Danielle Lora
Dress up days for Dr. Seuss Week!
1 day ago, Danielle Lora
Ms. Lex
2nd graders learned how to draw The Cat in the Hat this week!
1 day ago, Ms. Lex
Ms. Davis
1A has been working with recycling! We categorized pictures into what we thought was the best category. Reduce, reuse, recycle, or replace. They had fun discussing this topic with their friends and teaching each other the importance of recycling!
2 days ago, Ms. Davis
Danielle Lora
Student Council meeting today has been cancelled due to no internet at the school and in the area. Mrs. Varvel will let students know when it will be rescheduled.
2 days ago, Danielle Lora
Mrs. Fricke
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.
2 days ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Interested in a tour of the new high school?
3 days ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
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/
4 days ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ms. Lex
Ms. Lex's 2nd graders dressed like 100 year olds for the 100th day of school!
5 days ago, Ms. Lex
Mrs. Fricke
Grade School YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE! Order now at inter-state.com/flyerentry/53803EK. Deadline to order is 03/12/2021.
5 days ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
This is a reminder that tomorrow is a Remote Learning Day. There will be no in-person instruction. Students should login as directed on the
9 days ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr.  A
The KB Kids had a fun Valentine's Day last Friday. We made some special Valentines, we tried to throw an arrow through a heart, and we tried to find the match to the other half of our heart.
11 days ago, Mr. A
Nancy Smith
More Valentine Boxes
11 days ago, Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith
5B Valentine Box Contest
11 days ago, Nancy Smith
Danielle Lora
Parents and Guardians: Please don't forget to take our 5 essentials survey. The information that is reported back from this survey helps guide improvements for our school district. Every parent can also take it, you only need a separate email address. http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
11 days ago, Danielle Lora
Mrs. Fricke
Remote Learning Day Schedule for Tomorrow (2/16)
12 days ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ms. Davis
1A made paper airplanes using what we learned about how planes fly. We used tape to measure whose plane flew furthest. Our winner was Avery! We also celebrated Dixie's birthday, which was on Valentine's Day! Happy Birthday Dixie!
12 days ago, Ms. Davis
Mrs. Fricke
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!
12 days ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Jones
***Valentine's Day in KA*** We had some AwEsOmE boxes this year!
15 days ago, Mrs. Jones
Jamie Jones
Attention parents of PreK-5th grade students, we want each of our students to take the pledge to be heart healthy! Students were given the following information this week regarding our Kids Heart Challenge happening now. Our school has set a fundraising goal of $500.00! You can register online at https://www2.heart.org/site/TR;jsessionid=00000000.app30108a?company_id=285438&fr_id=5547&pg=company&NONCE_TOKEN=D9F248DDE9093567863FE75A31971731
15 days ago, Jamie Jones
Mrs. Kloba
8th graders have been reading “The Giver.” Today the students tried to “see beyond” like Jonas was able to see colors that others in the community were unable to see. They had fun trying to see the hidden images.
15 days ago, Mrs. Kloba
Mrs. Kloba
Students in reading have been working hard to analyze the meaning of the poem, “The Song Of The Shirt.” Today they worked in small groups to summarize the poem.
15 days ago, Mrs. Kloba
Jamie Jones
Get ready grades PreK! Kids Heart Challenge is coming soon! We’re excited to learn about heart health and emotional well-being while having FUN and SAVING LIVES. Sign up today so you don’t miss out! https://www2.heart.org/site/TR?company_id=285438&fr_id=5547&pg=company
16 days ago, Jamie Jones
Mrs. Fricke
Time sure is flying by this school year!
16 days ago, Mrs. Fricke
Miss Powell
Miss George organized a Campout Challenge to celebrate 3B finishing their division unit. Students had to wander the campsite to solve problems and complete the challenge! How Fun!
16 days ago, Miss Powell
Jamie Jones
Spring pictures will be taken Thursday, March 4th. To order spring pictures please visit www.inter-state.com/order use order number 56950RA.
17 days ago, Jamie Jones
Jamie Jones
The home jr. high boys basketball game vs Carroll Catholic tonight has been cancelled.
17 days ago, Jamie Jones
Mrs. Fricke
Remote Learning Day scheduled for Friday, February 19!
17 days ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Wahls
MLK had a dream, and the local library downtown asked junior high students to share some of their dreams. In English Language Arts, students reflected on what is important in their lives. The dreams will be posted on a bulletin board at the Mt. Pulaski Public Library.
18 days ago, Mrs. Wahls
Danielle Lora
Parents don’t forget to take our 5 Essentials Survey! http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
19 days ago, Danielle Lora
Mr.  A
Any parents of students in 5th - 8th grade that are interested in participating in Jr. High Track and Field will need to join "MPGS Track and Field" on Team App. I will be posting information about the upcoming 2021 season. Please email me if you have any questions at janderso@mtpulaski.k12.il.us.
21 days ago, Mr. A
Mrs. Parker
Since we couldn’t have solo and ensemble this year, Mt. Pulaski choir (also known as forte forte) had our own performance on Thursday during chorus class. We performed our song that we have been working on since we got back from Christmas break with piano and had a judge give us comments over zoom. All students were six feet apart and wearing masks during performance. The choir got a division 1 and got medals for their awesome performance. A special thanks to Becky Kunken for being our piano accompaniment and for Jonathan Parker for being our judge for this event.
22 days ago, Mrs. Parker
Keri Elliott
Kindergarteners were learnin' their letters today!
23 days ago, Keri Elliott
Mrs. Ford
Presidents Day is around the corner. 3A conducted a "Wet President" experiment today. We discussed presidents on the the penny, nickel, dime and quarter. Then made predictions of how many drops of water we could get on each presidents coin and compared out findings.
24 days ago, Mrs. Ford
Ms. Lex
2A celebrated our January AR party with Winter STEM stations!
25 days ago, Ms. Lex
Danielle Lora
Parents & Guardians: Morning Drop Off - please pull your vehicle all the way to the first barricade. If you are between barricades, please have your child exit your car. If you have to get out of your vehicle to assist your child please try to pull all the way forward and do so quickly. If your child is eating breakfast please have them dropped off at 7:45 so they have plenty of time to eat. Breakfast is 7:45-8:00.
26 days ago, Danielle Lora
Ms. Lex
Mrs. Kretzinger helped Ms. Lex’s class draw police officers for art today. Our reading story this week was Officer Buckle and Gloria.
