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.  

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
Scales Mound High School Conducts “Pizza Lab”

On Tuesday, September 29, students at Scales Mound High School participated in a cross-curricular pizza lab.  With 80 percent of the high school students gone for the day to the World Dairy Expo in Madison Wisconsin, the Scales Mound High School staff decided to get the students not involved in the field trip involved in a fun, educational activity.  Students first did a bread making lab and discussed the science that goes into everyday baking.  Next, students created a menu for their very own pizza restaurant.  Students had to design their menu cover and come up with four different types of pizza, sides, drinks and a vegetarian option.  They then had to calculate how much they would charge per slice of pizza based on the ingredients used, write description for each item on their menu, and determine how many calories were in each slice of pizza.  Students then made their own pizzas which they then ate for lunch.  After lunch, students completed 45 minutes of physical activity and calculated how many calories they had burned and how many more calories they would need to burn to work off the calories from the pizza they ate.   Completing the lab required students to use math, writing, chemistry, cooking, and art skills.  
Pizza Day 1     Pizza Day 2

Yale University announces 2015 Yale Educator Award 

Mr. Hesselbacher  Mr. Keith Hesselbacher of Scales Mound High School has been recognized by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a recipient of the 2015 Yale Educator Award.
Click on the link to read the letter:Yale Press Release.pdf

Volley For A Cure 
Click on the link to view an order formScales Mound Pink Night (1).pdf

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. With the help of your 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, and tournaments for our student athletes at Scales Mound School.  In addition, we have “spread the Hornet Green” by selling stadium chairs, water bottles and yard signs.
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.
Click on the link to view the membership form:SMASH Membership Application-2015.pdf          

Click on the link to view SMASH accomplishment
 SMASH Membership Letter.pdf

Dr. Wiederholt of Benton/Scales Mound named Packers High School Coach of the Week


Coach of the Week

The Green Bay Packers have announced that Matt Wiederholt of theBenton/Scales Mound (Ill.) cooperative high school football program hasbeen named the Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week. 
Wiederholt,in his fourth year as the head coach of Benton/Scales Mound, led theZephyrs to a 36-34 come-from-behind victory over rival Shullsburg HighSchool on Friday, Sept. 4. Benton/Scales Mound’s 3-0 record lands themin a three-way tie atop the Six Rivers Conference and matches their wintotal from the previous three seasons. Wiederholt’s Zephyrs now willtravel to Black Hawk to take on the 2-1 Warriors.
“We have agroup of young men who had to start a lot of games as freshmen andsophomores a few years ago,” said Wiederholt. “Now that they’re juniorsand seniors, their perseverance and dedication is starting to pay offand they’re reaping the benefits of their hard work.”
A CubaCity native, Wiederholt is a 1993 graduate of Cuba City High School,where he played defensive end and offensive tackle under former PackersCoach of the Week and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall ofFame inductee Jim Meckstroth.
After high school, Wiederholtreceived his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University ofWisconsin-Platteville and a doctorate from Edgewood College. He acceptedhis first coaching position for the Zephyrs as an assistant in 1995. Inthe following years, he was promoted to defensive coordinator beforebeing named head coach in 2012. He is also the principal for the ScalesMound Community Unit School District in Scales Mound, Ill.
Wiederholtand his staff oversee a program of 34 players. His assistant coachingstaff includes Todd Bastian, Kyle Kern, Erik Kudronwicz and TristanMonahan.
Wiederholt and his wife, Katie, have three daughters, Emily, Ava and Elliana.  ____________________________________________________________

    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
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