The state’s mandates regarding masks and vaccinations are merely the headlines and excuses of the moment in an incremental dismantling of local control in public education – and other arenas -- that began decades ago, with the pace only picking up since. Indeed, the latest top-down decisions from the governor and Illinois State Board of Education – and at times we’ve seen this at the federal level, as well – are just a continuation of the pattern of higher officials substituting their judgments for those of local school boards. That has included matters of curriculum, testing, student dress codes, accommodations, discipline, athletics, school lunch offerings, etc. “Unfunded mandates” – directives without the dollars to implement them -- have been a local rallying cry for as long as many of us can remember. It is fair to ask: What is the point of electing local school boards at all? We would grant that public safety is of the utmost importance – we want to protect our kids, employees and ourselves, too -- and that people of good intention may differ on the approaches to this pandemic and how best to protect the short- and long-term health and interests of our students. What we would not concede is that we must abandon our principles as a nation in order to preserve and protect the nation and its citizens. Among those principles is the rule of law. Since March 2020, Gov. Pritzker has issued more than 80 executive orders regarding COVID-19 that have carried the force of law. The actual lawmaking branch of government – the Illinois General Assembly -- has been missing in action. Lest anyone think our stance here is political, whether it’s a Republican governor of Florida or a Democratic governor of Illinois making these unilateral calls, it is clear that this has become a bipartisan affliction. The aims may be different but the behavior is the same, and worthy of objection in either case. Indeed, it is impossible to believe that governing by executive order is what this nation’s Founders had in mind when they were forming our nation. Not only have school boards been made irrelevant, but evidently legislatures have been, too. This is not what we teach our students in regards to how our republic is supposed to work. We may not always agree with the legislative outcome, but at least our time-tested processes have been respected. Meanwhile, federal and state law are abundantly clear as to where the authority lies in regards to public education: “Parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their children,” while other public and even private jurisdictions “have the primary responsibility for supporting that parental role.” Gov. Pritzker himself once subscribed to that view. As recently as July, he stated that “families should be involved in making decisions for their own families. And, school districts and school boards will make decisions for the schools within their districts.” Evidently, the Governor and ISBE really don’t believe this. Meanwhile, those of us who took the governor at his word are now dismissed and derided as an extreme minority, the enemies of science and compassion. First, too many of our state leaders mistake compliance with agreement and consent. More of us than they apparently wish to admit have serious misgivings about how decisions are being made in Springfield. As for the science, it – or at least the communication of it from the CDC and others – has been inconsistent, at best. Finally, who’s really being punitive here – and to schoolchildren, not adults – when the consequences of not falling in line are to make high school diplomas worthless, or deny funding, or prevent students from participating in athletics? It is precisely because we do care about our young people that we are sparing them these threatened punishments. In short, may Springfield forgive those of us who have come to view it as less a partner than an adversary in the education of our children. To say this is a challenging and unprecedented time understates it, but the zig-zag nature of decision-making out of Springfield has made it far more difficult to manage our classrooms, our schools, and our districts, creating unnecessary conflict in our communities. None of that serves our students – our reason for being – well. It’s not just about the pandemic. It’s about all of the decisions that have been taken out of local hands by those who are all too distant from the resulting fallout. Enough is enough. Absolutely, it is the principle of the thing. Please, restore local control and accountability to our communities and those of us who know them best. Respectfully, Dieterich CUSD #30 Board of Education and Superintendent Mr. Cary Jackson
High School Boys Basketball conditioning will start Tuesday, October 12th, 3:30-4:30p.m. Meet at the baseball diamond, wear outside shoes. Players need to have physicals complete and turned in to the high school office. Cross Country members are exempt if they have scheduled activities. More information concerning the season will be provided Tuesday.
The Cross Country meet has been canceled for today 10/7/21. There will be practice.
With the chances of rain over the next two days, the elementary students will now attend the corn maze next Thursday October 14th and Friday October 15th. On Thursday, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade will attend. On Friday, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will attend.
Notice of Open Position: Dieterich CUSD #30 is seeking applicants for FULL TIME AIDE. Please submit a letter of application and any credentials to Mr. Josh Benefiel, 205 S. Pine St., Dieterich, IL 62424, (217) 925-5248, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the Weidner family and everyone at Teutopolis Schools on the loss of Elizabeth. She was a remarkable young lady that touched the lives of many. Our deepest condolences.
September 29, 2021 Due to the shortage of bus drivers and the need to sometimes have to bus the town students home early so that the out of town routes can be taken at regular times, we are offering the families of those students affected by this inconvenience the ability to attend the after school program at no cost to them on those days. This will apply anytime the school is forced to transport early (due to lack of drivers) and should only affect the students who live in Dieterich and ride Rod Grunloh's bus. We exhaust all other possibilities before making these decisions and truly apologize for the inconvenience. If you know your child will have dismissal plans out of the normal routine please let Sharon know in a timely manner to avoid last minute confusion.
September 29, 2021 Dear Parents: Unfortunately we will be short on bus drivers Thursday October 7th and will have to adjust our dismissal for our town students who ride Rod Grunloh's bus #9. The students riding this bus will be released early and the bus will leave school at 3:00p.m. on Thursday October 7th so that students can be taken home and the driver can return to drive an out of town route at the regular dismissal time. While this is only 15 minutes early, we realize that this may be hard for some parents to cover. If you are not able to make arrangements to be there for your student at this time please call Sharon at 217-925-5248 to make other arrangements, like the after school program. We apologize for the inconvenience. Dieterich Schools
NOTICE OF OPEN POSITIONS Dieterich CUSD #30 is seeking applicants for the following positions: CUSTODIAN (Full Time) AIDE (Full Time) SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVER (Part Time) Please submit a letter of interest and any credentials to Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent, 205 S. Pine St., Dieterich, IL 62424, email@example.com, (217) 925-5249.
We are short on bus drivers at this time. We do not have drivers available to transport the JH Baseball team to their regional at Oblong today. The three coaches will transport the team in school vans. The team will depart the school at approximately 3:00p.m. If any baseball parent prefers their student ride with the parent and not with the team/coach please call 217-925-5247 before 2:45.
Dear Staff, Students, Parents and Guardians of Dieterich Schools, I am writing this letter to introduce a temporary addition to our Unit Office staff. Mr. Jeff Fritchnitch will be working as a consultant to the school on special projects as well as covering administrative leave days in the next couple months. Mr. Fritchnitch will be in-district at least a couple days of the week for the near future. Mr. Fritchnitch is a retired superintendent that has led the Altamont School District, and most recently, the Mt. Vernon High School District. He currently works with the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce and Synapsis Inc., an educational technology company. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Fritchnitch to Dieterich Schools. Sincerely, Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent
Dieterich High School teamed up with The Greenup American Legion from 2011- 2019 to provide the Veterans at the Danville VA supplies. We were unable to do a collection in 2020 due to COVID. The hospital has reached out to us asking for help, they are in need of supplies. They included a list of things they could use. If you are able to donate items or cash to purchase the items please send it to or drop it off in the High School office by October 1st. Thank you so much for supporting our United States Veterans! Requested items include: more toiletries for the ALA room, snacks such as breakfast bars, granola bars, individual bags of crackers or fresh fruit such as grapes, apples or bananas. We are also in need of bags of toiletries to hand out when a Veteran is admitted to our PRRTP program. A cinch sack with 3 in 1, (or a bodywash and shampoo), lotion, chapstick, a brush, razor, shaving cream (cannot be aerosol) , toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant. We provide a starter kit for the PRRTP Veterans and then they are responsible for budgeting for their own toiletries going forward. Approximately 10 backpacks for PRRTP Veterans, this is something many of the PRRTP Veterans utilize as they have classes throughout the days in various areas of the facility and many of them request backpacks to carry their books, notebooks, pens and supplies.
On Friday September 17th, Howell Asphalt will be completing the construction project in front of school. To help with traffic, we will begin parent pick up at 3:00 pm on Friday. Jr/Sr high school students who are parent pick up will be released at this time also. We will follow the same procedures for parent pick up that we have used this year. Thank you for your patience during this project!
We need your help! HB 4135, the bill that effectively removes local control from school boards, has moved to the Rules Committee. For those that believe local control is vital to the success of public schools, now is the time to take action. Please call and email the following individuals every day!! Dieterich Board of Education
September 9, 2021 Dear Parents: Unfortunately we are currently short on bus drivers this week and will have to adjust our dismissal for our town students who ride Rod Grunloh's bus #9. The students riding this bus will be released early and the bus will leave school at 3:00p.m. today so that students can be taken home and the driver can return to drive an out of town route at the regular dismissal time. While this is only 15 minutes early, we realize that this may be hard for some parents to cover. If you are not able to make arrangements to be there for your student at this time please call Sharon at 217-925-5248 to make other arrangements, like the after school program. We apologize for the inconvenience. Dieterich Schools
Don't Forget! All health forms, (Physical Exams, Immunizations, Vision Exams, Dental Exams) are due before September 30, 2021. Please turn in these forms to your students school office ASAP!
We have been getting a lot of questions regarding the rules and regulations regarding COVID prevention measures in schools. While we are happy to answer any questions you have, we would encourage you to please read the documents prior to calling the school. Those documents are located on the school website under the Documents section, Return to School 2021-22. https://www.dieterichschools.org/o/dieterich-community-schools/browse/232437 Additionally, these documents have been emailed to all parent contacts through TeacherEase. Thank you!
The Dieterich PTO is having their fall book fair this week! Since we are not having Grandparents Day this year, the PTO members will have the book fair open tonight from 4:30 - 6:30 and then Thursday from 4:30-6:30 for parents and students to purchase books. The book fair is located in the cafeteria.
From the Dieterich CUSD #30 Board of Education to the Dieterich Community: This week, the Dieterich Board of Education was tasked with the decision to amend the return to school policy and require masks be worn by all people when in the school building. This is a position that none of us want to be in and a call we did not want to have to make. We believe that local control is vital to the success of the public school system and that control has been taken away from us. We are willing to fight for local control. We will continue to look for opportunities and participate where we feel best represents our school. The Board is aware that some in our community feel betrayed by this decision. Please know that this isn't a decision that was made lightly. All opportunities were considered. The Board and administrators have spent countless hours listening, connecting, researching, and understanding what our community wants and what our government expects. We have lost sleep trying to set our own biases aside to ensure that we view this situation for all children, all staff, and our community. We have focused on logic and reason when we want to respond based on emotion. In the end, we made a decision that we believe was best for the future of our school. Please note, this is not about money. This is about lives and livelihood. This is about seniors getting a diploma after 13 years of hard work. Teachers and staff deserve to earn their full retirement for a job that is already under paid and underappreciated. This is about student-athletes and scholars getting a chance to participate in the extra-curriculars that they love because we know it molds them into the adults that they will become. This is about ensuring that this community has a school for the next generations to come. Honestly, we have an exceptional school, and we are proud of the citizens that we produce. Most importantly, this is about ensuring our kids get the education that they deserve so that they can stand up and fight for what they believe in as adults. This entire situation is something no one could predict. Our administrators are working tirelessly to adapt to roles they never expected to play. If you saw the passion and love that they have for students and staff, you would understand that this is a living nightmare for them. They don’t want this. They want to teach your kids. They want to shape their future. They are not doctors, scientists, attorneys, and police officers. They are educators with a passion for our community. We couldn’t have better in our building. As some of you go through the process of protesting this decision, please be careful to not drag our school, our administrators, our staff, and our children through the mud. We are all on the same side, we are neighbors, family, and friends. It would be heartbreaking to lose anyone from our school, whether it be administrator, teacher, staff, or student. We have an amazing district and thriving community. We can't let this tear that apart. We do support your peaceful protests and appreciate the support that you have given us. We will continue to look for opportunities to gain back local control, but we need your help. Call the governor’s office EVERYDAY! Tell every person you know to do the same. The important piece is calling consistently. Springfield Office of the Governor: 217-782-6830 or 217-782-6831 Chicago Office of the Governor: 312-814-2121 or 312-814-2122 Call your representatives. For our community that is Senator Darren Bailey and Representative Adam Niemerg. They are already fighting for local control. Ask them specifically what they are doing on the legislative floor to help this cause. Is there more than just standing up and speaking? Ask them how they get a bill on the floor to regain local control. They have made a stand but there are more personal actions they could take. Introduce a bill!! Fight to create a law! Senator Darren Bailey, State Capitol Office: 217-782-6674 Senator Darren Bailey, District Offices: 618-665-4109 or 217-234-6139 Representative, Adam Niemerg, State Capitol Office: 217-782-2087 Representative, Adam Niemerg, District Office: 217-813-6036 Of course, we can't condone pulling your kids out of school to protest. If you do, we recommend making it a learning experience and strategically choosing when to do it. As an example, take them to the state capitol on the day of the ISBE meeting. Show them how to peacefully protest in a big way with other like-minded individuals. Help prepare them with a speech that they could share on the meeting floor or with a reporter. These are times that mold us all into the individuals that we will become. Individually, members of the board are currently drafting letters to Governor JB Pritzker, Senator Darren Bailey, Representative Adam Niemerg, Executive Director of the Association of Rural and Small Schools (AIRSS) Dave Ardrey, the Illinois State Board of Education members, Illinois High School Association, and Illinois Elementary School Association. We will share them publicly as they are sent. We also continue to evaluate potential legal action. Our school is the life of our community. The board is committed to continuing to search for solutions to take back local control. We look forward to partnering with you. Sincerely, Dieterich CUSD #30 Board of Education Cory Niebrugge Doug Baxter Charity Bohnhoff Devin Aherin Anita Bierman Thad Goebel Dan Niemerg
Notice of Open Position: Custodian Dieterich Schools is seeking applicants for CUSTODIAN. Please contact Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent at 205 S. Pine St., Dieterich IL 62424, firstname.lastname@example.org, (217) 925-5249.
On August 4th, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced masks will be required for students, teachers and staff at pre-kindergarten-12th grade schools. This measure is part of the state’s ongoing effort to combat a new surge as the Delta variant rapidly spreads. This announcement differs from the reopening plan our school district adopted on July 15th. The Board of Education met on Tuesday August 31st to review the rules. The Return to School Plan has been amended to reflect this requirement. The Return to School Plan can be found on the District’s website and has been emailed, via TeacherEase, to all parents, guardians and staff. Masking is now required for indoor use by all individuals (age 2 and older) regardless of vaccination status. This mandate will be in effect until no longer required by ISBE, IDPH or an Executive Order. The requirement will become effective at Dieterich CUSD #30 on Thursday September 2nd. Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we navigate this school year together.
A quick reminder that Stang Art is after school today. If your child signed up for todays session, they can be picked up by 5:30 outside of the cafeteria.
Let us do the cooking!! Come support the Class of 2022 as well as the Jr. High and High School Boys baseball teams at their home game!! The class of 2022 invites you to a pulled pork BBQ carry out meal on Friday September 3rd from 4-7pm (or until sold out). We will have parking spots available on the west side of the school by the cafeteria doors for easy pick up of your carry out meals! Dinner will include: Kick Addis Pulled Pork Sandwich, Mac & Cheese, Chips, and Dessert and is priced at $7/meal. See you Friday!!
The following games are cancelled for today: CANCEL: HS Baseball Monday 8/30/21 Dieterich @ Ramsey CANCEL: JH Softball Monday 8/30/21 Dieterich @ South Central (Kinmundy) RESCHEDULED: JH Softball Wednesday 9/1/21 Dieterich @ South Central (Kinmundy) 4:15pm
There will be a special meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday August 31st at 7:00pm. The agenda is posted on the website under the Documents section.
K-8 Parents - We need your help! The Village of Dieterich is applying for a $250,000 Safe Routes to School grant to add and improve sidewalks in Dieterich. We need your help! Please follow the link below to complete the short survey. The survey is for K-8 parents only. https://forms.gle/e4osuiogKjLD3mzV7 Thanks for your help!
Tonight's HS Volleyball match v. Cisne will be Varsity only. The match will begin at 6:15.
Traffic Announcement Please, only use the Church St. entrance if absolutely necessary. If dropping off students in the morning, please use Park St. and drop off by the Veteran's Memorial. Thank you for your cooperation and patience!
OPEN POSITION Dieterich CUSD #30 is seeking applicants for TEACHER AIDE. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and any credentials to Mr. Josh Benefiel, 205 S. Pine St., Dieterich IL 62424, email@example.com, (217) 925-5248.
We are looking for ticket takers for our indoor games. If you are willing to take tickets on behalf of a school club, class, sport or organization please let me know which game and what class/club/sport/organization you want the payment to go to. Examples are Class of 22, Sportsbackers, Post Prom, any sport including cheer, dance, scholar bowl, Library Club, etc. JH Girls Basketball 9/30 10/5 10/7 10/18 11/1 11/4 11/5 11/8 11/18 JH Boys Basketball 11/1 11/4 11/8 11/16 11/29 12/2 12/10 1/4 1/6 1/7 1/11 JH Volleyball 1/21 1/24 1/27 1/31 2/1 2/3 2/7 2/25 HS Girls Basketball 11/15 11/16 11/29 11/30 12/2 12/6 12/16 12/ 12/28 12/29 1/6 2/3 HS Boys basketball 12/7 12/10 12/17 12/27 12/28 12/29 1/4 1/7 1/14 2/1 2/10 2/15 F/S Basketball 1/31
High School Volleyball will be our first sport with indoor ball games. The first home game is Monday. If anyone would like to purchase an individual or family pass please contact Rae Lyn in the high school office. You can send a check with your student, come by the office or let me know to add it to your account and you can pay online. Payment will need to be made before tickets will be distributed. Family passes are $90, and individual passes are $38.
Attention Class of 2021: your Senior yearbooks are in the office if you purchased one. The office is open 8:00-3:30.
Please note the following changes: Cancel: JH Softball......Wed. 8/18/21 (Dieterich @ North Clay) Cancel: JH Softball......Mon. 9/6/21 (Dieterich @ Martinsville) Add: JH Softball.....Wed. 8/25/21 (Ramsey @ Dieterich) Add: JH Softball.....Mon. 8/30/21 (Dieterich @ South Central) Add: JH Softball.....Thur. 9/2/21 (Dieterich @ Martinsville)......location TBA Cancel: HS Baseball.....Tue. 9/21/21 (Dieterich @ Cisne) Add: HS Baseball....Thur. 9/9/21 (Dieterich @ Cisne)
A reminder that our Dieterich Elementary Open House is this Monday August 16, from 4:00-6:00. Parents can enter through the west cafeteria entrance or through door 16 by the junior high gym. Students can bring their school supplies and see their teachers and friends! The Dieterich Elementary PTO will be serving hot dogs and refreshments and other goodies! We are looking forward to seeing everyone!
We have been informed that the Pine Street road construction project will not be completed by the start of school. Attached is a map with instructions of our alternate parent drop off and pick up process. We will use these procedures until further notice. Any questions can be addressed at our Open House on Monday August 16th from 4:00-6:00 or parents can call the elementary office at 217-925-5248. We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this temporary change in procedures!
We look forward to our monthly school board meeting tonight and are expecting many guests. Please note, we will be limiting public comments to two and a half minutes per attendee to ensure that each person has a chance to share their thoughts. All guests must sign in upon arrival.
JH Softball for today, August 9, 2021 has been cancelled. There will be practice in the JH gym 3:00-5:00.
The softball game scheduled for 8/10/21 has been moved to Cumberland (originally scheduled at Dieterich). Start time is 4:30p.m., bus leaves at 3:15.
HS Cross Country Practice this morning has been canceled due to rain/thunderstorms. Practice the rest of this week will be at 8:00 am.
The start of another school year is right around the corner. Here are some quick reminders and important dates. • August 16th – Teacher Institute, No Student Attendance. • August 16th – Elementary Open House, 4:00pm-6:00pm. • August 17th – 1st Day of Student Attendance, 1:50pm Dismissal. • August 18th – Full Day Attendance, 8:25am-3:25pm. • ALL students will receive FREE breakfast and lunch to start the school year, per USDA. • Please be watching for updates on BUS SCHEDULES & PICK-UP/DROP-OFF procedures. See you soon!
HS Volleyball practice will begin Monday, August 9th. Practices will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each day. Just a reminder that all athletes must have an updated sports physical, athletes will not be allowed to practice without one. These can be given to Coach Flood or Coach Garbe on the first day of practice.
HS Cross Country practice will begin Monday, August 9th. Practices will start at 8:00 a.m. each day. Please find the attached schedule for fall meets. Just a reminder that all athletes must have an updated sports physical, athletes will not be allowed to practice without one. These can be given to Coach McMillan on the first day of practice.
There will be a HS Baseball Player/Parent meeting on Monday, July 26th at 6:00 P.M. at the pavilion. Coach Booher will be going over team rules and expectations and introducing himself to everyone. Practice and game schedules will also be handed out at this meeting. If you are unable to attend please email Coach Booher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JH Softball practice will begin Monday, July 26th. Practices will be held from 3:30-5:30 each day at the Dieterich Softball Diamond. Please find the attached schedule for fall games. Just a reminder that all athletes must have an updated sports physical, athletes will not be allowed to practice without one. These can be given to Coach Newkirk on the first day of practice.
A reminder that online registration for Dieterich Unit #30 is currently open. Online registration will close on August 6th. After August 6th, parents will have to register their children in person at the elementary or jr/sr office.
We have had questions regarding masks on buses, school vans and driver education vehicles. "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order on January 29, 2021 requiring the wearing of masks by people on public transportation conveyances or on the premises of transportation hubs to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. This Order was effective as of 11:59 p.m. February 1, 2021 and was published in the Federal Register on February 3, 2021." The Order further states "All passengers on public conveyances (e.g., airplanes, ships*, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares) traveling into, within, or out of the United States (including U.S. territories) as well as conveyance operators (e.g., crew, drivers, conductors, and other workers involved in the operation of conveyances), regardless of their vaccination status, are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth. Unless otherwise required by the operator, or federal, State, tribal, territorial, or local government, people are not required to wear a mask when located in outdoor areas of a conveyance (if such outdoor areas exist on the conveyance)." Follow this link for the CDC's requirement for public transportation. https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/masks/mask-travel-guidance.html
July 15, 2021 Dear Dieterich CUSD #30 Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students, We were very happy to learn that the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have adopted the Center for Disease Control’s Guidance for K-12 Schools. We feel this guidance will provide our school district with the framework to continue to provide a safe and healthy learning environment that will result in another successful school year at Dieterich. There were some very important changes in the document in comparison to last year. The most significant change was the ability of local school boards, with the assistance and input from local health departments, to make decisions regarding the layered prevention strategies that best meet the needs of our school population, families, students and community. Certain aspects of the layered prevention strategies could change based on the local conditions related to the spread of COVID-19. Any changes to the school board approved Return to School Plan will be communicated to our parents, students, staff and community in a timely manner. Included with this letter, and posted on our school website at dieterichschools.org, you will find the board approved Return to School Plan and the CDC’s Guidance for K-12 Schools. Some of the key highlights include: • Resume a regular school day, 8:25am-3:25pm. • Remote learning is no longer an option. In-person learning is a priority. • Masks are recommended for indoor use by all individuals (age 2 and older) who are not fully vaccinated. • Masks are required on all school transportation (buses, driver education, school vans) per the CDC Order. • Practice social distancing in all settings of at least 3ft. or to the greatest extent possible. • Students, teachers and staff should stay home when they have signs of any infectious illness and be referred to their healthcare provider for testing and care. • Continuous monitoring of local conditions, with input from the local health department, will guide decisions on the layered protection strategies. • The plan could be amended, based on the current local conditions. • Our school will cooperate with the local health department on contact tracing that could result in quarantine or isolation of students or staff. We ask for your continued patience, flexibility and support as we all work together to provide our children with an outstanding education. Sincerely, Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent
Summer library on Monday, July 12 is canceled. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Richars via email - email@example.com. If you wish to return your books, please place them in the blue crate inside the elementary school entrance.
From ISBE: Clarifying Mask Guidance The Illinois Department of Public Health has fully adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated guidance for schools released on July 9. View the guidance and the press release. Q: Is masking required in schools? A: The CDC guidance that Illinois has fully adopted for all K-12 public and nonpublic schools states: "Masks should be worn indoors by all individuals (age 2 and older) who are not fully vaccinated. Consistent and correct mask use by people who are not fully vaccinated is especially important indoors and in crowded settings, when physical distancing cannot be maintained. "The CDC continues to recommend masking and physical distancing as key prevention strategies. However, if school administrators decide to remove any of the prevention strategies for their school based on local conditions, they should remove them one at a time and monitor closely (with adequate testing through the school and/or community) for any increases in COVID-19 cases. Schools should communicate their strategies and any changes in plans to teachers, staff, and families, and directly to older students, using accessible materials and communication channels, in a language and at a literacy level that teachers, staff, students, and families understand. "Schools should work with local public health officials to determine the prevention strategies needed in their area by monitoring levels of community transmission (i.e., low, moderate, substantial, or high) and local vaccine coverage, and use of screening testing to detect cases in K-12 schools ... A school in a community with substantial or high transmission, with a low teacher, staff, or student vaccination rate, and without a screening testing program should continue to require masks for people who are not fully vaccinated."
As we know, IDPH has "fully adopted" the CDC K-12 school guidelines for the upcoming school year. Unfortunately, there is some contradictory language regarding masks that needs to be clarified by ISBE. Once we get clarification, we will discuss and finalize our return to school plan. Thank you for your patience as we all work through this together.
Illinois Department of Public Health Adopts CDC COVID-19 Prevention School Guidance 9th Jul, 2021 Guidance emphasizes the COVID-19 prevention strategies most important for in-person learning. SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is fully adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Kindergarten (K)-12 Schools released today. “Our goal is to protect the health of students, teachers, and staff so that in-person learning can resume as safely as possible,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “The CDC is right: vaccination is the best preventive strategy. As school board members, parents, teachers and superintendents plan for a return to in-person learning in the fall, we strongly encourage those who are not vaccinated to continue to mask. IDPH is proud to fully adopt school guidance issued by CDC, which is based on the latest scientific information about COVID-19.” The updated school guidance now aligns with guidance for fully vaccinated people, which allows activities to resume for fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask except where required by federal, state, and local rules and regulations. Major elements of the updated guidance include: Masks should be worn indoors by all individuals (age 2 and older) who are not fully vaccinated. CDC recommends schools maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance between students within classrooms, combined with indoor mask wearing by people who are not fully vaccinated, to reduce transmission risk. When it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least 3 feet, such as when schools cannot fully re-open while maintaining these distances, it is especially important to layer multiple other prevention strategies, such as indoor masking. Screening testing, ventilation, handwashing and respiratory etiquette, staying home when sick and getting tested, contact tracing in combination with quarantine and isolation, and cleaning and disinfection are also important layers of prevention to keep schools safe. Many schools serve children under the age of 12 who are not eligible for vaccination at this time. Therefore, this guidance emphasizes implementing layered prevention strategies (masking, distancing, testing) to protect people who are not fully vaccinated. Schools and communities should monitor community transmission of COVID-19, vaccination coverage, screening testing, and outbreaks to guide decisions about on the level of layered prevention strategies being implemented. State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carmen I. Ayala issued the following declaration mandating in-person learning with limited exceptions: Beginning with the 2021-22 school year, all schools must resume fully in-person learning for all student attendance days, provided that, pursuant to 105 ILCS 5/10-30 and 105 ILCS 5/34-18.66, remote instruction be made available for students who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine or who are not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, only while they are under quarantine consistent with guidance or requirements from a local public health department or the Illinois Department of Public Health. “All our students deserve to return safely in-person to schools this fall,” said Dr. Ayala. “With vaccination rates continually rising and unprecedented federal funding to support safe in-person learning, and mitigations such as contact tracing and increased ventilation in place in schools, we are fully confident in the safety of in-person learning this fall. We look forward to a great school year and to the energy of Illinois’ young minds once again filling our school buildings.” The updated school guidance can be found at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/school-guidance. This guidance is subject to change pursuant to changing public health conditions and updates from CDC.
Summer Library Cancelled for Monday, June 12th. Due to a death in the family, Summer Library for Monday, June 12th has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Dieterich CUSD #30 is seeking applicants for Guidance Counselor. Anyone interested should submit a letter of application, resume and credentials to: Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent, 205 S. Pine St., Dieterich, IL 62424, firstname.lastname@example.org, (217) 925-5249. Deadline for application is Tuesday, July 6th.
We have uploaded the Dieterich Elementary supply list for each grade level on Teacherlist.com. This website allows you to order your child's supplies through retailers such as Target ,Amazon, and Walmart. You can remove items such as tennis shoes if you have a pair already. https://app.teacherlists.com/schools/19632-dieterich-elementary
Online registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Parents can log into their Teacherease account and click the online registration link in the news feed section. The link will take you to the registration process. Using a computer or tablet works best. Kindergarten parents please fill out the forms that were sent to you and mail the completed forms back to school. Office hours will be available in August if there are any issues or you can email email@example.com
If you missed the showcase the Cheer & Dance camp performances can be seen on the DHS Cheer Squad and Dieterich Maroonettes Facebook pages.
Open Coaching Positions Dieterich High School is seeking applicants for: Head HS Volleyball Coach JV/Assistant HS Boys Basketball Coach Interested applicants should submit a letter interest and/or resume to: Mr. Scott Kocher, Principal 108 W. Church St., Dieterich, IL 62424 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cheer and Dance Kiddie Camp will wrap up tomorrow (6/23) with a showcase at 10:30 in the high school gym. If you have someone attending camp come out and see what they’ve learned this week!
Congratulations to Cortney Brummer and Eva Meinhart for being named NTC All-Conference Softball Honorable Mention! Earning Most Valuable Player honors was Effingham St. Anthony's Cameron Rios. Also named to the team were Bailey Teasley (Altamont), Sydnee Garrett (South Central), Madison Cherry (Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City), Karlie Bean (Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg), Kayli Swift (South Central), Lucy Fearday (St. Anthony), Halle Smith (South Central), Hannah Hayes (Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg), Ella Kinkelaar (Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg), Trista Moore (Neoga) and Hailey Wright (St. Elmo/Brownstown). Honorable Mention went to Abby Goeckner (Altamont), Kim Brummer (Altamont), Gracie Heckert (Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City), Cortney Brummer (Dieterich), Eva Meinhart (Dieterich), Avery Fearday (Neoga), Sydney Kibler (St. Anthony), Madeline Kibler (St. Anthony), Taegan Webster (South Central) and Maddie Pfieffer (Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg).
SUMMER LIBRARY DATE CHANGE Due to a scheduling conflict - Summer Library will begin on TUESDAY, JUNE 15TH from 4-7 p.m. Participants can check out books, make colorful bookmarks, pick up their summer reading log and bingo challenge and take a popsicle for the ride home. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you there!
Dieterich Elementary Parents, 2021-2022 class lists are now complete! Please follow these steps to see your child's homeroom teacher: 1. Log into your Teacherease account. 2. Change the year to 2021-2022 in the drop down box. 3. Select "Subject" to view your child's homeroom teacher/schedule Thank you again for a great year and have a fun and safe summer!
Congratulations to Mrs. Worman on receiving a graduate scholarship through EIU! During the Spring of 2021, she did an applied research study on Generating Inferences in a 4th-Grade Classroom - a difficult project even without a global pandemic taking place! https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/community/mindy-worman-receives-grad-scholarship/article_f111b490-c1a4-11eb-88eb-8b6833445410.html #eiugradstudents
14th Annual Dieterich Community Education Foundation Golf Outing Saturday, June 5, 2021 MEADOWVIEW GOLF COURSE MATTOON, ILLINOIS BEST BALL TEAM SCRAMBLE SHOTGUN START: 1:00 P.M. REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 12:00 P.M. Entry form and sponsorship form can be found here: https://www.dieterichschools.org/o/dieterich-community-schools/browse/214320
Well, that's a wrap. Time to CELEBRATE! It's also time to count our blessings and give thanks. It has been an unusual year, but a very successful year. We would like to give a huge THANK YOU to the following: To the STUDENTS for being so cooperative and attentive. Our students are the BEST! To the STAFF for being amazingly creative, innovative and hard working. But mostly for your dedication to the students! To the PARENTS for your patience and understanding throughout this entire school year. Your support is truly appreciated! To the SCHOOL BOARD for your well though out decisions that were absolutely spot-on this year! And now, it's time to CELEBRATE! Enjoy your Summer Break!
Open Positions for 2021-22 School Year. Music (K-12) Aide(s) Head High School Volleyball Coach Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and credentials to: Mr. Cary Jackson, 205 S. Pine St., Dieterich IL 62424, email@example.com
The DJHS Cheerleaders are taking Little Caesars pizza orders! Ordering closes May 29th! This fundraisers helps with camp cost and cost of items for the upcoming season and also allows for some extra goodies along the way! Each girl does have their own link of you ask them for it or you can order threw my link and I will divide them amongst the girls at the end! And again we appreciate your support and cannot wait to see you in the gym this fall! https://fundraising.littlecaesars.com/fundraisers/support/4773238c-6898-49ea-8f87-b3a609ce335c
The Graduation ceremony for the DHS Class of 2021 will be held Saturday, May 15th at 2:00 P.M. in the high school gym. The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Dieterich High School Sports Facebook page also.
REMINDER: Dieterich CUSD #30 End of Year Dates May 15 – Graduation, 2pm May 20-21 – Semester Exams May 21 – Last Day of Student Attendance May 24 – Remote Planning Day (Staff Only) May 25 – Teacher Institute (Staff Only)
Dieterich Schools are excited to be a pilot school for Safe 2 Help Illinois! The Chicago Tribune recently published an article highlighting the program and it's benefits. Take a look! https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-illinois-school-safety-hotline-covid-19-tt-20210428-yqekotsluvetzmssqrgkgrilya-story.html
DIETERICH UNIT #30 VACANCIES 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR Physical Education/Health Teacher (7-12) Special Education Teacher Music Teacher (K-12) Head High School Boys Basketball Coach Head High School Baseball Coach Head High School Volleyball Coach Letter of application, resume and credentials should be submitted to: Dieterich Unit #30 Mr. Cary Jackson P.O. Box 187 Dieterich, Illinois 62424 217-925-5249 firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Emily Bloemer for being named NTC All-Conference Second Team! Well done Emily! http://www.thexradio.com/news/sports/volleyball/49835-national-trail-all-conference-vb-team-named
A group of Effingham area business leaders recently presented Hailey Budde of Dieterich High School the April award for Mathematic/Scientific scholastic achievement known as Hall of FAME, which represents Fantastic Area Mathematicians (Scientists) Extraordinaire. Hailey was selected by her school staff based on preset standards for her high academic achievement in science & math. Presenting the award are Art Green for Full Circle Realty, Pat Gebben from Merz Heating & Air Conditioning, Hailey, and Hank Habing from Effingham Urology Associates. Sponsors not able to attend were Joe’s Pizza, H & M Concrete Construction, and Milano & Grunloh Engineering. Hailey plans to continue her education at LLC studying toward becoming a nurse, possibly specializing in radiology. She hopes to remain close to the Effingham County community to serve. The leadership of these businesses knows that excellence in academics play an important part in the growth and vitality of our area and wish to encourage the scholastic endeavors of our leaders of tomorrow. Also, thanks to the educators at DHS & her parents for the direction given to Hailey and all students.
DIETERICH UNIT #30 ANTICIPATED VACANCIES 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR Physical Education/Health Teacher (7-12) Head High School Boys Basketball Coach Head High School Baseball Coach Head High School Volleyball Coach Letter of application, resume and credentials should be submitted to: Dieterich Unit #30 Mr. Cary Jackson P.O. Box 187 Dieterich, Illinois 62424 217-925-5249 email@example.com
Dieterich High School is seeking applicants for HEAD GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH. Please submit a letter of interest and any credentials to Mr. Scott Kocher, Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org, (217) 925-5247, 108 W. Church St., Dieterich, IL 62424. The deadline for application is Friday, April 30th.
Congratulations to our UNDEFEATED 8th grade girl's basketball team! What an accomplishment. We are all very proud of the way you have represented our school and community this season. Well done Coach Burton and your coaching staff. We couldn't be more PROUD! Thank you Dieterich Fire Department for the warm welcome home! GO ROADRUNNERS!!
Senior Spotlight: As the school year comes to a close we would like to recognize the DHS Class of 2021. We have asked the seniors to share some information about themselves so we can honor each of them. These "Senior Spotlights" will be posted each day through the remainder of the school year. Please leave words of encouragement for each student. As a community let's recognize the DHS Class of 2021!
