Gloryland begins on Emancipation Day in 1863 with the birth of Elijah Yancy, who is of African American and Native American decent. Unfortunately, newly declared “freedom for all” is not yet a right for Yancy and his family. Yancy is of strong character and unable to understand and act upon the still-enforced segregation that he experiences as he grows up. For his protection, Yancy’s family tells him to leave his hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Yancy ends up traveling to Nebraska where he joins the United States Army, where he moderates the Native Americans of the West. He is then sent to serve in the Philippines to do the same to the native people there during a time of civil war. Yancy has certain freedoms and rights which were not available to him, but he is now serving the U.S. Army enforcing the repression of others, which causes an emotion and mental turmoil.
The last section of the book focuses on Yancy’s time posted in Yosemite where his assignment is to protect the National Park against human influences to nature, including the Native American people formerly inhabiting the area. It is in Yosemite where Yancy connects with nature and God and finally understands his place in the world.
Kindergarten Registration for Fall of 2017 is now open. New Families to Pearl city should use this link below to begin the online registration.ENROLL
Public Hearing Notification of Inter-Fund Transfer
Pearl City CUSD #200 Board of Education in the counties of Stephenson, Jo Davies and Carroll counties announces they will conduct a public hearing on the transfer of money from the Operations and Maintenance Fund to the Educational Fund and/or the Transportation Fund to the Educational Fund at 6:30 p.m. on March 29, 2017, at Pearl City Schools, in the High School Library at 100 S. Summit, Pearl City, IL.
PRESCHOOL SCREENING FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
Preschool Screening for the 2017-2018 school year will be taking place on Friday, March 31st for any child between the ages of 3-5 and living in the Pearl City School District. Any child who will be three years old before September 1st, 2017, is eligible to screen on March 31st and attend the preschool program next year. Children must be screened in order to be considered for the preschool program.
Preschool screening is a play-based assessment that generally last 45 minutes, and will be held in the preschool classroom (Room 110) at Pearl City Elementary. During the screening, your child will play in the classroom with a small group of their peers and a variety of professionals (general/special education teacher, Speech and Language Pathologist, PASS Coordinator etc.).
The purpose of this screening is to identify children that would benefit and/or be eligible to attend the preschool program next year, or need additional evaluation and/or services. Space in this program is limited. Children who are not initially enrolled in the program will be placed on a waiting list.
Various screening time slots are available throughout the day on March 31st, please call the school at (815)443-2715 to make an appointment.
Kindergarten registration for Fall of 2017 is now open. New families to Pearl City should use this link to begin the online registration.
Families who already have a Skyward account can simply add their child in Skyward. If you are unsure if you have a Skyward account, please contact the main office. We will have a Kindergarten Scavenger Hunt during Open House March 9th. Open House is from 6:00-8:00, we will have Concert in the large gym starting at 6:00, which you are welcome to enjoy. The Elementary Computer Lab will be open with someone available to help complete the online registration that evening. Parents will be asked to bring their child’s official birth certificate from the court house and a copy will be made in the main office. If you are unable to attend please contact the school at 815-443-2715 to receive information. No fees are due at this time.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of mathematics and English language arts assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in the next academic work and, ultimately, in college and their careers.
New Illinois Learning Standards are based on the Common Core. Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has more information on their web site, www.isbe.net.
The District does not tolerate acts of bullying and harassment on any prohibited basis, including acts of harassment based on disability, race and gender. The District has recently adopted revised bullying and harassment policies, which are available at http://www.pcwolves.net/domain/15. Any person who believes he or she has been subjected to harassment or a hostile environment should report the harassment or hostile environment to the District and the District will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation into the complaint. Persons who are found to have engaged in acts of harassment or other acts that create a hostile environment will be promptly disciplined in a manner consistent with the District’s anti-harassment and bullying policies and the student code of conduct. Bullying and harassment are best prevented by students, parents and District staff working together to identify and respond to such acts.
i. 7:180 Bullying, Intimidation and Harassment of Student Prohibited
ii. 7:20 Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited