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Board passes resolution for new attendance boundaries


For more information on the boundary change, visit this page.

Email any questions to Superintendent Dr. Jeff Stawick at jstawick@district146.org.

The District appreciates the community’s understanding as they continually strive to improve schools and the quality of children's education at District 146.

Beach Dance on May 13 with Mr. Gilman



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Fierke Singers attend first Annual Illinois All-State Festival

A select group of 5th grade Fierke music students traveled to Peoria on Jan. 30 to represent Fierke Education Center at the Elementary Girls All-State Choir performance and IMEA Conference. Music teacher Tom Gilman accompanied students Jillian Colangelo, Alli Reif, Sydney Button, Elena Sikorski and Shaylin Mitchell, members of the Fierke Singers choir group.

For one month leading up to the performance, the choir rehearsed challenging musical pieces with Gilman and Principal Mark French.

“The students showed tremendous commitment, showing up for rehearsals sometimes before school and sometimes after,” French said.

On the performance day at the Peoria Civic Center, the girls joined 250 choir students from around the state and rehearsed for two hours before their grand performance. The girls sang three songs of their own, and one combined song with the All-State Elementary Boys Choir and an elementary folk dance group for the finale.

“The five students represented Fierke in an exemplary manner, and came away with an experience they will never forget,” French said.

“I am really hoping this experience will inspire our singers to continue to sing in choirs at Central Middle School and beyond. I also hope to continue to motivate students to want to participate in the All-State Festival in the future!” Gilman added.

Fierke Families discover numerous ways to make the number 100 at Math Night

It was almost the 100th day of school— that means it was time for Family Math Night on Thursday, February 4 at Fierke. 116 people from dozens of Fierke families enjoyed an evening of challenging math games, finding many ways to make 100, and even math fact practice using the rock climbing wall.

It was a great evening of math fun and learning enjoyed by all. Special thanks to Fierke Math Specialist Lisa Giammona and the staff members who helped plan and organize the event: Julie Lingl, Kindergarten, Shelly DeBoer, 1st Grade, Dannielle Kijewski, 2nd Grade, Johanna Kumke, 3rd Grade, Sheri Rice, 4th Grade, Amanda Butler, LBS. Additional support was provided that evening by Jessica Rodriguez, 5th Grade and Nicole Williams, LBS.

Wilbur visits Fierke to launch One School One Book with Charlotte's Web



One School One Book is a movement designed to get an entire school community, including parents, involved in the joy of reading. Each family gets a copy of the selected book, Charlotte’s Web. The PTA is providing these copies for families to add to their home library. Following a shared schedule, the families read at home together. In the classroom there are daily events and projects that reinforce the reading and get everyone at a school excited about the book. From trivia quizzes to art, music and classroom activities, everyone shares the reading experience. This is an exciting way to share a love of reading with your children.


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