John Craig
Nick Lindsey AD
The boys HS Invite has been canceled at Monticello tonight.
8 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget to check out the volleyball fundraiser. The fundraiser is set to close on Monday April 15th. Check out the Arcola Volleyball Program fundraiser of Arcola athletic wear. You can't get to much Purple Rider gear can you? #ArcolaPride #PurpleRiders Orders can be placed online or through a volleyball player. If you order online and want one of the players to get credit for the order, be sure and include their name when asked for athlete name. The online store will close on April 15th. https://order.fancloth.com/c/482144
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Join us on April 16th: “From Dope to Hope “speaker Tim Ryan will be at Arcola on April 16th at the Nancy Stiff Gymnasium. We are excited to have Tim Ryan speak for our Douglas County students, staff, and community about his experience with drug addiction. He not only overcame it but is now working to help others. Tim’s mission has been to help one addict at a time transform their lives from dope to hope. There will be 3 separate times for the assembly on Tuesday, April, 16th. The HS Assembly will be at 9:30am, Jr. High Assembly at 1:00pm, and an assembly open to the com
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Beckie Headrick
Arcola Special Olympics goes to Millikan where the athletes were recognized and allowed to run the bases after the game!
8 months ago, Beckie Headrick
Jill Hohlbauch
Scott's Law – If It's Flashing Move Over Driver Education Instructors, So far in 2019, 14 Illinois State Troopers have been hit by motorists while stopped on the side of the road, compared to eight incidents in calendar year 2018. The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois State Police are working together to ensure all teen drivers, their parents, and families have the information they need to protect those who protect us. Scott's Law, also known as the Move Over Law, was named after Lieutenant Scott Gillen of the Chicago Fire Department who was struck and killed by an intoxicated driver while assisting at a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Scott's Law mandates that upon approaching any stationary vehicle with flashing emergency lights, including commercial trucks and cars, all approaching vehicles shall: • reduce speed, • change lanes if possible; and • proceed with caution.
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Come Alive Tour at Arcola High School tonight with "Attaboy" at 7:00pm. Bring your friends and family for a live concert! #youaremorethanalabel #choicescount
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Any band student who participated in the Fannie May fundraiser your order will be ready for pick up on Monday, April 15th from 4-6 in the band room. Any questions please contact Kris Bott at 390-2271. Photo for attention.
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
Reminder #2 for Seniors & Parents: If you have received any outside scholarships that you would included as part of Honors Night, please email the information to Mrs. Mendez at amendez@arcolaschools.com.
8 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Tim Ryan Speaks “From Dope to Hope” guest speaker Tim Ryan will be at Arcola High School on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 pm. Mr. Ryan will be sharing life story as a drug addict and how he's using that to help others recover and transform their lives. This is a free event and open to the community. Come listen to Tim Ryan's inspiring message!
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
James Caudle
8th Grader take some notes about Sales and Marketing at the 8th Grade Career Conference held at Lake Land College.
8 months ago, James Caudle
Amanda Mendez
8th Graders enjoyed the Career Conference on Friday sponsored by the Eastern Illinois Education for Employment System and Lakeland College. Thanks for having us!
8 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to softball and baseball picking up wins today over Martinsville. KayLee Hohlbauch, Delaney Melton, Lindsey Helmuth, and Ariana Warren all homered! David Garcia with the game winning hit for the boys!
8 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Today’s softball and baseball games have been moved back to a noon start.
8 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Boys/Girls State Delegates: Rocio Gomez, Erika Vandeveer, Taylor Spelman, Emma Johns, Astrid Obregon, Chloe Ingram, Rosa Hardin, Austin Hopkins, Donte Galvan, Jacob Butler, Mason Myers and Benjamin Crane. Also pictured from the American Legion, Ken Reveal.
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Today's baseball game has been cancelled. Tomorrow's baseball and softball games vs. Martinsville @ Arcola will start at 11:00 and will not be a double header.
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
We had beautiful weather touring Illinois State University today! #ilstu #collegevisit #purpleriders
8 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Mr. Butler's Physics class attended the Engineering Open House at the U of I. Also, Congratulations to Braedyn Edwards, Jordan Melton, and Myles Bott for placing 3rd overall in the competition.
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The EIU Art Department proudly proudly presented 3 of our students art work at the Tarble Arts Center for the 37th Children Art Exhibition. Check out their amazing work below!
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
7th and 8th grade students will be taking the IAR state tests starting tomorrow. It is very important that all students be prepared for this test by having their iPad fully charged each day. They are also required to have a pair of headphones or earbuds for this test. Students are encouraged to get plenty of rest the night before testing and to eat a good breakfast. Let's crush these state tests Riders
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Please feel free to share this press release for the Tim Ryan, "From Dope to Hope" event that is scheduled for April 16th. https://5il.co/72z1
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
Seniors & Parents: Mrs. Mendez is collecting information on any scholarships students have earned outside of AHS in order to include them in the Honors Night program. Please email her at amendez@arcolaschools.com with any you would like included.
9 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Coming soon “From Dope to Hope “speaker Tim Ryan will be at Arcola on April 16th at the Nancy Stiff Gymnasium. We are excited to have Tim Ryan speak for our Douglas County students, staff, and community about his experience with drug addiction. He not only overcame it but is now working to help others. Tim’s mission has been to help one addict at a time transform their lives from dope to hope. There will be 3 separate times for the assembly on Tuesday, April, 16th. The HS Assembly will be at 9:30am, Jr. High Assembly at 1:00pm, and an assembly open to the community and parents at 6:30pm. This is an event you do not want to miss!
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Check out the Arcola Volleyball Program fundraiser of Arcola athletic wear. You can't get to much Purple Rider gear can you? #ArcolaPride #PurpleRiders Orders can be placed online or through a volleyball player. If you order online and want one of the players to get credit for the order, be sure and include their name when asked for athlete name. The online store will close on April 15th. https://order.fancloth.com/c/482144
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to Luke Spencer for qualifying to compete at last Friday's Indoor State Meet at Wesleyan University. Luke competed in the High Jump and place 7th overall. Way to go Luke!!
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
JH Track & Field practice tomorrow from 10:30-12:30.
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Emily Coombe
AHS Drama Club presents a fairy tale version of Law & Order this weekend. Showtimes are Saturday 7pm, and Sunday 2pm. Come out and figure out whodunnit!
9 months ago, Emily Coombe
Emily Coombe
This afternoon, AHS & AJH student heard Miss Iliinois, Grace Khachaturian, speak about #youmatter.
9 months ago, Emily Coombe
Lynn Klopfleisch
In the library today, "STEAM" building at its best! (Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Mathematics)
9 months ago, Lynn Klopfleisch
Debbie Diaz
Today is Pi Day. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is approximately 3.14159. Go Math teachers!! π π π π
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Recent Graduates & Seniors- Apprenticeships open for application: Plumbers & Pipefitters (ualocal149.com), & Construction Craft Laborers (illaborers.org). These are very well-paid positions. Email Mrs. Mendez at amendez@arcolaschools.com if you need contact information!
9 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
Ms. Anderson is selling Earth Day shirts for anyone that might be interested. Orders are due by 3/29/2019.
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Thanks to Mr. Eddleman for organizing the Douglas County Farm Bureau assembly today. This was a special learning opportunity for all of this years Drivers Ed students to learn about safety driving.
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The softball game today vs. Monticello has been cancelled. There will be no practice today.
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Arcola Drama Club proudly presents "Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit" as the AHS spring play. Follow familiar fairy tale characters as they investigate a crime and then try the accused criminal in a fairy tale court of law. Can you solve the crime before the characters do? Come see the spring play this weekend, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. See you then!
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Rotary Seniors of the Month of February- Alayna Johns and Jorge Ramirez!
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Today’s high school softball game vs. Chrisman has been canceled
9 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Emily Coombe
A clarification on ordering yearbooks online: JH yearbooks are through Lifetouch, HS yearbooks are through Jostens. AHS students should not order Lifetouch.
9 months ago, Emily Coombe
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to Jordan Melton for being selected as an LOVC All-Conference athlete for scholastic bowl! Jordan scored 39 toss-ups this season, placing 8th in the conference. 
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The art department would like to congratulate Emilio Martinez, Elizabeth Quinones, Cecilia Hardin, and Tiya Patel for being selected to display their art at the 37th Children's Art Exhibition. The show will be held from March 23 - April 7 at the Tarble Arts Center in Charleston. If you are in the area, stop by and support the art students on their achievement. #arcolatalent #becreative #art #purplepride
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
9 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Amanda Mendez
Senior scholarship application packets are due this Wednesday, March 13 by 3:00pm sharp (not after school).
9 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Cheering on the girls at the first High School Track & Field event of the season at EIU.
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to the following HS Basketball players for being selected to the LOVC All Conference Team- Myles Roberts 1st Team Unanimous, Kaleb Byard 1st Team, Olivia Key 1st Team, Kaylee Hohlbauch 1st Team Unanimous, and Ariana Warren 2nd Team!
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The art department would like to Congratulate Astrid Obregon, Becca Nation, Areli Guerra, Victor Gonzalez, Luke Spencer, Alexia Guajardo, Emilio Martinez, and Elizabeth Quinonez for being selected to display their art at this year’s Eric Show. The show will be held today through March 22nd at the U of I Union Gallery. If you are in the area, stop by and support the art students on their achievement.
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Check out the softball fundraiser items at the link below. http://www.bodynsolesports.com/team-sales/arcola-softball
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
College Bus Trip #2: SIU Edwardsville!
9 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Junior High GIRLS Track & Field practice has been cancelled for this afternoon. Practice will pick up tomorrow 3/5 at regular time.
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Don’t forget to get your orders in!
9 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Lisa Sigrist
Fun in the snow at Central Park
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
New York Public Library
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Dinner at Carmine’s
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
The Wall Street Bull
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Staten Island Ferry and The Statue of Liberty
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
A little selfie fun on the Staten Island Ferry with The Statue of Liberty in the background.
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
9/11 Memorial
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
9/11 Memorial
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Debbie Diaz
The Junior High/High School Choir Concert is Sunday, March 10th @ the Catholic Church at 5:15 pm.
10 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to the newest members of Tri-M Music Honor Society- Aileen Acosta, Zach Butler, and Alec Downs (not pictured).
10 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Lisa Sigrist
Starting the day at the World Trade Center- The Oculus
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Times Square here they come!
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Central Park
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Rockefeller Center
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
AFS students are LOVING New York City!
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Allison Phillips
Members of Rider Nation are attending the Jostens Renaissamce Regional Conference at Lake Land!
10 months ago, Allison Phillips
Lisa Sigrist
We are on the plane headed to NYC!
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
AFS students are headed to NYC!
10 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to the 7th grade girls on advancing to the regional championship Thursday night at Effingham St. Anthony at 5:30pm! Good luck girls!
