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Pawprint 12/16/14 Information concerning Lockdown at Matthews Middle School - Hello this is Dr. Coles, Superintendent of Schools for Wauconda CUSD 118. This is an important message concerning the lockdown that occurred at Matthews Middle School at 9:45 a.m. this morning. The lockdown was initiated because a student found a bullet on the hallway floor during student passing period. The student immediately gave it to a teacher who then immediately reported the situation to the building administration. Building administration called for a lockdown and notified Island Lake Police. A comprehensive investigation occurred utilizing both first responders and school administration to try and ascertain the origins of the bullet as well as to determine the level of any threat. The investigation included a locker-by-locker search, a comprehensive review of security camera footage as well as other necessary investigatory actions. At 12:20 p.m. it was determined that students and staff could proceed with their school day. School counselors have been made available to assist students should they require support. Please know that we take school safety very seriously in District 118 and the incident that occurred today will be part of an ongoing police investigation. Thank you.

Hola soy el Dr. Coles, superintendente de las escuelas de Wauconda CUSD 118. Este es un mensaje importante sobre el encierre que ocurrió en la Matthews Middle School esta mañana a las 9:45 am. El cierre se inició debido que un estudiante se encuentro una bala en el suelo del pasillo durante la llegada de los estudiantes.  El estudiante inmediatamente  le dio la bala a un maestro que luego informó inmediatamente la situación a la administración del edificio.  La administración del edificio pidió un encierre y  notificaron a la Policía de Island Lake. Una investigación completa ocurrió utilizando dos primeros respondedores  y administración de la escuela para tratar de determinar el origen de la bala, así como para determinar el nivel de amenaza. La investigación incluyó una  búsqueda en los casilleros, la revisión exhaustiva de filmación de las cámaras de seguridad, así como otras medidas de investigación necesarias. A las 12:20 p.m. se determinó que los estudiantes y el personal podrían proceder con su horario escolar. Los consejeros escolares se han puesto a disposición para ayudar a los estudiantes en caso de que requieren apoyo. Por favor, sepan que tomamos muy en serio la seguridad de las escuelas en el Distrito 118 y el incidente que se produjo hoy será parte de una investigación policial. Muchas Gracias.

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Pawprint 2014 Illinois At-A-Glance Report Cards for all schools in Wauconda School District 118 are now available on our district website on the State Report Cards webpage. Additionally, the Illinois At-A-Glance Report Cards may be found at the Illinois Report Card website. At this Illinois State Board of Education supported website, more information may be found by browsing each individual school or district report card.  Any parent interested in receiving a printed copy of the Illinois At-A-Glance Report Card for a specific school should contact that school to make arrangements for a copy to be sent home with their child or to arrange a time to pick up a copy.

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It is the policy of Wauconda Community Unit School District 118 not to discriminate on the basis of color, race, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, gender identity, status of being homeless, order of protection status, actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy, with respect to its educational programs, enrollments, activities or employment policy. This policy of non-discrimination is in compliance with Titles IX and VI and Section 504.

Inquiries concerning compliance may be directed to a Principal at any one of our six schools or to Mr. James LePage, Nondiscrimination Coordinator, and/or Mrs. Val Donnan, Complaint Manager, 555 North Main Street, Wauconda, IL 60084, (847) 526-7690, or the Director of the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, D.C.


Bullying, intimidation, and harassment are not acceptable in any form and will not be tolerated at school or any school related activity. The School District will protect students against retaliation for reporting incidents of bullying, intimidation, or harassment, and will take disciplinary action against any student who participates in such conduct.


Policy 2:260 Uniform Grievance Procedure Policy 7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited
Policy 5:10 Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Recruitment Policy 7:80 Release Time for Religious Instruction/Observance
Policy 5:20 Sexual Harassment Policy 7:130 Student Rights and Responsibilities
Policy 5:30 Hiring Process and Criteria Policy 7:180 Preventing Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment
Policy 6:140 Education For Homeless Children Policy 7:190 Student Discipline
Policy 6:145 Migrant Students Policy 8:20 Community Use of School Facilities
Policy 7:10 Equal Educational Opportunities Policy 8:70 Accommodating Individuals With Disabilities

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