Ashland, IL – September 12, 2016 —The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded A-C Central Schools a $3,000 grant to support youth literacy. This local grant is part of $4.5 million in youth literacy grants awarded to approximately 1,000 organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves. Given at the beginning of the academic school year, these grants are aimed at supporting teachers, schools, and organizations with resources to strengthen and enhance literacy instruction.
“We are extremely excited at A-C Central to be awarded this grant to help fund our Reading Improvement Program. We have had great success with this program in past years, and we are excited to be able to expand it to more students as a result of this grant.”
The grant will support expanding the number of seat licenses available in a program called “Reading Plus” where last year, students having access to this program improved 9.7% compared to those not using the program.
“By awarding these grants, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is committed to making a meaningful impact in our local communities,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “These grants provide funds to support youth literacy initiatives and educational programs throughout the communities we serve to ensure a successful academic year for students.”
Committed to helping increase the literacy skills of individuals of all ages, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $127 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping nearly 7.9 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education since its inception in 1993. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants each year to nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also supports customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for the high school equivalency test. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers may pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services.
About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $127 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.9 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
Good evening. This is an important message for all A-C Central parents concerning the elementary, middle and high school open houses and the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.
The Middle & High School Open Houses will be Monday, August 15th from .
The elementary Open House will be Tuesday, August 16th from . Students are to bring all school supplies with them. This will be an evening to meet your child’s teacher also.
If you have not registered your child for the new school year, please do so before open house.
There will be an elementary PTO meeting evening after the elementary open house. The meeting will start at and be held in the elementary library.
The first day of school for the 2016-2017 school year is Wednesday, August 17th. There will be an early dismissal on Wednesday, the 17th, Thursday, the 18th and Friday the 19th. The elementary students will dismiss at for walkers and for bus riders. The middle and high school students will dismiss at . Buses should be running 1 hour earlier than their regularly scheduled times.
We hope everyone has had a great summer and we are all ready to start the new school year!
Thank you and have a great evening!
Good evening. This is an important message for A-C Central parents for the 2016-2017 school year and about junior high baseball and softball.
Registration packets will be mailed out Monday, July 18th. Registration is in Ashland on August 1st from 2 – 7 PM and in Chandlerville on August 2nd from 4 – 7 PM. To avoid the long wait on those dates, you may turn packets in any time before registration. The elementary office will be closed from July 15th – July 22nd but you may leave packets in the mailbox at the elementary school. It will be checked daily. The Middle and High School office is closed until July 20th so you may bring your packets in anytime to the unit office in Ashland until the 20th. You may take them to either office after the 20th.
There will be a parent informational meeting for junior high softball and baseball on Wednesday, July 20th beginning at 6:00 PM at Nate’s Park in Chandlerville. Softball practice and baseball conditioning start Monday, July 25th.
A text version of this message can be found on the school’s website at www.a-ccentral.com.
Thank you and have a great evening!
Good evening. This is an important message for all A-C Central parents concerning registration, physicals provided at registration and a Post Prom meeting.
The Cass County Health Clinic is planning to be on site for registration in both Ashland and Chandlerville to provide school physicals. However, you must complete the clinic paperwork and have it turned into the Cass County Health Clinic at 331 S. Main St. Virginia by noon on Friday 7/29. Packets can be picked up in either the unit office in Ashland or the elementary office in Chandlerville. If the health clinic does not receive any paperwork to schedule appointments by that time, Physicians will not be onsite to provide services. You can drop completed forms off at the clinic or fax completed clinic forms to the Cass County Health Clinic at 217-452-7245 ATTN: Tiffany Angelo.
Registration will be August 1st from 2 – 7 PM in Ashland and on August 2nd from 4 – 7 PM in Chandlerville. Feel free to turn packets into either the unit office or the elementary any time before then!
The Post Prom committee will be meeting August 1st at 6:30 PM in the Ashland cafeteria. Please attend to discuss upcoming events!
A text version of this message can be found at www.a-ccentral.com. Thank you and have a great evening.
A-C CENTRAL CUSD #262
CASS, SANGAMON, MORGAN AND MENARD COUNTIES
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
JULY 20, 2016
The Board of Education at A-C Central CUSD #262 will meet to conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, July 20 to receive public comment on a proposed waiver application, which, if approved, would continue to allow the district to apply for a modification of the Illinois School Code. Said modification would allow all children of A-C Central District employees to attend A-C Central tuition free regardless of their place residence. The Public Hearing will be held in the Unit Office at 501 W Buchanan, Ashland, IL at 6:45 PM.
Testimony on said waiver application will be taken during this public hearing.
V. Todd Jokish, President
A-C Central Board of Education
A-C Central CUSD #262