10 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Amanda Mendez
10 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Amanda Mendez
SENIORS: Tues, April 9 is Senior Development Day. Fr/So/Jr will be testing (PSAT/SAT). Seniors have the option of doing a college visit/advising appointment, community service, job shadowing, or working if they have a job. Their plans are due back Thursday, March 28.
10 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Amanda Mendez
SENIORS: Scholarship application packets were handed out today at the senior meeting and posted in the "Class of 2019" Google Classroom. THE PACKETS ARE DUE BACK by MARCH 13 at 3:00PM. No late packets will be accepted. Any questions, contact the guidance office!
10 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
The Illinois Principal Association honors two of our very own students! Congratulations to Isabelle Hensley and Reynold Oyervides who were recognized this morning at the Illinois Principal Association Student Recognition Breakfast.
10 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
It's time for new Purple Rider gear! Our Jr.High/HS Track & Field teams are hosting a fundraiser with lots of Rider apparel. Help us reach our goal and support our track athletes. Orders are due March 1st and you can easily order online at http://shop.fancloth.com/s/462090. #supportourathletes #RiderNation #purplepride #trackszn
10 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
There is no weight lifting tomorrow. We will pick back up Wednesday after school!
10 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Amanda Mendez
SENIOR Meeting: Thursday 2/21, 3rd hr. (9:39am) We will distribute local scholarship applications and give general announcements. All seniors must attend. Students received an email with this information today.
10 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
The Jr. High volleyball game scheduled for Monday Feb 18th @ Windsor has been cancelled. Join us for 8th grade night on Tuesday Feb 19th when we play Okaw Valley.
10 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Art News: Check out the new equipment for NAHS and the Graphic Design class. NAHS member Mackenzie Rodriguez printed her own club t-shirt using the new heat press machine.
10 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Support our Special Olympic athletes and bring in your extra change to help raise funds for future events. The class that raises the most funds will have a pizza party. Eighth graders are currently in the lead, but the final count to bring your change is February 14th! 🍕 #specialolympics #polarplunge #ridernation
10 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
The boys game vs. Heritage tomorrow will be freshman game at 11 and JV to follow. There will be no varsity game.
10 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Amanda Mendez
22 juniors braved the cold and toured SIU Carbondale today! #ridersgotocollege #collegevisit
10 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Nick Lindsey AD
The Lady Riders will play for a Regional Championship tomorrow night at 7pm vs. Tri-County at Nancy Stiff Gymnasium!!
10 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Emily Coombe
For more information on Marisa's Purpose FHL & Shalynn... https://marisaspurpose.org/
10 months ago, Emily Coombe
Emily Coombe
Do you recognize these signs that someone is using drugs? Take care of your friends & family. Don't look the other way. #Shalynn #Marisa #overdosegoodsamaritanlaw
10 months ago, Emily Coombe
Emily Coombe
This morning at AHS & AJH, an assembly for drug awareness. "Shalynn's Hope & Marissa's Purpose" discuss the overdose Good Samaritan Law, intended to save lives.
10 months ago, Emily Coombe
Amanda Mendez
10 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
Menu change for Monday Feb 4th Cheese Quesadilla Salad Fruit milk
10 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Thank you to our Spelling Bee participants and Congratulations to the winners. Pictured left to right 1st place Bianca Arguelles, 2nd place Gracie Wagoner, 3rd place Austin Kutz and alternate Andy Castro!
10 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to our freshman boys basketball team on winning the Heritage tournament!
10 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Emily Coombe
SUPPORTING OUR SPECIAL OLYMPIC ATHLETES... Vanessa Duncan, Asst. Dir. Of Development, Special Olympics Region I, held a Kick Off for Respect Awareness Campaign assembly this afternoon. The message: Be more inclusive, get out and support each other. This year, Arcola is designated a Special Olympic Unified Champion School, for the ways we support Special Olympics throughout the year.
10 months ago, Emily Coombe
Jill Hohlbauch
Freshmen Orientation will be rescheduled to Wednesday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m.
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
All events except Freshmen Orientation will continue as scheduled for Thursday evening.  Freshmen Orientation will be rescheduled to Wednesday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m.    Thursday events/practices: JH Volleyball vs. Sullivan (Home) – 6:00 p.m. HS Girls Basketball vs. Argenta Oreana (Home) – 6:00 p.m. Senior Night HS Scholastic Bowl at Argenta 5:00 p.m. - Bus at 3:40 (possibility of cancellation TBA) HS Boys Basketball practice 2:30-4:30 JH Boys Basketball practice 2:00-3:30 *There will be no HS Track practice and no Football lifting tomorrow (Thursday). Football lifting & Track practice will be after school on Friday.
11 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
***Gould's Transportation # was not correct in the original post. Sorry about the confusion. Stay warm, be safe! The Arcola School District has cancelled school and all school activities including practices for Wednesday, January 30 due to the projected extreme cold temperatures. In addition, the district will have a “late start” on Thursday, January 31 starting at 10:00 am. The buildings will be open at 9:30 am for students to be dropped off. Anyone that normally does NOT ride a bus but will need a ride that day, please contact Gould Transportation at 253-2232. https://m.facebook.com/pages/Gould-Bus-Service/147735921937497
11 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Freshmen Orientation has been moved to Thursday, January 31. Session 1 @ 5:30pm (last names A-K & volleyball team) and Session 2 @ 6:30pm (last names L-Z). This is a mandatory event-- you will be signing up for freshmen classes!
11 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Nick Lindsey AD
All activities for tonight have been canceled. Boys basketball game vs. LSA has been tentatively rescheduled for 2.14.19 with JV starting at 6pm. HS boys will have practice.
11 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Myles Roberts reaches 1,000 points! On behalf of the HS Boys Basketball Program we would love to Congratulate Myles on reaching 1,000 points during Saturday's game. " We are very proud of him and I look forward to the good things he will accomplish" Coach Gisinger stated. Congratulations Myles!
11 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Rider Nation is selling t-shirts to help create a positive supportive climate throughout the entire school and community. They are only $15 and you can order online. Click the link below to get your Rise Up t-shirt today! Orders are due this Thursday. https://riseupriders19.itemorder.com/sale
11 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
The 8th Grade Boys Basketball game and the Jr. High girls volleyball game for tonight have both been cancelled. Jr. High girls will not practice after school.
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Football lifting will be today (Tue) and Thursday after school. Tonight's HS Boys basketball game will be Varsity only starting at 6:00PM.
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Tomorrow HS Boys Basketball game will be varsity only at 6pm vs LSA
11 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
The 8th grade boys basketball Regional game for tonight has been postponed and will be played tomorrow at Bismark High School at 6:00 PM. The bus will leave at 4:00PM.
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
11 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Get your Rise Up Rider t-shirt ordered today!
11 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
The location for tonights 8th grade boys basketball Regional has been moved. They will now play at Salt Fork Jr. High in Jamaica. The game will still be at 6:00pm, with a bus time of 4:30pm. The boys are to wear their Purple uniforms. Good Luck!!!!! Go Riders!!!!
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget to order your Rise up Rider t-shirts. Want another t-shirt to add to your Purple Rider collection and help with a great cause that can impact our students and our community? Arcola High School Rider Nation group is selling t-shirts to help create a positive, supportive climate throughout the entire school (and community). They are $15 and you can order them easily online! Orders are due January 31st and be ready for pick up February 15th. See Ms. Chovanec or Mrs. Phillips with any questions. https://riseupriders19.itemorder.com/sale
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Updated bracket after night one of LOVC Boys Tourney.
11 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
7th grade boys regional game has been canceled for tomorrow. Boys will play Tuesday at 5pm in Bismarck.
11 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
The boys and girls tournament games for tomorrow have been postponed. The boys updated bracket is attached. Girls will
11 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Due to the threat of bad weather tomorrow the HS boys basketball LOVC tournament games to he held at Arcola have been cancelled. All games from Saturday will be pushed back to Monday.
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
Senior Parents-- Are you pestering your students about scholarships yet? There are many applications available and some are due soon. Have your students check their email and visit the guidance website at ajhsguidance.weebly.com & click "Scholarships."
11 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Nick Lindsey AD
Riders fall 50-39 to ALAH. We will play at 6pm Saturday weather permitting at Arthur
11 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Riders down 11 at the half. 34-23
11 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Lady Riders down 11-9 at the end of the 1st quarter
11 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Want another t-shirt to add to your Purple Rider collection and help with a great cause that can impact our students and our community? Arcola High School Rider Nation group is selling t-shirts to help create a positive, supportive climate throughout the entire school (and community). They are $15 and you can order them easily online! Orders are due January 31st and be ready for pick up February 15th. See Ms. Chovanec or Mrs. Phillips with any questions. https://riseupriders19.itemorder.com/sale
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to girls basketball who will play for an LOVC NW Division Championship Thursday at 8pm in Bethany!!
11 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
There will be a parent/player meeting for anyone interested in High School Track and Field this year. The meeting will be tomorrow at 5:30pm in the High School computer lab.
11 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
PreK Round Up: Each year, the Arcola School District and the Department of Early Childhood offer parents the opportunity to discover how their child is developing in the areas of speech, language, concepts and motor skills. Vision and hearing screenings are also provided free of charge. This year the event will be held on March 11th and 12th at the Arcola Center. See the attached flyers for more information.
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
8th Graders: Freshman Orientation is Wednesday, Jan. 30. Students were emailed and letters were mailed home. Click below for information on the event. https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRGQ4BDW5Q7R8pYWJRPOVlZFAlJjWEfK9pKbH7KdPHzakbQKND4h4w2SnYjSichPWR_AEzqn1HBXlkS/pub
11 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
Tonight's HS Boys Basketball game at Judah Christian is being moved up to a 5:00 PM start time for the JV game with the varsity game to follow. #GoRiders #DriveCarefully
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Due to potential for bad weather tomorrow, the HS Girls LOVC Tournament games have been postponed. The Lady Riders will play on Monday at 5:00 PM vs LSA, in Bethany. The tournament bracket is shown below.
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Please join us for 2 FREE events hosted by our PreK program on January 28th. The first session will be from 8:00 - 10:00AM and the second session will run from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Celebrate Calm Founder Kirk Martin, and his son, Casey, will provide parents and teachers with a dozen strategies that will eliminate defiance, disrespect, yelling, bullying, sibling fights and more that characterize our homes and classrooms. Kirk provides concrete, practical strategies that work with kids ages 2-22 in everyday situations to: • Get your kids to listen the first time. • Stop defiance, disrespect, and yelling. • Stop whining, tantrums and sibling fights. • Get kids off video games/screens without a fight. • Create stress-free mornings, homework time and bedtime. Visit http://celebratecalm.com/attend-live-events for a sneak peak of what you will experience. Arrive early for the special Q&A with Kirk (that begins 10 minutes prior to the workshop beginning).
