September 30, 2016

Parent Teacher Conferences – Junior High Information

The Annawan School District will be having Parent Teacher Conferences in the first week of October.

  • Wednesday – October 5 – (3:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.)
  • Thursday – October 6 – (3:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.)

Since Junior High Teachers may see more than 60 students a day, there are not enough time slots available to conference with the parents of each student.  Your child’s team of teachers may request a group or individual conference, or if you have a specific concern, you are encouraged to call and make an appointment with the team or individual teacher.

Please call (309) 935-6623,

or see the FULL CONFERENCE LETTER linked below for EMAIL addresses and FREE PERIODS of the JH Teachers.

JH CONFERENCES LETTER – Download Letter (.pdf)

Annawan CUSD 226 Facility Tours

















The Grypp reunion toured the Annawan CUSD 226 facilities on September 4, 2016.  Approximately 20 people toured the facility that ranged from family members who graduated from 1953-1986.

Pictured here are Larry Grypp, class of 1966 and Dave Grypp, class of 1964.  Mr. Buresh and Mr. VanKerrobroeck guided the tour, each adding their perspective on the Annawan CUSD 226.

Mr. Buresh will gladly host other reunions with advance notice.  Please contact him at 309-935-6781 if you are interested.

High School – Yearbook Photo Submission App – Send Us Your Photos!!


This school year, the Yearbook Club is using a new Mobile App that will allow you to SEND US YOUR PICTURES!

At a local HS ball game, and grab a great shot of the team?  SEND IT TO US!

At a local AG event, and take some amazing pictures of district HS students working hard?  SEND IT TO US!!!

YEARBOOK SNAP is a mobile app available on the APP STORE as well as on GOOGLE PLAY STORE.
Simply use the links below to download the APP or search for YEARBOOK SNAP.



  • Once you have the APP installed, simply put in our school’s access code
  • Access Code:  Annawan226

And upload away!!

Thanks for helping us make this years yearbook THE BEST EVER!!!

Katelyn’s Crew Sell Suckers at Fundraiser

















The Annawan second grade class sold suckers at the recent Katelyn DeRycke Benefit held in Annawan on Saturday, September 10th.  Katelyn and her classmates earned $530.00 selling suckers during the benefit.  Classmates also donated a raffle basket that raised an additional $200.00.


Included in picture:  1st Row:  Aaliyah Varnell, MaKenna VerKruyse, Tyra Church, Alexis Wilson, Avery Frank and Briar Doty.  2nd Row:  Aaden Peterson, Tressin Jape, Danny Heston and Cole Goodley.  3rd Row:  Aaron Jones, Sophia Samonlinski, Gia Samuels, Gavin Gustafson, Katelyn DeRycke, Kasen Specht, Ellis Kraft, Liliann Rosenow, and Ryder Specht.  4th Row:  Sage DeWaele, Dominic Carton, Owen Anderson, Jackson Nanninga and Aaliyah Hayes.  Back Row – 2nd Grade Staff Members – Lu Anne Coppejans, Hope DeRycke, Nancy Swain, Mary Varland, Wendi  Johns and Carmen Foster.

Help Support Our Own Diane Savage – JH English Teacher


The Annawan School District will be running a breast cancer awareness, PINK NIGHT, on Monday,October 3rd at the Annawan vs: Stark County Home Volleyball Game!

There will be a 50/50 drawing, as well as raffle baskets that night!


T-Shirts are up for sale as well, to help support Diane Savage and her family as they go through this challenging time in their lives!
All proceeds from the PINK NIGHT and T-Shirts go directly to the Savage Family to help with medical bills.






Orders Due with PAYMENT – Friday, September 23rd to School.

Substitue Teachers, Cafeteria Workers, Custodians, Bus Drivers – NEEDED


The Annawan CUSD 226 needs substitute teachers. There is a shortage of those in our area, we have a shortage in Annawan, and we would like to develop our own. If you know of anybody who has a Bachelor’s Degree, who may want to be a substitute teacher, please have them call Mr. Buresh at 309-935-6781. He would gladly help them get licensed and utilize them in our school system as substitute teachers.
The Annawan CUSD 226 also has a need for substitute kitchen workers, custodians, and bus drivers. Again, please give Mr. Buresh a call if you are interested.
Joe Buresh, Superintendent
Annawan CUSD 226
501 West South St.
Annawan, IL 61234
PH: 309-935-6781
FAX: 309-935-6065

Congratulations Staff Member of the Month – Matt Nordstrom

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Mr. Matt Nordstrom was drawn from 18 nominations during August and is the “Annawan CUSD 226 Staff Member of the Month”.

Mr. Nordstrom was nominated by Mr. Buresh for being a dedicated, flexible, and professional employee during the Anderson Enterprises/Hatzer-Nordstrom sale, and  during the first month of school.  He has conducted himself professionally and positively to all and it has been an excellent transition for students, staff, administration, FFA alumni, and the community.

Matt will receive a prime parking spot for September and will receive a $50 gift certificate to
ZBest West in Annawan, IL.

Congratulations Mr. Nordstrom!

Sophomore Class Rings

The representative will be here to take Sophomore class ring orders on September 9th at 11:30.

Parents are welcome to come in to place orders.

Picture Day – Grade School Photos – September 7, Wed

Picture Day is coming up fast! 

When: September 7, 2016 – Wednesday

Who: Grade School Classes (K-8)

Info: Forms will be sent home next week (week of 8/29/16)

Senator Chuck Weaver Delivers State of State Message to Annawan Staff


Illinois State Senator Chuck Weaver, Peoria, delivered the State of the State Message to Annawan CUSD 226 employees on Monday, August 15 during the school’s opening institute day.  Mr. Weaver is pictured with Annawan’s Superintendent Joe Buresh.