The AOCUSD #1 Draft Returning to School Plan for the 2020-2021 school year can be accessed at the following link. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/828454/DRAFT_-_District_Reopening_Plan.pdf Thank you to everyone who continues to participate in developing this plan. As the title states, it is still a Draft Document and work in progress. We are well aware that changes should be expected based on past experience and the need for adjustments based on how COVID-19 impacts our state and local communities. Additional information with building specific procedures will be sent out next week. If you have questions regarding the plan, please contact your building principal. #WEareAO
If you have a returning student but need to complete the online registration process at school, use the google link below to schedule an appointment on 8/4/20 or 8/5/20. New Students can also use this link to schedule an appointment on 8/4/20 or 8/5/20. Be sure to enter student name in description box https://bit.ly/aohsreg
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 http://bit.ly/AOmeals4
The Argenta-Oreana CUSD#1 Remote Learning Plan has been shared at https://www.argenta-oreana.org/remote-learning--22
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
Monday, March 16, 2020 AOCUSD Schools will be open for students and or parents from 2:00-6:00 PM 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. Please be reminded that there is no student attendance tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020. Additionally, by order of the Governor, Illinois schools are mandated to be closed March 17 - March 30, 2020 We will continue to communicate with students, and parents throughout the coming days and weeks. Thank you for your continued support of our schools. Although the current circumstances can feel overwhelming, it is VERY reassuring to work with such outstanding people as we strive to support one another! #WEareAO
The Fannie May fundraiser with PATT will continue until we come back to school. Orders do not need to be turned in Monday. Please continue to collect orders. Thank you!
School Closure Announcement: You may have heard the Governor's press conference. As of right now, we have been mandated by the Governor to close schools and cancel all student activities from Tuesday, March 17th through Monday, March 30th. We have moved the SIP day that was scheduled on Friday to Monday. In simple terms, students will not attend school or any extracurricular practices and events from Monday, March 16th through Monday, March 30th. Unless this period is extended by the Governor, we plan for student attendance to resume on Tuesday, March 31st. This is an unprecedented situation. When we know more, so will you.
The field trip today, February 26th, to the Lincoln Museum in Springfield is cancelled due to weather. We will let you know when it is rescheduled. Thank You
AOMS will dismiss at 2:15 p.m. tomorrow, 02/20/20. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held tomorrow night, 02/20/20, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Late stay will be cancelled due to conferences.
There will be a Blue Ribbon Book Fair in the Middle/High School library March 4th-6th, and then on the 9th as well. It will be open during school hours and also during Parent-Teacher conferences March 5th, 4-7 p.m. Supporting the Book Fair, enables the library to purchase more materials for our students.
Volleyball is off to a great season. 6th and 8th Win!
Please be reminded students in Argenta at the Middle School and High School will be dismissed at 2:15 tomorrow, November 26. There will be no school November 27-29 for Thanksgiving Break. School will resume on Monday, December 2, 2019. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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.
Today is the day for Nelson's Chicken Pick-up 🐔 Don't forget to drive thru the Elementary School to pick up your dinners any time 4-7 p.m. Meals will be available at the small gym due to basketball practices. So please stop at the 1st set of doors when you pull in. If you pull up to the main entrance, you will have to walk in and walk down to the small gym.
Message from the Macon County Emergency Management Agency On Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10 am, we will be retesting all COUNTY, Outdoor Warning Sirens. This retest is due to technical difficulties experienced during the regularly scheduled Tuesday, November 5th test. A Macon County Emergency Alert and Notification System Alert will be sent to all subscribers and landline phone systems. We will not be retesting the City of Decatur sirens.
October 31st We were unable to send your child's weekly grades due to an error with Teacherease. Teacherease is aware of the problem and will contact us when it is fixed. You can still view your child's grades with your Teacherease account. Thank You.
AOEL 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
Please be reminded that students will be dismissed at 2:15 PM today and on October 29th.We are looking forward to our fall Parent / Teacher conferences tonight that will take place from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and next Tuesday, October 29 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. #WEareAO
Parent/Teacher conferences have been scheduled for October 24th and 29th, 2019 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. To Schedule click below: https://forms.gle/7NiMJM9CRU9u7qto8
There are picture issues with the Fall Portraits. We contacted the Lifetouch office in Springfield and reported all of the issues with pictures. They are aware of the blurry wallet size pictures and are re-printing all of them. Our LIFETOUCH representative would like you to call the local office in Springfield with any issue at 217-793-0079. They assured me that LIFETOUCH would make it right!
10/04/19 Students were given their fall pictures today. Please ask your child to see the pictures. For questions or concerns, please contact Lifetouch Customer service at 1-800-736-4753.
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.
Way to go AOMS Lady Bombers for winning the first game at the IESA Regional, 8 to 4. Go Bombers!
