Latest return to activities information from the IHSA . Please see the following link to access the document. https://drive.google.com/file/d/162hUwSk-qLFRCZlS0eUhKwunhnUXufRF/view?usp=sharing
July 23, 2020 Parent letter https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PccRSlITy9ewsDhgjz74N8QBSLK7qydVNOkUHkwhORw/edit?usp=sharing
Special thanks to Danny and Holly Daly for the drone photos and videos of graduation! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fCpw6E0wuPN-4YXspUoZZlS728UCNA5H?usp=sharing
Congratulations Class of 2020! Mrs. Krantz and I hope you enjoy these photos! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-ggZFg2ZJbfceGOdB5XhNlopcphD3kHf/view?usp=sharing
Updated Graduation information for the Class of 2020 https://docs.google.com/document/d/13cZDAkzdvLg2zSUmigRvYOoaOShF56TZZYUem4E9DZo/edit?usp=sharingrmation
Online Registration for the 2020-2021 has begun. Please login to your http://www.schoolinsight.com account to begin the registration process. If the link above does not work on your device, please copy the address above and paste it into your web browser. The deadline for registration is August 9th, 2020 and the deadline for payment of fees is August 24th, 2020. If you would like to pay by cash or check the school offices will be open starting August 11th, 2020. If you have any difficulties with the registration process please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-239-2611 and dial Extension 1366. Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00. Attached is the Health Information Form. Due to privacy issues, we are unable to have this form completed online. Please print the form and return it to your student's school office. If you are unable to print this form is available from your student's school office. This registration is for school only. You can pay the sports and activity fees here. However, a separate email will be sent by High School Athletic Director, Kevin Kunkel when sports and club registration is open. Athletic and Club registration is done on a separate site called rschooltoday. Thank you, Jeff Bowman
Class of 2020 Graduation: Open following link to access information on Graduation July 19, 2020 2:00 PM https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WMwwlN_sMDi5W2rFoaE7IVdOoqt8ASiMD4JgRPeA1hM/edit?usp=sharing
Senior Parade !!! Friday, July 17, 2020 7pm. (Students will line up at 6:30) Parade starts at the high school and travels down main street. The parade will end at Moss Hall at the fairgrounds. At Moss Hall there will be a short message for the Class of 2020, free ice cream for our Seniors, and end the evening by lighting up the sky with lanterns.
Class of 2020 Senior Awards Show!! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14YJS7bPJ1EMTNqMUA2xSFqBSW3v7nsTWP0I7Vru4570/edit?usp=sharing
Due to restrictions regarding Covid-19 we regret to inform that the 2020 High School Prom has officially been cancelled.
Pecatonica HS Key Club hopes to see you at the PHS annual blood drive tomorrow from Noon - 5:30. Thanks to all who have already signed up to donate or have helped spread the word. There is still time to sign yourself up here - https://donor.rrvbc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/53639 . Please remember to wear a mask and we’ll see you in the south gym for your registration & health check!
PROM UPDATE = Angie Janssen - (9:48 AM) Due to a lack of voting for Prom Court, voting has been extended to 6:00 p.m. tonight. Voting for PHS Prom King & Queen will take place via Google Voting on Friday, May 8th - Sunday, May 10th. Voting will end at 6:00 p.m. An email will be sent to Juniors & Seniors on Friday, May 8th.
Forget the Ice Bucket Challenge. Pecatonica High School Key Club has a challenge for you that's going to make a huge difference in our local communities! Due to COVID-19 concerns, blood centers across America saw a loss of hundreds of thousands of blood donations and thousands of blood drive cancellations. The PHS annual blood drive is still on, though! On Monday, May 11, from noon to 5:30, the Rock River Valley Blood Center donation bus will be at Pecatonica High School to give you the chance to donate the gift of life! The RRVBC and Pec School District have taken great care to ensure safety and social distancing. Masks will need to be worn at all times. We have 85 donation slots to fill and we hope that this will be a record-breaking drive, showing everyone that we're not going to let a crisis stop us from rolling up our sleeves and helping others! Walk-ins are welcome, but we encourage you to sign up for your donation time here: https://donor.rrvbc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/53639 . If you are 16, you will need a parent's/guardian's permission. Mrs. Johnson would be happy to e-mail or mail you a form. So, are you up for the challenge? Then we hope to see you there! Thank you, Pecatonica community, for your support!
FBI Public Service Announcement - Please click the link to view an Important public Service Announcement. - https://5il.co/fcgc
PECATONICA SCHOOLS CONTINUE REMOTE LEARNING THROUGH JUNE 1, 2020. http://www.pecschools.com/article/234257?org=district
Illinois e-News Release - Honoring All Who Have Perished from COVID-19 in the Land of Lincoln United States and Illinois flags at half-staff immediately. The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of: All Who Have Perished from COVID-19 in the Land of Lincoln
Honoring Illinois' Fallen - United States flags and the State flags are to be lowered: Sunrise on Friday, April 17, 2020 until Sunset on Sunday, April 19, 2020 in honor and remembrance of: Police Chief Terry Engle (of the Village of Hampton Police Force).
