Jeff Burton has donned many hats as an Odin Eagle. Highly regarded as one of (if not the) top three sport athletes the school has ever produced. Also, a long history of coaching several different sports at many different levels. In his senior season of 1989, he was voted the MVP of the Midland Trail Conference in both baseball and basketball. He also was the first Odin Eagle (at that time) to qualify for an IHSA State event, when he did so in cross country. In baseball, if he got on base he usually stole both second and third base. He finished his career with 170 steals. That total still ranks fifth in the IHSA record books. Blessed with a high baseball IQ, Jeff was ready for high school baseball when he first got to high school. Becoming a key component for the team in both the field and at the plate, during a great stretch of success for the Eagles. The Eagles dominated in baseball during his four year career, compiling a team record of 142-32-1. His total of 73 stolen bases in 1988, is still the all-time leader (tied for first) in the IHSA record book for a single season. In basketball, he had a fine senior season. Averaging right at 20 points per contest to go along with 9 rebounds a night. Named to the Honorable Mention Class A All-State team, he was also on the first team at the Sesser Tournament to go along with the MVP honor he earned in his own conference. He neared the 1,000 point club, but ended with 932 career markers. He has coached five different sports at the school. With some nice success at each stop, as you can see in the bio below. Respected by his players and opponents alike, for his positive and knowledgeable approach to the sport and towards the teams he was leading. Currently, he serves as the Athletic Director at the school. A position he has held since 2016 and has thrived in. Overseeing the scheduling of competitive games and events for the Eagle teams of today. A young Odin Eagle athlete could not find a better example of what it means to be an Odin Eagle. Jeff was always coachable and eager to get better at the sport at hand during his playing days. Forever connected to and proud of his Odin Eagle heritage, it is an honor to welcome Jeff Burton into the Odin Public School District Hall of Fame. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS BASEBALL *1988- IHSA state record to this day - 73 stolen bases (170 career-5th most) *1989- MTC Conference MVP *Team 4 yr record of 142-32-1 (1985-89) *Career .425 batting average CROSS COUNTRY *1989-Regionals-9th (16:51) Sectionals-7th (15;55) State- 65th (16:36) *Won 6 of 13 races he competed in.(1989) *At the time was 1st Odin athlete to qualify for an IHSA State event. BASKETBALL *All tourney team at Sesser-Valier Holiday Tour. (1989) *1989-MTC Conference MVP. *SR yr average. 19pts 9 rebounds. *932 career points. *IHSA 1A All State Honorable Mention.(1989) COLLEGE *Played 1 yr of basketball and baseball at Lindenwood College (St. Charles, MO) *Transferred to Kaskaskia College and was a member of the 1991 KC Baseball team that was inducted into the KC HOF in 2010. *Played baseball at McKendree College and named to the SMCC Conference All conference team in 1993. COACHING: *Jr High Assistant Softball (2007-08) *Jr High Boys Basketball (2008-2017). Career record of 151-77. 4 regional championships. Best finish was 4th place at the State Tournament in 2010-2011 season. (24-3). *HS Assistant Softball (2008-2013) HS Cross Country (2014-2018) OTHER: Athletic Director (2016-present) IHSA Basketball Referee (2017-present) IHSA Baseball/Softball Umpire (2013-present)
about 13 hours ago, Samantha Dix
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Volleyball will practice from 3:30-5 today. Sorry for the late notice. If you have any questions you can email Mr. Capps at wcapps@odinpublicschools.org or call the school.
about 20 hours ago, Samantha Dix
There will be tutoring this week from 2:15-3:00 and going forward on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
2 days ago, Quinton Marcum
We had a few more photos we wanted to share of Eileen as well as reminding everyone to please make plans to attend the Hall of Fame ceremony on March the 12th. An event with starting times and other information about the evening will be posted soon in the school event section.
