Jenni Durbin
On April 8th, Illini Central will “go blue” to support autism awareness! We encourage all students and staff to “go blue” and tag #WeAreIC
about 4 hours ago, Jenni Durbin
Jenni Durbin
Day Three - #ICVSW - ICMS and ICHS Virtual Spirit Week Day Three - "I Work Out" - https://youtu.be/XfEPGA4a3xs
3 days ago, Jenni Durbin
Jenni Durbin
Day two of ICMS and ICHS Virtual Spirit Week: https://youtu.be/r7njTB6XAlk #ICVSW #WeAreIC
4 days ago, Jenni Durbin
Mike Ward
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.
4 days ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Governor Pritzker has extended the shelter in place order for Illinois until April 30. Remote learning will continue as planned.
4 days ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Wherley
Good morning, the HS/MS attendance link can be found on the front page of the district website for now...right in the center of the page. You can also find the link to the Technology Help Desk in that same spot. Thank you & take care. Mr. Wherley #WeAreIC
4 days ago, Mr. Wherley
Jenni Durbin
ICMS and ICHS teachers want students to join us for Virtual Spirit Week! Check out what you missed today: https://youtu.be/BYu13LV-KgQ
5 days ago, Jenni Durbin
Mike Ward
Remote Learning Days begin March 31st. Please see district website for more details.
5 days ago, Mike Ward
Jenni Durbin
ICMS and ICHS, join us for virtual spirit week! Make sure to log in to Google Classroom each day to check out your teachers' outfits! #ICVSW #WeAreIC
8 days ago, Jenni Durbin
Jenni Durbin
Parents, no internet access for e-learning? Call 217-482-5180 ex. 1518 and leave a message that includes student name and grade level. We can arrange for paper materials to be delivered once available.
9 days ago, Jenni Durbin
Mike Ward
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.
10 days ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
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.
11 days ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
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.
11 days ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Any student in grades 2-12 can receive a Chromebook. You did not have to request one in the technology survey that was sent out last week to receive one tomorrow.
11 days ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Chromebook distribution schedule is posted on website. Please see the news articles for details.
11 days ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
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.
14 days ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
If you have medication that is kept at school, and you need to pick it up, please email Michelle Hellman at mhellman@illinicentral.org or Jennifer Durbin at jdurbin@illinicentral.org to make arrangements. You can also call 217-482-5180 ext. 1815.
17 days ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Just a reminder-to sign up for breakfast and lunch program during the closure, please be sure to complete the sign up form at https://tinyurl.com/MealsIC20 or call and leave message at 217-482-5180 ext. 1815. If calling be sure to leave your name, number at address.
17 days ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Don't forget to fill out the IC tech survey: https://tinyurl.com/TechIC20 As we implement a learning plan, we need to determine what tech services and devices are available to our students. Please go to www.illinicentral.org for more information.
18 days ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Correction: All Illini Central school activities are cancelled until Tuesday March 31st. My apologies.
22 days ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Correction: All Illini Central school activities are cancelled until Tuesday March 31st. My apologies.
22 days ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Correction on Closing Dates-Schools will reopen March 31, 2020
22 days ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Elliot Hernan
Due to a driver shortage Bus 9 riders will be split with town kids riding Bus 10 and country kids riding Bus 8. We apologize for any delays or inconvenience and ask for a little patience in transporting students today. Thank-you.
24 days ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Jenni Durbin
LTEC has been cancelled for 2/14/2020
about 1 month ago, Jenni Durbin
Mike Ward
Delayed start protocol on Thursday 2/13. School will start at 9:30. No am pre-k. No LTEC.
about 1 month ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
IC 189 will dismiss at 2:00 pm today due to weather conditions
about 1 month ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
The IC Board of Education will hold a special meeting tonight at 6pm in the grade school library. The agenda can be found at the district webpage under "Explore""Board of Education""Boardbook"
about 1 month ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Delayed start protocol for IC189 on Thurs 2/6/20. School will begin at 9:30. Bus routes delayed 90 minutes.
about 1 month ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
LTEC classes for 2/6/20 are cancelled. Students are to check email for online lesson. LTEC students should report to ICHS by the start of 4th hour.
about 1 month ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
The IC189 Board of Education meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a date to be determined.
about 1 month ago, Mike Ward
Illini Central
All practices including musical practice have been cancelled for this evening.
about 1 month ago, Illini Central
Mr. Elliot Hernan
Due to road conditions, bus routes will operate but may be arrive at stops later than usual. Please drive safely today.
