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  • October 21, 2014 - The PHS Fine Arts Festival is tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the high school commons.  Please come and enjoy the excellent performances of the band and choir students as well as the art work of our talented art students.
  • October 20, 2014Congratulations to Mariah McNamer! One of our PHS students Mariah McNamer has been named a finalist for her art work. Mariah submitted her original work of art to remind motorists of the dangers of tired, reckless drivers on Illinois roadways. She has now made the top 10 semifinalists. Please visit the link to vote for her design: As they say, vote soon and vote often! (Voting will stay open until Friday, October 31)
  • October 17, 2014Congratulations to the PHS golf team for a fine team performance at the IHSA Sectional Tournament in Morris, IL. They placed 6th out of the 12 competing teams with a score of 335. Erik Durand, Colin Jennings, Nicky Dzurisin, Garrett Owens, Alex Rosenberger and Cameron Hottman all made contributions to the team. Congrats to all for a fine season. Special congratulations also go out to Sophomore Erik Durand for his fine performance at Sectionals. Erik shot a 78, which was good for 5th place as an individual and gained him a trip to the state finals in Bloomington, IL this weekend. Congratulations and good luck, Erik!
  • October 17, 2014Jog-A-thon Takes Flight - Students, staff, parents, little brothers and sisters, and various community members came out on October 10 to participate in the PES and PCMS school fundraiser. Staff and volunteers tallied laps and provided encouragement to walkers, joggers, and runners. It was inspiring to see the great show of community support through exercise at our own high school track. Thank you for submitting money and sponsor sheets due today!
  • October 14, 2014Blue Shirt Day - October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and STOMP Out Bullying created a world day of anti bullying. To signify its significance, the Middle School Student Council hosted a wear BLUE for Bullying Prevention on Monday, October 6. The middle school staff and students did their part to send a message to everyone to end bullying and cyberbullying. GO BLUE!
  • October 14, 2014Video captures the Spirit of Peace on September 11. Thank you Mrs. Goeken for collecting the day’s event in an inspiring Umbrellas for Peace Video to promote World Peace. 
  • October 10, 2014Bus Safety - Pecatonica district students were educated throughout the week on Bus Safety. They discussed safety practices and how to respond during an emergency. This was a good opportunity for students to ask questions and get familiar with bus exits and to be prepared. When sharing the road with a bus, please remember students could be crossing the street from either side of the bus and to ALWAYS stop when the stop arm sign is out. Thank you for helping us keep our precious cargo safe.
    October 10, 2014Fire Prevention Week - In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the elementary school students received important information on how to respond in the event of a fire emergency. Local emergency workers, along with Sparky the Fire Dog, set up a mock house to teach children about fire alarms, safety tips, checking doors to see if they are hot or cold before opening them, staying low to the floor to avoid smoke inhalation during evacuation, and establishing a meeting place in front of the house. Have you practiced your fire drill recently? Please go to for more information.
  • October 8, 2014Congratulations to the Pecatonica Golf Team on the first ever Sectional Qualifier. The team finished second behind Stockton in the Eastland Regional held at Lake Carroll Golf Course. They will now travel to the Seneca Sectional at Nettle Creek Golf Course in Morris. They will compete on Monday, October 13. Congratulations and Good Luck!!! Go Indians!!!
  • October 8, 2014Early Dismissal for End of Quarter Friday, October 17.  Elementary School 1:35, Middle School and High School 1:45.
  • October 6, 2014 - Making a Difference...There is power when committed people work together to raise awareness for whatever serious disease is knocking on the doorstep. Deciding to help is a personal choice whether it is through raising funds, wearing a t-shirt, or simply dreaming about a day that a cure is discovered. We sincerely appreciate the involvement of our school and community by participating in the following events:
    o  PES accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on September 3, to help bring awareness to ALS, a disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The whole school counted down and then students dumped buckets of cold water over their principal, teachers, and school staff members. (Click here to watch the video)
    o  HS administrators and staff accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on September 18, during the Homecoming Pep Rally in memory of our beloved bus driver Laurene Lizer.
    o  HS Volleyball Program hosts "Lavender for Lymphoma!" on the October 2, home volleyball game vs Aquin by wearing lavender to show support for those who have been affected by this cancer. Recently, Aquin student Dominic DeMichele was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma (This event was in place of the breast cancer awareness game). - Lymphoma photos courtesy of the PHS Yearbook.  
  • October 1, 2014 - PHS Yearbook Accepts National Yearbook Award! The Pecatonica High School Yearbook staff received the National Program of Excellence Award Tuesday, September 30 at the Jostens Yearbook Seminar.   
  • October 1, 2014 - PHS Golf Team - Good Luck at Conference October 2 and Regionals October 7!   
  • September 30, 2014 - Marj Herbig spoke to PCMS student council members about the dollar bill.  She gave each student an older style dollar bill and shared the intricate symbols and wording of the dollar.  Thank you to Mrs. Herbig for sharing her knowledge with the students.  
  • September 30, 2014 - High School Activities
    -The football game this Friday, October 3, will now be a varsity only game at 7:00 pm. The FS will play on Monday, October 6, at 5:30 pm. The elementary students will be singing the National Anthem prior to the Friday night game.
    -The volleyball game tonight at AFC (ASHTON) will be three games. Freshman will begin at 5:00.
    -Thursday at home against Freeport Aquin will also be three games. That is our annual cancer game. We will be teaming up with Aquin to raise money for Hodgkins Disease.
    -Best of Luck to our golfers on Thursday as they play in the NUIC conference tournament at Park Hills in Freeport. Good Luck Guys!!!
