Doug Furlow

WHS Alternative Learning Plans

Dear WHS Parents:

First of all, thank you for all of your patience and understanding during this rapidly changing situation that our entire nation is dealing with. During times like these, it is important to remember that we are all working together to help our schools, community, state, and nation help flatten the curve for COVID-19. 

I cannot emphasize enough how proud I am of our teachers adjusting on the fly and making a great plan for students to provide a continuity of learning during the school closure. The expectation is not for students to be finishing their curriculums like they were in school. Our goal is to maintain, review, practice and keep students engaged in the learning process.  Each high school teacher is creating alternative lessons to keep students engaged.  Teachers will reach out to their students via email, google classroom, apps they are familiar with, etc., in order to communicate the lessons. The idea is to have students engaged in some form for 1 1/2  to 2 hours per day.

Day 1, March 19 - Math, Foreign Language, Art, Business Ed

Day 2, March 20 - Science, Ag Tech, FCCLA, PE, Health, Drivers Ed

Day 3, March 23 - English, Social Science, Band, Choir

This schedule will start Thursday, March 19 and then repeat on Tuesday, March  24.

In order to do our part and participate in social distancing, we will not have a pick up for any paper packets. If a teacher chooses to use this platform, PDFs will sent via email.  Our number one priority is the safety of our school and community. Teachers will communicate to your student individually.

If your student was not able to pick up their textbooks, please do not worry.  Again, it is not our goal to move students forward but to maintain what they have learned so far.  We are not expecting students to participate in a full day of instruction provided by you on top of your home/work responsibilities. Thank you again for all of your patience.  If you don’t have access to the electronic platforms at home or don’t have internet access, I would encourage you to have your student read to read and utilize any tools at home to keep them engaged with past learning. 

Here are some helpful tips as you try and get a plan together for home:

  1. Provide your students with a schedule. Consistent routines for bedtime, waking up, lunch, school work, play, etc. can help relieve anxiety your student may have and help them be productive. 
  2. Learning expectations at home: provide an opportunity to have students read on their own. This is perhaps the best way to keep your students moving forward. Another block of learning should be devoted to the materials provided by their teachers. 
  3. Build-in time for being creative and exercise during the day.
  4. Please check back to the district webpage and Facebook page for other updates. 

Thank you for all of your flexibility and patience. This situation has changed numerous times over the last week. We will continue to update you on changes as they arise. Please communicate with your student’s teachers if you have any questions regarding passwords, access or other needs. 

Mr. Furlow

WHS selected to 9th Annual AP Honor Roll

Williamsville High School has been named to the College Board’s 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada that have increased access to AP coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.  We’re proud to have been named to the College Board’s 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for our efforts to expand access to AP coursework and improve student performance on AP Exams. Congratulations to our students and staff.
For more information regarding the AP District Honor Roll follow the link provided.  https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/awards/district-honor-roll?excmpid=af18-pr-01-aphr

ILMEA All-State Ensembles

Seven WHS musicians were selected for ILMEA All-State Ensembles this year. This is the highest honor a student-musician can receive in our state. It is only through years of hard work and dedication to musicianship that this highest level of achievement is possible. It is a credit to the students and all of those that support them that they have progressed to this point. They will all participate in a 3-day state festival in late January and perform in ensembles with the best student musicians from around the state. Please help us in offering them congratulations!

All-State Band
Athena Welander, junior, flute
Lizzie Bleyer, junior, clarinet

All-State Jazz Band
Jacob Hinds, sophomore, trombone
Tommy Sagins, junior, drums

All-State Honors Chorus
Morgan Fleck, senior
Samantha Mool, senior

All-State Chorus
Hunter Pierce, junior

The FFA got 2nd place in the Prairieland FS Growing our Future Grant. We won $2,500. The CEO came and presented a check to the FFA.

Check Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Picture Check Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FFA Check Presentation

Williamsville High School
900 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-3361
Fax: 217-566-3792
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Williamsville Junior High School
Grades 6-8

500 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-3600
Fax: 217-566-2475
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Williamsville 5th Grade Center
Grade 5
504 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-4070
Fax: 217-566-2183
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Sherman Elementary School
312 South Street
Sherman, IL 62684

Voice: 217-496-2021
Fax: 217-496-2473
Attendance: 217-566-2325

Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15
800 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

Voice: 217-566-2014
Fax: 217-566-3890
Attendance: 217-566-2325

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