The Scales Mound School District will have four (4) Board of Education positions on the ballot during the consolidated election on April 7, 2015. There are three (3) 4-year terms and one (1) 2-year unexpired term up for election. Nominating packets are available at the Jo Daviess County Clerk’s Office and at the Scales Mound School District Office. The first day candidates can lawfully circulate nominating petitions for signatures is September 23, 2014. The period for filling nominating papers with the County Clerk runs from December 15, 2014 through December 22, 2014.
New Board Member
The Scales Mound School Board recently named Mrs. Laura Duerr to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term. Mrs. Duerr replaces Mrs. Deb Davis who resigned in July. The unexpired term will end in April of 2015.
Mrs. Duerr is a native of Jo Daviess County. She was born and raised in Woodbine and graduated from Stockton High School. Laura is a retired Lieutenant Commander from the Naval Reserves Nurse Corps. She has been a Registered Nurse since 1988 and currently works as an Oncology Nurse Navigator at Unity Point Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Laura is married to John Duerr and has 2 children, Rachel and Ryan Schiess. She resides in Scales Mound.
School Board President, Paul Homb, stated, “we are very fortunate to have a person like Laura Duerr step up and volunteer to serve on the Scales Mound School Board. We believe she will be conscientious, thoughtful, and fair-minded. I have no doubt that Laura will be a positive addition to our Board of Education.”
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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
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.