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Quilt Donated to Kindergarten Class


Last years 8th Grade class (Class of 2018) and this years 8th Graders worked on a STEM lesson where they learned both sewing and embroidery. Part of the project was to sew and embroider quilt squares. Their instructor, Ida L Boyle-Bruch, then took all of these squares, combined them and made a quilt. The quilt was then donated to Mrs. Groleaus Kindergarten Class. This project was funded by the University Cooperative Extension and 4H Volunteer. Thank You to All - Great Job!


LaSalle County Farm Bureau Foundation Placemat Design Contest

The following Dimmick students won the Placemat Design Contest for the LaSalle County Farm Bureau Foundation.  There was a total of 4 schools that participated in the contest this year. The theme for 3rd Grade was "If I could be a Farmer" and Fourth grades theme was “Why agriculture is important to me.” Winning artists were: 1st Place - Julia McLaughlin (Third Grade), 3rd Place – Isabella Pyszka (Third Grade) and 3rd Place – Jaidyn Wallace (Fourth Grade). Congratulations Girls!


Superintendent's Newsletter

Click here to view the Superintendents Newsletter (PDF) which includes the latest district updates for the following subjects:

  • District Finances
  • Tax Increment Financing Districts
  • Energency Efficiency Projects
  • School Board Convention
  • Enrollment
  • Annual Bridge Building Competition
  • Student Recognition
  • Academic Programs
  • PTO Events



2019-2020 Kindergarten Pre-Registration

Children who live in the Dimmick and Cherry school districts and will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019 are eligible to pre-register for Kindergarten in the fall. To pre-register your child, please complete the Kindergarten Pre-Registration form on our district website www.dimmick175.com. (Left hand side under 2019-2020 Registration) or call Dimmick School District #175 at 815.223.2933 BEFORE March 22, 2019.

Once we have received all of your information an official 2019-2020 Registration packet will be mailed to you in April.

This registration packet will need to be completed and brought back the night of our Kindergarten Round Up on Wednesday, May 8th at 6:00PM. During the Kindergarten round up you and your child will have the opportunity to tour our school, participate in some activities, receive some special gifts, see the classroom and meet their teacher, Mrs. Groleau.


If you have any questions please feel free to call our school office at 815.223.2933.


Dimmick Alumni - Illinois State Scholar Honors

Congratulations to the following Dimmick Alumni from the class of 2015 for earning Illinois State Scholar Honors:
Emma Ebener (L-P High School)
Makayla Reese (L-P High School)
Payton Linnig (St. Bede Academy) 



Wine/Spirits/Beer Event - Event Planning Meeting


Our first Wine/Spirits/Beer tasting event will be on March 30, 2019 at Celebrations 150 in LaSalle. We are currently working on donations and event planning and need your help! Please join us on February 2nd at 9:30 am at The Grove in Troy Grove. This will hopefully be a short meeting to split up volunteering efforts to prepare for an evening of fun!

Also, please mark your calendars! Our event theme is “Five Dollar Formal.” Break out your old prom or bridesmaid dresses and tuxes, or hit up Goodwill for fun attire for the evening! This is of course not required but only adds to the fun! We will have photography available and crown a King & Queen at the end of the evening! Cash bar and light snacks will also be available. During the evening we will have a live and silent auction as well…amazing prizes will be available! Also, please consider making a donation for auction items! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Start inviting your friends, family, neighbors and friends and plan for a great evening out!

Please join us on February 2nd so that we can make this event AMAZING! We count on volunteers and 100% of the funds raised stay in Dimmick School to support your children and teachers! If you cannot make it to the meeting but are willing to help, please contact Debbie Herz @ 815-343-5448 or Debbie.herz@yahoo.com.


Bucks for Books Donation


Several first grade students at Dimmick Grade School listen as Superintendent Ryan Linnig reads from one of the many books purchased with a $100 donation from the LaSalle County Retired Teachers Association's "Bucks For Books" campaign. Seated with Mr. linnig are Max Garcia and Mia Walker, and standing (left to right) is Teagan Bazydlo, Brookelynn Raef, Emma Hensley and Jace Newell. Every public school in the county benefits from the donation program, which has been going on for several years.


