SC Return to Learn Letter 7/22/21 https://docs.google.com/document/d/18AW6qQnMQocg1fP8vc-pVNeKSqIqrL8EPBFM-pXtA-Y/edit?usp=sharing
We are excited to announce that CDC/IDPH/ISBE recognizes local control during Phase 5 as stated in the following paragraph. “Together with local public health officials, school administrators should consider multiple factors when they make decisions about implementing layered prevention strategies against COVID-19. Since schools serve their surrounding communities, decisions should be based on the school population, families, and students served, as well as their communities.” The 21-22 school year will begin with a mask optional policy based on our current conditions. Masks will still be required while riding the school buses. We removed layers of mitigations one at a time during the 20-21 school year. We are in an excellent place to take this next step. We will continue to monitor the health of our students and staff and adjust accordingly if needed. If conditions worsen we will revisit our policies. Enjoy the rest of your summer and see you in August! K. Herdes https://docs.google.com/document/d/10LApvzlt3kB0lCrPmu0mAmewEvBYS5Eos5RrKOpuSJY/edit
Practice/Tryout info for South Central School District fall sports HS Baseball 1st Practice August 9th at Lions Field 5pm for freshman and new players. 6pm for returning players HS Volleyball 1st Practice August 9th at HS Gym 3-6pm MS Softball 1st Practice July 26th at Webster Field 3-5pm, Parent meeting after practice on July 26th MS Baseball 1st Practice August 2nd at Farina Park Field 5-7pm, Parent meeting after practice on August 2nd All athletes have to have an up to date physical on file in the office with proof of insurance as well to practice. Before their first game, kids will need signed handbook forms in and their sports fee paid.
The South Central Band is looking forward to participating in this year's Farina 4th of July Parade! The Parade will take place on Saturday, July 3rd at 3PM. All current and former students are welcome to come participate! If you would like to play with us you must come to our Parade rehearsal on July 2nd from 1 to 4pm at the SC Middle School. We will rehearse the song and discuss the logistics of the parade. Any questions or concerns can be sent to Mr. Steininger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Baseball Cougars will play in the state tourney Thursday at Illinois State University in Normal. 1 pm game time vs Mt Pulaki. We will play a second game at either 4pm or 7pm that day as well.
Vandalia radio station 107.1 will be broadcasting the super sectional game at Carbondale today.
Congratulations to your baseball team on its Sectional championship! It’s extremely important for your administration, coaches, families, students, and fans to know that ALL Super Sectional and State Finals tickets will be digital tickets this year. There will be no cash ticket sales at the gate. Please help us spread the word with your team parents, grandparents, students, and fans. To purchase digital tickets, baseball fans can: Download the GOFAN app. Click this link: GOFAN. Click this logo on the left side of the IHSA home page. Select your game, and purchase tickets with a credit card. ALL Super Sectional and State Finals tickets are digital. Super Sectional tickets: $7 State Finals tickets: $10 Fans are able to purchase as many tickets as they wish. If some family members are unsure about the process, we encourage one family member to purchase all tickets for the entire family. When fans purchase tickets, they will receive an email with a link to their tickets. Fans simply show their phone at the gate to redeem their tickets and enter the stadium. At the State Finals, fans will need separate tickets for the semifinal games and the trophy games. There is a $1 + 5% service charge on each ticket. Use the normal IHSA Pass List for the Super Sectional. Email it to your Super Sectional host. If your team qualifies for the State Finals, we will have your Superintendent’s, Principal’s, and AD’s names on a Pass List. Their families and coaches’ families must purchase tickets for the Super Sectional and State Finals. Please contact the IHSA office with questions about digital tickets. Best wishes to your team in the Super Sectional! Sam Knox Assistant Executive Director 309-663-6377
The quickest way to OKAW Valley high school is to take I57 to Effingham and get off at exit 160. Turn left onto Hwy 32/33 and go up through Stewardson and Windsor on into Sullivan and then turn left onto Hwy 121 to Bethany. When you come into Bethany you will turn left onto E. Robinson St and then turn left onto S. Saint John St. and go a couple of blocks and the high school will be on your right. Anyone that is going up 128 through Shelbyville, there is road construction just north of Shelbyville and you may have to detour.
Game Updates Softball will play in Kinmundy today, June 3 at 2:30 pm vs Odin. Baseball will play in Kinmundy Saturday, June 5 at 11 am vs Red Hill.
Lady Cougar softball game time today (June 1) is 4 p.m. Sorry for any inconvenience.
SCHS has added a baseball game at Woodlawn on June 2nd at 4:30
Cougar baseball doubleheader today vs Salem has been moved to Kinmundy and game time is 12:00 pm.
Baseball vs WSS and Softball vs CORL today is cancelled.
Softball at WSS today is cancelled. Baseball at home today vs WSS is cancelled. Baseball game is rescheduled for tomorrow 5/28 at 7:00 pm
SCHS Volleyball -- Incoming freshmen wishing to play volleyball next year please email Coach Megan Murphree for the summer schedule at email@example.com with your full name and phone number. Thank you!
2021 Baseball and Softball Regional information is posted under "Documents" on our website.
The graduation ceremonies tonight will be transmitted on the radio at 87.9 FM and will also be live streamed on our Facebook page.
The game time for Cougar baseball today vs Neoga has been changed to 4:00 pm
Varsity baseball vs Neoga is now a 4 pm start today. JV innings after.
Graduation Layout and Information https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mg-lg4WwhNdq4cp5BMqiPVD4Fe3xcBVH7XlPLam-lEs/edit?usp=sharing
South Central Graduations Both SC graduations have been set for May 21st. SCMS graduation will be at 6 p.m. and SCHS graduation will be at 7 p.m. SCMS grads will be allowed 6 seats per student, each SCHS grad will be allowed 8 seats. We have 60 SCMS grads and only 45 SCHS grads. We will have a drive in option for those that would like to attend that way as well. You will tune to the station provided in advance.
Softball vs Greenville is cancelled today due to the weather.
8TH GRADE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Wednesday May 19th - this will be the last day of attendance for all 8th grade students. Thursday, May 20th - 8th grade trip to Amp Up. Bus leaves at 8:20 and returns at 4pm. Friday, May 21st - 8th graduation at SCHS at 6pm. Students should be there by 5:15 if they are wanting to take any pictures. * 8th grade graduates and guests are being asked to exit immediately following the ceremony to allow for high school pictures and ceremony to begin as scheduled.
Today's softball game at home with Altamont is being moved up to 3:30 p.m.
Cougar baseball today at Altamont (DH) has been postponed until Saturday, May 22 at 10 a.m.
Cougar baseball has scheduled a game at Carlyle tomorrow 5/12/21 at 4:30. The bus will leave from Lions Field at 2:50
SCHS will be having their academic and sports awards ceremony tomorrow at 12:00 and it will be live streamed on our school district Facebook page. Remote students can attend and will need to be at the school by 11:45.
Cougar baseball beats Webber 10-1.
Lady Cougars softball defeats Webber 19-0.
The deadline for the yearbook Senior Letters has been extended until tomorrow, May 11. Please contact Mr. Thompson if you have any questions. Thank you!
Softball today vs Nashville has been cancelled.
Softball will play at Dieterich today, 5/5 at 4 pm. Bus time is 2:30 pm from Webster field.
Baseball games are cancelled at home today vs CORL and Centralia. We will play at Altamont tonight. JV innings 5:30-6:30pm with varsity starting at 7pm. Bus time is 4:15pm from Lions field.
SCHS has added a second baseball game tomorrow. 4:30 pm vs Christ Our Rock 7 pm vs Centralia
Cougar baseball at home with Centralia has been rescheduled for tomorrow, May 5 at 7 p.m. and will be Varsity only.
Softball at Woodlawn is cancelled today. Rescheduled for May 15 at 10 a.m. There will be no practice today. Baseball vs Centralia is cancelled today.
The baseball game today has been moved to Ramsey. The start time will be 4:30.
Cougar baseball at home today at 4:30 vs Edwards County. JV innings at 4:30. Varsity game will start approximately at 6:30
Softball vs St. Anthony is cancelled today. Reschedule date TBA. Practice will be held at 2 pm at the cages.
We have added another baseball game tonight vs Greenville. We play CHBC at home 4:30pm. Our game with Greenville will start 30 minutes after the conclusion of our game vs CHBC(roughly 6:45 or 7:00 pm)
Volleyball Information Varsity VB will play at Neoga tomorrow in their main HS gym. Game times will be 9am and 11am. Bus times will be Kinmundy 7:30am, Farina 7:40am. 9am game will be against either SEB, Neoga, or CHBC. CHBC and SEB play tonight and there is a potential tie breaker involved if SEB wins. 11am game vs North Clay. Live stream is Neoga CUSD#3 on youtube.
