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 […]
GODFREY – Lewis and Clark Community College has once again been named to the Military Friendly® Schools list by VIQTORY. Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse and Military Friendly® brands. L&C first received this designation in […]
Members of the Community Unit School District 7 Board of Education committed Monday night to spend upward of $90,000 to implement a new student assessment testing program and a second program to interface with students and parents, manage fee payments and manage other aspects of the school operation. Both programs should be in place and […]
Gillespie High School sent four teams to participate in the Regional Office of Education #40’s Gifted Olympiad on Tuesday, February 26. The Olympiad is a competition that focuses on logic problems, estimation/guestimation problems, construction problems, and math/science logic problems. Schools from Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, and Macoupin Counties are represented. This year, 36 teams participated in […]
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 […]
These Ben-Gil Elementary students were recognized for following Habit Four, think win-win. These students are kind to others and try to find ways to make everyone happy. First Row: (left to right) Lucy Peterson, Maybeline Davis, Levi Wallace, Patrick Feldman, Nicky Austin, Abigail Phillips, Marley Auffarth, Parish Younker, Gabe Yeager Second Row: (left to right) Kristina […]
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 […]
Members of the Community Unit School District 7 Board of Education on Monday night renewed Supt. Joe Tieman’s contract for another year and made several other, more minor personnel decisions, but it was the district’s recent financial and academic achievements that took center stage. High School Principal Shane Owsley reported to the board that he […]
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.
High school seniors pursuing a career in agriculture are invited to apply for a $2,000 Farm Credit Illinois Agriculture Scholarship. Thirty scholarships will be given in 2019 with two recipients designated as Diversity in Agriculture Scholars. Recipients are selected based on a combination of academic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community organizations, and […]
Perfect Attendance: 2nd quarter (in no specific order) Parker Hughes, Gunner Koniak, Celia Li, Raven Pruitt, Remington Wendel, Steven Fosnock III, Carter Plovich, Marley Portwood, Harper Thackrey, Adair Olroyd, Harper Brown, Parker Bussmann, Maggie Portwood, Ivy Crenshaw, Becca Hawkins, Dillinger Higginbotham, Frank Kirby, Charley Schmid, Luke Bertagnolli, Alivia Schoen, Blace Sloan, Blake Woods, Jaidyn Long, Abigail […]
CLARION, Pa. – Kelcey Stewart, of Edwardsville, earned a 3.5 GPA to be named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Contributed article by the Illinois Senate Democrats. SPRINGFIELD – More than $16 million in state funds are available for rural and downstate schools to expand internet access and close the broadband gap, State Senator Andy Manar announced today. The Illinois State Board of Education is accepting proposals from school districts that need to expand high-speed broadband and […]
Members of the Community Unit School District 7 Board of Education voted unanimously during a special meeting Tuesday night to appoint Becky Hatlee, Gillespie, to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of long-serving board member Peyton Bernot. The action followed an executive session of more than two hours during which board members interviewed each […]
These Ben-Gil Elementary students were recognized for following Habit Three, putting first things first. These students set priorities, make goals for themselves, and follow through on their plans. First row (L-R): Lucy Boyett, Parker Bussmann, Makenzie Stoecker, Celia Li, Adair Olroyd, Scott Pollo, Blace Sloan, Lydia Lowry, and Charley Schmid Second row (L-R): Hanley Stoecker, […]
The Construction Trades SkillBuilder Club at Gillespie High School recently constructed sixteen ‘Thin Blue Line Flags’ as Christmas presents for Gillespie High School alumni that have served or are serving as law enforcement officers. Please make a request for your favorite cop to get a well-deserved gift this year by emailing Mark Goldasich at [email protected] or calling 217-839-2114 and […]
Now that the 2018-2019 school year has begun, The Partnership for Educational Excellence is wrapping up its mini-biographies of some (12 percent) of its past scholars who have volunteered their information and reflections on the role of post-secondary education in their lives. The final three bios are a celebration of its three very first scholars. […]
Community Unit School District 7 Superintendent Joe Tieman told members of the Board of Education Monday night that school “report cards” recently released by the state show local students exceeding state levels in four of five categories that students were tested on last year. “There’s no doubt in my mind that our staff and students […]