Thank you WCIA TV for featuring Chet and Mr. Benefiel's Tooth Fairy letter! https://www.wcia.com/the-bright-spot/
Tonight marks the beginning of home games for the spring sports season. The HS Baseball team will be hosting Altamont @4:30. Please remember that all spectators are required to follow social distancing guidelines when attending games. Concessions will be available for purchase, pre-packaged items only. Thank you in advance for your cooperation! Go Movin' Maroons!
Dieterich CUSD #30 End of Year Dates May 15 – Graduation, 2pm May 20-21 – Semester Exams May 21 – Last Day of Student Attendance May 24 – Remote Planning Day (Staff Only) May 25 – Teacher Institute (Staff Only)
NTC Announces Girls 2020-21 All-Conference Team. Congratulations to Kaitlyn Boerngen for being named Honorable Mention! https://www.effinghamradio.com/2021/03/23/444926/
HELP WANTED: CUSTODIAN Dieterich CUSD #30 is seeking applicants for a full-time custodian. Please submit a letter of interest and/or resume to Mr. Cary Jackson, 205 S. Pine St., Dieterich, IL 62424, email@example.com, (217) 925-5249.
All-NTC Team Announced. Congratulations to Jack Westendorf (1st Team) and Pete Britton (2nd Team) All NTC! http://www.thexradio.com/news/sports/basketball/49119-ntc-all-conference-2021
Dieterich Junior High is seeking applicants for HEAD JH BASEBALL COACH. Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest to Mr. Scott Kocher, Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org, 108 W. Church St, Dieterich, IL 62424, (217) 925-5247.
With the sports seasons in full swing, Dieterich Schools would like to remind everyone of the importance of continuing to follow the IDPH Guidelines, doing so will allow us to continue to hold athletic contests. IDPH Guidelines • Spectators must remain masked at all times • Spectators must sit in the areas that have been marked with tape, no one is allowed to sit in the first two rows of the bleachers • All family members must sit together and social distance from other families • Spectators must exit the gym immediately following the conclusion of the game Thanks in advance for your continued cooperation! Go Movin’ Maroons and Roadrunners!
Schools are no longer required to screen students at the door for COVID symptoms. Please make sure you, as a parent/guardian, continue to complete the pre-certification on TeacherEase or the paper form.
Tonight's Jr. High Boys Basketball games v. Robinson (6:00) will be played in the HS gym. Spectators need to enter through the HS lobby doors.
Great news! We have finally received our shipment of Chromebooks that will allow us to implement our 1:1 Technology Program! Each student in K-12 will have access to a learning device. Grades K-1 will have Chrome Tablets and grades 2-12 will have Chromebooks. Grades K-6 will house their devices in their classroom for use throughout the day. Students in grades 7-12 will be assigned a Chromebook to use at school and at home, much like a textbook. Chromebooks use the G Suite for Education platform. G Suite contains multiple educational tools that help to increase opportunities for critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity, all while supporting our educational goals and objectives. These tools are free, reliable and secure. Millions of students around the world use G Suite for Education. To learn more about G Suite for Education, visit gsuite.google.com. Each student has been issued their own unique Dieterich Schools username. These usernames are unique to the student and no one else will have your student’s username. It is very important to utilize the district issued username to access the Chromebooks and Google platform. Each student, and device, is protected on and off campus by our secure school network. Our security features filter content, monitor usage and provide on-line security for our students. We are proud to enhance the quality of education we offer at Dieterich Schools by blending technology with traditional teaching methods. Students will still be using textbooks. Chromebooks are just one of the many tools we use to provide a high quality education. Students and parents have been provided a 1:1 Program Handbook that includes appropriate usage, care for the device, responsibility of student and parent, repair/loss/damage of device, and a waiver/indemnification form. Again, we are very excited to offer these educational tools to our students. As always, please to do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions.
Please note the following changes at Dieterich for tonight Cancel --- HS Boys Basketball Dieterich @ Hutsonville Thursday 2/18/21 ____________________________________________ Cancel --- HS Girls Basketball BSE @ Dieterich Thursday 2/18/21 Added --- HS Girls Basketball CHBC @ Dieterich Thursday 2/18/21
Due to poor road conditions, Dieterich Schools will be closed on Wednesday, February 17th.
Dieterich Schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 16th. Please watch Facebook, school website and school app for the latest information. To receive "push" notifications through your cell phone follow these steps: 1. Download the school app. 2. Select Settings 3. Turn on Notifications Stay safe and warm!
All sports practices scheduled for Monday, February 15th have been canceled.
DIETERICH UNIT #30 ANTICIPATED VACANCIES Custodian Teacher Aide Assistant HS Baseball Coach Letter of application, resume and credentials should be submitted by March 1, 2021 to: Dieterich Unit #30 Mr. Cary Jackson P.O. Box 187 Dieterich, Illinois 62424 217-925-5249 email@example.com
Please note the following cancellation and rescheduled date for JH Volleyball: CANCEL - Tuesday 2/9/21 Oblong @ Dieterich RESCHEDULED - Friday 3/5/21 Oblong @ Dieterich 4:30pm
Just a reminder that school will not be in session on Friday, February 12th, due to it being a Remote Planning Day. There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 15th due to observance of President's Day.
The Varsity Boys Basketball game with ALAH scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2021 has been canceled.
Dieterich Unit 30 schools will be closed today, Thursday January 28th due to hazardous road conditions.
It's absolutely amazing the exciting things happening in Dieterich! https://www.wcia.com/ciliving-tv/dieterich-community-center-raffling-new-home-or-100k-in-cash/?fbclid=IwAR1JaFeJzVmXtotGJRT6W3S6PXpkH1I6383NpiFsteyOXMKhcqxktb6uCCQ
DIETERICH UNIT #30 VACANCY Teacher Aide - Immediate Opening Letter of application, resume and credentials should be submitted to: Dieterich Unit #30 Mr. Cary Jackson P.O. Box 187 Dieterich, Illinois 62424 217-925-5249 firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Maroon Card Holders! We have added a new business to the 2021 Maroon Card. Dieterich Equipment Rentals http://www.dieterichrentals.com has joined the card offering a discount of 20% off all rental items. Just present the card to receive the discount. Maroon Cards are still available for purchase, contact the school or any member of the Freshman class for more details. Thank you for supporting the DHS Class of 2024!
A group of Effingham area business leaders recently presented Carly Ohnesorge from Dieterich High School the Dec. award for Mathematic/Scientific scholastic achievement known as Hall of FAME, which represents Fantastic Area Mathematicians (Scientists) Extraordinaire. Carly was selected by her school staff based on preset standards for her high academic achievement in science. Presenting the award are Daryl Smith of Merz Heating and Air Conditioning, Carly, Art Green of Full Circle Realty & Michael Tappendorf of Milano & Grunloh Engineers. Sponsors not able to attend were Joe’s Pizza, H & M Concrete Construction, and Effingham Urology. Carly plans to continue her education & then study toward becoming a veterinarian. The leadership of these businesses knows that excellence in academics play an important part in the growth and vitality of our area and wish to encourage the scholastic endeavors of our leaders of tomorrow. Also, thanks to the educators at DHS & her parents for the direction given to Carly and all students.
Pre-School Screening & Kindergarten Pre-Registration for Dieterich Unit #30 will be held on Thursday, February 25th from 12:30 - 6:00 p.m. & Friday, February 26th from 9:00 - 2:15 at the Immaculate Conception Hall in Dieterich. Please call Sharon @ 217-925-5248 for an appointment.
A quick reminder as we start the new semester. School meals are free to all students. USDA Extends Waivers to June 30, 2021 The Illinois State Board of Education Nutrition Department is excited to share that the U.S. Department of Agriculture just announced waiver extensions that will allow schools to operate Summer Meals programs through the end of School Year 2020-21, offering free meals to students. This changes the expiration from Dec. 31, 2020, to June 30, 2021.
Stang Art Program for December will be online. Pick-up for supplies will be Wed., Dec. 2nd, 2pm-4pm. You will then access the tutorial on the Stang Arts Dieterich Tribe Facebook page. The tutorial is pre-recorded so the project can be completed at any time. See Flyer for details. Please contact the school if you submitted your "in-person" form. We need to know if you would like a refund or would like to participate online.
A Dieterich Elementary Kindergarten staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. All Kindergarten teachers, aides and students will be on quarantine, effective immediately. Remote learning will begin for all Kindergarten students starting Monday, November 16th. Material packets will be made available for pick-up or delivery starting Monday.
Happy School Board Member Day to Cory Niebrugge, Doug Baxter, Charity Bohnhoff, Thad Goebel, Diane Aherin, Anita Bierman and Stephanie Fuesting. School leadership through this adventure we call COVID-19 has not been easy, but this Board has led our District very successfully by keeping the best interest of our students as the highest priority. Thank you for all you do for our students. Well done!
Our students recently completed their Veterans Day tributes. We have a Kindergarten through 2nd grade division, a 3rd-4th grade division and a 5th-6th grade division at the elementary. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all of our veterans, past and present! We appreciate your service to our country!
A quick reminder that there is no school tomorrow for Election Day in the state of Illinois. There will also be no school on Wednesday November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.
Post Prom has re-opened their Dieterich apparel store, they have a few different items this time and will be in before Christmas! Check it out! You can highlight and right click the address below to open the link, if it doesn't automatically come up. Store loses at 8:00a.m. Monday, November 9th. https://www.ssgdesignco.com/dieterich-post-prom-2020 We also have Dieterich face masks available to purchase in the high school office while supplies last, $15.
As a parent do you want to learn more about Google Classroom and Seesaw? The Learning Technology Center in our area is hosting FREE online sessions for parents. On 10/27/2020 and 10/28/2020, LTC will be hosting workshops for guardians/parents on Google Classroom and Seesaw. The same workshop will be offered three different times throughout each day to allow for flexibility with parents/guardians' schedules. Through demonstration, parents will learn how to help their student(s) navigate Google Classroom and Seesaw. The workshop will be an opportunity for parents to ask questions regarding either platform. REGISTRATION LINK: http://ltcillinois.org/events/
The Cross Country meet Monday, October 19th has been changed to a 4:00 start time.
ACTION NEEDED: Amazon Smile & Dieterich Community Improvement Foundation Most of you may know that Amazon Prime Day starts tomorrow :) Did you know that if you go to smile.amazon.com for your shopping and choose a charity, that Amazon will automatically give .5% of your purchases to your designated charity? The prices are always the same as the normal amazon.com site or mobile app. How cool is that?! Well, as of today, we have figured out how to keep that money in Dieterich! The Dieterich Community Improvement Foundation is the registered 501c3 organization that supports most of the community projects in Dieterich. We have earmarked the Amazon Smile funds to go directly into the account that will support the new recreation center and daycare that we have all been dreaming of! Please go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1311316 or you can search for Dieterich Community Improvement Foundation within the Amazon Smile page and select Dieterich Community Improvement Foundation as your charity of choice. I'm asking that you please make this charity selection today, in order to capture all of the Prime Day spending and upcoming Christmas shopping that will be happening. This is a great way to support our community without any extra effort - just Amazon shopping like you normally do. :) Please share the Facebook posts and encourage your friends to make this change! If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks! Charity Bohnhoff
Support Dieterich CU #30 Library Club and libraries by Drinking Prairie Farms Milk Dieterich, IL - Dieterich CU #30 Junior/Senior High Library Club is now part of the Prairie Farms Our Caps, Your Cause program and is looking for your support. For every cap entered, Dieterich CU #30 Junior/Senior High Library Club receives 5-cents to go towards adding books to our libraries. Look for the Our Caps, Your Cause stickers located on the caps of Prairie Farms milk in gallon or half gallon sizes. Reveal a unique, redeemable code by peeling of the Prairie Farms sticker and enter it at www.prairiefarms.com/ourcapsyourcause. Click the Redeem Codes Now button. Click the down arrow in the Select a Category box and choose Education. In the Select an Organization box, please choose Dieterich CU #30 Junior/Senior High Library Club for your donation. After 1,000 caps are entered, Prairie Farms Dairy will send a check to Dieterich CU #30 Junior/Senior High Library Club. “Dieterich Library Club will be using the funding to purchase library books for our schools’ libraries as well as helping Dieterich village add Green Tree Plastics ABC Promise Partnership benches to the town,” said Mary Richars, District Librarian. “Prairie Farms farm families and employees take a lot of pride in giving back to the communities we are a part of,” said Nicole Postin, program manager at Prairie Farms. "With today’s economy, local non-profit organizations have a greater need for support in order to continue their mission. Our Caps, Your Cause is a simple way for families to support their favorite organization along with a local business," Postin added. Over 600 farms strong, Prairie Farms has been providing the freshest, highest quality dairy products for over 75 years. The network of Prairie Farms manufacturing plants and branch offices enables highly efficient, fresh distribution of dairy products throughout the Midwest and the South.
The Sophomore class is selling Little Caesar's Pizza kits! All sales need to be turned in by October 8th. If you would like to purchase some please see a Dieterich Sophomore.
September 28, 2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGES The following Remote Planning Days have been added to the calendar for this school year. • Thursday, October 22nd • Wednesday, November 25th • Friday, February 12th • Thursday, April 1st A Remote Planning Day is a day for teachers and staff to prepare for delivering remote learning, as well as in-person learning. There is NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE, including remote learning, on Remote Planning Days. The remainder of the calendar will remain the same. Just a reminder that the After School Program is open only on school days, therefore, the ASP will not be open on these dates.
The DHS Cheer and Dance Teams are raffling off 10 great prizes. The drawing will be held November 13th so if you win you can use them as Christmas gifts! Tickets are $5 each, 3 for $10 or 8 for $20. If your name is in there multiple times it can be drawn for more than one prize. Prizes are: $500 CASH 50" Smart TV Yeti Cooler Apple AirPods $100 Cash Nike Backpack ($80 value) $25 Chili's Gift Card $25 Chili's Gift Card $25 Steak 'N Shake Gift Card $25 Steak 'N Shake Gift Card The girls may be knocking on your door, please help them out! Tickets are also available in the high school office, you can send payment with name and phone number and we will fill them out for you and send you a picture to verify it's done. Thank you for supporting the high school Cheer and Dance Teams!
To allow for travel time for the traveling team we have pushed the JH Softball Regional Championship game time back one hour. The game will be played at 11:00a.m. Saturday, September 26th, at Dieterich High School.
#IHSA & #SpecialOlympics Illinois are teaming up on a series of Youth Leadership Courses led by HS students! These courses will help you lead the #UnifiedGeneration on & off the field with topics like inclusion and teamwork! 🔗Register➡️https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfb6W12VyKl1cL0WEG87Lq8HQnrdF-JxUPuclA2vcrWmMpKHA/viewform
A group of Effingham area business leaders recently presented Austin Ruholl of Dieterich High School the September award for Mathematic/Scientific scholastic achievement known as Hall of FAME, which represents Fantastic Area Mathematicians (Scientists) Extraordinaire. Austin was selected by his school staff based on preset standards for his high academics in science & math. Presenting the award are Michael Tappendorf of Milano & Grunloh Engineers, Sarah Wright of Effingham Urology Associates, Austin Brian Henning of Full Circle Realty, & Pat Gebben of Merz Heating & Air Conditioning. Sponsors not able to attend were Joe’s Pizza and H & M Concrete Construction. Austin’s plans are to attend Lake Land College then go on to a larger school to study Nuclear Engineering. The leadership of these businesses knows that excellence in academics play an important part in the growth and vitality of our area and wish to encourage the scholastic endeavors of our leaders of tomorrow.
Today's JH Softball game with Beecher City has been canceled (9/10). We have added a game tomorrow (9/11) with Altamont at Dieterich at 4:00.
JH Softball at Neoga for today 9/8, has been canceled. The team will travel to Community Park Sehy Diamond to play St. Anthony at 4:30. Bus leaves at 3:30.
September 2, 2020 Announcement Regarding Food Service EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. ALL students are eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch. USDA has approved a waiver allowing all students to eat breakfast and/or lunch at no cost. This is effective through December 31, 2020. Any extra items are NOT included and would still require payment.
The Post Prom annual Dieterich Apparel fundraiser is now on. Check out their store at https://www.ssgdesignco.com/dieterich-post-prom-2020
August 26, 2020 We are now a week into the new school year and are very thankful for every day we have with our students. Just a quick update on some of the things that are happening in, and around, our school. • Our students and staff are AMAZING! The cooperation, excitement and creativity shown by everyone here at Dieterich Schools has been very impressive. • In-person and remote learning have been going very well. The students are eager to learn and the teachers are eager to teach. We are seeing some great progress in a very short time. Again, we are thankful for every day we have with our students. • Symptom checks have been going well. Thank you all for your cooperation in pre-certifying your children on a daily basis. • We are starting to see some COVID-19 cases that are having an impact on our school and students. Due to privacy issues, we are unable to share details surrounding these cases, but we will mention that we have had students go into quarantine for the required 14 day timeframe. Any student that is required to quarantine is provided remote learning until they return to school. The Illinois Department of Public Health exclusion flow chart can be found on our website here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/875191/IDPH_COVID-19_EXCLUSION_GUIDANCE_August_20_2020.pdf • IHSA and IESA are strongly urging everyone to adhere to the required guidelines when attending athletic events. Athletics are such a valuable part of what we do. We want to continue providing those opportunities for our students. Please follow the guidelines. https://www.ihsa.org/Resources/COVID-19 https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/sfc/servlet.shepherd/document/download/069t000000CyCndAAF?operationContext=S1 • Our community has been very generous with mask donations. Masks are available to anyone who would like or need one, just visit the office or let your teacher know. A special “thank you” to Relay for Life of Effingham County for donating over 500 masks to our school. Again, thank you all for your continued support and cooperation! We couldn’t do what we do without you.
