Included in this post is a form to make sure all students needing meals during our blended learning phase OR in case of school closure (going full remote) get those meals. This will make sure our food service staff is getting enough food ordered and will be prepared to meet those needs in either case. Of course families can call in to the school if they change their minds or opt out. For instance, the ICGS teachers will hand out meals only to those signed up, so it’s important to be on this list to prevent bus delays etc. Here is the link to the form: https://forms.gle/ib1PWwHGN35J8e2E7 If you have any questions, please call the school 217-482-5180 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org #WeAreIC
Illini Central CUSD#189 is seeking a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for the 2020-2021 school year. The CNA will assist the district's nurse in the administration of the Health Services as described in the Illini Central Board Policy Manual: the Illinois State Board of Education guidelines: and the rules and regulations of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Anticipate work hours will follow the school day (approximately 35 hours per week). Candidates must possess at least a valid certified nursing assistant license. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Mike Ward, Superintendent email@example.com
Here is the 1st video from our Communications Committee regarding where we are in the Reopening Illini Central planning process. The video includes: A couple of Thank you's The make-up of our reopening team Our goals for reopening & the date for releasing our plan Info on ISBE Guidelines & Requirements Presented by two of the faces of Illini Central...one is better than the other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QX3qIxwKP8 Take care & have a great weekend! #WeAreIC
The Budget Hearing and Regular June Board Meeting of the Illini Central CUSD189 Board of Education will be conducted using Zoom teleconferencing. The meeting will be Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 pm. The meeting is linked here. Anyone interested in providing public comment should contact Mike Ward at 217-482-5180 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big thank you to everyone who dropped off Chromebooks, hotspots & text and library books yesterday. We have heard from a number of people who couldn't make it during the day yesterday and we completely understand. To offer a weekend day & time, I will be at the school this Saturday, May 30th from 9 to Noon for anyone who still has items to drop-off. Since it will just be me, I will not be able to get personal student items for people who drop by. We are working on a plan to deliver those items in the near future. Thank you. Mr. Wherley #WeAreIC
Reminder: Chromebook drop off tomorrow at the high school entrance. 8am-4pm. Please bring any school property and technology devices. Please label the Chromebook with your student's first and last name.
Please take a second to read through our NEWS story about the Device Drop-Off day next Wednesday, May 27th. Thank you & Take care. https://www.illinicentral.org/article/250360?org=illini-central-cusd-189 #WeAreIC
The Illini Central Board of Education will hold its May 18, 2020 meeting using video conferencing technology. The public can log into Zoom to view the meeting. Instructions for logging on to the meeting can be found at the district website "News" section.
Attention middle and high school students: Today is the last day you will receive paper copies delivered. Any middle or high school student who has work to turn in to be graded, may do so in the homework return bin located outside door B by the high school entrance. Please return work inside the envelope and make sure the student’s name on it. All work must be received by Friday, May 22. Thank you!
Illini Central Schools will observe a remote learning planning day on Tuesday, May 26th. The last day of student instruction will be Friday, May 22nd. Teachers will participate in staff development activities on May 26th that focus on planning for the 2020-2021 school year.
This is a reminder that Illini Central schools will distribute student supply and property on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1. Please check the district website for the schedule and details.
ICHS/ICMS Principal...Mrs. Durbin answers the Illini Central Cougar's question about the end of the school year & what we have coming up in the month of May. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrWqm2EMpi4&feature=youtu.be A PDF of these questions & answers can be found at the following link as well: https://5il.co/fn60 #WeAreIC
Good afternoon, Class of 2020!! Seniors...please make sure that you are checking your school email on a daily basis...as we are preparing different things that need your input or something from you. Take care & even though the last semester of your Senior hasn't gone the way anyone wanted it to...know that we are proud of you. Keep checking that email, please. #WeAreIC
We have released a schedule for student supplies and property pick up April 30 and May 1. Please see the "News" section of the IC website for details
Illini Central has internet hotspots available free of charge to families who have no internet service. If you are in need of a device, please call 217-482-5180 extension 1815
The Illini Central Board of Education will hold its April 16, 2020 meeting using video conferencing technology. The public can log into Zoom to view the meeting. Instructions for logging on to the meeting can be found at the district website "News" section.
Good morning, we wanted to let you know that our internet is down at the school which takes the phones out as well. If you try to call the school this morning for information or to leave a voicemail...your call will not go through. Please feel free to email the school at email@example.com We will let you know when things are up & running again. Thank you & Take care. Mr. Wherley #WeAreIC
MS/HS PE Assignment for the week: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1efNN2mC6v4RWbAPHglBdDDwywKiYFBa01DjQdIZXSWY/edit?usp=sharing
MS and HS PE workout for Remote Learning: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ToiG1_iCh1r0W_pZIr8AieEOpJUZ_I0idW_yTos0zSE/edit?usp=sharing
Thank you to all of the IC faculty and staff who have worked so hard over the past few weeks. We have adapted to a new learning environment practically overnight. We are providing meals to over 350 students. We are lucky to work with such dedicated people.