SCHS Prom Coronation will be held on May 1st @ 6:00 pm in the SCHS gym. Each King and Queen candidate will be allowed 6 guest to attend.
This year's SCHS Awards Ceremony will take place during the regular school day on Wednesday May 12th. We will have classes until 11:45am and then take all students to the gym for our awards ceremony. Unfortunately our ceremony will not be open to the public. We will stream the ceremony on the South Central School District 401 Facebook page to allow parents/guardians to watch the awards ceremony presentations. I will be posting an agenda for awards presentation in the coming weeks to help you plan your day to watch your student receive their awards!
This year's SCMS Awards Ceremony will take place during the regular school day on Friday, April 30th. We will have classes until 11:45am and then take all students to the gym for our awards ceremony. Unfortunately our ceremony will not be open to the public. We will stream the ceremony on the SCMS Facebook page to allow parents/guardians to watch the awards ceremony presentations. I will be posting an agenda for awards presentation in the coming weeks to help you plan your day to watch your student receive their awards!
Lady Cougars volleyball at Sandoval on 4/9/21 will be live streamed on the following link. Visiting fans are not allowed. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWX-wquYnum2C8VzMQBxFIg
Facebook is currently down so we will not be able to stream tonight's volleyball games vs Ramsey until it is back up and running. We will periodically check and start streaming as soon as it is back up and going. The game will be broadcast on Wabash Catch TV, as well as on Facebook Live at the Catch TV Live Broadcasting page.
Reminder: SCHS has Club and Sports Pictures beginning at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow April 7th. Bring all uniforms, club t-shirts, etc you will need to school.
In support of Franklin Park School and the Salem Community, as they mourn the loss of their student and friend, Wesley Hunter, South Central School students and staff will wear red on Tuesday, April 6. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and community during this difficult time.
There will be a Post Prom meeting Wednesday evening 3/31/21 at the Lions Club in Kinmumdy at 6:30 pm for any Junior or Senior parent willing to help with Post Prom 2021
South Central High School will have PROM CORONATION at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. King and Queen candidates for this year are: Amos Blomberg and Jordan Geiler Dawson Hall and Alyssa Hall Gavin Muma and Jessica Blomberg Collin Miller and Madyson Magnus Corey Smith and Madisen Nannini David Fickes and Alissa Gauger
Middle school track at Cowden is cancelled today due to the weather. They will practice 3:30-4:30pm today.
SCHS and SCMS Girls Athletes Due to recent changes in the IHSA spectator guidelines. The High School volleyball players and Middle School Girls basketball players will each be allowed to have 4 guests in attendance at home games. Please remember to wear a mask and follow the 6 feet social distancing guidelines.
Lady Cougar volleyball is at Edwards County on Wednesday 3/24/21 with F/S starting at 5:15 and JV and Varsity will follow. The games will be streamed on the NFHS network https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/
Lady Cougars volleyball is at North Clay tonight at 6:15. The game will be live streamed on the following link. https://www.facebook.com/NCCUSD25
Kindergarten Screenings for the 2021-22 school year will be held on Wed. April 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please call SCE office @ 547-7696 to schedule appointments.
If you would like to "Egg your Yard" and help out the Senior class. Please fill out the form below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbYsEzmOuH9gTKnioxmfh1-vVNi5mEcv6ZtLhVS7Ys9KwsNA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628
Cougar basketball tonight at Altamont. Game time is at 7:00 pm. Game will be live streamed at the following link. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOL_W6_1Pkuqsb_uFBm2WNg
The Illinois Department of Human Services will begin mailing out P-EBT cards on March 11. Student attendance in regard to in-person instruction verses remote instruction will be provided to IDHS by the Illinois State Board of Education. Due to South Central's continuing participation in the USDA's Community Eligibility Program, all students are eligible for the possibility of receiving P-EBT assistance if they meet certain attendance criteria, regardless of income. Please see the accompanying images for more information about how to use the benefits, how to activate the cards and when your child's benefits will be made available.
Don't forget the Scholastic Book Fair online through March 17th!! It's open to all, with books available for all ages. Here's the address: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/southcentralmiddleschool1
Cougar basketball at home tonight vs Neoga. F/S game at 5:00 pm followed by JV and Varsity. The game will be livestreamed at the link provided. https://www.facebook.com/South-Central-School-District-401-510960839340953/
Here are the details for Dr. Seuss Week, March 8-12. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XF5RhpDaeuLUGOJFDeAWcuCsX5Z9khPgNQeCtsauM9Q/edit
Lady Cougar basketball @ Neoga @ 6:15. The game will be live streamed at the following link. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=neoga+cusd+%233
South Central Schools Online Book Fair March 4th-17th https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=southcentralmiddleschool1 **All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.
Boys basketball at St. Elmo tonight. F/S starts at 5:00 followed by JV and Varsity. The games will be streamed on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmEn2-pcUA9Vlty3gBoKebQ
Cougar basketball is at Altamont tonight for 3 games with F/S starting at 5:00 pm followed by JV and Varsity. You can view the game at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOL_W6_1Pkuqsb_uFBm2WNg Lady Cougar basketball tonight at home at 6:15 vs Wayne City (Varsity game only). Wabash will be broadcasting the game. It will be on cable and on Facebook Live at Catch TV Live Broadcasting.
Cougar basketball at Dieterich tonight. Fresh/soph starts at 5:00 pm followed by JV and Varsity. The games will be live streamed from the link provided. https://www.facebook.com/Dieterich-High-School-Sports-104705258303605 The varsity game will also be live streamed on Wabash Catch TV live broadcasting.
Lady Cougars play at St. Anthony tonight at 6:00. The game can be found at the following link. https://stanthony.com/high-school/activities/athletics
Parents are asked to update their student(s) address if it has changed since registration this school year. * South Central Elementary School - 547-7696 * South Central Middle School - 547-7734 * South Central High School - 245-2222 Correct addresses are needed for state processing of any current P-EBT benefits a student might receive. Thank you.
Cougar basketball tonight at Waltonville at 6:15. The game will be live streamed at the following link. https://youtu.be/LaCuVgu0AgA
SCMS Menu Changes 2/24 Bacon and Egg on Bun/Pepperoni Hot Pocket, Veggie, Apple Slices, Cereal Bar 2/25 Muffin and Cereal/Bosco Sticks, Marinara, Veggies and Strawberries 2/26 Donut and Cereal/Grilled Cheese, Goldfish Crackers, Fruit and Veggie.
SCE PRE-K Screening will be held on April 8th from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. and on April 9th from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Please call the SCE office at 547-7696 to schedule your appointment. Have a great evening!
Dental Safari Reminder -- All applications are due tomorrow, Tuesday, February 23rd. Dental Safari will be here March 4th.
SCE SPRING PICTURE DAY is Wednesday, February 24. Picture forms went home with students today. Please return them to your child's teacher by Wed. morning. Remote students may come in at 12:30 for their picture to be taken. Please come to the office doors and we will give you a picture form to fill out.
South Central Graduations Both SC graduations have been set for May 21st. SCMS-6 p.m. and SCHS- 7 p.m. Our last day of student attendance will be May 27th, with a T.I. on May 28th. From here on out if we have weather related issues we will take E-Learning Days.
SCHS boys basketball at North Clay has been rescheduled on Thursday March 11 at 5:00 pm. There will be F/S, JV and Varsity games.
Due to being on remote learning tomorrow 2/19/21, the following games are cancelled. HS boys BB at North Clay MS Boys BB vs North Clay
HS boys basketball game at Sandoval has been rescheduled on Sat, March 6th at 11:00 am. This will be a varsity only game. HS girls basketball at St Anthony has been rescheduled on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00 pm. Varsity game first followed by JV. HS Girls game at Ramsey on 2/24 is cancelled due to making up game with St. Anthony.
Due to our schools being remote learning tomorrow 2/18, the following games are canceled. MS Boys BB vs Neoga MS VB at Neoga HS Girls BB at St Anthony HS Boys BB at Sandoval
South Central Schools will be taking a Remote Planning Day tomorrow. No student instruction. We are making April 6th a regular instructional day now.
Feb 17th HS boys basketball at Waltonville has been postponed and moved to Wednesday, 2/24 at Waltonville HS. JV 6:15pm with varsity following. Bus times are Kinmundy 4:20pm, Farina 4:30pm.
