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.  


The Board of Education ofScales Mound CUSD #211, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, will receive sealed bidsfor the purchase of two (2) new 2016 model 71 passenger buses for theDistrict.  Bids will be received at theScales Mound CUSD #211 Superintendent’s Office, 210 Main Street, Scales Mound,Illinois, 61075, not later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, andwill be considered at the regular meeting of the Board of Education on December21,2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Specifications may besecured at the Scales Mound CUSD #211 Superintendent’s Office between the hoursof 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday  (815-845-2215) or on the School Districtwebsite- www.scalesmound.net.
Any and all exceptions to thespecifications must be noted and thoroughly explained in the bid proposal.  Failure to do so may result in rejection ofthe bid for non-compliance.  Thesespecifications must be returned with the bid proposal. 
The Scales Mound CUSD #211Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids andwaives any or all technicalities.

Staci Duerr
Secretary-Board of Education
ScalesMound CUSD #211
2015 Bus Bid Specification Sheet 10-7-15.pdf

Villanova University Head of Chemistry
presents lectures at Scales Mound School

In addition to being the Head of the Chemistry Department with 25 teaching staff at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, Dr. Scott Kassel teaches and is involved in a research program. On Tuesday November 24, Scales Mound High School science students had the opportunity to hear Dr. Kassel tell about the path he took to be at his present position. He had started in engineering and decided that it was not for him. He then studied chemistry and ended with his PhD. He has been at Villanova for 18 years and the Head of the Chemistry Department for 8 years. Dr. Kassel shared with the students some examples of research that is being done, such as, artificial photosynthesis and getting energy from chemical bonds in water. He told them “It is ok to fail if it helps you to learn, but if you are afraid of failure, it will get you nowhere.” The students found the presentation very informative and interesting. Dr. Kassel then answered questions from students. This certainly was a great experience to hear about the research that Dr. Kassel has been involved with at Villanova University.

 Villnova Speaker


Dear Parents,

 If you prefer to contact the office by e-mail rather than phone, there is a new e-mail address that has been established at Scales Mound School dedicated specifically for attendance and bus notes.  This new address is office@scalesmound.net and has been established in lieu of e-mailing the personal addresses  of our office staff.  The primary reason for this new e-mail setup is to help ensure that all messages are delivered when our office staff is not available.

Once again, do not hesitate to call the office regarding attendance and bus notes. 

Thank you for helping to ensure the safety and well being of our students.


 Dr. Matt Wiederholt

 Dr. Matt Wiederholt


Grandparent Helpers

If you are interested in volunteering some time in elementary classrooms, then becoming a grandparent helper is for you!! You would be asked to work with small groups of children to practice math facts, reinforce reading skills, and provide a listening ear for readers. Our program is usually one hour per week. If interested, contact the school at 815-845-2215

Apparel Order Form
Attached is this year's RRSM basketball apparel order form.  There will be a Hornets basketball apparel order form coming in the near future.

Girls' Orders are due to Mrs. Wiegel on Thursday, November 12.
Boys' Orders are due to Mrs. Wiegel on Friday November 20.
RR Girls Basketball .pdf       Scales Mound Boys Basketball .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
                          Website Disclaimer

Scales Mound School District #211 has made every effort to verify the accuracy of the information listed on the District's website. If you discover information or links that are inaccurate, please contact the District Office at 815-845-2215.
Scales Mound School District #211 provides links to other websites as a convenience. Our District does not guarantee the accuracy or propriety of any information, services, or products contained in any website linked directly to ours. Reasonable efforts should be made by the user to verify information, services, or product offerings contained in any website.

Scales Mound School District #211 also cautions users to be aware of and learn about the possibility of contracting computer viruses from downloading information from the Internet.