Representatives from Relay for Life of Effingham County presented Dieterich Schools with 503 masks. Those individuals responsible for the project were Alice Zumbahlen, Amy Tolch, Ron Mietzner, Tomi Tolch, Khloe Tolch, Mary Ervin, Peg Schmidt and Ruth Herschberger. A huge THANK YOU for the support! Pictured (L - R) Alice Zumbahlen, Tomi Tolch, Amy Tolch and Ron Mietzner)
Changes to the JH Softball schedule: CANCEL - Tuesday 8/25/20 which was a home game against Windsor ADD - Thursday 8/27/20 which is an away game against Neoga at 4:30pm
Sportsbackers’ Fall Fundraiser Who doesn’t need trash bags? Sportsbackers are introducing a new fundraiser – multiple sizes of trash bags. The order forms are being sent home with Jr/Sr High school students. We have also attached a copy. If you would like to order please contact an athlete or send in the form and payment to the Jr/Sr High school office no later than Friday, September 18th. If you have any questions please call Justin Funneman at 217-821-1381. Please make checks payable to Dieterich Sportsbackers. Thank you for helping support all of Dieterich’s sports teams, Scholar Bowl and Trap!
This week marks the beginning of home games for the fall sports season. Tonight the Jr. High Baseball team is in action against North Clay @ 4:30. Thursday night the Jr. High Softball team takes on Altamont @ 4:30. On Friday night the HS Baseball team will play Neoga @ 7:00. Please remember that all spectators are required to follow the IESA & IHSA social distancing guidelines when attending games. These guidelines include the following: All fans must maintain 6 ft. social distancing at all times Fans must remain at least 30 ft. from the dugouts at all times Masks must be worn by spectators at all times Keep groupings in one area to under 50 people At this time concessions will not be available at ball games. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Thank you all for a great 1st day of school! We thought things went about as well as they could have. Things that worked well: • Bus riders that had the PAPER symptom pre-certification form helped tremendously. Our drivers do not have access to TeacherEase out on their routes. To make the process easier for the students and the drivers, the paper form works great. • TeacherEase symptom pre-certification worked extremely well. For those who do not ride the bus, this is the best option. It is quick and easy to complete and it allows us to admit the students into the building very quickly. • Masks. A huge THANK YOU to everyone for their cooperation with the mask requirement. • Elementary parent drop-off went well, but we did experience a long line around 8am. We will see improvements in the upcoming days. We appreciate your patience. • Jr-Sr High parent drop-off. In order to help alleviate some of the congestion around the buses, we would like to re-route parents directly to the south end of the parking lot and then move north past the greenhouse, stopping to drop off near the HS gym lobby doors. You can then exit the parking lot in the normal traffic flow. We feel this will help separate the bus traffic from the drop-off traffic. • Please DO NOT pass a stopped school bus. Not only is this against the law, it dangerous. Overall, we had a GREAT DAY! Thanks for all of your patience and support!
Further clarification regarding symptom screening forms. For now, it is best that our bus riders complete the PAPER form. The bus drivers do not have access to TeacherEase at this point. Students who walk or get dropped off can complete the TeacherEase form. Thanks for your patience as we work through this process.
August 17, 2020 Some final information before we start school. We would highly recommend that all parents complete the symptom screening for their children. This can be accomplished in two ways. TeacherEase has developed a portal for symptom pre-certification. The portal can be found on the menu of options on the home page, once you have logged into your account. You will need to complete the form for each child. This is the fastest/easiest way to pre-certify. The second way is to complete the paper form. The paper form would need to be with the child as they board the bus or enter school. If you child is experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home. We are to exclude any student exhibiting 1 or more symptoms. Detailed requirements are made available by the Illinois Department of Public Health and must be followed. Please contact the school if you have questions regarding symptoms or exclusion. Drop off points are the Elementary entrance and the high school gym lobby entrance. Do not drop off students prior to 7:30am as the doors will be locked and there is no supervision prior to 7:30am. We are encouraging parents to bring your children to school and pick them up, as much as possible. Due to restrictions on transportation and social distancing, it is best to drop off and pick up your children at school. Carpooling with other families is highly discouraged. Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed to enter the building. Please know that your child will be safe and cared for once they enter our school. Dismissal will be at 2pm. We value your cooperation and support. This has the potential for an unusual school year. Circumstances and plans could change at any moment. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
We wanted to remind parents that they will not be able to enter the school when dropping off their children. We will have staff inside to help students to their classrooms. We apologize for any inconvenience. Also, parents can self-certify that their children are symptom free with the form Mr. Jackson sent last week or by logging into your Teacherease account and completing the COVID-19 screening. Any student who was not pre-screened will be screened before entering the building. Tomorrow, the doors open at 7:30, elementary students who are parent drop off must come to the elementary office entrance. Please try to drop off your students as close to 8:00 am as possible. First class period will begin at 8:10 am and students will dismiss at 2:00 pm. After school tutoring will not begin until after Labor Day. This will allow teachers time to get an idea of each students academic needs.
Friday, August 14, 2020 School is almost here! We cannot wait to see our students. It’s been too long. There are some requirements we need to address prior to Tuesday. 1. Symptom Pre-Certification. Every person that enters the building is required to pre-screen for COVID-19 symptoms. We have created a quick/easy form that must be completed DAILY. As a parent, you know your child better than anyone. Therefore, we are asking that you screen your child for COVID-19 symptoms and complete the pre-certification form. The last thing we want to do is to exclude a student from school for an explainable symptom. Copies will be emailed and made available at the school starting on Monday. You can also find a copy on the school website under the Document section. TeacherEase is finalizing a portal for pre-screening, but we are not confident that it will be accurate by Tuesday. Stay tuned for more information. 2. Face Coverings (masks). Just a reminder that masks are required at school. The only exception is when the students are outside AND socially distanced. The school has masks for those who would like or need one. Please ask the office or your teacher if you would like a mask. Please come prepared by wearing a mask on Tuesday. 3. No Visitors in the Building. Due to restrictions and logistics, visitors are not allowed in the building, unless absolutely necessary. Again, everyone entering the building must be screened for symptoms and must be wearing a mask. We realize that some requirements can be burdensome and inconvenient, but we feel the benefit of having our students back at school outweigh the negatives. We appreciate your cooperation and efforts in helping keep our students safe and our schools open. See you Tuesday!
The start of the Fall Sports season is upon us, this is a friendly reminder that all spectators are required to follow the IESA & IHSA social distancing guidelines when attending both home and away contests. The guidelines are listed below: • All fans must maintain 6 ft. social distancing at all times • Fans must remain at least 30 ft. from the dugouts at all times • Masks must be worn by spectators at all times • Keep groupings in one area to under 50 people Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Dieterich Schools: Return to School Frequently Asked Questions General Questions Q. When do students start school? A. The first day of student attendance will be Tuesday, August 18th. Q. What times are school in session? A. Classes will begin at 8:10am daily. School will dismiss at 2:00pm. Please note that the 8:10am start is earlier than years past. Q. Has the yearly calendar changed due to COVID-19? A. No. The District will follow the board approved calendar. The calendar can be found at https://www.dieterichschools.org/o/dieterich-community-schools/browse/62802 Q. What time should my child be at school in the morning? A. We are asking that students arrive as close to the 8:10am starting time as possible. However, we do realize that some students may need to be dropped off earlier. Therefore, the building will be unlocked starting at 7:30am and staff will be on-hand for supervision. Please DO NOT drop off students prior to 7:30am as the doors will be locked and no staff will be present. Q. Which doors will be open for student entry? A. There will be 3 entrances that students may use. The high school gym lobby, the doors near the junior high (at the bus stop), and the main elementary entrance (door #1). In the past, the cafeteria doors have been available as an entrance. Due to sanitary and screening procedures, entrance will not be allowed through the cafeteria this year. Q. How do I pre-screen my child for COVID-19 symptoms? A. Pre-screening for symptoms must be done on a daily basis and can be accomplished through our TeacherEase software. We feel parents are the best ones to pre-screen their children for symptoms, they simply know their children’s health better than school personnel. Q. How do I access the pre-screening software on TeacherEase? A. Pre-screening can be done through the parent/student portal. https://www.teacherease.com/app/news/article/COVID-Screening-Self-Certification-Employee-Portal Q. What do I do if my child exhibits symptoms? A. As a parent, you are able to determine the health of your child better than school staff. If your child is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please do not send them to school. Q. What happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19? A. If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the Effingham County Health Department will be notified immediately. Contact tracing will be performed and further guidance regarding isolation, quarantine or exclusion from school will be determined in conjunction with the health department. Remote Learning Q. Can I choose remote learning for my child? A. Yes. Dieterich Schools will administer both remote and in-person learning starting on August 18th. Q. Do remote learners need to register and pay fees? A. Yes. Remote learners are students of Dieterich CUSD #30 and most fees still apply. Please contact the school office for details on registration fees. Q. If my child is a remote learner, can they return to in-person if they choose to do so? A. A remote learner may return to in-person learning during the first 2 weeks of school. After that point, they must remain a remote learner for the duration of the quarter. Q. Will remote learners have access to Chromebooks? A. Yes. All students at Dieterich CUSD #30, including remote learners, will have access to Chrome Tablets (K-1) or Chromebooks (2-12). Devices in grades K-6 will remain in the classroom, while devices in grades 7-12 will be allowed to go home with the student. See the District’s 1:1 handbook for details. https://www.dieterichschools.org/o/dieterich-community-schools/browse/158561 Q. How will remote learning be delivered? What will it look like? A. The method of delivery and requirements will be based on the individual class/teacher. Your childs’ teacher(s) will be in direct contact with details of remote learning. Q. What about grades and attendance for remote learners? A. Daily attendance is required and coursework will be graded. Think of remote learning as the same as in-person, just in a different location. Q. What are the time requirements for remote learning? A. Time commitments will vary. Generally, remote learning will consist of a 5 clock-hour day, including all coursework and instruction. Q. What happens if the school transitions to full remote learning? A. Those students who are already remote learners will join their class for all remote activities. Q. Are remote students eligible for extra-curricular activities? A. Yes. All Code of Conduct and Eligibility rules apply (see handbook). https://www.dieterichschools.org/o/dieterich-community-schools/browse/13878 Elementary Q. Where should my child report after arriving at school? A. Elementary students who arrive before 8:00 will put their bookbags by their classrooms and proceed to the cafeteria. Students who arrive after 8:00 will proceed to their classroom. Q. Can elementary parents enter the building with their children? A. We are asking that parents do not enter the building with their children in the mornings. Students need to have their masks on as they enter the building. Parents may enter the building only if prior arrangements have been made. Jr-Sr High Q. Where should my child report after arriving at school? A. Jr/Sr High students arriving before 8:00 should first go to their lockers, unpack their belongings, and then report to one of the following areas: a. Jr. High Students - Elementary Gym b. HS Students - HS Gym/Lobby Area c. Students eating breakfast - Cafeteria B. Jr/Sr High students arriving after 8:00 should visit their locker and then report directly to their 1st hour class. Q. What should students do who arrive late to school? A. Students should ring the intercom by the Jr/Sr High entrance and a staff member will come to the door and let the student in the building. Q. What procedures need to be followed when picking students up during the school day? A. Parents will ring the intercom by the Jr/Sr High entrance or call the office stating they have arrived and their student will then be sent outside. Parents will not be allowed in the building unless prior arrangements have been made with administration. Q. Will students have access to their lockers during the day? A. Yes. Students will be able to go to their lockers, however they must grab their items and immediately head to their next class. The bell schedule has been adjusted to maximize instructional time in a shortened school day. Time between classes has been abbreviated to assist in maximizing instructional time. Q. Will students have PE? A. Yes. Students will have PE, but locker rooms will not be used and students will not change into PE clothes. Students will have PE outside weather permitting and will participate in a wide variety of activities. Athletics Q. Will the school offer sports and extracurricular activities? A. All Dieterich sports programs will be following the guidelines set in place by the IESA & IHSA. These guidelines are subject to change based on any new developments concerning COVID-19. AWAITING IDPH CLEARANCE Transportation Q. Will the school provide busing this year? A. Yes. The school will be running the regular routes. Bus schedules will be made available after Wednesday, August 12th. Q. My child has ridden the bus in the past, can I now bring them to school? A. Yes. In fact, due to Illinois Department of Public Health restrictions, parent drop-off/pick-up is preferred. Q. Will there be assigned seats? A. Yes. Families and those who reside in the same household will be placed together in assigned seats. Students will typically sit in the same spot on a daily basis. Q. Will the bus be sanitized? A. Absolutely. The buses will be disinfected and sanitized after every route using eco-friendly disinfectants and cleaners. Q. Does my child have to be screened for symptoms prior to boarding the bus? A. Yes. We are asking that parents pre-screen their children prior to boarding the bus or prior to dropping them off at school. Drivers will be equipped with non-touch thermometers to screen students. However, we feel parental screening is the best/most accurate method. Q. Can my child ride a bus, that is not his/her normal bus, home with a friend? A. No. Due to restrictions on space, contact tracing and sanitary issues, riding home with a friend is not allowed. Food Service Q. Will the cafeteria be serving breakfast and lunch this year? A. Yes. The OPAA staff will be preparing both breakfast and lunch. Q. Will there be as many options available this year? A. No. Due to restrictions, there will be 3 options available. One hot option, one cold option (sandwiches, wraps) and one entree salad. Q. Will the salad bar be open? A. No. Due to strict sanitary requirements, the salad bar and any buffet style serving will not be available. Q. Will the students be using trays and silverware? A. All meals will be pre-packaged and served in individual containers. Much like the to-go clamshell containers you would receive in restaurants. Q. Where will the students eat? Is the cafeteria large enough to social distance? A. Students will be utilizing various spaces, in addition to the cafeteria, for dining. Outside spaces such as the courtyard, pavilion, park, lobbies, gyms and classrooms will be used to achieve separation. Q. Will meals be made available to remote learners? A. Yes. Remote learners can order breakfast and lunch. They would be made available for pickup at the school. Please call the school office to arrange food service.
The Dieterich Class of 2020 Street Banners are in the high school office. Members of the class may pick up their banners starting on Monday, August 10th.
Any incoming Kindergarten parents or parents of families new to our district that would like to visit their child's classroom next week please feel free to email email@example.com to set up a time. We are available Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Just a reminder that if you have not completed the Learning Option Form, please due so by the Sunday, August 9th deadline. Thanks for your assistance! https://forms.gle/C2FLL4afMfUSGM4e8
If you have not purchased school supplies for the upcoming school year you can find our complete grade level lists by copying and pasting these links into your web browser: https://www.walmart.com/lists/back-to-school https://www.target.com/school-list-assist/onboarding/fulfillment-method For other retailers, copy and paste this link: https://www.teacherlists.com/parents
Registration reminder: Please register online prior to August 7th. Online registration will close after August 7th and you will no longer be able to change your student's information. Fall Athletics: At this time JH Softball, JH Baseball, HS Cross Country and HS Baseball will be played. JH Girls Softball: Girls in grades 6-8 are eligible to play. Practices start Monday 8/3 3:30-5:30. This will be the schedule for 8/3-8/7, you will be given more information at practice. JH Boys Baseball: Boys in grades 7&8 are eligible to play. There will be a parent/player meeting at the park pavilion Monday 8/3 at 5:15. Practice will follow at 6:00. Practices for this week will be 6:00-8:00, you will be given more information at practice. HS Fall Baseball and Cross Country will be starting soon. Please remember to have your sports physicals turned in to office. Physicals: A school physical required for grades 6 & 9 will count as a sports physical but a sports physical will not count as a school physical. Per IESA/IHSA physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the physical. Please make sure physicals are up to date before practice. Students who do not have current physicals are not able to participate in practice. Athletic fees: JH sports are $37/sport and HS sports are $42/sport. You may go online and add the sports fees to your students account and pay through teacher ease BEFORE August 7th or you may pay in the office. We are very happy that it looks as if the students will have the ability to play this fall. Please remember that there will be adjustments to the season and guidelines to follow. With the ever changing rules/guidelines and positive cases in the area we cannot guarantee the seasons will not be shut down.
IESA announced today that they will be allowing the Jr. High Baseball and Softball seasons to be played. Coaches will be contacting parents and players soon with more information regarding practices for next week.
Friday, July 31, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians, I would first like to thank you for participating in our Back to School Survey. The data we gathered is very helpful in our planning for a return to school in August. At a special meeting of the Dieterich Board of Education, a plan was finalized that includes: • Choice of remote learning or in-person learning. • School will be in session daily, M-F. • Early dismissal of 2:00pm to allow time for our teachers to deliver remote instruction. • Tutoring services from 2:00pm – 3:30pm. Services will be free of charge and available for any student wishing to participate. Teacher availability will vary depending upon remote instruction duties. • After School Program will be available 2:00pm – 6:00pm on days school is in session ($7/day/student). • ALL students will be provided an electronic learning device (Chromebook or Chrome Tablet), including remote students. • Athletics and Extra-curricular activities will be offered in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois High School Association and Illinois Elementary School Association regulations. ALL students are eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities, including remote students. • All Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois State Board of Education regulations apply for in-person students (see Return to School Plan for details). We are now needing a commitment from each student to further assist us in our planning. I have included a link to a Learning Option Commitment Form. You may have to COPY/PASTE the link. We need a response from each student in our district. Please respond by the end of the day on Sunday, August 9th. https://forms.gle/CNFsNwheEpPjNAee7 Please remember that if you select the Remote Learning option, there will be a 2-week grace period, from the beginning of school, to allow the student to return to in-person learning, if they choose to do so. After the 2-week grace period has expired, those remote learners will be committed for the remainder of the quarter. Also be aware that our plans can change at any moment due to the fluid nature of this process and the potential of additional requirements from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education. There are many things that are simply out of our control. Thank you for your patience and understanding through this unprecedented process. Sincerely, Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent
Earlier today the IESA announced the cancellation of both the Jr. High Softball and Jr. High Baseball seasons. The full announcement can be viewed by visiting iesa.org. We have not yet received anything regarding fall high school sports, IHSA is expected to release information sometime next week.
Dieterich CUSD #30 is seeking MUSIC TEACHER applicants for the upcoming school year. The successful candidate will join a dynamic staff in a growing rural district. All schools in Dieterich CUSD #30 have rated "Exemplary" by ISBE. Duties would include K-12 music program including band and chorus. Applications should include a letter of application, resume, letters of recommendation, proof of certification, and transcripts to Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent, 205 S. Pine St., Dieterich, IL 62424. firstname.lastname@example.org Application period will remain open until the position is filled.
