Superintendent Damian Jones Sr.

Argenta-Oreana Elementary School                       Mr. Pat Blair, Principal                                  217-468-2412
Argenta-Oreana Middle School                              Mrs. Amanda Ryder, Principal                        217-795-2163
Argenta-Oreana High School                                 Mr. Sean German, Principal                           217-795-4822

District News & Announcements

Come and support the Argenta-Oreana High School Class of 2017 at our Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair this Saturday, November 21st from 9-3 in the high school cafeteria.  You can start your holiday shopping with over 25 vendors and pick up a delicious coffee cake to share with your family over the holidays.  You can also join us for lunch, featuring pulled pork sandwiches from Carrol Lou's Smokehouse.  There will also be many raffle items up for grabs.  Admission is $1 and all proceeds go to the Class of 2017 Prom/Post Prom fund.  So, come get out of the cold and enjoy the day with us! 

AO ELEMENTARY Important Notice for

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Due to the ongoing construction in the parking lot, walkers and car riders will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bus riders will dismiss at 2:00 p.m.

The Argenta-Oreana High School Class of 2017 is hosting a Craft & Vendor Fair on Saturday, November 21st from 9-3 in the High School Cafeteria.  Admission is $1.00, and food and raffle items will also be available.  If you are interested in having a booth, please contact Beth Ulrey at (217) 795-4821 or by email at  All proceeds benefit the Class of 2017 Prom & Post-Prom.

Prior to the 2015-2016 school year, school districts were prohibited from preannouncing early dismissals due to heat. The announcement had to occur the day of the early dismissal. This was not ideal as it could cause issues with day care and other logistics. Please be advised that the State Board of Education has removed this prohibition to preannounce early dismissals due to excessive heat. During periods of extreme heat, the superintendent and building administrators will conduct morning and afternoon classroom temperature checks, review the forecast, and will try to make calls on heat dismissals the day before they are needed. We hope early dismissals will not be necessary; however, we take student and staff safety very seriously and do not want to expose anyone to hours of excessively hot conditions that can occur in the classrooms in the afternoon. If an early dismissal is announced, the elementary school will dismiss at 12:45 p.m. The middle and high schools will dismiss at 1:00 p.m


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Argenta-Oreana CUSD #1 is based on the beliefs that:
very student has value and deserves the opportunity to learn through a quality education; A safe and caring environment maximizes learning;
We believe the foundation for life-long learning is a responsibility shared by family, community, and school; High Expectations foster higher achievement for all.
Our Vision
The vision of Argenta-Oreana CUSD #1 is to demonstrate pride, lifelong learning, and academic excellence throughout the community.

Our Mission
The mission of Argenta-Oreana CUSD #1 is to inspire success while building dreams.