PATT Raise Some Dough Fundraiser Wednesday, September 11th Papa Murphy's 255 W. Mound Rd. Decatur 875-1700 When ordering, mention the ARGENTA OREANA PATT, and Papa Murphy's will donate 20% of the purchase to the PATT.
Good Luck Lady Bombers at 8th Grade Night vs. Meridian Home at 4:30 p.m. #WEareAO
The AOMS Boys Baseball Game is Cancelled Today, August 26th
Girls softball has a game in Monticello today at 4:30 p.m., and our boys baseball have a home game against Meridian at 4:30 p.m. today.
AWESOME Victory Lady Softball Bombers Remain Undefeated!
Thanks AOMS families for making Open House a fun night!
We are looking forward to welcoming all of our families for the 2019-2020 school year. Our first official day will be this Friday, August 16. Students will be dismissed at 2:15 PM. Please be reminded of our Open House from 5:30-7:30 PM Thursday, August 15. Families should go to the All-Purpose Room. Teachers will be there to give students their schedules, and students can drop off their school supplies that are too large for the lockers. Students then can put the rest of the supplies in their lockers. They can meet the staff and tour the building. #WEareAO See you tomorrow night!
PATT School Kidz Kits We did not receive all of the School Supply Kits that were ordered. If you did not receive your kit at Registration, the company indicated that they will ship again. The new kits will be delivered Thursday, August 15th. Questions, please call the AOMS Office, 795-2163. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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.
A reminder Friday, May 31st is the last day for student attendance. Dismissal is at 2:15 p.m for the middle school. Have a great summer.
AOHS Spring Fling Friday, May 17th Lunch will be free for high school and middle school students.
On Friday, April 12th, due to a large number of afternoon trips, we will be forced to combine four afternoon routes. As a result, students riding buses 2,8,5,10 will likely be arriving home a few minutes later than usual. Students that normally ride bus 8 in the afternoon will combine and ride bus 2. Students that normally ride bus 5 in the afternoon will combine and ride bus 10. Thank you in advance for your understanding with this matter.
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 - 7:00 PM. No student attendance for Spring Break March 22-29.
Way to go AOMS Scholastic Bowl. Nice victory over Shelbyville.
Congrats to the AOMS JV Scholastic Bowl team for their victory vs. W-L!
Early Dismissal for Teacher PD (AOES @ 2:00, AOMS & AOHS @ 2:15 Feb 20
AOMS Spring Picture Day Tuesday, February 12th
7th Grade Volleyball Win a Hard Played Match Against WL!! 2 out of 3
We will have our regularly scheduled middle school volleyball matches tonight, 1-31-19 vs. WL. 6th grade starts st 5:00 PM and 7th/8th at 6:00 pm.
The AO district Spelling Bee is postponed. It will be held Thursday. February 7th at 3:30.
Argenta Oreana Youth League Sign Ups AOYL Baseball/Softball sign ups are fast approaching ! All children living in the AO district are welcome! Children ages 4th to 8th grade can play. Practices will start April 1st! The sign up dates are as followed : Saturday January 19 10am-12pm at the Argenta Firehouse Saturday January 26 12pm-2pm at the Oreana Firehouse Saturday February 2 10am-12pm at the Argenta Firehouse Wednesday February 6 5pm-7pm at the Oreana Firehouse Registration will close February 6 th ! The students at the elementary school should be bringing a form home this week. Students at the middle school will need to pick up a form at the office. If you are unable to make a sign up day, you can mail registration forms and checks to PO BOX 444 Argenta 62554. Questions contact David Sample at (217) 306-0796 Do you or do you know someone who would like to sponsor a child this season? If so, please contact the youth league for more information.
8th Grade Boys Basketball Win 1st Game in Okaw Tournament
AOMS Volleyball Bombers Win, 25-13 and 25-22. Awesome!
AOMS Reminder that school is dismissed at 2:15 p.m. today 12-19-18
Recently we have had some concerns and problems with students taking pictures and or video of other students while at school and on school buses. Students please be aware that taking pictures or video of others without their knowledge or permission to do so may be considered a violation of our cell phone / electronic device policy. Pictures and videos are not to be taken on buses.
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
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
VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY WHEN: Friday, NOVEMBER 9, 2018 7:45 AM Coffee & Donuts 8:30 – 9:00 AM Assembly WHERE: ARGENTA – OREANA MS / HS Kimler Gym
Congrats to the 8th grade Lady Bombers for their victory over Maroa-Forsyth. AO handed Maroa their 2nd loss this season. GO AO!!!!
