Return to Learn Parent Survey
The Moline-Coal Valley District is asking parents to take our Return to Learn survey. This survey will collect important parent/guardian input regarding returning to school in the fall. Your feedback is crucial in helping make the right decisions for our students, families, and staff. Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback. It is appreciated!
July Virtual Community Conversations
The Moline-Coal Valley community is invited to join Superintendent Rachel Savage and School Board members for Virtual Community Conversation meetings on Thursday, July 2, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm and on Tuesday, July 7, from 6:30-7:30 pm. Due to COVID-19 concerns and social distancing, the meeting will be held remotely via Zoom. The District has expanded its Zoom capabilities to accommodate up to 500 participants for each conversation meeting.
The district has just received the guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education on reopening schools, and administrators are now beginning the process of planning for the new school year. This process includes reflecting on this past spring’s remote learning and collecting input regarding the fall. Parents and community members are invited to join the virtual conversation and share what worked well during remote learning and what issue or challenges that they faced during this time. The District recently sent a return to learn survey to parents to collect additional input.
“While we hope for, as close to normal, in-person instruction this August, we want to be prepared for remote learning or even a blended learning plan (some remote and some in-person) if needed,” said Superintendent Rachel Savage. “We want to have our parents’ important input to help guide us during this planning process.” The District intends to present a finalized return to learn plan at the July 27th Board of Education meeting. Instructions to join Zoom meeting
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 District Retirees
Twenty-five staff members retired at the end of this school year, with 580 years of service! Join us in thanking them for their dedication and service to the students of Moline-Coal Valley Schools and to the community. Click here to view page with photo slide show
MHS National Honor Society Virtual Seniors Recognition Ceremony 2020
The annual Harold P. Griffith Chapter Moline High School National Honor Society Recognition Ceremony for 2020 was held virtually this year. One hundred and four (104) seniors were honored and recognized individually during the virtual ceremony. Scholarships were awarded to all senior NHS members by the Harold P. Griffith Chapter Moline High School National Honor Society Foundation. This is the 31st year that the MHS National Honor Society Foundation has awarded scholarships. All one hundred and four (104) senior members each received $100 scholarships. Special recognition was given to those students with straight A’s during their high school studies, those with only one B, and those with only two B’s.
MHS National Honor Society senior member Chloe Rouse received the seventh annual “Harold P. Griffith Scholar Award”, a $1,000 award renewable for four years. This scholarship criteria emphasizes the 4 Pillars of National Honor Society: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. Four students gave speeches (on Scholarship, Character, Leadership and Service). Watch the NHS recognition ceremony. View the names of the inductees.
Junior NHS Inductees who have been notified of their acceptance into the MHS National Honor Society will be honored and inducted officially in a fall 2020 ceremony.
The Harold P. Griffith Chapter Moline High School National Honor Society is the only chapter in the country where all of its senior members are awarded scholarships. Harold P. Griffith began the trust for the MHS National Honor Society Foundation. The Griffith family manages the trust and annually donates the funds for the scholarships, as well as receiving donations from those in the community.
MCV Approves Price to Lead Washington Elementary
At the April 27th Board Meeting, the Moline-Coal Valley School District Board of Education approved an administrative recommendation to hire Brian Price as the Washington Elementary School Principal for the 2020-2021 school year.
Mr. Price is currently the Associate Principal at Edward Stone Middle School in Burlington, Iowa. He will replace the current principal, Dr. Brian Prybil. Dr. Prybil has been promoted to Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Teaching and Learning.
Price is a 1997 University of Northern Iowa graduate, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Secondary Education. He earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003. Mr. Price has elementary experience, spending time at both Hayes Elementary and J.B. Young K-8 in Davenport, Iowa. His leadership experiences include specialized training in social interactions.
Mr. Price will make a significant contribution to Washington Elementary School. The Moline-Coal Valley School District is excited to welcome Mr. Brian Price to our school district community.
Mills Tabbed as Next Roosevelt Principal
The Moline-Coal Valley School District Board of Education approved an administrative recommendation to hire Paul Mills as the Roosevelt Elementary School Principal for the 2020-2021 school year, at the April 15th Board meeting. Mills has taught in the district for the past six years.
Mills began his career in Moline as a teacher at Butterworth Elementary School in 2014. After spending his first year of teaching at Butterworth, Mr. Mills has since spent the remainder of his career at Hamilton Elementary. During his time at Hamilton, Mr. Mills has taught both Kindergarten and 5th grade. Mills earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Western Illinois University in 2019. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Knox College in 2014.
During his career in Moline, Mr. Mills has been actively involved in all aspects of K-5 educational programming. He was an active participant in the district’s most recent K-5 math curriculum adoption. During his participation in this adoption, Mr. Mills worked closely with his colleagues in order to assure successful implementation. Mr. Mills also brings a wealth of knowledge in the area of technology. He understands technology and the role that it can play to differentiate and enhance classroom instruction. Mr. Mills has proven to be student-centered and has led various extracurricular activities throughout his elementary teaching career.
“Mr. Mills has excellent relationship skills. Paul’s district and elementary background will serve him well as the next Roosevelt principal. I look forward to working with Mr. Mills in his new capacity. He will be a valuable member of our leadership team,” Superintendent Dr. Rachel Savage said.
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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