Thursday, October 18, 2018

Those Who Excel: Superintendent Peggy Burke

It is an honor and a privilege to announce that our own Superintendent Peggy Burke was awarded the prestigious Those Who Excel Award for her long standing leadership in our District.  She was awarded the highest category of Excellence!  Mrs. Burke will be honored at a special dinner and ceremony on Oct. 20th at Illinois State University.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cross Country Team

This was our first year to have a cross country team!  We are so proud of our runners.  They represented us well as they learned about perseverance, commitment, and determination.  We know that these athletes have a bright future ahead of them.  Thanks to Mr. Leingang for coaching this outstanding group of runners!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Those Who Excel: Debbie Penrod

It is an honor to announce that our own Debbie Penrod was chosen to receive the Those Who Excel Award from the Illinois State Board of Education.  Mrs. Penrod will receive this prestigious award at a special dinner and ceremony at Illinois State University on Oct. 20.  Mrs. Penrod loves her students and Whiteside Middle School!  We are proud to have her on our Whiteside Team.  Congratulations to Mrs. Penrod.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Softball Student Athletes

We are so proud of our softball team!  They gave it their all and improved tremendously throughout the season.  We had a lot of fun cheering them on this season.  We will miss our 8th graders, but we know they have a bright future in high school in academics and sports!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Belleville News Democrat Article

Click on the link below to read an article from the Belleville News Democrat about professional development in the Whiteside School District.  #WhitesidePride

Baseball Athletes

Our baseball team had a great season!  We cheered on our Warriors as they made it to the final regional game.  We are proud of the way the athletes represented us both on the field and in the classroom.  Thanks to Coach Keith Jacob and Troy Griffith for their dedication to our baseball athletes! 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Those Who Excel: Lindsay Beaston

We are so proud of Mrs. Lindsay Beaston.  She has been selected to receive the Those Who Excel Award from the Illinois State Board of Education in the Early Career Category.  This prestigious award recognizes educators who have taught for five years or less.  Mrs. Beaston will be honored at a special dinner and ceremony in Bloomington, Illinois on October 20th.  Thanks to Mrs. Beaston for all the hard work she does on behalf of her students.  We know the future is bright at Whiteside Middle School due to Mrs. Beaston's efforts.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Soccer Student Athletes

Our soccer team won third place in the Belle Fair Conference Soccer Tournament!  Our soccer athletes excel in the classroom and on the field!  We are very proud of them and enjoyed cheering them on this season.  Thanks to Coach Dawn Vollmer for her hard word and dedication with our students.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Professional Development

We value our professional development.  As educators, we spend time learning together in professional learning communities, grade level meetings, and technology committee meetings.  At our last professional development, our educators worked together on the 4C's:  communication, collaboration, cooperation, and critical thinking.  It was a great team building activity as we participated in escape rooms.

Mrs. Phillips's Science Classes: Escape Rooms

Communication, collaboration, cooperation, and critical thinking are an integral part of our curriculum and instruction.  The students in Mrs. Phillips's science classes practiced these skills by participating in escape rooms!  The content for this activity was the scientific method.