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 February 5, 2015

 Dear Parent or Guardian,

From now through March 13, 2015, teachers, parents, and students across Illinois  have an opportunity to participate in the third annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

*      Effective Leaders

*      Collaborative Teachers

*      Involved Families

*      Supportive Environments

*      Ambitious Instruction

Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.

All teachers and 6th through 12th grade students will be responding to this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. These reports will be sent to schools and districts in May 2015 and will also be included in the State School Report Card.

Additionally, your district has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey. If at least 20 percent of West Carroll Middle School’s parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will also be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card.

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. 

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted now through March 13, 2015. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/  and select the appropriate survey to begin.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view 2014 Reports, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

Sincerely,

Craig A. Mathers

Superintendent

West Carroll Student Council Hosts Annual Blood Drive

On March 2nd, the West Carroll Student Council will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross. It will be held at the West Carroll High School from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.  You must be at least 16 years or older to donate. Anyone who would like to donate is welcome to come and help out a great cause. There will be pork chops and lots of other snacks available for anyone who donates. Our goal this year is to get 130 pints of blood and we will need a lot of help to reach this goal. We would also like as many people as possible to donate double reds. Walk ins are welcome and we hope to see as many people come donate as possible.

FCCLA TRIVIA NIGHT
 
WHEN:       SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015
                          DOORS OPEN @ 6:00 P.M.
                          COMPETITION BEGINS @ 7:00 P.M.
 
REGISTRATION FEE - $10 PER PERSON
 
WHERE:           MANNY'S - 211 Main Street,
                          Savanna, IL
 
- 10 Questions/10 Categories - 50/50 Raffle and Door Prizes - 
 
FUNDS RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO RELAY FOR LIFE
 
Register your team by sending  individual and group team names to:
 
Sharon Guilinger at sguilinger@wc314.org
 
 
 

Need extra cash or a part-time opportunity?
 
Substitute custodians, cooks, secretaries, and bus drivers are needed. 
A variety of day and evening possibilities.
 
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and credentials to:
Craig A. Mathers, Superintendent
642 S. East Street
Mt. Carroll, IL  61053

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    TUESDAY,
    MARCH 3, 2015
     
    WEST CARROLL SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED Tuesday, MARCH 3, 2015 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.
     

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    '07-'08
    '08-'09
    '09-'10
    '10-'11
    '11-'12
    '12-'13
     
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