Who out their remembered that tomorrow is the day school registration will open? The link below contains details on our registration process. This year we would really encourage parents to get students registered online ASAP so the district will have more accurate numbers for planning for the upcoming school year. When you complete the registration process, please be sure to update all information so the school will always have the most up to date information for your child(ren). https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/755651/2020_Arcola_CUSD__306_School_Registration_Process_ENGLISH_AND_SPANISH.pdf
Arcola School District is looking for a part-time day custodian to work in and clean cafeteria daily (10 am - 2 pm). If interested, contact Ken Vogt at email@example.com or 268-4963
Arcola School District releases tentative plans for opening school. The details of the plan will be completed over the next two weeks with final approval July 29. Of course, this plan is subject to change as requirements continue to evolve. Click on this link for more information: https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/269304?org=arcola-cusd
Arcola School District is seeking candidates for the position of Maintenance/Custodian. During school days, this person’s schedule will be from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, although the times may vary depending on the season. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 217-268-4963.
Click on the following link for information about the Arcola Prom Picture Even on Saturday, July 18 at 6:00 pm. https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/264403?org=arcola-cusd
For an important update regarding the 2020-2021 school year, please click the following link https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/263270?org=arcola-cusd. Para una actualización importante con respecto al año escolar 2020-2021, haga clic en el siguiente enlace.
2020-2021 School Calendar - please note that we will be adding School Improvement Days at a later date. https://5il.co/ewpv
Please read the article linked below for information on when online and in-house registration will open up for the 2020-2021 school year. This information is subject to change based on how things progress with opening the state back up. https://5il.co/hagb
The Arcola School District has released the guidelines that will be followed for summer fitness and strength training for student athletes in Grades 9-12. Those guidelines can found at https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/258680?org=arcola-cusd. Every student will need permission from their parent/guardian in order to be able to participate in voluntary workouts. Please access the permission form here: https://forms.gle/WpGJdG5kois1b6vRA.
Don't forget to drop off all school issued items today by 4:00 PM. Jr. Sr High students drop off outside the High School office and Elementary students drop off at the cafeteria doors.
I wanted to send out a few reminders about iPad returns that will occur next Tuesday and Wednesday. Please follow these steps prior to coming to turn in your student(s) iPad and other tech items. These instructions are for all grade levels. I've included a picture for reference. 1. be sure students are not logged into iTunes on their iPad. Most students will not be logged into iTunes, but some of the upper grades might me. 2. If there is no sticker on the iPad with the student name, please tape a paper to the device with the student name on it if possible. 3. place both parts of the charger (the cord and the wall adapter) in a ziplock bag with the student name and current grade year on it. 4. place the iPad and the baggie with the charger in a large ziplock bag or brown paper bag with the student name and current grade year on the outside of the bag. 5. Jr. Sr. High students please leave your Apple Pencil in the slot on your iPad case. 6. If iPads are broken in any way, please email me and let me know what the issue is. email@example.com At this point you should be ready to turn in iPad's to school. I appreciate your help with this process and if you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arcola School Board voted to eliminate student fees for the 2020-2021 school year. See the article for details https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/247168?org=arcola-cusd
Arcola School District releases important information on the pick-up and drop-off of student items. https://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/244260?org=arcola-cusd
Did you know that the United States Census results will have a huge impact on the amount of federal funding that OUR school district will receive over the next 10 years? Please complete the census! http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/225660?org=arcola-cusd
Daily message from Dr. Mulligan. Little longer but powerful message and of course, some humor. Worth the 3 minutes: http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/224122?org=arcola-cusd
The Arcola School District has posted the Remote Learning Plan at the following link http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/223841?org=arcola-cusd. Each building will be sharing building-specific information later today.
See the important daily message from Dr. Mulligan on Remote Instructional Days http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/222405?org=arcola-cusd
Dr. Mulligan provides some important updates on what March 31 through April 7 will look like for students. Click on http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/221360?org=arcola-cusd
Check out the daily message from Dr. Mulligan. https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-arcola-cusd/articles/day-10-of-quarantine-checking-in-from-remodeled-media-center
Arcola Staff Presents Parade of Cars this Friday, March 27 at 10 am. For details http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/219116?org=arcola-cusd
Based on the “shelter-in-place” announcement, schools will be closed through April 7. I will be providing more updates to everyone once we know more specifics. We will be continuing to provide meal service to families that need it. Contact email@example.com to add meals.
