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HOURS OF OPERATION


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




7:00-3:30

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




7:00-4:00

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




7:15-3:45

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




7:00-3:30

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 WELCOME TO PECATONICA CUSD #321   

  • 2017 Spring Break - No School Monday, March 27, 2017, through Friday, March 31, 2017.  School will resume on Monday, April 3, 2017.
    (Posted March 22, 2017)
  • Friday Early Dismissal - Friday, March 24, 2017, will be an Early Dismissal Day. (ES~1:35pm, MS & HS~1:45pm)
    (Posted March 22, 2017)
  • Energy On Stage - To kick off the upcoming Energy Fair, students put on a skit for the middle school called Harry Spotter and the Chamber of Windy Myths. 
    (Posted March 22, 2017)
  • Rock Your Socks - Today is World Down Syndrome Day. Click here to learn more...To watch the video click here.  Thank you! 
    (Posted March 21, 2017)
  • Hear Ye! Hear Ye! - Pecatonica Village President Dan Barber has proclaimed Tuesday, March 21, 2017 as Pecatonica Lady Indians Basketball Day. The proclamation will be made at the beginning of the meeting tomorrow night. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm. Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting for the proclamation. Congratulations to the girls on another outstanding accomplishment!!! Thank you to the village for this outstanding honor!
    (Posted March 21, 2017)
  • Happy First Day of Spring! -   The Art Club had a Flower Arranging Class sponsored by Forget-Me-Not Floral at the beginning of the month. Thank you PHS yearbook for the photos.
    (Posted March 20, 2017)
  • High School Activities - by Kevin Kunkel
    Monday, March 20, 2017
    Softball at Rockford Jefferson 4:30 - varsity start with JV to follow
    Varsity Baseball vs Rockford East 4:30
    FS Baseball at Rockfod East 4:30
    History Fair 6:00 - High School Gym
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Varsity Baseball vs AFC 4:30
    FS Baseball at AFC 4:30
    Softball vs East Dubuque 4:30 - varsity start followed by JV
    Track Pictures 3:30 Gym
    Key Club Blood Drive 12:00 - 6:00 - High School Small Gym
    1st Grade Concert 6:30 - High School Commons
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    Varsity Softball at Kirkland Hiawatha 4:30
    Varsity Baseball at Kirkland Hiawatha 4:30
    Thursday, March 23, 2017
    Varsity Baseball at AFC 4:30
    FS Baseball vs AFC 4:30
    Softball vs Stockton 4:30 - varsity start with JV to follow
    Friday, March 24, 2017
    Varsity Softball vs Orangeville (at Rosemont Stadium, Chicago Bandits) 4:30
    Saturday, March 25, 2017
    Softball at Scales Mound 11:00 - varsity start with JV to follow
    (Posted March 20, 2017)
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!  
    (Posted March 17, 2017)
  • It is with Great Pride - It is with great Pride we present Logan Mund, a Pecatonica High School (PHS) Senior, who signed with Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, to play women’s basketball Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  Logan’s parents and many friends came to the PHS library to watch on as Don Adams, the Head Coach for the Clarke’s Women’s Basketball, signed his newest player.  Logan said that Clarke has a great nursing program and she is excited to play basketball and begin her nursing classes in the Fall.  Logan played an important role in helping the Lady Indians Basketball Team secure the Regional Championship for the first time in Pecatonica history. Congratulations to Logan and her family and we wish her well in basketball and her nursing career. The “Clarke Crusaders” will become the “Clarke Pride” effective August 1, 2017.
    (Posted March 10, 2017)
  • Eagles Among Us - Abby Ponder, a Pecatonica High School (PHS) Senior, has signed with Rock Valley College (RVC), and will play basketball and softball for the Golden Eagles who compete in Division III for the NJCAA. Abby signed with RVC last Thursday, March 2, 2017, in the PHS library among family, friends, and faculty. Coach Misty Opat and Darryl Watkins were there to welcome Abby to the RVC Golden Eagles Roster. Coach Opat said she was looking forward to having Abby (#34) on her team and appreciates her hard work. Pecatonica is proud of Abby’s contributions to help the Lady Indians Basketball Team win their “first-ever” Regional Championship. Congratulations to Abby and her family and best of luck in her future sports endeavors. This will be the second PHS female athlete that RVC has signed for the 2016-2017 school season.
    (Posted March 8, 2017)
  • Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) - Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) - Congratulations to the 2017 Pecatonica High School WYSE Team for taking 3rd Place at the NIU Sectional on March 2, 2017.  This means that the team has qualified and will go to State on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the U of I Urbana/Champaign.  Congratulations and Good Luck! 
    (Updated March 7, 2017, Posted February 8, 2017)
  • IHSA All-State Academic Team - Congratulations to Senior Erik Durand for being named an Honorable Mention recipient to the IHSA All-State Academic Team. This is the first time a Pecatonica High School student has receive this award. Please click here for more information.
    (Posted February 28, 2017)
  • Pecatonica Middle School Spelling Bee - Spelling Bee - Thursday, February 23, 2017, the middle school hosted the annual spelling bee for grades 5-8. Twenty-six contestants, one-by-one, went to the podium where the proctor called out words such as parents, fuddy duddy, and was it clause or claws? By Round 9 there were four spellers left. Those four lasted several rounds, but beginning Round 13 it was down to 6th Grader Sadie Wiemers and 7th grader Ryan Barrack. Ryan spelled the word “avian” and “engineering” to become the champion with Sadie as the runner-up. Ryan will advance to the Annual Regional Spelling Bee to be held at Harlem High School on March 22, 2017. We are proud of all students who chose to participate and want to congratulate Ryan and wish him good luck at Harlem High! Thank you Ms. Medearis for organizing the Spelling Bee. 
    (Posted February 28, 2017)
  • 2016 PARCC Parent Letter - Please click Here.  
    (Posted October 26, 2016)

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DISTRICT #321 STRIVES FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: 

excellenceaward 2016 GOLDEN APPLE RECIPIENT - LAURA WANKE
Rewarding Excellence in Teaching & Leadership - We are 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 yet 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.

excellenceaward 2015 BLUE RIBBON AWARD - PECATONICA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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!!!  

*Blue Ribbon Award Acceptance Encore Live Event on November 11, 2105 - Principal Carrie Brockway and Gretchen Lagerhausen accepting the Blue Ribbon Award for the Pecatonica Elementary School District #321.  This award was presented in Washington, D.C. our Nation's Capital. 

excellenceaward 2012 ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
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 2012 ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
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 2011 ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
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.