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  • School Closings Information

    In the event of a school closing for inclement weather or in case of an emergency, the Donovan School District will utilize the One Call Now automated telephone alert system to contact parents via a phone call or text to inform parents of school closings information as soon as possible. 
    Listen to WGFA radio (94.1 FM), WVLI radio (92.7 FM or 101.7) or WKAN radio (1320 AM) to announce school closings as they occur. 

    Parents: Please DO NOT call the school for school closings information. 
    If you are not receiving One Call Now alerts please contact Mrs. Legan at leganj@donovanschools.org to sign-up for the automated alert system.

Daily Jr./Sr. High School Announcements

  • Color Run





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  • Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Donovan Class Officers!


    Freshman Class

    President: Carter Ponton
    Vice-President: Braden Klecan


    Sophomore Class

    President: Ashilee Boyajean
    Vice-President: Connor Stahlschmidt
    Treasurer: Blake Bard

    Secretary: Alivia Butler

    Junior Class

    President: Kylee Faupel
    Vice-President: Pation Lareau
    Treasurer: Jesse Shell
    Secretary: Daniel Weaver



    The Iroquois-Kankakee Regional Office of Education's Life Education Center programs' prevention efforts including the Parent Communication Campaign. Please find this link the October newsletter to remind parents to Keep Showing Up. They're Still Growing Up. The newsletter encourages parents to find time to discuss the risks of underage drinking and make the small moments matter. 


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    with the Yearbook department.

    DHS Yearbook Photo Sharing



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District Announcements


    Attention Parents & Caregivers: 


    2020-2021 School Calendar Highlights



    The Donovan CUSD #3 School District has entered into an intergovernmental agreement with the Watseka Public Library that will provide all Donovan CUSD #3 students and employees a library card to the Watseka Public Library at no charge. The Watseka Library has access to over 10 million physical books and over 54,000 e-books. We are excited to provide and increase the educational resources for all Donovan students.


    Please see this attached letter from Andy Jordan, Donovan Jr. Sr. High School Principal for more information about the new partnership. 



    The Donovan Community Unit School District will dismiss students every 2nd Wednesday of the month to allow all staff time for district training, staff meetings, and professional development. The Elementary school students will dismiss at 1:22 and the Jr/Sr high school students will dismiss at 1:30 on these days.

    Please contact the Elementary School (815) 486-7321 or the Jr. / Sr. High School (815) 486-7395 with questions or concerns.  
    We look forward to providing the best education possible to your child(ren).


    Dr. James Eilers Bradley University full-tuition scholarship for Donovan Graduates


    Bradley Scholarship Andy Jordan Principal

    Dr. Eilers was a Donovan High School graduate in 1962. This scholarship will be able to fund full tuition to Bradley University for a DHS graduate who is majoring in science. This is roughly a $35,000 per year and roughly $140,000 scholarship total value for the recipient as it follows them through their four years at Bradley University that will be awarded every 4 years.  The next time the scholarship will be awarded will be in the Spring of 2022.  However, it is expected and anticipated that the Dr. James Eilers Scholarship Fund will grow and the group will eventually be able to award a full four-year tuition scholarship to Bradley University every other year.


    The main focus of this scholarship is to fund a Donovan High School graduate for a degree in chemistry or physics; however, if no DHS scholarship applicants apply it will open up to any DHS applicants that major in anything science-related.  Click here for the Ford County press release.  Donovan staff pictured include Andy Jordan Principal, Angela Moos Science Teacher, Toni Ponton Science Teacher and Holly Robinson Counselor.  

Website Help!

  • Helpful Navigation Tips

    In an effort to better serve our viewers we have implemented some redundancy thoughout our website. For instance; When you select any Board of Education webpage you will be re-directed to the Board of Education portion of the district website. We have added this feature to ensure that no matter what building site you are visiting you always have access to the district level information you require. Here are some other helful website tips that may come in handy.

    Tip #1: All of our district websites are color coded for ease of identification. 

                1.  Grey & Burgandy=District Level
                2.  Red & White=Elementary School
                3.  Red & White/Black=Junior High School
                4.  Black & Gold/White=High School

    Tip#2When selected, the following menu items will re-direct you back to the district website. 
    These sections are part of the redundancy feature of the websites. All menus items and content are       identical on all of the school district websites. About Us, Board of Education, Parents, Public, and Staff

    Tip #3: Use the global icons bar on the right-hand side of each homepage for quick access to: District       Calender, Lunch Menus, Administration & Staff Directory Information, Classrooms, I-NOW Parent Porrtal, Local Weather, One Call Now and Google Classroom.

    Tip #4: You can always use the "Select a School" button at the top of all pages to get to where you want to go within the district.

    Tip #5: You the colorful interactive shortcut buttons to the right side of any homepage for quick access to the most frequently used webpages.       

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