Our internet provider is experiencing a major outage in our area. All Jr high and High school remote students should log in to Google Classroom to work on posted assignments until we have an update from Mediacom.
Dear Cobden Students and Families, As we have shared previously, the COVID-19 pandemic would undoubtedly require the district to be flexible and responsive to quickly changing circumstances. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our Board of Education has made the decision to take a short, adaptive pause and transition all students to remote learning, beginning Friday, November 20. Our plan, at this time, is to transition back to our current schedule on November 30 when students return to school from Thanksgiving Break. Students will follow the same class schedule in remote learning. Please be on the lookout for emails from classroom teachers with more detailed information about remote learning plans. We promise that it was not a decision any of us took lightly and it was made in consultation with the Southern Seven Health Department. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support as we navigate new challenges this school year. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Sincerely, Edwin Shoemate Superintendent Estimados estudiantes y familias de Cobden: Como hemos compartido anteriormente, la pandemia de COVID-19 sin duda requeriría que el distrito sea flexible y responda a las circunstancias que cambian rápidamente. Desafortunadamente, debido a circunstancias imprevistas, nuestra Junta de Educación ha tomado la decisión extremadamente difícil de hacer una breve pausa adaptativa y hacer la transición de todos los estudiantes al aprendizaje remoto a partir del viernes 20 de noviembre. Nuestro plan, en este momento, es regresar a nuestro horario actual el 30 de noviembre después de que los estudiantes regresen a la escuela después de las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias. Los estudiantes seguirán el mismo horario de clases en aprendizaje remoto. Esté atento a los correos electrónicos de los maestros del aula con información más detallada sobre los planes de aprendizaje remoto. Prometimos que no fue una decisión que ninguno de nosotros tomó a la ligera y que se tomó en consulta con el Departamento de Salud de Southern Seven. Gracias por su paciencia, comprensión y apoyo mientras navegamos por nuevos desafíos e inconvenientes este año escolar. Como siempre, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta. Sinceramente, Edwin Shoemate Superintendente
Upcoming dates: Nov. 3- No School; Election Day Nov. 11- No School; Veteran's Day Nov. 20- Quarter 2 midterm Nov. 25-27- No School; Thanksgiving Break Dec. 22- End of Quarter 2 Dec. 23-Jan. 5 - No School; Christmas Break
Please see the attached information regarding Dental Safari. Contact Nurse Nancy McNitt if you have any questions.
Wash your hands to stay healthy! https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/videos.html
Bus Evacuation/Safety Video https://youtu.be/_ivkd8BBRSI
Today's featured Co Op student works at McDonalds in Carbondale. Luis was busy unloading the truck in this photo. He is enjoying the Co Op program and has done an outstanding job balancing work and school. Mrs. Engelmann is super proud of her Co Op students!
Due to teacher institute and the Columbus day holiday, students will not log in for classes on October 9th and 12th. Enjoy your 4 day weekend!
Join Appleknocker Productions LIVE at 1:30!! https://youtu.be/IurKAbd1VzI
Senior Parent Information Night (SPINight) is virtual this year! A HUGE thanks to Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Walls at AJCHS for creating this online resource for us. The website below provides information on the FAFSA, scholarships, military and union information, and university admission videos. Please take some time to check this awesome resource out! You will also find a Google Form on the homepage for a chance to win a scholarship through AJ National Bank. One Cobden senior is guaranteed a chance to win! https://sites.google.com/aj81.net/spinight/home
Our 6th graders just finished their study of the Stone Age in Social Studies class with an Art lesson from Mr. Crawford! They learned about Lascaux Cave in France and how and why cave art was created. Check out some of their work!
High School and Jr High BASEBALL as well as Jr High Softball pictures are in! Please stop by the school to pick them up.
Mrs. Engelmann’s Adult Living class welcomed a guest speaker to their virtual classroom today. Lance Meisenheimer is the Union County Clerk. He explained how elections work and other important services that occur at the courthouse. Thank you Mr. Meisenheimer!
Today's featured Co Op student also works at a local business. Anayeli works at the Taqueria Pequena in Cobden. Anayeli is enjoying gaining valuable work experience in the Co Op program.
The high school baseball game has been canceled today. Today's Jr. High Softball game has been rescheduled and will now be played on Wednesday @ Goreville.
We’re thrilled to announce that we have been recognized as an Illinois 2020 Best School by Niche! This year, we ranked 92nd out of 408 Illinois schools. We’ve earned this ranking by scoring highly in many different factors that aim to capture what it’s really like to attend Cobden. While we’ve always known that our district is a wonderful place to learn and grow, we’re so proud of our students and staff for earning this distinction. Check out the Appleknockers profile and see the full list of 2020 Illinois rankings, methodologies, and data sources. Thanks again to our community for working hard every day to make Cobden CUSD #17 worthy of this attention. #appleknockerpride