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District Mission

Pope County CUSD #1 is a county-wide pre-K-12 school district that serves the residents of the county all their public education needs.  Our mission is to provide all students with opportunities to develop to their maximum potential to become effective life-long learners and to actively participate in our democracy and society.

Flying the Jolly Roger
 
Flying the Jolly Roger
by Chuck Bleyer, Superintendent

The election for school board members was held in early April, and Pope County CUSD #1 has two new members.  I want congratulate and welcome John Wallace and Blake Schuchardt on winning their seats on the board.  I also want to congratulate previous member Kathy Simmons on her reelection to her seat on the board.  These members will be involved in important decision making and charting the direction of the school district for the next four years.  On another note, I want to thank Toy Simpkins and Sandy Cowsert for running for a seat on the board.  It is always commendable when a person has the passion to put forth the time consuming effort to run for an office.  However, I would be remiss for not honoring the commitment of outgoing board members Kevin Richerson and Keith Collier.  Although I only worked with Kevin and Keith for the last three years, they were involved in board action in previous years.  Their expertise in board protocol, leadership, and commitment to the students will be missed.  If you get a chance, please thank Kevin and Keith for nobly representing the citizens of Pope County.
Go Pirates! 

Recent News

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Laptop Grant Awarded
01/12/2017
Pope County CUSD #1 was awarded a grant for twenty-five laptops worth nearly $15,000. I would like to thank State Farm for awarding the District the grant.
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5 Essentials Survey
01/12/2017
Parents/Guardians, Teachers, and Students are asked to complete the 5 Essentials Survey for our District. This survey will be reflected on our School Report Card from the State Board of Education. The survey will be available until January 16, 2017. Click "Read More" for the link to the survey.
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PTO Purchases Microwave
01/06/2017
Thank you to John Hall and the Pope County CUSD #1 Parent-Teacher Organization for purchasing a much needed microwave for the Elementary - Junior High School cafeteria.
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Notice to Parents and Guardians
11/28/2016
Over the month of December, the high school gym roof will be replaced. The current roof, which is almost 40 years old, has deteriorated and can no longer keep rain from leaking onto the gym floor. Of course, this a hazard to the students and the facility. As the roof is being replaced, we are not anticipating any altering of our sports and after-school schedules. I appreciate your patience in this important and necessary upgrade to our facilities.
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125 State Hwy 146 West
Golconda, Illinois 62938
Phone: 618-683-2301
Fax: 618-683-5181