29 days ago, Ms. Lex
Keri Elliott
This student is trying to experience what it was like for Helen Keller, which is our biography for this week.
about 1 month ago, Keri Elliott
Danielle Lora
Parents and Guardians, now that we are having recess please have your child dress appropriately along with wearing a coat. We will be going out for recess as long as the weather and temperatures are appropriate. This is all students Kindergarten through 8th grade.
about 1 month ago, Danielle Lora
Danielle Lora
8th grade parents please turn in your Jostens order ASAP to the grade school office.
about 1 month ago, Danielle Lora
Jamie Jones
All practices/contact days/open gyms are cancelled for tonight.
about 1 month ago, Jamie Jones
Mr. Pluhm
Attention 5th grade parents and students: It is time to start band! Please fill out the Google form linked below to receive more information. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRyoSGafitdMZrdnnmttQBSPLi6tTXc2nUeMp1nvl7_TmKsQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
about 1 month ago, Mr. Pluhm
Mrs. Fricke
MP staff participating in the 1st round of COVID vaccinations! Excited to do our part!
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ms. Davis
New to 1A: We have a monthly game bin! A couple times a week the students get to pick a fun, hands-on, educational game to play. There are so many fun things that they can learn! And we get new games every month!
about 1 month ago, Ms. Davis
Ms. Lex
2nd graders in Ms. Lex’s class used noodles to practice adding quotation marks to sentences.
about 1 month ago, Ms. Lex
Mrs. Fricke
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
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Fricke
Keri Elliott
Zoom game: read the word correctly and your teacher puts a sticker on her face!
about 1 month ago, Keri Elliott
Ms. Davis
Each student got their own container of "Play-Doh" ! We practiced forming our spelling words with it. I think this will be their new favorite way to practice words!
about 1 month ago, Ms. Davis
Ms. Lex
2A practiced using quotation marks with our student teacher Ms. Coulthard.
about 1 month ago, Ms. Lex
Miss Powell
3B Students have been working on STEM projects all school year during their afternoon remote time and this week we decided to get together on Google Meet and show off our creations. This week's challenge was to make a crayon box using supplies around the house. The kids did great!
about 1 month ago, Miss Powell
Mrs. Fricke
MPGS Staff rocking their Christmas sweaters! Enjoy your break!
2 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ms. Davis
Christmas sweater day was a success! Just look at these 1st graders!
2 months ago, Ms. Davis
Miss Powell
We had some great Christmas sweaters today! Have a safe and happy break!
2 months ago, Miss Powell
Miss Awe
Our class had on some great Christmas sweaters today!
2 months ago, Miss Awe
Mrs. Parker
Jr high choir singing carols for 6th, 7th and 8th grade.
2 months ago, Mrs. Parker
Mrs. Parker
Jr high choir sang carols at Vonderlieth on Wednesday, December 16.
2 months ago, Mrs. Parker
Mrs. Switzer
Pre-K students enjoyed a "snow ball" fight today in PE!
2 months ago, Mrs. Switzer
Miss Awe
A few Christmas Movie Characters from 5A!
2 months ago, Miss Awe
Miss Powell
Christmas Character Day was a huge hit. 3B was so festive!
2 months ago, Miss Powell
Ms. Davis
Today was Christmas character day! We had The Grinch and Max show up. We also had two Cindy Lou Who's. We even had Kevin McCallister and a couple reindeer! It is a good day in 1A!
2 months ago, Ms. Davis
Ms. Lex
2A enjoyed dressing up for Crazy Sock and Crazy Hair day today!
2 months ago, Ms. Lex
Mrs. Fricke
Keep showing up!
2 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Miss Powell
3B made hot cocoa mugs today for our writing activity but since it was crazy hair and sock day we had to show those off too!
2 months ago, Miss Powell
Ms. Davis
Today was crazy hair and socks day at school! Here are some of our looks in 1A!
2 months ago, Ms. Davis
Ryan McVickers
7th Grade Badminton Doubles Tournament Champions: Luke Martin and Alyson Murphy
2 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Keri Elliott
This is the Christmas tree we decorated collectively. I will laminate them and send them home after break.
2 months ago, Keri Elliott
Miss Powell
3B went on a holiday trip around the world learning about all the winter holidays other cultures celebrate. Today we made dreidels to play during recess time
2 months ago, Miss Powell
Mrs. Jones
It was Pajama Day today! We were having some fun with the Grinch.
3 months ago, Mrs. Jones
Mr. Siebert
It is almost Christmas break, which means this week was National Coding Week. After practicing how to program, code, and debug algorithms, 4A began programing robots to accomplish a series of 4 mazes.
3 months ago, Mr. Siebert
Mr. Siebert
Nothing like a little morning "Simplifying Fraction" War to get your day started!
3 months ago, Mr. Siebert
Mrs. Jones
Here are some busy little elves in KA! We enjoyed completing our December crafts.
3 months ago, Mrs. Jones
Mr. Siebert
4A students have been working hard all week learning about coding (in honor of National Computer Science Week). Stay tuned - next week they will try their hands with programming robots!
3 months ago, Mr. Siebert
Keri Elliott
Second graders compared answers after finding all of the vowel team words in our story this week.
3 months ago, Keri Elliott
Nancy Smith
The 5B elves are keeping an eye on all the kids at school. So far everyone has been wearing their masks and being kind to others.
3 months ago, Nancy Smith
Mrs. Fricke
Dress Up Days for Next Week!
3 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ryan McVickers
6th Grade Badminton Doubles Tournament Champions: Carter Clark, Aaron Volle *Not pictured - Keoni Charron Runner up - Karsyn Wilham, Claire Bobell
3 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Miss Powell
Miss Powell's class practiced breaking apart arrays using Cheerio's today. The distributive property is way more fun with a snack!
3 months ago, Miss Powell
Danielle Lora
Grade School Drop Off Parents, in order to get our drop off line moving more quickly, we would like to start having the cars pull to the crosswalk and the front 4-5 cars drop off at the same time. If your child would then walk straight to the building through the parked cars onto the sidewalk we will be able to get the kids in the building more efficiently. We will be helping with this each day this week to see if this alleviates the congestion of the drop off line. Thank you for your continued help and support!
3 months ago, Danielle Lora
Keri Elliott
We made words using the letters in Thanksgiving it Title 1 today!
3 months ago, Keri Elliott
Ms. Davis
We made Thankful Turkeys to show what we, in 1A, are thankful for this year. They had so much fun creating these! Have a safe and fun Thanksgiving break everyone!
3 months ago, Ms. Davis
Mrs. Fricke
Supporting your child’s education means more than just computer troubleshooting. In particular, parents and caregivers have faced challenges when it comes to fostering social emotional learning (SEL) while still supporting traditional academic learning. The LTC SPARK program has created a self-paced course for parents & caregivers. In this course, written by SEL educator and coach Abby Lyons, participants will learn how to develop learning spaces at home, support student engagement, and encourage self-regulation. Parents and caregivers will also walk away from this course with the skills needed to manage their own social emotional well-being – no matter what challenges remote learning throws at them. Sign up for “Parenting in a Pandemic” today and begin working toward completing this engaging new course at your own pace. To sign up, visit: https://ltcillinois.org/events/courses/?_course_audience=parents&utm_source=MagnetMail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=hfricke%40mtpulaski.k12.il.us&utm_content=November+2020_LTC+Newsletter&utm_campaign=November+2020+LTC+Newsletter
3 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
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.
3 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Keri Elliott
This is a student listening to a story on Epic at home.
3 months ago, Keri Elliott
Keri Elliott
Kindergarteners were matching capitals and lowercase letters today.
3 months ago, Keri Elliott
Mrs. Fricke
If you ordered pies from PASE, pickup is from 3 PM until 6 PM tomorrow (11/17/20). Come in the GS front doors! Pick up is in the gym. You must wear a mask in the building at pickup.
3 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Pluhm
Thank you to everyone who supported our bands in the recent donut fundraiser. With your help we raised nearly $700! If you purchased donuts don't forget to pick them up tomorrow, November 13th, at the HS cafeteria doors from 11:45am-12:45pm or 3:00pm-6:00pm. In the meantime check out this video of some of our sixth grade band members playing Let's Go Band! - https://drive.google.com/file/d/183qsMAauUgWaSpy9_mTB3kX8CcwqLrqI/view?usp=sharing
4 months ago, Mr. Pluhm
Mrs. Fricke
On Veterans Day, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders learned about the sacrifice those in our armed forces made to ensure our freedom. They learned about this special day by engaging in WebQuests, listening to videos of first-hand accounts, and studying symbolism.
4 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Jamie Jones
Girls Basketball contact day for today, November 10th is cancelled due to the impending storm. The next contact day for Girls Basketball will be Thursday, November 12th at 4:30pm to 5:30pm.
4 months ago, Jamie Jones
Sarah Farris
HELP WANTED!! Mt. Pulaski Grade School is in need of a full-time assistant cook. This position includes insurance as well as retirement benefits. Interested candidates can see the district page of the website for an application. Applications will be accepted via e-mail to dlora@mtpulaski.k12.il.us or mail to Danielle Lora, 119 N. Garden St., Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548. Apply now!
4 months ago, Sarah Farris
Mrs. Fricke
Tomorrow is picture re-take day at MPGS! If you had an issue with your original package, you must return the original package at the time the new photo is taken tomorrow. If your student did not get a picture on the 1st picture day, they will be photographed tomorrow. Only online orders will be accepted for school photos this year. To order, go to this website: https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry Use code: 54039SA
4 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Keri Elliott
My students have read over 200 books in Epic!
4 months ago, Keri Elliott
Jamie Jones
PASE is selling Mount Pulaski Grade School Spirit Wear! Order forms will be sent home with the students next week. Order forms are due by Friday, November 20th. Please make all checks payable to PASE.
4 months ago, Jamie Jones
Danielle Lora
Our very own 3rd grade teacher, Carly Powell, received the October nomination for the Graue Chevrolet Amazing Teacher Award! She will be entered into a drawing to win a 2016 Chevy Cruz as well as receiving a $100 gift card. Congratulations to Carly, thank you for all you have done for our students at MPGS!
4 months ago, Danielle Lora
Keri Elliott
Today we did chunky monkey practice with Flippity in Title 1. We sorted words by how many syllables they have.
4 months ago, Keri Elliott
Keri Elliott
first graders play spelling basketball in Title 1
4 months ago, Keri Elliott
Keri Elliott
Today in Title 1, second graders practiced "chunky monkey" with an activity from Flippity. Students made words and shared with a neighbor (for literally 1 minute).
4 months ago, Keri Elliott
Ryan McVickers
IESA Contact Days start tomorrow: 11/2 - 12/18 Volleyball - M/W - 5:30pm - 7:00pm @ new MPHS gym Girls Basketball - T/TH - 4:30pm - 5:30pm @ MPGS Boys Basketball - TBA Cheerleading - TBA IESA and MPGS follow all IDPH guidelines: https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/businessguidelines4/youthsports.pdf
4 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Ms. Davis
We did STEM activity today! We watched videos on how buildings and other structures are built strong. We built our creations with toothpicks and marshmallows. They all did a great job!!
4 months ago, Ms. Davis
Miss Powell
Miss Powell's third grade build bridges this week during their remote learning time. They all look so cool!
4 months ago, Miss Powell
Jamie Jones
Due to COVID restrictions our book fair has gone virtual! Support our school by shopping The Scholastic Store Online, where you will find an expanded selection of exclusives, new release, value packs, and more! All orders ship directly to your home and book-only orders over $25.00 ship for free. Every purchase benefits our school! The book fair begins Monday, November 2nd through the 15th, you can shop online at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/mtpulaskielemschool.
4 months ago, Jamie Jones
Ryan McVickers
Due to the new guidelines issued today by the Illinois Department of Public Health, MPGS boys basketball open gyms are canceled until further notice.
4 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Mr.  A
Some Mt. Pulaski Firefighters visited us this week and we talked about fire safety.
4 months ago, Mr. A
Jamie Jones
Boy Basketball open gym will begin on Monday, October 26th. Please see the attached image for important information from Coach Erlenbush.
4 months ago, Jamie Jones
Ms. Lex
2A loved getting to listen to our Radio Readers October book Giraffes Can’t Dance
5 months ago, Ms. Lex
Mr.  A
Any parents of students entering 5th - 8th grade that are interested in playing Jr. High Girls Basketball will need to join "Honeybear Basketball" on Team App. I will be posting information throughout the fall, winter, and also during the 2021 season. Please email me if you have any questions at janderso@mtpulaski.k12.il.us.
5 months ago, Mr. A
Jamie Jones
PASE Fall Pie Fundraiser! Order forms for PASE’s annual Fall Pie Fundraiser went home with the kids yesterday. Order are due by 10/15/20 and pie pick up day is 11/17/20 from 3pm to 6pm. This year you can also place your orders online. Please visit https://app.scoreboard.coach/storefront/sales/zX2FzUwXc0BQ0OrpZG3A to place orders online. PASE thanks you for your continued support.
5 months ago, Jamie Jones
Ryan McVickers
Regional Champs!!
5 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Danielle Lora
Parents and Guardians, If your student is not able to report in-person or remotely for a class or classes we need you to report your child’s absence to the main office. Feel free to let teachers know as well, but it is vital you report it to the office. You can call 217-792-7220 or email jjones@mtpulaski.k12.il.us Mrs. Lora
5 months ago, Danielle Lora
Sarah Farris
MPGS is seeking a part-time cook. Please see our website (www.mtpulaski.k12.il.us) for a downloadable application, then return it to Danielle Lora via email to dlora@mtpulaski.k12.il.us or to 119 N. Garden St., Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548.
