Check out North Campus's back to school sites and videos. https://sites.google.com/sgs170.org/mrsmcghee/home You can click on underlined links and visit each grade level's site or view a brief welcome video
Mrs. McGhee welcomes everyone back to North Campus https://youtu.be/FrY1vJuKTCo We look forward to seeing our in person learners tomorrow! It is a 11:25 dismissal - be sure to watch our videos on the new pick up and dismissal process #Raiderstrong
Please watch Chief Lamboley's talk about the new Drop-off and Pick-up procedure at North Campus. https://youtu.be/6X4R87IOff4 Drop off begins at 7:40 Dismissal Time is 11:25 on Wednesday - please do not begin lining up before 11:05 For 2:00 dismissal, please do not begin arriving before 1:35. Thank you for your patience as we use our new system
Cross Country practice starts tomorrow at 8:00 am behind South Campus! Athletes can participate in Cross Country along with baseball/softball, and should report to Cross Country practice first tomorrow. If a current physical and school paperwork have not been turned in, please bring them to practice.
Don't forget to complete the survey!! Deadline is July 29th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JjR2HSzp4Zsr5GtF14FUTPTT9ks8F5be1C8Hzt45C_E/viewform?edit_requested=true
Seneca Grade School has partnered with Morris Hospital to offer on-site sports physicals on Wednesday, July 15th. There is still time to sign up! If you would like to reserve a time, please email Mr. Holman at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave him a message at 815-357-8744 ext. 3125. The physical form that was sent via email must be filled out before arriving.
Seneca Grade School has partnered with Morris Hospital to offer on-site sports physicals on Wednesday, July 15th from 9:00am to 1:00pm at SGS South Campus. The cost for the physicals will be $20. It is for any 7th or 8th grade athlete that plans on doing sports throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to get the physical done easily and have it on file with the school. An email has been sent to 7th and 8th grade parents with information on how to schedule. If you have questions, please email Mr. Holman at email@example.com.
Check out our 2020 Grads!! We mill miss all of you and wish you well @ SHS... https://youtu.be/H0NVWUtXFq8
Ms. KB wanted to share this with our students While construction is on pause, the importance of a safe home doesn’t change. So we’re asking kids to help color our house! Enter by April 27th for a chance to win a Habitat house bank and $25 gift card to Pizza Hut, who recently donated lunch for our volunteer crew. 1. Download the photo and print. 2. Color- like a real house or one in your dreams! 3. Send your final picture in a message to our page to we have your entry. 4. Post your house in the comments for all to enjoy! Good luck! 🏡
Please take a moment and complete our survey on Remote Learning. We appreciate your help and support during this time. You can find the survey at https://forms.gle/uu7EUhqXNm8vFv5dA
Hey everyone! I wanted to share this awesome program called My Virtual Mission. It lets you complete different courses virtually and get a medal when you are done. It does cost $30 a mission but I thought that this could be a cool way to get your child active and working towards a goal. I will be right there along with you! I signed up for Hadrian’s Wall! Check it out! https://www.theconqueror.events/?utm_source=web&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=mvmwebhome
New Remote Learning Packets are up for North Campus... https://www.sgs170.org/o/seneca-grade-school/browse/111275
North Campus families should connect with their child's homeroom teacher using ClassDojo. Visit www.classdojo.com or download the app today to start. Go to https://static.classdojo.com/docs/TeacherResources/ParentFAQs/ParentFAQs_ForParents.pdf for directions to sign up.
A Math resource is TumbleMath - This is K-6 math ebook database with math books and practice quizzes https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6 We appreciate Mrs. Lain coordinating these resources!
Here is another reading resouce: AudioBookCloud - An audio book database for kids to adults http://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6&categoryID=33
Mrs. Lain has found a great resource for families to use during our time at home. Please visit this link to TumbleBooks - K-6 children's ebook database https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
https://youtu.be/5pxBd-tHC60 Check out some of our NC staff on Raider Red day! Hope everyone is staying healthy and we miss you!
This is a reminder.. If you are participating in the meal pick up program at SC It begins tomorrow Wed the 18th from 11-1p.m This is a drive up service. Please enter through the front gates and proceed to the south side of the building to door N..where staff will bring your meals out to you.
Here is another resource for you to check out for activities for home. https://www.bookitprogram.com/articles/tips-tricks/free-reading-resources
SGS students and parents - After discussing future events with other conference schools, it was decided that the remainder of the regular season scholastic bowl schedule will be cancelled. We still plan on participating in the tournament on April 18th and April 29th. As of right now, no decision has been made on the track season. If school is in session, there will be practice. We will update you as we know more. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Holman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Solo & Ensemble Concert scheduled for tomorrow, 3/14, has been cancelled.
