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November 21, 2014

Contact Person:  Janice Ochs, Volunteen Advisor

A monetary collection was recently held at Teutopolis High School to remember and honor all veterans on Veterans Day.  On November 21, representing THS students, staff and school organizations, the Volunteen Officers and Class Representatives presented a check for $1,000 to the Teutopolis Veterans Memorial Committee to help them with maintenance expenses (engravings, landscaping, etc.)  Pictured in Front Row:  Jim Esker, Paul Runde, Phillip Mette, Martin Hutmacher, Joseph Thoele, and Ron Esker. Back Row: Sydney Ladendecker, Taylor Hartke, Megan Koester, Lauren Hemmen, Claire Hemmen, Chris Fuesting, and Wittni Cotton. If you are interested in contributing your resources to the Teutopolis Veterans Memorial, please contact Martin Hutmacher at 857-3546.  

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                                                    Cali Johnson and Alex Hartke


 Sophomores, Cali Johnson and Alex Hartke were honored with the November Rookie of the Month award.  Both were recognized for their academics, work ethic, and willingness to help others.

      Cali is an active member of the Student Council, The Vision, Math Club, and the Math Team.  She is also a THS cheerleader and participates on the track and field team.

      Cali enjoys tumbling, listening to music, running, cheerleading, and hanging out with friends and family.

When asked what motivates her to do well, she said, “My friends and family motivate me, because they always support all my decisions even if they don’t agree with them.”

Alex holds leadership positions in 4-H and Future Farmers of America.  He is ARC 4-H Club coordinator and served on the FFA Plot Sign Committee.

He is an active member in FFA, Effingham County 4-H Youth Ambassadors, and Volunteens.  He is also  on the THS Bass Fishing team.

Alex has received numerous awards including the Intro to Ag award, and the World History I award.  He also received a Showmanship award for his geese at the State Fair.

Alex enjoys fishing, deer hunting, and helping on the family farm.  He also enjoys raising geese and steers for 4-H and FFA.

When asked what motivates him to do well to do well, he said “I strive to do better to reach my goals and my family and friends push and support me to always do my best.”

Left to right:  Drew Kowalski, Wendy Kreke-Teutopolis Education Foundation

member, Julie Wente

     Seniors, Andrew Kowalski and Julie Wente received the November Student of the Month award.   Both were honored for their leadership, academics, and willingness to help others.

     Drew Kowalski has played on the soccer team at THS for four years and served as the varsity team captain this year.  He will be participating in his fourth year of track this spring.

     Drew is also an active member of the Math Club.  He has participated on the math team and is also in the IML state testing.

     He plans to attend a four year university and get his teaching degree.

     When asked what motivates him to do well he said, “My friends and family are always there to motivate me and push me to do my best in everything.”

     Drew’s hobbies include soccer, pole vaulting, hunting, and fishing.

     Julie Wente holds numerous leadership roles.  She is the president of the Art Club, treasurer of the Math Club and secretary of Future Farmers of America.

     Julie is an active member of the Art Club, Math Club, FFA, and Varsity Club.


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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

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