Spaghetti Dinner

Just a reminder to everyone that the annual PTO Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Each family will be asked to sell 10 tickets and these will be sent home shortly along with the volunteer sign-up sheets.

In addition, each family will be asked to donate a dessert. These can be brought to the school Saturday morning, February 23rd, or the morning of the dinner on the 24th. We will be setting up tables and making other preparations Saturday morning, February 24th at 9:00AM. If you can help with these preparations we would greatly appreciate it.

During the dinner we will also be doing a Pick 3 Raffle. Each family will be asked to sell 10 raffle tickets. These tickets will be sent home with the dinner tickets.

We will be having our Spring Book Fair in conjunction with the Spaghetti Dinner. Set up for the book fair will also be Saturday morning, February 23rd at 9:00AM.

Please look for more information to follow regarding the dinner. If you have any questions or input please call Beth Wallace at 815-866-2084 or Annette Verucchi at 815-878-4008


Pep Rally

On Thursday, November 10th Dimmick held a Pep-Rally in the gym for the entire school. Coaches introduced the Cheerleaders and Basketball Players and recognized them on their great season and their team effort. There was a special shout out to the 8th graders with it being their last home game. Then there was a teacher/coach basketball free throw contest. Coaches; Mr. Arteaga, Mr. Lamps vs. Teachers; Mr. Foster and Mrs. Bazydlo. Teachers won with a score of 19-14. The last event really got the kids going and involved them having the best/loudest team spirit. Cheerleaders cheered "we got spirit yes we do we got spirit how 'bout you." Kindergarten - 8th graders had to respond (per grade) with "Yes, Yes, Yes we do, we got spirit how 'bout you!" Mrs. Derbers 3rd Graders were the winners of the spirit stick! Great Job Everyone! Go Dimmick Braves! 


8th Grade Parents Night - Basketball/Cheerleading

Thank You 8th Grade Players/Parents for your dedication to both the Dimmick Boys Basketball Team and Cheerleading!



3rd Grader Donates for His Birthday

Most kids look forward to getting gifts for their birthdays, but Dimmick 3rd grader Noah Miles had another idea. Noah requested that instead of his friends and family getting HIM gifts, that they donate items to the animals at Illinois Valley Animal Rescue (IVAR). Above is a picture of Noah at IVAR bringing his "birthday gifts" to all the animals in need. Such a kind gesture will never go unseen. Thanks for being so generous, Noah!


Cooking Classes Begin for Jr. High


For 1 week each trimester Mr. Fosters 6th - 8th grade PE/Health classes participate in a cooking unit. The purpose of the units is to:

  • Teach students how to properly use tools in the kitchen.
  • Educate the students on what a balanced nutrition diet looks like. 
  • Make students aware of possible career paths in the culinary field. 

In the last trimester, students are involved in a cooking completion (similar to the TV show 'Chopped') where they prepare a nutritious healthy meal and have their dishes judged by Dimmick staff members.


2nd Grade Publishes Book

Here is a picture of Mrs. Savages 2nd grade class with the books that they wrote, illustrated, 
and had published. The books were about animals and their habitats. All students did an excellent job!




Illinois Cement Meeting Update

A public hearing Monday on Illinois Cement Co.'s wish to mine more limestone in Dimmick Township was recessed by the La Salle City Council and will resume at 5:00PM on Wednesday (12/5) at LaSalle City Hall.


