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Bartelso News & Events

2016 Golf Ball Drop &
Women's Softball Tournament

The Bartelso Community Development has scheduled the 2016 Golf Ball Drop for Saturday July 30th. In addition, there will also be a women's softball tournament.  

Golf Ball Drop is when numbered golf balls are dropped from a hot air balloon.  Prizes go to the top five balls that are closest to the bullseye.  

Prizes range from $250 - $2000!  Be sure to purchase your balls soon as only 750 balls will be sold.   The golf balls will be dropped at approximately 6:30 p.m.

There will also be food and beverages available for purchase.   There may also be a bags tournament that afternoon. Then, for the little ones, there will be inflatable rides (with water, weather permitting) from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Music will then be played from 9:00 pm - 1:00 am. A fun filled day for the entire family!

Golf Ball Prices are as follows:

1 Ball - $20

3 Balls  - $50

7 Balls - $100

(Approximately 750 sold)

All proceeds will benefit park improvements.  Therefore, the committee is counting on those who use the park (Little League, Bartelso and Select ballteams, etc.) to help in making this benefit a success and working their designated shift. 

For more information, please download the flyer below.  

Golf Ball Flyer

Workers List

Knights of Columbus Scholarship 

The Bartelso Knights of Columbus is offering up to 4 scholarships to Mater Dei.  These scholarships are available to the K of C members for their child's education at Mater Dei.  To be considered for the scholarship an application will need to be filled out and an essay completed.  Any questions or want to submit an application please contact Grand Knight, Eric Gebke at 660-7589 or gebke28@gmail.com.

Scholarship Application

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