Dear PHS Class of 2024, I have not forgotten about you and the need to begin orienting you to Pittsfield High School. I have been so excited to see how many of you jumped into sports conditioning and look forward to watching you compete and participate as a Pittsfield High School Saukee over the next four years. We are working on posting some resources for you to review. Also, I have held off moving forward with registration as I was hoping to be able to meet many of you in person to answer your questions before you complete registration. Fortunately, Illinois entered into Phase 4 last week so that I can now schedule groups of 50 together. Sometime after July 4, you will be given an opportunity to sign up with your parents to attend one of several orientation sessions that I will hold. I hope you are enjoying time with your family this summer. I wish you a wonderful Independence Day holiday week. I am looking forward to seeing you soon! With Saukee Pride, Mrs. Greger
Return to Play Conditioning has started for PHS athletes and they will be using the PHS track M-W-F from 7:45-9:30 A.M. and M-TU-TH-F from 5:00-8:00 P.M. until further notice. The track will be closed to the community during those times to allow our athletes to use the facilities. We will keep you informed of any changes to those times. The PCS walking path will still be open for walkers during those hours.
The Pittsfield High School track and the walking path between PHS and PCS are now open for individual and family walking/running. We ask that you follow social distancing guidelines when using those areas. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Congratulations to the PCS 8th grade class and the PHS Senior Class of 2020! Senior graduations will be live streamed Friday and Saturday from 10:00-7:00 on the Central Illinois Sports channel on YouTube. #SaukeeStrong #YouDidIt
Packet/materials/report card pick-up/drop off at all Pikeland Schools today from 2:00-6:00. Please bring anything you need to return to your school and we will give you things, too! All schools 2:00-6:00 today.
Pittsfield High School would like to congratulation the following students for being selected for the CEO for the 2020-2021 school year: Jayce Stendback Jayden Stendback Emily Schacht Paige Thometz Lauren Archer Cami Ostrander Nancy Olson
PHS students do not forget that Mrs. Westbrook and I will be holding a Facebook Live session at 8:00 p.m. tonight on the Pittsfield High School Saukees Facebook Page we will be talking about registration etc. Hope you join us!
PHS Sophomores and Juniors don't forget to tune in at 7:00 p.m. tonight for an informational session on Dual Credit for the 2020-2021 school year. Mrs. Westbrook and I will be holding a Facebook Live Session on the Pittsfield High School Saukees Facebook Page
On April 26, 2020, from 12:30- 2:00 p.m. students will pick up their locker contents - (both regular and PE), a registration packet for the Class of 2021, 2022 & 2023. Seniors will pick up their writing folders. Students in art will have artwork to pick up. Any incomplete packet work that teachers have submitted to the office will be placed in your registration packet. Incomplete work will need to be completed and resubmitted. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Pittsfield High School will have a pick up & drop off on Sunday, April 26, 2020 from 12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.. Students should drop off any textbooks, library books, calculators, band uniforms, band polos, school owned instruments, or athletic gear. Students may drop off any complete Packet #1 or #2 work. Packet #3 can be dropped off when you pick up Packet #4 on May 1, 2020. Seniors please drop off your graduation paperwork that was mailed to you this week.
PHS Students Mrs. Greger will host a Facebook LIve session at 7:00 p.m. tonight to talk about our pick-up and drop-off we will be holding this Sunday, April 16, 2020.
TODAY (all day), your yearbook staff is hosting a “2020 Saukee Virtual Walk-A-Thon.” Saukees, please take pictures of you walking/running/biking with your family (or by yourself) and send them to email@example.com ASAP. They will be included in a yearbook story. Remember to practice social distancing (the only other people that should be in photos with you should be your immediate family).
