Randi Vandeveer
Arcola Sports Boosters Sock Orders are due TOMORROW!! Make sure you get your order in!
1 day ago, Randi Vandeveer
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to Hugo Garza for making 1a All-State!
2 days ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Allison Phillips
Our EIU dual credit students are on campus today, experiencing college life!
2 days ago, Allison Phillips
Debbie Diaz
What a Monday! 2 wins, snow, and 8th grade night!
4 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
A great group of Riders attended the EIU Open House today! It was chilly, but fun! #CollegeChangesEverything #RidersGoToCollege
4 days ago, Amanda Mendez
Randi Vandeveer
Friday is the LAST day to turn in Sports Booster Sock orders!
4 days 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.
7 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The High School Volleyball Awards Night will be held TONIGHT at 5:30pm in the High School library.
7 days 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!
9 days 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/
9 days 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.
10 days 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
11 days 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.
11 days 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
13 days 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
13 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Pick up your playoff order at the High School foyer today from 3-8pm.
14 days 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.
14 days 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!!
15 days 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
15 days 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.
16 days 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.
16 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Parents: Junior High Boys Basketball practice has been cancelled for today. Spread the word!
16 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
NAHS is off to another adventure at an EIU Workshop today 
17 days 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.
18 days 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.
18 days 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
18 days 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
18 days 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
19 days 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.
20 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
2nd round playoff game. 2pm at Concord Triopia. +1
20 days ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Playoff Shirts Round 2. Orders due Tuesday at 3pm. Orders will be passed out on Friday evening.
20 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to the 7th grade girls JHOC tournament Champions!
22 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to the 8th grade girls JHOC Tournament Champions!
22 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Game time 🏀 8th grades up first vs. ALAH
22 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
More Powderpuff pics from today's PBIS Celebration
22 days 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!
22 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
Powderpuff photos; Congratulations Juniors/Freshman with the W!
22 days ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
What a great way to end the week! More fun from the PBIS Celebration today!
22 days 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!
22 days 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.
22 days 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!
22 days ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
FFA Convention!
23 days 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!
23 days 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.
23 days 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.
24 days 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
24 days 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.
25 days 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!
25 days 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).
26 days 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.
26 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Round 1 vs. Salt Fork Saturday at 1pm at Thomas-Bradford field. See you there!
27 days 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!
29 days ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Playoff shirts! Orders are due by 3pm on Monday. Get yours now!
29 days 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
29 days 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!
29 days 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Reminder to register on 8to18 for JH boys basketball.
about 1 month 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 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
The day is here! Congratulations to our 2018 Homecoming Attendants. Coronation: 7:30pm Dance: 8:00pm
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Spirit week at AHS! Twin Day, Color Day, and Astroworld outfits! What a fun week! #hoco2018
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Rain or shine the Homecoming parade is still on! See you all there 😊
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Rotary Seniors of the month for September: Shelby Shafer and Gavin Coombe!
about 1 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
HOCO 2018! Last but not least ......check out the Fresham hallway decorations!
about 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago, Amanda Mendez
Debbie Diaz
HOCO 2018 Week! Check out the Juniors hallway decorations! What do you think..creative huh?!
about 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Amanda Mendez
about 1 month ago, Amanda Mendez
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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Catch Diego Perez and his motivational story on Channel 3 at 6pm!
about 1 month ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
We have some talented students in Mr. Lugo's Art Class.
about 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago, Tom Mulligan
Allison Phillips
More Gold Star Mission snack break pictures from this afternoon.
about 1 month ago, Allison Phillips
Allison Phillips
More Gold Star Mission snack break pictures from this afternoon.
about 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Another win for Arcola Purple Riders. Way to go boys! Final score Arcola 35- Cerro Gordo 6
about 1 month 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 month ago, Allison Phillips
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Rotary Seniors of the Month- Vanessa Mora and Jorge Garza!
about 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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
2 months 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!
2 months 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!
2 months 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
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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
2 months 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.
2 months 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.
2 months 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/
2 months 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
2 months 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.
2 months 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
2 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up! #riderpride #football #purpleriders
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Thank you to everyone who donated tonight at the Cola War game. "Tackling Hunger" together! Let's Go Riders!
3 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Game Day 🏈 #goriders #riderpride #football #purpleriders
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months 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! 🏈💜
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Come check out the volleyball team in their season opener tonight at home. JV starts at 6pm!
3 months 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.
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Arcola Purple Riders!
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Friday night = football + cheer!
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jessica Launius
We promise not to walk on wet wax
3 months ago, Jessica Launius
Jill Hohlbauch
2018-2019 School Calendar http://5il.co/4dvh
3 months 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
3 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Get your Cola War shirts ordered, and support your Rider football team. http://5il.co/4b83
3 months 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.
4 months 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!
4 months 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!
4 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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!
4 months 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
4 months 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.
4 months 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
4 months 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.
