A reminder that our Elementary School Awards ceremony will be Today, May 21 at 9:30am. There will be no outside guests permitted but a live stream will be available at https://youtube.com/live/Y1ptaUD0y8Y?feature=share
about 11 hours ago, GCMS CUSD #5
2024 Elementary School Awards
Elementary parents, Did you order your prepackaged school supply kit? If you are planning to do so, this is the last week that they will be available. Late orders will not be accepted. Order Online at www.shopttkits.com Order Deadline: May 24, 2024 Use Account # 12346 If you have any questions, you can ask Mr. Kean
1 day ago, Justin Kean
Happy last week of school eve! Reminder we have 2:20 dismissal Monday and Tuesday, and 11:30 dismissal Wednesday.
2 days ago, Jeremy Darnell - Superintendent
Our celebration of the Class of 2024 will begin at 4:00pm today. Doors will open at 3:15. A livestream and VOD will be available at https://youtube.com/live/a3Qp5VqzIqs?feature=share
3 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Class of 2024
Graduation Announcement - Doors for graduation will open at 3:15 PM on Saturday, May 18 at the high school. No guests will be permitted in prior to that time. Thank you and we look forward to a great day celebrating our senior graduates! Mr. Bielfeldt
4 days ago, Kyle Bielfeldt
One more reminder that our Senior Awards ceremony will be today, May 17 at 2:00pm in the High School Gym. Senior parents and guests are invited to attend. There will also be a live stream of the event at https://youtube.com/live/q7CVGv_-4J4?feature=share
4 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Class of 2024
GCMS Families, I want to take a moment and address the intention and use of social media by GCMS and our hopes for community engagement and commentary. GCMS utilizes social media for announcements, information, and celebration. It is NOT intended to be a platform for social debate or critique. We welcome both debate and critique, which is why I often leave my contact information at the end of a message, but both civility and intention are often lost in the written word (intentionally and unintentionally) and it turns our sites into culture crushers instead of community builders. When posts are created we often use brevity to encourage greater consumption of the information owning that not all people need all information, and with brevity comes minimized detail for understanding. This fact is again why we often connect a contact person should you have questions because some want more understanding and we are very willing to share. We have over 1,000 students, 2,500 care givers, 200 adults who work in our system, and countless community members or extended family that follow our sites, being able to fully explain each and every announcement or detail is simply not practical or applicable. On occasion, we miss the mark on understanding and delivery and when that happens we can correct, often times those corrections are stemmed from someone sharing a critique or perspective we did not see. We thank you for that. Many public entities have shifted to shutting off comments to curb scams, trolling, and negative commentary that gets very personal. We choose to not do this because the amazing shares and commentary for celebrations and positive events far outweigh the negative. We will continue to try and improve our communication and awareness for all things GCMS and I hope those who need further understanding seek it from the source and work collaboratively and positively respecting that very few policies, processes, and practices are holistically embraced. As always if you have a question you can email or call to share your input. darnell.jeremy@gcmsk12.org 217-784-8296 Falcon Proud, Mr. Darnell
6 days ago, Jeremy Darnell - Superintendent
Our Middle School Awards Ceremony will be Wednesday May 22 at 9:00am. No outside guests will be permitted but a livestream will be available at https://youtube.com/live/DtoYg737GX0?feature=share
6 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Middle School Awards
A reminder that you can purchase school supply boxes for next year through Schoolkidz. All orders will be done online at www.shopttkits.com (no paper orders). Our school account # to order online is 12346. Please make sure that you are ordering for the grade that your child will be in NEXT year. These kits will be available to purchase online until May 24th and will be in the classroom on the 1st day of school if you order one. This is just offered for convenience and not required if you want to do the shopping on your own. Thanks! Mr. Kean
7 days ago, Justin Kean
Attention Elementary School families: The ES has extra yearbooks for sale! Anyone interested can bring $17 for Mrs. Keefe in the ES Office.
7 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
yearbook clipart
Our Elementary School Awards ceremony will be Tuesday, May 21 at 9:30am. There will be no outside guests permitted but a live stream will be available at https://youtube.com/live/Y1ptaUD0y8Y?feature=share
7 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Elementary School Awards
GCMS Families, We want to make everyone aware that starting on Tuesday, May 14th we will begin the demolition of the press box and old restrooms that are attached to the East bleachers at the athletic complex. Over the course of the next six weeks this area will be under construction replacing the press box and completing some blacktop work. Please stay clear of the East bleachers for the duration of the project. Use of the track for walking and other facilities should not be impacted. Thank you for your attention in this matter to ensure everyone's safety. Sincerely, Mr. Darnell
8 days ago, Jeremy Darnell - Superintendent
GCMS High School will celebrate Class Awards for students in grades 9-11 on Monday May 20 at 10:30am. No guests will be permitted at this event but there will be a live stream available at https://youtube.com/live/xdlkseAuWKs?feature=share
8 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
High School Class Awards
The IHSA Boys Sectional Track Meet will be this Wednesday, May 15 at Maroa-Forsyth. You can purchase tickets ahead of time at the link below for a discounted rate or pay $8.00 cash at the door. https://gofan.co/event/1513995?schoolId=IHSA
8 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Congratulations to GCMS 7th Grader Brysen Butler on his medal-winning performance at this past weekend's IESA State Track Meet in East Peoria. Brysen claimed 7th place in the state with a personal-record of 5:11.53 in the Boys Class 2A 1600m run!
8 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Brysen Butler
Graduation is just one week away! The ceremony for the Class of 2024 will be Saturday, May 18 at 4:00pm in the High School Gym. Community members are invited to attend. There will also be a live stream available at https://youtube.com/live/a3Qp5VqzIqs?feature=share
10 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Class of 2024
Our Senior Awards ceremony will be Friday, May 17 at 2:00pm in the High School Gym. Senior parents and guests are invited to attend. There will also be a live stream of the event at https://youtube.com/live/q7CVGv_-4J4?feature=share
11 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Class of 2024
Good luck to all our Midde Schoot State Track qualifiers as they participate in the State Finals today and tomorrow. You make us #falconproud! Makayla Evans- 8th Girls 200m Dash, 8th Girls Long Jump Miles Lindelof, Wesley Johnson, Anden Coad, Bo Grider, Wyatt Blackwell (alt)- 7th Boys 4x100m Relay Brysen Butler- 7th Boys 1600m Run Ian Rotramel- 7th Boys 1600m Run Alan Matuszewski- 8th Boys 100m Dash, 8th Boys 200m Dash Christian Brown- 8th Boys Shot Put
11 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
State qualifiers
State Track Meet
State Track Meet
Baccalaureate for the Class of 2024 is this Sunday, May 12 at 6:00pm at the Gibson City Bible Church. A livestream of the event will be available at https://boxcast.tv/view/2024-gcms-baccalaureate-uc8kjxjqdly846k7hm6a
11 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
The Class of 2024
Welcome to the 1970's! Two more decades to go before they wrap up the school year. For this decade, Mrs. Young's Baking Essentials class made Penguin Icebox Cakes "as speedy as Gonzales, easy as pie, and tasty as ever!" according to the Baking Yesteryear cookbook (@bdylanhollisofficial). Icebox cakes gained in popularity as home refrigerators became more and more common. With 4 simple ingredients, it was pretty quick to assemble! It's an easy crowd-pleaser for the summer since it's no-bake and can be made the day before.
11 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Baking essentials class
Baking essentials class
Baking essentials class