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Alumni: Wrestlers Advanced to State


Congratulations to Alumni Students Andy Wertz and Ayden Sines for advancing to State in Wrestling. In addition, Ayden earned a first place finish! Great Job Boys!
Do you have news about an Dimmick Alumni Student? Please share it with us: contact@dimmick175.com


2nd Trimester Artists of the Month


Congratulations to the 2nd Trimester Artists of the Month!

Olivia Hunter, Bentlea Ernat, Himani Patel, Evan McLaughlin, Chevy Langham, Thomas Jarrell, Megan McGuire, Ruby Mondragon and Leighanne Turner.


Alumni: Luke Yaklich

Click Here to read a great article on Dimmick Alumni Student Luke Yaklich.

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




The PARCC and Science assessments will be administered beginning Monday, March 19 and continuing through Thursday, March 29. These assessments are used by the Illinois State Board of Education as a measure of accountability for all public schools. All 3rd-8th grade students will take the PARCC test which assesses Reading and Math proficiency and all 5th and 8th grade students will take the Illinois Science Assessment.

This year ISBE will be evaluating each school by assigning a “grade” 75% of which will be based on the results of these assessments. The grades will then be published comparing school districts throughout the state. While the State is using these assessments as the primary factor in evaluating and holding public schools accountable, we want to continue to stress that they are only one indicator of a child’s knowledge and performance.

The standards in these assessments are embedding in our curriculum however; they are by no means all we teach. We remain committed to providing high quality instruction in all areas; reading, math, science, writing, social studies, physical education, fine arts, Spanish and S.T.E.M.. These opportunities allow our students to learn and excel in a wide range of areas so that they can develop a passion for learning and motivation to achieve.

We do not want our students to feel pressure or anxiety while taking these assessments. We just ask them to do their best since we expect that from our students in everything that they do. Tests such as these can help to prepare students to take future assessments such as the Explore or PSAT for entrance into high school or the ACT and SAT for entrance into college.

Our goal is to complete most, if not all of the test sessions the first week to minimize the disruption to instruction. We encourage parents and guardians to make sure your child is in attendance during the first week of testing to prevent the need for make-up tests which consume additional instruction time. We also encourage you to make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a good breakfast.

Students will take three to four tests in Math and in Reading/ English Language Arts depending on their grade level. Students in 5th and 8th grade will also take an additional test in Science. Depending on the grade level and subject, students will have between 60 and 90 minutes to complete each test. Total testing time this year has been reduced following feedback from parents and administrator throughout the State.

Our goal is to make the most of testing week. We will hold a “Kick off testing week breakfast” on Monday, March 19 from 8:30AM-9:00AM. As an incentive to give their best effort, students that maximize the use the provided testing time will be entered into a drawing for a lunch from Obee’s Sub Shoppe. Last year our Math performance improved by 14.3% and Reading by 32.5%. This year, our goal is to improve our overall performance in Math by 10%, Science 10% and Reading 5%. If we reach our goals, we will celebrate by taking ALL 3rd through 8th grade students who participated in the assessments hiking to Starved Rock. We will also recognize individuals earning “exceeds” with a certificate of achievement.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or myself. Thank you for your continued support of our students and school district!


Mr. Ryan Linnig
Dimmick C.C.S.D. #175


2nd Trimester Honor/High Honor Roll

Below is a list of Honor/High Honor Roll Students for the 2nd Trimester (Winter) of 2017-18 School Year:

5th Grade High Honor
Natalie Eltrevoog, Abby Hammerich, Morgan Hoscheid, Callie Mertes, Keya Patel and Jackson Sellett.

5th Grade Honor
Ellie Brooks, James Hoehn, Gianna Kramer, Cooper Lamps and Devin Zborowski.

6th Grade High Honor
Will McLaughlin, Ruby Mondragon, Ava Mueller and Ella Raef.

6th Grade Honor
Isabella Argubright, Landon Roark, Aubrey Siebert, Brock Terzick and Josephina Leone.

7th Grade High Honor
John Brady, Ryan Brady, Easton Moncrief and Allie Leone.

