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2019-20 Dimmick School Registration

2019-20 Dimmick School Registration

Registration for students that reside in Dimmick School District #175 will be Monday, July 22 – Thursday, July 25, from 9:00AM-1:00PM in the Dimmick School office. Registration packets are available on the district website www.dimmick175.com. All new and returning families are also required to have two proofs of residency (specific examples are indicated on the ‘legal custody and residency requirements’ form in the registration packet).

Students in Kindergarten and sixth grade are required to provide current health examinations before August 21st. Students entering kindergarten, second and sixth grade are required to have a dental examination. Kindergarten students are required to have a vision exam. Sports physicals are also required before students can participate in any sports.

The following fees for the 2019-20 school year must be paid at the time of registration:

Registration/Basic technology fee for K-8th is $50.00, Chromebook  Take Home Fee (Optional) $60.00, Yearbook Fee (Optional) $8.25, Full PE Uniform (Required for students grade 4th-8th) $20.00. Hot lunch will be available at $2.90 per day. Additional milk will be available for .35¢ per carton.

The first day of student attendance will be on Wednesday, August 21st from 8:30AM-3:30PM. Lunches and bus service will also be provided.

For more information, please call the school office at 815.223.2933.


Last Day of School!


PTO Auction Winners Get a Special Ride to School



The above students were the auction winners from the Dimmick PTO Tasting Event. These students won the opportunity to have a quick breakfast with the Peru Police and Fire Department and received a ride to school in the police car and fire truck on the last day of school! -Thank You Dimmick PTO!




Spring Honor/High Honor Roll

High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for Dimmick School has been announced for the spring trimester of 2018-19 school year:
5th Grade - High Honor Roll
Lyla Brady, Katharine Doll, Chloe Dzierzynski, Landon Gisler, McKenzie Krzyaniak, Emma McCook, Molly Mudge, Himani Patel, Gracie Politsch, Meredith Politsch, Sophia Pyszka and Landon Raef.
5th Grade - Honor Roll
Vika Bacidore and Brianna Ruppert
6th Grade - High Honor Roll
Ellie Brooks, Natalie Eltrevoog, Abby Hammerich, Morgan Hoscheid, Callie Mertes, Keya Patel and Jackson Sellett.
6th Grade - Honor Roll
John Crane, Lincoln Eitutis, Gianna Kramer and Elli Sines.
7th Grade - High Honor Roll
Isabella Argubright, Will McLaughlin and Ella Raef
7th Grade - Honor Roll
Macklin Brady, Josephina Leone, Ruby Mondragon, Ava Mueller, Aubrey Siebert, Brock Terzick, Ty Terzick and Cecilia Verucchi
8th Grade - High Honor Roll
John Brady, Ryan Brady, Grace Eitutis, Megan McGuire, Katrina Moats and Max Wertz.
8th Grade - Honor Roll
Allie Leone, Anna McLaughlin, Jonathan Perez, Isabella Pohar and Emily Robbins. 



Students Win Rugby Championship 

Congratulations to Dimmick Students Jakob Terizck, Robert Downey, Evan Downey and Evan Wallace who won the Illinois State Jr. Rugby Championship this past weekend! Great job!


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Class of 2019 Graduation

The Class of 2019 had their Graduation Ceremony on May 30, 2019 at 7:00PM. Guest Speaker was ISBE Board Member, Dr. Christine Benson. Salutatorian was John Brady and Valedictorian was Ryan Brady. 2019 Dimmick Graduates Included: Tony Ashby, John Brady, Ryan Brady, Jennifer Coss, Grace Eitutis, Dylan Hunter, Jesse Lasik, Allie Leone, Megan McGuire, Anna McLaughlin, Katrina Moats, Easton Moncrief, Jonathan Perez, Isabella Pohar, Laurel Politsch, Emily Robbins, Dylan Shelby, Connor Sines, Gunnar Skoog, Ben Wallace and Max Wertz.

PTO Scholastic Award:
Ryan Brady

Carly Genslinger-Leopold:
Grace Eitutis

John Baker Merit Award:
Anna McLaughlin

Kent Pratt Citizenship-Award:
Ryan Brady

Eric Dawson Award:
Max Wertz

Presidents Education Awards:
John Brady, Ryan Brady, Emily Robbins and Max Wertz

Click here to view the 8th Grade slideshow presented at graduation:


Awards Ceremony

On May 30, 2019 at 8:30AM Students were recognized at the Academic and Sports Awards Ceremony. The following events were recognized: Music/Band, Science Fair, Scholastic Bowl, History Fair, Student Council, Spelling Bee (1st Place, Easton Moncrief. Runner-Up, Morgan Hoschied), School Play, School Announcer Award (Max Wertz), Baseball (MVP, Ben Wallace. Sportsmanship, Easton Moncrief), Girls Softball (MVP, Laurel Politsch. Sportsmanship, Ella Raef), Girls Basketball (A Team MVP, Emily Robbins. B Team MVP, Ella Mudge. Most Improved, Elli Sines), Boys Basketball (A Team MVP, John Brady. B Team MVP, Adam Lane. Most  Improved, Landon Roark. Jim Koster Free-Throw Award, Easton Moncrief), Volleyball (A Team MVP, Emily Robbins and Isabella Pohar. B Team MVP, Ella Mudge. Most Improved, Anna McLaughlin.), Cheerleading  (Spirit Award, Isabella Argubright and Megan McGuire), and Track. The Boots Temple Award was given to Emily Robbins.


Dimmick Alumni - Haas

Dimmick Alumni, Matthew Haas, recently received a $1,000.00 Scholarship from the LP Agriculture Scholarship from the LP FFA Alumni. This award is given to students intereted in pursuing an agriculture-related career. Congratulations Matt!