The following games are cancelled tomorrow 2/16 due to no school. MS VB vs Dieterich MS Boys BB at Dieterich HS Boys BB vs Neoga
South Central Schools will have No School, tomorrow, Feb. 16th. It’s a traditional Snow Day. No Instruction.
Lady Cougars vs North Clay basketball game today is cancelled.
SCHS Cougar basketball vs Altamont has been rescheduled on 3/1/21 @ Altamont with F/S starting at 5:00 pm followed by JV and Varsity.
South Central Schools will be remote learning tomorrow due to potential weather, the following games below are cancelled. HS Girls BB at Neoga MS Volleyball vs CHBC MS Boys BB at CHBC
All South Central Schools will be dismissing at 12:30pm today. Please make plans accordingly.
SCHS boys basketball at Waltonville tomorrow 2/10/21 has been cancelled due to them not having school. The game has been rescheduled on 2/17/21.
Due to school being cancelled today. The following events will be cancelled this evening. HS basketball at Altamont MS volleyball vs Ramsey
South Central Middle School: In an effort to allow more parents/spectators to be able to watch their children participate in athletic events at SCMS, we are making changes to our spectator guidelines. JV parents will now be allowed in as spectators during JV games. Once the JV games are finished, JV parents will be required to exit to allow the varsity/8th grade parents in to watch their child participate. Due to meeting IDPH distance guidelines, seating is very limited. We will be strictly enforcing the JV/varsity guidelines to ensure we are keeping everyone as safe as possible at all times. Just to clarify. SCMS Varsity/8th grade parents must wait until JV games have ended before they arrive to avoid putting us over the spectator limit. Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy the games!!
Spectators at Indoor Sports Release 2/3/21 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1npBkOhCGP28tdfiYEFEvw_ohhHeH4BZBg_PFYOTZOIw/edit?usp=sharing
Cougar and Lady Cougar basketball schedules are now available on our website!
We want to thank everyone who has made all Remote Learning a success! We are so proud of the students, parents, grandparents, babysitters, staff, and community for pulling together to help our students continue to learn. We know this was a challenge for many, but we have made it through. "THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all your support, help, patience, and understanding during this time!!!" Enjoy your 3 day weekend, and we will see you on Tuesday, January 19!!!
This is a reminder for the SCE families that signed up to receive Grab and Go Meals. Pick up time is today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!!
The Elementary Staff wants to say, "WE ARE SO PROUD OF OUR STUDENTS AND PARENTS!!!" Thank you for all your support and help with Remote Learning! Everything seemed to go very well today! We worked through a few technical issues, but overall everything went very smoothly. We had several parents come today to pick up books, lunches, and supplies. If you were not able to pick up items today, we will be open for pick up again tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 8, from 10:00-6:00. Students will need their textbooks and supplies to be able to complete the Remote Learning Lessons next week. Again, thank you so much for your support and understanding during this time!
SCES switching to Full Remote Learning https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V7wC6olxgs8I0trcghWoFxvbnmBXzQCpGvYE1uhxOTc/edit?usp=sharing
High School Announcements: FFA will meet after school today. Art Club will meet after school Thursday. FBLA is collecting items to send to soldiers in the new year. Check out the flyers posted around school for what types of items you can donate. All items must be new. There is also a list outside of Mrs. Riehm's room. Classes – please take the decorations off the Christmas trees in the lobby by the end of the day today. You may leave the lights on them. Upcoming dates: December 18 – Christmas breaks begins January 4, 2021 – School resumes
Christmas Quarantine Choice Note https://docs.google.com/document/d/12tYS7fKIGlS9oNcN7P0TetzQbjvoHmVrNRFRCYxdMqM/edit?usp=sharing
SCES COVID 19 Notification https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V7wC6olxgs8I0trcghWoFxvbnmBXzQCpGvYE1uhxOTc/edit?usp=sharing
SCMS PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE ACCESS: * Using your student’s chromebook, sign into your student’s Google Classroom account. * Each teacher will have a separate conference classroom...for example “Mr. Grinestaff’s Parent/Teacher Conference”......Click on that classroom. * At your scheduled time, click on the Google Meet link located directly below the Parent /Teacher classroom name to join the conference. (You will see and hear the teachers, we will only be able to hear you) * Please do not sign in until your scheduled time. Any questions. Please call 547-7734.
AJ’s Ice Cream is coming to South Central Schools on Thursday, October 22! They will be set up at each building following the schedule below. 2:30-4:15 p.m. -- High School 4:45-6:15 p.m. -- Elementary School 6:30-8:00 p.m. -- Middle School The public is welcome to stop by any school for a treat and to support them as well. $2 kids bowl $3 bowl $4 waffle cone $5 milk shake
Check out what is happening in our shop classes at SCHS. Thank you Mr. Thompson for making this video! https://youtu.be/cHph0mMHrFM
High School Parent/Teacher Conferences Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the SCHS parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for Oct. 22nd - 23rd!! Conferences on the 22nd are from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Oct. 23rd from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. All conferences will take place online this year through Google Classroom/Google Meets using your student’s chromebook. Please call the office at 245-2222 after 9 am to set up appointments. You must have an appointment to participate in a Google Meet conference.
The SCE parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for Oct. 22nd - 23rd!! All conferences will take place online this year through Google Classroom/Google Meets using your student’s chromebook. Please call the office at 547-7696 after 9am to set up appointments. You must have an appointment to participate in a Google Meet conference. Please click on the following link for more instruction via video with Mr. Ski. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-18SK4omdOdIZjYx2chGSOF1VDa8FHOL/view
The SCMS parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for Oct. 22nd - 23rd!! All conferences will take place online this year through Google Classroom/Google Meets using your student’s chromebook. Please call the office at 547-7734 after 9am to set up appointments. You must have an appointment to participate in a Google Meet conference.
SCMS Student Council is selling Falcon Spirit Wear. Deadline to order is November 2nd. https://southcentralfalcons2020.itemorder.com/sale
Correction -- JV baseball tomorrow (9/18) evening starts at 5 p.m.
High School Announcements – Reminder – during remote learning at the High School all attendance rules still apply. If your child is going to be “absent” (unable to log in and work), please call the office with the reason for their absence. Petitions for class offices are available in the office. If you have questions, see Ms. Kman. Midterm grades and registration fee statements will be mailed home later this week. We will accept payment by check, cash or by phone with a credit card. High School in person classes will resume this Friday, September 18. There is an updated lunch menu available on our website. Baseball this week – Friday, September 18 at home with CHBC. Varsity game time is at 7 p.m. with JV innings at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, September 19 at home with North Clay and Teutopolis. The Cougars will play at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
High School Announcements – Reminder – during remote learning at the High School all attendance rules still apply. If your child is going to be “absent” (unable to log in and work), please call the office with the reason for their absence. Midterm grades and registration fee statements will be mailed home later this week. High School in person classes will resume this Friday, September 18. Baseball this week – Friday, September 18 at home with CHBC. Varsity game time is at 7 p.m. with JV innings at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, September 19 at home with North Clay and Teutopolis. The Cougars will play at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
SCMS baseball and softball pictures will also be taken on Monday 9/14. Students will need to make sure they have their complete uniforms at school that day. Order forms were sent home or you can order online @ mylifetouch.com using Sports Picture ID: EVT96VK84. Have good night!
Picture Day @ SCMS will be Monday 9/14. There will be a makeup day for on Oct 21. Remote learners (not quarantined/ill) who wish to take pictures on 9/14 should arrive at the school at 10:15 am and enter thru the office doors. Extra order forms are available or you can order online at mylifetouch.com. Portrait code: EVTX6TJJD
Cougar baseball today at home with Odin. Varsity game time is 4:30 p.m. followed by JV innings. Cougar baseball Friday, 9/11 at BSE. Game time is 4:30 p.m. Bus time is 3 p.m. from the field in Kinmundy.