Consolidated Communications is coming through for our students during these challenging times. Please see the flyer attached for their offer of 2 free months of Internet for students that currently do not have access to Internet at their home. https://5il.co/dwk1
As of right now, both the elementary and high school offices will be staffed from 8 to 11 am and 12 to 3 pm daily with the exception of spring break days (March 19, 20 and 23) and of course weekends.Call if you need assistance. Also, teachers can be reached by email.
If students forget their Gmail password during this closure, please email Mrs. Hohlbauch (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she can respond back with your password.
This is a reminder that the Arcola School District will be providing daily meal service for students during the mandated school closure. Meals will be provided daily each day of the week (not weekends) from Tuesday, March 17 through Monday, March 30. We STRONGLY recommended you sign up for this service by completing this form https://forms.gle/eivDpGc33B5RE55z5. If you do not sign up and suddenly need meals, come anyway. Meals can be picked between 10 am and 11 am each day. You will simply pull up to the junior high/cafeteria entrance off of Washington Street and the meals will be provided to you. If you cannot pick up the meals, be sure to indicate that on the form. On March 17, students will receive breakfast and lunch for Tuesday, the 17th and breakfast for Wednesday, the 18th. Each day following, they will receive lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day. If you have any questions regarding meal service contact Diane Good at email@example.com or call at 217-268-4963.
Dear Arcola Community. All school district facilities will be closed to the community beginning at 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17 through 11:59 pm Monday, March 30.This includes all work out facilities.
Based on recent developments with confirmed cases in neighboring counties and testing being done in our county, we have made the decision to cancel school for students tomorrow, Monday, March 16. Staff will report for a regular day of work. In addition, the building will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for students and parents to come and pick up any items that will be needed over break. You will need to check into the office upon arrival. We recommend that a limited amount of people come to the building to collect materials. Again, there are no confirmed cases in Douglas County but we are trying to do our part to prevent the spread of the virus. I will be posting more information tonight regarding learning activities over the mandated school closure.
Arcola Superintendent Tom Mulligan recently posted an update for families related to the school closure and the school district’s plans. Click on this link for access to the message: http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/209820?org=arcola-cusd
Dear Families, The Arcola School District is planning to provide daily meals of breakfast and lunch for students that need that service during the mandated school closure (March 17 through March 30) during the week days. If you would like to take advantage of that service, please complete the Google form below. We will follow-up with more details on Monday. https://forms.gle/eivDpGc33B5RE55z5
The Arcola High School Drama Club play scheduled for this weekend will go on as planned.
The Governor of Illinois has announced a forced school closure for all schools in Illinois beginning Tuesday, March 17 through March 30. We will provide updates as they become available.
Arcola School District Statement on Coronavirus. https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-arcola-cusd/articles/arcola-school-district-statement-on-coronavirus
School construction leads to office relocation and changes to students entering the building beginning March 24. https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-arcola-cusd/articles/school-construction-leads-to-office-relocation-march-24
The Arcola School Board is taking an innovative approach to financing the upcoming elementary school construction project. To learn more, https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-arcola-cusd/articles/innovative-financing
The Strides Against Hunger Annual 5K & 1 Mile Run will be held on April 18th. This race benefits the Arcola Food Pantry, so please consider participating. The following link contains the entry form for the race. https://5il.co/d69b
Superintendent Tom Mulligan recently presented a feasibility study to the Arcola School Board on starting soccer. In the end, the superintendent recommended against starting a soccer program at this time.Click http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/193846?org=arcola-cusd for details
The Arcola Board of Education recently approved contracts for completing the elementary school building addition and renovation project scheduled to begin April 1, 2020 and be completed by August 28, 2020. http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/192722?org=arcola-cusd
Due to poor weather conditions there is no school today.
