Senior Parents, Please click the link below for information about our SAT Day on Thursday, April 11. https://bit.ly/3xsj6bj Seniors will not be in attendance on that day. Please reach out with any questions. Sincerely, Mr. Bielfeldt
18 days ago, Kyle Bielfeldt
Junior Parents, GCMS High School will be administering the SAT to all juniors on Thursday, April 11. Completion of the SAT is a necessary requirement for graduation. All juniors will be testing in the high school gym that day on a digital platform this year. Upon the completion of the test by all students, juniors will be allowed to leave school for the day. We will have an Avanti’s gondola and a bag of chips for the students to take as they leave the school. Please make every effort to have your student in attendance the day of testing and avoid appointments and absences if possible. Please reach out with any questions. Sincerely, Mr. Bielfeldt
18 days ago, Kyle Bielfeldt
Freshmen and Sophomore Parents, GCMS High School will be administering the PSAT 9 and PSAT 10 to all freshmen and sophomores on Thursday, April 11. All testing will be conducted on a digital platform this year. Please make every effort to have your student in attendance the day of testing and avoid appointments or absences if possible. Please reach out with any questions. Sincerely, Mr. Bielfeldt
18 days ago, Kyle Bielfeldt
Congratulations to GCMS Senior Mitchel Quinley for reaching the rank of Eagle Scout! Only 4% of Boy Scouts reach this rank which amounts to around 0.3% of the total US population. Your hard work and dedication makes us #FalconProud!
19 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Mitchell Quinley
Tonight's (4/2/2024) High School Track meet has been cancelled due to weather. Baseball and Softball games have also been cancelled.
19 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
GCMS Families, I am seeking 8-10 parent/guardians to participate in a discussion on the GCMS Strategic Plan, Vision, and Mission on Wednesday, April 17th from 12:30 - 2:00 pm. This focus group will be led through a discovery conversation by Dr. Scott Kuffel, of Leading Simply Consulting, to gain the parental perspective of GCMS. The Board of Education, teachers, students, and administration will be going through similar exercises to draw on all perspectives in an effort to ensure we are continuing to provide the best for our students and community. If you are an adult caregiver of GCMS students and wish to be considered for this opportunity please send me an email for consideration to darnell.jeremy@gcmsk12.org. If you know someone with a strong voice encourage them to join. Thank you for considering. Sincerely, Mr. Darnell
19 days ago, Jeremy Darnell - Superintendent
On March 23rd, 2024, Col. Shane Upton, Gibson City Melvin Sibley Schools Alumnus, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Col. Upton currently serves as the Director for Army Futures Command’s Contested Logistics Cross-Functional Team at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Col. Upton’s pinning and promotion are expected to occur sometime in late 2024 to early 2025. This will make him the first GCMS School District Alumnus to reach the rank of brigadier general. Congratulations, Col. Upton and we look forward to your promotion!
19 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Colonel Shane Upton
REMINDER!!! No school today, Monday, April 1. See everyone tomorrow!
20 days ago, Jeremy Darnell - Superintendent
Today the middle school celebrated our students that received Fantastic Falcon Awards! These students have gone above and beyond in displaying our school-wide expectations.
29 days ago, Kent Nash
Falcons
Congratulations to our Falcons With Character for the month of March. This month we are highlighting Courage! K/1 K=Cahlani Palumbo, Jaxon Young, Maisy Freehill, Lorelei Able 1st= Brodie Keith, Stefan Gonzales, Luke Huber (not pictured) 2/3 3rd= Ava Butler, Autumn Gassaway, Jack Tracy, Ehvah Morris 2nd= Tucker Brandon, Easton Fairchild, Kamryn Evans, Luna Anderson 4/5 4th= Emmylou Kraft, Eden Hull, Avah Leach, Almirah Thomas (not pictured) 5th= Shyanne Sneddon, Carter Luttrell, Ava Mullins
30 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
falcons with character
falcons with character
falcons with character
Mrs. Young's Child Development classes are preparing to start their preschool at the high school! If you or someone you know may be interested, here are the details: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday April 9th - May 9th 8:15am - 9:30am 3-4 years old Must be potty trained *Students don't have to come every day, for example, they could come on Wednesday only OR Tuesday/Thursday only, etc. For questions, please email Mrs. Young at: young.ashley@gcmsk12.org To sign up, you may also complete this Google Form: https://forms.gle/vgthunDxBeYAFSyu9 Spread the word and sign up by April 2nd!
