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  • December 19, 2014 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! - The Pecatonica C.U.S.D. #321 wishes you and yours a safe and Happy Holiday Season.  School will be closed Monday, December 19, thru Monday, January 5, in observance of holiday break.  Students will resume Tuesday, January 6, 2015 .  
  • December 18, 2014 The PHS Music Department will be gift wrapping at the Pecatonica High School Saturday, December 20, from 9 to Noon in the music room.  Please come in through Door N -  all donations will go towards the New York Trip the students will be taking over Spring Break.  Thank you.  
  • December 16, 2014 Woods 1 - The High School Woods 1 class taught by Mr. Light has been building wood projects and prepared a showcase in the PHS library for the Board of Education on Monday, December 15.  The woodworking collection consisted of charming tables, cozy chairs, checker sets, decorative pieces and intricate model bridges.  Brandon Jacobs, a junior, built a clever and functional picnic table condiment holder.
  • December 12, 2014 - The Pecatonica High School is proud to announce the Illinois State Scholar Students for 2014-2015. Please click press release.
  • December 10, 2014 - Pecatonica Sports Passes are now available to purchase online.  Please click here to view Ticketracker and order your sports pass today.
  • December 10, 2014 - The Pecatonica Girls Basketball program will be hosting the Lady Indians Holiday Basketball Tournament. Please click here to view the schedule.
  • December 9, 2014 - Let’s Take a Walk...Construction began on the 1,200 ft sidewalk/bike path that now efficiently connects the Pecatonica Community Middle School to the Pecatonica High School in mid-September 2014. The project is a joint effort with the Pecatonica CUSD #321 and the Village of Pecatonica, and is funded through a $243,396.15 Safe To Schools Grant. The school and village split the remaining engineering costs ($42,275.86) 50-50. The project began with plotting the site giving consideration to landscape aesthetics and existing tree locations. Utilities were excavated, then the heavy equipment including road pavers, compactors, earth movers and haulers were brought on location. The base was dug, staked, laid and packed solid to provide elevation and contour to the grounds. The high school portion was sloped and re-terraced. Concrete was poured in front of the middle school and graded to accommodate water drainage. Blacktop, a more economical surface material, was selected because storm sewers were installed to control water overflow and erosion from 11th Street to the high school. The area surrounding the sidewalk/bike path was filled, smoothed and seeded. Intersections at 10th, 11th and 12th Street were redesigned with (American Disabilities Act) ADA wheelchair accessible functionality and were striped and signed. The Pecatonica CUSD grounds and maintenance department will be maintaining the sidewalk/bike path and the project is ready, so “walk this way” on the inspiring addition to our small town community.
  • December 9, 2014 - Please remember to come out tonight at 7:00 pm to enjoy a holiday performance by the High School Music and Band students and enjoy the Art work by the High School Art Department.
  • December 5, 2014 - Toys For Tots - The middle school student council is collecting new unwrapped toys for the "Toys For Tots" Foundation, from now through Thursday, December 18th.
  • December 4, 2014 - The Pecatonica High School Library is participating in a Barnes & Noble Bookfair. Please click here for more information.
  • December 3, 2014 - PTO "Pie the Staff” Assembly - On Tuesday, November 25, at 2:30 p.m. the elementary school students and staff gathered for a special assembly…It has become a tradition to follow the PTO pie sales with a “Pie the Staff” Assembly. This year 356 pies were sold (the most ever).  Top pie sellers and lucky drawing winners names were put into a bucket and drawn.  Pie throwers were then able to choose which of the 23 volunteer staff members to pie in the face. Thank you to our supportive community and to the good-natured staff that participated in the hilarious pie throwing event (probably the largest of its kind in the area!).
  • December 2, 2014 - End of 2nd Quarter Early Dismissal Friday, December 19 - Elementary School 1:35, Middle School and High School 1:45.
  • December 2, 2014 - Early Dismissal for School Improvement Day (SIP) - Friday, December 12 - Elementary School 11:05, Middle School and High School 11:15.
  • November 25, 2014 - Life Skills I Hosts Thanksgiving Luncheon. The Life Skills I Class held a luncheon in their classroom today. The students designed and delivered invitations to guests, created a menu, made shopping lists keeping in mind a strict budget, and went to Topway and purchased the items.  The students then spent Monday and Tuesday morning preparing a delicious turkey and dressing meal with all the fixins and desserts too!!  It was well attended and enjoyed by all.
  • November 25, 2014 - 1st grade visits Oscar the Turkey at the Torstenson Learning Center during their Thanksgiving Celebration today.   It was a cornucopia of activities with the aroma of Thanksgiving lunch hovering in the air. Check back for video clips of cute skits put on by smart 1st grade students.
  • November 25, 2014 - Thanksgiving Indian Hats - Kindergarten spent the afternoon coloring, cutting out, and making indian hats and fruit loop necklaces in honor of Thanksgiving.
