2018-2019 Student Handbook
It’s hard to believe that it’s July, but before long it will be time for school to start back up! As always, the staff of ICMS and ICHS would like to make students and families aware of some changes to the handbook prior to school starting. Here’s a list of the bigger changes made:
- Families now have five school days to notify the office of an absence and provide documentation for qualified absences. Previously, this was 24 hours.
- Quarter and semester grades will now be rounded where in the past they were not. For example, a student earning an 89.9% (B+) will now round to a 90% (A-).
- For the class of 2020 and beyond, for the purpose of grade point average (GPA), point values are assigned to letter grades. Advanced classes are assigned a higher point value, also known as a greater weight, due to the more difficult and rigorous nature of the material.
- Students who meets or exceeds the PSAT/SAT scores listed below on the appropriate test taken at school, will receive one semester exam exemption for each score. Additionally, students who improve their score greater than the expected progress from the previous may also exempt out.
- All deliveries for students will be kept either at the front desk or in the office until the item is necessary for the students. Deliveries of food may be picked up during the students’ lunch period or after school. The office staff reserves the right to make deliveries to students as deemed appropriate as to minimize disruptions to the classroom environment.
Student Loan Fund Applications
Graduates from Illini Central may apply to help fund their college or technical school tuition by utilizing the Illini Central Student Loan Fund. The money made available to any graduates from Illini Central High School through the Student Loan Fund. This is a zero interest loan, and as such, the committee expects the applicant to make repayment of the money borrowed as soon after leaving school as is feasible. The prompt repayment of this loan will assure future students of Illini Central the same privilege to take advantage of this fund. There is a limit of $500.00 per semester with the total amount granted not to exceed $3000.00.
The Student Loan Fund committee will be meeting to approve student loans for the Fall 2018 semester. Students that are interested in acquiring a loan need to submit an application by August 15, 2018. Students must also submit a copy of their class schedule as proof of enrollment in a college or technical school courses with their application.
Illini Central High School awarded america’s farmers grow communities donation from local SAN JOSE, IL farmeR
Illini Central High School awarded america’s farmers grow communities donation from local SAN JOSE, IL farmer
Mason City, IL (April 18, 2018) – Mason County farmer Luellen Betzelberger directed a $2,500 grant to Illini Central High School as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
As part of their mission, Illini Central High School will use the funds to purchase classroom supplies for the new expansion of the agriculture program. “We at ICHS are very grateful for Mrs. Betzelberger’s nomination for the grant funds. We are adding a second agriculture teacher for the 2018-2019 school year, and this grant allowed us to make some purchases to for the new courses offered. It will allow us to provide courses such as Vet Tech, Ag Communications, Food Science, Ag Leadership, and Horticulture to our students broadening their exposure to careers in the agricultural field,” said Jennifer Durbin, Illini Central High School Principal.
Since the program began in 2010, the Grow Communities program has partnered with farmers to support nonprofit organizations important to them in their local communities. The program has given more than $29 million to farming communities since its inception, including more than $3 million in 2018. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit they care about in their community. The organizations reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs, food banks and many others.
“Farmers play a pivotal role in rural communities, and through their commitment to the Grow Communities program, we are able to provide the monetary support these nonprofit organizations need
to make an impact,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “We’re proud to play a part in helping these rural communities grow and thrive.”
To see if a nonprofit in your local community is a 2018 America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipient, visit www.GrowCommunities.com. You can also learn more about the Grow Communities program by checking out Facebook.com/AmericasFarmers.
About America’s Farmers
The America’s Farmers campaign highlights the importance of modern U.S. Agriculture through communications and community outreach programs that partner with farmers to impact rural America. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers at www.AmericasFarmers.com.
About the Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.