PICTURE DAY IS COMING! October 29 for Blue Students and October 30 for Gold Students. Remote students can come either day. Pictures will start at approximately 8:30 am each day. Click on the link below to see the order form. https://5il.co/m4oz
'Tis the season for the JUNIOR CLASS GREENS FUNDRAISER! Starting Oct 13 through Oct 30, juniors at Somonauk High School are selling the items pictured below to raise money for Prom and their senior trip. If you wish to purchase anything, please see a junior for more details or email Bryan McMahan (email@example.com) and Amanda Hammett (firstname.lastname@example.org). We thank our community for such wonderful support! Greens will be available BEFORE Thanksgiving break for some early holiday cheer this year 🎄
Somonauk Boys Golf Regional: The Somonauk boys golf team finished with a 364 team score at Spring Creek today. The team did not advance but 3 individuals were able to advance to the Spring Creek sectional! Tyler Jansen-90 Jaylen Dion -91 Alex Krejci -91 Carter Andrews misses the cut by 1 strike with a 92. “The boys played great and I’m super proud of them!” Congrats to all the LTC members and teams that advanced. Congrats to all the boys on a great Golf Season! Good luck to Tyler, Jaylen and Alex next Monday at Sectionals!!
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!! Rain O’Connell Born in Sandwich, IL. She has two siblings: Kendal (11) and Dakota (8) Favorite subjects - Math and Science; favorite movies - Starstruck ; favorite books - “I Hunt Killers”; favorite music - Rock. In school, Rain is involved in Fine Arts, Yearbook, GSA, miDream, School Play, Choir Club, FFA and NHS. Outside of school, she is involved with NorthWestern Discovery Program. Rain's advice for fellow students: "Stay true to yourself no matter how small your circle gets!"
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!! Kendall Lynn Butler (Nickname: Kenny or Ken) She was born in Aurora, IL, and she has one older siblings: Kylie (18) Favorite subject – Do not have a favorite; favorite movie - Too many to choose; favorite music - Too many to choose In school, Kendal is involved in Mentoring, Spanish Club, Student Council, and NHS Out of school, she works, plays softball and hangs out with friends. The quote Kendall would like to share with fellow students is: “You’re Gonna Miss This” -Trace Adkins
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!! Lily Horsch Nickname - Lil, putian. She was born in Bloomington, IL. She has one older sibling: Emma (20). Favorite subject – Math & Science; favorite movie - Stand By Me & Matilda; favorite book - The Night She Disappeared (by April Henry), Wonder (by R.J. Palacio), Hatchet (by Gary Paulsen); favorite music - Country (Taylor Swift & Luke Combs). In school, she is involved in Student Council and Band. Main activity out of school is gymnastics. Lily's advice to fellow students: "Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone, even though it can be hard. Try new things, meet new people, and be who YOU want to be!!!!"
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!!! Danielle Picard Born: Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL She does not have any siblings Favorites subject- English Favorite movie - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Favorite book - Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Prachett Favorite music - Jason Manns (covers with Friends album) Danielle is involved in FFA in school. And spends her time away from school fishing, FFA summer work days, and Foothills Animal Rescue in Scottsdale, AZ Her advice to other would be: “Be kind to yourself so you can be happy enough to be kind to the world.” - Misha Collins
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!!! Olivia Rose Rogers Nick names: Liv, Livy, Ya-Ya Was born in Aurora, Illinois She has three siblings: Montana(19), Calleigh (13), Dayton (11) Favorite Subject - Film or Art Favorite Movie - The Green Mile Favorite Book - The Green Mile Favorite Music - Anything from 60’s & 70’s Involved in what activities in school: Band, Dance, Soccer, GSA Spanish Club, FFA, StuCo Out of school: 3n1 Youth Group, working as a receptionist Advice for other students: Don’t let others decide your future. Do what you want to do, who cares what others think.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!! Ashley Nichols Was born in Aurora, Illinois. She has two older siblings: Hunter (27) & Chance (25) Favorite Subject - History Favorite Movie - Harry Potter/Prisoner of Azkaban Favorite Book - Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings Favorite Music - Country or Rap Involved in what activities: In school - FFA and mentoring Out of school - Reading, walking my dog, watching tv, and hanging out Advice for other students: High School is a lot more fun when there is not a pandemic, so just hold on.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Travis Seidelman Nickname: Travis James, Trav, TJ Born: Aurora Siblings: Edward (26) Favorite: Subject - History Movies - Only The Brave Books - The Outsiders Music - Country Involved in what activities: In-school: Fire-science at IVVC Out-of school: Somonauk Fire Department, Fishing, Farming Travis' advice to others: "Don´t fall behind like I did."
