bobtibbsWe sadly lost Bob Tibbs Thursday afternoon at 4:00PM from his long and courageous battle with brain cancer. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones at the time of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. He will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 10, from 4-7 PM at the Williamsville Jr. High School gymnasium. Services will be Monday, July 11, at 10:30 AM at the Williamsville Methodist Church with Rev. Piscatelli officiating. There will be a short visitation from 10:00-10:30 AM prior to the service.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.

Memorials can be made to, “Williamsville Fire Department/EMS” or “National Brain Tumor Society.”

http://mottandhenning.com/2016/07/07/james-bob-tibbs-jr/

 

 

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

Listed under Media Releases on the District, Superintendent page.

The Illinois State Board of Education has mandated that all students must participate in taking the PARCC statewide standardized test.

According to the Illinois State Board of Education and as directed to all Illinois Public Schools by the Illinois State Superintendent, students are not allowed to opt out of the exam.

Thank you for your cooperation regarding this matter and if you have any questions, please contact the Illinois State Board of Education at 217-782-4321.

Did you know that each year there are students in our own district that want to be a part of our successful band program, but cannot afford to purchase or rent their first instrument? This is a way that our community can help.

See the attachment for more information.

 

Read and See More of WICS-TV's Coverage 

Check out the the WHS Band's Performance of the National Anthem and the WHS Chorus' Performance of "God Bless America" at a St. Louis Cardinals' Game in August. Pictures are also available of the performances through Mr. Furlow's article from August 13. 

The State of Illinois owes Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15 approximately $965,000.

Contact the Governor's Office at https://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/ContacttheGovernor.aspx

 

coachjonesbiggestloserCongratulations to Coach Sonya Jones on her amazing performance on the TV show Biggest Loser! She has been such an inspiration to all of us and represented our school district with such pride and class! On behalf of our school board, administration, staff and students, we would like to thank her for being such a great role model. Job well done Coach Jones!

WeatherSchool cancellations are never easy, regardless of how much some students might enjoy them. We do take into consideration all factors when calling off school due to weather conditions, from safe travel by students who drive, to buses starting and then driving on rural roads, to potential wait time at bus stops, to students who may walk to school with potentially dangerous wind chill levels (-20 below or colder). In addition, we also consider impending weather conditions that might be coming which could create travel problems at dismissal, resulting in early dismissal for our students. Usually, if there is an early dismissal, it will be after lunch since we want to be sure that our students have the opportunity to have a hot lunch prior to being dismissed. These are never easy decisions, but ones that we take very seriously and always consider safety as our number one priority.

For those of you unaware, public schools have 180 attendance days of school during a school calendar year. This means that if there is a school cancellation in the winter, the day must be made up at the end of the school year. Regardless if emergency days are used or not during the year, the students will attend the same amount of days every year. Therefore, whether school is cancelled or not has nothing to do with school district funding since all public schools have to go the same number of days. School emergency days are purely for the sake of safety for our students.

There can be several days in the year that are extremely cold, but school is still in session. Obviously, we cannot cancel school just because it is cold otherwise we will be going to school all summer as well. Consequently, the district has temperature benchmarks and wind chill benchmarks that guide us in making the decision on whether or not school will be cancelled. Please review a travel plan and/or a busing plan with your child for those types of days - just in case there is a problem and they need to find shelter or alternate travel arrangements to and from school. In addition, please make arrangements to be home and/or to transport your child if need be. If we do cancel school, I will do my best to make the call as early as we can so that we are able to give parents as much time as possible to arrange child care.

Another added feature that we have been using when cancelling school is our School Messenger system. This is a communication convenience that we now use to ensure that all parents/guardians are aware of the cancellation or early dismissal. This system will send you an automated phone call / text / email notification. If you have not received these messages from our previous cancellations this year or need a change in contact information, please let us know and/or update your status at registration. We hope that this service has helped you in your preparation plans for emergency days during the school year.

Dave Root
Superintendent

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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
500 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693

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

Williamsville Middle School
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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