Julie's Basket Raffle

Julie's Basket Raffle Tickets Available
The Gourmet Chef Basket is filled with premium cooking tools, herbs, recipes and recipe holders, cute decor, kitchen towels and much more to finally throw that cocktail party or create that perfect meal for a special occasion.
The Baking Basket is filled with cooking ingredients, mixes, frostings, baking tools for cakes cookies, scales, measures, whisks, spatulas, mixing bowls, towels, hot pads, an electric mixer, and so much more to grow your collection of baking goods or give to a friend or family member just starting out in a new home!  
COMING SOON!  The BBQ Basket including a grill, foldable chairs, tools, and everything you need to gear up for plenty of summer parties with family and friends!
COMING SOON! The Dining Out Basket is perfect for those who love food, but have no time to cook!  Gift cards to all your favorite, local spots.
Purchase Raffle Tickets from ANYONE in the Billtown School community.  $10 per ticket or 3 for $20.  Winners announced at the Graduation Ceremony; you don't have to be present to win, as we'll contact you! 

School Board Election Cycle Complete

Williamsfield Schools would like a take a moment to congratulate the winners of yesterday’s school board election. Incumbents Tom Kordewick and Brian Howard, along with newcomers April Bouchez and Charles Ingle, have all been elected to 4-year terms. We welcome the newcomers to the Williamsfield Schools family, and congratulate the incumbents on extending their terms. Additional information on each successful candidate can be viewed below.
April Bouchez, 33: April is a 2001 graduate of Williamsfield Schools. She has a background in accounting and business, which comes in handy as she tutors many of our current students in Math. April’s daughter Angelina is a member of the 6th grade class.
Brian Howard, 45: Brian is a 20 year engineer with Caterpillar, spending 8 of those years overseas. He is a current Board member, serving out the remainder of a vacated term. He is the father of 3 Williamsfield Schools students (Emily, Sam, & Maggie) with a young Bomber to be (Henry) awaiting his chance to join us here at school.
Charles Ingle, 57: Chuck is a lifelong Williamsfield resident, a property owner, businessman, and a member of the WHS Class of 1977. He and his wife Janet raised 3 Williamsfield graduates. Their grandchild, Adley, is a cute little member of our 2nd grade class.
Tom Kordewick, 73: Tom is a retired educator who lives with his wife Linda in Oak Run. He has taught, coached, and supervised ISU student teachers for 49 years. Tom is serving his 2nd term on the Williamsfield School Board and looks forward to continuing his contributions to the fantastic work of our students and staff.
After the election is certified later this month, our new Board will be seated at the regularly scheduled meeting on May 8th. The successful candidates will join current BOE members Vicki Massie, Bobby Rask, and Teresa Stewart. We look forward to working together as we continue helping more of our kids position themselves for personally productive lives.
Tim Farquer, Superintendent
Williamsfield Schools

Williamsfield Schools Selected to Participate in Innovative Pilot

After a lengthy application process, Williamsfield Schools has been chosen as 1 of 10 school districts to participate in a statewide competency-based learning pilot. The Illinois State Board of Education launched the pilot program to spur innovation in the way high schools prepare students for meaningful careers. The program is a product of the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act, passed unanimously by both legislative houses and signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner in 2016.

“The way we prepare students for college and career must evolve if we want to fuel a thriving economy and healthy communities,” said State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith, Ph.D. “When students leave our schools, they should leave with the keys to open multiple doors, any of which can lead to a successful future.”

“The 10 school districts participating in the first cohort of the Competency-Based High School Graduation Requirements Pilot are opening new doors for students and educators,” said Smith. “These districts are modeling the future I want to see in Illinois - innovative, led by educators, supportive of the whole child and of every student reaching their full potential, and with schools at the center of healthy communities.”

Participation in this pilot gives us increased flexibility to meet the needs of our kids. It allows us to place greater emphasis on skill development and less emphasis on “seat time.” It also allows us to better personalize the high school experience, giving our kids more opportunities to pursue their passions and position themselves for success. At the end of the day, our participation in the pilot program will help us transition our high school culture from one of chasing credits in order to be done to an environment where more of our students view the high school experience as an opportunity to prepare themselves to lead personally productive lives.

Be sure to check out the News Channel 8 feature on Williamsfield Schools here. We couldn’t be more excited for our students and staff, and we are extremely grateful for the opportunity to participate. We can’t wait to see the positive impact this has on our kids!

$110,000 Awarded to Williamsfield Schools for STEM Courses

Williamsfield Schools is extremely excited to announce our selection to receive $110,000 from Project Lead the Way! This grant will fuel our continued effort to revitalize STEM classrooms and curriculum. The funds will be used over 3-years and will help us create the engaging, hands-on classrooms that empower our students to strengthen their STEM knowledge and skills. Teacher training, curricular materials, and classroom equipment/supplies will be purchased with this generous award. This money will go a long way in helping us create the new STEM Lab our students, staff, and community deserve.

To learn more about Project Lead the Way (PLTW), check out www.pltw.org. Grant funding will support integration of the following courses beginning next school year:

  • PLTW Gateway (6-8)
  • PLTW Computer Science
  • PLTW Engineering
  • PLTW Biomedical Science

We can’t wait to see the positive impact this money has on our teachers, our courses, and our kids!

Contact Us

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