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Hey everyone, the Douglas County CEO Class of 2018-2019 is hosting a raffle and they need your support! Your purchase helps the Douglas County CEO students start their own individual businesses. Win a basket full of car essentials, including supplies to perform a DIY Car Detailing or A New Year, New Me package which includes a Fitbit Versa, $100 Nike Gift Card, a Year Long Gym Membership, Nike Bag, Yoga Mat, Foam Roller, Yeti, Jump Rope, & Exercise Ball. Tickets are $10 each and the drawing will be held January 21st. See Grant Mcpherson to purchase your ticket.
11 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Rotary Seniors of the Month of December- Sarah Haynes and Logan Headrick!!
11 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Reminder tonight's HS girls game is varsity only and will begin at 6:00 PM.
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Randi Vandeveer
Attention JUNIORS and SENIORS: An informational session on the Early Transfer Academy (ETA) at Parkland has been set for Monday, Jan. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room U140 of Parkland College's Student Union. College faculty and administrators will be on hand to discuss the academy, its benefits to students, and the eligibility requirements for participation.
11 months ago, Randi Vandeveer
Amanda Mendez
JUNIOR Students & Parents: Click the link for a Newsletter from the Guidance Office! https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTq2iPccCWEKjaOvBV2iYWbeXgsJ-vEfHyjzGb3wd6-KDDa5jxjZT67AO-GroPTO8N0KqHZ1cPg8j0f/pub
11 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
HS Girls Basketball Schedule Update: Thursday we will only play a Varsity game vs. Cerro Gordo which will start at 6:00 PM.
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Reminder: HS Girls basketball for tonight...Varsity will play at 6:00 PM with a shortened JV to follow.
11 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Monday’s girls b-ball game vs. Blue Ridge will be played at 6pm for varsity. JV will play two- 10 minute halves FOLLOWING the varsity game.
11 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to Arianna Warren and Myles Roberts for making the Dieterich All Tournament Team!!
11 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Counselors will visit juniors tomorrow in English class to go over PSAT/NMSQT scores. Students will be given their score reports and can also access them at psat.org/myscore. They have free, individualized practice for the SAT (April 9) available through these accounts!
11 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
The National Art Honor Society is bringing some color to the youth room at the Arcola Public Library. Check out the mural progress. Awesome job to our NAHS members and Mr. Lugo for their exceptional work.
12 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
These kids spent their first day of break getting up early to help pack Christmas food baskets for our community! They represent our football program and school the right way!
12 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Sports Booster Announcement!! If you ordered Sports Booster Purple Rider socks , pick up is TONIGHT during the HS Boys Basketball game vs. Cumberland.
12 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The JH Girls Basketball Banquet is tomorrow at 6:30 pm in the HS library.
12 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Seniors-- Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative has a scholarship available, due 12/31. Click here: https://aiec.coop/iec-scholarship/ Also, check the guidance site regularly at https://ajhsguidance.weebly.com/scholarships.html for more applications!
12 months ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
This afternoon was dedicated to our Jr. High/High School students for their awesome attendance and good behavior. Some of today's prizes were $50 cash, Limelife makeup, PS4, wireless Beats, Echo dot, Yoders Cinnamon rolls, American Eagle gift cards and more! Thank you to the bold group of teachers for kicking off with a 12 Days of Christmas skit and shout out to the PBIS Team for organizing the 2nd Quarter Celebration!
12 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Don't forget to come out to the Catholic church Sunday at 3pm for the Jr. High/ High School Choir Concert.
12 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Allison Phillips
Juniors learned about the CEO Program at an Informational Meeting this morning-- with doughnuts!
12 months ago, Allison Phillips
Debbie Diaz
Arcola High School presents a check to the Masonic Lodge. 'Tis the season to give back! This year we decided to make a donation to the Masonic Lodge to go towards Christmas baskets. Like every year we accepted donations from Junior High and High school  teachers and clubs.  With their generous donations we were able to collect $1,150.00! It's a beautiful thing to see when the community works together to help those in need.  #giveback #donate #change #dogood #riderpride
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
about 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Rotary Seniors of the Month of November..Daniela Lopez and Ale Mendoza!!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
The Jr. High boys basketball game scheduled for this Thursday at Paris Crestwood has been moved to tomorrow (Tuesday). The bus will leave at 4:15.
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Please be aware, the sign off of Rt. 133 will be off during the construction of the new maintenance shed. Anyone that turned in requests to have birthdays ran on the sign, those will still be ran on the Elementary sign by the circle drive.
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Senator Chapin Rose with Garrett Sigrist, Ilusha Budd, Ben Crane, and Jacob Butler today at the Youth Advisory Council. Students from different schools in the district were recommended by their teachers & principals to participate in this hands-on experience.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The Winter Band Concert for grades 5-12 will be this Sunday @ the JH Gym at 3:00 pm. Call time is 2:30. Come support the Arcola Band!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to the four students who were elected to participate at EIU Honor Band day- Kenyon Byard, William Klopfleisch, Rilee Hendrix, and Blaze Rich!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
This is just one of the many duties of the Dean of Students, directing traffic and wiping windshields. Keeping our students safe is a priority at Arcola Jr. Sr High. Drive safe!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
The High School Girls basketball game at University High School that was planned for tonight has been moved to next Tuesday, December 11th. Same time and same place.
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to Hugo Garza for being recognized as a Class 1A All State Player and All State Academic Team. Also, Congratulations to Austin Hopkins for being recognized as Class 1A All State Academic Team for the 2018 season!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to Myles Roberts and Sarah Haynes for being an Illinois State Scholar!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
The High School Girls Basketball game scheduled for tomorrow at University High School has been cancelled and will hopefully be rescheduled for later in the season.
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Basketball fans- come on out to the HS Boys Basketball game vs. Tri-County tonight @ Kansas 6:00 pm. Let's cheer on the boys and show our support! #purpleriders #riders #gopurp
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
High School Boys basketball will play their games at Kansas tonight. Good Luck Boys.
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Get your Purple Rider Boys Basketball spirit wear today! The online store is open until December 10th and merchandise will be in the week of December 17th! Click the link below to order your fan gear while supporting the HS Boys Basketball team! http://stores.inksoft.com/arcolariders
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Order now...the sale end tomorrow. Introducing the 2nd Annual High school girls basketball Purple Rider Flash sale. Please read the disclaimer on the order website for full details, but the store will close on November 30th to help ensure delivery by December 17th. https://ahsfangear2018.itemorder.com/
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Monday our High School Girls basketball team will take on the Tuscola girls in Tuscola. Bring 3 non-perishable food items to the game and you can get in for free. #COLAWARS #GOBIGPURPLE
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Students, have you lost the cap to your Apple Pencil? Parents, has your student lost their Apple Pencil cap?The Class of 2021 Post Prom group can help you out. We are selling Apple Pencil Rubber replacement caps and Tethered caps for $5.00 each. The tethered caps only come in Pink right now, but the other caps we have in Pink, White, and Gray. Parents these would make great stocking stuffers. Please see Mrs. Hohlbauch to purchase yours.
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
On Dec. 1st the Charleston Elks #623 will be hosting their annual National Hoop Shoot. The contest is a free throw competition for age groups 8-13 years of age. There will be 3 divisions each for girls and boys, and shoot 25 free throws for the best score. Winners will advance to District in January at Robinson Il and possibly onto State Iowa Regionals & the Chicago National Finals in April. This event is free and any expenses past local shoot will be covered by The Elks National Foundation. For further information contact Rod Franklin at 345-9668.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to the boys and girls basketball teams on their wins tonight!!
about 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Act fast... sale ends Friday. Introducing the 2nd Annual High school girls basketball Purple Rider Flash sale. Please read the disclaimer on the order website for full details, but the store will close on November 30th to help ensure delivery by December 17th. https://ahsfangear2018.itemorder.com/
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Just kidding!! The HS Girls Basketball game vs Chrisman at home @6pm is Varstity only. The HS Boys Basketball game vs University High School is at Urbana at 6:00pm. Bus leaves at 4:15pm.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Also, the boys basketball game tonight is Varsity only. Thanks!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The High School Boys Basketball game tonight vs. University High School is at Urbana at 6:00 pm. The bus leaves at 4:15 pm. Sorry for any confusion!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Mrs. Mendez is sending out weekly Career Spotlights with information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Click below for Week 1: Diesel Mechanic! https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTBb9G1QbIem7AjMiOgUTZKmS16x0Ezv3qoR3Kv_DMNb3LFpt0enD9BVG5KjrlTOBGuyQ00d5vItutv/pub
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Are you underestimating the health risk of vaping or juuling? Parents, please take the time to read this article to your teenager. A large number of people believe e-cigarettes are a safer way to consume nicotine, and that nicotine isn't harmful .But that's not true. Each nicotine cartridge inserted into the Juul (called a pod) gives about 200 puffs, providing as much nicotine as a whole pack of cigarettes, per the website. https://draxe.com/juuling/?fbclid=IwAR3mVT76RsxdS48GDiB44cQvBqq2WAMXYkg9ZsL6pidNF3xJqJAnXjqC-wI
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Congratulations to the boys basketball team and Coach Gisinger on his first win as a Purple Rider!
about 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to Hugo Garza on being first team all-state!
about 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Scavenger hunt and Thanksgiving fun for our teachers and staff to kick off the long break. We had 15 sneaky turkeys hidden around the Jr. High/High School area today and each turkey came with a prize. Our office staff even found a live turkey in the teacher workroom. They were hoping they'd get double points. 🦃🙊 Happy Thanksgiving!!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Such a great group of girls at Parkland for the FFA - Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Mini-Summit!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
FCA will meet tomorrow at 7 am due to the short week. Breakfast WILL be provided and we'll have a guest speaker! See you there!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to the 7th grade girls for today's win over Decatur Robertson! Final score: 34-5 We play vs Decatur Hope Monday @ Decatur Hope 6:00pm. #purpleriders #riderpride #ladyriders
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Randi Vandeveer
Arcola Sports Boosters Sock Orders are due TOMORROW!! Make sure you get your order in!
about 1 year ago, Randi Vandeveer
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to Hugo Garza for making 1a All-State!
about 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Allison Phillips
Our EIU dual credit students are on campus today, experiencing college life!
about 1 year ago, Allison Phillips
Debbie Diaz
What a Monday! 2 wins, snow, and 8th grade night!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
A great group of Riders attended the EIU Open House today! It was chilly, but fun! #CollegeChangesEverything #RidersGoToCollege
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Randi Vandeveer
Friday is the LAST day to turn in Sports Booster Sock orders!
