Let’s go, D50!! Come on out today at 11:00am and cheer our boys on to victory! Baseball regional championship game vs Mossville. See you there!!
FREE LUNCH FRIDAYS IN PROGRESS... Wildcat Nation: Don't forget to pick up your Friday lunch. Buses are out! HOLLY & ELMHURST STREETS (MELROSE SUBDIVISION) @ 1155-1205PM BEVERLY MANOR BAPTIST CHURCH @ 1215-1230PM OLIVER THOMAS PARK @ 1210-1230PM
Don't miss out on free meal Fridays! Check the picture for details and then sign up to receive free lunches for your child(ren). Meal Details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jlVrqwQ64nKfYlZbb0TRqDSt_pcoSfuR/view?usp=sharing Meal Sign-Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZg3SUK08T74P7R0iLvBKrDtAw8TLhbFvdC1-M6vEfTGF1mg/viewform
Friday meal signup for District 50 Schools is now available. ALL children 18 and under are eligible to receive a free meal. There are now more bus stops for meal pickup. Adults or students may pick up meals. Use the attached link for Friday meals. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZg3SUK08T74P7R0iLvBKrDtAw8TLhbFvdC1-M6vEfTGF1mg/viewform?usp=pp_url
Head on out to Beverly Manor on Saturday and cheer on our Wildcat baseball team as they take on Mossville for the Regional Championship. Game time is 11:00am! Go Wildcats!!
Softball players- please turn in your jersey, pants, and belt to Mrs. Lyles this week. Make sure it’s washed :) Thank you!
Way to go, Wildcats! Our baseball team is headed to the regional championship game this Saturday after a 10-0 win over Midland tonight! Beverly Manor will host Saturday’s game. Details to come!
Good morning, A reminder that if you have not made your "Remote or In-Person" instruction choice for the 2nd quarter, our full planning cannot go into effect for all students and staff. Please make your selection on your Skyward account or call your child's front office, if needed, to make your selection. Our planning starts with you. Thank you!
Hello District 50 Families, Being well informed is a major component of being safe. Please watch the following video that further explains our steps for quarantining in collaboration with the health department. https://www.loom.com/share/4360ecd2399147c88b374cff0d5f0280
Good morning District 50 Families, We wanted to remind you that as Quarter 1 comes to a close, we need "method of instruction" selections chosen for your child(ren) so we can best prepare for any changes. Please go to your Skyward account online (not the app) and you will see a tile called "Quarter 2 Method of Instruction" outlined in green for each child. Please make your selections for "In-Person" or "Remote" instruction for the 2nd quarter of the 2020-2021 School year there. The second quarter runs from Oct. 13th-Jan. 8th of '21. A reminder to make your selection by 11:59 pm today. This will provide our staff and administration with time to plan for any changes that may be necessary. Skyward Link: https://skyward.iscorp.com/WashingtonD50ILStuSTS/Session/Signin?area=Home&controller=Home&action=Index Thank you!
Good morning District 50 Families, As we near the end of our 1st Quarter, we wanted to remind you that we will be needing your selections for the method of instruction you want for your child(ren). On your Skyward account, you will see a form tile for each student that asks for you to select whether you want "In-Person" or "Remote" instruction for the 2nd quarter of the 2020-2021 School year. *This will only show on a web browser and not the phone app. The second quarter runs from Oct. 13th-Jan. 8th of '21. Please make your selection by 11:59 pm Monday, September 21st. This will provide our staff and administration with time to plan for any changes that may be necessary. Skyward Link: https://skyward.iscorp.com/WashingtonD50ILStuSTS/Session/Signin?area=Home&controller=Home&action=Index Thank you and enjoy your weekend!
Beverly Manor Remote Learning Families : If your student came for Picture Day the beginning of this month, their proofs or picture packages are available in the Beverly Manor main office. You can pick them up on Friday during our office hours, or next week 8-3, Monday-Thursday.
The Friday meal request for District 50 is now available. Meals are FREE to all children 18 and under. Use the attached link to signup. We now have additional pickup locations to reach more children. When signing up for meals, double check the times as they may have been slightly adjusted. Sign up now for Cheese Bites! Yum yum!! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZg3SUK08T74P7R0iLvBKrDtAw8TLhbFvdC1-M6vEfTGF1mg/viewform?usp=pp_url
Baseball/Softball Updates: Saturday- Baseball will play a double header at Washington Central at 10:00am. Softball will play a double header at home at 10:00am Softball Regional- Monday, Sept 21 at Tremont at 4:15pm Baseball Regional- Tuesday, Sept 22 vs Sparland Midland at 4:30pm
Due to the rain, today’s baseball game has been cancelled.
Softball vs Washington Central tomorrow has been cancelled. BASEBALL WILL STILL PLAY.
REMINDER TO PARENTS AND FAMILIES... Tomorrow (Friday, September 11th) will be a Remote Learning Day, in which ALL students will learn from home. In addition, parents should plan for the remaining Fridays through January 8th to be Remote Learning Days, as well. We will communicate our final decision regarding that on Wednesday, September 16th. During Remote Learning Fridays, teachers will provide lessons for on-site learners to complete at home, extra time will be spent connecting with our full-time remote learners, and additional cleaning will be performed at both schools. As soon as masks are no longer required to be worn at school, our plan is to return to our regular schedules at John L. Hensey and Beverly Manor Schools with full day student attendance, five days per week.
Parents- Friday is a remote learning day for ALL D50 students. Your child(ren) will be bringing work home with them tomorrow to complete for Friday. They will not be taking home their chromebooks this week.
District 50 is offering FREE meals to all children 18 and under. Meals are available on Friday, September 11th. Please use the attached link to sign up for meals. To prevent waste, please pick up any meals you sign up for.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZg3SUK08T74P7R0iLvBKrDtAw8TLhbFvdC1-M6vEfTGF1mg/viewform?usp=pp_url
Tonight's baseball and softball games vs Germantown Hills have been rescheduled for tomorrow night (9/9). Softball at GH at 4:15, Baseball at home at 4:15. Thank you!
District 50 is now able to provide FREE meals to ALL children ages 18 and under. To sign up for meals this Friday , use the attached link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZg3SUK08T74P7R0iLvBKrDtAw8TLhbFvdC1-M6vEfTGF1mg/viewform?usp=pp_url
The signup form for Friday meals for District 50 enrolled students is now available. A free breakfast and lunch are provided at pickup. Use the attached link to register for meal pickup. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZg3SUK08T74P7R0iLvBKrDtAw8TLhbFvdC1-M6vEfTGF1mg/viewform?usp=pp_url
Softball and Baseball games tonight have been cancelled due to rain and wet fields! Softball has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 3rd at 4:15pm. This will also be 8th grade recognition night for softball. Baseball has been rescheduled for Friday, September 4th at Eureka Middle School at 4:15pm. Coach Pacelli will let players know the bus time.
District 50 Families, Please review the following information that outlines our upcoming Hearing & Vision Screening at Beverly Manor. A reminder that not all students will require a screening. These screenings will take place during the day and in-person learners will be called from their rooms for these quick screens. ***Any 8th grade remote learner or remote learner referred for previous screenings should use the link below to sign up for a screening time and report to the Beverly Manor office during their time slot. Remote Learner Sign-Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4faea622a6f8c07-hearing
District 50 Families, We have heard from families about receiving emails from Skyward and where an email may be located. Here are a few things to check so you will consistently receive Skyward messages: 1. Click My Messages 2. Make sure you have an updated email address listed in Skyward. 3. Click the Settings Icon on the right side under the purple "My Messages" bar (next to the Hidden Messages icon). 4. Scroll through the list and select the messages you want emails for or select "Subscribe to All Emails" 5. Just a note that if you "Subscribe to All Emails" this will help you receive great info such as missing assignments, low or high score alerts/tests, and more. All you need to do is choose the settings you want emails for. We hope this helps. Yours truly, District 50 Wildcats
Washington District 50 Schools is seeking input from our students' families. Please take time to complete the following survey below: https://forms.gle/C8ZvdLrvcXyaxAyv8 Thank you and enjoy your weekend.
The Perfect Saturday Combo… Wildcats Baseball & Sharp’s Shaved Ice Sharp’s Shaved Ice will again be at District 50 Schools for tomorrow’s baseball game against Tremont. Come out and cheer on the Wildcats & enjoy some very tasty shaved ice. See you at the game! WHEN: Saturday, August 29 @ 10AM WHERE: Beverly Manor School THE MATCH-UP: Tremont vs. The Wildcats
Softball and Baseball 8th grade recognition will take place as follows: Softball- Tuesday, September 1st Baseball- Tuesday, September 15 Recognition will take place prior to the start of the game. Congrats, 8th graders!!
Baseball and softball pictures will also be taken on Wednesday, Sept 2. We have not received the order forms yet, but will get them out as soon as we do. In the past they have allowed for online orders after pictures are taken so hopefully that will be the case again. Thank you for your patience!
Our Friday meal signup has been updated. Use the attached link to sign up for meals. Due to CEP, all students currently enrolled (1st-8th grade) are eligible for a free breakfast and lunch. To prevent waste, please pick up any meals you have signed up for. See you Friday! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZg3SUK08T74P7R0iLvBKrDtAw8TLhbFvdC1-M6vEfTGF1mg/viewform?usp=pp_url
Beverly Manor's school picture day will be taking place on Wednesday, September 2nd. Please review the following information: When & Where: September 2nd from 2:00-3:00 pm in the Manor library. *Parents can park on the East end of the building by the Beverly Manor sign and flagpole. What: Remote learners will be given the option to arrive at school between 2:00-3:00 pm and enter through door 2 by the library to have their picture taken. Mr. Sharp will be working with the Lifetouch photographers to organize the flow of students. Parents may come to the door with their student, drop them off, and then wait for their exit after the picture. All parents and students will need to have a mask when entering the building which the student can remove momentarily for their picture. **Any students that are not able to come in will be notified of another opportunity during the retake day in October. *In-person students will have their pictures taken on September 2nd as well, but during the school day in our normal fashion. Thank you!
Just a reminder for all Manor students riding the shuttle in the morning should arrive at John L. Hensey no later than 7:40 a.m. in the morning, in order to make sure you can get on the bus on time for arrival school on time. Thank you for your cooperation!
Another reminder Washington Kids Academy will be closed through September 8th. So, there will be no transportation to or from Kids Academy to John L. Hensey or Beverly Manor during that time. Thank you!
On a positive note, if you attend a home baseball or softball game, and are caught wearing your mask...you just might receive a sweet treat! Mr Sharp will be at tomorrow’s home game and will randomly give out 5 treats to spectators wearing masks! Thank you for your help, we want to keep our kids playing and if mask wearing is what it takes, then masks we will wear! Go Wildcats!
Baseball and Softball fans...the IESA is mandating the wearing of masks by all spectators at home and away games. Please wear your mask (everyone ages 2 and up) if you are attending a game or you may be asked to leave. Also, a reminder that the playground is closed and children should remain seated with the parent/guardian. Thank you for your help with this!!
Saturday Double Headers! Softball will take on DeeMack at home starting at 10:00am. Baseball is on the road at DeeMack also at 10:00am. Baseball game will be played at DeeMack High School. Good luck, Wildcats!!
Congrats to the Wildcat Softball team, Coach Lyles, and Coach Suttle for taking the win on their season opener!! The Lady Wildcats defeated Bartonville Oak Grove 13-2!!
Happy Monday! A Skyward message was sent out last Friday with the new bus schedules. If you didn't receive it, here they are: Hensey: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BiJJBeRk3HR_koyJuCGGGc7n2VRPoffc/view?usp=sharing Manor:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1--4cWN4Zx3mGN7RpdtP-GQzkw7oEvVzD/view?usp=sharing
It's the weekend! While daily washing is highly recommended, weekends are also a great time to wash cloth masks and freshen them up for the week to come!
Boys baseball picked up an extra game! They will play tomorrow at Morton at 10:00am. Bus will leave at 8:30am. Tuesdays baseball game vs Oak Grove has been cancelled. Softball will still play. Go Wildcats!!
With our school offices being open again, we have disabled the 745-8111 Covid Support Line number. Please contact the school office directly for any needs or questions. Beverly Manor 745-3921 John L Hensey 745-3625. Stay safe Wildcats!
We are still taking orders for breakfast and lunch today! Please order by 8am to be included! Use the attached link to sign up for meals for your enrolled student. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZg3SUK08T74P7R0iLvBKrDtAw8TLhbFvdC1-M6vEfTGF1mg/viewform?usp=pp_url
Meal pickup will be available on August 14th. Due to CEP, all meals are FREE. Meals are available to enrolled students only. Use the attached link to find the meal signup form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZg3SUK08T74P7R0iLvBKrDtAw8TLhbFvdC1-M6vEfTGF1mg/viewform?usp=pp_url
We have had many questions over the last few weeks and we are working diligently to answer them quickly. If you have a question, please check our Q & A document. If you do not see your question answered, feel free to submit the question and we will work on adding that response to our Q & A document. We are here to help! Q & A Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CBkJ38A3wTklu050klZaBOLq09V7zb9Sal2qU42C8Ds/edit?usp=sharing
Kindergarten Screenings: Please go to the back of the building to door number 4 and knock. A teacher will come and let your student in and you are more than welcome to wait.
THANK YOU, WILDCATS! To our parents for raising great kids, and having them prepared for the first day of school! To our students for masking up – you did such a great job today! To our staff for all your hard work and efforts to prepare to teach on-site AND remote learners! We Protect and Respect people, while working together to Inspire and Develop Every student!
Great 1st day in the books! As we begin preparing for dismissal, I would like to remind you that we may be splitting some routes to ensure lower numbers. Times of arrival will be worked out over the next couple of weeks. Manor shuttle to Hensey will be leaving just before 11:15 today to get the bus back for the next run. Thank you for your patience as we work it out!!
School Dismissal Today Please call the school if your students transportation today is different then what you signed up for in skyward when you registered. Hensey - 309-745-3625 Manor - 309-745-3921 Please call ASAP
New Skyward Self-Certification Tool for In-Person Learners! We are officially into day one and thank everyone for their patience with our new processes. One new item that may make things even quicker (especially for car riders with their guardians) is the new Health Screening tool on your Family Access screen in Skyward. Follow the directions provided daily to self-certify your child as healthy and symptom free, then take a screenshot to share with the staff member to proceed straight into the building. *You will need a phone to show proof of your self-certification in the car lane or at the front door. If students/parents do not show this proof, they will be screened before entering. Directions for Self-Certification: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1POFKPK4Zp_0pAAQZl9yHDEAvl8ATH-Y4/view?usp=sharing
Welcome Back Wildcats!! We are so excited to get to see all of you today! Just a reminder that today is a half day. Manor dismisses at 11:15am and Hensey dismisses at 11:45am. Please be aware that bus times are approximate as we figure out our new guidance as it pertains to busing. ALSO, ALL AUGUSTA LANE RIDERS (Farmdale Route) will be picked up at the end of Augusta Lane at Augusta Lane and Farmdale (the entrance to the Lane) The bus will not turn down Augusta Lane. Have a great first day back!!!
Bus schedules have been sent out via Skyward message. We are working to get them updated on our website as well. Please be patient as we adjust times over the next couple of weeks. We will be splitting up routes to minimize student numbers on the buses. Students riding buses will not be marked tardy for late bus arrivals. If your student is signed up for a bus but will not be riding, please notify the classroom teacher.
Rental Assistance Available through Illinois Housing Development Authority: IHDA has developed the Emergency Rent Assistance Program (ERA) to support tenants due to income loss caused by COVID-19. If approved, you will receive a $ 5,000 grant that will be sent to the owner of the property to be applied to your rental delay. Funds are limited and the timeline to apply is August 10-21. Only one application will be accepted per home, and no guarantee of assistance. If you have questions, do not hesitate to call (312) 883-2270 or (888) 252-1119. For applicants who are deaf, have difficulty hearing, or speaking disabilities, please contact Navicore Solutions for Free Assistance (877) 274-4309 (TTY).
JOHN L. HENSEY We have been getting lots of calls about getting school supplies. We would like to clear things up. 1st thru 3rd grade students will bring all of their supplies with them on the first day of school. Kindergarten students will need to bring all of their supplies with them to the screening next week. Staff will be all around the building to help students get them to their class.
Parents of Remote Learners- Please sign up for a time to get supplies and technology for your student(s). Thanks! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4BADAA2CA5FD0-district
Dear Parents and Guardians, In addition to our Wildcats Return Plan 2020-2021 that was recently shared with parents and staff, we are providing the information below to assist you with planning for the start of a new school year. We are committed to keeping our schools open when possible, and we appreciate your support in this effort. 1. HAVE A BACK-UP PLAN FOR CHILD CARE – School could be cancelled at any time for a variety of issues related to COVID-19. These may be short- or long-term closures. This does not mean we will close school at the drop-of-a-hat - we are committed to keeping our schools open when it is possible for us to do so. This is a heads-up, however, that similar to being in a hazardous winter weather pattern, school closures could come at any time, and with short notice. We will use our mass calling system and social media to notify parents when school closures occur. 2. MASK-UP ON BUSES AND IN SCHOOLS – We are serious about this! Face coverings are required for everyone entering a school bus, or a school building. Face coverings must remain on at all times while on buses and in buildings. The only exceptions are when students are being supervised during lunch, snack time, recess and/or outdoor P.E (while maintaining social distancing). Students who arrive to board buses or enter schools without a face covering, will be provided with a disposable face mask. Again, we look forward to the start of a new school year! Sincerely, Chad Allaman, Superintendent
Baseball Parents- Practice tomorrow (8/8/20) from 8:30am-10:30am. A parent meeting will be held at 10:15am at the field. Please bring a pen to sign required paperwork.
Thank you for your patience as we are finalizing bus stop times. They will be posted on Monday afternoon. Reminder that times are approx, especially these first couple weeks. It is always a good idea to have your child at their stop at least 5 minutes earlier than their scheduled time. Masks will be required on all buses and temperatures will be taken prior to loading.
Softball parents and players: Jersey distribution and parent meeting will be Saturday August 8th at 11:00. Meet at the field so we can keep our social distance. We will go over information and contracts at this time. Please bring your own pen to sign the contracts. Wear your masks if you can’t be 6 feet apart at all times. Thank you, Coach Lyles
Congratulations to the 2020/2021 softball team! 🥎 Brooklyn Bowman Malaysia Hawkins Brailynn Porter Kaylee Marsh Katelyn Heubi Maddie Irons Adalynn Meeks Alyssa Meyers Grace Mordhorst Jillian Black-Lester Nyla Brock Kylie Bowman
Softball practice tomorrow (Friday Aug. 7th) 11:00-1:00.
Welcome Back Beverly Manor Students! We have hit the time of year where we would usually be opening our front doors and having families flood the building for supply drop-off and taking a chance to tour the building or meet your teacher. Unfortunately, circumstances forced us to go virtual this year, but we are excited to welcome you under any circumstances. Welcome to Beverly Manor: Youtube link: https://youtu.be/Za3AqARHPUw G. Drive Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PGwaJCnH93dkWMhDnJHI7rja7mn0SObR/view?usp=sharing
Attention Wildcat Families; Can you believe it is less than 1 week before our 1st through 8th grade students return to school? Please remember all health forms are required by the first day of student attendance. See the image below for grade specific requirements. Any questions please Email Nurse Hedge @ [email protected]
Softball open field tomorrow (8/5) 11:00-1:00. This will be the last open field before tryouts on 8/6.
KINDERGARTEN SCREENING It is time to sign up for your child's screening for Kindergarten. Please follow the link and sign up ASAP. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4CADAF22ABFA7-kindergarten Any questions please call the office at 309-745-3625.
