Join us in celebrating our 5th-6th grade student champions at the Regional Brain Games today. 1st place out of 30 teams across the Southern Illinois region - awesome accomplishent Harrison, Henry, Tianna and Holden ! Roll DQ Tribe! (students are pictured with their sponsors, Mrs. Goldman and Mrs. Fitch)
9 days ago, Diana Rea
5th-6th Brain Game Champions
Please click on the following link to view the April 2024 edition of Indian Pride using your desktop, tablet or mobile device. Go Indians! Click Link; https://duquoinschools-cusd-300.edurooms.com/engage/duquoin-cusd-300/newsletters/indian-pride-april-2024.
21 days ago, Steve Mayerhofer
Du Quoin students in grades 8th, 10th and 12th ONLY are being asked to participate in a voluntary survey called the Illinois Youth Survey, the purpose of which is to better understand Illinois youth risk and protective behaviors as they relate to students and their success. Participation will involve completing a survey (with no names or identification numbers) that will be confidentially administered by a classroom teacher, counselor, or community member who has received training on administering this survey. Your child’s participation will last no more than one class period (40-45 minutes). Risks related to participating are minimal, but some questions ask about sensitive topics and personal behavior that might make some students feel uncomfortable. Examples of potentially sensitive topics include questions about substance use, bullying, dating violence, school climate, and screen time. The benefits related to this research include improving your community’s ability to develop programs and strategies to prevent youth problem behaviors and enhance youth development. The alternative to participating in the survey is an alternate activity such as quiet reading in the classroom. Your child will receive an opt- out form and you may have your child participate in the alternative activity. More information will be provided on the Illinois Youth Survey Opt-Out Form. Click Link for the Opt-Out Form; IYS Opt - Out Notification: https://iys.cprd.illinois.edu/conducting/opt-out
28 days ago, Steve Mayerhofer
Reminder: There is no 21st Century afterschool program on Thursday, Mar. 28 due to school dismissal at 2 pm for Easter Break.
28 days ago, Diana Rea
We are excited to announce the first edition of; Indian Pride. Indian Pride is a district office newsletter that will provide updates for the entire school community in the following areas including; good things, faculty/staff spotlight, curriculum, district finances, transportation, facilities, general communication items, and list important dates for the upcoming month. Please click on the following link to view the March 2024 edition of Indian Pride using your desktop, tablet or mobile device. Go Indians! Click Link; https://duquoinschools-cusd-300.edurooms.com/engage/duquoin-cusd-300/newsletters/indian-pride-march-2024-edition
about 2 months ago, Steve Mayerhofer
The Du Quoin District #300 Finance Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 29, 2024 has been canceled. The Finance Committee will hold the meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. The address of the meeting is 845 East Jackson St. Du Quoin, IL 62832. The meeting will take place in the district's Professional Development Room. The agenda for the meeting can be found on the district's website under board meeting agendas.
about 2 months ago, Steve Mayerhofer
Just a reminder, Du Quoin District #300 will hold parent - teacher conferences tonight from 3:30-6:30.
about 2 months ago, Steve Mayerhofer
The Du Quoin Board of Education has created a committee of the board; Du Quoin District #300 Finance Committee. The Du Quoin District Finance Committee will hold its first meeting on Thursday, February 29, 2024 in the District Professional Development room at 6:00 P.M. The address of the meeting is 845 East Jackson St. Du Quoin, IL 62832. This is a public meeting and subject to all of the requirements of the Openings Meetings Act. The agenda for the meeting can be found on the district’s website under board meeting agendas.
about 2 months ago, Steve Mayerhofer
The Du Quoin Board of Education has amended the calendar for the 2023-2024 school year to include the following changes; -On Monday, April 8, 2024 (solar eclipse day) the Du Quoin District will have a half day early dismissal - school improvement day, with student dismissal at 11:00 a.m. -On Thursday, April 25, 2024 the Du Quoin District will have a FULL day of student attendance. -Steve Mayerhofer
about 2 months ago, Steve Mayerhofer
It's time to celebrate! DES TaG students take 1st place in the Brain Games, advancing to regional finals!
2 months ago, Diana Rea
student winners
Your input is crucial! If you call Perry County home, we need your assistance in participating in a survey that evaluates the quality of your internet service. Perry County is presented with a unique opportunity, thanks to grants and partnerships, to enhance our connectivity and bring about positive changes in the way we access the world. While this transformation will take a few years, it's an opportunity we can't afford to afford to overlook. We kindly request that each household and business complete the survey using this link; https://go.illinois.edu/PerryCountyConnect Thank you!
3 months ago, Steve Mayerhofer
As a follow - up communication; The student who made the threat on the bus route has been identified and is being dealt with through the disciplinary process. The threat assessment team, in conjunction with law enforcement, reviewed the facts and determined that the threat was not credible. Again, we cannot go into more detail of this incident because of student privacy laws. The district takes these matters seriously and always places the well-being of our students, faculty and staff ahead of all other things. I would like to thank the Du Quoin Police Department, administration, the threat assessment team and everyone who had a part in quickly resolving this situation.
3 months ago, Steve Mayerhofer
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING; A Public Hearing of the Board of Education, Du Quoin District #300 has been scheduled. The Board of Education will conduct a Public Hearing for the purposes of requesting a Waiver of School Code to allow the District to hold a full day school improvement (1 day) during the 2024-2025 school year using banked instructional minutes. The hearing will be held in the k-8 media center on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
3 months ago, Steve Mayerhofer
Today, we were made aware of a possible threat to a specific student on a bus route. The student who made the statement will not be on the bus or in attendance at school while this investigation is conducted and we will continue to closely monitor the situation. The police were immediately contacted to investigate the incident. We cannot go into more detail of this incident because of student privacy laws and because the investigation is ongoing. We take all threats seriously as the safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Again, after consultation with local authorities, we feel comfortable that the school is safe at this time.
3 months ago, Steve Mayerhofer
3 months ago, Justin Engelmann
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The Elementary school will be celebrating the 100th day this Friday, January 26th.
3 months ago, Justin Engelmann
At this time, all after-school and evening activities for Du Quoin District #300 have been canceled for today; January 22, 2024.
3 months ago, Steve Mayerhofer
Due to the incoming weather, Du Quoin District #300 will be closed tomorrow; January 22, 2024. This will be a traditional snow day. Please be safe and enjoy the day.
3 months ago, Steve Mayerhofer
Area Sports will be streaming the game on Saturday afternoon at 1:15pm, we will be covering the Girls Class L State Tournament game between Hamilton County and DuQuoin at Rend Lake College. For those who cannot attend in person, you can watch it Live on our website at AreaSports.net/pages/Home or on our YouTube page. It is Free to watch. Thanks to Lynn Braden State Farm for sponsoring the broadcast. We appreciate you, Lynn. Later in the day, we are also covering the Summersville vs New Hope Class S game later at 5:00pm. Look for a separate post about that game.
3 months ago, Denise Woodsides
Check out this great news on the Educators of the Month Awardees for November and December https://www.duquoinschools.org/o/duquoin-cusd-300/article/1416553
3 months ago, Diana Rea