Pecatonica #321 Curriculum Corner

October 2021

New Staff

Several new faces joined the district at the beginning of this year. Please welcome the new teachers and staff members to PCUSD! Welcome to the team!

Not Pictured:

  • ES Aides: Tedra Goff, Bella Hillary, Tim Humphry, Daija Maldonado, Jill Hecker
  • HS Teachers: Laura Vanous (Resource), Susan Wagner (Resource)
  • HS Aide: Kayla Zielinski
  • MS Teachers: Caroline Martin (MS English Language Arts), Sabrina Massa (HS/MS Choir), Catie Harvey (Resource)

High School Students of the Month

It is with great pride to announce the following have won the September Student of the Month Award:

Senior – Madison Carlson

Junior – Kylie Longenecker

Sophomore - Steven Butterfield

Freshman – Morgan Sommerio

Middle School Resources

Resources for Remote Learners

The Middle School teachers have created a document to streamline resources for students who are required to be remote learners in case of exposure to COVID. Please be sure to bookmark this resource in case you have a need in the future. It can also be found at the District "Curriculum" page.

Click for the Resource Document.

High School SAT/PSAT Day

SAT/PSAT Day -- October 13

On October 13, all students in grades 9-11 will be testing for the fall SAT/PSAT. These tests will measure evidence-based reading and writing skills, as well as skills in math. These tests provide data on student's strengths and weaknesses and can be used to inform classroom instruction.

Seniors will not need to be in attendance on this day, but instead will use it to complete a college visit or work on a service learning project. Good luck to everyone!

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PES TimberNook Days

Our elementary students spent part of September participating in the TimberNook program. They had a blast exploring the outdoors. They definitely proved that learning goes beyond the walls of the classroom!

Important Dates


October 8: 11:15 Dismissal -- School Improvement Day

October 11: No School -- Columbus day

October 13: SAT/PSAT Day (High School Only)

  • Grades 9-11 testing
  • Grade 12 college visit/service learning project day (no attendance)

October 22: 1:45 Dismissal


November 4-5: Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 24-26: No School -- Thanksgiving Break