Seniors - Don't forget today is the last day to turn in your scholarship applications. The receptacle is up by the door buzzer. Also, there is a packet going out in the mail today for the forms for both papers and graduation program. Stay tuned for more information! Mrs. G
Pikeland Families--The link to the voice message that was sent on Friday afternoon about Sunday packet pickup and food distribution can be accessed here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/650565/Pikeland_Families_april_5.docx
Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1 is food pick-up day in all of our regular locations from 4:30-6:00! All families with Pikeland Students can pick up Snack Pack food bags. We ask that you stay in your vehicles when you pick up food and let us bring it to you. Pick-Up locations are listed at the end of this email. We are also planning an additional learning packet pick-up and drop off and food distribution on this Sunday, April 5. We will have more details later this week for everyone. Additionally, we plan for the Governor to focus his daily 2:30 address today on schools. You can watch his address live here: https://multimedia.illinois.gov/press/press-live.html Click on one of the three links at the bottom to view/listen to it. That speech will give us more direction moving forward. Finally, Please continue to practice your social distancing. We want all students, families, and staff to stay healthy! Pick-up points for Snack Packs for Wednesday: Baylis--Post Office Detroit/Florence--Detroit Christian Church Milton--Christian Church Nebo--WattsUp? Cafe (corner restaurant) New Hartford/Summer Hill-- Ackles New Salem--Post Office Pearl--Jiffi Stop Rockport--Community Center Time-Park Square PIttsfield--Nazarene Church Community Center Pittsfield--Crossroads Center Paula Hawley PIkeland Schools
Pikeland Families, Earlier today, Governor Pritzker issued an executive order requiring residents to “stay at home” effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm, through the end of April 7. As part of the Governor’s order, he announced that school will remain closed, with a new tentative reopening date of April 8. We recognize that this development may raise questions about the impact on students, staff, and families. We anticipate further guidance and details from the Illinois State Board of Education next week, and will update you when we know more. During this time, we will continue to make food through our Snack Pack program available to students and are working to increase what we can safely offer in the next two weeks. Our district covers 326 square miles and delivering hot and cold foods to all of our communities is a challenge. We are continuing to work with our stakeholders to find additional ways to safely serve our students. We will have an announcement early next week about our Wednesday Snack Pack deliveries. In addition, the governor has made it clear that, while he’s serious about using social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, he wants residents to still be able to work, shop at grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside and get medication from the pharmacy. Please use this opportunity to focus on staying safe and helping to slow the spread of the virus. As always, thank you for your patience and support as we all work through the COVID-19 Pandemic. As you have seen, this situation is evolving rapidly and we will continue to communicate information as we receive it. Central office will continue to be staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00-1:00. Please call if you have questions or need to find resources. We will do our best to help you. With Saukee Pride, Paula Hawley Superintendent
Okay, my peeps! I know your favorite activity on a rainy day is sleeping, but when you are awake set aside an hour and read from your favorite book. Don't forget to take a picture and send to Mrs. Shade for the Cornavirus virtual spirit week spread! firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention juniors and seniors the April 4th National ACT test date has been cancelled. ACT will move you to June or July dates that align with your selected testing area.
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has posted updates related to COVID-19 & IHSA rules for school administrators & coaches, as well as students & parents. Please take a moment to review. 📰 Read here ⬇️ https://www.ihsa.org/News-Media/Announcements/march-17-covid-19-update-faqs
I am excited that tomorrow will kick off the first-ever Virtual PHS Art Show!! Each school day Mrs. Davidsmeyer will load a picture of artwork completed as part of her student engagement assignments! Check-in each school day to see who our featured artist will be.
Let me start by saying that there is no playbook for doing what we are doing. The game and the rules change daily. Times like these require us to think on our feet and certainly outside of the box! Over the past few days we have had tremendous support from our staff, families, and communities to help get student learning in place while still being aware of the implications and restrictions imposed on us by the COVID-19 Coronavirus. On Wednesday of this week and next, the Pikeland Snack Pack program in conjunction with the Pikeland School District will be at 11 locations in the district handing out grab and go snack pack/meal bags of non-perishable items from 4:30-6:00. This will be a quick pickup process with bags delivered to each vehicle as you arrive.Please stay in your cars when picking up bags, and we will ask for student names as you receive your bag. There will be one bag per family but we will be flexible with families with a large number of kids. Pick up points on Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 will be: Baylis--Post Office Detroit/Florence--Detroit Christian Church Milton--Christian Church Nebo--Old School New Hartford/Summer Hill-- Ackles New Salem--Post Office Pearl--Jiffi Stop Rockport--Community Center Time-Park Square PIttsfield--Nazarene Church Community Center Pittsfield--Crossroads Center We will post any changes to the program here as we move through the next week. If you have specific needs, please contact us and we will help you in whatever way we can. We can be reached at 217-285-2147 M-F from 8:00-1:00. Paula Hawley Pikeland Schools
Why not have a VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK? Send photos to email@example.com and/or tag Saukee Yearbook in a post with your picture for your photo to be used in the 2020 yearbook. #Coronacation #PHSVirtualSpiritWeek
Saukee Yearbook desperately needs photos of you and how you are spending your time during the school closure. Are you working on the packets your teachers sent home, getting extra sleep, doing chores, playing video games, getting extra hours at work, babysitting your younger siblings, doing workouts/training at home to stay fit for Spring sports, or something else? We are planning on doing an entire Spring spread on this to make up for lost coverage, so we’ll need a lot of pictures. Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or get them to Paige Thometz. They can be cell phone photos, but please make sure they have good lighting and color. If you have a DSLR, we would prefer those, but let’s face it, most cell phones today take amazing photos. PLEASE DO NOT ADD FILTERS! You will get photo credit. Please include who took the photo and explain what is happening in it when you send the picture. Thank you!
IHSA Spring Sports Info If you temporarily suspend your spring season, your athletes should not practice or compete with their non-school (club/travel) teams or they will be ineligible for the high school team if and when the suspension is lifted.
Students- PHS will be open from 1-4 today for you to pick up your learning packet, instrument, check out a library book, and get anything out of your locker that you need. I encourage you to take home your dirty clothes from your PE locker today too. After 4 pm today no one will be allowed on school property until March 31, 2020 when you will return to school.
Seniors - Please stop by the GO when you are in the building today to pick up any scholarships that you need to complete. Contact any teacher you wish to write a recommendation for you by email. Mrs. Westbrook and I are communicating with all scholarship donors to adjust due days. I will send messages to you on what those dates are once they are determined.
Based on recommendations from the Regional Office of Education and the Pike County Health Department, Pikeland Schools will now be closed on Monday, March 16-Monday, March 30. School WILL NOT be open on Monday as previously announced. Teachers in grades K-12 have prepared learning packets for students and these can be picked up tomorrow, Sunday, from 1:00-4:00 at each school. Parents can drive through and pick up packets. PCS pickup will be in the front of the school on both sides. PIttsfield High School Students will be able to come into the building and pick up books and packets from 1:00-4:00 tomorrow. You will be able to pick up packets for other students tomorrow. You will just need to tell us what grade level packet you need when you get to the school. After we get through Sunday, we will put a plan in place to distribute any remaining packets. If you need to pickup medication for your child, please request it when you pick up the packet. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this unprecedented situation. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.
It is has just been announced by Governor Pritzker that all schools in Illinois, public and private, will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17 through March 30. Pikeland Schools WILL be open on Monday, March 16 and we will send learning materials home with your students that day. All school activities, practice, and games will be cancelled starting March 17 as well. We will share more information as we receive it.
The PCS 8th grade volleyball championship game at PCS has been suspended for tonight. Please see the release from IESA for more details. https://iesa.org/news/2019-2020/COVID2.asp
Lady Braves win the 3rd set by a final score of 27-25. They will play in the regional championship v. Quincy St. Peter at 6 PM at PCS. Good luck Lady Braves!!!
Just a reminder that today and tomorrow are early 2:45 dismissals for parent/teacher conferences. Conferences run from 4:00-7:30 each day with no school on Friday.
Have you seen The Page? It's the digital journalism publication from PCS! https://sites.google.com/view/thepage2019-2020/home
PSA: We are down to the LAST 25 YEARBOOKS. WE DO NOT ORDER EXTRA COPIES!!!! You can order online at jostensyearbooks.com or through Mrs. Shade in room 43. They are $40.00. Please follow Saukee Yearbook on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, Pittsfield High School along with Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold a community gathering to commemorate PHS senior Cody Walston who passed away this week. It will be a time for the PHS student body along with the community to come together to comfort the Walston family and remember Cody. The gathering will take place in the Pittsfield High School gym at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m
The Pittsfield High School community mournfully acknowledges the passing of one of our students. PHS senior Cody Walston unexpectedly passed away today. It is a terribly sad day for Pittsfield High School and our school family is devastated at the loss of such a fine young man. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Pittsfield High School community go out the Walston family. Cody was an exceptional young man with a tremendous smile and wonderful personality. Cody was a friend to all and a true Saukee through and through. There was no one who worked harder in the classroom or the football field. Cody will be greatly missed by the entire Pittsfield High School family, especially his friends and teammates. As our school community mourns the passing of this amazing young man, we ask the community to please keep the Walston family and our students and staff in their thoughts and prayers in the coming days. Additional counselors will available in our schools this week to meet with students and staff.
A great turnout for the Pike County CEO’s Enchanted Evening fundraiser.
