Yesterday, Jenna Santel presented Superintendent Becker with a $500 donation from the Germantown Fire Department Auxiliary to purchase school supply kits for families. We appreciate our local organizations that invest in the community children.
GES is jumping on the bowling bandwagon for the 2022-23 school year, and we are looking for a coach for our inaugural year of Bulldog Bowling. If you have some time to SPARE and bowling is in your LANE of expertise, we would love to STRIKE up a conversation with you. Some of the details of the grade school bowling league include: Mid-December - Early January: Tryouts/Practices Begin January 31-March 3: Regular Season Week of March 7: Individual Tournaments March 12 & 19: SIJHSAA Regionals and State Bartelso Bowl will be our ‘home’ bowling alley. The Mike Gebke Memorial Foundation will sponsor our participation in the league and take care of scheduling. If interested in the position, contact Athletic Director, Blain Loepker, at email@example.com.
The Bulldog Family Tree has deep roots and strong branches. #WeAreFamily
After 32 years of dedicated service to GES, Mrs. Koopmann will be retiring upon the conclusion of the 2021-22 school year. That leaves another very important position to fill. As a result, GES is looking for an educator to add to our rockstar team of teachers. This time, we are looking for a fourth grade teacher. For the experienced teacher, do you have a passion for education but you find yourself in a rut? Maybe the pandemic was an extremely stressful time in your school district, and you just need a fresh start. For the teacher new to the profession, are you looking to work for a school district that trusts you as a professional and gives you the latitude and freedom to teach creatively. Whether looking for your first job in education or wanting a change, we have a great prospective job for you. Germantown Elementary is looking to hire a forward thinking fourth grade teacher who is passionate about education and strives to make learning meaningful and fun for the students. The incoming fourth grade class consists of 18 caring, hard working students along with their very supportive parents. This will be a fantastic group of students to work with for the 2022-23 school year. If this isn’t enough to peak your interest, our faculty/staff is given the freedom to dress casually every day of the school year. We work hard, have fun, and dress comfortably at GES. Now is an exciting time to join our Bulldog family as we are growing. We will be starting a new Transitional Kindergarten Program for the 2022-23 school year, and we are in the midst of preparing for a major construction project. In the Summer of 2022 we will break ground for an addition that includes 2 early childhood classrooms and a new gymnasium. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a front row seat for all the excitement to come. If you desire to work in a district with a family atmosphere that embraces creativity and a team approach, this is the job for you. Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, resume, and letters of recommendation to Robin Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401 Walnut Street, PO Box 400, Germantown, IL, 62245. Interviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. If you know anyone that might be interested in this position, please feel free to share this information with them.
Eat local at Breese Dairy King from 5-8 this evening and support the Bulldogs. 10% of the sales will be donated to GES. Local Business + Great Food + Support a School = Winning
The SIJHSAA Dicks Sporting Goods Shopping Event is March 18-21. Show the coupon at the register to get 20% off your purchase. Stock up on all your athletic gear this weekend.
Mrs. Pat Henrichs will be retiring at the end of this school year. To celebrate her many years of teaching music to so many wonderful students at Germantown, she is asking any of her past students to join her in playing one last song at Germantown’s Spring Concert on May 5th. If you would like to participate, please email Mrs. Henrichs at email@example.com Here are some of the details: 1) Music on the instrument that you wish to play will be emailed to you . 2) If you need an instrument, she will supply one for you to practice with on April 5th. (Thanks to Halpin Music Company) 3) There will be 2 rehearsals. You may choose to join us for one or both of them. If neither date works, you are still welcome to join us May 5th. Details of rehearsals & performance times will be sent in an email after Mrs. Henrichs is notified that you want to join in the fun.
Good evening Bulldog Country. Unfortunately, the country roads are still very dangerous. Given that a large majority of our routes require travel on the country roads, we feel it is the safest decision to make tomorrow, Friday, February 25, another E-Learning Day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Due to the quickly deteriorating roads from the first wave of the winter mix, and the fact that the second wave scheduled to hit tomorrow is forecast to be of more significance, school will not be in session tomorrow. We will have an E-Learning Day instead. In addition, tonight's Bulldog Band and Chorus performances have been postponed. Stay tuned for more information on our plans to reschedule. Stay safe out there Bulldog Country!
