As a reminder, students will be dismissed at both buildings as follows on Friday, September 3: Grade School - 11:24 a.m. High School - 11:30 a.m. Additionally, there is no school on Monday, September 6.
Senator Sally Turner is hosting a vaccine clinic with the Logan County Health Department. The clinic is free and open to anyone 12 years and older, and also to anyone within the 44th Senate District, not just a Logan County resident. As an incentive, the Senator will be having a drawing for people who complete both shots for a chance to win Amazon gift cards. Please see the flyer for more details.
School begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 23rd...and we can't wait! To print out your own pdf of the school calendar, go to this website: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1144851/PROPOSED_Calendar-2021-2022w-MoU.pdf
The Mount Pulaski Economic Development and Planning Board is working in partnership with the Lincoln Area YMCA to bring child care to the Mount Pulaski community. The purpose of this survey is to gather firm numbers on how many students would utilize before and after school child care at a licensed location in Mount Pulaski. The Lincoln Area YMCA before and after school program is currently serving children in grades K-5. Please submit the following survey at your earliest convenience to aid us in the planning and preparation of bringing this collaborative service to our community! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpemYtJFWsYxRQUIqjzKPRc9zgmeaorkOH3zNOe9OO7qi0JA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Everyone deserves affordable internet at home & the opportunities that come with it. We are proud to help close the #DigitalDivide through the @FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit in collaboration with @HeartlandFwd. See eligibility & learn more: https://getemergencybroadband.org/ If you qualify, the program pays for up to $50/month on in-home internet/WIFI. Check it out!
Mount Pulaski High School Drama Club is performing a broadway show, Little Shop of Horrors! Seats are still available for our Friday, and Saturday night shows and we are opening up Thursday to the public! Each show will start at 7:30pm and will take place in the MPHS Multipurpose Gym on our new stage! Doors will open at 7:00pm. We are at limited capacity and all audience members/groups will be distanced by the name in which seats are reserved. Walk up tickets will be available up until we reach capacity. Reserve your seats now at the links below: Thursday: Donations are appreciated and accepted at the door. Reserve seats here - https://mphsdrama.ludus.com/10017 Friday/Saturday: Ticket cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students accepted at the door. Reserve seats here - https://mphsdrama.ludus.com/10019 Need help reserving your seats, follow directions below, or call the HS office. Thank you in advance for attending our show! Your support will allow us to continue to offer excellent opportunities and experiences for our students! Sincerely, Calob Pluhm, director Rob Siebert, director To reserve your seat: 1) Click on the link for the night you want to attend above 2) Select which night and click "Get Tickets" 3) Select your seat/s - (Rows will be distanced, chairs between groups are automatically reserved for distance as well) 4) Select how many Adult/Student tickets you will need 5) Enter your name and email for reservation confirmation 6) Click "Add to Cart" 7) Check your reservation details and click "Place your order" - No payment will be taken at this time. 8) You should receive confirmation and an email confirming your order 9) You can exit the website
Tomorrow (4/16) is a School Improvement Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.
Reminder: There is no school tomorrow (Friday, 4/2). There is no school on Monday, 4/5. Enjoy the short break!
Our phone lines and internet service are down district-wide. At this time, we do not have an estimate as to when they will be up and running again.
Parents and Guardians: Please don't forget to take the 5Essentials survey! The information that is reported back from this survey helps guide improvements for our school district. Each parent may take it once for each building in which he/she has a student enrolled. Current response rates are 35% for MPGS parents & 40% for MPHS parents. Thank you to everyone who has participated! To take the survey, visit: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
All athletics are cancelled today. This includes practices, the junior high volleyball games, the junior high basketball games, and the high school basketball games. Stay safe and warm!
As a reminder, tomorrow (Friday, 1/15) is an 11:30AM dismissal for school improvement. This means that all students are dismissed at 11:30AM and no afternoon online sessions will be conducted. Additionally, there is no school on Monday, January 18. If you have questions, please contact your school office. MPGS - 217.792.7220 MPHS - 217.792.3209
As a reminder, there is no school for students this Wednesday (11/25). This is a Remote Planning Day for teachers. Additionally, there is no school on Thanksgiving (11/26) or this Friday (11/27). Enjoy your Thanksgiving break. Remember to be safe - wash up, mask up, and follow social distancing recommendations.