5 months ago, Sarah Farris
Ryan McVickers
Baseball Regional Bracket
5 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Ryan McVickers
Softball Regional Bracket
5 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Jamie Jones
MPGS and MPHS Boosters will have an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 16th at 6:30pm at PizzMan in the party room. All are welcome to attend.
6 months ago, Jamie Jones
Jamie Jones
Don't forget tomorrow is school picture day! You can order pictures online at inter-state.com/order, you must use order code# 52702RA. Baseball and Softball Pictures will also be taken on Wednesday, September 16th. You can order those pictures using the same website but order code#53066MA. Baseball Pictures will be taken at the grade school at 9am and Softball pictures will be taken at the Field at 3:30pm. Please contact the office if you have any questions or concerns.
6 months ago, Jamie Jones
Jamie Jones
Baseball Picture Change! Baseball pictures will now be taken at the grade school at 9:00am on Wednesday, September 16th. Please be sure your athlete brings their uniform to school. You can still order online at www.inter-state.com/order. You must use order code 53066MA. If you have any questions please contact the grade school office at 217-792-7220.
6 months ago, Jamie Jones
Sarah Farris
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 flamkey@mtpulaski.k12.il.us.
6 months ago, Sarah Farris
Danielle Lora
Good afternoon Parents and Guardians! We made it through our first in-person day here at MPGS and we were thrilled. There are still a few bumps in the road when it comes to dismissal, but we are going to work those kinks out. We apologize for the delay in getting students out of the building today. Here are a few things that will help us out: 1. Please communicate with your child each day on whether they should be getting lunch. We are taking lunch count every morning and we want to make sure we have an accurate count. 2. If you have any plastic grocery sacks that you would like to get off your hands we will take them from you. You can send them with your child if you wish or drop off at the office. We are so excited to have your students back in the building! Mrs. Lora
6 months ago, Danielle Lora
Danielle Lora
Please remember to come and pick up your mask and lanyards. They will be outside of the school all weekend for you to access. There have been a few changes to our routines. All walkers and pickups will be coming out the front main office doors. The kindergarten teachers will still walk them down towards the kindergarten door for you to pick up. All junior high students will be staying in one room for the duration of the school day except for their electives. 6th and 7th grade art will be in the art room, 8th grade art will be in the library. 6th grade band will remain in their classrooms and they will be instructed on where to go. 7th and 8th grade band will report to the band room. Choir students will report to the choir room. In order to find out what section your junior high student is in please look under the section number in teacherease. 6A - Wahls room (downstairs ELA, Kloba’s old room) 6B - Kloba’s room (downstairs Reading, Maske’s old room) 7A - Meeker’s room (Science room) 7B Washko’s room (Social Studies room) 8A - Library 8B - Tarrant’s Room (math room)
6 months ago, Danielle Lora
Danielle Lora
If your student is doing remote learning please stop by the school on Thursday or Friday between 8-3 to pick up their materials that they will need.
6 months ago, Danielle Lora
Mrs. Fricke
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 hfricke@mtpulaski.k12.il.us. 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.
6 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Danielle Lora
Junior high students will need to bring supplies as needed each day. Teachers will communicate with students on what is needed on specific days. They will not be utilizing lockers as of now. There will not be anywhere to store their excess materials. They also will not need to have PE clothes to change into or a lock. Suggested everyday materials would be notebook, folders or tapper keeper, pencils, highlighter, colored pencils, calculator, and a charged IPad.
6 months ago, Danielle Lora
Danielle Lora
During registration this week, we will be collecting school supplies. If you would like to bring your child’s school supplies there will be marked locations for their classes on the bleachers. Please have all supplies and bags labeled.
6 months ago, Danielle Lora
Mrs. Fricke
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
6 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Danielle Lora
The lost and found items will remain outside this evening for those that weren’t able to make it to the school today.
8 months ago, Danielle Lora
Danielle Lora
Parents, if your child has not picked up their belongings from their classroom or their PE locker there will be a table out front of the school on Thursday from 9-2 with all the items that were not claimed. Please refrain from coming into the building and respect others while social distancing. What is not claimed will be donated.
8 months ago, Danielle Lora
Danielle Lora
Mt. Pulaski School district #23 is looking for 2 assistant cooks. We are looking to fill one position at the high school and one at the grade school. If interested please send a letter of interest to Terry Morgan tmorgan@mtpulaski.k12.il.us or Danielle Lora dlora@mtpulaksi.k12.il.us. You can also find an application for employment on the district website.
8 months ago, Danielle Lora
Ryan McVickers
MPHS/MPGS Softball Camp Information
8 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Danielle Lora
Hi Parents, Did you order your prepackaged school supply kit? This is the safe, easy and affordable way to order supplies from the comfort of home. Avoid a trip to the store and get everything needed in one easy box. This is the last chance to order, so order your kit today! Late orders will not be accepted! Order no later than Tuesday, June 30th at www.shopttkits.com; use account #: 15826
8 months ago, Danielle Lora
Mrs. Fricke
Immunizations are available by appointment at our local health department.
8 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ryan McVickers
Any parents of students entering 6th - 8th grade that are interested in trying out for the JH baseball team needs to join "MPGS Baseball"on the Team App. Coach Burgard will be posting information throughout the summer and during the season. Please email tburgard@mtpulaski.k12.il.us with any questions.
9 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Danielle Lora
Mt. Pulaski Grade School parents, Here is a link to buy school supplies for next school year! They will be shipped directly to the school prior to the first day. This is a great way to get your child everything they need. Check lists to make sure there isn’t something you need that is in the optional add on items due to some teachers needing specific items. Go to the following link http://www.shopttkits.com/ our account number is 15826.
9 months ago, Danielle Lora
Ryan McVickers
Any 5th - 8th grade girls who are interested in playing softball this fall and are not on the "team app" please contact Coach Lingafelter - 312-632-0197
9 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Nancy Smith
Have a great summer 5B, I will miss you!
10 months ago, Nancy Smith
Mrs. Allspach
Final project submissions!
10 months ago, Mrs. Allspach
Mrs. Fricke
Last Day of School Photos
10 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Last Day of School Photos
10 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Last Day of School Photos
10 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ms. Davis
We had our last Zoom meeting today! We had ice cream/snacks and had a scavenger hunt. I will miss them all so much next year!
10 months ago, Ms. Davis
Miss Powell
Miss Powell's End of the Year Ice Cream party looked a little different than normal but we still enjoyed our treats together. What an awesome end to a very unusual school year!
10 months ago, Miss Powell
Ms. Lex
Flat Ms. Lex stopped by to spend the end of the year going on adventures with 2A!
