The Williamsville Sports Boosters presented a $10,449 check to Superintendent Don Beard at the varsity basketball game Friday night as a donation to the Dave Root Memorial Fund. The sports boosters sold T-shirts and sweatshirts in honor of Superintendent Root this past year. The Sherman and Williamsville communities were very supportive and, due to their generosity, this gracious donation was able to be made to the fund. Superintendent Root was a huge proponent of the Sports Boosters and supported all of their efforts. How the money will be used has yet to be determined. From left in the photo: Sports Boosters President Michelle Buscher, booster member Dana Davis, Boosters Vice President Debbie Price and Superintendent Don Beard.
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.
Seven WHS musicians were selected for ILMEA All-State Ensembles this year. This is the highest honor a student-musician can receive in our state. It is only through years of hard work and dedication to musicianship that this highest level of achievement is possible. It is a credit to the students and all of those that support them that they have progressed to this point. They will all participate in a 3-day state festival in late January and perform in ensembles with the best student musicians from around the state. Please help us in offering them congratulations!
Athena Welander, junior, flute
Lizzie Bleyer, junior, clarinet
All-State Jazz Band
Jacob Hinds, sophomore, trombone
Tommy Sagins, junior, drums
All-State Honors Chorus
Morgan Fleck, senior
Samantha Mool, senior
Hunter Pierce, junior
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.”
Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15
800 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693
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Second Student Day - Half Day Attendance
|21 Aug 04:30PM - 06:30PM|
JH Girls Junior High Softball vs Lincoln Magnet School (+ B Innings )
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Third Student Day - Regular Attendance
|22 Aug 01:00PM - 03:00PM|
HS Boys Varsity Golf @ Lincoln Scramble @ The Elks
|22 Aug 04:30PM - 06:30PM|
JH Girls Junior High Softball vs Lincoln JHS (+ B Innings )
|22 Aug 04:30PM - 06:30PM|
JH Boys Junior High Baseball @ Olympia MS (A & B)
|23 Aug 03:45PM - 05:45PM|
HS Boys Varsity Golf vs OPEN DATE (Purple/Gold)
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HS Girls Varsity Golf vs OPEN DATE (Purple/Gold)
|23 Aug 04:15PM - 06:15PM|
JH Girls Junior High Softball @ Maroa-Forsyth Middle School ( Clinton 3D Softball Tournament)
|23 Aug 04:30PM - 06:30PM|
JH Boys Junior High Baseball @ Auburn MS