Late this afternoon, SC Schools received notification of PA 102-0522, which is the new Comprehensive Sex Education Standards legislation being discussed across Illinois. The district has no intention of changing the way sex ed. has been incorporated into the Health curriculum for as long as anyone can remember. SC 401 does not have a comprehensive Sex Ed program and has no intention of providing such. We will simply opt out of the new sex ed standards. Parents do not need to provide any kind of opt out form since we have done this for all students. Hope this helps put concerns at ease. Kerry Herdes Supt. Of Schools South Central CUSD 401
Reminder: SCHS cheer tryouts tomorrow night 5/25 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the high school gym.
Cougar baseball at North Clay today will be live streamed on Wabash Catch TV.
Lady Cougar Softball Sectional Game Information Below is the link you will need to purchase online tickets to get into the game tomorrow per IHSA postseason rules. Tickets MUST be purchased through this link. 1A Casey-Westfield High School - Semifinal #1 | Softball Tickets | GoFan
Tickets for the softball sectional game tomorrow at Casey Westfield have to be purchased through the link below. This information has also been posted to our South Central 401 FB page. https://gofan.co/app/events/614769?schoolId=IHSA
The regional championship game today at Louisville is cancelled and has been rescheduled on Monday May 23 at 4:00 pm
The Illinois State Board of Education has announced a new number for the No Kid Hungry summer texting hotline -- text either FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304. ISBE also states that information about summertime meals is available by calling the Illinois Hunger Coalition at (800) 359-2163 or on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Meals Site Finder online at SummerMealsIllinois.org.
Due to rain late tomorrow evening and Wednesday, the following schedule below will now be used for our softball regional at Webster Park in Kinmundy. Tuesday, 5/17(Semifinal Games) 3:30pm South Central vs CHBC/SEB winner 5:00pm Altamont vs Clay City Friday, 5/20 4:30pm Regional Championship
Senior softball players will be recognized before their game today at Webster Field
Reminder: seniors need to be at the school tomorrow morning 5/13 at 8:15 for graduation pictures and practice. Bring your cap and gown.
Reminder Seniors: If you have not filled out the FAFSA form please do so or you can fill out the Opt-Out form. Mrs. Chasteen has copies of the that form in her office. Please contact her with any questions. Also if you have received a scholarship let Mrs. Chasteen know so that you can be acknowledged at graduation. Thank you.
8th Grade Parents - May 11th - 8th grade trip to The Edge in Belleville. Depart 7:50 am. Return 5:30-6:00ish. May 12th - No school for 8th graders ONLY. Those in Beta/Stuco will go on their reward trip. May 13th - Graduation pictures will be taken in the gym @ 8 am. Don't forget your gown! You can order online mylifetouch.com Picture Code is EVT6JSWS4. Students will then practice for graduation, eat lunch then be dismissed @ 11.
All 8th grade students will turn in their chromebooks/chargers/cases tomorrow(May 10th)! Please make sure their chromebook and case has been throughly cleaned! Please make sure they bring their chargers($25) and their case($15) to school tomorrow!
Today's NTC softball tourney has been postponed until Monday. We play for 3rd place vs Altamont at Evergreen Park 4:15pm. Bus: 2:45pm. Softball practice at the middle school after school today. This cancels our game at Newton on Monday.
Cougar Baseball Update -- 5/6/2022 Baseball vs Father McGinvey will be played at St Louis University 5pm start time. Bus time is still 2pm. Fans park in the garage next to the baseball field. Address to the baseball field-3330 Laclede Ave in St. Louis
The 2022 baseball and softball regional brackets are now available in the "Documents" section of our website.
Cougar baseball at Newton today has been cancelled due to rain.
We have added a softball game on 5/16/22 at home vs Cumberland at 4:30.
SCHS Cheer Tryouts: Signup in the high school or middle school office. May 23rd: Practice from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the high school gym May 25th: Tryouts from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the high school gym
SCHS academic and sports awards today at 12:30 in the high school gym. Parents and grandparents are welcome to attend
Good morning, SCES! Our Scholastic Boom Fair begins today with a preview. Students may purchase books tomorrow through next Thursday, May 12. Family Day for the Book Fair is Wed., May 11. We look forward to a successful fair! You may also visit our Book Fair online: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/southcentralelemschool
Cougar baseball at WSS today is cancelled.
SCHS 2022 Yearbook: Jostens has given us an extension to order the 2022 SCHS Yearbook. Orders may be placed thru May 20th. You can order online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can call the high school office at 618-245-2222.
The 2022 NTC Softball tournament bracket has been posted in the "Documents" section of our website.
Reminder Prom Coronation is tomorrow night at 5:30 in the high school gym. There will be chair seating available for the students so they are not climbing in and out of the bleachers in their dresses or tuxes. Thank you
SCMS will be having a Scholastic Book Fair Family Shopping Night tonight in the cafeteria from 3:30-7:00. Every purchase will benefit our library!
Lady Cougar softball has added two games on May 11. They will play Flora at 4 p.m. and Salem at 5:45 p.m. at Webster Field.
Varsity Cougar baseball update for 4/26/22 Ramsey had to cancel our baseball game today. We will be playing St. Anthony at Lake Land College in Mattoon. Game time is 5 p.m.
Lady Cougar softball at Odin today is cancelled.
SCMS Track Parents - Track practice is cancelled for today (April 25th)
Lady Cougar softball today vs Altamont is cancelled. It has been rescheduled for May 11th at 4:30.
There will be a Post Prom meeting at the high school tonight at 6:00 pm in the media center.
Correction to today's announcements. Lady Cougar softball start time is 4 p.m. today. Sorry for the confusion.