UPDATE on Somonauk School LUNCH On Monday, August 31, 2020 the USDA, U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that they will extend FREE lunch to all children in the fall months during the COVID -19 pandemic. Please fill out this form if you would like a lunch delivered for your child(ren). https://forms.gle/Um93fPS4wYtDhuie9 **Due to the Labor Day holiday, deliveries will be on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Elizabeth McQuinley Nick name: Eli, E Born: Eden, North Carolina Siblings: I have two older siblings: Ashley (27) & Jacob (21) Favorites: Subject - Math Movie - Any Avengers movie Book - Any Stephen King novel Music - Rap or old school metal Involved in what activities: In school: GSA, Fine Arts Out of school: Mostly study and play guitar Eli's advice to others: "Never be afraid to be yourself, even if people don’t like who you are."
2020 Somonauk High School PROM Court Here is your 2020 Prom Court: JUNIORS: Anabella Britt, Kara Anderson, Cara Davis, Blaise McGowen, Bryor Wiborg and Argjent Ashiku SENIORS: Lexi Bell (queen), Meghan Franzone, Claire Lamb, Raeghan Vidito, Jacob Fewkes, Eli Ciesielczyk, Garrett McNurlan (king) and Liam Roberts CONGRATULATIONS! Stay tuned for an email or two this weekend regarding Somonauk High School Virtual Prom Challange Week beginning on Mon, July 6th.
Somonauk Blue Room open for Somonauk High School Athletes. Phase 1 of Return to Play Below is a link for Sign-up Genius * 2 time slots per day * Each time slot has 9 people * Sign up for 1 hour only * Must stay within same group for next 2 weeks * Cannot switch times with anyone * Please make sure the times work for you *Must have signed consent form before entering (one will be emailed to you when signing up) These restrictions must be followed! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054AA4AB2AA1FA7-blue
CLASS of 2020 Somonauk High School SENIORS The best is yet to come! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vepOapisKdg&feature=youtu.be
There is still time to order your 2019-2020 SHS yearbook. https://yearbookforever.com/ Order up until May 31st
On Monday, March 16th, Sandwich SUBWAY will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Somonauk MUSIC Boosters. Breakfast, lunch or dinner Subway is the place to be to support SOMONAUK MUSIC BOOSTERS.
On Friday March 6, all Freshmen and Junior will complete the Illinois Youth Survey during their Lifetime Fitness Class. Please see information below for more information. During the spring semester (January through June) of the 2019-2020school year, schools within the city of Chicago and throughout the state will have the opportunity to conduct the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) with students in 8th, 10th, or 12th grade. Your child’s school may choose to participate. WHAT IS THE ILLINOIS YOUTH SURVEY?The purpose of the IYS is to better understand youth attitudes andbehaviors that can impact student problems and academic success. It will ask about topics including nutrition, physical activity, bullying, to-bacco, alcohol, and other drug use. Students will be asked to complete asurvey (with no names or identification numbers) that will be confi-dentially administered during one class period. The survey is completely voluntary and privacy will be strictly protected. DO I HAVE TO DO ANYTHING TO ALLOW MY CHILD TO PARTICIPATE? You will be sent a notification form officially informing you that the survey is being conducted at your school. This form will allow you to exclude your child from participation and only needs to be returned if you do not want your child to participate. Even if you allow your child to participate, every student will also be given the choice to participate or not. WHAT IS THE SURVEY DATA USED FOR?The Illinois Youth Survey will provide your school with a local report of the combined student results which will help to determine which pro-grams may be needed to keep students safe and healthy. For more information, please visit the Illinois Youth Survey website at http://iys.cprd.illinois.edu The IYS is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services
2020 Prom Packets The DISCOUNT deadline is quickly approaching, please be sure to turn in packets before Spring Break to receive this offer!
