Due to COVID-19 and other hardships were want to remind everyone of the McKinney Vento program. If any of these situations apply to you, please contact the school for further information: https://5il.co/nb7t
Dental Safari will still be coming to NCOE High School on Monday, November 23rd. You should have received a text from them if your son/daughter was on the list to be seen. Please reply back to their text or call 618-599-0171 to schedule an appointment. Thank you!
**NCOE Elementary / Jr. High** THANK YOU! Parents and Guardians we appreciate all the calls regarding student supplies being picked up. Also, please make sure students stay current in their classes. If you need any assistance, please call the school or email the student's teacher/teachers as we will have teachers available during normal school hours (618)378.3212. We appreciate all you do during these times. Thank you!
If you need to get your child's chromebook, books, or belongings please call the high school office to make arrangements. Thank you.
NCOE Elementary/Jr. High Reminder: November 20th will be a Remote Learning Day for NCOE students (No physical/in-school attendance). Please make sure all students participate in completing their assignments. This is still an academic student attendance day. Attendance will be taken by the students participation, so please make sure to log in to Google Classroom, DoJo, or other teacher sites. As stated, participation is required for attendance. Please take the time to review the NCOE ELearning Plan. If you have any questions, please contact us at (618)378.3212. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/854911/ELearning_Plan_2020.pdf
Booth Elementary: Due to the high number of students requesting to use Dental Safari, they are adding a day of service to make sure they have time to see all students. If you have submitted the required paperwork, Dental Safari will see your child either tomorrow, November 13th, or Monday, November 16th. If you have any questions, please call the school.
Congratulations to the NCOE Junior High Baseball Team! Two players were named honorable mention for the Little Greater Egyptian Conference. Congratulations, Conner Graves and Caden Sexton!
Congratulations NCOE Junior High Lady Cardinal Softball Team three players were selected all conference in the Little Greater Egyptian Conference. Sydnee Sauls and Trinity Boyd were both voted First Team while Hayden Knight was voted Second Team! Outstanding job, ladies!
Booth: As many of you know, our first Remote Learning Day is scheduled for November 20th. This is a day where students will have to participate from home through Google Classroom using their school issued computers. The teachers have been working hard to prepare the students for this day by getting them familiar with both Google Classroom and their Chromebooks. However, the very young may still need some assistance from an adult or older sibling. So I ask before this day, please familiarize yourself with Google Classroom by reviewing the attached document (starting on page 5) and by having your child show you what they can do on their computers. If things don't work out as your explore with your child, please reach out to their teacher or myself so that we can help you before November 20th. Interaction between the teacher and student is mandatory for this day so please make sure we are set up for success. Thank YOU, Mrs. Carter. Google Classroom Cheat Sheet for Students and Parents: https://5il.co/my1p
Dental Safari will be at NCOE Elementary on November 16th. If you would like to have your child seen by Dental Safari and have not yet turned in a form, there is a form attached that you can print off and fill out. You may also go to the Dental Safari website and fill out a form online. Please turn these in or fill out online as soon as possible. Thank you.
We want to thank our cooks at Booth for making Halloween Week so much fun in the cafeteria. It was fun watching the students' expressions as they figured out what some of the food items on the menu really were. We had things like Mysterious Muffins, Hocus Pocus Buns, Witch Hat Treats, Purple People Eater Eggs, Mummy Dogs, and Franken Bread. Thank you Patti and Haylee for all that you do for us!
***Reminder*** Dental Safari will be at the high school Nov. 23rd. Also, dental exams are a requirement for the 9th students. So if you need one this is a great opportunity. If you need a form please stop by the office. Thank you!
Booth Elementary: Iconik Studios will be here on Thursday, Oct. 29th to take make-up pictures.
Any remote learners at the high school that are part of clubs or activities can come and hang out in the gym for pictures tomorrow.
Congratulations to our Cross-Country top finishers at Regionals! For the girls: Hailei Yager 24th. For the boys: Wil Thompson 22nd & Joe Melton 24th. Congratulations and good luck at Sectionals Oct. 31!
Booth Elementary will be conducting a fire drill today with the local fire dept.
Due to COVID 19 paper report cards will not be issued for the 1st quarter. If you would like to view your student's/students' grades, please log on to your Teacherease account. If you are having issues logging in, please call the NCOE Elementary/Jr. High office to assist you.
The first nine weeks ended for the NCOE School District on October 16th. Grades for the nine weeks are finalized and viewable on Teacherease. To view your child's grades, please log on to www.teacherease.com either with your parent account or your child's account. If you are needing a report card, you may generate one on Teacherease as report cards will not be printed and sent home this year. If you need any help, please call your child's school.
The Jr. High State Cross Country Meet is being live streamed at the link below this Friday(Oct. 23) morning. At this time, we are unsure which race our state qualifiers will be running in, but you can tune in and catch all the action! Good luck Jr. Cardinals! Race times are: Girls Heat 1- 9:00 Girls Heat 2- 9:45 Boys Heat 1- 10:30 Boys Heat 2- 11:15 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD9lhaAlbFN6CJodOId8MFw
Congrats to the Boys CC Team on their 2nd straight GEC Title! Congratulations as well to medal winners: Joe Melton 5th, Wil Thompson 8th, & Preston Long 9th. For the girls: Hailei Yager 5th.
Congratulations to the girls and boys junior high cross country on a great season! The girls finished 2nd today at the regional. Individual runners advancing to State, Girls: Mattie McArthy Alexis Rush Kenna Bond Amelia Douglas Boys: Chase Garrett Good Luck runners at State!
***Jostens Reminder*** Jostens will be at NCOE tomorrow – Friday, October 16th from 10:00 -12:30 for Class ring orders and Senior graduation orders. They will set-up outside the front doors.
UPDATE: The National School Lunch Program, through the USDA announced that all student breakfast and lunches will be free of for the entire 2020-21 school year! However, any a la carte, extra milk, or extra food item outside of the standard meal is chargeable.
Congratulations to the Boy's Cross-Country team on their 2nd place finish at the Hamilton County Invitational! Trophy winners were Wil Thompson 5th, Joe Melton 8th, Preston Long 10th, and for the girls Hailei Yager 7th. Congratulations to all of you!
