Don't forget to place your food orders for next week! Submit your breakfast/lunch order and/or food pantry order by noon Thursday April 9th. #wewillgetthroughthis #GoKnights
Dear Parents, Arthur CUSD #305 is continuing to provide food for our students during our school closure. Each week, in order to make sure we have enough meals, please complete the form below for your children who attend school in our school district who would like to request 5 days of meals (breakfast and lunch) during our emergency school closure. There will be no charge for these meals for any student. The pickup date for this pre-order is Monday, April 13 from 9-11 am. Please place your order by noon this Thursday, April 9. Make sure to pick up at the school you select below. Please reach out to your individual school administrators via phone or email if you cannot make this time frame. https://forms.gle/jkc5AmKYNGsyeWsZ9
Huge thank you goes out to our teachers, students and parents for helping us navigate these uncharted waters we are all wading through together. The patience, cooperation, and dedication to our students has been amazing to witness. Arthur CUSD 305, you are awesome! #GoKnights
Some teachers may be using Google Classroom to communicate or post activities for their students. Here is a 2020 Parents Guide to Google Classroom to help your students at home during this time. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1516B03oet7CbOW94MkUw8j99kkEJ6W_k/view?usp=sharing
In addition, the IESA Organizational Music Contest has been cancelled for this spring. Keep practicing on your own while continuing best standards for social distancing.
Recieved word today from the IESA that the state Scholastic Bowl and Track and Field finals this spring have been cancelled. Thank you to all the coaches and students that have dedicated your time and efforts in preparation for the season. We have great thing in store for us!
Good evening Arthur CUSD 305 Families, Today it was announced by Governor Pritzker that the stay at home order has been extended through April 30. Please check your emails, social media, and our website for links to the forms to order the food pantry delivery for this Friday morning and a separate form for the breakfast and lunch pickup for next Monday, April 6. Both of these are free to all families in our district and need to be filled out each week for planning purposes. Please make sure to sign up for both of these by this Thursday, April 2 at noon. Thank you and stay healthy. #GoKnights
Dear Parents, Arthur CUSD #305 is continuing to provide food for our students during our school closure. Each week, in order to make sure we have enough meals, please complete the form below for your children who attend school in our school district who would like to request 5 days of meals (breakfast and lunch) during our emergency school closure. There will be no charge for these meals for any student. The pickup date for this pre-order is Monday, April 6 from 9-11 am. Please place your order by noon this Thursday, April 2. Make sure to pick up at the school you select below. Please reach out to your individual school administrators via phone or email if you cannot make this time frame. https://forms.gle/8Wx8nnaDhDX4YaYP7 Arthur CUSD #305 Administration
Check out the Social Emotional Learning Newsletter from Arthur CUSD #305 Social Workers and Counselors by clicking this link: https://5il.co/e7tc
Calling all Knight families: don’t forget to complete the google form to submit your food pantry & breakfast/lunch order. Both are due by tomorrow at noon! Food pantry orders will be delivered Fri AM & breakfast/lunch pick up is Mon AM. #Wewillgetthroughthistogether #GoKnights
Dear Parents, Arthur CUSD #305 is making food available for our students during our school closure. In order to make sure we have enough meals, please complete the form below for your children who attend school in our school district who would like to request 5 days of meals (breakfast and lunch) during our emergency school closure. There will be no charge for these meals for any student. The pickup date for this pre-order is Monday, March 30 from 9-11 am. Please place your order by noon this Thursday, March 26. Please reach out to your individual school administrators via phone or email if you cannot make this time frame. https://forms.gle/Pqmp3gg6TXhLeLa79 Arthur CUSD #305 Administration
Hey Knight families .... don’t forget to pick up your food orders! Circle drive at Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond HIGH SCHOOL! We are ready. Just drive up and we will bring to your car! #GoKnights
Good morning. This is a reminder to submit the food service order form by noon today. These orders can be picked up Monday, March 23 from 9-11 am at any of our buildings.