We are less than 24 hours away from kickoff! Our undefeated @AOfball plays @CGB_football in the first round of the 1A @IHSAState Football Playoffs at 7:00 PM on our home turf Friday, October 26! #WEareAO #BOMBERPRIDE #RoadToChampaign
MS and HS food drive will start on Monday and run all next week! The winning class at the high school will receive homemade cookies from the teachers. The middle school has a goal of 1100 items and if they meet that goal they get a sweet treat! #WeAreAO
There will be no Academic Late Stay tomorrow, October 25th, due to Parent-Teacher Conferences. Late stay will resume Tuesday, October 30th.
Picture retakes are scheduled for Thursday, November 1st.
The PATT needs to sell a 130 more chicken dinners. Nelson’s CHICKEN DINNER FUNDRAISER Thursday, November 15 4:00-7:00 p.m. Grilled half-chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, southern style green beans, and a dinner roll for $10 Dine-in or Drive-thru and pick-up @ AO Elementary School Front EntranceYou MUST purchase a ticket in order to receive a mealNo tickets will be sold after November 8thSend order form below and payment to school with your student and we will send the tickets. Please make checks payable to “AO PATT” If you need additional tickets please contact Lisa Huff – phone: 217-853-3531
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 AOMS students will be dismissed at 2:15 tomorrow 10-17-18 for Teacher professional development time. Also, please be reminded of our Parent Teacher Conferences next Wednesday and Thursday evenings. You can still sign up for conferences using the link that was emailed yesterday.
MS Boys Basketball tryouts start on Monday, October 15th at 6 a.m., the student must be registered on 8 to 18 and have a current physical on file with the office to tryout.
We hope to see our students tonight for the parade and game. Just a reminder, if a student is absent from school for the whole day, the student is not allowed to attend extra-curricular events.
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. The Homecoming Parade will take place at 5:00 on Friday and the Booster club Chili Supper will be in the cafeteria following the parade. The football game will kick off at 7:00PM.
During 8th period, all students who ordered fall pictures from Lifetouch received their picture packet today. Make sure to ask your student to see their picture packet when they arrive home today. If there is an issue with the pictures please contact Lifetouch at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 618-288-7896.
We will be holding a Blue Ribbon Book Fair in the MS/HS Library October 23rd-25th. It will be open during regular school hours as well as during Parent Teacher conferences on the 23rd and 25th. Please consider shopping and supporting our library!
Middle School Dress Up Week for Homecoming!!! October 1st-5th Monday-Pajama Day (Pennies) Tuesday-Twin Tuesday (Nickels) Wednesday-Wacky Wednesday (Dimes) Thursday-Sports Day (Quarters) Friday Class Color: 6th=RED 7th= Orange 8th=BLUE All change donated goes to the AOMS student committee.
AOMS ACADEMIC LATE STAY IS CANCELLED TODAY THURSDAY, 9-27-18. Unable to find a bus driver today.
Please be reminded that students are not in attendance tomorrow, Monday, September 24 due to a School Improvement Day for teachers.
Our power is back on. Students will be home at their usual time.
Please be reminded that we will have an early dismissal tomorrow, 9/19/18, for Teacher professional development time. Elementary students will be dismissed at 2:00 and Middle School and High School students will be dismissed at 2:15. Also, please be reminded that Monday, September 24 is a school In Service Day so students will not be in attendance
Tuesday, Sept 11 Baseball starts IESA Regionals. Good luck! Congratulations to the girls softball team on their regional win last night against Pawnee, they won 3-2 in 9 innings. They play today for the regional championship at 4:30 against Calvary.
Just a Reminder: AOMS Fall Pictures Tuesday, September 11 Students are to bring their order form and payment, preferably a check, to give to the photographer on picture day. Order online at mylifetouch.com ID Code JP048036Y0
The girls’ softball team beat Buffalo Tri-City last night, 16-1, to earn them a spot in the regional semi-final. The girls will be playing Saturday, September 8th in Pawnee @ 11:15 a.m. Go Bombers!
AOMS Fall Pictures Tuesday, September 11 Students were given an order form last week. Students are to bring their order form and payment, preferably a check, to give to the photographer on picture day. Order online at mylifetouch.com ID Code JP048036Y0
Announcements Wednesday, Sept 5 Happy birthday to Mackenzie . When you finish eating breakfast, all students must report to the All-Purpose Room. If you are not eating breakfast, you will be instructed by staff to go to the All-Purpose Room. Softball starts IESA Regionals so wish them luck. Baseball team has a home game against Okaw Valley tonight at 4:15 Girls’ basketball tryouts will continue tomorrow from 4:30-6:30 in Bomber Gym.
