Shawnna Rule
Wishing all of our Raider families and community a very happy and safe holiday weekend!
3 days ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Join Our Team
5 days ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
June 30, 2020 Hello Raider Parents, As my previous email stated we do plan to start school in person this fall. This is the time of year that we would normally inform you of school registration details. To that end, we’d like to provide you with registration information so you can mark dates on your calendars. This year we’re transitioning to an online registration format. Midwest Central will roll out the online registration format on August 3rd in the afternoon. For those individuals that have poor internet access or have other technical issues we will hold an in person registration on August 11th at Midwest Central Primary School. During the August 11th registration we will have you use one of the school computers to complete the online registration for your student. We will have onsite help available from 7am to 7pm that day. If you are able to complete the online registration in advance of the 11th you will not need to attend the in person registration. If you choose to attend the in person registration, we ask that only one person per household attend in order to limit the number of people. Please do not bring your children to the in person registration. Although registration is being completed online we will still need to have physical copies of your student’s health documents. Attached to the email is a list of the documents that are needed for individual grade levels. You can drop off necessary documents at any school in the district for your student and they will be routed to the appropriate building. Health records may be dropped off between 8am and 3pm August 3rd through August 11th. Also, if you prefer paying for registration by cash or check, you will be able to drop a check or cash by any building to pay for registration costs. Finally, in order to prepare for the online registration format I have attached a couple guidance documents with some helpful tips of items that can be done in advance of registration. Please take a moment and review the documents attached. We will send out additional registration instructions August 3rd. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate the ever changing state mandates. Our goal is to give you and your students the best possible experience we can this fall. Sincerely, Todd Hellrigel, Ed.D.
6 days ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
June 30, 2020 Dear Raiders, Last week the Illinois State Board of Education released guidance for schools on the 2020-21 school year. This 63-page document has been much anticipated and will go a long way toward answering critical questions all of us share about what the 2020-21 school year will look like in terms of in-person learning, scheduling, transportation, wearing masks, social distancing and other measures intended to keep everyone safe and healthy, while also re-engaging students in the learning process. Several area schools have already released statements about what the 2020-21 school year will look like; however, we believe this may be premature and anticipate changes between now and the time school starts. Right now we don’t have all the answers to provide you, but we’d like to communicate to you what we know now. We plan to return to school this fall for in person instruction 5 days a week following our current published calendar. There will be a couple of calendar changes coming out later this month and we’ll be sure to communicate those changes. Naturally, our instruction days may look different and we’ll most likely have several safety guidelines in place for students, faculty, and staff. Midwest Central is aware of the urgent need to communicate to families about what to expect next school year and anticipate sharing a more detailed plan later this summer. We plan to release our full transition plan the week of July 27th. We will be releasing a survey later this week to collect some information to help us plan for this coming year. It will be short and sweet, and we would appreciate your participation. I’m confident our district can put forth a plan that prioritizes the health and safety of our students while maintaining a dynamic learning environment. Sincerely, Todd Hellrigel, Ed.D.
6 days ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Preschool Screening Info
6 days ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Is your Raider ready for FY21?
18 days ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Join our team!
about 1 month ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Once again we encourage everyone in our school district to please complete your 2020 Census. The future of our district funding and programs depends on you taking the time to fill this out. Thank you for your help!
about 1 month ago, Shawnna Rule
Rodney Norris
The Primary School yearbooks are in. You may pick up your yearbook during the hours of 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday - Friday at the Primary School. If you still haven't picked up your child's school items and dropped off their last packet, please do so by Wednesday. Thank you.
about 1 month ago, Rodney Norris
Shawnna Rule
One last read aloud to jumpstart your summer! I hope you have enjoyed listening to these read alouds as much as I have enjoyed making them! Hopefully the next time I read to you, it will be in your classroom. Have a great summer Readers! — Mrs. Crawford The Thank You Book by Mo Willems https://youtu.be/CZ1-8GPr6DU
about 1 month ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
It’s almost time for summer vacation! Get prepared with this read aloud, The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing. https://youtu.be/yPQT9Y9NFd0
about 1 month ago, Shawnna Rule
Don Lazarz
Our faculty and staff are in route for our end of the school year town drive by!! We have rows of cars and smiles! Step outside and wave hello!