With so many students having to connect from home, Consolidated Communications has offered two months of Free Home Internet Service to help, including free installation, for those who are within Consolidated's reach are are not currently Consolidated customers. Take advantage of this offer in two easy steps: Call Consolidated Communications: 1-855-399-3084 Mention Offer Code: “Two Months Free” Thank you Consolidated Communications for making this service available to our students.
A message from the Fine Arts Boosters With the school closure, we are trying to arrange local drop offs for fundraising envelopes. If you have questions please contact Mary Kirwan Johnson 217-714-004. Please follow the instructions below 1. Please list student Name, School, and grade on the envelope. 2. Please check to make sure order totals match money received. 3. Turn in by Wednesday, March 18. Drop off locations: Arthur: Diane Woodard Lovington: Jenny Moore Atwood: Mary Johnson Hammond: Amy Nichols Garrett: Angie Schable Pierson: still working on it The statewide closures may impact our delivery date. We are trying to work through everything. Thank you.
The Arthur CUSD #305 teachers and staff have been compiling activities for our students to do at home throughout the weeks of our school closure due to COVID-19. Click the link below to view available resources that can be used to engage your students. https://www.cusd305.org/o/arthurcusd/page/school-closure-resources--3
Good afternoon everyone. We hope you have had a peaceful Monday so far. First and foremost, a huge shout out and thank you goes to the kitchen staff at each building in the district and the administrative team. The kitchen staff started early preparing and bagging meals and several staff members volunteered to come in and help distribute the meals to our families. We provided 2,560 meals for our families and we couldn’t be more grateful for all that helped! Again, we have no idea if the mandated shut down of schools will continue but rest assured that we are planning and preparing in order to be ready. Please continue to check your social media accounts as well as email for any updates. We are developing a form that we will distribute tomorrow or Wednesday that will be asking you to sign up if you want to receive meals next Monday. When we send this out, please take the time to fill it out as this will help all of us prepare to serve you more effectively. Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we continue to manage these uncertain times together. So proud of all that have reached out with a willingness to assist, a kind word or a simple thank you. You are appreciated and we are so proud of our communities. Stay tuned for continued updates. Have a great evening. Mr. Cheek
Good afternoon! Thank you to all of our staff that came out and helped distribute meals this morning. We had a great turnout! If you were unable to come pick up food for any reason and you still need some please call your respective building. We will work with you to make arrangements to get you what you need.
Dear Arthur CUSD #305 Students, Staff, and Families, In an effort to support all families in the Arthur CUSD #305, we are providing meals at no charge for all students. Listed below are the directions and procedures for picking up the meals that will be provided. Starting tomorrow, March 16th, you may pick up breakfast and lunch at any school building (Lovington Grade School, Atwood-Hammond Grade School, Arthur Grade School and Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School) between 9am and 11am. If you have students at two different schools in the district, for example, a student at AGS and students at ALAH, you do not need to pick up meals at two different schools, you may pick up all the meals at one site. The meals will be available for pick up in the bus lanes at each respective school, except Atwood-Hammond Grade School will be at the parent drop off location (near cafeteria/gym). - March 16th pick up - 5 breakfast/lunch meals for each child - March 23rd pick up - 2 breakfast/lunch meals for each child Additional food for families will be available on site during pick up time. Mr. Cheek
Dear Arthur CUSD #305 Students, Staff, and Families, Good afternoon. Once again, thanks for your flexibility and patience as the situation related to the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve. Due to continued developments Arthur CUSD # 305 schools will not be in attendance on Monday March 16th, 2020. We apologize for any hardships this decision may cause but safety of students and staff is our top priority. Please continue to check the website, your social media accounts and email for continuous updates. We are putting together a plan for providing meals for our students as well as communicating how we will be providing learning opportunities for all of our students. Stay tuned and once again, thanks for your patience and understanding. Thank you, Mr. Cheek
