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”.
Gillespie Middle School announced on Tuesday their January leaders of the month. Chosen for last month include Gracie Snyder, Race Eccles, Zach Reiniesch, Michael Kain Pabon, Zander Rieffer, Cadence Schmitt and Emmery Pau. Snyder, the daughter of Brad and Sara Snyder, was elected as student leader of the week by Ms. Baker because “Gracie is […]
Elizabeth Eaker, an eighth grade student at Gillespie Middle School, was chosen as student leader of the week by English Language Arts teacher, Ms. Allen. “Elizabeth stays motivated, works well with others and maintains a positive attitude. She is an avid participant during class activities and discussions,” Allen added. Eaker said when you are positive, […]
8th grade Brynn Baker, Daniel Bertolino, Ashton Bethard, Shey Boedecker, Cadence Borror, Ridge Braundmeier, Hanna Bray, Lanie Doty, Brock Doty, Elizabeth Eaker, Kadence Gallagher, Gavin Griffith, Brenna Halteman, Levi Hatlee, Luke Hatlee, Isaac Hedden, Aaleigha Helfer, Katelyn Holmes, Jacob Holmes, Haylee Ikerman, Kylie Kasarda, Olivia Kidwell, Elizabeth King, Caden Kissell, Jesse Lane, Zoe Lewis, Alayna […]
Lillian Pullen, the daughter of Mark and Ellen Pullen, was chosen as leader of the week at Gillespie Middle School by Mr. Smith for the week of December 4. Smith said always coming to class with an open mind and brings new ideas to class. “She asks if students need help and is willing to […]
A Benld girl has succumbed to her injuries after being ejected from a Polaris side-by-side utility task vehicle (UTV) Sunday evening in Plainview. According to a press release from Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl, Madyson Loftis, 11 of Benld, died from injuries related to the accident that occurred on Walker Road in rural Plainview. The […]
Gillespie Middle School released their November students of the month last week. Earning the award include Hudson Garwood, Logan Simmons, Alivia Menendez, Connor Darte, Chloe Hedden and Justin Mason. Hudson Garwood, son of Nadine and Shawn Garwood, was chosen as the sixth-grade student leader of the month for being proactive. His teachers state, “Hudson is […]
The Gillespie CUSD 7 school board also gave its stamp of approval for Tom Hyde of Graham & Hyde Architects, Springfield, to proceed with further planning and design work related to the construction of a new science lab for Gillespie Middle School on a motion by Dennis Tiburzi, seconded by Bill Carter. The board voted […]
The Gillespie CUSD 7 school board heard a proposal regarding the possible establishment of a parent-funded softball program for middle school girls and Superintendent Joe Tieman said the issue of whether or not to implement a middle school girls softball program as a parent-funded sport will be placed on the agenda for the school board’s […]