If anyone would like to join the NCOE Jr. High Softball girls parade through town, we will be escorted by fire trucks around 7:30p.m.
**NCOE Elementary and Jr. High** Tomorrow, Tuesday the 13th Red and White Day!
That’s a winner!!! Jr. high lady Cardinals beat Nashville 5-4 in extra innings. Lady Cardinals will play for a state championship on Tuesday. Go Cardinals!!!
NCOE High School Parent/Teacher conferences Oct. 20 2-6 and Oct. 22 2-5. Conferences will be held by phone or Google Meets. Please call the school or contact your child's teacher by Oct. 16th. Each conference will be fifteen minutes in length. Thank you.
Congratulations to the Boy's Cross Country Team on their win at Gallatin County! And to ribbon winners, Wil Thompson 2nd, Joe Melton 3rd, and for the girls Hailei Yager 5th.
Jostens will be at the high school Oct. 16 10-12:30 to take orders from grades 10-12. They will have a table set-up outside. An informational video was emailed to each student and a order packet sent home. Remote learners please stop by to pick-up your packet. Thank you.
Norris City Jr. High Softball is Final Four Bound! Go Cardinals!
Booth Elementary - We will be conducting parent/teacher conferences on Oct. 20 from 2-6 and Oct. 22 from 2-5. Due to time constraints and COVID-19 restrictions, conferences will be held remotely by phone or Google Meets. To schedule your conference time, please call the school or contact your child's teacher by Oct. 16th. Each conference will be fifteen minutes in length. If a longer conference is needed, you and the teacher may schedule a follow up conference during your schedule time. As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call.
**State Softball Clarification** Rome Elementary is located in Dix, Illinois
**GO CARDINALS**GO CARDINALS**GO CARDINALS NCOE Cardinal Jr. High Softball First round of the State Softball Tournament will be played against Rome at Rome Grade School on Wednesday, October 7th at 4:00 p.m.
The NCOE senior class is raising funds to benefit the long-standing traditional senior trip to Washington DC. If you'd like to help please use the school code 1320399 to shop. Thanks to the NCOE community for the support of our students! https://gaschoolstore.com/1320399
NCOE Cardinal Jr. High Softball First round of the State Softball Tournament will be played against Rome at Rome Grade School on Wednesday, October 7th at 4:00 p.m. **Pictures of teams with no social distancing and no face coverings are a red flag of non-compliance with COVID regulations** These type of actions and putting them on social media can shut down any and all of our SIJHSAA State Series Please follow all COVID Related Return To Play Guidelines found on the homepage of the SIJHSAA Website. (www.sijhsaa.com) Thank you for understanding
Congratulations Cross Country! Go Cardinals! Varsity girls- Kenna Bond 2nd, Alexis Rush 4th, Reagan Goebel 5th. Varsity boys- Bryer Sauls 1st, Greyson Goebel 2nd, Chase Garrett 3rd JV girls- Amelia Douglass 3rd, Macie McArthy 5th JV boys- Cooper Fuqua 1st, Jaden Healy 3rd, Rylan Ramsey 5th
***DENTAL SAFARI UPDATE*** Dental Safari will now be coming to the NCOE High School Nov. 23rd. Thank you
Seniors and parents, the Class of 2021 must complete the FAFSA as a graduation requirement in Illinois. An informational meeting regarding financial aid, FAFSA, and scholarships will be held in the high school auditorium at 6pm on Oct. 5. Please contact us with questions.
Congrats to the Golf Team on their victory over Hardin County last night! And congrats to Cole Roberson for 1st place tie and to Colby Prather & Cord Tucker on their 3rd & 4th place finishes respectively!
**District Vacancy** Individual Aide Position $11 hr Retirement Benefits Background check and fingerprints required Please call (618) 378-3212 for more details
Congratulations to the Boy's Cross-Country Team on their 2nd place finish yesterday at Hamilton County. Also congrats to our medalist Will Thompson 4th, Joe Melton 5th, Preston Long 7th, and Hailei Yager 8th!
Due to COVID-19, traditional paper progress reports will not be sent home through the mail at this time. If you would like to view your student’s grades, please take the time to log into www.teacherease.com to check the progress of your student and/or any comments provided by their teachers. If you have an issues with logging into the website, please contact the specific school of your student/students; and we will accommodate you to the best of our ability.
SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATE: We have made three changes to our school calendar for the following days: Sept. 25, Oct. 9, and Nov. 20. These days will now be used for Teacher Inservice/Remote Planning Days. There will be NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE on these days.
The Golf Team came up just a bit short in their match against Hardin County. But congratulations to Cole Roberson & Colby Prather for shooting the 2nd & 4th lowest scores respectively!
Congratulations to the Golf Team on their victory over Hardin County & Goreville last night!! And also to Cole Roberson & Zaine Smith for tying for first overall by shooting a 41!!!
Last week the National School Lunch Program, through the US Department of Agriculture and the ISBE announced that all student breakfast and lunches will be free of charge from September 1, 2020-December 31, 2020. However, any a la carte, extra milk, or extra food item outside of the standard meal is chargeable.
The NCOE school district now has open WiFi access for remote learning. In Omaha at Omaha General Baptist Church parking lot; In Springerton at Springerton Community Church parking lot; In Enfield at Booth Grade School parking lot; In Norris City at NCO Grade School Northwest parking lot and NCOE High School North and East parking lots.
Yearbook Prices Go Up After September 4th! Order forms available in Ms. Auten's room.
Today's (Tues. Sept. 1) NCOE Jr. High Baseball and Softball games have been cancelled. No games or practice today. Thank you.
REMINDER: There will be an 11:00 a.m. dismissal on Friday, September 4th and no school on Monday, September 7th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Thank you.
