Mayor’s Summer Kickoff – May 29-31 – Barry, IL

mayors summer kick offTime to have some fun in Barry, IL!  Join the fun May 29-31 at Lafayette Park! Bring your lawn chairs, relax and enjoy great music and fun. Advanced ticket sales are now open. 20% of ticket sales go to the Western School District! Advance ticket packets of 22 can be purchased for only $18.
Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Barry City Hall
  • Western High School
  • Stroemer Foods
  • Barry Thrift Shop
  • First National Bank of Barry

Free Vision, hearing & developmental screenings – May 12 – Pleasant Hill, IL

pch youth eventPleasant Hill School District, Four Rivers Special Education District and Pike County Health Department are offering free vision, hearing and developmental screenings for children 2 1/2 to 4 yrs of age who reside in School District #3, 9am-2pm on Monday, May 12 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Call to schedule an appointment 217-734-2311. Screening and parent information determines eligibility for Pleasant Hill Pre-Kindergarten Program serving 3 and 4 year old children.

Don’t Get Rid of Your Prom Dresses!

Pageant Flyer colorLadies, if we can have your attention for a moment. Please don’t get rid of your gorgeous prom dresses once prom season is over. You can wear it again (your parents will love that they’re getting their money’s worth out of your dress lol)! Keep that dress and wear it in the Pittsfield Fall Festival in August! You know you looked amazing in it once, so make sure to wow everyone one more time before you move onto the next year’s fashion!

Keep an eye on the local papers, Pike County Happenings, the Pittsfield Fall Festival Facebook page, and listen to WBBA to stay up to date on Fall Festival info. This is a great pageant to be a part of, don’t be shy, own that catwalk!

Western Senior Awards Banquet – May 21 – Barry, IL

School Events and Activities BoardThe Western Senior Awards Banquet is May 21 at 7:15 pm in the Western Elementary Gym. The banquet will be directly following the baccalaureate ceremony that is being held at 6 pm in the Western High School gym.

Last year, at our first annual Senior Awards Banquet, over 170 people attended. This year we are hopeful for more attendees. Each year, we have seen the amount of awards going to our seniors grow by leaps and bounds. To keep the graduation ceremony to an appropriate length, we like to give our Seniors a nice banquet to recognize their accomplishments.

We will have desserts for graduates and family members as we honor our best and brightest. A formal invite will be sent out to scholarship presenters and students/parents soon. To help pay for some of the supplies needed (napkins, plates, table cloths, forks, tea, coffee, lemonade, and desserts) we are asking for $25 donations.

Red Cross Blood Drive – April 25 – Barry, IL

Give-Blood-Give-LifeA Red Cross Blood drive will be held on Friday, April 25 from 2:30 to 7 pm at the Western Community Unit District 12 High School located at 401 McDonough in Barry, IL

Congrats to the WHS Choral Students!

se2014WHS Choral Students Attend IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest

On Saturday, March 8th, several high school choral students attended IHSA Solo and Ensemble contest hosted by Warsaw High School. The pieces that were preformed included solos “Love Has Eyes” sung by Madaline Thompson and “Homeward Bound” sung by Jennifer Hubbard as well as a trio “Matchmaker” sung by Mariah Goodwin, Madison Martin and Madaline Thompson. All three events received an Excellent (II) rating from their judges.

Solo and Ensemble is an annual event hosted by area schools and sponsored by the IHSA. It gives students the opportunity to prepare and perform pieces of various styles while providing them with feedback on their performance.

Pictured from left to right Madaline Thompson, Mariah Goodwin, Jennifer Hubbard, and Madison Martin.

Western After Prom Bingo Night – March 15 – Barry, IL

after promThe Western After Prom will host a Bingo night on Saturday, March 15 at the Barry American Legion Hall. A meal will be served at 5pm. Meal is $5 for pulled pork, chips, dessert, soda or water. Bingo is from 6-9 pm with sheets of 9 games for only $1 each or $20 for the night can be purchased at the door.
Profits support the Western After Prom, April 26-27.

Honk JR Musical – April 4 & 5 – Barry, IL

honkWestern High School to present Honk JR.
The Western High School drama club will be presenting Honk Jr. on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. Honk Jr. is a musical re-telling of Hans Christian Anderen’s fairy tale, “The Ugly Duckling”. Full of up-beat musical and “fowl” humor, it is sure to please audiences young and old. Tickets will go on sale March 10. Tickets are $5 for Adults and $3 for Students. Child care will be provided for children under five years old. Call the WHS for tickets at 217-335-2323.

Prom Dates – All Schools

promProm time is almost here! The fun of picking out your dress, your tux, or whatever you’re wearing. And who says you have to go with a date, chill with your pals and have a great time teens!

Pittsfield Prom – March 22
Pleasant Hill Prom – April 26
Western Prom – April 26
Griggsville-Perry Prom – May 3

Variety Show 2014: Winter Escape – Feb 22 – Barry, IL

School Events and Activities BoardIt’s time for a winter escape! Saturday, Feb 22, the Western Music Boosters will present their annual Variety Show at the Western High School gym at 7 pm. The show will include music by high school and junior high students as well as poetry readings, skits, guard routines and other antics. The MC for this year will be Steve Schulz.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $7 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be reserved by calling Western High School office. Dessert, coffee and other drinks will be on sale during the show. This year, there will also be a silent auction of items including tees & hoodies, Chicken dinner vouchers, voice lessons, Bath and Body works among others.