Daily Bulletin - Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Cleaning and organizing is a practice not a project.
If a student has a laptop in his/her locker, they lose it for a day (first offense). If it occurs more than once, Mrs. Massaglia along with Mrs. Wherley and Mr. Willett, will decide on number of days lost.
Environmental Club meeting -
During lunch on Monday, Oct 2 in Mrs. Reavley's room. Get your lunch first. This is the last meeting for new members to be added.
Thursday: White Lie Day
Friday: Spirit Day
We will play games on Friday, September 29 all morning, student council will serve lunch, and at 12:15 we will load the busses to go to VIT where we will have a pep rally and powder puff game. When we return, the student council will have more games as time allows.
We will also be hosting the first annual South Fulton Ironman Volleyball game that Thursday night after the varsity home volleyball game.
The dance is from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, September 30 with coronation at 6:30 at VIT. Price is $3.00 for a single, $5.00 for a couple. Guest dance permission forms are in the High school office.
Baked Potato Lunch!! -
Wednesday, Sept 27 - Faculty/staff and high school students will be able to purchase a "loaded" baked potato for lunch. Options are cheese and sour cream for $2 or Italian sausage, peppers & onions, and cheese for $5. Check your email for details.
Freshman and Seniors--
who ordered a shirt for Powder Puff, please get your $12 to Tommi or Daisy by the end of the day, Thursday, Sept 28
Tuesday, 11/07/23 - FAFSA informational meeting for Seniors and Senior Parents 6pm @ Astoria High School
Spoon River College--
will have Visitor Days on
Please check out the posters in the hall.
Wed Sept 27 Pirate ship, kidney beans, grapes
Thurs Sept 28 Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, juice roll
Fri Sept 29 Bosco sticks, diced carrots
South Fulton Rebels--
Thur Sep 28
JHGB vs Lewistown 5:30
*HS VB vs Illini West 6:00
Fri Sep 29
Var FB vs Princeville 7:00 Homecoming Game
Sat Sep 30
JH CC at Delavan 9:00 Bus: AST 6:50 VIT 7:10
HS CC at Elmwood 9:30 Bus: AST 6:40 VIT 7:00
5/6 Football at Bushnell. 10:30 Bus: AST 8:50 VIT 9:10
*Change in schedule
Sat Sept 30-Homecoming dance
Thurs Oct 5-Picture retakes
Thurs Oct 5-Miles of Smiles
Mon Oct 9-Columbus Day-No school
Mon Oct 16-NHS Blood Drive
Thurs Oct 19-ParentTeacher Conferences
Fri Oct 20-No school
Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and English I
"This is my first year teaching at Astoria High School. I grew up in Astoria and graduated from Astoria High School in 2012. I attended Illinois College and Western Illinois University. For the previous three and a half years I owned and operated a small local business and I'm looking forward to the transition into a new career as a teacher."
Classes Teaching: Animal/Plant Science, Intro to Ag, Ag Mechanics, Ag Leadership
"This is my first year teaching at Astoria Schools. I’m a 1999 graduate of Astoria High School and a 2001 graduate of Spoon River College where I earned my Associates in Ag Business Management. I have over 22 years of experience in the Ag industry and many more in carpentry. I look forward to promoting the many facets of Agriculture."
Classes Teaching: US History 1 & 2, World History, Geography, Film History, Sociology
"This is my 7th year of teaching at Astoria School. I am a 2011 graduate of Bureau Valley High School and a 2015 graduate of Illinois State University. I taught Junior High history for my first two years and have since been in the high school."
English I, II, III, & IV, Literature and Film
"This is my 33rd year of teaching at Astoria Schools. I am a 1986 graduate of Rushville High School and a 1990 graduate of Western Illinois University. Over the years at Astoria, I have taught first and second grade, junior high and high school English. My husband and I reside in Astoria. We enjoy spending time with our grown children who are both graduates of Astoria High School."
Foods, Food Service, Clothing I and II, Human Growth, Adult Living
"This is my 23rd year teaching at Astoria High School. I began teaching here in the fall of 2000. I graduated from Western Illinois University with my certification in family and consumer science. I grew up in Vermont and graduated from VIT high school. I reside in rural Rushville with my husband, cows, and our border collie. My current hobby is babysitting our 5 grandkids."