Please read the following Letter. South Central High School will switch to Full Remote status tomorrow. The dates of Full Remote are: 9/3/20-9/17/20 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g_Z0gb_ZNmgUJE2Js1-MK46etpvzbEJWR-TZ53tUE-w/edit?usp=sharing
There has been a date change in Senior night at the baseball game on Sept. 4. Senior night has been rescheduled for Sept. 18 at Lions Field in Kinmundy. Seniors will need to arrive by 6:00 pm. Thank you
Please read the following announcement for South Central High School. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V7wC6olxgs8I0trcghWoFxvbnmBXzQCpGvYE1uhxOTc/edit?usp=sharing
South Central School District 401 is sharing a COVID-19 Update. 4m · Below is a reminder of what the response and process from the health department and school district will be if a student tests positive for COVID. What happens when there is a positive result for a student in the district? The health department will receive the results and notify the student’s family first. They will begin the process of contact tracing – by asking about everyone with whom the child has been in contact for longer than 15 minutes, closer than 6 ft. during the period of 48 hours prior to symptoms until present. The health department will contact the school nurse/admin to assist with identifying students at the school. The health department will begin the process of notifying children (parents) of their need to quarantine for 14 days from the date of their last contact with the student. The student’s identity will be protected in the best way possible. “Your child has been identified as a close contact.” Those students should be sent home as soon as feasibly possible. The health department will call on these families daily during the quarantine period to ensure they are receiving the care they need and they have the resources they need. If the teacher is identified as a close contact, he/she will be sent home immediately to quarantine. At this time, teachers who are asymptomatic will be able to teach from home while a substitute supervises their classroom. Public announcement…. The health department and the school will issue a joint release naming the school where there is a positive case and let parents know they will receive a phone call from the health department within 24 hours IF their child is a Close Contact. If they do not receive a call, parents should not be concerned. ***When can sick student return to school? After 10 days IF 24 hours fever free without fever reducing medication and IF symptoms have dissipated.
Senior Night -- September 4 at 6:15 p.m. We will be honoring our senior athletes, pep band and Scholar Bowl members on Friday, September 4 at 6:15 p.m. prior to the baseball game at Lions Field. Seniors, please line up behind the first base dugout at 6 p.m. Due to COVID restrictions, only those being honored will be allowed on the field.
South Central Metrics Chart Information Guidelines https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nLarJyljA8oU88DO7NKnr9kagP10ZIlc_ge0TXIWir4/edit
What is the difference between Contact Tracing/ Symptom Screening? Trying to shed some light on the differences between the 2 items. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rh9yg724x6swJwu1emfpRrKHUYxVFMqAysBxx70OdC0/edit
Please read the following notification regarding a confirmed positive COVID 19 case @ South Central Middle School. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WKRCvC_6RelCrM_SKATeD8iQUyRbRcIIvxYsAiB9Gy4/edit?usp=sharing
This is a reminder that High School picture day is this Friday Aug. 28th. Order forms are available in the office. Due to COVID restrictions the tux and drape will not be available for the Seniors at this time. If restrictions are lifted, they will be offered at a later date. Seniors - please dress nicely for picture day in case this ends up being your "Senior Picture".
Here is the link for the Elementary Lunch Menu for August! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/866430/August_Lunch_Menu_2020-2021.pdf
Reopening Plans 20-21 https://docs.google.com/document/d/13M2MjIrr3FbjMEWvcNshKBycM9EdwHCCjDHaHkDpvKs/edit
An updated 2020 SCHS Baseball Schedule has been posted in the Documents section of our website.
High School class schedules are now available online. Please log on through your STI account to access them. If you have any academic changes that need to be made, please email Mrs. Chasteen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCMS School Supply List https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ATPeBUiwlupd9kVmZRjVvd9R07Cmi0vEfWh7BukKUiQ/edit
Health Forms from Nurse Tracy's Website if needed. https://www.southcentralschools.org/o/district/page/nurse-tracy-s-page
SC Policy Change: As of 8/3/2020 All In Person and Remote Learners will be allowed to participate in Extra-Curricular activities.
SCHS Cougars Fall Baseball Info for anyone interested in playing. Practice will be on Aug. 10 at Lions Field in Kinmundy. Practice times are as follows: Freshman: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Everyone else 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Everyone must have a current physical in order to practice.
SCMS Softball & Baseball Information: Softball will start practice Wednesday 8/5 3-5pm at Webster field. Parent meeting will follow practice on Wednesday night. Baseball will start practice Wednesday 8/5 4-6pm at the Farina Park field. There will be a parent meeting Friday night at 6pm after practice. Each kid needs an up to date physical in able to practice.
The Regional Office of Education #13 Preschool for All program at South Central invites children who will be 3 years old on or before September 1, 2020 to sign up for a Fall Preschool screening for possible enrollment! Please contact Morgan Ice at email@example.com to receive an online screening questionnaire or if you have any questions. An in person screening through KSED will take place at a later date. Preschool morning and afternoon classes will attend school on an AB schedule. Half of the class on Monday/Wednesday and the other half on Tuesday/Thursday with Friday’s remote learning. Complete remote learning options are available for families that request them. Any child enrolled completely remote will still be enrolled in the PFA program and will be guaranteed a physical spot in the classroom if and when families choose to do so. We look forward to hearing from you!
**2020-2021 Elementary School Supply List** https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/814001/School_Supply_List_2020-21.pdf
Graduation Information https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KpuNU2XT_J0nZUkSmHWqMT1AtZrMCPkV514TZA6VKEk/edit
SCHS students interested in playing volleyball in the upcoming 2020 season please contact Coach Megan Murphree by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 27. Thank you
Please use this link to access graduation information. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KpuNU2XT_J0nZUkSmHWqMT1AtZrMCPkV514TZA6VKEk/edit
What: Grocery Assistance through P-EBT Who?: ALL students of South Central CUSD #401 regardless of income * When: Deadline to apply is June 30, 2020 How: Online at ABE.illinois.gov Why: All students who would receive free meals at school are eligible for the benefit. Since South Central receives a CEP Grant in order to provide free breakfast and lunch to ALL students when school is in session, that means ALL students are eligible for the benefit. DON'T DELAY!! JUNE 30, 2020, IS THE LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR THIS BENEFIT!! * NOTE: Families currently receiving SNAP benefits have already received the benefit on their EBT card and do not need to apply. More information is available online at: (English version) http://www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27897/documents/Brochures/4980.pdf (Spanish version) http://www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27897/documents/Brochures/4980S.pdf and at https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=123700
The following website offers information regarding locations for free meals for kids throughout the summer: http://summerfeedingillinois.org. Once you're at the site, click on "Find Food" and zoom in on southern Illinois. Sites will show up as blue dots which may be clicked on for more information.
This message is for all SCES parents of preschool students. Please complete this survey if your child is preschool aged and has not yet been screened. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScR4S-_p93eTUNwpZHjFvDYYv4RFtFpMoKkB7s8rd42SChIVg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
REMINDER- Puffin orders are in and pickup is scheduled for today from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the high school on the west side of the building by the cafeteria. It will be a drive thru style pickup. Thank you
Puffin orders are in. FBLA students that sold puffins, you can pick them up next Tuesday June 2 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Pickup will be on the west side of the high school by the cafeteria. It will be drive thru style. Thank you Mrs. Riehm
Good afternoon, South Central! To the parents/guardians of students entering Kindergarten for the year 2020-2021: Please fill out this survey so that we can prepare our Kindergarten classes for the coming school year. If you have more than one student entering Kindergarten, please fill out one form for each child. Thank you for your time and participation! If you know any families with kindergarten age students, please pass this along. We look forward to meeting you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1O8uC8Ll7B9qAxOhYaq7I070GlJnOcLKEWfKXxXxlH0I/edit?ts=5ec6a2e1
If any junior or senior purchased a prom dress or tux/suit and would like to be included in the yearbook, please take a picture of yourself in it and email it to email@example.com by this Friday 5/22/20.
Good afternoon, SCES! We hope you have a wonderful break! Please enjoy this new video: Mrs. Guy and Her Mini Horses are Excited About Summer Break https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mNzo9p3Iv44
SCMS will have a collection and distribution day on Friday, May 15th for all students! Please read this message closely for specific times that each grade will bring items that students will be returning and collecting. Grade / Time: 6th Grade - 12:00-1:30pm 7th Grade - 1:30-3:00pm 8th Grade - 3:00-4:30pm All 6th -8th Grade Items to Bring and Collect! Chromebook and Charger - Chromebooks must be cleaned! Dirty Chromebooks will not be accepted! Any damage to chromebook and/or charger will be addressed at collection and a bill for damages will be sent at a later date. Library/Classroom Library/Novels/Textbooks - All books will be collected and inspected for damage at collection. Any damages will be noted during collection and a bill for damages will be sent at a later date. Students will be charged for all library/classroom library/novels/textbooks they do not return! Student items from lockers - All hall and PE locker materials have been cleaned out and items have been put into bags labeled with students name listed on the bag. The students locker bag will be picked up at the same time they drop off their chromebook, charger, etc... Pictures - Spring pictures and sport pictures taken this spring will be distributed during this time as well. Awards - All Academic and Athletic award winners have been post to Facebook and the South Central Schools website. Award winners will collect their awards during this time as well. Congratulations to all award winners!! 8th Grade ONLY! Graduation Gowns - 8th grade graduation gowns will be picked up during this distribution day as well. Any student that ordered graduation apparel from Joston's will pick that order up when they pick up their gown. Reimbursements - 8th grade students each paid $22 for their Holiday World tickets and $6 each for trip to play at EPC for a total of $28. We have deducted the $20 cost of their graduation gowns and will be giving each student a refund of $8.
