No JH boys basketball practice tonight (10/16/19). JH girls play @ New Simpson Hill, game time 6:15. Bus leaves HS at 4:45.
Just a reminder that Senior Cap and Gown orders are due tomorrow, Oct 16th.
Tomorrow, Oct. 16 students 2:00 dismissal. Parent/Teacher Conferences from 3:30-6:30pm. No appointments were made. In the GS & Jr/Sr High teachers will be in the gym where grade cards can be picked up. Oct. 17 is a School Improvement Day with students having a 2:00 dismissal.
Three Galatia seniors attended the Salute to Illinois Scholars program at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham today. Salute to Illinois Scholars recognizes the academic achievement of students in the southern region of Illinois. The seniors who attended today’s event are AJ Hankins, Hannah Jackson and Nihl Morton.
For any sophomores who would like to order a class ring, Balfour will be here next Wednesday, Oct 16th to take orders. Forms were given to sophomores but any student can pick up a form on the office ledge and place an order.
Senior cap and gown orders are due on Wednesday, October 16th. Students received paperwork today.
Click to watch 4th grade experiments with chain reactions and energy transfer!! https://youtu.be/_KDJ49zZr_Y
High School Scholar Bowl members for the 2019-2020 season are as follows: Freshmen- Clayton Anderson, Kolby Davis, Jack Johnston, Olivia Rubright, Lucas Stricklin Sophomores- Sean McClusky, Mollie Peterson, Jordan Russell, Brock Stricklin Juniors- Brooke Jordan, Liam Johnston, Abby Kuczynski, Anna Stricklin Seniors- Jaedyn Beers, Hannah Jackson, Nihl Morton
Don’t forget 2pm dismissal today!
Congratulations Trapcats on an awesome day at Rend Lake. JV 1 brought home 1st place squad members: Kade Shelby, Andre Williams, Will Quartana, Braden Clem and Clayton Anderson JV 2 brought home 3rd place squad members: Jaci Wood, Chase Crisp, Joseph Bridewell, John Wenzel, and Gabe Casteel Congratulations to Trevor Hale for taking 2nd place individual in D class.
The first scholarship applications for the Class of 2020 are now starting to become available. Find current scholarship applications on the school web site along with due dates at the following link: https://www.galatiak12.org/o/district/page/guidance--123
Oct 8 School Imp. Day (Students dismissed at 2:00) Oct 11 Teacher In-service-No School Oct 14 Columbus Day-No School Oct 16 Parent/Teacher Conf 3:30-6:30pm (2:00 Dismissal) Oct 17 School Imp. Day (Students dismiss at 2:00) Staff 2-5p.m. Oct 25 GS Fall Party (2:00 Dismissal)
Congratulations to all the teams represented at our first Bearcat Invitational! Pictured are the top 4 female runners and top 9 male runners. Way to go Sierra Wilson!! We Would also like to thank Mr Arnold and his students for all of their hard work getting our course established and marked for today’s race & all of the volunteers!!!
GGS students are selling fall flower bulbs to plant now for spring flowering. Money will go towards the GGS playground fund. Please contact a GGS student to buy or follow the direct link to purchase online (shipping fees apply when purchasing online). Fundraiser ends Thursday October 10th. https://groups.dutchmillsbulbs.com/shop/?affiliates=bearcatbulbs200
Reminder: JH boys basketball tryouts begin tonight, 9/30 from 4-6 @ GGS for boys in grades 5-8. There will also be a parent meeting in the GS cafeteria after practice @ 6. Also, for the safety of your children, please do not leave your kids unattended before practice—keep them with you until your coach arrives.
Galatia CUSD #1 is taking applications for full time bus drivers with benefits. Individuals must have a valid school bus driver’s license with air brakes or be willing to get a school bus license. If interested please contact Shain Crank, at 618-297-4570.
There will be a JH girls basketball parent meeting on Friday, Sept 27 @ 5:00 in the GS cafeteria for girls in grades 5-8. JH boys basketball tryouts will begin Monday, Sept 30 from 4-6, with a parent meeting @ 6:00 in the GS cafeteria.
Come support the Lady Bearcats tonight at home as they play volleyball against Crab Orchard at 6 pm. Good luck ladies!!
Tomorrow morning Wed, September 25 at 7:30 am at both the grade school and high school students and adults will meet for "See You At The Pole" prayer. There will be some quick breakfast foods and drinks.
JH softball/baseball regionals update: Reminder that the girls will host Lick Creek on Tuesday, Sept 24, 4:00 start. The boys will travel to Crab Orchard on Wednesday, Sept 25, 4:00 start vs New Simpson Hill.
To anyone that ordered mums from the sophomores, the pick up is this Saturday, Sep. 21st from 11-1 at the HS ball field.
BETA and STUDENT COUNCIL Members: Your Double Good popcorn fundraiser is due Friday, Sept. 20th. Orders and payments. If anyone would like to purchase popcorn, email email@example.com
Kindergarten Parents, Reminder that students need to have a full eye exam on the state form turned in before October 15, 2019. The students eye exam must have been completed within one year prior to the first day of school. Students report card can be held if this is not completed. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me. 618-297-4520
Strength shoes for today (9/17) has been cancelled.
There has been a change in the menu for Junior High / High School for Tuesday 9/17. We will be having Bosco Stix, spinach salad and fruit.
Sophomores-Mum orders and money are due tomorrow (Sept 16) and please return any unsold tickets to Miss Jennifer thank you
Mrs McCabe’s 2nd Grade Class is really enjoying their free books from their Scholastic Donors this year! A huge thank you to those who make it possible for everyone to get a free book each month! “There are many little ways to enlarge your world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy
The Grade School lunch menu has changed for tomorrow, Wed, September 11th to Ham and Cheese Sub Sandwiches with Corn and Fruit.
Tomorrow, Sep.10th is a School Improvement Day, & students will be dismissed at 2:00. The midterm of the 1st 9 weeks is Wed, Sept 11. Reports will go home with students this week. The school calendar with these dates can be found on the website at https://www.galatiak12.org/
Tonight (9/6/19) is Grandparents night at GGS from 5-7. Use the door on the west end of the building. If you are looking at the main entrance this door is to the left. There will be signs. Refreshments will be provided. Please come out for a fun evening sponsored by the PTO.
Fall pictures are tomorrow, Sept 6th starting at 8am. Picture forms were sent home with JH/HS students last Thursday. Extra forms are available at the school or go online to place your order. All students must have their picture taken for the yearbook.
JH BB/SB game on Thursday, Sept 5 @ Crab Orchard. Bus leaves at 3:25.
All Kindergarten student are required by the state to submit an eye exam before October 15, 2019. If you are unable to get an appointment please contact the nurse. 618-297-4520
Buses are going to be a little delayed today. Tuesday 9/3/2019
Makeup JH BB/SB game vs Hardin Co @ GHS on Wednesday, Sept 4. The Jr Bearcats will be traveling to Crab Orchard on Thursday, Sept 5. The HS volleyball Lady Cats will be hosting T’ville tomorrow (9/3) at 6:00. Come out and support your Bearcats this week!!!
There are still 2018-19 Grade School and Jr. High Yearbooks available for purchase. They are $12. Please see Mrs. Mayberry.
Galatia CUSD #1 is taking applications for bus drivers. Individuals must have a valid school bus driver’s license with air brakes or being will to get a school bus license. If interested please contact Shain Crank, at 618-297-4570.
The Sophomore parent class meeting is tonight, Tuesday, August 27 at 6 PM at Kelly’s Kitchen to discuss the mum fundraiser that is coming up and other fundraisers.
Spirit and Pride order forms are due this Friday, August 30th. Last order will be collected September 6th. Thank you for your support!
2019.2020 Sports picture order forms can be found on the district website. Go to galatiak12.org, select "Teacher & Sports Pages," then "Galatia Sports." Order forms are nested in the "documents" section of each sport.
Weather permitting, JH boys baseball practice is tonight from 6-8, softball practice has been cancelled. Our JH BB/SB teams have home games Tuesday & Thursday and travel to Wayne City on Friday, Aug 30. All games start at 4:30.
Sophomore parent class meeting Tuesday, August 27 at 6 PM at Kelly’s Kitchen to discuss the mum fundraiser that is coming up and other fundraisers.
Today’s JH baseball practice has been cancelled. Yesterday’s SB/BB games have been rescheduled to Wednesday, Sept 4.
Due to rain, today’s JH BB/SB games have been cancelled
There will be a HS boys basketball player/parent meeting tomorrow, Thursday, August 22 @ 6:00 pm in the HS cafeteria.
2018-19 HS boys baseball players must turn in their uniforms to Mrs Allen by Friday, Aug 23.
Today’s JH softball game at Adams School has been cancelled.
Spirit and Pride Bearcat attire order forms should be sent home with your child this week. Orders are due in the office or online by August 30th. Thank you for your support!
JH baseball practice for tonight has been cancelled.
JH SB practice has been cancelled for tonight.
Great job Jr Lady Cats & Jr Bearcats on your victories over Pope Co tonight!!!
We are on regular schedule next week with a 3:00 dismissal.
The School Events Calendar is on the website!!! Go to https://www.galatiak12.org/ and look for the School Calendar link!
Anyone who is interested in providing a meal for the family of Tye Murphy as he recovers from his recent surgery can follow this link to sign up to take them a meal: https://takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=LZWP3059
JH baseball practice for tonight has been cancelled.
Cross Country practice will begin tomorrow immediately after school. If interested in running, be sure to speak with Mrs. Lynch.
Today’s JH softball game has been cancelled. Coach will inform players of rescheduled date.
JH boys baseball practice for tonight is cancelled.
Reminder to parents from the School Nurse: Students entering Kindergarten need to have proof of physical and immunizations. 6th and 9th grade students need proof of physical and immunizations, and 12th grade students need proof of immunizations. This had to be turned in before the start of school.
There will be a JH cheerleading mandatory parent meeting on Friday, August 16 @ 5:30 in the GHS cafeteria. This meeting is for all girls in grades 5-8 who are interested in trying out for this year’s JH cheerleading squad.
ATTENTION ELDORADO HS GOLF PARTICIPANTS: both the boys and girls teams will begin practice Tuesday August 13 @ 3:30 pm at the golf course.
JH baseball practice is still on. JH softball practice is cancelled.
JH BB and SB practices are currently still on for this evening. Parents, the weather could change during practice so please stay close or make arrangements for your child.
If you have not registered your child please do so this week. Students from Pre-K to 12th grade can all be registered at the High School from 8 to 3 pm this week. Please go to the High school office for information.
Gerber Life has accident insurance for students available. Please go to the District page and under Links find Gerber Accident Insurance for more information. https://www.galatiak12.org/o/district/page/district-information--96
Any High School students interested in being on the Bass Fishing team this year need to contact Coach BJ Pigg at 926-1097 by texting their name and number.
Registration will be held for Pre-K to 12 on Wednesday, July 31st from 1-7 and Thursday, August 1 from 8:30 to 1 in the GHS Cafeteria. Forms can be found on the website.
Galatia CUSD is looking for a full time secretary. This is a 10 month position. See more information at https://www.galatiak12.org/o/district/browse/49563
Registration for new and returning students is Wednesday July 31 from 1-7 and Thursday, August 1 from 8:30-1 in the high school cafeteria. Registration paperwork can be found on the website at https://www.galatiak12.org/o/district/page/registration-2019-20
Incoming Freshmen! Your Lifetouch graduation pictures will be available during registration. If there are problems, you MUST contact the Lifetouch Company.
2019 Seniors! If you had your picture taken by Lifetouch, the packets are in the office. Please pick up asap.
Mandatory Jr High baseball and softball parent meetings will be held in the JH @ 6:00 — use JH entrance. Please bring proof of insurance and physical. JH baseball and softball practices for tonight (7/29) have been cancelled.
Reminder: JH baseball and softball practices begin tomorrow, Monday, July 29 @ 6:00. Both teams will have parent meetings starting at 6:00 at their fields. Make sure to bring proof of insurance. Also, current sports physicals are required prior to participation.
Registration documents for K-12 can be found on the website at https://www.galatiak12.org/o/district/page/registration-2019-20. Documents will also be available at registration this week.
Jr High baseball and softball practice will begin Monday, July 29. Both practices are from 6-8 @ GHS fields. There will be a mandatory parent meeting for all baseball and softball players starting at 6:00. The mandatory meetings will be held at their respected fields. Current physicals must be on file prior to participation.
Letters that were sent to students entering Kindergarten, 6th, 9th, and 12th grades can be found on https://www.galatiak12.org/o/district/browse/68618
Thank you to all of the families who came out and got their free sports physical for the year!!! And a special thank you to Dr. Alexander and the HMC clinic office staff, nurses and providers -- we truly thank you for making this happen!!!
REMINDER: Galatia students entering grades 4-12 are able to get free sports physicals today from 1-3 at Galatia Jr. High.
Reminder: sports physicals will be held tomorrow, Friday, July 12 from 1-3 at the Jr High!! Copies of physicals will be available upon request during student registration.
If you are having difficulty printing the physical form for Friday, 7/12/2019 please go to https://www.galatiak12.org/o/district/browse/67087
FYI: Freshman and 6th grade students are required to have a school physical; which can & will be used to fulfill their sports physical requirement. However, a sports physical can not be used as a school physical. Therefore, all other athletes must get a sports physical.
ATTENTION JH/HS ATHLETES: Dr Alexander with HMC clinic will provide free sports physicals on July 12th from 1-3 at the Jr High. Students entering grades 6 & 9 will not need a sports physical because they are required to have a school physical. All other athletes are required to have a current sports physical on file to participate in Galatia Athletics during the 2019-2020 season.
Cross Country open gym is cancelled for this evening. I have a last minute doctor's appointment. (Everything's fine.) See you Thursday morning. Run on your own.
School Supplies Lists for PK to 8th Grade can be found on the website. https://www.galatiak12.org/o/district/browse/64932
Congratulations to Leah Davis and Braxton Lane for making the 2019 All Conference Softball and Baseball teams!!!AJ Hankins was named Honorable Mention. Great job everyone!!!
Jr High Softball will begin Open Field for 5th-8th grade girls on Monday, July 8th from 6-8pm @ the HS softball field. We will have it every Monday and Thursday until July 29th, when practices will begin. Any questions please call Kara Leverett at 618-499-9692.
Registration for Pre-K to 12th Grade will be held at Galatia High School. Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1p.m.-7pm Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 8:30a.m.-1p.m. When updated forms are ready we will let you know!
Due to the high likelihood of continuing thunderstorms, the cross country open gym is cancelled tomorrow night. Next one is Thursday morning.
Due to the possibility of storming in the morning, tomorrow's cross country open gym has been cancelled. The next one will be Monday evening at 5:30. As usual, meet in front of the high school.
Cross Country will have their first open gym tomorrow evening from 5:30-6:45 in front of the high school. In order to participate, you MUST turn in your waiver form. Any questions, email Mrs. Lynch or message her on the Remind app. Bring something to drink.
Youth Empowerment Summer Program information and registration form. This program is for ages 4 - K, 1-3 graders, 4-6 graders, 7-8 graders, 9-12 graders & a Parents and Caregivers. MUST be registered by June 28th
Any Junior or Senior student interested in taking Spanish at Eldorado High School during the 2019-2020 school year please contact Mrs. Hamson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Galatia will be entering a cooperative agreement with Thompsonville School District to offer CNA courses to our students for the 2019-2020 school year. This is open to juniors and seniors only. Any student who is interested needs to email Mrs. Hamson email@example.com.
High School Volleyball open gym begins Thursday, May 30, 9:00-11:00 am.
Beta students: several of you have still not turned in your volunteer sheets. 20 hours needed to be completed by May 22nd. Please place the forms in my mailbox at the high school office. I will pick them up by May 31st to check eligibility. Thanks!
The JH/HS sports banquet will be held tomorrow, May 20 @ the HS gym. JH awards ceremony starts at 6:30, HS will follow with a 10 minute break between sessions. Also, the Trapcats are hosting a fish fry fundraiser before the sports banquet and will be serving from 4-6. The cost is $10 per person and includes a drink & dessert.