about 1 month ago, Don Lazarz
Rodney Norris
On May 13th from 6:00am – 6:00pm, the Primary School will be open for student items to be picked up and dropped off. We ask that only 1 parent / guardian from the family come to pick up and drop off items. Students will not be allowed to enter the building. If you are unable to attend, another parent may pick your student(s) items up for you. If you are ill or have symptoms, please do not come. Below is a link to a map where to enter the building and location of the items. The parent / guardian will be allowed into the building, while practicing social distancing, and walk through the library to pick up their student(s) items. The items will be arranged by grade level and teacher. Staff will be located throughout the library to assist with the flow of the parents. The parent will exit the far library door and then exit the building. Here is the link to the map. https://5il.co/g0z2
about 1 month ago, Rodney Norris
Shawnna Rule
Enjoy your Friday workout with Mr. VanEtten! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfz8txBYmsM&feature=youtu.be
about 1 month ago, Shawnna Rule
Shannon Crawford
Here’s a silly read aloud for this sunny day! I hope you like How to Dress a Dragon by Thelma Lynne Godin https://youtu.be/c4N0conU6EM
about 1 month ago, Shannon Crawford
Shawnna Rule
Join our Team - 2nd Grade Teacher Vacancy
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Their futures are bright... so they gotta wear shades! Wednesday was sunglasses day for Ms. Dougherty and Ms. Vaughn’s preschool class!
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Happy National Nurses Day! To all the nurses out there on the front line, we appreciate you! Nurse Denise and Nurse Shyla, you ladies are top notch and we are blessed to have you as part of our Raider family!
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
It's Workout Wednesday with Mr. VanEtten!! https://youtu.be/EH3b5DJYOdE
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Today’s read aloud is dedicated to our teachers. We appreciate all you do! Also, a shout out to all our Raider families for stepping into the teacher role, we appreciate you too! Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! What Teachers Can’t Do by Douglas Wood https://youtu.be/cE0idbG6NR0
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Hello Raiders, We have received the following correspondence from the State Board of Education that they are releasing additional food benefits for all Midwest Central families. Since Midwest Central is a Community Eligible school every student enrolled in Midwest Central is eligible for this benefit whether they qualify for free lunches or not. In order to receive the additional benefit you must apply (information is below) unless you are currently a SNAP recipient. We have been asked to communicate this to our parents. I have also attached a flyer for more assistance. Thank you, Todd Hellrigel, Ed.D. Pandemic EBT Application Available The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) launched the Pandemic EBT application for families on May 1 at https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/. P-EBT is a new special benefit that can help families buy food for their school age children who would normally receive National School Lunch Program (NSLP) free or reduced-priced meals when schools are in session. All families with school age children who attend schools approved for Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) are eligible for the benefits as they receive NSLP meals at no charge. Families that currently receive SNAP benefits do not need to apply for P-EBT benefits. These additional P-EBT benefits will be loaded into Illinois LINK EBT accounts along with regular SNAP benefits. Families who do not currently receive SNAP benefits but do have children who receive NSLP free or reduced-priced meals will need to apply directly with IDHS. The fastest way for families to receive benefits is to complete the application for P-EBT available online (Click “Apply for Benefits” at the link.) A paper application in English and Spanish is also available and can be submitted by email to DHS.FCS.PEBT@illinois.gov. IDHS created a flyer to help families with the application process. We are asking NSLP sponsors to share this flyer with their families. ISBE is working in partnership with IDHS to ensure that this validation is available for all NSLP sponsors, both public and non-public. Thank you to all the schools that participate in the NSLP for submitting data by the April 17 deadline. We are asking that you please continue to verify that count, so that all families who are eligible can access the additional financial support provided by P-EBT. Instructions for this crucial verification can be found online. If NSLP sponsors need assistance with the data submission/update, please email the ISBE Nutrition Department at cnp@isbe.net. If families need technical assistance with the application, please direct them to email IDHS at DHS.FCS.PEBT@illinois.gov. Nutrition Department, Illinois State Board of Education 100 N. First St., Springfield, IL 62777 cnp@isbe.net, www.isbe.net/nutrition
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shannon Crawford
Happy May Day Readers! Beginning next week I will post read alouds on only Tuesdays and Thursdays until the end of school. Today’s story is all about monsters and friendship. It’s another Mo Willems great: Sam the Most Scaredy-cat Kid in the World. https://youtu.be/9Ty4JI9_LiQ
2 months ago, Shannon Crawford
Shawnna Rule
Check out today’s workout with Mr VanEtten https://youtu.be/2g14XvJ1KJA
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Don Lazarz
Haven't switched over to Midwest Central's new app yet? Get the most current information and notifications by downloading our updated app. For ANDROID: http://bit.ly/3005X4y or iPHONE: https://apple.co/35BmKfD.
