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THS Student Council Fund Raiser

The THS Student Counsil is selling t-shirts, sweatshirts, 1/2-zip windshirts, camouflage ball cap, license plate covers, and rubber wristbands.

Order forms can be sent back to individual schools with students OR can be sent directly to the the THS student council.

Order forms are due with enclosed money (checks preferred; cash accepted) by OCT. 10.

Order Form



Teutopolis Education Association Charity Event Committee members presented a check for $800 to the Pete and Brandy Niccum family. Each year the Association sponsors a Jeans Day where all district teachers and support staff are invited to wear jeans one Friday each month in exchange for a charitable donation. Donations collected benefit a community cause. This year the collection benefitted seventh grade Teutopolis Junior High student Will Niccum, who underwent heart surgery in St. Louis this past summer.
Teutopolis Education members present for the check presentation include (l to r) Kay McMahon, Julie Scott and Teri Wortman and family members Bailey, Brandy and Will Niccum.



During the month of September we unveiled the PBIS theme for this year: "Have you Filled a Bucket Today?, based on a book written by Carol McCloud which describes a guide to daily happiness for kids.  As the story goes, everyone has an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings about ourselves.  And when we feel good about ourselves it makes us happy.  We can help each other feel good about ourselves by saying or doing something kind.  We call that being a bucket filler.  We can also hurt other people's feelings by saying or doing something mean to them.  We call that being a bucket dipper.  An amazing thing that happens is when we fill someone else's bucket, it usually makes us feel good too and when we dip from someone's bucket, we usually end up feeling sad and lonely.  So this year at TGS we are going to focus on ways to be bucket fillers.  Starting in October, students will have opportunities to practice being bucket fillers as we learn more about the virtue of respect.

 Ms. Mette's class incorporated technology into their classroom by having partners record each other reading and then watched and listened to how they read.

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Attention:  Teutopolis School Board Candidates

Nominating petition forms for the April 7, 2015 School Board Election in Teutopolis Unit 50 are now available.  Forms may be picked up at the Teutopolis Unit 50 Office at 801 W Main St OR at the Effingham County Clerk's Office at 101 N Fourth St on any business day between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Candidates may begin circulating nominating petitions for signatures no earlier than September 23, 2014.  Petitions must be filed in the County Clerk's Office no earlier than 8:00 a.m. on December 15 and no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 22.  Four seats on the seven-member Board of Education will be filled at the April 7, 2015 election.  Candidates elected will serve four-year terms expiring in April 2019.  


FOR 2014-2015 School Year


Full-Time Bus Driver Route


Apply in writing ASAP to:

Bill Fritcher, Superintendent,

or Charlie Semple, Transportation Manager


PO Box 607

Teutopolis IL 62467

First Place Junior Division winner 2014

First place winner in the Junior Division was Elizabeth Weidner.  Elizabeth performed a dance routine to Time of Our Lives.

Glow Stick Dance -2014

Second Place winners were Elizabeth Poston, Maggie Koester, Madison Thompson,and  Eve Walker. These seventh grade students performed a glow stick dance to Eye of the Tiger, Cotton Eyed Joe, Macarena, Kung Fu Fighting.


First place winner in the Senior Division was Lauren Siemer.  Lauren sang the Miley Cyrus song The Climb.

1st place senior devision 2014

Second place winner in the Senior Division was Jacob Schumacher.  Jacob sang How Do You Like Me Now by Toby Keith.

2nd place senior division 2014

Emcee for the show was Mr. Kevin Niemerg, science teacher at the junior high.  Mr. Niemerg introduced the judges: Jeff Armstrong, music teacher and band director for the grade school and junior high, Andrew Breeden, Spanish teacher at the high school, and Kate Pruemer, local cello player.  Following the performances, Mrs. Melissa Orndorf, THS band director, sang and played guitar for the crowd.  

The Vision staff ended the evening with a flash mob dance thanking everyone for their participation and for coming to enjoy the show.

Rookie of the Month recipients for the month of September are sophomores Christian Deters and Abigail Hemmen.

September Rookie of the Month honors have been awarded to sophomores Christian Deters and Abbey Hemmen. 

Christian is a member of the Drama Club, band, chorus, jazz band, Varsity Club, and Spanish Club.  He participates on the golf team and tennis team.

He received the Effingham Daily News Athlete of the Week honors and is on the
honor roll.
Christian enjoys singing, and hanging out with friends and family.
Abbey is the secretary of the sophomore class and participates in cross country.
She is a member of the Drama Club, band, Writing Club, Math Team, Math Club, Scholar Bowl and the Vision.  
Abbey enjoys reading, watching movies, and hanging out with friends.

Pictured left to right is Jerry Runde, Teutopolis Education Foundation member, September Student of the Month recipients, Megan Weichman and Kyle Wente.

Seniors, Megan Weichman and Kyle Wente have been honored with the Student of the Month award.  Megan holds the leadership position of older sister and is the captain of the girls THS Cross Country Team.

      She is active in the Math Club/Math Team, National Honor Society, Varsity Club, and WYSE.  She participates in cross country and track.

      Megan has received numerous sports awards such as the Cross Country Most Valuable Player her freshman and sophomore years, Most Outstanding in track her freshman and sophomore years, and Best Effort in track as a sophomore.  Her junior year she received the Most Consistent in Cross Country and Mental Attitude in Track awards

She was also awarded October Rookie of the Month when she was a sophomore.

Megan enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and hanging out with friends.

Megan states that her positive attitude and her family, friends, coaches, and teachers motivate her to do well.

Kyle holds the leadership position of treasurer in Future Farmers of America and his 4-H club.  He is an active member in the Math Club (ICTM and IML),

WYSE, Future Farmers of America, 4-H,  and the Catholic Youth Organization.

      He has received awards such as 1st place in the math regional, 1st in Section for Soil Judging with FFA, and 3rd place at state for Ag Business Management in FFA.

      Kyle enjoys fishing, farming, golf, and hanging out with friends.  He states that his family, friends, and the spirit of competition motivate him to do well. 





Jr High Track Coach

Spring 2014

Stipend:  $2,358.50

Apply in writing as soon as possible to:  Pat Drees, Principal