about 1 year ago, Randi Vandeveer
Debbie Diaz
In honor of all the men and women who served and continue to serve this country, Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The High School Volleyball Awards Night will be held TONIGHT at 5:30pm in the High School library.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Attention All parents of Drivers Ed students (1st & 2nd Quarter) : There will be an informational meeting tomorrow at 5:30pm in the High School library. concerning your son/daughter. The meeting should be finished by 6:30pm. Please plan to attend!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Randi Vandeveer
In honor of National Stress Awareness Day, the Guidance Office would like take a moment to recognize that EVERY person feels stressed at some point in their lives. To help increase awareness and promote coping strategies, we would like to share the following links for parents and students. Our Guidance Office is also available for students on those really overwhelming days. We all experience stress, it is part of life, but there are ways to manage it and it starts with awareness. Teens and Stress: How to Keep Stress in Check https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-teens.aspx Six Common Triggers of Teen Stress https://www.psycom.net/common-triggers-teen-stress/ 5 Things You Should Know About Health https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress/index.shtml Coping With Stress https://humanstress.ca/stress/trick-your-stress/steps-to-instant-stress-management/
about 1 year ago, Randi Vandeveer
Debbie Diaz
Arcola High School is pleased to announce the DAR/SAR Good Citizen winners for this school year. The DAR winner is Alayna Johns and the SAR winner is Myles Roberts. The local sponsors of these Good citizen Programs are the Stephen A. Douglas Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Piankeshaw Chapter of the National Society of Sons of the American Revolution.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Huge shout out to Miss Launius and the NHS members for hosting this years American Red Cross Blood Drive. Thank you all! "The students who donate really are making a difference." -Miss Launius
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Randi Vandeveer
Body Electric and Sarah Bush Lincoln are sponsoring CYBERGUIDE FOR PARENTS WITH DETECTIVE RICHARD WISTOCKI on Wednesday, November 7th from 6 to 8 pm in the Charleston High School Auditorium. This FREE event will include topics such as cyber-bullying, online gaming dangers, social media dangers, phone applications, and file & video sharing. The presenter, Richard Wistocki, is a Cyber Crimes Detective with 30+ years of experience.
about 1 year ago, Randi Vandeveer
Debbie Diaz
We play together We win together We lose together We stay together Today's game didn't end how we planned but we are all proud of how far you came! #riderpride #football #purpleriders
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
It's game day! No matter what the final score is today, Arcola is proud! Playoff game vs. Triopia starts @ 2pm. If you can't make it to Concord you're in luck. The game will be broadcast live on 92.1 The Axe. #goriders #riderpride #football https://www.myradiolink.com/2018/10/29/arcola-purple-riders-on-92-1-the-axe/?sc_ref=facebook
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Pick up your playoff order at the High School foyer today from 3-8pm.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Following a competitive audition process, fourteen Arcola junior high and high school students have been selected to take part in the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) District 5 Festivals for jazz, choir, and orchestra. Selected for Junior Choir were: Fatima Cabrera, Andy Castro and Aaron Gaona; Junior Band: Eadie Budd (flute), Izzy Hensley (flute), Jake Myers (tuba), Rey Oyervides (clarinet) and Aden York (flute). Selected for Senior Choir were: Taylor Brown and Kenyon Byard; Senior Treble Choir: Aileen Acosta and Olivia Key; Senior Jazz Band: Myles Bott (tenor saxophone); and Senior Orchestra: Braedyn Edwards (percussion). Members of the ILMEA choirs and bands will each attend an all day rehearsal, where they will prepare music selections for concerts held in the evening. Admission to each concert is $5 and is open to the public. The Jazz Festival will be held held November 5th at 5:45 pm at Doudna Fine Arts Center on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. The Concert Festival will be held November 18th also on the campus of EIU, concert times and locations are as follows: 4:30 pm - Junior Choir in Union Grand Ballroom 5:00 pm - Junior Band in Dvorak Concert Hall 5:30 pm - Senior Treble Choir in Doudna Theater 6:00 pm - Senior Orchestra in Dvorak Concert Hall 6:30 pm - Senior Choir in Union Grand Ballroom Based on their audition scores, later this fall the students (grades 10-12) will learn if they have qualified to perform at the ILMEA All-State Conference held in Peoria in January 2019. The junior high choir director is Mrs. Ronda Reinhart, and junior high band, high school choir and high school band is under the direction of Mr. Eric Mueller.
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
Juniors/Seniors: Tomorrow is the registration deadline for the December SAT or ACT. Go to collegeboard.org to sign up for the SAT and actstudent.org for the ACT. See the counseling office for help or for a fee waiver!!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Amanda Mendez
Seniors: Remember when #CollegeCorner recommended you apply for scholarships? Today's a big day; many applications open! Go to your college's website to see what you're eligible for. You were emailed some links for the most common schools AHS students attend. #RidersGoToCollege
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Randi Vandeveer
Purple Rider Socks are BACK!! Arcola Sports Boosters are selling Purple Rider Socks! Order forms are available in the High School Office. Orders are due November 16th.
about 1 year ago, Randi Vandeveer
Debbie Diaz
Who's excited to get their new Playoff shirts for Round 2? It's such a great feeling to see the community supporting our Football Team. Thank you all! Playoff shirt pickup is Friday, November 2nd from 3:00pm-8:00pm.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Parents: Junior High Boys Basketball practice has been cancelled for today. Spread the word!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
NAHS is off to another adventure at an EIU Workshop today 
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Revised broadcast information for Saturday's football game. Purple Rider fans, please tune into WWGO 92.1 on Saturday with the pregame starting fifteen minutes prior to kick off. The game can also be heard via myradiolink.com and on the free myradiolink app (for those who may want to listen in their car while at the game). Sorry for any confusion, but this is local radio station that will be broadcasting the game for the Purple Riders.
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
The Arcola High School volleyball team would like to take this time to thank all those that helped make our Pink Out Night such a success. We were able to donate $1300 to Mills Breast Cancer Institute in Champaign. We would like to thank all the volleyball girls and their families for their amazing donations to our raffle. Thank you to the fans that came to the game and purchased raffle tickets and made donations. Finally thank you to the following businesses and individuals for their donations to our cause. First Mid Bank & Trust, Lindenmeyer Insurance Agency, Micheal and Lisa Sigrist, Boyer Investment Advisor's, Arcola First Bank, The Great Pumpkin Patch, Aikman Wildlife Adventure, Reclaimed Food & Spirits, Stacy Shonkwiler, Shawn Vazquez, and Monical's Pizza.
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Get your second round playoff shirts. Orders and payment must be turned into the High School office no later than 3:00 PM Tuesday the 30th. http://5il.co/5ezo
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
College Advice: Get involved on campus right away! Make friends with people you wouldn't normally talk to. Play intramural sports. Have fun! #CollegeCorner #CollegeChangesEverything #CollegeApplicationMonth #RidersGoToCollege
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Amanda Mendez
MacMurray College will be in the Library at 9:45am to speak with interested students today. They are located in Jacksonville, IL and have a variety of majors available. Come see the counseling office if you want a pass! Https://www.Mac.edu
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Playoff shirts for round 2 vs. Concord Triopia. Order forms are available at the HS office. Please complete and return forms with payment by Tuesday at 3.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
2nd round playoff game. 2pm at Concord Triopia. +1
about 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Playoff Shirts Round 2. Orders due Tuesday at 3pm. Orders will be passed out on Friday evening.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to the 7th grade girls JHOC tournament Champions!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to the 8th grade girls JHOC Tournament Champions!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Game time 🏀 8th grades up first vs. ALAH
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
More Powderpuff pics from today's PBIS Celebration
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Good luck to our Jr. High girls basketball team at the JHOC Championship game tonight. Fan bus leaves at 4:50pm please plan to be here by 4:40. The fan bus also includes 6th graders. GO RIDERS!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Powderpuff photos; Congratulations Juniors/Freshman with the W!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
What a great way to end the week! More fun from the PBIS Celebration today!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
It's a beautiful day to celebrate good behavior and attendance at AHS! Huge thanks to the PBIS team for planning the 1st Quarter Celebration!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Let the sorting begin! Playoff shirts will be ready for pickup after the Bonfire tonight. If you can't join us, pick up will also be tomorrow at the HS foyer from 5:30-7:00pm.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Today Juniors learned about the CEO Program, which is for students interested in business and entrepreneurship! See the counselors if you think you might like to be a part of the CEO Program senior year! Shout-out to Grant McPherson for representing Arcola in the program!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
FFA Convention!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Don't forget about the FAFSA Workshop tonight from 5-7pm in the computer lab. Come anytime. It's okay if you haven't started yet, or just have one question. We can help! Stop by the counseling office during PT Conferences for handouts on college, testing, social/emotional issues, & more!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Playoff shirts will be available to pick up at the HS foyer Friday, October 26th from 5:30-7:00pm. Join us for the Snake Dance and Bonfire tomorrow , we will meet at Arcola ValuBuy at 7:40pm. Shirts will also be handed out after the Snake Dance and bonfire tomorrow at the Arcola High School.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Any seniors who haven't visited Parkland yet and would like to go next Friday (11/2) need to sign up with Mrs. Mendez by today. All majors are welcome, and the Health Professions labs and Forensic Science labs will be open for tours as well! We will be gone all afternoon.
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Amanda Mendez
#CollegeCorner Apply for FAFSA, grants, and as many scholarships as you can. Student loan debt sucks. --Everyone who ever went to college This being said, come to the FAFSA Workshop in the computer lab anytime between 5-7pm tomorrow (Wed. 10/24) for help! #CollegeChangesEverything #CollegeApplicationMonth #RidersGoToCollege
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
Attention Arcola Students: Herff Jones will be at Arcola High School taking orders for class rings, letter jackets, Senior Cap & Gown/Announcements on Thursday October 25, 2018 from 2:30-7:00pm.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
The Arcola Class of 2020 is selling RIDER GEAR to help fund a safe, alcohol and drug free 2019 Post- Prom. Items make great Christmas gifts! Orders are due Thursday, October 25th at 3 pm. You can pick up an order form in the high school office, in elementary students Friday Folders or visit www.krisbott.com/shop. Orders will arrive prior to Christmas break. Thank you for your support!
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Parent/teacher conferences are this Wednesday and Thursday from 2:15-7:15pm. Call the HS office at 269-4962 opt.2 to schedule a meeting with your child's teacher(s).
