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District
P.815-239-1639
F.815-239-2125
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6:30-5:00
Elementary
P.815-239-2611
F.815-239-1418


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


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


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 WELCOME TO PECATONICA CUSD #321   

  • First Full Day of School - Welcome back students on Monday, August 21, 2017.  (8:00 am - 3:15 pm)
    (Posted July 19, 2017)
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018 HAS BEGUN  

    Please login to your www.schoolinsight.com account to begin the registration process. Deadline for Registration is August 4, 2017 and the deadline for Payment of fees is August 11, 2017.  To pay by cash or check, please stop by the school offices starting August 7, 2017.

    If you have any difficulties with the registration process, please contact Jeff Bowman via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 815-239-2611 and dial Extension 1366. Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00.  Thank you.
     
    Jeff Bowman, Technology Director  
    (Posted July 19, 2017)
  • Extracurricular Meeting - by Kevin Kunkel, High School Activities Director
      Hello Everyone, I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer up to this point. The athletic teams have made the most of their summer. The athletic facilities have been in full use this summer. As we approach the official start of the Illinois High School season it is about time for the Mandatory Extracurricular Meeting. The meeting will be on Wednesday, August 2, at 7:00 pm in the High School Gym. This meeting is for grades 6-12.
      The meeting is required for all students planning on participating in any activities during the school year. This includes all sports and activities which include. FFA, Student Council, Key Club, Etc.
      We will explain any new changes to the activities handbook, expectations of the students and parents at activities, and IHSA rules and regulations.
      Fall athletic teams will have an opportunity to meet with their coaches after the meeting. You will be given schedules and informed on rules and important dates and times.
    Students must have the following items on file.
    Athletics:
    1. Handbook forms (Participation Form, PHS Drug Testing Form, IHSA Health Acknowledgement Form, IHSA Concussion Form, Athletico Treatment Agreement)
    2. IHSA physical form
    3. $80 fee paid
    Activities Only:
    1. Handbook Participation Form And PHS Drug Testing Form
    2. Fee Paid. The cost of that fee depends on the activity.
    All forms will be available after the August 2, EC meeting.
    FHN will be doing sports physicals on Friday, July 28, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Please call for an appointment. The fee is $20 and that fee will come back to the school. Please note that for Freshman if you already have had your freshman physical you do not need to get another physical.
    Please contact me me if you have any questions. Enjoy the rest of the summer and we will see you at the EC meeting on August 2.   
    (Posted July 19, 2017)
  • A Walk Through the Gardens - The elementary school’s community garden seems to be bursting with vegetables and flowers! There are bees, dragon flies, and butterflies buzzing around everywhere. The food that is produced goes to our local food pantry. Thank you Mrs. VandeVoorde, students and staff for your kindness and hard work. The native plants outside the Science Department at the high school have some unique tall grasses and lovely wildflowers. The Orchard has a variety of fruit trees that have apples, peaches, plums and who knows what all. A variety of plants and shrubs surround the pavilion and firepits and are home to cute little chipmunks. Thank you to all who help maintain the wonderful gardens.  
    (Posted July 17, 2017)
  • The Middle School Volleyball Camp - JULY 2017 Volleyball camp for grades 5-8. (held at the middle school).   Middle School Camp Form.
    (Posted May 25, 2017)
  • Sports Physicals - The FHN sports physical date will be July 28, 2017, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The physicals will be done by appointment at the Freeport Health Network Pecatonica Clinic. You will need to make an appointment and a parent or guardian must be present. Below is a link to get the IHSA sports physical form. It helps to have the form filled out before you arrive to decrease wait time. You can also pick those up in the Pecatonica Schools district office. The cost of the physical is $20 and all proceeds go back to the school district. IHSA SPORTS PHYSICALS
    (Posted May 25, 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.