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Unit #50 Seeks Board Member Applications

Due to a resignation on the Teutopolis Unit #50 Board of Education, applications are being accepted to fill the remainder of the open term which will expire in April of 2017.  According to Illinois state law a school board member must be a United States citizen, at least 18 years of age, a resident of Illinois and the Teutopolis Unit #50 School District for at least one year, and a registered voter. 

Letters of application should be mailed to Bill Fritcher, Superintendent, or dropped off, at the Unit #50 Board Office at 801 W Main Street, PO Box 607, Teutopolis IL 62467.  Applicants should consider including qualifications relevant to the office and why he/she wants to be a member of the Board of Education.  Deadline for applications is December 10, 2014, at 3:30 PM.


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

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 (Escorts below = escorts for the dance, not for tonight’s game):

2014 Homecoming Royalty:

Retiring Queen from Homecoming 2013: Ashley Hemmen, escorted by Kyle Blievernicht

Freshman attendant: Caroline Waldhoff, escorted by Alan Waldhoff

Sophomore attendant: Katie Beckman, escorted by Eric Holkenbrink

This year’s junior attendant is Kaitlin Deters, escorted by Devin Smith

Homecoming Queen candidates:

Erin Koester, escorted by Reed Hardiek

 Maria Lueken, escorted by Eddie Waldhoff

Julie Wente, escorted by Jason Westendorf


Homecoming Game information:

The 2014 Homecoming game will be held on Friday, December 5. The game will be played at the Teutopolis High School gymnasium with the Wooden Shoes playing Breese Central Cougars. The junior-varsity game will begin at 6:15 p.m., and we will present the 2014 Homecoming Court between games.

Homecoming Dance information:

On Saturday, December 6, the Homecoming dance will be held at the Bishop Parish Center in rural Dieterich. The parents and community are asked to view the coronation at the game rather than at the dance.


Caption for the picture:
Back row left to right: Katie Beckman, Maria Lueken, Erin Koester, Julie Wente, Kaitlin Deters
Front: Caroline Waldhoff


News Release

November 21, 2014

Contact Person:  Janice Ochs, Volunteen Advisor

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

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                                                    Cali Johnson and Alex Hartke


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

member, Julie Wente

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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