The SHS Student Council hosted their end of the summer cookout and meeting. The nominations for class officers took place and the decision was made for the theme of Homecoming 2019. Great way to kick off the 2019-2020 school year!
Congratulations Ethan Schmohe! This weekend Sullivan Blue Dolphin and Sullivan High School freshman Ethan Schmohe is heading to St John, Indiana, to compete in the Age Group State Championship meet. For four days he will compete against some of the best in Illinois. He will be swimming in eight qualified events. Thursday - 100 free and 100 back, Friday - 200 back, Saturday - 200 free, 100 fly and 400 IM, Sunday - 50 free and 200 IM. No other swimmer has qualified in the last 17 years for a full boat of events at a state meet. The closest swimmer was in 2012 with 6 events. So he just did a new amazing feat for the team! Think he is done - not Ethan. He broke 3 team records this weekend. In the 200 freestyle, he broke his own record of 1:57.55 with a new record of 1:52.23. In the 200 IM, the prior record was 2:08.92 held by Charlie Goss but it is now 2:07.74 , and in the 100 Freestyle, he broke Trenton Guyot's 33 year old record of 52.55 with a time of 51.64 Think he is done - Not even close!! He has already qualifed for 4 ZONE events to compete the first weekend of August representing Team Illinois at Pleasant Prairie, Rex plex, Wisconsin. Sunday -200 free and 50 back, Saturday -50 breast, Thursday -50 fly. What is Zones? Zones is a time standard set that any qualified swimmer competes under Team Illinois against, surrounding states Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio in a state to state competition. Want to cheer him on from home go to Illinois Swimming, Championship meets, Age Group Championship and follow the link for the live stream. www.ilswim.org
Sullivan Sports Boosters are selling spirit wear. Click the link for ordering information. Sample items will be available to try on at Registration on Thursday July 25th, 12PM to 7PM in the SHS Media Center. Deadline is 11:59 PM CDT on Sun. August 11th. https://5il.co/8yye
TONIGHT! The Sullivan Community Band will present their final summer concert this Friday, June 21st at 6:30pm in the SMS gym due to possible rain. Come enjoy a great performance!
Mark your calendars parents and community members; 2020 graduation will take place at 2:30 on Sunday, May 17th!
Decision Day and Graduation pictures are now available. Click on the link to view and order. https://wurtsbaughphotography.zenfolio.com/p204665747
Attention, 2020 Seniors! Interested in painting your parking spot for next year? See Mrs. Badman or Mrs. Kirby with questions and to get signed up!
This Friday at Building 1225 - the Sullivan Jazz Bands will perform at 7pm for their final jazz night concert. Free entry!
The Spring Band Concert is being held on Thursday, April 25th at 6pm in the SHS Gym, featuring our concert bands from 5th-12th grade. It will be live streamed as well! Hope to see you there for our final concert of the year!
Making reservations in Spanish at a Colombian Bakery: Click to watch the video : https://youtu.be/7jKxL8wihLc
Congratulations to the Sullivan HS Concert Band for earning a Division II rating at the IHSA Organizational in Taylorville this past weekend. Catch them next week at the Spring Concert on April 25th at 6pm!
On Wednesday, 5/8, at 8:30AM, SHS will hold Decision Day, an assembly where all Sullivan High School seniors will be showcased. We will learn what each senior’s plans are after high school, any scholarships they received, any clubs/sports they were involved in, and a memory from high school. Departmental awards, Illinois State Scholars, and extra-curricular cords and pins will also be given at this time. Wurtsbaugh Photography will be taking pictures. This is an opportunity for underclassmen and community members to see all the wonderful opportunities Sullivan High School has to offer! All are welcome to attend! Please contact Mrs. Badman or Mrs. Swalls at the high school with any questions
Last call! If you have not ordered this year’s high school yearbook, please go to Jostens.com to place your order. This will ensure that a 2018-2019 yearbook is set aside for you. Current price for the yearbook is $45. If you have a senior that is graduating and you have not placed an order for a congratulatory SENIOR SHOUTOUT, order forms have been e-mailed out to the parent’s email this week. Please contact Sarah Britton (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. Final note... the 2018-2019 yearbook will not be delivered until later in the fall. They will be available for current students near Thanksgiving break; 2019 seniors can get their yearbooks in December.