Please review the following information for Beginning Band Tryouts for NCOE and Booth Elementary. It’s that time of the school year again to get the beginning band up and running. Beginning band is a great opportunity for your child to learn how to play an instrument and to read music. The skills your child will learn in this class will greatly impact their lives and education for years to come. Tryouts this year are kind of last minute due to scheduling and the safety steps we must take during this time of COVID-19. Tryouts with H&H Music will be: When – Wednesday, September 2nd 4pm to 7pm Where – NCOE Elementary Gymnasium and Band Room Who – 4th and 5th Grade students How to sign up – click on or type in this link below and sign up for a time. You DO NOT have to be there at 4, we suggest that you choose a time that best works with your schedule. We will be doing mouth pieces only and they will be cleaned and sanitized between each use. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044AA9AA28A5FB6-ncoe If you cannot make it to this meeting, your child may come see me (Mr. Neff) anytime in the next week to get signed up. We have a very limited supply of instruments to loan out to students, so we highly recommend that you go through H&H Music to get your child an instrument. If you have any questions for me, please feel free to contact me via phone (270) 498-3630 or email at: email@example.com Did you know that only 10% of the adults are musicians, but over 70% of adults wished they had learned an instrument in their youth?
Booth Elementary: This is just a reminder that we will have an 11:00 dismissal on Friday Sept. 4th for a teacher inservice. Also, there will be no school on Monday Sept. 7th in observance of Labor Day.
Don't forget tomorrow, August 27th is picture day at the high school. Order forms are available in the office or Room 1. Seniors remember to dress appropriately.
REMINDER: NCOE Elementary School student picture day is tomorrow - Wednesday, August 26th. Picture forms were sent home with the students, but I have attached one for your convenience as well. Remote learners, if you want pictures taken and have not called the school for an appointment yet, please do so. Thank you.
The district is looking for personal aides to fill some positions recently opened. All applicants must be over 18 years of age, be able to pass a background check, and enjoy working with elementary school age students. If interested, please call 963-2521 to begin the application process. Please share to help us get the word out.
**NCOE Elementary / Jr. High** To better help assist you and your students, we ask that you please utilize the parking lot spaces for student pick up. Please do not park and wait for students in the drive lanes. We also ask that you please stand by your vehicle when students are released, so they can better see you at your automobile. We ask this for your student’s safety. Thank you for understanding and helping us better assist you. **If you are a kindergarten parent/guardian, we ask that you please stand on the sidewalk in front of the parking lot socially distanced, so we can bring your child out to you.** Once again, thank you for understanding.
2019-2020 Graduated Seniors yearbooks are in and everyone has one. Stop by the school and pick it up.
This document is the most recent guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health. We will utilize this decision tree to determine which students and staff should not be at school due to COVID-19 or other illness. If you have questions regarding your child and whether they should stay home due to illness or COVID-19 exposure, do not hesitate to call your child’s school for more information.
Remote Kindergarten Learners: Even though your child will not be attending in person, the state requires all of the same medical documentation as the other students. Please have these completed and turned in to the school nurse by the end of September or before. Checklist for Kindergarten □Birth Certificate □Physical Examination -Health history is to be completed and signed by parent/guardian -Lead screening is a required part of the health examination -Diabetes screening is a required part of the health examination -Immunizations □Immunizations - DTaP vaccine (Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis)-4 or more doses with the last dose qualifying as a booster and received on or after the 4th birthday. - Polio vaccine-4 or more doses of the same type of Polio vaccine with the last dose qualifying as a booster and received on or after the 4th birthday. - MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)-2 doses, the 1st dose must have been received or after the 1st birthday and the 2nd dose no less than 4 weeks (28 days) later. - Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine-2 doses, the 1st dose must have been received on or after the 1st birthday and the 2nd dose no less than 4 weeks (28 days) later. Or - Proof of prior varicella (chickenpox) disease-Statement from physician or health care provider verifying disease history OR Laboratory evidence of varicella immunity. □Eye Exam - Must be completed by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist - Must be completed on State of Illinois Eye Examination Report □Dental Exam -Must be completed on State of Illinois Proof of School Dental Examination form(Dental Exam not due until May 2021)
Remote 2nd Grade Learners: Even though your child will not be attending in person, the state requires all of the same medical documentation as the other students. Checklist for 2nd Grade □Dental Exam -Must be completed on State of Illinois Proof of School Dental Examination form. (Dental Exam due by May 2021)
Remote 6th Grade Learners: Even though your child will not be attending in person, the state requires all of the same medical documentation as the other students. Please have these completed and turned in to the school nurse by the end of September or before. Checklist for 6th Grade □Physical Examination -Examination shall be conducted within one year prior to the date of entering the 6th Grade and signed by a physician, an advanced practice nurse or a physician’s assistant. -Certificate of Child Health Examination form -Health history is to be completed and signed by parent/guardian -Diabetes screening is a required part of the health examination -Immunizations □Immunizations - Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis) - Hepatitis B-3 doses administered at recommended intervals - MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)-2 doses - Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine-2 doses Or - Proof of prior varicella (chickenpox) disease-Statement from physician or health care provider verifying disease history OR Laboratory evidence of varicella immunity -Meningococcal (MCV4) Vaccine-1 dose received on or after the 10th birthday □ Dental Exam -Must be completed on State of Illinois Proof of School Dental Examination form(Dental Exam not due until May 2021)
Please see the following attachment for Booth Elementary School's daily routine. Pay special attention to the part about picking up your students at the end of the day as the process has changed. If you have any questions, please call 963-2521. https://5il.co/jttt
NCOE Jr. High Schedule of Classes. In the mornings, students will report to the first class listed for their group - 6A, 6B, etc. We will begin on Thursday, August 20th with Schedule 1 - "A" Day, then rotate every other day between schedules. So on Friday, August 21st, in the morning, students report to the first class listed on Schedule 2 -"B" Day and the rotation will continue the next week, etc. These will be posted each day for students convenience. There will be staff on hand to assist as well. Thank you!
**Cross Country Tryout for NCOE Elemenary/Jr. High/Booth** Who: 4th-8th Grade Location: NCOE Elementary/Jr. High Time: Thursday, August 27th, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. **Please bring an updated physical and water bottle**
NCOE High School Staff wants to help students learn what NOT to do with their masks. Looking forward to a good year! https://youtu.be/MDehgD6A1W4
NCOE High School Picture Day is August 27th from 8-11. Remote learners need to call and schedule a time for their picture.
NCOE Elementary School Supply List........5th & up do NOT need P.E. clothes at this time, just P.E. shoes. Students may not need all the supplies listed right now as most of the work will be done on computer, but in time, as things change, they may be needed. Thank you for all your help and cooperation this year!
