ATTENTION: Important Announcements

The BOE has amended the school calendar for snow days.  IWEST will be in school on Wednesday, April 1st, Thursday, April 2nd, and Monday, April 6.

State shirts

Order your t-shirt by 3:30 on Wednesday.  Complete this Form.

 

Friday, February 29. 2015

Good luck to our girls basketball team today as they play at 2:00 at Red Bird Arena at ISU.  GO RAIDERS!!!!!

 

Leave your bookbags here in your lockers if you are riding the fan bus. You will be able to come into the school after you get off the fan bus to get them from your lockers.

 

Sophomore prom committee will be visiting Celebrations in Watseka as a possible prom venue. The visit is Monday, March 2 at 4:00 pm. If you are interested in going, please sign up in the office. Any sophomores are welcome to attend! If you have any questions, ask Grace Ahlden.

 

Today will be the last day FCCLA will be collecting donations for the Wounded Warrior Foundation. Fact: 18,190 Transitional Care Packs were made last year to help wounded veterans in the hospitals to help comfort the veterans. Make sure to donate today!

 

Attention Student Council members who attended Head Start in February:  Please check your email for a permission slip to return to Head Start in March!

 

LUNCH MENU:  Cheese Pizza – Lettuce – Applesauce – Milk 

 

 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A huge THANK YOU to Mr Culkin, Mr Harkins, and Dr Dvorak for supplying 3 fan buses on Friday. Students, please thank them when you see them next!

 

Cheerleading practice will start during homeroom today.

 

Boys basketball meeting today after school in the new gym. Bring all equipment, including practice gear. Pizza party at 4:30 at Pizza Palace.

 

Anyone interested in participating in track this spring needs to attend the meeting today during homeroom.

 

Softball meeting today during homeroom.

 

Scholastic Bowl today at Momence

SCHOOL EVENTS DISMISS TIME BUS TIMES
Scholastic Bowl 3:30

 

Today’s meetings will be:

Softball
Track New gym

LUNCH MENU:  Beef Tator Bake – Vegetable – Pears – Dinner Roll – Milk

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

IHSA officials contacted our school to complement us on our positive sportsmanship at Monday night’s super sectional game. If we keep up the positive sportsmanship, we can bring home the sportsmanship banner on Saturday! Go Raiders!!!!!!!

 

Math Team Members that are going to the contest on Saturday:  please complete the short survey that you received in your email as soon as possible.  There will be a mandatory meeting in Ms. Askew’s room today during homeroom for all team members going to Parkland on Saturday.

 

Today’s meetings will be:

Art Club Rm 128
Math Team meeting Rm 202

LUNCH MENU:  Chicken and Gravy – Mashed Potatoes – Mandarin Oranges – Dinner Roll – Milk

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Congratulations to our Lady Raiders for capturing Super Sectional championship! They will play again on Friday at 2:00. More details will follow!

 

This week is National FFA week!  Today’s FFA fact:  the FFA is know and recognized for their blue corduroy jackets.  The FFA jacket was adopted in 1933.

 

Today after school, the FFA will be packaging 10,000 meals to donate to the local food pantry in the cafeteria through a program called Illini Fighting Hunger.  Anyone is free to help.  It will begin at 3:30.

 

Spanish Club is selling pizza today during lunch – $3 a slice or 2 for $5

 

FCCLA is selling candy bars for $1. Find an FCCLA member to get your chocolate fix!

 

Juniors – bring a #2 pencil to class today.

 

The PTT is in need of volunteers for Movie Night at the middle school on Friday, March 6 from 6-8:00 p.m.  If you’d like to volunteer, see Mrs. Miller.  This is a great way to earn community service hours.

 

FCCLA will be collecting donations for the Wounded Warrior Foundation throughout this week. It doesn’t just have to be dollars, bring in any loose change you have to help veterans and their families!

 

The board room will be closed today from 1:10 through the end of the day.

 

Math Team Members: meeting today during homeroom!

 

Raider Boys Basketball Regional tonight at Dwight at 7:30 against Gardener South Wilmington. Cheerleaders need to be at the school by 5:00 tonight.

 

SCHOOL EVENTS DISMISS TIME BUS TIMES
Boys Basketball 5:15

 

Today’s meetings will be:

Math Team Cafeteria

LUNCH MENU:  Sloppy Joe on Bun – Vegetable – Pineapple – Milk

Monday, February 23, 2015

 

Our Lady Raiders will be playing in the Super Sectional game tonight at 7:00 at Romeoville against Harvest Christian Academy. If you are riding the fan bus, sign up and pay by 10:00 this morning. The cost is $5 total which includes the bus ride and entrance into the game. The fan bus will leave promptly at 4:30. If you do not ride the bus the cost is $8 to get into the game.  Wear red!!!!!

