G-P Blood Drive – October 10 – Griggsville, IL

Give-Blood-Give-LifeGriggsville-Perry Health Occupation Class will have a blood drive, through American Red Cross, at the high school gymnasium Friday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join the Girl Scouts, Volunteer Today!

girl scoutsJoin the Girl Scouts today! Girl Scouts is here to inspire girls to roll up their sleeves, help their community and even earn badges and awards! Any girl in grades K-12 can become a Girl Scout. Adult volunteers make the Girl Scout program possible for girls. Locally, Girl Scouts is currently looking for Daisy (K-1 grades) and Junior (4-5 grades) troop leaders for the Griggsville area. To find out more information, contact Erica Douglas at 217-222-1030 or email edouglas@girlscouts-gsci.org

Griggsville Apple Festival – September 19, 20, 21 – Griggsville, IL

PCH festivals fairsJoin the fun this year at the Griggsville Apple Festival!  With so many things to see and do, you’re sure to have a great time with your friends and family.  Check out the schedule of events and information on how you too can join the fun!


Antique Tractor Pull :  Saturday, Sept. 21 hosted by the Griggsville-Perry FFA at 1:30 pm.  Unloading and registration is at Dunham’s lot along Hwy 107 across from the Western Illinois Fairgrounds.  Registration begins at noon and will conclude by 1 pm.  Entries will need 3 cards of the same information about the entry.  Entries are welcome to unload any time that morning.  TO help with planning, call Chris Miller, GP FFA advisor at 217-430-6970 with your entries or questions.

Apple Dynasty Beard Contest : Friday, September 19.  Prizes will be given out for longest beard, bushiest beard and sexiest stubble.  Also best overall voted on by crowd response.  To enter, call Janice Sneeden at 217-833-2637 or register that night.

Apple Pie Baking Contest : Pies must be in Mick Webel’s Country Financial Insurance office by 9 am for judging on September 20.  Pies will be judged on appearance as well as taste.  There will be two divisions: Age 7-15 and 16 through adult.  Cash prizes given in each division for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Apple Festival Baby Contest : September 20 at 10:30 am.  All babies 0-24 months of age are eligible to enter.  The overall winners must be from the original Griggsville school district.  Pre-register by calling Kara Wainman at 217-491-2836 or Rindi Bennett at 217-248-0301.

gville apple fest

Griggsville-Perry School Year 2014-2015 Back to School Info

pch back to schoolGriggsville-Perry schools will open for the 2014-2015 school year on Wednesday, August 20, 8:30 am for first full day of school.

August 20 – August 29: School will begin at 8:30 am and dismiss at 2:30 pm.

September 2: Regular daily hours (8:30 am – 3:30 pm) will begin.

Pre-K classes will meet in Griggsville-Perry Elementary school building located in Griggsville. All Pre-K students must have up-to-date immunizations, including chicken pox, physicals and lead screenings. First day of Pre-K is Thursday, August 21. Pre K screenings (for students not screened last spring) will be conducted 9-11 am on Monday, August 18 by appointment only in Griggsville. Appointments may be made by calling the school office 833-2352 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday. There is a mandatory parent meeting Thursday, August 14 at 7:00 pm in the music room at Griggsville school. This is for all new and returning Pre-K parents. At least one parent must attend. Childcare will be provided in the Pre-K room.

Kindergarten students must have a physical, dental exam, vision exam, immunization record, social security number, and certified birth certificate on file before entering school. To enroll, students must be five years of age before September 1, 2014. Kindergarten is a full-day program, which also begins Wednesday, August 20.

Grades K-4 and 9-12 are requested to register in the Griggsville building Tuesday, August 5, 9:00 am until 6:00 pm and Wednesday, August 6 and Thursday, Augusdt 7 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Grades 5-8 are requested to register at Perry building. Registration is Tuesday, August 5 from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm and Wednesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 7 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

The law requires all students from out-of-state and those entering Pre-K, Kindergarten, Sixth and Ninth grades have current school physicals.

Kindergarten, second, and sixth graders must have dental exams. Kindergarten students need a vision exam on a state vision form done by an actual eye physician; 6th – 12th grade must have a TDAP shot and either 2 Chicken Pox shots or proof of having the disease before. These must be turned in before or on August 20 (1st day of school) or student will not be allowed to attend school until it is taken care of. It is necessary for all students to have their immunizations updated by August 20, 2014.

Registration fees (all fees include all technology fees, lab fees, and fine arts fees):

High School – $60

K-8th grade – $50

Ag shop fee – $15

Driver’s Ed – $100

Each student in grades 5-12 will be required to purchase a P.E. uniform. Cost of this uniform is $20. There are no waivers for the cost of this uniform.

Activity fees will be assessed of all students. They are: $20 for K-8, and $25 for 9-12. The activity fee pays transportation costs for field trips, helps fund special activities such as assemblies and guest speakers, and includes an all-sports pass for free admission to all regularly scheduled home contests. It does not allow free admission to any tournaments.

