The Softball games that were scheduled vs. Forreston on 4/14/14 have been CANCELED due to the Cold and Wet Weather. These games have been Rescheduled to Monday, April 28, 2014 in Thomson. Varsity will be at 4:30 followed by the F/S game.
West Carroll FFA Partners with Dodge Ram and Kunes Country Auto Group
West Carroll FFA partners with Dodge Ram and Kunes country auto motive group to help fundraise for the West Carroll FFA Chapter. Kunes Country auto motive group and Dodge Ram is willing to donate $20 to the West Carroll FFA Chapter for each test drive of a new RAM truck on April 19th and the 21st through the 26th. Families, friends, alumni, and the general public are invited to take a short test drive at the event. One test drive is limited per family. Each driver must make an appointment with a sales representative between April 19th and April 21st through the 26th, 2014. To make an appointment call (815) 244-2121. Kunes Auto Group and RAM Truck will donate $20 for each test drive, for up to 50 test drivers. We are hoping to see as many participants as possible to help support the West Carroll FFA Chapter.
FFA Members Attend Farm Bureau Youth Conference
On April 7th and April 8th the West Carroll FFA Chapter sent four members to Springfield, IL to attend the Farm Bureau Youth Conference. The four members that attended the conference were Rachel Dykstra, Christy Ralston, Kristen Houzenga, and Ashley Hunt. At the conference, members learned new leadership abilities through workshops and keynote speakers. The two keynote speakers were Keith Patterson and Paul Moya. There was six Growth Sessions available and members were able to attend four of the session including a career fair. The six sessions that members could pick from where don’t waste your best opportunity, simply drive, Ag careers, advocating after the jacket, cultivating your personal brand, and planting your potential. The members also enjoyed a sponsored dance and evening filled with activities. A food drive was held at the conference and West Carroll FFA contributed 176 items that will be returned to Carroll County.
West Carroll High School
West Carroll High School has a student population of approximately 400 students from the communities of Savanna, Mt. Carroll and Thomson, Illinois. Students have the opportunity to take a wide variety of classes to facilitate their learning styles and academic goals for the future. AP and Dual Credit classes are part of the diverse curriculum at West Carroll. Currently students have the opportunity to graduate from West Carroll and pick up a maximum of thirty five college credits. In addition the high school offers the opportunity to send students to the AVC center in Elizabeth to sharpen a particular vocational interest. In 2013-14 approximately 50 students took advantage of that opportunity. Pupils have the options of choosing from well over 100 classes in their four years of schooling. Typically 75- 80% of graduates continue their post secondary education either at a junior college or four year university.
In addition to curricular offerings the high school is able to offer students a vast number of extra curricular events. The Thunder quickly developed a reputation for athletic success on the playing field and we hope that continues. Curricular clubs have also had much success with outstanding participation. A State Sweepstake Music trophy has been secured every year of existence for the high school including consecutive state championships the past three years. The West Carroll FFA program is highly esteemed throughout the state and is recognized yearly for its excellence!
We highly encourage all of our students to become involved in the many fun aspects of our West Carroll atmosphere to create lifetime memories.