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Dont forget to order your playoff apparel by 3pm Monday! Please complete and return your form with payment. Order forms are available at the HS office.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Round 1 vs. Salt Fork Saturday at 1pm at Thomas-Bradford field. See you there!
about 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
It's that time again to have the "graduatuon talk". Our Seniors had a visit from the one and only Jake Romano from Herff Jones today! Parents, graduation will be here before you know it. Important date to remember: October 25 2:30-7:00- Senior Graduation parent night with Herff Jones!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Playoff shirts! Orders are due by 3pm on Monday. Get yours now!
about 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
With the help of our generous community, staff, players, and families the Lady Riders volleyball team was able to donated $1300 to Mills Breast Cancer Institute in Champaign. #ProubdtobeaRIDER
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
College-Bound Seniors: Have you completed your FAFSA? We are hosting a FAFSA WORKSHOP on Wednesday 10/24 5-7pm during PT Conferences. Come anytime. It doesn't matter if you haven't started your FAFSA or just have one question. See the photo for a list of information to bring!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
The Arcola Class of 2020 is excited to announce its "Rider Gear" fundraiser! Get everything you need to show your school spirit, from blankets to bucket hats. You won't want to miss out these! The best part? You'll be supporting a safe, alcohol and drug free 2019 Post-Prom all while crossing some people off your Christmas list! Due Thursday, Oct. 25th, ordering is simple! 1. Click on the PDF below in the comments, print and turn your order in (with payment) to the HS Office. or 2. Or you can visit www.krisbott.com/shop and place your order online. It's as easy as that. We will have a sample of the blanket at the school later this week, and in the concession stand on Friday. Thank you for supporting the Arcola 2019 Post-Prom! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BYYW2-KYCe1HiAIy-VNORXvD1RkZW9Ra/view
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Attention Parents: Parent Teacher Conferences will be Wednesday, October 24th and Thursday, October 25th from 2:15-7:00 pm. You will be receiving a personal invitation in the mail. Please call the HS office at 268-4962 opt. 2 to schedule a time to meet with your child's teacher(s). Remember, family engagement does matter for student success. See you there!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Mrs. Mendez is taking interested Seniors to Parkland College on a Campus Visit on November 2. Seniors who plan to go to Parkland and have not yet gone on a campus visit are eligible. Sign up in the counseling office!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Amanda Mendez
Today's college advice: GO TO CLASS. Even if your professors don't notice, your success will. Congratulations to our seniors for filling out the Parkland College application today! #CollegeCorner #CollegeChangesEverything #CollegeApplicationMonth #RidersGoToCollege
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
The HS Girls Volleyball game tonight vs. University High School is at Champaign. JV game starts at 6:00 pm, Come on out and support the Volleyball team!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Reminder to register on 8to18 for JH boys basketball.
about 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Arcola Football team for a win vs LSA lastnight. Thank you to everyone who came out to support despite the weather. #riderpride #footballfever #purpleriders #gopurp #support #playoffs
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The day is here! Congratulations to our 2018 Homecoming Attendants. Coronation: 7:30pm Dance: 8:00pm
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Spirit week at AHS! Twin Day, Color Day, and Astroworld outfits! What a fun week! #hoco2018
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Rain or shine the Homecoming parade is still on! See you all there 😊
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Rotary Seniors of the month for September: Shelby Shafer and Gavin Coombe!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
HOCO 2018! Last but not least ......check out the Fresham hallway decorations!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Great crowd tonight at the Jr.High Girls Basketball game vs Tuscola. It was an intense game and our Lady Riders took the win!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
HOCO 2018! How about them hallway decorations the Sophomores did? 🤔 The hallway decoration judges are going to have a tough decision to make.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
We had a few teachers give the same advice, so it must be good! Here it is: Get to know your professors! Sign up for classes with the ones you like. Use their office hours to ask questions. #CollegeCorner #CollegeChangesEverything #CollegeApplicationMonth #RidersGoToCollege
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
HOCO 2018 Week! Check out the Juniors hallway decorations! What do you think..creative huh?!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Our first college advice comes from our very own Mrs. Sigrist! She recommends visiting your parents at least once per month, and always responding to your mom's text messages. #CollegeCorner #RidersGoToCollege #CollegeApplicationMonth #CollegeChangesEverything
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
There will be a JH Boys basketball parent/player meeting tomorrow at 5:30pm in the library for any boy interested in playing basketball this season. This also includes 6th graders.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Riley Fore
The AHS Student Council regrets to inform the community that the Iron Man volleyball contest scheduled for Wednesday, October 10 at 7pm has been cancelled. On another note, we hope to see you all at the Homecoming Parade this Friday, October 12. The parade starts at 2pm.
about 1 year ago, Riley Fore
Debbie Diaz
HOCO WEEK 2018! Who will win best hallway decorations this year? The theme is "Astroworld". Seniors are up first..check out the Hallway Decorations below and in the comments.👇
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
#CollegeCorner The Counseling Office will be sharing college advice given by our very own Junior High and High School teaching staff as part of College Application Month! Stay tuned for advice from our #CollegeCorner. #CollegeChangesEverything #CollegeApplicationMonth
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Amanda Mendez
Millikin University (located in Decatur) will be available in the library tomorrow (Wed.) at 10:30am to speak with interested students. Sign up in the counseling office and get permission from your teacher to attend. Click for a list of majors: https://millikin.edu/academics.
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
The Purple Rider Volleyball team will be holding their annual Pink Out game tonight, in the Jr. High Gym. Come out and support your Lady Riders and check out the items we have to raffle off. All money raised will be donated to Mills Breast Cancer Institute in Champaign, IL. We would appreciate your support.
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Randi Vandeveer
Juniors will be taking the PSAT-NMSQT tomorrow, October 10, 2018. Students will need to report directly to their testing rooms for attendance. They will also need to bring a #2 pencil, a calculator, and a small snack (optional)
about 1 year ago, Randi Vandeveer
Debbie Diaz
Arcola friends let's support our athletes and vote for Ivan Garza for play of the week! It only takes a minute to enter your name and vote! Winner will be announced tomorrow at 6pm. Like, share, but most importantly VOTE! 🏈 #riderpride #footballfever #purpleriders #support https://www.wcia.com/friday-football-fever-play-of-the-week?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_WCIA_3_News
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
View these exceptional drawings of Drake, TuPac, Messi, and Hulk posted in our hallways. Drawings by: Daniela Garcia, Michael Garza, Adrian Llanes, and Kareem Trejo!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to Myles Roberts who has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Myles qualified and placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test(PSAT/NMSQT). 
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Randi Vandeveer
JUST A REMINDER: Juniors will be taking the PSAT-NMSQT on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Students will need to report directly to their testing rooms for attendance. They will also need to bring a #2 pencil, a calculator, and a small snack (optional).
about 1 year ago, Randi Vandeveer
Debbie Diaz
The HS students got a visit from the National Guard today. Thank you to Sargent First Class Fehrenbacher for taking the time to educate our students and talk about the opportunities the National Guard offers.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Just in case you missed it ...check out this short clip on Diego Perez. What an inspiration! "What happens to you doesn't define you," Perez said "It's how you react and I feel like I reacted to my situation in a really good way and winning this Friday would mean absolutely everything." #riderpride #football #purpleriders #inspiration #motivation https://www.wcia.com/sports/high-school-sports/arcola-s-perez-playing-for-his-brother/1495923166?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_WCIA_3_Sports
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Catch Diego Perez and his motivational story on Channel 3 at 6pm!
about 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
We have some talented students in Mr. Lugo's Art Class.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
7th-grade karaoke session in Mrs. Jones' History class - Where'd it go? Roanoke, the Lost Colony! https://youtu.be/O8I4JUCq_D4
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Allison Phillips
Juniors had the opportunity to attend the Lake Land Career Day this morning. They selected individual career sessions and participated in the College fair.
about 1 year ago, Allison Phillips
Debbie Diaz
Students, if you were absent, recently moved to the district or didn't like your photo, picture retakes are October 24th. Dress to Impress ;)
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Seniors: The County Clerk's office is seeking student workers for the Primary Election held on Tuesday, November 6th. Students who participate in the program will be required to attend a training session that will be held on Friday, October 26th at 12:00-3:00 p.m. at the Tuscola Outlet Mall. -Students must be available to serve ALL day on November 6th 5:00 a.m - 8:30 p.m. -Please refer to the email sent by Mrs. Johns for qualifications and the application. If you have any questions, please stop by the office.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Randi Vandeveer
Body Electric and Sarah Bush Lincoln are sponsoring CYBERGUIDE FOR PARENTS WITH DETECTIVE RICHARD WISTOCKI on Wednesday, November 7th from 6 to 8 pm in the Charleston High School Auditorium. This FREE event will include topics such as cyber-bullying, online gaming dangers, social media dangers, phone applications, and file & video sharing. The presenter, Richard Wistocki, is a Cyber Crimes Detective with 30+ years of experience.
about 1 year ago, Randi Vandeveer
Amanda Mendez
High School: The US Army will be visiting during lunchtime Tuesday (10/2) inside the high school entrance, and the US Marines will be here during lunchtime Wednesday (10/3) in the same spot.
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Amanda Mendez
College-Bound Seniors: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on Monday October 1! Make your FSA ID ahead of time at fsaid.ed.gov. See the counseling office with questions.
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Tom Mulligan
Arcola School District is seeking candidates for the position of Evening Custodian Supervisor. This person will work from 2:30 – 11:00 pm Monday through Friday. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications but salary is expected to be around $15 an hour. Position also offers health insurance benefits; paid vacation, holidays and sick time; and IMRF Retirement program, which includes a company match. If interested, please contact Ken Vogt by e-mail kvogt@arcolaschools.com or by phone 217-268-4963.
about 1 year ago, Tom Mulligan
Allison Phillips
More Gold Star Mission snack break pictures from this afternoon.
about 1 year ago, Allison Phillips
Allison Phillips
More Gold Star Mission snack break pictures from this afternoon.
about 1 year ago, Allison Phillips
Allison Phillips
Rider Nation was honored to assist the Gold Star Misson on their break in Moore park this afternoon.
about 1 year ago, Allison Phillips
Allison Phillips
Rider Nation was honored to assist the Gold Star Misson on their break in Moore park this afternoon.
about 1 year ago, Allison Phillips
Allison Phillips
Rider Nation was honored to assist the Gold Star Misson on their break in Moore park this afternoon.
about 1 year ago, Allison Phillips
Debbie Diaz
Thank you to Gold Star Mission for allowing our students to be a part of this stop. Watch the video of our students cheering on the cyclist below! https://www.facebook.com/Goldstar500/videos/318743808930031/
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Gold Star Mission 500 Cyclist made it to Arcola High School! They're honoring and supporting Gold Star Families by preserving the memory of our Fallen Heroes through service to those in need. Thank you to our very own Larry Johns for riding in this long 4 day, 513 mile journey!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Randi Vandeveer
Juniors will be taking the PSAT-NMSQT on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Students will need to report directly to their testing rooms for attendance. They will also need to bring a #2 pencil, a calculator, and a small snack (optional).
about 1 year ago, Randi Vandeveer
Allison Phillips
AHS seniors were able to participate in the Cumberland HS College & Career Fair yesterday afternoon. We thank Cumberland for the invite and opportunity.
about 1 year ago, Allison Phillips
Amanda Mendez
Ranken Technical College (St. Louis) will be in the library today at 11:30 (5th hr) to meet with interested students. Programs include Automotive, Architecture, Construction, Electrical, Information Tech, & Manufacturing.
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget to order your Purple Rider Gear.... https://stores.inksoft.com/WS3644/shop/home. The online store will close this Sunday, September 30th.
