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HOURS OF OPERATION

District
Mon-Friday

6:30-3:30
Elementary
Mon-Friday

7:00-4:00

Middle School
Mon-Friday

7:15-3:45
High School
Mon-Friday

7:00-3:30

WINNEBAGO SCRIP

ANNOUNCEMENTS   

  • May 21, 2015 - Teacher of the Week - Yesterday morning a WREX Toyota Hybrid pulled up with Christie Battista from Channel 13 News. Christie was here for “Angelina Ballard” a Pecatonica Elementary School kindergarten teacher.  Mrs. Ballard was very surprised as she was presented with Channel 13’s Teacher of the Week. This is Mrs. Ballard’s first year here at Pecatonica and we are very excited for her. Congratulations!
  • May 20, 2015 - Kevin Kunkel, Activities Director, Pecatonica High School
    The baseball and softball regionals have been postponed for tonight hosted by Pecatonica High School.
    Softball will be the same schedule for tomorrow night. Pearl City vs Freeport Aquin at 4:30 and Dakota vs Orangeville at 7:00.
    Please check back for Baseball reschedule date.
  • May 20, 2015 - CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK TO OUR PEC/DUR GIRLS TRACK TEAM GOING DOWN STATE!  
    Long Jump - 16' 04.25" Makayla Byington (Sr.), Pecatonica (Coop)
    High Jump - 5' 02.00" Eve Evenson (Sr.), Pecatonica (Coop
    4x200-Meter Relay - 1:48.91 Pecatonica (Coop)
    300-Meter Low Hurdles - 49.27 Logan Mund (So.), Pecatonica (Coop)
    200-Meter Dash - 26.60 Makayla Byington (Sr.), Pecatonica (Coop) and 26.66 Erin Greene (Sr.), Pecatonica (Coop)
    Check in at the Ihsa website for results!
  • May 20, 2015 - Battle of the Books - PHS students participated in a Battle of the Books Competition at the Winnebago High School. They were quizzed  and scored on 10 books and the students really put their reading comprehension skills to work.  
  • May 19, 2015 - 3, 2, 1..BLASTOFF! Rockets were launched at the middle school last week! Science students studied forces and rockets, assembled rocket kits, invited other classes, and lifted off during Mrs. Dunham’s Science classes. The heights and distances the rockets reached were AWESOME! Astroeggs (a boiled egg) rode up in the rocket to add weight and hopefully, was intact in the nose cone upon landing!
  • May 18, 2015 - PHS had a Unity Day and the students had to work together all morning to solve problems and participate in games where team work was essential. Great preparation for the future!
  • May 15, 2015 - The regional softball game on Monday at Freeport Aquin will be a 4:00 start at Read Park. Freeport Aquin can only use the park until a certain time so to ensure they get the entire game in they requested we start at 4:00. Thank you and have a great weekend.
  • May 15, 2015 - Fun Friday -  It's Friday and so many things are happening in our very active district, check back for new photos through-out the day:
    o PRO Winners from the ES for April & May - PRO stands for People Respecting Other!
    o Wood working class built some great games and models that they displayed at the B.O.E. meeting
  • o The Kindness Club hosted Yuda Bands. aYuda means to help or aid in Spanish. The bands are made of leather and the symbols are carved coconut husks. The money will go to help educate kids in Guatemala. In Guatemala, children only receive a free education through 8th grade. For every 175 bands sold, we can sponsor one student to attend high school for one year! We chose to sponsor Veleyda Huz and Wilian Lool in a random drawing. Here are their bio's http://www.yudabands.org/blog/.
    o The Rockford Art Museum had artwork on display from the elementary school. The following students' artwork was on display: Aiden Doner, Jordyn Calhoun, Aiden Savage, Ethan Baker, and Ava Vanderweit.
  • May 15, 2015 - The graduating class of 2015 will walk across the stage Sunday, May 17 at 1:00pm in the Pecatonica High School Gymnasium. We wish all our graduating seniors much success in their future.  Congratulations...You Did It!!!
  • May 12, 2015 - From the PHS Athletic Director
    o The baseball game vs Le-Win tomorrow has been moved to a 4:00 pm start. Le-Win has awards night tomorrow. Thank you.
    o Friday will also be a 4:00 start for the FS game vs Dakota since that is our awards night. That game is at Pecatonica rescheduled from Monday.
  • May 12, 2015 - This Thursday Pecatonica High School will be hosting the NUIC Boys Conference Track Meet. If you attend there will be a $4 admission for adults and $3 for students.
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    Below is the schedule for the regional tournaments both hosted by Pecatonica High School. The baseball is at the High School and the softball will be at Sumner Park.

