A Spark in Williamsfield: Open Education One Year Later

It's hard to believe it's been a year since the US Department of Education came to celebrate our use of Open Education Resources (OER). Since that day, 72 districts and 16 states have followed our lead and made the move to #GoOpen. Please take a moment to click the pic and read Andrew Marcinek's reflective piece on his trip to Williamsfield and his work with the U.S. Department of Education. And to quote Andrew, "...there are still many voices that need amplification. I hope you can join me in helping lift these voices up and continue to make small dents towards equality and equity in education. Our work in just beginning."

Canvas Mobile Apps Display Current Grade

Good news...on most devices, both Canvas mobile apps now display current grade! Students and parents can now quickly view their current course grade and drill down into assignments showing growth and areas where improvements can be made. The first screenshot below shows the Canvas Parent app with student grades blurred. The second shows the regular Canvas app with student grades blurred. Utilize the following links to download these tools onto your favorite mobile device. Let's work together and use this technology to keep learning moving forward!

Canvas Parent  IOS / Android

Canvas  IOS / Android

   

Lunch Charge Announcement

Billtown Cafe is pleased with the excellent response to our cuisine again this year! As we unveil new and exciting items to keep your kids eating healthy, it is more important than ever to keep an eye on your child’s account. So far this year we have asked that you keep your student’s charges to a maximum of $15.00. Thanks to all of you who are utilizing www.myschoolbucks.com to preload the meal account or who are sending money to Billtown Cafe.

If you are one of the few who still owes $15.00 or more on your child’s account, please be advised that beginning Monday, September 19th, your child will not be served a meal. Please make arrangements with Nancy Brown, Food Service Director, prior to that date or send cold lunch from that date forward until your past due account is brought current. In the meantime, your child may pay cash for lunch, breakfast, milk or other items.

It is important to note that beginning October 1st, no one may charge any item unless there is a credit on his or her account. Much like a checking account, unless there is money in the account, no items may be purchased. To put money in your child’s account, you may use a debit or credit card on the myschoolbucks website or bring cash or check to the snack bar cashier between 7:45 am and 3:15 pm on school days. You may also mail a check to Billtown Cafe 325 W. Kentucky Ave., Williamsfield IL. 61489.

Admittedly, this is a big change from past policy. However, this is standard operation at other schools around us and we hope it will teach our students to spend wisely and pay their accounts responsibly in the future.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Nancy Brown, Food Service Director at 309-639-2218 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sincerely,

Tim D. Farquer

Superintendent/Curriculum Director
Williamsfield Schools

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325 Kentucky Avenue
Williamsfield, IL, 61489
School Office: (309)-639-2216
District Office: (309)-639-2219