about 24 hours ago, Justin Engelmann
December 5th
12 Days of Christmas
Santa
10 days ago, Justin Engelmann
November 28th
Art After Hours
Santa
14 days ago, Justin Engelmann
November 21st
Art After Hours
Santa
22 days ago, Justin Engelmann
November 14th
JOB POSTING for 2022-2023 school year: Anticipated Instructional Aide OR Individual Student Aide Position We are currently seeking applicants for an anticipated aide position which will serve students at our elementary school. This position will either be a classroom aide or an individual student aide position. This will be a full-time position and individual health insurance is provided to our full-time employees. Applicants for aide positions must meet the qualifications to be a school paraprofessional in Illinois. Those qualifications are as follows: - At least 19 years of age - ONE of the following: Associate’s degree or higher OR 60 semester hours of coursework OR high school diploma/GED and a score of 460 or higher on the ETS Parapro test OR high school diploma/GED and the following scores on the ACT Workkeys test: Applied Mathematics/Applied Math (with a score of 4) Reading for information/Workplace Documents (with a score of 4) To apply, please complete a Support Staff Application. A District 300 Support Staff Application can be accessed and downloaded from our website at this link: https://www.duquoinschools.org/browse/53919 . Applications may be returned by e-mail to Administrative Assistant Denise Hirsch at dhirsch@duquoinschools.org or turned in at the District Office at 845 E. Jackson St. Applications should be turned in by 3:00 PM on Monday, November 14, 2022. If you have any questions regarding the positions, please call the Du Quoin CUSD 300 office at 542-3856.
25 days ago, Du Quoin CUSD 300
JOB POSTING
Congratulations to our Students of the Month.  Our October Students of the Month are: 8th Grader Raeven Jones 7th Grader Beckett File 6th Grader Chase Young 5th Grader madilynn Williams These are outstanding young men and women! We couldn't be more proud of our DMS Students of the Month.  
25 days ago, DMS
October SOM
28 days ago, Justin Engelmann
November 7th
The Board of Education for Du Quoin CUSD 300 will have four seats up for election in the April 2023 election for local offices. Those interested in running may pick up the necessary documents, including petitions, at the Perry County Clerk's office in the Perry County Government Building. Of the four seats on the Board of Education up for election, three must come from outside the 6-1 Congressional Township. To become a school board candidate one must: - File a Statement of Economic Interests with the county clerk and obtain a receipt; these forms are available from the county clerk. - Obtain and complete a nominating petition signed by at least 50 registered voters and a Statement of Candidacy. Nominating petition forms and Statements of Candidacy are available from the county clerk. - If a candidate receives or expends $3,000 or more in an election campaign, reports must be filed with the county clerk in compliance with the Illinois Campaign Disclosure Act. - Nominating petitions may be circulated now. - The filing period for the required documents is December 12-19. Names are placed on the ballot in the order in which the nominating papers are received; a lottery is held for the first and last spots if multiple candidates’ papers are filed simultaneously in the first and last hours of the filing period. - December 19: Last day to file a Statement of Economic Interests; the receipt from the filing must be included with nominating petitions. More information about running for the school board may be accessed at the Illinois Association of School Boards website here: https://www.iasb.com/memberships-and-divisions/school-board-elections/information-for-candidates/ Questions about local procedures may be answered by the Perry County Clerk's office which can be reached at 618-357-5116 or 618-357-2434.