South Central High School has set a collection/pickup date of May 15 from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm for students to return school items and pick up personal belongings that were left in the building. The link below provides information on what to return. Thank you and we will see you on the 15th. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UYZ5DjF1u3FZSVQ6XtLaRdNDOZc9UqTTfK8_ELiyDNE/edit
Congratulations to the SCMS and SCHS Athletic and Academic Award Winners!!! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fv6HBsCOSuFz0PMETGYKs0zqK0VF4JrjlKu4p2a5DoA/edit https://docs.google.com/document/d/12ggEn-dmYCefdeEPMC6mKVIS2WgFOBavuE7rn0KPqn4/edit
SCMS students! The Lifetouch link is now open for you to order your 2019-2020 yearbooks! Follow the link below and enter code 3719220 https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/
The Balfour website is no longer accepting SCHS Yearbook orders, please use the following link by Noon on Friday, May 8th to place your yearbook order. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJp-5eV0kxttpyNt357Y62Ai_3gfQFsZfsIssIFAHrbaUojQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
This week is your last chance to order a South Central High School Yearbook! Price is only $30 to have a lasting memory of this school year. Order using the link below. https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=21844&fbclid=IwAR0WY-0kP3ViVK16EhCOH44jv4PLNRCuaVZX6fzb1qyf4ICzQe9miXJi8-o
Seniors this is a reminder that you can pick up your graduation stuff from Jostens tomorrow April 30 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the high school parking lot. If you have a remaining balance please go online to jostens.com to pay or bring a check with you. See ya tomorrow!!!
Graduation Plans We are planning a graduation ceremony at SC High School outside for both SCMS 8th grade graduates and SCHS senior graduates on Friday, June 26th. The times will be SCMS 6pm and SCHS 7pm. We want each graduation to last approximately 30-40 minutes, which is the usual timeframe. All social distancing and COVID 19 guidelines will be followed. More information will be given as all plans become finalized. This plan could change, we are making our best effort at this time to make this a memorable and traditional graduation.
SCHS Dual Credit Students/Guardians The following link is a letter containing information from Kaskaskia College regarding dual credit. This letter was also emailed to the students, so please have them check their email. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Chasteen or Mr. VanScyoc https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ANwVF4dv4kQT145_ObmQ8wuNiQVP0Cvy/view?usp=sharing
We will be using 4/9/20, 4/10/20, and 4/13 as remote learning days instead of non school days. This allows us to take off the 3 days at the end off the calendar. It would make the last day the original 21st, not the 24th. Lessons do not necessarily need to be done on Good Friday.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has now extended his stay-at-home order and school closures through April 30 as part of the state’s effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Any school events or activities scheduled will be cancelled during this time.
All South Central Schools will be providing meals to their students during the mandated closure. If you would like to receive meals for your student, please call the school or click on the attached link and fill in all required information to ensure your student is included. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11Z85kah2y--WP7Gnqck_9YiVjPip0lHGE_Vj07GzHv4/edit
We are coordinating and planning with both the Marion and Fayette County Health Deparment and Emergency Management regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). Currently there are no positive cases of CIVD-19 in either county.
Please leave extra time this morning as you may encounter slick spots. Take your time and stay safe!
Tonight's boys' basketball game at Dieterich has been postponed. It will be played on Saturday, January 25 at the same times.
All South Central Schools will be dismissing at 11:45 today due to inclement weather. All after school activities today are canceled. Afternoon ECE and PreK classes at SCES are canceled.
SCMS Student Council is sponsoring a blood drive today at the middle school from 2:30-6:00pm. Please give the gift of life!
Elementary School Coffee with the Counselor: Monday, January 27th, 2020 @ 9am "Children and Screens"
Mrs. Lash will be hosting "Coffee with a Counselor" at SCES on Monday, January 27th, 2020 @ 9am in her classroom. Please join us!
As part of our state report card, a portion of our report is based on feedback from our parents. Please take a moment to complete the South Central Elementary survey using the following link. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
The Fayette County Sheriff is reporting IDOT may be closing 51 South of Vandalia. Be careful with travel.
Report cards for all South Central High School students were mailed home today, 1-10-20. Thank you!
As part of our state report card, a portion of our report is based on feedback from our parents. Please take a moment to complete the South Central High School survey using the following link. It takes about 5 minutes to complete. Your input is valuable and appreciated. Thank you in advance for completing the survey. Mr. VanScyoc https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
Mrs. Lash will again be hosting “Coffee with the Counselor” on Tuesday, January 28th at 9am in the middle school library. “Teens and Screens” will be this months topic of discussion. Hope to see you there!
You can now order your South Central High School yearbook online - click on the link below to place your order today! Paper order forms are also available in the office. Yearbooks are just $30 this year. https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=21844
As part of our state report card, a portion of our report is based on feedback from our parents. Please take a moment to complete the South Central Elementary survey using the following link. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
2020 Post Prom meeting this Wednesday (1/8) @ 7:00 pm at Kinmundy Christian Church. Please come support our students in providing a safe & fun environment for after Prom.
Please understand buses may be delayed as they take their time being safe in the morning. We encourage all drivers to take their time and leave plenty of time to travel safely.
The K-3 SCES Christmas Program has been rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 19. The afternoon performance will be in the elementary gym at 1:30. The evening performance will be at 6:00 in the middle school gym. Students should be at the middle school gym at 5:45. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you at the rescheduled performances!
All South Central schools will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 17 due to inclement weather.
This is just a reminder that 4th and 5th grade music boosters fruit pickup is at the high school today from 3:30-5:30.
The SCES 4th and 5th grade band and choir concert is tonight in the SCES gym at 6:30. Students participating in the program should be at the school no later than 6:00.
The start time for the Christmas Concert tomorrow (12/10/19) night for the middle school and high school has been changed to 6:30 pm. The students need to be at the high school at 6:00 pm. Thank you Ms. Harshbarger and Ms. Jones
The SCMS Adopt-A-Family program is in full swing, and we will be collecting donations until Friday, December 6th! The monies stay in the district helping provide Christmas for students in need. Please consider donating this holiday season! Merry Christmas!!
Please like and visit our New Facebook page at South Central School District 401!
Band and Chorus fruit orders are due tomorrow Dec. 2nd by the end of the day.
Students and Staff - We are excited to get Spirit Week started tomorrow Monday December 2nd at the high school!!! Monday is “America Day”, Tuesday is “Jersey Day”, Wednesday is “Group Day”, Thursday is “Decade Day” or “Throwback Thursday”, Friday is “Class Color Day”. Points are earned for the various activities per class. At the end of Spirit Day on Friday, one class will be crowned Spirit Week Champion!!! Show your SCHOOL SPIRIT, get involved and have some FUN!!! #wearesouthcentral
Our South Central Schools Facebook page is down as a result of Facebook making us confirm identity. We are trying to communicate to them this can’t be validated by a Drivers License or other individual form of ID. We will work on shifting it to a Facebook page Account.
Cougar Announcements Nov. 13, 2019 Please get your field trip forms for the KC career fair on Friday, November 15, filled out by tomorrow. The scholar bowl match for tonight has been cancelled but will be rescheduled at a later date. Please pay attention to announcements or check with Ms. Hawkins later this week for the updated schedule. Also, all scholar bowl members need to see Ms. Hawkins today sometime about team shirts. There are Chapter Visits today from our Section officers and a state officer during 6th hour today. Any FFA member is welcome to attend in the cafeteria, Please see Mr. Bolin for a pass. FFA Fundraiser Forms from the Illini Land Fundraiser are due today, Wednesday November 13, no exceptions. HR meetings: Friday - Juniors
The SCMS Veteran’s Day lunch has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Nov. 14) at 10:50am. We look forward to seeing you!
Due to school cancellation on Nov. 12, our Veterans Day breakfast has been rescheduled for Thursday Nov. 14 at 7:30 am in the SCHS cafeteria.
School is cancelled for tomorrow Nov. 12 due to weather conditions.
All South Central Schools will be closed tomorrow due to inclement weather.
All area veteran are invited to join us for breakfast at SCHS at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov 12. Thank you for your service and hope to see you Tuesday!
The Flora parade scheduled for this evening had been canceled. Have a good weekend!
The Halloween Parade in Flora today has been canceled.
