WHAT: MPACT’D (Miners Preparing and Caring for Teen Driving) schedules “X the Text” event. DATE: April 12 & 13 TIME: 3:45 – 5:45pm WHERE: Randy’s Market in both Gillespie & Benld This event is to raise awareness of distracted driving in our community. MPACT’D is working with NOYS.org (National Organization for Youth Safety) to encourage […]
Jordan Rosentreter was recently awarded IESA Scholar Attitude Award. Jordan is an 8th grade student at Gillespie Middle School and is the daughter of Rodney & Jill Rosentreter. Jordan participates in softball and volleyball and has been on honor roll all 3 years of her middle school career. Thirty students from across the state who […]
Gillespie Middle School recently finished a week of ISATs (Illinois Standard Achievement Test). This year was a little different than any of the previous years. The faculty created an incentive program with a goal of improving the students’ attitudes and effort during the exams. During the testing period, if the student was on task and […]
A pending Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the building of the new Elementary School took center stage at the CUSD #7 School Board Meeting held Monday night in Gillespie. Presenting the PLA to the board last month, Southwestern Illinois Building Trades and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary and Treasurer Dale Stewart was on hand at […]
The Principal Award is given each year to a 5th, 8th and 12th grade student in recognition of hard work at school, leadership skills, and work in the community. A breakfast was held at Greenville College in the Armington Center to formally recognize all winners from the Illinois Principal’s Association Kaskaskia Region. Principals submitted the following comments to describe each […]
It’s getting close to that time of the year again. The GHS Post Prom Committee is seeking donations for the upcoming post prom party. Donations may include monetary donations, food, and/or prizes. Anyone wishing to to make a contribution may do so by mailing it to: United Community Bank / Post Prom Fund PO Box […]
Monday: Baseball is home at 4:15 against Bunker Hill. Softball is home at 4:15 against Mt. Olive. Girls soccer is away at 5:00 at North Mac. Tuesday: Baseball is home at 4:30 against Roxana. Softball is home at 4:15 against Dupo. Girls Track is away at 4:30 at Litchfield. Boys track is away at 4:30 […]
“What an amazing community. Together we raised just a little over $7900 at the St. Pat’s Day Dance. The Ben-Gil Boosters would like to thank everyone who played a part in making the night a huge success.” says Jennifer Parker of the Boosters. Another St. Patrick’s Day Dance, another success. Once again laughter and smiles […]
The GHS girls’ soccer team will be on full display tonight at 4:30 at the sports complex at Gillespie High School against the Staunton Bulldogs. Tonight’s game is the first for the girls at the new sports complex. Please come out and support the girls.
Over the weekend Peyton Bernot sat down with us to discuss his bid for the upcoming school board elections on April 5th.
On March 17th, the Gillespie Chapter of the National Honor Society gathered for its annual induction ceremony. The Gillespie Chapter was organized in 1935 and members are elected by the faculty on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Members are required to have an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher, 10 hours of […]
He went from driving his toy Tonka trucks down Roland Drive in Gillespie to fixing one of the biggest trucks on the planet, Grave Digger. Dustin, a 2001 graduate of Gillespie High School, spent 19 years in Gillespie before heading off to South Carolina. There he joined a professional drag racing team in 2002 and […]
Since I will be unable to attend the “meet and greet” sponsored by the teachers’ union on March 20th because of a family obligation, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself and share my thoughts and reasons for running for the Board of Education. For the past 41 years, I have been […]
The article below was featured in the upcoming issue of the South County News. Editorial comment: The upcoming school board election is probably one of the most important school board elections in the last 10-15 years. There’s a multi-million dollar school being built in Gillespie that not only affects the parents and children of CUSD […]
Don’t miss out on a sure hit ! A group of GHS choir students have been busy practicing for their upcoming production of “Guys and Dolls.” Starting March 10 and running through March 13th, the show starts at 7 P.M. each night (March 10th-12th) at Gillespie’s own Canna Theater. A matinee show will be at […]