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Bartelso News & Events


The St. Cecilia Ladies Sodality will hold its annual quilt bingo on Thursday, September 20th.  Doors will open at 6:30; bingo begins at 7:30 p.m.  Winners will receive a beautiful handmade quilt or cash award for ties.  There will also be attendance prizes, raffle and refreshments available.  PAPER CARDS ONLY!

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2018 Bartelso PFC Fallfest


Beaucoup Bottom Band

Reverse Raffle

Kickball & Bags Tournament

Bounce Houses, Face Painting

Food & Beverages

The Annual Bartelso PFC Fallfest will be held on 9/29/2018 at North Park in Bartelso. This year's benefit will feature live music by the Beaucoup Bottom Band. 

The annual bags and kickball tournament is always fun. We will also have a reverse raffle which will provide a chance to win up to $12,000 in prizes. 

The fun don't stop there! For the kids, there will be Jammin Jumper Bounce Houses, face painting and more! Food and drinks will also be available. All proceeds to help support Bartelso Elementary Grade School.

Live Band - Beaucoup Bottom Band will play from 8:00 - 12:00 am

Reverse Raffle - Over $12,000 in cash prizes.  Tickets are now available!  You may purchase yours through any child in Bartelso grade school or at Boondocks Market.  Raffle begins at 6:30 p.m.

Bags Tournament will begin at 1:00; Sign up at 12:30.  Please contact Amanda at 540-9039

Kickball Tournament will begin at 1:00/Sign up at 12:30.  Please contact Jaime 444-4187

Bounce Houses 1:00 - 7:00
Lazer Tag:  3:00 - 8:00
Face Painting:  2:00 - 6:00
Pumpkin Painting:  2:00 - 6:00
Bike Helmet Check:  1:00 - 4:00  - A Change to win a new BIKE!  See flyer for more details.

Bartelso Braves State Champs

2018 Boys SIJHSAA Class Small State Champs

2018 Girls SIJHSAA Class Small Third Place State

The 2018 Bartelso Braves basketball season was an exciting one!  The Lady Braves completed their season with a 23 - 8 record.  The Lady Braves were proud to claim the third place state trophy at the SIJHSAA State Tournament.  

The Bartelso Boys basketball season ended UNDEFEATED with a 32 - 0 record and claimed the SIJHSAA Class S State Championship.  This is the first time in school history to become undefeated and to win a State Championship.  

Congratulations to the students, coaching staff, parents and faculty on an amazing season.

Hillcrest Estates 

A new subdivision is underway southeast of Bartelso.  This subdivision includes many benefits and is located right on the outskirts of town.  Its a perfect location for any size family looking to build a new home.  

  • Rolling hills, storm sewers & sump pump for proper drainage
  • Oil & Chipped roads with curbing
  • Sidewalk throughout and to school
  • Underground electric with decorative street lighting
  • 1 Acre Lake & Beautiful Entrance
  • Short distance to church and Bartelso Elementary - which continues to be a top rated school in Illinois

Contact Tom Gerdes at 618-210-2658 or email him at tgerdes@southernbusandmobility.com for more information.  

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:

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/faithforfallon


 *photo by Unforgettable Photography by Anna