September 30, 2014

School Board Seats up for Election

Annawan CUSD 226 will have 4 of 7 school board seats to be filled at the April 7, 2015 Consolidated Election. Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2019.  Seats up for election are those of Jerad Heitzler, Courtney Rico, Nancy Goodman, and Kim Goodley.

Candidates for the office of school board can begin to circulate nominating petitions for signatures beginning September 23, 2014. The period for filing nominating papers runs from December 15 through December 22, 2014.

Unlike previous years, changes in the state election laws have moved the responsibility of school board elections from the local board secretary. Those duties will now be handled by the Henry county clerk.  Candidates for school board will not be filing any paperwork at the local district.  The county clerk may have petition forms available or blank petitions may be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website,  Petition forms and other election information are also available on the Henry County Website at under the Departments heading under the Elections tab.

Candidates may also want to consult the “2015 Candidate’s Guide,” which can be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website, or contact the county clerk or board of election commissioners regarding the requirements of filing. Interested candidates can learn about being a school board member from the Illinois Association of School Boards, at: and by calling and talking to Superintendent Mr. Buresh or a current Board member.

Annawan Jr. High and High School Student Councils welcomes MWAH!

MWAH! – an acronym for Messages Which Are Hopeful!

Description – From throughout the Chicago area as well as other parts of Illinois, the youthful performing artists – because of their diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds – convey a message of hope and promise for the future. Their repertoire reflects the changing times in which we all live.

Mission – A focal point for MWAH! is the importance of choices. An overall objective is to inspire young people to face life’s challenges and opportunities with knowledge, confidence, and a positive self-image.

Company Overview – Messages which are hopeful…healthy…and hard to forget. Messages of energy…emotion…and creative thought. Messages from young people on a mission. A mission to stimulate others to think and to react in ways which are positive. A mission to influence others through the performing arts – dance…theatre…song…and mime – as well as through discussion and by example.

Sports Schedule Changes – JH Volleyball / F-S Football

Some games have been added to the JH Volleyball and F/S Football schedule.

  • Jr High Volleyball at HOME September 11,2014 at 4pm
  • F/S Football Game is at West Central on 9/15/14

Please update your schedules.  Thanks!

Budget on Display and Online

The budget is on public display at the District Office through September 17, 2014.

There will be a Budget Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget on September 17, 2014 at 4:15 PM at the Annawan CUSD 226 Office at 501 West South Street, Annawan, IL 61234.

The budget is also available online under the district menu above. Choose district, and then choose the budget link to access the budget page.

HS Volleyball Home Games Added

There have been two additions to the High School Volleyball Schedule. See the additions below.

9-3-14 @ Home against LaMoille 6 and 7:15pm

9-4-14 game change of Date against Sherrard @ Sherrard 6 and 7:15pm

August / September NEWSLETTER Available

The August / September Newsletter is now available to view or download.

Use the link above on our district web-site menu, or click on the link provided below.



District Calendar (2014-15) School Year

The District 2014-15 Calendar is now available for viewing.  Click on the Calendar Button in the above menu, or use the link below to view.


Lunch Menu – August / September

The LUNCH MENUS for the months of August and September are now available.

Head over to the LUNCH MENU page on our site by using the menu above, or click on the link below.


Lunch Menu Page