SMS Parents: Your kids are challenging you to a reading contest! Whoever reads the most pages wins! If students win, they get to walk to McDonald's for lunch; if parents win, students have to write an essay about how awesome their parents are. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2UlijAT
Our very own Ally Elzy was one of Illinois' top 10 essay winners for the NPR Illinois essay contest, 'This I Believe.' For the contest, students chose a personal belief and wrote a 350-500 word reflection on that belief. She was invited to Springfield to read her essay for the Rotary Club, record her essay to be aired on NPR, and she also received a $100 scholarship. Click to listen and follow along to Ally's essay: The Problem With Statistics. http://www.nprillinois.org/post/i-believe-problem-statistics#stream/0
Winter Band Concert for grades 6-12 is tonight at 6:00 PM in the SHS gym. If you are unable to travel to the event, please watch it on our youtube channel live! youtube.com/sullivanschool300
SHS is offering a fan bus for all Sullivan High School students wanting to attend the Girl's IHSA Sectional Basketball Game Thursday night. There is no cost for students to ride the bus. Students riding the bus will not be charged admission to the game. The buses will begin loading at 5PM in the back parking lot of the high school. They will depart at 5:15PM and return immediately following the game. Students must sign up in the high school office by noon on Thursday. Please contact the high school office if you have questions.
Over the last couple months, Sullivan High School has installed new water fountains in several locations. Many of these are "bottle fill stations". Additionally, students are allowed to begin carrying water bottles to class, as long as the bottle is clear (not tinted). To give students an option for an acceptable water bottle, the high school office is selling water bottles for $5. Pick yours up today!
There will be a dance for Sullivan Middle School Students grades 5-8 on Friday, January 25, from 6-8. Admission will be $3.00 and concessions will be available for purchase. Please enter and exit through the high school commons. Proceeds benefit the junior class and prom.
Lady Redskins defeat WSS 56-32; will play in Knight Classic Championship tomorrow at 5:30! #onetribe!
Lady Redskins defeat Chrisman 58-9; play WSS next at 8:00 PM in Knight Holiday Classic
Lady Redskins defeat Cumberland 64-29 in Knight Holiday Classic; play next on Friday at 5:00 against Chrisman
SHS JV and Varsity Boys Basketball hosts LSA beginning at 6:00 PM in the SHS gym. Unable to make it? Watch it live on our YouTube channel. youtube.com/sullivanschool300
NEHS went on their third annual Barnes and Noble trip today where they purchased 107 library books and 23 personal books. They focused on expanding choices for the newly-added 5th grade, increasing non-fiction books, and finding books that interested them personally. Not only did students work hard researching book choices ahead of time, they worked diligently upon return to get the books ready for check out as soon as possible. Each student has a book that is dedicated to them with a sticker so future readers know they picked the book for this trip.
Tonight's SHS Girls JV and Varsity Basketball VS Teutopolis game direct link the live broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=100SESxyicc
Sullivan High School recently held a building-wide "Day of Service". Students were divided into groups and went out into the community to help with beautification projects. Areas served were: Wyman and Tabor Parks, the Civic Center, Eastview Terrace, Mason Point, and various points around the City of Sullivan.
These students were recently recognized at Sullivan High School's quarterly Breakfast of Champions. Teachers recommend students who have gone above and beyond their expectations in the class. Great job and thank you for making Sullivan High School great! Parker Addison Ian Plank Natalie Drury Abigail Hussong Karsyn West Hayden Faulkner Carley Towle Reagan Crouse Justin Helmuth
Congratulations to both Christian Hopper (euphonium) and Jonathan Mathias (trumpet) for being accepted into the ILMEA District 5 Concert Band, an auditioned group comprised of high level musicians across the Central and Southern Illinois area. Both students have prepared rigorous musical excerpts since May, and have spent many hours preparing the music. The students will perform during the ILMEA District 5 Senior Music Festival on Saturday, November 17th at Eastern Illinois University. Jonathan Mathias (trumpet) was also accepted into the ILMEA District 5 Jazz Ensemble I, the top jazz group in District 5. Jon is the first Sullivan student in the past 18 years to be accepted into an ILMEA Jazz group. Jonathan will perform during the ILMEA District 5 Jazz & Elementary Chorus Festival on Monday, November 5th.
Unable to make it to the Gym for SHS Volleyball? Catch it live on our YouTube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq5mPZ1Iqd4
I recently had the opportunity to speak at Eastern Illinois University to students in the Secondary Education Program. These students are preparing to begin 8 weeks of practicum work in area schools, prior to beginning their student teaching. Several of these students will be in Sullivan High School completing their practicum work. We are very fortunate and thankful to have a great relationship with Eastern Illinois University to help build a pipeline of great teachers, some of which may come to work in our district. It is also a great opportunity to share the great aspects of Sullivan Schools with these students. An added bonus on this visit was having Sullivan High School alumni in the class - Kirk Whitaker ('13) and Keaton Shumard ('14).
Congratulations to the Sullivan Marching Redskins on an excellent performance at Eastern Illinois University! The Percussion and Color Guard won Best in Class 1A!
2018 Sullivan Homecoming Parade When: Friday, October 5th 4:00 p.m. Line-up: beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the back parking lot of SHS Contact Erik Young, High School Principal, at 1-217-728-8311 or email@example.com with any questions. This year’s homecoming theme: Hawaiian Nights Thank you for your support, and Go Redskins!
The Sullivan Marching Redskins were featured in an article by the Herald & Review featuring interviews with several students from Sullivan High School. Check out the article here: https://herald-review.com/news/local/education/photo-gallery-mount-zion-high-school-hosts-th-marching-music/article_c9b31d83-0d76-5a12-8037-50a3db973c32.html
Thanks to Mr. Bertetto, Mrs. Swalls, Mrs. Bushue, and Coach Bales for helping out Mrs. Badman’s junior English classes as they wrapped up a mini-unit over improving their verbal and written communication skills. Students wrote out a list of instructions for these teachers to follow... their final drawings taught the students a lot about how well their instructions were articulated.
JV SOV Football defeats Nokomis 14-6! #onetribe
Meet the 2018-2019 NEHS Officers (pictured from left to right): President, Natalie Drury; Vice President, Tim Lawyer; Secretary, Karsyn West; Treasurer, Dalton Rogers; Reporter, Paige McLaughlin; Sergeant of Arms, Brodie Goss; and Director of Activities, Addison Graham (middle).
Mrs. Hardimon's classes (Alg 2, Alg I con., Calc) did an introductory activity that involves solving clues to open locks. The activity allows students to work as a team and activate previous knowledge. It also let's Mrs. Hardimon gauge retained concepts to determine a starting point and pace for the beginning of the semester. Plus, the competition is just so much fun!!
Attention all incoming Sullivan High School Freshmen!! You are invited to the SHS Freshmen Academy being held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. It will run from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. During this time you will have the opportunity to meet your teachers and learn more about SHS. Students attending will earn the "Early Lunch" incentive for the first 6 weeks of school. Students will also be provided a free Sullivan High School t-shirt. We look forward to seeing you there!
GRADUATION TODAY Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Graduation will be held in the high school gym today. Doors will open at 1:45PM for the general public. Each senior was given two tickets for floor seats. These seats will be released to general admission at 2:15PM. All other seating in the gym is first come, first serve. The ceremony is free of charge and open to the public Seniors need to be in the high school commons by 1:30PM and the ceremony will begin at 2:30PM
Sullivan High School ended Teacher Appreciation Week with a Walk of Champions! Students lined the hallways and cheered as teachers walked the building. A great way to end a great week! This has been an awesome year to work with this group of teachers. Thanks for all you do to make Sullivan High School great! Click here for a video of the Walk of Champions! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RvrIx5WcMeXn7Os67FVNkM2BD0xFWwuz/view?usp=sharing
The Sullivan High School Class of 2018 was recently honored with a Decision Day Celebration. All seniors were recognized by their teachers for their accomplishments during their high school career and their plans after graduation. It was an awesome opportunity to honor the students of Sullivan High School. Best of luck to the Class of 2018!
During the month of April, NEHS collected money from teachers who wore jeans on Fridays. As a group, members decided to donate all proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. We discovered that Mrs. Hussong and Mrs. Saul will both participate in the Decatur to Peoria St. Jude run this summer, and in an effort to help with their fundraising goals, NEHS chose to honor these teachers by giving them a check for $367 to give to St Jude.
Great Dinner Theater Show tonight! Congratulations goes out to Mr. Wilson, the combo and crew, Singer Jr., Singers, and especially the Seniors on a great season! Best of luck in your future endeavors!
NEHS held a school-wide book drive the week of 4/16. Over the course of the week, over 700 books were received. Once sorted, books were shared with students and staff across the district, as well as donated to a local nursing home. Atticus Harris (senior) pictured above with all 700 books. Below, Esther Miller (junior) and Ciara Anderson (senior) were winners of the donation drawing, a $15 Casey’s gift card. Not pictured is 3rd winner, Meena Corkill (sophomore).
