Since today is National Zoo Day, here is an opportunity to check out the Cincinnati Zoo. They go live on their FB page daily at 2:00 CST. Thanks for sharing Mrs Dailey! http://cincinnatizoo.org/news-releases/cincinnati-zoo-is-bringing-the-zoo-to-you/
Daily Announcements-4/8/2020 with Pledge by Isabella Ohme. Mr. Bickel talks about DEAR - remember that's Drop Everything And Read! Sheltering in Place and Remote learning should give you plenty of time to DEAR-and share your favorite books with us! https://youtu.be/CLtJVEqH6wg
Hopefully this link will work to the Egg Hunt PDF https://drive.google.com/file/d/1If230FziJ_pHVFOHFAeSknPtQYe-VsaV/view?usp=sharing
Thanks to everyone that participated in our Spirit Days this week! Mr. Bickel put together a video to Parker's new favorite song! We will get through this together-separately! Be well, Stay home! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mWGdX2C4rQDTnDcRugUS_qerfMm8LsWC/view?usp=sharing
Daily Announcements - 4/3/2020 with Pledge by Delilah Zitt and sisters! It's School "Uniform" Day - GREEN, BLACK, WHITE - PANTHERS - go! https://youtu.be/09yaeIrwTqE
Daily Announcements-4/2/2020 with Tucker Podnar leading the Pledge. Today is THURSDAY-Mr. Bickel may have been distracted at the end! It's Superhero Day in honor of our REAL LIFE heroes! It's also Light It Up Blue Day. https://youtu.be/FdIT6ipUkRQ
Daily Announcements - 4/1/2020 with pledge by Ellie Gonzalez. Today's challenge is HISTORY - check out the trivia contest included in announcements. Send in or tag pics in your Suit and Tie spirit wear...April Fools! It's PJ & Bed Head Day! https://youtu.be/3OC3L5mOHpk
Please read the attached letter from Mrs. Moore following today's announcement from Gov. Pritzker's extension of remote learning. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cEbBc2LpEY36R73C-Qn8l-VVuefUkBxHf0-XEnmrgso/edit?usp=sharing
Hey Panther students: Having trouble staying organized with all your Remote Learning assignments? Here is a tip and quick tutorial from The Hawk showing something simple you can do that will help! Parents - it's definitely worth checking out, it could help organize your life, too! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I8HT6wW2wV4i-uxi-CcwJrrNhzIcfjyx/view?usp=sharing Thanks Mandy Hawk - great job! #excellencehasnofinishline #pantherpride #togetherseparately
Daily Announcements -3/31/2020 with Pledge by Rachel, Nate, and Josie Dean. Mr. Bickel has a special shout out to Kameron H. and also explains the updated ISBE Remote Learning guidelines. Today is Jersey Day and PE Challenge Day! Check it out... https://youtu.be/Ofseltxys6o
Please read the attached letter from Mrs. Moore with an update regarding Remote Learning Days (formerly known as E-Learning Days). https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nZyUNaoEthdvK0IZvxB9jxHBjhoVJ4MeF-BtDN0ihK0/edit?usp=sharing
Daily announcements 3/30/2020. Please be sure to check it out, there’s new important information on our sack meal program, as well as a new challenge! Don’t forget to tag us or post your photos of Spring Break Dress Up Day in the comments! https://youtu.be/Nhpj8tVC5Cg
Daily Announcements-3/27/2020 with Kindergartner Atley Benson doing the Pledge of Allegiance. There's a special guest appearance today, too. https://youtu.be/_hKLCBtapHU
Daily announcements - 3/26/2020 with Pledge of Allegiance by Tyler and Tanner Brown. https://youtu.be/unAlRwosLTc
3/25/2020 - Morning Announcements from Mr. Bickel with kindergartner Grady Miller doing the Pledge of Allegiance. Keep sending in your family's Pledge for us to use! We will get to yours if you send it in!! https://youtu.be/kwKTBBf1L18
Good evening Leland Panthers. I hope you are enjoying your “spring” break and all this white stuff we are being blessed with today. As a reminder, the school sack meal program begins tomorrow. We are still going to have pick up or delivery options available from 10am-noon. Please, as the governor has mandated, avoid social gatherings by only sending one person per family to pick up meals if you have selected the pick up option. It is best not to be traveling in groups especially to public places, and we really all need to do our part by following the Shelter-in-Place/Social Distancing order. If you have not signed up for this free sack meal program, which includes breakfast and lunch items, and need these items for your Leland School students, please email Mrs. Niles (email@example.com) or Mrs. Bland (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible to ensure enough meals are packaged. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this constantly evolving crisis.
