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  • November 19, 2014 - Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab & Education “Live” Bird of Prey Presentation - Can you soar if you have a broken wing? Yes, Sunfeather the red-tailed hawk is an education ambassador from the raptors rehabilitation program and has a powerful stage presence. Raptor means “seize and sweep away”.  Superior vision, a hooked beak, and sharp talons make a raptor stand out among birds, and 75% of the animals the facility receives are rehabilitated and released back into the wild. This is what the Elementary students and 6th graders learned last week. Audiences sat quietly as Candy and her two assistants introduced her injured and orphaned friends and shared their stories. Vocals of the birds were played or demonstrated to familiarize students with identification. After the impressive birds were returned to their cages, the kids enjoyed interacting with biological artifact displays such as tails, wings, skulls, feet, eggs, pellets, etc….
  • November 18, 2014 - No School - November 26-28, Wednesday thru Friday, in observance of Thanksgiving.  "gobble"
  • November 18, 2014 - The Pecatonica Varsity Boys Basketball program will be hosting the Thanksgiving Turkey Tournament. Please click here to view the schedule.
  • November 14, 2014 - Awards Assembly - The Pecatonica Community Middle School Awards Assembly was held Friday, October 31. Student’s were recognized for their accomplishments during 1st quarter for Volleyball, IMEA, AR, Attendance, Honor Roll, Jog-A-thon and Students of the Quarter. In today’s environment being a student can be challenging and that’s why PCMS takes the opportunity at the end of each quarter to celebrate the hard work and dedication of their student body.
  • November 14, 2014 - 3rd Graders Designing Furniture? Yes, it’s true..Mrs. Lagerhausen’s 3rd Grade class designed furniture primarily out of recycled materials. Hopefully this project will leave a lasting impression and the young furniture designers will be able to see future possibilities in ways to recycle, reduce, and reuse materials to create functional products for everyday life.
  • November 11, 2014 - Honoring Our Veterans - Today 23 community veterans were honored at the PHS Library. Veterans and students from Kindergarten to 12th grade were invited to enjoy delicious apple crisp and ice cream prepared and served by the kitchen and various staff members. Throughout the program our JROTC students assisted the veterans, Bus 1 students presented them with decorated flags, and Mrs. Danko’s American Government and AP US Government classes had conversations with veterans about their stories during their service time. Service men also received a flower and card in recognition of their service. If any veteran is interested in participating in a student interview project please contact the district office.
  • November 11, 2014 - Happy Veteran's Day!
  • November 11, 2014 - The Stonewall Stitchers presented our staff members with patriotic cot quilts for their loved ones who are currently serving our country. Thank you to the Stitchers for honoring our service men and women with 499 quilts this year.
  • November 11, 2014 - Pecatonica High School Open for Walking - The Pecatonica High School is now open for walking on school days from 6:00am to 7:30am. The School is closed on Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and President’s Day. The building will also be closed on days when school is canceled due to weather. (Please enter the building on the east side (Entrance P) and park in the east parking lot).
  • November 5, 2014 - Parent/Teacher Conferences are being held Thursday, November 6 and Friday, November 7 at all three buildings.
  • November 4, 2014 - Election Day...PES held a mock election today. The 4th grade students made campaign posters with their favorite candidates (wild animals, birds, and dogs), and set up the election room complete with voting booths. Elections also included official judges, ballots, election boxes and every voter received an “I VOTED” sticker. Please remember to go to the polls today and VOTE.
  • November 3, 2014 - Volleyball Sectional Schedule - Admission is $5.00 for everyone.
    Tue., Nov. 4
    Match 1 at 5:30 pm: Sterling Newman vs. Oregon
    Match 2 at 6:30 pm: Ottawa Marquette vs. Dakota
    Thu., Nov. 6
    Match 3 at 6:00 pm: Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2
  • November 3, 2014 - 2nd Grade, Torstenson, and Pumpkins! - How many subjects can you cover using a pumpkin? Pretty much all of them if you’re an ingenious 2nd Grade teacher taking your students out to the Torstenson Property. 2nd graders worked in teams with pumpkins predicting how many seeds were in a pumpkin, weighing and measuring a pumpkin, and reading pumpkin stories. Students were also allowed to participate in a pumpkin “drop” and will return to study the effects of a decomposing pumpkin. That's Great!
  • October 31, 2014 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
  • October 30, 2014 - Congratulations to our Cross Country Team for heading down state to Regionals this weekend! Good Luck!
  • October 30, 2014 - Spine Tingling! - The clever 5th Grade Science classes were busy with their spine projects recently. The backbone of any 3-D spine project is research, good planning and materials that can well represent the spinal column. Once the spines were built, the 5th graders then presented their structure and function to their classmates. (What did the skeleton order for dinner?) ans: spare ribs!
  • October 29, 2014 - The Scholastic Book Fair - The Elementary School Book Fair starts today.  Please click SCHOLASTIC to shop online.  Be sure to make it out to the Book Fair that's coming Nov 3 - Nov 7 in the Elementary School Library.
  • October 29, 2014 - Drug Prevention Week - Middle School and Elementary School students are currently participating in Red Ribbon Week. There are lot’s of clever themes, costumes and fun prizes in honor of The Red Ribbon Campaign each day this week.
  • October 29, 2014 - The Accelerated Rehabilitation Center Hip Flexibiltity and Strenghtening Seminar at the high school has been cancelled this evening.
  • October 28, 2014Pecatonica Pacers 3rd and 4th graders once again ran this Fall.  The Pacers met every Tuesday and Thursday after school to run as many miles as possible. The Pacers had a successful turnout for their 2nd Annual PecPacer 5k (courtesy photos) Saturday, October 25. Over 80 runners participated and many more people were there as supporters, race marshals, and volunteers until 4:15 at the MS track. Pacers also hosted Friday and Saturday Family Fun Runs, as well. Thank you to everyone who helped make this season another great one.  Look for Pacers to start up again in April!
  • October 27, 2014P.A.W. - Pecatonica Aspiring Writers meets once a month to help ignite the imagination of our young writers.
  • October 27, 2014Pecatonica 3rd graders will present "A Spooky Delight" on Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m. at Pecatonica High School. Don't miss out on the fun. It's a "Thriller"!!!
  • October 24, 2014 - Pecatonica PTO - The PTO is hosting a teacher dinner during Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 6, and would appreciate support from parents/community members. Please click here to see how you can help.  Thank you!
  • October 23, 2014The Pecatonica Fan’s Club is a committed group of parents and community members that manage and run high school concessions and use the proceeds to support the extracurricular departments throughout the school district.  Over the last 10 years, Fans Club has donated $250,000 to extracurricular groups at all three buildings.  For example, they have supplemented the Middle School Volleyball Program by purchasing two net systems over the last three years. Thank you to the Fan’s Club and supporters of the Fan’s Club for continuing to enhance our extracurricular programs.
  • October 23, 2014 - The Middle School Library gets new bean bags. The rule is that in order to sit in the new bean bags, students must be reading a book.
  • October 21, 2014 - The PHS Fine Arts Festival is tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the high school commons.  Please come and enjoy the excellent performances of the band and choir students as well as the art work of our talented art students.
  • October 20, 2014Congratulations to Mariah McNamer! One of our PHS students Mariah McNamer has been named a finalist for her art work. Mariah submitted her original work of art to remind motorists of the dangers of tired, reckless drivers on Illinois roadways. She has now made the top 10 semifinalists. Please visit the link to vote for her design: As they say, vote soon and vote often! (Voting will stay open until Friday, October 31)
  • October 17, 2014Congratulations to the PHS golf team for a fine team performance at the IHSA Sectional Tournament in Morris, IL. They placed 6th out of the 12 competing teams with a score of 335. Erik Durand, Colin Jennings, Nicky Dzurisin, Garrett Owens, Alex Rosenberger and Cameron Hottman all made contributions to the team. Congrats to all for a fine season. Special congratulations also go out to Sophomore Erik Durand for his fine performance at Sectionals. Erik shot a 78, which was good for 5th place as an individual and gained him a trip to the state finals in Bloomington, IL this weekend. Congratulations and good luck, Erik!
  • September 15, 2014 Health Alert and Fact Sheet from the Winnebago County Health Department regarding the Enterovirus.  


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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.