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.
Lexi Emelander, daughter of Kelly and Eric Emelander, has been named as Gillespie Middle School’s Student Leader of the Week by seventh-grade English Language Arts (ELA) teacher, Mrs. Wilson. Wilson says Lexi brings her positive attitude to ELA, where she consistently works hard and always adds to class discussion. “She balances school work with extracurricular […]
Ben Thompson, son of Kristen Shearlock and Tommy Thompson, has been named Student Leader of the Week at Gillespie Middle School by his band teacher, Mr. Simon. Simon says, “Ben is a hard worker who models musicianship and positive behavior for the younger students. Ben even learns music on his own by ear”. Ben says, “My […]
SIXTH GRADE Maria Alger, Aiden Bailey, Amelia Barrios-Madison, Zoey Bergen, Bailee Borror, Mia Brawner, Aiden Brennan, Ian Brennan, Alexander Clark, Elissa Cline, Landen Emelander, Savannah Fee, Corinne Fellin, Logan Griffith, John Halteman, Kennedy Helmkamp, Andrew Henderson, Landon Higginbotham, Jack Kaylor, Haeden Kellebrew, Lewey Rya, Leo Li, Travis Livengood, Traegen Madeline, Madilyn Martin, Gabriel Montano, McKenna […]
Michael Bertetto, son of Michelle and William Bertetto, was chosen as Student Leader of the Week at Gillespie Middle School by Mr. McNicholas. McNicholas states, “Michael is a well-spoken young man who can perceive how others feel, has a kind and caring hearts and acts with great purpose.” Michael says, “Being proactive means “you are not […]
Gillespie Middle School announced on Tuesday the October leaders of the month. Receiving the award included Race Eccles, Aliyah Smith, Haeden Kellebrew, Jaydon Baker, Dylan Thomeczek, and Addie Hayes. Sixth-grader, Haeden Kellebrew, son of Jessica Ross and Jacob Kellebrew, was chosen as Student Leader of the Month because he “is an awesome student, always positive, […]
Ryder Koniak, son of Jami and Jeff Koniak, was named student leader of the week by Mrs. Edgerton. Ryder was recognized for his model behavior. Mrs. Edgerton says, “Ryder helps anyone and is willing to go above and beyond in my classroom”.
Gillespie Middle School announced on Tuesday their leaders of the month for the month of September. Receiving the award include Megan Bourland, Henando Walker, Joie Cox, Ryder Koniak, Lily Brown and Ellie Wilson. Megan Bourland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bourland and Christine Bourland, has been chosen by Mrs. Prough as her Student Leader […]