Reminder: Online registration at www.teacherease.com should be completed by end of day on Monday, August 10th. (Kindergarten and new students do not need to go online to register) If you are unable to register online or print the required documents, please contact the school office. Those students choosing to do remote learning will also need to complete the required paperwork and turn in as soon as possible. If your child is not returning to NCOE this year either in person or remote, please contact the office to let us know. Thank you.
Reminder: Online registration at www.teacherease.com should be completed by end of day on Monday, August 10th. (Kindergarten and new students do not need to go online to register) If you are unable to register online or print the required documents, please contact the school office. Those students choosing to do remote learning will also need to complete the required paperwork and turn in as soon as possible. If your child is not returning to NCOE this year either in person or remote, please contact the office to let us know. Thank you.
**NCOE Jr. High Baseball Tryouts, 6th-8th Grade** Baseball Tryouts for the 6th-8th Grade boys will be on August 3rd and 4th. The tryouts will be at the NCOE high school field from 5:30-7:00 pm. All those planning on trying out will need to have an updated physical on file.
**6th-8th Grade Softball Tryouts** Softball tryouts for 6th-8th grade girls will be on August 3rd and 4th. The tryouts will be at Beaty Field from 5:30-7:30 pm. All of those planning on trying out will need to have an updated physical on file.
Due to the impending weather, all Jr. High baseball and softball tryouts will be postponed until further notice. Please follow our app for further updates.
NCOE Elementary and Jr. High will be having registration starting August 3rd through August 10th. If you are a parent or guardian of a returning student, an email with the Teacherease registration link will be provided for your convenience. We are highly encouraging the online registration option through Teacherease. If you are a parent/guardian of a new student or would prefer to pick up a hard copy registration packet, please call the school starting August 3rd at (618)378-3212 to make an appointment. All information gathered will help us better accommodate your students' educational needs.
For Booth Elementary Families: For the 2020-21 school year, we are asking all parents of new and returning students to complete an early registration. Registration will take place between Aug. 3 through Aug. 10 and may be done online through Teacherease or in person. If you are a parent of a returning student, an email will be sent with the Teacherase link to register. If you are the parent of a new student or just prefer to do in-person registration, please call the school at 963-2818 or 963-2521 starting Aug. 3 to schedule an appointment. During registration for the elementary school, you will be updating student information, parent information, and emergency pickup information. You will also indicate if you plan on in-person or remote learning for your child and whether or not your child will be using the school bus. This information will allow us to better plan for academic instruction and for transportation. Thank You!
**6th-8th Grade Softball Tryouts** Softball tryouts for 6th-8th grade girls will be on July 30 and 31. The tryouts will be at Beaty Field from 5:30-7:30 pm. All of those planning on trying out will need to have an updated physical on file.
**NCOE Jr. High Baseball Clinic, 6th-8th Grade** When: July 13-17 from 9am-11am Where: NCOE High School Baseball Field All 6th -8th grade boys planning to attend please join the Jr. High Remind Baseball App- Code: @ncoejh, or email Coach Humphrey at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible for more details and guidelines. If you cannot attend the clinc but plan to tryout later, please notify Coach Humphrey. Baseball Tryouts will be July 30-31 from 5pm-7pm
It's that time of year again when we start looking for those interested in joining our school district as an aide. If this is you, please contact Mrs. Carter at 963-2818 or email@example.com to begin the process.
NCOE High School Graduation 2020 audio is now available at WRUL.com https://www.wrul.com/local-news/ncoe-graduation-2020?share=fb
**Graduation Parade** At approximately 7pm on Friday, June 12th a graduation parade will begin in Omaha, then go to Norris City and Enfield. Please come out and support our Graduates!
**NCOE 8th Grade Graduation video will be available tonight at 5pm** The link will be provided on the school app and Facebook.
Congratulations to the NCO kindergarten class! Click the link below to see the graduation ceremony: https://youtu.be/SrIXwl7bB_s
Congratulations to the NCOE graduating Class of 2020! We are proud of you and all your accomplishments! Click the link below to see our seniors in their caps and gowns. https://youtu.be/0G-1q4seDJs
**High School Reminder** May 18th 12-3pm & May 19th 3-6pm wil be book drop off. Please put books, papers, etc. in a bag with the student name on the outside and bring the front door. Items for pickup will also be available. Thank you.
**Reminder** Monday, May 18th and Tuesday, May 19th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be our book drop off at NCOE Elementary. Please put your books in a bag with the student’s name and grade written on the outside. Student belongings/medicines will also be made available for pick up.
**Reminder** Monday May 18 and Tuesday May 19 from 8-5 will be the drop off and pick up dates for Booth Elementary. During this time, please return any homework, school supplies, library books, etc. For easy delivery, we asked that you place everything in a bag.
Here is the link for the 2020 Senior Honors Program. Congratulations to all of you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb-PL15NJgg
***HONORS DAY UPDATE*** A link will be posted to this app May 14th at 7pm. Please click on that link and it will take you to our ceremony via Youtube.
NCOE High School would like to announce that on May 14th at 7PM, the Honors Day Ceremony will be available to view virtually. Thank you!
**Reminder** 8th grade graduation gowns can be picked up tomorrow, May 6th, May 7th, and May 8th from 8am to 5pm in the NCOE school office. Thank you!
**Spring Pictures Are Here!** We will be having a spring picture pick up on April 29th- May 1st from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tables will be set up in front of NCOE Elementary by grades for an easy "pick up and go". Please, call the school office if other arrangements need to be made.
