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  • April 24, 2015 - The PHS varsity softball tournament at Byron tomorrow has been cancelled.
  • April 24, 2015 - WIZARD OF OZ OPENING NIGHT.  Tickets available but selling out fast!
excellenceaward Please help Lucas Light with his bucket list.
T-shirts will be going on sale
Monday, April 27 - Friday, May 1st during PHS lunches
  • April 22, 2015 - MS Assembly - The middle school held their 3rd Quarter Awards Assembly. Students were recognized for Academic Honors and presented with certificates such as Perfect Attendance, Student of the Quarter, Solo & Ensemble, Girls Basketball and AR Awards. We are proud of our great students and their accomplishments.
  • April 22, 2015 - The middle school home track meet scheduled today has been cancelled due to cold weather and high winds.
  • April 22, 2015 - HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!
    ISP Recycled Art Contest
    3rd Place: Mrs. Dunham's ISP
    2nd Place: Mrs. Kramer's ISP
    1st Place: Mrs. Bergin's ISP
    Beauty of Nature Photo
    Contest Brianna Lieber
    THANKS to our judges! They were hard decisions to make! All projects and photos will be displayed at the Earth Day Fair today.
    Also, we raised $235.10 for the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education Center. This is enough to sponsor 4 raptors! Thanks to everyone who purchased a shirt!
  • April 22, 2015 - Early Dismissal for School Improvement Day (SIP) - Friday, April 24. Elementary School 11:05, Middle School and High School 11:15.
  • April 21, 2015 - Iceman, friend of Omega-man, delivered a POWERFUL message. The PES students had a super hero day and strongman presenter “Iceman” spoke on anti-bullying. Using his great strength he ripped the phone book of “bad choices” in half, bent steel with his teeth to convey that when walking on the straight and narrow sometimes we head the wrong direction, but that we can always get back on the right path. He emphasized how deception and distraction can eventually catchup with us, weigh us down and destroy us. He encouraged students to hang on to their dreams and remember that hurtful words cannot be unspoken. As his presentation came to a close he asked the students to be quiet as he broke a wooden Louisville Slugger Bat in half… the sound represented a dream being broken...he left them with the knowledge that they too could be a H.E.R.O. and to choose to be a dream maker and not a dream breaker.
  • April 21, 2015 - The middle school track meet scheduled today @ Le-Win has been cancelled due to cold weather and high winds.
  • April 20, 2015 - GET YOUR TICKETS!!! Wizard of Oz tickets are now on sale at any building office for $8.00.
  • April 20, 2015 - CANCELLATIONS - The PHS softball game scheduled for today has been postponed due to field conditions. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 4:00. Read Park. We will either cancel or reschedule the game against Eastland. 
    - The PHS baseball game today has been cancelled. No make up date has been set.
  • April 20, 2015 - Happy Green Week!  The Pecatonica Middle School is honoring the week with a host of activities:
    Monday - Save Energy: Wear Pajamas
    Tuesday - Blend in with Nature: Wear Camouflage OR Stand Out to Protect Earth: Wear Bright Colors
    Wednesday - Celebrate Earth Day: Wear your Earth Day shirt or Make your own
    Thursday - Work Together to Save Earth: Dress as a Twin
    Friday - Going Crazy for Earth: Wear Crazy Socks, Hats or Hair
  • April 17, 2015 - STATE CHAMPIONS!!!  Congratulations to the PHS WYSE team for winning the state championship Thursday, April 16, 2015. The World Youth in Science and Engineering State Competition was held in Champaign and our team came back with the state championship. The team competed in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Graphics, English, Math and Physics. Each student took 2 tests and the scores are added at the end of the day. Pec competed in Division 300 which is non boundary public schools with enrollment under 300 students. Members include the students below. Congrats to all. STATE CHAMPS!!!!
    Jessica Curry
    Laura Dougherty
    Bella Gasparini
    Emily Gorman
    Erin Heim
    Shelby Hitchcock
    Noah Mehlhausen
    Colin Jennings
    Aaron Kirch
    Alex Rosenberger
    Marissa Scibona
    Caleb Voskuil
    Charity Voskuil
    Brad North
  • April 16, 2015 - The Wizard of Oz - will be performed at Pecatonica High School. This is the first theatrical performance held on our stage in twenty two years. Students from all three schools are represented in the performance. There will be three performances: Friday, April 24 doors open at 6:30pm with the show starting at 7:00pm. Saturday, April 25 doors open at 6:30pm with the show starting at 7:00pm and Sunday, April 26 doors open at 1:30pm with the show starting at 2:00pm. Tickets for adults are $8.00 and will be available for purchase at each school office the week of the show. Tickets will also be sold at the door the day of the show.
  • April 16, 2015 - John Flynn Memorial Cleanup Day - will be held this Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:00am. This is the ninth John Flynn Cleanup day. It is in honor of John Flynn who served as a school board member for 18 years and was a very active and contributing member of Pecatonica. Volunteers will meet at 10:00am at the elementary school parking lot located on the west side of the school. Pecatonica Township will also be involved in the clean-up providing gloves, garbage bags and grabbers.
