Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15 Board of Education approved Mr. Tip Reedy to be the Superintendent starting in July 2017.
Mr. Reedy is currently the Principal of Monticello High School (since 2004), and previously served as the Dean of Students at MHS for 6 years, taught at Carmi-White County high school and Macon Meridian high school. He earned a BS in PE, Biology, Health, and Dr. Ed. from Eastern Illinois University. He has a MS in Education from EIU, Masters in Ed. Admin. from UIS in 1999, and Ed. Specialist degree from EIU in 2008. Mr. Reedy is married and they have four children.
School board members are ordinary people who wear many different hats in their everyday lives. They might be farmers or bankers, homemakers or doctors, truck drivers or professors, business owners or retirees.
But they all put on the same hat when they get to the board room. It’s a hat that represents an extraordinary dedication to our public schools, and it’s time we thanked them for their untiring efforts.
The time school board members spend in board meetings represents just a fraction of the actual hours that they devote to leading their districts. They attend meetings and seminars to learn how to be better board members. They attend extracurricular events to support their schools and are often involved in other community activities representing themselves, their community and their district.
School board members are charged with a unique job. They must listen to the voices of their community and then craft a vision, mission and goals for their district that accurately reflect those voices in the design. They must guard two of the community’s most precious resources— their children and their tax dollars — while they create the best educational environment possible with the money available.
Too often communities are quick to criticize school board members without really knowing all the details that went into their decisions. As a result, the efforts of school board members often go unrecognized and unrewarded.
November 15, 2016, has been designated as School Board Member Day in Illinois. This is a time to show appreciation and to begin to better understand how school board members work together to provide leadership for schools.
Join with others from throughout Illinois in a “tip of the hat” to the men and women who
provide the grassroots governance of public schools. Make a special effort to tell each school board member his or her hard work has been noticed and is very much appreciated.
We sadly lost Bob Tibbs Thursday afternoon at 4:00PM from his long and courageous battle with brain cancer. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones at the time of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. He will be deeply missed.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 10, from 4-7 PM at the Williamsville Jr. High School gymnasium. Services will be Monday, July 11, at 10:30 AM at the Williamsville Methodist Church with Rev. Piscatelli officiating. There will be a short visitation from 10:00-10:30 AM prior to the service.
Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.
Memorials can be made to, “Williamsville Fire Department/EMS” or “National Brain Tumor Society.”
The Illinois State Board of Education has mandated that all students must participate in taking the PARCC statewide standardized test.
According to the Illinois State Board of Education and as directed to all Illinois Public Schools by the Illinois State Superintendent, students are not allowed to opt out of the exam.
Thank you for your cooperation regarding this matter and if you have any questions, please contact the Illinois State Board of Education at 217-782-4321.
Did you know that each year there are students in our own district that want to be a part of our successful band program, but cannot afford to purchase or rent their first instrument? This is a way that our community can help.
See the attachment for more information.
The State of Illinois owes Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15 approximately $965,000.
Contact the Governor's Office at https://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/ContacttheGovernor.aspx
Congratulations to Coach Sonya Jones on her amazing performance on the TV show Biggest Loser! She has been such an inspiration to all of us and represented our school district with such pride and class! On behalf of our school board, administration, staff and students, we would like to thank her for being such a great role model. Job well done Coach Jones!
School cancellations are never easy, regardless of how much some students might enjoy them. We do take into consideration all factors when calling off school due to weather conditions, from safe travel by students who drive, to buses starting and then driving on rural roads, to potential wait time at bus stops, to students who may walk to school with potentially dangerous wind chill levels (-20 below or colder). In addition, we also consider impending weather conditions that might be coming which could create travel problems at dismissal, resulting in early dismissal for our students. Usually, if there is an early dismissal, it will be after lunch since we want to be sure that our students have the opportunity to have a hot lunch prior to being dismissed. These are never easy decisions, but ones that we take very seriously and always consider safety as our number one priority.
For those of you unaware, public schools have 180 attendance days of school during a school calendar year. This means that if there is a school cancellation in the winter, the day must be made up at the end of the school year. Regardless if emergency days are used or not during the year, the students will attend the same amount of days every year. Therefore, whether school is cancelled or not has nothing to do with school district funding since all public schools have to go the same number of days. School emergency days are purely for the sake of safety for our students.
There can be several days in the year that are extremely cold, but school is still in session. Obviously, we cannot cancel school just because it is cold otherwise we will be going to school all summer as well. Consequently, the district has temperature benchmarks and wind chill benchmarks that guide us in making the decision on whether or not school will be cancelled. Please review a travel plan and/or a busing plan with your child for those types of days - just in case there is a problem and they need to find shelter or alternate travel arrangements to and from school. In addition, please make arrangements to be home and/or to transport your child if need be. If we do cancel school, I will do my best to make the call as early as we can so that we are able to give parents as much time as possible to arrange child care.
Another added feature that we have been using when cancelling school is our School Messenger system. This is a communication convenience that we now use to ensure that all parents/guardians are aware of the cancellation or early dismissal. This system will send you an automated phone call / text / email notification. If you have not received these messages from our previous cancellations this year or need a change in contact information, please let us know and/or update your status at registration. We hope that this service has helped you in your preparation plans for emergency days during the school year.
Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15
800 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693
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JH Girls Junior High Basketball @ Rochester JHS
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HS Girls Junior Varsity Basketball vs Carlinville High School
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JH Boys Junior High Basketball vs New Berlin JHS
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HS Boys Varsity Wrestling vs OPEN DATE (Parent Meeting @ Riverton High School Cafeteria)
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HS Girls Varsity Basketball vs Carlinville High School
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WHS 2nd Quarter Midterm
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JH Boys Junior High Basketball @ Mt. Pulaski GS
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JH Girls Junior High Basketball vs Glenwood MS
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HS Girls Junior Varsity Basketball @ Lutheran High School