June 24, 2020 Dear Staff and Community at Dieterich CUSD #30, I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. Yesterday, the Illinois State Board of Education released guidance for schools on the 2020-21 school year. This 60-page document has been much anticipated and will go a long way toward answering critical questions all of us share about what the 2020-21 school year will look like in terms of in-person learning, scheduling, transportation, wearing masks, social distancing and other measures intended to keep everyone safe and healthy, while also re-engaging students in the learning process. Right now, we don’t have all the answers to those questions as this document was released to school districts at the same time it was released to the public. Therefore, we kindly ask for your patience as our staff thoroughly reviews this detailed guidance and implements the suggestions into our district’s own transition plan. As always, we will take a common-sense approach to developing our plan. We are pursuing avenues of compliance while keeping the wellbeing of every child, and the whole child, in mind with what is realistically possible for us to accomplish. Dieterich CUSD #30 is keenly aware of the urgent need to communicate to families about what to expect next school year and anticipate releasing our own transition plan in the upcoming days. Our administrative team, along with the Board of Education have already been discussing options. This guidance will accelerate those conversations, and I’m confident our district can put forth a plan that prioritizes the health and safety of our students while maintaining a dynamic learning environment. We are very excited about returning to school on-time August 18th. Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as our entire district navigated a situation together that none of us could have imagined. I will be in touch soon. In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy your summer. Sincerely, Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent
Dieterich CUSD #30 is seeking Guidance Counselor applicants for the upcoming school year. The successful candidate will join one other counselor in the district. This is a newly created position to meet the increased needs of a growing school district. Dieterich CUSD #30 has a goal of providing additional services to our growing student population. Duties include: general counseling duties, mentoring program management, SIS, IAR testing, career exploration and other duties as assigned. Applications should include a letter of application, resume, letters of recommendation, proof of certification, and transcripts to Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent, 205 S. Pine St., Dieterich, IL 62424. email@example.com Application deadline is July 3, 2020.
2020-2021 Dieterich Elementary student class lists can now be viewed through your Teacherease Parent Portal. Instructions have been emailed to parents. Have a great summer!
2020-2021 Dieterich Elementary class lists are being finalized and we will notify families through social media and email on when you can see your teacher for next year on Teacherease. We will also have online registration this summer along with the jr/sr high school. Registration packets will be sent to incoming kindergarten students but all other students will register online later this summer. Thank you for all of your support throughout this school year and please feel free too reach out with any questions and concerns! You can email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks again and have a great summer!
The last round of meals have been delivered! Our crew prepared, bagged and delivered 10,000 meals during the last 2 months! A huge THANK YOU to our hard-working crew: Emily, Patty, Mary E., Ashley, Beth, Leslie, Chuck, Jay, Jan, Rodney, Mr. & Mrs. Jackson and all of the volunteers that made this happen. Dieterich Proud!
Today is Graduation for the DHS Class of 2020! There will be a parade through town starting at 4:00. Also joining in the parade will be Mrs. Annette Niemerg. Mrs. Niemerg is retiring after teaching many years at Dieterich Elementary. Let's fill the streets of Dieterich and give them the recognition they deserve!
Meal Delivery Update: The final meal delivery will be on Friday, May 22nd. We have enjoyed the opportunity to bring meals to your door and hope this service has helped our students and families. Have a great summer!
On Friday, May 15th, our buses will be running their PM route to pick up any textbooks, learning packets, or other items that need returned to school. They will also be delivering any summer learning packets, elementary yearbooks, or leftover personal items from their desk/locker. Please be waiting for the bus at their regular PM time. Additionally, the school will be open on Friday 8am-3pm for anyone wishing to drop off their materials. Please use the elementary entrance. Let us know if you have any questions, 925-5249. Have a great summer!
On Saturday, May 16th Dieterich High School will be holding an Individualized Graduation Ceremony for each member of the DHS Class of 2020. Only the graduate and their immediate family will be allowed to attend the ceremony. Social Distancing will be maintained at all times. A parade for the Class of 2020 will begin at 4:00 p.m. We encourage everyone in the community to attend the parade and show support for the graduates. Let’s give them the recognition they deserve!
It has been a long standing tradition of the Dieterich Community Ruritan Club to annually honor all Dieterich High School Honor Students and their parents during the April Club meeting. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it was not possible this year. The Dieterich Ruritan would like to congratulate the following students for maintaining a four year A average": Kyla Johnson Collin Hartke Allie Painter Will Thoele Molly Niemerg Andrea Bierman Dalton Abbott
Dieterich Hand Sanitizer Sale The Village of Dieterich is partnering with JJ Outlet, who locally makes hand sanitizer in bulk quantities. The hand sanitizer will only be sold by the gallon to those who live or have a business within the Dieterich Unit #30 School District. Sales will be Thursday, May 7th from Noon-3:30 p.m. Pick up at the Dieterich Maintenance Building (south end of Dieterich High School parking lot). There will be cones set up to direct you how to line up. You MUST stay in your vehicle and an employee will come to your vehicle window to assist you and fill your container. $12 per gallon CASH ONLY with exact payment – 2 GALLON LIMIT (No less than 1 gallon will be sold). We will not be making change for your payment. Resident / Business MUST supply their own empty, CLEAN gallon jug -- ex: milk or water jugs, etc. Questions call (217) 925-5410
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Delbert Mundt. Mr. Mundt served on many community leadership groups, including a 10 year stint on the Dieterich CUSD 30 School Board. During those years, Delbert held leaderships roles as President and Vice President of the Board. Our deepest sympathies are with his friends and family.
Last call for HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS. The last day for ordering a yearbook will be May 6th. Please submit $40 to the school (mail or drop by). Be sure to include your student's name. Also, if you have submitted a check to the school for a high school yearbook the check has not been cashed yet. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Kinkelaar.
April 30, 2020 The final Remote Learning Packet will be delivered on Friday, May 1st via the PM bus routes. Packets will be available for pick-up at the school, through the elementary entrance, from 8am-2pm, also on Friday. Please contact the school with any questions regarding delivery or pick-up. Contact the teacher directly with questions regarding the content of the packets.
Graduation Update: We have received the latest guidance from the State Board regarding graduation ceremonies. ISBE states "We need to remember that no matter how devastating it feels to miss these sacred rites of spring, the health and safety of our students, families, and communities must remain our top priority." "Therefore, in-person graduation ceremonies of any kind are not allowed at this time. This directive extends to drive-through graduation ceremonies or events where students come in small groups to the school or another location for a photo or to walk across a stage. The Governor’s extended stay-at-home order prohibits group gatherings. I join you in hoping that events can resume in person sooner rather than later, but that time is not now." Dieterich High School is still hopeful that a ceremony of some sort can take place. Unfortunately at this point, it is unclear when that will be.
We saddened to hear of the passing of a former Dieterich CUSD 30 employee, Stella Donaldson. Stella worked as a custodian in 1976-77 and as a bus driver 1981-84, 1991, 1994-97 and 2002-03. Our deepest sympathies are with her friends and family.
April 23, 2020 Below is the schedule to obtain personal items from lockers and classrooms. For the health and safety of everyone, please adhere to the schedule and maintain 6’ social distancing while in the building. Dates are scheduled alphabetically by the student’s LAST NAME. Jr-Sr High School – April 27th-May 1st, 8am-3pm • Monday, A-E • Tuesday, F-L • Wednesday, M-S • Thursday, T-Z • Friday, Open for anyone who missed assigned day. Elementary School – May 4th-8th, 8am-3pm • Monday, A-E • Tuesday, F-L • Wednesday, M-S • Thursday, T-Z • Friday, Open for anyone who missed assigned day. There will be instructions sheets as you enter the building. Please enter through the Elementary/Unit Office door #1 (Pine St). All remaining items will be bagged up for pick-up at a later date. Please call 925-5249 with any questions. Thanks for your cooperation! Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent
Senior Spotlight: The school closure has been difficult on everyone at Dieterich Schools. It has been especially rough for the DHS Class of 2020. We have asked seniors to share some information about themselves so we can honor them on social media. These "Senior Spotlights" will be posted each day through the remainder of the school year (depending on how many we get returned). Please leave words of encouragement for each student. As a community let's recognize the DHS Class of 2020!
April 17, 2020 Dieterich Schools update on scheduled activities. With the mandated closure of our schools, we are forced to cancel or postpone many scheduled events. Below is a list of events that will be effected. • Graduation – POSTPONED. • Prom – POSTPONED. • Senior Trip – POSTPONED. Every effort will be made to reschedule Graduation, Prom and Senior Trip. Please be patient as we work through rescheduling these important events. More information will be shared as it becomes available. Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent
April 17, 2020 Dieterich Unit #30 School Closure Update State mandated school closure has been extended through end of the school year. Remote Learning will continue for the remainder of the school year. The final Remote Learning Packets will be delivered via PM bus routes on Friday, May 1st. Please keep your completed packets! We will send the buses to pick them up on Friday, May 15th. Teachers will be in direct contact with their students throughout Remote Learning Days. Food service will continue as planned for the remainder of the school year. Contact email@example.com or the unit office to opt-in or opt-out of food service. More information will be shared as it becomes available. Please contact the school at (217) 925-5249 if you have any questions or concerns. Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent
April 17, 2020 Remote Learning Packets are being delivered TODAY via the PM bus routes. Additionally, the school is open 8am-2pm for packet pick-up. All remaining packets will be brought back to the school and made available for pick-up starting Monday, April 20th. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Another round of Remote Learning Packets are being prepared for pick-up or delivery. Packets will be available for pick-up at the school on Friday, April 17th, 8am-2pm. Delivery will be on the PM bus routes, also on Friday. For questions on pick-up or delivery, please call the school at 925-5249. For questions on the content of the packets, please contact the teacher directly through Teacher Ease.
Yearbook orders for elementary and jr high are due by this Friday the 17th. All orders must be made online at this point. Thanks! Junior High: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/DieterichJrHigh2020 Elementary: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/my/DieterichElem2020
Due to Good Friday, meal delivery will be on Thursday, April 9th. Same time.
April 3, 2020 Remote Learning Packets are on their way! The buses will be running this afternoon, starting at 3:15pm. They will be stopping at the home address of the student. Please be waiting for the bus as it stops by your home. If no one is at the stop location, the bus will not stop. All remaining packets will be brought back to the school and made available for pick up in the Elementary Library starting Monday 8am-3pm. Please contact the school if you have any distribution questions (217) 925-5249. For questions on the content of the packet, please contact the teacher through Teacher Ease.
April 2, 2020 Remote Learning Packet Distribution Remote Learning packets are available for pick-up in the Elementary Library on Friday April 3rd from 8am-2:00pm. Bus routes will be running their afternoon routes starting at 3:15pm on Friday April 3rd. The buses will be making their regular stops. Please meet the bus to obtain your packet. They should be running fairly close to their regular schedule. Any remaining packets will be in the Elementary Library and made available for pick-up. The school will be open 8am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Please contact the school at (217) 925-5249 with any distribution questions. If you should have questions regarding the content of the packets, please contact your teacher directly through Teacher Ease. Remote Learning Days begin Monday, April 6th and will follow the regular school calendar. At this time, the school building is set to re-open on Friday, May 1st, at which time face-to-face instruction will resume. The last day of school will be Thursday, May 21st.
Curious about spring sports? Get the latest update from IHSA regarding the spring season here. https://www.ihsa.org/default.asp
The extension of the statewide school closure will impact several school events scheduled during the month of April. Below is a list of the events impacted: Events postponed that will be re-scheduled at a later date: 8th Grade Class Trip Senior Class Trip Prom PTO Carnival Pre-School Screenings Events canceled that will not be rescheduled: Jr High Activity Banquet High School Activity Banquet Elementary Spring Concert and Sophomore Class Cookout Jr/Sr High Spring Concert Spring Play Ruritan Honors Banquet for Seniors Elementary Parent Night All standardized testing (IAR, PSAT, SAT) Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.
March 31, 2020 Dieterich Unit #30 School Closure Update School closure has been extended through April 30th. School staff has been working diligently to plan and prepare a Remote Learning Plan to meet the educational needs of our students. The District’s Remote Learning Plan can be found in the Document section on the website, dieterichschools.org. Remote Learning will begin on Monday, April 6th. Remote Learning Days differ from the Act of God Days, which we have been working under since March 17th. Remote Learning has several objectives: 1. Provide instruction without face-to-face interaction by any means possible. 2. Provide a continuation or continuity of instruction, if applicable/possible. 3. Assignments are now graded. Grading could be: a. Pass/Incomplete b. Letter grade with an opportunity to raise a grade. c. A student’s grades as of the 3rd quarter cannot be lowered, only raised. 4. Emphasis is on learning, not compliance. 5. A student’s grades will NOT be negatively impacted. 6. Students will be given the opportunity to raise their grade. Grades cannot be lowered. 7. Any assignments not completed by the due date will be given the opportunity to be made up. An “incomplete” will be given until the assignment is completed. Remote Learning, and the related communication, will be accomplished through various sources. We look to utilize technology as much as possible. However, we realize that not all households have the needed devices or internet connectivity to accomplish this goal. Therefore, Remote Learning Packets will be made available. The Remote Learning Packets will be delivered via bus routes on Friday, April 3rd. The buses will be running their afternoon routes at their regular times. Please meet the bus at your normal stop to obtain your packet. All packets not delivered on Friday will be brought back to the school for parent pickup. Please come to door #1 to obtain your child’s packet. Teachers will be in direct contact with their students throughout these Remote Learning Days. Communication will be made through TeacherEase and/or other means, including but not limited to Google Classroom, phone calls, other educational software platforms. Food service will continue as planned. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the unit office to opt-in or opt-out of food service. Please contact the school at (217) 925-5249 if you have any questions or concerns. Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent
Special message from Mrs. Debbie Kitten. https://drive.google.com/a/dieterichschools.org/file/d/1H2-JhjOJ_KquqPqFtPJn9vXZHe98BBRp/view?usp=drive_web
March 26, 2020 Dieterich Schools: School Closure Update • School tentatively resumes Wednesday, April 8th. • The mandatory closure days will NOT be made up, per ISBE. The last day of student attendance will be May 21, 2020. • Meal delivery is available for all students – free of charge. Contact email@example.com or call (217) 925-5249 to opt-in or opt-out. • Teachers have been, and will continue to, provide educational opportunities for their students. • Reminder: The educational activities provided by the teachers are not mandatory. No grades will be taken on the material. No student will be penalized in any way for choosing not to do the provided activities/assignments. The educational activities are meant to keep the students in an educational mindset and make for a smoother transition back into the classroom. • Contact the school at (217) 925-5249 if we can assist in any way.
Just a quick reminder that the pre-school and Kindergarten screenings that were scheduled for March 30th and 31st are now postponed until a later date. As of now, we are unsure of when the screenings will take place but we will be in touch with each family that registered when a date is determined. We appreciate your cooperation during this process!
If you opted-in for meals, they are on their way! We will be adhering to the "social distancing" today. We will place the meals at your doorstep. Deliveries will be between 10:30am-1:00pm. See you soon!
March 20, 2020 Re: COVID-19 Closure Good Afternoon, The state has now called for a “stay-at-home order”, meaning residents are to stay in their homes unless absolutely necessary. Residents can still go to the grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside and make pharmacy runs. All local roads, including the interstate highways and tollways, will remain open to traffic, as well. School closure was also extended. The tentative date for schools to re-open is now Wednesday, April 8th. Dieterich Schools will continue to provide meals to anyone who wants or needs them. If you would like to opt-in for meal delivery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the school at (217) 925-5249. Just a reminder that you can opt-in or opt-out at any time throughout this mandated closure. Meal delivery will now be on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Deliveries should arrive at your home between 11am-1pm. Our teachers have been working from home to provide additional learning experiences for their students. We have amazingly creative teachers. They are dedicated to giving the students a continuity of education, as much as possible, during this challenging time. Please watch our Facebook, mobile app and website for additional information as it becomes available. Sincerely, Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent
Sportsbackers Donkey Basketball has been cancelled for this school year. Refunds will be given to people who purchased tickets. The high school office is currently closed, refunds will be given once school opens back up. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding during this time.
Food Service & Education Packet Announcement! The first round of meal delivery is complete. If you did not get signed up with our staff today (Tuesday), there is still time. If you wish to opt-in for meals, please email email@example.com or call 925-5249. You can opt-in or opt-out at any time during the closure. For those who have opted in, we will be delivering meals again on Thursday, March 19th to your home. Expect the meals to arrive prior to 12:00pm. Any left-over packets from today’s (Tuesday) delivery were brought back to school and are available for pick-up, Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm. Please use Door #1 (Elementary/Unit Office door). If you are unable to come to the school for packet pick-up, contact us to make arrangements for delivery. As always, contact the unit office if we can help. (217) 925-5249
Today marks the 2nd day of our school closure due to COVID-19. We want to express our gratitude to our school staff and our parents for their cooperation and support! Dieterich is a great community! Some reminders............. Our buses will be running their route this afternoon (Tuesday) at the regular time. Your child’s education packet will be on the bus. Please meet them at your bus stop to get the packet. There will also be 2 days of breakfast and 2 days of lunch available at that time. One of our staff members will be asking if: 1. Do you want/need meals during the closure? 2. Are you able to meet at a centralized point OR do you need home delivery? Once we determine the need for meals, we will establish a delivery schedule. Education Packets are available for pick-up at the school, M-F, 8am-3pm. Enter through Door #1 (Elementary/Unit Office). More information will be shared when it becomes available. Thank you.
March 16, 2020 Dear Parents & Guardians, Below is updated information regarding our mandated school closure. I hope you find this information informative and comprehensive. If you do have additional questions not contained in this document, please contact the Unit Office at 925-5249. We are here to help. • The mandated closure is tentatively scheduled to end on Tuesday, March 31st. That would be our first day back. • All days missed will NOT be made up. Additionally, we are NOT required to use Emergency Day’s for this closure. Therefore, the last day of school for students will be Thursday, May 21st. • The school will be open daily 8:00am – 3:00pm (M-F) for students to retrieve personal items or educational materials. Please come to the unit office located through Door #1 on Pine Street. • ALL students can receive FREE breakfast and lunch (per Illinois State Board of Education). Our buses will be running their regular evening routes on Tuesday, March 17th. We will deliver the Educational Packets and meals at that time. Please meet the bus at your stop at the regular time. A staff member will meet with you to determine if you would like meals and if you can meet us or would need home delivery. There will be centralized spots within the community to meet school staff with meals. More information will be shared very soon regarding times and locations. • Students NOT assigned to a bus route can pick up their Educational Packets at the Unit Office (Door #1). • Teachers will be in contact with students and parents throughout this closure. We will be supporting our students with additional information and offering assistance as needed. • Reminder: The educational packets are meant to keep your child in an educational mindset and make for a smoother transition back into the classroom. No grades will be taken. • Please watch Facebook, mobile app and website for updated information as it becomes available. In education, we try to always find the positive in every situation. While this closure has caused multiple challenges, the positive is our families now get the gift of time together. I would encourage everyone to spend quality time with your family – it is a gift! As always, we are here to help. If there is anything our school can do to assist our students, please let us know. Sincerely, Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent
Good Afternoon. Dieterich Unit 30 schools will be closed to students Monday March 16th. All staff will report at their regularly scheduled time. This is an additional day of closure due to concerns over COVID-19. School is scheduled to resume on Tuesday March 31st. Please watch our Facebook, mobile app and website for additional information. As always, do not hesitate to contact the school with questions or concerns. Thank you.
