Mr. Wood is a published author! Check it out! Chehttp://ilmea.org/music-ed-blog/2020/9/30/next-joining-forces-with-vulnerability-and-courage-my-first-few-years-of-teaching-inspired-by-bren-brown?fbclid=IwAR2jk_6duJD-OncCUDeFhVtw_DVooVYn4yj7hqS3uJKPEgy2h9NCwjvlxsc #GoKnights
Attention Families of Remote Learners: Arthur CUSD 305 is able to offer FREE meals for students who pre-order for the week. This form MUST be filled out by Thursday, October 1 to order meals for the Week of October 6. There is no school on Monday, October 5 for Remote Learning Planning Day. Pick up times for each building is as follows: Tuesday, October 6 Pickup: AGS - 8:30-10:00 a.m. AHGS - 9:30-10:15 a.m. LGS - 8:30-10:00 a.m. ALAHHS - 8:30-10:00 a.m. https://forms.gle/6YEjuiCnQHZVgi2E7
Attention Families of Remote Learners: Arthur CUSD 305 is able to offer FREE meals for students who pre-order for the week. This form MUST be filled out by Thursday, September 24 to order meals for the Week of September 28. Pick up times for each building is as follows: Monday, September 28 Pickup: AGS - 8:30-10:00 a.m. AHGS - 9:30-10:15 a.m. LGS - 8:30-10:00 a.m. ALAHHS - 8:30-10:00 a.m. https://forms.gle/KxJchiC7PtGcwFxG8
JH Softball falls in Regional play at Shelbyville 14-7. Thank you to the players, parents, and coaches for your efforts this season!
JH Baseball wins 16-6 and will play at Warrensburg-Latham tomorrow afternoon. #GoKnights
Good luck to our JH Baseball and JH Softball teams as they compete in the opening round of Regionals tonight! #GoKnights
Attention Families of Remote Learners: Arthur CUSD 305 is able to offer FREE meals for students who pre-order for the week. This form MUST be filled out by Thursday, September 17 to order meals for the Week of September 21. Pick up times for each building is as follows: Monday, September 21 Pickup: AGS - 8:30-10:00 a.m. AHGS - 9:30-10:15 a.m. LGS - 8:30-10:00 a.m. ALAHHS - 8:30-10:00 a.m. https://forms.gle/dWqjnXthDtbUr8Nv5
Attention Families of Remote Learners: Arthur CUSD 305 is able to offer FREE meals for students who pre-order for the week. This form MUST be filled out by Thursday, September 10 to order meals for the Week of September 14. Pick up times for each building is as follows: Monday, September 14 Pickup: AGS - 8:30-10:00 a.m. AHGS - 9:30-10:15 a.m. LGS - 8:30-10:00 a.m. ALAHHS - 8:30-10:00 a.m. https://forms.gle/5M2JmyEHSGMWydis7
JH Baseball wins both games at Villa Grove today! Game 1 score: 15-4. Game 2 score 19-8. #GoKnights
Wanted Sub Food Service Workers to work on a as-needed basis in the Arthur kitchens. Apply at https://allcareers-aramark.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=12781-12797-Arthur
JH Baseball goes on the road tonight and picks up a 15-0 victory at Tri-County. Back in action tomorrow with a DH at Villa Grove. #GoKnights
Arthur CUSD 305 Families: This is a reminder that this weekend is a four-day weekend for students. There is no school on Friday, September 4 (Remote Planning Day for teachers) and Monday, September 7 (Labor Day).
Attention Families of Remote Learners: Those who are interested in ordering meals for the week of September 8 MUST pre-order by Thursday, September 3 at noon. Click on the Google Form link below to place your order. Due to no school this coming Monday, September 7 for Labor Day, the meal pickup for orders will be on Tuesday, September 8. Fees Full price Breakfast: $2.00 Full price Lunch: K-5= $2.70 and 6-12=$2.90 If you are free and reduced the prices are based according to that. Payments can be made at pick-up with cash or check. Payments can also be made prior to pick-up through Skyward. https://forms.gle/3BFeN1gnfz26DmrP9
Attention Knights Fans! If you are looking for some new Knights gear check out our online store: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/ALAHd9fKvM. Orders are due 9/14. #GoKnights
Boys and Girls XC both pick up wins tonight!#GoKnights
Arcola/ALAH golf defeats Shelbyville and Meridian but falls to Sullivan to finish in 2nd place tonight at Sullivan.