4 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Please see the updated Jr. Sr. High Supply List. http://5il.co/3vly
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Tonight’s 7 on 7 has been canceled
5 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Football players giving back to the community by reading to our youth at the Arcola Library.
5 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Jr. Sr. High School Supply List for the 2018-2019 school year. http://5il.co/3r2p
5 months 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.
5 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Girls State Delegates: Logan Headrick, Alayna Johns, Shelby Shafer, and Molly Mahannah!
5 months 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
5 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
And they're off! Good luck at State Special Olympics this weekend!
5 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Belly flop contest at Camp Rantoul for the football team!
5 months 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!
5 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Boys basketball got some great work today!
5 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Girls summer weight room will start Tuesday at 10am
5 months 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.
6 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
2018-2019 School Registration Information. Click the link for all the details. http://5il.co/3lr1
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
After a great season of HS Boys & Girls Track, the team met up for some bowling fun!
6 months 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!
6 months 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.)
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months 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!
6 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Softball Regional Information Monday at Neoga 4:30pm
6 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Baseball Regional Information- Monday at Kansas 4:30pm
6 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Graduation ready!! Check out some of our Class of 2018 students trying on their graduation cap and gowns!
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
7 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Reminder: No School on Monday May 7th. All those going to Prom, have a safe and fun weekend.
7 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
2018-2019 School Calendar - http://5il.co/3g5w
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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! 🇲🇽💃
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Mr. Lugo and some of the HS Art students finished round 1 of "yarn bombing" the elementary playground area.
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Reminder - We DO have school tomorrow. It was a snow day that we lost this winter.
7 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
A few more pictures of the JH students and Mrs. Tennill at the St. Louis City Museum. How fun!
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Lisa Sigrist
Miss Stitt having some fun in the ball pit!
7 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Debbie Diaz
JH Honor Roll field trip- Our students are having a blast at the City Museum in St. Louis today!
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Lisa Sigrist
Junior High students having fun at the St. Louis City Museum!
7 months 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
7 months 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."
7 months 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.​
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Jill Hohlbauch
Congrats to Logan H., Emma W., and Elizabeth S. for bringing home silver medals at the FCCLA State Conference.
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Baseball and softball both pick up big wins vs. Cerro Gordo-Bement tonight!
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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!
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Spring is finally here! Miss Stitts JH P.E class enjoyed the sunshine this afternoon.
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
The snow is beautiful, but this sure doesn't look like Spring!!!!!
7 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
There will be no game tomorrow at Martinsville for baseball or softball.
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Our 8th graders on the annual 8th Grade Career Conference at Lake Land College.
7 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our Seniors of the Month: Erica Martinez and Mickayla Upton!
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Say hello to our little friend. 🐿 AHS had a special visitor this morning.
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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
8 months 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/
8 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Friday’s baseball game is being moved to tomorrow at home vs. LSA.
8 months 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.
8 months 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!
8 months 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.
8 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Today’s HS meet at Arcola has been canceled.
8 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
The JH track meet at Arthur has been canceled.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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"
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Debbie Diaz
Thanks to Chief Phillips for providing a violent intruder lockdown drill today for our Jr.Sr High students.
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to our baseball team on picking up their first win tonight!
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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!
8 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
We will be trying to start the softball game a little early due to impending weather.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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!
8 months 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.
8 months 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!
8 months 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!
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Baseball and softball both drop their season openers to Monitcello today. Softball 9-4 Baseball 17-1
8 months 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.
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
AHS was lucky to have Gabe Watson talk to our students about his experience in Afghanistan.
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to Nick Vaughn for placing 5th at the State Tournament in the Three-point Showdown!
8 months 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!
8 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Softball game is cancelled today due to wind chill. There will be practice after school.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
9 months 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!
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
American Museum of Natural History
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Great time tonight at the Big Ten Tournament with the AFS kids. Exciting game!
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
A big shout out to the Libman Company of Arcola as sponsors at the Big Ten Tournament!
9 months 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!
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Lisa Sigrist
Dinner at Carmines
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Wall Street
9 months 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
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Lisa Sigrist
Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, and Little Italy!
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
AFS kids participating in a street show!
9 months 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
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Lisa Sigrist
Staten Island Ferry and the Statue of Liberty
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Wall Street Bull
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
911 Memorial
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
AFS students enjoyed dinner with Mrs. McGarvey’s daughter Meg and then hit Time Square at night!
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Rockefeller Center
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
The AFS students are loving NYC!
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Central Park!
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
Radio City Music Hall- check out the New Yorker who decided to join our group!
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
St. Patrick’s Cathdral
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
The AFS students made a stop at the NY Public Library and then lunch at Grand Central Station
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
We are headed out to see the city!
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
We landed safely!!
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Lisa Sigrist
The AFS students are ready to board the plane to NYC!
9 months ago, Lisa Sigrist
Debbie Diaz
Attention Juniors and Seniors who applied to work at the Primary Election held on March 20,2018! Students who participate in the program will be required to attend a training session that will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 12: 00p.m-3: 00p.m at the Douglas County Annex Building in Tuscola. Keep in mind this is during Spring break, you must attend this training.
