Active Shooter Drill Night

ALICE- Active Shooter Drill Info Night for Parents/Community- March 13 @6-7pm @ICMS

March 1st, 2018

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s);

As many of you are aware, school districts participate in many different drills throughout the school year to help our students be aware and prepared for different circumstances. These drills include fire drills, tornado drills, earthquake drills and bus evacuation drills just to name a few that each school conducts.

In recent years, we have also conducted drills for an Intruder/Active Shooter. We have worked closely with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and with the Waterman Police Department on our drills, and they have always provided us with feedback to make sure that we have a safe environment for our students and staff. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and Waterman Police Department have been working with the Indian Creek School District this year on ALICE training. ALICE stands for A-alert; L-lockdown; I-inform; C-counter and E-evacuate. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department has provided training to the staff at Indian Creek. Our next phase is to provide an intruder drill for our students. This will be completed unannounced to the public in the spring. It was advised to not disclose the dates to ensure student safety. The ALICE approach allows for multiple response options for students and staff depending upon an intruder’s location within a building. You can learn more about ALICE here:

With this new training for an intruder, we will also be conducting an informational meeting for parent(s)/guardian(s) on Tuesday, March 13th, at 6 pm in the Indian Creek Middle School Gymnasium. The students will be made aware that this is a drill, as to not create a time of worry or concern for the students. Also, at the elementary school, the staff will be reading a book “I’m Not Scared….I’m Prepared Because I Know All About ALICE,” written by Julia Cook, prior to our drill. You can view a video of the book at the following YouTube Link:

As always, continue to listen to your child(ren)’s concerns about school safety and reassure them that the school has procedures in place to help keep them safe. Encourage your children to share concerns with you and with any staff member so that we can continue to provide a safe environment for the students and staff. Do not hesitate to call the building principal if you have any questions or concerns. Indian Creek Elementary-David Mantzke, 815-824-2122; Indian Creek Middle School-Steven Simpson, 815-264-3351; and Indian Creek High School-Sarah Montgomery, 815-824-2197.


Indian Creek Administrative Team

Click on the schools link for more information:

Indian Creek CCC 35th Annual Auction

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Helping Our Students and Our Schools

The Indian Creek CCC is presenting the 35th Annual People-for-People Auction on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 12:30pm.  The auction will be in the Indian Creek Middle School at 335 E. Garfield St. in Waterman.  The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the auction will begin at 12:30 pm.  Lunch available from the Indian Creek Music Boosters starting at noon.  Contact Kayln Klotz at 630-667-8418 or email if you are interested in donating an item or have any questions.  Watch the Schools Web Page, under Our Community/Parent Organizations/Community Concern for Children CCC for a listing of items being donated! List is updated weekly! All proceeds from this auction go towards programs/items for the K-12 students in the Indian Creek School District #425.  


Youth Organization Grants by Waterman Community Chest

Waterman Community Chest

P.O. Box 311

Waterman, IL      60556

501©3 Corporation

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The Waterman Community Chest welcomes and encourages local Waterman youth organizations to request money for grants to be considered for our next annual fundraising event. 

The Waterman Community Chest have funds set aside for local youth organizations such as scouts and 4h.

If your youth organization is interested, please print the form attached and mail it for consideration to:


Waterman Community Chest

P.O. Box 311

Waterman, IL 60556

Position Available at the N.I.C.E. Center in Lee


Are you looking for something that is meaningful and fulfilling in your life?  Well, pray about this opportunity.

The N.I.C.E. Food Pantry has a position available for a pantry coordinator or team coordinators.  This person or team will be in charge of the food pantry operation.  You do not need to be a NICE board member to do this job.   The coordinator will work with the bd. officers and report at bi monthly board meetings.

Jeannie Johnson will be leaving this position in late March.   She will train and be available for assistance to help the new coordinator(s).  

If you might be interested and want to know more about the position, please call Sandy Rueff at 815-751-0585.  

Give DeKalb County 2018

On May 3, 2018 Give DeKalb County will host their fifth giving day to raise funds for 501(c)3 nonprofits that are located in and/or serving DeKalb County.

For more information, visit Give DeKalb County 2018's website at:

Give DeKalb County is a 24-hour fundraising event designed to build community, encourage philanthropy, connect donors to nonprofits, promote collaboration, and raise awareness about the nonprofit sector. Donors of all ages and walks of life are encouraged to express their generosity on May 3, 2018 and they hope you will join them in this extraordinary philanthropic event!

To participate, nonprofits must be:

Located in, serving, and/or conducting organizational activities in DeKalb County, IL

Legally recognized by the IRS as 501(c)3 organizations

Waterman Summer Rec

It is that time of the year again…

Baseball Registration!!


Walk in registration for the 2018 season is

January 20th and February 3rd from 9am to 12pm at the

Waterman Community Building (Lincoln Highway).


Registration deadline is February 19th!!!

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Save the date…March 3rd is Waterman Summer Rec Family Night at the Rockford Ice Hogs Game, more info to follow!!


Any questions, contact the Waterman Summer Rec at:

Indian Creek Rec Softball & T-Ball Registration 2018


Open Registration from January 17-th - February 15th 2018. 

Girls softball grades 1st - 8th grades and T-ballers that are minimum age 5 & currently in Kindergarden are eligible to register!

Season runs Mid May thru end of June!

If you are interested in Coaching let us know!  Contact us at OR like our page on facebook and message us there!  *All coaches must complete a background check. 

  • 8 Week Seasons
  • Equipment & Facilities Provided
  • Referees, Umpires & Coaches
  • Spring Softball/T-ball & Fall/Winter Basketball

FREE Business Model Workshop



Calendar of Events

Thurs. Feb. 22, 2018 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Registration Required Limited to 12 people Register Online at:

Cost: FREE, space limited


DeKalb Co. Business Incubator

DeKalb Co. Community Outreach Bldg.

Barton Conference Room

2500 N. Annie Glidden Rd. DeKalb, IL 60115

CCC People For People Auction

35th Annual People For People Auction!

Sponsored by Indian Creek Community Concern for Children!

Join us on Sunday, MARCH 11th, 2018 at Indian Creek Middle School, 335 E. Garfield Street in Waterman.

Lunch served at NOON by The I.C. Music Boosters.

This is a great way to promote your business AND support our community.

All donations are tax deductible!

Contact us at IndianCreekCCC@yahoo.comor call Kayln at 630-667-8418!

Watch the school’s web page for a listing of items being donated!







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Happy New Year

Happy New Year from your

Waterman - Shabbona Business Association!


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Please join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new location of Foster’s Financial Management, LLC and Foster’s Tax & Accounting, LLC at 311 W Comanche Ave. in Shabbona. 

The ribbon cutting will take place on Tuesday December 12th at 4:00pm

We look forward to seeing you!

Charles E. Foster, Registered Representative, Investment Adviser Representative

Securities offered through Cetera Financial Specialists LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Cetera Investment Advisers LLC. Cetera entities are under separate ownership from any other entity.