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HOURS OF OPERATION


District
P.815-239-1639
F.815-239-2125
Mon-Thursday




6:30-5:00

Elementary
P.815-239-2611
F.815-239-1418
Mon-Thursday




6:00-4:30

Middle School
P.815-239-2612
F.815-239-1274
Mon-Thursday




6:00-4:30

High School
P.815-239-2550
F.815-239-1274
Mon-Thursday




6:00-4:30

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 ANNOUNCEMENTS   

  • September 26, 2016 - Pecatonica High School Activities and Athletics September 26-October 1 by Kevin Kunkel
    Monday, September 26, 2016 Volleyball at Milledgeville 5:00 Freshman with FS and Varsity to follow Golf vs Rockford Christian Life and Stockton 4:00 (Westlake)
    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Volleyball vs Polo 5:00 Freshman with FS and Varsity to follow Golf vs Dakota 4:00 (Westlake)
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Cross Country at Oregon (Oregon Park West) 5:00
    Thursday, September 29, 2016 Volleyball at AFC (Ashton) 5:00 Freshman with FS and Varsity to follow Golf at Lena Winslow (Wolf Hollow) 9:00 am (Conference Meet)
    Friday, September 30, 2016 Football at Galena 5:30 FS with Varsity to follow
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 Varsity Volleyball at Sterling Tournament 8:30 am FS Volleyball at Byron Tournament 9:00 am
  • September 22, 2016 - Happy First Day of Fall! 
  • September 21, 2016 - 5th Grade Has S’More Fun - Mrs. Kramer’s 5th graders could be seen out in front of the middle school building baking s'mores in solar ovens. The solar oven’s were made out of pizza boxes, foil, and plastic. Thermometers were placed inside the boxes to measure the rising temperature. They worked on their Chrome Books while they tended to their ovens.
  • September 20, 2016 - From Kevin Kunkel AD - This email is just to make sure everyone knows that the football game this Friday against Stockton will be two games. FS will begin at 5:30 with varsity to follow. There was a question whether we would be able to have both games on Friday. WE WILL PLAY BOTH GAMES ON FRIDAY. Hope to see everyone out there!!
  • September 19, 2016 - My Butterfly Observations - Mrs. Smallwood's 1st grade class has had some exciting visitors in their classroom. Two caterpillars went into their cocoon’s (Please go to Mrs. Smallwood's website http://missreeds1stgrade.blogspot.com/ to see the video clip of one caterpillar getting into his/her Chrysalis). Today they emerged into two beautiful Monarch butterflies! The student’s traveled out to the butterfly garden and released them into nature so that they can begin their journey South for the winter.
  • September 15, 2016 - by Kevin Kunkel (AD) - Just a reminder that the homecoming parade and pep rally is tonight. Line up for the parade begins at 5:30 and the parade will begin at 6:00 with the pep rally to follow. The weather looks good so we should be on the football field for the pep rally. Friday night homecoming football vs West Carroll. FS will begin at 5:30 with varsity to follow. The dance will be Saturday night from 7:00 - 11:00 pm. Please remember that all students are required to pay to get into home games. We still have several student passes left. $15 for a student pass which will get the students into all home games free excluding IHSA tournaments. We still have 36 home games remaining for the rest of the year so this is quite a savings to the students. You can pick up passes in the high school office or at the gate at home volleyball games. Passes must be signed by the purchaser of the card. I hope everyone is having a great homecoming week and we will see all of you at the pep rally and the football game!
  • September 12, 2016 - Homecoming week begins! The high school kids looked great today!
  • September 9, 2016 - Homecoming "DANCIN’ THROUGH THE DECADES" is September 12-17, 2016
    Monday – 9/12/16 – 60’s “Twist & Shout” 6 pm - Home volleyball vs. Durand
    Tuesday – 9/13/16 – 70s - Disco 5 pm - Home volleyball vs. Oregon
    Wednesday – 9/14/16 – 80s - “867-5309” Big Hair Bands
    Thursday – 9/15/16 – 90s - “Ice, Ice, Baby” 6 pm - Parade & Pep Rally Pep Rally
    Friday – 9/16/16 – Present - “Boys of Fall” Purple & Gold Day 5:30 pm - Football Game vs. West Carroll
    Saturday – 9/17/16 7 pm - Homecoming Dance 7-11pm (Student Council Decorating 8 AM)
  • September 9, 2016 - Girl Scout Project Has A Silver Lining - Girl scouts Alana Newell, Chloe Nestler, & Jessica Logsdon outlined and re-painted the map of the United States on the Pecatonica Elementary School playground to have it ready by the start of school (with support from Amy Newell). The original map was covered up over the summer with a fresh coat of blacktop. The girls scouts are journeying towards the “Girl Scout Silver Award”, the highest award a cadette can earn. PES families could be seen enjoying the new map at the PES Back to School BBQ. Thank you for your time and effort cadettes!
  • March 11, 2016 - REWARDING EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING & LEADERSHIP - We are delighted and proud to present our very own “Golden Apple” winner, Mrs. Laura Wanke ... It was an exciting morning Thursday, March 10, 2016, as The Golden Apple Award Committee marched upstairs followed by family, administrators, BOE members, co-workers, and the RRStar & WREX TV crew to Mrs. Wanke’s 2nd grade classroom to present her with “A Golden Apple”. Mrs. Wanke was surprised and humble as she accepted the well-deserved symbol of her excellence and dedication to teaching and leadership. Once she recovered from the shock, she exclaimed to her wonderful whale students, “You did it!” Mrs. Wanke’s students quietly sat and worked on a cloud/rainbow project during the lively recognition. Congratulations Mrs. Wanke for making her wish come true by investing the time and energy that is required to accomplish the achievement of becoming a Golden Apple Recipient.
  • November 11, 2015 - Blue Ribbon Award Acceptance Encore Live Event - Principal Carrie Brockway and Gretchen Lagerhausen accepting the Blue Ribbon Award for the Pecatonica Elementary School Distrcit #321.  This award was presented in Washington, D.C. our Nation's Capital. 


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excellenceaward Congratulations to the amazing teachers and staff at Pecatonica Elementary School, 2015 Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School!
In Illinois, the only way a school can be nominated for this prestigious honor is through special recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education. They recognize schools for one of two awards, Exemplary High Performing School or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School. The final selection is made after an application process, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education.
The Blue Ribbon Award, which began in 1982, has only ever recognized two Winnebago County schools, one other elementary school and a private high school. The rest of the awards have been throughout other parts of the state. This year 15 schools were named Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon Schools in Illinois.
Pecatonica Elementary School is one of only 332 schools nationally to receive this award!!!

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION STORY

PECATONICA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AWARD BIOGRAPHY
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.