Good Evening Dieterich School Parent or Guardian, Governor JB Pritzker has declared mandatory school closures for all schools, public and private, serving Illinois pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. School will be in session on Monday, March 16th. There will be no school Tuesday, March 17th - Monday, March 30th. School is scheduled to resume Tuesday, March 31st. Today, Friday, March 13th, each student was sent home with an e-learning packet. This packet is intended to take the student a few days to complete. On Monday, March 16th, another e-learning packet will be sent home with each student. That packet is expected to take the student through the additional days of closure. This package will not impact the students grade, but is meant to keep your student in an educational mindset. As well, if you have internet access, please watch for communication from your student’s teacher. They may be sending activities for the students sporadically. All activities at the school will be rescheduled or canceled. These activities include: • All spring sport activities (High School Baseball, High School Softball, and Junior High Scholar Bowl) including games and practices will be suspended through the duration of the closure. • Spring Pictures originally scheduled March 17th will be rescheduled at a later date. • The 8th Grade Class trip originally scheduled for March 18th will be rescheduled at a later date. • Family Night for the elementary students originally scheduled for March 23rd is postponed until further notice. • The Junior class SAT Test originally scheduled for March 25th will be rescheduled at a later date. • The Junior High Sports Banquet originally scheduled for March 30th will be rescheduled at a later date. • The Preschool and Kindergarten Screenings originally scheduled for March 30th will be rescheduled at a later date. We continue to evaluate if the screenings March 31st will be held as scheduled. Please note that any IEP meetings or scheduled one on one meetings with teachers and administrators will go on as scheduled, unless prompted by the parent or guardian. As well, High School graduation will continue as scheduled on May 16th. Changes have also been made in the scheduled state testing. • State testing was scheduled for our elementary students on March 23rd - April 3rd. This testing will be rescheduled for March 31st - April 9th. • State testing scheduled for our junior high students will continue as scheduled on Monday, March 16th. • Additional state testing for our junior high students was scheduled for March 17th. This testing will be rescheduled for March 31st. With this mandated closure, the last day of school is now scheduled for May 26th for students and May 27th for teachers and staff. Helping Hands supplemental food program will be available throughout this mandated closure. For those families already benefiting from the program, expanded services will continue throughout this time. For those that need assistance contact the school at 217-925-5248. To learn more about COVID-19, please click here. To stay updated on the mandated school closure, please click here. We will continue to share updates as they become available through the website, school mobile app, email and Facebook. As always, please contact us with any questions you may have.
Good evening Dieterich School parent or guardian. Governor JB Pritzker has declared mandatory school closures for all schools, both public and private, serving Illinois pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. This mandatory closure takes effect Tuesday, March 17. Currently, we anticipate the closure to last through March 30. Dieterich Schools will be open on Monday March 16th. Please watch our Facebook page or website for more information. Thank you.
Just a reminder that the Sportsbackers laundry soap sales ended on March 11th. Please turn in all order forms to the HS office by the end of the day Friday.
Last night we had the pleasure of recognizing three of our outstanding students at Dieterich Unit #30 during the Illinois Principal’s Association student recognition banquet in Olney. Congratulations to Leah Brummer, Addison Miller, and Wyatt Tegeler for all of your hard work and for being selected!
Donkey Basketball Event Date: Saturday, March 21 @ 7:00pm Event Location: Dieterich High School Gym Event Detail: Dieterich School Teachers, Coaches, Students and School Administration will be playing a game of basketball while riding on donkeys! Come on out and enjoy the fun! There will also be a 50/50 drawing as well as donkey rides for the kids! Ticket Pricing: If tickets are purchased 2/29/2020 – 3/20/2020 o $10 general admission; $8 students; kids age 6 and under FREE Tickets purchased at the door o $12 general admission; kids age 6 and under FREE Tickets can be purchased at the Dieterich school offices or from any Dieterich Sportsbacker board member. If you have questions, call Michelle Kuhl at 217-663-0300
Dieterich Elementary students proved to their principal that they are outstanding readers! Elementary Principal Josh Benefiel struck a deal with his students. If they read more than 60,0000 minutes in February, Mr. Benefiel would allow the student to tape him to the wall. The students were up to the challenge, and read more than 80,000 minutes, earning them the victory over their principal. The challenge was part of the Reach For The Stars reading program. Well done super star readers!
Dear Parents of High School and Junior High band(marching band and flags), basketball, baseball,cheerleading,cross country, dance, scholar bowl, softball, trap team and volleyball players, It is time for the Sportbackers to begin the annual soap sales! The Sportsbackers help support students involved in junior high and high school band (marching band and flags), basketball, baseball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, scholar bowl, softball, trap, and volleyball. With the help of fundraisers, the Sportsbackers have been able to give funds to each of these groups. With these funds, they have been able to purchase items to help in practice and games. Order forms for soap sales will be sent home with the students. Please collect payment at the time of the order. The sales will take place from February 21st to March 11th, with an approximate delivery date one week to 10 days after all orders are turned in. We ask that all students involved in the listed sports/activities participate in these sales. The Sportsbackers appreciate all of the help we get from the parents, grandparents, friends, family and the community. Without your help, we would not be able to keep these sports and activities alive! If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the Sportsbackers board members or by reaching out to our facebook page. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! Dieterich Sportsbackers Board
Dieterich Schools are proud to be recognized as an "Exemplary" school district! But what exactly does that mean? Dieterich Schools are in the TOP 10% of all Illlinois schools. The rating is based on: % of students who meet or exceed state standards in math, science and english. % of growth in math, science and english. Graduation rate. Chronic absenteeism. You can learn more about our district by exploring our school report card at https://www.illinoisreportcard.com/District.aspx?districtId=03025030026
The DHS Cheerleaders want to thank our fans so much! The online store has done so well. You helped us raise over $1300! It closes in just a few hours so if you still want to order do it now. Thanks again! We appreciate you all! fancloth.shop/QL5BA
Please make note of the opponent change to the Dieterich High School Boys Basketball schedule on 2/13/20. We will no longer be playing Tri-County. Below is the updated schedule for 2/13/20: 6:15 pm - Effingham JV vs. Dieterich JV 7:15 pm - 4th/5th grade Dieterich Crush will have a 15 minute scrimmage 7:45 pm - Ramsey Varsity vs. Dieterich Varsity
The annual Past vs. Future Basketball game is scheduled for 2/29/20 at 4:00p.m. in the High school gym. Free Will Donations at the door to benefit the junior high boys basketball and cheer teams.
Dieterich Movin’ Maroons Online Store https://fancloth.shop/QL5BA (you can highlight this link, right click and choose go to this address) What is it? It is an online store ran by FanCloth, which is a much larger company that deals on the national scale so they are able to offer more items at cheaper rates, including some name brand items. There are 29 items available in the online store but the catalog only shows 24 so please check out the store! When: The store goes live Friday, January 31, 2020 and will stay open until Friday February 14, 2020. The store is on a timer so the store will close at a specific time and no late sales will be accepted so please order right away. Profit: Not only does FanCloth have great prices, they give money back to the organization for each item sold. The profits from this store will go to the DHS Cheerleaders. If placing an order at checkout it will ask for a name to credit for the sale. Please enter the cheerleader you would like to give credit to, they can earn prizes for items sold under their names as well! Thanks so much for supporting the DHS Cheerleaders! Megan Bierman, Maggie Britton, Hailey Budde, Jozlyn Haycraft, Jadyn Pruemer, Alli Schmidt, Cortney Brummer, Laurie Brummer, Hannah Dial, Morgan Esker, Callie Gephart, Laura Lidy, Chelsea Tegeler, Brooklyn Wendte
We are now at the peak of cold and flu season. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines: We recommend keeping your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms: Fever greater than 100 degrees. Your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. Vomiting (even once) Diarrhea Chills General malaise of feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness, or muscle aches Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough To help prevent colds and flu, we recommend the following good hygiene habits be practiced and reinforced: Wash hands frequently Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a tissue, throw it away and then wash hands with soap and water Avoid close contact with people who are sick Bathe frequently from head to toe with soap and water Stay up to date on all immunizations If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school’s nurse. Thank you, Julie Zeigler RN School Health ###
Please make note of the following JH Volleyball date change. Cancel......... Thursday, 1/30/20 7th/8th Grade Volleyball Sigel St. Michael @ Dieterich Reschedule........ Thursday 2/20/20 7th/8th Grade Volleyball Sigel St. Michael @ Dieterich 4:15pm
Teaching Vacancy 2020-21 school year. Dieterich Elementary School will be accepting applications for an ELEMENTARY TEACHER (3rd grade). Please submit a letter of application, resume and credentials by Wednesday, February 5th to Mr. Josh Benefiel, Elementary Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org, 205 S. Pine St., Dieterich, IL 62424. (217) 925-5248.
It's that time of year again. Kindergarten Pre-Registration and Preschool Screening will be held on Monday, March 30th and Tuesday, March 31st from 12:30 - 6:00 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Hall in Dieterich. Please call Sharon @ 217-925-5248 to schedule your appt. This is a free service and we recommend that all students entering Kindergarten be screened.
Due to inclement weather the JH Boys 8th Grade NTC Tournament has been postponed. Dieterich will no longer play on Saturday but will now play at 8:00 p.m. Monday the 20th. The player bus will leave at 6:00.
Tonight’s HS Boys Basketball game vs. South Central has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 25th. The Fr/So game will begin at 5:00 with the JV and Varsity Games to follow. Hall of Fame Night will be rescheduled for that evening as well, with the reception from 4:00-6:00 at the Dieterich Kluthe Center and the ceremony to follow between the JV & Varsity games.
The Jr/Sr High Christmas concert has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 21st at 2:00 P.M. in the HS gym. Due to the numerous activities scheduled during the month of January we are unable to hold the concert during the evening hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope that many people can still attend the concert. We hope to offer a live video stream for those who are unable to make the concert. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this situation.
Tonight's game will be played at Stew-Stras (not Windsor) Monday, January 13 HS Girls Basketball Dieterich @ Stew-Stras 6:00pm
High School Spring Scholar Bowl begins Monday. Dieterich will play at Stew-Stras at 6:30 on Monday, January 13th.
Friday, January 17th is Hall of Fame night. We encourage all current Hall of Fame members to come back and welcome our new inductees into the Hall of Fame. This year we will be inducting Jamie VanScycoc and Alex Wright. We are also honoring the first women's teams in Volleyball, Track, Softball, and Basketball. There will be a reception at the Kluthe Center prior to the ceremony. The reception will be from 4:00-6:00 and we invite all current Hall of Fame members, this year's inductees, and all members of the first women's teams to attend the reception and ceremony. If you are planning on attending contact the school at 217-925-5247. Please help us spread the word about this special night!
Wabash Communications will be live-streaming the DHS Boys Varsity basketball game tonight against Flora. To access the live stream go to YouTube and search for the "Wabash Catch TV" channel. The game should pop up when it starts. You can subscribe to that channel and receive notifications whenever a game begins.
The first two days of the Holiday Tournament have concluded. The schedule for Day 3 is set, come out Saturday and enjoy some great high school basketball! Girls Tournament 7th Place 1:00 p.m. – Casey vs. South Central 5th Place 2:30 p.m. – North Clay vs. Dieterich 3rd Place 4:00 p.m. – Arcola vs. BSE 1st Place 6:00 p.m. – CHBC vs. Newton (HS Gym) Boys Tournament 7th Place 1:00 p.m. – Oblong vs. CHBC 5th Place 2:30 p.m. – North Clay vs. Red Hill 3rd Place 4:00 p.m. – Arcola vs. Sullivan 1st Place 8:00 p.m. – Dieterich vs. Newton or 30 minutes following girls’ first place game
Wabash Communications will be live-streaming the DHS Boys Varsity basketball game tonight against St. Anthony. To access the live stream go to YouTube and search for the "Wabash Catch TV" channel. The game should pop up when it starts. You can subscribe to that channel and receive notifications whenever a game begins
Just a quick reminder that the Dieterich Elementary Christmas concert is tonight at 6:30.
The school will be open tomorrow (Tues.) for any student needing study materials for final exams. Please use Door #1 (Elementary Office/Unit Office entrance). The door will be open 8am-3pm.
IMPORTANT SCHEDULE CHANGES: Elementary Concert is rescheduled for Thursday, December 19th at 6:30pm. The Jr-Sr High Concert is POSTPONED. The JH Dance will go as planned, Thursday, December 19th, 6-9pm. Semester exams will be Wednesday and Thursday (ample review time prior to the exams will be given).. Teacher Institute on Friday.
Due to hazardous weather conditions, Dieterich Unit 30 Schools will be closed Tuesday, December 17th. Please check the website and mobile app for additional announcements and schedule changes.
The Jr. High Dance scheduled for Thursday night will now start after the Jr/Sr High Concert. The dance will run from 7:00-10:00.
The Jr-Sr High Christmas Concert has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 19th at 6pm.
Due to hazardous weather conditions, Dieterich Unit 30 Schools will be closed Monday, December 16th. Please check the website and mobile app for additional announcements.
Snow is on the way! We will be watching the weather very closely throughout the next several hours. IF there is a school cancellation, notifications will be sent to all of our local media outlets (radio, TV) as well as posted on our website, mobile app and Facebook/Twitter pages. If you would like to receive a "push" notification through our mobile app, follow these instructions. 1.Download our mobile app. Just search Dieterich Schools and it should appear. 2. Turn on the Notifications in the Settings tab. That's it, you're all set! Stay tuned & stay safe and warm.
Come join us on Friday, December 13th for the DHS Homecoming game against Beecher City. We are encouraging Veterans and Active Military Personnel to attend the game, we have something special planned. GO MOVIN’ MAROONS!
Wabash Communications will be live-streaming the DHS Boys Varsity basketball game tonight against Neoga. To access the live stream go to YouTube and search for the "Wabash Catch TV" channel. The game should pop up when it starts. You can subscribe to that channel and receive notifications whenever a game begins
JH Boys Basketball Changes: Cancel Friday 12/13/20 Altamont Lutheran @ Dieterich Rescheduled Date Thursday 1/16/20 Altamont Lutheran @ Dieterich 5:00 "C" Game 6:00 7th Grade Game followed by 8th Grade Game
All of the game dates listed will have 3 games FS - JV - V. The change to these 3 games pertain to the start time of the FS game which will be played at 5:20 and will consist of 2 - 10 minute running clocks. These are the game dates this will pertain to: Tuesday 12/10/19.............Neoga @ Dieterich......................5:20 FS followed by JV & Varsity Friday 12/13/19.................Beecher City @ Dieterich............5:20 FS followed by JV & Varsity Friday 12/20/19.................St. Anthony @ Dieterich..............5:20 FS followed by JV & Varsity
Join us on Friday, December 13th for the DHS Homecoming game against Beecher City. We will be introducing the 2019 Homecoming Court between the JV and Varsity games. Also on this night we are encouraging Veterans and Active Military Personnel to attend the game, we have something special planned. Hope to see everyone at the game, GO MOVIN’ MAROONS!
Sports Fans.....As our athletic seasons start to get in full swing, please remember what it's all about. Here are a couple of really good articles and a video resource that will help make the "fan experience" more meaningful. Sportsmanship is for everyone. https://www.nfhslearn.com/library/videos/478 https://nfhs.org/articles/officials-tiring-of-unruly-behavior-by-parents-other-fans/ https://www.ihsa.org/Resources/Sportsmanship.aspx
The following game is cancelled for tomorrow night: FS Boys Basketball Thursday 12/5/19 Dieterich @ Beecher City
The following students were nominated and had the honor to perform at McKendree Honor Band & Choir festival. Back row from left to right:Michael Berry, Chloe Jansen, Allyson Holste, Taylor Curry, Will Thoele, Adrian Rosa. Front row: Brooklyn Wendte, Brianna Wendte, Abby Zerrussen, Allie Painter. They were chosen based on performance inside the classroom, work ethic, and musical ability. They had a 2 hour rehearsal on Sunday and an all day rehearsal on Monday under the direction of two very fine college educators from UMKC. They performed highly advance music and put a wonderful concert that same evening. Great job!
There will not be a Fresh/Soph game Friday, December 6th at Stew-Stras. JV will begin at 6:00p.m. Stew-Stras will have activities going on, it is their homecoming and they are having a benefit dinner and raffle for a teacher fighting medical conditions. They would appreciate any Dieterich fans to participate in this fundraiser. The meal is 4:30-6:30.
A quick reminder that today is a 1:50 dismissal for students! Happy Thanksgiving!
A busy night for our basketball teams. Go Maroons & Go Roadrunners! HS Boys Basketball Cumberland Thanksgiving Tourney, DHS vs. Cumberland at 6:00p.m. Bus leaves at 4:45. HS Girls Basketball CHBC Thanksgiving Tourney, DHS vs. Macon Meridian at 5:30p.m. Bus leaves at 3:45. JH Girls Basketball, 7th Grade Regional at Albion at 6:00p.m. Bus leaves at 3:45. JH Boys Basketball with Cumberland, there at 6:00p.m. Bus leaves at 4:45.
