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PTO Field Day






It Was A Good Day For A 5K


Students, Staff and Guests enjoyed the beautiful weather today at the 7th Annual Dimmick Dash 5K.
There were a total of 200 participants. The race was completed in 1:09:06 with the first place runner coming in at 21:39. (Click Here For All Results)
A Special Thank You to John Steele, Deb Wackerline and all of our Sponsors for making this event possible!

2017-18 Dimmick Dash Sponsors
Affordable Awards & Apparel, HyVee, Dresbach Distributing, 8th Street Styling Salon, Roz's Snow Removal, John Pohar and Sons, Connecting Point Computer Center, Travel Connections, Punkin Acre Paints, Hometown National Bank, State Bank of Cherry, Hopps Painting, Jamaka Me Tan & Jillian's Boutique, Obee's Sub Shoppe, Starved Rock Coffee Company, JJR Next Level Training & Fitness, Dance Center, Ivan and Jr's Landscaping, Johns Service & Sales, WIPFLI CPA's and Consultants, Dimond Bros Insurance, American Crew, Verucchi's Ristorante', Cherry Booster Club, The Coal Company, IV Construction and LaSalle Speedway.

K-4th Girls and Boys Grade Winners Included:
GIRLS - 3rd Place: Kaylee Siebert, 2nd Place: Emma McCook and 3rd Place: Sophia Pyszka
BOYS - 3rd Place: Evan McLaughlin, 2nd Place: Nolan Siebert, and 3rd Place: Jaxzeyn Norton

5th-8th Girls and Boys Grade Winners Included:
GIRLS - 3rd Place: Katelyn Pullam, 2nd Place: Elli Sines and 3rd Place: Brady Mudge
BOYS - 3rd Place: Easton Moncrief, 2nd Place: John Brady, and 3rd Place: Ryan Brady








Pre-Registration Packets Available

The 2018-19 School Year Registration packets are now available on our website! Get an early start to the registration process for the 2018-19 school year by downloading your packet today. As always, we ask that you carefully read through each page and complete all forms that are necessary for your child. When all registration forms are completed, please drop them off or send them by mail to the school office (297 North 33rd Road, LaSalle, Illinois 61301) no later than Thursday, July 26th. If you would prefer to register in person, the official registration dates are listed below. If you have any questions please feel free to call the school office at 815.223.2933.

Official School Registration is Monday, July 23rd-Thursday, July 26th from 9:00AM-1:00PM in the main office at Dimmick School.

Click Here for Registration Packets and Information

Required for all students:

  • Completed registration packets.
  • All families new and returning must provide two proofs of residency.
  • Students entering Kindergarten and 6th Grade (or are new to Illinois), are required to have school physicals. Students entering Kindergarten, 2nd Grade and 6th Grade (or are new to Illinois), are required to have a dental examination. Students entering Kindergarten (or are new to Illinois) are required to have a vision exam. Sport Physicals are required before participating in any school sport. All Immunizations need to be current for their grade level. Exam forms should be provided by your health care provider.
  • Immunizations need to be current for their grade level.



Dimmick Alumni - Scholarship Award

Cassandra Turczyn (Dimmick Class of 2011 Alumni and current DePaul University student) was awarded the Gilman Scholarship. She will study language and culture overseas in Japan.  Congratulations Cassie! ***Please see full article here***


Do you have news about an Dimmick Alumni Student? Please share it with us: contact@dimmick175.com


2018-19 Room Parent Sign-Up

It’s that time of year again! The PTO is going to be selecting Room Parents for the 2018-19 school year. If you would like to be a room parent please make sure to fill this form out along with the Volunteer Consent Form on the back and return it to the school office by Tuesday, July 31stThere will be 2 room parents selected for each grade level this year. All remaining parents will be put on an alternate list in order they are selected. All names will be entered into the drawing and selected randomly. Names will be selected prior to the first day of school. Once names have been selected the PTO will contact you.

This year we want to stress the importance of the responsibilities of being a room parent. If you are selected to be a room parent you will be responsible for all the duties listed below. If for some reason you will be unavailable to perform any duties it will be YOUR responsibility to find a replacement using the alternate list provided to you.

Duties included with being a room parent:

  • Being able to communicate with your homeroom teacher and PTO officers.
  • Assisting with classroom parties. Including Halloween, Christmas, Valentines Day, Etc. (K-4)
  • Providing treats for classroom parties. Including Halloween, Christmas, Valentines Day, Etc. (5-8)
  • Assisting at ALL PTO Sponsored Events. Including Chicken Dinner, PTO Tasting Event and Spaghetti Dinner
  • Organizing a class raffle basket for PTO Tasting Event.
  • Attending Field trips with the class. Including riding the bus to and from the event/destination.
  • Assisting at PTO Field Day
  • Assisting with refreshments and snacks for 8th grade graduation (7th grade only)
  • Assisting with decorating for 8th grade graduation (8th grade only)


(The 2018-19 Room Parent Sign-Up sheets were handed out today 5/11/18)


8th Grade Important Graduation Information

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

First of all I would like to congratulate each of you on your child's upcoming 8th grade graduation.  Their success is the result of hard work, dedication, commitment, perseverance and a commitment by each of you, the parents, to making a high quality education a priority in your child’s life.  While we are proud of the educational opportunities and programs Dimmick is able to provide your children, it is your support and value of education that ensures their success.