2 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Mike Ward
Delayed start protocol for IC Schools Friday 1/24.
2 months ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Elliot Hernan
We apologize for the late notice and inconvenience, due to driver illness we will be splitting bus 5 between buses 7 and 11. Thank you for your understanding.
2 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Jenni Durbin
Turn your Casey's purchases into donations for Illini Central! Sign up for Casey's Rewards in the Casey's app, or use the school's phone number 217-482-5180 if you do not want to create your own account. Thank you for your support of Illini Central schools!
3 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Mr. Elliot Hernan
Due to the early dismissal we will no longer be utilizing the combined routes as previously stated. All riders will be on their own routes for Friday January 17th.
3 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Mike Ward
IC189 will dismiss school at 2 pm. Tonight’s activities are cancelled. Afternoon Pre-K will be held and dismiss at 2.
3 months ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Elliot Hernan
We again apologize for the late notice but due to a driver shortage we will again have to split bus 5 with buses 7 and 11 all day. We thank you for your patience and flexibility when it comes to these situations.
3 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Mr. Elliot Hernan
We apologize for the late notice and any inconvenience this causes, due to another driver shortage we will split bus 5 riders between buses 7 and 11 for pick up and drop off tomorrow. Please utilize the times from earlier this year for morning pick up times. We apologize again.
3 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Mike Ward
We wanted to share this information again. If you are interested or might know someone who is...please contact us: Illini Central CUSD #189 is recognizing the commitment of our substitutes by increasing daily compensation to $110. We are always looking for substitute coverage. If you are interested in being added to our substitute list, please contact Kirsten Parr at 217-482-5180, extension 1141 or by email, kparr@illinicentral.org. #WeAreIC
3 months ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Elliot Hernan
Due to a driver shortage this afternoon, we have to adjust your routes. We will split the routes like we did earlier this year with bus 5 town kids being dropped off by bus 7 and bus 5 country kids being dropped off by bus 11. We apologize for any inconvenience.
3 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
IC Sports Network
Due to the lack of interest, the Illini Central Athletic Boosters Trivia Night scheduled for February 1st has been cancelled.
3 months ago, IC Sports Network
Illini Central
Happy New Year from Illini Central! Wishing our families, students & staff all the best in 2020! #WeAreIC
3 months ago, Illini Central
Illini Central
Merry Christmas from Illini Central! #WeAreIC
3 months ago, Illini Central
Jenni Durbin
Graduates of Illini Central High School are eligible for an interest-free loan through the Illini Central Student Loan Fund for college or trade school expenses. For more information, visit: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/398260/Application_Form.pdf
4 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Mr. Wherley
We wanted to share this information again. If you are interested or might know someone who is...please contact us: Illini Central CUSD #189 is recognizing the commitment of our substitutes by increasing daily compensation to $110. We are always looking for substitute coverage. If you are interested in being added to our substitute list, please contact Kirsten Parr at 217-482-5180, extension 1141 or by email, kparr@illinicentral.org. #WeAreIC
4 months ago, Mr. Wherley
Mike Ward
LTEC students should come to school at 9:30.
4 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Delayed start protocol for IC on Monduy 12/16. School begins at 9:30. Bus pick up delayed 90 minutes. No morning pre-k (pm preK will be open). No LTEC.
4 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
ICHS band looking & sounding great at tonight’s concert.
4 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
ICHS Choir wishing all a Merry Christmas
4 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
MS band bringing some holiday cheer at IC tonight. Great job!!
4 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
MS Choir performing at winter concert.
4 months ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Elliot Hernan
Good morning. Due to a driver shortage we are going to have to adjust your routes for this morning. We will split it like we did earlier this year with 5 town kids being picked up by 7 and 5 country kids will ride 11. I apologize for any inconvenieve.
