February 21, 2018

Congratulations 6/7th and 8th grade volleyball teams – 2nd PLACE LTC Tournament

Congratulations to the 6/7th and 8th grade volleyball teams. Both teams finished second in the LTC tournament this past Saturday!

Board Meeting Agenda for 2/21/2018 – Now Available

The Board Meeting agenda is now available for this Wednesday’s Regular Board Meeting.
The Board meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. in the HS English Room.


Reading Out Loud Contest – Good work Ladies!!

Samantha DePauw and Grace Sturtewagen proudly represented Annawan High School in the regional Poetry Out Loud contest on Sunday, February 18. The Poetry Out Loud contest is a national contest where students from all over the United States memorize poems and recite them from memory, starting at the local level, and then moving to the regional, state, and national level depending on their placing at the previous level. Grace Sturtewagen won the regional Poetry Out Loud contest, consisting of western Illinois schools, and will be representing Annawan High School at the STATE contest on March 9 in Springfield, IL.

Congratulations Bravettes – SECTIONAL CHAMPS!!

Congratulations to the Annawan Bravettes for winning last night’s Sectional Basketball Championship. They will now play Monday night at Pontiac High School in the Super-Sectional at 6pm. Doors will open at 5pm with ticket prices being $8. Good luck to the Bravettes as they continue their postseason

Congratulations Braves Basketball Team – LTC Champs!!!

Congratulations to the Braves basketball team for defeating the Geese and defending their LTC Championship!

(Thank you Annie Chapman for the great picture!)

Congratulations to the JH 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team – Regional Champions🏀

January Staff Member of the Month – Congratulations!!

Congratulations to our January Winner, Brenda Gripp!  Brenda was nominated by Jill Huber for all of the extra help that Brenda put in to make “Pack the Place for Peart” go so well.  Brenda has selected a $50 gift card to Z Best West for being this month’s winner.
Also, congratulations to Laura Wilson.  She was the winner of this month’s “Scoop at the Coop.” She will be receiving a free scoop of ice cream at the Corner Coop.
Congratulations to everyone who was nominated this month.

Newsletter – February – Now Available

The February Newsletter is now available for viewing and downloading.

Please use the LINK BELOW or the link above on the district web-site menu to access our NEWS page.



Lunch Menu – February – Now Available

The lunch menu for February is now available.

Please click on the LINK below or the link at the top of the school site to access our LUNCH page.


Lunch Menu Page

Congratulations to Jayde VanHyfte – Most Career Points in Annawan HS Basketball

Congratulations to Jayde VanHyfte on her 2,493rd point she achieved this week, putting her on top of the most career points in Annawan HS Basketball history.

Good work Jayde!!

Congratulations Bravette Varsity Basketball – Lincoln Train Conference Champions!!

The Bravettes got it done again and earned the Lincoln Trail Conference Championship for the 8th straight year.

This win was the 45th straight for the Bravettes.

Way to work hard ladies and coaches!!!

Jump Rope for the Heart Event

Our event is right around the corner! Have you joined the SCARE SQUAD yet?!

Registering for your school’s event is quick and easy– just follow this link: http://www2.heart.org



We hope you are really enjoying the fun activities we’re doing in school right now, and that you feel great about helping kids with special hearts! Keep up the great work and remember that exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.


If you haven’t already, please spend a few minutes getting to know more about our event by watching this video with your student at home:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWH5CHDdVHc  – How to register using the app!!


This email is to let you know there is still plenty of time to participate and raise money.  ANY student that registers online (http://www2.heart.org) or using our free mobile app (jump/hoops) will receive a glow in the dark wristband.  Once your student starts collecting donations they will receive monsters from the Scare Squad and a backpack clip for them to hang on.  Every monster has a very important message to share about heart health so be sure to ask your student what they learned from their new lifesaver friends! (AND  the wristband and all the monsters COME TO LIFE! Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk9eqMvGCx0)


Thank you for staying active and eating healthy! Every single dollar you raise will help kids and families build healthier lives. I’m so proud of our school community for making such a big difference! Thank you for being a Heart Hero!


-Mr. Smith

Annawan GS P.E. Teacher

HS Yearbooks – For Sale

Yearbooks are now for sale. Please use the order form below, fill out, and return with payment to the school.YEARBOOK ORDER FORM (.pdf)

Bravettes win big at State Farm Classic

Congratulations to the Annawan Bravettes Basketball Team on winning the Small School Girls division of the 2017 State Farm Classic. The Bravettes defeated the Danville Schlarman Hilltoppers 56-46 in the championship game.


Youth Advisory Council – Knox College

Grace Sturtewagen, Emily McClelland, and Alex Johnson traveled with Mr. Fenn to Knox College for the Youth
Advisory Council hosted by State Senator Chuck Weaver. They were 3 of 61 student representatives from
around district 37 that debated important Illinois issues. This spring, they will be part of a mock committee on
Illinois guns issues at Springfield.

Congratulations – Mrs. Heitzler and Mr. Nordstrom

December has brought about more accomplishments for the Annawan School District.

  • Annawan 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Dawn Heitzler, completed her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership on December 15th.  Mrs. Heitzler completed the program through St. Ambrose University.
  • Mr. Matt Nordstrom, currently Annawan High School Principal, completed his superintendent program December 10th.  Mr. Nordstrom completed the superintendent program through Western Illinois University.

Congratulations to Mrs. Heitzler and Mr. Nordstrom on their achievements!









AHS – Illinois State Scholars

Congratulations to Annawan High School’s Illinois State Scholars: Kendall Gripp, Jacob Wolf, Owen Landwehr, and Kaley Jackson

Smart Grid Comes to Annawan High School

Mr. Henrekin attended a training to learn how to use the Smart Grid package and be eligible to borrow the materials. This week, he taught his students about electricity delivery and they practiced wiring their own cities. Mr. Henrekin’s students then worked with Mrs. Wolf’s Transitional Algebra class to teach them the system.

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Women’s Club Art Contest Winners – 3rd and 4th Grade


The Annawan Alba Women’s Club had their annual Art Contest for the 3rd and 4th grade this year.

The theme was “Things that Grow in Henry County”.  Students worked on the contest during their art time each week and at home.
The winners were selected by the club and presented with a monetary award by Betty Bennet (top left) and Delores Nanninga (top middle).
Thanks to the Women’s Club for their continued support of the Fine Arts in Annawan Schools!!!!
(also pictured Art Teacher Dan Hakes – top right)

Winners for 4th Grade: (starting middle top left)

  • 1st Place – Karsyn Rico
  • 2nd Place – Ashlyn Bertrand (
  • 3rd Place – Tyra Church

Winners for 3rd Grade: (starting middle top right)

  • 1st Place – Owen Anderson
  • 2nd Place – Danny Heston
  • 3rd Place – Ryan Rosenow

Good work to Everyone who entered!!!

Illinois School Report Card – District, HS, GS

The Illinois School Report Cards are now available for viewing.

Feel free to download / read over at our Illinois Report Card Page


Illinois School Report Card Page