Coach Bob Anderson Enters Retirement

After 45 years, and 732 varsity boys basketball wins, Coach Robert P. Anderson has announced his retirement, effective today. The fact that he coached his last several years in a gym bearing his name says it all. Much will be shared on the impact he has had on our school, our community, and the lives of countless young men. But we think sportswriter Joe Morrissey said it best. As guard "Bobby Anderson" entered his senior year for Western Illinois University, Morrisey penned "Don't bet against him. He has a habit of reaching goals." Amen. Coach A began leading the Williamsfield Bombers boys basketball team in 1979. He has led the RW Cougars since the coop began. For 45 years he has taught young men to pour their heart and soul into something greater than themselves. He influenced young men to demand more of themselves than they ever thought possible. He practiced and preached things like preparation and hustle. He had unwavering expectations and demanded you make yourself vulnerable by taking charges and diving on the floor when the ball was loose. At the end of the day, he exemplified the traits it takes to make a difference in the world. He didn't just talk the talk. He walked the walk. And now, after 45 years, as Coach Anderson would say, it's on to the next play. Good luck Coach Anderson! We thank you. We love you. And we wish you the best! GO COUGARS! 

Battery Storage & Microgrid Controller RFP

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First Electric Buses Hit the Road

Williamsfield Schools is excited to announce the arrival of our first six electric school buses, with two more scheduled for delivery later this fall! We are also excited to announce that seven of the eight electric buses will have been manufactured at the new Lion Electric facility in Joliet, IL! These new AM/PM route buses even come with Air Conditioning! All of the electric buses will be fueled by chargers from NUVVE, the global leader in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. They will also be a functioning component of our own campus microgrid! These buses are designed with emissions-free propulsion systems to provide a clean and quiet ride for the students & drivers at Williamsfield Schools. The buses, charging stations, and microgrid components are being purchased with federal grant funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy. “To me, this is an opportunity for us, as communities, to position ourselves for future proofing and make ourselves communities in which people want to go, people want to work, people want to live,” said Tim Farquer, superintendent of Williamsfield Schools. The new electric buses will be fueled by solar energy produced on campus. Click the links below to view press related to the project.

How one rural district is on the road to electrify its bus fleet (K-12 Dive)
Electric Buses Come to Rural Illinois (STN Podcast)
Illinois school coalition plans buildout of electric 'microgrids' with $15 million in grant funding (NPR Illinois)

Livestreams on the NFHS Network

All RW Cougar events will now be live-streamed through the NFHS Network on our new RW Cougars Co-op channel, which can be accessed HERE. Middle school boys & girls basketball will still stream on our Williamsfield channel, as will all other Williamsfield-based events. The Williamsfield Schools channel can be accessed HERE.

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