Wednesday, August 30 is a half day for Sterling Public Schools. Staff will be participating in school safety training in the afternoon. Students will be released at the following times: Jefferson and Franklin at 11:30 Lincoln and Washington at 11:20 Challand and SHS at 11:25 There will be no preschool on August 30.
We're going electric! With the help of a $50,000 grant from @ComEd, we have upgraded our driver's education program at Sterling High School with a new EV and EV charger.
This is a reminder that Wednesday, August 23 is a PLC Early Dismissal day. Dismissal times are: Franklin/Jefferson at 2:05 (PreK - 1:50) Washington/Lincoln at 1:55 CMS at 2:00 SHS at 1:55
It was all smiles for the students who were waiting for Challand Middle School to welcome them on the first day of the 2023-24 school year. A great start to a great year!
Please click-on the attached link for Dr. Everett's Back to School Edition of Superintendent's Update. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l_nc9Fq2RiLjbQ0_9gN1PC_KB0lgDVcclYG_na57iv0/edit?usp=sharing
Welcome Back SPS Students and Families! Wednesday, August 16th is the first day of school and will be a half day. Dismissal times are: Jefferson and Franklin Elementary: 11:30 Washington and Lincoln Elementary: 11:20 CMS and SHS: 11:25
Sterling Public Schools is ecstatic to welcome our new staff to the 2023-24 school year. 🏫 Get ready students, these staff members are fantastic! 💛💙💛💙
The cast and crew of Beauty and the Beast is excited to announce the All Access Pass. Go behind the scenes and receive a tour of the castle and meet the characters this Saturday, July 29 from 11-1 at Centennial Auditorium.
Due to the threat of severe weather this afternoon, Sterling Public Schools has cancelled all after school practices and competitions for Friday, March 31, 2023. Additionally the afternoon preschool sections at Jefferson and Franklin will be released at 2:00 pm today.
Sterling High School recently competed in the FIRST Robotics competitions in Chicago and Peoria. Congratulations on another year of fun and success in robotics! - Alexis Rivera
Sterling Public Schools has canceled school for tomorrow, Thursday February 16th. This decision was based on the National Weather Service’s Severe Winter Storm Warning for Sterling, IL where they are forecasting a winter-mix of sleet and ice starting at 6 AM, followed by 5 to 8 inches of snow then 20 to 30 mph winds. With these conditions, country roads will be extremely dangerous, making bus routes almost impossible to traverse. This decision was made tonight so that parents had an opportunity to arrange child care, if needed, for their child or children tomorrow. Stay safe and warm!
School Districts in Illinois are required to be closed for the general election. Sterling Public Schools will not have school on 11/8/22.
Please see the link below for the Superintendent's Update for 10/27/22 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ulHLregCaCsPkZJoFRXGmtVpIe3cXUAY/view?usp=sharing
The Sterling High School homecoming parade will be taking place on Friday, October 7th. The parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. #GOldenWARRIORS
Parents, At approximately 2:00 pm today, Seesaw notified users that they have resolved the breach and have turned back on the messaging feature within Seesaw. Additionally, they have reset all passwords for users that was breached. SPS is turning Seesaw back on for our preK-3 students and families. We encourage all parents to change the password to their accounts. Additionally, the district will continue to monitor any content shared. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the District Office at 815-626-5050. Respectfully, Dr. Tad Everett Superintendent
Parents, SPS was notified this morning of a breach with Seesaw. Seesaw is an online tool mainly used by students in PreK-2 and some 3rd grade sections for communication and online learning. An inappropriate picture was sent from an outside source. This breach impacted all Seesaw users across the nation. SPS has disabled all aspects of the Seesaw learning platform. Students and staff no longer have access to the system until the issue is resolved by Seesaw. We are recommending that parents not access Seesaw through their personal devices until the issue is resolved and that parents reset any username and password information associated with their accounts after the issue has been resolved. We will update families once we know of the next steps from Seesaw. Respectfully, Dr. Tad Everett Superintendent
The attached link contains the latest edition of Superintendent's Update: The Back-to-School Edition. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Jq6JptCbVybA8M6JWLvlSZcHzQY69vPFSshRX6IQXUw/edit?usp=sharing
SPS School Calendar for 2022-2023 https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1159/Sterling/2294663/2022-2023_School_Calendar.pdf
Challand Middle School is excited to offer Soccer this fall. If interested in coaching, please apply at: https://www.applitrack.com/sterling/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Athletics%2fActivities
The Sterling Schools Foundation is recognizing the 2022 Dr. James A. Garnett Teacher and Support Staff of the Year winners this week. Friday we visited SHS and honored Timothy Kelleher with the SPS 2nd Year Teacher of the Year award. Timothy is pictured with his award certificate and members of his SHS family. Congrats and thank you!