May is Better Speech and Hearing month. To celebrate, K - 3rd grade students participated in a coloring contest and 4th - 6th grade students participated in a drawing contest with the theme; Communication Across The Lifespan. Pictured are the winners: K - Bailey Slivinski, 1st grade - Mackenzie Graham, 2nd grade - Mackenzie Patterson, 3rd grade- Lindsey Romonosky. The overall winner for the 4th - 6th grade drawing contest was awarded to Lucy Mortag.
HS girl’s softball practice for today has been cancelled. The Lady Bearcats play Steeleville Warriors at home tomorrow, 11:00 am for the IHSA Regional Championship. Admission is $5 per person. Come out and support our Lady Cats!!
Tonight, May 14th is Senior Awards Night at 7p.m. in the GHS Gym. May 15th is Baccalaureate at 7p.m. also in the GHS Gym.
2017 High School yearbooks on sale for $25. See Ms. Harbin asap. (Other past years available also.)
Tomorrow is Track and Field Day for grades 4-6. Remember to wear your field day shirt and tennis shoes. You may also bring money for concession items. We are still in need of parent volunteers to help with the events, starting at 12:20.
Tomorrow is Field Day for Kindergarten - Grade 3. Please make sure that your child wears their Field Day shirt and tennis shoes.
So far, today's baseball game at Crab Orchard is still on. There's been a schedule change for Friday, May 10: the boys are playing at Hardin Co; however, the girls are now playing Johnston City at home, 4:30 start.
8th Grade Parents-Please send a 2 liter bottle of the soda of your choice with your 8th grader by Wednesday of this week. The drinks will be used for the 8th grade dance this Saturday, May 11 7-10 at the community center. All 8th graders are welcome!!
Congratulations to Galatia FFA on finishing their record year as the #1 chapter in Section 25 in total points. This is the first time since the beginning of the points contest that Galatia has won. Members put forth a lot of hard work and dedication to earn this accomplishment.
8th Grade-This is a reminder that cap and gown money and permission forms for the field trip must be turned in by this Friday,, May 3rd.
A reminder from Angela Riddle, School Nurse: If you have child in K, 2nd, or 6th grade and have not turned in the dental exam form, please do so by May 15th. Thank you.
Today's baseball and softball games at Hardin Co have been cancelled.
Tuesday, April 30 baseball game at Galatia has been cancelled. The boys and girls will travel to Hardin Co for games on Wednesday, May 1.
Freshmen shirt orders are due this week, Friday, May 3rd. Prices are $10 unless you order a 2x or larger and then it will be $12. Money & orders are due Friday to Mrs. Fry or Mrs. Lynch.
On Monday, April 29 the HS boys baseball team will host Agape Christian @ 4:30. The HS girls softball team will travel to Carmi for their 4:30 game. Let’s go Bearcats!!!
A menu change at the Grade School for tomorrow, Mon. April 29th, it will now be Pizza and Salad for lunch.
GHS Seniors/Parents/Guardians If you have not turned in your baby, middle school, and senior pictures you need to do so NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, April 30th. Also, most of you ordered a senior t-shirt that needs to be paid for and picked up by April 30th. Cost is $9 or $11 for 2x.
Today's softball game at Union Co, KY has been cancelled. Softball practice has also been cancelled.
The Village of Galatia Scholarship Application is now available on the school website. Applications are due May 1st to the Village Office. https://www.galatiak12.org/o/district/page/guidance--123
Junior High and High School students and staff are encouraged to wear blue tomorrow, Friday April 26th in support of Child Abuse Awareness month.
Today's J'City vs Hardin Co baseball game @ Galatia has been cancelled. HS softball and baseball practices have been cancelled. Also, Khoury League practices @ the HS have been cancelled (Kara & Aaron's teams).(4/24/19)
Reminder there is an 8th grade meeting tonight in the Pre-K Building!
Today’s home baseball and softball games times have been moved up to 4:00.
Reminder: HS softball game at Goreville today, 4:30 start. Bus leaves @ 2:40.
8th grade parent meeting this Tuesday April 23 at 6pm at the Pre-k building.
Today’s baseball game vs Pope Co has been cancelled, 4/19.
The Egyptian HS softball tournament scheduled for tomorrow, April 20 has been postponed. The tournament will be held next Saturday, April 27.
Today’s baseball and softball games at Crab Orchard have been cancelled. No softball practice today.
Just a reminder that School dismisses at 2:00 tomorrow, April 17, There is no school on Thursday April 18 through Monday April 22. Have a wonderful Easter.
Tomorrow, Tues., April 16th will be the Galatia Grade School Science Fair and Art Show. It will be held in Grade School Gym from 5-7 pm. The PTO will also be having a Book Fair at the Community Center. For parents purchasing the Zoodles Animal Encounter, photos will be sent home today.
HS softball practice for today, Monday, April 15, has been cancelled (field is too wet).
HS softball practice for today (4/10) has been cancelled
Prom is this Saturday, April 13th. Promenade starts at 5pm. If you are walking, you must be here at 4:30pm. The dance is from 8 to 11pm in the high school gym. The bus leaves for after prom at 11:30pm. A change of clothes needs to be brought with you as you are not allowed to go home between the dance and after prom. Any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Reminder about PSAT/SAT testing tomorrow for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. Students need to be present and on time to school, late students will not be admitted to testing. All students testing need a calculator and No.2 pencils. The cooks are serving a special breakfast.
The HS girls have a softball game @ Gallatin Co today, bus will leave at 2:40. The HS boys have a baseball game vs Agape (game will be played at Herrin Park, Diamond 1), bus will leave at 2:20. Both games start @ 4:30.
A great big THANK YOU to those that came out tonight and supported the Class of 2019 at the prize bingo! Fun seemed to be had by all and some great prizes were given away and auctioned off! Triplett's BBQ was delicious also!!!
The HS softball games at Galatia tomorrow (4/6) have been cancelled.
If you are interested in being a Galatia School Board member, send a letter of interest to Mr. Crank which includes name, address, phone number & a little basic information. Letters must be received by next Wed, April 10th. Send to Mr. Crank, 200 N. Hickory, Galatia, IL 62935
Today's HS baseball and softball games will start @ 4:00!!!
Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors will be taking the SAT/PSAT on Tuesday, April 9th. Every student needs to bring a calculator and pencils with them for testing that day. Calculators will NOT be provided.Students need to make every effort to be in attendance and on time to school.
The CEO program is taking applications until May 3rd for any interested Juniors. CEO will be offered in the afternoon next year, instead of the morning. To apply, visit the Saline County CEO website or see Mrs. Hamson for more information. https://www.salinecountyceo.com/
This Friday, April 5th, the 2019 Senior Class will be hosting a prize bingo at the community center. Doors open at 6 with Triplett’s BBQ and Bingo starts at 7. Raffles, silent auction, and products will be for sale. Come join the fun and support your 2019 class.
8th grade students that would like to order an 8th grade class shirt needs to turn in $10 to Mrs. Avery or Mrs. Allen on or before Monday, April 15.
Attention JH volleyball girls: There will be an end of the season pizza party at Bondo's this Thursday (4/4) @ 6:30. Also, if you have not turned in your uniforms, make sure to bring them on Thursday.
Congratulations to Isaac Irvin and Grace Falick on qualifying for the Bass Masters National Tournament! They place 21st out of 300 boats this weekend! Way to go Bass Cats!!
Reminders: Freshmen butterbraid orders and money is due on Monday. You are to give them to either Mrs. Fry or Mrs. Lynch. Those of you participating in Mrs. Lynch's 4th quarter extra credit have until 3:00 on Monday to turn in your letters to her.
Baseball and softball games have been cancelled today. No softball practice. Baseball practice is from 4:30 - 6:30.
All basketball and volleyball uniforms must be turned in by Tuesday, March 26.
The 2019 Senior class will be hosting a BBQ/BINGO fundraiser to benefit their senior trip. It will be at the community center in Galatia, Friday, April 5th, starting at 6pm. MARK YOUR CALENDAR! More information to follow!
Softball practice for today has been cancelled.
Baseball and Softball Seniors: If you would like to have a Senior Banner, Kristy Beers will be available after school on Tuesday, March 26. The cost is $50 and you will need to sign up in the office by Monday, March 25. If you have questions please see your coach or Mrs. Allen.