The Wildcats Return to Play Plan has been sent out to D50 parents via email. If you do not receive it, please contact Mrs Miller via email at [email protected]. Softball Tryouts- Thursday, Aug 6, 11:00am-1:00pm Baseball Tryouts Thursday, Aug 6, 2:00-4:00pm and Friday, Aug 7, 2:00-4:00pm (if second day is needed) Athletes MUST have a completed physical on file prior to trying out (NO EXCEPTIONS), a water bottle, a face mask, and also please bring personal equipment if you have any.
Softball tryouts will now be Thursday August 6th 11:00-1:00. I will let you know ASAP if the date changes. Thank you for being patient with us as we figure this season out!
District 50 Remote Learning Q & A https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WFbrZLIQZzTDR1XqLC2pAC7B_X6lOTNuwGT9OzlW1yY/edit?usp=sharing Join me for a parent remote learning support session for additional guidance! Monday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. https://meet.google.com/vci-zjmm-cgg OR Monday, August 10 at 4:00 p.m. https://meet.google.com/mgt-bdps-abv
The School Year is here and we are working on contacting our remaining families for registration. If you have not registered your child, please do so on Skyward today. Or if you are moving out of the district, please contact the school office so we can be sure to be on the lookout for transfer paperwork. Both of these items from parents greatly help us prepare for the upcoming school year and getting our class lists finalized for teachers. *You may choose remote learning or in-person instruction via the Skyward prompts. We appreciate you taking a moment to help us start this year off right.
Anyone interested in pitching or catching for the upcoming softball season- we will have pitching/catching practice on Monday August 3rd and Tuesday August 4th from 1:00-2:00 pm. - Coach Lyles
🥎Softball Tryouts🥎 Wednesday, August 5th from 11:00-1:00. This is a tentative date. If anything changes, I will post on here ASAP! Make sure your child has their physical turned in prior to tryouts. Can’t wait to see you on Wednesday! Coach Lyles
Tentative softball tryout date: Wednesday August 5th 11:00-1:00. Pitching/catching practice: August 3rd and 4th 1:00-2:00 Bring your own equipment, if you have any, and a water bottle.
Dear Wildcat Families, The IESA has sent out an updated statement regarding fall sports. It states that Baseball and Softball may begin to hold tryouts/practices on Monday, August 3rd. At this time we are asking our coaches to set a TENTATIVE tryout date/time on or after August 5th so that administration may discuss and plan for how to best move forward with the changed guidelines. We will send out communication next week with guidance and expectations for our Wildcat families. We appreciate your patience as we work through this process. Please be advised that sports physicals will still be required before an athlete is eligible to tryout. You may read the IESA's announcement and plan in its entirety at https://www.iesa.org/ Thank you! Jennifer Miller Athletic Director
District 50 Latchkey Program currently has openings for mornings and afternoons. The program opens at 6:30 a.m. and will close at 5:30p.m. We will also be offering full days, the first four Fridays (August 14th, 21st, 28th and September 4th) due to no school. Rates are as follows: Monday thru Friday enrollment -$4.00 per hour Less than 5 days- $4.50 per hour If attending on the Fridays listed above the rate is - $30.00 per day (breakfast, lunch and snack provided on full days) Weekly fees are based on a reserved schedule. Please contact Connie Wort at 745-3625 with any further questions.
Energy and other assistance available for families! Link: https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/CommunityServices/HomeWeatherization/CommunityActionAgencies/Pages/HelpIllinoisFamilies.aspx
Parents, as you are prepping for back to school and purchasing supplies....your child WILL be able to bring a backpack and a lunch box for cold lunch, if they would like.
There is less than 1 week to complete registration through Skyward before school begins. Please make sure to complete the registration for all returning students before next Tuesday, we still have 1/3 of our students not registered. Any questions call the offices for assistance.
Wildcat parents, As previously posted we are saddened by the IESA announcement to cancel the fall 2020 baseball and softball seasons. A decision on girl's basketball will be made in August. You can read the full release from the IESA below: The IESA Board of Directors held a special meeting on Thursday, July 23. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss fall sports and whether those activities could be held in accordance with the current limitations placed on schools and activities by the Illinois Department of Public Health. After much discussion, the Board unanimously approved to cancel the regular season and IESA state series in the sports of boys and girls golf, boys baseball, girls softball, and boys and girls cross-country for the 2020-21 school year. There are no plans to try and re-schedule the activities or conduct them later in the school year in part due to if and when high schools in Illinois play their contests. Girls softball practice was scheduled to start July 27. The baseball and cross-country seasons were scheduled to start August 3. The Board delayed any decision on girls basketball. The first day of girls basketball practice is scheduled for August 31. The Board will meet again in late August to make a decision regarding girls basketball. The Board did review and approve a plan submitted by the Speech Advisory Committee that allows schools to hold their own speech contest during the upcoming school year. Schools that participate in speech will receive information at a later date. No decisions regarding any other activities were made. We know that there will be many people within the school system who will applaud this decision and there will be many who will be strongly opposed. At the forefront of the Board decision is that the activities must be conducted within the current limitations that have been placed on the schools by the IDPH. In particular, the mandate that there can be no physical contact between athletes and that students must be socially distanced (6 ft. of separation) makes the administration and conduct of games and contests very difficult and in some cases impossible to adhere to the mandates. While there are plenty of youth league baseball and softball teams playing games and tournaments this summer, many are not adhering to the same stringent guidelines. Because summer leagues and travel ball are taking place, this may make the decision of the IESA Board of Directors seem odd. The difference is that schools will be held to the IDPH mandates and the youth summer contests are not. It would make little sense for IESA to move forward with these activities that would require schools to be in direct conflict with mandates by state agencies that have regulatory control over the schools. COVID-19 has changed the world. However, this decision is not the end of the world. It is not the news that most students and parents want. At the end of the day, we work with junior high and middle school students. They are not professional athletes; they are not college athletes; they are not even high school athletes. They will not be missing out on any college scholarships. These are mainly 12-14 year old kids who will have many more opportunities to participate (perhaps even later this school year in other activities). We recognize that athletics play a huge role in the lives of students. Activities, despite their importance in the development of students, can never take precedence over the health and safety of those same students as well as the health and safety of contest officials, game management, and parents/fans who attend contests. The IESA Board of Directors made a difficult decision but in the end they simply felt that there are too many unknowns to proceed safely at this level of play.
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of the IESA baseball and softball seasons for the 2020-21 school year per the IESA.
Hey District 50 Families, In case you didn't receive the Wildcats Return to School Plan yesterday, here it is for your review. If you did not receive the initial message, please login to your Skyward and make sure you have the correct email address attached to your Skyward account. Pop in and register online for us too if you can. Return to School Plan: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11d5WO0FlXvkdTe7esd2wUfSSd8bNXJ_C/view?usp=sharing Registration link: https://skyward.iscorp.com/WashingtonD50ILStuSTS/Session/Signin?area=Home&controller=Home&action=Index
We have about 2.5 weeks until school starts, and about half of our students have successfully registered. If you haven't already, please register your child online through Skyward. Also, you may want to check back and make sure you submitted the registration successfully!
Softball team store is open! https://d50softball.itemorder.com/ If you want to wait until after tryouts, no problem! The store is open until Aug 2nd. Thank you for supporting D50 Softball!
Our official registration dates have now passed and it was great to see some new and old faces (even if they were masked)! Even though those dates are over, new student families are still welcome to come and register at either building between 8:00 a.m.-1:30pm each day. Current families still have access to registration via Skyward (contact us if you need help). Have a great day,
Softball open fields are cancelled for today (Tuesday July 21st)
Softball Tryouts are Monday July 27, 2020 Any student trying out for any school sports is required to have a current sports physical on file! Email Nurse Hedge with any questions [email protected]
Just a reminder to get those physicals, immunizations, dental and vision screenings scheduled and turned in if you have not already done so. Please see the attachment below for grade specific health requirements. The start of school will be here before we know it! As always any questions, please email Nurse Hedge [email protected]
FREE MATERNITY CLOTHING AND DIAPERS. PLEASE SHARE!! Summer clothing blowout... Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Winter clothing available. 🔴 Any 10 clothing items for $20 This includes two piece outfits as one item. $0.50 onesies. $10 formula. Buy two get one free on flowers and bows Buy two get one free on all blankets. Newborn through adult clothing available. Lots of new equipment just in.... The Baby Shoppe 1800 N Knoxville ave Peoria Il 61603 309-685-5027 Call or text. Open 10-7 Monday through Saturday. Sundays 11-4
Skyward will be down beginning Saturday, July 18th at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), and continuing until 12:00 a.m. (Midnight) Saturday, July 18th due to infrastructure upgrades. Family access and online registration will be unavailable during this time.
New District 50 Family Alert! Don't forget that our new student registration will be open at both buildings from 8am-2pm tomorrow (Friday, July 17th). Kindergarten-Third grade is at John L. Hensey (304 E. Almond Drive) and Fourth-Eighth is at Beverly Manor (1014 School Street). If you have a new student or you know of new neighbors, please spread the word. We will have spaces for paperwork to be filled out on site with appropriate distancing in place and ask that you wear a mask before entering and while in the building. Have a few items handy: -Birth Certificate -Proof of Residency (such as utility bill, lease, bank statements, etc.) Thank you and we are excited to meet our new families tomorrow. **Registration for Returning families is still available via Skyward or can be done at the building on Monday, July 20th from 3pm-7pm. New families can come during this time as well if you cannot make our date tomorrow.
Softball open field is cancelled for tomorrow. We will resume on Friday.
Attention Wildcat Athletes: Make sure you have a current sports physical on file prior to any tryouts! Any questions email Nurse Hedge @ [email protected]
🥎Softball tryouts🥎 July 27th from 10:00am-12:00pm Mark your calendars!!
D50 Parents & Players I have to CANCEL the rest of our July Girl’s Basketball Open Gyms. The lighting work in the Beverly Manor gym is now underway and is off-limits to visitors and staff. In addition to the lighting install, cleaning and refinishing the gym and commons area floors with new coats of wax will be from Monday, July 13th through Friday, July 24th. This means that there will be no foot traffic allowed on the stripped commons floor or inside the gym area. If anything changes, I’ll communicate soon as I can. Thanks, Coach Ware
D50 parents/softball players: Open fields will be from 10-11:30 instead of 10-12. We’ve gotten some guidelines from IESA and we can only do hitting/fielding drills and must keep 6ft between players. Dates are still July 13-17 and July 20-24.
We have great news to officially announce! District 50 will take part in the Community Eligibility Provision program and provide free breakfast and lunch to all students for the 2020-2021 school year. View the details in the attached letter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M4a1xcwCB2w1VHzS0Fh5SAaeit7kTW4g/view?usp=sharing
Registration Opens today! Review our Newsletter for important information before the start of the year and remember that due to extenuating circumstances, further information or notifications will be sent as guidance from the ISBE and IDPH continues being released. Newsletter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L8LD4KLyTKGR4Zdt0LnEPQare-Qllsgb/view Register here: https://skyward.iscorp.com/WashingtonD50ILStuSTS/Session/Signin?area=Home&controller=Home&action=Index
Attn: Wildcat Athletes Any 6th-8th grade students that may be interested fall sports, especially softball or baseball, need to ensure they have a current sports physical. Tryout information has not yet been set but we want to be ahead of the game as much as possible! If you are unsure about when your child's sports physical expires or have any other questions, please email Nurse Hedge @ [email protected]
Registration Time is Quickly Approaching: Please review the following registration newsletter and the key summary points below prior to the July 6th opening for online registration of returning students (New student dates and in-building dates are provided in the newsletter as well for those without computer access): 1. Families with incoming K, 2nd, or 6th graders will need to pay close attention to exams for Physical, Dental, Vision, and Immunization Requirements prior to the Aug. 7th start date. *Please schedule these as soon as possible. (Reserve appts. with the Tazewell County Health Dept. if you'd like by calling 309-929-0294 or visiting www.tazewellhealth.org. 2. Have your Skyward login ready or visit Skyward (https://skyward.iscorp.com/WashingtonD50ILStuSTS/Session/Signin?area=Home&controller=Home&action=Index) to reset your password through the "Forgot your Username or Password" link. 3. Please select the "Update Contact Information 2020" tile for the most up-to-date information to be placed in our system prior to the July 6th returning student registration date. Newsletter Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L8LD4KLyTKGR4Zdt0LnEPQare-Qllsgb/view?usp=sharing
D50 parents: Softball open fields will be held July 13th-17th and July 20th-24th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. each day. This is open to 6th-8th grade girls who are interested in playing softball for the upcoming school season. Please bring your own equipment (glove, bat, helmet, water bottle, etc) and dress appropriately. Be on the field and ready to practice at 10:00 a.m. See you there!! 🥎 Coach Lyles and Coach Suttle
From Christopher McCall, McCall Law offices of Peoria: “For the 2021 - 2022 school year, I am looking for fifth through eighth grade students who are interested in the law for a mock trial program. There is no minimum GPA requirement. The program will be FREE. With attorneys and retired judges, we plan to have mock trials in the Peoria County areas. Let’s plan the next generation of Peoria trial lawyers together. If you know any student interested, let me know. ￼ You can live in any Central Illinois town and participate, however, we will utilize Peoria County community centers.” Please contact Christopher McCall for more details. 309-948-5908
FREE MEALS MONDAY!!! Monday will be our last day serving meals this summer. It has been our pleasure to serve you and your families during this time. Come by and see us one more time! The meal sign-up for Monday is now available. The link is https://forms.gle/QxdbWzbB54VEE15F9
Don't forget to sign up for your free meals for today and the rest of the week! It's not too late! Meal Sign-up: https://forms.gle/QxdbWzbB54VEE15F9
FREE MEALS CONTINUE!!! The sign-up for the week of June 22-27 is now available. We look forward to seeing everyone next week. Sign up now!
All incoming 7th and 8th grade basketball players are invited to work on fundamental basketball skills with Coach O and Coach Sam at Beverly Manor! Please sign up with this link if you would like your player to participate. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044DA9A82DA6F49-inperson Note: We need a minimum of 5 players in order to have a practice. If less than 5 players sign up, an email will be sent out notifying parents of a cancellation.
Check it out!!! Washington Virtual Basketball Camp What started as a Central camp has now expanded to the whole town of Washington. Players and coaches are developing videos weekly to improve and maintain your basketball skills. What: Starting next week all Washington coaches (middle school and high school) will be hosting a virtual basketball camp. Each week new drills will be posted on Google Classroom working on ball handling, footwork, and shooting drills (we will be as creative as possible if you don't have a hoop). Who: all incoming 4th-8th graders When: starting the week of June 8th- July 31st Why: to improve your skills and stay active over the summer. How: Please join Coach Uftring’s google classroom (code 7x3qiid) if interested. If you have any questions please contact Coach Uftring at [email protected]
Attention all Wildcat families, Keep exercising those brains with free one-on-one tutoring provided by several area high school students through online tutoring sessions. View the flyer and visit www.learninshelter.org to match with a tutor and stay in top mental shape while helping them earn volunteer hours. www.learninshelter.org
FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH!! The sign-up for the week of June 15-20 is now available. Please continue to take advantage of our free meal program. We look forward to seeing everyone next week! Meal Sign-up: https://forms.gle/QxdbWzbB54VEE15F9
Don't forget to schedule your physical and dental appointments for your students now! Don't forget to check out the Illinois Requirements to start the 2020-2021 school year below *(Pay special attention for incoming Preschool, Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th graders) Tazewell County Health Department's Clinic is scheduling appointments now. Call 309-929-0294 to reserve an appointment or visit www.tazewellhealth.org.
Mrs. Lyles is a fourth grade teacher. Mrs. Lyles wants to make her room the best possible for student learning. Mrs. Lyles needs some tables to do so. Can you help Mrs. Lyles reach her goal? https://www.donorschoose.org/project/activity-tables-for-maximum-attention-an/4962270/?utm_source=dc&utm_medium=sendFriend&utm_campaign=IFproject&utm_term=teacher_6458215&rf=sendFriend-dc-2020-06-IFproject-teacher_6458215&challengeid=21397245
FREE MEALS!! Our Free Breakfast & Lunch Menu for June 8-13 is available for sign-up. Please continue to take advantage of the free program offered to all children 18 and under. We look forward to seeing you next week! https://forms.gle/QxdbWzbB54VEE15F9
The Meals Continue! Our Free Breakfast & Lunch Menu for June 1st-6th is now available for sign-up. *Note that pick up dates have changed as we start serving two meals on pick-up dates to decrease daily trips, but times remain the same.) Please continue to take advantage of our food program. We love getting these moments to see you and fill your bellies! Meal Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/QxdbWzbB54VEE15F9
Good morning Wildcat Parents, We wanted to remind you that report cards for 3rd-8th grade are available to view through your online Skyward portal. Also, when signing into Skyward, all parents/guardians will see a new dashboard tile highlighted in green. This green tile is a Demographics tile that will automatically update the school's records with your personal information such as phone number, address, or emails. Please fill out the sections on this tile in Skyward so we can accurately reach you about District news and upcoming registration! We would love to have all parent information updated by June 5th and hopefully this tile makes it quick and easy for you. Don't forget to double check spelling and numbers so we have the right info. If you do not remember you Skyward password, you can click Forgot Password to have a new link sent to your email on file or email your building principal. Thank you!
Come join us in a motor parade for our graduates! We will lineup on Saturday, May 30th at 5:30pm at Rocor in Sunnyland and follow NTFD throughout the Sunnyland area. Please follow social distancing guidelines. Have your grad wear their gown if they have one! We encourage you to decorate your vehicles: streamers, balloons, posters, pics, window paint, etc. Get creative! Encourage your friends and family to lineup along the parade route, social distancing of course. They can send their congrats with signs, shout outs, etc. An alternate rain date will be made up if the forecast is rain.
Thank you to all who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, as we remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.
Good morning! Our Free Breakfast & Lunch Menu for May 25th-May 30th is now available for sign-up. *Note that pick up dates will be changing as we start serving two meals on pick-up dates to decrease daily trips, but times remain the same.) Please continue to take advantage of our food program. We love getting these moments to see you and fill your bellies! Sign-up here: https://forms.gle/SxTPH64QUDQ2bM9u9
District 50 is accepting applications for the positions of Head Cook at John L Hensey and Cook's Helper at Beverly Manor for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications may be picked up during meal service times at John L. Hensey at Door 12. Interested applicants can also submit a letter of interest and resume to [email protected].
Today’s the last day to return items! If you still have a chromebook, library book, or instrument to return, please do so this morning. We will be at Manor from 9-12, please use the drop off lane. Thank you so much! Have a great summer!!
Still have a chromebook or library book to return? Need to pick up a diploma? Mrs Miller will be at Manor from 5:30-7pm tonight. Please use the drop off lane. Thank you!
Today 3-7pm, tomorrow 9-12- all d50 students- chromebook return, library book return, classroom books/supplies, athletic uniforms etc need to be returned to Manor using the drop off lane. 8th grade diplomas will be available for pick up as well as athletic awards not previously received.
There are still yearbooks available for sale for those who were unable to purchase during the school year. These yearbooks will be available for pick up on Monday the 18th from 3-7 pm and Tuesday the 19th from 9 am - 12 pm. No yearbooks will be sold after Tuesday. If you are still in need of a yearbook, please email Mrs. Tapling ([email protected]) by Monday at noon so she can have them ready for pick up. Please include the following: number of yearbooks you’d like to order, name(s) of student, and grade level(s). Mrs. Tapling will process orders on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you! Due to COVID-19, I have been unable to get payment to our Josten’s representatives. Any orders that have come in after 3/13 via a check have not been deposited yet. I am delivering all payments from March-May to our representative on Tuesday. I apologize for the inconvenience, but those will be deposited soon! Thank you so much for your patience.