2 months ago, Don Lazarz
Shawnna Rule
Hello Raider Parents, We have been diligently working on high school graduation and 8th grade transition plans for the past couple of weeks. We were trying to develop alternate plans while also staying in the guidelines of social distancing. We received approval yesterday from the Mason County Health Department to move forward with our plans, and we had planned to email out tomorrow what those plans were going to be. However, as of last night the State Board has banned any kind of graduation ceremony except virtual (online). They have banned any in person type of ceremony including drive up or drive by ceremonies. This is incredibly disheartening for Midwest Central, our seniors, and our 8th grade students. We do not feel a virtual ceremony is appropriate to commemorate these events. We've had this happen to us multiple times already where we've made plans only to have them taken out of our control by the State Board of Education or the Governor. Midwest Central has the desire to do something special for our seniors and 8th grade students; therefore, we're again putting high school graduation and 8th grade transition on hold until we have some better guidance. Our hope is that by waiting we'll be able to do something in June or July although we can't anticipate to what extent at this point. We realize none of this is ideal, and we're also frustrated with the Chicago machine dictating downstate plans. Unfortunately our hands are legally tied right now. As we receive more information, rest assured we'll update you on how we can honor our senior and 8th grade students. I've attached the State Board's email for your information. I'm sorry I have to keep sending you unfortunate news. This will eventually pass, and we'll eventually go back to normal. Sunny days are ahead. Sincerely, Todd Hellrigel, Ed.D.
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Kindergarten Screening Update
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Today’s read aloud is a 2 in 1! Meet gizmo the tadpole and the learn about how tadpoles become frogs in How Frogs Grow by Stanley Francis. Then listen to a fun fiction frog story, I Don’t Want to be a Frog by Dev Petty. https://youtu.be/xG-9dur2P-U
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
It’s a beautiful day Readers. Here is a bit of poetry for the last day of April! Happy listening! Poems by Shel Silverstein Hug O’ War Messy Room The Meehoo with an Exactlywatt https://youtu.be/wHwrtedurxM
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
We’re celebrating Virtual Staff Appreciation Week this year to honor the staff who are working so hard to keep our kids learning. Even if your children are not physically in school, we’ve put together some ways that you can celebrate your favorite teachers and staff and show your gratitude while practicing social distancing.
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
What's better than a Wednesday workout with Mr. VanEtten??!?! Enjoy Raiders! https://youtu.be/1apX2EIdnVs
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Hey readers! It’s another Math Monday! Today’s read aloud comes to you from my classroom. We also have a very special guest to help us read Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes! https://youtu.be/j9MY_5MhXKU
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
It’s time to get your Monday workout with Mr VanEtten! https://youtu.be/AhIRK6SXI5g
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Today’s read aloud is about an ornery pug named Pig! He reminds us that sharing is important. Have a phenomenal Friday and enjoy Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey https://youtu.be/D0_ULJYg8gM
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Happy Friday Raiders! Who is ready to get your workout on with Mr. VanEtten? https://youtu.be/Rt0JFC8JyYY
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Hip hip hooray! It’s Construction Day! Mrs. Charlton delivered hard hats and construction vests to her students so they could have a fun Friday!
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Join our team! We have an opening for Reading Interventionist.
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Join our team! We have an opening for a 1:1 Paraprofessional.