10 months ago, Ms. Lex
Mr.  A
During our Zoom session today, someone lost a tooth, and we had some new KB Kids oops I mean pets join us! Their names are Luna, Baxter, and Bluey. We had a draw along, we read our morning message, and we shared I Really Like Slop by Mo Willems.
10 months ago, Mr. A
Ms. Davis
Draw with me Zoom went well today! We drew a flower for our moms on Mother’s Day and an ice cream cone with a cute face. One more week as first graders! I’m so proud of them all ❤️
10 months ago, Ms. Davis
Ms. Davis
1A at home ☺️
10 months ago, Ms. Davis
Mrs. Allspach
More science fair projects!
10 months ago, Mrs. Allspach
Mrs. Allspach
Thank you for submitting your diorama pictures!
10 months ago, Mrs. Allspach
Mr.  A
Hat day and a ladybug draw along during Friday's zoom meeting.
10 months ago, Mr. A
Mrs. Fricke
Since this coming week is Teacher Appreciation Week, we have a special message for all of our new, at-home teachers:
10 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ms. Davis
Zoom meeting today with our favorite stuffed or real animals! ❤️
10 months ago, Ms. Davis
Mrs. Fricke
8th Grade Parents: Please email hfricke@mtpulaski.k12.il.us with the photo and information needed for the 8th Grade Tribute video. Details went out via email this week and last week. Thanks!
10 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
The public library is wanting to gather as many email addresses as possible so they can notify families about the summer reading program. If interested, click this link to sign up! https://mailchi.mp/24aa7a494727/mplibrary
10 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Lambert
My little artists!
10 months ago, Mrs. Lambert
Mrs. Lambert
My little artists!
10 months ago, Mrs. Lambert
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: More Pics of What We Are Doing At Home
10 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Allspach
Thanks for submitting pictures of your Science projects!
10 months ago, Mrs. Allspach
Mrs. Jones
KA continues along the E-Learning path this week! Shared reading involved our favorite bedtime story and we had some sight word review sessions.
10 months ago, Mrs. Jones
Mr.  A
A fantastic Friday draw along with the KB Kids!
10 months ago, Mr. A
Mrs. Burgard
This week’s PreK Zoom calls included a crazy hair/crazy outfit theme (because we’re going CrAzY without our students!) and took us on an indoor scavenger hunt.
10 months ago, Mrs. Burgard
Ms. Lex
2nd grade Earth Day posters!
10 months ago, Ms. Lex
Mr.  A
We had a zoom meeting on Monday and we each brought one of our favorite toys. During the meeting, we met a guinea pig named Bluey (and a few other animals from that family too) and one of the KB Kids showed us how to use a pogo stick. Great work, KB!!
10 months ago, Mr. A
Ms. Davis
1A had a zoom call today and showed off their Earth Day crafts! We talked about what plants need to grow and why plants are important. It was great to see their happy faces (and goofy ones of course).
10 months ago, Ms. Davis
Ms. Lex
Last week 2A was challenged to make mixtures and practice math in a new way!
10 months ago, Ms. Lex
Mrs. Ford
3A worked on Superhero directed draws during our zoom call last week. Here are pictures of some of their finished masterpieces!
10 months ago, Mrs. Ford
Miss Powell
Miss Powell and Mrs. Ford's class met up this morning on Zoom to play some charades. Lots of laughs and good times!
10 months ago, Miss Powell
Mrs. Fricke
Face Covering Information
10 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Parker
MPGS students are making music!
10 months ago, Mrs. Parker
Mrs. Allspach
Great job on the science projects!
10 months ago, Mrs. Allspach
Mrs. Fricke
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 genewton@mtpulaski.k12.il.us.
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Jones
Awesome work from KA this week. Thumbs up!
11 months ago, Mrs. Jones
Mrs. Jones
More e-learning from KA!
11 months ago, Mrs. Jones
Mrs. Burgard
PreK caught up with friends, and followed a guided drawing lesson to create bunnies and bumble bees!
11 months ago, Mrs. Burgard
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: More Pics of What We’re Doing At Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ms. Lex
For our 2A zoom session on Tuesday we brought stuffed animals to share and enjoyed a snack together.
11 months ago, Ms. Lex
Miss Powell
3B Kids are working hard on their school work and their house work. Some are even making dinner! Keep it up kids!
11 months ago, Miss Powell
Mr.  A
The KB Kids are working hard and maybe losing a first tooth too!
11 months ago, Mr. A
Mrs. Parker
One student is getting creative by changing the lyrics to "Row Row Row Your Boat" to make his own song.
11 months ago, Mrs. Parker
Ms. Davis
1A learning from home
11 months ago, Ms. Davis
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: More Pics of What We Are Doing At Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Allspach
The projects just keep coming! Thanks for putting in the extra effort!
11 months ago, Mrs. Allspach
Ms. Lex
More photos of 2A students learning from home!
11 months ago, Ms. Lex
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: More Pics of What We Are Doing At Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
All offices are closed today due to the power outage. Offices will reopen at 8 AM on Tuesday, April 14.
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Allspach
Here's a few more completed projects for junior high science!
11 months ago, Mrs. Allspach
Mr. Pluhm
Too loud to play inside? Get outside and practice. Maybe you can play a duet with the neighbor down the street?!?
11 months ago, Mr. Pluhm
Miss Powell
This morning 3B read a book together on Zoom! Always fun to see the kids' smiling faces.
11 months ago, Miss Powell
Mrs. Jones
Catching up with students from KA and some more e-learning. Keep up the awesome work!
11 months ago, Mrs. Jones
Mr. Pluhm
Crazy Practice Photo Contest: Quarantine can't stop our students from practicing!
11 months ago, Mr. Pluhm
Mrs. Allspach
More National Park diorama projects! Great job, 6th grade!
11 months ago, Mrs. Allspach
Ryan McVickers
Congratulations to Mr A on being selected as an IBCA Jr. High School Girls Basketball Coach of the Year!!
11 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Ms. Davis
1A had their first experience with Zoom today. Definitely plan on using this more so that I can see their bright and shining faces! Today we read a story about the Easter Bunny and chatted about what we have been up to.
11 months ago, Ms. Davis
Mrs. Parker
MPGS students have great apps to learn more about music.
11 months ago, Mrs. Parker
Mr.  A
Zoom meeting with the KB Kids! We shared a morning message, our favorite stuffed animals, and a Piggie and Gerald story too.
11 months ago, Mr. A
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: More Pics of What We’re Doing At Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Miss Powell
Tonight 3B drew Robots together on Zoom! It was so fun to connect and see our friends.
11 months ago, Miss Powell
Mrs. Lambert
More Art!
11 months ago, Mrs. Lambert
Mrs. Lambert
My little artists aren't slowing down!
11 months ago, Mrs. Lambert
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: More Pics of What We're Doing at Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: More Pics of What We're Doing at Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: More Pics of What We're Doing at Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Allspach
7th Grade - Students continue to amaze me with their incredible animal models!