Good morning! Our Free Breakfast & Lunch Menu for May 18th-May 23rd is now available for sign-up. *Note that pick up dates will be changing as we start serving two meals on pick-up dates to decrease daily trips, but times remain the same.) Please continue to take advantage of our food program. We love getting these moments to see you and fill your bellies! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/VvoTdhQncQVFSh8d7
Congratulations Class of 2020! We are proud of you and your ability to look adversity in the eye without fear! Enjoy your virtual moment: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IUHyZw60Ctw95zD8yOaGY-X8IYRQthuZ/view?usp=sharing
Today is the day, Class of 2020! The virtual promotion video will be released at 7:00 pm this evening so round up your (small) or virtual watch party, some snacks, and get ready for the link to drop in your inbox! Let’s add a little noise to the party as well by going outside and making some noise for our 8th graders at 8:20 with pots & pans, noise makers, car horns, you name it. Let them know we are proud. *Diplomas will be handed out during the Monday and Tuesday pick up times listed on the district’s website!
Correction and my apologies! Item return is Monday, May 18 from 3-7 and Tuesday, May 19 from 9-12. Sorry for the misprint!
Item returns will be held at Manor for both schools on Monday, May 18 from 9-12 and Tuesday, May 19 from 4-7. Please return all school items at this time including Chrome book/charger, school instrument, library book, classroom books/materials, athletic uniforms, etc! See you Monday and Tuesday!
Celebrate summer with Kona Ice! Kona Ice will be in Washington on May 20th! Schedule your visit today! https://facebook.com/events/s/kurbside-kona-washington-schoo/249917192912136/?ti=icl
Supply/Yearbook pickup for K/1 - Wed May 13th 1-3p and 5:30-7pm, Thursday May 14th 9-11am. Please return library books and classroom items at this time. K- use front drop off lane, yellow sidewalk, 1st use playground door 12. Any 2/3 graders who have not picked up yet may also come during these times. 2nd in front, 3rd on playground. Thank you!
Good morning! The 8th-Grade Virtual Promotion Ceremony is nearly complete. The video link to view the ceremony will be available to the public during our regularly scheduled ceremony time of 7:00 pm on May 15th. The link will be texted to 8th grade parents and posted via Facebook for the rest of the community. It will also be available for download if you so choose as well. We are excited for its release and thank you for your patience!
2nd gr- (drop off lane) and 3rd gr (playground door 12) supply and yearbook pickup today 1-3pm, tonight 5:30-7pm and tomorrow 9-11am! Please return any classroom items and library books. See you soon!
Dear 8th-grade parents/guardians, As we are approaching the end of the school year, we are starting to look ahead to summer school and the fall semester. I'm sure your student is excited to complete eighth grade and we are looking forward to seeing them as incoming freshmen. If your student is interested in enrolling in summer school, we are offering several courses online. Attached you will find detailed information about the dates for attendance, courses offered, fees, and how to register. It is important to consider your student's readiness for a condensed summer school schedule. This will be their first introduction to a high school course, and a full semester of material is covered in about five weeks.The courses are also offered online, so it is very important that students are motivated to participate remotely. If you are interested in enrolling for summer school, the registration will be available May 15 - May 25, 2020. If you have any questions about the courses offered or what to expect, please contact me or the school counselor assigned to your last name. We look forward to a successful summer school session and welcoming the incoming freshmen this fall. Sincerely, Karen Stevens WCHS Principal
Good afternoon and Happy Mother's Day! Our Free Breakfast & Lunch Menu for May 11th-May 15th is now available for sign-up. Please continue to take advantage of our food program. We love getting these moments to see you and fill your bellies! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/TpqFH1zgHFQCSKoB9
If you ordered a yard sign for your 8th grader tonight is the night to pick them up. 4-6pm at Manor in the drop off lane. If you haven’t picked up your supplies yet, 8th graders, you may get those tonight as well! See you soon!
Just in case you haven't seen our Job Board, we have been hard at work filling positions and are in the process of searching for one more special education teacher to fill our team at Beverly Manor! Please spread the word and visit our employment page to apply or email Mr. Sharp for questions at [email protected]. https://www.d50schools.com/o/washington-district-50-schools/page/employment-opportunities--338
4th and 5th grades, it's your turn! Supply and yearbook pick up today from 1-3pm and 5:30-7pm, tomorrow from 9-11am. Please return any classroom materials and library books that you have out. Thank you!
6th and 7th graders don’t forget to pick up your school supplies and yearbooks tonight from 5:30-7 or tomorrow from 9-11am. Please return any library books or classroom materials you have.
Good evening! Our Free Breakfast & Lunch Menu for May 4th-May 8th is now available for sign-up. Please continue to take advantage of our food program. We love getting these moments to see you and fill your bellies! Meal Sign Up: https://forms.gle/8MjcLHDz9CVZTvb7A
8th grade parents- Teamworks has opened an online store offering a graduation T-shirt. You can order from this link https://d50-8th-grade.itemorder.com/
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 provides the Secretary of Agriculture authority to approve a State agency plan for temporary emergency standards of eligibility and levels of benefits under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008. What does this mean? . . . Children ages 3 to 17 and ages 18 to 22 (if in high school), who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced price school meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic related school closures are eligible for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) SNAP allotments equal to the (daily meal costs) x (number of school days in the month) $3.50 lunch + $2.20 breakfast = $5.70 daily meal cost per child. . . . All children that would receive a free or reduced price meal if school was in session, even if a district wide eligibility school, are eligible for P-EBT regardless of income or citizenship. . . . Active SNAP households do not need to apply for P-EBT benefits and do not need to be contacted about the benefit. Existing case information will be used to automatically issue benefits when appropriate. Here is the link to apply: https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/
Calling All First Graders! Your teachers have a super special shout out just for you! Check it out below! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n35b7DTLD7nQBqYLsNxbsDdx4lDYH5WF/view?usp=sharing
Good afternoon! Our Free Breakfast & Lunch Menu for April 27th-May 1st is now available for sign-up. Please continue to take advantage of our food program. We love getting these moments to see you and fill your bellies! https://forms.gle/4gqqgtVmJPfScf8L7
Check out the latest update and info on Color Guard Tryouts for the 20-21 school year here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zvCt8oG5F5RxQM5l80f5zkfWKcZAYRk8/view?usp=sharing
Attention 8th-grade parents, Now that gowns have been distributed on Monday and today, please read through the virtual promotion letter that was placed with your child's supplies on how to submit your student's photo and words of encouragement or celebration to Mr. Sharp. If you have misplaced it, don't worry...we've got you covered! Please have these photos emailed to Mr. Sharp by May, 6th to complete the ceremony elements. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1F6DGQC7-LT5tJc6U6CCWQ_ZF0y1enttBVFr-AV0j5L4
Reminder for 8th grade! Today from 9-11am pick up your graduation gowns, supplies, and yearbooks! Please remember to return library/school books. Thank you!
District 50 8th Grade Students, Family, and Friends, Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and a disappointing end to your 8th grade year, Lindsay.K.Photography (LKP) would like to provide the opportunity to show your community how proud you are to be a D50 Wildcat Graduate. LKP is offering Graduate Yard Signs to display in your neighborhood. There are 2 signs to choose from: Option #1: Sign customized with Graduates Name and Year ($20) Option #2: Sign customized with Graduates Photo, Name, and Year ($25) If you are interested in Option #2, LKP will be taking photographs at the American Legion (211 Legion Rd. Washington, Il.) on Thursday April 23rd from 4-6pm. LKP will be taking precautions to keep you and your family safe. We ask that you stay in your cars until someone comes to get you. You do not have to sign up for a time, just arrive between 4-6pm. This will only take 3-5min per student. Payment can be made via cash, check made to LKP, or Paypal to [email protected] and is due that day. For families choosing Option #1 please email me at [email protected] with parents name, students name as it will appear on the sign, address, phone number, and quantity. Payments can be made via Paypal to [email protected]. ORDERS ARE DUE by Monday April 27th at 4pm. Orders will take 1-2 weeks to be processed and will be available for pick-up at Beverly Manor. We will get back to you with the date once they have been ordered. As a D50 alumni myself, and to show support for the graduates, a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to D50's Activity Fund. Families are able to order as many signs as they wish for their graduate. If you have any questions please contact Lindsay at 309-360-4782 or [email protected]. I am looking forward to helping make this memorable for the graduates!
Free Breakfast & Lunch! Menu for April 20th-24th Monday, April 20th- Dutch waffle & Cheese Cubes with pb and clementines Tuesday, April 21st- Chicken Nuggets & Buttered Bread with potatoes and fruit Wednesday, April 22nd- Corn Dog with fruit and veggie Thursday, April 23rd- Chicken Fajita with fruit and veggie Friday, April 24th- Toasted Ravioli & Marinara with fruit and veggie Free food for any child 18 or under, All means All Washington! Please use the following link to sign up so we can accurately prepare. Keep this message as well for next week's sign-up as this link will have updated meals each Friday! https://forms.gle/cnsFv11Vo3mjXYqM9 If you cannot reach these places during the given times, please send [email protected] an email and we will see what we can do!
Our area nurses are working tirelessly and our District 50 Wildcats were searching for a way to show our appreciation or make their lives a bit simpler. Thanks to Mr. Poole and our 3-D printers, we were able to provide some mask supports to the nurses at Methodist and the Tazewell County Sheriff's Department to help ease the stress on their ears. From our family to yours, we thank you for everything!
8th grade Graduation Gown pick up will be held at Manor on Monday, April 20th from 5:30-7pm and Wednesday, April 22nd from 9-11am. Please use the drop off lane and someone will assist you. ALSO, please return any school or classroom library books at this time!! Thank you!
We are happy to FINALLY announce the 2020 WCHS Color Guard Auditions!!! This year's auditions will be a brand new experience for all of us as we are moving to a virtual tryout. What does that mean? Well, all parts of the audition process will happen online. The routines will be taught via video recording and auditions will be submitted online as well. Beginning THIS Thursday, 4/16 through Saturday 4/18 we will be releasing roughly 1/3 of the dance and flag audition routines each morning. The routines will be "taught" in the video, similarly to how we would have taught them in person. On the final day we will also release videos of the full routines so you can practice right along with the choreographers. In addition, we will be holding virtual meetings with both choreographers so you can ask questions, clarify moves, etc. Then, beginning Sunday 4/19 we will post information on how you can submit your audition. We will accept audition recordings from Sunday 4/19 through Tuesday 4/21 at 9pm. Every effort will be made to select the team and post results by the following Sunday, 4/26, if not before. Please fill out the attached Google audition form so we can be sure we have names and emails for all students who will be submitting an audition. Note for students: this is a different form than those you may have filled out at Winter Rehearsals. EVERYONE who is trying out should fill out this form. If you are in need of a flag to use for the auditions, we will have a ONE TIME ONLY flag distribution. We have TENTATIVELY set this for this Thursday, 4/16 from 1pm-2pm in the circle drive at WCHS. All social distancing guidelines will be strictly followed and the equipment will be thoroughly sanitized prior to distribution. There is a section of the audition Google Form to fill out if you will need a flag. We are awaiting admin approval for the distribution date, so please check back to be sure of correct date and time. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to email Mrs. Brent at [email protected]. We know this is not an ideal situation, but we are looking forward to getting our team selected and moving towards the 2020 Marching season! Audition Form can be found here: https://forms.gle/qDy8p98MRwDmtoNy7
Free Breakfast & Lunch! Menu for April 14th-17th Tuesday, April 14th- Soft Pretzel & Cheese with fruit and veggie Wednesday, April 15th- Chicken Patty Sandwich with fruit and veggie Thursday, April 16th- Uncrustable & Chips with fruit and veggie Friday, April 17th- Cheeseburger & Baked Beans with slushie cup Free food for any child 18 or under, All means All Washington! Please use the following link to sign up so we can accurately prepare. Keep this message as well for next week's sign-up as this link will have updated meals each Friday! https://forms.gle/cnsFv11Vo3mjXYqM9
We miss our Wildcat students and families! We wanted to remind everyone that if you need ANYTHING during this difficult time, please call us at 745-8111. We can assist with technology support, food pick-up, questions regarding distance learning, etc. We are here for you!
Check out another Music Therapy session with Courtney Genard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dwR3oU-paw
Even though we are not in session this week, I still want to make it known that this week is Assistant Principal Appreciation Week and Beverly Manor Has a great one. If you see Mrs. Miller or have a chance to speak with her, please take a moment to thank her for all she does in our school community. We are grateful for all the help that she provides. This week is for you Mrs. Miller!
Free Breakfast and Lunch! Monday, April 6th- French Toast Sticks & Sausage Links with drink and fruit Tuesday, April 7th- Chicken Nuggets & Mashed Potatoes with Buttered Bread and fruit Wednesday, April 8th- Deli Sandwich & Chips with fruit and veggies Thursday, April 9th- Cheese Bites & Marinara with fruit and veggie. We are continuing our free breakfast and meal pickup for ANY child 18 or under, regardless of you being one of our students! All means All. Please click the following link to sign up for this week's meal pick up for the week of April 6th (note that we will not have meals available on Good Friday, April 10th). https://forms.gle/kTC4nXE8XMUVB1ys6 Stay Safe and Keep Learning Wildcats!!
In an effort to meet the diverse needs this quarantine is creating for our students and families, we are offering a Wildcat P.R.I.D.E. Support phone line. If you need assistance with ANYTHING, please call 309-745-8111. Your call will be returned within 24 hours. Thank you!
An update for all Hensey parents : We are so sorry to inform everyone that due to the current circumstances and the shelter in place order that was extended to April 30th, we will be cancelling the Animal Review for John L. Hensey students this year.
District 50 PTC Spring Fundraiser pickup will take place on a NEW DATE and LOCATION due to the Governor's orders. We will have pickup April 9th 4-6:30 at Ralph's Floors & Fashions at 300 S. Summit. Please make sure you make arrangements to pick up at this time and location.
WIldcat Distance Learning starts today and while we are not there physically, we are still here to help! Please view this short video about how to best prepare your device for easy access to frequently used apps such as: Google Docs, Google Classroom, Gmail, and more! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BgWx6ljhrT6LJ6FGUsCr7bd6AVT04Vy6/view If you think of other How-To Trainings that many parents would benefit from, please let us know!
Happy Tuesday, Wildcats! Manor will be hosting a pick up, Wednesday April 1st from 9-1030am, for 8th graders to pick up graduation orders, track team members to pick up apparel orders, and for those who ordered basketball, volleyball, or cheer pictures. Please use the drop off lane. A staff member will come to your car to see who you are picking up for and then will bring your order to you. Thank you!
Please help us! We recently sent out our new meal sign up form and if you know of any families in our area with children 18 or younger that attend a private school such as St. Pats, please share the link with them as we would love to offer meals to these families as well! Please click the following link to sign up for meal pick up for the week of March 30 https://forms.gle/uEwqPz7iDCp53XuS7 Stay safe Wildcats + Washington!
Let's have a little fun with a Spirit Week! Monday- WILDCAT PRIDE DAY - Proudly wear your blue and gold! Tuesday- TEAM SPIRIT- We are all in this together so wear your favorite jersey, team shirt, or team colors! Wednesday- WHAT ARE YOU READING WEDNESDAY- Take a selfie of you reading a book and ask your parents to post to our facebook page OR dress like your favorite book character! Thursday- ROCKSTAR HAIR DAY- Our students and staff are rockstars! Show us your rockstar style! Friday- LEARNING IS OUR SUPERPOWER- Dress as your favorite superhero or wear a cape!
Hello Wildcats!! I wanted to share with you all that on Monday, 3/30 beginning at 9:30am, some of our staff members will be "parading" through your neighborhoods! We will be honking and waving just to say hello and we miss you all! Please wave at us from your window or porch as we drive by! We will be loosely following our bus 11, 22, 55, and 99 bus routes.
The link to District 50's Wildcat P.R.I.D.E. Distance Learning Plan is below. Please know we are here to support you and your students through these difficult times. #WILDCATFAMILY https://drive.google.com/file/d/18FFs5JnWERqjd81J8CGg5If9ixqPexZx/view?usp=sharing
Good afternoon District 50 Community, We have a bit of an E-Learning Life-Hack for you. District 50 utilizes a variety of Google powered services and therefore, Google Chrome is often the best browser because it houses these services in one location (Google Drive, Classroom, Gmail, etc.). To make things easier for your children, make sure Google Chrome is an available browser on your devices before our Distance Learning kicks off. Here is the link to the browser download: https://www.google.com/chrome/
We hope everyone is staying safe and sound during these trying times. Please click the following link to sign up for meal pick up for the week of March 30 https://forms.gle/uEwqPz7iDCp53XuS7 Stay safe Wildcats!!
Mrs. Hudgens would like for her students to check their school email. She has created Google Classrooms for each of them to be in contact during these uncertain times. If you have any questions or your link does not work, please email her at [email protected]
Zoom Zoom, Round 2! Mr. Sharp is opening some Zoom video sessions with students to say hello. Parents are welcome to see how it's used too. Use the link for your grade level at the time scheduled to say hi. 4th Grade- 10:45 : https://zoom.us/j/569093217 5th Grade- 11:05 : https://zoom.us/j/142185209 6th Grade- 11:25 : https://zoom.us/j/944044485 7th Grade- 11:45 : https://zoom.us/j/269043525 8th Grade- 12:05 : https://zoom.us/j/761320044 See you soon, don't forget that if it is your first time using Zoom, you will need to select that it needs access to Audio and/or Video.
Hey Everyone! Al Capone and Where the Red Fern Grows Work Update- Quiz Day!! Al Capone does my Shirts: Grades 4-6 Chapter 6-10 Quiz!!: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1D1Yy_RbHI0LJzPZO3YcdBPTxUaZEoBh0 Where the Red Fern Grows: Grades 7-8 Chapter 8-12 Quiz!!: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DCOyNpq41_9wJeCUR7TTvfNLUgkBKIkZ
Attention District 50 Families, Due to the Governor’s Executive Order to “Stay-at-Home,” we are informing our community that the playgrounds and playground equipment will now be closed to reduce the spread of any illness until the order is lifted. Signs at both locations will be posted in the coming days about the playground closure to the public. Thank you for your understanding and continued cooperation!
Attention all John L. Hensey 3rd Grade Parents: Report Cards are now available for you to view on Skyward. Please look at PR2 for current grades. If you have any issues accessing skyward, please feel free to email me at [email protected]. Thank you
District 50 teachers are trying to get in contact with all of our parents. If you have not communicated with your child's teacher via email, Bloomz, Dojo, Class Tag, Remind, phone call, etc. please check these communication means. If you have not heard from your child's teacher, please be on the lookout for communication! If you need any assistance with this, please email me at [email protected] Thanks!
Hey Everyone! Al Capone and Where the Red Fern Grows Work Update! Al Capone does my Shirts: Grades 4-6 Listen to Ch. 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7bEtL0epv4 Listen to Ch. 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC71_6CIQ4o Ch 9-10 Activities: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CQiF3KDq7ixTse7Iq7JmJvJCZ3nPm2oE Where the Red Fern Grows: Grades 7-8 Listen to Ch. 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElyKLpR-s0E Listen to Ch. 11-12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZih-hgHnyM Ch. 11-12 Activity (no hwk for 10): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1D5fPLZGvcDpjqOdd2d5rF7cNzByUheNZ
District 50 Parent(s) & Guardian(s), As situations continue to develop, please add an occasional email check into your daily routine as information, grades, or teacher emails may be sent in the coming days and week. Thank you!
