Debbie McGowan
Reminder that tomorrow, October 22, is the last day to sign up for cheerleading tryouts at the middle school. Any student, remote or in person, may tryout but must have a current physical and a COVID Waiver form on file prior to tryouts on November 2. Temperature and symptoms will be checked prior to open gym on October 27 and 28 and before tryouts on November 2. You may sign up to tryout if you are currently at home on quarantine as long as you will be released to come back to school before November 2. Sign up in the middle school office.
2 days ago, Debbie McGowan
Debbie McGowan
Tutoring for remote and in person students will be on Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22 from 1:00 - 3:00. Please contact the office to let us know if your child will be attending tutoring this week.
6 days ago, Debbie McGowan
Debbie McGowan
Reminders for all HMS students: Bring your math books and district hot spots if you haven't already turned them in. Hot spots should be turned in at the office. In person students can turn math books in to their math teachers. Remote learners can turn them in at the office from 8:00 - 3:30. For students returning from remote learning, you will receive your class schedules in the morning. Also student pick up time for those being picked up is 11:40 a.m. All other students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. Don't forget your mask and your Chromebook!
6 days ago, Debbie McGowan
Nikki Williams
Please click the link for an important announcement from Harrisburg Middle School: https://5il.co/m73v
8 days ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Please click the link for an important announcement from Superintendent Gauch: https://5il.co/m2o3
11 days ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Please click the link for an important announcement from Harrisburg Schools: https://5il.co/m2ml
11 days 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
22 days 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.
24 days ago, Nikki Williams
Michael Boglino
Online sales for the HMS Yearbook have started! Our Yearbook Code is 7548421. Click on the link to order. https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob
26 days ago, Michael Boglino
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.
26 days 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
26 days ago, Nikki Williams
Debbie McGowan
School pictures for REMOTE LEARNERS are here. They can be picked up at HMS in front under the awning on Monday, September 28, and Tuesday, September 29 from 8:30 - 11:30. In Person learners should have received their pictures earlier this week.
29 days ago, Debbie McGowan
Debbie McGowan
Starting tomorrow, September 24, all HMS students will be remote learning until Friday, October 2. Students who were already remote learning, will continue with their current remote learning schedule. Students who were in person should check their email today for more information about their schedule.
about 1 month ago, Debbie McGowan
Debbie McGowan
The baseball and softball games are cancelled for tonight. There will be no baseball, softball, or cross country practice. Practices will resume tomorrow. The softball team will play Carrier Mills tomorrow night at 4:30 for 8th Grade Night. All athletes will be required to wear a mask when they are not playing during games and practice.
about 1 month ago, Debbie McGowan
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit 3 Parents/Guardians: Please click the link for an important announcement from Superintendent Gauch. https://5il.co/lbzr
about 1 month ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit #3 Family: Please click the link for an important announcement from Superintendent Gauch. https://5il.co/lbe2
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit 3 Parents/Guardians: Please click the link for a statement from Superintendent Gauch. https://5il.co/l17z
about 1 month ago, Nikki Williams
Debbie McGowan
There will be no cross country practice on Monday, September 7.
about 1 month ago, Debbie McGowan
Debbie McGowan
The HMS cross country meet scheduled for today has been cancelled and rescheduled for Friday, September 4 at 4:00 at Carterville. The cross country team will still practice at HMS today at 4:00.
about 1 month ago, Debbie McGowan
Michael Boglino
Picture Day order form
about 1 month ago, Michael Boglino
Debbie McGowan
HMS Softball and Baseball games are cancelled today due to weather. They are rescheduled for Friday, September 4. Baseball pictures will be taken in the gym today at 3:00 p.m. Softball players should be at the gym and ready at 3:30 today for their pictures. Reminder that students must wear masks while inside the school.
about 1 month ago, Debbie McGowan
Michael Boglino
Fall picture day at HMS is Tuesday, Sept. 8. Order forms will go home this week. Students that normally come to school in the mornings will get their pictures taken in the morning. Remote Learners can come in the afternoon for their pictures (8th graders 12:30 - 1:30, 7th graders 1:30 - 2:30, 6th graders 2:30 - 3:20). Remote learners can pick up order forms in the office or order online at mylifetouch.com - Picture ID EVTFQ7VTF
about 1 month ago, Michael Boglino
Michael Boglino
Baseball and Softball pictures are scheduled for today. Baseball will start at their field at 3pm - Softball will be at their field after baseball pics are done. If it is raining, pictures will be at the HMS gym.
