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Bicentennial Elementary Student Creates New Flag for Coal Valley Township

The Coal Valley Township has a new flag thanks to the art design of a Bicentennial Elementary student. Megan Fixen, a fifth grade student at Bicentennial Elementary during the 2018-2019 school year, created the new flag as part of a school art contest held in the spring. 

Megan’s design was selected from 15 entries submitted by fifth grade students at Bicentennial.  The contest was coordinated by art teacher Sarah Dembosky, in partnership with the Township.

The Coal Valley Township Board will recognize Megan for her creativity and contribution at a special ceremony at 5 pm on August 14, at their office located at 104 – W. 1st Avenue,  Coal Valley. The public is invited to attend.

Megan’s flag design was inspired by the Township’s history of coal mines. Megan will be a sixth grade student at John Deere Middle School this school year. The new flag will be on display at the Coal Valley Township office.

Coal Valley Township was named for its coal mines.  In 1856, the Coal Valley Mining Company was formed, giving the community its name.  Today, the township helps provide general assistance to Coal Valley residents and maintains rural roads in the area. 

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MCV Receives Bilingual Education Award to further services for English Learners

Moline-Coal Valley School District has been awarded a Bilingual Education Award (BEA) from the Division of English Learners (DEL) at the Illinois State Board of Education.  The one-time award of $35,276 is awarded from Title III funds and is awarded to districts that have demonstrated high need to further help improve services for English learners, while ensuring equitable access to educational excellence.

The funds will be used to purchase multi-cultural reading materials in both English and other native languages, as reflected within Moline-Coal Valley schools and community.  The new resources will augment both libraries and classrooms at all schools in the Moline-Coal Valley District. Specific allocations will be determined based on English learner population at each school. 

The English Language Learner Program serves bilingual students for whom English is a secondary language, or who are in transition learning English. Students are eligible to receive academic and/or language assistance, and receive instruction in the four domains of English, which include speaking, listening, reading and writing.  It is estimated that 14 percent of students within the district are English Language Learners.  Approximately 50 different native languages are represented within the Moline-Coal Valley community.

The English Language Learner program is in support of the District’s goal of Equity and Cultural Responsiveness.  Another way the District supports this goal is through its Dual Language program.  Created in 2015, the Dual Language Academy at Lincoln-Irving Elementary is the region’s only Dual Language Two-Immersion program. In this program, students learn in two languages, English and Spanish, and are fully bilingual in reading, writing, speaking and listening at the end of the 5th grade.

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New Physical Education Facility at Moline High School


The Moline-Coal Valley Board of Education has approved a plan for a new multi-purpose physical education facility at Moline High School.  The $14 million physical education facility will feature a six-lane track, four multi-use courts, improved locker rooms and a new weight room. Funding for new weight room equipment is included in the project cost.


The facility design will be open concept and multi-use, allowing for improved physical education opportunities. It will also include 
recreational space for health and wellness activities.  


With student safety as a top priority, the new facility will create a safer physical education space for Moline High School students.  The need for additional physical education space at the high school is great.  The three gymnasiums are in constant use. Often PE classes and sports practices are held outside or indoors in hallways, or where space allows.   Moline’s weight and locker rooms are in need of updating, and limited space has caused overcrowding.


The District has selected Shive-Hattery as the architect and Russell as construction manager for the project. A timeline is being established and a facility rendering will be created during the design phase. The target date for having students using the completed facility is December 2020.


The new multi-purpose physical education facility will be funded through bond repayment over eight years. With bond funding, Moline residents will not see tax increases related to the new facility.


A committee is also being established to seek a cooperative partnership to build a new swimming pool.  The committee will include representatives from the Board of Education and the Moline community, and will discuss ideas and funding options for a new swimming pool. The current pool was built in the 1950’s.


