Nikki Williams
Harrisburg School District along with Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Calibrant Energly invite you to attend a ribbon- cutting event.
11 days ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: East Side Parents, Please click the link or view the image for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/rmbj
29 days ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: East Side Parents, Please click the link or view the image for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/rmbj
29 days ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link or view the image for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/qldw
2 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link or view the image for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/qipj
2 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Parents/Guardians, Please view the image or click the link to see information about our upcoming P-EBT benefits. Please understand that you MUST have a valid address on file at the school to receive this. https://5il.co/qdun
2 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/pog2
3 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Parents/Guardians, Due to poor weather conditions the entire Harrisburg Unit 3 School District will be REMOTE LEARNERS tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17th. We will continue to make announcements each day once we confirm the weather and road conditions. Thank you Mike
3 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/pmrf
3 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/pmnl
3 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link for important information regarding next week. https://5il.co/pl99
3 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link for important REMINDER from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/pk1n
3 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/pifu
3 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/ph4m
3 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Harrisburg Unit 3, Due to Icy conditions on our side streets and rural areas. There will be NO SCHOOL today Tuesday, February 9th. Thank you and have a good day. Mike Gauch Superintendent
3 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Harrisburg Middle School and East Side Parents please click the link for an important announcement from Harrisburg School. https://5il.co/p521
3 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: East Side parents please click the link for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/oo8c
4 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please read the statement for an important announcement from Superintendent Gauch. Click the link to view the district's E-Learning Agreement. E-Learning Agreement: https://5il.co/oilq
4 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/ogrz
4 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link below for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/ocyz
4 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/o4yp
5 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Congratulations to East Side's "Rockin' Remote Learners!" 💜🐾
5 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Congratulations to East Side's "Rockin' Remote Learners!" 💜🐾
5 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention East Side Parents: Please click the link or view the image for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/no1p
5 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link or view the image for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/nlsl
5 months ago, Nikki Williams
Eric McCollum
We will be moving our spirit week to the week of December 7th - 11th. Next weeks spirit day's are as follows: Monday - Holiday headwear Tuesday - Christmas socks and slippers Wednesday - Wear Red and Green Thursday - Ugly Sweaters or Holiday Shirts Friday - Pajama Day
5 months ago, Eric McCollum
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link or view the image for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/nitt
5 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
ATTENTION UNIT #3: Clarification to previous announcement. ALL HHS Students will be on FULL REMOTE LEARNING from Wednesday, November 18 through Friday, November 27th. HHS students will return to in-person learning on Monday November, 30th.
6 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3: Please click the link or view the image for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/n4ua
6 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
On behalf of the Board of Education, Administration, Staff and Community of Harrisburg I would like to personally thank Pastor David Smith, Randy and Belinda Funkhouser(pictured) and the entire congregation of First Baptist Church in Grayville for their generous donation of masks and sanitation supplies for our district. Their generosity and giving nature is much appreciated. We want to reach out with a big BULLDOG THANK YOU! Now in my best Paul Harvey voice....... I WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU "THE REST OF THE STORY" Many people may find it a bit curious as to why a community as small as Grayville reaches out to a town of Harrisburg approximately an hour away. You would only find it curious if you do not know the people of Grayville. This small oil community on the Wabash river has always been about others. One instance stands out in my mind specifically. Approximately 30 years ago, a member of First Baptist Church, Mrs. Loma Talley, the late wife of Leon Talley was a Principal at Wells Elementary there in Grayville. She took a chance on a recent graduate, with a LESS than stellar transcript and/or resume. Nevertheless, she recommended that person for the job. She then began mentoring and encouraging this teacher to reach their maximum potential. Mrs. Talley and the entire community wrapped their arms around this teacher and supported everything the school attempted to do for the betterment of children. With her encouragement and guidance this teacher had a wildly successful decade as an instructor at Grayville. She encouraged the teacher to consider leadership training and becoming an administrator. Mrs Talley knew that meant the end to this teacher's relationship with Grayville, but it was time. That person moved on from Grayville shortly after that time. That was the last time they ever saw Loma Talley or spent any time in Grayville, but they think of that place and that special woman often. Fast forward this story to yesterday, when I pulled into the parking area of the First Baptist Church of Grayville I was overcome with that same feeling of a little community and Loma Talley wrapping their arms around someone to help people in need. That is the same feeling I felt appoximately 30 years ago, when MIKE GAUCH was the person that Loma Talley and the little community of Grayville took a chance and made him a part of their community. Yes, Grayville is where I started my career and how ironic as I close in on the end of my career they reach out to our community and provide us with assistance. I was able to spend a few minutes yesterday talking about the old days with Randy and Belinda Funkhouser (I had their daughters in class, and one of their daughters married one of the kids I coached), Jim Buckman, Terry Haywood etc. We had many laughs and discussions of the last 30 years....... Bulldog Nation.....I tell you that story only to let you know that there are still people in this world that simply CARE and want to help. I know we are that way in Harrisburg as well, so if you are ever on route 1 and go through Grayville stop in and get a bite to eat or fill your tank up with gas.....Pay it forward!!!!! Pastor David Smith you have a wonderful church and serve a wonderful community! Thank you and that is the "REST OF THE STORY". Superintendent Mike Gauch
6 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
ATTENTION UNIT #3: Please click the link or view the image for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/mwhj
6 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
ATTENTION Unit #3: Please click the link or view the image for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/muqx
6 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
ATTENTION Unit #3: Please click the link or view the image for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/mu0o
6 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
ATTENTION Unit #3: Please click the link or view the image for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/msc6
6 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Please click the link or view the image for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools: https://5il.co/mlrj
7 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit 3 Schools: Below is a link to the latest IDPH guidelines we are required to follow: https://5il.co/mkxn Thank you, Mike Gauch
7 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Please click the link for an important announcement from East Side School: https://5il.co/m73x
7 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Please click the link for an important announcement from Superintendent Gauch: https://5il.co/m2o3
7 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Please click the link for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools: https://5il.co/m2ml
7 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Parents/Guardians of Remote Learners: Please click the link for an important message from Superintendent Gauch. https://5il.co/lra2
7 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
ATTENTION UNIT 3: This is a reminder that Harrisburg Schools will return to our in-person schedule starting Monday October, 5th.