OPEN POSITION Link to apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=26579&siteid=7047&Areq=4056BR#jobDetails=729375_7047 Dishwasher Dieterich Jr-Sr High School Job description POSITION SUMMARY: We are looking for someone who loves children and excels in a fast-paced environment! This individual washes dishes, pots and pans required for preparation of breakfast, lunches and assist with occasional catering functions for students, staff and patrons of the school district by performing the following duties. FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB Wash dishes, pots, pans and other kitchen equipment by hand or with dishwashing machines. Clean and maintain equipment in dishwashing area. Monitor chemical usage in dishwashing area Remove clean dishes from machine and places them in serving areas. Keep work area neat, clean, and organized. Operate slicers, mixers, grinders and other equipment with proper certification, as required. Assist in some of the preparation of foods for meal service or preparation of menu items in strict compliance with Opaa! recipes. Serve individual portions of food to customers, as required. Keep serving lines/condiments supplied with food items, napkins, silverware and dishes Assist in keeping and maintaining accurate production records. Physical/Visual Activities or Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, kneel, crawl, push, pull, grasp, feel, taste, smell, talk, hear, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must exert over 60 pounds of force occasionally and/or be able to frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 25 pounds. Working Conditions: Frequently works around moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme heat. Noise level is usually loud. Desired qualifications, skills and experience POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Must be 18 years old or older. Requires successful completion of a background check. TB and other immunizations may be required (state of KS only). High School Diploma or GED, preferred; or up to one month related experience, training or equivalent combination of education and experience. About us Opaa! Food Management is a leading provider of child nutrition programs in the Midwest. Opaa! serves over 220 K-12 public school districts in 6 states, with a combined enrollment of over 225,000 students. Opaa! partners with its client school districts to increase student participation in school meal programs, create a financially sustainable child nutrition program, and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Family owned and operated since 1978, Opaa!’s mission is “Make their Day!” District: Dieterich Unit #30 Schools City Dieterich StateIllinois Zip code 62424 Employment type: Full-time Job Posting Category Food Services EEO statement Opaa! is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
List of upcoming Fine Arts Department dates: December 7th @7 in the Jr high Gym - Drama Clubs Winter Play December 11th- Jr high Christmas Tour December 12th- Christmas Tour (HS band/chorus) December 16th @ 6:30 Jr High & High School Christmas Concert & Art Show December 17th @ 6:30 Elementary Christmas Concert & Art Show
Reminders: The final Post Prom fundraiser for Dieterich apparel is due tomorrow, November 15th! Meet the maroons is Friday the 15th with music starting at 5:40 and the event beginning at 6:00. Bring a donation for the Veterans as admittance. Senior Soup Supper in the cafeteria 4:00-6:00. FFA Fruit Sales is going on now.
Elementary fall pictures are in and will be sent home today! Elementary picture retakes will now be as scheduled this Friday November 15th. Retake forms will be sent home tomorrow. If your child was absent for the original picture day, they will have their picture taken on Friday. Sorry for any confusion this has caused and if you have any questions please call the elementary office.
Due to hazardous road conditions, Dieterich Unit 30 Schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 12th.
HS Scholar Bowl for today (11/6) has been canceled. It has been rescheduled for 11/18.
Due to circumstances outside of our control, the elementary fall pictures have been delayed. Because of this, elementary retakes will not occur until we receive our pictures. Once the pictures arrive, we will set a retake date. The junior high and high school will still have their retakes and sports pictures as scheduled. If you have any questions, please call the elementary office, 271-925-5248, and sorry for any inconvenience!
Are you ready for the High School Basketball season? Come out and Meet the Maroons! Meet the Maroons is November 15, 2019 in the high school gym. Admission is an item for the Veterans at the Danville VA Hospital. The Seniors will be hosting the Soup Supper in the cafeteria before the event. More information on the Soup Supper and Meet the Maroons along with a list of items requested for our Veterans is attached.
News Release Dieterich High School Boys’ Varsity Basketball Season Ticket Information Dieterich High School will be selling Reserve Seat Season Tickets for High School Boys’ Basketball games to past season ticket holders on November 4-8. Season tickets remaining will be on sale to the general public beginning November 12. Individual and family season passes are also available which allow admission to all regular season Junior/Senior High School athletic events during the 2019-2020 school year. The prices of the tickets and passes are as follows: Season Basketball Tickets $32.00 Individual Season Pass $38.00 Family Season Pass $90.00 Tickets and passes may be purchased in the High School Office from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. *Regular game admission prices are: $4.00 Adults $2.00 Students (Grades K-12) & Senior Citizens age 65+
Stay up to date with all of the happenings around town with the Dieterich Community Calendar!! You can access the calendar on the Village of Dieterich website. https://dieterichillinois.com/
Upcoming events/dates Reminder that Parent-Teacher conferences are 10/24 4:30-8:00 and 10/25 8:00-12:00. No school Friday 10/25 Veteran's Day Program is November 8th at 2:00 No school November 11th Picture retakes is November 15th Meet the Maroons is November 15th. The Seniors will be hosting a Soup Supper that evening. Admission will be a donation of a person hygiene item or money for the Veterans at the Danville VA. (This date is the rescheduled date, it was previously scheduled for 11/8)
In support of the Sullivan, IL community and Unit #300, Dieterich staff and students are encouraged to wear blue tomorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected.
Sending our deepest sympathies to everyone at Sullivan Schools and the Sullivan community. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Position Opening: Paraprofessional Dieterich Unit #30 is seeking applicants for a paraprofessional (aide). If interested, please submit application to Mr. Cary Jackson, Superintendent, email@example.com, 205 S. Pine, Dieterich, IL 62424.
Sophomore Class (Class of 2022) Parents: Little Caesar's Pizza Orders will be at the school on Thursday, October 3rd. Orders will be ready for pick-up at 2:00 in the Ag Shop. All orders must be picked up by 5:00. We do not have freezer storage space to hold these orders. Thank you! We appreciate all your support for the Class of 2022! Teresa Benefiel and Josh Krumwiede
Reminder: The HS Baseball game with Cisne was originally scheduled to be played at Cisne will be played at Dieterich today (9/24/19) at 4:30p.m.
Please note the changes taking place in the following games to our original schedule: HS Baseball Cancel - Dieterich @ Webber (Monday 9/23/19) Add - Neoga @ Dieterich (Monday 9/23/19) @ 4:30pm HS Cross Country Change location - Cowden will now be running @ Dieterich @ 4:00pm on (Thursday 10/17/19) JH Girls Basketball Change time - Dieterich @ Sacred Heart (Thursday 9/26/19) @ 6:00pm
Thank you to Mrs. Watts and the pep band members along with Mrs. Schmidt and the cheer/dance teams for making today’s Make-A-Wish assembly for Grace Brummer a success!! Grace was granted her wish of meeting the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders! Also thanks to all staff, elementary students, and junior/senior high students!
A reminder that fall pictures are Monday, September 16th. Also, Friday, September 20th is an 11:30am dismissal for school improvement. First quarter midterms are also Friday, September 20th.
The JH Baseball North Clay Invitational for this Saturday (9/14) has been canceled.
Today's Cross Country meet has been canceled due to heat. 9/12/19
We are happy to announce that Wabash Communications will begin live-streaming some DHS sporting events this fall. The first game streamed will be the HS Baseball game vs. South Central on Friday, September 6th. To access the live stream go to YouTube and search for the "Wabash Catch TV" channel. The game should pop up when it starts. You can subscribe to that channel and receive notifications whenever a game begins.
2019 FFA Mum Sale Details! OPENING DAY SEPTEMBER 18th 8am - 6pm. Following opening day, our regular hours will be as follows: M, W, Th, & F 8am-3pm Tuesdays 8am-6pm Prices and Details: 8" Mums - Red, Yellow, Purple, Orange & White 8" Ornamental Kale - Red and White 8" Ornamental Peppers All Above items are $6 each or 4/$22 Gallon Purple Fountain Grasses - $8 each
We have a busy week at Dieterich Elementary! Tonight we have our open house from 6:30-8:00. The PTO book fair will also be open tonight from 6:00-8:30 in the cafeteria. Wednesday is Grandparent's Day starting at 9:00 am. Lunch will be chicken and noodles at no cost to grandparents. The book fair will also be open during Grandparent's Day.
Please note the following changes to our Fall Dieterich's schedules Add JH Softball............Monday, 9/3/19...........Hutsonville @ Dieterich.................4:30pm HS X-Country.......Saturday, 9/14/19........@ Lawrenceville Invitational..........10:00am HS X-Country.......Tuesday, 9/24/19.........@ Shelbyville (Forest Park)...........4:30pm HS X-Country.......Tuesday, 10/8/19.........@ Newton (Sam Parr)....................4:30pm Delete JH Softball............Monday, 9/9/19...........Dieterich @ Martinsville HS X-Country.......Saturday, 9/14/19........Shelbyville Trail Invite Change in Locations HS X-Country.......Tuesday, 10/1/19.........North Clay @ Dieterich..................4:30pm
Some of Miss Burton's junior high classes enjoyed their STEM activity today! Lots of teamwork, strategizing, and laughs! And the winners got a box of Girl Scout cookies!
After School Art Program - POSTPONED. The Stang Arts Program scheduled for Wednesday, September 4th has been postponed to a later date. The new date will be shared as soon as it is available.
Tomorrow's Volleyball game with CHBC will be played at Beecher City at 6:00p.m. (8/29/19)
Monday - September 2nd - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day Tuesday - September 3rd - Elementary Book Fair 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. & Open House 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday - September 4th - Grandparent's Day beginning @ 9:00 a.m. in the cafeteria and concluding with lunch.
Please make note of the following cancellation: JH Softball Monday 8/26/19 Dieterich @ Clay City
The JH Baseball and Softball games for tonight (8/22) have been canceled. JH Baseball will have a meeting until 4:45. JH Softball will practice in JH Gym 3:30-5:30.
COACHING POSITION: Dieterich Jr-Sr High is accepting applications for High School Scholar Bowl Coach. Please contact Mr. Scott Kocher if interested. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 217-925-5247.
The JH Baseball and Softball games for today, 8/20/19, have been canceled. JH Baseball will not practice tonight, JH Softball will practice 3:30-5:30 in JH Gym.
2018-2019 Yearbooks are available for pickup to all graduates of 2019 who ordered one. High School Office hours are 8:00-3:00.
Tonight's softball game at Beecher City has been delayed 15 minutes. It will start at 4:45p.m.
Grandparents day at Dieterich Elementary will be Wednesday September 4th from 9:00 am through lunch. We will be sending home the sign up form soon. Also, there will be a book fair that week.
Thank you parents for you patience and cooperation today with parent pick up as we began a new process! Tomorrow will be a full day of attendance. Also, your student will have 4 pieces of paper with their last name in their folder tonight. Please put one of the cards in your passenger side front window. This will allow us to have your students ready as the line moves forward.
Reminder to parents that tomorrow is a 1:50 dismissal. If your students are parent pick up please follow these instructions. For the safety of all students, pick and drop off traffic will move south on Pine Street. Students will need to exit and enter the vehicle on the passenger side. Students will not be allowed to cross the street to enter your vehicle. Thank you for assisting our staff in ensuring the safety of our students.
Tonight's JH Softball game at South Central has been canceled. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 28th at 4:30p.m. at South Central. There will be practice today 3:30-5:00.
The Dieterich After School Program's August and September Calendar is now available. The After School Program will run on the first day of school, which is a 1:50 dismissal. An email was sent to each parent that was interested in the program. Please mark a Y for yes or a N for no on the calendars for when your child will attend. Please return the calendars as soon as possible.
High School Cross Country practice will begin on Thursday, August 15th after school. All runners must have a current physical in order to participate, no exceptions will be made.
Dieterich Unit #30 is excited to announce the addition of Lori Zumbahlen as a Jr/Sr High Special Education Teacher! Here is a short bio from Mrs. Zumbahlen. Hello, my name is Lori Zumbahlen. I am very excited to be joining Dieterich Schools as a Special Education Teacher! I grew up in the Newton area and attended EIU. I taught 12 years as a special education teacher before taking some time off to be at home with my kids and help out on our family farm. I live in the Newton area with my husband Matt, and my children Blake, Caleb, and Kamyle. I am excited to be returning to teaching and look forward to working with the students, staff, and families this school year.
Dieterich Unit #30 is excited to announce the addition of Ryan Wohltman as a Jr/Sr High Social Studies Teacher! Here is a short bio from Mr. Wohltman. Hello, my name is Ryan Wohltman. This year I will be teaching 7th and 8th grade Social Studies classes as well as World Geography and World History. I graduated from Dieterich High School in 2002. For the last 12 years I have taught social studies at Effingham Junior High School. My wife Christy works in the Marketing Program Office at Heartland Dental. We have a one-year old daughter, Sylvia, and are expecting a son in November.
Dieterich Unit #30 is excited to announce the addition of Carson Funneman to our elementary staff as a fourth grade teacher! Here is a short bio from Ms. Funneman Hello! My name is Carsen Funneman. This will be my 5th year teaching. I spent 4 years at Effingham Junior High School and now onto Dieterich! I am a 2015 graduate from SIUE and currently live in Wheeler, IL. Some of my favorite things in the world include my two dogs, Sally and Walker, Legos, anything to do with the galaxies and space exploration, high fives, and random dance parties. My favorite color is orange. I LOVE to laugh. I am SO excited to be a part of The Dieterich team this year! I cannot wait to meet all of you! Oh, did I mention I have a whole closet full of costumes to surprise you with this year?? I promise, we will laugh a lot & make awesome memories together in 4th grade!
Dieterich Unit #30 is excited to announce the addition of Pam Faller to our elementary staff as a sixth grade teacher! Here is a short bio from Mrs. Faller. Hello. I am Mrs. Pam Faller and I’m looking forward to teaching sixth grade at Dieterich Elementary School this year. Here are a few tidbits about me... I grew up on a farm in Jasper County and graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Middle School Mathematics. Later, I earned my Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Western Illinois University. While this will be my first year at Dieterich, it will not be my first year teaching sixth grade. I have enjoyed teaching sixth grade for ten years. My husband, Dave, and I have four crazy kids, ages 11, 8, 5 and 2. They keep us hopping, but we wouldn’t want it any other way! We have lived in the North Pointe Subdivision in Dieterich for twelve years and are proud to call Dieterich our home. In addition to teaching, I love spending time with family and friends, playing games and going on golf cart rides and walks. look forward to having the privilege of teaching your child. Together, we will continue to work toward growth and high student achievement.
DIETERICH UNIT #30 VACANCIES 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR Teacher Aide After School Program Director After School Program Aide Letter of application, resume and credentials should be submitted by August 8, 2019. Dieterich Unit #30 Mr. Cary Jackson P.O. Box 187 Dieterich, Illinois 62424 217-925-5249 email@example.com
There will be a parent/player meeting for all 7th & 8th graders who are interested in playing junior high baseball on Monday, July 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Jr. High Softball practice will begin on Monday, July 29th and will run from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Remember all players must have a current physical in order to practice, no exceptions will be made.
There will be a parent/player meeting for the upcoming High School Fall Baseball team held in the school cafeteria at 6 pm on Wednesday, August 7. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Head Coach Josh Krumwiede (217) 821 1923. Thank you
One week until our first day of Art Camp Options 1 and 3! There's still time to register for these two camps. Please contact Mrs. Zerrusen at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. A full week’s worth of creative fun!
Reminder: softball camp on July 22 from 6 PM to 8 PM. If you did not get signed up you can still come to the camp. The ages are from 6th grade to 12th grade as of fall of 2019. The cost of the camp is $ 50 per kid, if you have more than one family member it is $ 40. Thanks, Coach Newkirk
"The July Beginning Band Camp is canceled due to getting behind on cleaning. I truly apologize for any convenience this may have caused. Your camp fee will be returned to your student on the 1st day of school. If you would like it earlier please email me ." Mrs. Watts
Get you new Dieterich gear here! Post Prom is taking orders for the new Dieterich gear. Below is the link to the online store. https://dieterichpostprom2019.itemorder.com/sale
Congratulations to Brianna Wendte, Citizen Service Citation recipient! Brianna Wendte was recognized for her actions that made a difference in another citizen's life. McFarland said Wendte, on June 9, came across an accident that involved an elderly gentleman. She stopped and rendered aid, called authorities and gave him a bottle of water and made phone calls herself to be sure his family was contacted. “It's citizens like Brianna that go the extra mile and it is my pleasure as chief to be able to honor them,” said McFarland. “I understand this was your risk of being late for work.” The Good Samaritan said it was true, she was roughly an hour and half late for work that day.
Stang Arts will be hosting a painting party during Dieterich Schools Summer Library on Monday, July 1 from 4:30-6:30 pm. There are three great camping themed pictures to choose from. The cost to participate is $20. Please make checks payable to Dieterich Library Club. Please return the form or contact Mary Richars at email@example.com no later than noon, July 1 to reserve your spot. Everyone is welcome. Participants do not have to be signed up for the summer library program. Students, their friends, neighbors, parents, grandparents, all are welcome. We would love to have a full house. Have a great weekend - we hope to see you Monday!
The women’s club is looking for 3-4 workers on the 4th of July 2-4 shift. It’s a great way to help our community and get hours! If you are available to work please contact Tammy Wright at 217-246-5603. Community service hours can be given to students entering grades 9-12.
Good News! The state has finally approved the legislation needed to create and finalize our school calendar. The 2019-20 District Calendar can be accessed through the "Documents" section of our website, under the heading "Calendar - Yearly".
The DHS Trap Team participated at State over the weekend. They placed 10th of 34 teams at state. For their end of season conference standings they were 3rd in their conference with Austin Heuerman placing 2nd high average male and Megan Bierman placing 2nd high average female in the conference. Congratulations to Austin Heuerman for being named to the 2019 All State Trap Team (top 50 in State) for regular season shooting.
The Dieterich High School and Junior High Cheerleaders participated in the “Wish Reveal” letting Dieterich’s Grace Brummer know that the Make A Wish Foundation has granted her wish to meet the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. They were joined by cheerleaders from Lake Land, Ttown High School and Effingham Junior High. Congratulations Grace! Have a great time!
The girls basketball camp scheduled for June 3rd, 5th, & 6th has been postponed. The camp will now take place on June 24th, 25th, & 26th.
The Baseball sectional at Dieterich tomorrow (5/25) has been changed to a 9:00a.m. Start time.
Music rewards were earned by the students through good behavior inside and outside the music classroom, the most participation, and who ever memorized their concert songs the fastest. There were multiple times 1st place- 4th,3rd,2nd, 2nd place-5th,1st,Kindergarten 3rd place- 6th grade You're a really good sport Mrs. Watts!!
