Grade School #17 News

Spirit Day – Homecoming 2023

After the fourth day of continued festivities, the ranks were as follows:

  • 1st: Seniors
  • 2nd: Juniors
  • 3rd: Sophomores
  • 4th: Freshmen
Samantha and Roxy in the bag race
Madison takes a tumble during the bag race.
Cole and Quinnley work together to reach the line!
The Senior Class
Freshmen vs Seniors
Sophomores vs Seniors

Music Day – Homecoming 2023

After the first day of festivites the ranks were as follows:

1st: Sophomores

2nd: Juniors

3rd: Seniors

4th: Freshmen

The Blues Brothers
Grace Wojcik cheering on Quinnley Piper in the Plunger Race
Marshall Cirrincione prepares to turn back at the half way point in the race.
The Balloon pop!
The final three!

Impact Program Sign-Up Information

Sign Up for the Impact Program is now open for students who will be in-district high school freshman in the 2023-24 school year. 

Signing your student up is as easy as these four steps:

  1. Visit and click on the “Sign Up For The Impact Program” button
  2. Create a username and password
    • Each student will need their own username and password
  3. Complete the student registration form
  4. Receive a confirmation email from the Impact Team

Once signed up for the program, students may begin working towards their volunteer hours as early as June 1, 2023. 

To earn 100% of their tuition and fees, students must complete five simple steps:

  1. Register by September 1 of their freshman year of high school
  2. Volunteer 25 hours each year they are in high school for a total of 100 hours by high school graduation
  3. Graduate on time or early from an in-district high school or homeschool
  4. Apply for one local/state/national scholarship
  5. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

For more information about the Impact Program, please visit our website at

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Second Quarter/First Semester Awards Ceremony

1st Semester High School Honor Roll

  • Isaac Brown
  • Lucas Cassidy
  • Jay Conner
  • Oscar Gonzalez
  • Sierra Spohn

1st Semester High School High Honor Roll

  • Katie Davis
  • Ashlynne Hansen
  • Ellie S.
  • Mazey Sterling
  • Chandler Weber
  • Jillian Anderson (4.0)
  • Troy Anderson (4.0)
  • Matthew Wojcik (4.0)

2nd Quarter Grade School Honor Roll

  • Skyler Spohn
  • Colby Hansen
  • Libby Cassidy
  • Aliyana Gonzalez
  • Cole Deery

2nd Quarter Grade School High Honor Roll

  • Samantha Rossi
  • Quinnley Piper
  • Conner Hansen
  • Ashlynn Hellrung (4.0)

Bulldog Award

  • Cole Deery
  • Aliyana Gonzalez
  • Madison Cirrincione

Spark Award

  • Conner Hansen
  • Ashlynn Hellrung
  • Liberty Cassidy

Principal’s Award

  • Cole Deery
  • Matthew Wojcik

Parent / Teacher Conferences

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Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for February 8th and 9th from 3:15-7:00 pm.

Please call the school office at 815-376-4414 to set up an appointment ASAP.

We have set a goal of 100% parental attendance for conferences and greatly hope parents and guardians can help us reach that goal. It is extremely important that parents attend. We hope to see everyone there!

Peoria Rivermen Hockey Game Ticket Sales

The 6th-12th Grades Band and Choir will perform at the Peoria Rivermen hockey game on Saturday, February 18th at 7:15pm.

These students are selling tickets in order to be able to perform. Students have flyers and information will also be sent through email via TeacherEase.

Students should turn in ticket orders and money by Monday, February 6th.

Contact Miss Gallagher with any questions.

Winter Concert & Art Show

The Winter Concert and Art Show were held before winter break on December 2nd, 2022 at Ohio Grade School. The students dressed in their best to sing and play their hearts out for their friends and family. Before and after the music, the students could share their art featured around the school with their guests as well.

Mrs. Ryan and the Kindergarten class
Mrs. Downey and the First Grade class

Two special guests, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, joined the crowd to listen to the children put on their musical show.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus listen to the 6-12 band.
The 6-12 choir students with the music director, Mrs. Gallagher.
The clarinet section of the 6-12 band during their performance.