Dimmick School Presents at School Board Convention

Dear Dimmick Community,

We are proud to inform you that Dimmick School was recently selected to present on the topic of “Engaging Students with Low Cost and No Cost STEM Experiences” at the Joint Annual Leadership Conference in Chicago.  The conference is attended by school board members, administrators and legislators from all over Illinois.  Mrs. Rossman, Science/STEM Instructor & Principal, Mr. Haas, Vice President of the School Board and Mr. Linnig, Superintendent represented Dimmick on the presentation panel.  We pride ourselves on being an area leader in education and want to do our part to share with others the great things that are happening at Dimmick School.  We want to congratulate Mrs. Rossman on an outstanding job presenting and sharing the many great STEM opportunities that Dimmick has to offer its students at the conference.  Please be sure to click on the link below to view the presentation with videos or check out the attached PDF for the version without.  


Click Here for Google Link Presentation 
(includes video)

Click Here for PDF Presentation



Cookie Donation

Cookie Donation
For: The Winter Program & Play
When: Tuesday, December 18th & Thursday, December 20th

The PTO is asking each family to please donate $5.00 to purchase cookies for the winter program and play. Please return your donation to the school in an envelope marked "cookies" with your name by Friday, December 7th. Please contact Julie Siebert at 815.343.0769 with any questions. Thank You!


High Honor Roll / Honor Roll

High Honor Roll and Honor Roll has been announced for the fall trimester 2018-19 school year. 

5th Grade - High Honor Roll
Lyla Brady, Katharine Doll, Landon Gisler, Emma McCook, Molly Mudge, Gracie Politsch, Meredith Politsch, Landon Raef and Evan Wallace.

5th Grade - Honor Roll
Chloe Dzierzynski, McKenzie Krzyaniak, Himani Patel, Sophia Pyszka and Emma Whitten.

6th Grade - High Honor Roll
Ellie Brooks, Natalie Eltrevoog, Abigail Hammerich, Morgan Hoscheid, Callie Mertes, Keya Patel, Jackson Sellet. 

6th Grade - Honor Roll
John Crane, Nathan Ernat, James Hoehn, Gianna Kramer and Eli Sines.

7th Grade - High Honor Roll
Isabella Argubright, Will McLaughlin and Ella Raef.

7th Grade - Honor Roll
Macklin Brady, Josie Leone, Ava Mueller, Aubrey Siebert and Brook Terzick.

8th Grade - High Honor Roll
John Brady, Ryan Brady, Anna McLaughlin, Izzy Pohar, Emily Robbins and Max Wertz.

8th Grade - Honor Roll
Grace Eitutis, Dylan Hunter, Allie Leone, Megan McGuire, Katrina Moats, Easton Moncrief, Jonathan Perez, Laurel Politsch and Ben Wallace.



Dimmick Cuties 2018

Children ages 3-12 are invited to perform with the Dimmick Grade School Cheerleading Squad for the 2nd Annual Dimmick Cuties! Children will perform with the Cheerleaders between the 7th and 8th grade Game vs. Holy Cross on Thursday December 6th, 2018 at approximately 6pm.

This event will cost $30 per child, which includes a t-shirt, cheer bow, and set of pom poms. All remaining proceeds will be going towards the Dimmick Grade School Cheer Squad to help purchase new uniforms for the following year. There will be practice at Dimmick School for the children on the following days: Monday December 3rd and Tuesday December 4th from 6-7:30pm. 


If your child is interested please fill out the form below and return bottom with payment to Dimmick School by Monday November 26 th. Any questions or concerns please contact Courtney Newell at 815 780-7317 or cnewell@dimmick175.com


Dimmick Cuties Form


ILMEA Recognition 

Congratulations to Eighth Grader Grace Eitutis (Trumpet) for earning 4th Chair at the ILMEA All District Honor Band Competition this past Saturday, November 10th. Well done and Great Job!


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


Cherry Booster Club - Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

The Cherry Booster Club will be holding a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Sunday, November 11 at Holy Trinity Hall in Cherry from 7:00AM until Noon.  Cost is $4.00 for kids and $7 for adults.  They will also have a bake sale so come hungry.

The Chery Booster Club has been extremely supportive of the students and staff of Dimmick Grade School by contributing toward field trips, the healthy eating program and 5K race, a new score board for the gym and much more.  Please be sure to support them on Sunday and enjoy a great breakfast!