Attention Beverly Manor Parent(s)/Guardian(s), Due to current circumstances, we will be making all report cards for grades 4-8 available via Skyward instead of mailing them home. We will actually use this policy moving forward so that parents have quick access to report cards regardless of sickness, school closures, etc. The 3rd Quarter report cards will be available on Skyward Friday, March 19th by 3:00 pm or sooner. If you need your login, please email [email protected] or [email protected] for password access. We also have some great news to announce as well! Beverly Manor has 239 out of 388 students on the Honor or Merit Roll! That is 62% of our students. Nice job, Wildcats! *If you are in need of a paper copy of the report card, please email [email protected] or [email protected]. Thank you!
We want to make families aware Comcast is offering free WIFI for the next 60 days. This initiative is called Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone. You you do not need to be a Comcast customer to take advantage of this offer. For access, go to your WiFi settings and select the “xfinitywifi” network from the list of available hotspots and launch the browser. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.
Hey everyone, Hop up and dance or sing along with some of our music therapy from Courtney Genard that works with our students at Hensey! https://youtu.be/8gueefyJAPo
Hey Wildcats! I know you may dread to hear this sometimes, but it is quiz day!!! Find the links below to take a comprehension quiz for the story you are reading to check your progress. I'll post the answers on Friday! Al Capone does my Shirts Ch. 1-5 Quiz: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CIZbCt7kibt7lnpTg7awllutJwnffLP4 Where the Red Fern Grows Ch. 5-7 Quiz: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CMl70Go0iYILrKs5763vbtnURD_sKbi8
Hey Students! Keep reading one (or both) of our stories and completing the learning activities for a prize! Feel free to email your work to me as you go! Let's jump into the next set of chapters! Al Capone does my Shirts: Grades 4-6 Listen to Ch. 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_K2W42zOSo Listen to Ch. 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOzTfn4uVxg Ch 7-8 Activities: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C1Ds-XkHU-XdhYR1vVWE0GwOCaCAFboU Where the Red Fern Grows: Grades 7-8 Listen to Ch. 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ3o9BSg2I8&t=59s Listen to Ch. 8 & 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJzhCdlb-lw Ch. 7 Activity (no hwk for 8 or 9): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BrylcaM5fMU_gnw1HY1pLiudSJZsvpzD Tomorrow we don't have any reading, but I have some quizzes to test your understanding!! Keep an eye out for my post.
This is The Voiiccceeee (A D50 Parody) Is these uncertain times we do not know if we will still start our IAR testing on April 6th, but a deserving crew of students, future songwriter, and terrible singing staff member are proud to present this years IAR incentive and hype song! Here’s what we have in store: https://drive.google.com/a/d50schools.com/file/d/1MhWLO4zYzsw1VKxL7b_0UXuT6vlcI7--/view?usp=drivesdk Thank you to the media team and Tahlia Barr! I cannot wait to start waving at students on the front steps again. District 50 misses you!
E-Learning Overview & Opportunities, Please read District 50's E-Learning Overview -https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BOLrSlTunyL7_rZeR1UCyIiLAlWqoQpt Please view the D50 Choice Board Activities for grades Kindergarten - Eighth: -https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_sBK8YehK_p6aGiLb6WnIVL_F1JVaDci
Unfortunately the Kindergarten Pre-Registration for Tomorrow, Wednesday March 18th has been cancelled due to the Government shutdown. We are sorry for this inconvenience and as soon as we are aware of another date we will share this information with you.
Just a reminder - please drop off all spring pastry fundraiser orders to Ralph's Floors and Fashions right by the Plaza until 7:00 p.m. tonight! We will turn in all orders for delivery to still arrive April 6th. Thank you!
Hopefully you are enjoying your reading so far! Here are the next chapters! Links to audiobooks and reading questions for Chapters 5 & 6 are shown below. Receive a prize if you continue to write your answers on a sheet of scratch paper and turn them in when we return (or type and email them to Mr. Sharp as you go if you so choose). Grades 4-6: Al Capone Does My Shirts Listen to Chapter 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTGYWxDyyZE&t=5s Listen to Chapter 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39X6RuV8Jgo Ch. 5-6 Activity: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BsND-Z6iaIjY84enaKSqkFoOHqGngkQ0 Grades 7-8: Where the Red Fern Grows Listen to Ch 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtIWtFgVdJI Listen to Ch 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ3o9BSg2I8&list=PLl9tN5ZzGGQGAXopWUm2xhsjwpUbIgUjo&index=4 *also has Ch. 7 included Ch. 5-6 Questions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1B_fhVVDhM-mTOpCvFZvo4EHtgpULUtjN
Who doesn't love being read to? I know my son does! Check out this website for some amazing read alouds! https://www.storylineonline.net/
Snackpacs have officially arrived at District 50! The Snackpacs are currently at Beverly Manor and we are so grateful for everything that these wonderful volunteers have done to provide an abundance of food for our students. Here are the next steps: -If your child was signed up for a Snackpac, please meet Mr. Sharp, Mrs. Hudgens, and other volunteers in the Beverly Manor bus lane to collect their curbside Snackpac between 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm today. We won't be on rollerskates, so we should be quick!
Attention District 50 Community! In an effort to stay true to our mission to Protect, Respect, Inspire, and Develop Every Student, please review the following information. For those families requesting meals during the school closure experience we ask that you complete the form below in order to plan and prepare the meals. There will be 2 pick-up points (indicated on the form with maps). Please sign up with the link below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFZijWBZMOiOegcxseIxXZPcrh4pz17oRO0hOT-ZRmhlTraA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Reminder that District 50 Schools are closed this week. Did you enjoy Chapters 1 & 2 of Al Capone Does My Shirts or the classic Where the Red Fern Grows yet? If you haven't scroll to our earlier post and check out the first two chapters and attached reading activities. Remember that there is no obligation, but Mr. Sharp would just like to offer up some fun reading for students and their families to read-aloud during our closure. Enjoy! Links to audiobooks and reading questions for Chapters 3 & 4 are shown below. Receive a prize if you continue to write your answers on a sheet of scratch paper and turn them in when we return (or type and email them to Mr. Sharp as you go if you so choose). Grades 4-6: Al Capone Does My Shirts Listen to Chapter 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKr-CXu5DxQ Listen to Chapter 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffsKvihGkSs Ch. 3-4 Activity: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1B2gzhwUaIz4xzf_j9burD8XkQNpM7nBe Grades 7-8: Where the Red Fern Grows Listen to Ch 3-4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGNtGNUL5XM Ch. 3-4 Questions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Aq6glVnWnXPspbZq1mhhyvmFteR9d293
District 50 PTC wants to ask everyone to turn in your spring pastry fundraiser orders to Ralph's Floors & Fashions Monday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. All orders will be turned in so we can keep our delivery date of 4/6. Also, we regret to inform that Animal Review is postponed for now.
Lots of factors keeping us stuck in our coops, including the addition of snow, over the next few weeks. Don't forget to keep those minds sharp with some reading. Mr. Sharp would like to offer grades 4-8 a read-aloud activity for those interested, no obligations! Links to audiobooks and reading questions will be provided throughout the next week. Receive a prize if you write your answers on a sheet of scratch paper and turn them in when we return (or type and email if you so choose). Grades 4-6 should try out the novel: Al Capone Does My Shirts Listen to: Chapter 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYV9Xb5Al5w&t=1s Chapter 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfsVqCLrITQ Ch. 1-2 Questions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ALvrvzwg7kgdvJ2BIoA_2Nf6Bhd4HYux Grades 7-8 should try out the novel: Where the Red Fern Grows Listen to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BCUYLcgbk4 Ch. 1-2 Questions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AVLaCca_akHzkGhIHryTHz2Q6tXf84ew
Attention District 50 Parent(s), Guardian(s), Students, and Staff, Washington District 50 Schools will be closed on Monday, March 16th, 2020 due to the governor's message about closures on Tuesday, March, 17th. In addition, Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced that all schools in Illinois are to close beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Pritzker stated that these schools will be closed to students from Tuesday through March 30, 2020, due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Students will return on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, when schools reopen. As always safety of our students and staff is a priority.
HENSEY PARENTS: We are currently experiencing phone issues. If you have an attendance call or need to get ahold of up please email Lee Ann at [email protected]. Sorry for the inconvenience and we hope to have this fixed soon.
Just a reminder, there is a Parent Teacher Club meeting tonight in the Hensey library starting at 6:30. Stop by and hear about our remaining events for the year. There will be free babysitting provided. We hope to see you there!
Kids Got Talent - 2020 Auditions If you've got a talent to showcase then you should click the link below and secure an audition for the Kids Got Talent Competition at this year's Good Neighbor Days. Check out the additional info and get signed up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448aeae2fa6fa7-kids
High Praise for our March Students of the Month! Check these kids out! Landen Dozard: He is respectful, kind, and a leader. Troy Cline: Troy's behavior has improved dramatically as has his grades in class. His attitude has improved as well. Hudson Heyder: Hudson is always cooperative, responsible and respectful. He works hard and always takes advantage of opportunities to improve and grow. Jordain Reardon: Jordain is consistently following classroom expectations. She stays on task and completes any work given to her promptly. She is a great leader in 7th grade. Maddie Irons: She is an example of the Wildcat Pledge in action. She goes above and beyond to help either myself or her classmates out. She looks to help and does not have to be told to help. She has really been a source of positiveness in the classroom. Taylor Stone: Taylor is an absolute joy to have in class. Her love for all of the academic subjects (especially math and writing) is contagious. She inspires me as a teacher to challenge my students to their highest ability. She craves to learn concepts well beyond her grade level. She even spends her free time asking for enrichment and to develop her writing piece (which has over 10,000 words!) Taylor is new to Beverly Manor this year, but you would never know it. She is a friend to many because of her trustworthiness and compassion. Taylor drives classroom discussions by posing thought-provoking questions and challenging us to think deeper. Go Taylor! Leigha Hunt: Leigha is a respectful, kind, and hard working student. She is not afraid to ask for help when she needs it. She is kind and inclusive to her friends. She is always willing to help me in the classroom whenever I may need it! Phoenix Tisdale: Phoenix is an exemplary student, friend, and person. He puts 100% into everything that he does and demonstrates all of the qualities we need in our world! Kevan Ingold: Kevan is always asking for ways to help around the classroom. Kevan has a great attitude and comes to school ready to learn each day! Kevan has straight A's and is excelling in his school work. Nick Jones: Nick is such a caring and sweet individual. He is always trying his best on his school work and has made great improvements on his STAR reading and math scores. Nick is rapidly improving in math and is a great participant in everyday lessons! He always comes to school with a positive attitude and is curious about many different topics we are covering in class.
Track apparel order! TheTeamworks track store is now open but only through Thursday! Click the link to order https://district50track.itemorder.com/sale
Have you signed up for our next Healthy Minds, Heathy Neighborhoods Event yet! Come join us for food and connecting our school and community to support our kids. Sign up for the event with the attached link! This event is free to anyone in the central IL area. https://forms.gle/rXYab4SnernoP5CYA
Beverly Manor Students: Have you ever dreamed of hitting your teacher in the face with a pie? Do you like to eat pizza, especially FREE pizza? Do you like to raise money for a great cause? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then don’t forget that Penny Wars Week 2 begins tomorrow! Make sure to bring pennies and dollars for your grade level and silver coins for your enemies. The grade level with the highest amount at the end wins a free pizza party and the opportunity to pie some lucky teachers in the face!
Please know the health and safety of our students and staff remains our top priority. We have been actively monitoring the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19). To date there are no reports of cases involving Coronavirus disease COVID-19 in our area. A fifth case of Coronavirus COVID-19 has been confirmed in Illinois and all individuals infected are from in or around Chicago. Since late January, our Regional Office of Education has been working to ensure timely and accurate information is provided to the districts they serve related to Coronavirus (Covid-19). As a result, they have created a Google Drive Folder to provide school superintendents with up-to-date information to assist them in making informed decisions for their respective districts (we have been receiving daily updates since this started). Also, starting next week (March 9th), they will be on a weekly call with the Tazewell County Health Department to remain informed of this ever-evolving situation and pass along updates to us. In addition, on March 12th the Regional Office of Education #53 and Public Health Administrators will host an informational meeting on Covid-19/Coronavirus for local school district administrators. We are grateful to our parents for promoting healthy habits at home with their children. Please keep reminding your children of these: (1) Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. (2) Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. (3) Avoid close contact with people who are sick. (4) Stay home when you are sick. (5) Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. (6) Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. We wish you all the best!
Good afternoon! Our first week of Penny Wars results are in and we have had quite a successful week! The following is the leaderboard for the end of the first week! Remember, pennies and dollars are positive and silver coins count as negative! 1st Place- 6th Grade (74.45) 2nd Place- 4th Grade ($0.48) 3rd Place- 5th Grade ($-3.63) 4th Place- 8th Grade ($-6.26) 5th Place- 7th Grade ($-8.30) Which grade level will get to pie the teachers in the face and win a delicious pizza party? We will find out in two weeks!
Just a reminder we are in the middle of our Spring pastries fundraiser. All orders are due by Monday, March 16th, so keep up the great work! You can earn some fun prizes for the items you sell, and you are doing a lot to help our district and schools. Thank you for your support.
WASHINGTON, ILLINOIS March 6, 2020 PRESS RELEASE On March 5, 2020 a notebook containing a handwritten list of several pupils created by a Beverly Manor School student that threatened “revenge” against those on the list was turned in to Beverly Manor School administration. Upon learning about the list, administrators immediately commenced an investigation which included involvement of law enforcement. Based on our investigation, we were able to identify the student responsible, speak with the student at some length, and conclude that the student did not intend to carry out any threat. Nevertheless, such threats are not tolerated and appropriate steps are being taken to hold the responsible student accountable. Parents of students on the list were contacted by administration to inform them of the matter.
Correction!! I am usually in the mood to tell everyone what IS happening and not what isn't! The information about Whole Life Solutions counseling is corrected below...It is NOW being offered! My sincere apologies. Good morning, Whole Life Solutions counseling is now offering two free groups focusing on body image support and a teen support group for anxiety and depression. Both groups are free for any interested students within the age band of 11-16 for the self-image group and 14-18 for the depression and anxiety. Please check out the flyers attached if you are interested and contact [email protected] for more information.
WCHS 6th-8th grade clinic and K-5 pantherette clinics: 3/14/2020 6-8th grade arrive at 9:00am, K-5 arrive between 9:15-9:30am at WCHS. $25 Registration fee includes a tshirt, snack, group picture, and 2 showcase tickets for 3/15/2020 show at Five Points! Flyers available!
Just a reminder that even though Monday, March 2nd is Casimir Pulaski Day, we are STILL IN session and all students will be in attendance! (Please ignore that date in student planners as it was an adjustment after they were printed).
Parents: A new Tik Tok challenge has surfaced and it is a dangerous one. Please know that while we have not had any issues with this at Manor at this time, we would appreciate you having a conversation with your student about the danger of the Outlet Challenge. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/videos/authorities-warn-of-new-tiktok-outlet-challenge-among-teens/vi-BBZnM1D
The track meeting was held today during advisory, instead of tomorrow after school. If your student was absent/not able to attend today, please have him/her see Mr Maxwell for the informational handout. Any questions, please contact Mr Maxwell. Thank you!
Pantherette Dance Clinic - The Pantherettes Dance Clinic is on Saturday, March 14th and the Pantherettes are excited to meet and work with any interested dancers. If you child is interested please have them come pick up a form from the main office and/or let their teacher know.
District 50 schools is accepting applications for the position of Head Cook for the 2020-2021 school year. Previous kitchen experience preferred. Applications can be picked up from the Superintendent's office at: District 50 Schools 304 E Almond Dr Washington, IL 61571 Interested applicants can also submit a letter of interest and resume to [email protected].
Reminder that tomorrow is picture day for volleyball and 6th grade bb. Students may bring in completed order forms or order online when photo proofs are received and sent home. Also, there is a 6th grade home bb game tomorrow night! Come out at 5:00pm and cheer on the team!
Hope everyone is enjoying the day! All extracurricular events and practices are cancelled for today. For those interested, the track informational meeting will be held on Friday (2/28) afterschool. Students must have current sports physicals on file to participate in track.
Due to the weather, school has been cancelled for today, Wednesday February 26th. Stay warm and safe today.
Courtney Genard is a board certified music therapist who has been providing weekly music therapy services for our early childhood and kindergarten students. This summer she will be providing music therapy at Leap Into Learning and is hoping to grow her business, Note By Note Music Therapy, by offering services to students who may need additional educational, behavioral, emotional or social assistance through the use of music. If you would like more information about Note By Note Music Therapy services or Music Therapy in general, please contact Courtney by using the attached information.
Lifetouch will be at Manor on Thursday, Feb 27 to take Volleyball and 6th grade Basketball pictures. If your student has not brought home an order form, they can stop in the office and ask the secretaries for one. Please make sure uniforms are at school Thursday morning.
8th grade night for Volleyball tonight! Come on out and celebrate our 8th graders! 8th graders will be recognized between the 7th and 8th grade games. 7th grade game starts at 4:30pm!
Mr. Sharp came for a visit to volleyball practice today! The girls asked if we could disguise him and make an addition to the roster. Great way to end practice on a Friday!
Just a reminder, there is a Parent Teacher Club meeting this evening in the John L. Hensey library at 6:30 p.m. There will be free babysitting provided in the gym. We hope to see you there!
Just a reminder for 8th grade parents- Tonight is orientation at WCHS. Please plan for you and your child to attend. The event is from 6-9pm. 8th grade will play the first VB game tonight at Metamora so parents can take their student from the game and head to the HS.
January Students of the Month @ Beverly Manor We are excited to announce our star students from January and their nomination reasons. I hope they enjoyed their candy bars! Emma Linn: Emma is a polite, respectful, organized, and responsible young woman. She will do anything for anyone. It is rare for an 8th grader to put aside any "social norms" and help any student who needs it. Elijah Eckart: Elijah is a kind, responsible student. He is very respectful to all staff and peers. He is attentive in class, helpful to his classmates, cheerful, and polite to teachers and staff members! Landin Ruff: All three teachers agree that he is a good choice. He is quiet and respectful, gets his work done, and is an ideal student. Jordan Phegley: Jordan is consistently following the classroom. She always does the right thing and is a constant helper in the classroom. Connor Wiese: He has great academic standing and shows model student qualities. Pierce Bernius: Pierce is new to Beverly Manor this year, and he has absolutely rocked 6th grade. Pierce works extremely hard every school day. His star test scores have skyrocketed, and his class grades reflect his dedication to his school work. Pierce asks for help when he needs it, always makes sure no one is left out, and asks for extra practice materials to take home. Even though the flu tried to get Pierce down, he won't let it! He stayed on top of all his school work and even did extra. Pierce makes me so proud to be his teacher! Julia Johnson: Julia is a very hard-working student who always gives 100%. She is the first to volunteer to help other students and the teacher no matter what that work may entail. She is a true leader to her peers and those around her. Julia always makes responsible decisions to better herself and her classmates. Austin McCoy: Austin is really good at staying focused on his school work and getting it done in a timely manner. He is always responsible and stays on top of making sure he always has everything turned in and it is his best work. He is always willing to help me out around the classroom and always is in a positive mood. He gets along with his peers well and doesn't have behavior issues with anyone. I know I can always count on him for being a good example for other students to follow. Rian McKinney: Rian is the sweetest, most helpful girl. She is always asking if she can do anything for me in the classroom. She is kind to everyone and gives her best effort on her work. Rylee Tisdale: Rylee is a hard worker and a very responsible student. She is a friend to all and always has a positive attitude!