 

This week is National FFA week! FFA is the nation’s largest youth led organization with 540,369 members all across the nation!

 

Reminder FFA members: set up for the petting zoo is today right after school and don’t forget the Illini Fighting Hunger program will be tomorrow at 3:30.

 

The PTT is in need of volunteers for Movie Night at the middle school on Friday, March 6 from 6-8:00 p.m.  If you’d like to volunteer, see Mrs. Miller.  This is a great way to earn community service hours.

 

FCCLA will be collecting donations for the Wounded Warrior Foundation throughout this week. The class that donates the most money will eat lunch first for a week. 65,000 Warriors and their families will have been served through physical health and wellness thanks to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

 

Math Team Members:  please return your permission form for this Saturday’s contest by Wednesday!

 

Attention FCCLA members: the candy for the fundraiser can be picked up from Ms. Sigler tomorrow morning.

 

There will be a pep rally during homeroom today that will start at 3:15. Students are to report to their homeroom and then wait to be dismissed by Mr. Kantor. Students will then report to the main gym for a brief pep rally for our girl’s basketball team as we send them off to Lewis University tonight in the Super Sectional Game

 

SCHOOL EVENTS DISMISS TIME BUS TIMES
Girls Basketball 4:10

 

LUNCH MENU:  Chicken Nuggets – Baked Beans – Peaches – Goldfish Crackers – Dinner Roll – Milk

Friday, February 20, 2015

Congratulations to our Lady Raiders for winning the Sectional Championship game last night! There will be a fan bus going to Monday nights Super Sectional game so sign up in the office ASAP! The cost will be $5. This includes the bus ride and entrance into the game. Wear your Raider gear on Monday to support our team!

 

The FFA social that was originaly scheduled for Monday, February 23rd has been moved to Wednesday, February 25th at 5pm.

 

Attention Rifle Team: the firing schedule for this weekend’s tournament is posted on the office window and on the rifle team bulletin board. Check your firing time and contact Coach Miller if there are problems.

 

Baseball players hat money and policy forms are due immediately. Also, baseball players need to check their emails, you have announcements from Coach Rhodes.

 

There will be an FCCLA meeting today during homeroom in Mrs. Sigler’s room.

 

Raider Boys basketball tonight at Central at 6:00

 

SCHOOL EVENTS DISMISS TIME BUS TIMES
Boys Basketball 4:50

 

Today’s meetings will be:

FCCLA Rm 140

LUNCH MENU:  Cheese Pizza – Lettuce – Mandarin Oranges – Milk

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Attention Rifle Team: the firing schedule for this weekend’s tournament is posted on the office window and on the rifle team bulletin board. Check your firing time and contact Coach Miller if there are problems.

 

Junior that sold “Bags for Bucks” need to meet in the cafeteria today doing homeroom.

 

Our Lady Raiders will play Cissna Park tonight at 7:00 for the Sectional Championship game. Come out and support our girls, wear your best Raiderware and bring you loudest voice to cheer on our girls to a v-i-c-t-o-r-y!!!!!
Scholastic Bowl has been cancelled for today.

 

Today’s meetings will be:

Chess club Rm 203
Juniors “Bags for Bucks” Cafeteria

LUNCH MENU:  Chicken Patty on Bun – Peaches – Baked Beans – Goldfish Crackers – Milk

 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

 ACT class tonight from 6-7:30 in the cafeteria. Bring a pencil.

 

Today is an early out day, shortened periods all day.

 

Potato bar today

 

LUNCH MENU:  Toasted Cheese – Corn – Pears – Milk

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

All rifle club members are reminded that the old gym will be dedicated and named after Coach Miller tonight at 6:00 pm.  All rifle club members and parents are urged to attend.  Everyone is welcome.
FYI – if you are attending the girl’s sectional game tonight, cost to get in is $5. Passes do not work during tournaments!

 

Raider Girls Sectional Basketball tonight at home against Lexington at 6:00

Raider Boys Basketball tonight at Colfax against Ridgeview at 5:30

 

SCHOOL EVENTS DISMISS TIME BUS TIMES
Boys Basketball  3:15 3:25

 LUNCH MENU:  Salisbury Steak – Noodles – Pineapple – Carrots – Milk

Penny Circle

Submitted by Mr. Rassi

Pretend that you are an Algebra 2 student at IWHS.  You have spent some time factoring quadratics, solving quadratics, and graphing quadratics.  Now you are asked to watch the video below.

What is the question that comes to your mind as you finish the video?

What is your guess as to the number of pennies that would fit into the 22 inch circle?

Students then used their chromebooks and went to the Desmos website and completed the interactive lesson.  If you want to try it, use the class code: zntn.  I thought this was a great activity that allowed the students to conceptually understand linear, exponential, and quadratic functions.  It also gave them another opportunity to see how math can be useful in the real-world!

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