2020 5th – 8th Grade Band Practice Challenge Winners! Every year during 2nd semester the 5th-8th grade band students in Wabash 348 compete in a practice challenge to see who can practice the most days in a row without missing a day. This year's winners were 1st place, Aiden McBroom (6th grade) and 2nd place, Mackenzie Hipsher (5th grade). Both students practiced over 100 days! Congrats Aiden and Mackenzie!!
Some students still have personal items at MCGS that were not picked up on 5/11. If needing to pickup, please make arrangements with the office 262-5699.
Please have all remote learning paper packets returned by noon on Friday to the MCGS cart outside. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the school closure and working with the MCGS teachers. A reminder that Monday 8-3 the school will be open for picking up and dropping off materials if needed. Please review the process on the MCGS website and a reminder will be sent out Sunday as well.
A MESSAGE FOR MCGS 4TH GRADE PARENTS: Be sure to check out Mrs. Wall's website https://ewall7.wixsite.com/mcmusic for important information about registering interest in Beginner Band for the 2020-2021 school year.
On Monday May 11, MCGS will be open from 8-3 for students to drop off school materials (chrome books, textbooks, and library books) and pickup personal belongings from desks/lockers and chocolate orders if sold. This will be a quick process and we will be practicing social distancing during the day and limiting the number of people in the building at a time. Please limit to 1 child/1 adult coming into the building if at all possible. Once entering the building staff will assist with the return of chrome books and library books. Then proceed to the appropriate grade level hallway and return text books to the desk outside of the student's classroom. Items left in student desks will be in a bag out by the student locker for pickup along with any chocolate orders if sold. Student/Parent will be responsible for getting items out of lockers if left. Grade cards will be emailed to parent address on file. Thank you and stay safe.
The packet cart at MCGS will now be out permanently starting 4/17 with new packets being put in each Friday.
3rd quarter grade cards which were to be handed out at parent/teacher conference night will be emailed to parents.
Information on remote learning starting April 6. For students w/o access to a device or internet, packets will be available for pickup outside MCGS main doors in a marked cart this Friday at 10 am. Please pickup a packet from the grade level your child is in, each grade level has been marked along with activity classes. The procedure will be every Friday return the previous weeks learning packets with the student name on it in the drop bin and obtain next weeks packet in the pickup bin in the cart out front. For students with a device to use from home, please continue the communication with your teachers and look for updates. If you have not been able to be reached by your teacher please visit the MCGS website and go to staff where the teacher emails are located. Starting next week the MCGS office will continue to be open on Wednesdays 9-2.
MCGS will be assisting those students that do not have a device at home to access resources and learning opportunities from teachers during the mandated school closure. On Monday, March 30th from 9:00-2:00, parents/guardians of MCGS students that haven’t had a device to access online resources may come to MCGS to a marked designated area to sign out a chromebook. There are limited devices available for distribution, if you already have a device that your student is using please refrain from picking up another to allow students in need to have one. Parents/guardians will sign out a chromebook and charger for their student and will be responsible for returning the device at a later date. For families without internet access, information will be coming in regards to learning resources during the closure.
This past week, our educators have put together Learning Resource Opportunities for our students/parents. These rich resources are designed to keep your child academically engaged throughout this mandated shut-down. Websites, Activities, Google Classroom information and Social Support are available through the School Website. This information is updated hourly. Any information that is found helpful will be added. Visit https://www.wabash348.com/ and click the REMOTE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY/COVID-19 INFORMATION button and it will take you to the Informational Page with links that include school learning resources. From the APP, it can be accessed through the Wabash Community Unit School District #348 and choose the COVID-19 INFO from the Menu. Please understand that this is a new, ongoing learning process for everyone. The administration is working on all the details as the information becomes available from the Illinois School Board of Education. Thank you for your patience.
A note from the Superintendent: Today, March 20, 2020, Governor Pritzker ordered a shelter-in-place for Illinois. All Illinois schools, including Wabash CUSD #348, will be closed until April 8th. The state will re-evaluate the situation at that time. During that time, Wabash CUSD #348 will be on spring break. Therefore, the schools are tentatively scheduled to reopen on April 13th. Additionally, we will remain committed to continuing our remote learning opportunities for our students. As the Illinois State Board of Education delivers more guidance, we will be able to better address our situation moving forward. Thank you for all your support in this difficult matter as we continue to work through uncharted waters. Stay safe and Go Aces!
Copy/Paste this link to a Parent's Guide to Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iowi-gmbys
Wabash CUSD #348 Press Release At 3:30 pm today, Governor Pritzker announced a directive that all public and private schools in the state of Illinois will be closed March 17th-30th. These closures are directly related to the concern over the COVID-19 virus. District #348 will follow this directive and remain closed until the 30th. The governor did stress he may continue closures. During this time, all District curricular and extracurricular activities will be cancelled. As more information and details emerge, it will be disseminated on the website www.Wabash348.com, District app and District Facebook page.