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
April is National Poetry Month! Today’s read aloud is 3 short poems by my favorite children’s poet, Shel Silverstein. Tree House; Homework Machine; Haunted. Happy listening readers! https://youtu.be/jQkrYplXotM
2 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Todd Hellrigel
Looks like Mrs. Charlton’s students miss her too!
3 months ago, Todd Hellrigel
Todd Hellrigel
Our kindergarten teacher Mrs. Charlton misses all her students
3 months ago, Todd Hellrigel
Shawnna Rule
Happy Earth Day readers! Below are links to 2 read alouds for Earth Day. The first is a fiction story The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. The second is nonfiction, We Recycle by Torrey Maloof. The Tiny Seed https://youtu.be/mioks380BSE We Recycle https://youtu.be/altZ95X0J2s
3 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Who's ready to work out with Mr. VanEtten? https://youtu.be/CgSK3iEYNGU
3 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Happy Administrative Professional's Day! MC is lucky to have an amazing group ladies in this category! Thank you all for your hard work, allowing the students to have a better educational experience and making the day to day operations of the the District run as smoothly as possible. You are truly the best! Raider Nation - If you get a chance, make sure to thank an Administrative Professional today.
3 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Did you know your words are amazing and powerful? This read aloud helps us understand the power our words have! Words and your Heart by Kate Jane Neal https://youtu.be/7UYEj0X_Jtc
3 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Dear Raider Parents and Community Members: I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Friday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through the end of the 2019-20 school year. Although in-person learning has been suspended for the remainder of the year, at Midwest Central, I assure you our entire staff remains committed to learning and engaging with all students through remote learning, as well as continuing with our food distribution program. Like you, we are saddened by the reality that our school community will not be able to reconvene in person this school year due to this public health crisis. So many of you have worked so hard to learn and grow in both the classroom and in extracurricular activities that today’s announcement may feel like a step back. I wanted to update you with the current plans for the remainder of the year: 1. We will provide a 3rd learning packet to students next week. We will have a pick up on Wednesday, April 29th from 6am - noon and Thursday from noon - 6pm. These will be due May 13th. We’d ask you to drop off your 2nd learning packet April 29th. 2. We will be using a pass/incomplete grade for the 2nd semester grades. We again ask that you work with your student to do the best they can in completing these packets. I have asked our building principals and teachers to work with those students that were failing 3rd quarter as this is an opportunity for them to bring up their grades. 3. Lockers will be cleaned out by the custodial staff and student items will be bagged for a pick up on the 13th of May. Student items in classrooms will also be bagged up for a pick up on the 13th of May. 4. We ask that you bring both class texts and library books to return when you pick up your packet on the 29th or 30th or when you drop off your packets on May 13th. These are expensive items so we ask that you work hard to get them returned to us. 5. High School Graduation and Middle School Transition are currently on hold. As we get further guidance on social distancing our hope is we can perhaps hold some sort of recognition for these in May. (thinking positive). Unfortunately, we’re at the mercy of our Governor on this. We are committed to trying to do something to recognize the hard work of both our 8th grade students and our seniors who have been robbed of these special moments. 6. We will continue to serve meals through the 22nd of May. Don’t forget to pick up meals M, W, and F if you’re not on a delivery route. 7. Last official day for seniors is May 8th and for all other students it will be May 15th. Sincerely, Dr. Todd Hellrigel
3 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
It’s a Math Monday read aloud today! You can count on Mrs. Crawford to bring you some number fun with Donald Crew’s book Ten Black Dots. Be sure to watch for the special math activity at the end of the video! https://youtu.be/1s9iq2xXmwg
3 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Who's ready for Mr. VanEtten's next challenge? https://youtu.be/StQA_Z10tZs
3 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
It’s a fun Friday read aloud! Do not miss this super silly book! The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak https://youtu.be/X4cKq8XsjBI
3 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Hello Raiders, I hope you're all staying home and staying safe. These are certainly strange times, and I'm sure cabin fever is getting old at this point. We appreciate all you're doing to help your students. We had a great packet pick up turn out and I wanted to thank you all for your efforts. We've also been asked to share with you food bank locations. Here is a link to area food bank locations. https://tazewellcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Nearby/index.html?appid=bcaaa73edb8043febd79c83b70c94c26 Thank you for your support in these troubling times. Keep smiling! Dr. Todd Hellrigel
