• The Superintendent Search Begins with Community/Staff Forums

    The Superintendent Search Begins with Community/Staff Forums

    May 26, 2021 - Tom Leahy, director of executive searches for Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) conducted a community forum to gather input on the search for a new superintendent on Wednesday. Leahy was hired by the school board on the heels of Superintendent Alan Boucher's announcement of his retirement at the end of the 2021/2022 school year.

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  • Congratulations 2021 Retirees

    Congratulations 2021 Retirees

    Congratulations to the following staff members who are officially retiring at the end of this year. Thank you for the investment of your time, energy, and talents. Our district is better because of you. It is sad to see you go, but we are happy for the new chapter in your lives. Take care of yourselves and remember that you will always be a Sherrard Tiger. Best wishes for a prosperous and healthy retirement. - Alan Boucher, Superintendent

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  • Erin DeKeyrel - Teacher Feature May 2021

    Erin DeKeyrel - Teacher Feature May 2021

    Eighth grade earth science teacher Erin DeKeyrel just finished her first year with Sherrard School District.
    “I love the sense of community working in a rural school district offers. My dad and his family went through school in the Sherrard district.

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  • A walk to Disney with Sherrard Elementary

    A walk to Disney with Sherrard Elementary

    Sherrard Elementary students walked to Disney early this year. That is, they added the number of miles walked all together until they ‘reached Disneyland’ in California. Get outside, get exercise, get a mask break and get some fresh air.

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  • Cheerleaders Raise Funds for Uniforms/Mats

    Cheerleaders Raise Funds for Uniforms/Mats

    Cheerleaders raised a total of $3,131.40 doing a ‘Push-up fundraiser' during the football season. “The cheer girls have always done pushups for touchdowns. After the first game, we decided to do a ‘push up pledge’ for every point the football team scored; parents/fans LOVED when the girls did the push ups, so it just seemed like an awesome thing to do,” she said.

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  • National Honor Society Inducts Sherrard students

    National Honor Society Inducts Sherrard students

    Sherrard HS National Honor Society Inductees for 2021 participated in an online induction ceremony produced by the National NHS office to coincide with their 100th anniversary.

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  • Sherrard Celebrated Excellence at an Academic Awards Ceremony

    Sherrard Celebrated Excellence at an Academic Awards Ceremony

    Seniors and a limited number of guests were invited to the Sherrard High School Academic Awards Night. The annual event usually features every class, but had to be paired down to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines.

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  • Matherville Intermediate Principal Keeps Focus on Students

    Matherville Intermediate Principal Keeps Focus on Students

    Matherville Intermediate School Principal Jeff Shillinger received the Middle School Principal of the Year award from the Blackhawk Region of the Illinois Principal Association.

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  • Winola 3rd Grade Students Recognized by Washington

    Winola 3rd Grade Students Recognized by Washington

    "I was so impressed to read about your recess project. You are showing amazing leadership skills and appreciation for your school by helping to make the playground a more beautiful and enjoyable place for yourself and your classmates," Rep. Cheri Bustos, 17th District, Illinois.

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  • Student pick - Dora Slothower Junior HIgh math teacher

    Student pick - Dora Slothower Junior HIgh math teacher

    Her passion for helping kids - and her sense of humor make JH math teacher Dora Slothower a stand-out among students.

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  • Kindergartner Henry Dehnke finalist for art award

    Kindergartner Henry Dehnke finalist for art award

    Sherrard Elementary Kindergarten student, Henry Dehnke has been selected by Artsonia as a finalist for "Artist of the Week" award for the PreK-3rd age group.

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  • Nikki Fishman - Teacher Feature April 2021

    Nikki Fishman - Teacher Feature April 2021

    “I've had many family members attend Sherrard and have only heard great things about the school district,” said Nikki Fishman, 4th grade teacher at Winola Elementary. She’s in her 2nd year with the district.

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  • Winola students check out the library

    Winola students check out the library

    Beginning in the 4th quarter students at Winola Elementary have been able to take trips to the library - with COVID-19 guidelines in place. Thanks to the creative thinking of Library Aide Tracey Robbins.

