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From the Principal

September 6, 2011 by  
Filed under From the desk of the principal

Welcome to Illinois City  Elementary School!

Illinois City Elementary is a place where students are able to reach their maximum potential.  Staff, parents and community all work together to help students achieve to the highest level possible.  We serve approximately 140 students with one section of each grade K-6.  Our strong core academic program is complimented by an equally strong Response-To-Intervention (RTI) process.  Through RTI, we provide research-based instruction and interventions to struggling learners as an early intervention to prevent long-term academic failure.  This process also allows time to provide enriching/extension activities for the non-struggling learners.

Here at Illinois City Elementary, we promote positive behaviors and attitudes that are modeled consistently through the implementation of our Character Counts Program.  The six pillars of Character Counts are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

A highly supportive Parent Teacher Club (PTC) assists the school in meeting its educational goals and providing enriching activities for our students.  Volunteers are also encouraged to assist in all facets of the school.

Patrick Helling, Principal

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