Information regarding the AOCUSD #1 transition to a Blended Learning Plan can be accessed at the link below. Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this difficult time. We plan to start our Blended Learning plan on Monday, October 19, 2020 - the first day of the 2nd quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. Students participating in the Blended Learning Plan will attend school for In-Person learning on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. All students will participate in Remote Learning on Wednesdays. Additional information and details can be accessed by clicking on Menu and then District Reopening Plan in the menu.
If your child is attending AOHS for the 20-21 school year, a technology survey was sent through TeacherEase email. Please complete the survey if you will need to check out a chromebook. If you did not receive the email please call the HS office at (217) 795-4821.
Bombers, The link to the district’s Returning to School Plan and the Community Calendar are provided on this post. The district will be Full Remote instruction for at least the first quarter. Changes to the school calendar have also occurred. If you have any questions, email them to email@example.com. https://bit.ly/aug14letter https://bit.ly/aug14calendar https://www.isbe.net/Documents/IDPH-School-FAQs.pdf
Please view the following document regarding AO's back to school plan for 2020-2021. Thank you https://5il.co/igoe
Next week will be our last week providing Grab and Go Meals for the 2019-2020 school year. Meals will be available on Monday 5/18 and Wednesday 5/20 The link is below. #WEareAO https://bit.ly/AOmeals10
The link to sign up for Grab and Go Meals is available below. Meals will be available on Monday 5/11 and Wednesday 5/13. Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Bomber Moms! https://bit.ly/AOmeals9
Please be reminded of meal drop off today - in the interest of your safety and the safety of our workers please be sure to wear a mask / face covering when picking up lunches. Thank you
It is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please join us in honoring our teachers. We miss seeing you everyday in our schools; however, we appreciate all you are doing to educate our students through Remote Learning. Have a great week and stay healthy!
AO Grab and Go meal sign up link is available. Pick up will be on Monday 5/4 and Wednesday 5/6. #WEareAO http://bit.ly/AOmeals8
AO Grab and Go Meal sign up for next week is available. Please note pick up will be on Monday and Wednesday due to our main delivery arriving on Tuesday. #WEareAO http://bit.ly/AOmeals7
Hello Bombers, Today, Governor Pritzker reported at his press conference that he will extend the mandated school closure through the end of the school year. We know that this is a situation beyond our control. We feel awful for our students and extracurricular participants, especially our seniors and spring season athletes. We know we will get through this together. Our biggest concern moving forward continues to be the safety and security of our students and staff. Our Grab and Go meals will continue to be delivered through Thursday, May 21st. Remote Learning will also continue through the same date. Our Remote Learning Plan will be continuously evaluated and updated for the remainder of the school year. April 20th, May 4th, and May 18th will be Remote Learning Planning Days (no student requirements). The last Remote Learning Day will be May 21st. In other words, the last day for students will be May 21st. Plans for students to pick up their belongings will be announced by the principals. We anticipate that it will begin May 4th. This will be an organized “pick up at a door process” to comply with social distancing strategies. Final grades should be available by the end of the week of May 25th. We will continue to utilize Facebook, Twitter, and our web site to communicate with our Bomber public. If you have any questions, please send an email #WEareAO Take care and stay safe, Damian D. Jones, Sr. Superintendent
AO Grab and Go Meal survey is available for next week 4/20-4/24/20. Meals will be available on Monday 4/20 and Thursday 4/23. Pick up times are 11:00-11:30 AOHS / AOEL / Wilderhaven and 11:45-12:15 at Camelot. #WEareAO https://bit.ly/AOmeals6
Happy Easter Bombers! We hope all of our Bombers are safe and doing well. Meals this week will be available on Tuesday and Thursday. We will return to Monday’s and Thursdays in future weeks. #WEareAO https://bit.ly/AOmeals5
Meal drop off today Monday, April 6 will be delayed at Wilderhaven and Camelot by approx 15 min. Sorry for the inconvenience.