Dear Arthur CUSD #305 Students, Staff, and Families, Good afternoon once again. First, thanks for all your patience and understanding during these trying times. As you may or may not have heard, Governor Pritzker announced the mandate that all schools must close starting Tuesday, March 17th through Monday, March 30th. Monday, March 16th we will hold school but have a 12:00 pm dismissal for the high school and a 12:15 pm dismissal for all three grade schools. This will allow students the opportunity to meet with their teachers, gather their materials as well as have breakfast and lunch. It will also provide the teaching staff and administration time to plan and prepare plans moving forward. Please continue to monitor your social media accounts and check email for additional updates as they become available. Thank you, Mr. Cheek
Couldn't be more proud of the Administrative team today. Gathered early and put so much time, energy and thought into some tough decisions. Certainly uncharted waters for all, but so proud of them and their leadership. Feel lucky to work with such a great group! #GoKnights
Dear Arthur CUSD #305 Students, Staff and Families, The CDC and the Governor of the State of Illinois have provided school districts recommendations encouraging school administrators to make responsible decisions that are in the best interest of the health and safety of their students, staff, and community. Based on these recommendations, Arthur CUSD 305 is cancelling all extracurricular events as well as all other school related events from today, March 13 through Sunday, April 5, 2020. At this time school will remain open and any decision related to potential school closures will immediately be communicated. Practices for athletic teams, fine art programs and other school sponsored organizations will continue as school remains in session. These decisions are and will continue to be made to minimize risk and follow the guidelines and suggestions provided. We will continue to collaborate, keep informed by all sources available, and communicate with information that is received. Sincerely, Mr. Shannon Cheek Superintendent
Congratulations to Mrs. Crother's, Arthur Grade School's Speech and Language Pathologist "Teacher of the Week" in The News-Gazette. Click on the following link: https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/education/teacher-of-the-week-amber-crothers/article_e35b9bfb-ea07-5b37-97c0-5d8db62794c1.html
Dear Arthur CUSD #305 Students, Staff and Families, As information continues to become available and updated related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) we continue to monitor the situation keeping the safety of students, staff and community at the forefront. As this is a very unusual situation that all communities are trying to navigate and manage, many stakeholders are trying to come together to help determine the next steps. The collaboration with area Superintendents, Regional Offices of Education, Illinois State Board of Education, Regional Departments of Health as well as the Illinois Department of Health will continue as we are monitoring and gathering as much information as possible in order to make the most informed decisions moving forward. On Monday evening of this week the Illinois State Board of Education sent an email to all Superintendents expressing that it is “imperative” that districts work on an e-learning plan in the event that schools need to close for the Coronavirus. E-learning opportunities and developing that plan create many challenges for many districts in the state including available technology, as well as a multi layered approval process that extends beyond our local board of education. In light of the Coronavirus situation, the Illinois State Board of Education is working to waive those approvals requirements and expedite the process, however there isn’t a timeline for doing that. We will continue to monitor, encourage staff, and students to wash hands more frequently and utilize best practices for assisting in maintaining a clean and sanitized learning environment. We will also continue to implement best practices with our custodial staff to maintain and provide the safest environment possible for our staff and students. Also, please know that any decision moving ahead regarding school and or school closure will be made in coordination and guidance of many experts within the public health departments. As previously stated this is a very unusual and challenging situation that we are trying to navigate and we appreciate your understanding and patience during the process. I am also including the link for the Illinois Department of Public Health for your reference http://www.dph.illinois.gov/ Please don’t hesitate to reach out to myself at 217-543-2511 with any questions or clarity that is needed. Sincerely, Mr. Shannon Cheek Superintendent
Fundraiser for the District #305 Education Foundation. All proceeds benefit the foundation which then goes to our schools, faculty, staff and students. Tickets for reverse raffle are $50 each and include one pork chop dinner. Additional dinners can be purchased for $10 each at the door. Last ticket drawn wins the grand prize of $1500. Serving for meal begins at 5; raffle follows. Raffle tickets also available for 1/4 side of beef for $10 each. Beef has been donated by J.W. Day Farms. Contact a foundation board member for tickets: Rod Randall, Carol Smith, Shannon Cheek, Shelley Martina, Stan Harris, Kristie Mechling, Ryan Nettles, Danny Powell, Marty Yeakel. Need not be present to win!
