The 2015-16 school calendar for next school year was approved at the March Board of Education Meeting. Below are links to a year at a glance version and a list version of the calendar. Just click on the buttons below to access the calendars. There are some changes to the calendar for next year. The first change is an early dismissal every Wednesday. This early dismissal will be used for teacher meetings, curriculum development and professional development. The next change is that the emergency days will be placed on the last 5 Fridays of the school year. If we have a snow day or emergency day, we will add the make up day beginning with the first emergency day on April 29th and continue in sequential order in May as additional days are needed. If no snow days are used then those days will be days off. This allows us to know the last day of school well in advance, so planning for graduation and 8th grade promotion can take place and it should help families in making their summer vacation plans. The final change is that spring break will be shorter than in the past. It will not be a full week, instead it will be a long weekend beginning March 24th and ending March 28th. We will send copies of the calendar home with registration packets in April and it will also be in the student handbook for next year.
The February newsletter has been added to the website. You can access it by clicking on the February newsletter button on the right side of this page or you can find all the school newsletters under the school info tab at the top of the page.
Author Alice McGinty is coming to IBES on February 12th to be a guest speaker at PTO Love of Reading Night. Mrs. McGinty has written numerous fiction and non-fiction books and has been a guest speaker in schools across Illinois. She will present Thank You, World- A Family Story Making Assembly where she will share several of her books, talk about story making and and help families work together to make their own story. We are also doing a book order for families who would like to get an autographed copy of one of Alice McGinty's books. If you would like to order one of Alice's books click here to print off the order form. Orders are due by Feb. 2nd. Mark your calendars for February 12th at 6:30 pm to come and meet Alice McGinty.
Mr. McNamara is filling in for Mrs. Huene while she is on medical leave. Mr. McNamara is a retired superintendent from Brimfield School District, and filled in as interim Superintendent here at IB in the Spring. Please drop by and say hello!