Mrs. Hovious' Newsletter - 2/28/2020
Paul Guerino, guest speaker from the Chicago Field Museum, shares his knowledge on Geology with Seneca’s Sixth Grade Class Guerino Really Rocks! Hands were raised as guest speaker Paul Guerino sparked enthusiasm in the classroom. Seneca Grade School students listened attentively as Mr. Guerino spoke on the formation of acid rain, the effects of acid rain on the environment, as well as rocks and erosion. Guerino’s presentation served a culminating activity for the unit of study in Science teacher, Julie Yunker-Craig’s classroom. “Mr. Guerino connects with the students. He presents the material with enthusiasm and knowledge”, states Craig. Guerino gains the students’ attention by painting a picture. “Pretend you are a leaf on a tree,” tells Guerino, walking the students through the effects of acidity on plant life. Both Paul and Julie served on the instructional education team for the IAAP (Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers) summer teacher workshop program. Julie Yunker-Craig has served as the Keynote speaker for the IAAP convention in past years. Guerino makes sand slides and rock samples for the IAAP convention as well as many schools throughout Illinois. Seneca’s sixth grade students benefited from Mr. Guerino’s knowledge on geology this past week. Guerino conducted a sand slide presentation and microscope lab with Craig’s classes. Guerino and Craig co-taught a rock identification lab including the construction of rock kits. The students’ eyes light up when Guerino brings rock samples for them to keep. This lifelong teacher really rocks!
On Saturday, February 8, the top speller from our school spelling bee went on to compete in the LaSalle, Putnam, and Marshall County Regional Office of Education’s Regional Spelling Bee. Seventh grader, Hailey, did a great job representing SGS with pride. She made it through the first two rounds before being eliminated in an incredibly challenging third round. On March 11, she and the top sixth and eighth grade spellers from SGS will compete at our annual Conference Spelling Bee.
North Campus celebrated the 100th day of school on January 31st. Our neighbor, Mr. Bob Hollenbeck, who turned 100 this past October, answered some of our questions as part of the fun. Check out the interview at https://youtu.be/w4llLQAuyzU
5th grade students using their math skills to break down food labels in Health class.
On Wednesday afternoon, kindergarten students boarded the Polar Express for a special trip to the North Pole. Students listened to The Polar Express, a children's book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. The story is about a young boy who hears a train whistle in the distance only to find the Polar Express waiting outside his window ready to take him on a journey to the North Pole. The boy then boards the train, which is filled with chocolate and candy, as well as many other children in their pajamas. After the train reaches the North Pole, the boy is handpicked by Santa to receive the first gift of Christmas. He asks Santa for a bell from one of the reindeer's harnesses and puts it in the pocket of his robe. On the train ride home, the boy discovers the bell has fallen through a hole in his pocket. Christmas morning, his sister finds a small package for him under the tree. He opens the box and discovers the bell, delivered by Santa who found it on the seat of his sleigh. When the boy rings the bell, both he and his sister marvel at the beautiful sound, but neither of their parents can hear it ring. The magic of the bell is that it rings for those who truly believe. After listening to the story, kindergarten students disembarked the Polar Express and heard the sound of bells ringing. Children found a special bell attached to their seats of the train. Kindergarten students later rotated through the three kindergarten classrooms where they ate chocolate milk, donuts, and candy canes, painted a picture of the Polar Express, and played a Christmas reading game. The afternoon ended with a variety of games and relays in the gym. It was a magical, memorable day in kindergarten.
Seneca Grade School will dismiss one hour early this Friday December 20th. North Campus will dismiss at 1:45 and South Campus at 1:56. PM Preschool will be in session this day
Congratulations to the SGS wrestling team on taking 3rd place overall in the Marseilles tournament today! Also, congratulations to Asher Hamby for being named Most Outstanding Wrestler! Results are as follows... Raiden Terry - 2nd Ethan Othon - 3rd Thomas Milton - Champion Asher Hamby - Champion Ryan Flynn - Champion Will Milton - 2nd Chris Peura - Champion Alex Bogner - 3rd
7th grade volleyball tryouts will be Dec. 9 & 10 from 3:15-4:45 at North Campus. You must be at tryouts both days. All paperwork must be turned in prior to tryouts.
