Germantown Elementary School will be holding PreK screenings on Thursday, March 3, from 1:00-7:00. Children birth to five years of age are eligible for a screening. The screening results will be used to determine placement in the morning PreK program and the newly established Transitional Kindergarten Program. Appointments can be made by calling the school office at (618)523-4253. Please share this information with anyone that has young children.
The eighth grade class has read 200 books so far this year. They have been working very hard towards their independent reading goals in Mrs. Conner’s ELA class. Keep up the good work, kiddos!
Mater Dei Senior Senior Service students and former Bulldogs, Michael, AJ, and Caleigh, have been very busy at GES helping out in a variety of capacities. Their service time will wrap up this Friday. We sure will miss them.
Our Scholar Bulldogs have been busy gearing up for tournament season. Today, some former Scholar Bulldogs joined in the fun. #OnceABulldogAlwaysABulldog
Today, we celebrate third grade AR King, Myles V., for earning 30.7 points with 96% accuracy during the second quarter. We also salute fourth grade AR King, Lucas D., for earning 28.6 points with 89% accuracy during the second quarter. Bulldog Country stands proud of Myles and Lucas.
Today, Carrie Trame presented Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ Classroom Empowerment Grant recipients, Mrs. Beer, Mrs. Markwell, and Mrs. Strake, with $500 checks. The grant money will be allocated to materials and supplies for the classroom. We appreciate the Clinton County Electric Cooperative, Inc. for sponsoring this grant once again this year. We thank our teachers for going the extra mile to write grants that will ultimately benefit their students and classroom.
Germantown Elementary School District #60 is accepting applications for the following positions: 8th Grade Math Maternity Sub: GES is seeking a maternity sub for 8th grade math. This person will teach 8th grade math and 8th grade algebra. The hours will be 9:00-2:00. We anticipate the position starting in late March or early April and continuing into May. A minimum of substitute teaching certification is required. A background in math is preferred. Kindergarten Teacher: GES is seeking candidates for an anticipated kindergarten teaching position for the 2022-23 school year. K-9 elementary certification is required. We anticipate the possibility of some movement in the building with teachers making a change from their current teaching assignment to a different teaching assignment. There are some pieces to the puzzle that have to fall in place to make this happen. In anticipation of this, we are advertising for the following potential positions: Junior High Science Teacher: GES #60 is seeking candidates for a potential middle school science position for the 2022-23 school year. Candidates must be certified to teach 5th-8th grade science. K-4 Special Education: GES #60 is seeking candidates for a potential K-4 special education teacher in a resource classroom for the 2022-23 school year. Candidates must possess an LBS1 endorsement. 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 all positions are filled. Please help us by sharing these opportunities with anyone that might be interested.
Tonight our 8th grade Lady Bulldog basketball players played their final game on our home court and finished strong with a 39-26 victory over Wesclin. We salute (front row left to right) Kaelyn, Kara, Brylee, Kay, and Ellie for their hard work and dedication through the years. Bulldog Country stands proud of you. While our Lady Bulldogs have finished the home portion of their schedule, the Collinsville Tourney awaits them later this week followed by the Regionals next week. Go lady Bulldogs!
From all of us at GES, best wishes for a holiday season filled with love, laughter, and good health. We are so grateful for everyone in our Bulldog #FAMILY.
The 8th grade class had a special visitor today. Their classmate and friend, Danny, stopped by to say hi. The class presented him with a few Christmas gifts for him and his family. All of Bulldog Country supports Danny in his fight against Leukemia.
Join us for the annual Bulldog Band and Chorus Christmas Program on Thursday, December 9, at 7:00. The doors will open at 6:15.
Join us tomorrow for this year's PreK-4th grade Christmas play, A Penguin Christmas, starring the fourth grade class. The doors will open at 1:30 for the matinee. The performance will begin at 2:00. The doors will open at 6:00 for the evening show. The performance will begin at 7:00. This will be the last Christmas play for both Mrs. Henrichs and Mrs. Koopmann before they retire. It marks the culmination of countless hours dedicated to putting on a phenomenal Christmas program year in and year out. Let's show them how much we appreciate them.