The Arcola High School Media Center will undergo a transformation this spring to bring the space up to 2020! Access the following link for more exciting details and plans: http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/175708?org=arcola-cusd
Due to poor weather conditions, school for tomorrow, Monday, December 16 has been cancelled.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arcola School District has launched Project Lead the Way Engineering Program this school year. Click on the link to get an update on the program https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-arcola-cusd/articles/the-libman-company-supporting-innovation-at-arcola-school-district
Riders up 42-0 at half.
Riders up 14-0 at quarter
Nothing better than playoff football in Arcola!!!!
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
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!!
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.
For the third year in a row, the Arcola School District received a perfect 4.0 score on the annual Financial Profile Score. For more information on this exciting news go to http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/147189?org=arcola-cusd
Arcola Superintendent recently wrote an article updating the community of the proposed elementary building project. http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/144645?org=arcola-cusd
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Get your Cola War shirts!!!!! The link to the order form is included below. https://cdn.fbsbx.com/v/t59.2708-21/68884093_357510631853461_7305749579633262592_n.pdf/COLA-WAR-ORDER-FORM.pdf?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQmTOQSPFSsVQQosWSeyBTiZgYnlZKZoYhR4fXzVIzhzJFpNynB1CPSFklwQXmyZaVpOgzfrjawaDJa8c8MXd_uy&_nc_ht=cdn.fbsbx.com&oh=42be460b4817a9bd640681286a8f6a64&oe=5D5F3BFD&dl=1
Arcola welcomes Rebecca Beachy as new Preschool Classroom Teacher! Rebecca is a recent graduate of Illinois State University and completed her student teaching in Tremont Grade School in Tremont, Illinois. She is dual certified in both early childhood and early childhood special education, which makes her a very valuable commodity! Rebecca grew up right down the road in in Sullivan. We are very happy to have Rebecca in Arcola.
The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a full-time paraprofessional to work with students in Grades K-6 on keyboarding and other duties. 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 email@example.com.
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.
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!
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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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)
A few weeks ago, the Arcola School District announced that the school board was considering the construction of a new front entrance area for the elementary school and the remodeling of the hallways in the elementary and cafeteria area. Since that time, a district committee comprised of administrators, teachers, support staff professionals and building staff have conducted several meetings to discuss what exactly would be needed in the project if it were to move forward. The main message from all parties on the committee was: “We need new bathrooms!” For more information and to view a drawing of the proposed construction, click on http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/facility-planning
Concrete being poured for new visiting football bleachers! Much needed.
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
The Special Olympics law enforcement torch run will come through Arcola this year tomorrow June 5. It will start for our athletes at unity motors at the 4-way and go to Casey’s. The torch should arrive here between 5:45-6pm. We are proud to have at least 3 of our athletes participating. Please come out to Rt 45 and support our athletes!
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; email@example.com
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). Please contact Ken Vogt at 217-268-4963 or firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Late yesterday , a bus with first grade students from Arcola Elementary School was coming back from a field trip on Route 133 west of Arcola, when the bus was struck by a vehicle head on. Around forty students and ten adults were on the bus when the accident occurred. Several students and adults that were on the bus have been treated by medical professionals and everyone seems to be doing well. Reported injuries include scratches, bruises, scrapes, muscle soreness and a broken bone. The school will have counselors available at school today to support the students and any family members in coping with the incident. The bus driver, from Gould Bus Service, reacted quickly to the car and her actions prevented more serious injuries from occurring. In addition, school personnel and emergency response professionals were quick to scene and implemented emergency response protocols in an attempt to provide order to a chaotic situation.
Arcola Elementary students in bus accident safely reunited with families [Arcola, Illinois, May 9, 2019, 4:00pm] A bus with first grade students from Arcola Elementary School was coming back from a field trip on Route 133 west of Arcola, when the bus was struck by a vehicle head on. One student and one adult passenger on the bus were taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. All other students were checked out by emergency response personnel and all students have been reunited with their families. Parents and legal guardians were contacted immediately after the accident via the School Reach communication system. There were several adults on board the bus, including staff, parent chaperones, and the bus driver. More information will be released after reunification has been completed and more details are known. For information regarding the accident or the driver of the other vehicle, please contact local emergency personnel, not the school. Please contact Superintendent of Arcola Schools Tom Mulligan (email@example.com) with questions.