Classes Teaching: Chemistry I, AP Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Statistics, Integrated Math 1, Integrated Math 2, Integrated Math 3
"2023-2024 is my 23rd year at Astoria and my 28th in education (5 years at Griggsville-Perry). I earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master's degree in Chemistry Education from Illinois State University. I'm currently one of the sponsors for the Class of 2024, as well as the Environmental Club, and the SWAT/Prevention program."
Biology, General Science, Anatomy & Physiology, Psychology, Graphic Design/Computer Gaming Design, Computer Science Principles
"This is my sixth year teaching at Astoria High School. I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and Psychology and a Master's degree in Secondary Education. Just last year I earned my Learning Behavioral Specialist I endorsement. I think teaching high schoolers is such a rewarding experience as you have the opportunity to connect with the students as they grow and become independent individuals ready for their lives after high school."
Computer Science Principles and Library K-12
"My first Bachelor's Degree was in Communications from Iowa Wesleyan College. In 1991, I went to WIU to get my Elementary Education degree with an emphasis on Language Arts. I taught one year in Lewistown. I'm now in my 25th year at Astoria. I taught first grade, then kindergarten, then 2nd grade before moving to the library/tech position. This will be my 2nd year teaching high school computers. I’m learning right along with the kids. I currently have 4 co-workers that I taught."
Spanish 1, 2, 3, & 4
"Hi, I'm Jenna Lindholm. I have been teaching since 2012. I am currently teaching Spanish 1, 2, 3, and 4. I earned a bachelor's degree in the Teaching of Spanish from the University of Illinois, where I also studied abroad in Granada, Spain. After college, I earned a Learning Behavioral Specialist endorsement from the University of St. Francis as well as a Master's degree in Spanish Language and Culture from the University of Salamanca in Spain."
Classes Teaching: 9-12 PE and 9th Grade Health
"Greetings! My name is Mandy Friedrich and I am currently in my twenty-third year of teaching. I have a Bachelor's from MacMurray College in Physical Education, and a Masters' from Walden University. I am married, have one son, and reside in Havana. I spent 15 years teaching middle school health in Jacksonville, IL at Turner Junior High, which later became Jacksonville Middle School. I love the atmosphere of Astoria and really enjoy the small school experience."
Classes Teaching: 9-12 PE and Drivers Ed
"This is my 7th year teaching in Astoria. I graduated from Astoria High School and earned my Bachelors Degree from Western Illinois University. I am married and have two children. I am happy to be a part of the school and community I grew up in."
Classes Teaching: Consumers Ed, Intro to Business, Accounting I, Social Media Marketing, Business Computer Applications, Business Communications, and Keyboarding
"This is my third year teaching Business classes at Astoria High School. Before moving into a teaching position, I was the Grade School Secretary for six years. I earned my Bachelor of Agriculture Science from WIU. I wanted to get into the classroom to become a teacher. I enjoy the one-on-one interaction with the students and I love helping them grow in their education as well as watching them reach goals and meet their potential. I am passionate about this community and supporting our students, which is one reason that I started the Back Pack Food Program and The Girls on the Run Program. When I am not teaching, you can find me enjoying time with my three children, running, boating, taking care of our many farm animals and watching my children at one of their many sporting events."
"My name is Christy Quigley, I attended Spoon River College and Western Illinois University for my degree in Art Education. I am currently in my 6th year of teaching where I have tried to become a teacher who is a safe place for kids to explore creativity and enjoy being themselves! I look forward to exploring the world of art with everyone and seeing each of your kids' unique creativity flourish!"
Classes Teaching: History I, Journalism, English I,III, Math III Study Skills I, II, III, IV
"This is my third year teaching Special Education at Astoria High School. I graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Middle Level Social Studies and a minor in Political Science. I have my Behavioral Specialist endorsement which allows me to teach Special Education. Astoria is my hometown and I am grateful I get to teach at the school that built me."
Brooke VanGilder & Tammy Blickenstaff
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