Our next All Pro Dad Day of this school year will be on Tuesday, November 26th at 7 AM. We are calling all dads, grandpas, uncles, and guardians of students at Highland and Monroe Center Elementary Schools to please join us with their students for a time of fun, interaction and teachable moments for both kids and adults. All that and free breakfast for all!! This month’s focus is on . . .
Meridian has recently enhanced the cleaning and disinfecting protocols already in place with our investment in the Clorox® Total 360® System, an electrostatic sprayer paired with trusted Clorox® disinfecting and sanitizing solutions for more comprehensive surface disinfection, which will help prevent illnesses from occurring and stop the spread of harmful germs if spikes in illness do occur. Illness-causing . . .
The Meridian CUSD 223 Board of Education voted unanimously at the November Board meeting to increase the daily rate of substitute teachers to $105. This increase is on the heels of a previous increase two years ago which compensated substitute teachers who frequently substituted in the district to earn up to $100 per day for their service. Despite the previous effort to honor and compensate frequent substitute teachers at a higher . . .
Tickets for this year's Meridian Education Foundation Draw Down are on sale! This year's Draw Down will be on February 9th with the dinner beginning at 4 PM and the draw down starting at 6 PM. This year there will be 350 tickets available for order. Ways to buy: 1. Contact any member of the MEF Board (Jill Huber, PJ Caposey, Toby Behmer, Deana Simpson, Deb Thibodeau, Joe Mullikin, Val Stone, Brittany . . .
To Report a School Threat to Ogle County Sheriff's Office Please download this mobile app to anonymously report any illegal activities or threats of self-harm or school violence. Ogle Safe - Apps on Google Play To Report a School Threat to Meridian #223 Anonymous MCUSD 223 Anonymous Report Link
The Meridian School District Counselors, local Churches and organizations have partnered together to provide assistance in keeping District children warm this year by donating winter wear. The donated items will be new or gently used. The program implements an every-other year basis for coats, snow pants and boots. If you ask for assistance in 2019, you will be eligible again to ask for assistance in 2021 for coats, . . .
With November upon us, we felt it a good idea to provide a winter weather reminder for families. Winter weather can impact school in three ways: late start, early out, or the cancellation of school . As a District, we would like to remind you that the winter months are here and that each family needs to establish plans and protocols given any of the above scenarios. In the past, I have always attempted to avoid . . .
Click HERE to access myOn through Clever MyON is an online, interactive, digital library that offers unlimited access to thousands of enhanced digital books, dynamically matched to each individual student’s interests, Lexile® reading level and grade level, along with a suite of literacy tools that foster engagement and achievement. Deana Simpson, Meridian CUSD 223 instructional coach says, . . .
The 2019 – 2020 registration is available! Current students can register be registered online, new students can visit the district office. Here are important dates and registration information as we move forward so that everyone can be prepared. Important Dates All fees must be paid in full for the current school year and previous years including Fee Management (school fees of . . .
MCUSD 223 Family: At the March Board of Education meeting action was taken to approve minor amendments to this year’s calendar and to next year’s calendar (in addition to approving the 20-21 school calendar). A few details on the calendar may have a significant impact on our district families so I thought it necessary to communicate the changes out via an all-email. The first change impacts this . . .
Meridian School District is excited to partner with the Cardinal Cafe for a tasty fundraiser on the third Thursday of every month! V isit the Cardinal Cafe and mention that you are supporting Meridian Schools! Ten percent of all proceeds from meals will be donated back to support the schools. Please help support a local business and our schools at the same time. We hope to see you there!
Buildings & Grounds Facility Use Request System We are excited to inform you that starting in 2017 we are using a new system to manage our buildings and grounds facility requests. You can use this the following link to get to the Meridian 223 ML Schedules Login Page . Once at that page, if you do not have an account, you can create one by clicking "Create New Account" which is located just underneath the password box. Below you will find links to a few videos that will assist with account creation and submitting facility use requests. How to Create a User Account How to Submit a Facility Use Request Facility Rental Info Quick Sheet If you have any questions or concerns emails can be sent to either Heather Alderks or John Finley .
What is FOIA? The Illinois Freedom of Information Act provides public access to reports, forms, writings records, maps, photographs, papers, recorded information and other documents that were prepared, used, received, possessed, or used by any public body. FOIA does not enable access to documents containing confidential personal information or trade secrets. For more information on FOIA, please click here . For the district's policy in regards to FOIA, please click here . How do I submit a FOIA request? FOIA requests can be submitted via two methods: FAX: 815-645-4325 MAIL: Meridian CUSD 223 ATTN: FOIA Officer 207 W. Main St. Stillman Valley, IL 61084
Weekly Wellness Tip Do you know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer? How about the preventative measure that should be taken? Some great resources can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/ cancer/dcpc/resources/ features/ breastcancerawareness/index. htm As we start to lose sunlight, it may be time to start taking a Vitamin D supplement. We get most of our Vitamin D from the sun, so our intake decreases when the weather is colder since we spend most of our time inside during the fall/winter seasons. If you find you are not getting outside much, a Vitamin D supplement can boost your mood and immune system! Not big into supplements? Then you can look to https://health.gov/ dietaryguidelines/2015/ guidelines/appendix-12/ to find Vitamin D rich foods! . . .
Click the links below for the Newsletters for MCUSD 223 : Fall 2019 Spring 2019 Winter 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2018 Winter 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2017 Winter 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2016 Winter 2015 Fall 2015 Winter 2015 Fall 2014
Required Postings Post Title Link Date Posted FY 14 Budget Link 1/31/14 2013 AFR Link 1/31/14 2013 Audit Link 1/31/14 2013 Annual Statement of Affairs Link 1/31/14 2014-18 SVEA Contract Link 9/23/14 Vendors paid over $25,000 FY14 Link 9/29/14 FY 15 Budget Link 1/8/15 2014 AFR Link 1/19/15 2014 Audit Link 1/19/15 2015 AFR Link 11/10/15 2015 Audit Link 11/10/15 2015 Annual Statement of Affairs Link 11/10/15 PARCC Data Link 12/11/15 Admin Compensation Report FY13 Link . . .