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District
P.815-239-1639
F.815-239-2125
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7:00-3:30
Elementary
P.815-239-2611
F.815-239-1418
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7:00-3:30

Middle School
P.815-239-2612
F.815-239-1274
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7:00-3:30

High School
P.815-239-2550
F.815-239-1274
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7:00-3:30

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 WELCOME TO PECATONICA CUSD #321

  • HOMECOMING WEEK!! 
    Monday, September 18, 2017
    Volleyball at Durand 6:00 FS Start with Varsity to follow (No Freshman Game)
    Golf at Galena 4:00
    Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    Volleyball vs Freeport Aquin 5:00 Freshman start with FS and Varsity to follow
    Golf vs Amboy 4:00 (Westlake)
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    Golf vs East Dubuque 4:00 (Westlake)
    Cross Country at Byron 4:15
    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally 5:30 parade line up. 6:00 Parade with Pep Rally to follow.
    Friday, September 22, 2017
    Football vs Dakota 5:30 FS start with Varsity to follow
    Saturday, September 23, 2017
    Freshman Volleyball Torunament at Byron 9:00 am
    Cross Country at Winnebago 9:00 am (Fuller Forest Preserve)
    Homecomng Dance 7:00 pm.
    (Posted September 15, 2017)
  • Kindergarten Wears Yellow
    Learning colors is fun at PES. Wednesday, September 13, was “Wear Yellow” in the Kindergarten classes at the Elementary School. Our kinder friends donned YELLOW and the color matched their bright smiles and sunny dispositions.  Each color will be represented over the course of the school year.
    (Posted September 14, 2017)
  • S'More Fun in the Sun!
    5th graders were outside Friday, September 1, baking S’Mores with solar powered ovens. The solar ovens were made out of recycled pizza boxes, foil, and plastic. Each student placed a graham cracker topped with a marshmallow in an oven along with a thermometer. The S’mores baked in the sun for the afternoon as students monitored the rising temperature inside the box. Some ovens got warm enough to heat the marshmallows, which in turn, melted the chocolate. What a yummy experiment!
    (Posted September 13, 2017)
  • Honoring Patriot Day
    The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor Bruce Rauner that all persons or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of the heroes of September 11, 2001 and all those who lost their lives from:  Sunrise to Sunset on Monday, September 11, 2017, Patriot Day.
    (Posted September 11, 2017)
  • UV Beaded Bracelets - 5th grade science is talking about the sun and uv rays. Friday, August 25, they made bracelets with uv beads. The "before" photos show the solar bracelets to be white. The "after" pictures were after students went outside in the sun.  The solar bracelets turned colors!
    (Posted September 1, 2017)
  • The 1st Day Solar Eclipse - The 1st day of school, Monday, August 21, 2017, started off very exciting with an 86% Solar Eclipse taking place...a rare lunar occurrence! The Pecatonica Elementary School (PES) students and staff gathered for an assembly at 12:50 pm to go over safety rules and receive special safety glasses that would allow them to view the Eclipse. The air was heavy as the student body entered the PES playground at approximately 1:05pm. Dark clouds loomed above and blocked the Eclipse as 1:16 pm came and went. Staff, students, and a few family members continued to patiently look skyward with their safety glasses and it seemed questionable whether or not the phenomenon would be witnessed. At 1:25 pm the clouds rolled away from in front of the moon-sun and the Eclipse was finally revealed! At that moment simultaneous cheers of excitement and yells, “I can see it!, I can see it!”  Then students relaxed on the warm blacktop and moon-sun gazed. The PES students will always remember this once-in-a lifetime event on their 1st day of school.
    (Posted August 23, 2017)

 


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DISTRICT #321 STRIVES FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: 

excellenceaward 2016 GOLDEN APPLE RECIPIENT - LAURA WANKE
Rewarding Excellence in Teaching & Leadership - We are proud to present our very own “Golden Apple” winner, Mrs. Laura Wanke ... It was an exciting morning Thursday, March 10, 2016, as The Golden Apple Award Committee marched upstairs followed by family, administrators, BOE members, co-workers, and the RRStar & WREX TV crew to Mrs. Wanke’s 2nd grade classroom to present her with “A Golden Apple”. Mrs. Wanke was surprised yet humble as she accepted the well-deserved symbol of her excellence and dedication to teaching and leadership. Once she recovered from the shock, she exclaimed to her wonderful whale students, “You did it!” Mrs. Wanke’s students quietly sat and worked on a cloud/rainbow project during the lively recognition. Congratulations Mrs. Wanke for making her wish come true by investing the time and energy that is required to accomplish the achievement of becoming a Golden Apple Recipient.

excellenceaward 2015 BLUE RIBBON AWARD - PECATONICA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Congratulations to the amazing teachers and staff at Pecatonica Elementary School, 2015 Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School!  In Illinois, the only way a school can be nominated for this prestigious honor is through special recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education. They recognize schools for one of two awards, Exemplary High Performing School or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School. The final selection is made after an application process, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education.  The Blue Ribbon Award, which began in 1982, has only ever recognized two Winnebago County schools, one other elementary school and a private high school. The rest of the awards have been throughout other parts of the state. This year 15 schools were named Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon Schools in Illinois.  Pecatonica Elementary School is one of only 332 schools nationally to receive this award!!!  

*Blue Ribbon Award Acceptance Encore Live Event on November 11, 2105 - Principal Carrie Brockway and Gretchen Lagerhausen accepting the Blue Ribbon Award for the Pecatonica Elementary School District #321.  This award was presented in Washington, D.C. our Nation's Capital. 

excellenceaward 2012 ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
Pecatonica Community Middle School was awarded the 2012 Academic Excellence Award from the Illinois School Board of Education. 454 schools earned the Award. To earn the award a school must meet the following criteria:
  1. Made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2011 and 2012 as required by No Child Left Behind.
  2. In schools serving grades 8 and below, 90 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for the three most recent school years.

excellenceaward 2012 ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
Pecatonica Elementary School was awarded the 2012 Academic Excellence Award from the Illinois School Board of Education. 454 schools earned the Award. To earn the award a school must meet the following criteria:
  1. Made Adequate Yearly Progress in 2011 and 2012 as required by No Child Left Behind.
  2. In schools serving grades 8 and below, 90 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for the three most recent school years.

excellenceaward 2011 ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
Pecatonica Elementary School was awarded the 2011 Academic Excellence Award from the Illinois School Board of Education. 438 schools earned the Award. To earn the award a school must meet the following criteria:
  1. Made Adequate Yearly Progress for two years in a row.
  2. 90 percent of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and mathematics for three consecutive years.