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2018-2019 News Releases
MHS To Host "Bridging the Gap" Career Fair for Seniors 04/22/19
MHS Hall of Honor Committee Accepting Nominations 03/22/19
Moline High basketball players of all abilities join together to benefit Special Olympics 03/14/19
MHS Student Recognized as National Merit Finalist 03/12/19
New Superintendent Meet & Greet 03/04/19
Mike Morrissey to remain at MHS 03/01/19
Moline Board of Education Candidates Forum 02/14/18
Ranger Rick to Visit Willard Elementary in Support of Reading Partnership with Moline Kiwanis 02/19/18
MHS Students Named as Illinois State Scholars 01/09/19
Signing Exact English Lessons - Spring Session
Moline Optimists Support Jefferson students with "Shoes/Coats that Fit"
MHS Kicks Off Annual Share Joys Campaign 11/6/18
MHS Helps Fight Hunger with Empty Bowls Project 10/22/18  
MHS Seniors Named Commended Students in National Merit Scholarship Program
Community Forum for New Superintendent Search
Read Moline Family Night Kick-Off Event 09/19/18
Homecoming 2018
Franklin Welcomes Students Home  08/20/18

 2017-2018 News Releases
MHS Graduate Receives Good Citizen Scholarship Award
for District, State and North Central Division 06/12/18
MHS Students Earn Army ROTC Scholarships 05/10/18                                                                                                                        

MHS Students Recognized in National Merit Scholarship Program

MHS Students Inducted into National Honor Society (recap & list of inductees) 04/27/18
Preschool Screenings Offered 04/24/18
MHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 04/11/18
Logan students celebrate heritage with their own Olympics Ceremony 02/06/18
MHS Students Named as Illinois State Scholars 01/26/18
MCV Board Approves Sanders as Moline High School Principal
Signing Exact English Lessons - Spring Session 01/09/18
Moline Optimists Support Jefferson

MHS Kicks Off Annual Share Joys Campaign 11/16/17
Moline-Coal Valley Schools to Honor Veterans 11/8/17
Matthew DeBaene Receives Doctoral Degree 11/3/17
Principal/PE Teacher Dance Battle to Benefit Student Hunger Drive

Powder Puff Game to Benefit Student Hunger Drive 10/27/17
Recognition of 1967 Undefeated MHS Football Team during Saturday's Playoff Game 10/25/17
MHS Helps Fight Hunger with Empty Bowls Project

MHS Seniors Named as Commended Students in National Merit Scholarship Program 10/19/17
Signing Exact English Lessons
New School Start/Release Time for Middle School Students 08/16/17

MHS Annual Student Art Show 05/12/17
MHS Newspaper Celebrates 100 Years of Publication 05/04/17
Preschool Screenings Offered 04/20/17
Kindergarten Pre-registration 04/18/17
MHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 04/17/17
Moline-Coal Valley Seeks Input at Public Forums 04/07/17
Saneha Borisuth Named 2017 Coca-Cola Scholar
Moline Administrator Named Principal of the Year 02/16/17
Moline Schools to Hold 14th Annual Sport Stacking Competition 03/10/17
Moline Board of Education Candidates Forum 02/07/17
MHS Students Named as Illinois State Scholars
MHS Student Selected for Senate Page Program 01/13/17
Signing Exact English Lessons to be Offered 01/03/17
Optimists to present shoes and coats to Jefferson students
MHS Kicks Off Annual Share Joys Campaign 11/15/16
Coall Valley Schools to Honor Veterans 11/08/16 (Click on the link to read a complete list of schools and their activities:   
Puckering Up for Hunger 10/25/16
Moline High School Helps Fight Hunger with Empty Bowls Project 10/19/16
Moline High Student Attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders 10/18/16
Basketball Players Swish Together to Benefit Special Olympics
Jefferson Early Childhood Center Receives Gold Rating
Students Recognized in National Merit Scholarship Program
Board Extends Superintendent's Contract
Fifth & Ninth Grade Students to Receive Chromebooks through LEAD Moline 08/09/16
MCV Appoints New Board Member
District Seeking Applicants for Board of Education Vacancy
Shiv Puri Selected as Finalist in National Essay Contest
Jennifer Cook Gregory Named Davidson Award Winner
Rosenthal Named Athletic Director of the Year

Donation Provides New Equipment For Science Labs in Support of Physics First 04/27/16
Saneha Borisuth Honored with Governor's Volunteer Service Award 04/18/16
MCV to Host Free "Edcamp" Event for Teachers 04/13/16