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Huge Shout Out to the Arcola Golf Team for placing 3rd in the LOVC Tournament today! Also, Congratulations to Jacob Butler and Dallas Sisk for making the LOVC All Conference with a 3rd & 7th place finish!! Awesome job! 👏👏 #riderpride #golf #ahs #lovc #purpleriders
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Another win for Arcola Purple Riders. Way to go boys! Final score Arcola 35- Cerro Gordo 6
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Allison Phillips
Several high school students had the opportunity to attend the Lake Land College Construction Trades Fall Expo yesterday.
about 1 year ago, Allison Phillips
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Rotary Seniors of the Month- Vanessa Mora and Jorge Garza!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Working hard on a Friday!! English 3 classes doing work, researching Native American tribes during their American Literature unit.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
For those that did not get a copy of our early out and no school days, you can find a copy in the link below. http://5il.co/4xzz
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
We have Cola Wars Shirts Available!! Youth XL, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult XL $15. Reach out to Stacy Shonkwiler if you would like to purchase one.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
The volleyball game vs Okaw Valley on Thursday will be held in the Jr High Gym. Go Riders!!!!
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Stenger
Reminder physicals and immunizations need to be completed prior to October 15th for all 9th. All 12th grade students must show proof of receiving the meningitis vaccine for their senior year.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Stenger
Debbie Diaz
Our students had a great time at the Special Olympics Family Festival at Lake Land College this Saturday. Thank you Ms Beckie for everything you do!
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Any students interested in the EIU Army ROTC program can sign up to meet with the enrollment officer through Mrs. Mendez in the counseling office. Full tuition scholarships are available in some cases!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Randi Vandeveer
Juniors will be taking the PSAT-NMSQT on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Students will need to report directly to their testing rooms for attendance. They will also need to bring a #2 pencil, a calculator, and a small snack (optional).
about 1 year ago, Randi Vandeveer
Debbie Diaz
Must read 👇 How do e-cigarettes compare to traditional cigarettes? One Juul pod has the same amount of nicotine in it as 1-2 packs of cigarettes. Vapes also contain numerous other chemicals, whose long-term effects have yet to be thoroughly studied. Are they less harmful than traditional cigarettes? Probably. Are they safe? No. Are they healthy? Absolutely not! Are they cheap? Uh... no. Some of the vapes cost $50 or more, before the cost of the pods to go inside. At AHS and throughout the district, e-cigs and vaping devices are treated the same as cigarettes. They are not allowed at sporting events, in the school, or on campus. Per the student handbook, if students are caught with them, they will be confiscated and not returned. Vaping is not allowed at sporting events or on our campus, just as smoking is banned. #themoreyouknow https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/5/1/17286638/juul-vaping-e-cigarette
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Do you need some new Purple Rider Gear??? Check out what we have for sale in the link below. This mini store will close on September 30th. Orders must be placed online. https://stores.inksoft.com/WS3644/shop/home
about 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
The Illinois Regional College Fair is coming to Parkland College on Wednesday, September 19 from 6-8pm. Over 70 colleges and universities will be there! For more information, visit www.parkland.edu/regionalcollegefair. It's never too early to start looking!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Amanda Mendez
Interested in a career in Automotive or Construction? Mrs. Mendez has information on exciting opportunities for you in the counseling office!
about 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
"With the right attitude and hard work you can make something out of yourself. Failure is not an option" 💯 Words of encouragement from our special Speaker- Former Bears Tight End Michael Cobb. #riseuptour #inspiration #motivation
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Billy Ballenger live at AHS today! Come out to EIU's McAFee Gym tonight at 7pm for a FREE concert featuring Ballenger, Quese, and Break the Grey! Doors open at 6pm.
about 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Randi Vandeveer
SENIORS: A representative from McKendree University will be at school at 9:45. See the Guidance Office for a pass.
over 1 year ago, Randi Vandeveer
Jill Hohlbauch
The 2018 High School girls volleyball team will be holding their annual Pink Out Night on October 9th, during our game with Decatur LSA. Last year with the help of our generous community we were able to collect $1000 that was donated to Mill’s Breast Cancer Center in Champaign. This year we have set a goal to try and collect at least $1,000 to donate to Mill’s; we need your help! We are asking that you consider donating to our worthy cause. We would gladly accept monetary donations or something we can raffle off. If you would be interested in helping us out please contact Jill Hohlbauch by email or phone. The contact information is listed below. Any donations need to be received by October 5th. We truly appreciate your time and consideration to help with our efforts to raise money for Mill’s Breast Cancer Center. We would be happy to come pick up any donations that you might be willing to give, just let us know. Thank you! jhohlbauch@arcolaschools.com
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Amanda Mendez
Seniors-- Don't forget to turn in your fieldtrip forms to the counseling office for the Cumberland College & Career Fair on 9/25.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Mendez
Randi Vandeveer
Parents of Juniors and Seniors: Don't forget that tomorrow (Wednesday, 9/12/18) is Financial Aid Information Night. Come learn about the financial aid process from 6-7 pm in the Computer Lab.
over 1 year ago, Randi Vandeveer
Debbie Diaz
Click the link below and vote for athlete of the week! Our very own Austin Hopkins has been selected as one of the top 3 BEST performances on the field.  You can vote once per hour up until Wednesday. The player with the most votes will take the Player of the Week Award. Let's do it!  Vote & share with your friends! http://illiniradio.secondstreetapp.com/High-School-Football-Player-of-the-Week---Week-3/gallery/
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Be sure and vote for your very own Arcola Purple Rider football team. https://twitter.com/rewind925/status/1039178686237470720?s=12
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
"Football does not build character it reveals it" What an awesome shot taken by a parent after our win at last nights game vs Cumberland. This image speaks volume of our coaches and football players. It shows a sign of respect and appreciation to our own teammates and the opposing team.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
As part of the RISE UP TOUR, sponsored by Sarah Bush Lincoln, a free live concert featuring Ballenger, Quese, and Break The Grey will be held at EIU's McAfee Gym September 13th. The doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 7pm. The first 50 people to purchase a Ballenger shirt will get to meet the bands before the show! There will also be cash and merchandise giveaways! Click on the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrQoskpUFH4&feature=youtu.be
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up! #riderpride #football #purpleriders
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Thank you to everyone who donated tonight at the Cola War game. "Tackling Hunger" together! Let's Go Riders!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Randi Vandeveer
Financial Aid Information Night Arcola High School will be hosting a Financial Aid Information Night in the High School Library on September 12, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm. Parents of junior or senior students are encouraged to attend. Contact the Guidance Office for further informaiton.
over 1 year ago, Randi Vandeveer
Debbie Diaz
Here we go! Athletes, cheerleaders, and fans supporting our Purple Riders bright and early this morning on Tuscola Warrior grounds! Who is ready for the 105th 2018 Cola Wars?? #purpleriders #riderpride #football
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Here we go! Athletes, cheerleaders, and fans supporting our Purple Riders beight and early this morning on Tuscola Warrior grounds! Who is ready for the 105th 2018 Cola Wars?? #purpleriders #riderpride #football
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Don't forget to bring in canned goods to school tomorrow. Tomorrow is the last day before the weigh in. This will be another part of the Cola Wars, as Tuscola will also be collecting food. The school with the heaviest amount will be the winner.  They will also be collecting money the night of the game.  The food/monetary donations will help "tackle hunger" in our community.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget to purchase your iPad insurance for your 7th - 12th grader if you have not already done so. The cost is $15. The deadline to purchase the insurance is September 4th.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
A huge THANKS to everyone for supporting our Purple Riders and ordering a Cola Wars tshirt! We hope to see you all at the at the 105th Cola War football game this Friday at Tuscola! Cola War tshirts will be ready for pick up this Thursday the 30th in the foyer outside the HS office from 3pm-4pm and 6pm-7pm. #getpumped #riderpride #ColaWars #football #purpleriders
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
The volleyball game tonight vs villa Grove will be played in the Jr High gym. We will play a scrimmage between our Arcola JV and Fr/So players at 5:15 followed by JV at 6:00 and the Varsity game following the JV game. Come out and support your Lady Riders.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Game Day 🏈 #goriders #riderpride #football #purpleriders
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Arcola will team up with WCIA news to "Tackle Hunger". Bring in any of what they call the Super Six: Canned Meats, Canned Meals, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Boxed Meals, or Peanut Butter. This will be another part of the Cola Wars, as Tuscola will also be collecting food during the week. The Eastern Illinois Food Bank will pick up the food and weigh it, the school with the heaviest amount will be the winner. They will also be collecting money and food at the gate the night of the game. The food/monetary donations will help "tackle hunger" in our community.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Happy Birthday to the best secretary ever, Mrs.Johns! She was showered with gifts and love from our students and staff. We even had a live mariachi for her and of course we had her spin the birthday wheel!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The great thing about football is that after a while you become more than teammates... you become brothers. Who's ready for some AHS football?! Let's go Riders! 🏈💜
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Come check out the volleyball team in their season opener tonight at home. JV starts at 6pm!
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Fall Sports and Fall Portraits are this Friday, August 24th. All athletes in fall sports please plan to bring your uniforms with you to school Friday morning.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Arcola Purple Riders!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Friday night = football + cheer!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
What a great start to the night at the Fall Sports Kickoff! Stop by and support our teams. Remember to bring a nonperishable food item for the Arcola Food Pantry.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Be sure to take a moment to wish "El Conquistador","the Super", Dr. Mulligan a very Happy Birthday! Here he is spinning the Birthday wheel!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Get your 2018 Arcola Volleyball fan shirt. Deadline for orders is August 29th. Turn orders into Coach Hohlbauch or either of the school offices. These shirts could be worn for Jr. High Volleyball also. http://5il.co/4gzo
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Welcome back to all of our AHS teachers and students from the office team. We're excited for another incredible school year.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Check out this quick preview of our Football team and get pumped for the season!! Like, comment, and share! "I'm excited to see what this year brings. How hard they've worked shows how important football is, not only to the community, but also to our kids." -Coach Lindsey http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/prep-sports/2018-08-15/purple-riders-keep-pressing-forward.html
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Alright,we're ready! At the faculty meeting today our teachers have promised the custodians to not walk on wet wax, swore to Debbie they would TRY to post their attendance within the first 5 min. and have agreed to the time off process with Christy. 2018-2019 We're ready for ya!! #riderpride #purpleriders #wegotthis #waxonwaxoff #wellhelloteachers
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jessica Launius
We promise not to walk on wet wax
over 1 year ago, Jessica Launius
Jill Hohlbauch
2018-2019 School Calendar http://5il.co/4dvh
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't miss our Fall Sports Kickoff this Friday beginning at 6:30 PM in the Jr. High Gym. Click on the link for more information. http://5il.co/4dvd
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Get your Cola War shirts ordered, and support your Rider football team. http://5il.co/4b83
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
If you have not registered your student(s) for the upcoming school year we will have in-house registration this coming Monday. Enter by the Jr Sr High office doors from 7:00-9:00AM and then from 3:00-7:00PM. Elementary students will not be told their homeroom teacher until they are registered. If you registered online but did not pay you can pay during this time also.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Stay tuned for the official Arcola "Cola-Wars" t-shirts next week!! Orders will be taken through the 17th with Delivery on the 29th. All profits go directly to the Arcola football team! GO RIDERS... Beat the Warriors!
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Check out two of our senior football players this evening on WCIA Channel 3 speaking about serving the community!
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Football players are putting their muscles to work this summer. Here's a snap of Hugo Garza, Pedro Gauna, Brock Shonkwiler, and Austin Hopkins getting some community service hours in while helping our maintenance crew. Thats what I'm talking about! #hardwork #grind #volunteer #dogood #riderpride
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
2018-2019 School Registration Information: If you have not registered your child for school, you still have time. Online registration is still open. If you can not complete the registration process on your own we will have in-house registration on August 6th 7:00 - 9:00 AM and 3:00 - 7:00 PM. Please see link for more information. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/168469/2018_Arcola_CUSD__306_registration_press_release.pdf
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Both versions of the State Free & Reduced Lunch Applications have been released and can be found below. If you wish to apply, simply print out the form and turn into the school for processing. English - https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws... Spanish - http://5il.co/44xr
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Fall sports parent meeting will be Monday July 30 at 6pm in the JH Gym. Also, athletics registration is open for fall sports! Reminder you will need physicals, proof of insurance, a one-time $20 activity fee, and have your child registered before practice begins!
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
All students in grades 7-12 in Arcola and their parents and/or guardians. Please click on the link below to read important message of new technology device insurance. http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/54219?org=arcola-cusd
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Attention Athletes: If you play football, volleyball, or golf you must have the following complete before you can participate in practice in August. 1. Attend a parent player meeting. (Date to be announced) 2. Have an updated school physical turned into the school. 3. Pay the $20 sports participation fee. 4. Be registered for school and your fees paid. 5. Register and sign off on handbooks and rules on http://il.8to18.com/arcolahs. 6. Provide the school with a copy of your health insurance card. Don't wait until the last minute to get these things done.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
The state released the English version of the Free & Reduced applications. The application can be found in the link below. Once the application is filled out you can drop it by the High School office, which is generally open from 8:30 - 2:30 Monday - Thursday, or mail it to the school to the attention of Diane Good. Arcola CUSD #306 Attn: Diane Good 351 W. Washington Arcola, IL 61910 We will post the Spanish version once it is released. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/182777/1819household_applications.pdf
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget to register you student(s) for the 2018-2019 school year. The process is simple and can be completed at www.teacherease.com. If you do not have a parent email hooked to your student then email jhohlbauch@arcolaschools.com with the email address to be added and the names of the kids to be link it too.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Please see the updated Jr. Sr. High Supply List. http://5il.co/3vly
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Attached are instructions for how to register your child for fall sports on the 8to18 website. All athletes must do this prior to starting practice in the fall. http://5il.co/3vla
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Parents: Fall Sports registration is open!! Registration and physical are required to begin practice! Login here: https://arcolahs.8to18.com/accounts/login
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Wednesday is the “blitz” night for our fundraiser cards! The football players will be blanketing the town and selling cards! Be on the lookout and help support Arcola Football! Cards are $20 a piece.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Look at these gorgeous ladies enjoying their last night at EIU for girls state. Pictured below are next years seniors: Maryjose Alanis, Logan Headrick, Alayna Johns, Shelby Shafer, and Molly Mahannah.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Tonight’s 7 on 7 has been canceled
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Football players giving back to the community by reading to our youth at the Arcola Library.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Jr. Sr. High School Supply List for the 2018-2019 school year. http://5il.co/3r2p
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget that school registration is open online. Free/Reduced applications will have to be filled out on paper this year, and the state requires that to be done after July 1st. Once we have the new application we will post it online and have paper copies available.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Girls State Delegates: Logan Headrick, Alayna Johns, Shelby Shafer, and Molly Mahannah!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
School Registration: Online school registration for returning students will begin on Monday June 18th. Please read the letter attached for more details. http://5il.co/3lr1
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
And they're off! Good luck at State Special Olympics this weekend!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Belly flop contest at Camp Rantoul for the football team!
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Be sure to get this year’s version of the discount card from a Purple Rider football player! They are only $20!
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Boys basketball got some great work today!
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Girls summer weight room will start Tuesday at 10am
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget Sports Physicals this Wednesday, June 6th from 1-5 PM at the Arcola Sarah Bush facility. This is for all incoming 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, & 12th graders. Incoming Freshman are required to have a complete school physical for their Freshman year. The cost is $20 and all the money goes back to our own Arcola Sports Boosters. If you have an Arcola athlete in your house, please plan to attend Wednesday.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
2018-2019 School Registration Information. Click the link for all the details. http://5il.co/3lr1
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
8th Grade Promotion night.Goodbye Junior High, Hello High School! Congratulations to our Class of 2022! 🎉 -Friends & Families who attended 8th grade promotion, we do have extra programs in the High School office. Please, feel free to stop by to pick one up.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
After a great season of HS Boys & Girls Track, the team met up for some bowling fun!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The 2017-2018 Officers Perform the Opening Ceremonies for the Official Business portion of FFA Fun Night lastnight. Sydnee Shafer, Secretary; Quinten Helmuth, President; Joel Jarboe, Vice-President; and Camille Klopfleish, Treasurer, all gave their retiring addresses before hanging up their blue jackets.  Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Arcola FFA Officer Team! Josh Mathias, Treasurer; Shelby Shafer, Secretary; Austin Hopkins, Vice-President; and Gavin Coombe, President!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Arcola Junior High students made solar ovens after analyzing data, testing different design solutions, and combining the best characteristics of each. The students applied scientific principles to design, construct, and test devices that maximized thermal energy. (Using the sun to heat up s'mores and hot dogs.)
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
The year is almost over! Today we held graduation practice and pictures for the Class of 2018. Now we are resdy for the well ceremony on, Friday May 25th, at 7:30 pm.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Purple Rider Youth Football Camp! Any student currently in 3rd-7th grade is eligible. Come enjoy football with current coaches and players! See Coach Lindsey with any questions.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Don't miss this one! SBL Arcola Clinic will offer sport physicals Wednesday, June 6th from 1-5. The fee is $20 and will be donated to the Arcola Athletic Booster Club. This is for any incoming 7th,8th and 10th-12th graders. Cash or check only will be accepted.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Congratulations to our athletes at the IESA State Track meet! Grant Wilson- 5th in long jump Beau Edwards- 4th in the mile, 4th in the 800, and 6th in high jump 7th grade girls- 5th in 4x100 meter relay 7th grade boys- 7th in 4x100 meter relay 8th grade boys- 5th in 4x100 meter relay and 5th in the 4x400 meter relay Great Job! Way to represent Arcola!
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Please see update from IESA Track meet. IESA Class A Track State Weather Update) IESA Track Update: 7:40 a.m.- Time schedule has been adjusted for a one hour delay. Competitor gate will open at 8:00.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our JH Track & Field team for a great season. Good luck to those who qualified for today's State Meet at East Peoria!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Softball Regional Information Monday at Neoga 4:30pm
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Baseball Regional Information- Monday at Kansas 4:30pm
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Graduation ready!! Check out some of our Class of 2018 students trying on their graduation cap and gowns!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Emily Coombe
SENIOR HONORS NIGHT AHS held its annual Honors Night tonight, honoring a group of deserving graduating seniors. Thank you to the community members and organizations who also honored our seniors with numerous scholarships and awards. For more information and photos, check out the Arcola High School Torch on Facebook.
over 1 year ago, Emily Coombe
Emily Coombe
Last night at Prom, Quincy Miller was crowned Queen and Conner Strader King. The Junior class, with sponsors Mrs. Phillips & Mrs. Kessler, put on a fun dance, decorated "Under the Sea". You can see more pictures on the AHS Torch Facebook page.
over 1 year ago, Emily Coombe
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to our JH Track team for their performances at sectionals today in Catlin. 7th grade boys and girls got 3rd and 8th grade boys got 2nd. Multiple qualifiers for state next weekend.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Reminder: No School on Monday May 7th. All those going to Prom, have a safe and fun weekend.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
2018-2019 School Calendar - http://5il.co/3g5w
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Arcola Athletes - please mark your calendars and plan to get your sports physical at the Arcola Sarah Bush Clinic on June 6th between 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The cost of the physicals will be $20 and Sarah Bush will donate all the money back to the Arcola Sports Boosters organization. Incoming 6th graders and Freshman can not get their physicals during this time because they have to have school physical, not a sports physical.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Two groups received monetary awards from Jaye Roberts today. The money is from the Allen Roberts Memorial Fund and was given to the Jr. Sr. High FCA group and the Jr. High Student Council.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Mario Cortez and Dahlyla Peña made a taco pinata for a collaborative project in Art. We had to have some fun to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! 🇲🇽💃
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Mr. Reel and the following students took a trip to the state capitol today: Ben Crane, Ilusha Budd, Jacob Butler , and Garrett Sigrist. Their classroom for the day was the capitol! The Youth Advisory Council gives the students a unique , hands-on experience in state government. They were given the opportunity to conduct a mock hearing on the recent passage of a bill. Our students were able to meet Senator Chapin Rose and Governor Bruce Rauner.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Mr. Lugo and some of the HS Art students finished round 1 of "yarn bombing" the elementary playground area.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to our fresh/soph 4x100 meter relay of Jorge Macias, Jacob Butler, Diego Perez, and Jordan Melton for breaking the Tuscola Fresh/Soph Invite record tonight with a time of 45.63 which was previously held by our 2013 fresh/soph team.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Reminder - We DO have school tomorrow. It was a snow day that we lost this winter.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
A few more pictures of the JH students and Mrs. Tennill at the St. Louis City Museum. How fun!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Lisa Sigrist
Miss Stitt having some fun in the ball pit!
over 1 year ago, Lisa Sigrist
Debbie Diaz
JH Honor Roll field trip- Our students are having a blast at the City Museum in St. Louis today!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Lisa Sigrist
Junior High students having fun at the St. Louis City Museum!
over 1 year ago, Lisa Sigrist
Jill Hohlbauch
Next years Jr. High and High School volleyball teams are holding a fundraiser of Arcola clothing. The link to follow will take you to the website for the fundraiser. The sale will close on May 9th. http://shop.fancloth.com/61910/394041
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Our American Voice is a group of students at Arcola Junior High that learns about civics and government, but most importantly, the students work hard to take an active part in making our community a better place. Each year, Arcola OAV creates an action project to give back to their school and community. This year, the students have decided to host a “senior” prom for the senior citizens in Arcola. The intended goal of the project is to encourage and develop friendships between Arcola students and senior citizens. This event will also kick of a summer of OAV involvement at Carriage Crossing, as the OAV members plan to visit the facility weekly to play games, participate in other activities, or just spend time talking with Carriage Crossing residents. This "senior" prom event will be held at Carriage Crossing on Saturday, April 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m and will be open to the public as well. Community members are invited to attend to enjoy a fun time of music, refreshments, and good company of both seniors and students. The prom's theme is "Past Meets Present."