It’s 8th grade night for the wrestling team! Come on out to WCHS to cheer them on at 5:00! Student recognition at 4:50.
Good morning Beverly Manor Guardians, Don’t forget that parents must use the drop off lane in the morning and pick up lane in the afternoon. There is no thru traffic (short cut drop off) from 7:30-8:05. During pick up, kids should meet you in the pick up lane away from the bus pick up. Traffic jams aren’t fun, but kids are our priority so safety trumps short cuts. Thank you!
Congratulations to the Central Trojans! The Wildcats wish you the best of luck as your 7th grade team competes for 3rd place in state and your 8th grade team prepares for state as well. Good luck and go Washington!
Good afternoon District 50 Community, We strive to make safety a top priority and due to the decreasing temperatures and wind chills set to be as low as -6 degrees this evening, we will be canceling our extracurricular activities (volleyball's away game and the 5th-6th home basketball game) We understand the frustration as kids are practicing so hard, but we appreciate your understanding in promoting safety. Thank you and stay warm!
ATTENTION 8th Grade Parents!!!!!! Thursday, February 20th is 8th grade orientation night at WCHS from 6pm-9pm. Please make sure to attend this with your student.
Just a reminder...Manor shuttle bus riders are not allowed to enter the building at Hensey before 7:30 in the mornings. There is no one to supervise students before that time. Latchkey students are allowed to enter but must report to the latchkey room.
Good morning District 50! We ARE in session today so please don't forget to drive carefully and dress warm for this chilly day as temperatures will be higher this morning than in the afternoon. See you soon!
Student Helpers - On a daily basis during the month of February we are focusing in on our Will of a Wildcat pillar of citizenship. Several of our students at our Wildcat Store bought the opportunity to work with our maintenance staff to help keep our building tidy and clean. It is great seeing such young wildcats take great pride in their school and community.
JOHN L. HENSEY PARENTS - Reminder: Spring pictures will be tomorrow Thursday, February 13th. Please dress your child accordingly. Thank you in advance!!
Updates: Parent -Teacher conferences are still going ahead as planned this afternoon. Detention has been cancelled. Student council will still be sorting flowers right after school.
All afterschool and evening activities are cancelled for today, 2/12/2020, due to impending weather. Please stay safe and warm!
JOHN L. HENSEY PARENTS - Spring Pictures will be Thursday, February 13th. Everyone's picture will be taken this day.
Monkey Joe's Field Trip - Mr. Zaiser and Mrs. Stewart are extremely overjoyed with how every Wildcat at the field trip showed so much citizenship today at Monkey Joe's. We had lots of parents tell us how well behaved they were and so helpful to their children. We love that they are willing to help little kids in need. Unfortunately, not every student was able to bring money for games but every student that did bring money split up their tickets and every student could bring home a prize. WAY TO GO WILDCATS!!!!
Tonight's the Night! Participants of the Wildcat Wonders Talent Show will take the stage at Connect Church beginning at 6:00pm. A bus will be available for Manor students who wish to attend the talent show. The bus will leave the circle drive at Manor at 5:15pm sharp.
Attention Boys 6-8th basketball team members, The WCHS Boys Basketball team will be playing Dunlap this Friday night at 7:00 PM. The boys basketball program is excited to honor the Washington junior high boys basketball players. All of the junior high basketball players can arrive by 6:30 PM. The teams will have free admission to the game, given a tour of the locker room, a look at the pregame scouting report, and will be honored just prior to the varsity game. #washingtonbasketballunited If you are interested, head on out for a look at where you can compete in the next few years!
Monday, February 10 is the last day for 8th graders to submit a baby picture for yearbook! Please email Miss Darrow at: [email protected] if you have any questions!
Parents please be advised that the wrestling team will NOT be traveling to Coal City this evening to complete. Student safety is our top priority and with uncertainty of road conditions/weather with the distance to be travelled, we will not be making the drive.
Kindergarten Parents - please remember to return your surveys and permission slips to Ms. Fleming. Thanks!!
8th grade parents: The high school schedule form that your child received on January 24th is due tomorrow. If you have the form at home, even if it is not completed, please sign it and send it to school with your child today. If you don’t have it, don’t worry. Mrs Miller has extra copies and will be meeting with all students today who have not submitted their form to complete it. A copy of the completed form will be given to your student to bring home. Mrs Miller will be taking all student forms to the high school. Any questions, please call or email Mrs Miller. Thank you!
Attention District 50 Community, Safety is always of high importance for our staff and students. Therefore, with the weather forecast and conditions, all after school activities are cancelled tonight. Thank you and stay safe!
Tonight’s volleyball game vs St Pat’s has been cancelled due to the weather. Wrestling practice is also cancelled.
The Annual Wildcat Wonders event is quickly approaching! What are you doing this Friday, February 7th from 6:00-8:00 pm? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E_lVQYnMpmeCtn91L-p1EabBS86EDgXC/view?usp=sharing
Our 6th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance will be on Friday, February 14th 6:00-9:00 p.m. You can pre-register and pre-pay by turning in your form to the school office by 2/11/2020. The evening includes DJ, snacks and one photo. If you have any questions, call your school office.
Join us for this great two part event on Social & Emotional Skill Building! We are excited to host another Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods Event at Beverly Manor and welcome all of our community in. Please consider signing up with the following link: http://bit.ly/D50HMHNEvent WHO: Parents, grandparents, caregivers or neighborhood champions are all welcome. WHAT: Learn how to help children build their social awareness! WHEN: Thurs. Apr. 23rd and Apr. 30th from 5:00 - 7:30 pm at Beverly Manor School. HOW: Register by April 6th by calling (309)745-3921 or sign up online
Parents of 8th grade students- Just a reminder that a parent meeting will be held tonight at WCHS at 7:00pm for current 8th grade students. You should take with you the white sheet from the packet your student was given last Friday. Students do not need to attend tonight.
Attention volleyball players and parents! There will be practice tomorrow from 4:15-6:15PM. Any questions, contact coaches. Thank you!
John L. Hensey will be holding our Kindergarten Pre- Registration on the following dates. Tuesday, February 11th – 4pm - 7pm Wednesday, February 12th - 9am - 3pm Thursday, February 13th - 9am - 3pm The Pre-registration will be held at John L. Hensey in the school office. Please be sure to bring a copy of your child’s certified Birth Certificate and proof of residency. We will also set up an appointment for the kindergarten screening. For any questions please call 309-745-3625.
Volleyball at WMS tonight! Start time bumped to 4:35pm! Go Wildcats!!
Manor parents-Mrs Miller is looking for a couple parents to participate on this year's handbook committee. The first meeting is tomorrow, 1/29 from 2:10-3:10pm. There will be at least 2 additional meetings in the next couple weeks. If interested, email [email protected]
ALL HENSEY PARENTS: We are asking that all parents complete the survey below for us. This helps the school know of any areas that need any improvements. Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ Thank you in advance for your participation.
Dear Washington District 50 Staff Members and Parents, The safety of students and staff is our top priority. We are writing to inform you that we have been notified that a student at Beverly Manor School recently tested positive for Parvovirus B19. Administration contacted the Tazewell County Health Department and they recommended we pass along the information listed below to staff members and parents. (1) Parvovirus B19 commonly causes fifth disease and is not a reportable infectious disease. (2) Symptoms usually show up as a mild rash illness in children. Adults can also get infected with parvovirus B19 resulting in fifth disease too. Less common symptoms include painful or swollen joints, which is more common in adults. About two out of 10 people who get infected with the virus will have no symptoms. (3) The incubation period is 14 days, so parents should monitor their children for up to two weeks to see if they display any of the above listed symptoms. Based on information that the school has received from the family, we believe this particular child would have been able to transmit the virus sometime between December 30, 2019 and January 12, 2020, some of which would have been during winter break. Transmission is no longer an issue for this particular child. (4) Parvovirus B19 spreads, similar to a cold, when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can also spread through blood or blood products. A pregnant woman who is infected with parvovirus B19 can pass the virus to her baby. Any pregnant woman who may have been exposed should contact their obstetrician or health care provider as soon as possible. (5) There is no vaccine or medicine that can prevent parvovirus B19 infection. You can reduce your chances of being infected or infecting others by (a) washing your hands often with soap and water, (b) covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, (c) not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, (d) avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and (e) staying home when you are sick. (6) The Tazewell County Health Department said to refer staff and parents to the CDC’s website for detailed information concerning Parvovirus B19 and Fifth Disease via the following link. https://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusb19/about-parvovirus.html Again, the safety of students and staff is our top priority. If you have additional questions, you may contact me at (309) 745-8914 or the Tazewell County Health Department at (309) 925-5511. Sincerely, Chad Allaman, Superintendent
Bus times for events on Saturday, January 25: 6:00AM Bus @ Hensey for Wrestling team to Bloomington Jr High 10:30am @ Manor for 7th grade basketball regional game at Washington Central
I have been informed that the issues we were again having with online payments has been resolved. You should be able to make food service payments once again. Please let us know if you still encounter any issues.
8th grade night for boys basketball and cheer is tomorrow night! Students will be introduced between games! Come on out and cheer on our Wildcats as they take on WMS at 4:30pm!
Just a gentle reminder to our 8th-grade students and parents: Your Josten's order forms are due tomorrow (Wednesday) morning between 7:45-8:05 in the gym.
Evening activity update: 6th grade basketball tryouts will go on as scheduled today from 3-400pm. (NOTE TIME CHANGE) ALL other evening activities are cancelled including wrestling practice and the 7th grade volleyball trny at St Pat's. Tomorrow's activities are still on as planned.
Just a reminder, there's a D50 Parent Teacher Club meeting this evening, in the library at John L. Hensey beginning at 6:30. We'll be talking about many exciting events coming up for the rest of the school year. Free babysitting will be provided, we hope to see you there!
Just a reminder that tryouts for the 6th grade basketball team will be held on Friday starting at 3:00pm. All 5th and 6th graders are eligible to try out. As with all school sports, per IESA rules, athletes must have a current sports physical on file with the nurse prior to tryouts.
Cheerleading- Preorders for State cheer apparel are available through this site. Orders accepted through Jan 19! https://iesacheer.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true
Wrestling fans! We now have a team store open for wrestling apparel. Use this link to order https://washington-2020.itemorder.com/sale The store is only open through 1/23.
The volleyball team apparel store is back open but only through January 16th! https://d50-volleyball-2020.itemorder.com/sale
Volleyball players, the bus for the St. Pat's tournament will be leaving at 4:00PM on Friday (1/17) and 9:00AM on Saturday (1/18). All players are expected to attend both days unless excused.
ATTENTION HENSEY PARENTS: Please click on the following link to take the Illinois 5 Essentials survey for parents. As a school district we use this information to help guide us in areas we may need to improve. Thank you in advance for your help in making District 50 a "Great Place for Great Kids!!" http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Miss Carrabotta's first graders have created a list of survey questions! Please consider taking survey and share the link! Last year, they had 15,293 responses! They're trying to beat that huge total! Thanks for your help! https://forms.gle/uEwEWKTxjsVrSyhM9
TIME CHANGE for BOYS BASKETBALL TONIGHT- The game at St Pat's will begin at 5:30pm, not 4:30pm as previously scheduled.
Good morning D50 Community, Calling all artists and creative minds! Please take a look at this unique opportunity from Google. They are hosting a Doodle for Google event with the theme of "I show kindness by..." and are inviting students to be creative and show ways that they can be kind. The contest opened Jan. 6th and goes through March 13, 2020. 54 students will be named winners from their state and five finalists will be flown to Google's headquarters where 4 will win a $5,000 scholarship and one student will win a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 Google for Education tech package for their school, and have their artwork placed on Google's homepage for a day. We have some spectacular artists and this would be a great way to have some family fun in brainstorming an idea and have the possibility of major rewards! Let the creativity fly and show kindness!
Good morning D50 Families & Staff, Whether it is Gas, Donuts, Pizza, Mid-Day Treats, or Odds & Ends we often find ourselves stopping at Casey's. Well here is a chance to do you routine shopping and put money right back into our schools! Sign up for rewards at Casey's and have your points work toward helping out our kids! Visit https://www.caseys.com/schools to learn more.
We have been informed that the issues with online payments has been resolved. You should be able to pay fees and make deposits into lunch accounts once again. Let us know if there are still any issues though.
An issue with online payments has been discovered. Support has been notified and are working on the issue. Currently you may be unable to use the service to pay fees and deposit money into your student's lunch account. We will notify you again once the issue has been resolved.
Great weekend for the wrestling team! Yesterday finished 1st out of 8 teams at the Dawson Duals in Lincoln. Today they brought home a 3rd place trophy out of 22 teams at the Bloomington Invitational! This team is off to a great start!!
We wish each of you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Thank you parents, grandarents and guardians for all you do to support our schools. Also, we pass along our thanks and appreciation to those who have served, or have loved ones currently serving in the armed forces.
ALL MANOR LOST AND FOUND ITEMS WILL BE DONATED FRIDAY DECEMBER 20th. IF YOUR STUDENT IS MISSING ANYTHING, PLEASE HAVE THEM CLAIM THEIR MISSING ITEMS BEFORE FRIDAY.
REMINDER: If you ordered D50 Spirit Wear from the PTC, the pick up will be Wednesday, December 18th in the Beverly Manor Commons from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Thank you for your continued support!
Reminder: Volleyball tryouts are FRIDAY (12/13) from 3-5PM. Make sure your sports physical is turned in by tryouts on Friday. Any questions, please see Coach Jewell or Coach Clarke **The team will be posted on the front doors Friday evening.**
Just a reminder that volleyball tryouts will be held on Friday from 3-5pm! Make sure your child has a current sports physical on file prior to tryouts! The teamwork’s store will remain open through December 18 for those interested in ordering.
Just a reminder that the choir concert is tomorrow, December 11th, at 6:30pm. Your child needs to be in the choir room by 6:00pm in order to have enough time to warm up and be ready for the concert. Doors will open at 5:50pm. 5th graders will be wearing all black clothing, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will wear black pants or skirt and their music polo. Students have to stay for the entirety of the concert to support their fellow wildcats! We are looking forward to seeing you there! Miss Clark
Beverly Manor's November Students of the Month! We are proud to announce the November Students of the Month. Read on for the praise that each received when being nominated! Olivia Taylor: Olivia is always willing to help a teacher or student. She is a hard worker and strives to do her very best. Ashton Dawson: As a rule, Ashton follows directions, completes work on time, is always respectful of staff and other students, and is a great role model for his classmates. Jake VanQuakebeke: Very helpful and respectful. Always willing to help and extra caring towards teachers and students. He is a 100%-er always. Mia Schaub: Mia is continuously giving 100% on every task and assignment. She is always respectful to everyone that comes in contact with her. Mia helps other students when they are struggling. and is such a pleasure to have in the classroom. Taylor Duncan: I recently had a student out for quite some time. When the student came back, Taylor went out of her way to help the student catch up with her work. She is a hard worker and helps out in the classroom without being asked. Audrey Taylor:Audrey comes to class every day ready to do her best work. She is constantly focused on her learning tasks. Audrey is a respectful and responsible student. Our class can count on her to help those who need it. Audrey successfully juggles cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, and her class work. Audrey asks for challenges in her studies and she is even challenging herself with some high school algebra! Way to go, Audrey! Micaiah Seidl: He continues to support peers in class, has a positive attitude, and is always willing to help Kylie Bowman: Kylie is always a great helper around the classroom. She is always a great friend to her peers, participates in classroom discussions, and is willing to do whatever I ask of her. Her classmates look up to her for advice and help on their work and goes above and beyond with her own work. She is always positive and a great addition to my classroom. Eli Sellers: Eli has been extremely helpful to me in class. He helps with anything he is asked. He treats his classmates with respect when playing (hi fiving, etc.) Temanu Isaia: Temanu has made huge gains in math this year! She is performing well on all of her tests and quizzes. She also qualified for Merit Roll for Q1!! Temanu shows kindness and respect to all of her classmates and offers to assist others when they are struggling with something. Each morning Temanu greets me with a smile and a hug ready to start her day!
John L. Henseys Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the fight against childhood cancer has ended and we did great!! Our total raised was $2152.15. Great job to everyone that participated. The winning class that will receive a complimentary lunch from Olive Garden was Mrs. Swearingen's class with a grand total $353.81. Thank you to all that donated change to us to support such a great cause.
Don't forget the easiest fundraiser around and shop on the Shutterfly D50 Storefront for your seasonal photos. No need to donate money or buy anything you may not need. SImply go through our storefront http://d50wildcats.shutterflystorefront.com/ and order your holiday or school photos and Shutterfly will deposit money in our fundraiser. We earned our first deposit already!
Several students in Ms. Houlahan's 6th grade helped in a community service project by visiting our high traffic library and doing some tidying up for Mrs. Burmeister. It was great to see them lending a hand and donating some of their time for a good cause! Several of them wrote about their experience and how to help in other ways. Check it out below: I cleaned the library by cleaning the chairs and tables, dusting the book shelves and air vents. I felt great when I was done cleaning the library. I can help others by helping them in work, helping them by wrapping gifts, help them with something that they don’t know or don’t know it yet, help them if they are stuck on something, I can help them on anything if I know how to do it. By cleaning the house I am helping my mom and dad. --- What I did to help clean the library: I dusted and I did the lint roller, cleaned the tables and chairs. How I felt after I cleaned the library: I felt calm and happy. What other things I can do to help other people: I can help my parents, by being nice and help clean and giving them a gift. --- What I did to help clean the library: I cleaned the chairs,vents and dusted. How I felt after I cleaned the library: I felt good and proud of myself. What other things I can do to help other people: I can do the same thing I did in the library and more like, clean the windows when I’m at home, I can clean the wood in the house, I can clean my room and feed my pets. When I clean my house I help my mom. --- To clean the library I did the lint roller, Cleaned tables, cleaned chairs, and I also dusted shelves. After I cleaned the Library It felt Good helping someone That needed help cleaning. I can help more people, like my mom, to clean the house.
Attention Parents: We can still use some volunteer help for Breakfast with Santa this Saturday. You don't have to volunteer for the whole event, you can even break up and work 8-9:30 or 9:30-11. Please contact PTC to volunteer [email protected] Thank you for your continued support
Order date changed! Online ordering available through 12/18! Teamworks basketball and volleyball apparel store is now open. Online ordering will be available through 12/18/19. https://d50-bbvb-19.itemorder.com/sale
Volleyball tryout correction- tryouts will be held Friday, Dec 13th from 3-5pm. (Not Tuesday the 10th as previously posted)
Don't forget our annual Breakfast with Santa is this Saturday at John L. Hensey from 8-11 a.m. $5 for adults, $3 for students for all you can eat breakfast. You can shop in our Santa shop, and even visit with Santa. If you would like to volunteer, please contact PTC!
Thank you to everyone who made our 2nd Annual Angel Tree a success! Please remember the gifts are due on Monday, December 9th! If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Allen at 309.745.3625 or Mrs. Hudgens at 309.745.3921
8th grade girls basketball regional game vs Washington Central tonight 7:30pm at El Paso Gridley. Bus time 6:00pm, please arrive by 5:50pm. No practice today! Good luck, Lady Wildcats!
Teamworks basketball and volleyball apparel store is now open. Online ordering will be available through 12/11/19. https://d50-bbvb-19.itemorder.com/sale
Just a reminder that wrestling practices begin tomorrow, Monday, Dec 2nd. Practices will be held at John L Hensey School (304 E Almond Dr). Please use the circle drive to drop off and pick up. Practice will run from 5:00-7:00pm. Please be prompt with drop off and pick up. Each athlete MUST have a current sports physical on file in their school office or may bring it to practice tomorrow and give to Coach Godinez. Practice clothes- shorts, tshirt, wrestling shoes. Athletes should also bring a water bottle.