The Arcola School District Board of Education discussed some exciting news at the board meeting on Wednesday relative to the elementary school building. For more information, go to http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/facility-planning
Grant promoting his business at the Douglas County CEO Trade Show at Yoders.
Douglas County CEO Trade Show will be held Thursday, April 25 from 5-7 pm at Yoder's in Arthur. Come out and see the businesses that the students have developed!
The Arcola School Board recently approved the school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. Please use the legend at the bottom right of the document for clarity of abbreviations. http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/103288?org=arcola-cusd
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.
JH BOYS practice for Wednesday has been cancelled. We will practice after school on Friday instead until 4:30. JH GIRLS will follow the regular practice schedule.
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
Arcola Elementary School was recently featured on one of our partner's websites! Check it out at https://www.esparklearning.com/partner-stories/why-my-district-partners-with-with-espark-learning
Arcola School District Certified Job Openings. http://arcolail.apptegy.us/o/arcola-cusd/page/employment-opportunities--134?mode=edit
The Arcola Economic and Community Development (ACED) group is conducting a community-wide survey to gather important information about the future of Arcola. To serve your community, please take a few minutes and complete this brief survey no later than March 30. It should only take around 5 minutes. Please go to the following website link http://bit.ly/ArcolaSurvey. Some participants will be randomly selected for cash prizes.
Required State Testing is right around the corner! Students in grades 3-6 will begin testing on the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) assessment on April 2. The 7th and 8th Grade students will be testing on the IAR March 28, April 2 &3 and high school juniors will take the SAT on April 9. For more details, go to http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/95484?org=arcola-cusd
Check out the softball fundraiser items at the link below. http://www.bodynsolesports.com/team-sales/arcola-softball
The Arcola Fire Protection District recently donated over $500 to the special service department of the Arcola School District. For more information click on http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/93576?org=arcola-cusd
Riders with the lead over Agenta 36-17 with two minutes left in half.
Erin Hemingway, a 1st grade teacher in Arcola, successfully completing the renewal process for her National Board Certification. Congratulations to Erin for this amazing accomplishment! For more information http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/90025?org=arcola-cusd
Menu change for Monday Feb 4th Cheese Quesadilla Salad Fruit milk
Due to the recent change in forecast, the Arcola School District will be closed for school tomorrow. Check the district social media sites and website tomorrow for information on evening activities.
Reminder, there is no morning preschool class tomorrow. Also, Kid Camp forms for Cheer are now due on Friday, Feb 1. Kid Camp runs next week on Tuesday, Feb 5 and Thursday, Feb 7 from after school until 4:30. The performance is set for Friday the 8th at Friday, during the HS Boys Game. The cost is $15 if your Little Rider attended the fall Kid Camp and $30 if this is the first one this year.
This is a reminder that the Arcola School 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.
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 235-2232.
The Arcola School District is seeking candidates for a full-time paraprofessional for the elementary school. For information click http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/employment-opportunities--134
Riders pull out game 3, 25-23!
Riders drop game 2 to Casey 25-16. Heading to the rubber game.
Junior high Girls win game 1 in volleyball 25-9 over Casey. Going to game 2
Drive slow coming into school today! Roads a little slick and fog out there.
Arcola School District to start Pre-Engineering Program in 2019-2020 School Year. For more information http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/82914?org=arcola-cusd
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.
Waiting for Rider Cheerleader’s 1st Comp show of the season!
What in the world does a tax levy really mean? Are my property taxes going up? For more information, click on this article from Arcola Superintendent, Tom Mulligan. http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/77398?org=arcola-cusd
The Arcola School District will again be using a “Late Start” schedule as an option this school year when there is inclement weather. This means that on “Late Start” days school will start at 10 am and end at the regularly scheduled time. The regular bus routes will run two hours later than normal. A “Late Start” will be announced just like any school closing. We will publicize on TV and Radio, as well as send out information on our phone notification system and social media. To assist with transportation concerns, we have partnered with Gould Transportation to provide free in-town bus service on “Late Start” days for students that are not already on a regular route. If you live where district transportation is NOT currently provided and you are NOT on a paid in-town bus route but would like your student to be transported on “Late Start” days only, please contact Gould Transportation at 253-2232 to get signed up.