REMINDER: All freshmen must have a freshman physical turned in before October 15th and all seniors must have their senior meningitis vaccine (one dose after the age of 16) before October 15th. Please turn in physicals and vaccine documentation to your child's school office.
Busy afternoon for the Knights! Arcola/ALAH Golf defeats Clinton and Okaw Valley, JH Softball defeats Okaw Valley, and JH Baseball falls at Unity. #GoKnights
Attention Families of Remote Learners: Those who are interested in ordering meals for the week of August 31 MUST pre-order by Thursday, August 27 at noon. Click on the Google Form link below to place your order. Fees Full price Breakfast: $2.00 Full price Lunch: K-5= $2.70 and 6-12=$2.90 If you are free and reduced the prices are based according to that. Payments can be made at pick-up with cash or check. Payments can also be made prior to pick-up through Skyward. https://forms.gle/7jcBcipwzW3h3TZ78
JH Softball wins 17-1 over Neoga. Back in action tomorrow at Okaw Valley. #GoKnights!
JH Softball final score: Villa Grove 13, ALAH 9. Knights are back in action at home on Monday at 4:30 vs. Neoga
The IDPH released updated procedures on exclusion guidelines today for schools. We have added the updated guidelines to our Arthur CUSD 305 Return to Learn Plan Fall 2020 document that is linked below. https://5il.co/j0rk
Attention Arthur CUSD #305 Remote Learning Families, Arthur CUSD #305 is happy to be able to offer breakfast and lunch to students who have chosen remote learning during this time. Please see the information below for details regarding breakfast and lunch for our remote learners. Those who are interested in ordering meals MUST pre-order by Thursday's at noon. A new Google Form will be posted each week to place your order. https://forms.gle/jHUNyLe5H8MgucgF7
A huge THANK YOU to the coaches, players, and parents for their cooperation following guidelines at the JH baseball game on Saturday and doing what we can to help make the season possible! GoKnights
Check out this article on ALAH student-athlete Ben Carroll. #GoKnights. https://www.news-gazette.com/sports/prep-sports-on-hold-alahs-carroll-must-wait-to-follow-up-on-huge-junior-season/article_acfa1ad7-11ce-50a8-99a4-dc82aa7d4746.html
JH Softball drops their season opener at Argenta-Oreana. We will look to bounce back Tuesday at Shiloh. #GoKnights
JH Baseball wins game two 16-11 over Villa Grove. Great start to the season. #GoKnights
Arthur CUSD #305 has finalized the Remote Learning Plans for families who have chosen the remote learning option. Please click on the link below to read the details and expectations of our remote learners, parents, & teachers. https://5il.co/jh3f
Parents & Guardians, Please click on the link below to read the Arthur Grade School Return to Learn Details. We are looking forward to seeing our students as we begin the 2020-2021 school year on Wednesday, August 19. https://5il.co/jd43
Lovington Grade School is looking for a classroom aide for the 2020-21 school year. Candidates will assist is all areas of the building including, but not limited to lunchroom, classrooms, library, outside duties, and any other areas needed to help students. For more information you can contact the LGS office. Use the application form below. https://www.cusd305.org/o/arthurcusd/page/job-vacancies--12
On Thursday, July 30th, 2020 the Arthur CUSD #305 Board of Education approved the return to school in person learning plan. Details of the plan are included in the link below, as well as additional plans that may need to be utilized depending on what phase the Governor of Illinois and the Illinois State Board of Education deems necessary. Please click this link to view our plans. https://5il.co/j0rk
This is a reminder that school registration is open this week online through Skyward's Family Access. If you have not registered your student for the 2020-2021 school year, please register them by this Friday, June 26. If you have any questions regarding registration or need your Skyward login information, please call your student's school office. All physical, dental, eye, and medication forms are available through the online registration or in the registration section on our district website. Documents needed for the following grade levels: Birth certificate (new students), School physical exams/proof of immunizations: New students, K, 6th, 9th grade, Dental Exam: K, 2nd, 6th, 9th grade, Vision Exam: K, Sports Physical (JH & HS athletes) - Freshman physical counts as sports physical, Proof of receiving (2) Meningitis vaccines: 12th grade - Only one dose is required if the first dose was received at 16 years of age or older. Any student who will need to take any medication at school (this includes prescription or over the counter) must have the medication authorization form on file signed by both the parent/guardian and the healthcare provider. We cannot give any medication without this form on file! Thank you, Arthur CUSD 305 Administration
Good evening Arthur CUSD 305 parents and guardians, Arthur CUSD #305 is moving all registration to an online format and will happen next week for our 2020-2021 school year. This means no waiting until August to register your student(s). On Monday, June 22 registration will open in Skyward. Online registration will be open from Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26. If you do not have access to a computer or need assistance in registering online, please call the school office to schedule an appointment. Scheduled appointments will take place on June 23 and June 24 from 12-6 pm. Arthur Grade School - 217-543-2109 Atwood Hammond Grade School - 217-578-2229 Lovington Grade School - 217-873-4318 Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School - 217-543-2146 Thank you, Arthur CUSD 305 Administration
Class of 2020... don’t forget to come to the HS office to pick up your graduation items! Today, Wednesday and Thursday ! Can’t wait to see you ! #GoKnights