HIGH School Track, Baseball, and Softball start Monday, March 2nd. Before participating in practice, all athletes must have -all fees paid -$75.00 sports fee paid -current physical -completed sports form BOBCAT PRIDE
CONGRATULATIONS BRIELLE DUKOVAC: One of our own Somonauk Band members has been selected to perform at this year’s All-State Festival in Peoria IL this Saturday. We are beyond proud of Brielle and her accomplishments. In order to make it this far, Brielle has had to practice furiously and compete in auditions against students from the whole northwestern portion of Illinois (Dekalb, Sycamore, Rockford, etc.). After being named a District 8 musician Brielle did well enough to place as a top chair in the District 8 Honor Band thus ensuring her offer to Illinois ALL-State! Brielle says that the process and road to All-State was a hard journey that started last year when she made the District 8 Honor Band but did not make state. She says that “I felt a little out of place last year, so I left that festival with a mission and practiced so hard.” That she did and her hard work has paid off. Brielle will one of the very few Sophomores to participate in All-state, but will fit right in alongside the best student musicians in the State
All three levels of Boys Basketball games vs. Earlville are cancelled for this evening, Friday January 17; based on the anticipated weather. Rescheduled date will be announced once agreed upon by both schools. #bobcats432
SOMONAUK HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS Illinois Student Assistance Commission congratulates four Somonauk High School students for their exceptional academic achievement Somonauk, IL – Somonauk High School Principal Eric Benson is pleased to announce that four students from the Somonauk High School graduating class of 2020 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, confers this prestigious recognition to top Illinois high school students annually. This year, more than 17,500 honorees join the other top students who have been honored for their academic achievements since the designation was first introduced in 1958. The 2020-21 Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors from 726 high schools across the state. Illinois State Scholars are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank. This year, ISAC is celebrating all State Scholars with two videos (https://bit.ly/2LftKqW) that highlight some of the state’s exceptional students. “Somonauk High School has tremendous academic students, that we challenge to prepare to be Next Level ready every day. We are very proud of these students’ academic accomplishments and look forward to their continued successes.” Eric Benson – Somonauk High School Principal The following Somonauk High School students were named 2020-21 Illinois State Scholars: Jacob Fewkes, Maxwell Neidigh, McKenna Dayhuff and Justin Grabow. “On behalf of ISAC, we congratulate the 2020-21 Illinois States Scholars,” said Eric Zarnikow, executive director of ISAC. “I’m consistently impressed with the passion, focus, organization, and dedication of our State Scholars. It is a credit to these students--as well as to their support systems and to our schools--that so many of them are not only driven to achieve but also reflect a true love of learning and a desire to use their education to make the world a better place.” While the State Scholar recognition does not include a monetary prize, honorees will receive a congratulatory letter from ISAC and a personalized Certificate of Achievement. Honorees can also download a digital Illinois State Scholar badge that can be displayed on their online profiles and social media platforms, and shared with high school counselors, prospective colleges, employers, family members and others. A complete list of the 2020-21 Illinois State Scholars (https://bit.ly/2Reh1IY) can be found on ISAC’s website. Note that the Program announces honorees based on the year they would begin any postsecondary education, not based on the year they graduate from high school. All students, including State Scholars, are encouraged to complete their 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) as soon as possible. The FAFSA is used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal and most state and institutional financial aid available for postsecondary education, including two- or four-year degree programs, certificates, and vocational education. ISAC offers free financial aid and college access events to assist students and families with the college-going process. Students can also visit the ISAC Student Portal for college planning, financial aid and financial literacy information and free tools, as well as information on how to contact the ISACorps, a group of recent college graduates who act as near-peer mentors and provide one-on-one assistance and mentoring. Students can also get answers to their college-going and financial aid questions sent directly to their phones by signing up for ISAC College Q&A, ISAC’s free text messaging service. In addition, ISAC offers assistance through the agency’s call center, 1-800-899-4722 (ISAC).
Bobcats Wrestlers fall to Ottawa 53-18. Winners by pin fall: Isaiah N., Eli C and Shea R. Way to battle Bobcats! #bobcats432
Congratulations to the SHS Virtual Enterprises class, the VE students, their facilitator, and their VE company Envolution for performing as one of the top VE companies for the period ending October 31, 2019. The VE Top 50 is a composite method to identify the top companies in the VE program by measuring engagement and achievement of targeted initiatives throughout the year. For this period, companies were measured on a weighted average of the following activities: Completed annual Business Registration Form Loan Application and/or Angel Investors and/or Bank Balance of $150,000 or more Processed at least one Payroll Processed at least one Rent Payment Participated in the National Online Elevator Pitch Competition Participated in the National Online Branding Competition https://veinternational.org/ve-top-50/
State required school VACCINES If your child is in need of state required vaccinations, the DeKalb County Health Department has appointments in Sandwich on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 1:30- 3:30. Please call (815)748-2460 and leave a voicemail with child’s name, child’s birth date, and return phone number. The DeKalb County Health department will provide these immunizations, regardless of which county you reside in. When attending this appointment, you must provide the child’s immunization records, if you do not have your child’s records, contact the school and we will get you a copy. Here is a link to health department for other useful resources https://health.dekalbcounty.org
Indian Valley Vocational Center proudly announces its Outstanding Fall Students. The criteria included are qualities such as outstanding professional work, enthusiasm, initiative, and demonstrated work ethic. Congratulations to Gia Vidito- Fire Science, Martin Drew- Construction Trades, and Lillian Scott-Culinary Arts.
Does your home need one last touch of fall with the aromas of “peaches and pumpkin patch” in the air? Would you like to bring a “mountaintop Christmas” to your mantle this holiday season? Are you stumped for ideas each year when shopping for your child-care providers, book-club hosts, teachers, or furry baby care-takers? Looking for “the perfect man”? Our annual sophomore candle sale is underway! Hand-poured on a family farm in northern Illinois, Country Lights soy candles make the perfect holiday gift! Contact your favorite Somonauk High School sophomore, Mrs. Nelson, or the high school office to make your selection. Orders will be available by Thanksgiving.
'Tis the season for the JUNIOR CLASS GREENS FUNDRAISER! Every junior at Somonauk High School is selling the items pictured below to raise money for Prom and their senior trip. If you wish to purchase anything, please see a junior for more details or email Bryan McMahan (email@example.com) and Amanda Hammett (firstname.lastname@example.org). We thank our community for such wonderful support!
Picture retakes is Monday, October 7th from 10:30-11:45. If you did not have your picture taken in September stop in the office for an order form. If you would like retakes you must bring your pictures that you received with you on Oct. 7th. Any questions contact Mrs. Plante in the office.
What is almost as cool as FRIDAY Night Lights?!?! Why THURSDAY Night Lights! October 3rd at 6:00 pm the Somonauk Soccer team will take on Byron. We will also recognize our seniors at 5:30. BOBCAT PRIDE~ Let's do this!
Mother nature showed her fireworks last night, but Somonauk HOCO 2019 will have a quick firework display at approximately 7:00 pm! Come watch from the Middle School parking lot
HOCO Soccer Game tonight vs. Sandwich HS cancelled in agreement with administration and head coaches, due to field conditions and continued weather. Fireworks will be rescheduled for Saturday evening. Bonfire cancelled reschedule TBD.Tailgating in HS Main Gym 4:00-5:30.