High School Football Today - Go Riders
Innovative Solutions and Talented Maintenance Staff Saves Arcola School District Millions. For more information, http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/71546?org=arcola-cusd
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
Riders advance with a 31-13 win over Salt Fork
Riders take a 17-6 lead into the 4th quarter
Riders take a 10-6 lead into half against Salt Fork
Congrats to 7th and 8th Grade Girls on Conference Tournament Championships!
Riders 7th grade girls win 22-16 over Tuscola
7th grade girls b-ball team leads Tuscola 12-7 at halftime. Keep it going Riders.
Riders advance with a 27-12 win over Tuscola
Riders 21-11 at the end of the third quarter
8th Grade Girls B-ball up 11-4 over Tuscola at half.
The Arcola School Board recently approved a $37,000 project to install 20 new and replace 55 current access points throughout the district. For more information http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/68861?org=arcola-cusd
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.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 217-268-4963.
Arcola Purple Riders 35-6 over Cerro Gordo
Riders 21 to 0 Broncos halftime
The Arcola Community and Economic Development (ACED) Organization is looking for talented individuals willing to create and submit a logo design, that will be voted upon, to be used as the new “Marketing Brand” for the group. Go to http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/aced-branding-contest for details!
For the second year in a row, the Arcola School District received a perfect 4.0 score on the annual Financial Profile Score. For more information, click on http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/63124?org=arcola-cusd
Riders up 35-0. Early in 4th
Riders up 21-0 in 3rd.
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.
Thanks for James Hendrix for the awesome design and installation!
Arcola Elementary School upgrades preschool playground for safety and learning!. http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/57356?org=arcola-cusd
Arcola welcomes Golene Thrush as new 3rd Grade Classroom Teacher! Ms. Thrush will be teaching 3rd grade next year. She is replacing an elementary classroom teacher that recently resigned. She will be coming to us from the Georgetown School District and is also an EIU alum. At EIU, she was part of the prestigious Golden Apple Scholar program, which is a highly promoted teacher preparation program.
Arcola welcomes Aimee Lugo as new 6th Grade Classroom Teacher! Mrs. Lugo will be teaching 6th grade next year. She comes with several years of experience as well as she has been teaching at Shiloh Elementary School since 2012. She is married to Arcola veteran teacher Alex Lugo who has taught Art here for many years. Aimee is also a graduate of EIU and we are excited to have her as part of our team. She is filling a vacancy created because Ms. Cleeton will be moving from the classroom to a reading recovery intervention position.
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 Arcola School District #306 351 W Washington Arcola, IL 61910 email@example.com There is no deadline for applying but the position will be filled once the district finds the appropriate candidate.
Arcola welcomes James Caudle as new Junior High Math Teacher! Mr. Caudle brings a strong math foundation with being a high school certified math teacher and having twenty years of experience teaching junior high and high math in Lovington and then ALAH. Math teachers are very hard to find and the district is excited to find one with such strong credentials!
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
Arcola welcomes Zachary Klunick as new HS Spanish Teacher! Mr. Kluinick will be replacing Pilar Ramos as our high school Spanish teacher next year. Ms. Ramos will be going back to Spain after a three-year stay in the United States. Zach is also a veteran teacher that grew up in the Springfield area and is currently teaching at Illini Central High School. He has spent extended time in both Mexico and Peru, which shows his passion for the Spanish Language!
Arcola welcomes Amanda Mendez as a new JH-HS Counselor! Amanda will be filling the new junior high-high school counseling position that was added for next school year by the Board of Education. She has spent the last several years as a high school counselor in Monmouth-Roseville High School. She has worked with a very diverse student population in Monmouth and she is fluent in Spanish. She is also an EIU graduate and we are excited to have her sharing her talents in Arcola!
Arcola welcomes Robert Boyd as new HS Math Teacher. Mr. Boyd will be teaching High School Mathematics. This position was vacant because Riley Fore moved from the math position to the instructional coach position next year. Robert has over twenty years of experience teaching high school math. He comes to us from Tuscola High School.
