White Oak Library Visit

All Junior High students will be participating in a Field Trip to visit the New Library facilities.  Permission slips went home on Tuesday November 12  and are due back Thursday November 14.  There is no cost for the trip. Lunch will be at school on the field trip day.  All information is on the permission slip.  Thank you for you support.

October 28, 2013

Thank you parents for such support and all your efforts.  The Parent/Teacher Conferences were well attended.  Much information about how to best educate your children was shared.  Looking ahead to a fantastic rest of the year.  Remember to check the school monthly newsletter for information.  If you are not on parent connect, use the password and login given to you in the yellow folder at registration.  Keep up to date with you child's progress when you can.

October 7, 2013

Hello Everyone! Just a note to let you know what is happening in the Reading Room.  The eighth graders will begin a novel study.  They will be reading the novel titled Across Five Aprils.  The seventh graders will begin working on a project for a book talk.  The sixth graders will begin literature circles.  The students will be responsible for working on these activities in class and at home.  Most of the studies and projects will take us through the rest of the quarter.  Look at your child's pl

Reminders Week of September 30, 2013

Conference dates and times will be sent home in a letter on Tuesday October 1st. Progress reports went home last Friday, September 27th.   All report card envelopes are due back.  3 Fundraisers are currently in the works:  8th grade trip, Band and Choir, and a Yankee Candle fundraiser for PTO.  Watch for the return dates on these fundraisers.  Thank you for all the support and time you give to your children.  Happy fall.

Announcements September 23, 2013

Hello Everyone!  Just a reminder the midterm cut off for grades was Friday September 20th.  Progress Reports will go home on Friday September 27th.   If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by phone 815 722 6673 or email

New School Year

Thank you parents and students for a wonderful start to the new school year!!

Week of September 9, 2013

Reminders:  Heat day early dismissal Tuesday September 10  1:30   Expectation Night Wednesday  1:30 Dismissal    Curriculum NIght Elementary    1:30 Dismissal    Jr. High Parents Reminder Expectation Night Begins on Wednesday at 6:00 PM

Off to a Great Start

Parents and Students:           We are off to a great start this school year.  The students have come to classes prepared and ready to learn.  I have enjoyed working with all of the children and we are learning so much about each other and our reading choices.  Continue working hard and thank you for the support.  Mrs.

Welcome Back

Welcome back parents and students!  We are off to a wonderful start to the school year.  The kids seem prepared and ready to learn.  If you are not sure of what the supply requirements are for each class please see your child's planner.  We have been working together to jot down what is needed for reading class.  I sent home a parent and student informational letter last week about our new discipline system.  This letter was just an overview.

FACT Sheet: Common Core State Standards

Fact Sheet: Common Core State Standards August 2013 Division of Public Information, Illinois State Board of Education The Common Core State Standards establish clear expectations for what students should be learning in English language arts and mathematics at every grade level from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

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