The Germantown PTA sponsored its fifth annual Trivia Night/Silent Auction on Saturday, October 18. Jeff Timmermann and John Ceto coordinated and facilitated the trivia portion of the evening. They did a fantastic job of challenging the audience with their trivia questions. Twenty-three teams entered the Trivia Night Contest with the team “Fighting for Greg” claiming the first place prize.
Thanks to the hard work and donations of many, the Trivia Night/Silent Auction was a huge success. Moe Ripperda and his crew served as guest auctioneers. The auction played a major role in helping us raise approximately $13,000 dollars through this event.
The school district plans to use funds raised through the Trivia Night/Silent Auction to continue making technology upgrades. Last year, the funds were used to purchase a new server, install 8 wireless access points, replace old teacher computers with new ones, and invest in an iPad lab for grades K-3. This year, we plan to purchase a mobile lab for the students in grades 4-8 and will begin replacing SMARTBoards that were purchased in 2000.
A BIG thank you goes out to the members of the PTA for the countless hours they put into coordinating this event. The district feels very fortunate to have the support of the school community in its efforts to provide the students with a quality education.
Lady Bulldogs Tourney Champions
Congratulations to the Lady Bulldogs for capturing first place in the 6th Grade ASA Basketball Tournament. On their way to the championship, they defeated Aviston, 34-11, St. Paul, 42-12, and Bartelso, 22-19.
Congratulations to the Lady Bulldogs for capturing first place in the 6th Grade Germantown Basketball Tournament.
April 2015 School Board Election
We have four School Board Members whose term will expire this spring, Jeff Lampe, Denise Haake, Gail Theising, and Mark Kohnen. Community members interested in running for the School Board will want to keep the following dates in mind:
- September 26, 2014 – First day prospective candidates may circulate nominating petitions
- December 15, 2014 – First day for candidates to file nominating papers
- December 22, 2014 – Last day for candidates to file nominating papers
Election Day is April 7, 2015. For more information on the election, go to www.elections.state.il.us.
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.
October Surplus List
Every month, we will be placing items that we no longer use or need on a surplus list for sale. The following items have been placed on the Germantown Elementary surplus list for October and are available for purchase.
(1) Homemade 6' Folding Table - $10.00
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.
Long time Germantown Elementary math teacher, Gerard Albers, will be retiring at the conclusion of this school year. With that being said, we will 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. Please send a cover letter, resume, and letters of recommendation to Robin Becker at 401 Walnut Street Germantown, IL 62245.
Please make note of the following upcoming important dates:
October 21; PreK Family Night at 6:30 in Cafeteria
October 22; Report Card Day
October 23; 1st Grad to Lueking Farm
October 24; 8th Grade to Holocaust Museum
October 27-31; Red Ribbon Week
October 29; P/T Conferences 3:30-7:00
October 30; P/T Conferences from 3:30-7:00
October 31; Teacher Institute-No School
November 3-7; St. Rose VBB Tourney - Click here to access schedule
November 3, 5, and 7; Aviston 6BB Tourney - Click here to access the schedule