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Welcome and Thank You for visiting the Fieldcrest High School web page. We are proud of our school and the many wonderful things that are happening at Fieldcrest. We believe that it is important for every stakeholder to get involved in our school if the process of a strong educational background is to exist for our students. Fieldcrest High School has a current enrollment of approximately 350 students made up from the communities and outlying areas of Toluca, LaRose, Wenona, Dana, Rutland, Lostant, and Minonk. The diversity of business, agricultural, and overall economical backgrounds of each community provide for a wide range of personal experiences that can enhance a Fieldcrest student’s education. The educational setting for students at Fieldcrest High School includes a curriculum enhanced by the utilization of One to One technology. Students also enjoy vocational opportunities through the coordinated programs with the Bloomington Area Career Center (BACC). A member of the Heart of Illinois Conference, a student attending Fieldcrest will be challenged both educationally and extracurricular. Opportunities can be found in this place! Enjoy your visit!!!
Jessica Flores Creates Animation
Jessica Flores, a senior at Fieldcrest, created an animation project using Gimp and Wevideo programs. The animation is 104 frames and lasts 8 seconds. Jessica is in Art IV and has worked 4 weeks on the animation. You are invited to take a look!
FHS Students Selected for ILMEA All-State
Fieldcrest High School is proud to announce that Kierstin Durst, daughter of David and Lori Durst of Toluca, and Brayden Cunningham, son of Sean and Christine Cunningham of Minonk, were both selected to participate in the ILMEA All-State Chorus in Peoria January 26-28, 2017. This is Kierstin’s second year being chosen to sing at the All-State Music Festival.
Students are selected, by audition, to sing at the All-State Music festival and must participate at the district level before being chosen to continue on to All-State. Kierstin and Brayden auditioned in October and were selected to sing in the District Choir for the festival that was held on the beautiful campus of Olivet Nazarene University on November 26, 2016. Kierstin, a senior, and Brayden, a sophomore, were two of 120 students that were selected to sing in the district choir. There are nine districts throughout the state of Illinois and more than 1000 choir students that took part in the nine districts festivals. However, only 286 were picked to sing at All-State. Being selected to participate in ILMEA All-State Festival is the highest honor for an Illinois music student. In addition to rehearsing many hours for the concert Kierstin and Brayden had the opportunity to attend a College and Career Fair, experience hearing some other groups perform, as well as explore the variety of exhibits that were on display at the civic center. The weekend concluded with an excellent concert for the public at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 28th. The All-State Orchestra and All-State Band also performed. The entire Fieldcrest Community is very proud of Kierstin and Brayden and their accomplishments.
Emma Fortner DAR Winner
The Black Partridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored six area high school seniors at the award program held February 13, 2017. Each of them received the Good Citizen Award. The students were chosen by their high school for their qualities of good character which we emphasize as dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. After they are chosen they fill out a cover page, send a copy of their grades, write about their high school activities, their service to their community, their future plans, their extracurricular activities, and how they fill the four qualities of a DAR good citizen. Then in a two-hour session they are to write no more than 550 words on this topic, “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It.” The subtitle was, “How do the combined actions of many good citizens keep our nation moving forward?”
Each student counselor sends these papers along with two recommendations back to our DAR Chapter. The six students are judged by three judges that are non-DAR members. One winner from this group of six students is forwarded to the Good Citizen District Chairman. Our chapter winner was Kayla Hoffman from Roanoke-Benson High School the daughter of Nate and Karen Hoffman.
Other area Good Citizen winners were Grace Feeney from El Paso/Gridley High School the daughter of Amy and Chuck Feeney, Emma Fortner from Fieldcrest High School the daughter of Larry and Tina Fortner, Brenda Beaver from Midland High School the daughter of Ben and Jennifer Beaver, Kurt Bryning from Metamora Township High School the son of Dawn and Karl Bryning, and McKenzie Walz from Eureka High School the daughter of Shannon and Jack Walz.
The American History teacher, Deric Linder, from Metamora Township High School was also honored.
Rev. Sarah Wanck was the speaker for the event. She is the Associate Pastor for Crossroads Methodist Church. Not only is she the associate pastor, she also started the 309-worship service on Sunday mornings. Pastor Sarah referred to each of us being a dot along the spectrum of time but that we can be influenced by the past and influence others in the future.
The Black Partridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution wish to thank the parents, counselors, teachers, and others for making this a very special day for our Good Citizen Award winners.
Lumen or Schoology—What is the difference and which one do I choose?
Lumen is our district’s Student Information System(SIS). It contains demographic (address, guardian, emergency contacts) information on your student, also, it lists their grades, lunch fees, registration fees, and student schedules. The parent logon information is given during registration.
Schoology is our district’s Learning Management System (LMS). The teachers use this program to communicate with students. Students are automatically signed up for this when school starts. Parents have an option to sign up for this by contacting the school. The students can view their assignments, schedules, announcements, feedback on assignments submitted, and a calendar with upcoming dates. Teachers also use Schoology to give online tests, make resources available to students (rather than giving them a paper copy), have students submit homework in digital form and email. The grades that students see in Schoology are for assignments submitted online. To view the current grade for the class, Lumen is the source parents and students need to use.
In the future, we hope to have Lumen and Schoology be able to sync information like grades and assignments. However, right now parents need to rely on Lumen to have the correct grades posted.
Official School Records/Transcript information: To request an official record from Fieldcrest High School, please download and complete the records request form found on the Guidance Department Page. You may return the form by mail, fax or electronically scanning the page to return.