8 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
PARENTS, This is a reminder to all REMOTE LEARNERS that you MUST notify your child's school by OCTOBER 1ST (NO EXCEPTIONS) if you plan on coming back to school for in-person learning for 2nd quarter that starts on October 19th. Also, those of you that have students that are currently IN-PERSON learners....please notify your child's school office by OCTOBER 1 (NO EXCEPTIONS) IF you are wanting to become a REMOTE LEARNER for 2nd quarter which starts on October 19th.
8 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
All, Meals will be available at all schools today from 9-11 .....Please come and pick up your meals. Mike
8 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit 3 Parents/Guardians: Please click the link for an important announcement from Superintendent Gauch. https://5il.co/lbzr
8 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3 Family: Please click the link for an important announcement from Superintendent Gauch. https://5il.co/lbe2
8 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Parents, PLEASE NOTE THIS CALENDAR ADJUSTMENT Students will NOT be in attendance for in-person OR remote learning on Thursday, October 8th for a Remote Planning Day and Friday, October 9th for a Teacher In-service Day. Also, please remember that IF you are planning for your child to come back to In-person learning for the 2nd nine-week quarter, you need to notify your child's building by October 1st (NO EXCEPTIONS) . That 2nd quarter starts on Monday October 19th.
8 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit 3 Parents/Guardians: Please click the link for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools. https://5il.co/l5kj
8 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit 3 Parents/Guardians of E-Learners: Please click the link for an important announcement concerning the second 9 weeks of school. https://5il.co/l3er
8 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit 3 Parents/Guardians: Please click the link for a statement from Superintendent Gauch. https://5il.co/l17z
8 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit 3 Family: Below is a link to a website that is filled with tutorials involving how to operate the new Chromebooks and Google tools. Since we are relying so heavily on these tools starting this year, it is crucial that both parents/guardians AND students watch these. The info on this site will be updated throughout the year, so check back often. http://bit.ly/dogstech
9 months ago, Nikki Williams
Eric McCollum
Directions for connecting Chrome-books to internet.
9 months ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
Below is the pick up and drop off map for East Side students.
9 months ago, Eric McCollum
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit 3: Please click the link for an update on Bus Guidelines: https://5il.co/jv1n
9 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Please click the link for information regarding meals for the 2020-2021 school year: https://5il.co/js3o
9 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Please click the link for an update regarding the school schedule: https://5il.co/jb71
9 months ago, Nikki Williams
Eric McCollum
East Side Parents/Guardians, below is the attached back to school plan for East Side School. If you have any further questions, please contact the East Side office.
9 months ago, Eric McCollum
Nikki Williams
Unit 3 Family, Click the link for a statement from Mr.Gauch concerning the 2020-2021 school schedule: https://5il.co/j42j
9 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Parents, Please understand the importance of attending registration at your child’s school. Even if you plan on opting out for remote learning it is essential that you come to registration. Thank you Mike
9 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Please click the link or view the image for a statement from Superintendent Gauch regarding remote learning: https://5il.co/j2f7
9 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Unit # 3 students and parents, I wanted to provide an update on our plan regarding the opening of school for the 2020-2021 school year. We were provided a 100+ page document from the state on Thursday evening that we are going through currently to determine if needed changes to our plan are needed. We also are considering the increasing number of cases in our area to help us determine the best path possible. We want all of you to understand that we are making an attempt to consider everyone and their concerns regarding this plan. However, our final determination as administrators and a School Board will be what is in the best interest of our student's safety and education. That has to be the determining factor for us at the end of the day. We have re-posted the survey regarding parents and their thoughts on sending students back to school. We decided to re-post this due to how the situation has changed in regards to cases in our area since it was last posted. Thank you again for your patience as we continue this journey to make the best decision for our children. We put a plan out as early as we could to make sure you had some information, but we made sure to let you know we expected it to change. We just want you to know that changes to our initial plan is still a very distinct possibility and we will keep you informed as our vision for a solution to this plan becomes more clear to the district. Thank You, Mike Gauch Superintendent
10 months ago, Nikki Williams
Eric McCollum
Concerning the latest increase in cases of Covid19 in our district and the surrounding area, we are asking that you again answer the following question in regards to the 2020-2021 school year. https://forms.gle/yjXN5ws73QFwHRB36
10 months ago, Eric McCollum
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit 3 Family: Please view the image or click the link for a statement from Mr.Gauch concerning reopening. Also attached is the link to the district's reopening plan. Parent/Guardian letter: https://5il.co/idnt District Reopening Plan: https://5il.co/idns
10 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Please take our parent survey regarding returning to learning. Parent Survey Link: https://forms.gle/Bz4zFo6veEM1X3Sr7
11 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Please click the link or view image for a message from Unit 3 regarding current state guidance: https://5il.co/hhgs
11 months ago, Nikki Williams
Eric McCollum
Parents/Guardians of West Side and East Side students: We will be having a final supply pick-up option for parents on Tuesday, May 26th from 5-7pm. Please come by the school and our staff will assist you in collecting your child's belongings. Have a great summer and we can't wait to see all of our students next school year!
