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Diller-Odell

Elementary School

May Student of the Month

Gunner has tried his best this year to be both a great student and also a great friend.  He is someone who is not only responsible when it comes to his own learning and feelings, but respectful of the learning and feelings of . . .

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Summer Reading Resources

  Spring testing has come to an end for yet another school year.  The students have all worked very hard to show what they know. I hope that everyone has a wonderful summer!  A well earned break from all the hard work is . . .

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April Student of the Month

Lucy is a great example of a respectful and responsible Griffiin.  She comes in every day with a smile on her face and is willing to work.  She is helpful and encouraging to her classmates.  She is always willing to go the . . .

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Diller-Odell Elementary Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

Diller-Odell Elementary celebrated Autism Awareness month on April 22nd.  All students were encouraged to wear their Autism Awareness shirts or the color blue.  Each grade level learned about Autism and acceptance within their . . .

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ESU to Host Reading Rally Next Spring

  In light of the indefinite cancellation of the long held Reading Classics local and state tournaments, media specialists from across ESU 5 have begun planning a Reading Rally for next spring to take its place. Book lists were . . .

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Elementary Quiz Bowl at Freeman

  On Monday March 28th, the 5th-6th grade students competed in the Elementary Freeman quiz bowl meet. They competed against 20 other teams. This was their last meet of the season. They all did such a great job this season!  . . .

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March Student of the Month

The March Student of the Month is 5th grader, Liam.  Liam always tries his best and gives 110%. He is also very kind to everyone and makes sure that everyone feels included. He also works hard to set a good example for others. He is . . .

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Seuss Week Fun

It was a busy week in the library during Dr. Seuss Week as the 5th and 6th graders planned activities for students in grades PK-3. The older students then helped facilitate the stations their group had organized. Some favorite activities . . .

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February Student of the Month

Jayna is the February Student of hte Month.  She not only is a great student at Diller-Odell by listening in class, turning in assignments on time and doing them to her best capabilities, but she also treats everyone in . . .

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Fifth and Sixth Quiz Bowl

  On February 7th, the Diller-Odell 5th and 6th grade quiz bowl teams participated in the ESU 5 Quiz Bowl meet at Thayer Central. They finished 5th and 6th place out of 14 teams.    Participants were:  . . .

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January Student of the Month

The January Student of the Month is first grader, Ella.  She is a responsible, respectful and safe Griffin inside and outside the classroom. She has a positive attitude and works hard to improve.  She sets a good example . . .

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December Student of the Month

Jaden is a star third grade student! He is always giving his best in every lesson and activity. He is a helpful and kind friend to his classmates. He is great at always listening to directions and working hard at any task that is asked of . . .

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December Student of the Month

Jack is a kind and considerate student.  He works hard each day and does not give up when he faces a challenge.  He is helpful toward his peers.  He always comes in with a smile on his face ready to conquer the day.  Jack . . .

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October Student of the Month

Kadin is a terrific student! He is always truthful and kind to his classmates. He listens and participates during class. He works hard and always gives his best effort. Kadin is a joy to have in class. He is a great Griffin as he is . . .

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Research-based Interventions at the Elementary

  Sound Partners is a research-based tutoring program that provides individual instruction in early reading skills.  It receives the ESSA “Strong” rating, which is the highest rating indicating solid outcomes. . . .

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September Student of the Month

Noema is our September Student of the Month. She is such a hard worker and is caring towards all of her classmates. She always has something new to share and we look forward to seeing her each day. 

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Jefferson County Spelling Bee

On Tuesday, October 5th, 5th-8th grade students traveled to Fairbury for the Jefferson County Spelling Bee.  There the students participated against other students from Fairbury, Tri County, Meridian, and St. Paul's Lutheran . . .

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August Student of the Month

Josie is our August Student of the Month.  She is safe, responsible, and respectful.  She does things in the right way...the Griffin Way.  She pays attention in class and does all of her work to her best capabilities. She . . .

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December Student of the Month

Congratulations to Athena, December's Student of the Month.  Athena exemplifies what it is to be a Griffin.  She always has a smile on her face.  She is  hard working, responsible, and respectful.  She . . .

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