Softball game @ Gallatin Co on April 16 has been moved to April 8. There will not be a baseball game, only softball.
Message from the Galatia PTO: The PTO Father/Daughter Dance is this Saturday, March 23rd from 5 - 7 pm at the Community Center. There will be a DJ, refreshments, and a photographer. This is for Pre-K through 6th grade. We look forward to seeing everyone.
Good afternoon parents. Last week, we started our class book. Our book is about what we want to be when we grow up. Each student has written and illustrated a page in our book. I sent home envelopes last week so that you can order a copy. Please return these order forms by this Friday so that I can finalize our book for shipment. Mrs. Yates
8th grade parents meeting this Thursday at 6:00 at the pre-k building. We will be discussing the 8th grade dance and t shirts.
A school & technology safety presentation will be held Mon, March 18 at 5:30 p.m in the Pre-K building to discuss school violence & technology pitfalls. THIS IS NOT FOR CHILDREN OR STUDENTS OF ANY AGE. Please call grade school office 618-297-4570 if you plan to attend.
We are working hard to make our schools as safe as possible. We have added a school hotline which can be used anonymously to report any suspicious activity which the caller thinks is a threat to the school or students. You can find out more information on the school website.
The boys baseball team will have a home game today vs Johnston City beginning @ 4:00. Come out and support our Bearcats!!!
Reminder to Juniors-all Taffy orders & money must be turned in by Monday, March 18th. The order goes in right after school! NO LATE ORDERS.
Today’s baseball and softball games at Hardin Co have been rescheduled to May 1.
Austyn and Sarah will be at Bondo’s this Friday, March 15 from 5-6:30 with a sign up sheet for Basketball camp. Camp will be June 5 & 6 at Greenville College. The girls will be staying the night and the cost is $20/player (to be collected Friday). This is for any girls that will be in 4-8 grade next school year.
Today’s softball game vs Wayne City has been cancelled.
Jr High Homecoming is this Saturday March 16th coronation is at 6 dance is 7-10 Drinks pizza and candy will be available to purchase. 5.00 couple 3.00 person all at the Galatia Community Center.
Today’s home softball game vs Johnston City has been cancelled.
Today's Baseball game @ Herrin has been cancelled.
The Galatia Grade School Drama Club will be performing Dreamworks, Shrek Jr. on Friday May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th. Tickets go on sale at 8:00 Monday, March 18th. Tickets are $10 for reserved seating in the first 4 rows and $5 for General Admission. Shows start at 6:00 both nights.
JH high & HS students will have spring pictures tomorrow, March 12! The backdrop will be brown wooden shiplap. There are no forms and you do not pay at this time. Just have your kids ready to smile! Later a proof sheet will be sent home and you can place your order if you wish, at that time.
Play Practice has been cancelled for today and tomorrow.
HS BB/SB update. All games will begin @ 4:30: B.B. @ Vienna on 3/12 B.B. @ Herrin on 3/13. SB has home games on 3/13 & 3/14. B.B. and SB play @ Hardin Co on 3/15.
Pre-K is having their Spring screenings on Tuesday April 9th beginning at 8:30 am. Children must be 3 on or before the screening date. You must call 297-4572 to schedule an appointment.
We do have regular school this Friday, March 8. There was a misprint on the calendar that was sold at the beginning of the year. Next week Thursday, March 14 we will have 2:00 dismissal followed by Parent /Teacher conferences 3:30-7:00 and No School , March 15 with Parent/Teacher Conferences from 8:00 to 11:00am in both buildings .
Parents of 5-8th graders. Just a reminder about the parent meeting to discuss homecoming tomorrow, Tuesday March 5th at Bondos at 4pm. This is for the parent sponsored HOCO which is Saturday March 16th at 6pm at the Galatia Community Center.
Baseball practice tonight (3/4) will be @ the HS gym from 5:00-6:30
Great group of GHS students who competed in the Business Skills Competition on Feb 28th at SIC! Maddie Grubbs, Accounting. Natalie Triplett, Excel. McKenzie Newsome and Haven Weasel, General Business. Nick Triplett, Presentation. Anna Stricklin, Excel. Allie Stricklin, Presentation. Jordan Russell and Sean McClusky, Technology. Kate Bond, Accounting.
The Jr High volleyball game on Monday, March 4 will be @ Eldorado. The bus will leave @ 5:00 and there will not be a C game.
Khoury league ....sign ups tomorrow March 2nd at the PreK building 9-noon. This is for kids 4 years of age to 7th grade.
Parents of 5-8th graders. There will be a parent homecoming meeting Tuesday March 5th at Bondos 4pm. This is for the parent sponsored HOCO which is Saturday March 16th at 6pm at the Galatia Community Center.
Jr Parents- After Prom Meeting Wednesday, March 6 at 6 pm at Bondos.
Kate Bond, Kelsi Watson, Allen Marvel, Kayli Clarida, Jaedyn Beers, and Maddie Grubbs attended the Little Egypt District Student Council Conference at SIU in Carbondale on Feb 26th. Allen won the Dedication Pillar Award and Jaedyn won the Community Service Pillar Award. Great job GHS Student Council!
High School boys baseball practice will be at the GS tonight from 5-7. JH home volleyball game vs Carrier Mills is at the HS, 5:30 C game.
The Bearcat Spring Team Shop is now open through March 4th to place orders. The fliers include previews of available items. Use the access code "bearcat 19" to log in. Head over to www.bsnteamsports.com to shop. Go Bearcats!
National FFA Week dress up days for Galatia High School students. Tuesday: farmer day, Wednesday: official dress or FFA shirt day, Thursday: camo day & Friday: Freedom Friday. Good job Hannah & Kate on your live WEBQ interview this morning.
Congratulations to the Galatia FFA members on their recent success at the Section 25 Proficiency Awards with their SAE records. Tyler Anderson won 1st in diversified crop, Kate Bond won 1st in swine, Jaedyn Beers won 2nd in sheep, and Hannah Jackson won 2nd in equine science.
The 2/16 Thompsonville JH volleyball tournament has been changed to a 1-game only event on Monday, 2/18. Concessions will be available and T shirts will be distributed. Galatia will play Akin at 4:00 pm. Also, JH volleyball team pictures will be 2/22 @ GHS after school in the gym.
Tonight's HS Boys basketball game at Carrier Mills has been moved to Saturday, 2/16 with JV game @ 6:00.
Tonight's HS Boys BKB game at Carrier Mills will begin @ 5:00, bus leaves at 4:00 -- Varsity game only. JH volleyball tournament for 2/16 and 2/18 is scheduled as planned, weather permitting. Coach Trusty will notify players/parents of any changes.
The SIC Scholarship application is due Feb. 28th. All seniors planning to attend SIC should complete an application, see Mrs. Hamson if you need help filling it out.There are numerous scholarships due March 1st, be sure to check the school website for application information.
JH Volleyball practice will be held at the HS on Friday, 2/15 from after school until 2:00, VARSITY ONLY. Girls are encouraged to bring something to eat since lunch will not be served due to early dismissal.
The HS boys basketball game on 2/15 @ Carrier Mills will be a varsity game only, 6:00 start. Seniors from both schools will be recognized prior to the start of the game.
Hey Bearcats! Don’t forget about Valentines Day. You can order a special Valentine to send to any student or teacher at Galatia. You must send in your order and money to either Mrs. Eliza at the GS or Mrs. Jennifer at the HS by Tuesday, Feb 12th. A Valentine card and bag of Hershey's kisses will be delivered to them. The cost is only $1. You can add 50 cents if you want to keep it a secret. Extra forms are on the school website & Facebook.
Galatia 55- Egyptian 54!!! Way to go Bearcats!!!!!
CHILI DINNER from 3-5 at the Galatia High School, today, Feb 9th. $7 for chili, hotdog, tea/water, and dessert. Proceeds go towards the senior trip. Be sure to hang around for the boy's last home game against Egyptian starting at 5pm!
The Kitty Kats will be making their farewell performance this Saturday, Feb 9 during half-time of the HS Boy's JV game. The game starts at 5:00, so please have Kitty Kats at the school no later than 5:15. Drop off/pick up sheet will be in the JH just like previous performances.
Volleyball bus departure for tonight’s game has been moved up to 4:15-4:20 from the HS.