Superintendent Lamkey has a request for all of our community to help bridge our past to our future. He is looking for photos of past community school buildings (Elkhart Grade & High Schools, Mt. Pulaski Grade & High Schools, as well as Chestnut, Lake Fork & Cornland Schools. Depending on what pictures are available, we hope to incorporate the old pictures in the construction. If you have pictures available for reproduction or possibly to loan, please contact Superintendent Lamkey at 217-792-7221 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hot Spot order is going in today! If you haven't registered, we need to know if you need a hot spot, if your student will attend remotely or in-person, if your student intends to purchase lunch/breakfast daily, and if your child needs transportation. You can email your answers to these questions to email@example.com. You can also call the grade school office (since the HS doesn't have phones) at 217-792-7220. We need this information ASAP! Also, you will still need to visit the correct office to turn in registration paperwork.
Attention parents and guardians we are still here at registration tonight until 8 pm at the grade school gym. The last day to register your child is tomorrow from 9 am to 1 pm. Please come and register!!! We can't wait to see you!
Reminder: If you need registration paperwork, it is available at the grade school between 8 AM and 3 PM this week. Enter the front door and it's on a table just inside the lobby. Registration is this Thursday and Friday at the grade school gym from 3 PM until 8 PM - and on Saturday from 9 AM until 1 PM. Please read through the registration article for specific details: https://www.mtpulaski.k12.il.us/article/283330?org=cusd23
Special thanks to MPHS freshman, Kaleb Hild, for this video showing daily construction progress. This is a daily compilation of photos he took from the Band room windows during school. https://youtu.be/LKI9G8kCRNQ
Any family who has a student that is kindergarten eligible to begin school this fall (age 5 prior to Sept. 1st, 2020) needs to pre-register with Mr. Newton. If your child was already pre-registered, or was already signed up for a kindergarten screening, you do not need to contact the office. You can contact Mr. Newton at 217-792-7220 on weekdays between 8 AM and noon. You can also email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All offices are closed today due to the power outage. Offices will reopen at 8 AM on Tuesday, April 14.
With so many uncertainties for all of us, we do not want providing food for our families to be another. Many of our circumstances are changing quickly (jobs, childcare, finances). So, lets continue to work together to get through this! The local churches and community have come together in this time to help one another. Many people have donated food and money to help meet needs. If you are in need of food, we want you to have it! TODAY, food will be available from 3-7 p.m. at the front of the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church Family Life Center (114 N. Lafayette). Just pull on up near the doors, pop your trunk, and I (Casey McCormick) will come out alone and figure out how we can meet your family’s needs. We’ll get you on your way as quickly as possible. If you need food, but this time doesn’t work, please contact me (Casey McCormick) at 217-331-8471 to make arrangements to get you what you need. It would be best to get this food into your hands as quickly as possible, as we don’t know what restrictions will be implemented next.
Due to growing concerns over Covid19, Mt. Pulaski Schools will be operating on a half day schedule releasing students at 11:30 AM. Any families choosing to keep their students home from school today will receive an excused absence with no consequences, including high school students seeking to not take finals. Teachers will have home instruction packets available for student pick up by the end of the school day today. The building will be open during the rest of the week from 8 AM to 1PM daily for families to pick up student supplies and resources. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Per the guidance of the State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Carmen Ayala, ALL in-person school-sponsored activities that were scheduled during the statewide school closure are suspended until school resumes. This includes athletic contests and practices, meetings, award ceremonies, athletic/FFA banquets and events, and other evening events at the schools.
Governor Pritzker has announced the closure of all Illinois schools from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, through Monday, March 30, 2020. Mt. Pulaski schools will be in session this Monday, March 16, 2020. School will resume on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Check out Mr. Lamkey’s vlog regarding this closure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qyuRVwZrog&feature=youtu.be Decisions regarding activities and events will be announced on Monday, March 16, 2020. We understand you may have questions and want more information. We are working diligently to gather and disseminate information as quickly as possible. The safety of our staff and students of highest priority.
LOCKOUT lifted Mt. Pulaski Schools conducted a “lockout” in both schools by request of the Mt. Pulaski Police Department due to a local incident. The “lockout” has been lifted and both schools are once again operating as usual. The local incident had no connections with the schools; the lockout was a precaution for student and staff safety.
FREE BOWLING - A fun family event! The ALMH Community Health Collaborative and the Lincoln/Logan Crimestoppers are once again teaming up to host a FREE community bowling party. We are celebrating healthy, substance-free lifestyles! Bring your family and join in on the fun including free bowling, free shoe rental, free food and giveaways!