Juniors and parents, The White County Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunity (CEO) program is taking applications. View this YouTube video for information about the program and visit whitecountyceo.com. The application closes on May 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PjfG80LlPI
April 17, 2020 Dear NCOE Parents and Community Members: I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Today, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois will be extended through the end of the 2019-20 school year. Although in-person learning has been suspended for the remainder of the year, I assure you at NCOE, our entire staff remains committed to learning and engaging with all students through remote learning, as well as continuing with our food distribution program. Like you, we are saddened by the reality that our school community will not be able to reconvene in person this school year due to this public health crisis. So many of you have worked so hard to learn and grow in both the classroom and in extracurricular activities that today’s announcement may feel like a step back. However, the final chapter of this school year hasn’t been written yet. These past few weeks have proven our school community is more resilient, more capable and more compassionate than maybe what we previously realized. I’m confident our collective strength will shine through during the remainder of the school year, and we will emerge even stronger. Having said that, today’s announcement will result in significant and multiple scheduling changes in our district. As this announcement about the end of the school year was just made by Governor Pritzker this afternoon, it will take us a few days to sort out the many schedule details that are on the books, including spring concerts, promotion, graduation, etc. Please be patient as we work as a district to get information to you in the next several weeks. I know this is not the school year that any of us imagined, but I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation together. This period of Remote Learning offers us new ways to learn and grow, and out of this Pandemic, we will emerge stronger. Plans will be underway soon for the return to in-person learning next school year. It’s important we continue to work together and support our students. I can't thank you enough for all that you are doing as we all work together through this. Sincerely, Matthew J Vollman, NCOE Superintendent
Remote Learning Days 1. This is week 1 of Remote Learning 2. Teachers have posted assignments on Google Classroom 3. Teachers have been instructed to reach out to students via email, Remind, or by phone calls for all students who have not worked on their assignments
**Kindergarten Registration** If you are interested in registering a new student at NCOE Elementary, please email us the following information to: firstname.lastname@example.org 1. Child's full name 2. Parent/guardian's name 3. Date of birth 4. Contact phone number and address
***Cap & Gown Pick-up*** Monday April 13th, 11-12:30. Will be be a drive thru pick-up. We’ll see you tomorrow Seniors!
Whatcha Doin’ Thursday!
Dear Parents and Community Members, If you have not done so already, we would like to encourage you to complete your 2020 Census online at www.my2020census.gov or by phone at 1-844-330-2020. You must have your Census ID, which was mailed to each household by the U.S. Census Bureau. If you prefer to complete a paper Census, they will be mailed out by mid-April to those who have not yet responded. The 2020 Census aims to count every individual in the United States, and that includes children. The data collected impacts many aspects of your community, including programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as: • Special education, Head Start, after-school programs and classroom technology. • Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches. • Maternal and child health programs. Please complete your 2020 Census and help make sure our school district continues to receive adequate federal funding that will help our students grow and thrive. Remember that if you are filling out the census for your home, you should count everyone who is living there as of April 1, 2020. That includes anyone who is living and sleeping there most of the time — that could include grandchildren, nieces, nephews and the children of friends. Thank you for your support of our students! Sincerely, NCOE Schools
Congratulations to Joe Melton on making the class 1A All-South Basketball Team!!
***Senior Announcement *** Cap & Gown drive-thru pickup April 13th 11-12:30 located at side entrance of the high school. There will be no need to get out of your vehicle.
School Closure Update, March 31, 2020: Governor J.B. Pritzker just announced through an executive order that the stay-at-home order and school closure will extend through the month of April. School is now set to resume on May 1, 2020. Stay safe everyone!
March 30, 2020 Dear NCOE parents, guardians, and students: To say this has been an unprecedented time in our world, nation, and schools is an understatement! I know many families are dealing with many issues during this current pandemic that has caused many burdens and stresses. We as a school district want to be sensitive to those issues and concerns and be a resource to help during this time. We want to help meet any need by providing the best assistance and available resources to continue your child’s education. Gov. JB Pritzker announced that schools would be closed through April 8, 2020. He also announced that schools would have “Act of God days” until Monday, March 30, 2020. “Act of God” days are deemed non-instructional days that are not to be made up, but schools were highly encouraged to help continue meeting educational needs for students during this time. The Illinois State Board of Education released guidance late Friday night with a plan to move forward during this school closure. This plan will start Tuesday, March 31, until school resumes as normal. This new plan is called “Remote Learning Days.” These days, like the Act of God days, will not be made up later. The difference in the days is simply this: Remote Learning Days are considered student attendance days where a continuation of learning is expected. As a result, a grade will be given to a student for their work. However, this will not be a grade in the traditional sense of an A, B, C, etc. Grades will be based on a “Pass or Incomplete” basis. Students will have the opportunity to redo, make up, or try again to complete, show progress, or attempt to complete the work if needed. There will also be flexibility regarding any work during this time period. We believe in no way that this can replace the value of your child receiving face-to-face instruction by their teachers in a traditional school setting. We are simply trying to help educate and meet the needs of your child with the limited capabilities that are available in this current crisis. However, we want to emphasize that continued progress towards learning is essential. All possible effort is highly recommended to provide your student with a continued education. Make no mistake, our number one priority during this time is for the health, safety, and well-being of every child and family! While we believe education is of utmost importance, health and well-being comes first! Here is a calendar of upcoming days: • Monday, March 30 (Last Act of God Day) • Tuesday, March 31st – Friday, April 3rd (Remote Learning Plan Days For Staff) • Monday, April 6—Friday, April 10th (NCOE Scheduled Spring Break) • Monday, April 13th (Remote Learning Days Begin)—If necessary and further school closure is announced by the Governor During this time period, you should still expect to hear from your child’s teachers and administrators. Please do not hesitate to ask your teacher or administrator for any help or assistance to meet your child’s educational needs. While we are facing many instructional limitations during this time, we want to make the best effort possible for you and your child! Finally, as a reminder, school meals are still being provided. If you are interested in a school meal during this time of school closure, please contact either Booth Elementary (963-2818) or NCO elementary (378-3212) on Monday’s or Wednesday’s to place your meal order. Sincerely, Matthew J Vollman, Superintendent
We ALL can use a little fun! The NCOE School District is hosting a dress up week since next week is the week before our "scheduled" spring break. Join in on the fun and share your pictures with either your teacher or with me at email@example.com.
Exciting News! We will be celebrating a district wide Spring Fling week virtually next week (March 30-April 3). Here is how it will work. Take pic of yourself following what the theme is for that day and send it to one of your teachers (school dress code applies). You can send it to your teachers via Remind app, email, or phone if you have access to it. It will then be posted to this page! We hope to have as many students as possible participating!!! Here is the theme days for next week. 1) Monday- Comfy/Cozy day (share a pic of you wearing pajama/jogging suit) 2) Tuesday -Pet Day (share a pic with your pet) 3) Wellness Wednesday (share a picture of how you are staying active/healthy) 4) Thursday-Whatcha Doin' Day (share a pic of a hobby, schoolwork, job, what you are reading, or project you may be working on) 5) Friday #cardinalstrong Day (share a pic of you wearing red & white-be creative!)