On Thursday, May 31st at 8:30AM we invite you and your family to join us for the academic and extracurricular awards ceremony that will be held in the Dimmick School Gym. Following this ceremony will be the 8th grade graduation practice. We will run through the whole graduation ceremony so students know what is expected that evening. After graduation practice 8th grade students are free to leave for the remainder of the school day to have enough time to prepare for the graduation ceremony that night.

As you prepare for the 8th grade graduation ceremony please be aware of a few expectations in order to avoid any confusion. We ask that all graduates dress appropriately for the occasion.  We want our graduates to look their best as they will be representing both you and our school that night.  No shorts or flip flops.   If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call.

The school will be open by 6:15 PM. There will be no reserved seating prior to that time. We ask that the first 8-10 rows on each side be primarily for the parents, siblings and grandparents of graduates in order to ensure that they have a good view of the ceremony. Students should arrive by 6:30 PM and report to the music room to get ready for the ceremony.

This years guest speaker will be Luke Yaklich (University of Michigan Assistant Coach/Dimmick Alumni). Due to his signed agreement with the University of Michigan his picture may NOT be taken at any time. Please make sure to notify all of your guests and children of this notice.

We also ask that all guests turn off their cell phones during the ceremony. There will be refreshments provided by the 7th grade parents immediately following the ceremony in the cafeteria.

We look forward to seeing you as we recognize the achievements of another Dimmick class and expect they will do their part to continue the tradition of excellence that has come to be expected our graduates.

Congratulations and best wishes! -Mr. Linnig


Scrip Fundraising Program


Through the Scrip program, purchases of gift cards for groceries, gas, restaurants, home improvement, gift giving and more result in revenue for our PTO. The PTO gets a percentage of each gift card sale without adding an extra cost to you!

Remember to stock up for those summer birthdays, graduation gifts, etc.

You may view additional stores on www.glscrip.com. Hyvee gift cards are also available. Please make a note if you are purchasing a Hy-Vee gift card for $25, $50, or $100.

Orders are due on Monday, May 21st.

Parents can send their orders in with their child or drop them off at the school office.

The orders will be in the following week. They will then be sent home in your child's book bag or they can be picked up in the school office, whichever you prefer. Please note on the form whether you will pick them up or if you want them sent home. 

Feel free to contact Ashley Lamps (PTO Secretary) for further information. 815.712.7701 ashley.lamps@gmail.com


We hope you will consider supporting the Dimmick PTO with Scrip fundraiser.

Click Here for Order Form



Superior - State History Fair

Congratulations to Laurel Politsch, a 7th grade student at Dimmick, for earning a "Superior" at the State History Fair for her project on the Alton POW Prison. Great Job Laurel!


Track Qualifiers

 8th Graders Brady Mudge (Mile) and Kaden Guynn (Long Jump) both qualified for state at the sectional meet at Putnam County on Saturday. Good Luck to both of you this weekend!


Food Competition

Our 7th and 8th Grade classes had to take on a new challenge in their physical education class recently. As part of a healthy lifestyle, PE teacher Mr. Foster decided to partner up students and have a cooking unit similar to the TV show “Chopped.” Students were given 5 specific ingredients that they had to use to prepare a dish. They did however have the option to add 10 additional ingredients. Dishes were judged on presentation, taste, creativity and effective use of ingredients.

All of the students did an excellent job and had a lot of fun preparing these meals. Winners from 7th Grade were Katrina Moats, Megan McGuire, Jenny Coss, Grace Eitutis and Allie Leone. (They had prepared parmesan alfredo, potatoes, breaded chicken and a slushy.) 8th Grade winners were Brady Mudge, Kadyn Guynn, Katelyn Pullam and Leighanne Turner. (They had prepared a cream cheese chicken breast with bacon, mashed sweet potatoes and a chocolate covered strawberry.)

Congratulations to all on such a good job! Below are some pictures from the cooking unit food competition.

See Video1: Here

See Video2: Here


Excellence in Education Awards

On May 3, 2018 four of our Dimmick Staff Members were recognized at the 30th Annual Excellence In Education Awards Banquet, hosted by the Regional Office of Education. We would like to congratulate Mrs. Leann Wilcoxen (Retiring Educator Award), Mrs. April Passini (Support Staff Award), Mr. Ray Seghi (Support Staff Award), and Mrs. Jennifer Ring (Educator Award).  Thank you for your hard work and dedication to Dimmick School!