8TH Grade GBB Regional game set for Dec 2 at 7:30pm at El Paso Gridley Jr High School. 403 McLean St- Gridley. Bus time will be 6:00pm.
Don't forget - today is the last day to place your order in the online spirit store! There is a great variety of items, and your purchases support D50 PTC. You'll receive delivery before Christmas - perfect for stocking stuffers. https://gowildcats2019.itemorder.com/sale
Good afternoon 8th grade parents, Please hop onto the provided website and take a brief, two-question survey about Graduation attire for us so that we can best prepare for the needs of our families. https://forms.gle/dBWSqqn3dwtf4P8t7 We appreciate your help in working to best serve our families.
Our Fall Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods Event has come to close. We learned a lot about helping children build healthy relationships in our fourth installment! Now, we are excited to announce that registration for our fifth installment of HMHN is now open. These two Spring events will focus on building Social Awareness and we cannot wait for April to arrive. Please sign up for the free event below! https://forms.gle/1Pf8d5TErE8nMvZA6
Mr. Sharp crafted his own song to motivate Beverly Manor students for success on the IAR test. After hearing student feedback and he is really searching for a shot at redemption as a singing celebrity. However, he is not a lyrical poet and is searching for help. So he is calling for all of the creative songwriters out there to to compose an IAR song for him to select and sing this year (with the background music in mind). If you need some inspiration, enjoy viewing last years video. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a_qoenj_8aEhj5PRYz0ryl2v6gQphkkn/view?usp=sharing Song lyrics can be submitted to Mr. Sharp up until January 10th, 2020! The test isn't approaching too quickly, but we all know he needs practice.
5 Essentials Survey for School Feedback Good morning Beverly Manor Parent(s) & Guardian(s), We are so close to our goal for response rates on the 5 Essentials survey that will be used by District 50 administration and teachers to identify key strengths and improvement areas in our district and we would sincerely appreciate feedback from our parent community in this process. Please visit the link in the provided here: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ The survey takes about 10 minutes and we greatly appreciate the information you can provide us. We are at an 18% response rate and would love to hear from more families! Thank you, Mr. Sharp
From NTRA: Don't forget to sign up for basketball! Registration is available online until December 15th. We are also looking for volunteer coaches and team sponsors for the upcoming season. For more information, or to register, please visit our website at www.ntrainc.org
Just a reminder that the pickup for the Busy Corner Pie Fundraiser is this Thursday, the 21st from 5:30-7:30 p.m. You can pick up the pies at the John L. Hensey gymnasium. Please make sure you pick the pies up that evening, we do not have the ability to store them.
Monday, November 18th @ 4:30pm! First Boys Basketball home game of the season. Come on out to watch our Wildcats take on Tremont. The theme is White Out- D50 students dressed in all white will receive free admission! Or head on over to Germantown Hills to watch the girls play!
Correction on Basketball and cheer photos. The date is actually Monday, November 25th for team and individual pictures. My apologies!
The 7th grade girl's basketball regional bracket is set! D50 will play WMS at 12:30pm on Saturday, November 23 at Beverly Manor School! Come on out and cheer on the Wildcats!!!
Basketball and cheer photos will be taken on Monday, November 28th. Order forms will be sent home in the next few days.
Washington District 50 Schools Board of Education: James Washburn, Sr. - President, George Garcia - Vice President, David Price - Secretary, Leticia Padilla, Becky Rossman, Stephanie Seidl, and Greg Corkron. Thank you for your service to our district!
Today is School Board Members Day in Illinois. We hope you will join us in expressing our apprectiation to our board members for the deddication and service to make our district a Great Place for Great Kids! Thank you D50 board members!
Great turnout tonight at our Washington Wrestling Co-op meeting! If you weren’t able to make it, no problem! Please contact Mrs Miller at [email protected] for the information shared.
October Students of the Month! We are excited to present our 10 students of the month from October. (I promise we have ten, one is doing some hiding!). Read on to hear about our students and what great things they are doing to show Wildcat Pride. Morgan Carlyle: Morgan always comes to school ready to learn and in such a positive attitude that fills the room. Morgan has really come out of her shell this year and has made great improvements in both reading and math! She is a great helper around the room when I need a hand, and she never complains when given a task to complete. Charlie Meinders: He is always supportive of other students, participates in everything. He is so very kind and courteous. Austin Kaufmann: Austin does a very good job with working with others and helping them out if they need assistance. He always has a positive attitude and has not gotten in trouble in my class once this year. He is always asking to help me out in the classroom and never complains if I ask him to do something. He is a great friend to others and even goes above and beyond to make sure that everyone gets along and to keep others on track. Finn Johnson: Finn is a new student to Beverly Manor but has already proven to be an outstanding member of our student body. He is consistently cooperative and respectful to all of his teachers. His assignments are always completed and turned in on time. He received excellent scores on his report card for the first grading period. Finn is already becoming involved in extra activities such as the Media Club. He is well liked by his peers and has worked hard to form new friendships. Connor Wiese: Connor works hard on the things he does and is always willing to help out. Aleeya Wolf: Aleeya has done a wonderful job of coming to school everyday and being ready to learn! She has been extremely helpful! Olivia O'Connell: She is caring, helpful and respectful! Olivia is always on task, turns work in on time, and is always kind. Lexi Kuhn: Lexi is responsible, hard working, and polite. She always has a smile on her face and a kind word for others. Well done everyone! We are on the lookout for our November winners now.
Just a reminder that the Busy Corner Pie fundraisers will be due on Thursday, November 14th. NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED after the 14th in order to have the delivery on time. Thank you so much for all your support, we hope you enjoy your pies over the holidays!
Washington Wrestling Co-Op Informational Meeting When: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Time: 6:00pm Where: Beverly Manor School - Commons 1014 School St- Washington For parent/guardian of any 6th-8th grade student, attending a Washington Township school, who is interested in wrestling this season! Students are welcome to attend with a parent.
THANK YOU, VETERANS! "The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment." -Judd Gregg
5 Essentials Survey for School Feedback Good morning Beverly Manor Parent(s) & Guardian(s), The 5 Essentials survey will is open and will be used by District 50 administration and teachers to identify key strengths and improvement areas in our district and we would appreciate feedback from our parent community in this process. Please visit the link in the provided here: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ The survey takes about 10 minutes and we greatly appreciate the information you can provide us. We are at a 10% response rate and would love to hear from more families! Thank you, Mr. Sharp
Boys Basketball kicks off their season on Monday, Nov 11 with a game at Dunlap Valley at 4:15pm (please note time change) Let’s go, Wildcats!!!
Correction! That last post should read all D50 students decked out in Red, White, and Blue will receive free admission into Monday night’s Girls Basketball game!!
Monday, Nov. 11th, our Girls BB team takes on Dunlap at home at 4:30. In honor of veterans on Veteran’s Day, all veterans/current servicemen/women will receive free admission into the game. Additionally, all Manor students decked out in Red, White, and Blue will receive free admission! Let’s fill the stands and show our pride! Thanks to all who have served or are currently serving our country!
For parents of students interested in wrestling, we will be hosting an IESA wrestling informational meeting on Thursday, November 14th at 6:00pm in the Manor commons. Students are welcome to attend with a parent. For questions, contact Mrs Miller at 745-3121
District 50 PTC is hosting a fundraiser with Busy Corner Pies, which are some of the best in the area! All pies will be $17 for a whole pie, and there are 14 different flavors to choose from. Delivery will be on 11/21/19, and all orders are due 11/14/19 - NO LATE ORDERS ACCEPTED
Do you have a family member that is a Veteran, or are you a Veteran yourself? If you are, please visit us for our Veteran's Day Breakfast at 7:30 am on Monday, November 11, 2019 as we honor those that served for us. Please print and fill out the attached form and return it to the office by this Friday so we can account for all the guests that will be attending. This is open to any student and their Veteran family member or to any staff member and their Veteran family member! All we need is an RSVP!
The Lady Wildcats take on EP tonight at 4:30pm for some basketball action at Beverly Manor. Come on out and cheer them on!!
No girls basketball practice tomorrow - Nov 2.
Tomorrow is the last day to order yearbooks for the $18 price! After November 1st, yearbook price will increase to $20. Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com and enter Beverly Manor in the “Get Started” box. Both Hensey and Manor students should order through Beverly Manor until Hensey is added. Thank you!
Happy Halloween, Wildcats! 🧡🖤🎃
Due to the potential for significant weather in the morning, boys basketball practice is cancelled for 10-31-19.
Witches Walk tonight at John L. Hensey 5:30-7:00 candy and games, games will continue until 7:30. FOR PARKING: Please feel free to park in the back of the building on the blacktop. ENTERING THE BUILDING: EVERYONE will need to enter through door #2. Leaving you can exit any door.
GBB- No practice today. Home game tomorrow at 10:00am. Girls need to be at Manor by 9:00am.
5 Essentials Survey for School Feedback Good morning Beverly Manor Parent(s) & Guardian(s), Please open the attachment provided below to read about the 5 Essentials survey that is opening today. This survey will be used by District 50 administration and teachers to identify key strengths and improvement areas within the district and we would appreciate feedback from our parent community in this process. Please visit the link in the letter attachment or provided here: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ The survey will be open from October 24, 2019 to February 14, 2020. Thank you, Mr. Sharp
Boys basketball practice starts tomorrow! 6:30-7:45am. Boys should have picked up a schedule in the office this afternoon. If not, they can grab one tomorrow.
Congratulations to those students who made the 2019-20 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team: DeAndre J, Jaxson F, Dalton M, Josh J, Dylan Mo., Landon S, AJ B, Blake B, Andrew D, Ashton D, Marion R, and Brayden S!
Congratulations to those who have made the 2019-20 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team: Mac J, Mason L, Justin B, Thomas D, Jacob R, Hudson, H, Trenton C, Isaac L, Bryce H, Brayden A, Carter B, Aidan R, and Aidan S!
Principal Appreciation Day is Friday, October 25th. We hope you will join us in sharing our appreciation for our outstanding building leaders!
Unity Point Health and The Hult Center for Healthy Living are presenting, Kids Konnected 2020! The Kids Konnected program offers a safe place for children and teens to share feelings and concerns and to ask questions about their loved one’s cancer. The meetings and activities are facilitated by a master’s level professional that helps children, teens, and adults share their feelings and receive support from others See the flyer below for more information
Hensey parents- All bus 55 riders will ride Bus 22 today (with Bus 55 riders) due to a driver shortage. Please be aware that there may be delays in drop off times for Bus 55 and Bus 22 riders today due to combining the routes.
Manor parents: Bus 44 - Farmdale route will be delayed this afternoon for approx. 30 minutes for Manor students due to a driver shortage. Students will wait in the Manor library for the bus to pick them up. Hensey riders are not expected to be affected by this delay.
Girl’s Basketball 🏀 Practice Friday Oct 18 - NO Practice Saturday Oct 19 @ 9:00-11:30am
No rest for the weary, Wildcat athletes! If you play baseball and are looking to fine tune your skills during the offseason, feel free to check out the Hitting/Fielding and Pitching/Catching ProCamp hosted by Orioles prospects, Zac Lowther (LHP) and Mason McCoy (2B/SS), at ICC. See the attached flyer for registration information or pick up a flyer in the school office.
REMINDER: Picture Retake Day is Tomorrow October 17, 2019
REMINDER: John L. Hensey dismissal is at 2:30 pm every Wednesday
It is the final week to register for the Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Minds event provided by the United Way and hosted at Beverly Manor School. We welcome parents, caregivers, teachers, and more from any surrounding districts or communities to come and learn about how we can better support the needs of our youth. Please register by this Friday (October 18th) using the following link: https://forms.gle/39sfRbW2U7651QVr8
Boys Basketball Open Gyms: Tuesday, 10/15 from 3-4:30pm and Friday, 10/18 from 3-4:30pm. Tryouts will be held on Monday 10/21 and Tuesday 10/22 from 3-5pm. Sports physicals must be on file in the nurse's office prior to tryouts and registration on our athletic website completed.
Attention All John L. Hensey Parents - Lost and Found Procedure If you notice that you student comes home without an item please have them come into the office to see if it is in the office. We are starting to notice more and more items being brought into the office and would really like to find their homes. We would like to let all Hensey Parents know that we will be keeping all of the lost and found in the front office for 1 month. If the items are not claimed by the end of each month the items will be donated.
We are up in the double-digits in attendees for our Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods event. What is HMHN? -It is a two part event (or one if you cannot make both) -You receive a free meal and benefit from discussion with families, teachers, and community leaders about ways to help our children learn how to form strong relationships, make friends, communicate with others, and resolve conflicts. -Anyone is free to register to attend Fill out the registration form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9gAudKGC4ExJmc8gGWXc4HiQCBGDZ0QK5hfZCUFTZStE_VQ/viewform
Just a reminder today is the last day to order spirit wear in support of District 50 Student Council. Simply click on the link below before midnight tonight. Your orders will be delivered to your student's homeroom. https://d502019.itemorder.com/
Don't forget to order your Wildcat spirit wear. The store closes at 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 8. https://d502019.itemorder.com/
It’s October, which means Boys Basketball is right around the corner! Tryouts may begin Oct 21 per IESA rules. Please be sure we have a sports physical on file and online athletic registration has been completed prior to tryouts. You do not need to complete registration again if previously done for another sport. Schedule to come for open gyms and tryouts!
Girl’s basketball at Parkview tomorrow night 5:00pm (time change)! Good luck, Wildcats!
The morning hours are getting colder, which means foggy windshields. We urge all students to check both ways before crossing streets or sidewalks to confirm that cars see you. Drivers, we urge that you defrost and clear your windshield completely for full range of sight before moving so we can keep our students safe. Don't be our pictured driver. Thank you!
Beverly Manor Parents - Your student's fall pictures will be sent home with them this week. If you did not get a chance to order pictures on our picture day, there are simple reorder instructions included in their proofs. As a reminder, Fall Picture Retake is October 17th.
Correction! I got too excited! The girls basketball season kicks off tomorrow night (Oct 3) 5:30pm at Roanoke Benson! My apologies for the confusion!!
Girl’s basketball kicks off tonight with the first game of the season! The Lady Wildcats play at Roanoke Benson at 5:30pm. Let’s go Wildcats!! 🏀
Healthy Minds Healthy Neighborhoods Join us for the two part event! (*Registration deadline is Oct. 18th) WHO: Parents, grandparents, caregivers or neighborhood champions are all welcome. This event is free to the public. WHAT: Share a meal with community members, school leaders, and other parents before the presentation. Then learn how to help our children build healthy relationships, treat others with respect, and build conflict resolution skills! WHEN: Thurs. Oct. 24th and Nov. 21st from 5:00 - 7:30 pm at Beverly Manor School. HOW: Register by Oct. 18th by calling (309)745-3921 or sign up online at https://forms.gle/MwWmtLw1xpHaPC6U9
Update from WCHS: The Varsity game has now been moved to 5:30pm tonight. Trying to stay ahead of the weather!
Due to the forecast, the homecoming parade is cancelled. The freshman football team will not play tonight and the varsity game will start at 6:00 pm. Mother Nature just wasn’t on our side
Parade Announcement: The Homecoming Parade scheduled for today has been cancelled due to severe weather predictions. For Band Members: However, the pizza party is still happening after school. Please pick up your student at 12 noon from the school and enjoy your Friday. Thank you and please remember that we are still a half day dismissal today!
Good morning Wildcat families!! Just a reminder that it is a half day today at D50! Manor dismisses at 11:15am, then Hensey dismisses at 11:45am. Also, the WCHS homecoming parade kicks off at 2:00pm! Have a great day!
It’s Teacher Twin Day tomorrow for our Homecoming Week celebration! Don’t forget to match your favorite staff member.
Good morning! Linda Mack (Bus 33) will now be driving out new bus 44. Her route has not changed, just the bus number. Thank you!
Baseball regional game will be played at Tremont on Monday at 4:30 vs El Paso Gridley. Good luck, boys!!
Today’s baseball regional game has been rescheduled for Monday at 4:30pm
Good luck to Coach Pacelli, Coach Price, and the baseball team as they head to Tremont for regional play tomorrow! Game time 10:00am!! Go Wildcats!!
Cheer information: Upcoming practices: 9/21 8-10am; 9/24 6-8pm; 9/25 6-8pm. Additional schedule of practice times coming soon. TeamWorks is also working on setting up the shoe fitting. More info to come!
Dance tonight!! Just a reminder to please use the drop off lane to drop off and pick up tonight, same as for school days. Thank you!!
Well that was a blast! Our Cubs/Cards Day at Manor was hot, but a great time. The 4th-6th game ended in a Cubs win and so did the 7th-8th. We were happy we didn’t have any rain delays either. These Wildcat students are the best! Mr. Poole also went all out from head to toe in his pitching battle with Mr. Maxwell 😃
Reminder : Student Council is having a back to school dance. The 4th & 5th grade dance will be 5-6:30; and 6th-8th will be 7-8:30. There will be snacks, music, a photo booth, and more! Admission is $5. Attendees must be current Beverly Manor students. We hope to see you there!
No girls basketball practice tomorrow 9/20/19 due to school dance. Practice resumes on Monday from 3-5pm
Boys Basketball tryouts will be here before you know it! Please be sure to get a current sports physical on file in the office and complete the online registration form prior to tryouts! Cheer parents and Girls Basketball parents also need to complete the online registration.
School fundraising can be exhausting and we are working to make it more beneficial on both ends. Therefore, we have partnered with Lifetouch on using Shutterfly to make that experience nicer for families and the school. By shopping through our school url for Shutterfly (http://d50wildcats.shutterflystorefront.com/) our school will earn 8% commission off of every order purchased through our Storefront. Help us earn 8% on your Christmas cards, calendars, photo books, and more without having to do any extra work. Who knew shopping for yourself could be so fruitful for the school!
Everyone get your outfits ready because next week is Spirit Week in celebration of WCHS's Homecoming Festivities. Check out the Spirit Week Days here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YXAMcPNsmtrzw70l1ZlJw_TaDY24yJ2s
Softball players- please return your uniforms to Mrs Miller by Wednesday, September 25th. Thank you!!
Congratulations to all the girls who tried out for Basketball today! Everyone who tried out has made the team!! Practice begins tomorrow 3-5pm!
Please remember that every Wednesday dismissal is 1 hour early. Beverly Manor dismissal is 2 pm and John L Hensey dismissal is at 2:30 pm.
Girl's basketball tryouts are today!! 3-5pm. Please make sure your child has a current sports physical on file in the office and you complete the online athletic registration through the school website. Good luck to all trying out!
Come on out tonight and cheer on the boys as they play their last regular season baseball game! It's also 8th grade night! Players will be introduced at 4:00pm. Regional play begins Saturday at 10:00am at Tremont!
Just a reminder that one more girls basketball open gym will be held on Monday from 3-5pm. Tryouts will be held on Tuesday from 3-5pm. Tryouts are open to 6th-8th graders. Students trying out must have a current sports physical on file prior to tryouts. Please also complete the athletic registration through the school website. Thank you!
On Tuesday, September 17 Beverly Manor will be having their annual Hearing and Vision Screening by Sight & Sound. All 8th grade students must be screened, along with new students, and some other groups. If you would like your student to be screened, please call the office.