Cougar baseball at North Clay today at 4:30 will be broadcast on Wabash Catch TV
The SCMS awards program has been rescheduled for this Thursday, April 21st at 12:30pm! We will also be streaming the program on the South Central Middle School Facebook page!
Softball tomorrow vs Ramsey, start time has been moved up to 4:00 pm.
Last day to order your 2021-2022 SCHS yearbook is May 6, 2022. Follow the link below to order or order forms are available in the high school office. https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1075212/South-Central-High-School/2022-Yearbook/2021102613313985380/CATALOG_SHOP/
The SCMS track meet on April 22nd @ Cisne has been taken off the schedule. A new meet has been added for 4 pm May 5th at Vandalia
Cougar baseball at Pana today has been cancelled.
SCMS Track Parents - The meet at T-Town scheduled for today has been cancelled. No practice.
The SCMS awards program scheduled for today has been postponed. A notification will be sent once we have a rescheduled program date. Sorry for any inconvenience. Enjoy your spring break and have a Happy Easter!
South Central Schools will be dismissing at 1:00 today.
Lady Cougars softball vs Flora today is cancelled.
Congratulations to the Lady Cougars on picking up a win today vs SEB 12-1. The Lady Cougars improve their record to 8-4.
Additonal Announcements -- 4/12/2022 Lady Cougar softball at SEB. Game time is 4:30 p.m. Bus time is 3 p.m. Track today at Vandalia. Meet begins at 4:30 p.m. Bus time is 3 p.m. from Patoka.
JV baseball at Centralia today is cancelled due to rain.
Cougar baseball today at Odin is cancelled.
South Central High School will be taking the PSAT and SAT test on Wednesday April 13th. Mandatory attendance for freshman, sophomores and juniors. Students will need to be here at the normal start time and testing will begin at 8:30 am. After testing is finished, students are allowed to leave school if they have parent approval. Seniors will not be in attendance.
SCMS Athletic/Academic Awards will take place on Wednesday, April 13th at 12:30pm!Parents are welcome to attend! We will also be live steaming the program on our South Central Middle School Facebook page! REMINDER: this is also a 2pm dismissal day for all South Central Schools.
Lady Cougar softball at Newton for tomorrow (April 8) has been cancelled due to the cold weather. The game will be played on May 9 at 6:30 p.m.
There will be a post prom meeting tonight at 6:00 pm in the media center at the high school.
Baseball at St. Anthony today is cancelled
Softball game vs Altamont today is cancelled. Reschedule date TBD.
Correction to April 5 announcements. Lady Cougar softball is at home vs Altamont weather permitting.
Lady Cougar softball for today (April 1) has been cancelled due to wet field conditions.
Baseball at Ramsey tomorrow is cancelled and rescheduled on April 26th @4:30 @ Ramsey. Softball tomorrow vs Christ Our Rock has been moved to Webster Field at 4:30.
Softball at Neoga today is cancelled. Reschedule date TBD.
Cougar baseball tomorrow 3/31 at BSE is cancelled.
Cougar baseball schedule change. 4/11/22 vs Odin has been moved to Odin with a 5:00 pm start.
Softball vs St. Anthony has been rescheduled on 4/27 at 4:15 at St. Anthony
Softball at St. Anthony today is cancelled. Reschedule date TBD.
SCMS track practice is cancelled for today.
Cougar baseball at St. Anthony on April 6th will be played at Paul Smith Field.
Congratulations to the following South Central Middle School students for their awards at the Effingham Art Guild Children's Art Show this last Saturday! Clara McElroy- Honorable Mention Sixth Grade Three Dimensional Art Lilyen Graham - Honorable Mention Sixth Grade Art Tyson Alwardt - Third Place Sixth Grade Art Makayla Butts - Honorable Mention Seventh Grade Art Izzy Hollowell - Second Place Seventh Grade Art Amelia Montes - Honorable Mention Eighth Grade Art Amelia Montes - Third Place Eighth Grade Three Dimensional Art Carter Phillips - Honorable Mention Eighth Grade Art Destiny Sexton - Second Place Eighth Grade Art
Softball vs Webber has been rescheduled for April 15th at 2:00 pm at Webster Field
SCMS Track Parents - The track meet scheduled for today @ CHBC has been cancelled. There will not be practice.
Artworks by South Central MS and HS students are on display at; Effingham Art Guild 22nd Annual Children’s Art Show March 24 – 26, 2022 Thursday, March 24: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm Friday, March 25: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday, March 26: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Reception: Saturday, March 26: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Awards ceremony: 11:30am Suzette Brumleve Memorial Public Library 200 N Third - Effingham, IL
Post Prom meeting this Thursday 3/24 at 6:00 pm at the high school in the media center.
Softball vs Christ Our Rock has been rescheduled on April 1st at 4:30
Softball at Christ Our Rock tomorrow 3/24 is cancelled.
The Freshman class is currently selling butter braids, pizza and cookie dough. Sales end Monday, March 28. Contact any freshman to order or order at the link below. Thank you for supporting the Class of 2025! https://tinyurl.com/SCHSFreshmen22
SCMS track practice for today has been cancelled.
Lady Cougars softball today 3/22 vs Webber is cancelled. Reschedule date is TBD.
Cougar baseball on April 1st has been moved to Ramsey at 4:30.
Address to Fairfield baseball diamond is 514 Shoreway Dr., Fairfield, IL
Cougar baseball at Windsor/Stew-Stras today is Cancelled.
Lady Cougar softball opens up on March 21 at Mulberry Grove at 4:30
Cougar baseball opens up Saturday March 19th at Windsor. This will be a JV and Varsity doubleheader starting at 10:00 am. JV will play at 10:00 followed by varsity.