4 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Mr. Elliot Hernan
The boys freshman basketball game in Petersburg has been cancelled tonight. The boys freshman games at Illini Central this Saturday (12/7) and next Thursday (12/12) have also been cancelled.
4 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Illini Central
Illini Central CUSD #189 is recognizing the commitment of our substitutes by increasing daily compensation to $110. We are always looking for substitute coverage. If you are interested in being added to our substitute list, please contact Kirsten Parr at 217-482-5180, extension 1141 or by email, kparr@illinicentral.org. #WeAreIC
5 months ago, Illini Central
Illini Central
Illini Central CUSD #189 is looking for individuals who are interested in being on our substitute nurse calling list! If you are an RN who is interested in serving in this role, please contact Kirsten Parr at 217-482-5180, extension 1141. #WeAreIC
5 months ago, Illini Central
Illini Central Grade School
Grade School students are selling Cardinals Calendars through Friday, November 15. Cost is $15 and they will be delivered before Christmas. Purchase one from a student today and support the PTO. Thank you!
5 months ago, Illini Central Grade School
Jenni Durbin
Congratulations to the newest members of the National Honor Society!
5 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Mike Ward
All Illini Central activities scheduled for after school and this evening are cancelled.
5 months ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Elliot Hernan
Tonight's middle school girls basketball game is cancelled. The girls will not have basketball practice this evening.
5 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Mike Ward
Honoring our veterans at Illini Central
5 months ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Wherley
Today, we honor those brave individuals who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. We will be broadcasting our Veterans Day assembly that begins at 10:15 a.m. The link can be found below. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/…/illini-central-…/evtc7bc340e86 If you are unable to watch the assembly while it is taking place...the link will take you to the broadcast anytime after its conclusion as well. Thank you...will never be enough.
5 months ago, Mr. Wherley
Jenni Durbin
On Veterans Day, all K-12 students will gather at 10:15 in the high school gym to honor those who have served our country. Both veterans and active duty members are invited to attend the assembly and the lunch provided by the FFA immediately following.
5 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Mr. Elliot Hernan
I apologize for the short notice but due to a driver shortage we will have to split route 5 on to bus 7 and 11 as we did earlier this year. Expect times to be similar. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
5 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Mrs. Hellman
Due to the weather, the Annual Halloween Parade will be held in the High School Gym. Parents and Community members need to enter door A, the main High School entrance, between 9:50-10:00 Everyone will be asked to sign in and receive a visitor sticker.
5 months ago, Mrs. Hellman
Mike Ward
Reminder: IC schools will dismiss school on Thursday, October 31st at 11:15 in order for staff to participate in school improvement activities.
5 months ago, Mike Ward
Mrs. Hellman
Due to the inclement weather forecast for today, the PTO Trunk or Treat will be moved to the American Legion in Mason City located at 110 West Court Street from 2:00-5:00. Free hot dogs, chips, and candy will be provided. Thank you for your understanding in this matter!
5 months ago, Mrs. Hellman
Mike Ward
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.
5 months ago, Mike Ward
Mrs. Hellman
Illini Central would like to thank Bayer Crop Science for sending volunteers to work around the school grounds. The Bayer volunteers weeded the pollinator garden, flower beds, and cut trees out of the flowers in the courtyard area. Thank you for giving of your time and helping to support the school and community!
6 months ago, Mrs. Hellman
Mike Ward
The intersection of North West Avenue and Chestnut Street is reduced to one lane. The closure of the southbound lane will last through today and tomorrow. As a result, we will direct all of our east parking lot traffic included buses to travel north to exit the school. Traffic will be congested in the area, and we are working with the Mason City Police Department to supervise traffic. If you pick up your child on the east side of the school, we ask that you please use the west pick up and drop off lanes moving forward. If you need to inform your child, we ask that you please call your school's office to let them know to go out the cafeteria exit. Thank you for your patience and your cooperation.