🚗 🚘 🚙 Pecatonica Elementary Staff on (Car) Parade!! We are all missing the kiddos and our normal routines more than words! I am sorry that this isn't the school year we had all hoped for back in August! We appreciate all your support and flexibility with remote learning! And now we all need some fun!! On Tuesday, April 21, we will be having a car parade of Elementary staff around Pecatonica and Westlake Village to see all of our amazing students and families! We will be starting at noon in Pecatonica and following the route the Easter Bunny took, and we will visit Westlake Village after our route through town. Some rules we have discussed as a staff and learned from the experiences of others who have done this before us... 1) Staff will NOT be exiting cars and we ask that you and your children PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH THE CARS...We are doing this the SAFEST way possible....social distancing is the order of the day, so in our cars we will stay....lots of waves and smiles, we can shout out our windows, honk our horns to say hello, but we will not be exiting cars or touching/hugging...It’s hard for us, too! We miss those hugs a lot! 2) Please feel free to wear crazy hair or a crazy hat....it's crazy hair day and so feel free to add to our silly fun! 3) We will not stop or slow down to talk to people, and we are going to be a huge group of cars with a long route. Please don't think we are rude....we have a lot of ground to cover and want everyone to be safe! 4) We have asked staff to not hand out items or accept items along the way....Please help us stay safe! You can encourage you special teachers and staff with signs, but please don’t give those items to them along the way....We will see and feel the love without taking that reminder with us! 5) If you live outside of the area where the Easter Bunny traveled (rural areas outside of the village) and would like to glimpse us as we drive by, you may park somewhere around town and we ask that you do NOT exit your cars. In order to get permission to have our car parade, we had to ensure we would strictly observe safe, social distancing guidelines. We are so excited for this fun and memorable way of connecting to our kiddos and families!!! More details to come, and we are looking forward to seeing you and all your crazy hair and hats on Tuesday! We will share any route updates, and for now, just save the date and time! 😊😊😊😊 🚙 🚘 🚗 🚗 🚘 🚙 😊😊😊
As you all are aware our students and especially our seniors are missing out on a very exciting period in their school year. At this point we do not know if school will resume and if they will get to get closure to their senior year activities. Many of you have seen some schools are turning on the lights at their fields and sports stadiums to honor the seniors at various times. To honor our Pecatonica Seniors we will attempt to "put a little light on their lives" on Monday, April 20, 2020. At 8:20 (20:20) pm we will turn on the football lights and the scoreboard for 20 minutes and 20 seconds. Take a minute to drive by the school or through the parking lot to honor the seniors. Please stay in your cars and follow all CDC guidlines.
The Finance Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday April 15, 2020 has been canceled.
If you have high school students, please help out the yearbook by sending photos to replayit.com It is now more difficult than ever to obtain photos, quotes and stories. We need candids, club activities, Winter dance, and anything else the students want in their book. Thank you!
Earth Song..This is a lovely link that, Jessica Wagner, Choral Teacher, shared with staff through an email. - Earth Song, "Earth Song by Voces8. It's has great text, is relevant to our current situation, and is just plain old beautiful. Take a listen if you like!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qZ4u_2ZAlc - Thank you Jessica - Hope you are well
PECATONICA SCHOOLS CLOSED THRU APRIL 30, 2020 - PECATONICA SCHOOLS WILL NOW BE CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 30, 2020. PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE DISTRICT'S WEB SITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE AS WE CONTINUE TO POST INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. - https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=21326
The Pecatonica CUSD 321 Board of Education Meeting scheduled for March 30, 2020 has been canceled.
The Lion's Club Scholarship has changed their due date to May 1 (it was previously April 1). Click the Link to go to the Scholarship page: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PBO8u8IPcfmG7F5nKFBz-O1nCdXmeo1txgKDwir1t0c/edit#gid=0
THE PECATONICA CUSD 321 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY MARCH 23 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY MARCH 30 AT 7:00 PM
Monday March 16 Pecatonica Schools will be closed. We will be providing additional information and updates via the district website, facebook page and email.
Governor Pritzker of the State of Illinois has issued a directive that all schools will be closed beginning Tuesday March 17 through Monday March 30. Students at this point in time will return to school on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. All activities will also be cancelled during the time of closure. Pecatonica Schools will be in session on Monday March 16. This continues to be a fluid situation. Please monitor your email, our school website and our school facebook page for updates as they become available. Please click on the following link for important information: https://5il.co/dpui
Effective immediately all high school and middle school athletic competitions will be cancelled until further notice. Pecatonica High School and Middle School spring teams (Baseball, Softball, and Track) will be able to practice on the facilities with their district paid and approved volunteer coaches at normal after school times. No other outside groups will be allowed to use the Pecatonica School District facilities until further notice.
Hello all, At the advisement of school administration and government health agencies, the field trip to see Wicked on Sunday, March 15th, has been cancelled. Music Boosters is currently trying to contact and work with the Overture Center for refunds. As soon as we know anything, we will let you know. Thank you,
The High School Boys Basketball Banquet that was scheduled for Sunday night has been cancelled.
Reminder for families of High School Boys Basketball Players about the banquet on Sunday night, March 15, in the high school commons. Pizza and cake will be provided by the program. Banquet will begin at 6:00 pm.
Best of luck to the Mrs. Daly and the Scholastic Bowl team as they head to Galena today for the IHSA Regional Tournament. Their first round match is against Scales Mound at 4:30. Good Luck Everyone!