Germantown Elementary will host kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at the school office. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022. The following documents are due at the time of registration: a copy of the child’s Certificate of Live Birth, their Social Security Number, and 3 Proofs of Residency. Physical/Immunizations, dental exams, and eye exams are required by the first day of school, 2022. Please call the school office at 523-4253 with questions.
Student Council will be sponsoring a Penny War next week in support of the Swing for Sydney Foundation. Please consider joining us in our efforts to raise money for mental health and suicide prevention awareness.
The IHSA Dicks Sporting Goods Shopping Event is February 18-21. Show the coupon at the register to get 20% off your purchase. Stock up on all your athletic gear this weekend.
Do you have a passion for working with young children? Does the thought of helping children grow socially, emotionally, and academically through play and exploration get you excited? Would you like to work in a school setting with a family atmosphere that embraces creativity and a team approach? Are you interested in working school hours only, so your work schedule is the same as the children in your life? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, this is a great prospective job for you. Germantown Elementary is looking for at least two paraprofessionals to add to our early childhood team for the 2022-23 school year, one for PreK Program and another for our Transitional Kindergarten Program. Candidates must either be paraprofessional certified or be willing to get paraprofessional certified before the start of the new school year. The certification process is relatively simple, and we will help you every step of the way. Now is an exciting time to join our Bulldog family as we are growing. We will be starting a new Transitional Kindergarten Program for the 2022-23 school year, and we are in the midst of preparing for a major construction project. In the Summer of 2022 we will break ground for an addition that includes 2 early childhood classrooms and a new gymnasium. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a front row seat for all the excitement to come. If this isn’t enough to peak your interest, our faculty/staff is given the freedom to dress casually every day of the school year. We work hard, have fun, and dress comfortably at GES. The salary will be competitive and discussed with the candidates during the interview process. Interested candidates are asked to contact Robin Becker via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, school phone: (618)523-4253, or cell phone: (618)830-5209. Interviews will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
We continue to monitor the weather closely. Right now, the temperature is hovering at 33. At this time, the plan is to finish out the school day on a regular schedule with dismissal at 3:05. It looks like the rain will turn to a wintery mix at some point this afternoon, but exactly when that will happen is anyone's guess. Parents are welcome to pick up their child(ren) early. If you opt for an early pickup, simply let the office know you are on your way and an approximate time you will be here, and we will have your child(ren) ready for you. When you get here, you can call the office. We will sign your child(ren) out and send them to you. The buses are expected to be on a regular schedule but may be delayed due to flooded roads and/or winter precipitation.
The students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to celebrate the ultimate 'Two'sday with us next Tuesday, February 22, which is 2-22-22, by wearing a tie, a tiara, a tutu, or something tie-dye to school.
We would like to thank our Bulldog Dash Diamond Sponsor, Kohrmann Insurance Solutions, for their generous donation of $1000. Pictured holding the check are Kohrmann Insurance Solutions owners, Rob and Julia Kohrmann, along with members of the Bulldog Dash Committee. The school district is very appreciative of local businesses, like Kohrmann Insurance Solutions, for their support of our annual fundraisers.
Due to the wrath of Winter Storm Landon, Friday, February 4, has been declared an E-Learning Day for GES students. Parents, please check your email for more information. Here’s to another day of exercising your brain and finding time for fun.
Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of 6 more weeks of winter is looking reliable at this time. Due to the wrath of Mother Nature and Old Man Winter, Thursday, February 3, has been declared an E-Learning Day for GES students. Parents, please check your email for more information. Here’s to a day filled with a little in the way of brain exercises along with some winter time fun and memory making. Stay safe out there Bulldog Country.
Due to the impending snowstorm and a forecast calling for several inches of wintry precipitation during the day tomorrow, the Clinton County Consortium Schools will not be in session on Wednesday, February 2. GES students will get to enjoy a SNOW DAY! Have fun making memories.
Today, Daryl Brokering, Wesclin Middle School athletic director, presented Khloe, Tristin, and Rayna, with a check on behalf of Wesclin Middle School and Albers Elementary School. The schools teamed up to raise money for their brother, Danny, who was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. We appreciate our neighbors for taking it upon themselves to 'Do It for Danny'. The Clinton County community proves once again that we stand strong together in a time of need.