Gillespie Middle School students attended a health and safety day at the school last Friday. They rotated from one classroom to another for several pieces of training and presentations on health and safety. The training and presentations varied by each grade level. Sixth grade attended sessions on mental health, fire safe, y and hygiene. Seventh […]
Mia Brawner, the daughter of Nikki and Matt Brawner, has been chosen as Gillespie Middle School’s student leader of the week by physical education teacher, Ms. Bray. Brawner is a sixth-grade student at GMS. Bray said Brawner is a positive, hard-working, and caring young lady. “She is well liked by her peers and is an excellent role […]
The supply lists for the middle school grade levels are listed below. Administrators at the school remind parents and students the following items are not allowed: white out, individual pencil sharpeners, permanent markers and wheeled backpacks. The school will also not be selling agendas, so parents are reminded to add an agenda to the respected […]
Gillespie Middle School announced on Tuesday the May leaders of the month. Receiving the award include Ethan McFadden, Bailey Cartwright, Erika Gill, Alyssa McDaniel, Chloe Segarra and Brianna Richardson. Erika Gill, daughter of Ruth and William Gill, was nominated by her teachers as the sixth-grade student leader of May saying she is an outstanding student and participates in […]
Eighth grade Brynn Baker, Danny Bertolino, Ashton Bethard, Shey Boedecker, Cadence Borror, Ridge Braundmeier, Hanna Bray, Lanie Doty, Elizabeth Eaker, Kadence Gallagher, Wyatt Garwood, Brenna Halteman, Levi Hatlee, Luke Hatlee, Aaleigha Helfer, Katelyn Holmes, Haylee Ikerman, ReAnna Karrick, Kylie Kasarda, Olivia Kidwell, Elizabeth King, Caden Kissell, Jesse Lane, Zoe Lewis, Alayna Luckshis Dylan Mason, Alyssa […]
Three sixth grade students from Mrs. Henderson’s at Gillespie Middle School were finalist winners for the Letters About Literature contest. This contest involves writing to an author about a book that inspired them. Illinois Secretary of State and Dollar General sponsors this program and select judges choose the winners. Even though these students were not […]
Gillespie Middle School students who achieved the “40-Book Reading Challenge” were honored with a field trip to Edwardsville on Monday, April 30. The group started their day at the Edwardsville Public Library where an event was hosted by the St. Louis Blues. Students viewed and participated in a presentation put on by Louie, the Blues […]
Olivia Kidwell, daughter of Jo Wilson and Mike Kidwell, was chosen by Mr. Smith as the eighth-grade Gillespie Middle School leader of the week because of her persistent positive attitude every day. “She embraces the new ideas and concepts and is eager to learn,” Smith added. “She is also willing to go the extra mile […]
Emily Schoen, a seventh-grade student at Gillespie Middle School, broke the school’s shot put record on Monday afternoon, April 30, that has been standing for 20 years with a throw of 28 feet, 7 inches. The former record of 27 feet, 4 inches was set by middle school track coach Christina Blevins, a 2003 Gillespie […]
Victor Greear, son of Jennifer Greear, was chosen by Mr. Lamore, 7th-grade science teacher, as his student leader of the week. Mr. Lamore states that Victor is always helpful, always has his work and tries his best. Victor believes it is important to others before he speaks and he loves new ideas.
Macy Fosnock, the daughter of Cindy Fosnock and the late Patrick Fosnock, has been nominated by Mrs. Wilson as the seventh-grade student leader of the week. Mrs. Wilson states, “Macy is an asset to any classroom. She works hard, helps others and strives to do her best”. Macy says, “Being recognized shows how we are doing something good to succeed in […]
Gillespie Middle School announced on Tuesday the March leaders of the month. Receiving the award include Avery Young, Megan Rife, Karter Mix, Lakotah McDaniels and Lilly Brown. Avery Young was chosen as the 6th-grade student leader for his Think Win-Win attitude. Avery is the son of Ginger St. Cin and Kevin Young. His teachers state, […]
Sixth Grade Jaydon Baker, Isabelle Balzraine, Jesse Berry, Lauren Bertagnolli, Michael Bertetto, Gage Bertoldi, Logan Bethard, Rhiannon Black, Skye Boedecker, Lily Brown, Bryce Buhs, Tenley Bussmann, Rebecca Crays, Trinity Curry, Belle Darte, Ean Davis, Alexia Emelander, Paris Friesland, Hudson Garwood, Erika Gill, Emma Gipson, Robert Halpin, Kylie Ann Halteman, Nolan Hamilton, Ellia Harrison, Seth Hellman, […]
Emilee Schmit, daughter of Brandi Schmit and James Schmit, was chosen as Mr. Herron’s eighth-grade student leader of the week. Mr. Herron states, “Emilee is focused and determined in science class. She is always prepared and ready to learn”. Emilee says, “Putting first things first is important to me and my school because it is […]
Gillespie Middle School announced on Friday the leaders of the month for February. Receiving the award include Lanny Jensen, Paris Friesland, Rhiannon Black, Reese Bussmann, Chloe Segarra, and Jesse Berry. Sixth-grader Lanny Jensen, the son of Kimberly Miller and Michael Jensen, was chosen as Mrs. Clark’s Student Leader for February because he is able to […]
Zach Reiniesch, son of Mike and Amy Reiniesch, was chosen as leader of the week at Gillespie Middle School. He was chosen by his eighth-grade math teacher, Mr. Brawner. Zach was selected for his “Think win-win” attitude while helping others and working hard in algebra.
Two students of the Gillespie Community Unit School District brought home second place at the annual Regional Office of Education #40 spelling bee hosting in Carlinville on Wednesday, February 28. Finishing second for the district was sixth-grader Bryce Hohnsbehn, a student at Gillespie Middle School, and fifth-grader Landen Emelander, a student at Ben-Gil Elementary School. […]
Rylee Mull, daughter of Anthony and Erin Mull, has been chosen by sixth-grade English Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Henderson, as student leader of the week. Henderson said Mull always goes above and beyond when completing an assignment. “Her work is completed successfully and displays respect for herself and the teacher,” she added. Rylee stated, “We need […]
Travis Steward, son of Jane and George Steward, was chosen as the sixth-grade student of the week by Mrs. Christina Blevins. Travis was recognized for his “Think Win-win” attitude. Mrs. Blevins states, “Travis is always so polite and willing to help others in science when he understands something before other students”.
Gracie Snyder, daughter of Brad and Sara Snyder, was elected as Gillespie Middle School’s latest student leader of the week by Ms. Baker. “Gracie is an amazing young lady,” Baker said. Gracie says she practices the habit of Think Win-Win because it’s “important to show you are trustworthy and polite to everybody”.