12 months ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
Congratulations Mrs. Fry on winning the Golden Apple Award for Excellence and Leadership!! This award couldn't have gone to someone more deserving.
about 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
Please see the following information about supply/material pick-up dates for East Side and West Side school and the teacher summer send-off parade:
about 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Nikki Williams
Unit 3 Parents/Guardians/Students: Please fill out this three question survey to help us plan for future e-learning. https://forms.gle/iAenjNvY7oymVRr69 Thank you!
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
ATTENTION............REMOTE LEARNING INFORMATION HARRISBURG, Due to the Governor's announcement today that he has suspended all in person learning for the remainder of the 19-20 school year. Harrisburg Unit 3 has changed some dates regarding our remote learning and want to make you aware. The packet your child currently has can be dropped off at your child's school on April 28th. You will be able to pick up the next packet at that time. We have set two times for the drop off old packet and pick up a new packet. These times will be from 10a.m. - 1p.m. and also from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. on April 28th. The packet you pick up on the 28th will be a month long packet and will carry us through the end of our school year. This final packet must be submitted to your child's building by May 26th. This message will be updated as questions arise or as situations change. Now I would like to address our students. You all need to know that your teachers and staff as well as your Principal, Superintendent and School Board care about each and every one of you. This decision is something that makes us very sad for all of you and us. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you back in August. Please stay safe and healthy. Seniors, this is unimaginable. You have had a portion of this year taken from you and now you are being told that it is just over. I know it is unfair, but you will overcome this and move on to greater things, because you are BULLDOG STRONG!!!! The School Board has assured me that when the ban is lifted we will have some form of Commencement ceremony for you Seniors to be honored for your accomplishments in your High School career. We will announce when the ban is lifted and we can plan a date. Mike Gauch Superintendent
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit 3 Family: Please click link or view image for more information about remaining school closure. https://5il.co/f8fy
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
HARRISBURG STAFF MISS OUR STUDENTS,,,,,, WE DECIDED TO PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER! enjoy!!!! https://youtu.be/iDH7z0NYA7A
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Harrisburg, During these days when NOTHING seems normal anymore.....I wanted to show you something that has always been constant in the HARRISBURG community! HARRISBURG UNIT # 3 LOVES AND CARES FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES. I am unsure what many of you will see when you look at this video.....Let me tell you what I see.....I see COMPASSION, EMPATHY, VOLUNTEERISM, KINDNESS, TENDER, CONCERNED, THOUGHTFUL AND LOVING INDIVIDUALS. These individuals that come together every week and spend hours preparing, bagging and delivering a LITTLE bag of food overflowing with a LOT OF LOVE! The team all agree we have FUN doing it, it brings us closer together and provides essential nutrition for our kids. During these times, we worry about our kids LOSING or REGRESSING WITH THEIR LEARNING........... I think if our students and community watch my team and what they are doing during this time, any small regression pales in comparison to the MONUMENTAL LIFE LESSON that is an unintentional consequence of my team being what they are .......GREAT PEOPLE! #THEYTHINKWE'REJUSTTEACHING #PROUDSUPERINTENDENT #LOVEMYUNIT3FAMILY #DOINGWHATISRIGHTFORKIDS Mike Gauch https://youtu.be/qEtGj4Ij24M
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
HARRISBURG UNIT # 3 FAMILY - We wanted to make you aware of a TIME CHANGE !!!!!!! Starting Monday April 13th - FOOD SITES WILL BEGIN PASSING OUT MEALS AT 10:30 a.m. AND STAY UNTIL 12:30 OR UNTIL THEY RUN OUT OF FOOD. TIME NOTED ABOVE IS THE ONLY CHANGE, EVERYTHING ELSE WILL CONTINUE AS IN PRIOR WEEKS. Thanks Mike Gauch
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Unit 3 Family, We would like to take a moment to clarify some information with the packets and the calendar. The packets that were handed out yesterday and the e-learning will start today, this will take us through spring break and convene the week after spring break. As recommended to HCUSD #3, we are still following our school calendar through the remaining year. Students will not be expected to complete remote learning over spring break. Therefore, this packet or e-learning will extend past spring break and get us to the next packet which will be distributed the week of April 27th. With regard to the April 27 packet, we were advised to plan for remote learning through the rest of the school calendar in case we are not able to get back into school or have in person instruction. This is why as a district we have set April 27th for remote learning to continue. If we receive further communication contradicting this and expect in person instruction to begin on May 1, we will adjust our plans. This is strictly for planning purposes at this time. As always, we will communicate information as soon as we receive it.