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  • Making PE fun

    Making PE fun

    Junior high students in PE at Sherrard Junior High had a unique lesson recently - when they learned the sport of fencing.
    “It was really neat. So far they’ve done really well,” said PE teacher Paula Zigler.

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  • Sherrard's biggest fan returns to the stands

    Sherrard's biggest fan returns to the stands

    For Christy Koepke, it’s been a difficult year - since everything has been closed because of the pandemic. But when she heard the news that she would be attending three Sherrard volleyball games in one night (April 6), she cried happy tears of joy and shock.

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  • Tigers Through Time

    Tigers Through Time

    A "Tigers Through Time" mural was put up in the high school's 'B hallway' over the long weekend. We wanted something to show a little history of SHS while including some current events/students and came up with the 'Tigers Through Time' theme."

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  • Annual fundraiser at Winola held virtually

    Annual fundraiser at Winola held virtually

    "I think we made some memories we are not soon to forget."
    Winola Elementary students raised a total of $5900 for the American Heart Association. For surpassing their $5,000 goal - PE Teacher Bev Krueger spent the day following their virtual assembly interacting with students as the Tiger mascot.

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  • Maddison Barnhill - Teacher Feature March 2021

    Maddison Barnhill - Teacher Feature March 2021

    “We had so much fun together, and that's when I decided this is the district I would love to work in! Now that I have spent two years with my Matherville family, I know this is the place I want to be,” said 5th grade teacher Maddison Barnhill of her time student-teaching with Mrs. Hoover’s second grade class at Winola.

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  • Sherrard School District gets creative for homecoming week

    Sherrard School District gets creative for homecoming week

    The weather was sunny with a high of 64 degrees, not a cloud in the sky - a perfect compliment to the much-anticipated community event, the Sherrard School District homecoming parade, held last Saturday, March 20. Traditionally, the parade is held in the fall prior to a home football game and in conjunction with a homecoming dance, but due to pandemic guidelines the parade had to be held during the spring, and creative ideas took hold to replace the dance.

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  • Music teacher orchestrates digital music creation

    Music teacher orchestrates digital music creation

    Sixth grader Maxx Stracevich won “Best in school” in a music composition competition as part of an assignment in music class at Matherville Intermediate. Second place went to 5th grader Landon Clark.

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  • Lori Arnold - Teacher Feature February 2021

    Lori Arnold - Teacher Feature February 2021

    After 28 years teaching in Sherrard schools, Lori Arnold had this to say when asked why Sherrard, “I don't ask why Sherrard - I ask why not? It's a great community and district. I can make more money by teaching in Moline or Rock Island but there's something about rural schools. Everyone knows everyone and it's a family atmosphere. Everyone has your back.”

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  •  Sherrard Schools a "beacon district" according to Superintendent Boucher

    Sherrard Schools a "beacon district" according to Superintendent Boucher

    The Sherrard School Board voted to update their “Return to Learn” Plan last Wednesday, Feb. 17. The plan is a document outlining conduct and mitigations the district is implementing to facilitate in-person learning. The district has had the option of five days in-person instruction or full remote learning since school started on Aug. 17, 2020.

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  • Matherville students make 250 Valentine's Day cards for seniors

    Matherville students make 250 Valentine's Day cards for seniors

    Evelyn Weakley remembers going with her family to deliver cards to senior living homes when she was little, “They were really happy when they saw the cards, that made me happy - and I wanted to do this because I wanted them to be happy like that.”

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  • A tasty project: third graders design donuts

    A tasty project: third graders design donuts

    A persuasive writing project had a tasty outcome for third graders at Winola Elementary last week. They had no idea they were designing a donut they would actually get to eat, thanks to Hurts Donut Co. - Quad Cities.

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  • Stacey Harroun - Teacher Feature January 2021

    Stacey Harroun - Teacher Feature January 2021

    Stacy Harroun is a 6th grade math teacher in her 6th year at Matherville Intermediate. Harroun holds a Bachelor of Elementary Education degree from WIU (2010), Masters in Teaching and Leadership from SXU (2016), and is currently working on a 2nd masters in Administration at WIU.

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