5 Essentials Survey Now Open
PARENTS! We need your input on the annual 5 Essentials Survey from the IL State Board of Education. The survey gathers data related to five components found to be critical for school success:
After the data is tabulated, the reports will be sent to schools and districts in the Spring and will also be included in the State School Report Card, released statewide in the fall. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Take the survey here: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illino…/survey/parent/login/
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Share Your Input at Community Conversation Meetings
Moline-Coal Valley Superintendent Rachel Savage and Board of Education members will hold Community Conversation meetings on several dates and locations throughout the school year. Community Conversations are an opportunity for parents, students, staff and residents to provide important feedback on what is working for their family in the school district and what needs attention.
The next Community Conversation meeting will take place on January 21, 2020: 6:30-7:30 pm, The Rock, 302 1st Street, Coal Valley.
Date and location of future conversations:
Superintendent Savage and the School Board look forward to great conversation and listening at these informal meetings. The information that is collected will assist in making improvements and in future planning efforts for the district.
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Parent YOUniversity Meetings
The Moline-Coal Valley School District will hold the third of four Parent YOUniversity meetings on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 5:30-6:30 pm at Moline High School, 3600 Avenue of the Cities. Parents, grandparents, adoptive parents and foster parents who are supporting students enrolled in the Moline-Coal Valley School District are invited to attend this safe, supportive gathering.
Attendees will receive information that will help their child be successful at school and at home. Topics include mental health awareness and resources, family and community resources, school avoidance and truancy support, substance abuse awareness, social media and cyberbullying, as well as supporting at-risk youth academically, socially and emotionally. Free snacks, refreshments and childcare will be provided.
The last Parent YOUniversity meeting will be held from 5:30-6:30 pm on April 7, 2020. Advanced registration is recommended, but not required. Register online at www.molineschools.org or call 309-743-8103.
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Signing Exact English Lessons - Spring Session
The Black Hawk Area Special Education District Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program will offer Signing Exact English Lessons for family members, educators and members of the community beginning January 14, 2020. The 10-week session will meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, at Roosevelt Elementary School, 3530 Avenue of the Cities, Moline. A Beginning I and Beginning II class will be offered. Tuition is $60 per person. Advanced registration is required. Register online: http://bhased.org/professional-development-workshops/. Children below 4th grade must be accompanied by an adult. No childcare will be provided. View flyer.
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Moline High School Student to Perform at the International Saxophone Symposium
Moline High School senior Joe Lobb has been selected as one of the high school soloists to perform for the Honors Recital at the 42nd U.S. Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium on January 11, 2020 at the Harris Theatre in Fairfax, Virginia. This is a great honor as the Symposium only accepts ten or fewer high school saxophonists internationally. Joe is also a two-year Illinois All-State Musician.
The International Saxophone Symposium, hosted by the U.S. Navy Band every January, features free performances, lectures and educational opportunities designed for musicians of all ages.
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Moline High School Annual Share Joys Campaign
This year's 2019 Share Joys raised $45,402.95 to clothe 305 pre-k through high school students in the Moline-Coal Valley School District. Since Share Joys began in 1949, the program has raised over $1.3 million! This year's donut eating contest alone brought in over $14,000! The Line O'Type, National Honor Society, Student Congress, along with a number of high school organizations and departments worked tirelessly to raise money, and numerous high school students volunteered their time and generosity to help elementary students and their families shop for their items. Thanks to all those who donated items and money and to the volunteers and staff who helped raise the money and organize events that made this year's Share Joys so successful.
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MHS Celebrate new CNC Manufacturing Program with Open House
It is projected that over the next decade, 3½ million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled around the nation. This need also impacts our local community. To help prepare high school students who want to enter the manufacturing world upon graduation, Moline High School has created a new CNC (Computer Numerical Control Manufacturing) course and program, complete with a modernized equipment lab.
In celebration of the new program, Moline High School will host an open house on Wednesday, November 13, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. The public is invited to attend beginning at 7:00 pm and tour the new CNC lab featuring state-of-the-art CNC lathes, CNC vertical mills, and FANUC simulator stations. Guests should park and enter at the southeast corner of the building near the baseball diamond. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony for program sponsors, business partners, and staff will take place at 6:30 pm.
Effective with the fall 2019 semester, Moline High School students have the unique opportunity to take courses in the new CNC Lab, ultimately qualifying for one of twelve apprenticeships with local businesses in the manufacturing industry. Apprentices who successfully complete the high school coursework will earn an Introductory CNC Machining certificate from Black Hawk College upon graduation, and after completing all apprenticeship competencies will be Department of Labor certified as a CNC Set-Up Programmer for Milling and Turning. A unique opportunity in the Illinois Quad Cities, Moline's CNC Machining program boasts FANUC simulators and Neway VMC's and lathes, along with a range of manual machines, providing students a full complement of skills and hands-on practice with machining and programming machines for industry-level production.
Moline’s new lab equipment and curriculum are made possible through generous gifts and support from the Harris Family Charitable Giving Trust, Chris Ontiveros, John Deere Cylinder Division, The Moline Foundation, Moline Public Schools Foundation, and Title I federal grant funds.
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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 an 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 1950s.
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