11 months ago, Mrs. Allspach
Miss Awe
5A students keeping up the hard work at home!
11 months ago, Miss Awe
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: More Pics of What We're Doing at Home - Want your pics posted too? Email them to hfricke@mtpulaski.k12.il.us - We'd love to see what more of our families are up to!
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Siebert
Got to hang out with a few of my favorite students this evening. Hoping to catch up with the rest on Thursday. It was great chatting with you all and going through all the daily bad dad jokes we have been missing!
11 months ago, Mr. Siebert
Mrs. Parker
General Music and Choir activities have been emailed and posted on my teacher page https://www.mtpulaski.k12.il.us/o/mpgs/teacher_pages#/teachers/3478/bio.
11 months ago, Mrs. Parker
Miss Powell
3B got to Zoom with a few friends tonight! We talked about our favorite TV shows, our basements, and what we are excited about for this next week. Looking forward to Zooming again soon!
11 months ago, Miss Powell
Mrs. Allspach
7th grade - first completed animal model! Looks like we'll have a virtual Science Fair this year!
11 months ago, Mrs. Allspach
Mrs. Allspach
6th grade National Park dioramas are looking good!
11 months ago, Mrs. Allspach
Mrs. Jones
More of what KA students are doing at home.
11 months ago, Mrs. Jones
Mrs. Jones
KA students are keeping busy!
11 months ago, Mrs. Jones
Ms. Lex
Last night we read a book and did a directed drawing on Zoom! We also got a surprise barn tour to see some pigs
11 months ago, Ms. Lex
Mrs. Burgard
Catching up with PM PreK friends during a class Zoom session! ❤️
11 months ago, Mrs. Burgard
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: Pics of What We’re Doing At Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr.  A
KB Kids are jumping on the zoom bus and doing some e learning too!
11 months ago, Mr. A
Nancy Smith
More updates
11 months ago, Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith
Fifth graders working hard and sharing pictures of their activities.
11 months ago, Nancy Smith
Mrs. Lambert
Creativity is still flowing! Continue checking out my teacher page.
11 months ago, Mrs. Lambert
Mr. Siebert
4A Parents, I am only posting the game board and leader board on our class page. To access this, click on the "Staff" link and find my name. Once there, you will find a link (next to the chain icon). It will ask you for permission to leave the app. Look for 4A! Presto!
11 months ago, Mr. Siebert
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: Pics of What We’re Doing At Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Burgard
AM PreK class had a show-and-tell Zoom session today. It was so nice to see our friends’ smiling faces! ❤️
11 months ago, Mrs. Burgard
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: Pics of What We're Doing At Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: Pics of What We're Doing At Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: Pics of What We're Doing At Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Miss Powell
3B Students are still working hard, even when they have to work at home! Love seeing their enthusiasm and smiling faces
11 months ago, Miss Powell
Mr. Siebert
Week 2 - Day 2
11 months ago, Mr. Siebert
Ms. Lex
After a week of not seeing each other a 2A zoom session was a perfect chance to catch up and see our friends.
11 months ago, Ms. Lex
Mr. Siebert
4A has been amazing over the course of the first week. They are to do 3 things/activities a day (which they move a space for each activity). Several have gone above and beyond!
11 months ago, Mr. Siebert
Ms. Davis
1A may not be at school, but they are still working their minds every day. So happy to see their smiling faces!! Keep up the hard work kiddos!!
11 months ago, Ms. Davis
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: Pics of What We're Doing At Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Siebert
Our last game board update from our first week. You are doing AWESOME 4A, keep it up!
11 months ago, Mr. Siebert
Ms. Lex
I love getting to see all of the experiences that my students have gotten while being at home.
11 months ago, Ms. Lex
Mrs. Parker
Love seeing students making music with what they have around the house. This was one of the ideas on the 2-5 Music at Home Bingo Sheet.
11 months ago, Mrs. Parker
Mrs. Fricke
If you are struggling to get into a schedule, a high school student was kind enough to share their daily family schedule!
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: Pics of What We're Doing At Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: Pics of What We're Doing At Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: Pics of What We're Doing At Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: Pics of What We're Doing At Home
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Social Distancing: Here's what it means.
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ms. Lex
They may not be in the classroom but 2A students can still be seen working hard even from home!
12 months ago, Ms. Lex
Mr. Siebert
4A's leader and game board update for today.
12 months ago, Mr. Siebert
Mr. Siebert
4A is making a little game out of our weekly assignments. "Aria" is the first around the board. Parents, you can see daily postings each evening on the 4A class page.
12 months ago, Mr. Siebert
Mrs. Kloba
All junior high reading class material has been uploaded to Showbie, my classroom page on the website and through email. Paper copies are also available in the office if you need to pick up copies.
12 months ago, Mrs. Kloba
Mrs. Fricke
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.
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
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.
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
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.
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Teachers are busy planning at home activities for the upcoming weeks for students. Expectations will be communicated with students tomorrow. Realizing some parents will choose not to send their children to school tomorrow, these expectations will also be emailed to all parents. If you are a parent that does not utilize TeacherEase, you need to call the school office tomorrow to get your information added to the system in order to receive school emails. HS office: 217-792-3209 GS office: 217-792-7220
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Know the signs. Stay home and contact your doctor if you experience these symptoms.
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
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.
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ryan McVickers
The IESA 2A Volleyball Regional Championship game tonight has been postponed. At this time we do not have a reschedule date set.
12 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Mr.  A
From learning about space to learning about seeds and planting with Mrs. Hyde, Kindergarten is out of this world!
12 months ago, Mr. A
Ryan McVickers
Come out and support the 8th grade volleyball team tonight in the IESA regional semifinals against Sangamon Valley at HOME - 6pm
12 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Mrs. Fricke
The High School Student Council is sponsoring an Aloha Dance for grades 6-8 on Friday, April 3, 2020. The dance will be in the Grade School Cafeteria from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Mark your calendars now! The students have been working hard on their Science and Art projects. We hope you will join us on March 26, for the 16th Annual Science-Art-Book Fair!
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Burgard
PreK students practiced turn-taking and letter recognition skills while playing “Alphabet Soup” today during center time. Students used a ladle to scoop up, name, and match letters. Many friends were able to name letter-sounds as well!
12 months ago, Mrs. Burgard
Ms. Lex
Last week Mrs. Hyde came in to talk to 2A about germination and we planted radish seeds. This morning when we got to school we noticed our seeds had germinated over the weekend.
12 months ago, Ms. Lex
Ryan McVickers
WLB 6th grade tournament champions!
12 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Ms. Davis
1A earned our classroom reward of "Flashlight Friday"! The students got to do multiple activities throughout the day involving the lights being off and only using flashlights. We read stories to each other. We also turned into detectives to find sight words hidden around the room
12 months ago, Ms. Davis
Sarah Farris
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.