about 1 month ago, Michael Boglino
Debbie McGowan
HMS baseball practice is cancelled today due to the weather.
about 1 month ago, Debbie McGowan
Michael Boglino
Baseball and Softball pictures are scheduled for Sept. 1 - flyers should be handed out soon. Baseball pictures start at 3pm at the field - masks are required for the group picture. Softball pictures will be after baseball at their field.
about 1 month ago, Michael Boglino
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
2 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Attention Unit 3: Please click the link for an update on Bus Guidelines: https://5il.co/jv1n
2 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Please click the link for information regarding meals for the 2020-2021 school year: https://5il.co/js3o
2 months ago, Nikki Williams
Debbie McGowan
Tomorrow is the beginning of Chromebook training for our middle school students and we are looking forward to seeing them! All students should have their appointments for this week and should only be present on those two days at the designated times. If you have not received a phone call about your child's appointment, check your voicemail or your child's school email. Please do not send their school supplies with them as they will not have access to lockers this week. Students should bring a pencil, a water bottle or bottled water labeled with their name, and wear a mask. Temperatures will be taken when they arrive at school and they will be socially distanced in the gym or commons area before going to their homeroom. Students should arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to training - 8:00 for morning training and 12:00 for afternoon training. Please pick your child up promptly at the end of their training - 11:00 for morning training and 3:00 for afternoon training. Thank you!
2 months ago, Debbie McGowan
Debbie McGowan
HMS CROSS COUNTRY - Tryouts for cross country will be Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18 at 4:00 p.m. at the middle school. All students who try out will need a current physical. Students must bring their own water bottle clearly labeled with their first and last name and they must wear a mask when they are not running. Contact Coach Herren if you have questions at 518-7327.
2 months ago, Debbie McGowan
Nikki Williams
Please click the link for an update regarding the school schedule: https://5il.co/jb71
3 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Unit 3 Family, Click the link for a statement from Mr.Gauch concerning the 2020-2021 school schedule: https://5il.co/j42j
3 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
3 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
3 months ago, Nikki Williams
Debbie McGowan
HMS BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TRYOUTS: The SIJHSAA met today and decided we will have middle school baseball, softball, and cross country with restrictions. More information regarding restrictions will be provided at a later date. Baseball tryouts for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys will begin Wednesday, August 5 at 9:00 a.m. at Dorris Heights Field. All students must have a physical to tryout. Temperatures will be taken and masks and social distancing will be required. Softball tryouts for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls will also begin Wednesday, August 5 at 9:00 a.m. at Centerfield diamond at Harrisburg Park. All students must have a physical to tryout. Temperatures will be taken and masks and social distancing will be required. Please continue to check back here as guidelines are subject to change.
3 months ago, Debbie McGowan
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
3 months ago, Nikki Williams
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
3 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Please take our parent survey regarding returning to learning. Parent Survey Link: https://forms.gle/Bz4zFo6veEM1X3Sr7
4 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
Please click the link or view the image for a statement from Superintendent Gauch: https://5il.co/hmy2
4 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
4 months ago, Nikki Williams
Debbie McGowan
HMS Students, we are at the middle school today (June 3) until 3:30 for you to pick up your yearbook, graduation bags (8th grade), grade cards (6th and 7th grades), and anything you haven't picked up from your lockers. After 3:30 today, you will need to wait until August to pick these things up. Hope to see you out here before 3:30!
5 months ago, Debbie McGowan
Debbie McGowan
HMS Students - You have 45 more minutes (until 2:00) today to pick up your yearbooks, graduation bags (8th grade), grade cards (6th and 7th grades), and anything you didn't pick up from your lockers. We will also be out here tomorrow from 1:30 - 3:30. We are under the awning in the front of the building. These will be the last times to pick these things up until August. Hope to see you today or tomorrow!
