Check out our Wednesday Read Around Your Home with Ms. Crawford! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OiI2ACkuPS6kHmALGIbmS7GeZE7FVDFU/view?usp=sharing
Check out our Tuesday Read Around Your Home with Ms. Crawford! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IIzTbX_ZOEUAlK9jOeCms3oAsXDJMnz5/view?usp=sharing
Congratulations to Kenyon Jodlowski for being awarded a PNC grant for $985. The grant will be used for a new laptop computer for our CNC wood router as well as some other accessories for the router, such as noise suppressant earmuffs and clamps. Great work Mr. Jodlowski! AND... A big congratulations to Alex Frank for receiving a PNC grant for $508 to purchase social thinking curriculum! Way to go Mrs. Frank!!
The Food Pantry Network-HOI compiled a listing of local meals and food boxes available to families in Central Illinois for the holidays.
Coin Wars concluded and our students, “as usual”, exceeded our expectations! The goal was to raise $1,000 to put Ms. Timm on the roof. The students raised $1,645.36!!!! HIGH FIVE students! So, today Ms. Timm will be located on the roof, all bundled up, on Friday, November 13th. Stay warm up there!
Congratulations to Amanda Shaffer who just received a Digital Network Access grant from the state for $10,000!!!! We will use these funds to expand our internet access by installing open wifi access in our parking lots for the community to use. Great work Ms. Shaffer!
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Ms. Gardiner’s class wants to thank our veterans - today and every day!
We are sad the were not able to do our annual Veteran's Day breakfast due to COVID. But, we still want to make special efforts to show our veterans the love and support they deserve. Midwest Central High School students wrote thank-you cards to mail to our local veterans.
VETERANS - THANK YOU for your service! You are our heros!
JOIN OUR TEAM – We currently have 2 Part-time Primary School Paraprofessional openings. The positions will each be 29 hours per week; $11.00 per hour to help with the additional duties related to COVID. These positions will be hired through a grant with Career Link and are 12 month positions. The successful applicants will be working directly at Midwest Central Primary School helping supervise students in a variety of settings. For more information or to apply please call Maria Resource Room Technician/Clerical Staff Support at 309.807.1386.
Even when Ms. Canada is out of the building, she can still meet with the students via Google Meets! Yesterday we got to read a book together! Ms. Canada, your students think you are the best!
Good Afternoon Primary School Parents! Can you believe this weather?! We have enjoyed so much time bringing our classrooms back outside with this nice weather, and how timely that we have been able to do so with this sudden rise in COVID in our communities. We want to assure you that we are continuing to implement all recommended safety procedures and are making some adjustments in our movement throughout the day to reduce exposure risks to larger groups. When we contact trace, we look at all settings and examine who is within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes and quarantine those students and staff. In one of our preschool classrooms, we had a sudden rise in potential COVID symptoms that included fever in staff and students so we decided to be cautious and close that room for 2 weeks while some people pursued testing. This could be any other illness, but with a group of students and staff in one setting with symptoms, caution was our best option. To date, the Primary School has had 4 positive staff and/or student COVID cases, a .8% positivity rate. Locally in Mason and Tazewell counties, the rolling positive rate is 9.4%-9.7%. School continues to be a safe place to have our staff and students. If you have any other questions regarding our procedures with COVID or anything else, please give me a call! Upcoming Dates of Importance: November 6: End of Coin Wars-get those coins to school with your child to put Ms. Timm on the roof! November 9-19: STAR Benchmark Assessing November 11: Veteran's Day-be on the lookout for a presentation put together by our music classes! November 12: Board of Education Meeting 6:30pm @ High School Have a great, warm, weekend!!
Reminder - No school tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3rd.
Midwest central primary school teachers deserve this and SO MUCH MORE for their perseverance, excellence, and professionalism during the weirdest school year ever. Thanks for keeping each other and your student “afloat”.
Ms. Timm donated $89 to Coin Wars collections. Each class was able to earn $1 per day from Ms. Timm if the majority of their class participated in the Spirit Week dress up days!
Danny Brackney has earned a free personal pan pizza through the Pizza Hut Reading Program in Mrs. Gough's class. Each month, students have a chance to win a free personal pan pizza simply by reading and reaching a goal set for them! Way to go, Danny...keep up the great work!
Mrs. Crawford is back with a special Halloween tale. Do not get spooked by this creepy read aloud! A Creepy Pair if Underwear by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown. https://youtu.be/snju66GpMm8
Due the two week pause at MCHS, we will not be sponsoring this event on Saturday. We hope you receive more treats than tricks on Halloween! Stay safe and we hope to see you next year!
This is a reminder that we have Parent/Teacher Conferences from 3:00 - 7:00 PM tomorrow (Thursday) and 8:00 - 11:00 AM (Friday). Although the calendar shows a 1 hour early dismissal for Thursday, this was under the assumption we were running a normal schedule. Since we're currently running a 1 hour early dismissal everyday, Thursday's dismissal will be at 1:45 for the Middle School, 1:50 for the High School, and 2:00 for the Primary School. I'm sorry for any confusion the calendar may have created for you. Students have no school on Friday. Also, a reminder that next Tuesday has also been declared a state holiday this year and we were unable to waive that day, so students will also be out next Tuesday, November 3rd. Please reach out to our teaching staff to schedule an in-person or remote conference. They're eager to hear from you. Sincerely, Dr. Todd Hellrigel