Junior High School Announcements - 

Thursday, March 18, 2021
No Late buses all week.

If you picked up Kylin William’s ID card, would you please give it back to her or bring it to the office.

There will be a bus trip to San Antonio May 29-June 3rd. The cost is $1,515 due May 3rd. Any 8th or 9th grade Pekin student interested in going please contact Jennifer Coleman at  The sign up deadline is today, March 18th. This trip will take the place of the Washington DC trip for the class of 2024 and class of 2025.

The JH boys bathroom is closed until March 22.  Students may not use the office bathroom.  I’m getting tired of cleaning pee off of the toilet seat and unlocking the door.
Anyone interested in joining a bracketed Esports tournament on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Dens, please sign up in the office. Ms. Winslow will start this next Tuesday in the Art room. The first one will be a Tetris Tournament and the second will be a Speed Super Mario Tournament.
Friday is the end of the 3rd Qtr.  Check your grades on PowerSchool.  

Everyone must have their ID at lunch.  If you don’t have it, you will be asked to step aside until everyone has gone through.  A new card is $5.  Remember, if you owe lunch money, you may not get seconds or extra milk.

Lunch today: Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes w/gravy, corn, applesauce, grapes.

Lunch tomorrow: Egg patty, sausage patty, tri tater, baby carrots, diced pears, apple slices, cheese stick.

High School Announcements - 

Thursday  March 18,  2021



  1. Today is an A Day.


  1. Congratulations to the 2021 Freshman Prom Servers who have volunteered/been selected to serve: Kadence Brisby, Audrey Fariss, Tanner Adrian, Haylea Oostra, Krista Sheetz, Sven Dahlstrom, Jaxon Kirkbride, Lauren Conklin, Kylie Wise, Lillian Buie, Kaleigh Adrian, Mackinzie Vannoy, Ben Guise and Decklan Hampton.  Please stop in and see Ms. Goudy to get more information.


  1. Juniors...if you are interested in becoming a Senior Rising Ruritan for next year, please stop in the office and give Christy your name and address.  Names will be turned in next week so see Christy as soon as possible.


  1. Any student interested in an ACT Math refresher before the April 17 test date, please sign up in the office or let Mrs. Boatman know by email. This refresher will take place during dens from March 29-April 16.


  1. Just a reminder that students are NOT to be driving out the entrance.  Please use the exit or your driving privileges may be revoked.


  1. There will be a TEAL meeting in Mrs. Wittrock's roomduring dens today. TEAL means to empower and liberate survivors of sexual assault. This first meeting will be informational and anyone is welcome to attend. 


  1. Prom Shirts are on sale in the high school office.  The cost is $12 and the deadline to order is March 30th at 10 a.m.


  1. Guest Registration forms for Prom can now be picked up in the high school office.


  1. Friday is the end of the 3rd Quarter.  Check your grades in Powerschool.


  1. The HS Boys Basketball banquet will be held tonight in the High School Commons starting at 5:30 p.m.  This will be for players only.




  1. It's time to submit a senior picture of your choice for the yearbook! Send in your best senior photograph of yourself in portrait style. This works best to see your face and can be better identified by others. Please submit by APRIL 8th through email or deliver them to the art room. If you have any questions please let me know or stop by the art room.


  1. Seniors...mark your calendars.  You will be taking the MANDATORY CPR Class on Wednesday, March 24th.  ALL seniors are required to be here first thing that morning for CPR training.  You are only exempt if you have a current CPR certificate.  You must bring in a copy of your card or certificate.  If you have IHCC classes, please make arrangements with your instructor.  If you graduated early or don’t come to Pekin in the morning, you WILL that day.  You MUST have this in order to graduate.   If you have any questions, contact Christy Gambell. 


  1. Please complete the senior spotlight email that Mrs. Wittrock sent out a few weeks ago. The Plainsman Clarion prints these senior spotlights in the paper each week to highlight each student in the senior class.  The following students still need to turn in their spotlights:  Lathyn Weaver, Damian Winn, Hannah Lucas, Jacqlyn Talley and Haley Vanderburg.


  1. Spring driver’s ed is here!  This online drivers ed class runs from March 27th through April 12th.  All driving will meet at Pekin High School, and be completed in two weeks or by April 12th.  Make sure and register at, visit the office, or call 319-930-2886 for more details.  Open Road looks forward to seeing you for drivers ed on March 27th.


  1. If your student is exposed to Covid-19 or showing symptoms in the future (whether you plan to get them tested or not) please contact Dana Miller, Pekin School Nurse, so you can work through the details to confirm a return to school date. email: 


  1. Everyone is still required to wear a mask in the classrooms and the offices.  The only exceptions are Lunch & PE. 


  1. JH Track starts March 24.  If you have not done any sports this year, you will need to have a sports physical and a concussion form.


Menu for Today: Hot Turkey Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Corn, Applesauce, Grapes & Milk


Menu for Friday: Egg Patty, Sausage Patty, Tri Tater, Baby Carrots, Diced Pears, Apple Slices, Cheese Stick & Milk