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HOURS OF OPERATION

District
P.815-239-1639
F.815-239-2125
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7:00-3:30
Elementary
P.815-239-2611
F.815-239-1418
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7:00-4:00

Middle School
P.815-239-2612
F.815-239-1274
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7:00-3:30

High School
P.815-239-2550
F.815-239-1274
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7:00-3:30

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WELCOME TO PECATONICA CUSD #321

  • A MESSAGE FROM BILL FALLER, SUPERINTENDENT, PECATONICA SCHOOLS AND BOB SMITH, CHIEF OF POLICE, PECATONICA Please take a moment to read this important clarification regarding recent events involving Pecatonica High School. Faller Statement 02-21-2018 
    (Posted February 21, 2018)
  • Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members I would like to take this opportunity to address concerns that have been posted on social media regarding school safety. I would like to assure all those associated with Pecatonica Schools that we take school safety very seriously. We have a vigilant staff and student body. All threats and perceived threats are taken seriously and investigated. We have a close relationship with Pecatonica Police Department and welcome their presence in our schools. We monitor our network and activity on the chromebooks. I want to reassure you and emphasize that Pecatonica Schools is a safe place for children. If have you any concerns please feel free to contact me. Bill Faller, Superintendent
    (Posted February 20, 2018)
  • 6th Grade Collaborative Art Project - The 6th grade class at the middle school recently participated in a creative collaborative art project. Each student marbled a square tile with purple and gold acrylic paint and arranged the small tiles to form a large square background. They were then given a monogramed Pecatonica Indian image and assigned the task of inking a portion of the outline with a black sharpie that corresponded to their individual square (like drawing a piece of a puzzle). Sixth graders Casey Martin and Adrian Salgado said they had to work with students in their groups and another 6th grade art class to line up the squares to create the image. The project was challenging and they were not confident the squares were going to line up, but each student’s artistic contribution produced a successful work of art. The beautiful collaborative art piece was matted, framed, and is now proudly displayed on the wall in the middle school office. Amazing work 6th grade class and Mrs. Sheets!
    (Posted February 22, 2018)
  • High School Activities 
    Saturday, February 24, 2018 Key Club Badminton Tournament - 6:00 - High School Gym
    (Posted February 22, 2018)
  • Mrs. Fowler's 5th grade class celebrated Valentine's during ISP  They decorated boxes that were fun and unique and were soon filled with special Valentine's Day treats and cards. One student had super awesome cards that transformed into planes and robots! The moment was fun and festive and as I was collecting photos one nice young man handed me (Mrs. Kerr) a package of Skittles! Thank you! 
    (Posted February 22, 2018)
  • Valentine's Day in 2nd Grade Mrs. Wenstrom's 2nd grade students made big beautiful Valentine's Day posters that represented things about themselves that they liked or loved. They put the posters all around the room and then each student wrote nice things to their classmates on every poster. The students were very thoughtful about saying kind things to one another and signing their names! 
    (Posted February 15, 2018)
  • 8th Grade Creative Writing with Animal Hearts In 8th grade English Mrs. Medearis assigned a class project for students to create an animal out of a heart shape and include a hand written kind note. The hearts were graded and given back in time to hand out for Valentine's Day!! Who knew so many animals could be created out of a heart! LOVE it! 
    (Posted February 14, 2018)
  • WYSE Team Takes 2nd Place  Congratulations to the Pecatonica WYSE Team for placing 2nd at the Rock Valley Regional on Friday, February 2, 2018. The team will advance to the sectional competition at NIU on March 15, 2018. Individual medal winners were: Phoebe Dean - 2nd place Chemistry Brynna Dolan - 3rd Place Computer Science Chris Herbig - 1st Place Chemistry and 1st Place Math Katie Lameyer - 1st Place Engineering Graphics Brendan McKaskle - 1st Place Computer Science and 2nd Place Math Brianna Meyer - 2nd Place Engineering Graphics Dominic Milam - 3rd Place Chemistry. WYSE Team - Back Row: Phoebe Dean, Cassidy Williams, Brendan McKaskle, Chris Herbig, Katie Lameyer, Marcus Burrow, Dominic Milam Front Row: Nicole Burrow, Brynna Dolan, Maya Gonzalez, Morgan Miller, Brianna Meyer, Christabelle Mehlhausen, Makenzie Kunkel
    (Posted February 13, 2018)
  • Make-A-Wish send off to Disney World  Well-wishers showed up at the Greater Rockford Airport on Sunday morning, January 28, 2018 for a surprise send-off for our very own, first grader, Layne Knight. More than 100 supporters holding signs and wearing anything Hawaiian, waited in anticipation as a white limousine escorted by the Pecatonica Fire Department pulled up to airport doors. Layne and her family were very surprised to see classmates, friends, family and Pecatonica staff member greet them in the airport lobby. A brief celebration that included a song, interview, group photos and goodbye hugs made for a kind and lovely start to their well-deserved trip. Thank you to all who came out. Read more about Layne’s journey online at wifr.  More photos on Pecatonica CUSD 321 Facebook Page.
    (Posted February 8, 2018)
  • Pecatonica C.U.S.D #321 Early Childhood Screening & Kindergarten Screening/Registration - will be held Monday, February 5 - Wednesday, February 7 at the First Congregational Church. Screenings are by appointment only. Please click here for more information. Thank you. 
    (Posted January 18, 2018)
  • 'A' Rating: (Score 470 and above)
    Pecatonica CUSD #321 was recently ranked by MYSTATELINE.COM in a feature called "Our Report Card of Stateline Area School Districts Based on PARCC and SAT Data. Please click read More to view WTVO Channel 17's analysis.
    (Posted November 8, 2017)
  • Game Livestream
    The Pecatonica Fans Club along with a generous donation from German American State Bank are proud to announce that we now have a webcam installed in the High School Gymnasium. You can now watch all of our home Volleyball and Girls/Boys Basketball games and some select away games at schools that also have the same type of webcam from your smart phone or PC. All you have to do is go to following website and create an account http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/. Once you have an account search for Pecatonica High School and click "Follow". To watch events live you will need to purchase a subscription. The subscriptions are broken up into three choices. $9.95 for one month, $35.00 for four months or $65.00 for a 1 year annual subscription. The annual subscription is the best value. We will also be able to stream other events that take place in the gym such as Honors night and Graduation so that your extended family and friends can watch from anywhere they have an internet connection. PM the Fans Club Facebook page or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you might have! A big thank you to all of the staff at the High School who helped in getting the new camera up and running! The Regional Volleyball games will can also be viewed this week if you cannot make it!!.
    (Posted October 23, 2017)

 


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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.