2017 High School Fall Parent/Athlete Meeting to be Held on 5/22/17
The Williamsville High School Athletic Department will be hosting its mandatory parent/athlete night for all students who will be or are interested in participating in a sport for the upcoming Fall season. This includes football, volleyball, boys’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ cross country, boys’ and girls’ golf, and cheerleading. The meeting will take place on Monday, May 22 starting at 6:00 pm in main gym at Williamsville High School. After the main session is finished in the gym, each sport will separate and conduct sport specific meetings. Important information for both open gyms this summer, as well as when tryouts and practices will take place this Fall will be covered at this time. It is highly recommended that you bring your health insurance card with you, as mandatory insurance waivers and IHSA paperwork will also be completed at this meeting; head coaches for each individual sport will also be collecting updated physicals if you have them. As a reminder, student-athletes will need updated physicals in order to participate in their desired sport. If you have any additional questions you can either contact the head coach of each sport or Athletic Director Adam Eucker.
Head Football Coach Aaron Kunz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Volleyball Coach Stacey Carlson: email@example.com
Head Boys’ Soccer Coach Mitch Davidson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Cross Country Coach: Tyler Casson: email@example.com
Head Boys’ Golf Coach Bill Trine: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Girls’ Golf Coach Shayla Croy: email@example.com
Head Cheerleading Coach (TBA): Please contact Junior High Cheerleading Coach Betsy Ingram: firstname.lastname@example.org
District Athletic Director Adam Eucker: email@example.com
JV Softball Game Rescheduled
The JV softball game against Bloomington High School that was cancelled on 4/6/17 has been rescheduled for 5/10/17. The game will take place at Bloomington High School with a 1st pitch scheduled for 4:30 pm.
2017 Summer Camps
Learn more about 2017 Summer Camps for Students. Camps include Musical Theater, Softball, Volleyball, Soccer (Boys and Girls), Basketball (Boys and Girls), Beginner Band, and Summer Bridges.
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
Tuesday, April 18...come support Williamsville Middle School for our third and final Spirit Night! Great food, great friends, great school! Thanks for your support! Mrs. McPherson's class is looking to generate the most activity for the third straight time, going for the 3Peat!
JV Softball Game Rescheduled
The JV softball game that was originally scheduled for Monday, Apri 3, 2017 against Washington has been rescheduled for Friday, May 5, 2017. The game will now take place at Washington High School with a first pitch scheduled for 4:30 pm.
Boys Basketball Camp
Bullet Scholastic Bowl Team Finishes Historic Season as IHSA State Runner Up
The Bullet Scholastic Bowl finished a historic season by going three and one at the 2017 IHSA Class A State Finals and finishing as state runners-up.
Williamsville Index February 2017
Updated to include February 2017
A Donation to the Dave Root Memorial Fund
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.
All Seven Fall Varsity Teams Earn the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award
Mr. Tip Reedy, New Superintendent of Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15
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.
6th Annual Williamsville Jazz Dinner
Outstanding live swing music, a delicious dinner and a Mardi Gras-like atmosphere await attendees of the 6th Annual Williamsville Jazz Dinner to be held Saturday, April 29, 2017.
The April 29th festivities feature live performances by the award-winning Williamsville High School and Jr. High School Jazz bands. In addition, The Hip Replacements, featuring vocalist Billy Rogers, will be playing a unique blend of bebop and swing, The Hip Replacements’ repertoire is comprised mainly of tunes from the American Songbook mixed with more contemporary and pop standards. A full meal from Cooper’s StrEATside Bistro is part of the package, with a vegetarian meal from Bella Trattoria. Dessert provided by Charlotte’s Cakes. All proceeds from the event go toward furthering the growth of Williamsville's outstanding band programs. Tickets may be purchased at the link below. Don't delay, order today!
Williamsville Index January 2017
Updated for January 2017
Williamsville Index December 2016
Updated December 2004-2016
2017-18 kindergarten interest survey
January 5, 2017
Dear 2017-18 Kindergarten parent,
Welcome to the beginning of an exciting adventure-the start of your child’s elementary school education! We at Sherman Elementary are pleased to be a part of this moment and look forward to discussing how we can work together with you to best support your child’s development.
This upcoming school year, Sherman Elementary is pleased to announce the possibility of an exciting program called PreK5, which will be open to children turning 5 years old by September 1, 2017. This program will be a bridge between preschool and kindergarten that will give children whose birthdays fall late in the year an opportunity to learn important academic and social skills in a hands-on way that supports their development. We are asking ALL parents of incoming kindergarten students to participate in an interest survey regarding this type of program. Please visit https://goo.gl/forms/ze923SzSRoULa1CA2 to take the 12 question survey. We ask that you complete the survey by Friday, March 17, 2017. To be considered for the PreK5 program, parents must pre-register their child. Regardless of program availability, we are asking all parents to pre-register their kindergarten age eligible child so that we can plan accordingly with our staff needs.
*Disclaimer: In order for the district to hold the PreK5 Program, a minimum of 12 students must be enrolled each year.
This is important because kindergarten standards and curriculum have changed over the years, and many of the skills children were once taught in first grade are now expected in kindergarten. PreK5 is a wonderful new option that will allow families to give their children the gift of time to develop at their own pace and continue building the social, emotional and academic skills that will help them succeed in elementary school.
Using a unique, specialized curriculum based on the kindergarten standards, the PreK5 teacher will help children develop social skills through activities that build confidence and communication. They will expose children to reading and math in an exciting, interactive way. The students will be using educational games to learn about words and sentences and to help them understand mathematical concepts like counting and patterns. The social, emotional and academic skills children learn in Pre-K 5 will help them succeed in kindergarten, become leaders in the classroom and confidently navigate the school day routine.
If you need more information or have issues accessing the survey link, please feel free to call me at 217-496-2021 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for your participation in the interest survey.
Mrs. Lindsey, Principal
2017-2018 Kindergarten Pre-registration
2017-18 Kindergarten Pre-registration
Kindergarten pre-registration for the 2017-2018 school year is underway. Parents are encouraged to come to the elementary office from 8:00 am-3:00 pm any day to pre-register their kindergarten age eligible child. It is extremely important in our planning for the next school year to have an accurate count of kindergarten students.
If you live in the Williamsville School District and have a child (or children) who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2017, please plan on pre-registering your child. If at all possible (but not necessary to pre-register), please bring the following items with you:
ILMEA All-State Ensembles
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
District Dispatch December 2016
Superintendent Selection Survey
Staff and Residents of the Williamsville-Sherman School District are invited to respond to this survey. This short survey is part of the Superintendent selection process being conducted by the Illinois Association of School Boards. The survey closes on January 1, 2017.
Williamville Index October 2016
Updated October 2004-October 2016
It is the mission of the Schools of Williamsville and Sherman to challenge and inspire every student to actively take part in a
lifetime quest of knowledge and development of integrity to reach their potential as productive members of society.
-- Williamsville-Sherman Board of Education