100 People Who Care is a fundraising initiative of the District #305 Education Foundation. Knightly Reading is made possible from a grant received from the Foundation. We had a wonderful evening last Thursday, Feb. 20 at La Cascada. Renee Brown, district librarian and her team Jann Harris, Lindsey Herring, Amy Tighe and Carla Poorman, gave a fantastic and informative presentation on Knightly Reading "The Chocolate Touch." Watch this page and the local newspapers for updates and more about this. Next meeting will be Thursday, April 16 (tentative) for our first annual dinner when we will share our new grant recipients and their projects. Dinner will be provided by the District #305 Education Foundation at 6:30 at LaCascada for those who are members of 100 People Who Care and have made and fulfilled their pledge.
*Change in School Calendar* Arthur CUSD #305 has added Monday, March 30, 2020 to its Spring Break schedule. Spring Break will now run from Wednesday, March 25 through Monday, March 30. Students will be back in attendance on Tuesday, March 31. We apologize for this late edit to the school calendar. There was a discrepancy found between the official school calendar and the calendar provided to parents and students via the website. To correct this discrepancy, a non-attendance day had to be added. Again, we apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may cause.
Click on the link below for information for schools and the Coronavirus. https://www.cusd305.org/article/198717?org=arthurcusd
Wondering about the truth about vaping & marijuana? Join us tonight for a presentation by the CEO of Steered Straight, Michael DeLeon. He will teach us about vaping, marijuana & so much more. Tonight at 6:30 in the high school cafeteria. Everyone is welcome. #GoKnights
Just another reminder that we have a board meeting scheduled for tomorrow, at LGS. We will have a tour of the facility starting at 5:30pm with the board meeting to start at 6pm. We'd love to see you there! Have a great week.
Good morning everyone. Hope your day is off to a great start and you are staying warm! Just a friendly reminder that if you plan on attending next week's board meeting it is going to be held at Lovington Grade School. The meeting is Wednesday, February 19th, starting at 6pm.
That's a Knights victory 49-46 in a close game. Knights play Central A and M at 7:00 Thursday in Arthur. #GoKnights
The weather forecast for Wednesday is not looking good so we are postponing Freshman Orientation at ALAH High School. We are rescheduling for next Thursday, February 20th. We look forward to seeing you and your student at 5:45 that evening.
For more information on the Education Foundation and what it's all about go to http://www.u-knighted.org/ Click on the projects link for the latest on computer support for students, mini-grants for teachers and scholarships for seniors among other things.
Activities update for 2/6. HS Girls basketball will play at Arcola tonight as scheduled. JH Volleyball at OV rescheduled for 2/24. HS Scholastic Bowl rescheduled for 2/27. HS boys basketball optional practice from 2:30-4:00.
Due to icy conditions in various parts of the district school is cancelled today February 6th. Decisions about after school activities will be made and communicated by noon. Thanks and be safe.
Great effort ladies......next time.....way to play hard and represent us with class! Tough loss but you fought hard. #GoKnights
Careful out there this morning.....little slippery on untreated areas.....take a little more caution getting to where you are heading this morning......#Goknights
Huge shoutout to @NCHSOFFICIAL for hosting our team of educators and administration yesterday. Loved learning about blended learning. Also, huge thanks to the staff (English Department) at ALAH for their willingness to stretch themselves and take time to learn! #wegrowtogether
End of 1st period....knights 14 Blue Ridge 10....let’s go Knights big 2nd quarter! #GoKnights
Tonight's HS Girls Varsity game vs. Blue Ridge will begin at 6:00 tonight. No JV contest due to low numbers. Pep Band will be playing #GoKnights
Thank you Ms. Hale and Ms. Beck from AHGS for allowing me to pop in and observe this morning! Great kids and loved the energy! Great start to my week for sure! #GoKnights #lovetheenergy
At the end of the first period Knights up 20-9! #GoKnights
A very long 12 seconds , but the JV wins by 1! Can’t wait for the Varsity match! #thatwasintense #GoKnights
Knights take on Sullivan tonight, starting at 6! Let’s go Knights! #letsdothis #GoKnights
Group and classroom pictures did the yearbook tomorrow (January 7) at AHGS!
Great first day back Knights! Let’s make the most of second semester! #GoKnights
Welcome back staff, I hope you are energized and ready for students to return Monday! Enjoy the day.