Spring Band Concert


On Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 There was a Spring Band Concert held at Dimmick School. 3rd Grade students played recorders and the Beginning and Advance Band Members performed a combination of 10 pieces. We are very proud of the hard work all of our students and Mr. Dennison put forth to make this such a great event. Great Job and Thank You!

Recorders: Geno Argubright, Gunner Bacidore, Donald Baker, Cesar Figueroa, Chevy Langham, Jaxzeyn Norton, Veronica Schroeder, Addison Sherman, Jeffery Smego, Jakob Terzick, Jaidyn Wallace and Aiden Wheeler.

Beginning Band: Katharine Doll, Milana Gayan, Gianna Kramer, Himani Patel, Ellie Brooks, Chloe Dzierzynski, Meredith Politsch, Savannah Walters, Lyla Brady, Robert Downey, Sharia Grisham, Shanaya Grisham, Thomas Jarrell, McKenzie Krzyaniak, Gracie Politsch, Brianna Ruppert and KJ Mudge.

Advanced Band Students: Grace Eitutis, Josie Leone, Laurel Politsch, Allie Leone and James Hoehn.


Bridge Busting Competition Results

On Friday, April 27th Fifth- Eighth Grade Students from Dimmick, Low Point Washburn, Waltham, Holy Family, LaSalle, Peru and Oglesby attended a Bridge Busting Competition at Dimmick School. All of the students were given balsa wood and wood glue weeks in advance and were instructed to build a bridge (staying within maximum dimension sizes) that would hold as much weight as possible, weigh as little as possible and be constructed with precision using glue as sparingly as possible. On the day of competition there were a total of 50 bridges that were put to the test. Bridges withheld weight ranging from 2-76 pounds. We would like to thank Rick Fast from Fast Pipe Lining, Inc. for funding this event and helping the day of the competition. We greatly appreciate your support in giving students such a wonderful learning experience. Winners include:

Group/Bridges Places:

1st Place                      Dimmick          J. Brady, C.Sines, R. Brady

2nd Place                     Oglesby            T. Martyn, O. Owen, B. Pillion

3rd Place                      Oglesby            F. Arkins, M. Washkowiak, A. Heess

4th Place                      Oglesby            G. Antle, J. Ramirez, Paola, Martinez

5th Place                      Waltham          M. Jered, T. Rolando, R. Funfsinn, B. Cain

6th Grade                     Waltham          J. Wallace, J. Ovanic, B. Cate

School Places:

1st Place Award           Dimmick Grade School

Runner-Up Award         Waltham School





Dimmick Alumni - St. Bede Awards Ceremony

At the St. Bede awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 25th there were three Dimmick alumni who received awards. Congratulations to All!


Jacob Theesfeld received the Otto L. Harth Memorial Award


Kassidy Brady received the Academic Excellence Award for the highest GPA in the sophomore class


Mackenzie Brady received the following awards:

Kevin Gorman Award - 3 sport/4 year athlete

Spanish IV Award

Senior of the Year


Do you have news about an Dimmick Alumni Student? Please share it with us: contact@dimmick175.com


Important Upcoming Events

Important Upcoming Events

May 1                  Disabiltiy Awarness Presentation 1:00PM
May 2 
                 3rd-8th Band Concert 6:00PM
May 25                Dimmick '5K' Dash 9:00AM / Field Day 2:00PM
May 28                MEMORIAL DAY - NO SCHOOL
May 30 
               5th-8th Grade Talent Show 1:30PM
May 31                Awards Ceremony 8:00AM / 8th Grade Graduation 7:00PM 
June 1                  Kindergarten Graduation 10:30AM
June 4                  Last Day of School (Full Day)
July 23-26            2018-19 School Registration


Cherry Booster Donation

Dimmick School would like to thank the Cherry Booster Club for donating $1000.00 towards the schools’ Healthy Eating Program. Their continued support towards our program is greatly appreciated! Pictured is Cherry Booster Club member Mr. Bob McCook presenting the check to Mr. Joel Foster (Physical Education Teacher and Healthy Eating Program Coordinator) and Mr. Ryan Linnig (Dimmick Superintendent).


Dimmick PTO Meeting

Dimmick PTO Meeting

Wednesday, April 25th - 6:30PM

@ Dimmick School

Topics of Discussion:

Teacher Appreciation Week,

Fundraisers Questionnaire Results, Field Day,

Graduation, Elections of new officers and much more...


Dimmick Alumni - LP's Most Inspirational



Congratulations to former Dimmick Alumni Allyson Hollingsworth (Pictured: Second Person in from the right) for being selected as LP's Most Inspirational Students. These students are nominated by their peers because of their positive influence on students, faculty, and staff at LaSalle-Peru Township High School. Congratulations Allyson! 

(Photo: Curtesy of LP High School)


Do you have news about an Dimmick Alumni Student? Please share it with us: contact@dimmick175.com



Blue and Gold Day -Good Luck

Good Luck Coach Yaklich from Dimmick School!



A Little Jazz

A BIG Thank You to Steve Kaiser for coming in and teaching the students about Jazz!