On Saturday, May 16, hundreds of participants crossed the finish line at the eleventh annual Germantown Bulldog Dash 5K and 2K Run/Walk. Despite a light mist that fell during portions of the event, the committee was thrilled with the results. At press time, the details regarding the proceeds made through the event were still being finalized.
In the ten years prior to the 2015 event, the proceeds from the Bulldog Dash provided the district with approximately $155,000. This year’s event will bring that total to nearly $175,000. The proceeds have directly benefited Germantown Elementary students by funding after-school programs including RAMS, and technology purchases such as SmartBoard projectors, computers, and software. The district has targeted 2015 event proceeds to assist with technology updates and educational software purchases.
A committee of members from the community endorsed by the Germantown Board of Education promotes the event. Local businesses have generously sponsored the event, including the Germantown Spassfest, the 2015 Diamond Sponsor of the Bulldog Dash. Dash participation continues to be strong each year as the race attracts a mix of competitive runners and local supporters and students. Last year, over 545 participants registered for the event. This year, we had over 500 registered participants once again.
It takes a team to pull off an event the size of the Bulldog Dash. The success of the event can be attributed to the hard work of the Bulldog Dash Committee under the leadership of Rick Sherman, the volunteers who offered their help, the support of the community and the surrounding area, and the donations made by many local businesses. Everyone should be proud of the role they played in the success of this year’s event. The funds raised through this event will directly benefit all students at Germantown Elementary.
We look forward to hosting the 12th annual Bulldog Dash next May.
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 4th Quarter Honor Roll List.
Congratulations to all of our Honor Roll recipients for their commitment to academic excellence.
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.
Germantown Elementary has the following openings for the 2015-16 school year:
First Grade Teacher: This is a full time position. Submit a cover letter, resume, and letters of recommendation to Robin Becker at 401 Walnut Street, Germantown, IL, 62245, by Friday, May 29. Candidates are also welcome to email the required documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth Grade Teacher: This is an anticipated full time position. Submit a cover letter, resume, and letters of recommendation to Robin Becker at 401 Walnut Street, Germantown, IL, 62245, by Friday, May 29. Candidates are also welcome to email the required documentation to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
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.
Please make note of the following upcoming important dates:
May 22- Field Day K-7; Last Day of School; 1:40 Dismissal
Jul 22-Student Registration; 11:00-6:00