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Our neighbors from the north have challenged us to see who sells the most Cola War plates. Since ours is purple and has 4 state title years on it, surely we'll sell more than they will. The winning town will be awarded a trophy at halftime of the game. Sales run thru March 3rd, so its time to get your order placed.
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
Congrats to Nick Vaughn and Alec Downs for advancing in the three point contest!
9 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
Our 2018 Ag Olympic Champions, Congratulations Sophomores!
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
HS Ag Olympics today- egg toss, relay races, pie eating contest, and much more!
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
ATTENTION Juniors and Seniors! If you are interested in serving as a student election judge for the primary election on March 20th. please check your email asap!
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Tom Mulligan
Tossing bails of hay at Ag Olympics
9 months ago, Tom Mulligan
Debbie Diaz
2018 Illinois Principals Association Recognition Breakfast- Rilee Hendrix and Nickolas Dow were recognized for their outstanding excellence in academics, leadership,athletic ability or for just being great young people! Congratulations!
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
Congratulations to our 8th Grade girls for a great season of Volleyball!
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Debbie Diaz
HS Scholastic Bowl won first place in the Division Tournament last night! Congratulations!
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
There will be a baseball parent meeting at 5:30 PM on Wednesday. Please bring physical, insurance card, and $20 for your activity fee. You also need $25 for your hat. This meeting will be in the computer lab.
9 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
There will be a parent meeting tomorrow for any athlete interested in playing baseball. Please bring physcial, copy of insurance card, and $20. You will also need $25 for your hat.
9 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Purple riders end their season with a one point loss in overtime to Windsor. Great effort by the players and coaches. Thanks for a fun season! The future is very bright! Thanks to our two seniors, Nick and Sam!
9 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
At the half, Purple Riders 21 Windsor 11
9 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
At the end of the first quarter, Arcola is up 6-4 over Windsor.
9 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Debbie Diaz
High school Scholastic Bowl just won 3rd place in the Masonic Academic Bowl! Congratulations!
9 months ago, Debbie Diaz
Nick Lindsey AD
All band, chorus, cheer, winter guard, and basketball seniors will be recognized immediately following the JV game tonight.
9 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Tom Mulligan
Hey Arcola High School Students. This is what we do to Coach Stitt when it is just staff and no students. Learning while having fun!
9 months ago, Tom Mulligan
Nick Lindsey AD
Boys basketball will begin regionals on Monday at 7pm in Windsor. They will be playing host Windsor!
9 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Sophomore athletes please have all heart scan forms in by Tuesday.
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Reminder: School will dismiss at 11:30 this Friday for a teacher institute day.
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Nick Lindsey AD
Reminder: There will be a player/parent meeting for softball and JH track tomorrow at 5:30! Please bring $20, copy of insurance card, and your physical! Also, you’ll need your 8to18 login info!
9 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Emily Coombe
SENIORS: GET REGISTERED TO VOTE! Deana Shields from the Arcola Township Office will be at AHS Monday morning at 8:40am in the HS library. Any senior who has turned 18 can get registered to vote in time for the March primaries. To register, you will need 2 forms of ID: driver's license and piece of mail, school ID, school schedule, transcript, etc.
9 months ago, Emily Coombe
Nick Lindsey AD
Boys drop their game today in the LOVC/NTC shootout at Cumberland to South Central
9 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Nick Lindsey AD
Freshman start the night with a win over ALAH!
9 months ago, Nick Lindsey AD
Jill Hohlbauch
Apple has come a long way since 1985!!!! We found this jewel in the HS Art room and it still works. #WeLoveApple #1:1Rocks
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't miss the boys basketball team in action tonight vs. ALAH. Freshman game starts at 5:00 with JV and Varsity game to follow. #GORIDERS
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Good luck to the Lady Riders basketball team today in Regional Play @ Chrisman vs. Central A&M. Game time 7:30 PM
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Follow us on all our social media accounts. Twitter:@ArcolaJRSR -Facebook: @arcolajrsrhigh
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Don't forget to download the new school App from iTunes or the Google Play store. Search for Arcola, IL. #GOLIVEFRIDAY
9 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Order Your Cola Wars License Plates Now.
10 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Follow us on all of our social media accounts. New -Twitter: @ArcolaJRSR and Facebook @arcolajrsrhigh
10 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Senior Night for Girls basketball is tonight. Recognition will be at 6:05 and the game will start at 6:30. #GoRiders
10 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Reminder...the Jr. High Girls Volleyball team has a home game Friday night at 6:00 PM against LSA. The High Schools boys basketball team will also be playing LSA at home.
10 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch
Jill Hohlbauch
Tomorrow's (1/30) JH Volleyball game has been moved to an away game AT Illiopolis. The bus will leave at 4:15pm.
10 months ago, Jill Hohlbauch