Governor Pritzker has extended the shelter in place order for Illinois until April 30. Remote learning will continue as planned.
Illini Central Middle and High School teachers encourage students to log on and join us in our virtual spirit week! https://youtu.be/BYu13LV-KgQ
Remote Learning Days begin March 31st. Please see district website for more details.
Any middle or high school student who would like to schedule a counseling session with either Mrs. Holley or Mr. Ollech may do so by filling out a counseling request form or by emailing them directly. They will be providing counseling services via Zoom. The counseling link and both email addresses are listed below. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com https://docs.google.com/…/1zhHGu8oJdQ6BkqhbJqhUB7br4Gg…/edit #WeAreIC
We understand that the internet is probably overloaded because of the increase of users. We recommend that you wait until later to try to access it.
Clarification: Any student in grades 2-12 may pick up a Chromebook tomorrow. It is not a requirement to have requested one in last week's survey.
The district’s Remote Learning Plan is now available at https://tinyurl.com/RemotelearnIC. The plan details the expectations for students and staff. Please take the time to review the plan.
Please check the Illini Central webpage at www.illinicentral.org for updates regarding the school closure. Parents, students, and staff-the updates have been sent to your email.
Congratulations to Illini Central's 2020 Illinois State Scholars. Kyndel Arthalony Alexander Entwistle Carter Martin Grace Ratliff We are proud of you for this terrific honor. Read the Illini Central Press Release at the following link: https://5il.co/bs33 #WeAreIC
1st State Bank of Mason City and Illini Central High School are pleased to present Elisabeth Durbin with the October Student of the Month Award. For demonstrating outstanding character, Elisabeth receives a Barnes & Noble gift card from 1st State Bank and an Amazon gift card from the Illini Central High School faculty. Elisabeth is the daughter of Brian and Jennifer Durbin. Her classes this year include American Leadership, Government, Ag. Orientation, Image Editing, Fitness P.E., Anatomy, Career Skills, Resource Management, Spanish 4, Dual Credit Psychology, and Dual Credit Composition 110 and 111. In addition, Elisabeth participates in a variety of activities. She is a member of FFA, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society (SHH), Science Club, and Mu Alpha Theta (a mathematics honor society). Elisabeth is also president of the Interact Club, and she is a senior class representative on Student Council. Elisabeth plans to attend Olivet Nazarene University, where she will major in Special Education. Congratulations, Elisabeth and thank you for all of your contributions to Illini Central during your high school years!
Reminder: IC schools will dismiss school on Thursday, October 31st at 11:15 in order for staff to participate in school improvement activities.
Picture re-takes for the high school will take place Tuesday, October 29. Middle school re-takes will be scheduled once pictures come in. So again, only high school re-takes will happen on Tuesday, October 29. Middle school re-takes will be announced soon.
We will dismiss school at 2:00 pm for Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wed. Oct. 23 and Thurs., Oct. 24th. There will be no school on Friday, October 25th. The district will be spraying pesticide within parts of the building on 10/25.
Here is the Fall 2019 CPAC Family Newsletter. https://5il.co/ao5h We will be posting these newsletters in two different places within our site...under EXPLORE in the menu area as well as in the DOCUMENTS section of the ICHS portion of the site. Thank you to the leaders & mentors of CPAC for all they do for our students. #WeAreIC
Sorry for posting this so late, but here are the Dress-Up Day themes for Homecoming Week 2019 starting Monday, October 7th. Here is a screenshot of the poster that has been posted around the building as well as a link to that PDF. https://5il.co/anmj #WeAreIC
5th grade band instrument rental in the grade school library FRIDAY, Sept. 6 anytime between 5:30 and 7:00 pm. Please bring credit card or check book and I.D. Use door by the flagpole.
The first IC Music Boosters meeting is MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 at 5:30pm in the band room. Please park in the back lot and enter door "H". All music parents are invited and encouraged to attend.
Beginning September 3, 2019, tutoring/study sessions will be available in the high school from 3:00-4:00 each Tuesday and Thursday. We believe this is a great opportunity for extra support or additional work time for students.
In case you missed freshman orientation last night, here is a link to the documents that were handed out including a suggested supply list for some typical freshmen classes. https://5il.co/9d7v
Tomorrow at 2 p.m. is the Class of 2019's Commencement Ceremony at Illini Central. Here is a link to the FREE LIVE broadcast of the event. If you have family or friends that can't make it...we have you covered. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/illini-central-high-school-mason-city-il/evt14272a8b97 #WeAreIC
The Class of 2019 had their graduation practice this morning and then paraded through ICGS to the cheers & high fives of our grade schoolers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPLSXmWiK7w #WeAreIC
High School Students: Get your yearbook orders in by next Wednesday, May 15 to be put in a drawing for a prize! We will have a drawing for free popcorn of your choice. Order forms are available outside the office.
Just a reminder that the Greenview 8-Man Football meeting will be taking place tonight in the ICHS gymnasium starting at 6:30. #WeAreIC