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There will be a blood drive for the public, sponsored by the Teutopolis High School student council at the Teutopolis KC Hall on Tuesday, January 6, 1:30-6:30 pm. Your donation will help save lives and contribute to a scholarship for a THS senior this year. The more blood that is donated, the higher the scholarship award. If you have questions, please ask Mrs. Mapes or Mrs. Hazlett at the high school.

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Front row:  Emily Buhnerkempe, Danielle Bergfeld, Anne Runde, Ben Feldhake
Back row:  Kyle Wente, Michelle Schmidt, Mitch Meinhart, Rachel Deters, Rich Overbeck,
Megan Weichman, Nick Ruholl, Ed Waldhoff, Tommy Flach
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, bestows this prestigious recognition to top Illinois high school students annually.  This year, over 18,800 elite honorees join the other top state students honored for their academic achievements since the designation was first introduced in 1958.
Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors, hailing from 671 different high schools across the state.  Selection is based on SAT, ACT or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or class rank at the end of the junior year.  High school guidance counselors work with ISAC to determine the winners.
The following Teutopolis High School students were named 2015-2016 Illinois State Scholars:  Danielle Bergfeld, Emily Buhnerkempe, Rachel Deters, Benjamin Feldhake, Thomas Flach, Mitchell Meinhart, Richard Overbeck, Nicholas Ruholl, Anne Runde, Michelle Schmidt, Edward Waldhoff, Megan Weichman, and Kyle Wente.
"It is with great pride that we announce this year's group of Illinois State Scholars," said Eric Zarnikow, ISAC Executive Director.  "In addition to congratulating our State Scholars for their commitment and hard work, we also want to commend their parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors for helping these students achieve their goals.  It really does take a village."
Zarnikow continued, "ISAC wishes all of the scholars at Teutopolis High School the best as they pursue their future education and careers."


Hartke and Zumbahlan receive December Student of the Month award

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Clint Zumbahlan, Jeanne Gaddis- Teutopolis Education Foundation member, and Anna Hartke

Junior Anna Hartke and senior Clint Zumbahlan received the December Student of the Month award.  Both were honored for their involvement in school activities, academics, and willingness to help others.

Anna is a member of the Math Club, Varsity Club, and was voted into theNnational Honor Society by the THS faculty.

Anna plays on the girls basketball team and participates in track and field.

She has excelled academically with a perfect grade point average of 12 point on a 12 point scale.  Anna holds the number one rank in her junior class and has been the recipient of the Algebra I award, Algebra II award, the Phys/Chem. award, and the Biology I award.

Anna plans to go to college and become a veterinarian.  

As president of the THS Future Farmers of America, Clint Zumbahlan keeps busy with the club's activities.  He has been an active member for four years.

Academicaly, Clint holds an honorable B+ average.  He was also the recipient of the Ag Mechanics award in the 2013 - 2014 school year.

Clint's future plans include attending a trade school and becoming an electrician.

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                                                Sidney Brumleve and Dylan Bloemer

December Rookie of the Month recipients announced

Sophomores, Sidney Brumleve and Dylan Bloemer were honored with the December Rookie of the Month award.  Both were recognized for their academics, work ethic, and willingness to help others.

Academically, Sidney holds an A- grade point average and is a member of the Abraham Lincoln Book Club and the THS band.

Sidney plays on the THS tennis and softball teams.  She was the recipient of the Most Valuable Doubles JV award in tennis and was a member of the softball team that placed second in last year's state tournament.

Sidney's future plans include graduation from high school, studying nursing in college, getting married and starting a family.

Dylan Bloemer holds and A- grade point average and participates in fall and spring baseball.  

Dylan plans to attend college and major in Agronomy.  He then plans on getting a good job that he enjoys and start a family.

Teutopolis Second Graders made Christmas cards for injured service members.
 Christmas cards

2015-2016 Kindergarten Pre-Registration Form

All parents in Teutopolis Unit 50 are required to pre-register their children who will be attending Kindergarten during the 2015-2016 school year.  Since the school officials have no way of knowing the number of children who will be attending, cooperation by the parents in pre-registration is appreicated.  This enables the administration to prepare for the next school term.

If you have a child who plans to attend Kindergarten at Teutopolis Grade School during the 2015-2016 school year, please complete the attached pre-registration form and mail to: Teutopolis Grade School Office 309 E. Main Street, Teutopolis, IL 62467 or drop off at TGS office by February 28, 2015.

Pre-Registration Form



Exam Schedule

First Day of Exams - Periods 2, 4, 6, 8         Second Day of Exams - Periods 1, 3, 7

December 18, 2014                                     December 19, 2014  

First Bell--    8:10 am                                   First Bell--  8:10 am

Period 2       8:15-9:25                                 Period 1     8:15-9:25

Period 4       9:30-10:40                               Period 3     9:30-10:40

Lunch           10:40-11:30                             Period 7     10:45-11:55

Period 6       11:35-12:45

Period 8       12:50-2:00

**Note:  12/22/14 will be an attendance day if either 12/18 or 12/19 is a snow day.


PermaBound Web Article

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Perma-Bound Book Company



to the

 Wooden Shoes Book Booster Program.

While Perma-Bound is used almost exclusively as the vendor providing books for the  Book Booster Program, the donation comes as a welcome surprise. These funds make possible the purchase of the Black Stallion series for the Teutopolis Junior High School and the Blaze series by C. W. Anderson for the grade school. Both are popular series with Wooden Shoe readers.

*Perma-Bound is located in Jacksonville, IL and has been in business for 46 years. From paperback products, Perma-Bound rebinds copies into “the strongest books you can buy”. Perma-Bound has been family owned and operated since its beginning. Representative

Vickie Green has been instrumental in working with the Wooden Shoe Book Boosters Program and in facilitating the donation. (*www.perma-bound.com)

Interested persons or groups can donate to the Wooden Shoes Book Booster Program which is designed to augment the print and e-book collections of the Unit 50 Libraries. Since its inception in Fall 2013, nearly $1400 has been donated to the program. Contack Susan Yallaly, district media specialist, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Congratulations to Audra Breer for being selected to perform with the Illinois Music Educators Association District V Orchestra at Eastern Illinois University.  The selection process is a vigorous audition that occurred on October 13th at Effingham High School.   The orchestra rehearsed all day on November 22, 2014 with a performance in the Doudna Fine Arts building on EIU’s campus that evening.