I was so glad to find out this morning that the teachers from Booth have made personal contact with almost all students during this time apart. If you have not heard from your child's teacher, please check your email/voicemail or class apps like Class Dojo or Remind.
Dear Parents, Guardians, and students: According to governor’s Pritzker’s executive order today, schools throughout the state have mandated closure until April the 8th. Due to the district’s scheduled spring break and the mandated school closure, NCOE students will now return on Monday, April 13th. The governor also ordered that there be a “stay at home” ordinance during this same time period, limiting unnecessary activity and travel.In an effort to comply with the governor’s order, as well as protect the health and safety of as many as possible, school meals will still be available. However, these meals will now be provided on Mondays and Wednesdays with multiple day’s meals served on those days. School staff will be limited during this time as well. If you need to contact your child’s school administrator an email address can be found on the school app and website during non-staff days (Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday). firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Finally, teachers will be reaching out to students and parents during this extended time off for help with supplemental educational materials. Please continue to check the district website and app for important information and updates. We pray for the health, safety, and well-being of all our students and community during this difficult time! Sincerely, Matthew J Vollman, Superintendent
"Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out" -Gordon B. Hinckley #CardinalStrong!
NCOE High School students the yearbook staff needs your help! You were sent a google form to your school email please take the time to fill it out and help fill the missing pages in our book. Thank you in advance.
**Game Cancellation ** The Jr. High Volleyball game against Carrier Mills scheduled for Monday, March 16th has been cancelled.
We have just received information from Governor JB Pritzker that all schools throughout the state of Illinois will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17th through Monday March 30th due to the corona virus. School will be in session this Monday, March 16th and more information will be provided to your child about their education during this time off. School will resume on Tuesday March 31st. All extra curricular activities will be cancelled during this time as well. As more information becomes available we keep everyone updated. Please check the school app and Website for ongoing information and details. Thank you!
FCCLA awards banquet tonight 6pm at Social House in Carmi.
Due to the severe weather school dismissal was delayed 5 minutes. Thank you
Baseball, Softball, and all other after school activities are cancelled for today due to impending weather.
**Game Cancellation ** Due to the impending weather, tonight’s Jr. High volleyball game against Eldorado has been cancelled.
Congratulations to our All-Conference Basketball recipients!!! Joe Melton - First Team, Ty Money - Second Team, & Trey Simmons - Second Team
** Reminder Schedule Change** The volleyball game scheduled for tonight will be played at Hardin County. Friday, March 6th, NCOE vs. Carrier Mills C-game 3:45pm start time JV game 4:30pm start time
Reminder: Spring pictures at NCOE Elementary School - Wednesday, March 4th - no forms are sent home. You will receive order forms when proofs come back. Thank you!
PreK Screenings are quickly approaching. If you would like to have your child screened for the NCOE full day preschool program, please call NCOE Elementary at 378-3212 or Booth at 963-2818. Screenings are March 16 and 17!
Our boys fell to the number 1 seed Woodlawn tonight 32-30. Congratulations on a great season with a record of 23-8!!!
Congratulations to the boys on their win tonight! They advance to the second round and play Wednesday night!
Congratulations to the varsity and jv on their victories over Thompsonville tonight!!
The basketball games against Thompsonville Friday the 21st begin at 6PM.
Congratulations to the Varsity Scholar Bowl Team on their victory of Galatia today 120-60!!
Homecoming updates. No one will be allowed entry into the building until 5:30. Parents, family, and friends will have an opportunity to take pictures in the two main hallways and the front foyer. Students will head back to the dance and everyone else will exit the front foyer.
Due to the flu, the Cheerleading Team will not travel to Cisne for tonight's game.
The 9th grade basketball game for tonight has been cancelled.
Congratulations to the Academic Team on their 2nd place Regional finish! Individual Medals, Chemistry: 1st Kilee Roser, 2nd Jordan Johnson, 3rd Sidney Shipp. Physics: 1st Ty Lane, 2nd Kilee Roser, 3rd Aleksa Hall. Computer Science: 1st Kennedy Cook, 3rd Keegan McDonald.
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! In order to promote school safety and minimize disruptions to the school day, the NCOE School district is asking to please limit deliveries to the schools. If deliveries must be sent to Booth Elementary, we ask that they be made between 7:30 am and 9:00 am. Please have them delivered to the cafeteria doors and someone will be there to accept them during these times. Arrangements may not consist of balloons, glass vases or large items. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us with this issue and promoting school safety.
Good luck to our Academic Challenge Team at Regionals today! Kennedy Cook, Madison Cozart, Aleksa Hall, Makayla Healy, Trenton Johnson, Ty Lane, Kilee Roser, Evie Duncan, Jordan Johnson, Sophie Neal, Sidney Shipp, Wil Sutton, Keegan McDonald, & Braden Mendoza
NCOE would like to address the concerns of the reported threat at high school tomorrow. The situation has been reported and investigated by law enforcement. There is no credible threat found and believe it is safe to send students to school. To be precautionary the school will have law enforcement present at the school. We take student safety seriously and thank you for your support and understanding.
Congratulations to our very own Joe Melton, he is up for WSIL Player of the Week! Click on the link to cast your vote for Joe by Wednesday. https://wsiltv.com/2020/02/03/player-of-the-week-february-3-2020/
Schedule change for basketball. The game Saturday February 8th at West Frankfort starts at 6:00.
The home basketball game for Feb. 4 against Galatia has been cancelled. Thank you.
Congratulations to the Cheerleaders for taking 2nd place at the GEC Tournament!!
The boys will play in the GEC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP tomorrow night at 8:30 after defeating Pope County!!
The boys advance to the semifinals on Friday after winning 52-39!
The boys are up 21-9 at halftime. First round of the GEC tournament.