Effective March 13, 2020, all K-12 school districts in Wabash County are closing indefinitely due to concerns pertaining to COVID-19. Additionally, all extracurricular activities will be suspended. The closings come with a recommendation from the Wabash County Health Department and are designed to protect the community. To my knowledge, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, but this precautionary move is designed to inhibit the spread of this virus. As of this time, there is no timetable to reopen the schools. However, it is the intention of the Districts to reopen as soon as possible. I will continue to communicate with the public via our website, app, and all calls. Chuck Bleyer, Ed.D. Superintendent
The IGSMA District 4 Solo & Ensemble Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 14 has been postponed.
Due to the chance of hazardous weather, 6th grade boys/girls track and the fifth grade talent show have been canceled for tonight.
MCES/MCGS is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students and staff. Therefore we would like to remind you during this flu season and concern of the coronavirus if your child has symptoms such as high fever, cough, sore throat, and/or tiredness please keep them home to prevent spreading sickness. MCES/MCGS will waive perfect attendance awards this year to help prevent students coming to school if feeling ill to keep perfect attendance. Remember washing hands, not touching eyes, nose, mouth, cover cough/sneeze, and avoid contact with people who are sick will help prevent illness. Thank You.
Due to the high number of cases this year of influenza A & B, strep throat, and potentially COVID-19, during the second semester the District will suspend all attendance requirements pertaining to semester finals and perfect attendance awards. This change in policy is in accordance with the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The District does not want to promote or encourage students attending school while not feeling completely healthy. As for returning to school from illness, it is District policy that the student must be fever free for twenty-four hours without the use of fever reducing medication prior to returning. If you have any questions, please call your child’s school office.
MCGS spring chocolate fundraiser packets were sent home with students today. For those wising to participate, orders are due no later than March 11. Thank you for your support of MCGS.
MCGS Yearbook Order Forms are due on March 1st. Yearbooks are $20 each. Please turn in any order forms and money to the office.
Valentine's Day items will be delivered by the floral shops on Thursday after school. Please plan accordingly if wanting an item delivered to MCGS for Valentine's Day. If you are wanting to deliver an item yourself please bring to office before 9:30 on Friday.
On Friday Dist. #348 will be on a 3 Hr. early dismissal. Lunch times for those days will be 3rd/4th grades 10:15-11:00 and 5th/6th grades 11:15-12:00. School will dismiss at 12:15.
5/6 Grade girls basketball will have a parent meeting both before and after practice Wednesday 12/5 at MCES.
MCGS will be participating in the 5 essentials survey again this year for the Illinois Schools State Report Card. MCGS is asking parents to fill out the 5 minute survey for the school's report card. please follow the link to begin the survey. Thank you. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
MCGS student council is sponsoring a canned food drive to support WADI during the Holiday Season. We are encouraging our students to bring in non-perishable food items during the week of 11/4-11/8. Thanks for your support.
MCGS book fair starts next week 10/28 as well as Red Ribbon Week. Monday's theme: Wear Red to show that you're drug free.
5/6 grade boys basketball tryouts will be Thursday 10/24 700-830 at MCGS.
MCGS picture retake day is tomorrow 10/22.
Reminder that the MCGS fall fundraiser money collection needs to be turned into the office tomorrow. Any questions please contact the school office. Thank you.
The paragon fall fundraiser items will be going home tomorrow with students after school. If your child has a large order and would like to pick up after school please contact the office. Money from orders are due in the office no later than October 18. Thank you for participating in our fall fundraiser.
Dear Parents / Guardians, This letter is to inform you about the Wabash Community Unit School District #348 breakfast program. Wabash District #348 has a breakfast program like our lunch program. Breakfast is provided by the kitchen staff at all schools. Breakfast is $1.00 and is served from 7:20 a.m. until 7:53 a.m. Please tell your child about our breakfast program. We look forward to seeing them. In compliance with federal law and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Thank you, Wabash #348 Kitchen Staff
Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) student results will be coming home for all students in 4th - 9th grade today, October 1st.
This is a reminder that all school registration fees need to be paid by October 31st. If you have not paid your registration fees you will receive an invoice in the mail listing the amount that you owe. Payments can be made online, by mail or bring into the school office.
MCGS picture day is tomorrow 9/17, students will need to bring picture envelope with payment.
MCGS fall fundraiser order forms are due tomorrow(9/12). Thanks for supporting MCGS!
Registration bills have been sent in the mail. You can pay online on the parent portal or in the office. Any questions, please contact the office. Thank you.
The MCGS fall fundraiser packets went home with students today. All information on our yearly sale will be in the packets. Please contact the school office with any questions. Thank you for your support in advance.
REMINDER: Meet and Greet tonight at MCGS from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
REMINDER: Computer Lab Hours for On-Line Registration are Wednesday, August 7, 8:30 am-11:30 a.m. and 2:00-6:00 p.m..