30 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
kids at a school
Thank you to travel agent Chris Cook-Leitz with On the Road Travel for taking time to talk with our 6th graders about things to consider when making travel plans!
30 days ago, GCMS CUSD #5
6th graders Zoom chat with a travel agent
GCMS High School is proud to announce that four seniors from the graduating class of 2024 have been designated as Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission presents this recognition of academic achievement to exceptional Illinois high school students annually. Students receiving this recognition scored in the 95th percentile or above on the SAT/ACT. This year’s GCMS High School Illinois State Scholars are Molly Killian, Brynn Boundy, CC Francis, and Lilly Lahr. Congratulations!!!
30 days ago, Kyle Bielfeldt
IL State Scholars 2024
Time to brag!!! We received the following email about our PED Day. The gentleman that sent the message works with high schools throughout the ROE and is heavily involved with post-secondary events. Lots to be proud of here at GCMS!!! "I wanted to pass along to you a note of high praise on the Postsecondary Exploration Day event that was organized by your school put together by counselor Josh Carter with the assistance of your many staff. I get the opportunity to attend other schools who also promote postsecondary careers/education and I can say the one at GCMS is “Top Shelf”. Combining of the many information tables to visit in the gym from colleges to manufacturing to trades, to military , and local employers along with breakout sessions where students get the opportunity to learn more and ask specific questions that covers all aspects of what students need to help make the decision on their next step.  Mr. Carter told me he makes changes to the event each year based on feedback from the students as to what they are looking for to help them with their future planning. This was my 3rd year attending your event and each year it gets better."
30 days ago, Kyle Bielfeldt
GCMS School District is looking for an Instructional Coach for the 2024-25 school year. Join our team and see why we are #Falconproud! https://www.gcmsk12.org/page/job-opportunities
about 1 month ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Instructional Coach job posting
Today's (Wednesday 3/20) High School Softball and Baseball games at Watseka have been cancelled.
about 1 month ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Congratulations to Wesley Milligan & Kaley Short for winning the GCMS High School PE Badminton tournament of Champions! A special shout out to the other class winners/competitors: Alex Overman/Alex Pollard, Hunter Martin/Avery Morris, Addison Goodling/Trevor Benningfield and Wyatt Higgins/Dominic Panepinto.
about 1 month ago, GCMS CUSD #5
PE Badminton champions
PE Badminton championship game
Congratulations to our 2023-24 Varsity Girls Basketball award winners! Mindy Brown - HOIC All Conference Honorable Mention Kate Kristensen - The Falcon Award Lizzy Giroux - The Hustle Award Sophia Ray - The Rebound Award and HOIC All Conference Honorable Mention Lily Sizemore - Offensive Player of the Year, Overall Co-MVP (team voted), HOIC 1st team All Conference Mallory Rosendahl- Defensive Player of the Year, Overall Co-MVP (team voted), The Hustle Award and HOIC All Conference Defensive Team Honorable Mention Hadley Doman - Most Improved Player
about 1 month ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Varsity Girls Basketball award winners
GCMS Senior Ty Cribbett signed his intent to play baseball with Milikin University next year. Congratulaitons Ty, you make us #falconproud!
about 1 month ago, GCMS CUSD #5
Ty Cribbett signing
Congratulations to our Boys Basketball players that received team awards for the 2023-24 season! Ryker Grauer - Rebound Award, Assists Award, Most Improved Player Award Spencer Kleist - Defensive MVP, Honorable Mention All-HOIC Defensive Team Matt Allen - MTSD Team Award Austin Kasper - Core Value Player of the Year Graydon Leonard - Most Improved Player Ty Cribbett - FT% Team Leader Award, Honorable Mention All-HOIC Brayden Elliott - Team MVP, 2nd Team All-HOIC Spencer Kleist - school record for deflections in a game & season Brayden Elliott - school record for 3pt FGs in a game & season
about 1 month ago, GCMS CUSD #5
basketball award winners