5 months ago, Debbie McGowan
Debbie McGowan
HMS - Yearbooks are here! We will be at HMS on Tuesday, June 2 from 10:00 - 2:00 and on Wednesday, June 3 from 1:30 - 3:30 for students to pick up their yearbooks. 6th and 7th graders can also pick up their grade cards. 8th graders who did not attend the Promotion Ceremony can pick up their promotion certificates and class t-shirts. All students can pick up things from their lockers. All students must wear a mask! These will be the last times to pick these things up until August. Students can check their school email or the HMS Google Classroom to see the list of students who ordered a yearbook. Contact Mrs. McGowan at dmcgowan@harrisburg3.org if you have questions.
5 months ago, Debbie McGowan
Debbie McGowan
I want to thank all of the parents and families of the HMS Class of 2020 for following the guidelines last night and making the drive through promotion ceremony special for the students! I know this was not the ceremony you envisioned for your children but you all went out of your way to make it great! Congratulations to the HHS Class of 2024!! Mrs. McGowan
5 months ago, Debbie McGowan
Debbie McGowan
Reminder: 8th Grade Drive Through Promotion Ceremony is tonight at 5:30 p.m. at HMS. One car per family. Please come in from Rt. 45 and line up. Only the student will be allowed to exit the car and must have a mask or other face covering. The student will get his/her certificate, t-shirt, class picture, and any awards they earned and have their picture taken (without the mask). You will then exit on Liberty Road. We will see you at 5:30 tonight to send our 8th graders to the high school!
5 months ago, Debbie McGowan
Debbie McGowan
HMS 8th Grade Parents - the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be live streamed tomorrow night at 5:30 p.m. on the HMS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HarrisburgMiddleSchool More information regarding the Promotion Ceremony can be found on the Facebook page and in your child's school email.
5 months ago, Debbie McGowan
Nikki Williams
Dear Unit 3 Parents/Guardians: Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the State of Illinois is giving extra benefits to the families who currently receive SNAP benefits. BUT Since the Harrisburg School District is considered CEP, due to the poverty levels in our town there is a benefit to the families that do not currently receive SNAP benefits. ALL FAMILIES CAN RECEIVE THIS BENEFIT! Click these links for the explanation of benefits: https://5il.co/fpti https://5il.co/fpth Click this link for the application: https://5il.co/fptg
6 months ago, Nikki Williams
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!
6 months ago, Nikki Williams
Debbie McGowan
HMS parents/guardians, please have your child check their school email today for important information about picking up their belongings from their lockers. There is also information on the HMS Facebook page. Email me with questions at dmcgowan@harrisburg3.org.
6 months ago, Debbie McGowan
Debbie McGowan
HMS students - pick-up for the third learning packet is tomorrow, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at HMS. Students should also turn in AR books and textbooks when they pick up the new packet. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
6 months ago, Debbie McGowan
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
6 months 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
6 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
HARRISBURG STAFF MISS OUR STUDENTS,,,,,, WE DECIDED TO PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER! enjoy!!!! https://youtu.be/iDH7z0NYA7A
6 months 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
7 months 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
7 months ago, Nikki Williams
Debbie McGowan
HMS Students, we hope everyone is doing well! Our Google Meet Check-Ins start today! Check your email or your classes in Google Classroom for info! Let us know if you have any questions. See you in class today! Mrs. McGowan
7 months ago, Debbie McGowan
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.
7 months ago, Nikki Williams
Debbie McGowan
HMS Students - Check your email for important codes for Google Classroom. Remember to contact your teachers if you have questions or if you need anything. Stay healthy and safe! Mrs. McGowan
7 months ago, Debbie McGowan
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
7 months 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
7 months ago, Nikki Williams
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.
7 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
ATTENTION UNIT 3 PARENTS AND GUARDIANS PLEASE CLICK LINK FOR NEW E-LEARNING INFO: https://5il.co/eaz4
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months ago, Nikki Williams
Nikki Williams
NOTICE TO ALL HARRISBURG STUDENTS AND PARENTS FROM MIKE GAUCH SUPERINTENDENT:
7 months 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
7 months 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
8 months ago, Nikki Williams
Michael Boglino
Spring Picture Day is Tomorrow!!! Dress code applies. Select the background and your child is ready to go!
8 months ago, Michael Boglino
Michael Boglino
Spring Picture Day is Wednesday, March 11. All students will get their picture taken. Dress code applies. No money due now - Students need to pick from six different backgrounds.