7th Grade Honor Roll
Anna McLaughlin, Katrina Moats, Jonathan Perez, Isabella Pohar, Laurel Politsch, Emily Robbins, Gunnar Skoog, Ben Wallace and Max Wertz.

8th Grade High Honor
Addison Ernat and Katelyn Pullam

8th Grade Honor
Alex Doll, Kaden Guynn, Brady Mudge and Aiden McLaughlin.


Prairie Conference Winners

Congratulations to the Volleyball “B” Team for winning this years Prairie Conference Championship! Great job to the “A” and “C” Team as well on a great season. Great job girls!


2018 Spaghetti Dinner Update

Thank you to everyone for supporting our spaghetti dinner fundraiser! Thank you for selling tickets and donating desserts. Many of you also donated items to help support our dinner and raffle and we greatly appreciate your generosity. A special thank you to all of our volunteers who helped prepare for the dinner and volunteered the day of. We could not host our dinner without the support and hard work of our volunteers. Thank you to Mrs. Krolak and Mrs. Wineinger for helping to hand out and collect ticket packets. A very special thank you to Mr. Seghi! Mr. Seghi helped us plan the dinner, order supplies, set up for the dinner, supported us throughout the dinner and cleaned up afterwards. Thank you for helping us every step of the way!!

We served 700 people and raised $6593.00

Winner of the 50/50 was Gene Leffelman – Mr. Leffelman won $175 but generously donated half of his winnings back to the school.

Winner of the Pick 3 was Paula McDermid - $500

Canal Boat Tickets – Rachel Savage
Starved Rock Coffee – Isabella Argubright
Cosgrove Basket – Tash B
Cherry Fire Department Basket – Kyle McLaughlin
Spring Cookware Set – Barb Stevenson
American Crew Basket – Katelyn Pullam
Grill – Janet Crane
Chicago Bears Tickets – Josh Sarver
Drill – Kevin Raef
Coal Company Gift Certificate – Chris Politsch
Spring Basket – Andy Lamps
HyVee Gift Card – Melina Truckenbroad
American Crew Basket – Melina Truckenbroad
Starved Rock Brunch – Eric Bernabei
Rudy’s Basket – Eric Bernabei
55” TV – Eric Bernabei


Dimmick Fan Gear

Affordable Awards and Apparel has shared their website to purchase Spring Dimmick Fan Gear, which includes Short sleeve tees, long sleeve tees, hoodies, decals, duffle bags and more. Please go to www.dimmickfangear.com to find the latest designs. Deadline to order is March 11th. Fan gear will be delivered to the school week of March 19-23.


Dimmick Alumni - Scholarship Awards

Congratulations to the following Dimmick Alumni for earning High Scholarship Awards at LaSalle-Peru Township High School.

7 Semesters: Brantley Ernat

5 Semesters: Alex Doyle, Emma Ebener, Alex Ellerbrock, Nolan Guthrie, Matthew Haas, Ryan Lane, Raymond Reed, Makayla Reese,  Allyson Hollingsworth, Lewis Johnson and Kathryn Skoog.

3 Semesters: Katilynn Bauer, Alyssa Ernat, Amethyst Ernat, Olivia Ernat, Aryanna Izzo, Victoria Perez, Matt Robinson, Ashley Rossman, Ayden Sines, Hope Skoog and Andy Wertz.



Students Going to State History Fair

Congratulations to the following 7th grade students for advancing to state in History Fair following the Regional Judging in DeKalb on Saturday, February 24.

  • Laurel Politsch
  • Anna McLaughlin
  • Emily Robbins
  • Connor Sines

Best of luck in Springfield on May 3rd!



Dr. Seuss - Week Feb 26-March 2

We are planning a celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday. We will b eincoporating many Dr. Seuss books into our celebration and will be having an all school reading event.

Monday: Green Eggs and Ham - Wear something green

Tuesday: I Am Not Going to Get Up Today - Wear your pajamas to school

Wednesday: The Cat in the Hat - Wear a hat to school

Thursday: Fox in Socks - Wear mismatched socks.