AO Grab and Go meal survey for next week (4/6 - 4/10) is available at the link below. Drop off will occur on Monday and Thursday again. 11:00-11:30 for AOHS /AOEL / and Wilderhaven. 11:45-12:15 at Camelot. #WEareAO bit.ly/AOmeals4
Please be reminded of pick up times for AO Meal Drop off tomorrow - Thursday, April 2. AOHS / AO EL / Wilderhaven 11:00-11:30 Camelot 11:45-12:15
The Argenta-Oreana CUSD#1 Remote Learning Plan has been shared at https://www.argenta-oreana.org/remote-learning--22
Thank you for your completion of our technology survey earlier this week! We received 515 responses! Your feedback provided us with the information needed to determine some of our district needs. Based on the information provided to us, approximately 50 homes indicated a need for a Chromebook. We are happy to help meet this need by offering a process for parents / guardians to check out a Chromebook for their student(s) to use during Remote Learning Days. A couple of important things to keep in mind: Only one Chromebook will be provided per household. Please complete this survey ONLY if you have a need to check out a Chromebook. If your student(s) would prefer to use their smartphone / tablet that is ok. Do not feel like you are required to request a Chromebook if your current device is meeting your needs. DEADLINE - If you are completing this survey - please complete it by 3:00 PM Thursday, April 2, 2020. https://bit.ly/AODevices
Hello Bombers, Today, Governor Pritzker reported at his press conference that he will extend the mandated school closure through Thursday, April 30th. This means the earliest we could return to school is Friday, May 1st. Like you, we have no idea if the mandated closure will be extended again. We anticipate that the district’s Remote Learning Plan will be posted on the district’s website no later than 5:00 pm tomorrow. Links will be provided for each school. Our plan will be continuously evaluated and updated as we move forward. Please review the plan for further guidance. We know that this is a situation beyond any of our control. We will get through this together. Our biggest concern is the safety and security of our students and staff. We will continue to utilize Facebook, Twitter, and our web site for further updates. #WEareAO Take care and stay safe, Damian D. Jones, Sr. Superintendent
Many of you may have heard that Illinois schools have been instructed to implement Remote Learning Plans until we are able to open schools to regular attendance. This change will likely not be significantly different for our students from what they experienced during the week of March 17 - March 20. We are currently working on our Remote Learning Plan and will send out additional information when it is available. Remote Learning Plans do have specific requirements that we as a school district must meet.One of those requirements is that the Remote Learning Plan address the, "Accessibility of the remote instruction to all students enrolled in the school or district." The brief survey at the link shared below will provide us with important information about the technology available to our students and their families. We ask that one survey be completed per household. Please complete the survey at your earliest convenience, but no later than 12:00 PM Monday, March 30 so that we can review and plan accordingly. bit.ly/AOTechSurvey
AO Grab and go meal information for next week (3/30-4/3/2020) is available at the link below. Please note changes (drop off days and time) and directions carefully. http://bit.ly/AOmeals3 #WEareAO
Thank you Mrs. Stewart for putting this video together and thank you to all of our AWESOME AOHS staff for contributing! We miss our AOHS BOMBERS!! #WEareAO https://youtu.be/pQ1bu34EBTc
Reminder - Please be sure to complete the AO Grab and Go Meal survey for the upcoming week. Mon. Wed. Fri. drop off only. #WEareAO http://bit.ly/AOSBLunches
Argenta-Oreana will offer meals over Spring Break. Information regarding changes to meal delivery options and the link to the survey is shared on social media, the website, and through this communication. http://bit.ly/AOSBLunches #WEareAO
We have created a place for links to be shared by teachers! - https://bit.ly/2QmPT9v We hope this will make it easier to access everything from a central place. Lots of educational materials we use at school on here as well! We will continue to update and add to this. We miss our students and hope you are well!
AOCUSD Schools will be open for students and or parents from 2:00-6:00PM tomorrow to pick up any materials that students will need during the mandated school closure. Additional information will be sent out regarding academic support and guidance for our students after we meet with our teachers tomorrow. #WEareAO
We are so PROUD of our Bombers. As we steer through unchartered waters, we have encountered AMAZING openness to do what needs to be done. Administration, teachers, and staff are working together to meet our students needs. We will get through this together. #WEareAO
AOCUSD#1 will have an early dismissal tomorrow (3/5/20) for Parent / Teacher Conferences. Oreana EL dismissed at 2:00 Argenta MS/HS dismissed at 2:15 #WEareAO
AOCUSD#1 will have early dismissal tomorrow for Parent / Teacher Conferences. Oreana EL dismissed at 2:00 Argenta MS/HS dismissed at 2:15 #WEareAO
Early dismissal tomorrow 11/26. Elementary dismissed at 2:00 MS/HS Dismissed at 2:15. No school for Thanksgiving break 11/27-11/29/19. #WEareAO
AO schools will show our support for the Vandalia community by wearing black and red on Monday, November 18th. Our deepest sympathies are with them following the tragedy.
AO EL will dismiss at 2:00 PM and AOHS / AOMS will dismiss at 2:15 PM tomorrow (10/29/19) Parent / Teacher Conferences will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM #WEareAO
AO students and community - We will continue to show our support for Sullivan by wearing red and black on Tuesday #SullivanStrong #WEareAO
A devastating bus accident on Friday took the life of a Sullivan student. We are asking the AO community to join us in wearing blue tomorrow, Sept. 30, to show our support for Sullivan in this very difficult time. Blue was the student's favorite color.
IT IS HOMECOMING!!!! We are excited to welcome home our Bombers alumni and to enjoy this special weekend. The parade is at 4:30. The chili supper is from 5:00-7:00. The football game kick off is at 7:00. Please wear your orange and blue and show that Bomber Pride! #WEareAO #BOMBERPRIDE
Good morning this is Mark Daley, Transportation Director, for Argenta-Oreana Schools. You may be unaware, but, there is a national school bus driver shortage. Unfortunately, that problem exists in Macon County and for Argenta-Oreana Schools. Our district is currently hiring school bus drivers. We will provide free training and help you obtain a class B CDL license and school bus permit. We provide very competitive pay and a flexible schedule. Additionally, we offer a signing/retention bonus to qualified drivers. Safely transporting our students is of utmost priority to our district. Please consider applying for this rewarding position. We want you to come join our team! For details and information on how to apply contact Mark Daley in the Transportation office at 217-795-4417 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Argenta-Oreana Elementary School is seeking applications for an Elementary teacher for the 19-20 school year. Please help spread the word and encourage interested applicants to contact Principal Amanda Ryder at (217) 468-2121 or by email at email@example.com #WEareAO
Argenta-Oreana HS is seeking applications for a Physical Education / Weights teacher for the 19-20 school year. Please help spread the word and encourage interested applicants to contact Principal Sean German at (217) 795-4821 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org #WEareAO
To begin online registration please navigate to TeacherEase (https://www.teacherease.com/common/login.aspx) and sign in! Once you are signed in it will automatically launch online registration.
Online registration is now open! If you have an email address on file with the school, you should have received an email from Mr. Altig today with directions. If we do not have your email address, please email email@example.com with your student’s name, your name, and email address. This is only for returning AO students.
We are dealing with some partial power outages in Oreana impacting phones and internet throughout the district. Phones at the MS and HS will hopefully be back soon.
Please be reminded that we have a scheduled early dismissal for students tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Elementary students will be dismissed at 2:00 PM and Middle / High School students will be dismissed at 2:15 PM. #WEareAO
Please be reminded that we have a scheduled early dismissal for students today, April 17, 2019. Elementary students will be dismissed at 2:00 and Middle/ High School students will be dismissed at 2:15. #WEareAO
AOCUSD #1 parents, please take a few minutes to complete the survey regarding the start and end times of our school day for the 2019-2020 school year at the link below. https://forms.gle/W5qJBcF8xDUjwErx6 #WEareAO
AOCUSD #1 will have an early dismissal tomorrow, March 21, 2019. Elementary students will be dismissed at 2:00, middle school and high school students will be dismissed at 2:15. Parent Teacher conferences will be from 4:00-7:00PM. #WEareAO
AOCUSD #1 will have an early dismissal for teacher professional development time, tomorrow, March 20, 2019. Elementary students will be dismissed at 2:00, middle school and high school students will be dismissed at 2:15. #WEareAO
Please be reminded that students will be dismissed early tomorrow, March 13. Students in Oreana will be dismissed at 2:00 and students in Argenta will be dismissed at 2:15. We will be conducting Parent Teacher Conferences from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.
