Good afternoon District 300 parents, guardians, and students. The Governor has officially extended the stay-at-home order and school closure through April 30. We will continue our existing plans through that date. I’ll share more as needed soon. Matthew Hickam, Supt.
District 300 parents, guardians, and students: A reminder that our next wave of instructional materials is going out tomorrow. If you have not already received specific information from teachers/principals, be on the look out for a message. Thanks for your patience and support!
District 300 Parents/guardians, students, staff: Per the Governor's announcement today, our school closure has been extended through April 7. We will be in touch again early next week with more info. Our food program WILL continue as scheduled. Everyone be safe this weekend!
Good morning District 300 parents/guardians. This is a good time to remind everyone that if you have had a recent change in any contact information such as cell phone number or email address, please contact your child’s school. Thank you!
Parents/guardians, if you haven’t discovered it yet, you can now make breakfast/lunch payments online through your TeacherEase account. Our next step will be to provide an online registration process. Stay tuned!
The Board of Education has moved the date/time of the regular March meeting to Monday, March 16, at 6 PM. The meeting will be held in the K-8 Media Center.
Papoose News can be found at this link. http://bit.ly/2vMFxbH Also please remember tomorrow, Feb. 20, is our spring picture day.
Remember families - Thursday, Feb. 6 is a 2PM dismissal for school improvement. ~ Principal Rea
I just wanted send a reminder that we will be celebrating our 100th day of school tomorrow, Jan. 29. ~ Principal Rea
Here's the news from DES https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1vbEoIKpOIALTRUMldsUnc3akU5WklIdHlJbkx4Wng3d0Vv/view?usp=sharing
Reminder - School resumes tomorrow, January 6. We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas Break!
The Arrow Academy and Arrow High after school programs are cancelled for this afternoon due to possible icy conditions.
Congratulations to our Papoose Pride winners for excellence in Teamwork @choosetobenice
Check out the news from DES - included this week are holiday spirit theme days for student participation. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1vbEoIKpOIAREZpeHF1dUFYTW0xSGJvZXRXOXE0eFRQcmVV/view?usp=sharing
We dismiss at 2PM today for school improvement. There is no Arrow Academy or Arrow High after school program. Please call your school if you need to make arrangements for dismissal.
Families of students who attend our after school programs at all three schools. We do not have the program Monday, Nov. 25 so we can hold staff training. Also Tuesday, Nov. 26 is a 2PM dismissal for Thanksgiving Break.
3rd Grade Families, As a reminder the music program this evening (11/21) beginning at 7PM in the Warrior gym. Students should be at school by 6:45 in their classroom dressed as a Pilgrim or Native American. The back parking lot will be available for the event tonight.
Papoose News - Nov. 20, 2019 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1vbEoIKpOIAaHhMbEU5VkJUTTROZEJBN3JQUjZUZGs3VlUw/view?usp=sharing
This is a message from District 300. District 300 schools are scheduled to be IN SESSION on Wednesday. The report by KFVS 12 has been made in error.
A reminder that you can now find a mobile friendly version of our website by downloading our app! Check out this video for details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zf63GCHzP8nEoUNQBaaL9G6toHF1QNW0/view?usp=sharing
This is a message from District 300. Due to road conditions, there will be no school in Du Quoin District 300 tomorrow, Nov. 12. Everyone be safe.
This is a message from District 300. The Du Quoin Veterans Day Parade has been cancelled for tomorrow due to weather conditions. Have a safe day and thank a veteran for their service. Thank you
DES families, We do not have school Friday, Nov. 8 and Mon., Nov. 11 for Veterans' Day. Tuesday, Nov. 12 we are asking everyone to wear red, white and blue for our Veteran's Program. Have a great weekend ~ Principal Rea
Get the latest from DES in our weekly news. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1vbEoIKpOIAZ1VRWG1DRjZoajh4WTc4Sk1fajc3el9MX2pz/view?usp=sharing
The Governor and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) honored 258 extraordinary educators with Those Who Excel awards tonight in Normal. Those Who Excel celebrates outstanding classroom teachers, educational leaders, and support personnel whom their own school communities have nominated for their invaluable contributions. Congratulations to our Those Who Excel winner, Mrs. Kimberly Loyd!
Papoose News Oct. 10, 2019 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1vbEoIKpOIAd2IxaWdWU3dEY2JNbFE2MGxLR0I0eW1QWk5V/view?usp=sharing
Papoose New Oct. 9, 2019 https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1vbEoIKpOIAMGpyVVl6QzJ1aVFNVVM5aWpsTlpOS3RvLU1r
This is a friendly reminder that Du Quoin public schools will be conducting emergency lockdown drills tomorrow (Tuesday) morning in each building. Local police and fire departments will be present during the drill. A message will be sent tomorrow as well. Thank you for your help.
The Board of Education formally adopted the 2019-2020 school year budget at the regular meeting for the month of September. The budget document is available on the website by going to the "Finances" page for the District.
Each monthly meeting of the Board of Education includes our "Reasons We Are Proud"! Check out the September report here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wolEUwZ4cHhjDiwFolb5yVGtix7MgxMkVQoHto0nnTQ/edit?usp=sharing
Check out our latest information and events on the Papoose News https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1vbEoIKpOIAOTRISmI4OU1DaENaSWY2WnhPSGhxTWV1S2lz/view?usp=sharing
Du Quoin High grads named Golden Apple Scholars; Program inducted largest class of aspiring educators to teach in Illinois schools-of-need...Way to go Chloe Hill and Emily Varner! @SIUC @goldenapple_il #TeachGolden http://www.duquoin.com/news/20190909/du-quoin-high-grads-named-golden-apple-scholars-program-inducted-largest-class-of-aspiring-educators-to-teach-in-illinois-schools-of-need
Here is the Papoose News for Sept. 11 - Sept. 17, 2019. v]https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1vbEoIKpOIAZEMyV3FwRU1pVVRWS1ZwTWcwODE0WHp6WlE4/view?usp=sharing
Congrats to the Indians for the week one victory and to @23dbeard for win #1 as the head coach of Indian football! #indianpride
We have 2PM early dismissal all week 8/19-8/23.
For news and information pertaining to Du Quoin CUSD 300, you can now follow on Twitter @DuQuoin300!
We are looking forward to seeing our faculty and staff return on Wednesday, Aug. 14, and our students on Thursday, Aug. 15!
It is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week in our school district. For the past 26 years I have worked with a tremendous group of faculty, staff, and administrators who go above and beyond to take care of our students. Thanks to each of you for all you do, it is appreciated!
A big thank you to Marshall Browning Hospital for offering Wellness Checks to our faculty and staff this past week. They provided blood sugar testing, blood pressure, BMI, and Pulse Ox. In addition, they discussed the Community Health Check and other new services including their Sleep Disorder Center for sleep apnea, new providers who started in January, and new specialty clinics. They also shared information about wellness opportunities. Thanks again to Marshall Browning Hospital!
We are excited about our new District website. We hope this platform of integrating a new website with other social media will be a unique and helpful way of sharing important information about the District and each school.