Check out the 1st Trimester Newsletter to read all about what happened and is coming up at SGS!!! https://5il.co/bn0u
6th grade annual Geography Fair will be held on December 11th. Parents and community members are invited to join us at 2 P.M. in the commons at South Campus, to enjoy the food and culture of the many countries.
As Winter Approaches... Please see attached for our Inclement Weather Nofification and Late Start Guidelines. https://5il.co/bhys
Information regarding the K-4 Music Program was sent home on Thursday, November 7th. Please check your student’s take home folder for information and also check out Mr. Richards website for up to date information. Thanks! https://sites.google.com/site/sgsraidersmusicpage/home
Mrs. Monahan's Newsletter November 4th
The North Campus Halloween Parade will be indoors tomorrow. Please join us in the South Gym. Enter at the South entrance - Door W, doors will open at 10:45. Students will come into the gym and parade around by grade level for pictures. School will dismiss at 11:25
Mrs. Monahan's October 21, 2019 Newsletter
Mrs. Monahan's Newsletter 10-14
Mrs. Monahan's Newsletter 9-23-19
On Thursday, September 19th the 2nd grade classes took a field trip to the LaSalle County Soil and Water Conservation Districts Environmental Activity Day at Shabbona Park. Conservation and environmental professionals covered topics in conservation, wildlife, agriculture, and the environment. Students were in groups and rotated through the hands on centers. The day was very warm but fun was had by all!
Four 8th grade students spent the day on Friday at Joliet Junior college. Samuel C., Mohammad A., Sophia F., and Chrissy A. spent the first day of a two-day competition learning all about hydraulic and pneumatic power. Representatives from Caterpillar lead the instruction, demonstrating how to use the tools, before they set the students free to learn by doing. Students built hydraulic lift and rotating machines in order to practice for their competition build in November. Those four students will spend the next two months planning and building prototype machines to complete the task of moving a wooden dowel with only fluid power. Good luck tackling this challenge, team!
The 6th grade girls B team will play first tonight at Marseilles. Game will start at 5:00. A team will follow.
The kindergarten students had a great time at Heap’s Giant Pumpkin Farm! Students learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin and were introduced to a variety of pumpkins and squash grown on the farm. We took a hayrack ride out to the pumpkin patch where the children were able to walk around and see the vines, leaves, flowers, and pumpkins. The students enjoyed seeing the chickens, goats, sheep, donkey, and calf that live on the farm. Playing in Milo’s Castle, climbing on the hay bales, and crawling through the corn bins were some highlights of the trip. Each student was able to choose a pumpkin to bring home too. The students had a wonderful day of fun, learning, and exploration!
3rd grade playing Rock, Paper, Scissors Football. - One player from one team starts in the middle on both sides of the football. - Players alternate running, one at a time, toward a running member of the opposite team. - Players stop in front of each other and play rock paper scissors, whichever player wins keeps running forward, the player that does not win runs back toward his/her line. If the player with the ball loses, they drop the ball and the other person picks it up. - As soon as one player loses at rock paper scissors, the next person in their line may run to meet the person who won. - The goal is to cross the goal line.
The B baseball game @ Seneca tonight has been cancelled. The A baseball game @ Streator is STILL ON and will start at 4:30.
Baseball Update: - The "A" baseball game tonight (8/27) will start at 5:00. - The game vs. Saratoga has been rescheduled for Thursday 8/29 at 4:30.
Athletic Update: The A and B baseball games for tonight have been cancelled. The rescheduled date is TBD. The B softball game vs. Wilmington has also been cancelled. This game will not be rescheduled.
The baseball game for tonight has been cancelled. The make up date is TBD. There will be no practice.
The softball game tonight is CANCELLED. Both games will be made up tomorrow (8/21) and start at 3:30. B team @ MVK and A team @ Home.
Kindergarten Parents are invited to the Kindergarten Parent only Meeting tonight beginning at 5:30. Enter at the main entrance and we will begin in the North Gym. See you tonight!
First day for K-8 students is Wed August 21st. This is a half day for students, with dismissal at North Campus at 11:25 and South at 11:35. Thurs August 22nd is a full day for students. North Campus will dismiss now at 2:50 and South remains 2:56 Let's make it a great year!
The start of school will soon be here! Back to School Open House will be Tuesday August 20, 2019. North Campus will be from 5-6 and South 6-7 Come to drop off supplies, meet your teachers and enjoy some ice cream
Baseball tryouts will start Monday 8/5 from 11:30 - 1:30 at the SGS baseball field. Please have all paperwork submitted in order to participate. If you have any questions please contact the Athletic Director, Mr. Holman, at email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
Reminder that softball tryouts will be tomorrow at 8:30 at South Campus. There will still be practice if it rains. Please have athletes bring tennis shoes.
Cross Country practice will begin on Friday, August 9th @ 7:30 AM (not August 5th like originally planned). Please make sure all paperwork is up to date in order to participate. Any athletes wanting to join should show up on the 9th. New/updated schedules will be handed out.
Softball tryouts/practices will be held the week of July 29th from 8:30-10:30 at the South Campus field. Please remember, all paperwork must be up to date in order to participate. If you have any questions please contact the Athletic Director, Mr. Holman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019 softball, baseball, and cross country seasons are coming quickly. Current physicals and necessary paperwork must be on file in order to participate. Please remember that all schedules can be found on the following website - https://il.8to18.com/Seneca170 If there are any questions you can contact the district office, coach(es), or athletic director (Mr. Holman).
SGS Gratitude Garden is planted by SGS sixth graders. Yellow ribbon of marigolds to say, “We Remember and Thank You” to all who serve our country and our community. Red, White and Blue flowers also honor military (past and present), First Responders, Seneca Food Pantry and all community members who serve to make our community a great place to live.
On Thursday, May 9, the first grade took a trip to Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington. We had an awesome day! The kids enjoyed seeing the crocodiles, monkeys, and especially the sea otters. In groups, the students observed which animals were endangered and why. They also really enjoyed spending time in the rainforest building and seeing the giant python! Thank you to the chaperones who went with us to help make it a successful day!
The Track Meet tonight has been cancelled.
Track athletes are off to a great start this season. We have already had two school records broken! Anna Bruno set the record in long jump with a jump of 15'9.5" and Teagan Johnson set the record in pole vault with a jump of 8'1".
The 2019 track spirit wear is available! Orders can be placed online until March 14th. Regular spirit wear available as well. Follow this link to browse and place your order! https://d1qp7h00tpj2kq.cloudfront.net/v3/flyer/467/46766/4676628/37112d/4676628-flyer.pdf
Due to anticipated icy conditions tomorrow morning, Seneca Grade School will use a 2-hour delayed start for Wednesday, February 6th. Doors will open at 8:30, breakfast will be available at 9:30 and classes will begin at 10:00 .
Hope everyone is keeping warm! Here is the lunch menu for tomorrow Italian Chicken Wrap Cheese Slice Shredded Lettuce/Tomato Pineapple Rice Krispie Treat Milk
Due to the extreme weather conditions, Seneca Grade School will be closed Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st. Be safe and stay warm!!
Due to blowing snow and poor road conditions, Seneca Grade School will be closed today, Monday January 28th.
Due to ice and poor road conditions Seneca Grade School and Seneca High School will not be in session today, January 23rd.
Due to the rain/ice and road conditions, North and South Campus will be dismissing at 12:00pm
Just a reminder for North Campus drop-off, there is no parking in the drop off zone. If you need to get out of your car, please park in a parking space along the building. We appreciate everyone’s help with this for the safety of all students.
Looking forward to seeing everyone back to school on Monday January 7th!
Seneca Grade School will dismiss one hour early on Friday December 21st. North Campus will dismiss at 1:45 and South at 1:56. There is both AM and PM Preschool tomorrow. This will begin Winter Break. School will resume on Monday January 7th.
First Grade spreads the Christmas cheer by caroling throughout the building. https://youtu.be/AIpYRRmiq_E
The South Campus Winter Concert begins tonight @ 7pm. Last night was a packed house. Come early.
Don't forget... The K-4 Winter Concert is tonight @ 6:30!
Congratulations to the 8th grade girls basketball team on a great season! Their season came to an end in the regional championship on Friday night with a 42-30 loss to Oglesby Washington.
8th grade volleyball tryouts will start on Monday, December 3rd @ 3:15 @ North Campus.
Due to the weather conditions, school has been canceled for today, November 26th. Be safe out there!!
North Campus will have their annual Halloween Parade at 11:00 AM on Wednesday October 31st. We will leave from the main entrance, head north on Oak Street to Union then down to Route 170, coming back to the building on New Street. Everyone is welcome to come to see the parade!
Reminder... Email will be down this afternoon. If you need to contact the school please call 815.357.8744.
Hello Everyone. Our email servers will be down on 10/25 beginning @ 12pm. If you need to contact us please call the office. 815.357.8744
Don't forget about the Beginning Band Concert tomorrow night, 10/23. It starts at 7pm!
Welcome back SGS Students. Let's have a great year!
Congrats to B Team Baseball on their win last night. Go Raiders!
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