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.  

Just a reminder that the 5Essentials Survey

Will be available starting Monday, January 11 through March 11. 
Thank you for participating.

The 2015 School Report
Please click on the link below
School Report Card.pdf
FFA Auction 

The Scales Mound FFA with be holding the annual auction fundraiser on February 20 at 6 pm in the small gym.  We have great donations which can viewed at the following link  http://tinyurl.com/smauction2016  Please contact Harrison Jakel for tickets at 815.291.2246.  Join us for an evening of fun!

Youth Basketball Program

click on the link below for more information 
Youth Basketball.pdf


 Parents and Students!

If you are interested in some discounted ski nights at Chestnut Mountain there are some coming up in the future!
Scales Mound will be having their ski night on March 2nd from 4:00 till close, $15 if you register in advance, $20 at the door.  This cost includes lift, rental, and lesson. 
In an effort to save paper, the equipment forms you need to fill out for the people at Chestnut will be available on the table outside of my room, in the office, or you may print them off of the school website.  It saves you time if you fill it out in advance, but if you don't you can still get them out at Chestnut that night.  Each person that is skiing will need this form filled out.  If you need forms sent home with your student or have any questions feel free to email or call me, and I will make sure he/she gets them.
Preregistration papers are due to me by MONDAY, Feb. 29th.  We will NOT accept any late registrations, but YOU CAN still join us on Monday, March 2nd and pay $20.00 per person at Chestnut.  If you prefer to watch, it's free!  If you have your own equipment, and only need a lift ticket, it will still be $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door.
For any questions, please contact Mrs.Pickel at school (815)845-2215, ext. 241, or andreapickel@scalesmound.net 
Click on the Ski Bash Letter below for more information or click on the Ski Rental Form.
Ski Rental Form.pdf

The Scales Mound WYSE team placed 3rd out of 9 teams in Division 300 at Highland Community College on February 4th.  They now advance to the Sectionals at NIU on March 3.  Individual winners were:  3rd Place Computer Science – Cole Anderson, 3rd Place Engineering Graphics – Ryan Schiess, 3rd Place Math, Zachery Stadel, 1st Place Math, Jalen Phillips.  WYSE Team


Fighting Saint 

Dear Scales Mound Community members:

            The Dubuque Fighting Saints have invited the Scales Mound School Community to attend one of their home hockey games. The Scales Mound P.T.O and Student Council are co-sponsoring a "Scales Mound Community Hockey Night" on Saturday, March 5th, 2016. The puck will drop at 7:05pm at the Mystique Community Ice Center in Dubuque, Iowa. 100 hockey tickets will go on sale in the Scales Mound School office on February 2nd, 2016. Tickets may be purchased during regular school office hours (7:30am-3:30pm). All tickets will be sold for $7. Thank you to the Scales Mound P.T.O and Student Council for providing the discounted tickets from the regular game day cost of $12. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Don't miss out on your opportunity to see the Dubuque Fighting Saints take on the Sioux Fall Stampede!

            This is a family-fun event and families are encouraged to attend together. The Scales Mound School District will not provide transportation or supervision of students at this game. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ernst at jesseernst@scalesmound.net or at (815) 845-2215 ext. 236.

Mr. Ernst
Student Council Advisor 


2015- 2016 School Calendar

Please click the link
15 16 School Calendar.pdf
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