    Please note that both baseball and softball Pecatonica will play in the game which is hosted by the higher seed. Baseball at North Boone and Softball at Aquin (Read Park) Both on Monday at 4:30.

    Baseball
    Pecatonica Regional (map)
    Manager: Kevin Kunkel Phone: 815-239-2611 x1313, Fax: 815-239-9128 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Mon., May 18 Game 1 at 4:30 pm: (5) Pecatonica [Coop] at (4) Poplar Grove (North Boone) (map)
    Wed., May 20 Game 2 at 4:30 pm: (1) Rockford (R. Christian) vs. Winner Game 1
    Thu., May 21 Game 3 at 4:30 pm: (2) Warren [Coop] vs. (3) Winnebago
    Sat., May 23 Game 4 at 11:00 am: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

    Softball
    Pecatonica Regional (map)
    Manager: Kevin Kunkel Phone: 815-239-2611 x1313, Fax: 815-239-9128 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Sumner Park, West 1st St., Pecatonica
    Mon., May 18 Game 1 at 4:30 pm: (5) Pecatonica at (4) Freeport (Aquin) (map)
    Wed., May 20 Game 2 at 4:30 pm: (1) Pearl City vs. Winner Game 1 Game 3 at 7:00 pm: (2) Dakota vs. (3) Orangeville
    Sat., May 23 Game 4 at 11:00 am: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