Please read the attached letter from Mrs. Moore and Mr. Bickel with an update from Governor Pritzker - 3/20/2020 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V-o-gzrwIQQU04qcjyahAVEdC8DDUuUCYGfZkG9TQh0/edit?usp=sharing Check out this YouTube link too! https://youtu.be/s7TMuyHXnlw
Check out the announcements for today from Mr. Bickel and a special guest appearance. https://youtu.be/u2q8_tVj_g4
Panther families - please take a moment to read the following message regarding District provided sack meals for students during this time of mandated school closure. I strongly encourage you to call or send an email with the number of students that will be participating in the program so we can have an accurate food count. To begin with you will receive a combined sack breakfast & lunch per day for Monday, 3/23/2020 through Friday, 3/27/2020. (If you sign up, you will be signed up for all 5 days next week). ALL LELAND CUSD 1 STUDENTS will be free for these sack meals. It is very important that you let us know if you will be available to pick up or if you will need delivery. Deliveries will be made daily between the hours 10:00am-noon. If no one is home at the address listed in TeacherEase, the sack will be left near the door. Pick up will be available at the school by the main office during the same hours. We do not have a menu available at this time. I have attached a document that spells out the information needed. If it is convenient for you, please fill that out and email to Mrs. Bland or myself no later than 3:00pm FRIDAY, 3/20/2020. If it is easier, please call and leave a voicemail with the appropriate information!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CTJXiNIQsj6eowuELx_W8cIUYgrrfto7f-OwsMltywU/edit?usp=sharing
HI All! I hope Day 2 of E-Learning is helping to smooth out the kinks! Mr. Bickel did the daily announcements for all to hear (& see!) Click this YouTube link to hear what's going on! https://youtu.be/QcKqml9U3Xc Keep on trying, keep on learning, keep on moving forward! KEEP ON WITH THAT PANTHER PRIDE!
Please use the link to read a letter from Mrs. Moore and Mr. Bickel regarding Leland CUSD 1 E-Learning attendance and grading procedures during this time of school closure. Make sure to read through to the end, as there is additional information regarding school breakfasts/lunches, etc. As always, the staff at Leland School thank you for your support, patience, and flexibility during this unprecedented, historical event. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HnDgfujHrc8JB8a_bUY_LyieCWmxdgaG/view?usp=sharing
Mr. Bland has put together a quick tutorial video how to find Google Hangouts Meet for students that some teachers are using as a tool to check in. https://youtu.be/e1ovApsNjis
Please click on the following YouTube link to view a message from Mrs. Moore and Mr. Bickel with the Emergency Closure Plans. 3/16/2020 https://youtu.be/CwXlRg9MYdY
A message from the Media Center: The Media Center will be open today (3/16) until 4:30 to return/check out library books only. After today, it will be closed until March 31st. Additionally, Mrs. Stegman will be sending out a code for all students to access Epic Books online.
A message from Mrs. Cameron to students in the music department that sold cheesecakes: The music department cheesecake delivery will remain as previously scheduled. Unless I hear otherwise from the company, cheesecakes will be delivered on Thursday, March 19th. All cheesecakes will be ready for pick up between 2:30-5:15 p.m. It is imperative that they are picked up between these hours and not left at the school. They will not keep without being frozen or refrigerated. Unfortunately I do not have room in my own freezers at home, and the school freezers are also filled to capacity. You will be notified of any changes, should they occur.