12 months ago, Sarah Farris
Miss Read
Buddy Reading with Junior High Students
12 months ago, Miss Read
Miss Read
Learning About Seeds and Plants through Ag in the Classroom
12 months ago, Miss Read
Mrs. Kloba
7th Graders (7A) reading to their 1st Grade (1B) buddies. Students love this time and look forward to it each time.
12 months ago, Mrs. Kloba
Ryan McVickers
Come out and support our 7th grade volleyball team in the regional championship game tonight @ HOME - 6pm
12 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Mrs. Bone
Ag in the classroom lesson was about seeds. The students will germinate radish seeds in test tubes and observe results.
12 months ago, Mrs. Bone
Nancy Smith
Planting Time - AG in the Classroom 5B
12 months ago, Nancy Smith
Mrs. Jones
Happy birthday to Dr. Seuss! Yesterday, KA celebrated with green eggs and ham. We ate them here or there....we ate them anywhere!
12 months ago, Mrs. Jones
Ryan McVickers
Good Luck to the 7th grade volleyball team tonight. Last night they defeated Sangamon Valley - 25-5 and 25-8 to advance to the regional semifinals tonight at HOME - 7pm against Tri-City.
12 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Mr.  A
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! We read many Dr. Seuss books, we ate a special breakfast (Thanks Ashley Combs!), and we played many Dr. Seuss games.
12 months ago, Mr. A
Miss Powell
3B Celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday today! We read lots of fun books ourselves and even had a few "special guests"
12 months ago, Miss Powell
Mrs. Ford
3A celebrated Read Across America with Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! We had a couple guest readers and challenged ourselves with a STEM project after listening to Horton Hatches an Egg.
12 months ago, Mrs. Ford
Ryan McVickers
Badminton tournament champions
12 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Mrs. Burgard
PreK students worked on dental health activities this week. We did an experiment testing the effect of sugary drinks on the shells of eggs, counted groups of 20 (marshmallows) to create mouth models, practiced proper brushing, and “flossed” using duplo blocks, play dough, and string!
12 months ago, Mrs. Burgard
Brooke Ciaccio
Today we assembled our leap year time capsules. The students will get their time capsule back next leap year, when they are in 8th grade!
almost 1 year ago, Brooke Ciaccio
Mrs. Fricke
Mt. Pulaski Grade School has a need for substitute cooks.If you are interested or want more information, please contact Gene Newton at the grade school office 217-792-7220.
almost 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Jones
Students are encouraging each other as we all start to learn how to tie shoes in KA.
almost 1 year ago, Mrs. Jones
Mr.  A
KB is having fun learning about oceans and ocean animals. We even went fishing for some letters and sight words too!
about 1 year ago, Mr. A
Ryan McVickers
5th grade badminton tournament champions!
about 1 year ago, Ryan McVickers
Nancy Smith
Challenging fraction problems become more enjoyable when they work with a partner. No groans today...
about 1 year ago, Nancy Smith
Brooke Ciaccio
4th grade students are learning about matter. This week we are learning about density and physical/chemical changes!
about 1 year ago, Brooke Ciaccio
Mrs. Fricke
Preschool Screenings - Call to make an appointment! Children age 3 or 4 on or before September 1 are eligible for screening.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ryan McVickers
MPGS volleyball 8th grade night is this Tuesday 2/25. Order of events: 5pm - 6th grade game ***8th grade night festivities*** 8th grade game 7th grade game
about 1 year ago, Ryan McVickers
Mr. Pluhm
Students grades 5-8 at the Solo and Ensemble Music Contest. For many, it was their first solo or small group performance. Great job!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Pluhm
Miss Awe
Students in 5A took on the index card challenge today! They had 30 minutes to build the tallest tower using only 100 index cards, tape, and scissors.
about 1 year ago, Miss Awe
Ms. Lex
2nd grade learned about the Earth's orbit around the sun today. We made models of the Earth, Moon, and Sun to show how the three move in connection with each other.
about 1 year ago, Ms. Lex
Brooke Ciaccio
The CATCH award recipient chose to be the PE teacher for the day. Dodgeball is always a favorite!
about 1 year ago, Brooke Ciaccio
Mrs. Switzer
Here are our 4th & 5th grade CATCH MVP's! These students Move and stay active, Value healthy eating, & Practice healthy habits. Congratulations!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Switzer
Mrs. Switzer
Here are our K-3 CATCH MVP's! These students Move and stay active, Value healthy eating, & Practice healthy habits. Congratulations!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Switzer
Mr. Siebert
Today, 4A practiced adding various fractions together with the game - Sum IT Summit
about 1 year ago, Mr. Siebert
Mr.  A
We had a visit from the crazy catch lady today! Angie Whiteman had us try some kale, spinach, raspberries, and cantaloupe. In January we made Go Man!
about 1 year ago, Mr. A
Mrs. Ford
3A earned flashlight reading today from Homeworkopoly. How fun!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Ford
Mrs. Jones
KA was hard at work this morning practicing their numbers.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jones
Ms. Lex
2A practiced making constellations using toothpicks and marshmallows this morning.
about 1 year ago, Ms. Lex
Ms. Lex
2A is heading to outer space this week!
about 1 year ago, Ms. Lex
Mrs. Burgard
PM PreK welcomed our special guests Doctors Lindsey and Kyle Mason today. We learned ways to keep our teeth healthy, and what to expect when visiting the dentist. Everyone loved practicing brushing on Mojo the monkey’s teeth!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Burgard
Mrs. Burgard
AM PreK class enjoying a visit from Doctors Lindsey and Kyle Mason today to learn about dental health, making good food choices, and what to expect when visiting the dentist. Everyone even got to practice brushing Mojo the monkey’s teeth!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Burgard
Ryan McVickers
6th grade badminton tournament champions!
about 1 year ago, Ryan McVickers
Mr.  A
A delicious day in KB with Mrs. Hyde!
about 1 year ago, Mr. A
Miss Awe
Mrs. Hyde taught 5A about sugar today, and then helped us make homemade Tootsie Rolls!
about 1 year ago, Miss Awe
Mrs. B. Maske
The junior high winter dance was a success! Thank you, Mrs. Allspach and Mrs. Beckers, for your help!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. B. Maske
Ms. Davis
We made boxes to collect our valentines. The students were all very proud of their creations. The treats they get in them at the end is a bonus as well.
about 1 year ago, Ms. Davis
Ms. Davis
Happy Valentine's Day from 1A! We had so much fun at our party. We had tons of fun games and even some treats. Thank you to our wonderful parent helpers who we could not have these parties without!