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Harrisburg Unit 3 Family, This situation that feels more and more like the Twilight Zone continues. I have never been involved in something like this and while we try NOT to seem surprised and to deliver messages in a "matter of fact" kind of manner....this situation is just as much a shock to myself and Unit 3 as it is to all of you. With that said, we are here for you and your children and will continue to try and serve your children as the state directs during this closure. Most of you by now have heard that Governor Pritzker extended school closures through April 30th. This means the earliest we could come back to school is May 1. He also has conveyed to schools that he wants us to continue our attempt to keep children engaged in skill retention activities, review activities and routines so to not regress and lose skills they have developed so far this year. He and the State Board asked us to create a plan for this and it be called a REMOTE LEARNING PLAN. I have attached Harrisburg Unit 3's plan. You will see it is VERY similar to what we already have in place. That is a testament to your child's teachers, administrators and Board who decided to be proactive and try to get out in front of this horrible situation. This plan just formalizes and codified in writing the plan that we have been executing. Please do not get worried that things are changing again, we are aware of the stress this has put on all of you and made the changes here as minimal as possible so you all can keep doing what you are doing with your kiddos. There are really only 3 major changes in the plan from what you are currently doing; First, the Governor has now said moving forward, that any packets or e-learning that a student is provided after March 30 (which includes the packet we passed out yesterday 3-31) should be turned in to be assessed for credit. These packets will be graded on a pass/incomplete scale and NO GRADE WILL BE NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY THIS WORK. The second change is more for safety purposes and is a change Harrisburg Unit 3 has decided to make for your benefit and the benefit of staff. There will be no more face to face meetings to receive or to turn in packets. We have at some buildings the on-line component, which we recommend for ALL who can access. We also have now downloaded each packet on our website, so you can go on and download and print your packet if you wish and have that capability. Finally if you cannot do either of those we ask that you call us on Monday, April 27th and provide your child's school office your name and address and request it be mailed. We ask you to only call on the 27th as the office will be working that day. The final change is on submitting packets. Over the next few days your child's building will be placing a box,tub or some other kind of drop-box outside the front doors of their building. Once you have this packet complete we would ask that you drop it off there and that box will be emptied daily. We also request that you contact your child's teacher so they know to look for the packet and to note that it was submitted for credit. I have attached the plan, I know there will be MANY questions....please do not hesitate to call my office and I will try and answer any concerns you have. THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING IN THIS MATTER. Like I have said before we will get through this TOGETHER. Thanks Mike Unit 3 Remote Learning Plan: https://5il.co/ehgl
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Unit # 3, We continue to get more information regarding this health pandemic. Governor Pritzker announced today that schools will remain closed through April 30. I will put an official statement out in the morning to let you know what that means for all of us. Thank you for your cooperation, Mike Gauch
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Natalie Fry
Parents/Guardians: Clarification of a few items…. The packets that were given out on March 16th do NOT need to be turned in. Those days were considered Act of God days through ISBE. Since then, we have transitioned to Remote Learning Days. The packets that you receive tomorrow, March 31, will need to be turned in the next time we distribute packets. These packets will be given a pass/incomplete designation, NOT letter grades. You can pick up a packet tomorrow at East Side. We will try to have tables set up outside, weather permitting, for you to grab your grade level packet and go. 3rd Grade information will be in containers. Those containers have a new learning packet and a writing folder with a specific child’s name on it. You will look for your homeroom teacher’s container and then your child’s writing folder. 4th and 5th grades will have their own packets available at different tables. If you can’t pick a packet up tomorrow it will be available on our website soon. This way you can print your own packet out for your convenience. Please use this time to help your child with the packets but also remember to take breaks often, play games, get outside and enjoy your family time. We believe learning occurs in all aspects of life, not just a packet or online. Your teachers are here for you to assist any educational need. Please keep in contact with teachers by phone, email or social media. We miss your child/children very much! Stay safe and healthy.
about 1 year ago, Natalie Fry
Nikki Williams
UNIT 3 Families: Please check out this offer from Mediacom. Our program: Mediacom Connect-2-Compete Web site: https://mediacomc2c.com/ Cost to eligible families: 60 days complementary to new subscribers (if signed up by May 15, 2020) $9.95 + tax as the flat monthly fee – this is what current subscribers pay, and what new families would pay after 60 days. We consider this a ‘flat-fee’ / all-inclusive. We remove the barriers and costs that are typically an obstacle for lower-income families: Mediacom waives installation fee Mediacom sets up home WiFi / with free-lease on the modem (i.e. no monthly equipment lease) No contract required No deposit required Our customer reps are using a wider, more generous policy to write-off bad debt of former customers – so that this won’t preclude getting connected now WHO is eligible: Families with at least one K-12 student living at home; AND at least one of those students is eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunches (NSLP) – a lot of families meet this criterion KEY – must live in a Mediacom service area -- Mediacom’s broadband network is available in Harrisburg; also in nearby El Dorado (also Marion, Carbondale, et al) – but our network infrastructure extends to neighborhoods within the municipality – typically not far beyond. For families that live in rural areas between communities, the ISP option is generally the telephone company.