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The Douglas County CEO students will be showcasing the businesses they opened this year by selling their products and services. Come and support these 12 new businesses in Douglas County. This includes our AHS CEO students Samuel Dickinson , Verania Garza, and Madysen Melton. This event is free and open to the public.​
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Jr. High Science classes complete an Earth Day activity by meeting with Elementary classes and talking and teaching them about Earth Day.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Tom Mulligan
Dear Arcola School Community, there was a rumor going around tonight about a potential school shooting tomorrow at school. The district has been working with the Arcola Police Department investigating the situation. There is no creditable information that has led to any concern about student safety tomorrow. Again, there is NO Creditable Threat. But as a precaution we will have a police presence at school tomorrow.
over 1 year ago, Tom Mulligan
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our 2018 Prom Court! Quinten Helmuth, Martin Rund, Sam Crane, Mason Gentry, Carlos Gonzalez, Conner Strader, Sydnee Shafer, Yessi Ramirez, Angela Rojas, Verania Garza, Quincy Miller, and Molly Dawson.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Congrats to Logan H., Emma W., and Elizabeth S. for bringing home silver medals at the FCCLA State Conference.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
A cell phone has be found on our school grounds. If you think it might be yours, please contact the Elementary office and tell us the phone number of the phone and the brand to claim it.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Baseball and softball both pick up big wins vs. Cerro Gordo-Bement tonight!
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Sign ups for the 2018-2019 color guard seasons have been posted outside the high school office. Any students going into grades 9-12 who are interested are welcome to sign up. Mandatory Student information meeting will be held Friday, April 20th @ 3:15 in the high school library.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Schedule Updates: - Baseball vs. Okaw Valley cancelled for tonight and moved to tomorrow, Tuesday April 17th @ Okaw Valley. - Softball for tonight is cancelled. They will play a double header against Okaw Valley in Arcola on May 2nd. - Softball game this Friday vs ALAH will be a Double Header.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
AHS English I and III students celebrated National Poetry Month in the library this week. Blackout Poetry, Visual Poetry, Word Mover, and other poetry stations were set up in the library by Mrs. Klopfleisch. The students created some amazing work!
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Rider Nation at the Jostens Renaissance National Conference. This conference delivered everything from success stories to inspiring students to greatness. #FindYourGrind
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
The softball game vs Blue Ridge will be made up on 5/9 at Farmer City at 4:30.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Spring is finally here! Miss Stitts JH P.E class enjoyed the sunshine this afternoon.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
LEARNING AND FUN CONTINUES IN THE SUMMER! Tap In Arcola’s Summer Enrichment Program starts June 18-July 27, 8am-5pm ,Monday -Friday.They're located at 115 Egyptian Trail Dr., Arcola. For more information please call 217-655-5312.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Erin's Law states that every school in the state of Illinois must do age appropriate lessons on sexual abuse prevention. If you do NOT want your child to participate please print the attached forms and have it turned in to the school by the deadline. http://5il.co/352v
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
All students 9th - 11th grade will be testing on April 10th. Freshmen will be taking the PSAT 9 from 8am - noon and then going to there 7th - 9th hour classes. Sophomores will be taking the PSAT 10 from 8am - noon. They will then have CPR training 7th - 8th hour and return to class 9th hour. Juniors will be taking the SAT from 7:45am - 1:30pm. The juniors will be dismissed after testing is complete. It is very important that all students are present this day. Please encourage them to get a good nights sleep and to eat breakfast. They will need to have a calculator and a #2 pencil. Seniors will be participating in a Senior Development Day. They will not be at school that day.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
The snow is beautiful, but this sure doesn't look like Spring!!!!!
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
There will be no game tomorrow at Martinsville for baseball or softball.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
EIASE is hosting a parent panel on Autism Awareness on April 18th from 9:00 - 11:30 AM. See the link for more information. http://5il.co/346k
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
All students 9th - 11th grade will be testing on April 10th. Freshmen will be taking the PSAT 9 from 8am - noon and then going to there 7th - 9th hour classes. Sophomores will be taking the PSAT 10 from 8am - noon. They will then have CPR training 7th - 8th hour and return to class 9th hour. Juniors will be taking the SAT from 7:45am - 1:30pm. The juniors will be dismissed after testing is complete. It is very important that all students are present this day. Please encourage them to get a good nights sleep and to eat breakfast. They will need to have a calculator and a #2 pencil. Seniors will be participating in a Senior Development Day. They will not be at school that day.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Our 8th graders on the annual 8th Grade Career Conference at Lake Land College.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Seniors of the Month: Erica Martinez and Mickayla Upton!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Say hello to our little friend. 🐿 AHS had a special visitor this morning.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
We will be holding a youth volleyball camp at the end of May. Any student entering 3rd - 6th grade can participate. Forms will come home in Friday folders also. http://5il.co/33nu
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Schedule Change: The Baseball game for today is being moved to LSA. 4:30 start time and the bus will leave at 2:15. #GoRiders #WeWantSpring
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Allen Roberts Fund- Are you interested in giving back to the community and may need financial support to do so, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss out on! In 2014 a Junior High student received $300 to assist with monthly treats for cancer patients at Carle Cancer Center in Mattoon. Applications are posted on the bulletin board and all interested individuals are encouraged to submit request for funds no later than April 15, 2018.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
The Tarble Arts Center at EIU is having their annual Children's Art Exhibition this year. The show will be open for viewing from March 31 - April 15. The following students were chosen to have artwork on display: Abby Goad, Quincy Miller, Mickayla Upton, Gaby Leal, Alexia Guajardo, and Emilio Martinez." Congrats to all that were selected.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
We will attempt to play the baseball game originally scheduled for tomorrow, today at home vs. LSA. 4:30pm
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
There’s been a lot of changes to our spring athletic schedules. Please refer to our athletic website to stay updated. http://il.8to18.com/ArcolaHS/
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Friday’s baseball game is being moved to tomorrow at home vs. LSA.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Today's softball game in Arthur has been cancelled. We will look to make up this game at a later date.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Some updates for athletics...The Argenta-Oreana baseball/softball game has been rescheduled for 4-10. The girls softball game vs. Tuscola has been rescheduled for 4-12. Track- Due to the forecast, the ALAH Invite originally scheduled for Friday has been moved to Wednesday, 4-11. Stay tuned for more updates!
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Today’s baseball game at Arthur has been canceled. An update on softball will be made around 10am.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Today’s HS meet at Arcola has been canceled.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
The JH track meet at Arthur has been canceled.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Baseball and softball are both canceled for today. A decision on Jh track at ALAH will be made later.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
LEARNING AND FUN CONTINUES IN THE SUMMER! Registration for Tap In Arcola’s Summer Enrichment Program is Friday April 6, 2018, located at 115 Egyptian Trail Dr., Arcola from 11 am to 6 pm. For more information please call 217-655-5312. Registration forms can be picked up in the high school office.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
It's that time of year again, the Cola Blood Wars! Community Blood Services of Illinois will be at the school until 2pm today. They're set up in the Jr. High Gym , walk-ins are welcome! Let's win the Cola Blood Wars this year! "You don't have to be a doctor to save lives, just donate blood"
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
The softball game that had been rescheduled for today i Blue Ridge is cancelled again. A make up date may be made later.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Baseball game tonight has been cancelled. They will practice at 5:30pm in hs gym. The Softball game WILL be played today at Haughton Park in Greenup.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
The softball game for tonight has been cancelled. We will try and play the game on Thursday in Blue Ridge. The track meet for tonight is also cancelled.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
The Track meet that was supposed to be held at Casey on April 4th, will be held in Arcola on April 3rd against Casey and Tuscola. Please make that change to your calendars.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
What great opportunities we offer here at Arcola Jr. Sr. High School. Check out our Dual Credit letter by clicking the link below. http://5il.co/3196
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Thanks to Chief Phillips for providing a violent intruder lockdown drill today for our Jr.Sr High students.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to our baseball team on picking up their first win tonight!
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Come see the Drama Club Spring Play this weekend! AHS Drama Club presents "Check Please". Saturday, March 24 at 7pm and Sunday, March 25 at 2pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
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.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
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!
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
We will be trying to start the softball game a little early due to impending weather.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Any student who will receive a heart scan from Sarah Bush will leave the high school at 8:30am on Saturday.
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
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.
over 1 year ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to 173 students who earned 96% or above for 3rd quarter, 72 of these students had perfect attendance. Students received a token of appreciation from Mrs. Sigrist for their fantastic attendance!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
FFA field trip to Fair Oaks Farm in Indiana Wednesday. Fair Oaks Farm is the home to 35,000 cows. Many of our FFA students were able to witness the live birth of a calf in the birthing room.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Driver’s ed students learning about rural driving and farm safety. Thanks to the Douglas County Farm Bureau-Young Leaders for coming out!
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Mr. Reel & his Current Events Class @ the Illinois Supreme Court hearing today at the Krannert Center in Champaign.What a great opportunity!
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Baseball and softball both drop their season openers to Monitcello today. Softball 9-4 Baseball 17-1
over 1 year ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
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.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
AHS was lucky to have Gabe Watson talk to our students about his experience in Afghanistan.
over 1 year ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to Nick Vaughn for placing 5th at the State Tournament in the Three-point Showdown!
almost 2 years ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The HS Boys Banquet will be Saturday, March 17th at 5:00pm at the cafeteria. Please bring a dish to share!
almost 2 years ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Softball game is cancelled today due to wind chill. There will be practice after school.
almost 2 years ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
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.
almost 2 years ago, Debbie Diaz
Lisa Sigrist
Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Jones, and Mrs. Vandeveer help the 8th Grade students register for career crusing in preparation for the upcoming 8th grade career conference.
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
One last day in NYC - American Museum of Natural History, another walk through Central Park for one last group picture, a walk down 5th Avenue, and a stop at the bakery.
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Thanks to Mrs. McGarvey’s son-in-law for providing us with free admission to the American Museum of Natural History!
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
American Museum of Natural History
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Great time tonight at the Big Ten Tournament with the AFS kids. Exciting game!
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
A big shout out to the Libman Company of Arcola as sponsors at the Big Ten Tournament!
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Sigrist
Jill Hohlbauch
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!
almost 2 years ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Lisa Sigrist
Dinner at Carmines
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Wall Street
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Sigrist
Jill Hohlbauch
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
almost 2 years ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Lisa Sigrist
Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, and Little Italy!
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
AFS kids participating in a street show!
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Sigrist
Jill Hohlbauch
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
almost 2 years ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Lisa Sigrist
Staten Island Ferry and the Statue of Liberty
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Wall Street Bull
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
911 Memorial
almost 2 years ago, Lisa Sigr