A COVID-19/E-learning/School Closure update from Mrs. Moore - 3/15/2020 This morning, and throughout the day, district administrators are working with ISBE and each other to clarify requirements and determine best practices for our students, families, and staff. Thank you for your patience as Mr. Bickel and I continue to work to provide information to you that is efficient, effective, and observes the intention of social isolation to lessen the spread of COVID-19 through our communities. Monday will be considered a teacher institute day for our faculty. By the end of the day on Monday every student will be contacted by his or her classroom teacher(s) with specific directions for Tuesday through Friday. We plan to be back in session with student attendance in the building on Tuesday March 31 per the Governor's order. However, as this situation is fluid, we will communicate with you necessary changes as we get updated information. The building will be open on Monday from 7:30 - 4:00. Students and staff will be able to come in and get any necessary materials throughout the day. We request that they respect the intention of the school closure for the purpose of social isolation, and refrain from gathering and visiting together. For students with lockers, please retrieve any food items or let us know and we will remove for you. We don't want any stinky surprises in our upcoming weeks! You won't get in trouble for having it...we just want to make sure it doesn't fester and appreciate your cooperation. Again, thank you for your patience and understanding.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM MRS. MOORE AND MR. BICKEL: Governor Pritzker announced a mandatory public school closure starting Tuesday, March 17 through March 30. This affects all school programming and extracurricular activities. Use of the facility by members and groups of the community is also suspended during this time. Monday, March 16 students will not be in attendance. This day will be used for teacher preparation for e-learning plans, which will go into effect for Tuesday through Friday. Teachers will contact students (and parents when grade level appropriate) with information for e-learning assignments.There will be no e-learning days during the week of spring break. Currently, student attendance is expected to resume on Tuesday, March 31. It is critical to understand the unprecedented nature of closing schools statewide to control the spread of a contagious illness, the importance of practicing social isolation and distancing, and the ramifications of disregarding these practices. We are working hard to ensure the best possible opportunities for continuation of instruction and learning during a time of national crisis. We thank you in advance for your cooperation, and we will continue to communicate throughout this process.
Please click on the following link for a message regarding Covid-19 and E-Learning Updates from Leland CUSD 1 administration. Any further updates will be posted on our social media sites and school website. https://youtu.be/sCgqJW8r1TM
A Message from the Principals of the Jr. 10 Conference (this is our junior high conference): The Jr. 10 continues to actively monitor reports on COVID-19 and follow guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health and local health departments. The Jr. 10 has decided to postpone the Jr. 10 Spelling Bee at Serena High School scheduled for March 17th. We are evaluating each Conference event as the situation continues to evolve. All decisions are being made with the safety and well being of our students in mind, and we are being as responsive as possible with the information we are gathering. Leland School will continue to pass along information as we receive it.
We are closely monitoring the recommendations of the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and our local health department regarding the status of COVID-19. We are preparing our school for the potential of an extended mandated closing. The staff has been working to develop an e-learning plan that (while not a substitute for face-to-face interaction with teachers and peers) will provide continued instruction to our students. We are meeting with our staff again after school, and Mr. Bickel and I will put together the most current information to share with you by tomorrow afternoon.
FYI - Homework Help is cancelled today. Additionally, there will not be a Game Club meeting.
Panther Shout out to this year's Young Authors Contest grade level winners!! (picture to follow at later date!) 1st: Nate Dean 2nd: Ava Wormley 3rd: Tyler Wesson, Jiho Yim, Nolan Kinney 4th: Camden DiFaggio 5th: Kennedy Barshinger 6th: Laynie Wold 7th: Maddie Kuske 8th: Maggie Harig This year's overall school winner is 6th grader Laynie Wold who be attending the state conference in May.
Read Across America Week is next week in conjunction with Dr. Seuss' birthday. Schools typically have fun celebrating reading during the first week of March and we are no exception. We will be having Seuss-related dress up days, staff read-alouds, and and entire school D.E.A.R. (drop everything and read) session! Reading is fun and we need to make sure our kids are developing a lifelong love of reading! 💚📖📚🐾
Shout out to Mrs. Hawk & Mr. Bland's BizInnovator Class...Al and Marcy Kinney gave the BizInnovator Class a great opportunity to try their hand at designing an ad campaign for their realtor business. The students learned what realtors do, how to design marketing questions to conduct an interview, and then how to take that information to customize an ad campaign. Last Friday they presented their designs and plans to the Kinney's and did a great job! They will now take the feedback to create necessary changes and additions for their clients. Thank you to the Kinneys for working with our students. It is relationships between school and community that make small schools so wonderful!! 💚🐾🖤
After School Homework Help and MS girls basketball practice have been cancelled for today. All other activities are continuing as scheduled at this point.