SCMS Track Parents - Track practice for today (March 15) has been cancelled.
There will be a Post Prom meeting tomorrow night March 10th at South Central High School at 6:00 pm in the media center.
SCMS Menu Change - Tomorrow we will have pizza and Thursday we will have chicken and noodles.
South Central HS cheer tryouts will be on the following evenings below. More information will be availabe in the high school office. Practices(HS gym) 3/15 and 3/16 -- 6-7:30pm Tryouts(HS gym) 3/17 -- 6pm Parent meeting after tryouts for girls who make the team
Good Evening, We want to remind everyone that STAR Testing is this week for K-5th grade students! Please encourage your child to do their very best, get to bed early, and eat a good breakfast! Thank you for all your support at home!
!!!TICKET INFORMATION!!! for the Cougars Sectional game at St. Anthony vs Macon Meridian on Wednesday March 2nd at 7:00 pm. All Sectional tickets must be purchased online through GOFAN. The link to purchase tickets is attached below. Admission fees for adult, student, or child as set by the IHSA is $7.00 per session. Children in arms are free. https://gofan.co/app/events/541922?schoolId=IL15336
Good evening, SCES! We have an e-leaning day tomorrow. Please continue to work on your packets. Take time to read, especially if you have your AR book at home. For those of you who have your chrome-books, please check in your Google classroom for any new assignments. Enjoy your day! We will see you on Monday! ❄️
We plan to play the Class 1A regional championship game tomorrow night at Dieterich at 7:00 pm as conditions will most likely improve as temperatures rise during the day. The SCMS volleyball game at Flora will be cancelled.
The middle school VB game at Flora tomorrow Feb. 25th has been changed to the following start times due to the high school boys basketball playing in the regional championship at Dieterich at 7:00 pm. C game will start at 3:30pm, 7th grade 4:15pm with 8th grade following.
Due to inclement weather all south central schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 24th.
Seating Assignments/Procedures for the Dieterich 1A Regional games this evening. IHSA requires all Regional sites to be fair/neutral as possible. Dieterich High School is putting the following procedures in place to make sure this happens. Each team's fans will be assigned one side of the gym. Overflow of fans may sit in the balcony bleachers. Cisne and Dieterich fans will have the north side bleachers. South Central and Altamont fans will have the south side bleachers. The bleachers will be cleared after the first game. Any fans from Cisne or South Central wanting to stay for the second game will be moved to the balcony bleachers. Any Altamont or Dieterich fans arriving for the first game will have to sit in the balcony bleachers unless the game has started and there are seats available in the lower bleachers. IHSA Admission: $5.00 per person regardless of age.
SCMS 2/24 Menu Change - Due to the unavailability of some items, tomorrow's lunch will be pizza, corn, cottage cheese, pears and pudding.
There will be a bass fishing meeting Thursday night Feb. 24th at the high school in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm for any interested in joining the bass fishing team.
Pink Out Night at SCMS has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 23 at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to one of our own SC family members, Nancy Ritter. Come out and support the Lady Falcons and Nancy!!
We do have a decision from the Appellate Court stating they are in basic terms allowing the districts to have local control of their mitigation efforts. South Central School Administration and SC Board have decided to continue to have a masks recommended (optional) policy. We plan to revert and adopt our prior Covid Metrics and Plan that were adopted last July. Thank you for your support and patience as we navigate these changes.
The SCMS volleyball game scheduled for today vs North Clay has been postponed to Wed, 2/23 . C Game 3:45pm 7th grade 4:30pm with 8th grade to follow.
Due to impending weather, all South Central Schools will be dismissing at 12:30 pm today, Thursday, Feb. 17th.
The Post Prom meeting has been rescheduled for tonight 2/16/22 at 6:00 pm at the high school in the art room due to the potential weather that is supposed to come in tomorrow evening. Thank you.
There will be a Post Prom meeting on Thursday 2/17/22 at the high school in the art room at 6:00 pm
Due to potential freezing rain/ice on Thursday afternoon and evening, boys basketball vs North Clay will now be played Wednesday evening 2/16 at SC. 5:30pm(F/S 20 minute running clock) 6:15pm JV followed by the varsity game
Menu Change for SCMS - Tomorrow will be grilled chicken sandwich and Wednesday will be chicken tetrazzini.
South Central High School lunch menu will change for next week. The following list will be the main course changes for next week. Monday - pulled pork on bun Tuesday - taco salad Wednesday - scalloped potatoes and ham Thursday - pizza ripper Friday - cheeseburger on bun
Due to current weather conditions, South Central School District will not be in session tomorrow Feb. 4th. We will have a traditional snow day!
Due to current weather conditions, South Central School District will have an e-learning day tomorrow Feb. 3rd.
Due to the chance of inclement weather forecasted for tomorrow, South Central School District will have an e-learning day.
SC Board News for January https://docs.google.com/document/d/17E7Kf9gVdVM8MXbHn0NoJrkmuVrt78r8azYycqrnY98/edit?usp=sharing
The FBLA Area Conference for Saturday, January 15 at Kaskaskia College has been cancelled.
South Central vs Cisne basketball game tonight will be broadcast on Wabash Catch TV.
Lady Cougars basketball at Shelbyville tomorrow Saturday Jan. 8th has been changed to a Varsity only game at 10:00 am
Due to a shortage of bus drivers, some bus route schedules may change from day to day. No routes are currently changing. Any future changes of routes will be communicated through School Reach text messages. Please check your messages daily by 6 AM for any information on route changes. Please know, no changes in routes are taking place at this time.
