Congratulations to the 7th and 8th Grade Girls' Team who both won their conference championship games on Thursday evening. the 7th Grade team was coached by Mrs. Wignall and the 8th graders by Mr. Breakfield.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Both the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams are in the MS conference tournament finals Thursday evening, March 6th. The 7th grader face Riley Middle School at 4:15 p.m. and 8th grade plays Genoa-Kingston at 5:30 p.m. Both NBMS teams are still undefeated!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
North Boone CUSD 200 is pleased to bring a blended preschool program to Capron Elementary School next school year. Blending, an inclusive practice, supports the education of both children with, and without, disabilities in the same classroom. Planning and preparation is underway to produce this exciting opportunity.
Beginning in the fall of 2014, North Boone will offer two blended preschools classrooms. Research shows positive benefits to all children when they are provided and supported with an inclusive environment. These benefits can include gains in educational, social and other developmental skills by incorporating best practices from special and general education.
The blended preschool program will promote learning that is child-centered, developmentally appropriate, and aligned to the Illinois Early Learning and Developmental Standards. The program will also use instructional approaches that engage play, learning and belonging which lead to every child reaching their full potential.
North Boone will provide opportunities for families to obtain more information by presenting two webinars on March 17, 2014 at noon and again at 7 p.m. North Boone will also host a Preschool Family Night on March 19, 2014 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Capron Elementary School. Should you have questions, please contact Melissa Geyman, Director of Special Education at mgeyman @ nbcusd.org or at (815) 765-3322.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
NBHS disability assembly scheduled for the morning of March 12th. We will be having people from the Special Olympics, GiGi's Playhouse, and RAMP speak to our students. Colleen, an 11 year old with Downs Syndrome will be speaking about GiGi's Playhouse and her recent acceptance into the gifted program through RPS. Paula Capone, Playhouse director, will also be speaking. Perhaps most importantly, we will be recognizing the awesome efforts of our PIT Crew members who work daily with our school's special needs students.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
In comparison with the overall Boone County community, the average North Boone teacher makes more than the average Boone County household. The Board of Education wishes to settle the NBEA contract in a way that is fair to all - teachers, students and taxpayers, given the fiscal realities facing the district.
For more information about North Boone teacher salaries click here.
Currently, North Boone picks up about 99.5% of a teacher's pension costs. Teachers pay 1/2% towards their pension costs. Until the last contract, the Board paid 100% of the pension, but the Board's contribution is now limited to 10.28% of the teacher's total salary.
Monday, February 24, 2014
The chart below shows that the teaching staff has been nearly totally insulated from the budget reductions over the previous several years. Administrative, custodial, IT staff and transportation staff have all been reduced and several of those groups have not gotten annual raises each year. The lowest raise that a teacher has received over the past six years was 27%. Many teachers have received larger raises based on their current salary schedule.