A few scheduling announcements: MS girls (7th grade) basketball tournament in Paw Paw has been cancelled for tomorrow (no make-up date announced yet); 6-8th grade Winter Formal Dance in Earlville tomorrow has been cancelled (make up date 1/25/20); HS Boys basketball at Hiawatha is still ON tonight: bus time 4:30; GAME TIME: 5:30 (**time change). Thank you - stay posted for any other weather-related changes.
Congratulations Jim Spring! Leland School is beyond proud of our own Mr. Jim Spring. He has been selected as the Illinois state winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of American History award!! Mr. Spring has been our High School history/social sciences teacher since 2001. Most recently, he was the brains behind a new Local History course elective for our students. He's a very active member of the Leland Town and Country Association, Bethany Lutheran Church, and spends much of his time playing and singing sweet music! Jim, and his wife Mary, live and love Leland - and that passion comes through in the classroom. I recently overheard someone say, "Mr. Spring enjoys what he does and that translates to awesome connections with the students. It's what makes him special!" Mr. Spring will receive an award at the Youth Day Awards luncheon during the Illinois DAR State Convention in April. Furthermore, his nomination will be forwarded to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for consideration. Congratulations, Jim Spring, on this amazing award and thank you for sharing your enthusiasm and love of teaching with Leland students! Jim was presented this award by Deb Davy, of the area DAR organization, along with his wife, Mary Spring, in front of the high school students and staff this morning!
Panthers Basketball Spirit Wear Shop Open Our Leland Middle School Girls are hosting a Basketball Spirit Wear Order Shop. The logos are non-gender, basketball specific. If you are looking for some HOOPS GEAR, check it out! "LELAND JR HS GIRLS BASKETBALL MTS 2020" is now open! Check out the shop details below. OUR SHOP DETAILS - Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/LJHGBKB - Store Open From: November 11 - December 20, 2019"
WE HAVE POWER! After school activities are scheduled as planned. Thanks for your patience!
Leland School is currently without power. We have contacted ComEd. It may be some time before it is back on. We have checked on all our classrooms, all students have been fed, and have access to all facilities. We will keep you posted if anything changes.
Grades 3-12 Homework Help / PT Conferences: There will not be after-school Homework Help on Thursday, 11/7 or Tuesday, 11/12 due to early dismissal (2:00pm) for Parent Teacher Conferences. Please plan accordingly.
Leland High School is hiring. http://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/Job-Posting/120340/High-School-Math-Teacher/job-details
HOMECOMING SCHEDULE CHANGES: Trying to avoid the last minute chaos of cancelling the parade tomorrow afternoon due to the weather forecast, the parade will be Saturday morning at 10:00am/line up 9:30. (If we have to cancel on Saturday, the decision will be made and posted at 8:30 on the School Facebook page and website). Friday, 9/27: **ICE CREAM SOCIAL 3:45-5:30 (cafeteria) open to all **Soccer Game @ Somonauk vs Sandwich 6:00 (time change) Saturday, 9/28: **PARADE - LINE UP 9:30/START 10:00AM .
Thank you for your patience. Our phone system is up and running and has been working most of the day!
2018-2019 Yearbooks are in!! Stop in the office to pick yours up. If you did not pre-order yours, they are $50.
Reminder: tomorrow night (Tuesday) is K-5 Unpack Your Backpack Night from 5:30-6:30. Bring your school supplies and meet your teacher! Middle & High School students can come in during the day to Load Your Lockers. (Some locker #’s have changed). You can see your schedule, locker number, and combination on your TeacherEase account. HS sports practices began today, MS begins Wednesday....make sure you have current sports physicals & your fees are paid. Registration fees are due this week. You can bring payment into the office or pay online at www. leland1.org using the EPay link. Any family that HAS NOT completed the online registration needs to do that ASAP. Classes begin THURSDAY, Aug 15....bell rings at 8:00! SEE YOU SOON!! #pantherpride #pantherpower #excellencehasnofinishline
SUMMER LIBRARY HOURS at Leland School - MONDAYS 3pm-6pm.