    Kevin Kunkel, Athletics Director, Pecatonica High School
  • May 12, 2015 - Monster Swap Art - Mrs. Gocken’s 2nd grade art students & Ms. Torre’s HS Art classes “put their heads together” for a monster swap project. The creative 2nd graders designed monster portraits and wrote stories to accompany the drawings.  These papers were given to the high school art classes to mold, paint, and fire. The talented high schoolers went to the elementary school with monsters in hand, and the 2nd graders were delighted as their sculpted three-dimensional pieces of monster artwork were presented to them. 
    Monster Joke:  “Why did the cyclops quit teaching?"  A) Because it only had one pupil!
  • May 11, 2015 - Earth Week - Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute - The middle school was fluttering with activity during Earth Week 2015. Students spent the week preparing informational poster presentations for the Earth Day Fair, creating art with recycled material for the Recycled Art Contest, and lots of other great activities to promote “reduce, recycle, and reuse” awareness. The students and staff did a marvelous job and the Fair was well attended.
  • May 11, 2015 - GAMES UPDATE
    o  The softball games at Le-Win have been cancelled due to poor field conditions. No Practice
    o  The FS baseball game today has been cancelled and the varsity has been moved to Dakota with Pecatonica being the home team. Game time is still 4:00 pm. Our field is not playable. No FS baseball practice.
    o  All Track will practice after school.
    o  Reminder that tomorrow night is senior night for softball and baseball.
    Kevin Kunkel, Activities Director, Pecatonica High School
  • May 11, 2015 - Please Note BOE Time Change - The Board of Education Meeting scheduled for May 18, 2015 will begin at 6:00p.m. in the PHS Library.
  • May 8, 2015 - Charity Voskuil has won FIRST PLACE in the AIA NI (American Institute of Architects Northern Illinois Chapter) Student Scholarship Design Competition. This a huge accomplishment and she was honored last night at the award ceremony at Prairie Street Brewhouse. She competed against 33 other Northern Illinois students and took the top prize. She also won a $1,000 scholarship.  Excellent job Charity!
  • May 8, 2015 - PHS College Bound Students Sign Letter of Intent in Two Sports:
    Volleyball - Congratulations to our senior student athlete Erin Greene who signed a letter of intent to play Volleyball at Harper College. Shown left to right. Bob Vilsoet, Head Coach Harper College, Erin Greene, Pec Head Volleyball coach Jess Berg, Excess Club Coordinator Rick Manus, and Excess Club Coach Lori Wellington. Way to Go Erin!
    Basketball - Congratulations Andrew for signing a letter of Intent to play basketball for Rock Valley College. Also, Andrew broke the all time scoring record this year. We are so proud of this senior student athlete. Outstanding job Andrew!
  • May 8, 2015 - The Mr. Pecatonica Pageant has been postponed to May 28th. 
  • May 7, 2015 - Mrs. White's Creative Writing Class did an excellent job writing their Children's book this year.  The PHS seniors can be seen holding up their beautifully illustrated books.
  • May 7, 2015 - REBECCA CAUDILL PRINCIPALS PIZZA PARTY – The PMS students were delivered to Anna’s Pizza in Winnebago by a white limousine. Students who were honored by the principal read all 20 book in the Rebecca Caudill Reading Award list and/or Blue Stem list. Congratulations!
  • May 7, 2015PES Culver’s Trip - Mrs. Brockway took the kids from the PES to Culver’s for lunch. The joggers with the most laps in each grade level K thru 4 were treated at the Culver’s in Winnebago. They were able to choose chicken nuggets or a cheeseburger and for dessert, you guessed it, Culver’s famous Frozen Yogurt with sprinkles!! The joggers completed anywhere from 16 to 21 laps up at the PHS track to raise money for their school. One little guys did push-ups after this meal to work off his lunch. :)
  • May 6, 2015Pec Pacers Running Club has had a great turnout with 86 runners this year for 3rd and 4th grade.  They run on Tuesday and Thursdays and also have Saturday/Friday Family Fun Runs.
  • May 5, 2015Happy Cinco de Mayo Day! Mr. Powers' 8th grade World Geography class are learning about Mexico. They are doing research on the Chrome Books and preparing a presentation for class. Today, in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, they brought in Mexican foods to celebrate with a fiesta!  Some of the students parents also participated by making special dishes to bring in.  Mrs. Kerr brought the Sombrero...Ole! 
  • May 5, 20155th Grade Living Wax Museum - The middle school presented their annual Living Wax Museum on Thursday, April 30. The place was packed with visitors trying to get glimpses of famous characters. There were inventors, presidents, entertainers, sports figures, and social leaders to name a few. If you pressed the red button on the students hand, they would come to life as their character and give you a detailed description of their life. They were amazing.
  • May 1, 2015 - Please Note BOE Time Change - The Board of Education Meeting scheduled for May 18, 2015 will begin at 6:00p.m. in the PHS Library.
