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Good luck to the Bulldog volleyball teams in tournament action this upcoming weekend.

11th Annual Bulldog Dash

The Germantown Spassfest is the Diamond Sponsor for the 11th Annual Bulldog Dash which will be held on Saturday, May 16. Sherri Diesen and Neil Kohnen, representatives from the Spassfest Committee, presented Jamie Dumstorff, the Bulldog Dash Sponsorship Chair, with a $1000 donation for the event. Thank you to the Spassfest Committee for their support of the Bulldog Dash.  To access the registration form for the Bulldog Dash, click here.

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Important Information

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year was held at the Germantown Elementary School office on Thursday, February 26, from 5:00-8:00 P.M.  If you have a child that will turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015, and you were unable to attend, simply contact the school office at 523-4253.  Our secretary, Michelle Finan, will take care of helping you get your child registered.  The following items are needed to register a student for kindergarten:  an official copy of the child’s certificate of live birth, the child’s social security number, and 2 proofs of residency.  Dental exams, physical/immunizations, and eye exams are required by the first day of school 2015.


5Essentials Survey - Click HERE for the Link to the Survey

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 rbecker@germantownbulldogs.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 rbecker@germantownbulldogs.org 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

Bulldog Basketball State Champs

Congratulations to our Bulldog Basketball Team for capturing the championship of the Class S SIJHSAA State Tournament with a 55-32 victory over Ewing. The  Bulldogs finished their season with a 27-0 record. 

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Lady Bulldogs State Champs

Congratulations to our Lady Bulldogs for capturing the championship of the Class S SIJHSAA State Tournament with a 47-7 victory over St. Marks-Steeleville. The Lady Bulldogs finished their season with a 24-1 record.  Their only loss was to the Class L State Champs, Fulton Junior High. 

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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.

Upcoming Important Dates

Please make note of the following upcoming important dates:

March 6 - 7; Germantown VVB Tourney

March 6 - 7; ASA 6VB Tourney

March 8; Spring Forward

March 9 - 13; Schlastic Book Fair

March 9-April 1; PARCC Testing

March 12; Book Fair Night from 5:30-7:30

March 18; Region 10 Volleyball Regional at St. Rose

March 20; End of 3rd Quarter

March 20; 11:40 Dismissal

March 25; 3rd Quarter Report Cards Issued

March 26; PreK Screening from 1:00-7:00

March 28; Organizational Contest at Triad Middle School

April 1; 1:40 Dismissal

April 2-6; Spring Break


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