3 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Mrs. Crawford is back with another read aloud! And well, it’s ok. Enjoy The OK Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. https://youtu.be/_ie1HJjGDDk
3 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Today is PLANK DAY with Mr. VanEtten!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg19NVFj9eM&feature=youtu.be
3 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Kevin Forbes
Parents, if you can and have yet to do so, please join the music Facebook page “Music with Mr. Forbes”. I will be posting resources and you can post your students’ work and/or musical experiences they are having while at home! https://www.facebook.com/groups/2577650239221353/?ref=share
3 months ago, Kevin Forbes
Don Lazarz
To improve access to technology at home and assist remote learning, Midwest Central will be selling our older Chromebooks (with soft case) to district families for $15 each. These Chromebooks were purchased by the district approximately 5-6 years ago and are no longer supported by Google; however, they all have been reset to factory settings and work very well. Students will need to use their gmail account to log into them. We will be organizing the sale based on demand and need. Midwest Central will not providing service or support for devices after sale. INTERESTED? Please fill out this form OR call your school between 8-2 on Wednesday. https://forms.gle/d8ToRbtasTxzMadW8
3 months ago, Don Lazarz
Shawnna Rule
Ms. Ranallo would like to share the following information from IDHS: The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division has launched a free-of-charge emotional support text line, Call4Calm, for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. Individuals who would like to speak with a mental health professional can text “TALK” to 5-5-2-0-2-0, or for Spanish, “HABLAR” to the same number: 5-5-2-0-2-0. Call4Calm is free to use, and individuals will remain anonymous. Once a resident sends a text to the hotline, within 24 hours they will receive a call from a counselor employed by a local community mental health center to provide support. Individuals can also text 5-5-2-0-2-0, with key words such as “unemployment” or “food” or “shelter” and will receive information on how navigate and access supports and services. https://files.constantcontact.com/f1e178eb701/52334ca1-10cc-4c16-99c3-3ed1099d9f5a.pdf
3 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Happy Monday Raiders! Check out Mr. VanEtten's sit up challenge! https://youtu.be/x_JrN1-wbxI
3 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Rodney Norris
Please turn in your Math-a-Thon money when you turn in your packets to the school on Monday or Tuesday.
3 months ago, Rodney Norris
Rodney Norris
Video of pictures that the students sent into Mrs. Garman to make a video of. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vV-0xdZdHTs&feature=share
3 months ago, Rodney Norris
Rodney Norris
3 months ago, Rodney Norris
Shawnna Rule
April 3, 2020 Parents and Students, On March 27th, the Illinois State Board of Education communicated information to all school districts pertaining to the development of Remote Learning plans. Midwest Central values all students as learners. After reviewing the details of this document, please contact your child’s principal if you have any questions. Remote Learning Rationale Remote Learning is designed to: • Maximize student learning in a challenging situation. • Promote instruction focused on Core Content • Communicate a commitment to our high educational standards through regular and meaningful contact with each student and/or family. • Promote independence and responsibility for our students as learners. • Promote flexible learning in a family-friendly manner. • Model technology use in the digital age. Core Content For the purposes of this document, Core Content refers to the standards that are most significant for student success in subsequent years. Core Content must be aligned to state standards. Teachers will work in collaboration to determine Core Content. Family-Friendly Instruction For the purposes of this document, Family-Friendly Instruction means: • Flexible due dates. • Flexible ways for students to work on mastering and demonstrating mastery of Core Content . • Clear, consistent and reliable ways for students and parents to receive support from teachers. Process Starting April 13 and continuing through the end of the remote learning period, Midwest Central weekly schedule will be: • Every two weeks students will be provided learning packets to complete. The first packet pick up will be Monday, April 13th. • Packets will need to be picked up at your student’s respective school. • Packets will be available for pick up from 6am – Noon Monday, April 13th and Noon – 6pm on Tuesday, April 14th. • Please return the 1st packet with completed work when you pick up the 2nd packet. • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday meals will continue to be provided either by pick up or delivery by bus. Student Attendance No formal reporting of attendance is required during this time, but teachers will keep track of which students are engaged in the process and how often each student is involved, based on student responses. Grading Teachers will continue to grade student work that is turned in and will assign grades to work as normal. Regards, Dr. Todd Hellrigel
3 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Don Lazarz
Midwest Central has transitioned to a NEW website and app! It provides better access to content and enables us to keep you more informed. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/3005X4y or iPhone: https://apple.co/35BmKfD.
