EIGHTH GRADE Jaydon Baker, Isabelle Balzraine, Jesse Berry, Lauren Bertagnolli, Michael Bertetto, Rhiannon Black, Skye Boedecker, Lily Brown, Bryce Buhs, Tenley Bussmann, Isabel Cano, Mattelynn Clark, Rebecca Crays, Trinity Curry, Belle Darte-Rhodes, Ean Davis, Alexia Emelander, Paris Friesland, Hudson Garwood, Erika Gill, Emma Gipson, Reece Girth, Robert Halpin, Kylie-Ann Halteman, Nolan Hamilton, Ellia Harrison, Seth […]
Approximately 100 students and parents attended Gillespie Middle School’s 5th annual trivia night on Friday, February 28. Principal Jill Rosentreter called the event a “huge success”. The event was full of prizes donated by middle school staff and students donated hundreds of food items which were donated to the school pantry. The winning team was […]
Knights of Columbus members Terry Crites and Bill Tallman visited Gillespie Middle School on Monday, March 2 and presented the life skills class and teacher, Mrs. Angie Clark, with a $1475 donation. The donation was raised through the annual Intellectual Disabilities (ID) Drive. Mrs. Clark will use the donation for classroom projects and supplies.
SIXTH GRADE Jacob Baglin, Paul Balestri, Ceanna Bearden, Emily Bergen, Payton Bertolis, Maris Brill, Xzavier Burch, Zachery Carney, Cayden Cole, Edin Compton, Carson Cooper, Addison Cox, Jackson Crook, Brookelyn Crotchett, Brayden Enslow, Hank Fletcher, Marshall Garwood, Katherine Gerdes, Ashlynn Goth, Carson Hailstone, James Harbaugh, Sofia Hedrick, Hunter Hegel, Bryce Helvey, Demaya Johnson, Lillianna Jones, Vorce […]
Gillespie Middle School announced on Monday the student leaders of the month for both November and December. Receiving the award for November include Ava Parish, daughter of Amanda and Michael Parish, for sixth grade; Delaney Taylor, daughter of Amanda Reiniesch, for seventh grade; Paris Friesland, daughter of Cody and Allie Hughes, for physical education; Robert […]
Gillespie Middle School announced on Friday that the local Knight’s of Columbus recently donated dozens of gently used and new coats to middle school students before they left for the holiday break. The middle school staff would like to personally thank everyone who generously donated a coat and to those who collected and delivered coats. […]
SIXTH GRADE Jacob Baglin, Paul Balestri, Ceanna Bearden, Emily Bergen, Maris Brill, Zachery Carney, Cayden Cole, Edin Compton, Addison Cox, Jackson Crook, Brookelyn Crotchett, Edward Duchinsky, Molly Emmenderfer, Brayden Enslow, Hank Fletcher, Marshall Garwood, Katherine Gerdes, Madyson Grogg, Carson Hailstone, James Harbaugh, Sofia Hedrick, Hunter Hegel, Bryce Helvey, Demaya Johnson, Lillianna Jones, Vorce Kieffer, Sophie […]
The Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation (IRTAF) awards $36,500 in grant money to several public school educators (Pre-K through 12) statewide. IRTAF is affiliated with the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, a lobbying group for retired educators, with a current membership of over 38,500. On October 18, 2019, Gillespie Middle School educator Stephanie Wilson was awarded her IRTAF grant […]
On Friday, November 8, 2019, Gillespie High School and Gillespie Middle School will host the Annual Veteran’s Day ceremony for all local veterans. The event will begin with a breakfast served in the school cafeteria at 8:15 a.m. for veterans and their student relatives. The ceremony will follow at 9 a.m. in the high school […]
With the start of the school year looming a week away, members of the Community Unit School District 7 Board of Education voted unanimously during a special meeting Monday night to hire Jill Strole, Marine, as a high school/middle school guidance counselor. The action followed a 30-minute executive session to discuss personnel. Strole will step […]