3 days ago, The Regal Eagle
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Eileen Shanafelt was born and raised in Odin. She served as secretary/bookkeeper from 1967-1996. The daughter of a dedicated teacher known to Odin Schools as ''Miss Jennie.'' She taught at Odin for 42 years. Eileen graduated as the valedictorian of the Class of 1947. Working in the area's oil field industry, she married Kenny Shanafelt in 1951. She had 4 sons and a daughter. When her youngest started all-day attendance in 1967, she was blessed with the opportunity to return to the school as well. She worked as school secretary, and later as the bookkeeper for the district. During that time, she ventured into a new arena. She brought the books into the ''computer age.'' It was not easy, but Eileen proved she was up to the challenge. Her coworkers and the friendships they shared meant a great deal to her, as did each student she watched grow up there. This included her own children. Terry, Jerry, Gary and Sherry. Later, three of her granddaughters would also graduate from OHS. Jennie, Jamie and Amy. After 30 years of dedicated service, Eileen retired. She kept the school deep within her heart to the day she passed in December of 2019. She was honored and proud to have been a part of the village that it takes to educate the students of Odin Public Schools. We are proud and honored to welcome Eileen Shanafelt into the Hall of Fame.
3 days ago, The Regal Eagle
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Junior High Girls Basketball should wash and turn in uniforms to the main office by Friday, January 28th. Thank you
3 days ago, Quinton Marcum
Body Boundaries begins tomorrow for our PK-5th grade students. The Amy Center will be here to present to our students age appropriate information about body safety. This education is a requirement by Erin's Law we provide all students. Please see the news article linked below for further information. https://www.odinpublicschools.org/article/630218 Students in grades 6-12 will have their presentations on Thursday the 27th!
3 days ago, Sarah Loepker
Today is the Vaccine Clinic for COVID-19. If you are interested please call the school at 618-775-8266.
3 days ago, Kimberly Briggs
Good morning, the 5 Essentials Survey is a tool that principals use to identify deficiencies and strengths we have as a school. We invite parents to fill out this anonymous survey so that we have some data on ways to improve. Please consider taking some time to fill out this survey if you have a student attending our school. Here is the url to place into your browser to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ Thank you, Mr. Marcum
3 days ago, Quinton Marcum
Visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter code 62870 to find our upcoming blood drive hosted by High School Student Council. Quick Facts: February 22nd 1:00-5:00 p.m. Odin School Little Gymnasium
6 days ago, Sarah Loepker
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This is to inform you that Odin PSD #722 will continue 2:15 dismissal for K-12 and 1:45 dismissal for Pre-K on Monday, January 24 through all next week. We will resume our regular schedule on Monday, January 31st. If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at the school or email kbriggs@odinpublicschools.org. Thank you, Mrs. Briggs
6 days ago, Kimberly Briggs
Volleyball practice has been moved up to 4:30-6. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Capps by email at wcapps@odinpublicschools.org or call the school.
6 days ago, Samantha Dix
Parents: If you were interested in having your student receive the vaccine on Monday, January 24th (first shot) and Tuesday, February 15th (second shot), please return your student consent form by Friday, January 21st. LINK for Student Consent form: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1804630/VaccineCONSENTFORM.pdf
7 days ago, Kimberly Briggs
Tonight’s Jr high Boys Basketball game is at North Wamac School. 1 varsity game at 6:00pm. Thanks
7 days ago, Jeff Burton
Congratulations to our 8th Graders for their hard work and dedication to their sports career throughout Junior High. Pictured L to R: Danika Gillis, Chloe Bechdoldt, Joshlynn Budds, Autumn Wiese, Noah Jones, Mason Corry, and Lincoln Roberts. Not Pictured is Easton Johnson.
8 days ago, Quinton Marcum
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JH Volleyball will practice from 2:30-4 today since being on the 2:15 dismissal schedule. Sorry for the late notice. If you have any questions you can email Mr. Capps at wcapps@odinpublicschools.org or call the school.
8 days ago, Samantha Dix
Dear Odin PSD #722 Community: On Monday, January 24, IDPH will be offering a Vaccine Clinic at Odin PSD #722 in the small gym. For further information, please see the attached information. Student Consent Link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1804630/VaccineCONSENTFORM.pdf
8 days ago, Kimberly Briggs
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Tomorrow is the OJH last home game! It will be 8th grade night and the theme is white out. Please wear white to school and to the game to support your OJH Eagles!
9 days ago, Samantha Dix
We are currently experiencing phone issues. If you need to contact the school, but can not get through, please email Mrs. Briggs at kbriggs @odinpublicschools.org or Ms. Sam at sdix@odinpublicschools.org.
9 days ago, Samantha Dix
Starting TOMORROW through Friday, January 21st., Odin School K-12 will dismiss at 2:15 and Pre-K at 1:45 p.m. Please see the announcement on FB and the website.
9 days ago, Kimberly Briggs