  • April 15, 2015 - Congratulations to this year's Tooth coloring contest winners at the Elementary School. This is an annual coloring contest (our 9th year), that helps recognize National Dental Health Month in February. The students all have an opportunity to color or decorate a tooth picture and submit it to the nurse's office for the chance to have their name drawn as the winner! The winners receive a brand new electric toothbrush, graciously donated by Dr. Richard Bischoff of Rockford. Way to go everyone and Happy Brushing!!
  • April 13, 2015 - Pecatonia Elementary School Talent Show.  It’s back! Kindergartners through fourth graders will show off their talents in “Spotlight on the Stars 3” at Pecatonica High School on Tuesday, April 14th at 6:30 p.m. There are a variety of talents to be shared including: singing, dancing, hula hooping, tumbling routines, ​magic acts, and ​instrumental solos. Come on out for this free and fun event.
  • April 13, 2015 - Happy Spring!  - Thank you Alli Greene for the beautiful Spring animation. The high school students learned how to use a programming language and built animations in Mrs. Daly's Math Class...It goes perfectly with the 1st Grade concert "Spring Fever" photo collection.  We are grateful for talented students and teachers that help them "blossom".
  • April 10, 2015 - The week of March 16th-20th was starlab week at PES.  The elementary school students were able to enter the StarDome (a portable planetarium) and gaze at the stars to learn about different constellations in our galaxy.
  • April 10, 2015 - Post Prom permission forms are now available in the high school office for any Junior or Senior interested in attending. This event will take place at the high school after Prom, on Sunday, May 3rd from 12:00am-5:00am. This is a free event and is open to all juniors and seniors and their dates. Please see permission forms for more information.
  • April 10, 2015 - The Book Fair is coming!  April 27th-May 1st ~ open during school hours
    + Special Event Book Fair & Art Show, Tuesday, April 28th ~ Open until 8:00pm, Located in the PES Library on the 2nd floor from 5:00-7:30pm  
    + Online Book Fair ~ Books may also be ordered online through the Online Book Fair April 24 - May 8.
    Happy Reading and Thank you for your support!
  • April 10, 2015 - The Rockford Art Museum will be featuring art work from four of our middle school students at the 74th Young Artist Show. The gallery opening for this show is this coming Sunday, April 12th, from 1 - 3pm. The students are Dominic Milam (8th), Faith Mehlhausen (6th), Paola Sandoval (7th), and Bailey Leif (5th). Way to go!
  • April 9, 2015 - CANCELLATIONS
    o  The Pecatonica High School boys and girls track meet has been cancelled for today. They will practice after school.
    o  The softball game today at Rockford Jefferson has been postponed until Thursday, April 16th, at 4:30. Varsity followed by FS.
    o  The baseball games today vs. Forreston/Polo have been cancelled. A make up date has not been set as of right now.
    Kevin Kunkel, AD
  • April 8, 2015 - Support Morgan and Jordan - Two of our own have been in a serious car accident and to show our support we are participating in a t-shirt order event where the proceeds will go to the families to help offset medical expenses. Please click here to print and fill out the order form that express Hope, Faith & Love. The t-shirts are selling for $18.00 and orders can be turned into the High School office by Tuesday, April 14th.
  • April 8, 2015 - Key Club Awards - The Key Club attended a District Convention and Leadership Conference over the March 18th weekend and returned with several prestigious awards. Congratulations on the many outstanding individual and club accomplishments:
    Emily Bullock - Distinguished Sophomore
    Kaylene Cuthbertson - Distinguished Editor and Distinguished Sophomore
    Lexi Dean - Distinguished Sophomore
    Haley Decker - Distinguished Secretary and Distinguished Sophomore
    Laura Dougherty - Distinguished Statistical Secretary and Distinguished Senior
    Celena Josephitis - Distinguished Treasurer and Distinguished Sophomore
    Michelle Brown - Payton/Blunt/Kay Outstanding Advisor Award
    PHS Key Club
    Distinguished Club
    2nd Place Club Achievement Award
    Roster in on Time Award
    Early Bird Dues Award
    3rd Place Promotional Poster Contest
  • March 27, 2015 - Have a happy and safe Spring Break. Students return on Tuesday, April 7.
  • March 27, 2015 - It is heart warming how many caring and wonderful students, families and staff members we have in Pecatonica! The donations to help the rescued dogs from the hoarding situation came in abundance! Mrs. Gocken delivered these items after school to the Freeport Animal Hospital on Wednesday, March 25.  The monetary donations totaled $315.14. Thank you.
  • March 20, 2015 - Congratulations to Mr. Ornatek and the WYSE team for winning 3rd place at the WYSE Sectionals at NIU on March 5th and having qualified for the state finals! WYSE medalist were Noah Mehlhausen (Physics 2nd Place), Shelby Hitchcock (Biology 3rd Place), & Brad North (Chemistry 3rd Place).
  • March 18, 2015 - Pecatonica Education Foundation Bowling Extravaganza Flyer.
  • February 23, 2015 - Teacher of the Week - Molly Powers a math teacher from Pecatonica Middle School was named “97zok Teacher of the Week” on Friday, February 20.  Please click to read more!  
  • February 18, 2015 - Congratulations!  The Pecatonica High School Science Club was awarded a DNR Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant which will allow the Science Club to buy materials and supplies needed to develop two separate plantings on the high school grounds. Click here for more information.  


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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.