Woodstock School District 200

News and Announcements

Summer Band Camp is Week of July 10th

D200 band students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall are invited to attend the district’s annual Summer Band Camp.  The camp runs for one week, from July 10-14, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. each day.  Camp takes place at Emricson Park in Woodstock under the large covered picnic area near the softball fields.  On Friday July 14th, band campers perform a final concert in the Woodstock Square at 7:00 p.m., showcasing the work and progress from the week. Band Camp is a fun way to meet up with old friends and make new friends; and it’s a terrific way to keep playing over the summer.

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XC Summer Running Camp Open to Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th Graders

Boys and girls who will be in 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall are invited to attend the Creekside/Northwood Cross Country Summer Running Camp.  Camp will be held on July 18, 19 and 20, and again the following week on July 25, 26 and 27.  All days’ sessions will run from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at Emricson Park.  Fee (including a t-shirt) is $30. For details, please see the registration form below, or contact Mr. Clement at CMS (tclement@wcusd200.org / 815-337-5200) or Ms. Coleman at Northwood (mcoleman@wcusd200.org / 815-338-4900). 

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Bass Fishermen Take Sectional Trophy!

Congratulations to the D200 Bass Fishing Club!  On May 8th, Mathew Fallaw and Jason Conrad of Woodstock North High School earned the First Place title in the Sectional Tournament on the Fox Chain O' Lakes.   The Bass Fishing Club gives high school students the opportunity to learn about many aspects of bass fishing. Students in the club gain a multi-disciplinary understanding of how bass fishing works. Students learn about the physics, biology, chemistry, and earth science associated with bass fishing. Students also learn about common boating safety and etiquette.

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WYSE Students Excel in Competition

On March 17th, students from both Woodstock High School and Woodstock North High School participated in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Sectional Competition at Vernon Hills High School, where they faced some of the toughest competition in the state. One WYSE team member from Woodstock High School, Senior Spencer Hanson, advanced to Sectional competition, where he earned 3rd place in Physics.  From Woodstock North High School, the team advanced to Sectionals, where they earned 5th place.  In individual State Finals competition, WNHS students took first place in two categories, plus a second and third place State award!  See “Read more” below for details on these outstanding students.

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Volunteers Needed for 8th Grade Reality Store

The 8th Grade Reality Store is badly in need of volunteers!  The Reality Store is a life skills simulation resembling The Game of Life, in which students get to make real-life financial decisions based on a monthly “paycheck” they receive for a selected occupation.  Each of the stations in the Reality Store is staffed by members of the Woodstock area business community who work in the areas represented in the Reality Store, such as realtors, car dealers, insurance agents, and child care providers.  This year’s Reality Store will be held on May 22 at Creekside Middle School from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (for both Creekside and Northwood students).

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Prairiewood & Mary Endres Students to Attend TECH 2017 Conference in Springfield

Two Woodstock District 200 classes have been selected as participants in the TECH 2017 Students for the Information Age event which will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield.  Nearly 100 schools will be represented from throughout the state of Illinois.  Students will demonstrate for the public and elected members of the Illinois State Senate and House of Representatives how technology is being used in the classroom to increase student engagement and improve achievement. The conference highlights the crucial role that technology plays in education – ranging from increases in collaboration and critical thinking, to promoting learning beyond the limits of the school day. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois Secretary of Education Beth Purvis are two of the featured guest speakers.

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Woodstock High School Earns National Recognition - Ranked #39 in State of Illinois

Woodstock High School has earned a 39th place ranking among high schools in the state of Illinois in the recently released US News & World Report “Best High School Rankings.” This is the third consecutive year that WHS has been named a Silver Award winner by US News. The high school ranking report is based upon analysis of data on more than 22,000 public high schools across the country and the District of Columbia.  According to US News, “We ranked more than 6,000 schools – only those that the data indicated were exemplary.”

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Building Trades Home Open House is May 19, 20 & 21

The 2015-2017 Building Trades home is almost complete! The public is invited to view the home at an Open House on Friday, May 19 from 5:00-9:00 p.m., and on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The house is located at 611 Prairie Ridge Drive in Woodstock.

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Young Authors to be Honored in Woodstock Before Attending State Conference

Eleven D200 students have been chosen as District Representatives to the 2017 Illinois State Young Authors Conference on May 20, 2017 at Illinois State University.  Each of the students submitted the highest scoring manuscript at their school.  In addition to the State Conference, the authors will be honored in Woodstock on Thursday, April 27th.  Read Between the Lynes Bookstore on the Woodstock Square is holding a special Young Author’s Night from 6:00 -7:30 p.m.  Authors will have an opportunity to share a five-minute reading from their work; each will receive a special treat; and their books will be part of a unique display at the bookstore. 

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Last Day of School is May 26

When the 2016-17 District 200 calendar was released, it listed the tentative last day of school as May 25, depending upon use of emergency days.  Because the district did use one severe weather day this year, the calendar has been amended to reflect the following:

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