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Bartelso News & Events

Park Clean Up Day

On Saturday, April 8th the Community Development will have a Park Clean Up Day.  

They have asked that every parent and player from Little League to help. Even if you can't get there early or can only stay for an hour, it all helps.  The day will begin at 8 am.  You can find more information on the flyer below. 

Park Clean Up 2017

Tim Jansen Memorial Scholarship

The Bartelso Blaze will be offering two $250 scholarships to any Bartelso Elementary School graduate attending Central or Mater Dei High School that currently has or had a family member on the Bartelso Volunteer Fire Department.  This scholarship can be used for educational books and fees for the 2017 - 2018 academic school year.

The applicant may only win once during their four years at Central or Mater Dei High School. Scholarship judge(s) are unbiased individuals and are not members of the Bartelso Volunteer Fire Department or community. Judge(s) will determine the scholarship winners and an alternate, if needed.  

You can find the application and additional information on the link below. 

Deadline is Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tim Jansen Memorial Scholarship

St. Cecilia's Ladies Sodality Scholarships

The St. Cecilia's Ladies Sodality Scholarships were initiated in 2000 to recognize St. Cecilia's parish students for their accomplishments while attending Bartelso Elementary School and Mater Dei High School. Any St. Cecilia's parish student is eligible to be awarded a scholarship one (1) time during their four (4) years at Mater Dei High School.

If you are interested in this scholarship, you can find the application and more information by clicking on the link below.  

St. Cecilia's Ladies Sodality Scholarship

Bartelso Elementary - Top Scorer in Illinois State Mandated PARCC Testing

Congratulations to the Bartelso Elementary students, faculty and staff on their PARCC scores.  This is the first year of the new Illinois standardized test for schools. PARCC; Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test reviews English language arts and math.  PARCC replaces the ISAT and PSAE test that was the normal method of assessing K-12 school for many years and was given to students in third through eighth grade and in high school. 

Prior to PARCC, the test structure was a standardized multiple choice exam that measured the students' ability to remember facts.  PARCC is known as a "performance based" test, focusing on accurate answers and how the student arrives at that answer to defend it.  This type of test has a large emphasis on critical thinking and writing.

In addition, schools were given the new option to give the test on a computer.  As some schools stuck solely with paper and pencil, others with a mixture; Bartelso Elementary administered the test solely on computers.  

Across the state, 33 percent of students met or exceeded standards for their grade level. We congratulate Damiansville Elementary with the highest-scoring school in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe or Clinton counties. Damiansville Elementary received a proficiency score of 69.2.  Bartelso Elementary was a close second with a proficiency score of 69.  Congratulations to all area schools on their scores. 

Complete List of PARCC test scores

~ Source:  BND.com

Family and friends of Fallon Schlautman, daughter of Kevin and Katie Heimbecker-Schlautman, thank everyone for their support for the "Faith for Fallon" benefit on Saturday, May 16th. 

If anyone is till wishing to help this wonderful family, a  Go Fund Me account has been set up to help provide support for Fallon or donations can also be made directly to the Faith for Fallon Benefit Fund at:

Germantown Trust & Savings Bank
PO Box 246
601 Main Street
Germantown, IL 62245

Faith has been diagnosed with SIFD Syndrome.  SIFD syndrome is a genetic disorder that has been diagnosed less than 15 times worldwide.  It is characterized by sideroblastic anemia, immunodeficiency, febrile episodes, and development delay. 


Fallon will undergo a bone marrow transplant in a couple months in hopes of curing the anemia and immunodeficiency.  Prior to the transplant, Fallon will undergo chemotherapy to wipe out her immune system so a new one can take over.  We continue to hope and pray all symptoms will respond to the transplant. 


Additional information on SIFD can be found at link below:


Additional information on Faith and her story & benefit can be found at:  http://faithforfallon.org


 *photo by Unforgettable Photography by Anna