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director If you are interested in working in a school district that values a well rounded educational experience for it's students please click on the link below HS Asst Principal/AD https://www.cusd305.org/o/arthurcusd/page/job-vacancies--12
Aiden Stewart and Abby Abercrombie blew the Salutatorian and Valedictorian speeches out of the water! Nice job! Congratulations! #GoKnights
Hey ...ALAH Knight Family we are less than an hour from our 2020 Graduation ! Go to www.theroundtable.tv at 7pm! Let’s celebrate with our seniors! #GoKnights
This is the last week that the ALAH food pantry will be open for the 2019-2020 school year. The order form is being emailed and is available on social media. The food pantry is available to all families in the school district. Orders need to be placed by noon on Thursday, May 28th and food will be delivered to homes on Friday, May 29th between 9 am and noon. Remember, this is the LAST CHANCE for you to order this school year! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfd2aFQX1CPjTe00mNnNcdk9CXsVe0ke6O4LggUwQABV5k33w/viewform
ALAH Jr. High Baseball Sign-Up Seventh and eighth grade boys who would like to join the baseball team, please call Travis Wilson at 217-259-8690. Practice is scheduled to begin August 3, 2020. An athletic physical is required and must be on file at the school before participation. Athletic physical forms are available at the respective schools.
Monday, May 11 will be the last breakfast/lunch pickup date. 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, May 11 from 9-11 am. Please place your order by noon this Thursday, May 7. 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/DqBiNETeJcwRdj2R8
The Arthur CUSD 305 calendar for 2020-2021 School Year has been posted online. Please click the link to view the approved calendar. https://5il.co/fuyw
Friday, May 1st is School Lunch Hero Day. Over the past 5 weeks, your school cafeteria staff has been working tirelessly making sure your kiddos get fed in what has been uncharted and scary times for us as parents/guardians. In our area districts, we have provided upwards of 10,000 meals a week safely in a 1 or 2 day prep period. While the stay-at-home order has been in place, these people have put their energy into 3rd gear to make sure that no child has to go without. The passion behind that is miraculous and has been amazing to be a part of! Now you ask, what do we need from you and your kiddos? On May 1st, School Lunch Hero Day, have your student post a video simply saying thank you and maybe what the meals have meant to them. Another option would be to take a photo of your child with a drawn picture/kind words to the cafeteria staff as well. What would be even more cute is if they had some type of "superhero" outfit on in the picture or video! Tag @Aramark in your post! These woman and men deserved all the attention and thank you's possible! Please realize just how powerful there dedication has been through all of this! Arthur CUSD #305 Photo Credit to www.schoollunchheroday.com
Good afternoon, The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School food pantry would like to again offer all the families in the district an opportunity for another order. We will do our best to fill your order unless we run out of that item. Any family may place an order by noon Thursday April 30th. The food pantry is a free service and will be delivered by a faculty, staff or designee between 9 am -12 pm Friday, May 1st. Please understand this opportunity is separate from the lunch and breakfast orders that are on another form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfd2aFQX1CPjTe00mNnNcdk9CXsVe0ke6O4LggUwQABV5k33w/viewform Thank you, Mrs. Seegmiller, Principal ALAH High School #GoKnights #StillWashingHands
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, May 4 from 9-11 am. Please place your order by noon this Thursday, April 30. 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/cPDDR5b1DyHdnLGN8
Help Wanted: Director of Maintenance at Arthur CUSD #305 Duties include but not limited to: managerial oversight of district’s buildings and grounds and ensures routine maintenance and repairs within all buildings are performed accurately and efficiently. For more detailed information, please see job posting on cusd305.org Submit application online at cusd305.org and send resume to email@example.com or in person at the district office, 301 E Columbia, Arthur Qualifications include: High School Diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license, 2-5 years experience in building maintenance & repair Must pass background check
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Arthur Community Unit School District #305, Arthur, Illinois will receive bids for mowing. Bids should be sent or delivered to the Superintendent’s office at 301 E. Columbia St. Arthur, IL 61911 by Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Specifications and complete proposal instructions are available for pickup at the Superintendent’s office at 301 E. Columbia, Arthur, IL 61911 between 9:00-10:00 am on Thursday & Friday, April 23 & 24 and Thursday & Friday, April 30 & May 1. Bid Opening will be on May 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. prevailing time at the Superintendent’s office in the Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School (301 E. Columbia St., Arthur, Il. 61911) Bids will be publicly opened and read immediately after specified closing time. Consideration of a contract is anticipated to occur at the May 20, 2020 regular meeting of the Board of Education. Arthur Community Unit School District #305 Mr. Shannon Cheek Superintendent
I would like to give a BIG shout out in appreciation to Teresa Metzger, our Truancy Liaison with the ROE #11! Teresa has been a huge support for our district and families throughout the school year and during this time. For the past few weeks Teresa has been volunteering to come in during our meal and packet distribution. She is always willing to help in any way to support our school community. We thank her very much for going above and beyond her duties and appreciate the time and support she has given!
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the decision to cancel the IHSA Spring Sports State Tournements. Included in the information sent out by the IHSA is suspending summer contact days until it is deemed safe. Below is the link to the announcement from the IHSA. https://www.ihsa.org/News-Media/Announcements/ihsa-cancels-spring-state-tournaments-suspends-summer-contact-days-limited-spring-sports-contests-could-occur-eventually
Dear Parents/Guardians, 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 27 from 9-11 am. Please place your order by noon this Thursday, April 23. Make sure to pick up at the school you select in the form. Please reach out to your individual school administrators via phone or email if you cannot make this time frame. https://forms.gle/9FUUv7WmiDNfKdYAA Arthur CUSD #305 Administration
Join us tonight from 8:00-8:20 w/ other IHSA schools as we honor our seniors athletes, thank our first responders and medical personnel during this unprecedented time! Drive by the ALAH football field, softball and baseball diamonds all behind the high school! #GoKnights
April 16, 2020 ALAH Knights, We are joining other schools throughout Illinois in showing our support of our senior student athletes, as well as the healthcare workers, first responders and all other essential employees working through this pandemic as a part of the Light for the Fight campaign started by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). For our students and families, even though we are not currently together, we still support one another and continue to be a KNIGHTS family. We will recognize our seniors by turning on the lights at the football field/track, baseball field and softball field south and west of the high school on Friday, April 17th 2020 from 8:00-8:20 pm. We invite the community to drive by our fields on Friday evening during this time to share this experience with us and honor our students. We ask that you do not leave your vehicles during this time in an effort to follow social distancing guidelines. Thank you to the Arthur Park District for joining us in this cause. We hope to see you (from a distance) tomorrow evening. GO KNIGHTS!!! Jared Vanausdoll Athletic Director Arthur CUSD # 305
Calling all Knight Families .... the breakfast/lunch form, the food pantry form and a google survey are all available for you to complete! We want to hear from you! #GoKnights
Dear Parents/Guardians, 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 20 from 9-11 am. Please place your order by noon this Thursday, April 16. Make sure to pick up at the school you select in the form. Please reach out to your individual school administrators via phone or email if you cannot make this time frame. https://forms.gle/1Pv4vUBWrMrYbrbSA Arthur CUSD #305 Administration
Good Afternoon Atwood-Hammond Grade School families. Meal distribution will be Monday, April 13 from 9-11 am. If you are picking up meals during that time we will continue to put your updated learning packets in with your meals. When you come to pick up meals please bring your child’s completed work. If you can put it in either a ziplock bag or a walmart bag with your child’s name, grade, and homeroom teacher on the front that would be appreciated! We will make sure it gets to the correct teacher. If you are not picking up meals we ask that you come get your child’s updated learning packets and return completed work anytime from 3-5 pm on Monday, April 13. Again, if you can place your child’s completed work in some sort of bag with their name, grade, and homeroom teacher on the front that would be wonderful. Remember, both procedures will be run as a drive through. We ask that you come into the East parking lot. A staff member will be out there to “check” you in and we will bring materials to your car. In order to practice social distancing we ask that you just open your trunk and we will place materials in the trunk. If we cannot get into your trunk we can place things in the backseat or hand them to you through the window. Please have your child’s completed work in a bag in the trunk or ready to hand through the window as well. This helps ensure that when we deliver the meals and/or updated packets we can retrieve the completed work without making physical contact as well.
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.