about 1 month ago, Du Quoin CUSD 300
School Board Elections
This is a message for District 300 families. Dear Du Quoin Community Unit School District 300 Parents & Guardians: Thank you for supporting Du Quoin public schools and the education of your child. We are proud to be able to serve you and your children and we will continually strive to provide a safe learning environment for them. The safety of your child and all children in our schools as well as the safety of the school staff and support personnel is very important to us. In order to maintain a safe environment for our children to study and learn, it is necessary that we practice our emergency and crisis response plans by having drills designed to exercise our procedures. We will be conducting various drills throughout the school year and this year this will once again include an emergency lockdown drill with students present. This message is to help you understand the importance of this as well as to understand each type of drill. The students and staff of each school will be practicing three primary emergency drills this year. They are fire/evacuation drills, lockdown drills, and tornado/severe weather drills. Each type of drill is briefly explained below. FIRE/EVACUATION DRILLS Each school will conduct multiple “fire drills” during the course of the school year. We want each student to understand and be aware of the importance of this drill and be able to exit our students out of the building as efficiently as possible. LOCKDOWN DRILLS Each school will conduct one “Emergency Lockdown Drill” with students present. While we once conducted a drill of this nature with only faculty and staff present, a recent Illinois law requires public schools to conduct a drill of this nature with students present. This type of drill will secure the school building and safely shelter all students, staff and visitors inside the building. The purpose of this drill is to keep the students safe from any danger outside or inside the building. This drill will be conducted in cooperation with our local law enforcement officers and emergency responders. We want everyone to be prepared and informed about this drill being conducted in advance. We are planning on conducting an “Emergency Lockdown Drill” today, November 1, 2022. We will conduct a drill at the elementary/middle school then conduct a drill in the same manner at the high school. All students, faculty, and staff will be aware of the drill as well. In addition to this e-mail notification today, I will also be sending out a reminder to parents and school employees just prior to the drill being initiated. TORNADO/SEVERE WEATHER DRILLS This type of drill will be conducted at least once in each building during the school year. The purpose of this drill is to be prepared to move to a safe location within the building in case of severe weather or tornado. Please remember that these safety practice drills are done to help maintain our schools as a safe place to learn and work. If you have any questions regarding any of these safety drills or other safety concerns, please contact the appropriate school principal or you can call the district office at 542-3856. Sincerely, Matthew Hickam, Supt.
about 1 month ago, Matthew Hickam
about 1 month ago, Justin Engelmann
October 31st
We want to join the Illinois Principal Association in celebrating and acknowledging the work of school principals today and especially our principals - Justin Engelmann, Aaron Hill, and Tim McChristian. Thank you for all that you do!
about 1 month ago, Du Quoin CUSD 300
Principal Appreciation
Quick reminder . . . we DO NOT have the 21st Century afterschool program today (Oct. 18) because of the parent-teacher conferences. Please contact your child's school if you need to make alternate arrangements for the regular 3 pm school dismissal.
about 2 months ago, Diana Rea
about 2 months ago, Justin Engelmann
JOB POSTING: Substitute Aide Position at DMS We are currently seeking a long-term substitute aide at the middle school to supervise the in-school suspension room. Those interested in the position or those with questions regarding the position are asked to contact Principal Aaron Hill at Du Quoin Middle School at 618-542-2646.
about 2 months ago, Du Quoin CUSD 300
JOB POSTINGS
The 21st Century program in partnership with Cedarhurst Center for the Arts invites you to join us this Thursday, Oct. 13 from 7-8 pm in the DES-DMS Commons for a fall family art event. Participants will create a clay design in the fall theme guided by Jennifer Sarver, Director of Education, from Cedarhurst. The event is for the whole family. All students must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free for Du Quoin CUSD 300 students and family members enrolled in the 21st Century program. Come out and join the fun!
about 2 months ago, Diana Rea
Family Art Night Flyer
about 2 months ago, Justin Engelmann
JOB POSTING: Individual Student Aide Position We are currently seeking applicants for an individual student aide position at Du Quoin Middle School. This position will provide health related services to a student with special needs. Applicants who are certified nursing assistants will be given preference. This is a full-time position and individual health insurance is provided to our full-time employees. Applicants for the aide positions must meet the qualifications to be a school paraprofessional in Illinois. To apply, please complete a Support Staff Application. A District 300 Support Staff Application can be accessed and downloaded from our website at this link: https://www.duquoinschools.org/browse/53919 . Applications may be returned by e-mail to Administrative Assistant Denise Hirsch at dhirsch@duquoinschools.org or turned in at the District Office at 845 E. Jackson St. Applications should be turned in by 3:00 PM on Friday, October 14, 2022. If you have any questions regarding the positions, please call the Du Quoin CUSD 300 office at 542-3856.
about 2 months ago, Du Quoin CUSD 300
JOB POSTING
2 months ago, Justin Engelmann
2 months ago, Justin Engelmann
3 months ago, Justin Engelmann