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Eric McCollum
Medicom is offering home internet free for 60 days, then low, fixed cost for families of K-12 students. See offer below.
about 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Nikki Williams
ATTENTION UNIT 3 PARENTS AND GUARDIANS PLEASE CLICK LINK FOR NEW E-LEARNING INFO: https://5il.co/eaz4
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Eric McCollum
We will be handing out packets again for the next couple of weeks. Packets will be available at East Side on Tuesday, March 29th from 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m. Please come to pick up a packet during one of these scheduled times.
about 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Nikki Williams
UNIT # 3 UPDATE Harrisburg Unit # 3 continues to make every attempt to provide our students with materials on - line and through our Learning packets to maintain skills and knowledge through this closure. Our e-learning program continues on-line with the materials that were sent out two weeks ago, please look for announcements from your teachers about possible videos, links, U-tube suggestions or new items that they put out for you work on until our new target date to possibly return to school provided by the Governor of April 8th. Those of you without Internet Access will be able to pick up new packets at your child's school on Tuesday March 31st from 9-12 and/or 3-6 p.m.. Staff will be at the school during these times to pass out packets of learning for you to pick up. We as a district remain dedicated to our students and doing the best we can to make this closure a productive time educationally for our students. Thank you again for your cooperation through this time and as we have further information we will pass it along to all of you. Thank You Mike Gauch
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
HARRISBURG COMMUNITY - UPDATE ON FACILITIES - I received a phone call from a citizen this morning who told me that he lives by Taylor Field and was very angry that there were people still walking on the track and using the facility. The Governor did ask that all school run facilities shut down, but the district did not feel the need to stop people from walking on the track as long as the people were practicing social distancing. With that said, I regret to inform you that we will not allow any admittance to any of our facilities until further notice. I know many of you walk on the track daily , as have I. I also know that as adults you would adhere to the social distancing aspect as requested. However, when people decide that it is their job to police our property and make those calls and allegations against the district, we feel it is prudent for us to go ahead and just lock the facility and comply with the directive from Springfield. I apologize that this has forced the district to close all of those gates and areas that we know the community use for daily exercise and activities that the Governor has encouraged people to do as long as they practice the Social Distancing request, but districts across the state were indeed asked to lock their facilities, so that is what we will do. I promise you all that the minute the Governor allows us to open our doors, we will make these facilities available for all of you again. The district, Board, Administration and staff believe that the school district should be a community facility used by all members of our community. Sadly, not all people feel that way, as evident by the phone call I had today. On behalf of the district, I want to apologize for the inconvenience and hopefully it will not last much longer. Thank you and please stay safe. Mike Gauch
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
UNIT # 3 UPDATE Harrisburg Unit # 3 continues to make every attempt to provide our students with materials on - line and through our Learning packets to maintain skills and knowledge through this closure. Our e-learning program continues on-line with the materials that were sent out two weeks ago, please look for announcements from your teachers about possible videos, links, U-tube suggestions or new items that they put out for you work on until our new target date to possibly return to school provided by the Governor of April 8th. Those of you without Internet Access will be able to pick up new packets at your child's school on Tuesday March 31st from 9-12 and/or 3-6 p.m.. Staff will be at the school during these times to pass out packets of learning for you to pick up. We as a district remain dedicated to our students and doing the best we can to make this closure a productive time educationally for our students. Thank you again for your cooperation through this time and as we have further information we will pass it along to all of you. Thank You Mike Gauch
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
UNIT # 3 UPDATE Harrisburg Unit # 3 continues to make every attempt to provide our students with materials on - line and through our Learning packets to maintain skills and knowledge through this closure. Our e-learning program continues on-line with the materials that were sent out two weeks ago, please look for announcements from your teachers about possible videos, links, U-tube suggestions or new items that they put out for you work on until our new target date to possibly return to school provided by the Governor of April 8th. Those of you without Internet Access will be able to pick up new packets at your child's school on Tuesday March 31st from 9-12 and/or 3-6 p.m.. Staff will be at the school during these times to pass out packets of learning for you to pick up. We as a district remain dedicated to our students and doing the best we can to make this closure a productive time educationally for our students. Thank you again for your cooperation through this time and as we have further information we will pass it along to all of you. Thank You Mike Gauch
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Harrisburg Unit 3 .... I have attached a u-tube link that gives you a glimpse into our Meal Service Program that we are running for our students during this closure. My staff has forced me to limit volunteers....because too many of them WANT to help. Their passion for the children of this community is a great thing. I am so proud of them! I hope this paints just a small picture of the magnitude of this program....... The time and effort that this takes each week to put together THIRTEEN THOUSAND meals! We are so happy to do this for our district, our children and our community. GOD BLESS AND STAY SAFE! Mike Gauch https://youtu.be/pAVlL2uucqc
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
UNIT # 3 UPDATE Harrisburg Unit # 3 continues to make every attempt to provide our students with materials on - line and through our Learning packets to maintain skills and knowledge through this closure. Our e-learning program continues on-line with the materials that were sent out two weeks ago, please look for announcements from your teachers about possible videos, links, U-tube suggestions or new items that they put out for you work on until our new target date to possibly return to school provided by the Governor of April 8th. Those of you without Internet Access will be able to pick up new packets at your child's school on Tuesday March 31st from 9-12 and/or 3-6 p.m.. Staff will be at the school during these times to pass out packets of learning for you to pick up. We as a district remain dedicated to our students and doing the best we can to make this closure a productive time educationally for our students. Thank you again for your cooperation through this time and as we have further information we will pass it along to all of you. Thank You Mike Gauch