This afternoon (2/5/19) Nick Triplett signed a full ride scholarship to SIC to compete on the SIC speech team for 2019-20 and 2020-21! NIck will be a valuable addition to a team that regularly receives and expects national success. Joining Nick in the picture are his parents Steve and Angela, myself, Miranda Cain Eldorado HS speech coach, and head forensics coach Paul Cummins. CONGRATULATIONS NICK!!
Freshmen parents meeting tonight at 5:30 pm at Kelly’s Kitchen.
Tonight's JH volleyball departure time has been moved up to 4:15 due to C game @ NCOE -- bus will leave from HS. Our HS Lady Bearcats play in their first regional game tonight at Elverado, bus leaves at 5:15. And Friday, 2/8 will be our Senior recognition night for our HS boys basketball players.
Tonight's JH volleyball bus departure time has been moved up to 4:15pm due to a C game at NCO starting at 5:30. The bus will leave from the HS. Our HS Lady Bearcats play in their first regional game tonight at Elverado vs. Cobden. Their bus leaves at 5:15pm. Friday 2/8 will be the senior recognition night for our HS boys.
The 2019 Senior class is holding a chili dinner on Saturday, Feb 9th, before the boy's basketball game against Egyptian. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door. Carryouts if you bring your own container.
JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS....PACK THE PANTRY WILL BE TUESDAY, FEB. 5TH. Please bring in 2 nonperishable food items for a donut! Maximum 2 donuts per person. Please help support the Student Council as well as the Galatia Food Pantry!
Play Practice today 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Grade School Gym.
Menu as follows for Friday at Grade School: (Lunch) Toasted Ravioli, Loaded Baked Potato, Salad, and Orange Wedges.
Freshmen parents meeting Tuesday Feb 5th at 5:30 pm at Kelly’s Kitchen.
Tonight's GEC Girls tournament games hosted at Hardin Co have been moved to Saturday, Feb 2: 3rd place game @ 10:00 am and Championship game @ 11:30 am.
No volleyball practice on 1/31. HS Girls GEC basketball tourney is TBA.
No school in Galatia Thursday, January 31
Menu as follows for Thursday Grade School: ( Breakfast) Cheese Omelet/Toast ( Lunch) Loaded Baked Potato/Salad. High School: ( Breakfast) Long John Donuts (Lunch) Ham and Cheese on Croissant/Potato Puffs/Carrot Sticks.
Overtime baby vs NCOE!!! 43-43 Let’s go Bearcats!!!!
No school tomorrow Wednesday, Jan 30th.
GHS Student Council is hosting a PACK THE PANTRY drive for nonperishable items to donate to the Galatia food pantry. HS and JH students! Bring 2 items Wednesday morning, Jan 30th and we will give you a donut!
Spirit and Pride Spring Clearance sale orders need to be turned in by this Friday, February 1st. Any orders after Feb. 1st can be placed online at spiritandpride.com. It is listed under Galatia Grade School, ID #77271. Thank you for your support!
Parents of junior high / high schools students - this is a reminder. Monday Jan 28 at 6pm in the HS cafeteria is the informational meeting for the summer of 2020 Washington DC trip. Your student hopefully brought home a RSVP invitation. If not , no problem. Just call the high school or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need to make sure we have enough free pizza for everyone. I hope to see you there!
Hi Grade School Parents, tomorrow, Monday, January 28, we will be making a change in where the buses will drop off in the mornings. Buses will now be letting students off at the front door of the grade school, which is the door facing the community center. Please use caution & patience as we make these changes. Thank you!
Hi Parents! If you didn't receive a survey this week about providing the safest school environment, you can find it on the school website, https://www.galatiak12.org/ labeled Security Survey on the main page. Please return yours to the school. Extra copies in the offices.
SIC will be hosting both an ACT and SAT Prep Class in February! Each class is $65. The ACT Prep Class is Feb. 9th, from 8 am to 4:30 pm. The SAT Prep Class will be on Feb. 23rd, 8 am to 4:30 pm. Students receive college credit for participating. To register, see Mrs. Hamson.
JH / HS Parents & Family, Please join us on Monday, January 28th at 6:00pm for a 25-minute parent informational meeting! A tour director will be there to meet you and explain more about what we will do and see on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Washington, D.C. and Mt. Vernon (home of George Washington) during July 2020. We will also be providing pizza for families at the meeting, so please RSVP back to my email or the school office as soon as possible to reserve a spot (and a slice!). Additionally, a colorful RSVP packet is being sent home with your student. You can RSVP by filling out the bottom of the letter in the packet or replying to my email - either way is fine! I sincerely hope you will take advantage of this special opportunity to invest in your student’s future, and that you will consider joining us on this journey as well! Regards, John Cummins
Congratulations to our Lady Bearcats on winning 3rd place at the Elverado tournament with tonight’s 40-31 victory over Elverado!!!!
HS Girls GEC basketball tourney begins next week. All games will be played at Hardin Co. 1/28: (1)Gallatin County vs. (4)Hardin County @ 6:00, (2)Galatia vs. (3)Pope County @ 7:30. 1/31: Loser of game 1 vs Loser of game 2 @ 6:00, Winner of game 1 vs Winner of game 2 7:30.
Galatia Parents: We really need you to take a survey for your child's school. If you have multiple children you make take the survey multiple times. We really appreciate your help!!! (You do not have to add your email to take the survey) Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
Both the Grade School and High School will be serving walking taco for lunch tomorrow Jan 23.
HS boys play tonight, 2/22 @ SIC vs Gallatin Co @ 8, bus leaves @ 6. Bus for tonight’s JH boys BKB will leave @ 4:45, cheerleaders will not be attending. Wed, 2/23 JH boys basketball practice will be from 4-6. Volleyball open gym has been moved to 6-8.
Tonight’s JH boys regional start times @ Goreville have been moved up one hour: 5:00- Thompsonville vs Carrier Mills 6:15- Galatia vs Akin
No volleyball open gym tomorrow, 2/22. Open gym will be held Wednesday 3-5 with tryouts Thursday & Friday, 3-5.
No school tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22 in Galatia.
Tonight’s Home HS girls basketball game vs Webber has been cancelled.
Basketball Girls grade 3-6 will have practice Tues, 1/22 from 5-6 @ GS and a game at Giant City on Wed, 1/23 at 5:30. All parents are responsible for transportation. If you have questions contact Sarah Scott.
JH boys begin regional action on Tues, Jan 22 at Goreville, bus will leave from the GS @ 5:45. Our HS Lady Bearcats will play for 3rd place on Wed, Jan 23 6:00 - Elverado vs Galatia, but will leave at 4:10. HS boys play at SIC on Tuesday, bus will leave at 6:00.
Congratulations to Jaedyn Beers, Bailey Crisp and Kate Bond for making the All-Tournament team @ the Elverado Tournament!!! Galatia lost to Woodlawn today but will be playing for 3rd place next week, time and date TBA.
During next week's GEC Tournament at SIC, you can view the progression of the tournament by following the bracket on Jack Bullock's A Baseline View at http://www.abaselineview.com/abvtourgec.html
Dear Parents & Family, We are very excited to announce that a select group of students and parents have an opportunity to go on an educational tour to Washington, D.C. and Mt. Vernon on July 22-25, 2020. There will be a short parent informational meeting to discuss this educational adventure on: Monday, January 28 - 6:00pm at Galatia JH/HS The journey is affordable for all families. Enrolling in advance not only guarantees a reserved spot on the trip, but also makes each traveler eligible for an Early Bird Scholarship of $300. This ensures reasonable monthly installments of only $106 for families who take advantage of the scholarship opportunity. Enroll before or on January 28 & save $300! Arrangements will be handled by World Classrooms, an educational travel program. They will do everything possible to make sure we have a safe, well-organized, and fun experience. Please feel free to contact them with trip enrollment questions at 800.275.3980 or email me at email@example.com. Your student should also be bringing home more information about this amazing opportunity, so keep an eye out for an invite packet! Don’t miss out,
Results from night 2 at the HS Girls Elverado Tournament...way to go Lady Cats with another victory! Cobden 35, Galatia 58; Woodlawn 50, Shawnee 19; Hardin Co. 41, Webber 64; Elverado 36, Johnston City 31
Reminder: Mandatory Jr. High Volleyball player/parent meeting will be held at the high school cafeteria tonight, 6:00.