Please be reminded that AOCUSD #1 will have an early dismissal tomorrow, February 20, 2019. Elementary students in Oreana will be dismissed at 2:00 and MS / HS students in Argenta will be dismissed at 2:15. #WEareAO
Earlier today, the district sent an announcement. Unfortunately, the caller ID indicated Little Rock, AR. Many of our parents did not answer the phone call. We have changed the system to read 217-795-2607 for school announcements. Please enter this number in your phone contacts as “A-O School Announcement.” This should assist in conveying information to our Bomber Community. Have a great day! Please stay safe and warm over the next couple of days.
Due to dangerously cold temperatures & wind chill factor, A-O schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th & Thursday, January 31st. Extracurricular activities are cancelled for Wednesday. A follow-up announcement will be made regarding extracurricular activities on Thursday. Please stay warm and stay safe! #WEareAO #BEPROUDTOBEABOMBER
The following is an announcement for Saturday. Due to the pending weather, all events have been postponed or cancelled all together. Below is the summary of cancellations or make-up provisions. 6th Grade VB tourney Cancelled Fresh Soph Basketball at Warrensburg TBA Varsity Girls Basketball at Arthur TBA Varsity Boys Basketball at Arcola Monday at 7:30. Bus time is 5:15. Varsity Wrestling at St. Joe 1/22 at 5:30. Bus time is 3:20. 7th Grade Regional at Heyworth Monday at 6:15. Bus time is 4:40
We will have an early dismissal tomorrow, January 16, for teacher professional development time. Students at the Elementary building will be dismissed at 2:00 and students at the Middle and High School will be dismissed at 2:15. #WEareAO
We will have an early dismissal tomorrow, Tuesday, November 20. AOES will dismiss at 2:00 and AOMS AOHS will dismiss at 2:15. There is no school 11/21-11/23. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! #WEareAO
Argenta-Oreana CUSD #1 is looking for School Bus Drivers. If you, or someone you know, is interested, please contact Mark Daley @ 217-795-4417 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Starting pay is $15/hour.
Please be reminded that we will have an early dismissal tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Students in Oreana will be dismissed at 2:00 and students in Argenta will be dismissed at 2:15. This early dismissal is for teacher professional development time. #WEareAO
Please be reminded that we have early dismissals tomorrow and Thursday for parent teacher conferences. Students at the elementary building in Oreana will be dismissed at 2:00 and students at the Middle and High School will be dismissed at 2:15. #WEareAO
Please be reminded that we have an early dismissal tomorrow, October 17, 2018. Elementary students will be dismissed at 2:00 and Middle School / High School students will be dismissed at 2:15. #WEareAO
Please be reminded of our early dismissal tomorrow. Elementary students in Oreana will be dismissed at 2:00 PM. Middle school and High school students in Argenta will be dismissed at 2:15 PM.
Unfortunately we are experiencing a power outage at the EL, MS, and HS. The latest update we have received is that it is a transformer issue and should be repaired within the hour. Cafeterias have made alternate arrangements and will be providing a lunch for hot lunch students.
Please be reminded that there is no student attendance tomorrow - 9/24/18 due to a School Improvement Day for teachers. Regular attendance will resume Tuesday 9/25/18. #WEareAO
Power has been restored to A-O schools. We are having issues restoring our internet and phones and hope to have them running soon.
AO schools in Oreana and Argenta are currently without power. Ameren is unsure of cause or restore time. We will dismiss at regular times.
Please be reminded that we will have an early dismissal tomorrow 9/19/18 AOEL - dismissed at 2:00 AOMS / AOHS - dismissed at 2:15 #WEareAO
We have made some updates to app! The Breakfast and Lunch menus should now be updated through the end of September for each school. All Athletics links should now redirect to 8 to 18 directly, as well.
A-O HAS AIR CONDITIONING!!! We are VERY excited to welcome back our staff on Monday, Aug 20th and our students on Wednesday, Aug 22nd!!!
As our website and new mobile app launch and the Live stream camera over the football field is relocated to it's new home, please feel free to continue watching it at this link: https://goo.gl/vg8vks
At our May School Board meeting our fees were set for the 2018-2019 school year. These fees did not change from the 2017-2018 school year. You can find these under Documents > District > District Fees. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to your appropriate school office.