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Harrisburg Community, I am very happy we were able to pass out 8,000 meals today for our students to have food for the week. Each bag contained 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches of the week. We are hopeful that this service is reaching as many of our children as possible. I regret to say that we did however, run out of meals very quickly today and we realize some people were not able to get the meals. That was not our intention and we hate that we have to turn people away, however, we can only do so much to keep this service going for all of our community. We would like to make the following pleas to all of you moving forward to help us maximize the amount of children and community members we can serve with this program. 1. Please only take or go get meals from one of the many sites we have available for pick up. We are doing all of this program on the honor system. We give anyone that walks up a meal if we have it, we do not ask, nor will we, but please allow everyone to get an opportunity to get some meals. 2. Please only request the amount of bags that will help you supplement what you need to make it through the week for your children. 3. We are trying to feed as many of our students as possible. Please help us by only taking what you absolutely need. 4. We apologize in advance....when we run out of meals....we are OUT. We are being limited in our ordering currently and will do as many meals or bags as we can, but when they are gone there is nothing we can do. The district is doing the very best they can in a very difficult situation and when that limit is reached we will be unable to accommodate anything until the next round of service. We THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME. Harrisburg Unit # 3 will continue to do everything we can to assist our students and families through this situation. Thank You, Mike Gauch
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
REMINDER......... Harrisburg Unit #3's Meal Plan will be at mobile sites tomorrow Monday, March 23rd to get meals out to our students. PLEASE REMEMBER that we are delivering a weeks worth of meals to you tomorrow and will not have another delivery until Monday, March 30th. Thank you, Mike Gauch
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Message regarding food service. Harrisburg Community, We are very happy that the Governor is going to allow Harrisburg Unit # 3 to continue to provide our Meal Plan for the community. The district WILL continue this vital service for our students and our community. While this service will continue, we will be making some changes to the program and wanted to update you all on what those changes will be and how they will impact you. All pick up sites for meals will not change, the sites that we currently are operating as mobile sites will be the same. There are 3 changes for the program, those changes will start Monday, March 23rd. 1. We have decided to have pick up of meals only on Monday. When you come to the site, you will be provided a bag that contains 5 breakfast meals and 5 lunch meals for the week. It is essential that you show up on Monday as that will be the ONLY day we have these deliveries each week. 2. Robinson Transport (our district transportation provider) has graciously offered to assist by bringing the meals to each of our sites in one of their big yellow busses. We appreciate them and their willingness to assist us in this service. 3. Finally, with the amount of items, bags and meals that we are putting together we are going to be unable to honor allergy requests. PLEASE make sure you check your child's bag for any product that may be an allergy concern and either give it away or discard the item. BUT PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD'S ITEMS!!!! I have attached a copy of the delivery sites as a reminder. We look forward to getting these meals out to you Monday and every Monday as long as this closure is in place. Thank you and stay safe! Link to meal plan info: https://5il.co/e03p Mike Gauch Superintendent Harrisburg Unit # 3
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Update from Mike Gauch Harrisburg Unit # 3 Superintendent Harrisburg Community, I wanted to provide an update regarding our district and the Health scare that is dominating our lives currently. The Governor announced today that as of 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21st thru Tuesday, April 7th that Illinois will be under a “STAY HOME ORDER”. He also announced that our schools would remain closed until at least April 8th and they will re-evaluate the situation at that time. We will provide you information regarding what the district is going to do in regards to our e- learning program as well as packets for those of you with NO internet access. We provided a 2 week packet which will get us through March 27th. I will meet with my administrative staff over the weekend and consult with our teaching staff and provide updates through next week (March 23rdthru March 27th). The Governor is allowing us to continue to provide our food service to the community due to the fact we are providing “ESSENTIAL SERVICE” to our community. The district WILL continue this service to our families with some minor changes. I will be placing announcements out this weekend on our District APP, all social media sites and through our all call system to discuss these minor changes as we move forward in this situation. Thank you again for your understanding and cooperation in this matter and we will continue to provide updates as they evolve. Thank You Mike
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Update from Mike Gauch Harrisburg Unit # 3 Superintendent Harrisburg Community, I wanted to provide an update regarding our district and the Health scare that is dominating our lives currently. The Governor announced today that as of 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21st thru Tuesday, April 7th that Illinois will be under a “STAY HOME ORDER”. He also announced that our schools would remain closed until at least April 8th and they will re-evaluate the situation at that time. We will provide you information regarding what the district is going to do in regards to our e- learning program as well as packets for those of you with NO internet access. We provided a 2 week packet which will get us through March 27th. I will meet with my administrative staff over the weekend and consult with our teaching staff and provide updates through next week (March 23rdthru March 27th). The Governor is allowing us to continue to provide our food service to the community due to the fact we are providing “ESSENTIAL SERVICE” to our community. The district WILL continue this service to our families with some minor changes. I will be placing announcements out this weekend on our District APP, all social media sites and through our all call system to discuss these minor changes as we move forward in this situation. Thank you again for your understanding and cooperation in this matter and we will continue to provide updates as they evolve. Thank You Mike