Due to a shortage of bus drivers, some bus route schedules may change from day to day. No routes are currently changing. Any future changes of routes will be communicated through School Reach text messages. Please check your messages daily by 6 AM for any information on route changes. Please know, no changes in routes are taking place at this time.
SCHS report cards will be mailed out at the beginning of next week once we get all grades in and finalized.
Lady Cougar basketball (Varsity only) tonight at Martinsville. Game time is 6 p.m. Bus times are Middle School 4 p.m. and High School 4:10 p.m.
South Central Schools will be collecting items this week to send to tornado ravaged Mayfield, Ky. We will be collecting water, blankets, hats, gloves, and new or clean gently used coats. Please send or bring your donations to the school office by Friday, Dec. 17th. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
“South Central Schools will be collecting items this week to send to tornado ravaged Mayfield, Ky. We will be collecting water, hats, gloves, socks and new or clean gently used coats. Please send or bring your donations to the school office by Friday, Dec. 17th. Thank you and Merry Christmas”
SCMS volleyball tryouts are cancelled for tonight.
Dieterich Holiday Tournament schedules for the boys and girls are now available in the "Documents" section of our website.
Tonight's girls' basketball game will start at 6:15 p.m. with two quarters of JV followed by the Varsity game at approximately 7 p.m.
Tonight's (December 2) girls' basketball game at Webber will be two JV quarters followed by the varsity game.
South Central Elementary would like to wish you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for each and every one of you. We are thankful that we have the opportunity to teach and work with you every day! Enjoy this time with family and friends! We will see you back on Monday, November 29!
Calling all musicians! Mr. Steininger would like to invite all alumni and area musicians to join the SCHS pep band when they play at home basketball games. If you are interested or have questions, please email email@example.com. Thank you!
Lady Cougar basketball today at home with North Clay. Game time is 6:15 p.m. We need a group to work concessions. FLBA has concessions next Monday, November 22. See Mrs. Riehm if you can work. Sports Boosters hog raffle tickets need to be sold and turned in by this Thursday before you leave. Homecoming date permission forms are available in the office. ALL forms are due back Monday, November 29. Attention all students: Starting next Monday, 11/22 and running through 12/17, FCCLA will be selling suckers for 2/$1. Come get yours! They will make great stocking stuffers for your friends and family. Thanks Miss K. and the FCCLA crew Vote for the FCA shirt on Google Classroom. See Miss Mo if you need added to Google Classroom. Voting will be open through November 22. Looking ahead: Friday, November 19 – Non-attendance day Tuesday, November 23 – 2 pm dismissal Wednesday, November 24 – Friday, November 26 – No School for Thanksgiving break
Due to a water leak at Flora High School. The varsity girls game vs Flora will now be played at Floyd Henson Jr. High right off of route 50 on the east side of Flora. Start time will be approximately 7:45.
SCES staff, you may wear jeans with your camo today. Enjoy!
It is Food Drive time! When: Today-Friday November 12 Where: 1st hour classes The canned food drive will be a competition between first hour classes, with the class with the most points receiving a breakfast party! In an effort to bring in items that are the most in need, we will be using a points system, rather than just counting each can as 1 item. See the scoring system below: Regular cans=1 point Cans over 20oz=2 points Boxed/Packaged foods=2 points Ramen=½ point Canned Fruit=1 ½ points Jello boxes=½ point Donation suggestions: Hamburger Helper, Instant Mashed potatoes, Meal kits, Rice kits; think about items that can be used as meals No drinks, baby food, animal food, or home canned items. Students can collect door to door and ask businesses for donations (be safe). Donation sites cannot be set up. Monetary donations can be accepted ($5=2 points) If you are interested in participating in the Patoka track co-op, please let Mr. Doehring know by the end of the day today. All students please come by Miss K.'s room to buy a lollipop. They are still a dollar. This is FCCLA's only fundraiser so all support is appreciated. FCCLA meeting/activity during homeroom on November 9th. After school activity on November 16th. Come if you can. Today is RTI Group A. FCA will meet tomorrow during homeroom in Miss Mo's room. We will be discussing shirts. There will be a senior class meeting in the cafeteria during homeroom today. Science Club will meet during homeroom today. Looking ahead: Thursday, November 11 – No school in observance of Veterans Day Saturday, November 13 – Spirit Night @ SCHS gym 5 p.m. Friday, November 19 – Non attendance day Today’s lunch is chicken noodle soup.
Due to Covid restrictions/cautions, SCMS will not be having our in person Veterans Day lunch. We are however providing a drive-thru lunch for veterans! A drive-thru veterans lunch invitation was sent home last week with students. If you have a veteran that would like to receive a spaghetti dinner next Wednesday, Nov. 10th, please fill out and return the invitation by this Friday. Thank you, and Thank You Veterans!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE VOLLEYBALL SECTIONAL, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1. Game time is 5:30 pm at Wayne City HS vs NCOE. Gates open for fans at 4:45 pm. South Central fans should park in the back of the school off Summit Ave and enter those doors. Tickets are not available at the door. They must be purchased through the link below. https://gofan.co/app/events/424334?schoolId=IL16687
Volleyball Sectional Information The Lady Cougars will play in the Sectional at Wayne City High School on Monday at 5:30 against Norris City/Omaha Enfield (NCOE)!!!