Regular lunch costs is $2.00 for students in grades K-4; $2.25 for students in grades 5-12; and adult prices are $2.75. Breakfast is $1.25 for grades K-12. Milk is $0.35. Griggsville-Perry schools have closed campus for lunch. Students will be allowed to charge only $25.00 in cafeteria costs at one time. After the $25.00 has not been paid, the student will bring a sack lunch until charges have been paid in full. There will be no charges allowed in the 2014-2015 school year until any charges from the 2013-2014 year have been paid.

All students participating in sports must have proof of insurance or a signed insurance waiver turned in to the office, a physical, and have paid the participation fees before starting any practices. Original forms for insurance waivers as well as the payment for participation fees must be turned in to the student’s home school office. NO EXCEPTIONS. A waiver of insurance must be signed and submitted to the office prior to practice. Participation fees will be a fee for each Jr High sport, $40.00 with a max per family of $80.00, and for each High School sport $60.00 with a max per family of $120.00.

The shuttle bus will leave Griggsville school campus at 7:50 am each morning to transport students to Perry building. Shuttle bus transportation will be provided from Perry to Griggsville at 8:00 am at Perry.

Retirement Party for Peg Ratliff – July 27 – Griggsville, IL

Something Different buttonA retirement party is planned for Peg Ratliff, who is retiring from teaching at Griggsville-Perry School. The celebration is at the Griggsville Park, 12:15 pm. Come and join in wishing Peg good luck in her retirement!

Before the party, Bright Star Worship is 10 am and potluck is 11 am. Everyone is invited to the worship service. For more information, call parish office, 833-2575 or Pastor Dave at 217-779-8215.

The Skinner House Ice Cream Social – July 19 – Griggsville, IL

IceCreamSocial_0The Skinner House annual ice cream social will be held on Saturday, July 19. Kenny Bradbury will entertain with his music. Homemade ice cream, cake and beverages will be available. Funds raised are used for maintenance of the Skinner House. Come enjoy the evening!

Lady Tornadoes Softball Clinic – July 14 to 18 – Griggsville, IL

School Events and Activities BoardThe Lady Tornadoes will host a softball clinic July 14-18 at the Little League Diamond. This clinic will run from 5:30 to 7:30 each evening. The clinic will be for girls going into the 6th grade through 10th grades. Cost is $30 (includes a shirt). All proceeds go to the Lady Tornadoes softball fund. Entry forms can be picked up a the school office or call Robert Kennedy at 217-473-0651. Form and fees must be turned into the school office by Monday, July 7.

Western IL Fair Schedule of Events – June 25 to 29 – Griggsville, IL

PCH festivals fairsWe hope you’re all enjoying summer by attending our local festivals and fairs! Griggsville’s Western IL Fair has already kicked off today, June 25 with a great crowd and activities. The following are the activities for the duration of the Western IL Fair.

Thursday, June 26:
8 am — Livestock Arena Beef Show. Family meal at noon. Swine show after the Beef Show.
1 pm – 7 pm — 4-H exhibit building open
7 pm — GRANDSTAND: Queen Pageant  and Princess contest
GRANDSTAND — Dueling Pianos performing throughout the evening

Friday, June 27:
FAMILY NIGHT with Woody’s Menagerie. Family Style Special front gate prices of $10/person including rides.
9 am — Livestock Arena Master Showmanship Auction preview
5 pm — Livestock Auction
6:30 pm — Livestock projects released following auction
American Legion Hall Animal Science Skill-a-thon after Master Showmanship Projects released, 3-5 pm.
Woody’s Menagerie
Budweiser Entertainment Tent – Hip Bone Same, 8 pm to Midnight

Saturday, June 28:
School bus and Modified Demolition Derbies, 7 pm
Budweiser Entertainment Tent – Next of Kin, 8 pm to Midnight

Sunday, June 29:
UPA Tractor and Truck Pull – 4 pm
Budweiser Entertainment Tent – Washer Tournament 1 pm start. Entry $20 per team

State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer Traveling Office Hours

politicsMeet your representative. State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer will be in Pike County on Thursday, June 26 with Traveling Business hours.

7-8 am at Cardinal Inn, Pittsfield
9-10 am at Pam’s Cafe, Pleasant Hill
11-12 pm at Barry Cafe, Barry
1-2 at The Bucket, Griggsville

Questions contact the District office at 217-243+-6221.

4-H Livestock Auction – June 27 – Griggsville, IL

4hPike County livestock group invites family and friends and businesses to attend the livestock auction held on Friday, June 27 at the Griggsville fair grounds where there will be the Pike County 4-H exhibitors with their projects.

The buyers are asked to register at 5:30 pm and at this time they will be able to visit with the 4-H exhibitors and ask them about their projects to get to know them. A meal will be served to the buyers by the Pike County Beef Association at 5:30 pm. The sale will begin at 6:30 with the assistance of Brian Curless. Come and support the 4-H livestock auction.