Gillespie Middle School announced on Thursday the May leaders of the month and the students achieving perfect attendance for the 2018-2019 school year. Receiving the May leader of the month award were Cloe Damm, daughter of Amanda and Adam Self, chosen as Mrs. Prough’s 6th grade student leader; Macie Wright, daughter of David and Shannon Wright, chosen […]
EIGHTH-GRADE Ryon Beavin, Keegan Bielicke, Payton Broughton, Colton Bultema, Reese Bussmann, Regan Bussmann, Bailey Cartwright, Jenna Clark, Cole Connor, Joie Cox, Addy Drewel, Macy Fosnock, Shelbee Geisler, Hailey Gilliam, Hailey Handy-Rhodes, Addie Hayes, Hayden Helmkamp, Luke Herron, Hailey Hughes, Jaiden Johnson, Eve Kaduk, Erik Kravanya, Alec Laughlin, Kamryn Link, Emma Livengood, Emmarie Moutria, Collyn Oberkfell, […]
Gillespie Middle School released the March leaders of the month on Tuesday. Receiving the award include Leo Li, Hunter Niehaus, Alec Laughlin, Kaeleb Lowry, Logan Rhodes, and Owen Baugh. Sixth-grade teachers elected Leo Li, son of Hua Guang and Sophia Li, as student of the month. Leo is always on time and works hard. Leo […]
SIXTH-GRADE Maria Alger, Amelia Barrios-Madison, Owen Baugh, Zoey Bergen, Bailee Borror, Mia Brawner, Ian Brennan, Elissa Cline, Cloe Damm, Landen Emmelander, Corinne Fellin, Logan Griffith, Kennedy Helmkamp, Jack Kaylor, Haeden Kellebrew, Austin Klose, Rya Lewey, En Qi Li, Traegen Madeine, Gabriel Montano, McKenna Montoro, Owen Pau, Kaden Rieffer, Abby Robbins, Kyle Schweppe, Andrew Sellers, Abigail […]
Gillespie Middle School announced on Wednesday their leaders of the month for February. Receiving the award was Maria Alger, Emma Gipson, Darci Wolber, Ian Brown, Caleb Weeks, and Caleb Tucker. Sixth-grade teachers chose Maria Alger, daughter of Barry and Lora Crainick, as their February’s student leader. They state, “Ria is always positive and loves to […]
Cloe Damm, daughter of Amanda and Adam Self, has been chosen as Gillespie Middle School’s Student Leader of the Week by Mrs. Roemer. Roemer says, “Cloe has fit in well since moving to GMS. She is always polite, mannerly and considerate of others. Her positive attitude is an asset to the classroom”. Cloe says, “I […]
Two Gillespie Middle School teams consisting of 8th-grade students placed in the top five in the Middle School Olympiad competition that took place on Monday, February 25. Gillespie students competed against numerous teams from schools in Macoupin, Calhoun, Jersey and Greene counties. The students built various structures and completed paper and pencil assignments that earned them enough points to win […]
Gillespie Middle School announced on Tuesday their leaders of the month for January. Receiving the award include Elissa Cline, Audrey Layton, Kennedy Helmkamp, Isabelle Balzraine, Collyn Oberkfell, and Jack Voyles. Elissa Cline, daughter of Kellyn and Justin Peoples, has been chosen by Mr. Bertagnolli as a student leader in physical education because she works hard and displays […]
Chloe Fellin, daughter of Chuck and Kathy Fellin, has been chosen as Gillespie Middle School’s student leader of the week by school office administrator, Marsha Mussatto. Mussatto said Chloe always has a positive attitude and goes the extra mile to help out when needed.
Delaney Taylor, the daughter of Amanda Reiniesch, was chosen as the student leader of the week at Gillespie Middle School by sixth-grade social studies teacher, Mr. Bilbruck. Bilbruck said Dalaney is enthusiastic about learning new things and always asks about helping others.