On this sixth day of December, we spotlight Gerard Albers. Mr. Albers joined our Bulldog family as a teacher in 1994. In 2003, he added the responsibility of bus driver. While Mr. Albers has since retired from teaching, he has continued to serve in the role of bus driver. This is his 19th year as a member of our transportation team. We are so lucky to have the familiar face of Mr. Albers behind the wheel nearly every day. His dedication to safely transporting our students to and from school is very much appreciated. We also love his goofy sense of humor. Besides being an important part of our Bulldog team, Mr. Albers is a girl dad, grandpa, jokester, exerciser, and basketball coach icon. Thank you, Mr. Albers, for being a difference maker at GES.
The students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to wear their house t-shirt to school tomorrow. At GES, we are #FAMILY.
On this fifth day of December, we spotlight Frank Schroeder. Mr. Schroeder joined our Bulldog family in 2000 when he was hired to fill the role of bus driver. This is his 22nd year as a member of our transportation team. We are so lucky to have the familiar face of Mr. Schroeder behind the wheel every afternoon. His dedication to safely transporting our students to and from school is very much appreciated. Besides being an important part of our Bulldog team, Mr. Schroeder is a dad, movie watcher, and backcountry backpacking hiker. Thank you, Mr. Schoeder, for being a difference maker at GES.
On this fourth day of December, we spotlight Denis Lakenburges. Mr. Lakenburges joined our Bulldog family in 1999 when he was hired to fill the role of bus driver and bus maintenance director. This is his 23rd year as a member of our transportation team. We are so lucky to have the familiar face of Mr. Lakenburges behind the wheel every morning. His dedication to safely transporting our students to and from school is very much appreciated. Besides being an important part of our Bulldog team, Mr. Lakenburges is a dad, grandpa, master mechanic, beach goer, deer hunter, and volunteer firefighter. Thank you, Mr. Lakenburges, for being a difference maker at GES.
On this third day of December, we spotlight Alex Huegen. Mr. Huegen has been a Bulldog all of his life as he graduated from GES in 2015. Three years later in 2018, he was hired by the district to fill the role of custodial helper. This is his fourth year of employment at GES. Mr. Huegen goes about his business cleaning the building with a smile on his face. He is polite and respectful to everyone he meets. We appreciate his efforts to help keep the building looking great. Besides being an important part of our Bulldog team, Mr. Huegen is a brother, runner, cousin, leader, and jack-of-all trades. Thank you, Mr. Huegen, for being a difference maker at GES.
On this second day of December, we spotlight Teresa Mullins. Mrs. Mullins joined our Bulldog #FAMILY in 2018. This is her fourth year at GES. Mrs. Mullins came to Germantown with many years of experience in the school setting. At GES, she wears a variety of hats, custodial helper, cafeteria worker, and recess supervisor. Regardless of the type of work she is doing, Mrs. Mullins carries it out with a smile on her face and a positive attitude. Besides being an important part of our Bulldog team, Mrs. Mullins is a puzzle maker, bicyclist, trail walker, traveler, and cooking enthusiast who loves to sing. Thank you, Mrs. Mullins, for being a difference maker at GES.
The SIJHSAA fall sale at Dick's Sporting Goods will take place December 3-6. Enjoy this opportunity to get your shop on before the holidays.
On this first day of December, we spotlight Meghan Felts. Ms. Felts joined our Bulldog #FAMILY this year. She serves as a paraprofessional working with students in the primary grades. She also helps out with recess supervision and assists with the after school Homework Help Program. In addition to working at GES, Ms. Felts is working towards a degree in education. She will use her experience at GES to help prepare her for a future in teaching. Besides being an important part of our Bulldog team, Ms. Felts is a daughter, college student, animal lover, Disney addict, and shopaholic. Thank you, Ms. Felts, for being a difference maker at GES.