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Mrs. Mapes' senior Composition I class participated in a Google web conference with Mrs. Gaddis' 7th grade class and Mrs. Wakefield's 4th grade class. Hosted by our high school assistant principal, Mr. Johnson, during the afternoon of October 29, this conference allowed us to learn a new way to use innovative technology to enhance our educational experience at Teutopolis Unit 50. As a finale, the 4th grades entertained us with a song.Google_Web_Conferencing.jpg


Trent Goeckner, Audra Breer, Sydney Ladendecker, Ben Feldhake, and Julia Greuel participated in the Millikin University Honor Band on October 27, 2014. Twenty-five area schools participated in this one day event. Students were nominated by their band teachers to participate. These students were five of over 100 musicians that were accepted into the honor band. The day consisted of vigorous rehearsals from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. A concert of their hard work was presented that evening in the Kirkland Fine Arts Building on the campus of Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. Congratulations to these fine musicians for being accepted into this reputable honor band!   

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Who? THS National Honor Society
What? Sale of scarves, jewelry, and other items for Rahab’s Rope
When & Where? 11- 4-14 at the TEF Spaghetti Supper
Why? To help aid victims of human trafficking

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Book Fair Coming!
October 31 - November 7
TGS Library 
Open During the Spaghetti Supper
Go to: 
for More Information 

(217) 342-7222 doctorstanfield.com

Spines & Sports”

Stanfield Chiropractic recognizes the value that school sports programs play in building young people of character and good physical health. So we are introducing a new program “Spines & Sports”. This program lets people enjoy the benefits of a healthy spine while helping out their school sports program.

During the 2014-2015 school year, we will send a $50 donation to a new patient’s school of choice, if they request to participate in the “Spines & Sports” program on their first visit.

If the patient is a reactivation we will make a contribution of $25 to their school of choice. A reactivation is a patient that has not been to our office in over 6 months.

The program is applicable to all schools in Effingham County, but the patient may live inside or outside of the county.

Share this program with your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, referees and umpires. Just reference “Spines & Sports” on the first visit and Stanfield Chiropractic will make the donation.

*offer not valid with any other offer

Come join us at the . .

Teutopolis Educational Foundation

 Spaghetti Supper

more info . . .     











Honors awarded for October Rookie of the Month


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Lucas Deters and Lauren Siemer

     Rookie of the Month awards went to sophomores, Lucas Deters and Lauren Siemer.  Lucas is involved with the Future Farmers of America where he has attended many events.
     Lucas plays fall and spring baseball at Teutopolis High School and participates in baseball during the summer.  He also plays on the THS basketball team.
     Lucas enjoys hunting, farming, tractor pulls, hanging out with friends and four-wheeler riding.
     He shared that his parents, siblings, and grandparents give him encouragement to do well and this motivates him.
            Lauren is a Student Council representative and is an active member in the Drama Club, Math Club, Chorus, Jazz Band, and the Vision.
            Lauren’s interest in music and vocal has earned her a first place award in the Effingham County Fair Talent Show, the Vision Variety Show, and the 2012 “T-Town’s Got Talent” Show.
                In her free time she enjoys singing, playing guitar and piano, and reading.
            When asked what motivates her to do well, she said, “My parents always have high expectations that I strive to meet.

Overbeck and Schmidt receive October Student of the Month award


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Left to right:  Rich Overbeck, Jason Runde-Teutopolis Education Foundation

member, Michelle Schmidt

     Seniors, Richard Overbeck and Michelle Schmidt received the October Student of the Month award.   Both were honored for being polite, successful, and active in school activities. 

     Michelle Schmidt reveals her leadership abilities in the leadership positions she possesses.  She is a Vision co-editor, band secretary, and volleyball captain.

     In addition, Michelle works hard and maintains a grade point average of 11.59 on our 12 pt. scale.  The THS faculty voted her into the National Honor Society and also honored her with a Rookie of the Month award

     Michelle has received numerous awards: the Algebra II award, German I, II, and III awards, Hitting Award in Volleyball 2013, and Most Outstanding Field and Track 2014.  .  She is a member of THS’s volleyball, basketball, and track teams.

     Michelle enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends and family, and running.  She plans to major in physical therapy, attend graduate college, get married, and raise a family.

     Michelle states that what motivates her to do well is that she wants to make her parents proud and serve as a good role model for her niece.  She states “Wanting to be successful later in life also pushes me to do well.”

     Rich is a member of the Math Club and WYSE.  He was voted into the National Honor Society his sophomore year by the THS faculty.  Academically, he holds a grade point average of 11.61 and has made the honor roll all six semesters of high schoolHe received the U.S. History I award his junior year.

     Rich is also involved in sports.  He has been a member of the THS track team for three going on four


     Hunting, fishing, and camping are functions that Rich enjoys.  He actively participates in these adventures during his free time.

     Rich plans to attend college and earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.  When asked what motivates him to do well he responded, “I strive to be the best that I can be and want to realize my dream of becoming an engineer.”


2014-2015 Teutopolis Basketball Gold Seat / Family Pass Ticket Sales Information

Reserved Gold seat holders may pick up their tickets in the Teutopolis High School Office from November 3rd through December 5th between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  All tickets are $35.00 each for the 2014-2015 basketball season only.  Any tickets that are not picked up by December 5th will become available for the public to purchase.

Family Passes are available from October 1st through December 1st for $50.00 at the Teutopolis High School between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  These passes are good for admittance to all boys and girls junior high and high school regularly-scheduled home basketball games (tournaments and shootouts are not included).  These passes are for parents and only immediate family members currently in high school or younger.  Grandparents must purchase a separate pass.  When using the family pass for high school games, you must have an accurate count of family members entering the gym.  You must have your Family Pass Ticket with you to be admitted to each game, or you will have to pay to enter.  Please instruct your children that they must enter through the West Main Entrance at THS and must have the family pass with them NO guests are allowed in on this family pass.

If you have any questions in regard to this information, please contact Athletic Director Andrew Johnson at 217-857-3139.

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