Friday, May 31, 2019

Our Garden

We planted tomatoes, green peppers, and onions on our second gathering at the garden.  We were excited to see the growth of our spinach and lettuce!  We will continue to garden throughout the summer.

Parental Support: 8th Grade Celebration

Thanks to this wonderful group of Whiteside Moms for making the 8th grade celebration so much fun for our students.  We are so grateful for their commitment and dedication to our District.  This photo was taken at the end of the night--after all the clean up!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Takia: 5th Place at the State Track Meet

Our own Takia, a 6th grader, placed 5th in the 7th grade 100m at the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Sate Track Meet!  Takia does an outstanding job representing our school in the classroom and on the track.  Congratulations, Takia!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Track Team

We had another fantastic track season.  The track athletes persevered through many challenges and gave it their best effort.  They learned many life lessons.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Unified Field Day

I would like to thank Sarah Lindemann and Brenda Pruett for organizing our second annual Unified Field Day.  We enjoyed spending time with each other as we played games and had lunch.   We especially loved spending time with our friends from the elementary school.   We choose to include!

Friday, May 24, 2019

8th Grade Dance Celebration

We had a blast at the 8th grade celebration!  Thanks to all the parents, Dr. Hamilton,and Mrs. Sackett for organizing another fun event.  We will miss our 8th graders, but we know they are headed for success at high school.

Dance Decorations

The theme for this year's 8th grade celebration was "Masquerade Ball."  Our 8th grade art students contributed to the celebration by making the masks that were creatively used in the photo booth.  Thanks, again, to Mrs. Schleipman-Burke for leading our fine arts department.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Jim Burnes Leadership Award: Ean

The Jim Burnes Leadership Award Banquet was held on Friday, May 3, 2019-11:00am at Alongi's in DuQuoin.  A program took place honoring all region winners.  Courtney Smith Mulvaney was the guest speaker of the event. Courtney was an All-State Girls Basketball Player, 1997 Illinois Ms. Basketball, 1997 USA Today Illinois Player of the Year, Top 10 IHSA Career Points holder from Carlyle High School.  Her basketball career started in the SIJHSAA at Trinity Lutheran School of Hoffman.  She later played at SIU-Carbondale. 

All Region Winners were honored at this banquet..  Basinger Architects PLLC is the corporate sponsor of the Jim Burnes Leadership Awards.  After the banquet program concluded all award winners, parents, and administrators were served a buffet lunch compliments of Basinger Architects PLLC.

Pictured (L-R):  Andy Sisulak (Marketing Director-Baysinger Architects) Elliott O'Keefe (Region 2-Marion), Cade Altadonna (Region 7-Highland), Trey Cole (Region 3-Christopher), Ean DiPasquale (Region 6-Whiteside), Jenna Sadler (Region 1-Jonesboro), Daci Finke (Region 4-Nashville), Olivia Schilling (Region 5-Evansville), Savanna Hulbert (Region 8-Farrington), Tracy Lauderdale (Jim Burnes Leadership Awards Coordinator)