Way to go Lady Cats on your win over Shawnee tonight! Next game is Thursday!! Here are tonight’s results from the Elverado tourney: Elverado 58 vs Hardin County 27; Shawnee 22 vs Galatia 41; Webber 32 vs Johnston City 47; Cobden 16 vs Woodlawn 59.
Just a reminder that tomorrow is the Spelling Bee for students in grades 3-8. It will take place in the Galatia Elementary School gym at 1:00.
Reminder ...Dental exams for students in Kindergarten, 2nd, & 6th grades are due by May 15, 2019. Exams must have been completed within 18 months prior to the May deadline (no earlier than Nov. 15, 2017). Exams can be faxed or turned in to the office.
Senior class still has Terri Lyn nuts and chocolates for sale. Also Cardinal calendars, Bearcat tumblers, license plate frames, bumper stickers, and seat cushions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Phone issues have been resolved.
Parents we realize there is a problem with calling into the main school numbers. I am currently working on it!! I will let you know when it is resolved.
Congratulations to our HS Lady Cats for tonight’s victory over Gallatin Co, 46-42!!! Also, congratulations to our Jr Lady Bearcats on their 1st regional game win over OLMC!! Check out the online brackets to see when our teams play this weekend and next week!
Friday night's boys HS basketball game at Crab Orchard will start at 5pm and the team bus will leave at 4pm. The change is due to the threat of bad weather coming late Friday evening. Good luck Bearcats!!
There are several scholarships with upcoming deadlines in February and early March. Please be sure to check the school website periodically for an up to date list of available scholarships. https://www.galatiak12.org/o/district/page/guidance--123
Jr High Volleyball tryouts for girls in grades 5-8 will be held January 14, 15 & 16 with a mandatory player/parent meeting on January 17. Official practice will begin the following week. Physicals and consent forms must be on file or turned in on or before the first official practice. More information will be sent home with students by the end of the week.
Dear Parent or Guardian of 4th - 12th students, We are writing to inform you about a student survey that will be administered at your child’s school called the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. Please go to the website and look at the link called 5 Essentials Survey Letter.
Some of the student report cards were distributed today. We have found that there was an error in the semester grade on some of the reports. We are working with the company to fix the error and I will call everyone once the new grade cards are passed out.
Bearcat win over Agape, 64-59!!
The annual Fazolis dinner tomorrow, Sat, Jan 5th from 4-6pm in the HS cafeteria. $10 per person- spaghetti, breadsticks, salad, dessert, & tea or water. Carry out available. The boys’ basketball team will be playing T-ville that evening! Come support the Seniors & the Bearcats!
As stated on the Calendar of Events 2018-2019 school resumes on January 3. That is this Thursday, January 3. There is a quick link to this Calendar of Events on the school website http://galatiail.apptegy.us/o/district
JH students & parents: Permission forms for students eligible to go to the movies on Thursday 1/3 are due that morning, 8:00 am. If you don’t have your permission form you will not be going so PLEASE bring it — a blank copy was posted via live feed on 12/20. Also, if you want to buy concessions make sure you bring money. See you Thursday!!!
Final score: Bearcats 55-ZR 60
End of 3rd Qtr: Galatia 38 - ZR 51
End of 1st Qtr: Galatia 15 - Ziegler Royalton 15
The Galatia Bearcats will play Goreville today at the Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament. The game starts at 5pm and the team bus will leave at 2:30pm. Come and support our team! Good luck Bearcats!!
The Galatia Senior class is hosting the annual Fazolis dinner on Saturday, January 5th from 4-6pm in the high school cafeteria. Purchase tickets from a senior or at the door that evening. $10 per person for spaghetti, breadsticks, salad, dessert, and tea or water. The boy's basketball team will be playing Thompsonville that evening! Come out to support the Seniors AND the Galatia Bearcats!
Jr High Boys basketball practice for tonight, 12/19, is cancelled.
The Galatia FFA will be holding a small lights parade in Galatia tonight starting at 6:30. They will start at the high school and take the Old Settlers Days parade route to Russell's side parking lot where they will hand out treats to the kids until 7:30. If anyone is interested in joining the parade with a lighted street legal vehicle, you may join them at the high school at 6:30.
The bus for today's Jr. High Basketball game @ Gallatin Co. will leave the GS @ 5:00. JV players need to wear their uniforms under their clothes.
JH girls basketball practice for today will be from 4:30-6:00.
Monday, December 17th, dress up in your Christmas/holiday colors pajamas at the JH/HS building. Tuesday, December 18th, is just Christmas theme: colors, hats such as Santa, elf, reindeer antlers etc (no ballcaps!), or go all out as your favorite Christmas character! Let's get in the spirit of the holiday!!!!
Jr High Girls basketball practice has been cancelled for today.
Congratulations to the High School JV and Varsity Scholar Bowl teams. They had a double header against Carrier Mills today and won all four matches. The JV are now 4-2 in conference and Varsity is 3-3 in conference. Great job to both teams!
Junior High and High School Students: Student Council will be selling hot chocolate and cookies tomorrow morning for $1. Please share!!!!
The Senior class at Galatia has St. Louis Cardinal calendars for sale at $15. There is also a lot of Terri Lyn nuts and chocolate still available. Prices range from $9 to $12. Email Ms. Harbin with questions at email@example.com
Jr High Boys BKB practice today has been moved up to 5:00-6:30 @ GGS. Jr High Girls play at Thompsonville, bus leaves @ 5:00.
Galatia High School senior Nick Triplett broadcasted the Tuesday 12/11 Galatia basketball game at Norris City. Nick works at WEBQ Harrisburg and does some radio games. Tuesday night was his first shot at being the main play by play guy. We are very proud of Nick and I know he has a very bright future. Maybe the next Jack Buck!!
Scholarship opportunities are beginning to come in and will be posted on the school website under Guidance. Be sure to check back frequently as the available scholarships are continually being updated. Visit: https://www.galatiak12.org/o/district/page/guidance--123
Reminder: Kitty Kats will be performing during the JV halftime this evening. JV game begins @ 5:30. Kitty Kats need to be at the HS no later than 5:45.
Jr. High boys basketball practice for tonight, 12/7, is cancelled. Practice will be Saturday, 12/8 from 12 - 2 @ GGS.
Homecoming game is tomorrow, 12/7 @ 5:30 vs Crab Orchard. The Kitty Kats will perform during JV halftime. Kitty Kats please arrive by 5:45. The senior class will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a $280 gift card basket. $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5.
Tonight’s Jr High Girls BKB @ Z/R has been moved up to 5:30, bus leaves at 4:15. HS Girls Home game vs Woodlawn begins at 6:15. Kitty Kat practice will be held Thursday, 12/6 from 6-7 at the FLOC.
Today's Jr. High Boys BKB practice will be at the FLOC, 4:00 - 5:30. Also, Jr. High Girls 8th grade recognition night will be next Monday, 12/10.
GHS boys basketball hosts Pope Co on 12/4 @ 6:00 and Crab Orchard on 12/7 @ 5:30 which is also Homecoming & Kitty Kat performance. Spirit week begins this week 12/3-12/7: Monday pajama day; Tuesday God Bless America day; Wednesday Meme day; Thursday twin day; Friday spirit day. HS Girls host Woodlawn on 12/5 @ 6:00.
Very proud of 2 of our graduates being highlighted at Southeastern Illinois College - Blake Miller and Madison Murphy!! This is the write up on SIC FB - Meet two outstanding freshman SIC students and Galatia High School grads--Madison Murphy and Blake Miller! Madison is a member of our softball team and a MATHEMATICS major, and Blake is an ENGINEERING major. Expect great things from these two smart and dedicated college students! SIC graduates outstanding students every year who go on to do great things with their education and careers! "Like" this page so you don't miss upcoming stories about more great students and successful graduates of Southeastern Illinois College! Contact us today for more information about our programs!
Galatia Bearcat Team Shop Orders are due by 11:59 PM tonight, 11/30!!! Late order will not be processed. Go to bsnsports.com and click on "Team Shop." The access code is "bearcats18" for men's apparel and "bearcat18" for women apparel.