Issue 2 of Red Magazine is online! This issue features the incredible hidden talents of our students. Check it out, and don't forget to like and subscribe! https://issuu.com/ncoeschools/docs/red_issue_2
Our CEO students (Kennedy Cook, Kilee Roser, & Trenton Johnson) were on the radio yesterday talking about their project. Click on the link to take a listen! http://www.wrul.com/?p=107665
Congratulations to the boys on their victory over Grayville tonight 77-69!!
Congratulations to the boys tonight on their win over Carrier-Mills 63-52. That victory moves the boys record to 12-6!!
Congratulations to the following Booth students for having perfect attendance for the second quarter. Row 1: Kinslee Mitchell, Klay Wellen, Paisley Rose, Brevyn Curtis. Row 2: Lia Ramsey, Ava Ramsey, Tristan Wolf, Gabby Prater, and Cori Jordan.Row 3: David Prater, Eastyn Phelps, Raymyn Brewer, Gwen Reynolds, and MaKenna Locke, Row 4: Nakaylah Flowers, Khloe Bassemier, Kayede Allen, Chris Taylor, and Race Reynolds.
Reminder: School will not be in session next Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Congratulations to the boys tonight after defeating Edwards County 50-25! They will play Friday at 4:45.
The basketball team fell to Carterville 47-42 and will play at 10PM tonight.
School will dismiss at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 20th. Happy Holidays! School will resume on Monday, January 6th, 2020.
Reminder: On December 19th, NCOE Jr. High will be playing against Wayne City. The game will be played at the Booth Elementary gymnasium. Start time is 6pm.
The basketball game scheduled for tomorrow night has been rescheduled for Thursday Dec. 19.
The boys get another win tonight over Waltonville in overtime 35-29!
Congratulations to the Varsity & JV Basketball teams tonight on their wins over Gallatin County!
Sales times for bread week have changed. We are "BAKED OUT!" Sales will be tonight from 3-5 @ NCOE Cafeteria, and then from 5:30-? during the Vendor Fair at the Lion's Club in Norris City. NO PUBLIC SALES TOMORROW.
A game has been added to the Basketball schedule for Friday Dec. 13th at Gallatin County High School. Hope to see you there!
The boys fell tonight 27-21 to Carmi.
Congratulations to the Scholar Bowl team on their victory over Crab Orchard 120-90!
Mrs. Hutchinson's second grade class made catapults out of craft sticks. They launched marshmallows, pom-poms, cotton balls, small erasers, and candy in trials of three. Afterwards, the students compared the longest distance in each category and concluded that the small erasers make the best projectiles.
Congratulations to our State Scholars Makayla Healy, Ty Lane, and Kilee Roser! We are extremely proud of these students for this academic achievement!
Congratulations to the basketball team on their victory over Crab Orchard tonight 58-50!!!
Congratulations to Emily Bishop, Evie Duncan, Sophie Neal, and Mattie Wells on making the All-South Volleyball team! And another congratulations to Coach Melton on being named SICA All-South 1A Coach of the Year!
Congratulations to Ty Money & Joe Melton on making the Christopher All-Tournament Team!!
The boys take 3rd place in the Christopher Turkey Tournament after a 47-41 victory tonight! Congratulations boys!!
The boys fell to Wayne City tonight. They play tomorrow at 6PM for third place.
School Christmas Programs: Sun., Dec. 15th @ 2 p.m. - High School/Jr. High Band Christmas Concerts @ High School Auditorium Wed., Dec. 18th @ 5:30 p.m. - Booth Elementary School Christmas Program Wed., Dec. 18th @ 7:00 p.m. - NCO Elementary School K-4 Christmas Program
The Jr. High & High School Christmas Programs will be December 15, 2 PM at the high school auditorium. Hope to see you there!
PTO Meeting will be Monday, Nov. 25th at 6 p.m. Jingle Bell Shop will be discussed at that time. Thank you.
The Red Army Pep Club will be hosting the Red and White Spaghetti Dinner prior to the Red and White game at the high school cafeteria Friday 11/22, 5pm-7pm tickets are $10 a plate. Tickets available at the door or contact Chad Garrett at email@example.com.
A welcome back and congratulations on state reception at the high school will follow a parade through town at approximately 6pm this evening.
The NCO PTO meeting scheduled for this Thursday, November 14th has been rescheduled for next Thursday, November 21st. Thank you. NCO PTO
Dental Safari; Tuesday, November 19 at NCOE High School Dental Safari; Wednesday, November 20 at NCO Elementary Forms are attached and the following link may be used to fill them out online. http://www.dentalsafaricompany.com/forms-downloads
Jostens Senior orders are due Nov. 14 at 11:30. $60 down payment will be due.
Tickets for the state volleyball tournament are on sale now at the high school office until 12:30 this afternoon. If you are unable to purchase today you can buy them at the arena.
The Food Drive begins this week at the high school. Help us help those in need. Thank you.
**NCOE JR. HIGH** The basketball game scheduled for tonight, November 12, 2019, against Hardin County has been postponed until further notice.
Ticket sales for the state volleyball tournament will start Wednesday with the cancellation of school for Tuesday.
No School tomorrow, November 12th due to road and weather conditions! Stay safe and we will see everyone Wednesday!
Just to clarify, the tickets will be sold at the high school office or you can purchase at the stadium.
Jostens will be at NCOE High School Thursday, November 14th 11:30 till the end of lunch to take all Senior Graduation Orders. Please bring a $60 deposit or check out the graduation packet for the Senior JPAY Payment Plan. There are extra Graduation Packets in the HS Office.
NCOE High School has a new online magazine! Check out the September/October issue here: https://issuu.com/ncoeschools/docs/red_cover_issue_1_edited
Just a reminder that the Veteran's Day Assembly starts at 1:45 Nov. 8th. You may arrive at the high school auditorium anytime after 1:30. The Veteran's breakfast is at 7:30AM in the high school cafeteria.
Super-Sectional Friday night 7PM at Red Hill High School. Fan parking is on the North side of the building, the South side is reserved for buses and officials. See you there!
NCOE Picture Day for the High School tomorrow, November 7th. Fall athletes don't forget your uniforms!
The Ladies advance to Sectional Championship Wednesday night after defeating Grayville 2-1!