NOTICE: Effective starting today, walkers and parent pickup students will be released after the 2nd round of buses.(approx. 3:16pm). This change is to help ensure everyones safety. Thank you for your understanding!
South Central High School will begin taking Parent/Teacher conference appointments starting tomorrow 10/17/19. Please call the office after 9:00 am to schedule your conference. 618-245-2222. Thanks
SCMS will begin taking Parent/Teacher conference appointments tomorrow (10/10/19). Please call the office after 9:00am to schedule your conferences. 547-7734 Thanks!
Cougar baseball opens up NTC Tourney action today at home vs Neoga at 4:00 pm.
SCMS boys basketball will have an open gym tomorrow until 4:30pm for all boys interested in playing basketball this year.
CHANGE IN START TIME: SCMS girls basketball is home tonight! Start time is 5pm!
South Central Schools extends its deepest sympathy to the Sullivan School District. In solidarity with Sullivan School District, area schools staff and students are encouraged to wear blue tomorrow.
SCMS girls basketball will begin practice tomorrow after school until 5pm. All girls must have a physical, insurance, and a signed athletic agreement before they may practice.
Financial Aid Night at South Central High School has been set for Sept. 19 at 6:00 pm in the high school cafeteria. We encourage all seniors and parent/guardians who wish to plan ahead, to attend. Door prizes and snacks will be offered. Hope to see you there.
The SCMS softball game time start has been changed to 4:00pm today...bus leaves at 3:00pm.
SCMS baseball game scheduled for today has been moved to this Friday, Sept. 6th at 4:30pm at Farina park.
Cougar baseball picks up a conference win vs St. Anthony 4-2.
Baseball Update: Game time today against St. Anthony has been changed to a 6:00 pm start today. There will be no JV game.
Cougar baseball opens up the fall season with an impressive 12-1 win over Weber in 5 innings.
The SCMS boys baseball game scheduled for today has been cancelled. They will practice until 5:00 at the Middle School.
“Coffee with the Counselor” tomorrow at 9am @ SCMS! Counselor Lindsay Lash will be hosting the event! Parents and guardians are invited to come and enjoy a cup of coffee while learning some strategies/ways to love your middle schooler!
South Central High School has set "PICTURE DAY" on Friday August 30, 2019.
SCHEDULE CHANGE: SCMS Softball today at Webster Field vs.Central City @ 4:30pm
The SCMS boys baseball game scheduled for today has been cancelled and there will be no practice. SCMS girls softball practice will be in the gym.
Wednesday- August 21st SCMS 6th Grade Orientation 5:15-6pm in the cafeteria. SCMS Open House for 6th-8th grades 6pm-7pm
High School Freshman and new student orientation is Tuesday Aug. 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the high school cafeteria.
SCES beginning band sign ups will take place during the open house scheduled on August 16th.
SCES is trying a different format on August 16th, a come and go open house for parents and students from 12pm-6pm with no busing. Kindergarten orientation is from 11:30am-12pm. The first full day of student attendance with buses running will be Monday, August 19th. See you soon!
SCMS Baseball practice from 4-6pm in SCMS gym today.
The SCMS softball game for today against Dietrich has been canceled. No practice today.
HS Volleyball tryouts will be held on Aug. 12th and 13th at South Central High School from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Student-athletes must have a sports physical and proof of insurance.
South Central Middle School softball players will have tryouts on MONDAY July 29th at Webster park at 3:15-5:15 with a mandatory parent/player meeting to follow. Proof of insurance, sports fees, and physicals must be brought that day.
Beginner/drum line camp is tomorrow and band camp starts Tuesday. Both of these are from 5-9 at SCMS.
South Central FFA boosters will have a meeting on Tuesday June 25 @ 7:00 pm in the high school cafeteria. Please join us and support the South Central FFA.
We have some report cards and awards left in the office at SCE. If you wish to pick them up someone will be in the office today until 2 and on Tuesday.
Band Camp will be held the week of July 22.
Congratulations to the following students who are the 2019-20 Color Guard: Madisen Nannini, Charlotte Fickes, Daisy Barradas, Daisy Cross, Adrianna Horton, Brianna Horton and alternate Emma Robertson.
South Central Sectional Schedule 5/22 Update: Wednesday, 5/22 1 game only at 5pm-Oblong vs Christ Our Rock Lutheran Thursday, 5/23 4:30pm 1 game only-Marissa vs Red Hill Saturday, 5/25 11am Championship Game
The South Central Sectional softball game between Oblong and CORLHS has been cancelled for today. The schedule for May 22 will be: 3:30pm Oblong vs CORLHS 5:00pm Red Hill vs Marissa
There was a diamond ring found in the ladies bathroom following the 2nd grade parents program on May 9. We also have a membership card to the EDGE that was found on the sidewalk yesterday. Call SCE at 547-7696 to describe and claim either of these items.
During the students lunch hour they were given the opportunity to go through our lost and found items. Anything left at the end of the day will be donated to Goodwill.
High School graduation will begin at 7 p.m. tonight. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Congratulations to all of our graduates!
Many students have left their coats hanging on the coat racks in the hall here @ SCE. They are very nice brand name items. Please come by or have your students double check. These items will be donated after the last day of school. Thanks.
REMINDER: SCE will be hosting a blood drive this evening from 2:30 to 6:30 in the school's cafeteria. Please enter through the front door.
SCE will host a Blood Drive in the cafeteria tomorrow, Friday, 5/10 from 2:30-6:30.
Cougar baseball defeats Neoga 14-4
SCE WEDNESDAY 5/8 ACTIVITIES: Pee Wee Basketball PTO Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. SCE Soda Tab collection will take place Wed. morning.
Reminder: SCE Piano Recital will be @ 10:00 a.m. today and the Choir and Band will host their recital tomorrow @ 10:00 a.m., both in the gym. Parents of the participants are welcome to enter at the East end of the building by the gym. Look forward to seeing you!
Cougar baseball picked up a game today vs Odin at Lions Field in Kinmundy at 6:30
2019 Softball and Baseball regional schedules have been posted in the Documents section of the website.
Cougar baseball vs Newton today has been cancelled.
Lady Cougar softball defeats St. Anthony in the NTC tourney 6-4 and advance to the championship game on Friday night at 6:15 vs Windsor/Stew-Stras.
Cougar baseball at Salem today has been cancelled.
All SCE Yearbooks are sold out. Thank you to those of you who purchased this year.
SCE has a few extra yearbooks for sale. If you are interested in purchasing one please call the office @ 618-547-7696.
Baseball is at Stew-Stras high school today and game time has been moved up to 4:15
The rest of the baseball games today 4/27/19 at Kinmundy are cancelled
Just a reminder that Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Dental exam forms are due on Wednesday, May 15th. Please contact Nurse Tracy if you have any questions.
Home softball game vs Salem for today will now be a 5 pm start with JV innings following varsity.
The baseball tournament at Centralia on Friday and Saturday has been cancelled. The Cougars will be playing a triangular on Saturday at Lions Field in Kinmundy against Centralia and Trenton Wesclin: The schedule is posted below: 4/27/19 at Lions Field in Kinmundy 9:00 am SC vs Centralia 11:00 am Centralia vs Trenton Wesclin 1:00 pm SC vs Trenton Wesclin
Softball at Dieterich today is cancelled
Congratulations Coach Shyla Smith and SCMS Scholar Bowl!! 2nd Place at Regional!!
Cougar baseball today (4/24) at home with Effingham has been cancelled.
Parents if you are coming in to help hide Easter eggs for you students class, you may come at 1:00 and begin doing that.
Tomorrow we dismiss @ 2:00. Parties begin @ 1:15 and end @ 1:45. Have a wonderful Spring Break! Please send all pictures or money back to the school on the day we return, Tues, April 23rd.
Rho Phi Chapter Beta Sigma Phi Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Kinmundy Park on Friday, April 19 @ 10:00 AM. This is for 1 yr old to 5th Grade. There will be book prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Check WJBD for cancellation notice.