After the first half Lady Saukees lead 27-22!! Go Lady Saukees!!
Singing Valentines will take place on Tuesday due to the weather cancellation today and President's Day on Monday. On behalf of Swing Choir, thank you for your patience and understanding.
Pikeland Schools will he closed today, Friday February 14. Messaging system calls will go out soon. We are closed Monday as well for Presidents’ Day.
The Pittsfield Lady Saukees will play Carlinville tomorrow night at 7:00 PM in the girls 2A basketball regional championship in Carlinville. 3 pt shootout will begin at 5:30. Good luck ladies!!!!!!
Lady Saukees advance to the REGIONAL FINALS! Way to go Lady Saukees!!!
Lady Saukees starting the 4th quarter up 7! Let’s keep it up Lady Saukees!!
Lady Saukees up by 2 points at the half at Carlinville Regional!! Lady Saukees 17 PORTA/AC 15. Let’s go Lady Saukees!!!
The Lady Saukees basketball regional semifinal game v. Porta will be rescheduled for tomorrow (2/13/20) at 6:00 PM in Carlinville.
Due to the weather, tonight's girls basketball regional game @ Carlinville has been cancelled. A rescheduled date/time will be announced shortly once we hear back from the host school.
PIkeland Schools will be dismissing today, Wednesday February 12, at 12:30 due to the incoming weather. 12:20 at South, 12:25 at Pittsfield High School, and 12:30 at PIkeland Community School. Morning Pre-K students will be dismissed at their regular time.
There will be No school today, February 6,in Pikeland!
Due to the incoming weather, Pikeland Schools will be dismissing at 11:00 today, Wednesday Feb. 5th. 10:50 South, 10:55 PHS, and 11:00 PHS. Students will have a sack lunch sent home with them.
Pikeland vacancies for the 2020-2021 school year! https://www.pikeland.net/o/pikeland-cusd-10/page/district-vacancies--3
PIkeland Schools are now dismissing at 10:05 for South, 10:10 for Pittsfield High School and 10:15 for PCS today due to the incoming weather getting here faster than predicted.
Pikeland Schools will dismiss at 11:00 today due to the incoming weather. Dismissal times are 10:50 for South, 10:55 at PHS, and 11:00 at PCS. Sack lunches will be sent home with our k-8 kids and available to high school kids who want them. No afternoon Pre-k.
Just a reminder that this Friday, January 17 is a 1:30 SIP early dismissal day for students. South School-1:20, PHS--1:25, and PCS--1:30. Also, there is no school Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King's Birthday.
Tonight's game time is being moved up to allow for safe travel for QND to get back home this evening. JV will start at 5:00 p.m. and Varsity will start around 6:15 p.m.
The Pikeland School District is now accepting applications for the open school board seat in Pittsfield Township. Letters of application should be sent to: Pikeland CUSD #10 c/o Mike Gerard, 512 S. Madison St., Pittsfield, IL 62363 or hand delivered to the same address. Applicants must reside within Pittsfield Township. Deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020.
Just a reminder that today is a 2:45 dismissal in Pikeland. South--2:35, PHS--2:45, and PCS--2:45. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! We will see everyone back on January 6. Merry Christmas!
There will be no school in the Pikeland District tomorrow, December 16. All morning practices are cancelled as well. A determination on afternoon practices will be made later tomorrow. Stay safe!
Just a reminder Pikeland families that tomorrow, Thursday , is a 1:30 early SIP dismissal for all students! 1:20 South, 1:25 PHS, 1:30 PCS.
Congratulations to our All-Sport Raffle Winners: $5,000 - Dee Hoover $1,000 - Jessica Gratton $500 Winners - Robin Wainman, Shannon Smith & Beth Stark $200 Winners - Westin Leonard, Claudine Nobism Trash Queen $100 - Richard Gratton, Matt Saxe, Andy Welbourne, Cristy Wyatt
Just a reminder that today is an early 1:30 dismissal SIP day in Pikeland. 1:20 South, 1:25 PHS, 1:30 PCS.
Help Pittsfield High School earn $10,000. Refreshment Services Pepsi is hosting the Pepsi Gridiron Challenge. The Gridiron Challenge is a contest where we win money for collecting caps from Pepsi Cola Products (i.e., soda, water, flavored coffees, etc.) The top 4 local schools who collect the most caps receive a piece of the $25,000 prize. The top winner earns $10,000. The contest runs through October, so please help us out by collecting your caps at work and home! I will be posting spots around town that have agreed to serve as drop off points!