Please come to our FIRST HOME FOOTBALL GAME. Students need to go home after school and then come to the game with their parents. An schedule of events is listed below: SITE: Argenta Oreana High School Opponent: Meridian DATE: Friday, August 31, 2018 TIME: 7:00 pm GATES OPEN: 5:30 pm ADMISSION: $4.00 Adults $3.00 Students Seniors, Children, Babies in Arms Free Field and track will be available for self-guided tours from 5:00-6:00. Dinner is available from 5:30 – End of First quarter. General Information: Parking Non-reserved parking is located in the high school lot, middle school, on the old practice field, and areas along the streets as identified by the City of Argenta. Footballs Footballs or other objects that are deemed to be a possible distractions to the on the field competition and are not allowed inside the gates. Items will be confiscated and returned at the conclusion of the game. End zone/Sideline Viewing Fans are allowed to stand in the west end zone outside the fencing. Sideline viewing will be allowed outside the fencing as well. Alcoholic Beverages The possession, distribution, sale and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Tobacco Tobacco is prohibited on school grounds Concession Stand Concession Stand is located just inside the football gates in the new entrance facility. Pets Pets (other than service animals) are not allowed on school property.
The AOMS Softball Game will be played in Oreana TODAY, 8/29/18, as SCHEDULED, 4:30 PM vs. Mt. Pulaski.
The Middle School Baseball game today is cancelled, 8/29/18. There will be NO practice.
Announcements Wednesday, Aug 29 Good luck to the girls’ softball team tonight against Mt. Pulaski. . The boys’ game today is against Decatur Lutheran These are home games, so consider coming to cheer on our teams, Go Bombers! There will be a Yearbook Staff meeting at lunch today. Please meet in Ms. Reynolds’ room with your lunch. Fall picture day is September 11th. Flyers will be passed out during 8th period. Girls basketball tryouts will begin next week. Tuesday, September 4th and Thursday, September 6th. Tryouts will be from 4:30-6:30pm in Bomber gym. Make sure to register on 8 to 18 and have a current physical on file. *softball girls trying out - see coach B before lunch to clarify times due to having practice. Fifth period teachers will escort their class for assigned seating at lunch. The cafeteria must be kept clean and students are to be dismissed by the supervisor before you can leave the table. Today’s thought is: You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
AOMS Fall Pictures September 11 Students will receive an informational flyer today during 8th period. Order online at mylifetouch.com ID Code JP048036Y0
The Gerber State Bank notified us that the Phyllis Madeline Winings Trust awarded $15,260 to our school district to purchase Chromebooks and storage carts for students. We are so thankful!
The middle school softball game scheduled for this afternoon has been moved to Monticello due to field conditions in Oreana. Game time 4:15
The AOEF and The Class of 2021 will be hosting a Bomber Tailgate from 5:30 pm to the end of the first quarter at the first home football game on Friday, August 31st. Our goal is to make Friday Night Bomber Tailgates a new tradition as we believe the AOHS athletic complex is the place to be for home varsity football games on Friday nights. Please come eat with us and help us celebrate our first game on our new football field. Let’s have a great meal, enjoy our Bomber Community, and pack the place for our first home game!!!! #WEareAO #PROUDTOBEABOMBER #WEARORANGEANDBLUE
AOMS OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT August 21st 5:30 PM 7:30 PM We encourage everyone to attend OPEN HOUSE 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Upon entering the middle school, go to the ALL PURPOSE ROOM. Students will be able to drop off their large school supplies such as: KLEENEX CLOROX WIPES INDEX CARDS PAPER Students will receive their SCHEDULE, locker assignment, be able to put away all other school supplies in their LOCKERS, meet the TEACHERS, explore the BUILDING, and HAVE FUN! #WeAreAO The air is on!
AOMS OPEN HOUSE August 21st 5:30 PM 7:30 PM We encourage everyone to attend OPEN HOUSE 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Upon entering the middle school, go to the ALL PURPOSE ROOM. Students will be able to drop off their large school supplies such as: KLEENEX CLOROX WIPES INDEX CARDS PAPER Students will receive their SCHEDULE, locker assignment, be able to put away all other school supplies in their LOCKERS, meet the TEACHERS, explore the BUILDING, and HAVE FUN!
Reminder: In accordance with Illinois state law all 6th grade students are required to have a physical turned into the middle school office by August 22nd. Sixth grade will not be allowed to attend the first day of school without a physical. If you have questions please call the middle school office 795-2163. Thank You
We are so excited to have AIR CONDITIONING! No more Heat Days! AUGUST 21st -Open House 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (MS/HS) The first day of school is AUGUST 22nd, 8:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
AOMS Registration (If you can't register online) 10:00-6:00 Chromebooks will be available in MS/HS Library for you to complete online registration. Tech support will be available if you need help. #WEareAO
On-line registration will be open through Friday, August 10th.
Thank you to the nearly 40% of you who have already completed the online registration process for your middle school student(s)! If you have not completed registration online at www.teacherease.com by following the instructions sent by Mr. Altig last week, please take time this weekend to do that. If you are unable to complete the registration process online, we will have office hours next week for registration: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM If you have difficulty or questions about the online registration process please email Mr. Altig at email@example.com #WEareAO #AOMiddleSchool