Effingham Art Guild 20th Annual Children’s Art Show 402 pieces in the show our District entered 38 pieces, all two dimensional work framed or custom matted by Mr. Rosen. Here are the Place winners and Honorable Mentions. One Best in Show and one Place winner awarded at each level and one or two honorable mentions at each level. There is an award ceremony and a small prize for the place winners; Seventh Grade Third Place grade 5-8 3-D works - Kenzie Webb, Deer Jar, ceramic Eighth Grade Honorable Mention grade 5-8 3-D works - Kaley Blomberg, Cheese and Crackers Cake, ceramic Eighth Grade Best in show grade 5-8 3-D works - Dezarae Jones, Stack of Pancakes , ceramic Eighth Grade Second Place Two Dimensional Art - Sierra Arnold, Shoe Design, Graphite and watercolor Ninth Grade Second Place for Two Dimensional Art - Allie Murphree, Snow, Graphite and Ink Ninth Grade Honorable Mention for Two Dimensional Art – Shelby Middleton, Midnight Mountain Range, Acrylics on Canvas Tenth Grade Second Place in Two Dimensional Art - Mariah Davis, Tallest Animal of the Savannah, Graphite on Paper Tenth Grade Third Place in Grades 9-12 Three Dimensional Art - Mariah Davis, Coral Reef , ceramic Twelfth Grade Honorable Mention in Grades 9-12 Three Dimensional Art - Kelsey Gentry, Bowl , ceramic Twelfth Grade Honorable Mention for Two Dimensional Art - Lauren Lutz, Fruit on a Table, Oil Paint on Canvas panel Twelfth Grade Honorable Mention for Two Dimensional Art - Siria Torreggiani, Margherite en un Vaso, Oil Paint on Canvas panel
South Central Mixed Choir received a 1st and the Treble choir recieved a 2nd at the IHSA State Organizational contest today.
Announcement: Cougar baseball game time today at Grizzlies Stadium has been moved up to a 4:15 start time.
High School track today at Vandalia has been cancelled.
SCE 4th Grade students will be planting their outside garden tomorrow. Please have your students wear older clothes.
SCE Spring Pictures are going home with students today or tomorrow. Please pick the pictures you wish to purchase and send the money back to your child's teacher. Please make your purchase or return the entire package as soon as possible. Thanks!
Cougar baseball today vs Odin has been moved to Kinmundy and game time is 7:00 pm. There will be no JV innings.
Just a reminder, SCE is continuing IAR Testing tomorrow for 3rd-5th grade students. Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and a great breakfast. Please encourage your child to do their best!
Baseball at Benton has been pushed back another hour to a 12:00 pm start today
Benton is moving game time back an hour to 11:00 am. Cougars will now play at 11:00 and 1:00 today at Benton City Park
Cougar baseball at Carlyle today has been cancelled.
Softball will have practice today 4:45 to 6:15 at middle school
Lady Cougar softball today with Dieterich has been cancelled.
South Central Schools will dismiss @ 11:45 tomorrow for a School Improvement Day. Have a great weekend!
Our Tuesday, 4/9 varsity baseball game originally rescheduled at Ramsey will now be played in Kinmundy at Lions Field. 4:30pm start time.
SCHS students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will be taking the PSAT 8/9, 10 and SAT on 4/9/19. Test will begin promptly at 8:20 am. Attendance for this is very important. We ask that you have no appointments scheduled, kids are well rested and fed and here on time.
SCE is going to help the local Shriner's group with their fundraiser for Shriner's Hospitals for Children in St. Louis. We will collect tabs from aluminum cans. The top 3 classes that collect the most in weight will received a party. Good luck to all classes!
The SCE PTO Meeting for Thursday, April 4 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for next Thursday April 11th @ 6:00 p.m. in the Library.
The SCE Kindergarten teachers are excited to announce screenings on Monday, April 29 from 3-6 p.m. and Tuesday, April 30 from 8:30 to noon. Current Pre-K students do not need to registers. Please call the SCE office @ 547-7696 for further information or to schedule a screening.
Baseball game vs Ramsey has been rescheduled on 4/9/19 @ 4:30 @ Ramsey
Tentative Calendar for 2019-2020 School Year https://www.southcentralschools.org/o/district/browse/50095
Cougar baseball vs Altamont has been rescheduled on 4/1/19 @ 4:30 @ Kinmundy
Lady Cougar softball at Vandalia has been postponed until tomorrow 3/26 at 4:30 p.m. JV innings to follow Varsity.
Cougar baseball vs Altamont has been cancelled for today. A reschedule date is to be determined.
The 8th grade Lady Falcons Volleyball team will be playing tonight in SECTIONALSl The game will begin at 6:30pm in Louisville. It will be played at North Clay High School. Let's pack the gym in Navy & Silver & support our Lady Falcons!
All SCES yearbook orders are due today.
As usual on these mornings where wind chills are very cold please wait inside until you see the bus. Buses may be delayed in some areas of the district tomorrow morning where snow is present. For all those driving, especially high school drivers, give yourself time to get to school. Be careful and arrive safely.
Graduation dates have been set. South Central Middle School - May 16, 2019 at 7 p.m. South Central High School - May 17, 2019 at 7 p.m.
All South Central Schools will be dismissing today at 1:30pm due to impending weather.
Dental Safari will be held @ the ES on Mar. 7th. Applications are due this Friday, Mar. 1st.You can complete it online @ dentalsafaricompany.com or call the office for an application to be sent home. Proof of Dental Exams for all K-2nd grade students are due by May 15th.
The AR Reward Trip will take place on Wed. Feb 27th. The bus will leave at 9:00 a.m. Students will return to the school for lunch. On Friday this week we will dismiss @ 11:45 for a SI Day. The student's Class WOW reward party will be held that morning before dismissing early.
Due to a power outage, SCMS will be dismissing at 12:00pm. All other South Central Schools will dismiss at the regular time. The phone lines are also down with the power, so we are able to receive any calls at this time. Sorry for the inconvenience.
As of 8:38 a.m. we have a power source issue at South Central Middle School and South Central Unit Office. We are making due until we get a firm estimate from Ameren on the restore time. The buildings are still warm and we are continuing in the classrooms as normally as possible. We will release further information as it becomes available.
SCE will have meatloaf for lunch on Thursday and Pizza for lunch on Friday.
South Central Schools will be cancelled tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30 due to frigid temps and windchills forecasted.
If you need a place to stay warm, Kinmundy Christian Church (225 S. Monroe St.). is open for you. Josh will be there and I am sure he will have hot coffee as well!
Bus riders please wait inside tomorrow morning (Friday) until the bus arrives. We are expecting frigid temperatures tomorrow as well as next week. Winter coats, hats, and gloves are necessary and recommended to wear this time of year.
Please expect buses to be delayed in some areas of the district tomorrow morning. For all those driving, especially high school drivers, give yourself time to get to school. Take your time when traveling on country roads. We want you to get to school safely even if that means you are a few minutes late. Thanks
Cougar basketball today bs Dieterich is cancelled
The SCE Lunch Menu for Tuesday, Jan. 22nd and Thursday, Jan. 24th will be swapped next week. We will be having Goulash on Tuesday and Chicken Strips on Thursday. Have a great three day weekend.
Thanks to All who donated, worked, purchased, and sponsored fundraising efforts for Haven. Very Proud of the SC Family and entire SC Community. Thanks so much for a successful Purple Game night! K. Herdes
Good afternoon! In addition to Kenna's fight we are also joining Haven Mueller, a SCHS student, in his fight. SCHS is hosting a Purple Game tomorrow night for Haven. Please join us in wearing purple to school tomorrow to show our support for Haven.
As part of our state report card, a portion of our report is based on feedback from our parents. Please take a moment to complete the South Central Elementary survey using the following link. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
SCMS Student Council will be hosting a blood drive tomorrow 1/15 from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Donors can schedule an appointment by going to redcrossblood.org.
PTO games for tomorrow have been canceled.
Lady Cougar basketball at Altamont tomorrow has been cancelled. There will be no practice .
Cougar basketball with Dieterich for tonight has been cancelled due to possible weather conditions. The game has been rescheduled for Saturday Jan. 19 with Fresh/Soph starting at 4:00 pm.
In anticipation of the weather coming tomorrow evening, we are moving the boy's basketball game tomorrow night vs Dieterich up to a 5 p.m. JV start with varsity following. There will be no F/S game.
Good Morning. As part of our state report card, a portion of our report is based on feedback from our parents. Please take a moment to complete the South Central High School survey using the following link. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
Welcome back! As part of our state report card, a portion of our report is based on feedback from our parents. Please take a moment to complete the South Central Elementary survey using the following link. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
Students in ECE and K-5 will be participating in creating a themed basket in support of Kennah Hiestand's Benefit on Jan. 25th. If you would like to participate please send donations to your classroom teacher by Friday, January 4th. Thank You. Welcome back to school!
The Lady Cougars are at Dieterich. They will play Casey at 11:30 a.m. and Newton at 2:30 p.m. Bus times are 9:30 MS and 9:40 HS. Good Luck to all!
Good Morning Cougar Fans! It is holiday tournament time. The Cougars are at Vandalia today. They will play Meridian at 12:30 p.m. and Vandalia at 8:00 pm. Bus times are 10:10 MS and 10:20 HS.