SUMMER HOURS: June: M-Th 8:00am-2:00pm F 8:00am-noon July: M-TH 8:00am-2:00pm F closed Aug: Resume regular office hours: M-F 7:30am-4:00pm **6/5/19: REPORT CARDS are printed and available in the office for pick up.
Leland School staff and students sheltered in place today. There was a warning issued, the radar looked ominous, and it began hailing. We decided to move everyone away from the windows and into the interior of the building. The students are now back in class. The students perfectly acted as has been practiced in our safety drills!
Check out this great article about Leland School's partnership with NIU as a result of a former teacher's donation!! https://www.niutoday.info/2019/04/24/leland-school-and-niu-benefit-from-a-new-partnership-made-possible-by-a-generous-alumna/?utm_source=PoliteMail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=NIU+Today+-+April+25%2c+2019&utm_campaign=NIU+Today
School is on today. However, we will be dismissing at 1:00pm in anticipation of the forecasted high winds and snow heading our way. Leland MS & HS will be running the 1:00 dismissal bell schedule for BDay. All after school activities are cancelled. This includes the STEM Workshop, JH girls basketball practice, HS boys game at Midland, and the 2019-2020 Course Selection Night. Once those are rescheduled, we will post those dates.
Wed. February 6th: Leland School will start at 10:00 am today due to the icy road conditions. Buses will be on a 2-hour delay pick up schedule. JH and HS students will report to their 2nd hour classes, today is a B day in the building. Elementary students will head directly to their classrooms. Breakfast will not be served. Please use caution and be safe.
Leland School is currently experiencing troubles with phone lines. This issue resides with our local phone provider. They have been notified, but until the issue is resolved calls may not get through to us. Thank you for your patience.
Due to the extreme weather conditions Leland School will be closed Tuesday, January 29 through Thursday, January 31. School will resume Friday, February 1. Extracurricular activities will be posted daily. Please stay warm and be safe through these very dangerous temperatures.
Leland Schools will be closed on Monday, January 28th due to the impending severe weather that will be impacting our area late tonight through tomorrow. Monday morning’s commute is considered to be treacherous with several inches of snow followed by blowing and drifting snow and rain, possibly freezing on roadways. If you have to be out tomorrow please be safe and take all necessary precautions. As always, the safety of our staff and students is our main priority. Extracurricular activities will be posted on social media tomorrow. Thank you
Due to the extent of the road conditions, Leland School will be closed today, Wednesday, January 23. The decision for all extra curricular activities will be posted later. Thank you and be safe if you have to go out.
ALERT — School will be closed tomorrow, Monday, November 26th due to extreme weather conditions. Extra curricular activities will also be canceled. Be safe and stay warm!
School will be closed tomorrow, Monday, November 26th due to extreme weather conditions. Extra curricular activities will also be canceled. Be safe and stay warm!
Show your Leland Spirit! Vinyl decals are now on sale, created by Mr. Bland’s Into to Industrial Tech class. For custom decals, contact email@example.com.
Hello Panther Community, Leland School is excited to offer an after-school enrichment program for students who might need a little extra assistance on their course work. Each week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Leland staff will be available until 3:45. Students can spend time getting some guided assistance on class assignments or additional instruction in areas of need. There will be 2 different sessions that are always available. One will be for K-5 students while the other will be for 6-12 students. If you are interested in having your child attend this additional support, all you have to do is mention that they will be attending the after-school program on our new pickup patrol system (K-5) or call the office staff (6-12). If your child is on a regularly scheduled bus route, that is no problem. The district is providing additional transportation after the 3:45 program and students will be dropped off at their regular after school location. We really hope the addition of this program can help all of our students and families. We look forward hosting this support. If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact me by email or phone. firstname.lastname@example.org -- Chris Bickel Principal, Leland CUSD 1 815-495-3231
Attention: Due to unforeseen circumstances with the Frontier phone network, our phone lines are down. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Leland CUSD#1 is excited to introduce our new school website and app for your smartphone! Go to your App Store and search Leland CUSD#1 and download to help you stay current with school news. Our app allows you to view our calendar of events, school lunch menus, athletic schedules and results, easy staff communication, and view updates from our social media accounts all in one place! Download now to show your panther pride!