Monticello Girls' Softball Team wins 3rd Place at Class 2A State Finals. Video courtesy of IllinoisHomepage.net.
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White Heath School has been named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is an important part of the US Department of Education's efforts to seek, identify, replicate, and scale up education practices that work. Secretary Arne Duncan praised the National Blue Ribbon Schools as “a national treasure,” and challenged them to share their knowledge with peers in other schools and districts, “to become engines of educational innovation, galvanizing others to transform their schools as well.”
White Heath School is the only downstate public school on the list that includes 13 public schools and 8 private schools in Illinois and one of only 198 public elementary schools in the entire US to be named to the list.
Very proud of the current and past faculty, staff, students, parents, and administration of White Heath School!
Public Act 98-669 and Public Act 98-801were signed into law this summer and place enhanced requirements on school districts when dealing with bullying issues among students. Our district has addressed these issues annually and we will continue to be diligent in our efforts to elimnate bullying from our hallways, playgrounds, cafeterias, and classrooms. These laws include an outline of guidelines for schools, many of which our district has been following for years, including timely report investigations, follow-up, and access to social services. Also included are criteria for dealing with cyber-bullying that may occur outside of the school day but creates a negative impact within our schools. Our Building Principals will be dicussing this information with faculty and staff, training has been made available, and information will be sent home to parents to the topic of bullying. Our School Board will consider the adoption of a revised Board Policy on Bullying at our meeting in October. This revised policy along with other resources can be found at the links below.
The Monticello Area Education Foundation and historic Allerton Park and Retreat Center announce an exciting event to raise money and have fun while supporting Monticello’s students and schools.
The historic mansion of Robert Allerton will be transformed into a Las Vegas style casino for one night only on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Food, drink, raffles, and auctions will accompany our many gaming tables. Unlike Vegas, the house doesn’t always win because all proceeds will go to support the MAEF and its mission to support, enrich, and enhance the educational opportunities and initiatives in Monticello CUSD #25.
To purchase tickets go to: https://maef-vivalassages.eventbrite.com/
$25 dollar ticket gets you entry into the event, fun money for gambling, and complimentary appetizers; additional fun money, cash bar, raffle and live auction will also be available. Space is limited so order your tickets today; 21 years old and over only. Also consider becoming an annual member of the Education Foundation for $35 per year.
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