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Dimmick Alumni - Brokaw and Kobold

Dimmick Alumni Students, Hayleigh Brokaw and Rachael Kobold were inducted on April 3, 2019 to the Hall High School National Honor Society. Members must be outstanding in service, leadership and character, as well as scholarship. These candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 or higher. Congratulations girls!


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Dimmick Alumni - Reese, Perez and Ruppert


Dimmick Alumni, Makayla Reese received the 'LP Class of 1956 Scholarship.' This $1000 scholarship is awarded to a student who has attended LP for at least two years and has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. The student also must be accepted into a two- or four-year college or university and have participated in school or community activities with a leadership role. Congratulations Makayla!

Dimmick Alumni, Victoria Perez qualified for the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy at LP. This award is given to students who demonstrate a high level of proficiency in four domains (reading, writing, listening and reading) in English and a second language on the national AAPPL (Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages) test or receive a score of 4 on the AP Spanish Language exam. These student will have an official seal placed on their diploma and it will included in their transcripts once they graduate. Congratulations Victoria!

Dimmick Alumni, Wes Ruppert was recognized on Wednesday, April 24 as LaSalle Peru Township High School April Student of the Month. Students are nominated by LP teachers, coaches and staff. Congratulations Ruppert!
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2019-20 Registration Packets

2019-20 School Year Registration Packets are now available on the left hand side of our website www.dimmick175.com under '2019-20' Registration. Get an early start to the registration process by downloading your packet today! Official School Registration is Monday, July 22nd - Thursday, July 25th from 9:00AM-1:00PM. Please contact the school office if you need a hard copy at 815.223.2933.


Dimmick Alumni - St. Bede Academy 45th Annual Honors Banquet

The following Dimmick alumni were recognized at the St. Bede Academy 45th Annual Honors Banquet:

Academic Award - Top of the Class - (Junior) Kassidy Brady

Father Kevin Gorman Athletic Award - (Senior) Anna Postula

Presidents Excellence in Education Award and Illinois State Scholar - (Senior) Payton Linnig


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Dimmick Alumni - 77th Annual Scholastic Achievement Banquet

Congratulations to Dimmick Alumni for being recognized at the 77th Annual Scholastic Achievement Banquet. Sponsored by the Illinois Valley Sunrise, LaSalle and Peru Rotary.

Alexandra Doyle
Emma Ebener
Nolan Guthrie
Ryan Lane
Raymond Reed
Makayla Reese
Payton Linnig


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Excellence in Education Awards – 2019

On May 2, 2019 four of our Dimmick Staff Members were recognized at the 31st Annual Excellence in Education Awards Banquet, hosted by Regional Office of Education. We would like to congratulate Mr. Adam King (Educator Award), Mrs. Courtney Newell (Support Staff Award), Mrs. Maribeth Ficek (Retiring Educator Award) and Mrs. Eve Postula (Board Service Award). 

Mrs. Maribeth Ficek was also honored with the Excellence in Education Award. She has been a part of Dimmick over the past 30 years and has made such an impact for our Special Education program and our school. This award was well deserved. Watch Video Here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Ek_IvfXcevg

Please check out the link below for an article done by the LaSalle, NewsTribune on this award: http://www.newstrib.com/news/dimmick-teacher-honored-at-education-awards/article_d794272a-6d4e-11e9-a10a-3bd51c066170.html

We would also like to recognize Mrs. Eve Postula a retiring board member who has served on our School Districts board for 17 years. Your commitment to education has been greatly appreciated.

We want to thank all of our staff/board award recipients for their dedication to Dimmick School.


Principal for a Day

Dimmick 4th Grader, Chevy Langham, was the winner of the 'Principal for Day' prize that his parents won for him at the March PTO Fundraiser. Chevy got to see all of the behind the scences day-to-day operations. He also participated in bus duty, helped with lunch, and supervised a tornado drill. Thanks Principal Langham!



Siebert Receives Superior at State

Dimmick 7th Grader, Aubrey Siebert, received a Superior at the State History Fair yesterday (May 3, 2019)  in Springfield. Her project was on 'The Chicago Fire of 1871'. Great job on your hard work Aubrey, Congratulations!




Congratulations to all middle school band students who attended the Illinois Valley Band-O-Rama Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, April 27th. All students who attended earned a 1st division ranking on their solos, duets, and trios. For more information and a complete recap of student scores, please see illinoisvalleybandorama.weebly.com.


Dimmick Alumni - LP Honor Society

Congratulations to the following Dimmick Alumni for being inducted into the L-P Honor Society; Alexandra Doyle, Emma Ebener, Nolan Guthrie, Ryan Lane, Raymond Reed and Makayla Reese.  Great job representing Dimmick School and carrying on the tradition of excellence.  We are proud of you and wish you the best!


Click on link below to view Newstribunes Article:




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Dimmick Students Learn Yoga

A BIG THANK YOU to Matt Hancock owner of Hancock PowerFit Yoga
for coming out today and teaching Third through Eighth Grade power yoga.
Students heart monitors showed that they were definiatlly getting a good workout!



Regional Office of Education #35 Excellence Recipients

We would like to congratulate the following members of the Dimmick Team for their outstanding contributions to our students, staff and school.  The needs of our students and the commitment to doing whatever it takes to ensure their success must be the driving force in what we do each and every day and these people certainly live up to those expectations.

Courtney Newell (Paraprofessional)
Maribeth Ficek (Retiring Educator 30 Years)
Adam King (Educator) 
Eve Postula (Retiring Board Member 17+ Years)  

These individuals will be the honored guests and represent Dimmick School at the Excellence Banquet on Thursday, May 2 at Celebrations in Utica.