Tomorrow for Red Ribbon Week at NCOE Elementary.... "Don't Be Tricked, Drugs Are NO Treat!" - Dress up for Halloween. Costume dress code guidelines apply.
For western wear day, please note that students should not wear cowboy hats with their outfit. Hats are not worn in the school building. Thank you.
Tuesday, Oct. 29th at NCOE Elementary School Red Ribbon Week....... Color My World Drug Free! Each class has a color to wear. Kindergarten-Red, 1st-Pink, 2nd-Green, 3rd-Yellow, 4th-Blue, 5th-Orange, 6th-Purple, 7th-Red, 8th-Black.
Picture retakes for the high school Nov. 7th. Volleyball, Golf, and Cross Country will also have pictures taken that day. Picture forms can be picked-up in room #1.
The junior class is selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee to raise money for their senior trip. Sales end this Friday, November 1st. Contact any junior or junior sponsor to place an order! Thank you!
Our Boys Cross Country team took 4th yesterday at Regionals and will run in Sectionals next Saturday in Benton! Congratulations guys!!
4th Grade Honor Roll - 1st Quarter - NCOE Elementary Front Row L-R: Paxton Barton, Tate Bickett, Stephany Deen, Chase Fulkerson, Adley McMahan, Jennavive Mercer Back Row L-R: Seth Neal, Darren Patterson, Taylin Sturgal, Zane Fiala, Emma Hutchison, Klaire Rigsby (Absent were Addie Johnson, Derek Waters)
4th Grade High Honor Roll - 1st Quarter - NCOE Elementary Front Row L-R: Whitley Branson, Jaxon Lamp, Kara Miller, Jalynn Phillips, Trevin Poore, Laney Woodrow, Tori Woods Middle Row L-R: Courtney Beaver, Kenna Bond, Liam Drone, Cooper Fuqua, Mason Hobbs, Ella Hoskins, Marissa Mayberry, Macie McArthy Back Row L-R: Jack Melton, Keatyn O'Reilly, Austin Quertermous, Jenna Simmons, Riley Taylor, Rhett Wehlermann, Hysley Woodrow
5th Grade High Honor Roll - 1st Quarter - NCOE Elementary Front Row L-R: Hadlea Buskirk, Amelia Douglass, Chase Garrett, Greyson Goebel, Cadence Lewis, Gabby Ray Middle Row L-R: Lacy Sanders, Olivia Sutton, Justus Tauiliili, Reece Willis, Canaan Cole, Keegan Floyd Back Row L-R: Marlee Fuqua, Finlee Hite, Brody Warren, Emmy Waters, Liviah Wyatt
6th Grade High Honor Roll - 1st Quarter - NCOE Elementary Front Row L-R: Caitlin Beaver, Izzy Dolden, Madeline Fulkerson, Landon Garrison, Bella Hall, Owen Russell, Middle Row L-R: Breyton Sauls, Sydnee Sauls, Caden Sexton, Wyatt Wells, Trinity Boyd, Javan Garrett Back Row L-R: Conner Graves, Aubrey Knight, Hayden Knight, Jaydee Melton, Nataleigh Poore, Kate Vollman
7th Grade Honor Roll - 1st Quarter - NCOE Elementary Front Row L-R: Kade Bond, Sarah Ellison, Serena Hall, Cora Humphrey, Brianna Raney, Bethany Schroeder Middle Row L-R: Leah Young, Naomie Acord, Jon Anderson, Anyston Barton, Lyla Bolin, Larkin Courson Back Row L-R: Destiny Everage, Olivia Howard, Cadee Humphrey, Josh Putz, Aaliya Robinson, Tabitha Terry
8th Grade High Honor Roll - 1st Quarter - NCOE Elementary Front Row L-R: Avery Black, Laney Ingram, Mason Johnson, Abby Jones, Ethan Mitchell, Nolan Prather, Kole Roser, Gracie Schneider Back Row L-R: Dayton Tharp, Mikela Hast, Elise Hortin, Parker Hosick, Hadley Ingram, Lauren Poole, Caleb Prather, Stryder Ramsey
Senior Night tonight as the ladies take on Fairfield. Come help send off our senior athletes! JV game starts at 6PM followed by senior recognition and varsity game.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are Tuesday, Oct. 22nd and Thursday, Oct. 24th at Booth Elementary School. If you still need to make an appointment, you can call the school at 963-2818 or email your child's teacher through Teacherease.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are this week at NCOE Elementary School. Tuesday, Oct. 22nd and Thursday, Oct. 24th. If you still need to make an appointment you can call the school at 378.3212 or email your child's teacher through teacherease.
Veteran's Day Assembly Nov. 8th, 1:45 at the high school auditorium. Veterans and community members are welcome to attend! Come out and join us as we recognize our Veterans!
Basketball season is right around the corner. If you are interested in Fan Gear please visit www.FANCLOTH/WNBZF The window to order closes November 1.
Reminder to pick up Yankee Candle/Rada orders as soon as you can. Any problems with your order should be reported back to Mrs. Faith Blair as soon as possible so the company can be contacted for a correction. Thank you for your continued support of the NCOE Elementary School PTO.
Parent/Teacher Conferences at the high school the 21st and the 24th of October. Don't forget to call and set-up an appointment. See you there!
Volley For The Cure is tonight! It is a Pink Out night. So come on out and support our ladies as they take on Christopher.
REMINDER: There will be a half day (11 am) dismissal tomorrow, Friday Oct. 11th. Also, NO SCHOOL on Monday Oct. 14 for Columbus Day!
Library Gardeners Fall Festival Oct. 10, 3-6 PM at the Norris City Public Library.
NCOE Elementary School PTO meeting for Thursday night (Oct. 10th) has been cancelled. No meeting this Thursday. Thank you.
Another straight set win for the lady Cardinals tonight. Their record is now an amazing 26-1! Congratulations Ladies!
An informational meeting on financial aid October 2nd 6PM in the high school auditorium. Great opportunity for Q&A with Mrs. Braden. Learn everything you need about FAFSA.
The menus for the district have been updated under Dining to include the month of October.
Another great win for the volleyball team last night! The girls are back at it tonight against Carrier Mills. Come out and support the team!