Good afternoon parents! I have uploaded next week's resources for our story and Book It resources. You can find them in the 1st grade folder under the documents tab. Have a great weekend. Mrs. Yates
Jr. High Girls basketball practice has been cancelled today, Tuesday, November 27.
The Galatia Senior class has extra Terri Lyn for sale. Email Ms. Harbin at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by High School Room 206 to shop! Prices are marked on the bags and boxes.
Galatia High School students--some of you have still not picked up your 2018 yearbooks. Please see Ms. Harbin. There are extra copies for sale at $40. Also, 2017 books can be purchased for $25. See Ms. Harbin.
Proud of the Galatia Bearcats! Last week the Bearcat boys finished tied for 2nd place at the Vienna Classic going 3 wins and 2 losses. Wins over Cobden, Carrier Mills, and Century. The only losses were to 2A schools Vienna and Eldorado. Senior forward Dominic Ammon and Junior guard Braxton Lane received all-tournament team honors!!! Come out and support the Bearcats. It will be an exciting season!
I'm excited to announce a daily list of High School History classwork on the school website. Simply go to the website, scroll down to the News section and select HS History Assignments.
The Balfour Rep will be here on Wednesday during lunch to deliver class ring orders and some early delivery senior items. If you did not order a cap and gown during the first round of orders, you MUST order a cap and gown on Wednesday. The cost is $37.80 payable to Balfour.
The Bearcat Team Shop will close in 5 days! To place an order, go online to www.bsnsports.com and click on the upper left tab "My Team Shop." For men's apparel, use access code bearcats18 & for women's apparel, use access code bearcat18. Orders should arrive before Christmas.
Congratulations to our Bearcats on their 60-56 victory against Cobden @ tonight’s Vienna Classic Tournament!! The Bearcats play Carrier Mills @ 5:30 on Wednesday, 11/21!!
HS Boys Final score: Galatia 51-Vienna 65
Thank you to all who supported our Red/White Night on 11/16! The winner of our JH basketball 50/50 raffle gifted half of the $ back to the JH teams. A huge thank you to all of the kids, coaches, athletes, families, community members & alumnus who helped make the night a success!
HS Basketball kicks off this week! HS Boys @ Vienna: 11/19 @ 8:30, 11/20 @ 5:30, 11/21 @ 5:30, 11/23 @ 5:30, 11/24 @ 7:00. HS Girls @ Hamilton Co: 11/19 @ 5:30, 11/20 @ 5:30, 11/23 @ 8:30, 11/24 @ 11:30 & 5:00. JH Boys @ Pope Co 11/19 & JH Girls @ Gallatin Co 11/20. Go Bearcats!
We will have school tomorrow, Nov 16th. Red & White Night, Friday, 11/16, 6-9:30. $1 general admission. Chili dinner from 4:30-7, $8 adults and $5 kids meal includes: Chili, hot dog, drink, and dessert donated by Angi's Eats & Sweets
Due to the snow day, Nov 15th, Terri Lyn will not be delivered until Friday, Nov 16th. Depending on the delivery time, we may not be able to get all of the orders processed tomorrow. We will do our best to get as many as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience. All orders will be available for pick up by 3pm Monday, Nov 19th.
Kitty Kat practice for today, 11/15, has been cancelled. Kitty Kat T-shirts will be handed out Fri, 11/16 before performance. Red/White Night is from 6-9:30. $1 general admission. Chili dinner from 4:30-7, $8 adults & $5 kids meal includes chili, hot dog, drink, & dessert donated by Angi's Eats & Sweets
School has been cancelled for tomorrow November 15th. Tomorrow's JH girls game has been rescheduled to 12/10. The Boys JH game for tomorrow has been cancelled.
Jr parent meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled after Thanksgiving.
Jr. High girls & boys BKB practices have been cancelled for today, 11/14. HS boys BKB practice will be held immediately after school. HS girls practice will be as scheduled. Red & White Night is still scheduled for this Friday, 11/16 @ 6:00, chili supper begins at 4:30.
8th grade parents/guardians: Please make sure students turn in their Rada forms and money this week. They are due no later than Friday the 16th.
Announcement: There is a change in the lunch menu for both buildings. Today for lunch we will be serving our Thanksgiving meal. It will be turkey and gravy, whipped potatoes, garden salad, and dinner roll.
Mrs. Campbell's 5th grade science and social studies classes studied the history of flight for national aviation month. We ended today using what we learned about center of gravity, drag, thrust, and lift with a paper airplane distance challenge. Students had to use their knowledge to create and test their airplanes. Great job students!
Good morning 1st grade parents! I am going to try and upload resources that go with our Reading stories each week. This week's Spelling words, Reading fluency words and sentences, vocabulary, and the weekly newsletter have been uploaded. These resources are also in your child's bearcat binder each week. Have a great day! Mrs. Yates 1st Grade Teacher
Junior Parent Meeting-Wednesday, November 14th at Bondos 6pm. Discussion includes fundraisers and doing the cheeseballs.
Announcement from Brooke Carlton, PTO President: The Paragon Video Game Trailer will be at the school Monday, November 19th. This is for the students who sold more than 11 items in the Paragon Fundraiser. This will be the only day and time the Video Game Trailer will be at the school.
Attention Bearcat fans who purchased a 50/50 raffle ticket: all 100 tickets have been sold!! The winning ticket will be drawn & the winner will be announced during Red & White Night on Friday, 11/16 after the Kitty Kat performance. Thank you to those who sold & purchased tickets!
Grade School Parents-Locust Street is now a one way street before school from 7:30 to 8:30 and at pick up from 2:30 to 3:30. Please enter the parking lot from Hickory Street and exit on Park Street.
Monday, November 12 at the Grade School in honor of Veteran's Day we are asking students & staff to wear red, white, & blue. We have a button badge for each student to write the name of a veteran they wish to honor and wear it for the day. They can honor any veteran, living or deceased.
(Message from Brooke Carlton, PTO President) Reminder: PTO Paragon fundraiser money is due today. Please have it turned into the Grade School office no later than tomorrow morning. Thanks!
Both 1st grade classes are planning to write letters to Galatia veterans next week. If you know of any veteran and would like to send us their address, please email me at email@example.com. Thank you, Mrs. Yates
Tomorrow is the last day for Red Ribbon Week at the Grade School. We are "Ready To Live A Drug Free Life!!" Wear the color red.
Basketball schedules and team picture information has been added to the website! Go to "Teacher/Sports Pages" and select "Galatia Sports." Only winter sports are listed at this time. Also, Red & White Night will be held on Friday, November 16. More details to come!!
Bearcat Backers Booster Club Meeting, Thursday, November 1st, at the Community Center at 6:30 pm. During this meeting new officers will be elected. Please come out, support & get involved in the booster club which helps so many groups & organizations in our school district!
Tomorrow is Day # 4 for Red Ribbon Week at the Grade School. We are going to "Give Drugs The Boot!!" Wear your boots.
Jr. High girls basketball practice for today, 10/31/18, has been cancelled.
Just a reminder ... If you are wanting your student to visit the dentist at school on November 28th & 29th. Permission forms are due by this Friday, November 2nd. Please contact Melinda Teal for a consent form. All students are eligible to participate. This will meet the dental requirement for grades Kindergarten, 2nd, & 6th.
SOPHOMORES Butterbraid orders will be here this Friday, Nov 2nd around 1pm. Please make arrangements to get them home. We do not have freezer space to store them at school.
The 2018 Yearbooks are in! Please see Ms. Harbin for your copy. There are extras for sale at $40 a copy!
Wednesday, Oct 31st, Student Council will be having the annual Costume Contest for JH/HS students. Judging will be at 8am. $1 to participate for your chance to win!
Tomorrow is Day # 2 at the Grade School for Red Ribbon Week. Tuesday, October 30th is "Hats Off To A Drug Free Life!!" Wear a hat.
Tomorrow is day #1 for Red Ribbon Week at the Grade school. Monday, October 29th is Shade Out Drugs !! Wear you sunglasses.
The Galatia Khoury League will have a Jr. Bearcats Basketball team for 3rd - 5th grade students beginning November 1 @ 6:00 at the FLOC. The cost is $35 and will include a reversible jersey. If you have questions please text Michael Jenkins @ 618-294-6812.
