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Boys Basketball Prairie Conference Winners


Congratulations to the Boys Basketball Teams! 'A' Team won 1st Place and 'B' Team took 4th in the Prairie Conference Tournament Championship on Friday, January 18th. Great Job Boys!


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!


Fall - 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!


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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!



3rd - 6th Grade Students in Mr. Arteaga's Spanish class were assigned to make a family ofrenda. An ofrenda is a collection of objects that are put on display with intention to welcome the selected person during an annual celebration called Día de Muertos. The students went above and beyond, so well infact that we had to move the projects into the hallway because there was no more room in the classroom! Great job 3rd-6th!


Great Lakes Scrip





Do you purchase gas, dine out, buy groceries, maintain your vehicle, or do home improvements? Need a fit for someone special? Do you read books or purchase electronics? If so, this program is for you!

Dimmick PTO is participating in the fundraising program known as Great Lakes Scrip. This is a program that requires no door-to-door sales by children or parents. Participation in the Scrip program costs our supporters nothing!

Scrip (Gift Card) program offers you an opportunity to purchase gift cards that you can use at your favorite stores or give as a gift while helping to support school activities. A percentage of the gift card amount goes to the school. For example, if you purchase a $25 fit card to Bath and Body Works, you will receive the full $25 gift card to Bath and Body Works, you will receive the full $25 gift card and the school will receive 13% of what you bought it for. So, the school would receive $3.25 from that one purchase.

We encourage you to plan ahead and purchase your gift cards even for your budgeted items. For example, if you plan to go to Wal-Mart every two weeks and spend $100  or you know that you spend $50 a week in gas, then purchase the card ahead of time and the school will get a percentage of the profit.

The attached form has a list of merchants available. You may also visit www.shipwithscrip.com for a full list and/or to place the order online. L3C2552D15827 is the enrollment code. Orders can also be sent in with your child or dropped off in the office.

The orders will then be sent home in your child's book bag or they can be picked up in the school office, whichever you prefer.

Scrip orders will be placed two times this year. This scrip order is due on Wednesday, November 14th. The order will be delivered within a week (before Thanksgiving break and Black Friday). 

Feel free to contact Ashley Lamps, PTO Secretary for further information. 815-712-7701 ashley.lamps@gmail.com


Thank you for your support!



Obee's Sub Day

Invite your friends and family to Dimmick School's obee's sub day! Help us raise money for Dimmick Grade School Booster Club to purchase new uniforms for Dimmick Athletics. When you visit either obee's sub shoppe locations on Wednesday, November 14th (All Day) Dimmick Booster Club will receive 15% of your entire order!

Dine-In or Carry-Out

113 Wright St. LaSalle, IL - Ph#815-220-5120 8:00AM-8:00PM

812 W. Dakota St. Spring Valley, IL - Ph#815-663-8412 10:30AM-8:00PM



Girls Basketball Prairie Conference Tournament


Congratulations to the coaches and athletes on both the A + B girls basketball teams for taking 3rd place in the Prairie Conference Tournament. Also, a special shout to Ella Mudge for her 3 point, buzzer beater shot to tie the B game. Which led to a team victory in over time. Great job girls!


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Red Ribbon Week

"Life is your journey, travel drug free."

Red Ribbon Week is quickly approaching. The Student Council has selected themes for each of the days of the week. Please join us in celebrating a drug free lifestyle by taking part in our themed dress up days and participating in the various activities that we have planned for the week.

Monday, October 29th
Wake Up to the dangers of drugs
Dress Up Theme: Pajama Day

Tuesday, October 30th
"Lei" off drugs/Tourist day
Dress Up Theme: Hawaiian Wear/Dress for your favorite vacation destination and/or dress like a tourist.

Wednesday, October 31st
Red Day
Dress Up Theme: Wear your red to stay drug free

Thursday, November 1st
To smart to start... focus on your future
Dress Up Theme: Career Day

Friday, November 2nd
Team up against drugs
Dress Up Theme: Wear your sports gear to support your favorite team, remember you can always wear your Dimmick spirit wear.