Wildcat Baseball gets the #1 seed in the regional bracket and has a first round bye!! We will play the winner of El Paso vs Peoria Hts on Saturday, September 21st at 10:00am at Tremont City Park 200 E. Tazewell, Tremont
Beverly Manor Wildcats of the Month! We are proud of our first group of Wildcats for all their hard work in August. See why they were nominated below. Savannah Moore is always willing to help out others in the classroom whether it be with something they are working on or just being a good friend. She is always mindful of the rules and following directions, and she is always participating in classroom discussions. Anthony is a very hard worker and he is always helping out in the classroom. He is quiet, but always willing to help. LIlah always has a bright shining smile on when she walks into the room each morning. She is ready and willing to help not only me with anything I need within the classroom, but she helps her peers if they are not understanding something. Lilah is willing to remind her peers in a kind and respectful manner if they are not following our school and classroom expectations. Arriann is polite, respectful, and kind to her classmates. She is always doing what she is supposed to and on task. You can tell she has a love for learning and striving to be her best! Kadynce is truly one of Beverly Manor's C.A.T.S. She is always cooperative and responsible in daily activities. She treats her teachers with respect and coaches fellow students by example. Raquel is always helpful, works hard, and is respectful of other students and staff. Harley is very caring, helpful, a good listener, and respectful in or outside of the class. Haley always finds ways to help not only the teacher in the classroom but also her fellow students. When group work is assigned she takes the lead, makes sure that everyone in her group understands the work, and if they don't she takes the time to make sure they get it. Her grades are on point, she participates in class, and encourages others to do so. Lukas volunteers, is very polite, on task, friendly, and cooperative. Illyana is always very positive. She is the first to follow directions and works very hard in the classroom. She is a joy to have in class.
Girls Basketball (grades 6-8) open gym tomorrow (9/12) from 3-5pm.
Attention all 6th-8th grade students: If you are interested in helping create the school's Yearbook, come to one of the informational meetings about Yearbook Club on Wednesday, Sept. 11th from 3-3:15 pm or Thursday, Sept. 12th from 7:45-8 am. If you cannot attend, get ahold of Mrs. Tapling asap at [email protected]
Head on over to the Beverly Manor ball diamonds this afternoon to watch Wildcat Softball take on Germantown Hills at 4:15. It's also 8th grade night for the girls. Wildcat Baseball takes on Eureka at 4:30. It's a great day to be a Wildcat!
Beverly Manor is looking for a Full-Time and a Part-Time special education position. Please visit the following link to apply. https://www.d50schools.com/o/washington-district-50-schools/page/employment-opportunities--338
Softball Regional Quarterfinal game- Wednesday, Sept 11 4:30 PM at Birchwood Park in Morton (349 Birchwood St)
The Beverly Manor parking lots will be resurfaced Saturday and repainted Sunday. We ask that you stay off of the lots so they can proceed quickly and be efficient in their work so we can return as scheduled on Monday. Thank you for your cooperation! *This does not affect Hensey lots.
Link to new WCHS stadium layout... https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2t-Aagaj8vqRE16OFdwWVVaWTlsRW9iTFJ3UXl4Z1RCU1F3/view?usp=sharing
Please look for an email, sent this afternoon, with a message and attached map highlighting the new WCHS stadium layout. The football home opener is tonight, with halftime performance by the Marching Panthers.
With the girls softball regional game now scheduled for September 11, the Girls basketball open gyms and tryout schedule will need to be adjusted. Stay tuned for new dates/times. Thank you!!
Softball Regional Game vs Morton Jr High will be held on September 11th. Time to be announced.
Girls BBall open gyms will be held on Monday 9/9 and Tuesday 9/10 from 3:15-4:15pm. Tryouts will be held on Wednesday 9/11 from 3:15-5:15pm. Girls must have a current sports physical on file prior to tryouts.
Check out the open positions that we have on the District 50 team: -Part-Time Special Ed -Girls Basketball Coach -Math Team -Garden Club https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/357618/Vacancy_Notice__10_.pdf
Baseball and softball pictures to be taken after school today beginning at 2:00, then off to Metamora for both teams. Games begin at 4:15. Baseball and softball players should remain at school following our 2:00 dismissal today.
4:15pm Softball at Delavan- 907 Locust (right behind the school)
REMINDER: Fall Picture Day is at Beverly Manor TOMORROW, September 4th for all students. You can send your background selection, and package choice with payment to school with your child. You also have the option to pay online for your selection through the Lifetouch site.
Softball at Delavan today at 4:15 Baseball- No game today. EP's schedule did not match ours.
Access the link to see the Notice of Sale of Personal Property for Washington District 50 Schools. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K9MMyy7bOa8yd0r4Ao6J5XPaEID58kqZ/view?usp=sharing
Good morning and Happy Thursday! If you haven't done so already, please download the new app for District 50 schools and set notifications so that you are alerted about news, events, and more. The instructions have been attached. A special note: If your email, phone number, or any other contact information ever changes, please make sure that you update & double check it in Skyward so that our contact list always has the accurate contact methods. Thank you and have a great Thursday!
Update: Boys Baseball on Saturday will be played at 10:00am at Washington Park District Diamond 5. This will be a single game, not a doubleheader as previously planned.
Baseball and softball are back in action tonight! Softball takes on Washington Central at 4:00pm @ Central while the boys head to Peoria Christian to play at 4:15 (Woodruff Field). Looks like a beautiful day to catch a game!
WASHINGTON, ILLINOIS August 28, 2019 PRESS RELEASE On August 27, 2019 a handwritten note containing threatening language was discovered near the main entrance to Beverly Manor School in Washington, Illinois. The note was written on a stationary note card in what appeared to be the handwriting of a student. Officials at District 50 Schools commenced an investigation and contacted the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office upon discovery of the note. After a brief investigation, school officials were able to identify the student responsible. The middle school student admitted writing the note and expressed remorse for the misconduct. While it appears that the student did not intend to carry out the threat, the district and law enforcement take all threats seriously. School disciplinary consequences will be imposed. The matter has also been referred to the Tazewell County States Attorney’s Office for juvenile proceedings. School officials urge parents to discuss with their children the importance of telling an adult right away if they hear or witness anyone make a threat toward the school or anyone at school. In addition, parents should reinforce the District message to their children that serious consequences from the school and law enforcement await anyone making such threats. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority.
D50 Wildcats and Peoria Christian played a taut affair on Tuesday, but D50 Wildcats eventually prevailed 29-18. The game was tied at 18 with D50 Wildcats batting in the bottom of the fifth when Katelyn Heubi singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Olivia O’Connell collected five hits in five at bats to help lead D50 Wildcats to victory. O’Connell doubled in the first, tripled in the second, doubled in the fourth, singled in the fifth, and singled in the fifth. D50 Wildcats captured the lead in the first inning when Grace Mordhorst drew a walk, scoring one run. Alana Wilson toed the rubber for D50 Wildcats. She went two innings, allowing six runs on two hits and striking out two. D50 Wildcats collected 16 hits. O’Connell, Joslyn Sullivan, Brooklyn Bowman, and Payton Williams each managed multiple hits for D50 Wildcats. O’Connell led D50 Wildcats with five hits in five at bats. D50 Wildcats stole 16 bases during the game as four players stole more than one. Keyarah Courtright led the way with four.
REMINDER: 1 hour early dismissal Wednesday, August 28th. Beverly Manor students are dismissed at 2:00 p.m. and John L. Hensey School dismisses at 2:30 p.m.
Head on over to Beverly Manor for some baseball and softball action this afternoon! Softball takes the field at 3:30 vs Peo Christian. Baseball at 4:15 vs Lowpoint. Go Wildcats!
Last night's Softball game vs Washington Central has been rescheduled for this Thursday, August 29 @ 4:00 at Central.
Softball game @ Washington Central is cancelled tonight due to field conditions.
Tonight’s baseball game at El Paso has been called for rain/field conditions. No baseball game tonight.
Saturday 8/31 Baseball Doubleheader will be played at 10:00am at Washington Park (by Lincoln Grade School) Field 5
Softball tomorrow 8/27 time change- Tomorrow's game vs Peoria Christian will begin at 3:30 due to a scheduling conflict that Peoria Christian has on their end.
Due to a downed line on Stahl St, Bus 11 will be delayed this morning. She is on her way to Manor now then will head back for Hensey pickups. We apologize for the inconvenience.
For Beverly Manor Parents, The drop off and pick up lane has been repaired and is reopened for drop off this morning, August 26th. We will see you soon!
D50 Wildcats fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 14-9 loss to Fieldcrest on Saturday. Fieldcrest scored on a single by #16 and a double by #10 in the first inning. Despite the loss, D50 Wildcats did collect ten hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Fieldcrest had 17 hits on the way to victory. Fieldcrest fired up the offense in the first inning, when #16 singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Payton W toed the rubber for D50 Wildcats. She lasted seven innings, allowing 17 hits and 14 runs while striking out five. D50 Wildcats tallied ten hits. Maddie I, Brooklyn B, Olivia O, Joslyn S, and Keyarah C each racked up multiple hits for D50 Wildcats.
Softball takes the field tomorrow at 9:00 and 1:00 for our triangular with Dunlap Middle and Fieldcrest! Unfortunately, we will not be serving concessions, but Kona Ice will be available. Baseball takes on Washington Central at Central for a double header at 10:00am.
Good morning District 50 Community, We are currently experiencing difficulties with our server for the district that is impacting phones and wireless signals. If you have upcoming appts or need to contact the school, we will temporarily ask that you reach us in person at the office. Classes are resuming as normal and kids are doing exceptionally well. Thank you!
Beverly Manor Wildcats Overcome Dee-Mack Jr High Braves In Face Of Early 4-Run Inning Beverly Manor Wildcats weathered a push by Dee-Mack Jr High Braves in the sixth inning where Beverly Manor Wildcats coughed up four runs, but Beverly Manor still won 13-7 on Thursday. Micah Knott and Andrew Spurlock each had RBIs in the big inning. The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game. Beverly Manor Wildcats collected 16 hits and Dee-Mack Jr High Braves had six. Beverly Manor Wildcats fired up the offense in the first inning, when Gavin Lawrence singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run. Beverly Manor Wildcats put up five runs in the sixth inning. Beverly Manor Wildcats offense in the inning was led by Michael Mendoza, AJ Bush, Jackson Sonderman, Lawrence, and Jacob Walker, all driving in runs in the inning. Lawrence got the win for Beverly Manor. He surrendered two runs on one hit over four innings, striking out six. Walker and Sonderman entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Dalton Burr took the loss for Dee-Mack Jr High Braves. He went three and a third innings, allowing eight runs on 11 hits. Beverly Manor Wildcats collected 16 hits on the day. Lawrence, Jaxson Fries, Mendoza, and Chance Mason each had multiple hits for Beverly Manor. Lawrence led Beverly Manor Wildcats with four hits in four at bats. Dalton Morgan led Beverly Manor Wildcats with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with nine stolen bases. Spurlock went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Dee-Mack Jr High Braves in hits.
Come out and cheer on your Wildcats today! Softball plays at 4:15 (fields at Limestone HS) vs Bartonville Monroe. Or you can catch a baseball double header vs DeeMack at home. Game starts at 4:15!
Beverly Manor Wildcats Blow Away Peoria Hollis by Ten Runs- Beverly Manor Wildcats had everything working on Wednesday, winning big over Peoria Hollis 11-1 Beverly Manor Wildcats tallied five runs in the fifth inning. Jacob Walker, Isaac Lakin, Thomas Diederich, Jackson Sonderman, and Michael Mendoza each drove in runs during the inning. Dalton Morgan got the win for Beverly Manor. He went four innings, allowing zero runs on one hit and striking out four. Diederich threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Bacon was on the pitcher's mound for Peoria Hollis. He surrendered six runs on seven hits over four innings, striking out five. Lindsay threw one inning in relief. Beverly Manor tallied one home run on the day. Gavin Lawrence put one out in the third inning. Beverly Manor Wildcats racked up nine hits on the day. Walker, Lawrence, and Chance Mason each managed multiple hits for Beverly Manor Wildcats. Chance Mason, Lawrence, and Walker each managed two hits to lead Beverly Manor Wildcats.
Attention District 50 Parents, Guardians, and Visitors, Unfortunately the drop-off and pick-up lane at Beverly Manor School will be closed for a minimum of the remainder of this week. A section of concrete is being removed to repair a pipe and then repoured. We will utilize the front parking lot for drop off and pick up for the time being until the concrete has cured and notify everyone of when the lane reopens. Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience. This drop-off/pick-up closure is only in effect at Manor. Special reminder that today is a 2:00 pm dismissal for Manor and 2:30 for Hensey.
Today is our first 1 hour early dismissal Wednesday. Beverly Manor students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. and John L. Hensey School lets out at 2:30 p.m.
WCHS Cheer Clinic 2019 is soon approaching. Cost is $25, and the clinic date is Sunday September 8th from 1-3:30 p.m. for all K-8th graders. The clinic is held at WCHS in the gym. Registration forms can be picked up in the office, but MUST be returned to WCHS by August 30th.
Baseball practice has also been cancelled for today.
Tonight’s home softball game has been cancelled due to the weather and field conditions. No softball practice today, weather permitting there will be practice tomorrow. Thank you!
Don't forget -- Early dismissal Wednesday's start tomorrow!!!! Beverly Manor dismisses at 2:00 and John L. Hensey dismisses at 2:30.
From Coach Leverton: Wildcat Softball played their hearts out tonight losing a close one to Eureka, 19 to 18. Way to play tough! We are proud of you!
Baseball and Softball parents we need your help! If you can volunteer some time to help out with concessions, your help would be appreciated! Please email Mrs Miller to let her know if you can help! [email protected] Thank you!
Baseball City Tournament update! All games Cancelled for today due to weather. Will update again about rescheduling.
City baseball tournament has been delayed for 2 hours with games beginning at 11:00am. The 9:00am game will be played at 11:00, etc. good luck wildcats!!
Attention cheer parents- There will NOT be a cheer practice tomorrow 8/17/19. The gym will not be available due to the floor being resealed. Thank you!
Who’s ready for some Wildcat baseball?? Head on over to Washington Middle School tomorrow night at 5:30 as they play their first game of the season. They also play at 9:00am and 11:00am on Saturday. Go Wildcats!
Parent(s) and Guardian(s), Today's drop-off went very smooth and much better than clogging up all the way to Casey's. Drivers are being extra cautious for students at the crosswalks and we greatly appreciate it. Please remember to: "Pull Over and/or Up, Drop Off/Pick Up, and then Merge" Please use your turn signal so Drivers & Students know where you are headed. Thank you, District 50
Softball fans! Tonight's game vs Lowpoint Washburn is at 4:15 at Half Moon Park (Washburn) -turn left just past the bridge their secretary says :-)
We wanted to extend a thank you to parents, students, and staff. Your patience during this first week or so in solidifying procedures for the drop-off and pick-up is appreciated. We appreciate it more than you know. If you haven't seen our drop off video for Manor, feel free to take a look. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X88K4tvinQFLdg3m2wDVeSVcYsduP4Gk Thank you dearly, District 50
4:45pm Softball at DeeMack tonight! Here is the field information: Brock Lake 29550 E. Hoffman Rd. Mackinaw, IL 61755 1 mile west of Mackinaw on Route 9. Turn south on Hoffman off of Route 9 to get to the diamond.
Softball at Deemack tonight!! Game time changed to 4:45pm. Game played at Brock Lake Diamonds. Go Wildcats!!
Ooooh boy! It is about that time. Parents, don’t forget that Manor and Hensey have their back to school night tonight from 5:30-6:30. All traffic at Manor will enter through the new drop off& pick up lane and then enter the parking lot to park and visit. We can’t wait to see you!
Parents please be sure to double check bus times for pickup in the morning. You can find the stop information on the school website under parents. Most stayed the same but a couple were changed esp. the stops starting at Ernest/Peach. Contact Mrs Miller or Rick Sharp with ?’s.
Reminder that Back to School-Meet the Teacher Night for John L. Hensey and Manor (1st-8th grade) is tonight from 5:30-6:30 PM. Please bring school supplies and meet your teacher.
Please see the image below for Drop off procedure at John L. Hensey.
City Softball T-shirt order has been extended through Sunday, August 18th. Please use this link to place your order! https://all-city-sb-19.itemorder.com/sale
There is a menu change for Manor ONLY. On Thursday the cafeteria will be serving Big Daddy Pizza. Gondolas will be served Friday. Please plan accordingly.
Softball practice cancelled today. Bus will leave Manor at 3:00 for tomorrow's game at Eastside vs Robein.
Baseball practice cancelled for tonight (Aug 12). Practice will resume tomorrow from 3:15-5:15 with parent meeting following practice.
NTRA news: Fall soccer registration is available online until August 16th. Games will be played on Tuesday evenings for levels 2 and 3, and on Thursday evenings for levels 1 and 4. Games will start in September and run through October. Sign up now at www.ntrainc.org
Hey sports fans! Wildcat Softball kicks off tomorrow with the City Softball Tournament at Washington Park (by Lincoln Grade School). Come out and cheer on the girls! Games are played at 9:00am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm. Good luck Wildcats!
Access the link below to view our new drop off / pick up video: "Right Lane, Right Side". https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zRpQTzBxAjvimIsNb0ItuewNKVG_OmBI/view?usp=sharing
If you have not signed up for your AM and PM bus stops for your students please be sure to do so through your Skyward account. Bus information can be found online at our website d50schools.com just click on the documents tab then click on transportation.
Attention: District 50 Parents Just a reminder that next Wednesday, August 14th is the first day of school and it will be a half day attendance for all students.If you have not yet done so please be sure to complete the registration process online through Skyward.
Beverly Manor Parent(s), Good afternoon! We have added a video tutorial on the new Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedure at Beverly Manor to give you an idea of the traffice flow that you will follow. Thank you to Mrs. Miller for shooting the video! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X88K4tvinQFLdg3m2wDVeSVcYsduP4Gk
Parent(s) of Beverly Manor Bus Riders, Below you will find three maps for drop-off/pick-up. All three maps show the same routes, but offer different perspectives depending on your route to school. Please look over the map and new process for pick-up and drop-off. We will have copies available at back to school night on August 13th from 5:30-6:30 and available to answer any questions as well. Also, a video tutorial will be posted in the coming days if you want more of a first-person (hands-on) view. Thank you and we cannot wait to see everyone, Mr. Sharp
Softball parents: here is the link for city softball shirts https://all-city-sb-19.itemorder.com/ You only have today to order though so they will be ready this weekend!
Wednesday, August 14th is a half day for students. Dismissal at Beverly Manor School will start at 11:15 a.m. and students start dismissing at 11:45 a.m. at John L. Hensey School.
City baseball tournament t-shirt orders now available! Online store only open through Aug. 11! https://all-city-19.itemorder.com/sale
Softball schedule change- Due to construction of new dugouts, the home game vs Robein on 8/13 will be played at Eastside at 4:15. The 8/14 game vs Deemack will be played at DeeMack with a possible change in start time. 8/15 game change not yet confirmed. Will update asap!
Hensey Parents if you have not yet went online to register, it is not to late. Please log into Skyward and complete your registration. This includes ECE, Pre- registered kindergarteners and all new students. If you have any questions please call Hensey office at 309-745-3625.
Kindergarten back to school night is August 8th from 6-7pm. It is preferred that this night is parents only. Parents please bring all the school supplies to give to the teacher. Cannot wait to see all of the sweet little new faces.
Don’t forget to register your son or daughter on Skyward. Remember that the quicker we get every student registered, the quicker we can get class lists sorted and viewable!
a reminder as you register for school to be on top of the following physical/dental/vision exams and immunization requirements necessary before starting school on August 14th in grades K, 2nd, and 6th. See below: 1. All students entering Kindergarten, Sixth Grade, or entering from out-of-state/country must have the following before the first day of school on Aug. 14th, 2019: -A current up to date physical (within the past 12 months of school start date) -Show proof of being up-to-date on all current examinations/vaccinations 2. All students entering Kindergarten, Second grade, & Sixth grade must: -Show completion of a Dental Examination before the first day of school on Aug. 14th, 2019. 3. All students entering Kindergarten must: -Show completion of a vision exam. before the first day of school on August 14th, 2019. **Don't forget that our quick care locations in Washington can be a convenient location to complete these exams.
Due to the ongoing construction of our school for New student registration at Hensey please park in East Parking lot and come in door 17. Any questions please call 309-745-3625.
The roster for the 2019 Wildcats softball team is posted on the front door of the school. Congratulations to all who made it and thank you to all who tired out. Practice is tomorrow morning from 9:00-11:00. Go Wildcats!!
Hope to see all of our new Wildcats tomorrow for new student registration. Registration will be open at both John L. Hensey and Beverly Manor. 9:00am-3:00pm.
If you ordered a school supply kit last year for your student, they can be picked up at your child's school, either John L Hensey or Beverly Manor. Any questions, feel free to call the offices.
Today’s the day! OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois is here to teach hands only CPR! Join us in the Hensey Gym from 10:30-11:30 for this life saving lesson. Lunch served after ☀️😊
We know all our students will be getting fresh haircuts, cool backpacks, and fancy folders. We want to look just as fancy too and Mr. Sharp needs some help. Mr. Sharp is calling any and all Wildcats to help lend a hand tomorrow (Wednesday) morning from 9-11 to help prep Manor for it's first day of school. If you are willing to help, he would love to see you....and even share an ice cream sandwich as a post work snack! Meet him by the Beverly Manor School sign at 9 am tomorrow morning!
We still have graduation pictures needing to be picked up! You may stop in to pick up photos today, tomorrow, or Wednesday from 9a-1p or Thursday afternoon from 3:00-7:00. Thank you!
The Riddle Scavenger Hunt is On! Remember that the first 10 to complete the hunt will receive a prize. Here is your first clue: I’m touched by “one” the whole game. What I’m made of is my name. What am I? You will find your next clue at this spot.
We wanted everyone to be aware we are having issues with our Skyward system, it is running very slow in completing some processes. Both our IT Coordinator, and Skyward Support are working to correct this issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
BASEBALL Tryouts- TIME CHANGE: Baseball tryouts will be held on Monday, August 5 from 3:00-5:00pm and Tuesday, August 6 from 3:00-5:30pm. Please make sure your child's sports physical is up to date and on file in the office prior to tryouts.
Softball tryouts next week!! Be sure to get your child's sports physical turned in before tryouts! Student athletes WILL NOT be able to try out without a current physical on file. Tryouts are 7/29 and 7/30 from 9-11am. Contact Mrs Miller with any questions @ 745-3921.
Vacancy Posting: Beverly Manor is on the lookout for a PE Teacher for our 4th-8th grade students (w/Health Endorsement or 6 health credit hours) for the 2019-2020 school year. All applicants should apply via our online portal or email Mr. Sharp @ [email protected]
Just a reminder, online registration is available through your Skyward family portal, which can be accessed through our website. Also, please make sure to verify your registration has been submitted and approved, or if changes need made. We look forward to seeing everyone soon.
Please note : if there are any changes that need to be made regarding student information, such as name changes, address changes, etc. you will not be able to change them in the registration. You will need to contact the office to make those changes by phone or email. Thank you!
From Coach Pacelli: Due to the weather this morning, baseball open field has been cancelled for today.
As softball/baseball tryouts are quickly approaching, just a reminder to go to the school athletic website and register your child (this is different from registering for school) All required athletic forms are available to be read/signed off on through this registration.
NTRA Soccer signups: Fall soccer registration is available online until August 16th. Games will be played on Tuesday evenings for levels 2 and 3, and on Thursday evenings for levels 1 and 4. Games will start in September and run through October. Sign up now at www.ntrainc.org
Girls softball tryouts are only 2 weeks away! All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls interested in trying out need to have an up to date sports physical turned into the school no later than Friday, July 26th. Tryouts will be held at the softball field on Monday, July 29th from 9:00 - 11:00.
Lunch menu for the week of July 15: Monday- sandwich, apple slices, and milk Tuesday- chicken patty on bun, baked beans, fruit, and milk Wednesday- chicken, rice, green beans, peaches, and milk Thursday- spaghetti and meatballs, carrots, pineapple, and milk If you haven't stopped in to eat this summer, come see us!
Registration is officially open for returning students. As a note, you will need to register through the full version of Skyward via your web browser and not the app. Accessing through an online web browser will give you access to all the necessary forms. Thank you and we can’t wait to see everyone again in August!
Baseball news....District 50 open fields begin this week at Beverly Manor for incoming 5th to 8th graders. Please see the schedule below. Have student athletes wear baseball pants and hat. Please have them bring water due to expected heat conditions. Tuesday July 16 9am to 10:30am Thursday July 18 9am to 10:30am Tuesday July 23 9am to 10:30am Washington Baseball Club is also hosting a camp for incoming 4th to 8th graders from 9am to 11am, July 29 to July 31. The camp will take place at Brian Wisher Field. Registrations will be accepted at the field on the 29th. Camp fee is $50.00. There will also be a scrimmage the night of July 31!
Some of our wildcats are now official “Healthy Heroes!” Thank you to the Hult Center for Healthy Living for providing a great experience.
Lunch today is chicken tenders! Come join us!
Registration is right around the corner for returning students. Mark your calendars for July 15th for returning student registration and July 31st for New Students. Don't forget that you will need access to your Skyward account to complete the registration process. For ease of access, watch the following video on how to access your Skyward account if you have misplaced your login information. **Big Bonus is that Skyward provides everyone with a Fast Pass to skip the lines! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dugD1KpTfTmd4ToUhvgsVcwI87XUNVdG/view
Don't forget to pick up your graduation photos! Even if you didn't order, they have still sent us a proof and you can still place an order!
Come join us for a free hamburger lunch at John L Hensey! Lunch runs til 12:30.
Softball and baseball tryouts will be here before you know it! Don't forget to get those sports physicals done before tryouts! You can email Mrs. Miller ([email protected]) if you aren't sure when your child's current sports physical expires.
Lunch this week looks amazing! Come join us! Monday- cheese omelet, biscuit, carrots, orange & milk. Tuesday- Hamburger, baked beans, tropical fruit & milk. Wednesday- ham, tater tots, peaches, peas, bread & milk. Thursday- chicken tenders, green beans, bread, fruit & milk.
Guess what has arrived?! 8th grade graduation pictures!! You can stop in the office at Beverly Manor next week on Tuesday or Wednesday from 8-11am and pick them up!
Hopefully you have as much fun during your 4th of July as our students are in their STEM coding class! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PuyM9EwiPJcAQl6crh-ku-ebeDRT7vn_ Be safe, Be Smart, Have Fun, and Happy 4th!
Hope you all are enjoying your summer! For everyone anxiously awaiting... we have not yet received 8th grade graduation pictures. We will post as soon as we do to let you know, though!
How's summer so far parents! We are excited to provide you with our Registration Newsletter for the 2019-2020 school year! We have a multitude of great things happening at both buildings and are excited to welcome students back. We don't want to cut your summer short, but we do want to get you thinking about the steps to take in preparing for next year so take a look at our newsletter and stay up to date with info as the school year approaches. Hint: Our new app and website are great places to find info quickly! Registration Newsletter: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sFnMfPwW-uHwKv_4mmO-0T2f8e5cndSw For now, enjoy your summer and do all those fun summer things! Mr. Sharp
Who is hungry? Lunch today is spaghetti with meatballs, peas, tropical fruit, and milk. Tomorrow we are serving ham and cheese sandwiches, carrots, peaches, and milk. There will be no lunch served on the 4th of July and as always, no lunch on Friday. Thanks!
Reminder to all parents and guardians : Please make sure you have your Skyward login information. Online registration will be for all returning students, and will start on July 15th on Skyward.
Registration is approaching later this month, don't forget to be on top of the following physical/dental/vision exams and immunization requirements necessary before starting school on August 14th in grades K, 2nd, and 6th. See below: 1. All students entering Kindergarten, Sixth Grade, or entering from out-of-state/country must have the following before the first day of school on Aug. 14th, 2019: -A current up to date physical (within the past 12 months of school start date) -Show proof of being up-to-date on all current examinations/vaccinations 2. All students entering Kindergarten, Second grade, & Sixth grade must: -Show completion of a Dental Examination before the first day of school on Aug. 14th, 2019. 3. All students entering Kindergarten must: -Show completion of a vision exam. before the first day of school on August 14th, 2019. **Don't forget that our quick care locations in Washington can be a convenient location to complete these exams.
Today’s lunch: chicken patty on bun, corn, apple and milk! We hope to see you there!
We have great news to announce! District 50 has added another IESA sport.....wrestling! The season will begin in December and run through March. We are in need of a coach, though! If you are interested in coaching, please contact Jennifer Miller at [email protected]
STEAM students with Miss Carrabotta please enter through door 17! We will meet in room 48 today. Thanks!
Summer Lunch Menu for the week! Monday- Biscuit, cheese omelet, oranges Tuesday- Polish sausage, potato salad, corn, pears Wednesday- BBQ chicken, pineapple, carrots, whole wheat bun Thursday- Sloppy joe on bun, peas, pineapple Come eat with us!
Summer CATCH Program... It is not too late to sign up for this amazing FREE Program. Email [email protected]m for more information!
This week's Summer Lunch Menu served 11:30-12:30 at Hensey: 6/18- Chicken Nuggets, Mac & Cheese, applesauce, and corn. 6/19- Angel Hair pasta, Meat Balls Marinara, and pears 6/20- Cranberry chicken, carrots, peaches, whole wheat bread
Tomorrow starts the summer lunch program at John L Hensey. Free meals are served from 11:30-12:30! Anyone 18 and younger eats free! Enter though the back doors on the playground. We hope to see you there!
Beverly Manor is still on the hunt for a Special Education Teacher and Middle Grades Teacher to fill our team for the 2019-2020 school year! Visit our website to apply! https://www.d50schools.com/o/washington-district-50-schools/page/employment-opportunities--338
Today is the day--District 50's last day of school... we will be dismissing Manor students at 11:15 and Hensey students at 11:45. Have a great summer break and we will see you in August.
FREE Summer Program! If you are interested, please email Cathy Trimble at [email protected] This program is for kindergarten through 5th grade students. You can attend one date or all of them!
The lost and found at Beverly Manor is laid out on tables in the vestibule area. Please make sure you are checking for any missing items the next couple days before they are donated this summer. We have many shirts, hoodies, pants, lunch boxes, shoes etc. that have been left.
Due to a family emergency, we are down a bus driver this morning, however, we will be utilizing a sub. Mrs Clayton will drive bus 33 (Farmdale) and Mrs Houze will drive Bus 22. Please be patient as there may be delays in picking up and dropping off today. Thank you!
District 50 PTC will be hosting a Dine Out Night on Thursday June 6th at Ice Cream Shack. 10% of all sales from 4-9 p.m. will be donated to District 50 PTC. Please come join us on Thursday as a great way to end the school year!
Congratulations 2019 Wildcat Cheerleaders!! Parents please be sure to go to the D50 athletic page and register your athlete to complete needed documents. Any questions, please contact Mrs Miller at Beverly Manor.
Please don’t forget, while Manor may be having Field Day half day today, both buildings do still have a full school day today!
Manor teachers and students have worked tirelessly on their STAR tests this year. They blew my expectations out of the water, so I let them hurl some too! Check out the fun. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1l4G2yi-un5jjjwKU-mN0snDtFrtVsnhk
Tryouts for the 2019 Wildcat softball team will be held Monday, July 29th from 9-11am and Tuesday, July 30 from 9-11am. Students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 are eligible to try out but MUST have a current sports physical on file before July 26th and complete online registration..
ATTENTION! Field Day has been moved to Friday, May 31st!! Please remember to wear sneakers, comfy clothes and bring a refillable water bottle!! Thank you!
We are saddened to share the news of the passing of Les Brooks, husband of Bus 99 driver JoAnn Brooks, this past weekend. Please be aware that pick-up and drop-off times for Bus 99 riders may be delayed as we utilize sub drivers in her absence. Thank you.
District 50 Parents and Guardians, As soon as the tornado siren went off, all students and staff followed our severe weather safety protocols. Students are now back in class. Administration is following the weather closely as the safety of our students and staff is always our top priority.
Fall 2019 baseball tryouts will be held on August 5th from 9-11:30am and August 6th from 9-12. Students entering grades 6,7,or 8 are eligible to tryout, but MUST have a current sports physical on file before Aug 2nd & online registration forms on the school website completed
We are now accepting donations for gently used T-Shirts, shorts, shoes and backpacks through May 31st!
We are now accepting donations for gently used T-Shirts, shorts, shoes and backpacks through May 31st!
Mr. Poole’s class has created some impressive bridges this year. Watch him test the designs of his student architects. They were all built in-house and held some serious weight! https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=9H7ZI3K15_E
8th grade students!!! We were out in the sun all day today. Put the aloe on your sunburn and get ready for Six Flags tomorrow! Please remember sunscreen, hats & sunglasses!!! It will be HOT tomorrow!! Students need to arrive at school AT 6:15AM! We will leave PROMPTLY at 6:30AM! See you all bright and early!! ☺️
The Cheerleading open gym, scheduled for tonight, has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. The session scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th from 5:00-7:00pm will go on as planned. Thank you!
Boys Basketball: Due to Coach Leverton’s unexpected absence tomorrow, basketball open gym scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, May 13, will have to be canceled. Sorry for the short notice.
Dear Moms, Thank you for all that you do. Your job description is never ending and you stare down any challenge for the benefit of your children. Today we honor you and daily we celebrate you! Thank you!
Are you looking for a way to engage your student during the summer in an exciting, yet educational experience for FREE? District 50 will be offering Summer STEAM courses. 3D Printing, CAD Design, & Packaging Design is intended for students in grades 6- 8 and Coding with Sphero is designed for 4th-8th graders. For more information, please call the school office at Manor. We hope to see your child there! More summer opportunities will be shared soon!
Beverly Manor Awards Assembly will be Tuesday, May 7th. 4th and 5th grade will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the gym and 6th, 7th and 8th grade will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the gym. Parents and friends are welcome!
Washington Community High School Athletic Informational Meeting Attention Incoming Athletes & Parents May 9, 2019 @ 6:30-7:30pm @ WCHS - Torry Gym Freshman Football Meeting – MPR 5:30-6:30pm High school coaches will be in attendance to answer any questions about summer contact days, season and sign-ups
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE!!! CHIEFS GAME UPDATE! The Chiefs game field trip has been rescheduled to WEDNESDAY, MAY 15TH. The game tonight has been cancelled, and is rescheduled as a double-header tomorrow evening. Therefore, moving our field trip to WEDNESDAY, MAY 15TH. Students who are attending the Band/Choir trip on May 15th will be given their ticket to use at a different time. Please see one of the 8th grade teachers if you are a student who is affected by this!
County Track Meet- Saturday, May 4th, 9:00am at Morton High School. Bus will leave Beverly Manor at 7:30am. Good luck, Wildcats!
Weather Cancellations for Monday, April 29th: Boys and Girls track practice and Softball Open Gym are both cancelled for today.
2019-2020 Wildcat Cheerleading Tryout Information Open Gyms: May 13th- 5:00-7:00pm May 14th 5:00-7:00pm May 29th 3:00-5:00pm May 30th- 3:00-5:00pm Tryouts: May 31st 5:00-7:00pm **You must have a current sports physical on file to try out!** ***Students will not need to prepare a cheer. Everything they need to know will be taught during open gyms***
Beverly Manor students! The last school dance of the year is tomorrow night. Friday, April 26th. 4th/5th from 5:00-6:30pm and 6th-8th grades from 7:00-8:30pm. Cost is $3 per student. Snacks will be provided. (Beverly Manor students only.)
D50 PTC is helping to organize a group for the spring cleanup up to beautify the community. We're looking for volunteers to join us in our clean up efforts in the areas around our schools. We'll be meeting at John L Hensey on 4/27 at 9:00 a.m. Any questions email [email protected]
As the weather is changing and we are seeing warmer temperatures, we would like to call students’ attention to the dress code at Beverly Manor Grade School. Below is a portion of the student handbook from page 23 as a reminder: -Shorts, dresses, or skirts need to be an appropriate length (fingertip length or mid-thigh may be used as a good rule) -Cut, burned, shredded, or slashed jeans above the knee that expose skin or undergarments are not to be worn -tank tops, tube tops, muscle shirts, or halter/crops tops are not to be worn -all tops must have straps/sleeves that are 2 inches wide, cover undergarments, and cover appropriate areas (including the midriff). No spaghetti straps are allowed. Thank you for your cooperation, Beverly Manor Grade School
There will be a Parent Teacher Club meeting tonight at John L. Hensey in the library at 6:30 p.m. We will be talking about events coming up in May, and plans for next year. Babysitting services will be provided in the gym. We hope to see you there!
The fifth grade classes have had an exciting week thus far! We were joined by the United Stroke Alliance to educate us on how to identify a stroke and hear from stroke survivors. The kids were able to partake in a disability simulation to see how challenging it can be. They also graduated from their D.A.R.E. program! The Tazewell County Sheriff spoke to the kids, we heard three wonderful speeches from students, and saw an exciting K-9 demonstration! Congratulations to our graduates!!!
Beverly Manor Parents : Spring Pictures are being sent home this week. If you do not want the pictures, please return the packet to the school before April 30th. Any packets that are not returned, will need to be paid for. If you have any questions, please call (309)745-3921
Bus change today! We are down a driver this afternoon. Bus 99 riders out of Manor will be divided up on the other buses. Bus 99/Green Bus out of Hensey will have a substitute driver. Please be patient as Hensey students may be delayed getting home today. Thank you!
Color Guard tryouts this week! Tuesday 3:00-5:00pm Wednesday 3:00-5:00pm Thursday 3:00-5:30pm
Attention Track Parents, The school website calendar has the wrong location for the Conference Track Meet today after a switch from WCHS to Metamora. It starts at 9:00am in Metamora at Metamora HS (101 W Madison St, Metamora, IL 61548).
Congratulations to the 10th Annual Wildcat Wonders Talent Show winners! 1st Place: Ethan Jones 2nd Place: Abigail Elliott 3rd Place: Joel Volmer Congratulations to all contestants who participated! A BIG thank you to all in attendance, parent/staff/ student volunteers, and Mr. Seidl. We are pleased to announced that we raised $1,303.50 for the children of St. Jude!
The track practice for Beverly Manor students at 4:30 p.m. at WCHS has been cancelled for today, April 11. Students will instead practice after school from 3:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Beverly Manor.
Softball Open Gym is being held in the Beverly Manor Gym on Monday, April 15 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Scholastic Bowl practice has been cancelled for today, Wednesday, April 10th.
Please come to the 10th Annual Wildcat Wonders Talent Show this Friday, April 12 from 6-8pm, doors open at 5:30pm. Cost of admission: Adults- $3, K-12 students- $2, and senior citizens- $2. PTC is hosting the concession stand. There will also be raffle baskets available. Those tickets are $1 each of $5 for 6. All proceeds go directly to the children of St. Jude.
Our new school website is getting some major makeovers! We will be looking to finish up for our launch soon!
We are excited to start the rollout of our new website platform!
Welcome to the new website!