NHS members make sure you check in with the NHS Google Classroom page today. Your attention to this info is needed. Don't forget Red Ribbon Week is next week! The dress up days are as follows: Monday- Wake Up Drug Free (pajama day) Tuesday- Put a Cap on Drugs (hat day) Wednesday- Peace Out Drugs (tie-dye day) Thursday- Give Drugs the Boot (western day) Each day there will be prizes for best dressed! FBLA Popcorn orders are due Monday, October 25. Sell that popcorn! This helps reduce your cost for the conferences! FBLA members: there is a signup sheet outside Mrs. Riehm's door for times to help for and during the Fall Festival. Please sign up! Also, bring in candy to hand out to the kids that will be trick or treating that night. There will be an OKAW Tour October 27. Please let Mrs. Chasteen know if you are interested. This is for anyone who is considering attending OKAW next year. Those interested in running for homecoming court, please sign up with Mrs. Roth by October 28. The homecoming dance will be December 4. The Fall Festival will be Friday, October 29 from 6-8 pm. The main hallway doors should be decorated by October 27 and everyone will vote for their favorite door by casting their dollars/coins in each door's bucket. Community members will be trick or treating from 6-8 pm so each door will need to have someone there to hand out candy. Also, there will be concessions and games in the gym. Tickets needed for each ($1 per ticket). Any club/organization/group/sport that wants to participate, just let Mrs. Riehm know soon. The Hamilton movie showing will be Friday, November 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the media center. Please see Mr. Bridges to confirm your attendance. Upcoming College Visits: November 4 - UIS Parents - please call the high school office to make your appointments for Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 28 and 29. Looking ahead: Tuesday, October 26 – Senior athlete pictures in the gym at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 28 – Student dismissal at 11:33/11:38. Parent/Teacher Conferences 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, October 29 – Parent/Teacher Conferences 8 a.m. - noon Due to supply shortages, the following changes will be made to next week’s menus. Monday – chicken soft taco Tuesday – toasted ravioli Wednesday – chicken & noodles Thursday - chili
Reminder: FASFA night is tomorrow night at South Central High School from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. If you have any questions email Mrs. Chasteen at firstname.lastname@example.org
SCMS girls basketball practice is cancelled for tonight. Thanks.
SCMS Parents - Picture Retake/Make up Day is Wednesday Oct 20. If you ordered pictures, please send the original package back for retakes. There are order forms in the office or you can order online from mylifetouch.com. The code is EVTKF7K4X.
South Central High School will be holding a FASFA night for Senior parents on October 21 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The things you will need to bring with you are provided in the picture below. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Chasteen at email@example.com
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held at SCHS on Thursday, October 28, 3 pm - 7 pm and Friday, October 29, 8 am - noon. You may schedule your appointments beginning tomorrow by calling the high school office at 618-245-2222 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Thank you.
Sharing information about an upcoming event at South Central High School on the afternoon of October 7th. The FFA's Leadership Team has been working on planning a mock crash at the high school to focus on the risks of distracted driving (i.e. cell phones) as well as driving while intoxicated. There will be many organizations involved in the event such as the fire department, law enforcement, air evac, and other emergency personnel. Please don't be alarmed when you see these organizations at the high school the afternoon of Thursday October 7. The FFA's and the administration's goal by having this event is to make this as impactful as possible for our student body. If you have any questions or concerns please call the high school office. If you feel like your student is unable to attend the assembly due to health or emotional reasons please let us know, there will be a place where they can work quietly at school. There is a chance of rain in the forecast that could cancel the event. If the event gets cancelled it will be rescheduled sometime in the spring.
Hey SCES! Tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 1, South Central Schools will dismiss at 11:45 for a School Improvement Day.
The Middle School is having trouble with their secondary phone line. If you try to call the school and are unable to get through, you can call the Unit Office at 547-3414 and they will relay your message. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org Sorry for the inconvenience!
Here is the game schedule for the Lady Falcon 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament with St.Elmo/Brownstown and Ramsey on Friday October 8th @ SCMS. 5pm SCMS vs Ramsey 6:15pm Ramsey vs SEB 7:30pm SC vs SEB
Cougar baseball tomorrow vs Altamont at Lions Field in Kinmundy . There will be a JV game at 4:30 and the Varsity game will be at 7:00 under the lights.
Cougar baseball at Beecher City today has been cancelled due to rain. Rescheduled date is TBD.
Lady Cougar volleyball tonight at home with North Clay. JV game time is 6:15 p.m. Reminder -- masks are required to enter the building.
Cougar baseball today at Altamont has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for Friday, October 1. JV will play at 4:30 p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 22 is PICTURE DAY for the Elementary School! Don't forget to bring your picture form and your nicest smile!!!
Cougar baseball at Altamont today has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for tomorrow 9/22/21. There will be a Varsity and JV game. The varsity game will be played at 4:30.
There will be a state championship ring presentation for the 2021 IHSA Class 1A State Baseball Champions the South Central Cougars on Friday night 9/24/21 at 6:00 pm at Lions Field prior to our varsity game with Neoga.
The SCHS cheerleaders spirit wear shop is open! Please help support our team by visiting our shop! http://fancloth.shop/NTMXT
JV Cougar baseball today at home with Windsor/Stew-Stras. Game time is 7 p.m.
Here is a link to the SCMS Baseball Regional Bracket. We are class 2a, regional 12. https://iesa.org/activities/bbb/brackets_Regional.asp?Year=2021&Class=2A
**Schedule Change** SCMS regional softball game will now start at 10AM tomorrow instead of 11:30. Bus time is now 8:15 AM
Monday, September 13 will be Picture Day at SCMS. Baseball and Softball pictures will also be taken. Order forms will be sent home with students or you can order online at www.mylifetouch.com School Picture Code is - EVTZZB2CB Softball/Baseball Picture Code is - EVTD8MR2J
South Central High School is bringing back the Fast Friday incentive program this year. Please see the document attached for more information. Our first Fast Friday will be this Friday Sept. 10th. Students who are eligible will be allowed to dismiss at 1:30 on Friday. Those students that ride the bus will need to make arrangements to be picked up.