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
3-19-2020 Harrisburg Unit # 3 Family THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT WILL NOT IMPACT OUR MEALS PROGRAM AT THIS TIME......... MEALS WILL STILL BE DELIVERED AS NORMAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In an effort to adhere to the "social distancing" recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control, Unit # 3 will no longer accept foot traffic through the day in their building offices or the Unit Office. There will be staff there to conduct business remotely by phone and/or email each day.We will attempt to answer your questions or find a solution for any issue you have remotely. Should you need paperwork or other items we will work with you to schedule a pick up at one of our locations. Again, we will still be here to handle business, but will have doors locked and will not allow entry to any of the buildings until further notice. Please understand this is a decision that will cause some delays in resolving issues, but we will do our best to provide you the service you need. Call your child's building first and if you cannot reach anyone there please call the Unit Office and we will do our best to assist you. Thank you, Mike Gauch
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Parents/Guardians/Students Harrisburg Community - Harrisburg Unit # 3 schools will have someone in offices at each building and the Unit office to assist you with concerns or questions throughout this closure. In an attempt to limit the opportunity for the transmission of any health related problems, we ask that you first call the district and attempt to conduct any business you may have by phone. We will do everything in our power to be able to address your concerns on that call. Should you be in need of a form, paper or any other document we can take that information on the phone and use email to transmit to IF POSSIBLE. This will avoid you having to travel outside your home for something we can take care of on the phone or by email. Should we not be able to handle the issue by phone, we would ask you to come in so we could get you any information or documents you need for you or your child. Please refer to the Meal Plan Document as we start serving meals today in several locations noted on that document. My staff and I are very appreciative and humbled by the outpouring of support from our families and community members. This is a very stressful time for everyone and to have the kind words we heard throughout the day yesterday was why Harrisburg is HOME! We truly care for your children as well and want them back in our buildings as soon as it is deemed to be the safest solution for them. Thank you again for your cooperation and we will continue to update you as this situation evolves. Thank you, Mike Gauch Superintendent
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SUPERINTENDENT MIKE GAUCH The School Board WILL have their monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 to conduct essential business that we must accomplish. HOWEVER, we are asking that unless you have direct business as stated on the agenda that you NOT attend the meeting as to limit the amount of people in attendance due to the health concerns we are dealing with as a nation. Those of you that are regular attendees as the HEA and other groups, please limit your group to only one representative attend the meeting. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Parents, We have attached our district's information regarding a meal plan during this closure. Please call the unit office with any questions you have. The district will be serving meals for free Monday - Friday during this entire closure period. Thank You, Mike Gauch View Image or Click Link: https://5il.co/dqcr
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
NOTICE TO ALL HARRISBURG STUDENTS AND PARENTS FROM MIKE GAUCH SUPERINTENDENT:
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Parents I have received some information from the state that will assist us and guide the district during this closure. My administrative team will meet tomorrow and break these documents down and see how they will relate to our students and staff. We will get this information out to you sometime Monday regarding meals starting Tuesday for students, as well as any updates that may need clarified through the closure. I will also be involved in a town hall phone call tomorrow afternoon with all Superintendents and the Illinois State Board where I will ask questions about the process we are starting on Monday. Finally. the State will be providing a webinar with further guidance for the closure on Tuesday afternoon and my entire administrative team has signed up to be a part of that. We will be in the unit office to all listen together and try and improve our plan or gain clarification from the state as we move forward. We are still moving forward with our plan to be able to open up e-learning online Tuesday as well as having learning packets at your child's school from 2-4 on Monday. This situation is still changing hourly and I will keep you all informed as information comes in that we believe is important to convey. Thank you again for your patience and understanding that this is out of the district's control and we just have to do what we can to make the best of the situation for our children. Thank You Mike Gauch Superintendent
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Harrisburg Unit # 3 is dedicated to ensure the safety of all students as we try and navigate this unchartered territory that is the coronavirus WHILE THERE ARE STILL NO DOCUMENTED OR CONFIRMED CASES OF THIS VIRUS IN OUR DISTRICT OR EVEN IN THE AREA. We remain in contact with our local health department as well as the Illinois State Board allowing these experts to guide us through this issue. We are preparing e-learning plans/suggestions in case the state or district determines it is in the best interest of our children to shut down in response to this public health issue. This situation is changing by the hour and we are constantly monitoring these developments to make the best decisions for our students and our community. We continue to put out periodic announcements as things progress today and through the weekend. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter. Respectfully, Mike Gauch
about 1 year ago, Nikki Williams
Benjie Willsey
Congratulations to Alicia Hinant for winning the “Chill and Grill” PTO Raffle basket!!
about 1 year ago, Benjie Willsey
Benjie Willsey
Congratulations to Laynie Jennings, winner of the “Cooking in the Kitchen” PTO Raffle basket!
about 1 year ago, Benjie Willsey
Benjie Willsey
Congratulations to Conner Straube, winner of the “Family Movie and Game Night “ PTO Raffle basket!
about 1 year ago, Benjie Willsey
Benjie Willsey
Congratulations to Norma Harner, winner of “The Great Outdoors” PTO Raffle basket!
about 1 year ago, Benjie Willsey
Benjie Willsey
Congratulations to Tamar Williams, winner of TWO of the PTO Raffle Baskets!
about 1 year ago, Benjie Willsey
Eric McCollum
February Above and Beyond Winners!