If you need bus service for the upcoming school year be sure to call Gould Bus Service at 253-2232 to add your child to the bus route.
Arcola welcomes John Craig as new HS History Teacher! John will be filling the newly created High School Social Studies position, John graduated from Eastern Illinois University and taught many years at the Okaw Valley School District before moving with his family up north where he taught at River Grove Junior High. John will bring a wealth of classroom experience and a passion for history to our school!
Warm welcome to Greg Gisinger. Greg will be filling the newly created K-12 Physical Education teaching position. He will also be the new High School Head Boys Basketball Coach. Greg has many years of experience both in the classroom and coaching and he comes to us from the Watseka School District. He attended high school in Cerro Gordo. He will now be rooting for the Purple Riders instead of the Broncos!
Spanish Version of Free and Reduced Application https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/196225/spanish.pdf
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the email address to be added and the names of the kids to be link it too.
Arcola School Board just approved the purchase of all new technology devices for the students in Grades K-12 for the 2018-2019 school year. The students in grades K-6 will upgrade to an iPad 6 device and students in grade 7-12 will upgrade to a 10.5” iPad Pro Device that will also include an iPad Pencil along with a Logitech Slim Case and Keyboard combination http://www.arcola.k12.il.us/article/53048?org=arcola-cusd
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
The Arcola School Board recently approved some changes to the student fee schedule for the 2018-2019 school year. The Board approved an increase of $0.10 in lunch and breakfast prices for next school year. The increase would be from $1.95 to $2.05 for elementary and $2.20 to $2.30 for JH/HS. The increase for breakfast will be from $1.35 to $1.45. This change was required as part of the federal lunch program that the district participates in annually. The district is required to keep the paid prices close to the per meal reimbursement rate set by the federal lunch program. On the other hand, the Board reduced or suspended completely a variety of fees for students for the upcoming school year. The following are the changes that will be in effect for the 18-19 school year: • Reduction of Textbook/Registration Fee by $15 at all levels. The Fees will be ES - $30; JH - $40; HS - $45. • There will no course fees at the junior high or high school (these were $15 fees each for courses like Chemistry, Art, Ag, Business etc.) • There will be no $15 student activity fee for junior high and high school students. • There will be no $5 art fee for the elementary school students. • For junior high and high school extra-curricular activities, there will be a one-time $20 fee per student rather than a $20 fee per activity. The parents and community of Arcola has always supported the school district in tough financial times. The district is currently in strong financial condition and as a result, the Board decided it was time to reduce fees.
AHS students are at Tuscola High School this afternoon to hear Chris Herren, former NBA player, speak about addiction and self-destructive behavior. Linda Scribner, who lost her son Petey to a heroin overdose, helped organize the event and spoke to students from all over Douglas County before Mr. Herren.
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.
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
Riders lose a tough one in overtime 47-46.
Riders up 30-25 at the end of 3.
Arcola Boys Varsity up 21-11 at halftime of the first game of the regional.
Riders fall 40-35
33-32 okaw Valley over the Riders with 3:45 to go
Riders lead 30-29 after 3 Quarters. Go Riders!!!!
Riders trail Okaw Valley 21-15 at halftime
Rider JV wins 59-39 over Okaw Vally
Riders 51-31 end of 3rd Quarter
Arcola JV Boys up 35-18 at halftime over Okaw Valley
Reminder: School will dismiss at 11:30 this Friday for a teacher institute day.
Recruiting teacher candidates at EIU! Easy to sell Arcola
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 primary. To register, you will need 2 forms of ID: driver's license and piece of mail, school ID, school schedule, transcript, etc.
Arcola loses a great game to ALAH 61 to 53.
54-48 ALAH with 1:40 to go in the game
50-43 ALAH with 2::48 to go
ALAH 43 - Arcola 31 end of 3.
Riders down at half 33-19
End of 1st. ALAH 15 - Arcola 7
Arcola JV defeats LSA
Riders up 43-24 end of 3rd quarter
Another day closer to website release!!!
The school district website is close to launching.
Can't make it to the Veteran's Day Assembly tomorrow? No problem! If we do not experience any technical difficulties we will be Live Streaming the event on the Torch Facebook page.
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