Superintendent Notes

Dr. Caron

 Black Hornet     From the Desk of Dr. Bill Caron,

Scales Mound CUSD #211

Superintendent/PreK-2 Principal 

Third Quarter Newsletter


Greetings from Scales Mound School,


I hope you are all doing well during our remote learning period.  This is a very difficult time for all of our families, staff, and community.  I want to thank all of our parents who are nurses, doctors, medical assistants, first responders, or any other profession that is caring for those who are sick.  Your very special people!


Supporting our students and families during this time is critically important to our Mission at Scales Mound CUSD #211.  That Mission, “From the Top of Illinois, we are preparing learners for tomorrow’s world by empowering all to reach their full potential,” has taken on a new meaning since COVID-19 made us close the school building.  On that Friday afternoon, when we learned we were going to close school building, our staff jumped right in to plan for preparing our students for this new way of learning.  They have done an outstanding job of creating learning activities for our kids.  Activities involving reading, writing, math, social studies, art, foreign language, science, and physical education were created in what seemed like it was second hand.  However, I know that our staff put in many hours, including a Sunday afternoon here at school, to provide all of our students with learning opportunities away from school.  


It is important that our students stay engaged cognitively throughout this remote learning period, but it is also important that they take care of themselves social-emotionally and physically.  Our Remote Learning Meals Program is providing nutritious meals to over one third of our students.  Mr. Williams and Mrs. Carscallen are doing an outstanding job of preparing meals that meet the government guidelines, are easy to make, and fun.  How about those crustless sandwiches?  Their main goal is to ease some of the burden families have during the remote learning period by not having to worry about breakfast and lunch.  


Frequently check our webpage for updates and resources. You’ll find resources from the staff, ISBE, and other agencies to continue our students’ learning.  Additionally, if you need to do some physical activities, our wonderful physical education teachers, Mr. Williams and Wiegel, have put together a cart which is either in front of the school, or in the vestibule of the main entrance on rainy days, with all sorts of sporting equipment.  Pick it up, take it home, and play!  This is just another way we are reaching out to our families to break things up once in a while.  Go out and throw a football around or volley back and forth to your kids.  Have some fun, stay physical, and be active.


Thank you to all of you for your patience and understanding as we developed our Remote Learning Plan.  As our students are learning to be engaged in new ways, our staff is learning new ways of supporting and caring for our students at Scales Mound School.  We are all in this together and the term “Hornet Strong” has never been more evident.  We miss you all.  Stay healthy, be safe, and we will see you soon.


Think positive and be positive.  Go Hornets!




Bill Caron





3rd Qtr Letter 422020.pdf

2nd Qtr 123119
1st Qtr 10-31-2019.pdf
Summer 2019.pdf

Supt March 2019.pdf

What is new for 1819.pdf
May 2018 Year in Review.pdf

 Every Student Succeeds.pdf

Keeping School Safe.pdf

Stay Healthy .pdf
We Believe.pdf

5Essentials Survey.pdf
Surviving the Holidays

Welcome back 2017 18.pdf
Celebrating Class of 2017.pdf
Superintendents May 2017.pdf
Welcome to the Fourth Quarter.pdf
Springtime in Scales Mound School.pdf
School Closing Procedure.pdf
School Report Card Message
First Qtr Midterm.pdf



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