about 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
Come join us tomorrow at East Side for "It Starts With Us" Family Night from 4-6 p.m. A free dinner will be provided with a lot of fun activities for the children and a free book for all students who attend. We will have 15 community organizations participating in the event with raffles and a drawing for a free Ipad. 3rd grade students will also be performing in the cafeteria. So come out and join us at East Side tomorrow! We hope to see you there!
about 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
Early Dismissal tomorrow 2/26 at 1:30.
about 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
Congratulations Mrs. Fry for being recognized as a finalist for the State of Illinois Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Administrator. Mrs. Fry attended a banquet this weekend where she received her plaque. This is a great achievement for Mrs Fry and all of Unit 3!
about 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Tina Norman
Reference Guide
over 1 year ago, Tina Norman
Eric McCollum
Secretary of State Police Bomb squad came to East Side to do a presentation for out 4th graders. Thank you for a great presentation!
over 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
January East Side Above and Beyond winners!!
over 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
Congratulations to East Side Spelling Bee champion Lynlei Schiff and runner-up Ally Brannock!
over 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Natalie Fry
Senator Fowler visits East Side to accept a donation to Heaven's Kitchen.
over 1 year ago, Natalie Fry
Eric McCollum
East Side Intermediate Above and Beyond Winners!
over 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Benjie Willsey
5th grade raffle basket winners: Dinner’s On Us- Lisa Schiff- winning ticket seller: Lynlei Schiff Chocolate Lover’s basket- Bill Pinkston- winning ticket seller: Brody Pinkston Family Movie Night basket- Whitney Crayne -wining ticket seller: Holdyn Crayne
over 1 year ago, Benjie Willsey
Benjie Willsey
Dinner’s On Us basket winner- Lisa Schiff- winning ticket seller- Lynlei Schiff
over 1 year ago, Benjie Willsey
Nicole Stewart
Don't forget tomorrow is Color Block Thursday! Wear your favorite holiday colors! Red, green, gold, white, silver, etc.
over 1 year ago, Nicole Stewart
Benjie Willsey
Maddox carefully pushed the sticks into the balloon and won $50! Way to go, Maddox!
over 1 year ago, Benjie Willsey
Benjie Willsey
Mrs. Fry and Mr. McCullom were “pied” by the top fundraisers!!
over 1 year ago, Benjie Willsey
Benjie Willsey
Dog Man stopped to join the Treat Walk during Family Reading Night!
over 1 year ago, Benjie Willsey
Benjie Willsey
Kent Zimmer of Z100 stopped by and joined 5th graders for lunch!
over 1 year ago, Benjie Willsey
Benjie Willsey
Don’t forget! 2:00 dismissal on Friday, Dec. 20th for Winter Break!
over 1 year ago, Benjie Willsey
Eric McCollum
East Side Above and Beyond Winners!!
over 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
Thank you Mrs. Marilyn Ellis for teaching our 3rd grade students proper Manners and Etiquette.
over 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
Important Announcement: Wednesday, Nov. 13th phones are currently down at East Side. Please call West Side to phone in an ill student or for all other requests. Ext. 5000
over 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
Red Ribbon week at East Side!! Thank you Chief Riden and State's Attorney Molly Wilson Kasiar for coming to talk with our students about being drug free.
over 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
Above and Beyond Good Dog Awards!!
over 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Natalie Fry
Thank you to the FFA for helping build our Gaga Pit. Also a big thanks to the PTO for purchasing the materials. The kids love it!
over 1 year ago, Natalie Fry
Natalie Fry
More STEM
over 1 year ago, Natalie Fry
Natalie Fry
STEM Day Success!
over 1 year ago, Natalie Fry
Natalie Fry
Go Dogs!!!!
over 1 year ago, Natalie Fry
Natalie Fry
Go Purple and White!!! Go Dogs
over 1 year ago, Natalie Fry
Natalie Fry
Little Dogs football cheer camp will have practice on Wednesday, September 25 from 3-4:30 but the game performance has changed to Monday, Sept 30th at half time. Game starts at 6PM
over 1 year ago, Natalie Fry
Natalie Fry
State Representative Patrick Windhorst came to East Side to honor our summer readers with an award. Congratulations kids!
over 1 year ago, Natalie Fry
Eric McCollum
Happy Patriots Day!! Thank you to all who have served.
over 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
We celebrated Grandparents Day today at East Side! Thank you to all the grandparents who were able to attend.
over 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
Thank you Saline Care for your donation of school supplies!
over 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Eric McCollum
Cub Scouts came to East Side today to talk to our students about joining cub scouts. Boys and girls grades K-5 are invited to join Cub Scouts. Sign up is at 6:00 p.m August 29, 2019 at West Side School.
over 1 year ago, Eric McCollum
Natalie Fry
Mrs. Arredondo's class receives supplies from SUN Loan Company today! Sun Loan adopted the classroom for the year to help with special events and awards. Congrats and thank you Sun Loan!
over 1 year ago, Natalie Fry
Natalie Fry
Don't forget, tomorrow August 28th is a 1:30 dismissal for a half day teacher institute.
over 1 year ago, Natalie Fry
Mike Gauch
CHICKEN NUGGET DAY AT EAST SIDE SCHOOL!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!! LOVE OUR COOKS!!!!
over 1 year ago, Mike Gauch