Scales Mound is Establishing a Community Foundation

The new Scales Mound Community Foundation is seeking applications to fill five initial board of directors positions.

Scales Mound is in the process of establishing a foundation for the school district and community. The purpose of the foundation is to provide, accept, and disburse contributions, gifts, and bequests from individuals, groups, and businesses to support Scales Mound School District students and the Scales Mound community as a whole. The process began when the Scales Mound School Superintendent, Steve Bianchetta, was approached by an area couple that was interested in setting up a substantial scholarship for Scales Mound students. Through a series of meetings, the Hornet All In Scholarship was born. The scholarship will be open to all Scales Mound High School graduates, but will not go into effect until the donors pass away. Bianchetta stated that since the scholarship is part of the couple’s will, a 501 C 3 organization was necessary in order to process the proceeds.  In discussion with the All In Scholarship donors, the Scales Mound Board of Education and the Scales Mound Mayor, Jim Davis, it was determined that it would be best to establish an organization that could serve the whole community.  The group asked Bianchetta to develop a draft of bylaws and begin the process of organizing a foundation. He recently presented these bylaws to the Board of Education and to the Mayor for consideration. Both parties gave their approval and asked Bianchetta to solicit applications for the Foundation’s initial Board of Directors. The purpose of the initial Board of Directors is to approve bylaws, obtain 501 C 3 status, elect officers, and make plans for the Foundation. Individuals interested in serving on the initial Board must be residents of the Scales Mound School District.  Please contact Steve Bianchetta, 815-845-2215 or,  with questions or to apply for a Scales Mound Community Foundation Board position. The deadline for application is February 7, 2015.


School Report Cards
2014 Results

The annual School Report Cards have been reformatted by the Illinois State Board of Education. The 2014 Scales Mound School Report Cards can be accessed at 
Illinois Report Card


8th Grade Social Studies - Japan Art Mile Program

Congratulations to the students in the sophomore class who painted the 2012-13 mural during 8th grade Social Studies as part of the Japan Art Mile program.  Their mural has been used in a presentation explaining the JAM program at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in Okayama, Japan.   It is also on display at the conference as part of the art exhibit explaining the program.
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School Calendar

The Board of Education approved the 2014 - 2015 school calendar. 
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School Calendar.pdf

Community Announcements

S.M.A.S.H. Membership Drive

During the month of September, S.M.A.S.H. (Scales Mound Area Sports Headquarters) will be hosting their annual membership drive.  It has been an exciting year for this new organization and our student athletes are reaping the benefits.  With the help of S.M.A.S.H. membership and our great Scales Mound Hornet community, who have either volunteered their time or supported our fundraisers, we have been able to sponsor or provide monetary donations for several entry fees, leagues, tournaments for volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball, football, track and soccer. 

Becoming a S.M.A.S.H. member is easy!  Membership is $10.00 per person.  Please provide your name, address, and email – along with your membership fee and send to S.M.A.S.H. C/O Keri Werner 210 Main Street Scales Mound, IL 61075. For questions regarding membership, contact Ann Wienen at 815.541.1089.

S.M.A.S.H. is a non-profit organization.  This is not a CUSD #211 sponsored activity.  Board members include Keri Werner, President; Jeff Korte, Vice President; Holly Grubb, Secretary; Greg Duerr, Treasurer; and Ann Wienen, Club Reporter.                                                             

Thank you for promoting, supporting and enhancing our Scales Mound athletic programs.


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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