Due to the anticipated weather forecast for tomorrow, this is the revised information for the day: Friday September 27, 2019 HS Schedule - 1:40 Schedule HOCO Pep Assembly 1:40 in Gym Parade & Float work has been cancelled 4:00-5:30 Tailgating Activities - HS Main Gym (Use Main Entrance Door A) Bounce Activities, Recreational Activities & Pizza 5:45 Senior Soccer Introductions & Marching Band Performance before and after Senior Intros 6:00 Somonauk vs. Sandwich Varsity Soccer Game Half-Time: HOCO Court Introductions, Cheer/Dance Performances & Fireworks (Approximately 6:45 pm) Bonfire has been cancelled.
UPDATE: Homecoming GAME events With the predicted weather forecast, we are going to move the HOMECOMING SOCCER game time up one hour to 6:00 pm. This "may" allow us to get complete game in before forecasted storms occur. 5:45 Soccer Sr Night 6:00 GAME vs Sandwich halftime: dance, cheer and homecoming court Let's GO BOBCATS!
HOCO Parade Friday 5:30 pm! Starts HS Parking lot eastbound Washington to S Depot, southbound to LaSalle towards HS/MS. Tailgating activities begin after parade. 7:00 pm Soccer game vs Sandwich, with Bonfire to follow.
JV Volleyball lost in three to HBR, great effort ladies! #bobcats432
Freshmen Volleyball wins in two games 25-9, 25-11 over HBR. #bobcats432
Financial Aid Night will be held tonight, September 18th at 5:00pm in the high school cafeteria. Presenting along with me will be Lizy Garcia-Ramirez, ISAC Corps representative and Maribel Luna from Financial Aid at Waubonsee Community College. We’ll go over the FAFSA specifically and the financial aid process as a whole. The FAFSA opens October 1st.
It’s officially Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! A time when Childhood Cancer communities turn GOLD in support for all kids with cancer. Somonauk CUSD #432 will continue to partner with St. Baldrick's Foundation to battle childhood Cancer. Our newest campaign, defy (DFY), is a way for everyone to have a stake in joining the fight against pediatric cancers by refusing to accept the current statistics, and by using defiance to come together in support & hope. Somonauk BOBCATS will raise awareness by wearing GOLD socks in our competitions! This is not a fundraiser but just an awareness, an opportunity to show support! All three buildings have been impacted by childhood cancer in the past year and its crucial we show our support and hope. Athletic teams will wear GOLD socks for middle school and high school VOLLEYBALL, SOCCER, and GOLF. ;during the weeks of September 16-27. BOBCATS BATTLE CHILDHOOD CANCER 2020 -Date to be announced soon for Spring 2020!
Class of 2019: Stop into the HS Main Office to pick up your Yearbook between 7:30-4:00 daily. All other students will get their’s during lunches week one.
Reminder to all students that got a letter from Mrs Hammett regarding EPP; there will be a meeting in the HS Computer Lab on Friday 7/12 at 9:00 am. Please enter HS Main Entrance. Fees should be paid prior, bring corrective eyewear. Parents should stay for parent signature.
