Tuesday,  September 21,  2021


  1. Today is a B  Day.

  2. Late Bus @5:45.

  3. The theme for Pekin’s 2021 homecoming is Carnival on the Boardwalk. More details about homecoming will be released shortly.

  4. URGENT: Homecoming shirts are now available for order and purchase. They will be $15.99 and each grade in the secondary building will have a colored shirt unique to their class. ORDERS ARE DUE THIS WEDNESDAY to Christy in the main office. Student council members will bring around order forms to each classroom during dens. Contact Ms. Lane with any questions.  You also have received an email with the order form attached.  These orders are not online.

  5. A representative from Indian Hills Community College will be here to meet with potential students at 11am today.  Please stop into the high school office for a pass to visit with them. 

  6. A Representative from the ARMY will also be present today during lunch.   If you would like to meet with them just stop by the information table outside of the lunchroom. 

  7. MAP tests will be conducted in math and literacy classes 9/20 through 9/24 for all 7th through 11th grade students (seniors are not tested). Please bring a charged Chromebook with you to school every day next week. It might be a good idea to bring your charger.

  8. Pekin Sports Boosters is currently selling Pekin apparel online.  Here is the link to order:  https://anywearmp.com/collections/pekin-sports-boosters.  The online clothing store closes this Thursday, 9/23

  9. School pictures will be taken this Wednesday, September 22nd.  Picture Packets are available in the offices.  

  10. There will be a Spanish Club meeting during dens on Wednesday in Ms. Coffin's room for all members who have paid their dues.

  11. Sign up for the PSAT!  The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and PSAT 10 measure what students learn in school, determine if students are on track for college success, and open doors for opportunities to prepare and pay for college. The PSAT/NMSQT is open to 10th and 11th graders in the fall in October.  PSAT will be given during school hours on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Sign up in the main office by Wednesday, September 22!

  12. TEAL will have their first meeting during lunch on Thursday, September 23rd in Mrs. Wittrock's room. Please grab your lunch and join us. Anyone is welcome. TEAL is a sexual assault survivor student group. If you have questions regarding this student group, please contact Mrs. Wittrock. 

  13. HS/MS Cross Country at Eddyville on Tuesday starting at 4:30 p.m.  Dismiss JH@2:30, HS @2:50.

  14. JH Football @Danville today at 5:00 p.m.  Dismiss @2:45.

  15. There will be an IHCC Representative here today from 11-12  for interested Seniors.


  1. A reminder to ALL students...you MUST sign in and out at the office if you are late or leaving early during the day.  The office must have written permission or a phone call from the parent or guardian or the student will not be allowed to leave.  Students need to talk to Christy before checking out.

  2. Calling all students and coaches to join us on Tuesday, September 21st for the relaunching of Pekin’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).  Pekin FCA will meet every Tuesday in Mr. Eidahl’s room during the lunch hour (12:40 -1:05).  Find us on Facebook @PekinPanthersFCA.  If you have questions, please contact Phil Parsons at phil@bordwellparsons.com or 319-480-6058.

  3. Just a reminder...please do not park in the reserved parking spots in the middle rows of the parking lot.  Not all of the spots are painted but they are still reserved.  There are 18 spots in  the front row that are reserved.  Check in the Main office if you have any questions.

  4. The Pekin Boosters Association is looking for members! The Boosters are planning some exciting things for this school year. If you are interested in joining the Boosters, membership forms are available in the junior high and high school offices, on the Pekin Boosters Facebook page and available during volleyball and football games. If you have questions about the Boosters Association, please email pekin.boosters@pekincsd.org.

  5. HS Volleyball is now selling Pekin Jackets.  Two jackets are on display in the HS office.  They are non sport specific and will have Pekin Panthers and the logo on the front corner of the chest.  Choose red or black,  hooded, zip front and water resistant.  There is a sign up sheet in the HS office.  If you have any questions, please contact Rusty Crabtree at 641-233-8435 or rusty.crabtree@pekincsd.org.

Menu for Today: Cheesy ravioli, broccoli, Romaine salad, pineapple tidbits, blueberries, and hot roll.

Menu for tomorrow: Chicken/cheese burrito, peas, refried beans, mixed fruit, melon, and cake.