Students will be dismissed one hour early on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

Monday September 1, 2014 school will not be in session in honor of Labor Day.

The first day of school for students is Monday, August 25, 2014.  Come join us for a new year of learning and engagement!

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It’s time to return to reading beginning August 4-8 and August 11-15, from 10:00 a.m. until noon each day. Students who will be in second-fourth grades can come to the computer lab and read anytime during the open reading time. Students can earn reward “dollars” for attendance and reading and then turn them in for prizes. Mrs. Broderick and Mrs. Chris Basham have coordinated this reading event for students. Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Broderick at:

Registration is in the high school gym on August 6th. Times are as follows: 7:00 am – 11:00 am and 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Come see the culmination of the 3rd grade State Study today, May 23rd at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the GES gym.

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Recently IW Kindergarteners, Pre-Schoolers and ECE students enjoyed a visit from our sweet R.I.F. Lady, also known as Mr. Miller’s mommy, Cindy Miller. We were able to choose 2 books for our last R.I.F. distribution, which we got to write our names in and keep forever! Mrs. Miller also had a drawing, and Alexis Brackney won the stuffed Kangaroo made famous by the Curious George book series. Pictured with Cindy Miller are Evan Dines, Alexis Brackney and Amelia Scharp.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the selection of Halley Cummings of Danforth, Illinois, who attends Iroquois West High School in Gilman, as a 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Halley is the daughter of William and Jill Cummings and will be attending Washington University in St. Louis with an intended major of Architecture.


Cummings is one of 141 outstanding American high school seniors that have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community. The U.S. Presidential Scholars will be honored for their accomplishments in Washington D.C., from June 22-25.

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In 2008, the 4-H extension office with Kim Rahn as the leader, contacted Jill Murphy about making maps and partnering with a U of I graduate student to make an interactive map on the computer. The year before we had acquired ARC View – a GIS map making program from a grant and we had made simple maps of the Iroquois West area. This new project involved researching settlers in the area in the 1800s and locating their graves in the Onarga cemetery. We made maps that were interactive and when clicked upon, the information about that person appeared. Mrs. Muench helped the group make audio recordings which were also linked to the map. Nama from the U of I helped in the formation of the maps, linking pictures, and the audio.

Students currently in grades 2-5 2-8 at IW may sign up to take 3 iPad classes with Mrs. Muench this summer. Please fill out the form below and return quickly as classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Please note that the Claymation class is full at this time.

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