Sorry for this delay on Boys Track & Field Sectional Update: The boys' team placed 14th of 17 teams at the Orion Sectional Friday. Here are results by athlete: Jared Banister placed 6th in the 800, Ethan Gabrys 3rd in the 110 Hurdles, and Noah Gabrys 6th in the 100 and all brought back a medal! Aaron Banister: 11th in 1600 (5:18.05) Jared Banister: 14th in 400 (1:00.00); 6th in 800 (2:17.70) Ethan Gabrys: 3rd in 110 high hurdles (19.05); 12th in 300 hurdles (51.04) Noah Gabrys: 6th in 100 (11.77); 9th in 200 (25.30) Justin Grabow: 24th in Shotput (24-07); 30th in Discus (59-08) Ajay Mahara: 17th in 100 (12.39); 22nd in 200 (27.38) Nelson Mantzke: 23rd (26-09); 26th in Discus (69-08) Zach Olson: 15th in Long Jump (16-09) Brian Van Norman: 21st in Long Jump (15-08.5) 4x100 11th (52.63) of Aaron Banister, Ajay Mahara, Brian Van Norman, and Zach Olson 4x200 8th (1:44.54) of Ryan Zaeske, Ajay Mahara, Zach Olson and Noah Gabrys 4x400 9th (4:12.07) of Ethan & Noah Gabrys, Ryan Zaeske, and Jared Banister
After 3 innings EA 5 and Bobcats 2 #bobcats432
After two innings of play EA 3 and Bobcats 0 #bobcats432
IHSA Regional Championship Baseball game at Kenny Field in Big Rock, Somonauk vs Elgin Academy. After 1 inning EA 1 and Bobcats 0 #bobcats432
Bobcat Softball down 9-6 in top of 7, let’s go Bobcats. Hold nothing back!
Bobcats down 9-6 in bottom of 6.
Congratulations to SHS FFA President McKenna Dayhuff for being chosen as FFA Sectional Sentinel. #bobcatslead #bobcats432
Congratulations and THANK YOU! Year one for St. Baldrick's Foundation is in the books, and our GRAND TOTAL for fundraising for the entire Somonauk CUSD #432 was: $15,189 This number is truly awesome! Thank you all for your efforts.
Update 9:15: During our morning bus routes this morning, one of our district buses was involved in a minor accident on the south side of Lake Holiday. Somonauk Fire Department, Lasalle County Sheriffs, district administration and transportation assisted on the scene. Parents of all current riders were notified and checked at the scene, there were no injuries on-site. Students were transported back to campus at approximately 8:45.
During our morning bus routes this morning one of our district busses was involved in a minor accident. Somonauk Fire Department, Lasalle County Sheriffs and district administration assisted on the scene. Parents of all current riders are currently being notified and checked in the scene. We have no injuries on-site. Further updates to follow.
For Tuesday April 30: Track Meet @ Hall HS - Cancelled, Baseball & Softball - Home Cancelled due to the weather.
Prom busses are leaving Gaslite Manner at 11:14, anticipate 50 minutes back to SHS.
PROM WALK INFO - Saturday April 27 - Doors to SHS open for the public at 4:00 pm, line-up at 4:15, then at 4:30 Prom Walk begins in SHS Gym. Get ready to travel back in time for the Great Gatsby!
On Friday April 12, Somonauk CUSD 432 hosted our first St. Baldrick’s Foundation shaving event. With over 20 students and staff shaving their heads to raise funds for Childhood Cancer research. We well exceeded our goal, raising over $12,000. Thank you all for your efforts and support! Please send any pictures or videos to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. #bobcatscare #bobcats433
Change for a CURE Class Competition! From Monday until Thursday during lunches, we will have buckets out for donations for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Bring your change and dollars to donate. Let’s see who the winning class will be, the winning class will be recognized at the Friday assembly.
SHS St. Baldrick’s Spirit Week Schedule: Monday -Crazy Sock Day - Sock it to childhood Cancer! Tuesday - Pajama Day - Put Cancer to bed Wednesday - Red, White & Blue Day - Patriotic Pride against Cancer! Thursday - Hat Day - Hats in solidarity for those children struggling with Cancer! Friday - Green Day - Green to support St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Softball winners, Bobcats over Reapers 11-9! #bobcats432
Fine Arts Community Fest March 21 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Today at all three Somonauk CUSD #432 buildings, all students and staff participated in an Intruder Drill. Students and staff executed new options and procedures to ensure safety and preparation in the event of a real safety threat. Thank you to all of the students and staff for their efforts during the drills.
We are welcoming Retired Naperville Detective and nationally recognized speaker to our building to discuss Digital Safety on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym.