Red Ribbon Week Activities at DES

Monday-Raider Day- Wear Red Raider Shirt
Tuesday- Hats off to Being Drug Free – Hat Day
Wednesday- Don’t Let Drugs Mix You Up – Mismatch Day
Thursday- Join the Fight Against Drugs – Wear Camo
Friday-Heroes Don’t Bully or Do Drugs – Dress Like a Super Hero

IWES Welcomes Author


Local schools are excited to welcome award-winning children’s and young adult authors on October 20 and 21. The Youth Literature Festival provides free author visits as part of a joint venture of the College of Education and the University Library at the University of Illinois. This year the YLF has also donated over $600 in author books to the Iroquois West Schools. Local community supporters are McMillan Insurance Services and Arends Hogan Walker.

Iroquois West Elementary Schools in Danforth and Gilman will welcome Jennifer Ward. Jennifer spent her childhood running barefoot through flowers and fireflies on the prairie. Those experiences inspired her to write about the magic of nature among children.  She also has taken the idea in the story, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Spider, and penned 6 original books with characters such as a mummy, a pirate, and a frog.  She has established strong connections with children in person and through her writing.

IWMS Student Council Safe Night


The I.W.M.S. Student Council

will again be providing a “safe night”

for “costumed” trick-or-treaters

(up to age 11/ Grade 5)

on Friday, October 28th from 7-8:30p.m.

at the Iroquois West Middle School.

Please join us for tricks, treats,

games and pictures!


Have a safe and