May 22 -
6-8th Grade Talent Show
May 23 - 8th
Grade Promotion Ceremony
May 24 -
Full Day regular dismissal time
May 27 -
No School (Memorial Day)
May 28 -
Last Full Day of School, Dismiss at 2:20 (make up for snow day)
May 29 -
No School (Teacher's Institute)
May 30 -
Report Card Day
still having trouble with our phones. If
you cannot get through on the elementary line please call the junior high phone
number at 217-489-5201 and ask for the elementary school. Thank You.
grade field trip is Thursday, May 28th. Permission slips have been sent home and are
also attached . If students are planning
to use the rock climbing wall they must get a permission slip from the office. Students who come to school and are not going
on the field trip will follow a regular schedule of classes on that day.
Junior High Boosters would like to invite all
6th grade parents to our next meeting - Wednesday June 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the
Junior High Art Room.
Special thanks to the
Junior High Student Council's for raising over $20,000 with their Diabetes
to Mitchel Morrow for finishing 2nd in the long jump at the IESA
State Track Meet. Mitchel also broke a
school record. He jumped 17 feet 8
uniforms need to be turned in as soon as possible to Mr. Swigart and Mrs.
to 8th grade parents about the last few days of school and promotion
ceremony is attached . Also if you have
someone attending 8th grade Promotion who has special seating needs
due to a disability, please call the office at 217-489-5201 by Wednesday, May
22nd to make special seating arrangements. Handicapped parking will be near McKinley
Street in the parking lot south of the junior high school.
We are currently planning to install the new
playground east of the new school building in early to mid-August. We are
planning to do what is called a "supervised" installation, where a
single installer from the playground equipment company is on hand to help and
supervise while we provide volunteer labor for the installation. This was
recently successfully done by the Kiwanis with the new playground
installation at Weedman Park in Farmer City. The reason for choosing the
supervised installation option is that it will enable us to purchase more
equipment as we save a tremendous amount of money by not having the playground
company do the actual labor for the installation If you would be willing
to provide volunteer help in August with this project, please email the me at
I will pass along a list of potential volunteers to the playground company and
Mr. Wilkinson, the new principal so that they can contact you when we know
specific dates and times for this installation.
Knight-Lite basketball equipment stored above the stage at Mansfield Elementary
School must be removed by the end of the school year. This is due to moving from the old building
into the new on for next school year.
Please turn in
Club of Farmer City Benefit Gold Scramble for Your Projects will be June 20th
at 1 p.m. Registration is $40 (includes
green fees, cart, prizes, dinner and donation).
Teams of three or four individuals will be used to form teams. Kiwanis members and non members are
welcome. Please sign up by June 6th. Call Mike Hendricks at 309 928-2946 or email:
Donations will go toward: Project Eliminate, Spastic Paralysis Research
and FC South Park.
DeWitt-Piatt County will be closing their dental services. They have provided us with a dentist in
Champaign that takes Medical cards, All Kids dental insurance along with
private insurance. If you would like
that name and number please call the school office.
For the 2013-14 school year the State of
Illinois is requiring that all students in grades 6-12 have a Tdap (Whooping
Cough) immunization or proof thereof or they will face exclusion from school. Blue
Ridge students must have this proof of this vaccination by the first day of
school in August of 2013 or they will be excluded from school. All 6th
and 9th grade students must also have a school physical and proof of
that physical in the school office before the first day of school. Please make your appointments now.
Farmer City Genealogical and Historical Society
presents Abraham Lincoln as portrayed by Bob Rutledge, A Unique look at
President Lincoln's life prior to his Presidency, on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m.
at the VFW Building, 110 S. Main St., Farmer City.