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The Scales Mound School Board Names Jennifer Vandigo as a New Member

The Scales Mound Board of Education selected Jennifer Vandigo to fill an unexpired term on the School Board. The vacancy is a result of the position being unfilled during the April consolidated election. Mrs. Vandigo's current term will expire in April of 2017.
Jennifer Vandigo has a background in education, as she is a licensed clinical social worker. She previously managed a residential treatment program for behavior disordered children in Freeport, Illinois. SHe also has experience serving as a board member, as she has been on the Riverview Center Board for 4 1/2 years.
Jennifer resides at Apple Canyon Lake with her husband Greg  and children Josie and Benjamin.
Board President Paul Homb stated, "We are very fortunate to have someone like Jennifer Vandigo volunteer to serve on our Board of Education. She has had valuable experience both in the education field and in serving on the Riverview Center Board. We believe she has the personal and professional qualities to be an excellent school board member."

Nicole Winter
Nicole Winter Named the New Scales Mound
High School Varsity Volleyball Coach

Nicole attended Scales Mound High School and was a part of the State Volleyball team. She continued her career at Roosevelt University in Chicago where she also played volleyball. Nicole graduated from Roosevelt University with a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management. She is currently employed at the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque where she is a Food & Beverage Supervisor. 
Nicole decided to come back to Scales Mound High and coach the Junior Varsity team last year.  Under Coach Winter's direction, the Junior Varsity volleyball team went 31-5. "I am extremely excited to have this opportunity to coach, train and develop young athletics in the same school that I was able to play.  I love the sport and enjoy the ability to pass on my skills and knowledge to young athletes. I have a great group of girls and I am excited to start the season!"


Camp Pura Vida Cancelled
The summer event to be held daily after Vacation Bible School has been cancelled.  Please contact Mr. Ernst at jesseernst@scalesmound.net with questions.


Scales Mound Community Calendar


It is calendar time once again!  Plans for the 23rd Annual Community Calendar are underway.  Funds raised through calendar sales will be utilized by Scales Mound School for academic, athletic and extra-curricular activities for the students of Scales Mound.

If you are interested in ordering calendars and/or placing listings, now is the time!  Please fill out this sheet and return it along with your payment by May 31st.  No orders will be accepted after that date, so do not delay.  Send in your order today!
Calendar Order form.pdf
Items for Sale

The Scales Mound School District is accepting sealed bids for the following items:
5 ft x 30" non folding tables
36" x 30" computer desks with no drawers
32" older model television with hangers
Diaper changing table

Bids are due in the school office on or before 3:00 p.m. on Friday
May 29th. All bids amounts will be considered.


Scales Mound Has a New Foundation

There is a new foundation in Scales Mound. The purpose of the Scales Mound Community Foundation is to provide, accept, and disburse contributions, gifts, and bequests from individuals, groups, and businesses to support Scales Mound School District students, the Scales Mound School, and the town of Scales Mound.               

The Foundation recently held an organizational meeting when bylaws were adopted and officers were elected.  Bill Wubben was elected Chairman, Leslie Lange was named Vice Chairman, Melisa Hammer will serve as Secretary, and Ed Konar as Treasurer. Other members are Keri Werner and David Winter.

David Winter stated,” "We hope the Scales Mound Community Foundation provides an avenue for those who wish to enhance our students’ education and/or improve the community we live in."

Left to Right: Leslie Lange, Keri Werner, David
Winter, Bill Wubben, Ed Konar, and Melissa Hammer.

Abagail Davis to Attend Yale University

Abagail Davis, a senior at Scales Mound High School, was recently accepted to Yale University. Abigail is the daughter of Dan and Deb Davis of Scales Mound.
Yale University is an Ivy League school located in New Haven, Connecticut. It was founded in 1701 and has a student enrollment of 5,430. Yale has a highly competitive admissions process, as only 6% of all applicants are accepted.
The US World Report ranks Yale among the top three of all US colleges and in the top ten worldwide. Yale has produced Nobel Prize authors, captains of industry, Supreme Court Justices, and three US Presidents.

Abagail has excelled in both athletics and academics at Scales Mound High School. She is one of the top students in her class, a member of National Honor Society, an All-State award winner in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering competition, and was named an Illinois State Scholar.  Abagail also participated in the school musical, FFA, student government, academic bowl, volleyball, basketball, and track.  She intends to major in environmental engineering. 

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Brittany Davis Signs with Northern Iowa

Brittany Davis signs a letter of intent to run track with the University
of Northern Iowa.

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Seated Left to Right: Jim Davis, Brittany Davis,
Lori Davis
Standing Left to Right: Coach Tom Henders, Matt
Davis, Meghan Davis, and Coach Paul Raley.
15 Britt Press Release.pdf

   IHSA CPR Video Training

State law requires the Illinois HIgh School Association to post a hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators training
video on its website. The law also requires the District to notify staff
members and parents/guardians about the video. You are encouraged
to view the video, which will take less than 15 minutes of your time,
at IHSA Sports Medicine CPR Training

2015- 2016 School Calendar
Please click the link
15 16 School Calendar.pdf

Scales Mound CUSD #211 is a Pre K-12 grade public school district 70 square miles in area, all of which is located in northern Jo Daviess County. The District is positioned approximately 25 miles east of Dubuque, Iowa and 80 miles southwest of Madison, Wisconsin. The areas making up the School District include the Village of Scales Mound, Apple Canyon Lake and the Galena 
Territory. Our enrollment is less than 300 students with an elementary class size average of less than 15 students per section and a pupil to teacher ratio of approximately 13 to 1. All Scales Mound Student are housed under a single school building. The district owns nor lease any other facilities. The District offers a rich curriculum and a number of co-curricular opportunities. Scales Mound students have traditionally scored well on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.  
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