PHS students and families be sure to go and download the Pikeland App today!
Practice kicks off for all IHSA Fall Sports on Monday, August 12, 2019. #SaukeeStrong
First day of school for students is Monday, August 19th! Dismissal for the first 5 school days will be at 2:40.
The Pittsfield High School Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund is accepting nominations for the 6th annual Staff Recognition Award. This $1,000 award will be given to a Pikeland teacher or non-certified staff member who has contributed in an outstanding way to the betterment of the district and achievement of its students. Through this award, the Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund seeks to honor those who make a difference in the lives of others through their dedication and service to the Pikeland district, compassion for students, and a willingness to go above and beyond. Prior awardees are Jody Heavner, Barb McKee, Heather Robertson, Sherri Howland, Adam Singler, Steve Ward, Jerred Heinz, and Jolene Smith. To be eligible, staff must be currently employed by Pikeland Unit #10 and nominated by current and former students, parents, colleagues, or community members. Letters of nomination should include the staff member’s full name and building of employment. Most importantly, individuals should explain, in their own words and with specific examples, why the nominee is most deserving of the award. Nominations should include the contact information of the individual making the nomination and be sent via email to: email@example.com. Alternatively, nominations may also be sent to: Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund, PO Box 205, Pittsfield, IL 62363. Nominations must be received by April 1, 2019. Awards will be announced at the end of the academic year.
Winners of the Saukee All-Sport Raffle: $5,000 Marcia Bower $1,000 Phil Bauer $500 Sara McDonald $500 Chris & Casey Rule $500 Betty Hayden $200 Mark Lynch $200 Gary Cox $200 Richie Pressey $100 Katelin Johnson $100 Tim Halpin $100 Brenda Leonard $100 Larry Turner
So proud of Alyana Scranton, a Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Semifinalist from our school! Learn more about the Coca-Cola Scholars Program $20,000 college scholarship and see a full list of Semifinalists on their website, www.coca colascholars.org. #CokeScholarsSF
PHS Homecoming is next week! Are you ready?? Click on the calendar link below for activity dates and times. http://www.pikeland.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_78825/File/2018.19%20Pikeland%20Activity%20Calendar.pdf
http://www.pikelandmusic.org/gallery.html Wow! The music was performed by our PHS Band on Tuesday and our fabulous director, Mr. B., put it all together! Take a listen.
A big shout out to the fabulous Pikeland Staff! Thank you for all that you do every day for our kids. #staffappreciation #GoSaukees
Pikeland School Board has an immediate board seat vacancy to be filled from someone who resides in Detroit Township. Interested parties can contact the Board Office at 217-285-2147 for information.
Pittsfield High School would like to announce that Mr. Paul Petty has been hired to be the next Saukee football coach. Congratulations and welcome, Coach Petty!
Don't forget the early dismissal today! 1:20 South, 1:25 PHS, 1:30 PCS. #GoSaukees
Early dismissal in Pikeland on Thursday for SIP activities. South--1:20, PHS--1:25, PCS--1:30.
Pikeland CUSD #10 will be closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 21.
The Class of 1954 has announced its 2018 Spring Scholarships! Visit www.pikeland.net for information and applications.
Saukee Boys regional basketball play starts at 6:00 tonight in Beardstown. Play well, boys! #SaukeesAt6 #GoSaukees
Please nominate a Pikeland staff member! Send nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 205, Pittsfield.
Today is an early dismissal day (1:30) for Pikeland Schools!
The Saukee boys basketball game tonight against Pleasant Plains will be played in Ashland at A-C Central High School. #GoSaukees
No school in Pikeland Tuesday. Stay warm, everyone!
Pikeland Schools will be dismissing at 1:00 today due to the incoming weather. All after school and evening activities are cancelled as well.
Congratulations Lilly Pepper for hitting the 1000 point club in tonight’s victory over Litchfield!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Pikeland CUSD #10! We will see everyone back January 8, 2018.
First Lady Saukees home games tonight against West Central! Games start at 6:00. #GoSaukees #SaukeePride
The $5,000 Saukee Raffle winner is Jack Ingram of Alsey, Illinois.
Turkey Tournament starts tonight! Saukees play at 8:00.
Join us Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 6:00-7:30 in the PHS cafeteria honor our National award-winning FFA!