From January 12-March 13, teachers, parents and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is based on the Five Essentials for School Success. This framework identifies how school performance on five factors or “essentials” can indicate important student outcomes such as larger test score gains. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about Germantown Elementary.
School-level reports will be generated if at least 20 percent of parents respond to the survey and will be made available to schools and districts in May. They will also be included in each school report card released by ISBE at the end of October.
Your participation in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will help us gain insight into the district’s strengths and weaknesses and guide the continuous school improvement process. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
To access the survey, click on the link embedded in this article's title.
Please consider taking the survey between now and March 13. Your feedback will help us in our attempts to continue facilitating positive change in our school.
Students in 6th–8th grade are asked to participate in the survey. Our students will be given time in school to complete it.
Germantown Elementary has several vacancies that need to be filled. They are as follows:
Junior High Track Coach: This position is for the Spring of 2015. Please contact Robin Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 523-4253 if interested. Deadline to Apply: February 27
Athletic Director: This position is for the 2015-16 school year. Candidates must have a strong background in sports, good organizational skills, effective communication skills, and evening availability. Please contact Robin Becker at 523-4253 or email@example.com if interested. Deadline to Apply: February 27
Junior High Math Teacher: Long time Germantown Elementary math teacher, Gerard Albers, will be retiring at the conclusion of this school year, thus we have an opening for a junior high math teacher for the 2015-16 school year. Candidates must possess or be working towards certification to teach 5th through 8th grade math in the state of Illinois. Certification must be finalized prior to the start of the 2015-16 school year in order to qualify for the position. 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. Deadline to Apply: February 27
December Surplus List
The following items are still available for sale:
(3) #10 Food Service Can Racks - 25" W x 35" D x 71" H - $100 each
(1) Computer Desk/Station on Wheels - $20
(2) Steel Corner Cabinets w/Wood Grain Top and Wheels - $10 each
(1) Double Cassette Deck - $5
(1) Apex PC Solutions Server Cabinet - 25" W x 34" D x 76" H - $50
(1) Small Wooden Chair - $5
(1) Roll Formica 36" x 72" Dark Wood Grain - $5
(1) White Compartmentalized Roll Cart - $25
If you have any questions about these items or you are interested in any of them, simply call the school office at 523-4253 and ask for Robin Becker.
Lady Bulldogs Regional Champs
Congratulations to our Lady Bulldogs for capturing the championship of the Regional Basketball Tournament with a 32-15 victory over Albers/Dville. The Lady Bulldogs will now play DeSoto in the first round of the Class S State Tournament at 3:45 on Saturday, January 24.
Clinton County Conference Tourney Champs
The Bulldogs defeated St. Rose, Okawville, and Aviston on their way to capturing the championship of the Clinton County Conference Tournament. Congratulations to the team, Coach Hoelscher, and Coach Jansen. The Bulldogs dedicated the championship game to Nick.
Clinton County Conference Tourney Champs
The Lady Bulldogs defeated Okawville, St. Rose, and Albers/Damiasnville on their way to capturing the championship of the Clinton County Conference Tournament. Congratulations to the team, Coach Albers, and Coach Gabler.
Where Are They Now?
Calling All Germantown Bulldog Alumni! At Germantown Elementary, one of our biggest priorities is to provide our students with a foundation for learning that will help lead them to success later in life. After talking to a Germantown alumna this weekend, I walked away feeling so proud of her accomplishments. It spearheaded an idea to start a Facebook series called, “Where Are They Now?”. With that being said, I am looking for any and all graduates of Germantown Elementary who would be interested in being spotlighted in our new Facebook series, “Where Are They Now?”. If you are interested in being part of this series, simply click here for more information.
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.
Please make note of the following upcoming important dates:
January 24, 29, 31 - Class S SIJHSAA State Tournament at Rend Lake
January 28 @ 6:00 - VBB Regional Tournament at Bartelso vs. Willow Grove or Hoffman Trinity
January 30 @ 6:30 - VBB Regional Championship Game at Bartelso (If Qualify)
February 3-5; Trenton K of C 7th Grade Boys Basketball Tourney
February 7; K of C Spelling Bee
February 13; No School - Teacher Institute
February 14; Mater Dei Scholar Bowl Tourney
February 16; No School - President's Day
February 18; 3rd Quarter Mid-Term Grades Distirbuted
February 22 from 1:00-2:30; K-3 Cosmic Bingo in Cafeteria
February 26 from 5:00-8:00; Kindergarten Registration
February 28; Solo Contest @ Highland Middle School