Friday: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish - Grades K, 2, 4, 6, 8: Wear Red - Grades 1,3,5, 7: Wear Blue

Friday, March 2: Bring your favorite book and your blanket/pillow to school for our READATHON to celbrate Dr. Seuss's birthday.


Spaghetti Dinner Volunteer List


Spaghetti Dinner

We look forward to seeing you all at the Spaghetti Dinner this Sunday, February 25th, 2018 from 11-2. Thank you to the families who helped us to sell tickets and to those who have volunteered their time to help. Attached is the volunteer work schedule. If you are unable to work your shift please contact us ASAP. We greatly appreciate your help.

We will be setting up for the dinner on Saturday, February 24th from 9-12. If you are free to help please join us.


Desserts can be dropped off at the school from 9-12 on Saturday or from 8-11 on Sunday. If you have any questions please contact Beth Wallace at 815-866-2084 or Annette Verucchi at 815-878-4008.



Calendar Change - Due to Snow Day

As a result of the school closing on Friday, February 9, 2018, we will now have a student attendance day on Monday, June 4 and the Teacher Institute Day will be moved to Tuesday, June 5. 

Keep your fingers crossed that the worst is behind us.  Please be sure to mark your calendars.

-Ryan Linnig


Academic Fair Pictures



Spaghetti Dinner Information


The Dimmick PTO is sponsoring our annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the school. Each family is asked to sell the 10 tickets that are enclosed. The cost of the dinner is:

$6.00 - Adults
$5.00 - Children (4-12 years)
$5.00 - Senior Citizens (65+)

Please mark the outside of the envelope accordingly as the tickets are sold. The money must be returned to the school (along with any unsold tickets) on or before Friday, February 16, 2018. Please call the school if additional tickets are needed. Make checks payable to Dimmick PTO.

We will also be having a Pick 3 Raffle this year. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. We are asking each family to sell 10 tickets. These tickets are also enclosed. The money must be returned to the school (along with any unsold tickets) on or before Friday, February 16, 2018.

We would also like to ask each family to donate a baked item for our dessert table. Please bring your dessert to the school on Saturday, February 24th, between 9:00AM-12:00PM or Sunday, February 25th before 11:00AM.

Many volunteers are needed to help make the day successful. Please fill out the enclosed volunteer sign -up sheet and send it back to the school by Friday, February 16, 2018 with your ticket money. We will also need volunteers for Saturday morning to help set up between 9:00AM-12:00pm.

Thank you for your support,

Beth Wallace 815.866.2084 and Annette Verucchi 815.878.4008


Deer Park Tournament

Deer Park Tournament

Pool A will consist of Deer Park, Waltham, and Marquette. Pool B will be Dimmick, Holy Cross, and Trinity. The schedule is as follows:

4:30 - Deer Park vs. Waltham
5:30 - Dimmick vs. Trinity
6:30 - Dimmick vs. Holy Cross
7:30 - Dimmick vs. Marquette

9:00 - Marquette vs. Waltham
10:00 - Holy Cross vs. Trinity
11:00 - Pool A 3rd place vs. Pool B 3rd Place
12:00 - Pool A 2nd place vs. Pool B 2nd Place
1:00 - Pool A 1st place vs. Pool A 2nd Place

These times are tentative. We will start games as soon as the prior games end. **For these dates, please arrive 40 minutes early just in case our play time is moved up.**


Dimmick/Cherry Kindergarten Pre-Registration

Children who live in the Dimmick or Cherry school districts and will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018 will be eligible to pre-register for Kindergarten in the fall. To pre-register your child, please call Dimmick School District at 815.223.2933 on or before Friday, March 23rd between the hours of 9:00AM-3:00PM.​



Volleyball Picture Reschedule

Volleyball Pictures have been rescheduled for February 5th at 9:00AM. Please bring your order forms and uniforms!



As a result of the school closing on January 15, 2018, we will now have a student attendance day on Friday, June 1 and the Teacher Institute Day will be moved to Monday, June 4. 

Please be sure to mark your calendars and hope for good weather here on out!

Mr. Ryan Linnig


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