3 months ago, Don Lazarz
Cindy Hamblin
Since it was a beautiful day, Ms Hamblin sent out an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt. Thanks to those that participated in this optional and fun activity. Feel free to do this with your own children!
3 months ago, Cindy Hamblin
Rodney Norris
Mr. VanEtten has created a YouTube channel for workouts. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/LSF9IeMF7wU
4 months ago, Rodney Norris
Don Lazarz
UPDATED BUS ROUTES for next week! The new schedules reflect additions and subtractions from this week's routes so that we can make deliveries and times more accurate! Phone calls are being made to inform every student/family requesting meals.
4 months ago, Don Lazarz
Shannon Crawford
Grab some crayons and a coloring book for this read aloud with Mrs.Crawford! https://youtu.be/HILxM2hlT8c
4 months ago, Shannon Crawford
Don Lazarz
Thanks to everyone for being patient as we completed distribution of food and learning packets Wednesday! We will continue meal deliveries/pickup using bus routes and buildings on Friday -20th, Monday - 23rd, Wednesday -25th, Friday-27th, and Monday -30th. ROUTES: Buses were running 30-40 minutes faster than the time we distributed. Please be on the lookout for an early arrival, as we expect this trend to continue, and note the arrival time the next drop off. PICKUP: Buildings will operate pickup from 10 AM to 12 PM (with exceptions as necessary).
4 months ago, Don Lazarz
Cindy Hamblin
Ms.Hamblin’s classes were given a LEGO challenge to do today along with their learning packets. “You were hired by an amusement park to create a new roller coaster.” If students were unable to use LEGOS, they were encouraged to draw. Everyone did an awesome job! Can’t wait to see what’s next!
4 months ago, Cindy Hamblin
Shannon Crawford
Here’s another read aloud with Mrs. Crawford! https://youtu.be/l6bKydvj9Xs
4 months ago, Shannon Crawford
Shawnna Rule
Staff volunteers getting ready for deliveries today!
4 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Don Lazarz
On specified days, students can receive MEALS and LEARNING PACKETS either by pick up at each of the buildings or by bus route. The amended bus routes (attached) reflect an adjustment for all bus routes to start at 9 AM and conclude by 1:15 PM. For MEALS, routes will run on March 18th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, 27th, & 30th, and for LEARNING PACKETS, routes will run on March 18th and 23rd (includes a pickup of completed learning). The Transportation department will be calling home to confirm times with families on March 17th. If you are unsure about your arrangement for meals and learning packets, contact the appropriate school before NOON on Tuesday, March 17th.
4 months ago, Don Lazarz
Don Lazarz
Midwest Central is planning to provide meals to students during the closure. We need YOU to let us know if we should prepare meals for your student! Please complete the survey link below by NOON on MONDAY. Please share with others. https://forms.gle/ENMZg6gXfoAEYmfS6
4 months ago, Don Lazarz
Shawnna Rule
Join our team! Opening for Primary School Principal.
4 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Krista Herrin
Mrs. Herrin's class did an experiment to show how important hand hygiene is. They touched the bread with dirty hands, after washing hands, after using hand sanitizer, and then rubbed it on a table. The dirty hands was definitely the winner with the most mold. Surprisingly, the hand sanitizer had no mold at all! Keep your hands clean and be well, Raiders!
4 months ago, Krista Herrin
Krista Herrin
Mrs. Herrin's class did an experiment to show how important hand hygiene is. They touched the bread with dirty hands, after washing hands, after using hand sanitizer, and then rubbed it on a table. The dirty hands was definitely the winner with the most mold. Surprisingly, the hand sanitizer had no mold at all! Keep your hands clean and be well, Raiders!
