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School will not be in session on Friday, February 12, or Monday, February 15.

Upcoming Important Dates

Please make note of the following upcoming important dates:

February 11 - Midterm Third Quarter

February 12 - No School; Teacher Institute

February 15 - No School; President's Day

February 17 - Midterm Progress Reports

February 17 - Hardee's Fundraiser

Thursday, February 25 - Kindergarten Registration; 5:00-8:00 P.m.

Saturday, February 27 - Solo/Ensemble Contest at Highland Middle School

Sunday, February 28 - Cosmic Bingo from 12:30-2:00 P.M.

Monday, March 7 - No School

School News

State Champions - Lady Bulldog Basketball

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The Lady Bulldogs were crowned the Class S SIJHSAA State Champions on Saturday, January 30, with a 32-15 win over the Bartelso Braves.  Leading up to the championship game, the Lady Bulldogs defeated St. John Lutheran-Red Bud, 54-14, and New Hope, 36-11.  The Lady Bulldogs outscored their opponents 122-40 on their way to claiming their fourth State Championship in a row.  Congrats to the team, Coach Albers, and Coach Gabler.



Regional Champions - Lady Bulldog Basketball

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Congrats to the Lady Bulldog Basketball Team for being crowned the Class S Region 5 Regional champions.  The Lady Bulldogs will now play St. John Lutheran-Red Bud at 2:30 on Saturday,January 23, in quarterfinal action.


Junior High Social Studies Vacancy

Germantown Elementary is accepting applications for a junior high social studies vacancy.  Long time Germantown Elementary social studies teacher, Scott Gabler, will be retiring at the conclusion of this school year, thus we have an opening for a junior high social studies teacher for the 2016-17 school year.  Candidates must possess certification to teach 5th through 8th grade social studies in the state of Illinois.  Additional certification in language arts is preferred but not required.  The interview process will begin in March.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and letters of recommendation to Robin Becker at 401 Walnut Street, Germantown, IL, 62245, or email them to rbecker@germantownbulldogs.org.  The deadline to apply is February 29.


5Essentials Survey

Beginning January 11, teachers, parents, and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the fourth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of our school district. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about our school.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

Effective Leaders

Collaborative Teachers

Involved Families

Supportive Environments

Ambitious Instruction

Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials.

All teachers and 6th through 8th grade students will be responding to this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. These reports will be sent to schools and districts in May 2016 and will also be included in the State School Report Card.

Additionally, we have chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey. If at least 20 percent of   Germantown Elementary parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will also be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card.

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at our school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted January 11 through March 11, 2016. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ Reports, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org.



Adopt-A-Family Campaign

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Thank you to the many people who contributed to this year's Adopt-A-Family campaign.  By giving of yourself, you played a part in spreading Christmas kindness this holiday season.  Last weekend, the BLT members wrapped all the presents.  They are now ready for delivery on Christmas Eve.  At Germantown Elementary, we are making a difference one kind act at a time.



Smithton Tourney Champs  (December 30)

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The Lady Bulldogs continued their stellar season by making a clean sweep at the Smithton Holiday Tournament on their way to being crowned the champions.  Congratulations to the team and Coaches Albers and Gabler for a job well done.


Clinton County Conference Tournament Champs (December 12)

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Congrats to the Lady Bulldog Basketball Team for being crowned the champions of the Clinton Conference Tourney with a 36-22 win over Albers/Dville.  The team will be in action again December 28-30 in the Smithton Tourney.


2nd Place Finish in Carlyle Tourney (December 6)

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Congrats to the JV Lady Bulldog Basketball Team for earning 2nd place in the Carlyle Tourney.  They finished the tournament at 4-1 and lost by one point to a very good Centralia Tigerette team in the championship game.


3rd Place Finish in St. Rose Basketball Tourney (November 6)

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Congrats to the Varsity Bulldog Basketball Team for their hard fought overtime victory against Queen of Peace in the third place game of the St. Rose Tourney.  What an exciting game!  With the win, the Bulldogs  finished 3-1.

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

It is the mission of Germantown Elementary School District #60 to educate all children to the best of their abilities through the cooperation of school, home, and community.  The District, in an active partnership with parents and community, promotes excellence in a caring environment in which all students learn and grow.  Through this partnership we hope to empower all students to develop a strong self-esteem and to become responsible learners and decision-makers.  Attainment of our mission is determined by student academic achievement, social development and positive attitude toward learning.

The Honor Roll program at Germantown Elementary School District #60 recognizes the academic achievement of all fifth through eighth grade students.  Students with a grade point average between 3.76-4.0 earn a place on High Honor Roll while students with a GPA between 3.5-3.75 are designated as Honor Roll recipients.

Click here to access the 2nd Quarter Honor Roll List.

Congratulations to all of our Honor Roll recipients for their commitment to academic excellence.

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