Mr. Wherley
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 illinicentral@illinicentral.org #WeAreIC
1 day ago, Mr. Wherley
Mr. Wherley
Yesterday, Illini Central Director of Building & Grounds Mr. Strauman explained the steps he & his staff will be taking this school year to ensure that our buildings are sanitized on a daily basis. The Illini Central custodial staff has done their usual amazing job of preparing our building for the upcoming school year...while at the same time getting ready for the new challenges of the 2020-2021 school year. We thank them for all they do for Illini Central. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVlv6YlZP6o Have a great day & Take care. #WeAreIC
1 day ago, Mr. Wherley
Mr. Wherley
Just a reminder...the link for Skyward can be found on our website under EXPLORE on each building page i.e. District, HS, MS, GS & Pre-K. When accessing your family/student Skyward account, you need to click the dropdown & choose Family/Student Access like what you see in this screenshot. #WeAreIC
5 days ago, Mr. Wherley
Jenni Durbin
Good morning! We sent out paper copies of student schedule on Friday, so watch your mailbox! Schedules are also available on Skyward. All schedule change requests should be emailed to schedulechange@illinicentral.org. We are working to limit class sizes to maintain social distancing, so requests are not guaranteed. SCHEDULE CHANGES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AFTER AUGUST 24TH. We shared the Commitment to Graduation ceremony video last week, and we will not be able to hold in-person orientations or open house, so watch the website and facebook for information regarding these events happening digitally. We are excited to start another school, as unique as it will be!
5 days ago, Jenni Durbin
Illini Central
Just a reminder that Illini Central In Person Registration begins this afternoon at 2 p.m. & lasts until 7 p.m. this evening. ICGS registration will take place in the front of the grade school office. ICHS/ICMS registration will take place in the ICHS office. Any new students should come to the ICHS portion of the building. #WeAreIC
10 days ago, Illini Central
Mr. Wherley
Good morning, here are the links to the 2020-2021 Grade School & Middle School supply lists. Grade School: https://5il.co/imqu Middle School: https://5il.co/imqk If you have any questions, please email illinicentral@illinicentral.org Note: Today, July 27th...no staff will be in the school due to the annual Summer bug spraying. Have a great week & Take care. #WeAreIC
19 days ago, Mr. Wherley
Mike Ward
​Good afternoon. Earlier this month, we announced our intent to release a reopening plan on or about July 24. Today we are releasing our reopening plan for the fall. We look forward to seeing our students back on campus soon. We feel that we have created a plan that will allow our students and staff to return to school safely. We know that the plan and video have a lot of information for you to digest. We realize that you may still have questions. We suggest that you email your questions to illinicentral@illinicentral.org In the days ahead, we will release more information and videos to further explain the plan and to address any questions that you may have. Please keep in mind that this plan is based on guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the governor's office. Our plans may be altered based on the advice and directives of these agencies. Here are the links to our video, the plan & some frequently asked questions: IC Reopening Plan Video: https://youtu.be/THudlYdDA6k Reopening plan PDF: https://5il.co/im3r Reopening plan FAQ PDF: https://5il.co/im3y
21 days ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
​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 mward@illinicentral.org
22 days ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Wherley
Good morning, Illini Central's Online Registration opened today. Log into your Illini Central Skyward account to begin the registration process. Here is the link: https://skyward.iscorp.com/…/WService=wseduillin…/seplog01.w We also need you to check & make sure that we have your correct contact information (i.e. phone numbers, email address & home address) as we prepare to begin the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions or issues with your Skyward password, please call 217-482-5180. Use ext. 1237 as soon as it picks up. Have a great week & Take care! #WeAreIC
26 days ago, Mr. Wherley
Mr. Wherley
The regular meeting of the Illini Central CUSD #189 Board of Education will be held in person this month. The meeting will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the grade school library. The meeting will be limited to 50 in-person attendees. The Board and school personnel will account for at least 12 attendees. The district will broadcast the meeting through the Illini Central Sports Network. Here is the link to the broadcast: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/…/illini-central-…/evt9442ae4a7e All in-person attendees will be required to wear a facemask per IDPH guidelines. The agenda can be viewed at this link: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1001831 or at the district’s website. This is the first in-person meeting of the Board since March 12. #WeAreIC
about 1 month ago, Mr. Wherley
Mr. Wherley
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
about 1 month ago, Mr. Wherley
Mr. Wherley
One of the committees we created last week focuses on Communication. We feel that communication especially during this time...even what may seem like "over communication" is vital. For us to communicate better...we need you...our Illini Central families plugged in to our means of communication. Here are two videos...one that can help you navigate our website and another that guides you through using the Illini Central App. Navigating the Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODg9VLe5LqM&feature=youtu.be Using the App: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKcfekyEwaM&feature=youtu.be We hope these videos are useful. Take care. #WeAreIC
about 1 month ago, Mr. Wherley
Mr. Wherley
Today...a group including teachers, staff, administrators, board members & family/guardians of some of our students began the process of creating a plan to return to school in the Fall. 44 people divided into 6 teams looking for the best way to teach, feed, transport & empower OUR kids. Today...we got closer to making that happen. In case you missed it yesterday, please complete the survey we posted for families to give us your input. The survey is open through Sunday, July 5th. Here is the link to that survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnWyLv6ArGMD7qcZ4SaWKBgR-rcQv6qspFzqlMgIiWDjesnQ/viewform Now more than ever... #WeAreIC
about 1 month ago, Mr. Wherley
Mr. Wherley
Please take a few minutes to complete our Parent Survey for reopening school in the Fall. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnWyLv6ArGMD7qcZ4SaWKBgR-rcQv6qspFzqlMgIiWDjesnQ/viewform #WeAreIC
about 1 month ago, Mr. Wherley
Mike Ward
​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 mward@illinicentral.org.
about 1 month ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Wherley
Here is the link to your graduation ceremony video...Congrats Class of 2020! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOUlZhYfMo0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3LO1g48-tc3Zeb7uyK-rXV8OYeEwtwvcGucbxwzA6WNX4M90VDyEasdvs #WeAreIC
2 months ago, Mr. Wherley
Jenni Durbin
Don’t forget to get your yearbook ordered!
2 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Mr. Wherley
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
3 months ago, Mr. Wherley
Mike Ward
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.
3 months ago, Mike Ward
Jenni Durbin
ICHS Awards Night presentation is online at https://youtu.be/OG-7b3ySKSk.
3 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Mr. Wherley
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
3 months ago, Mr. Wherley
Mike Ward
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.
3 months ago, Mike Ward
Jennifer Harrison
Illini Central Schools will be making the last school meals delivery next week on Thursday, May 21st.
3 months ago, Jennifer Harrison
Mike Ward
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.
4 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
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.
4 months ago, Mike Ward
Illini Central
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
4 months ago, Illini Central
Mr. Wherley
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
4 months ago, Mr. Wherley
Illini Central
Good morning Illini Central! We still cannot put into words our appreciation for our kitchen, transportation & custodial staff who continue to prepare & deliver meals to our families. You are the best. So, we will simply say...Thank you. #WeAreIC
4 months ago, Illini Central
Mike Ward
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
4 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
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
4 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
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.
4 months ago, Mike Ward
Jenni Durbin
ICHS's Mr. Stevenson volunteered to use the HS's 3D printer to "print" surgical mask straps for local nursing homes to use to protect the ears of essential workers at those facilities. Video of the printer in action: https://youtu.be/_z0R19UxDE0
4 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Mr. Wherley
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 schoolclosure@illinicentral.org We will let you know when things are up & running again. Thank you & Take care. Mr. Wherley #WeAreIC
4 months ago, Mr. Wherley
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
4 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Jenni Durbin
Day Three - #ICVSW - ICMS and ICHS Virtual Spirit Week Day Three - "I Work Out" - https://youtu.be/XfEPGA4a3xs
5 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Jenni Durbin
Day two of ICMS and ICHS Virtual Spirit Week: https://youtu.be/r7njTB6XAlk #ICVSW #WeAreIC
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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
5 months 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 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Mike Ward
Remote Learning Days begin March 31st. Please see district website for more details.
5 months 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
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Chromebook distribution schedule is posted on website. Please see the news articles for details.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months 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.
5 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Correction: All Illini Central school activities are cancelled until Tuesday March 31st. My apologies.
5 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Correction: All Illini Central school activities are cancelled until Tuesday March 31st. My apologies.
5 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
Correction on Closing Dates-Schools will reopen March 31, 2020
5 months 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.
5 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Jenni Durbin
LTEC has been cancelled for 2/14/2020
6 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Mike Ward
Delayed start protocol on Thursday 2/13. School will start at 9:30. No am pre-k. No LTEC.
6 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
IC 189 will dismiss at 2:00 pm today due to weather conditions
6 months 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"
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Mike Ward
Illini Central
All practices including musical practice have been cancelled for this evening.
6 months 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.
7 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Mike Ward
Delayed start protocol for IC Schools Friday 1/24.
7 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.
7 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!
7 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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 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
7 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.
7 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.
7 months ago, IC Sports Network
Illini Central
Happy New Year from Illini Central! Wishing our families, students & staff all the best in 2020! #WeAreIC
8 months ago, Illini Central
Illini Central
Merry Christmas from Illini Central! #WeAreIC
8 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
8 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
8 months ago, Mr. Wherley
Mike Ward
LTEC students should come to school at 9:30.
8 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.
8 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
ICHS band looking & sounding great at tonight’s concert.
8 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
ICHS Choir wishing all a Merry Christmas
8 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
MS band bringing some holiday cheer at IC tonight. Great job!!
8 months ago, Mike Ward
Mike Ward
MS Choir performing at winter concert.
8 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.
8 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.
8 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
9 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
9 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!
9 months ago, Illini Central Grade School
Jenni Durbin
Congratulations to the newest members of the National Honor Society!
9 months ago, Jenni Durbin
Mike Ward
All Illini Central activities scheduled for after school and this evening are cancelled.
9 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.
9 months ago, Mr. Elliot Hernan
Mike Ward
Honoring our veterans at Illini Central
9 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.
9 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.
9 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.
10 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.
10 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.
10 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!
10 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.
10 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!
10 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.
10 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.
10 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.
11 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.
11 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.
11 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.
11 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.
11 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
11 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.
11 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.
11 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.
12 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.
12 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.
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year ago, Mr. Wherley
Illini Central
Online registration begins on Monday, July 22nd. Use your Skyward account to complete the registration process online. #WeAreIC
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year ago, Jenni Durbin
Illini Central
Here is the link to the updated 2019-2020 District Calendar for Illini Central. https://5il.co/8a3d #WeAreIC
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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
about 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Mike Ward
Mr. Wherley
Congratulations to the Illini Central Middle School Scholastic Bowl Team!! Regional Champs!! #WeAreIC
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year ago, Mr. Wherley
Jenni Durbin
Seniors presented at the Reverse Career Fair today as the culmination of the Capstone Project
over 1 year ago, Jenni Durbin