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HOURS OF OPERATION


District
P.815-239-1639
F.815-239-2125
Mon-Thursday




7:00-3:30

Elementary
P.815-239-2611
F.815-239-1418
Mon-Thursday




7:00-4:00

Middle School
P.815-239-2612
F.815-239-1274
Mon-Thursday




7:15-3:45

High School
P.815-239-2550
F.815-239-1274
Mon-Thursday




7:00-3:30

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 WELCOME TO PECATONICA CUSD #321   

  • What on ‘Earth’ has the 5th grade been up to? - The 5th grade students have been studying Geosphere and Atmosphere! They did research, created models out of a variety of materials, and then presented them to the class.  The models were very well done.  Good job 5th grade.
    (Posted December 6, 2016)
  • Pecatonica High School Activities December 5-10, 2016 - by Kevin Kunkel, AD
    Monday, December 5, 2016
    -Community Football Coop Meeting 6:00 High School Commons
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016
    -Girls Basketball @ Freeport Aquin 6:00 FS start with varsity to follow Boys Basketball @ Pearl City 6:00 FS start with varsity to follow
    -4th Grade Concert in High School Commons 6:30
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016
    -High School Fine Arts Festival 7:00 High School Commons
    -Community Football Coop Meeting 6:00 Durand High School
    Thursday, December 8, 2016
    -Boys Basketball vs Forreston 6:00 FS start with varsity to follow
    Friday, December 9, 2016
    -Girls Basketball @ Durand 6:00 FS start with varsity to follow
    Saturday, December 10, 2016
    -Girls Varsity Basketball vs Winnebago 5:00 PEC Holiday Tournament
    -Boys Varsity Basketball vs Pearl City 7:30 Forreston Holiday Tournament ***Game at Middle School Gym
    -FS Boys Basketball vs Pearl City 9:45 Galena Holiday Tournament 11:00 or 12:15 vs Galena or Platteville
    -FS Girls Basketball vs Galena 1:30 Galena Holiday Tournament 4:00 or 5:15 vs River Ridge/Scales Mound or Platteville.  
    (Posted December 5, 2016)
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament - Varsity Boys Tournament Bracket for the Forreston Tournament.  
    (Posted December 5, 2016)
  • “A Holiday of Music” - Pecatonica 4th Graders Present “A Holiday of Music” Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30 p.m. at Pecatonica High School. Don’t miss this fun and free night! The snowdate is December 14th.
    (Posted  December 5, 2016)
  • Fans Club Last Minute Shopping - The Fans Club is offering a quick online store for fans to order school spirit wear before the holidays. We know it's a rush but in order to have apparel delivered before Christmas we need orders placed by Dec 4th by 11:59pm. If you order, just put what school you want your gear delivered to (ES, MS, HS ) in the comment section. Thank you for your support! Happy Holidays! Click Spiritwear.
    (Posted  December 1, 2016)
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament  
    The Varsity Girls Holiday Tournament schedule at Pecatonica High School.
    The JV Girls Holiday Tournament bracket at Galena High School.  
    (Posted  December 1, 2016)
  • Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament - The JV Boys Holiday Tournament schedule at Galena High School.  
    (Posted December 1, 2016)
  • School Improvement Early Dismissal (SIP) - Early Dismissal Day, Friday, December 9, 2016, for ES~11:05, MS & HS~11:15. 
    (Posted December 1, 2016)
  • Football Cooperative Meeting Information - Please click here to find out information on the upcoming Durand - Pecatonica Football Cooperative Meeting.
    (Posted November 29, 2016)
  • Middle School is Hosting a Vendor Fair/Craft Day - 
    ***VENDOR FAIR INFO*** "Winter Wonderland" vendor fair and craft day will take place at the Middle School on Jan. 28th from 9-3. Mark your calendars to come shop at the vendor fair and create a board and brush or canvas painting in one of our sessions! Concessions, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and more. All proceeds will go to the school to be used on items to support student learning. We need your to help make this fund raiser a success. So come for a day of fun, shop our vendor fair and get creative in one or both of our painting sessions. To reserve a spot in our vendor fair, please contact Karenkramer @pecschools.com, lisajurkovic @pecschools.com, or Brendabranham @pecschools.com Vendor fee is $20 for 16x10ft space. tables are $10 each, chairs $2 each
    ***CLINE'S CUBBY CRAFT INFO*** To sign up to paint a pallet please visit the Cline's Cubby website. $15 from every pallet will be donated to the school!
    (Posted November 29, 2016)
  • Pecatonica High School 2016 All Conference Athletes - The Pecatonica High School Athletics Department is proud to announce All Conference Athletes (L-R): Golf, Erik Durand, 1st Team; Football - Garrett Mellentine, Honorable Mention, Linebacker, Nathan Koch, 1st team, Defensive Line; Volleyball, Laura Schulze, Honorable Mention, Logan Mund, Honorable Mention. Congratulations athletes for your outstanding team contributions for the 2016 Season.
    (Posted November 29, 2016)
  • Jog-A-thon Winners Earn a Culver’s Luncheon - Jog-a-thon winners in grades Kindergarten thru 4th excitedly loaded the bus on Wednesday, November 2, with Mrs. Brockway, the elementary school Principal, to journey to Culver’s in recognition of "highest number of laps" completed at the Pecatonica High School Track.   They enjoyed either chicken nuggets or a cheeseburger and for dessert, frozen yogurt.  The money they helped raise will go to the elementary school for supplies and equipment.  Thank you to all who participated or supported this event.
    (Posted November 21, 2016)
  • No School Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.
    (Posted November 16, 2016)
  • MISSION: “Celebrate Our Veterans” - A yellow Pecatonica school bus was deployed to transport local Veterans to Pecatonica CUSD’s Veterans Day Celebration. Twenty-four veterans were honored Friday, November 11, 2016, for Veterans Day at the Pecatonica High School (PHS) Library. Veterans were assisted by ROTC students; Jacob Storey(11), Jacob Kobes(12), Max Sager(10) and Blake Alexander(11) and accompanied by sixteen eager elementary school students. High school staff and students learned that the veterans were coming and greeted them upon arrival with an impromptu parade of clapping and cheers. In their honor the school sidewalk was decorated with American flags, a big Welcome sign was stationed at the library door, and the theme was red, white and blue. Once in the library, the ROTC presented the American Flag and the sixteen elementary school students recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The PHS kitchen’s “famous apple crisp" was served, along with ice cream and coffee. After refreshments the elementary students presented veterans with flags that they had made. Thank you veterans for serving our country and allowing us to honor this service.
    (Posted November 16, 2016)
  • Pecatonica Elementary School Pumpkin Contest - After all your generous votes were counted, the ES Pumpkin Decorating Contest raised $1,120!  We are very grateful to the classroom decorating committees and all who voted, as the proceeds will benefit Pecatonica's Secret Santa Program.  Mrs. Laue's Class (pumpkin patch) raised $281.98, winning the pizza party!
    (Posted November 15, 2016)
  • 2016 PARCC Parent Letter - Please click Here.  
    (Posted October 26, 2016)

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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.

 

Pecatonica High School library is sponsoring a book fair at the Barnes & Noble at CherryVale Mall on Sunday, November 13th. Shoppers at the store must present the book fair voucher at check out. Bring this voucher along or pick one up that day at the store.  A percentage of sales at Barnes & Noble plus the Starbucks in the store will be donated to the libraries. Online shoppers at www.bn.com who supply the book fair ID # 11444858 can also support the fundraiser. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of books & furniture for the High School library. Come shop and help make this book fair a success!