Jan Events

Heyworth CUSD#4 January Events


There is NO SCHOOL Monday, January 16, 2023 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Vision and hearing screens are complete for the 2022/2023 school year. Referral letters were mailed home for those students who FAILED A SCREENING.  Please follow up with the appropriate provider as noted in the letter and return paperwork to me ASAP.  Please contact School Nurse, Sarah Bell with any questions.


Elementary Events


Please make sure all students wear appropriate clothing for the decreasing temperature as we move into the Winter Season! HES students will be inside if it is 20 degrees (feels like) or below for recess!


01/11/23-Join H.O.P.E. at Prairie Fire Grill on Wednesday, January 11th from 4:00-9:00 PM! No Flyer necessary, Dine in or Carry Out 309-473-9000. H.O.P.E. receives 15% of sales and we appreciate your support!


01/16/23-Clintonia Eagle Theater and H.O.P.E features a family fun event! 10% of concession sales will be donated to H.O.P.E. All day on Martin Luther King Junior Day in Clinton Illinois. 


St. Jude Math -a-thon Begins on January 17th.

Our fifth and sixth grade students at HES are joining St. Jude Children’s Hospital in the fight against childhood cancer by participating in a St. Jude Math-A-Thon starting on January 17th.  Let’s continue the tradition of giving; HGS has collected $85,000 in the past 25 years!


This two week-long event helps refine their academic skills while teaching them that they have the power to help others. Your involvement is a big part of making this program a success, and participation is easy. Please visit the link below if you are interested in giving to this great cause. The 5th and 6th graders at HES would like to thank you for any contributions made to help the children at St. Jude.




Library News!  #1 New York Times bestselling author Aaron Reynolds will be visiting Heyworth Elementary on March 2nd!  He will be giving two presentations to students: one for K-2nd, another for 3rd-6th.  Aaron Reynolds has written many highly acclaimed books


PETS OF REX DEXTER, the Caldecott Honor Medalist CREEPY CARROTS!, and the epic

fantasy chapter series FART QUEST. His hilarious and hands-on presentations are rumored to

keep kids spellbound and we can't wait to welcome him. Our Librarian, Ms. Harris, has been reading his books to students and sharing information about him in order to prepare our students. 

Mr. Reynolds is willing to sign copies of his books for our students, so keep your eyes open for a special book flyer to come home later this month with details on how to purchase a copy and prepare it to be signed.



Junior High School Events




The Junior High Yearbook is now available for sale in the online store (see below for link and code) and by order form. Order forms will be sent home on January 9, 2023. The cost of each yearbook is $18 and they will be handed out at the end of this school year. We typically hand the yearbook out for autographing on the last week of school. 


Parents of 8th grade students, we have extended the ordering deadline for “Shout Outs” and encourage your participation. We understand that students don’t necessarily want to be mentioned at this stage in life but will look back on it in years to come and it will be a great memento for them. The cost for each “Shout Out” is $10. The “Shout Out” is designed to be a simple congratulatory message for their final year of middle school. 


Additionally, we are asking that 8th grade students submit a baby photo to be used for the yearbook. The students and staff really enjoy this part of the yearbook trying to figure out “Who’s Who”. The only baby photo requirements are that they be a good quality photo that is between birth and 3 years of age. You can email the photos to Mrs. Fields at fieldsk@husd4.org or send them in with the students name marked on the back. 


Finally, the Yearbook Club would like to thank you for your continued support. A lot of hard work goes into creating these memories that your student will cherish in years to come. We are very excited to show off the HJHS 2022-2023 Yearbook! If you have any questions, please feel free to email our club sponsor Mrs. Kelly Fields at fieldsk@husd4.org


Interstate Studios Online Store: inter-state.com/order and enter this code: 72753Q


The HJHS Yearbook Club  


Senior High School Events




Miss Stanton is beginning the Course Selection process with current grades 8-11.  Parents, please check your email regularly for updates and information. Students are to review their selections with their guardians before entering their requests.


1.  High school students have through Thursday, January 12th to request a change to their classes.  Email Miss Stanton or stop by her office prior to 3:00 PM on January 12.


2. Miss Stanton is beginning course selections with students for the 2023-2024 school year!  The plan is to present to students on Fridays during their English classes, students will discuss their plans with their parents over the weekend and get their course sheet signed, then students enter their requests directly into Skyward the following Monday.  Grade-specific information will be emailed to guardians/students during their window. Please reach out if you would like to schedule a personal meeting.  The TENTATIVE dates are:

  • Juniors: Jan 13/17 [no school Monday, January 16th for MLK Day]

  • Sophomores: Jan 20/23

  • Freshman: Jan 27/30

  • Eighth Grade: Jan 19/24


3. For guidance on Mental Health Days (e.g., when to take them, when NOT to take them, how to spend the time, when to seek professional help, etc.), refer to this article by the Child Mind Institute.



01/11/23-The Heyworth HS Choir will be performing the National Anthem at the ISU Men's Basketball Game on Wednesday, January 11th.  The anthem will be performed before the game begins at 7:00pm.  Please see the flyer on our District’s Facebook page  with a discount code for anyone wishing to attend the game.  Tickets can be purchased online for $6.00 at GoRedbirds.com/promotions with promo code HEY23. 


1/11/23-January 11 @ 7pm - The HS Choir is singing the National Anthem at the ISU Home Basketball Game


01/13/2023 Winter Sports Pictures Part 2

-JH Wrestling

-JH Volleyball

-JH Cheer

-JH Clubs/Activities- Yearbook

-HS Clubs/Activities- Yearbook



01/23/23-On January 23rd, the HHS Musical is putting on a game night titled 'Music Match!' - $5 entrance fee. Prizes for winners! 




Attention Seniors as well as Parents and Guardians. Please submit your desired senior portraits for use in the 2022-2023 Yearbook. These pictures can be professional pictures or simply a picture that you like.  If you choose not to submit a secondary photo, we will use the pictures taken by Inter-State Studios (i.e. your ID photos). Additionally, we are asking that students submit a "baby photo" to be used for the yearbook. Finally, seniors are being asked to submit their senior quotes. These quotes must be school appropriate and are subject to review.  The quote cannot be extensively long, so choose your words wisely! To submit these photos and senior quotes, please email Mr. Kirkton at kirktonj@husd4.org. Make sure to include the name of the senior in the email so they can easily be placed in the correct spots. We will accept submissions through the first week of April, so you have plenty of time to get those turned in.


The Heyworth High School Yearbook is officially available through our digital store. You are able to order starting now and it will run through May 1st. There are limited quantities of the yearbook and the only way to guarantee one for your student is to purchase it early. We did sell out last year and we expect to sell out again this year. The cost of the base-level book is $50, but there are additional options for personalization. The yearbook staff would like to thank you for your continued support and we are excited to show off all the great content we have in store for this year's publication.