Close Contacts per guidance from IDPH August 2021 This can only be used if correct use of well-fitting masks, regardless of vaccination status. Option 1: Quarantine at home for 14 calendar days. Date of last exposure is considered day 0. Option 2: Quarantine for 10 calendar days after the close contact’s last exposure to the COVID-19 case. Date of last exposure is considered day 0. The individual may end quarantine after day 10 if no symptoms of COVID-19 developed during daily monitoring. o SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing is recommended and may be required by the local health department. o The individual can maintain physical distancing and masking at all times when returning to school; for classrooms where masking is strictly adhered to as required, physical distance of 3 to 6 feet is acceptable for return. Option 3: Quarantine period is for seven calendar days after the last exposure if: o No symptoms developed during daily monitoring AND the individual has a negative SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test (PCR) that was collected within 48 hours of exposure day 7 (starting on day 6 or after). The individual is responsible for obtaining a copy of the negative results for documentation purposes. o The individual can maintain physical distancing and masking at all times when returning to school; for classrooms where masking is strictly adhered to as required, physical distance of 3 to 6 feet is acceptable for return. Regardless of when an individual ends quarantine, daily symptom monitoring should continue through calendar day 14 after the exposure. If any symptoms develop during or after quarantine, the individual should immediately self-isolate and contact their local health department or healthcare provider to report their symptoms. The health department can provide guidance on how to safely quarantine and isolate within the household. Option 4-Test to Stay Protocol IDPH now allows a modified quarantine approach for close contacts through a Test to Stay protocol, as has been documented by the CDC. -Following any indoor exposures, with the exception of household exposures, you would need to get a test to stay from an approved test facility. Tests would need to be given on each of the 1,3,5,7 days for close contacts from date of exposure by a PCR or rapid Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)-approved test, close contacts are permitted to remain in the classroom as long as the results are negative. If the close contact is identified five days or more from the date of exposure, adjust testing accordingly, ideally on days five and seven after the last exposure. When testing in the outlined cadence is not possible due to weekends and holidays, students and staff who are not fully vaccinated should be tested at the earliest possible opportunity. Test to Stay is only applicable when both the COVID-19-confimed case and close contact were engaged in consistent and correctly wearing a mask. Local health departments will make the final determination on who is to be quarantined and for how long and may determine that a close contact is not a candidate for modified quarantine due to a high-risk exposure (e.g., sustained close contact without masking). Local health departments have the authority to assess high-risk exposures and order a traditional quarantine without the option for Test to Stay. Test to Stay is only applicable when both the COVID-19-confimed case and close contact were engaged in consistent and correct use of well-fitting masks, regardless of vaccination status (i.e., universal masking), as required.
Here is a link to the SCMS Girls Softball Regional bracket. We are class 2a, regional 10. https://www.iesa.org/activities/gsb/brackets_Regional.asp?Year=2021&Class=2A
SCMS Falcons baseball will now play 1 game only today starting at 8:30am against Mulberry Grove due to potential of rain later this morning/afternoon.
SCHS Lunch Menu change on 9/7/21 Sloppy Joe on bun Chips Veggies and dip Fruit Milk
FBLA Dues of $20 are due Friday, September 10th. Any science club member wanting to be an officer needs to pick up a form from Mr. Koester. FCCLA: Please look at your classroom and do the EIU form as soon as possible. Also don't forget if you want a polo shirt I need your money on Tuesday! Please keep track of what is going on through our classroom. Dues are to be turned in by September 15th and if you are going on the EIU trip the amount is $20 and also due by September 15th. Miss K. Art Club will be meeting Tuesdays from after school until 5:00. Cougar baseball today at home with North Clay. JV at 5:15 p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m. Looking ahead: Early dismissal (11:45) today – School Improvement Day
Cougar baseball is at home today vs Cisne at 4:30
Lady Cougars volleyball is at St. Elmo tonight. F/S at 5:15 with JV and Varsity to follow.
SCMS Menu Change - Tomorrow 9/3 lunch will be pizza, corn, apple and sherbet.
FBLA Dues of $20 are due Friday, September 10th. Any science club member wanting to be an officer needs to pick up a form from Mr. Koester sometime this week. FCCLA: Anyone wanting to join FCCLA it is not too late. I need your dues by September 15. Please stop by and give me your email and I will send you an invitation to our FCCLA classroom. Miss K. Student Council voting will take place during homeroom on Friday. Art Club will be meeting Tuesdays from after school until 5:00. Cougar baseball today at home with Cisne. Game time is 4:30 p.m. Lady Cougar volleyball today at SEB. F/S game time is 5:15 p.m. followed by JV and Varsity. Bus time is 4:15 p.m. Looking ahead: Friday, September 3 – early dismissal (11:45) – School Improvement Day
Friday September 3, the SCMS baseball and softball games at Vandalia will now start at 4pm. Bus time will now be 2:40pm.
South Central School District has been taken off of probation and taken back to Full Recognition Status
Dear South Central Families, The South Central 401 Board of Education voted tonight, 8/31 to comply with the mandate that all persons age 2 and up entering an Illinois public or private school must wear a face covering. This was an impossible decision however, the fiscal responsibility and consequences aimed at our students left little options. Beginning Wednesday, 9/1 masks will be required to be worn by all students, staff, and visitors inside South Central School buildings at all attendance centers. We would like everyone to come together as a united front and ask for your cooperation to limit the distraction from educating our students, which is our number one priority, of this challenging mitigation strategy. We are asking you to trust that we have your children’s best interest at heart. We need them in school everyday, all day and to be able to continue to offer all activities to them for their development. Thank you for the continued support of South Central School District #401.
FBLA Dues of $20 are due Friday, September 10th. Any science club member wanting to be an officer needs to pick up a form from Mr. Koester sometime this week. Thank you so much to the SC FFA members who volunteered their time to work the Bingo stand at Prairie Days this past weekend. Shelly Wasmuth Cougar baseball (varsity only) today at Windsor/Stew-Stras. Game time is 4:30 p.m. Bus time is 2:50 p.m.
Lady Cougars volleyball tonight vs Woodlawn will be broadcast by Wabash Catch TV at the following link https://www.facebook.com/Catch-TV_2-Live-Broadcasting-111166520676823
SCMS Parents - Boys baseball will be practicing in the gym after school today. The girls softball game vs Dieterich is postponed until Wednesday, 9/1 4:15pm start time. No softball practice today. Thanks
SCMS Menu Change - Tomorrow August 31, lunch will be chicken tenders, potato wedges, broccoli w/cheese, sherbet and grapes.
Our recommended mask policy is still in effect. We will notify everyone if our Return to Learn Plan changes. Thanks
FBLA Dues of $20 are due Friday, September 10th. Student Council petitions are due today. We are still in need of Senior class representatives. 2020-2021 yearbooks can be picked up in Mr. Thompson’s room during homeroom only. Drivers – there are a lot of you with incomplete parking agreements. All information is due by the end of the day. Band Recruitment Day is Monday, August 30 from 4-6 p.m. Please see “Documents” on our website for more details. Anyone interested in Math Club come to room 10 (Bizzell) during homeroom on Monday, 8/30. Cougar baseball today at Dieterich. Game time is 7 p.m. Bus time is 5 p.m. from the field.
Lady Cougar Volleyball vs St. Anthony scores Varsity 25-21, 25-18 JV 21-25, 21-25 Fresh/Soph 25-13, 20-25, 10-15 Varsity 2-0 (1-0 NTC) JV 1-1 Fresh/Soph 1-1
South Central High School Picture Day is tomorrow 8/27/21. We will be taking senior tux and drape pictures this year! ID cards will be issued to all students. Order forms are available in the office.
There will be an Open Session for public comments at the 8/31/21 that will start at 7 p.m. If you plan on speaking during the public comment please use this email: email@example.com There may be a limit on how many can speak and it will be a 3 minute time limit.
Picture day is TOMORROW!! Please pick up an order form in the office. There was a pair of glasses found in the gym. Please claim in the office. Student Council petitions are due this Friday. We are still in need of Senior class representatives. 2020-2021 yearbooks can be picked up in Mr. Thompson’s room during homeroom only. Drivers – there are a lot of you with incomplete parking agreements. All information is due by the end of the day tomorrow. Band Recruitment Day is Monday, August 30 from 4-6 p.m. Please see “Documents” on our website for more details. Anyone interested in Math Club come to room 10 (Bizzell) during homeroom on Monday 8/30. Science club will meet today during homeroom. Lady Cougar volleyball today at St. Anthony. F/S start time is 5 p.m. JV and Varsity to follow. Bus time is 3:50 p.m. Note – St. Anthony is requiring all players, coaches and fans to wear masks.
We received this late yesterday afternoon: IHSA Member School Administrators, The IHSA Board of Directors met today for a busy meeting that included the establishment of an esports State Series. A full recap is below, but I want to start by highlighting an important action item related to fall State Series tournaments and schools who are not currently following the state mask mandate, which I pulled from the release and have placed here… 1. The Board approved a recommendation to institute two measures related to member school adherence to the state’s current Executive Order 85 mandating masks. IHSA schools will not be allowed to participate in the State Series for a sport if they remain on Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) probation for non-compliance with the state mask mandate on the date of seeding (or the list of participant entry deadline) in that sport. Additionally, the IHSA staff has been directed to set appropriate timelines based on the schedule for each fall sport to begin relieving schools of their State Series hosting responsibilities if they are currently on ISBE probation due to non-compliance with the state mask mandate. Sport State Series Seeding/Entry Date Boys & Girls Golf September 22 1A Boys Soccer September 23 2A/3A Boys Soccer September 30 Girls Volleyball October 7 Girls Tennis October 13 Boys & Girls Cross Country October 18 Football October 23 Girls Swimming & Diving November 1 IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson: “The IHSA Board of Directors did not look at this situation as being a pro-mask or anti-mask issue, nor did they view their ruling as any type of political stance. Setting aside their own personal opinions, they were unanimous in the belief that the IHSA is a rule-driven organization that should continue to align with ISBE rules for the good of its membership. The Board felt that not following the mandate was akin to a team picking and choosing what rules they were going to follow in a football game or volleyball match. Anecdotally, they shared a growing frustration among schools on how the scheduling process has been impacted by schools not following the mandate, which ultimately led them to set forth measures that they believe will help prevent some of those same issues from occurring during the postseason.”