The Winnebago/Pecatonica Winnovations Robotics team is competing in the Midwest Regional in Chicago. Below is the link that will allow you to follow their progress this weekend. Good Luck to our Winnovations team!! https://www.thebluealliance.com/event/2020ilch
Friday, March 6, 2020 is an EARLY DISMISSAL END OF 3RD QUARTER (ES-1:35) (MS/HS-1:45)
This is a reminder about the High School Track Parent Meeting tonight in the high school commons at 6:00. Anyone coming out for track and at least one parent should attend.
Just a reminder for families of High School Girls Basketball Players, the awards banquet is tonight in the high school commons at 6:00 pm. Just desserts, bring your favorite to share.
Reminder to sign up for the student fan bus for tonight. Cost is $5 for admission to the game. Bus willl depart the high school at 5:30.
We will be offering a High School Student Fan Bus for tomorrow night's regional final game at Polo. If are interested please sign up in the high school office and pay the $5 admission fee for the game when you sign up. There is no fee to ride the bus. The $5 is the admission into the game. This is for high school students only.
Congratulations to the varsity boys basketball team for their 84-44 victory over LaMoille. The boys will advance to the programs first regional title since 2009. They will face Dakota at 7:00 pm at Polo High School.
Below is the full schedule for the boys baskeball regional this week. IHSA Boys Basketball 1A Regional Tournament at Polo High School. Mon., Feb. 24 Game 1 at 6:00 pm: (2) Dakota vs. (16) Leland Game 2 at 7:30 pm: (7) Polo vs. (10) Hinckley (H.-Big Rock) Tue., Feb. 25 Game 3 at 6:00 pm: (3) Pecatonica vs. (12) Amboy Game 4 at 7:30 pm: (5) LaMoille [Coop] vs. (11) Ashton (A.-Franklin Center) Wed., Feb. 26 Game 5 at 6:00 pm: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 Game 6 at 7:30 pm: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 Fri., Feb. 28 Game 7 at 7:00 pm: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6
Anyone interested in playing softball this spring there will be a parent meeting this Sunday, February 23, at 6:00 in the high school commons.
The boys basketball regional pairings have been announced. Pecatonica will be in the Polo regional and will begin play vs Amboy on Tuesday, February 25, at 6:00 pm. Below is the link to all post season pairings. https://www.ihsa.org/Sports-Activities/Boys-Basketball/State-Series-Information-Results?url=/data/bkb/1pair.htm
Pecatonica High School IHSA Girls Sectional Basketball Tournamen Schedule. Monday, Stockton vs Eastland. Tuesday, Amboy vs Galena, Thursday, Championship. 7:00 game times. Admission is $6 for everyone. No passes.
Just a reminder that tonight is boys basketball senior night vs Lena Winslow. There will be a modified fresman game at 5:15 with JV to start at 6:00 and varsity to follow. Senior introductions for players, poms, and cheer will be after the JV game. See you tonight!
Good Luck to the varsity girls basketball team as they take on River Ridge in the IHSA regional quarterfinal tonight at River Ridge. Here is a link to watch the game if you cannot be there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rTDbPX-sks
Best of luck to our DuPec wrestlers as they compete in the IHSA Regional this weekend at Polo!
Pecatonica 2nd Graders to Present “February’s Got Heart” Have the winter blues got you down? Come on out to Pecatonica High School on Wednesday, February 5th at 6:30 p.m. Pecatonica 2nd graders have been working on a delightful concert entitled, “February’s Got Heart”. There are entertaining songs galore including: Up, Valentine Mystery, Footprints in the Snow, Best Friends Forever, Pizza Love, and Music Rocks. The students will be singing, dancing, and playing instruments to these great tunes. Don’t miss this fun and free event! The snow date is Thursday, February 6th .
The Middle School is going to kick off February with Dress up days for Heart Health: Monday, February 3rd - Crazy Sock Day (I heart your socks) Tuesday, February 4th - mismatched or rainbow clothes (pump it up) Wednesday, February 5th - hero day (we heart our heroes) Thursday, February 6th - Pajama Day (rest up for a healthy heart) Friday, February 7th - wear red (wear red to support the American Heart Association)
Pecatonica Varsity Boys Basketball MLK Shootout on as scheduled today. Come and see the boys play at noon agianst Polo and 4:30 against Eastland.
Honoring Illinois' Fallen - United States and Illinois flags at half-staff immediately until Sunset on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor & remembrance of: SPC Henry Jarrett “Mitch” Mayfield Jr. United States Army Hometown: Hazel Crest, Illinois
No School Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King's Birthday
Pecatonica Schools is now hiring a full time custodian (second shift). Benefits available. Applications are available on the district website or at the district office.
Pecatonica High School Varsity Boys Basketball MLK Shootout Schedule Schedule Saturday, January 18, 2020 12:00 Pec vs Polo 1:30 Eastland vs Galena 3:00 Polo vs Durand 4:30 Pec vs Eastand 6:00 Galena vs Durand Monday, January 20, 2019 4:30 Galena vs Polo 6:00 Eastland vs Durand 7:30 Pec vs Galena
The boys basketball game that was postponed on January 10 due to weather has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 25. 3:00pm JV start with varsity to follow.
DuPec Wrestling at Polo tomorrow has also been cancelled.
Boys Basketball at Dakota tonight has been cancelled. Freshman Boys Basketball tomorrow vs River Ridge and Galena has been cancelled. Girls Basketball vs Polo tomorrow has also been cancelled. Reschedule dates and times will be announced as soon as we have them.
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION RETREAT SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER
Just a reminder that the girls basketball game tonight against Durand is VARSITY ONLY. It will be a 6:00 start.
Between the 1st and 2nd quarter of tonight's varsity basketball game against Aquin, the Pecatonica High School Key Club will be doing a Dash for Cash for the LCC Comfort Dogs. Two of the comfort dogs will be present and their handlers will be available to answer your questions and tell you more about the work they do. Pictures may be taken with the dogs and free-will donations will be accepted from 5:30-7:30. Stop by our table on your way to cheer on our boys against Aquin!
Over the break, some route changes were made to accommodate our students due to some changes in our staff and a shortage of drivers. Drivers attempted to contact all parents of children who would experience a change of bus driver, pickup, or dropoff time either before or after school. Today is our first dismissal with these changes in place, and there is an issue with the phone system at the elementary school. Please do not be alarmed if your child's return time is different today that it usually is, as we will be working diligently after school to ensure that all students are on the correct bus to be transported after school. There may be some delays as we make certain that the process is smooth after school today. A reminder from the email Mrs. Brockway sent earlier to elementary families, if you need to reach the ES today, please call 815-239-2611, and choose option 4 should you need to reach the ES Office. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.
Good morning, and welcome back to our first day with kiddos in the new year! Our phone system at the Elementary School is currently awaiting repair from Frontier, as we cannot receive incoming calls to 815-239-2550. Until further notice, to reach PES, please call 815-239-2611 and choose option 4. That will get you directly to the Elementary Office. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we will let you know when service is completely restored. Thanks!!
Congratulations to the varsity boys basketball team on their 43-38 win over Freeport Aquin to win the Eastland Holiday Tournament.
Reminder: EARLY DISMISSAL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2019 TO BEGIN CHRISTMAS BREAK - (ES-1:35) (MS/HS-1:45) SCHOOL RESUMES FOR STUDENTS TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2020
Santa's Workshop Reminder ~ Monday & Tuesday at the Middle School and Wednesday thru Friday this week at the Elementary School!
Do you need a little help getting in the Christmas spirit? Pecatonica fourth graders would like to give your holiday a boost! Their Christmas concert, “The Snow Show” will be held on Tuesday, December 17th at 6:30 p.m. at Pecatonica High School. Don't miss this fun and free event!
Congratulations to Sara Waddelow, Amanda Lenox, and the 8th Grade Academic Bowl Team on WINNING the Route 72 Conference Tournament Saturday, December 15. In fact, it was back to back championships as they won last year too!! In addition, they continued the streak as they have been undefeated 2 years in a row for the season. Congratulations to the 7th grade team as well as they finished 2nd place at the Route 72 Tournament! Great season!! Thank you for the photos Ms. Waddelow
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ~ Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency’s personnel from: Sunrise to Sunset on Saturday, December 7, 2019
EARLY DISMISSAL STUDENT IMPROVEMENT (SIP) DAY - Friday, December 6, 2019 - (ES-11:05) (MS/HS-11:15)
PECATONICA COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL has an immediate opening for a full time paraprofessional. Please contact Principal Tim King at email@example.com or 815-239-2612 x1275 if you are interested.
Thank you to all who came out and test drove a Chrysler Pacifica for the Cars 4 Classrooms Key Club fundraiser held on November 1. All drivers' names went into a raffle for athletic event prizes and the following names were drawn: The winner of the sporting event punch card: Corey Herbert - - The winners of a free concession stand meal (1 drink & 1 sandwich): Marcel Batista, Julie Scroggins, Kay Pottorff, Josh Harnish, Tracy Forde - The winners of a free bag of popcorn at the concession stand: Lauren Schwab, Bonnie Letton, Mark Burrow, Angelina Waldron, Randall Pottorff. - A Key Club representative will be in touch with you regarding your prize pick-up. Michelle Johnson Pecatonica High School English I, Mythology, Public Speaking Key Club Advisor
Looking forward toward to see everyone at conferences! Please be sure and enter through the doors by the flagpole/office (Division Street). Unfortunately, those are the only doors we can leave unlocked for you! Thank you.
Tickets for The Hobbit are on sale during conferences in the PHS office. Tickets are $6 each and are all general admission seating. PHS office hours, during conferences, are Thursday 7:00am-4:00pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm. Friday the office will be open from 7:00am-1:00pm.
Notice to Proceed Memo - The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff as a sign of respect for: "Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day" Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency's personnel from: Sunrise to Sunset on Friday, November 1, 2019
Just a reminder that Pecatonica High School is hosting the IHSA Sectional Volleyball Tournament tonight and Wednesday. First game starts at 5:30 tonight. Admission is $6.00 and there are no passes. Doors open at 4:30.
We have finally received official word from the IHSA that we will proceed with our 1st round playoff game against Chicago Harlan on Saturday. Hope to see you tomorrow night at the Pep Rally. 6:30 start at Pecatonica High School.
CARS 4 CLASSROOMS!!! Friday, November 1 3:30 - 7:00 P.M. Pecatonica High School Stop by Pecatonica High School and test drive a Chrysler Pacifica or Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Chrysler will donate $10 per test drive to Pecatonica High School Key Club. All who test drive a Pacifica will have their names entered in a drawing for a PHS sporting event punch card and more! *Must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
Pecatonica High School will be hosting a FAFSA Completion Night on Wednesday, October 30 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the library computer lab. Students and families may stop in at any time. This event is for any seniors and their parents who have not yet completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which helps them determine what type of financial aid they qualify for. The sooner this form is filed, the better for the student to qualify for aid. Items they will need to bring include: Social Security Numbers (for both student and parents), 2018 federal tax returns, W-2's and other records of income. Banking statements and records of investments (if applicable) Record of untaxed income (if applicable) Month and year of marriage, divorce, or other change in marital status Birth dates (student and parents) Driver's license number (student) Help will be available at this event to answer questions and fill out the forms online. -- Valerie Abel School Counselor
Dakota Volleyball Regional Schedule >> Mon., Oct. 28 > Match 1 at 6:00 pm: (7) Pearl City vs. (9) Pecatonica >> Tue., Oct. 29 > Match 2 at 5:30 pm: (4) Durand vs. (12) South Beloit - Match 3 at 6:30 pm: (6) Freeport (Aquin) vs. (10) Orangeville >> Wed., Oct. 30 > Match 4 at 5:30 pm: (1) Dakota vs. Winner Match 1 - Match 5 at 6:30 pm: Winner Match 2 vs. Winner Match 3 - Thu., >> Oct. 31 > Match 6 at 6:00 pm: Winner Match 4 vs. Winner Match
Attention 7th & 8th Grade Parents/Guardians There is still time to sign up for the trip to WASHINGTON DC! Sign up today at worldstrides.com/signup using Trip ID 175587 or contact DAWN LUCAS at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the trip, financial assistance and easy payment plans.
Congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball Team for winning the Pec Classic Volleyball Tournament. They defeated Amboy in the championship game to go 5-0 and win the tournament.
REMINDER - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019 END OF 1ST QTR EARLY DISMISSAL ~ (ES-1:35) (MS/HS-1:45)
Thank you to everyone who attended the volleyball game and gave money for the dash for cash. The Key Club raised $300 for the Breast Cancer Research Center.
Reminder: No School Monday, October 14, 2019 in observance of Columbus Day!
Reminder this Friday, October 11, 2019 is an ES 11:05 ~ MS & HS 11:15 Early Release Day!
The Fall Play is the Hobbit - Nov. 14, 15 and 16 at 7pm Please let Ms. Magden or Señora Shrader know if you can sew, build or have props - treasure (fake gold coins, necklaces, etc) and fake medieval weapons (swords, knives, etc). Label what you want returned. Thanks!
On Friday, October 4, the Du-Pec Rivermen travel to Stockton to take on the Blackhawks at 7 p.m. Please be advised that bleacher seating will be very limited and you are encouraged to take lawn chairs if you do not wish to stand. Thanks and LET’S GO RIVERMEN!!
The Du-Pec JH Football game tonight (Oct. 1) will be starting early. Game time has been moved up to 5:00. 7th grade will begin at 5:00. Thanks
The DuPec vs Galena Varsity Football game on Friday, September 27, will be moved to a 5:30 start due to weather concerns.
Another win for the Rivermen tonight. 10-0 over Orangeville. JV will play at Guilford on Monday at 6:30. Please note game time.
Just a reminder that the Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally is Thursday, September 19. The parade line up will begin at 5:30 with the parade starting at 6:00 and the pep rally to follow. Football game on Friday at 7:00.
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball teams on Winning the Forreston Jamboree Saturday. Great Job Ladies!
Friday's game at Dakota will be broadcast live on Kickin' Country K92 (WFPS-FM) 92.1 FM. Pregame show 6:00pm. Kickoff at 7pm Also available worldwide on the internet at "www.BigRadio.fm" Can also listen on your smartphone or tablet by using the free TuneIn Radio app available on the App Store
Big win for the Rivermen tonight. 36-34 win in overtime over EPC. 2-0. Great Job Guys!!!
The Pecatonica Fan's Club meeting has been moved to Wednesday, September 11, at 7:00 pm in the high school commons.
Adult passes (punch cards) are also available at the high school office and will be available at the gate of home games only. They will not be available in Durand. Cost is $30 for 10 games passes, $50 for 20 game passes, and $15 for senior citizen passes.
High School Student Activity cards are available in the high school office for $15. The card is for High School Students Only. The card gets you in to any high school event excluding IHSA playoffs or tournaments. .
No school Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day
CORRECTION! PHS Back to School night is Thursday, August 22nd from 6:00pm-7:30pm. All PHS parents and students are encouraged to attend.
Due to mandated training, all school offices will be closed from 7:00am - 1:45pm on Monday, August 19th and Tuesday, August 20th from 7:00am - 1:15pm.
Notice to Lower Flags - August 11 - August 13 ~ The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of: SPC Michael Isaiah Nance, United States Army, Hometown: Chicago, Illinois ~ Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency's personnel from: Sunrise on Sunday, August 11, 2019 until, Sunset on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 More information is available at http://www.illinois.gov/news/Pages/Flag.aspx
Grades 6-12 volleyball and 9-12 football begins tomorrow. Be sure you have registered at https://pecatonicahs-ar.rschooltoday.com/ and bring a copy of your updated physical unless you uploaded it with your registration.
Middle School Volleyball begins Monday, August 11th. 6th grade practice is 9-11 at the Elementary School, and 7th and 8th grade practice is 9-11 at the Middle School. Physicals need to be on file at the middle school before 1st practice. GO INDIANS!!
Honoring the Victims of the Tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio ~ United States and Illinois flags at half-staff immediately until Sunset, Thursday, August 8, 2019. The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from The President of the United States of America that all persons or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff: ~ Honoring the Victims of the Tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio Please immediately lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency’s personnel until: ~ Sunset, Thursday, August 8, 2019
Attention 6/7/8 Grade Volleyball: Practice begins August 12th. Make sure you have these done before August 12: updated physical on file, fee paid, and registered on rschool website. Any questions contact Mr. Bukoski 815-979-2878.
HONORING ILLINOIS' FALLEN ~ United States and State flags at half-staff from Sunrise on Saturday, June 29, 2019 until Sunset on Monday, July 1, 2019. The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all persons or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of: DEPUTY TROY CHISUM OF THE FULTON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
The Dept.of CMS has received notice from The President of the United States of America to fly the flags at half-staff honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Please immediately lower the United States and State flags until sunset, Tuesday June 4, 2019.
REMINDER: Last Student Attendance Day for Pecatonica CUSD #321 is Tuesday, June 4, 2019 ~ This is also an Early Dismissal Day (ES-1:35, MS & HS 1:45) Thank you!
Sports Physicals at FHN Pecatonica have been set for Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 1:00 pm -5:00 pm and Friday, August 9, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please call FHN Pecatonica for an appointment (815-239-1400). The cost is $20 and proceeds are donated back to the school.
The 2019 PHS Freshman Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 6pm - 7pm at the Pecatonica High School. by Todd France, Principal
Elementary Track and Field Day May 31, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. High School Track
FFA Greenhouse will be open this week!!! Today, Monday, 5/20, 3:30-5:00, Friday, 5/24, 3:30-6:00, & Saturday, (5/25) 8:00-2:00. Hope to see there!
The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all persons or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of: Corporal John G. Krebs - United States Army - Sterling, Illinois. Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency's personnel from: Sunrise: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 until Sunset: Friday, May 17, 2019.
The 2A Regional Baseball game between Winnebago and North Boone has been moved to Winnebago today due to unplayable field conditions at Pecatonica.
*Tonight* The 30,000 Shot Club is 7-8:30 pm. 9th-12th grade will be at the MIDDLE SCHOOL. 5th-8th grade will be at the HIGH SCHOOL.
WINNEBAGO COUNTY SPECIAL EDUCATION COOPERATIVE wishes to inform you of its intention to destroy the cumulative temporary records (special education only) of high school graduates from 2013 or anyone who became an inactive student from a Cooperative District in 2013 (moved, aged out, enrolled in private school, etc.). - This procedure is being conducted according to the Illinois School Student Records Act, 105 ILCS, 10/4. The cumulative temporary file will be destroyed after June 30, 2019. It is your right to obtain this file at a convenient time prior to its destruction. - Files cannot be mailed; they must be picked up in person. Please call the Coop office to schedule a pick-up time at 815/624-2615. Office hours are 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. - If you do not respond by the date above (June 30, 2019) the file will be destroyed.
2019 Prom - The Pecatonica High School held the 2019 Prom last Saturday May 4, 2019. Students looked very glamorous for the formal occasion. The Grand March was held at the high school where students were announced and also our Prom King, Kolton Mathieu and Prom Queen, Lily Karvelis. The prom goers enjoyed dinner at Giovanni's in Rockford and then returned to the High School for the dance. Many students stayed all night for the Post Prom after party. All were glad it didn’t snow. Please enjoy a few photos from the event. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Pecatonica-CUSD-321-782397328561811/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1536143969853806
HONORING ILLINOIS' FALLEN - United States and Illinois flags at half-staff immediately until Sunset on Sunrise on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 until Sunset on Friday, May 10, 2019. The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of:Firefighter Kody M. Vanfossan - Christopher Fire Department
Congratulations to the PHS bass fishing team of Travis Jacobs, Dan Daly, Carson McNamer, and Harrison Beaves-Lewis on their efforts at the IHSA Pierce Lake Sectional Bass Fishing Tournament Today. Jacobs and Daly won the tournament and will advance to state!! Beaves-Lewis caught the biggest fish of the day with a 5 lb bass.
Congratulations to Mr. Dunn, Dan Daly, and Travis Jacobs for winning the 8th annual Illinois Bass Fishing Club Tournament on Clinton Lake today with a total catch of 14.62 lbs. 1st place out 42 teams!!!
Prom News!! 👸🤵 Prom will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019. -PHS doors will be open at 3:45 pm. -All students wishing to participate in the Grand March please be at the school by 4 pm. -Grand March starts at 4:15 pm. -Students need to be at Giovanni's no later than 6 pm. -Juniors & Seniors contact the Prom Committee: Angie Janssen & Monica Bardell for any questions. Thank you.
Reminder... EARLY DISMISSAL SIP DAY - (ES-11:05) (MS/HS-11:15) Apr 18 from 11:05 AM to 11:15 AM STUDENT IMPROVEMENT DAY!
Support our middle school art students by attending the 78th Young Artist Show at the Rockford Art Museum this Sunday, April 14th from 1-3 pm. Congratulations to the following students that have work in the show: Adelyn Howald, Kamryn Lender, Alexia Beck, Jonathan Hartline, Allie McLevige, Bella Roberts, and Kayla Jenkins. https://www.gorockford.com/event/78th-young-artist-show%3A-youth-division-free-public-opening/16461/
Pecatonica Elementary Students to Showcase Their Talents - It’s back! Kindergartners through fourth graders will show off their talents in “Spotlight on the Stars 7” at Pecatonica High School today, Wednesday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m. There are a variety of talents to be shared including: singing, dancing, tumbling routines, piano solos, magic shows, and humorous acts. - Come on out for this free and fun event.
The home track meet today has been cancelled. No track practice. The baseball and softball games are on. Softball will be varsity only. NO JV GAME.
👟TRACK CANCELLATION👟 The boys/girls high school track meet at Pecatonica today, April 4, has been cancelled due to the cold and windy conditions.
HONORING ILLINOIS' FALLEN - United States and Illinois flags at half-staff immediately until Sunset on Friday, April 5, 2019. The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of: Illinois State Police Trooper, Gerald Ellis
Girls Track at Lena Winslow cancelled today 4/2/19. No boys or girls track practice today.
HONORING ILLINOIS' FALLEN - United States and Illinois flags at half-staff immediately until Sunset on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of: Illinois State Police Trooper, Brooke Jones-Story
🥎 Varsity Softball vs Alden Hebron will now be at Pecatonica at 4:30 ⚾️ Varsity Baseball will travel to AFC rather than Alden Hebron at 4:30 ⚾️ FS Baseball still scheduled at Home vs AFC at 4:30
A few changes to the schedules for tomorrow 4/1. Varsity softball will now be at Pec vs Alden Hebron. Varsity baseball will be at AFC rather than Alden Hebron.
Varsity Baseball at AFC cancelled today.
Softball at Lena Winslow has been cancelled for today (3/25/19)
HONORING ILLINOIS' FALLEN - United States and State flags at half-staff from Sunrise on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 until Sunset on Thursday, March 21, 2019. - The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all persons or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor of: Sergeant Holli R. Bolinski United States Army Hometown: Pickneyville, Illinois
Baseball at Polo Cancelled today. Reschedule date will be announced at a later date. Softball vs Orangeville today postponed until April 10.
Baseball and Softball at Kirkland Hiawatha cancelled today.
Middle School Spring Pictures are this Thursday 2/21/19. To order online please visit inter-state.com/order and use the order code: 37366JB
Congratulations to our 7th Grade Girls Basketball team on advancing to the Championship Game of the Route 72 Tournament. They will play Winnebago on Tuesday, March 5 at 5:15. In addition, our 8th grade team will play for 3rd/4th at 4:00. Both games are at PMS. GO INDIANS
"The Principal and The Pea", a 2nd Grade Concert, was fun and light-hearted. The students performed their concert in the Pecatonica High School Commons on Tuesday, February 13, 2019. The performance was well orchestrated and high energy. The melodic and sometimes humorous songs entertained the audience and they laughed and enjoyed the children’s presentation all through the evening. Congratulations 2nd graders and Ms. Durand, the Pecatonica Elementary School music teacher, for a lovely time. (Thank you Mrs. Ziegler for the photos) Facebook Photo Album Link https://www.facebook.com/pg/Pecatonica-CUSD-321-782397328561811/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1481172445350959
The middle school Solo-Ensemble contest for Saturday, February 23, 2019 has been cancelled due to pending weather. From Mr. Bukoski A.D.
The boys basketball game at Amboy will be played today as scheduled. Academic Bowl vs Dakota has been rescheduled for Monday, February 25, at 4:00 pm
Due to the cancellation of school all middle school activities are cancelled for Tuesday February 12th. This includes 7th and 8th grade girls basketball practices and 6th grade girls basketball game vs Winnebago. In addition no wrestling practice. Stay safe!
The 7th/8th grade girls basketball vs. Winnebago has been cancelled for tonight, Monday, February 11, 2019. A reschedule date has not been set. Thank you.
The Middle School's Solo/Ensemble contest scheduled for Saturday, February 2nd has been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, February 23rd.
Thursday, January 31st 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls basketball games have been postponed and rescheduled for Thursday, February 28th.
The boys basketball game vs Freeport Aquin has been rescheduled for Monday, February 4. 6:00 FS start with varsity to follow. by Kevin Kunkel
The girls basketball senior night game has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 2, at 11:30 am. This will be a varsity only game. There will not be a FS game prior to the Varsity. We will honor the seniors starting at 11:00 am and start warm ups after that. by Kevin Kunkel
EXCEPT for the Boys Basketball Game vs Freeport Aquin - All after school activities for Monday, January 28, 2019, have been cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. Thank you.
Pecatonica Schools will be closed Monday January 28 due to extreme weather conditions.
The Pecatonica CUSD #321 is proud to congratulate one of our amazing teachers, Dawn Lucas, who has been teaching in our District for 25 years as of January 10, 2019! Ms. Lucas has taught most of the grade levels at the elementary school including special education and early childhood. She noted that recently she has began teaching her previous students' children, and her own two children now attend the middle school. She is deeply rooted in our community and in our hearts! We appreciate her love and humor, friendship, commitment to education, and look forward to many more years with our District. Thank you for your 25 years of dedication and service!
Dear Parents and Students, Over the Christmas break, Mr. Kirby (Chorus Teacher) informed us that he was resigning and would not return for the second semester. While the timing was unfortunate, we were able to find a December graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville who will assume his choral teaching responsibilities starting on January 23, 2019. Until that time, we will operate the choral classrooms with a substitute teacher. Mr. Shippy has assumed the lead director role for the upcoming musical. Sincerely, Bill Faller
Basketball Roundup: Southard’s 23 points helps Pecatonica down Orangeville Pecatonica 50, Orangeville 43 (Score's Available on our Athletics App & Website) "A 20-point third quarter helped Pecatonica secure a victory after trailing Orangeville at halftime on Thursday night (12/6). Alyse Southard knocked down six field goals including three 3-pointers and eight free throws to finish with 23 points for Pecatonica..." read more onhttps://www.journalstandard.com/sports/20181206/basketball-roundup-southards-23-points-helps-pecatonica-down-orangeville?fbclid=IwAR0Yi7te8HhTDy5jovn3XCJOWzaUYFILWdaEMQO_QKjz51RemT2sObjD4w4 Thank you Fan's Club for sharing AMAZING photos - To view More photo's LIKE the Pecatonica Fan's Club Page!
The 2018-2019 Amended School Calendar - Snow Day https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/271197/Public_School_Calendar_-_Amended_12-07-2018_For_Snow_Day.pdf
Congratulations to our 7th/8th grade Academic Bowl teams. 8th grade took 3rd place and 7th grade took 1st place in the Route 72 conference tournament this past weekend!
Maintaining a safe school district is a priority...Pecatonica CUSD #321 would like to thank the Pecatonica Police Department, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department, the Boone County Sheriff's Department, the Illinois State Police, and the Freeport Police Department for their assistance in a K-9 search at the Pecatonica High School, Monday, December 10, 2018.
Congratulations to our junior high boys basketball teams on their seasons. 8th grade finished in 3rd place and 7th grade finished in 2nd place of the Route 72 Conference; 6th grade finished the season undefeated!!
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams. The 8th graders will play for 3rd place and our 7th graders will play for the championship of the Route 72 Conference Tournament on Tuesday in Polo. 8th grade game will be 4:00 at the Polo High School and 7th grade will play at Centennial Elementary School at 5:15. Go Indians.
Ms. Medearis's Social Studies - In studying Indian Removal in the 1830s, students were given tribes to study and share. They had the option of adding foods, music, dance, and costume to give points to the presentations. Look at all the great food they had Monday, 10/15 during 1st hour! 👀
Crosswalk Safety! Please 'slow down’ while entering the Pecatonica School Zone. Obey the crossing guard stop sign and wait patiently as students safely cross busy streets to and from school each day. If you notice a careless driver REPORT it immediately (car’s make, model, color, and license if possible). Thank you!
Congratulations to our JH volleyball teams today. 7th grade won 3rd place and 8th grade was consolation champs at the Route 72 Conf Tourney. Great Season Ladies!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to our 7th Grade Volleyball Team on winning the Route 72 Conference! Way to go Girls!!
October 1st is the last day to order a high school yearbook for $50! Go to jostensyearbooks.com or bring a check to school.
This is a TEST of the Pecatonica CUSD 321 Parent/Staff Notification System. This system will be used to notify parents, guardians and staff of important information to include days when school will be closed or dismissed early due to unforeseen circumstances.
6th-8th Grade Volleyball Games at AFC on September 20th will go as follows: 6th grade will play at the Elementary School which is on 217 S Elm St. and the 7th/8th grade will play at Old Middle School which is on 318 E South St. Both are in Franklin Grove.
From Therese Magden We are currently collecting costumes for our fall play and are in need of 1 or 2 garment racks. If you can lend us one, please let me know. Please contact Therese Magden at email@example.com or 815-239-2611 x1370) Thank you!
It is with great pride to announce the following have won the September Student of the Month Award: Senior – Daniel Daly, Junior – Tyler Singley, Sophomore – Emma White, Freshman – Jordyn Boomer!
PHS HOMECOMING WEEK - Monday, 9/10: 1) Golf vs Polo Westlake Golf Course 4:00 - Tuesday, 9/11: 1) Volleyball vs Oregon 5:00 Freshman start with FS & Varsity to follow, 2) Golf vs River Ridge Westlake Golf Course 4:00 - Wednesday, 9/12: 1) Volleyball vs Dakota 5:00 Freshman start with FS and Varsity to follow - Thursday, 9/13 Parade and Pep Rally 6:00 (Parade lineup at 5:30) - Friday, 9/14 - Football vs Amboy 5:30 FS start followed by varsity **Elementary Students sing National Anthem** - Saturday, 9/15: Homecoming Dance 7:00 pm
The 6th Grade Volleyball game time on Wednesday, September 12th has been moved to a 5:00 start (was 4:00 start). The game will be played at Byron Middle School.
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams on their 1st Place finishes in the Forreston Jamboree today. Way to go Girls!!!!
The 7th Grade Volleyball game scheduled tonight at Meridian has been cancelled and moved to Monday, September 10 at 5:00 pm. There will be no practice.
The 6th grade volleyball game vs. Winnebago on 8/30 has been moved to 9/17. As a result the 7th and 8th grade games will now start at 4:00 on 8/30.