about 1 year ago, Ms. Davis
Mr.  A
Happy Valentine's Day! Having fun graphing some candy hearts and maybe eating a few too! Be on the lookout for our candy heart experiment.
about 1 year ago, Mr. A
Nancy Smith
More Valentine Boxes
about 1 year ago, Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith
More Valentine Boxes
about 1 year ago, Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith
More Valentine Boxes
about 1 year ago, Nancy Smith
Mr. Pluhm
5th grade band students working hard to improve their musicianship.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Pluhm
Mrs. B. Maske
In 6th grade ELA, the students have been researching African Americans who have impacted our history. Biography boxes and paper dolls were created.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. B. Maske
Mrs. Burgard
Blocks is a favorite area during center time in Pre-K. Check out the problem solving and teamwork by these little builders!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Burgard
Mrs. Burgard
This week Pre-K wrapped up a “Kindness” theme. We invited other classrooms to take part in our Kindness Challenge, and our students prepared treats for classrooms who completed our acts of kindness checklist!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Burgard
Mrs. Burgard
Pre-K students sequenced the main points of the story of The Three Little Pigs, and retold the story through puppets!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Burgard
Mrs. Parker
Choir students got to see a performance at the UIS Performing Arts Center called “Abraham Lincoln In Song.”
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Parker
Mrs. Parker
5A music class is learning about the start of rock n roll and working on their listening sheets while listening to a song called Rock Around The Clock.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Parker
Mr. Siebert
Judge Wright stopped by today to read a book about Abe Lincoln to grades 4th - 1st. He also answered several of their questions about the judicial system/court.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Siebert
Mrs. Parker
1A music class learning how to count quarter notes, quarter rests, half notes and eighth notes.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Parker
Mr.  A
We learned some great things about George Washington last week. Can you guess by the picture who the KB Kids are going to learn about this week?
about 1 year ago, Mr. A
Mr.  A
Meet Joseph the Hamster! He lives in our library. We had to clean his aquarium before the weekend.
about 1 year ago, Mr. A
Kayleigh Parker
On February 5, 1B music class learned what a whole rest is, how to count it in music and how to draw a whole rest.
about 1 year ago, Kayleigh Parker
Kayleigh Parker
On February 4, KB music class was playing egg shakers and rhythm sticks while singing Hot Cross Buns.
about 1 year ago, Kayleigh Parker
Miss Tarrant
A fun day out of the classroom! These kids are the best!!
about 1 year ago, Miss Tarrant
Miss Powell
3B went on an African Safari today! Each animal had an area or perimeter challenge to solve. When we finished the math the animals had a QR code to scan and learn fun facts!
about 1 year ago, Miss Powell
Mrs. Fricke
MPGS 3rd through 8th grade students learned to "tell a tale or two" about Abraham Lincoln from his childhood friend, Austin Gollaher today!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ms. Davis
First graders in 1A just finished a unit on fossils. We celebrated by excavating our "chocolate chip fossils" from our cookies carefully. We used patience and our tools to finish the job. We even got to eat the final product!
about 1 year ago, Ms. Davis
Mrs. Kloba
7th Graders working together analyzing text structure.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Kloba
Mrs. Jones
During our monthly Ag in the Classroom lesson, KA learned about sugar and made their own candy with Mrs. Hyde.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jones
Ms. Lex
Today we enjoyed a visit from Mrs. Hyde. She taught us about sugarcane and sugar beets. The students got to make a piece of candy to help continue their learning about sugar.
about 1 year ago, Ms. Lex
Mrs. Jones
Kindergarten celebrated the 100th Day of School!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jones
Mrs. Bone
All the Second Graders enjoyed the January AR Party. It was snow-themed games in the library.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Bone
Mr. Siebert
Last week, 4th grade students learned more about China as they celebrate Chinese New Years. Besides learning about history and culture, they also "tried their hand" at writing in Chinese, as well as lantern making and using chopsticks.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Siebert
Brooke Ciaccio
4th grade students explore the Solar System using augmented reality through Google Expeditions.
about 1 year ago, Brooke Ciaccio
Ms. Lex
Students in 2nd grade celebrated their January AR party with winter themed games in the library!
about 1 year ago, Ms. Lex
Mr.  A
KB has made their predictions! What do you think? Will Phil see his shadow on Sunday?
about 1 year ago, Mr. A
Miss Powell
Miss Powell's class finished their unit on Rocks, Landforms, and Natural Disasters today. We got to make our own play dough to form volcanoes. Tomorrow- we get to erupt them!
about 1 year ago, Miss Powell
Miss Awe
5A students playing a Spelling game (that they named "Brain Ball") to practice for their test.
about 1 year ago, Miss Awe
James Anderson
How far will the KB Kids get if they take 100 steps from their classroom? Happy 100th Day of Kindergarten!
about 1 year ago, James Anderson
Nancy Smith
AG in the Classroom - Corn Kernel Investigation
about 1 year ago, Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith
Today we learned about field (dent) corn during our AG in the Classroom lesson.
about 1 year ago, Nancy Smith
Ms. Lex
Students in 2A celebrated the 100th day by dressing like 100 years old. They also enjoyed spending the afternoon completing 100th Day STEM challenges.
about 1 year ago, Ms. Lex
Miss Read
Celebrating the 100th day of school in 1B by engaging in various math activities!
about 1 year ago, Miss Read
Mrs. Kloba
Student letters to Village Hall.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Kloba
Mrs. Kloba
Junior High Students sharing their favorite books!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Kloba
Mr. Siebert
Today 4A practiced simplifying fractions through the game of WAR. 2 cards were flipped over - the bigger number became the denominator. The first one to simplify, or to recognize it as simplest form, took the cards.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Siebert
Mrs. Fricke
In kindergarten, identification of beginning sounds during centers is mastered by matching the bee eraser to the correct picture.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
MP Tech. Admin.
Congratulations to Danielle Lora! The BOE approved her hire as the 2020-2021 MPGS Principal. We are excited to have her on board!
about 1 year ago, MP Tech. Admin.
MP Tech. Admin.
As part of their centers, students in Mrs. Jones’s kindergarten class have been independently counting scoops and following a recipe to make pretend hot chocolate. Today, they followed a real recipe and enjoyed some together. Stay warm out there!
about 1 year ago, MP Tech. Admin.
MP Tech. Admin.
Nothing like a day on the ice! These 8th graders were having a great time at the Nelson Center.
about 1 year ago, MP Tech. Admin.
MP Tech. Admin.
Landon Smith is the January 8th Grade Student of the Month at MPGS. He has demonstrated excellent behavior in and out of the classroom, has a positive attitude toward learning, is respectful of peers and adults, and consistently strives for academic success. Landon is the son of Rob and Alissa Smith of Elkhart. Congratulations Landon!
about 1 year ago, MP Tech. Admin.