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Michael McCoy PhotoIt is a tremendous honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Students, parents, faculty and staff are in for a wonderful and exciting experience as we work together to create a school that provides an outstanding education in a safe and secure environment.  I am committed to the goal that our school will be an educational institution where students are focused on academic achievement, have the necessary support to be successful, and the encouragement to take an active role in their future.  It is the aspiration of all staff members in this building to make a difference in the lives of the children and the community that we serve.  For any school to become truly great, it is imperative for there to be a great deal of parental involvement.  Our children will succeed when we work together as partners.  At anytime if you have questions or issues of concern, I encourage you to contact me directly at (815) 389-4001. It is very important to me that the lines of communication between all members of our learning community be open and available.

Over the past decade we have strived to create new opportunities for students both inside and outside of the building providing numerous student pathways to success. Our AVID program challenges students to grow and improve while we explore various careers and post high school opportunities. Students in the program travel to universities, meet with community leaders and travel to job sites in a variety of fields. We have also committed to enhancing our curriculum through a 1:1 technology program and the use of the Google Suite for Education. Finally, over the past decade we have expanded out athletic program to include activities for all of our students in grades 5-8 in volleyball, football and basketball.

Thank you for your support in our school and community,

                                                                                                                                   Michael McCoy