6 months ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Elliot Hernan
Bus 6 and Bus 10 will be running between 10 and 15 minutes late this afternoon. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
6 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Mr. Elliot Hernan
I apologize for the late notice but we will be combining some routes this evening. Bus 9 will split and the town kids will be riding Bus 10 with Mr. Genseal and the country kids will be riding Bus 6 with Mr. Hoff. Drop off times may be a little later than normal. We thank you for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
6 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Mike Ward
Reminder: Illini Central CUSD189 will dismiss Wednesday Sept 25 at 11:15 for school improvement activities. There will be no afternoon Pre-k classes.
6 months ago, Mike Ward
Jenni Durbin
Any high school student or parent wanting to stay in the know with what is happening in regards to college and career, please sign up with your graduating class for email and text updates. Follow directions here: https://tinyurl.com/SignUpICHS.
7 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Mr. Elliot Hernan
The middle school cross country meet for today at Rushville has been cancelled. There will still be practice.
7 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Mike Ward
Just before middle school lunch today, we received a report that a student had a weapon in his locker. We immediately detained the student and conducted a search of the locker. We did find an airsoft pistol, and we secured the item. Law enforcement was notified and worked with us to investigate the details and to insure that the building was safe. The school day was not interrupted as there was no immediate threat to students . We are appreciative of the students who reported concerns and allowed us to maintain the safety of the students and staff.
7 months ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Elliot Hernan
Starting tomorrow, September 11, thru the 19, we will have a driver shortage. Easton town riders from bus 5 will now be on bus 7, pick-ups will start around 6:25. Country riders on bus 5 will now be on bus 11. Other times may vary due to these changes and we thank you for your patience and understanding while we do our best. We also apologize for any inconvenience this may cause
7 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Mike Ward
We want to make you aware that students who ride bus 6 will be riding home today on either bus 9 or bus 10. As a result, student drop off times for all three buses will be altered and many will be later than normal. We apologize for the inconvenience.
7 months ago, Mike Ward
Jenni Durbin
Bus 6 is running late this morning. Please pardon the delay. We will pick up students as soon as possible.
7 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Mike Ward
IC Schools will be conducting a lockdown drill in a few minutes. This is done in conjunction with the MCPD and is required by state law. This is just a drill. Thank you.
7 months ago, Mike Ward
Elliot Hernan
The Middle School baseball and softball games along with the High School golf match and cross country practice have been cancelled for this evening.
8 months ago, Elliot Hernan
Mike Ward
The Board will welcome two guest presenters at the Thursday, August 15 Board of Education meeting. BLDD Architects will provide an update on building addition planning. First Midstate, Inc., the district’s bonding agent, will discuss funding options for school construction.
8 months ago, Mike Ward
Illini Central
IC has 2 Paraprofessional (Teacher's aide) positions open for the 2019-2020 school year. Not sure if you qualify? - Be at least 19 years of age and; - Show proof of ONE (1) of the following requirements: - Associate's degree or higher; or - 60 semester hours of coursework Email kparr@illinicentral.org or lsarff@illinicentral.org or 217-482-5180. #WeAreIC
8 months ago, Illini Central
Mike Ward
Illini Central CUSD#189 accepting applications for Special Education teacher-Grade School. Email mward@illinicentral.org or kparr@illinicentral.org if interested
8 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
The Illini Central CUSD #189 Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the Grade School Library. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to consider personnel recommendations.
8 months ago, Mike Ward
Illini Central
Just a reminder of the events that are on our IC schedule for this week: Wed. August 7th: HS, MS & GS Registration from 2 to 7 p.m. & the Mandatory Sports meeting at 6 p.m. in the gym. Thurs. August 8th: Freshmen Orientation at 6 p.m. in the ICHS gym. #WeAreIC
8 months ago, Illini Central
Mike Ward
Vacancy: Grade School Principal Qualification: Must Possess PEL with Administrator endorsement. Completed Teacher Evaluation training. Apply: Email resume, letter of interest, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts to: Mike Ward, Superintendent mward@illinicentral.org Subject: GS Principal Applicant
8 months ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Wherley
I know many of our families have tried to use Skyward to complete online registration, but are not receiving the necessary emails to reset their passwords. I know it has been quite frustrating...I have been working for the past couple of days with Skyward to correct our issue. As of about 3 p.m. things seemed to be working correctly. I am really sorry for the inconvenience. FYI: The secretaries will not be in the office until Monday morning if you need to give them a call. Mr. Wherley #WeAreIC
8 months ago, Mr. Wherley
Illini Central
Online registration begins on Monday, July 22nd. Use your Skyward account to complete the registration process online. #WeAreIC
9 months ago, Illini Central
Jenni Durbin
CLASS OF 2020: Senior parking passes go on sale today! Passes are $25. Students must bring a copy of their license, registration, and insurance in order to purchase a pass. The office is open from 7am-1pm daily, but closed 7/18-19. Juniors may purchase passes beginning 8/1.
9 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Illini Central
Here is the link to the updated 2019-2020 District Calendar for Illini Central. https://5il.co/8a3d #WeAreIC
10 months ago, Illini Central
Illini Central
IC is hiring! Please follow this link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sS5HIYIU3I_ByG7KLtK4S-_Bdg5LDaqh81zLtmFH0NU/edit?ts=5d0cdbaa This is a direct link to our page that is updated regularly. You can find the link on our new website by clicking on EXPLORE on the District portion of the site & then on the + next to Employment Opportunities. #WeAreIC
10 months ago, Illini Central
Illini Central
Illini Central celebrated their staff anniversaries & retirements at the end of the school year. Check out the News section of the IC website or the IC App for a list of anniversaries & photos. #WeAreIC
10 months ago, Illini Central
Illini Central
Big things are in store for you, Class of 2023! Congratulations on your promotion to high school...we are excited to help you with your "Commitment to Graduate" during the next 4 years. Now...have a great Summer! #WeAreIC
10 months ago, Illini Central
Mr. Wherley
As we head into Summer at the end of this week...we hope that you are enjoying our new app. Here is a short video to help navigate the app, so you can stay informed on all things Illini Central! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EoVDZKVlpA&feature=youtu.be #WeAreIC
10 months ago, Mr. Wherley
Illini Central
We want to wish the Class of 2019 well and thank them for all they've done for Illini Central! Thank you to Mrs. Kotewa for the great photos we just posted to our site from Sunday afternoon. #WeAreIC
11 months ago, Illini Central
Illini Central
You can sign up now for a FREE Developmental Screening for your 3 year old. Time slots are available on the 30th & 31st of July. Use this link to go to the online sign up sheet. For more info...visit the Pre-K Live Feed on our website or app. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4baeae28abfc1-julyprek #WeAreIC
11 months ago, Illini Central
Illini Central
Do not forget tonight's public informational meeting at 6:30 pm in the ICHS gym. Details will be shared regarding the potential of a building expansion project. Check out the News section of this page for more info. #WeAreIC
11 months ago, Illini Central
Mr. Wherley
"It’s everything Illini Central, in your pocket." We're excited to announce Illini Central School District 189‘s new app! Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2UB06mM or iPhone: https://apple.co/2Gkf2vQ #WeAreIC
11 months ago, Mr. Wherley
Mike Ward
Welcome to the new website for Illini Central. Click on “site” to find your building. Click on “explore” to locate specific information covering a variety of topics.
11 months ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Wherley
Congratulations to the Illini Central Middle School Scholastic Bowl Team!! Regional Champs!! #WeAreIC
12 months ago, Mr. Wherley
IC Sports Network
Just a reminder that the Greenview 8-Man Football meeting will be taking place tonight in the ICHS gymnasium starting at 6:30. #WeAreIC
12 months ago, IC Sports Network
Mr. Wherley
This past Wednesday, Monica Nyman from the St. Louis District Dairy Council was our guest in the cafeteria. Our Breakfast students were excited to learn the importance of dairy, sample cheese, view fat/muscle models, and receive a free pencil and bookmark. Here are two links associated with the council: https://www.stldairycouncil.org/ https://www.facebook.com/stlouisdairycouncil #WeAreIC
12 months ago, Mr. Wherley
Jenni Durbin
Seniors presented at the Reverse Career Fair today as the culmination of the Capstone Project
12 months ago, Jenni Durbin