Students Tout Technology to Legislators

The following article first appeared in the Galesburg Register Mail and can be viewed online here

WILLIAMSFIELD — Three Williamsfield High School students and two teachers will be participating Thursday in the annual TECH 2015 Students for the Information Age event at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield. Sixty-six schools will be represented from throughout the state.

Students will show the public and elected members of the Illinois Senate and the House of Representatives how technology is being used in the classroom to increase student engagement and improve achievement. Student demonstrations may be viewed in the Capitol Building Rotunda. They will demonstrate how technology has helped them with their schoolwork.

Taking part in the demonstration will be students Drake Chandlee, Collin Grubb and Tyler Manthei and instructors Kirk Mustain, and Kathy Wight. The Williamsfield students will demonstrate how they use coding in the community by building free and functional websites for local companies using HTML, CSS, PHP, and Javascript coding.

The purpose of TECH 2015 is to raise awareness of the critical role technology plays in preparing students to succeed in today’s world, and to show the need for increased funding for classroom technology. Students will demonstrate for lawmakers and the public the creative ways technology is being used to enhance and accelerate student achievement in Illinois schools today. 

TECH 2015 is a not-for-profit initiative presented by Illinois Computing Educators, and is supported by a broad range of education and business organizations. Corporate Platinum Plus partners are CDW-G and Comcast Business.

MS Track Pictures

MS Track pictures will be on Thursday, May 7 @ 8:15 am


Bass Fishing team Qualifies for State!

Last year the Bomber Bass Fishing team had a late fish spit out the hook and just missed qualifying for state. The BIG ONE didn't get away this year! The Williamsfield Bass Fishing team took 2nd place at the IHSA Banner Marsh Sectional and earned a trip to the State Finals. Ironically, the big fish that didn't get away this year, died in the live tank prior to weigh-in. Only live fish count toward team totals (correction, the big bass did count towards total after a half pound deduction, however, it did not qualify for big bass). If boat #1 would've been able to count the monster (caught by Nick Kertz and landed by Jordan Stewart in a boat captained by David Krans), Williamsfield would have won the sectional title. But hey, even without the fish, boat #1 finished almost two pounds ahead of the third place team! Williamsfield boat #2 also had a solid day on the water finishing 6th out of fifteen boats. Excellent job gentlemen! Coach Rigg and the team will travel to southern Illinois and Carlyle Lake to compete in the two-day State Finals event May 15-16. Click HERE for state tournament information. Members of the team include:

Boat #1: Nick Kertz, Jordan Stewart, Donnie Zimmerman (Driver: David Krans)

Boat #2: Drake Chandlee, Curtis Howerton, Timmy Lynn (Driver: little Markie Chandlee) 

from left to right: Timmy Lynn, Coach Kent Rigg, Curtis Howerton, Nick Kertz, Drake Chandlee, Donnie Zimmerman, Driver little Markie Chandlee, Jordan Stewart (not pictured Driver David Krans)


Click the pic below for full state series results.

Annual FFA Plant Sale

Annual FFA Plant Sale at the Williamsfield Schools Greenhouse
Saturday, May 2nd & Saturday, May 9th (8am-3pm both days)
Beautiful hanging baskets $10-$12
Delicious vegetable plants 4 for $1
Cuttings $1 each

And while you are there, be sure to check out our hydroponics system! It's already produced lettuce for The Billtown Cafe. A bumper tomato crop is well on its way!

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