    Kevin Kunkel, Activities Director, Pecatonica High School
  • September 29, 2014 - Board of Education Meeting tonight at 7pm in the High School Library.  
  • September 29, 2014Early Dismissal for School Improvement Plan (SIP) Friday, October 10.  Elementary School 11:05, Middle School and High School 11:15.
  • September 29, 2014No School in observance of Columbus Day Monday, October 13.
  • September 25, 2014Jog-A-Thon Kick-off! Elementary School and Middle School Jog-A-Thon Packets went home this week. This fundraiser provides support to our schools for many student and community events, staff programs, and classroom activities throughout the year! Thank you for helping us reach our goals with your donation.  We appreciate it!
  • September 23, 2014First Day of Autumn.  
  • September 23, 2014 Landscape Accents. The Horticulture Classes were busy this week preparing planting mix and basins to position hearty Red Oak and Red Maple trees on the high school campus. These deciduous (leaves fall off seasonally) trees will beautifully accent the landscape of the North and East lawns. Thank you to the FFA Alumni for purchasing two of the trees.
  • September 17, 2014 5th Grade Learns about cells. What a better way to learn about cells than by making an “edible” cell, like our clever 5th graders did to demonstrate the make-up of cell structure in Science. Please enjoy the 5th Grade Science Class Presentation. Yum.

  • September 16, 2014 “Hey Football Fans, Friday Football Fun is coming to Pecatonica this week! WTVO Channel 17 and Fox 39 will be bringing Eyewitness News to our school this week and they want to see our school spirit. Be ready to be on LIVE TV for everyone in the Stateline to see starting at 6 AM for a fast-paced, pep rally style atmosphere. Bring your signs and don your purple and gold for this rare chance to show everyone in Northern Illinois how passionate you are for the Indians. Again, it starts at 6 AM on WTVO Channel 17 this Friday. Use hashtag #FFF to tell your friends on Twitter and Facebook.”!  
  • September 15, 2014 Du-Pec Cross Country did well at the Chuck Wallin Classic at the Rockford University Saturday, September 13th.  Thank you for supporting our team!  
  • September 15, 2014 Health Alert and Fact Sheet from the Winnebago County Health Department regarding the Enterovirus.  
  • September 12, 2014 - HOMECOMING WEEK SEPTEMBER 15th - 19th!
    This years homecoming theme is "Road Trip"
    Monday, 9/15 - Orlando, Fl (Disney, Universal)
    Tuesday, 9/16 - New Orleans, LA (Mardi Gras)
    Wednesday, 9/17 - San Diego, CA (Zoo, Beach) Spirit Decoration Day
    Thursday, 9/18 - Nashville, TN (Country)
    Friday, 9/19 - Pecatonica (Purple & Gold Day)
    Saturday, 9/20 - Dance 7-11 p.m.  
  • September 11, 2014 - Umbrellas For Peace Parade - The colorful peace parade began at 9am today and traveled down Main Street delighting supporters and community onlookers.   In remembrance of 9/11 and to promote peace throughout the world, the elementary and middle school students, staff and volunteers painted umbrellas to display in the march for peace.  The high school band, under the direction of Mr. Shippy, and our home town emergency service men and women also joined in to make the parade an even bigger success.  Thank you Mrs. Gocken and Mrs. Sheets (art teachers) for your creativity, hard work and dedication to this memorable event.  
  • September 10, 2014 - Neighborhood Watch Program, a free program for ages 10-14 on personal safety will present “How to be Safe in an Unsafe World” on Thursday, September 25th. Please click here for more information.  
  • September 3, 2014 - Unity Day at the Elementary School on Friday, August 29 was a wonderful experience for all. It really showed that teamwork and working together can make our world a better place.  It gave students an opportunity to accomplish goals as a group, and it was also fun making new friends as they solved challenging puzzles and situations together.  Thank you to the organizers, staff, and volunteers at the elementary school.  
  • August 29, 2014 - HOME FOOTBALL GAME TONIGHT...We are ready for some football! - Congratulations SENIORS!!  
  • August 27, 2014 - The Elementary School would like to thank the following organizations: 
    o THANK YOU to all that came to the St John Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social! Together with your help, the Mary Martha Society of St John shared the $776.45 proceeds with the Pecatonica Grade School to provide milk money and school supplies for students in need. Additional funds will also be provided by Thrivent Financial. Pictured is Caroline Stoddard, chair of the St John Mary Martha Society presenting the check to Mrs. Brockway, Pecatonica Elementary School Principal. Without the support of the community it could not be done! Thank you for being a blessing!
    o THANK YOU St. Mary's Catholic Church for your donation of school supplies. 
    o THANK YOU Pecatonica Methodist Church for your donation of school supplies.  
  • August 25, 2014 - Board of Education Meeting tonight at 7pm in the HS Library.  
  • August 20, 2014 - Welcome Back To School.   
  • August 13, 2014 - An important letter from our Superintendent.  Click here to view. 
  • August 12, 2014 -  Elementary School Important Dates -
    August 13th - New Student Walk Through (Choose to come to 10am or 1pm, meet in the ES office)
    August 15th - Class lists posted on doors facing the playground
    August 18th-19th - Grade level specific Open Houses
    o August 18th - 2nd grade (5:30-6:05) 3rd Grade (6:10-6:45) 4th Grade (6:50-7:20)
    o August 19th - Kindergarten (5:30-6:00) 1st Grade (6:00-6:30).
  • August 5, 2014 -  First Day of School - Pecatonica Kindergarten through 12th grade students' first full attendance day is Wednesday, August 20, 2014.


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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.