  • May 1, 2015Pecatonica CUSD 321 Board Member Vacancy - The Pecatonica School District is accepting applications to fill a vacant board seat. The individual selected will serve on the School Board from the date of appointment until the next school board election. The interested individuals must live within the Pecatonica School District boundaries and be from a township other than Pecatonica Township. Applicants must also meet the legal requirements identified by State Law and board policy 2:40. Interested applicants should show familiarity with the Board’s policies regarding general duties and responsibilities of a Board and a Board member, including fiduciary responsibilities, conflict of interest, ethics and gift ban. Please submit letter of interest and resume to Board President Steve Gorman, 1300 Main Street, Pecatonica, Illinois 61063 by 3:30pm May 15, 2015.
  • April 29, 2015 - by Kevin Kunkel, AD, PHS:
    Because of the conference track meets being held at Pecatonica High School there has been some changes to the schedule to accommodate parking. Days will stay the same but locations have changed.
    Thursday, May 7, Varsity Baseball at Dakota 4:30 FS Baseball Home vs Dakota (AT DURAND) 4:30
    Monday, May 11, Varsity Baseball Home 4:00 FS Baseball at Dakota 4:00
    Tuesday, May 12 Varsity Baseball Home vs Aquin 4:30 (Senior Night) FS Baseball at Aquin 4:30
    Thursday, May 14 Varsity Baseball At Aquin 4:30 FS Baseball Home vs Aquin (AT DURAND)
    Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.
  • April 28, 2015 - Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:
    This year we will be starting a new tradition at Pecatonica High School with an All-School Honors Night. On Friday, May 15, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., we will honor our high school students’ accomplishments throughout this school year. This night will be for students in grades 9-12, by invitation only. If you receive an invitation, your child will be receiving an honor or special recognition of some sort. In previous years, scholarship recipients were recognized at graduation. To encourage our underclassman to aspire to these honors, and to create some additional opportunities to recognize our students’ academic and athletic excellence, we have created this special evening. We look to build this night of accolades and honors in the coming years to further inspire excellence and celebrate student accomplishments. We encourage you to join us in embracing this new chapter at Pecatonica High School.
  • April 22, 2015 - HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!
    ISP Recycled Art Contest
    3rd Place: Mrs. Dunham's ISP
    2nd Place: Mrs. Kramer's ISP
    1st Place: Mrs. Bergin's ISP
    Beauty of Nature Photo
    Contest Brianna Lieber
    THANKS to our judges! They were hard decisions to make! All projects and photos will be displayed at the Earth Day Fair today.
    Also, we raised $235.10 for the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education Center. This is enough to sponsor 4 raptors! Thanks to everyone who purchased a shirt!
  • April 20, 2015 - Happy Green Week!  The Pecatonica Middle School is honoring the week with a host of activities:
    Monday - Save Energy: Wear Pajamas
    Tuesday - Blend in with Nature: Wear Camouflage OR Stand Out to Protect Earth: Wear Bright Colors
    Wednesday - Celebrate Earth Day: Wear your Earth Day shirt or Make your own
    Thursday - Work Together to Save Earth: Dress as a Twin
    Friday - Going Crazy for Earth: Wear Crazy Socks, Hats or Hair
  • April 17, 2015 - STATE CHAMPIONS!!!  Congratulations to the PHS WYSE team for winning the state championship Thursday, April 16, 2015. The World Youth in Science and Engineering State Competition was held in Champaign and our team came back with the state championship. The team competed in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Graphics, English, Math and Physics. Each student took 2 tests and the scores are added at the end of the day. Pec competed in Division 300 which is non boundary public schools with enrollment under 300 students. Members include the students below. Congrats to all. STATE CHAMPS!!!!
    Jessica Curry
    Laura Dougherty
    Bella Gasparini
    Emily Gorman
    Erin Heim
    Shelby Hitchcock
    Noah Mehlhausen
    Colin Jennings
    Aaron Kirch
    Alex Rosenberger
    Marissa Scibona
    Caleb Voskuil
    Charity Voskuil
    Brad North
  • April 13, 2015 - Pecatonia Elementary School Talent Show.  It’s back! Kindergartners through fourth graders will show off their talents in “Spotlight on the Stars 3” at Pecatonica High School on Tuesday, April 14th at 6:30 p.m. There are a variety of talents to be shared including: singing, dancing, hula hooping, tumbling routines, ​magic acts, and ​instrumental solos. Come on out for this free and fun event.
  • April 10, 2015 - The Book Fair is coming!  April 27th-May 1st ~ open during school hours
    + Special Event Book Fair & Art Show, Tuesday, April 28th ~ Open until 8:00pm, Located in the PES Library on the 2nd floor from 5:00-7:30pm  
    + Online Book Fair ~ Books may also be ordered online through the Online Book Fair April 24 - May 8.
    Happy Reading and Thank you for your support!
  • April 8, 2015 - Support Morgan and Jordan - Two of our own have been in a serious car accident and to show our support we are participating in a t-shirt order event where the proceeds will go to the families to help offset medical expenses. Please click here to print and fill out the order form that express Hope, Faith & Love. The t-shirts are selling for $18.00 and orders can be turned into the High School office by Tuesday, April 14th.

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excellenceaward 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 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 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.