Harvard CUSD 50 Superintendent Dr. Corey Tafoya talks with State Representative Steven Reick about the new school funding bill for the State of Illinois known as SB1 (Senate Bill 1). The evidence-based bill is intended to provide increased funding and opportunities for Harvard CUSD 50 students.
You can view more CUSD 50 videos on the district's YouTube channel.
Starting Tuesday, November 28th, Harvard High School will offer tutoring for math, science, and English in the library. Tutoring will be available every Tuesday afternoon from 2:50 to 4:00 p.m. and every Thursday morning from 7:00-7:55 a.m.
Students seeking additional help or looking for a quiet and supportive place to study are welcome.
The program will be offered throughout the year and provide tutoring from both teachers and peers. The ACES program is part of Goal 1 of the district's Strategic Plan designed to maximize the academic achievement and personal growth of every student.
With finals approaching, this program is a crucial opportunity for students to prepare and review for a successful conclusion to the first semester.
Questions? Contact Assistant Principal John Hollingsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bilingual Department Art Contest
THEME: A Season To Give Thanks
DESCRIPTION: The topic for the contest is A Season to Give Thanks. Create an artistic expression of things you are grateful for or thankful to have. How can you become a more giving person and member of our community? How can we create a community of giving?
Submit your student’s artistic, bilingual/bicultural depiction of what being thankful or giving thanks looks like to them.
Submission window opens: November 17
Window closes: November 27
Top 3 Winners announced: December 1
PRIZES: All submissions will be shown in a presentation at the Bilingual Department's Family Fun Night on December 1 at Harvard Junior High from 6-8 p.m. The top 3 designs will be published into thank you cards. In addition, the top 3 designs will each receive a $50 gift card for WalMart.
RULES: Only one entry per CUSD 50 student grades Pre-K thru Grade 12. The artwork must be completed on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper using any art medium (crayon, pencil, colored pencil, chalk, etc.). 3D pieces of art may be photographed and printed on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper. The artwork must include the artist’s signature. The original artwork and cover sheet can be mailed/delivered to:
Harvard CUSD 50
Attn: Amber Bowgren
401 N. Division
Harvard, IL 60033
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Concurso de Arte
TEMA: Una temporada para dar gracias
DESCRIPCIÓN: El tema para este concurso de arte es UNA TEMPORADA PARA DAR GRACIAS. Crea una expresión artística de las cosas que estás agradecido o de lo que muestra agradecimiento. ¿Cómo puedes ser una person que de más y miembro de la comunidad? ¿Cómo podemos crear una comunidad que de más?
Presente la representación artística, bilingüe/bicultural de su estudiante de lo que está agradecido o lo que le parezca dar gracias a ellos.
Fechas del concurso:
Trabajos de arte se aceptarán a partir de: noviembre 17
Última fecha que se aceptaran trabajos de arte: noviembre 27
3 primeros lugares serán anunciados: diciembre 1
PREMIOS: Todos los trabajos de arte se mostrarán en una presentación de PowerPoint la noche de diversión familiar (al menos que se indique de otra manera). Los tres primeros lugares serán publicados en tarjetas de agradecimiento y serán anunciados en el evento para la comunidad el 1 de diciembre en la escuela Harvard Junior High de la 6-8 pm. Además, los tres primeros lugares recibirán cada uno, una tarjeta de Walmart de $50.
REGLAS: Solo una entrada por cada estudiante del distrito 50 de los grados Pre-K al 12. El trabajo de arte tiene que ser dibujado en una hoja de 8.5x11 con cualquier medio de arte (crayola, lápiz, lápiz a color, tiza, etc). Piezas de 3D pueden ser fotografiadas e imprimidas en una hoja de 8.5X11. El trabajo de arte tiene que incluir firma del artista. EL trabajo de arte original y portada pueden ser enviados/entregados a:
Attn: Amber Bowgren
401 N. Division
¿Preguntas? Correo electrónico firstname.lastname@example.org.
At last night’s Harvard CUSD 50 school board meeting, members recognized four exceptional students and one longtime staff member for achievement and service.
The board recognized Havard High School junior Angela Vetter for being selected for the Illinois Music Educator's District 7 Honor Band and senior Angelina Straus for being selected for the Illinois Music Educator's District 7 Honor Choir.
Recognition went to Girls Golf freshman Joelle McMillan for being named WHIW Sports Weekly Athlete of the Month for October and Harvard High School Football senior Brett Lehman for being named WHIW Sports Weekly Athlete of the Month.
Finally, Jefferson Elementary’s head custodian, Michael Tolbert, was recognized for his long-term service to the district. In the words of Principal Judy Floeter, “For 29 years, he has given his best effort, and there is no request that he will not fulfill. Jefferson is blessed to have Mike Tolbert.”
Today is School Board Members Day. Board members donate their time with the goal of improving education for all children of our district. Last winter, the Board built a deliberate Strategic Plan to address the issues facing our community. You can read the plan in detail here:
From the Illinois Association of School Boards:
Nearly 6,000 men and women serve on local public school boards in Illinois, governing the education of 2,041,779 students in 4,163 public schools across 855 school districts, and overseeing combined budgets of more than $31 billion. School board members are elected by their local communities during a consolidated election held the first Tuesday of April in odd numbered years. They serve four year terms.
The Harvard CUSD 50 School Board holds their monthly public meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Central Administration Center.
For the fifth year in a row, the district received a perfect score for its annual Health and Life Safety Inspections. The safety of students and staff is a primary goal of the district’s facilities department. Throughout the year, dedicated staff work to improve and maintain the five school buildings and central office that make up 445,902 square feet of buildings on 69.26 acres of land.
The annual process conducted by the McHenry County’s Regional Office of Education involves an audit to ensure all regular inspections, testings, and drills have been completed in accordance with state and federal laws. The ROE performs a walk-through of every building to confirm fire prevention, security, and safety procedures are in place.
Director of Facilities Management Steve Miller attributed the “Five for Five” score to the hard work and cooperation of all members of Harvard CUSD 50.
From the Illinois State Board of Education:
It was the tragic fire at the Our Lady of the Angels School in 1958 that led to the establishment of the Code drafting committee. In 1963, the State Superintendent issued Circular Series A-157 (Part 185), entitled, “Building Specifications for Health and Safety in Public Schools” and Circular Series A-156 Part 175), entitled, “Efficient and Adequate Standards for the Construction of Schools.” Currently Part 180, entitled “Health/Life Safety Code for Public Schools” is in effect for new schools.
You can learn more about Health and Life Safety programs at the Illinois State Board of Education’s website.
On Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Harvard High School’s South Gym, distinguished alumni of Harvard CUSD 50 will be inducted into the district’s Hall of Fame.
This year a former wrestler turned director of operations for Dean’s Foods, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center of Health Statistics, a vice-president of Harvard Savings Bank, a firefighter battalion chief, and a decorated senior master sergeant in the United States Air Force are among the inductees.
The public is invited to join students and staff on Friday as we recognize these graduates that embody the phrase "Harvard Pride."
List of 2017 inductees:
Shawn Condon - Class of 1990
Dr. Steven Frenk - Class of 2001
Brenda (York) Gratz - Class of 1980
Matthew Haerter - Class of 1992
Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Pamela (Burnett) Kallio - Class of 1992
In this video, we share first quarter data from all five CUSD 50 schools. #GoHornets #cusd50