Galatia Jr/Sr High School! Tomorrow, Oct 26th, is the last day of Red Ribbon Week. We DO NOT have tshirts this year but we would love to see everyone in RED! Any school appropriate red attire is great! Let's all being "seeing red" tomorrow!
Bearcat Backers Booster Club Meeting, Thursday, November 1st, at the Community Center at 6:30 pm. During this meeting new officers will be elected. Please come out, support & get involved in the booster club which helps so many groups & organizations in our school district!
The high school girls basketball season will begin Monday, October 29 with practice after school in the HS gym. All players will need a current physical and athletic waivers on file prior to participation.
Today's (Oct 24) Jr. High Boys basketball practice has been moved to the HS from 6-8. Thursday, Oct 25 game @ Adams School vs. Thompsonville will begin at 5:30. The bus will leave the GS @ 4:15.
JH/HS Students---Tomorrow, Thursday, Oct 25th, is Team Gear day for Red Ribbon Week. Wear your school appropriate favorite local, college, and/or professional sports team attire.
Tonight, October 24, there will be a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for our HS Boys Basketball team @ Kelly's Kitchen from 4 - 8. Dinner includes spaghetti, drink, bread & dessert. $8 per person. To-go plates will be available!
Day 3, Wednesday, Oct 24th, for JH/HS Red Ribbon Week is dress like a Rock Star to Rock Out Drugs! Remember-school appropriate attire please.
JH/HS Students---Tomorrow, Oct 23rd, is day 2 of Red Ribbon Week. School appropriate dress like a TACKY TOURIST to go with this year's theme: Life is a Journey; Travel Drug Free!
2:00 Dismissal Today, Oct 22 & tomorrow Oct 23. Parent Teacher Conferences Oct 22 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM Oct 23 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Congratulations to the Galatia FFA on a good finish in the Section 25 FFA Job Interview Contest. The varsity team finished 3rd in the section with Kate Bond placing 4th and Haylee Brown 10th as individuals and Tyler Anderson placed 1st in the jv contest. Great job team!
Don't forget to wear your (school appropriate) PAJAMAS tomorrow, Monday, for the kickoff of Red Ribbon Week for JH/HS students!
Hey Galatia Parents please make sure you are never driving around a bus when they are parked for drop off or pick-up at either school. At the grade school do not use the road on the East side of the school where the buses park in the morning or close to the end of the day. Grade School Parents should always drop off your kids at the front south entrance of the grade school across from the community center. Also, for each of the school buildings please make sure you do not speed in the parking lots. Our students are very important to us and we want to make sure they are safe.
PTO field trip for 1st-3rd grades is tomorrow. Please have your child wear tennis shoes and bring a sack lunch.
Message from Brooke Carlton, PTO President: Paragon delivery will be next Thursday the 25th from 3-5 pm at the Galatia Community Center. Please make arrangements for someone to pick up items. Money will be due by November 5th. Next weeks PTO meeting has been moved to Wednesday due to Paragon delivery on Thursday.
Harrisburg Community Health Dentists are coming again this year on November 28 & 29th to complete dental exams and cleanings. Any student can participate in this program. Remember dental exams are required by May for grades Kindergarten, second, and sixth grades. Contact your school nurse Melinda Teal for consent forms if you are interested in this program.
Check out this awesome mini-golf hole built by Galatia FFA members! This is a part of the Section 25 FFA Barn Golf Open to raise money for the Illinois FFA Foundation, where each school in Section 25 made a course. Pictured are Galatia FFA members Courtney Pribble, Alison Riddle, Grace Imhoff, and Tyler Anderson, who participated in the event. Also pictured is the IL State FFA officer team playing and stopping for a quick photo op with Wyatt Arnold.
Congratulations to the Galatia FFA Soil Judging team for placing first out of 13 schools in Section 25. Team members consisted of Jaedyn Beers, Kate Bond, Haylee Brown, Tyler Anderson, and Maddie Grubbs. Kate was also first place individual in the contest. Also, congratulations to the Galatia FFA tractor driving team of Casey Pribble and Trevor Hale on their 2nd place finish in the Section 25 FFA Tractor Driving Contest. Great job teams!
Jr. High girls basketball practice on Monday, Oct 8 is from 4:00-6:00, the boys will now practice from 6:00 - 8:00. Girls not attending the NSH tournament will practice with Coach Clayton at the HS on Wed (10/10), Thu (10/11) & Fri (10/12) from 3:00-4:30.
On October 22 our Lady Cats will begin HS Volleyball regional action @ NCOE vs. Crab Orchard @ 6:00. The winner will advance to play NCOE on October 23 @ 5:30. The championship game will be October 25 @ 6:00. Sectionals will be played @ Thompsonville October 29 & 31.
Our Lady Bearcats have a home volleyball game tonight, Thursday, Oct 4 @ 6:00 vs Gallatin Co Lady Hawks!!! Senior recognition for our 2018 volleyball team members will be Thursday, October 11. GO BEARCATS!!!
These senior students were recognized today by the University of Illinois at the Salute to Illinois Scholars College Fair and Luncheon in Effingham. Students were selected for meeting a high standard of excellence in academics. Congratulations! Pictured L-R: Kayli Clarida, Cameron Triplett, Tucker LaBarge, Nicholas Triplett and Kelsi Watson.
Now through October 15th, Senior students can apply for admission to Eastern Illinois University and the application fee is waived.
HS Volleyball game tomorrow, October 2 vs. Crab Orchard, 6:00!! Senior Cross Country runners will be recognized between the JV and Varsity games so please come out and support our Bearcats!!!
Jr High Cheerleading practice for today, Monday, Oct 1 has been cancelled.
Grade School Parents: Fall Pictures are being sent home today. If you have a student in AM Pre-K or 5th grade they will be sent home on Monday.
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Lady Bearcats and Lady Tigers during our annual Pink Out game! Together we were able to raise $501!! All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Pink Out game tonight, Thursday, Sept 27 @ 6:00. Galatia Lady Bearcats vs. Thompsonville Lady Tigers. Come out and support a great cause!
Cross Country & Volleyball team pictures will be after school on Tuesday, Oct.2 Seniors wanting to order their Senior Banners, to be on display in the gym, needs to bring an additional $40 along with their picture order forms.
Did you miss the Balfour Rep? You can order your cap and gown online through this link: https://orders.balfour.com/smi21452/catalog/category/view/s/grad-packs/id/312955/?smi=21452 Cap and Gowns are found under "Shop Individual Products" at the bottom. You can also mail orders in.
Tues, Sept 25: JH Girls BKB parent/player meeting tonight from 5-6 @ GGS gym. JH Boys BKB practice from 6-8. Thurs, Sept 27 our HS VB team will host their annual Pink Out game vs. T'ville! There will be a silent auction so please come out & support our Lady Cats & Lady Tigers!
A message from Coach Wallace: There will be a HS boys basketball player/parent meeting Wednesday, Sept 26 @ 6:00 in the HS cafeteria.
Reminder: All PTO Paragon fundraiser order forms are due this Friday, September 21st.
The JH Lady Softball team upset Lick Creek 8-5 today. We play Thursday at Crab Orchard at 5:30!
The Balfour representative met with Sophomores and Seniors today. Students have packets to place their orders for graduation items and class rings. Orders and payments are due next Wednesday, Sept. 26th. Anyone who missed the meeting can pick up a packet in the office.
Congratulations to the Galatia FFA on winning 2nd place out 12 schools in the Section 25 Agronomy Contest. Team members Haylee Brown, Tyler Anderson, Hannah Jackson, Maddie Grubbs, and Kate Bond all placed in the top 10 individuals in the contest.
Congratulations to the Galatia FFA on winning 4th place out of 44 schools at the District 5 FFA Horse Judging Contest. Team member Courtney Pribble earned 8th place individual.
Mid-Term grade reports will be sent home with students on Monday, September 17th.
The 5th Grade field trip is Friday, September 28th.
No School on Friday October 5th
The Balfour Representative will meet with Seniors and Sophomores on Tuesday, September 18th to go over information for Graduation and Class Ring orders. Class ring orders are due September 26th!