The Bridge the Gap event scheduled for September 6th has been postponed until March. Please stay tuned for more information!
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From Tremont Grade School
THIRD GRADE PIONEER DAY
During the last few weeks of the 2013-2014 school year, third graders engaged in many activities associated with the book Little House in the Big Woods. In addition, they participated in a one-room schoolhouse simulation entitled Apple Valley School. To celebrate all things pioneer, third graders gathered for an outdoor Pioneer Day on Wednesday, May 28th. Festivities included butter making, tin punching, embroidering, storytelling, and food tasting! Students interacted with antique toys and played pioneer games. Tremont High School's, Tucker Runyon, discussed the basics of beekeeping. Local mandolin and banjo players also shared their talents through music. A highlight of the day was having a square dance caller lead us through popular square dance formations. This meaningful day of learning was enjoyed by all!
From the Superintendent's Desk
A few September Updates...
As we leave Labor Day in our rearview mirror, the 2014-15 school year is in full swing. We hope you've had a productive start to the new term and encourage contact with your child's school should there be any developing issues. September is always a great time to reconnect with old familiar routines and we trust the transition is going smoothly. Several announcements to bring to your attention:
1. SchoolDigger.com was founded in 2006 to serve one purpose: to empower parents to make informed choices about choosing a school for their children -- primarily for real estate and re-location options. The company ranks schools and provides comparative data for families to evaluate. In Illinois, Tremont #702 was ranked 46th out of 774 districts. Interestingly, the operational costs per pupil rank near the bottom of the top 50. Congratulations to our students, staff, parents, and community for this impressive recognition.
2. There's a new District website coming soon. Please watch this space in the next few weeks as we prepare to launch a much more user friendly presence on the World Wide Web.
3. So much of our focus the past few years has been on the financial shortfalls of the State and the challenges this has posed for the District. While this remains an ongoing concern, we cannot forget about the great things going on in our classrooms each day. On Friday, November 7, we are planning on hosting our first "State of the Schools" dinner which will feature pull out sessions providing more detail about these outstanding programs and activities in each of our buildings. More information will be provided soon!
4. School Board elections will be held on April 7, with the first day to circulate petitions beginning on September 23rd. Petitions must be filed between December 15th-22nd. Four terms, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Runyon, and Mr. Ulrich expire in April.
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