Prom is this weekend at Sullivan High School Gym. Here is the schedule of events: 6:30PM - Doors open 7:00PM - Coronation (Parents and public invited) All students attending Prom must be checked in by 7:00PM. 7:30PM - Dinner 8:00PM - Dance 11:00PM - Dance concludes We want to encourage all students to have a safe, responsible, and fun weekend!
This morning, the Junior Class sponsored a Mock Crash assembly for all SHS students. The purpose of the assembly was to remind students to make positive choices by showing the real life result of impaired and/or distracted driving. A special thank you to the Sullivan Fire Department for their help in organizing this event. Also, thank you to all the EMS personnel who volunteered their time to be apart of this assembly today. We want to encourage all students to have a safe, responsible, and enjoyable Prom and Graduation season!
Sullivan HS is holding a Mock Crash for all HS students this morning. This is part of our preparation for Prom this weekend.
Tonight the Sullivan Community Education Foundation hosted their annual Staff Appreciation Dinner. Thank you to the Foundation for your continued generosity and support of our students and staff. Congratulations to all the grant recipients! A special thank you to the SHS Jazz Band and National Honor Society for being a part of the evening! Erik Young Principal Sullivan High School
Mrs. McClellan and Mrs. Badman chaperoned a group of seniors to EIU’s Booth Library. They were given a full tour of the library, access to the university’s online databases, and the option to check out books. These seniors are currently researching a social issue, and this visit to Booth Library will give them the jump-start they need to get started!
Mrs. McClellan meets with the English classes at the high school approximately once per month and provides creative enrichment activities for students of all grades. Pictured, Mrs. Badman’s juniors are participating in a “Book Tasting,” where books are separated by genre. From there, students select a book, read the information on the back and the first couple pages. Once they do that with 3 different books, students share out information about some of the books they have “tasted,” and they will hopefully walk away with several book choices for now or the future.
Sullivan High School is providing a Fan Bus for any SHS student wanting to attend the Girl's Basketball Sectional Championship game Thursday night in Effingham. There is no charge for SHS students to ride the bus. Admission to the game is also covered (no charge to the student). Any student on the bus will also be provided a piece of pizza and drink at the game. Bus will leave at approximately 4:30PM from the high school. Students wanting to ride must be signed up by the end of school on Wednesday. Contact the high school office if you have questions. Let's pack the bus!
If you missed it, be sure to watch the 2018 SHS Fine Arts Day! https://thecube.com/event/2018-fine-arts-day-779689
The Lady Redskins hang on for the win 54-46! Advance to the Regional Championship 7pm Thursday night vs Tuscola. Great game Lady Redskins!
End of 3rd Sullivan-36 Greenville-26
After a hard fought 2nd Quarter - Sullivan-17 Greenville-19
At IHSA Regional - At end of the 1st Sullivan Lady Redskins trail Greenville 17-8.
Sullivan defeats Cerro Gordo 78-32.
At the end of the 1st, Sullivan leads Cerro Gordo 25-5.
Sullivan Girl's JV defeats Cerro Gordo 45-19. Great Job!
At the end of the 3rd Quarter, Sullivan Girl's JV leads Cerro Gordo 30-13.
Sullivan JV Girl's Basketball leads Cerro Gordo 19-10 at the half.
Sullivan trails Meridian in the 3rd quarter of varsity boys basketball action.
Sullivan is defeated by Tuscola 41-34.
After a hard fought first half, Sullivan leads Tuscola 19-14!
At CIC Girls Tournament, Sullivan trails Tuscola 8-6 at the end of 1st Quarter.
Final score - Sullivan 36 St Teresa 52
At the end of the 3rd quarter, Sullivan trails St. Teresa 25-37.
Sullivan trails St. Teresa 16-28 at the half.
Sullivan and St. Teresa are tied at 10 after 1st Quarter.
Boys JV Basketball trails St. Teresa 14-22 at the half.
During the Thanksgiving holiday, Memorial Medical Center Hosts an event at the Fairgrounds in Springfield called The Festival of Trees. Surroundings businesses and vendors decorate trees for auction and public viewing. The center of the event has an area for local schools to submit a theme tree for judging. Students have to create handmade decor which is based on their interpretation of the theme.This years theme was Sleds, Skates and Snow. SHS Honors Art Students placed 3rd out of 15 high schools for People’s Choice and Best of Show.
Sullivan Lady Redskins defeat Shelbyville 73-16.
At the end of the 3rd Quarter Sullivan leads Shelbyville 50-10.
At the half, Sullivan Lady Redskins lead Shelbyville 35-4.
At the end of the 1st Quarter, Sullivan Lady Redskins lead Shelbyville 17-0.
There will be a dance after the basketball game on Friday (1/19) in the Commons. The dance is open and free to all current SHS students. The dance will start immediately following the game and end at 11PM. See you there!
Attention SHS Sophomores and Juniors It is application time for the 2018-19 SHS Special Programs. Juniors may apply for any/all programs (LLC Career Academy, Entrepreneurship, Health Occupations, Mentoring, or Workplace Experience) while sophomores are only eligible to apply for Entrepreneurship. Students who have completed the programs have found it very beneficial in helping them to finalize plans for their career. Check your school email for details. All application materials are due back to Mrs. Britton by Friday, January 19, 3:30 p.m.
Cullen Dyer and Spencer Johnson represented Sullivan at the Youth Advisory Council sponsored by State Senator Chaplin Rose for the 51st Senate District. They were given the opportunity to hear from local business leaders and politicians to discuss their roles in society. In the afternoon they worked with students on forming proposed legislation that they will take to Springfield in the spring.
Final score for tonight's boys varsity basketball action is Sullivan 27 - Monticello 63
This Sunday: NHS Holiday Dinner. Open to all members of the community FREE OF COST. Sunday, December 17th, 5-7pm. Menu: baked chicken and dressing Mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, salad AND dessert!!!! You may RSVP by calling the high school office, however walk ins welcome!! Come eat and enjoy the company!!
On Wednesday, Nov 29, students of Erik Van Pelt and Sarah Britton toured Stevens Industries in Teutopolis and Drake Homes, Charleston, to see application of lessons learned in their Welding, CAD 1 & 2, & Entrepreneurship courses. Presenters (which included JR Elder, Sullivan alum & VP of Casework Services at Stevens Industries) also shared how various departments- Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, & Scheduling - all work together to best serve the customer.
Sullivan High School Junior, Cullen Dyer was recently elected President of the Eastern Illinois District Association of Student Councils at the annual convention at Eastern Illinois University. Over the next year Cullen will represent the EIDASC by traveling to different schools in the district, run monthly district meetings, representing the district at the State Convention and LEAD Convention, and overall work to improve the relationships between member schools. Cullen is currently the Sullivan High School Student Council Vice President and is the son of Karen and Doug Dyer.
SHS Recognized for 100 Years of Accreditation! Recently, Sullivan High School was recognized for its 100th year of continuous accreditation. Dr. Lori Hopkins, Director for AdvancED Illinois, came to the high school to present the faculty with the award. This award recognizes Sullivan High School for their commitment to quality and continuous improvement since 1917. In order to maintain their accreditation, Sullivan High School must prepare for and host a rigorous on-site review every five years to ensure they are meeting standards set forth by AdvancED. For more information on AdvancED, please visit their website at http://www.advanc-ed.org/.
The Best-Shirey-Little Chapter of the National English Society at Sullivan High School has been awarded the 2016-2017 Outstanding Chapter Award. This award is given to only one of over 800 chapters per year. The club currently has 63 members ranging from sophomore to senior, and for acceptance, each member must earn at least a 3.0 overall GPA as well as at least a 3.0 English GPA. The club will be awarded with a plaque and $250. Chapter Advisor is Cami Badman. Faculty Council includes Lesley Banks, Rebecca Lawson, and Annie McClellan. Included is the 2016-2017 Induction picture from December 2016.
Varsity Football, 7PM, Victory Field in Sullivan, IL! See SOV take on St. Teresa! Cannot make it? Watch Live! http://thecube.com/e/754086
Homecoming Football: 7PM Victory Field @SHS! Come watch SOV in action! Cannot make it? Watch it live! http://thecube.com/e/749315
"Real Men Wear Pink" home football tonight at 7PM against Shelbyville High School. Unable to attend? Watch it live! http://thecube.com/e/745816
SHS Player-Parent meeting for Golf, FB Cheer, VB, XC, and Girls Swim is 6:30 tonight in SHS Gym
Freshman Academy will be held August 14th from 11AM-3PM at Sullivan High School. This is open to all incoming Freshman.
SHS Marching Band Camp will be July 31st through August 4th from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
SHS 2017-2018 Registration Information will be mailed out soon. Preview the information by following this link - http://bit.ly/2uNBqah