6th graders put on a Medieval Fair for younger students on Monday, May 20.
JH Boys Basketball open gym for 5/21/19 is canceled
More donations have come in for the small engine/automotive class. Dust and Son Auto Supplies donated an engine hoist to the program. This year they are celebrating 90 years in business. They want to be part of Automotive Technology being taught in our schools to ensure the future of the Automotive Aftermarket. Thank you for your continued support of Dieterich Schools. Steve Shull of Shull Storage, also donated $100 to our program. He was the former automotive teacher at Newton. Becky Wilson of B & G Antique Tractor Parts donated $150. Roy Schmidt Honda made donation of $100. They also donated jack stands and a shop vac. Thanks again to all the sponsors of the class. We have an amazing community, please support your local businesses. If you would like to make a monetary donation or donate tools, please contact Mr. Repking at Dieterich Jr-Sr High School."
Please join us in welcoming Stephanie Fuesting to the Dieterich Unit #30 Board of Education! Stephanie has lived in Dieterich for nearly 10 years with her husband, Jake. Together they have three children, Wyatt, Lydia and Levi. Stephanie is a stay at home mom and in the past helped start the Dieterich After School Program and served on the PTO as well as church youth groups. She is excited to be on the School Board and to be involved with the school and decision making process.
Today's Softball game at T-town, has been changed to a 4:15 start time with 3 extra JV innings (5/6/19)
The Softball game scheduled for 5/6/19 at T-town will now be a 4:15 start time.
We have added a Baseball game 5/7/19 Dieterich vs.T-town at Dieterich at 4:30p.m.
Today's Baseball game has been moved to Altamont (5/3/19)
As of now these are the schedules/changes for Baseball and Softball for May: Baseball: 5/3 with Altamont, here at 4:30 5/7 with Cumberland - Canceled 5/8 with North Clay, here at 4:00 5/10 with South Central, here at 4:30 5/16 Regionals at Oblong at 4:30 5/18 if win 5/16 Regionals at Oblong at 10:00 5/22 Sectionals at Dieterich at 4:00 & 6:30 5/25 Sectionals at Dieterich at 11:00 Softball 5/6 at Ttown at 4:30 5/7 with Altamont at 4:30 5/8 at Mulberry Grove at 4:30 5/9 with Ramsey at 4:15 5/10 with Odin - canceled 5/11 FS Round Robin at Robinson 11:30 & 1:00 5/13 at St. Elmo at 4:15 5/15 Regionals at Cumberland at 4:30 5/17 if win 5/15 Regionals at Cumberland at 4:30
Tonight's Baseball and Softball games have been canceled (5/2/19).
The Dieterich FFA Chapter sent a team consisting of 5 members to the Illinois FFA State Poultry Judging Contest on Friday April 26th at Champaign IL. The team evaluated classes that included live bird placing, carcass grading, interior egg candling, carcass parts identification, and several others. 215 students, 50 schools, and 48 teams competed at the event. Dieterich's team finished an impressive 7th in the State and Seth Bohnhoff brought home 8th Overall Individual in the contest which is a huge accomplishment! Please share to your respective media outlets and if you need any further information feel free to contact me! Attached is a picture of the team with team members listed from left to right: Madilyn Brummer Alex Flood Seth Bohnhoff Matthew Hunzinger Dalton Will
Family Literacy Night will be held this evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Dieterich School Cafeteria. Pizza and drinks will be served. Author Jordan Sonnenblick will be speaking in the High School Gym @ 6:30 p. m. Hope to see you there!
Due to losing so many games to weather ,conference games, graduations, class trips, prom , etc. we have been trying to keep/get as many games as possible for our teams to play. This is another revised amendment to our schedules. We apologize for any confusion. HS Baseball CANCEL......HS Baseball........Friday 4/26/19..........Red Hill @ Dieterich CANCEL......HS Baseball........Thursday 5/2/19.......Dieterich @ East Richland CANCEL......HS Baseball........Thursday 5/9/19.......Dieterich @ Marshall ADD.............HS Baseball.......Thursday 5/2/19.....Dieterich @ Stew-Stras............Game 4:30pm HS Softball CANCEL......HS Softball........Friday 4/26/19..........Red Hill @ Dieterich CANCEL......HS Softball........Friday 5/10/19..........Odin @ Dieterich ADD.............HS Softball.......Friday 4/26/19........Cumberland @ Dieterich...........Game 4:30pm
Today's Baseball and Softball games have been canceled. 4/25/19
Please note the 2 baseball and 1 softball game that is cancelled and the 1 baseball game that has been added: HS Baseball CANCEL......HS Baseball........Friday 4/26/19..........Red Hill @ Dieterich CANCEL......HS Baseball........Thursday 5/2/19.......Dieterich @ East Richland ADD.............HS Baseball........Thursday 5/9/19.......Dieterich @ Marshall...............Game 4:30pm.................Bus 3:00pm HS Softball CANCEL......HS Softball........Friday 4/26/19..........Red Hill @ Dieterich
These games have been added to the softball and baseball schedules: HS Baseball..........Friday 4/26/19.............Red Hill @ Dieterich..............4:30pm HS Softball............Tuesday 4/23/19.........Hutsonville @ Dieterich.........4:30pm HS Softball............Friday 4/26/19.............Red Hill @ Dieterich..............4:30pm HS Softball............Thursday 5/2/19..........Beecher City @ Dieterich......4:15pm
DHS Student Council is hosting a blood drive tomorrow from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria! Stop in and help save lives!
The following games are cancelled: HS Baseball..........Thursday 4/18/19........Dieterich @ Ramsey HS Baseball..........Friday 4/26/19.............Dieterich @ Cisne HS Softball............Tuesday 4/23/19.........Beecher City @ Dieterich HS Softball............Friday 4/26/19.............Dieterich @ Cisne
Lifetouch Photography will be at Dieterich School on Tuesday, April 23rd to pick up pictures and were not purchased. If you haven't done so already, please return the unpurchased picture packages to your child's homeroom teacher. Failure to do so will result in you receiving a bill from Lifetouch Photography. Thanks for your help in this matter!
On Thursday, April 18, 2019, school will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. for school improvement. No lunch will be served. There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 19th or Monday, April 22nd due to Easter Break. Enjoy the long weekend!
The following games are cancelled due to wet field conditions: HS Baseball.........Monday 4/15/19.........Dieterich @ Odin HS Softball...........Monday 4/15/19.........Dieterich @ Odin
Spring Book Fair Our spring book fair is set up in the cafeteria. Students may purchase on Friday during the day. It will be open during the Spring Carnival on Friday evening. We will also be open for purchases on Monday during the school day. Thank You! Mrs. Pattenaude
Today's Baseball game is being played at Stew-Stras (4/8/19). The address listed on the app is Windsor but the game is at Stew-Stras.
Due to wet field conditions at Greenville College, tomorrow’s HS Baseball game will now be played at Dieterich. The game will now start at 1:00 P.M.
Last Night's Softball game is going to be rescheduled for: HS Softball.........Friday 4/12/19.............Dieterich @ South Central...........4:30pm
Tonight's softball game has been canceled. 4/4/19
The Dieterich Park District will be hosting a baseball clinic for 3rd thru 8th grade boys on June 11th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Dieterich Park. Britton's Bullpen will be instructing the clinic. Cost is $10/person. The clinic will focus on pitching, hitting and fielding. Register online or mail the completed forms to PO Box 17, Dieterich.
Congratulations to Dieterich HS graduate Dalton Flach for being recognized for his outstanding work. 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Hamilton's Own Soldier of the Week is SGT Dalton Flach (13B). During the battery’s recent certification, SGT Flach was chosen above his peers to become the chief of section for Bravo 11 due to his technical and tactical expertise of the M109A7 howitzer. SGT Flach continuously and tirelessly studied the necessary manuals to ensure that he would be able to certify when the testing date arrived, and he did so with new section members whom he had previously not worked with. He quickly adapted to the new crew, and was able to lead them through the certification process successfully. SGT Flach’s ability to certify enabled Bravo Battery to remain lethal and ready to fight during the battery’s period of transition. His actions embody what it means to be a Big Red One Soldier and a member of Hamilton’s Own. #hamiltonsown #kingofbattle
Come join us this week for our Spring Concerts/Art Show. The Dieterich Jr/Sr High Concert/Art Show will be on Monday, April 1st at 7:00 P.M and the Elementary Concert/Art Show will be on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:00 P.M. Both will be in the high school gym. The Dieterich Class of 2021 will be having a cookout prior to the Elementary Concert/Art Show on Tuesday night. The cookout will run from 4:30-7:00 in the cafeteria. Come and support the Class of 2021 and enjoy some good food!
Upon learning of an incident involving an inappropriate conversation between a substitute teacher and a student, the Dieterich Unit #30 administrative team took immediate and appropriate action. The substitute teacher was removed from the assignment, dismissed for the day, and their services will not be utilized in the future. We take the safety and well-being of each and every student very seriously. Please be assured that extensive background checks are performed on every employee, including substitute teachers. It is our responsibility and duty to provide the best possible education for our community.
Social Studies Teaching Vacancy! We are seeking applicants for a Jr-Sr High School SS/History Teacher. Additional cert. a plus. Please apply to Mr. Scott Kocher, Principal, 108 Church St., Dieterich, IL 62424, (217) 925-5247, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big congratulations to Caleb Klingler. He is the winner of the four St. Louis Cardinals tickets. Caleb's name was drawn from all the students who participated in the school's Great American Opportunities library fundraiser. Mrs. Richars would like to thank all the parents and students who took the time to fill out the Great American Reach Out coupon booklets and purchased magazine subscriptions. All funds raised through this event will be used to purchase new elementary library books centered around recycling and conservation.
The following game has been cancelled and rescheduled: Cancel.............HS Softball...............Monday 3/25/19..............Odin @ Dieterich Reschedule......HS Softball..............Friday 5/10/19.................Odin @ Dieterich...............4:30pm
Today's HS Baseball game is going to be played @ Dieterich HS Baseball Friday 3/22/19 Beecher City @ Dieterich 4:15pm Due to the short notice the concession stand may not be open.
Elementary Spring Concert I promise this may be one of my last reminders as I sent a small reminder home yesterday! The home rooms where they will be meeting at will be the same as the Christmas concert. It will be along the high school hallway and I will have signs up and ready on their doors just in case. Please do not drop them off with out supervision as it was a problem in the last concert. Please have them stay with you in the gym or waiting OUTSIDE the classroom until the teacher shows up. Band students need to report to the band room. 6th grade meet at 6: 15 if possible & 5th grade band kids meet at 6:30. Kindergarten room-7 1st-Room 8 2nd- Room 9 3rd- Room 3 4th- Room 20 5th & 6th NON BAND kids- meet in Room 11 I am attaching the original flyer with all the information including date, time, songs they can practice at home and even dress! Have a great day, Mrs. Watts
The Past vs. Future Basketball game where the JH Boys Basketball team plays their dads and the JH cheerleaders cheer against their moms is Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 4:00p.m. in the high school gym. The school calendar has the wrong time, it is at 4:00p.m.
Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, March 26th @ 6:30pm in the Dieterich High School cafeteria, Mr. Cary Jackson (Superintendent of Dieterich Unit #30 Schools) will be providing a brief presentation on the proposed County School Facility Tax (CSFT) that will appear on the April 2nd ballot. This will be a perfect opportunity to educate yourself on the proposed CSFT! All are welcome to join including those who are already aware of the tax, those who are interested in learning more about the tax and those who may have questions about the proposed tax. Cary will also be providing insight as to how the funds will be used to lower Dieterich property taxes and create some exciting new opportunities for Dieterich schools!
Workers Needed for PTO Spring Carnival Dieterich PTO will be hosting the Spring Carnival on Friday, April 12th. We are in need of several workers to help with the games for the Second Shift which is from 7:15 - 8:45. If you can help out, please email Kathy Pattenaude @ email@example.com
On April 2nd we will have an opportunity to vote on the County School Facility Tax, an important issue for our school. We will be posting important information regarding this issue so that you, the voter & Dieterich School District resident, can make an informed decision. In the meantime you can learn more about CSFT by watching this video or by contacting District Superintendent Mr. Cary Jackson at 925-5249, firstname.lastname@example.org. https://drive.google.com/a/dieterichschools.org/file/d/1FMdWtvsY-k3J-rBzsSCZ3-vhxrTOjcKe/view?usp=drive_web https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLN9yacb4dE&t=477s
The 2nd annual Battle of the Birds baseball game between Dieterich and Carrollton will take place on April 6 at 2 pm at Greenville College. After the game, there will be a "meet and greet" for families and players from each side. Food will be prepared as well. T-shirts are being sold for $12 and are on sale now. The image attached is the shirt design for this year's game. Please contact Josh Krumwiede (217)-821-1923 by text if you would like to order a shirt. Be sure to let him know how many and what sizes you want. He can also answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing a lot of support for the Movin' Maroons!
Today's Softball game at Teutopolis has been cancelled. (3/15/19)
The following game is cancelled for tonight: HS Softball........Thursday 3/14/19........Odin @ Dieterich
If you sold Sportsbacker laundry soap fundraiser items, you may pick orders up in the bus garage this Thursday and Friday (3/14 & 15). Thursday's hours are after school until 6:00p.m. and Friday's are after school until 5:30p.m.
Tonight's softball game with Marshall has been moved to Marshall at 4:30p.m. (3/12/19)
Daylight saving time will begin at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 10 Turn your clock ahead 1 Hour.
There will be a parent meeting for all high school softball parents March 8th, 2019 in the high school gym at 5:45. Parents need to attend or contact coach if you are unable to attend.
The deadline to register for the summer ball leagues is just a few days away, MARCH 6TH. Register online at www.dieterichpark.com or mail in the attached forms. Below are the available leagues. Grades are for this school year. T-Ball: Pre-K - K Small Fry: 1 - 2 grade Khoury: 3 - 4 grade Little League: 5 - 6 grade Prep League: 7 - 8 grade If you have any questions/concerns regarding the new changes, please email us at email@example.com. Thank you, Dieterich Park District
Lifetouch Photography will be at Dieterich Elementary on Tuesday, March 19th for Spring Pictures. Flyers will be sent home with students.
SEE IT. REPORT IT. Say Something Anonymous Reporting System allows you to submit secure & anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others. https://www.saysomething.net/
The internet can be a scary place for children! Some important information as our kiddos enjoy surfing the internet. A Guide to Protecting Children’s Privacy Online. https://www.bestvpnrating.com/guide-children-privacy
A note from the Music Teacher, Mrs. Watts: Just a reminder elementary Night Of Stars Talent Show will be next Friday March 8th at 7. The High School & Jr. High Cabaret Show Case will be Saturday March 9th at 7. Tickets for each events are $2 for students/ Senior and $4 for Adults. The more the merrier because top three acts that raise the most money in their bucket of each night will win a prize! Also we are still in need of acts for the Cabaret for Jr. High and High Schools students are interested please contact me or stop by my room. Also upcoming events in the Fine arts Department: March 2nd - Solo & Ensemble Contest for participating High school members March 16th- Solo & Ensemble Contest for participating jr high & elementary students. April 1st at 7- Jr. High & High School Spring Concert " Adventure" April 2nd at 7 - Elementary Spring Concert "Beatles Mania" .April 5th & 6th at 7 - Drama Club Play "Toga, Toga, Toga" April 13th - Music Contest for Chamber Choir (select students) May 3rd- Lake Land Music Festival for selected jr High Students (will know in a few weeks)
School will NOT be in session on Monday, March 4, 2019, due to the observance of Casimir Pulaski Day. School will resume on Tuesday, March 5th. Enjoy the three-day weekend
Each year there are 2 million acts of violence in schools. When students, teachers, and families #SaySomething, they can help prevent them. We’re proud to take part in #SaySomething Week with Sandy Hook Promise, this Feb 25th- March 1st! http://www.sandyhookpromise.org/saysomethingweek
Dieterich Park District Summer Baseball/ Softball Program needs your help! We need Umpires for our summer baseball and softball games. You do not need any experience and we are paying $20 per game or community service hours. We are looking for: -Jr. high/high school kids -Parents -Grandparents We will have an umpire informational meeting to go over rules and expectations. Parents, If this is something your child would be interested in doing, please talk to them about it. It is a great way to earn service hours or extra summer cash. If you are interested and would like to know more, please email Dieterichpark@gmail.com and we will be happy to give you more information. To sign up, please visit Dieterichpark.com and go to Umpire Signup
Tonight is SENIOR Night! We will be recognizing the Senior Cheer, Dance, Boys Basketball and Pep Band members at our last home game tonight. The Cheer, Dance, Boys Basketball members and Senior members of the Maroon Platoon threw a great Pep Assembly to get them pumped up for tonight's game. Go Maroons!
Sportsbackers is having their annual laundry and dish soap fundraiser. All school athletic teams, scholar bowl and TRAP team members are asked to help sell items. Each of these teams benefit from Sportsbackers. If you would like to purchase please see a student on one of these teams or send your order to the office. The order form is attached.
4th of July Survey. Please take a few moments to complete this short survey. The Village of Dieterich would like your input! Thank you! https://goo.gl/forms/usgl6XJq8Em9IjUH2
Talent show! Talent Show this year is only K-6 and all acts are welcomed! Try-outs will be held before school (8:00-8:30), recess, and after school until 4 February 18th -20th and results will be sent home on February 21st. Please have a CD or an email of your song before their try-out. Night Out with the Stars –Friday March 1st at 7 in the Jr. High Gym Cabaret Night- Saturday March 2nd at 7 in the Jr High Gym (if chosen) A note will be sent home today with act information and will need to be turned in by Friday February 15th.
Dieterich Unit #30 School District will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019. School will not be in session on Monday, February 18th due to the observance of President’s Day. School will resume on Tuesday, February 19th. Enjoy the long weekend!
Dieterich Unit 30 will be holding Kindergarten Pre-Registration and Pre-School screening on Monday, March 25th & Tuesday, March 26th. Please see attached file for more information. Please call Sharon Feldhake at 217-925-5248 to call and schedule an appointment. Time slots are filling very fast so please call soon to make your appointment.
Phyllis Rolfling's bus route will be running about 1 hour late today (Thursday, Jan. 31st). Sorry for any inconvenience.