So that we are able to accommodate all of our guests for our upcoming grandparent/special visitor days at the elementary school, please limit the # of visitors to no more than 2 per student. We will send a sign-up sheet home with the kids next week. Thanks! Mr. Kean
Mr. Renchen's 6th grade Music Appreciation class had the opportunity to video chat with GCMS alum Alex Duquette (Class of 2012) regarding music composition. The students are working on creating their own music compositions and gathered insight from Alex on how to go about creating melodies from scratch and how to refine their creations. The students enjoyed meeting a fellow GCMS student who was in the very same classroom not too long ago! Alex currently resides in Memphis, TN and is a freelance composer and musician. He hosts a weekly YouTube livestream in which he improvises music based on suggestions by his audience. He also recently recorded an album (Songs from Sangamon Street) that pays homage to his hometown of Gibson City, wherein each song tells the story of a fictional character that lives on Sangamon Street. More information about Mr. Duquette can be found at his website: www.alexduquette.net
Good luck to our middle school wrestling team and the 7th grade volleyball team! They both begin regional play Saturday morning. Our wrestling team is currently 27-0. They are the first undefeated team in school history. They will be in LeRoy Saturday morning. Matches start at 9:00 AM. Our 7th grade volleyball team is currently 18-2. They will play at 11:30 AM here at the middle school. We are Falcon Proud!
GCMS Elementary will host Grandparent/Special Visitor days March 13-17! The schedule will be: 13= 1st grade (11:20-11:50 lunch and then 45-60 min. activity) 14= 2nd grade (11:50-12:20 lunch and then 45-60 min. activity) 15= 3rd grade (11:50-12:20 lunch and then 45-60 min. activity) and Kindergarten (activity beginning at 2:00) 16= 4th grade (12:20-12:50 lunch and then 45-60 min. activity) 17= 5th grade (12:20-12:50 lunch and then 45-60 min. activity) If you have questions please contact the Elementary Office. We look forward to seeing everyone!
BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION DAY!!!! Did you know that today is bus driver appreciation day and GCMS is blessed with a crew of amazing individuals that serve this vital role each and every day! If you have a minute give a shout out to our team to let them know how much we appreciate them! Rain or shine, school or sport, our crew shows up every day! THANK YOU!!!
High School Parents, Reminder of that students should be taking advantage of our reteach/retake policies in classes that they are enrolled in. Doing so will help with their success and improvement in grades and understanding of content. Please reach out to your student's teachers if you have any questions. Yours in education, Mr. Bielfeldt
This is your last chance to order the 22-23 GCMS Middle School Yearbook! Order forms were passed out on Monday 2/13. Orders are due by February 28th. For questions please contact Torri Ferguson at the middle school, call 217-784-8731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good morning! We have had several cars using the U-drive in the morning to drop off kids. For safety purposes and to maintain timely bus service, the U-drive is reserved only for buses from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm on school days. Thank you for your attention to this. Mr. Kean
Tomorrow's (Saturday) girls regional basketball game vs. Bismarck-Henning will start at 11 AM at the high school . Admission to game is $5 for everyone, including senior citizens and students. The prices for admission are set by the IHSA. We hope to have a large crowd tomorrow to cheer on our Lady Falcons!
Attention 8th Grade Families, completed high school course selection sheets are due to Mrs. Jamison this Friday. Please reach out to Mrs. Jamison if you have any questions.
GCMS HS is hosting Postsecondary Exploration Day Fri 3/3 including a job fair featuring local businesses interested in hiring students during the school year or summer. If your organization would like to participate go to http://bit.ly/3x51U8m or email email@example.com
GCMS Middle School celebrated our Fantastic Falcons award winners today. This award is given by staff members to students who go above and beyond in displaying our school-wide expectations. We are Falcon Proud!
The JV Girls Basketball game on Monday will be two 10 minute running clock halves beginning at 5:30 PM. Senior Night celebration will start following the JV game. We estimate Senior Night celebration will begin at 6 PM. Thank you, Mr. Bielfeldt
GCMS Elementary is looking for a part time lunch supervisor. Hours are 11:00am - 1:00pm on days school is in session, pay is $15.00/hr. To apply download an application form at https://bit.ly/GCMSEmp and turn in your completed form at the Elementary School Office.
GCMS families are invited to fill out the 5 Essentials survey for the state of Illinois. You can find the survey at https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent
The deadline is approaching to order GCMS High School yearbooks. This QR code links you to Walsworth Publishing's ordering page. High School yearbooks, delivered in the Fall, are $45. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
A quick reminder that Miles of Smiles forms are due this Thursday 2/2! Learn more and download a copy of the form at https://www.gcmsk12.org/article/974314
GCMS will host free preschool screenings June 7 & 14 at GCMS Elementary School. Download the full details in English and Spanish at http://bit.ly/3XPSMQM
Parents of eighth grade students are encouraged to attend an informational meeting at GCMS High School commons on Wednesday, Feb 1st at 6:30pm. Parents will be provided information about GCMS High School graduation requirements, career pathways, course descriptions, and the high school registration process that their child will be a part of during the next four years. This is also a great opportunity to ask questions about GCMS High School and the courses and programs offered here. If you have any questions or are unable to attend and would like information emailed to you please contact Mr. Carter at email@example.com.
A HUGE Thank you to the following individuals and local employers who volunteered their time this morning at the Career Fair for 8th graders. Nick Roesch Mike Leitz Rhendy Bradshaw JC's Heating and Cooling Walker Willis Holly Haberkorn Danielle Harden Miranda Leonard Erica Nugent Malcom Taylor/Nate Parks Dr. Emily Tucker-Davis Roy Acree Steve Sharp Birkey's Skylar Niemann Jacob Dickey Kari Ryan Erin Nuss Tim Knox Matt Leonard Austin Seneca Jenny Casey Steve Little