4 months ago, Krista Herrin
Cindy Hamblin
In February, Ms. Hamblin’s fourth grade social studies classes learned about Black History Month and the many people that had an impact on history. As a final activity, students were given a person to research and write about them. They colored 3 hexagons and used tesselations to make two grade level quilts to display on the wall.
4 months ago, Cindy Hamblin
Shawnna Rule
Notice regarding an upcoming asbestos abatement project at the High School.
4 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Tomorrow is Colon/Colorectal Awareness Day. There have been employees of our district directly affected by this! Raider Nation - Please consider showing your support by wearing BLUE tomorrow. This would be encouraging AND help raise awareness! Thank you!
4 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Cat in the Hat visited MCPS this morning. The kids LOVED seeing our special visitor!
4 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
I do like Green Eggs and Ham , Sam I Am!!!!!🍳🍳🍳
4 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Reminder - Tomorrow, March 6th, is a 1/2 day for students.
4 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
No school on Monday, March 2 in observance of Casimir Pulaski Day. Enjoy your long weekend!
4 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Check out 2 Special Education openings in the District for next school year.
4 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Job Vacancy - Reading Interventionist
4 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Yearbook order forms are being sent home. Cost will be $15 and due at time of order. All orders are due by March 6th. For questions contact MCPS at 309.968.6464.
4 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
March Breakfast/Lunch Menus
4 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
You won't want to miss our District Band & Chorus Concert!
5 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Don Lazarz
Good Luck to Taylor Smith and Mady Harper - they begin their Sectional 3 Point Showdown at any moment!
5 months ago, Don Lazarz
Shawnna Rule
Raider families - Help us help our community by donating to the FFA sponsored canned food drive.
5 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
It's Slime Time!!!
5 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Hope to see you at Mini Prom!
5 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Shawnna Rule
Hope to see you there!
5 months ago, Shawnna Rule
Don Lazarz
There is no school today due to weather conditions. A reminder, there is also no school on Monday for president’s day. Stay warm!
5 months ago, Don Lazarz
Rodney Norris
Mr. VanEtten is introducing Yoga to his classes this week. The first class he introduced it to was his Kindergarten classes. Many of the students were excited as they left the gym because of what they were doing in the class today.
5 months ago, Rodney Norris
Rodney Norris
These are the Raider Role Models for the month of January for the Kindergarten. They have been working hard on Kindness this month.
5 months ago, Rodney Norris
Rodney Norris
These are the Raider Role Models for the month of January for the 1st grade. They have been working hard on Kindness this month.
5 months ago, Rodney Norris
Rodney Norris
These are the Raider Role Models for the month of January for the 2nd grade. They have been working hard on Kindness this month.
5 months ago, Rodney Norris
Rodney Norris
These are the Raider Role Models for the month of January for the 5th grade. They have been working hard on Kindness this month.
5 months ago, Rodney Norris
Rodney Norris
These are the Raider Role Models for the month of January for the 4th grade. They have been working hard on Kindness this month.
5 months ago, Rodney Norris
Rodney Norris
These are the Raider Role Models for the month of January for the 3rd grade. They have been working hard on Kindness this month.
5 months ago, Rodney Norris
Rodney Norris
Ms. Hamblin’s 4th grade social studies classes learned about Martin Luther King, Jr. and what the civil rights activist did, how he had courage, then wrote about him and finished with an art project.
6 months ago, Rodney Norris
Rodney Norris
Ms. Canada's class giving Mrs. Miller directions on how to make a PBJ sandwich.
6 months ago, Rodney Norris
Rodney Norris
Ms. Hamblin’s class working in the Reindeer Project.
6 months ago, Rodney Norris
Rodney Norris
Candy, the elf, took flight at the Primary School. https://youtu.be/8nmN92sKQao
7 months ago, Rodney Norris
Rodney Norris
Christmas has officially arrived in the Primary School. All the hallway decorations have been put up.
7 months ago, Rodney Norris
Rodney Norris
Next Tuesday, November 19th, will be the day that all the pies will be coming in. Please make arrangements to pick them up.
8 months ago, Rodney Norris