  • November 25, 2014 - The First Thanksgiving (1621) - 3rd Grade students have been studying The First Thanksgiving. They started with the epic voyage from England to America that took place in 1620 and have been on a classroom journey discovering what life may having been like traveling on the Mayflower coming to America, establishing a settlement, fighting disease and starvation, growing crops, withstanding the weather, and negotiating peace treaties with Indians (friendly and hostile). They find that surviving is a daily challenge. They wrote journals, kept ancestor lists, logged crop successes, acted out scenarios with the local indians, and answered questions about daily life (Answering a question wrong, could mean death for their colonists). The students then celebrated their first successful harvest out at the Torstenson Learning Center with a feast prepared by room mothers and fathers.
  • November 25, 2014 - All Conference: Outstanding athletes from the Northwest Upstate Illini East Conference are voted on by the conference coaches and awarded 1st Team, 2nd Team, or Honorable Mention for their effort. Congratulations to the Pecatonica student athletes who were awarded all conference in Football, Volleyball, and Golf for the 2014 season. From Left to Right: Makenzie Kunkel-Honorable Mention-Volleyball, Erin Greene-2nd Team-Volleyball, Cristina Cimino-Honorable Mention-Volleyball, Peyton Elliott-Honorable Mention-Football, Andrew Squires-Honorable Mention-Football, Erik Durand-1st Team-State Qualifier-Golf, Colin Jennings-1st Team-Golf, Nicklas Dzurisin-2nd Team-Golf.
  • November 25, 2014 - Highschool Boys Basketball Turkey Tournament updated schedule. Please click here.
  • November 24, 2014 - The following events are cancelled for this evening at PECATONICA COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL:
    7th & 8th grade boys basketball game vs. Willowbrook
    6th grade boys basketball practice
    6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls conditioning
    Yearbook meeting
    ALL these events are cancelled this evening at the MIDDLE SCHOOL.
  • November 21, 2014 - Fun Friday Photos - Please enjoy the field trips, performances, learning experiences, and accomplishments of our funtastic students.
  • November 19, 2014 - Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab & Education “Live” Bird of Prey Presentation - Can you soar if you have a broken wing? Yes, Sunfeather the red-tailed hawk is an education ambassador from the raptors rehabilitation program and has a powerful stage presence. Raptor means “seize and sweep away”.  Superior vision, a hooked beak, and sharp talons make a raptor stand out among birds, and 75% of the animals the facility receives are rehabilitated and released back into the wild. This is what the Elementary students and 6th graders learned last week. Audiences sat quietly as Candy and her two assistants introduced her injured and orphaned friends and shared their stories. Vocals of the birds were played or demonstrated to familiarize students with identification. After the impressive birds were returned to their cages, the kids enjoyed interacting with biological artifact displays such as tails, wings, skulls, feet, eggs, pellets, etc….
  • November 18, 2014 - No School - November 26-28, Wednesday thru Friday, in observance of Thanksgiving.  "gobble"
  • November 18, 2014 - The Pecatonica Varsity Boys Basketball program will be hosting the Thanksgiving Turkey Tournament. Please click here to view the schedule.
  • November 11, 2014 - Pecatonica High School Open for Walking - The Pecatonica High School is now open for walking on school days from 6:00am to 7:30am. The School is closed on Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and President’s Day. The building will also be closed on days when school is canceled due to weather. (Please enter the building on the east side (Entrance P) and park in the east parking lot).
  • October 23, 2014The Pecatonica Fan’s Club is a committed group of parents and community members that manage and run high school concessions and use the proceeds to support the extracurricular departments throughout the school district.  Over the last 10 years, Fans Club has donated $250,000 to extracurricular groups at all three buildings.  For example, they have supplemented the Middle School Volleyball Program by purchasing two net systems over the last three years. Thank you to the Fan’s Club and supporters of the Fan’s Club for continuing to enhance our extracurricular programs.


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excellenceaward Pecatonica Community Middle School was awarded the 2012 Academic Excellence Award from the Illinois School Board of Education. 454 schools earned the Award. To earn the award a school must meet the following criteria:
  1. Made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2011 and 2012 as required by No Child Left Behind.
  2. In schools serving grades 8 and below, 90 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for the three most recent school years.

excellenceaward Pecatonica Elementary School was awarded the 2012 Academic Excellence Award from the Illinois School Board of Education. 454 schools earned the Award. To earn the award a school must meet the following criteria:
  1. Made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2011 and 2012 as required by No Child Left Behind.
  2. In schools serving grades 8 and below, 90 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for the three most recent school years.

excellenceaward Pecatonica Elementary School was awarded the 2011 Academic Excellence Award from the Illinois School Board of Education. 438 schools earned the Award. To earn the award a school must meet the following criteria:
  1. Made Adequate Yearly Progress for two years in a row.
  2. 90 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for three consecutive years.