October 17, 2017

Fall HS and JH Musical Concert – Tuesday Night at 7:00 p.m.

Reminder that tonight is the Fall Concert at 7 p.m. in the high school gym, with performances from the Junior High and High School Bands & Choirs

Health Concerns

Several students have been diagnosed with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFM). HFM is contagious
viral infection and easily spreads to others through contact with unwashed hands, feces, and bodily
fluids, including mucus from the nose or fluid from the blisters.

To prevent the spread of HFM, keep kids home from school and childcare while they have a fever or
open blisters on the skin and in the mouth. Hand washing is the best protection. Remind everyone
in your family to wash their hands well and often with soap, especially after using the toilet or
changing a diaper, and before preparing or eating food. Shared toys in childcare centers should be
cleaned often with a disinfectant, because many viruses can live on objects for a few days.

Below is more information from the CDC. If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to
contract Mr. Ganson at the school (309) 935- 6623



Board Agenda – October 18th Meeting

The Board Agenda for the October 18th meeting is complete and has been released on the BoardBooks website for public viewing.

Please use the link below to visit BoardBooks and view the agenda.

Board Book – Annawan Board Meeting Agendas

JH Football Game @ Sherrard – Rescheduled for 10/17

The upcoming JH football game, scheduled for Saturday, 10/14/17, has been rescheduled.

The new date and time for the JH Football game against Sherrard will be

  • Tuesday – 10/17   –  at 5:00 p.m. at Sherrard



Guess The Pumpkin’s Weight Contest at Annawan Grade School

Annawan Grade School students in kindergarten through eighth grade guessed the weight of a pumpkin
raised by Mr. Ganson, the school’s superintendent. Guessing the correct weight of 90 pounds and
receiving gift cards from the Corner Coop were seventh grader, Hunter Murray and eighth grader
Xander Bremer.

High School English Field Trip

This field trip coordinates with our Spoon River Anthology Unit.  The Spoon River Anthology contains several epitaphs based on real people that Masters, the author of the book, knew from his small town in Sangamon County.

After we finished the anthology, students went on the field trip to see various graves and cemeteries.  They had to write down information about each grave, like the name, anything unique about the grave, dates, writing on the stone, etc.  They used this information to create their own epitaphs about the names and information found on the graves.

Once they had their epitaphs written, they presented them to the class, and they explained the theme that each epitaph had.


Staff Members of the Month – September

Congratulations to Chris Goodley on being selected as September Staff Member of the Month. Chris was nominated by Brenda Gripp for all of the hours of hard work he put in to make sure the football field and bleachers were ready for the season.

Also, congratulations to Joyce Thurston who was selected as this month’s winner of a “Scoop at the Coop.”

October Newsletter – Now Available

The October Newsletter is now available.  As always, use the link below to access the file.


October Lunch Menu – Now Available

The October Lunch Menu is now available.

Please use the link below or the link on the main site menu above


OCTOBER 2017 – Menu – (download)

Library Donates Books to the Annawan High School Anime Club


183 volumes of graphic novels were recently donated to the Annawan High School Anime Club from the Annawan Alba Township Library and from a community member.

The Anime Club is very excited to read all of these new books and feels very lucky to be a part of such a generous community!

Thank you for your continuing support!