This is a reminder that the lady Cougar basketball game with North Clay that was cancelled due to weather was rescheduled for Dec. 20 at North Clay at 6:15
Tonight’s Lady Cougar basketball game at Mulberry Grove is at 6:00 pm and there will only be 1 game.
Thursday night is the SCMS boys’ basketball “GREEN OUT for Kennah” game vs. North Clay! Put on your green, and come out and show your support for Kennah Hiestand! We will be having a 50/50 drawing and 3 point shoot at halftime! All proceeds will go to support Kennah!
Congratulations to Miriam Blomberg, Deidre Hall and Logan Lotz for being named Illinois State Scholars. http://www.isac.org/students/before-college/college-career-planning/state-scholar/marion-county.html
Congratulations to Logan Lotz on making the All-Tournament Team at the Mulberry Grove Thanksgiving Tournament.
Congratulations to Coach Doerhing and the SC Cougars for taking 3rd place at the Mulberry Grove Thanksgiving Tourney
Mid term grades will be sent home with all High School students tomorrow, November 20.
South Central Schools are canceled for tomorrow.
South Central Elementary will be dismissing early on Friday @ 11:45. Call the office if you need to make different transportation arrangements for your student. Have a great weekend everyone.
If your student is wanting picture retakes they must fill out a new form and bring original packet of pictures. If your student does not bring home a picture retake form and wish to have their pictures please either call the office in the morning or come in. Thanks.
SCHS Class of 2021 - Texas Roadhouse rolls will be here tomorrow. Please pick up between 3-5 p.m. in the High School cafeteria. Thank you.
SCMS Lady Falcons Basketball game for tonight has been cancelled. There will be no practice!
The SC Lady Cougars basketball team is offering team apparel through Fan Cloth. The web address is http://shop.fancloth.com/62838/454799 to see available items. Sales end November 12, 2018.
The MS/HS choir will be holding their fall concert tonight at 7 p.m. at the HS. Please come out and enjoy the show! Choir students should arrive by 6:30 and may wear a Halloween costume if they wish.
Reminder that SCMS is celebrating Red Ribbon Week this week. The theme for tomorrow is Pajama Day!
This a reminder that there is a basketball skills camp at the high school tomorrow Oct. 27 from 9:00 to 10:30 am for any boys in grades Kindergarten thru 5th grade.
Please disregard the previous phone number and use 618-288-7896. This will direct you to the office. Sorry for the inconvenience.
DRESS SALE SC Post Prom Formal Dress Sale Shopping is Saturday, October 27 from noon-4 p.m. Accepting dresses on Fri, Oct 26, 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, 9-11 a.m. @ South Central Elementary School. You can bring any and all dresses to sell for $5 a dress or $2 for jewelry or shoes.
SCE Parent-Teacher Conferences are this coming Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00 and Friday from 8:00 to noon. Give us a call and schedule your appointment today. 618-547-7696.
SCMS Falcon Basketball Apparel Orders are due Sunday, Oct. 28th https://southcentralfalconsbasketball.itemorder.com/sale
The SC Sportsbooster Club will be handing out a free gift to all SC Students who attend tonight's SCHS Volleyball game in Farina! Come cheer on the Lady Cougars & pack the gym in Navy & Silver! Fresh/Soph game will begin at 5:15pm. Be on the lookout for more freebies during the SC Basketball games this year!
Just a reminder for all elementary students to please wear coats to school. We will continue to go out for recess. You can have students wear coats each day or send one to stay at school. We want to keep the kids as warm as possible.
We are in the SCE office to make your Parent-Teacher Conference appointments. Can't wait to hear from you, give us a call today.
Pee Wee Basketball and Cheer forms will be taken through Monday. Please send the $25 fee with the form. Thanks. Have a great weekend.
The bracket for the 2018 NTC Volleyball Tournament is available under Documents/High School.
SCE will dismiss early today @ 11:45. Have a great extra long weekend. We will see you all next Tuesday!
On Saturday (10/6), SC Sports Booster Club will be hosting a Drive 4 Ur School at Engel Bros Ford in Farina. It will begin at 9am & will end at 1pm. The Sports Booster Club has a chance to raise $8,000! This is a fantastic way to support our SC Sports & test drive a NEW car!
SCMS Parent Teacher Conferences will be Oct 25th 3 pm - 7 pm and Oct 26th 8 am - 12 pm. Please call the school office to schedule your appointments.
SCE Parent-Teacher Conferences are on Thurs. Oct. 25 from 3-7 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon. Please call the office to schedule and appointment.
South Central FFA members had a really great time during 3rd hour ag business class, homeroom, and 4th hour Intro to Ag with chapter visits. Huge thank you goes out to the entire Section 19 Officer Team and State FFA treasurer Taylor Hartke. The students had the opportunity to build towers to help elevate their goals. They also learned about making SMART short, intermediate, and long term goals.
Here is the link for the Spirit wear orders: https://yipesonline.tuosystems.com/stores/southcentralcougars Please contact Shelby or Kanady with any questions.
SCMS boy’s basketball will be having open gym sessions on Oct. 2nd, 4th, 9th, and 11th until 5:15pm
Reminder: SCE Picture Day is tomorrow. If you need a picture form sent home with your student today please call the office and let us know. The pictures taken tomorrow will be used in the yearbook even if you do not wish to purchase them.
All items ordered from the SCES Little Caesar’s pizza fundraiser will arrive tomorrow. Just a reminder to please pick up your orders.
Come on out to Forest Park in Shelbyville today! Your South Central Falcons Baseball team will be playing in the Regional Championship game tonight against Stewardson-Strasburg. The game will start at 4:00pm.
There is a change in bus departure for Cougar baseball tomorrow 9/14/18 at Brownstown. The bus will leave at 3:00 pm from Lions Field in Kinmundy.
Come on out to Webster Family Park tonight in Kinmundy! Your South Central Lady Falcons Softball team will be playing in the Regional Championship game tonight against St. Anthony. The game will start at 4:30pm. The concession stand will be serving brats, hot dogs, pork burgers, lemon shake-ups, & all the usual ball park goodies! Let's fill the bleachers with navy & silver!
Cougar baseball rainout vs Windsor/Stew-Stras on 9/7/18 has been rescheduled on Monday 9/24/18 @ 4:30 pm @ Lions Field in Kinmundy.
The SCMS softball regional scheduled for tomorrow has been rescheduled for Monday at 4:30pm due to incoming weather. The championship game will be played on Tuesday at 4:30pm.
Today's HS baseball game with WSS has been cancelled.
Attention Junior and Senior parents: there will be a POST PROM meeting on Sunday Sept. 9 @ the Kinmundy Christian Church @ 6:00 pm
The SCES PTO will meet tomorrow evening in the library at 6:00.
Cougar baseball picks up a conference win vs Dieterich 8-1
Today's baseball game with Dieterich will be played at 7 p.m. not 4:30 p.m as originally posted in the daily announcements.
Cougar baseball picks up a win on the road at Cisne 10-2. Back in action tomorrow at Kinmundy at 4:30 vs Webber and at 7:00 vs Neoga
Fourth grade band sign ups are tomorrow after school until 6:30.
Cougar baseball suffers a tough loss at Altamont today 5-4. Back in action Thursday at Cisne at 4:15
The Sports Booster Tourney scheduled for today has been canceled due to weather.
The South Central Sportsbooster Softball & Baseball tourney for today 8/25 has been cancelled.
SCMS Softball today 8/24 at Field has been cancelled due to rain. Girls will practice until 4:30pm in the gym.
HS baseball today 8/24/18 at St. Anthony has been cancelled due to rain.
Baseball game vs Webber has been rescheduled on 8/31/18 @4:30 @ Kinmundy and then we will play Neoga at 7:00
ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT!!! We would like to invite everyone to Open House tonight from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. Come meet your child's teacher and see their classroom! We hope everyone will be able to attend!
SCMS softball game for today has been moved to Webster field. Players need to be at the field at 3:30pm
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!!! The Elementary teachers and staff are so excited about starting this school year! The teachers are working hard to get their classrooms ready! It's going to be GREAT year! We will see you on Friday, August 17 for our first day of school!!!
High School Volleyball tryouts are August 9&10. We will go from 8-10 a.m. Various coaches will be there to help with tryouts. ALL physicals and proof of insurance must be completed before the 9th.
High School baseball practice will start on Aug. 8. Practice starts at 5:00 for all incoming freshmen and 6:00 for sophomores, juniors and seniors. All players must have a physical in order to be eligible to participate.
South Central Registration is August 8th (11-7) August 9th (9-12) Hope to see you there!