Athletic eligibility will start being ran on Friday, September 3. It will be ran around 3:15 p.m. Picture day is this Friday, August 27. We will be taking senior tux and drape pictures this year! ID cards will be issued to all students. Order forms are available in the office. Petitions for Student Council can be picked up in the office or from Mrs. Roth. They will be due Friday, August 27. Please go to Mrs. Roth for further information. 2020-2021 yearbooks can be picked up in Mr. Thompson’s room during homeroom only. Drivers -- if your parents purchased a parking permit for you at registration, please stop in the office and complete and sign your parking agreement before next Friday, August 27. Band Recruitment Day is Monday, August 30 from 4-6 p.m. Please see “Documents” on our website for more details. The Art Club will be having a meeting next Tuesday, August 24 after school in the art room. Interested students are welcome. The meeting will be until 5. Any students wishing to join or find out more about FCCLA, please attend the homeroom meeting next Wednesday, August 25 in Miss K's room. If you can't make it, you can stop by and get an informational sheet next week. Science club will meet on Thursday this week. There will be a scholar bowl meeting during homeroom today in Mr. Welch’s room. There will be a junior class meeting during homeroom today in the cafeteria.
SCMS will be Star testing all students in reading and math both Monday and Tuesday! Please remind your student to charge their chromebooks!
Band Recruitment Day is Monday, August 30 from 4-6 p.m. Please the flyer in Documents for more details.
Athletic eligibility will start being ran on Friday, 9/3. It will be ran around 3:15pm. 2020-2021 yearbooks can be picked up in Mr. Thompson’s room during homeroom only. Drivers -- if your parents purchased a parking permit for you at registration, please stop in the office and complete and sign your parking agreement before next Friday, August 27. There will be an informational meeting about FBLA today during homeroom in Mrs. Riehm's room. Also, anyone wanting to run for FBLA chapter office, please pick up a petition from Mrs. Riehm and return it to her Friday morning so we can vote at the meeting. Any students wishing to join or find out more about FCCLA, please attend the homeroom meeting next Wednesday, August 25 in Miss K's room. If you can't make it, you can stop by and get an informational sheet next week. The Art Club will be having a meeting next Tuesday, August 24 after school in the art room. Interested students are welcome. The meeting will be until 5. Picture day is August 27. We will be taking senior tux and drape pictures this year! ID cards will be issued to all students. Order forms are available in the office. There will be a meeting in the cafeteria for Juniors on Monday, 8-23-2021 during homeroom.
Welcome back!! There will be an informational meeting about FBLA on Friday, August 20 during homeroom in Mrs. Riehm's room. Also, anyone wanting to run for FBLA chapter office, please pick up a petition from Mrs. Riehm and return it to her Friday morning so we can vote at the meeting. If your parents purchased a parking permit for you at registration, please stop in the office and complete and sign your parking agreement. Picture day is August 27. We will be taking senior tux and drape pictures this year! ID cards will be issued to all students. Order forms are available in the office. Cougar baseball today at Webber (varsity only). Game time is 4:30. Bus time is 2:45. There will be a National Honor Society meeting during home tomorrow (8/19) in Room 5.
SCMS 6th Grade Orientation and the 6, 7, 8th Grade Open House will be Monday, August 23rd!! 6th grade orientation will be 5:30-6:00pm in the SCMS cafeteria! Open House for all 6, 7, and 8th grade students will follow from 6:00-7:00pm!
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!!! We can't wait to see you tomorrow for our Elementary Open House - Meet the Teacher & Bring your Supplies Day , Tuesday, August 17 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please enter the front doors by the office and then you will be directed to your child's classroom. Please bring all school supplies with you so students will not have to bring them on the bus on Wednesday. Kindergarten Orientation will be at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, also! Again, please come in the front doors by the office to enter the building. Parents and students will be directed to the cafeteria where the Kindergarten Teachers will meet them. WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO KICK OFF THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR!!! SEE YOU TOMORROW!!!
Return to Learn Plan adopted 7-21-21 https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1409007/Return_to_School_Letter_to_families_21-22.pdf
8-13-21 As many of you already know, the South Central Board of Education met last night and took no action on adopting the state mask mandate. What this means is that we will revert back to the recommended (parent choice) plan adopted on July 21st. We have our next school board meeting Wednesday, August 18th, 6 p.m. @ South Central Unit Office. We have no plans to discuss or place face coverings or our Return to Learn Plan as an agenda item. Thus, action can't take place regarding either item. We feel we have a good plan to start the school year and look forward to a great start of the 2021-2022 school year. If you would like to express your thoughts on the executive order or mask mandate please feel free to use the contact list below. Thanks K. Herdes Contacts Governor Pritzker 217.782.0244 State Board of Education, State Supt. Carmen Ayala Phone 1-217-782-2223 State Representative Blaine Wilhour 217-994.9348 State Senator Jason Plummer 618-283-3000
Please see website/link for all Agendas/ BOE meetings. Our meeting is the 3rd Wednesday of the month 6 p.m. Special BOE meetings will be posted here, Unit Office, and and media outlets. https://www.southcentralschools.org/o/district/browse/25694
Middle School girl's softball game vs Dieterich scheduled for today is cancelled. Reschedule TBA. No practice today.
Class of 2021 -- graduation pictures are in! You may pick them up any day this week ( August 2-6) from 7:30 am--3:30 pm. Thank you!
2021-2022 ELEMENTARY REGISTRATION FORMS RE-ENROLLEES - https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1425479/2021-2022_re-enrollees_grades_ECE-5th_all_forms.pdf NEW STUDENTS - https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1425480/2021-2022_new_students_gradesECE-5th_all_forms.pdf
SC Registration Information https://docs.google.com/document/d/14Ky8pT0HyYZPaDcSGg_iXpaGVt2hUB_o3oeZ1ySoZas/edit
SC Registration Information https://docs.google.com/document/d/14Ky8pT0HyYZPaDcSGg_iXpaGVt2hUB_o3oeZ1ySoZas/edit?usp=sharing
Practice/Tryout information 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 too practice. Before their first game, kids will need signed handbook forms in and their sports fee paid.
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.
Fifth Grade Field Trip to Cahokia Mounds