District 231 News

Local Superintendents Meet with Illinois Representatives

Oregon, IL – Superintendents from Lee and Ogle County met yesterday with Illinois State Representative Tom Demmer and Illinois State Senator Tim Bivins in an effort to strengthen the relationship between schools and state level government.

The Superintendents hope that this will lead to a stronger relationship with local officials whose recent political and budgetary decisions have been widely publicized. Yesterday’s initial meeting was held to discuss the purpose, share beliefs between the two state legislators and area superintendents and outline the structure of the partnership between the two groups.

PJ Caposey, Superintendent of Schools for Meridian CUSD, an area district that has had significant financial issues noted, “This is a start – we are not expecting our two representatives to be able to change all of the dynamics that exist at the state level, but the least we can do as a superintendent for our districts is to make sure that we have a clear line of communication with our representatives.” Tom Mahoney, Superintendent of Oregon Community Unit School District added, “We want a voice and we want to make sure we publicly acknowledge our representatives when they stay current with what is happening in our schools and allow us to stay current with what is happening in Springfield. We want this to be a true partnership.”

Local superintendents hope for future involvement from public officials, including regular in-person and phone communication with local legislators, contact before all educational legislation is voted upon and proactive discussions about policy that would benefit education in the region. In return for this effort, superintendents will publish a report card noting the performance of their local State Senator and State Representatives in order to promote the partnership.

Representative Demmer commented, “It was a great meeting. We are excited to work with our local school leaders in an organized and structured manner to best serve the students of our community,” about this new form of a partnership.


Unity Week (aka Red Ribbon Week) 2014

Unity Week will be replacing the traditional anti-drug Red Ribbon Week.  During this week, we will focus on anti-bullying and anti-drug messages and activities to promote acceptance of each other and healthy choices.  October is National Bully Prevention Month.  Rochelle Schools are dedicated to end bullying.  More information can be found at http://www.pacer.org/bullying/


Monday, October 20                  

I mustache you not to do drugs or bully.

  1. Wear or “grow” a mustache.

Tuesday, October 21                  

Hero Day --Help Encourage & Respect Others

  1. Dress  like your real life hero or wear camouflage
  2. Write a letter to your real life hero.  Letters for local military, veterans, police, EMT or  fire fighters will be collected and delivered.

Wednesday, October 22                       

Unity Day 

  1. Wear orange and take the unity pledge against drugs and bullying.  

Thursday, October 23                 

Absolutely PAWS-itively drug and bully free!

  1. Wear animal print or clothing with an animal graphic.

Friday, October 24                      

Band together to banish drugs and bullying!

  1. Dress like a rock star


Teens Against Bullying: http://www.pacerteensagainstbullying.org
Kids Against Bullying: http://www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org


Semana de la unidad (aka semana del listón rojo) 2014

Semana unidad reemplazará la tradicional semana del listón rojo contra las drogas. Durante esta semana, nos centraremos en mensajes contra la intimidación y la lucha contra las drogas y las actividades para promover la aceptación de los demás y saludables. Octubre es el mes Nacional de prevención de bully. Rochelle escuelas están dedicadas para poner fin a la intimidación. Puede encontrarse más información en http://www.pacer.org/bullying/

Lunes, Octubre 20     
Yo bigote que no consumir drogas ni matón.

  1. Pónganse or “cresen” un bigote.

Martes, Octubre 21                    

Héroe día--ayudar a fomentar la & respetar a los demás

  1. Visten se como su vida real hero o desgaste camuflaje
  2. Escribe una carta a tu vida real hero. Las letras de los militares veteranos, de la policía, los bomberos o EMT será recogido y entregado.

Miércoles, Octubre 22               

Día de la unidad

  1. Vestir de naranja y tomar la promesa de unidad contra la droga y la intimidación.

Jueves, Octubre 23                     

Absolutamente  PAWS-itively droga y Bully libre!

  1. Llevar estampado animal o la ropa con un gráfico animal.

Viernes, Octubre 24                   

Banda junto a desterrar las drogas y la intimidación.

  1. Vestirse como una estrella del rock 

Adolescentes contra la intimidación: http://www.pacerteensagainstbullying.org

Niños contra la intimidación: http://www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org