8 months ago, Michael Boglino
Lindsay Dunn
Glow Dance 2020
8 months ago, Lindsay Dunn
Michael Boglino
Since school was not in session on Friday, the final day of yearbook sales has been extended to Monday, Feb. 10 at HMS.
9 months ago, Michael Boglino
Michael Boglino
Yearbooks go on sale again tomorrow! Don't miss out!
9 months ago, Michael Boglino
Michael Boglino
Annie performances tonight and tomorrow - extra credit available in Mrs. Irvin’s Literature classes.
9 months ago, Michael Boglino
Debbie McGowan
We work with the Community Prevention Resources agency to provide messages regarding the risks of underage drinking to the families of our students. Please take this confidential survey and help us continue to provide this free service. https://forms.gle/CRNdtuPFoxHDmqB57
10 months ago, Debbie McGowan
Debbie McGowan
Due to a quality issue at the photo lab, Lifetouch has decided to reprint the fall picture packages at no cost to you. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused with your original picture order. Packets are being sent home today, Tuesday, January 7.
10 months ago, Debbie McGowan
Lindsay Dunn
House Competition-Dodgeball
10 months ago, Lindsay Dunn
Lindsay Dunn
House competition-Tug-o-War
10 months ago, Lindsay Dunn
Lindsay Dunn
House competitions!
10 months ago, Lindsay Dunn
Michael Boglino
8th grade Annual Christmas Karaoke!
10 months ago, Michael Boglino
Michael Boglino
8th grade girls playing NOW - come on out!
10 months ago, Michael Boglino
Michael Boglino
8th grade night for the girls tonight at HMS!
10 months ago, Michael Boglino
Michael Boglino
The Scholar Bowl team had lunch at Culver’s after their meet at Herrin - the staff at Culver’s was impressed with their behavior and wanted a picture! Way to go team!
10 months ago, Michael Boglino
Michael Boglino
8th graders - Those eligible for the Bulldog Club/PBIS movie - $6 is due tomorrow!
10 months ago, Michael Boglino
Michael Boglino
HMS Band concert happening now - they sound awesome!
11 months ago, Michael Boglino
Michael Boglino
Chili Supper TONIGHT to benefit the Davis family.
11 months ago, Michael Boglino
Mike Boglino
Parent Teacher Conferences NOW!
11 months ago, Mike Boglino
Mike Boglino
Scholar Bowl meet tomorrow vs Eldorado at 9:30. Good Luck!
12 months ago, Mike Boglino
Mike Boglino
There will be an informational meeting for all students who are interested in auditioning for the HMS musical on Wednesday, November 13 during 9th hour in the cafeteria.
12 months ago, Mike Boglino
Mike Boglino
Yellow ticket Boston Butt and Rib pickup is today - 3:00 to 5:00pm at HMS
about 1 year ago, Mike Boglino
Mike Boglino
Character Counts Week - Oct 21-25 Monday - wear blue Tuesday - wear yellow Wednesday - wear green Thursday - wear red Friday - wear purple
about 1 year ago, Mike Boglino
Mike Boglino
Retake/Group picture day is Tuesday!
about 1 year ago, Mike Boglino
Mike Boglino
Awesome pictures courtesy of Mrs. Conn’s art classes.
about 1 year ago, Mike Boglino
Mike Boglino
All rib and Boston butt tickets/orders are due tomorrow
about 1 year ago, Mike Boglino
Mike Boglino
Looks like there are some issues with wallet-size pics from Lifetouch today. They are working on the issue - call 618 288-7896 if you need further assistance.
about 1 year ago, Mike Boglino
Debbie McGowan
This week is Spirit Week at HMS! Tomorrow is Pajama Day!
about 1 year ago, Debbie McGowan
Mike Gauch
Chicken or rib patty!!!! OUR COOKS ROCK!!
about 1 year ago, Mike Gauch
Mike Boglino
Baseball and softball pictures are Friday, August 16 starting at 3pm.
about 1 year ago, Mike Boglino
Mike Boglino
HMS Yearbooks are on sale until August 30th. Turn in orders to Mr. Boglino.
about 1 year ago, Mike Boglino